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Posted on 10/18/2021
Another Property Sold - 26585 Copiapo Circle, Punta Gorda, FL 33983
OVERSIZED**CUL DE SAC**SOUTHWEST REAR EXPOSURE**EXPANSIVE VIEWS!!! This one checks all the boxes! Build your brand new dream home in the desirable Deed Restricted community of Deep Creek. Unlike standard lots, this private cul de sac location is unique. It features a true oversized lot of 13,373 square feet. The back of your new pool home will be situated on a green space and where you'll enjoy expansive wide open views and a much sought after rear southwest exposure...think sunsets. Imagine bathing in balmy breezes by your new pool following a perfect day of golf, fishing, beaches or boating. Out front the desirable cul de sac location...
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Posted on 10/17/2021
3 Ways Homeowners Can Reduce Reliance on Municipal Resources
According to data generated by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the average monthly electric bill increased from to $115 monthly even though usage has steadily declined during the last 10 years. The hard data compiled in 2019 shows that some states enjoy monthly utility bills as low as $76 while others suffer costs as high as $168....
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Posted on 10/10/2021
Settle Into Your New Home in 5 Steps
Moving to a new home is a long process, and it isn’t over after the actual move. There are many things you need to do in your new home to make it comfortable and functional for your needs. Rather than get overwhelmed by how much there is to unpack, consult this list of tasks to make the most...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
3 Ways to Move Cross-Country on a Budget
Moving is exciting and complicated, no matter how far away you’re going. It can also be an expensive process, even with careful budgeting. If you’re moving across the country, transportation, shipping and other aspects of your move can add up quickly. Luckily, there are inexpensive ways to move long distances. Here are some budget-friendly ideas for moving cross-country:...
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Posted on 10/01/2021
Another Property Sold - 3700 Bal Harbor Boulevard 101, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
PUNTA GORDA ISLES WATERFRONT CONDO W/ASSIGNED DOCK & SAILBOAT ACCESS - Check out this 2 bed/2 bath, 1st floor, end-unit condo w/wonderful canal view and walk-out access to your assigned dock. Floor plan features a great room design w/combination living & dining areas, large kitchen & two spacious bedrooms. Condo has lots of natural light thanks to the extra windows from being an end-unit. The great room opens to the screened lanai extending the living space outside. Kick back with a cocktail in hand & enjoy your tropical view. The lanai features walk-out access to the pool area & docks. Keep your boat docked just a few...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
How to Build Your Own Rain Garden
Photo by InspiredImages via Pixabay Typically made in shallow depressions in the landscape, rain gardens are a great way to beautify your yard and give back to the environment. Since they contain native grasses and perennial flowers, these gardens do not have to cost much — and they are easy to build on your own. To get started,...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Make a Small Living Space Seem Larger with These 3 Tips
Small living spaces can present some unique challenges with furnishing and decorating. Whether you're dealing with a cramped living room or a tiny bedroom, there are some practical steps you can take to make your space feel larger and more functional. 1. Hang Window Treatments High The right window treatments can really open up even the smallest of...
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Posted on 09/17/2021
25512 Banff Lane, Punta Gorda, FL 33983 is now new to the market!
SHOWINGS BEGIN AT 11:00 A.M. FRIDAY 9/17. WELCOME HOME to Florida living at its best in Punta Gorda's highly sought after Deep Creek community. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom & 2 car garage pool home features an exceptionally large outdoor living/pool area with plenty of room for an outdoor kitchen and entertainment around the 23 x 14' pool. You'll also enjoy a front enclosed porch. Exterior features include rain gutters, outdoor lighting and the lush landscaping adds to the privacy and very tropical feel. This home is a split plan, is VERY open with high ceilings, a breakfast bar plus an eat-in kitchen area and dining room. The...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Looking for a Home? Here's Why You Should Hire an Agent
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay If you’re looking for a home, your budget is probably one of your biggest concerns. With all the costs associated with a home purchase, spending more money to hire a real estate agent might feel like adding unnecessary expense. However, there are some serious benefits to hiring a real estate agent to...
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Posted on 09/08/2021
Another Property Rented - 1640 Atares Drive 5, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Available 10/1/21. TURNKEY furnished villa on St. Andrews Golf Course with pond view from private lanai. Located in PGI. Great storage with 2 closets in both bedrooms. 2 car attached garage. New Cortec flooring throughout. Private courtyard with grill right outside your door. New stainless appliances. Full size washer and dryer. Master has king size bed and 2nd bedroom has queen. 8-12 month rental. May be longer but not shorter. HOA approval...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Brick or Stone: Which Is Best For Your Home Exterior?
Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay Both brick and natural stone have been popular building materials throughout history and are still popular today. Both have a classic, traditional look and offer many benefits compared to other home siding materials. If you’re considering going with brick or stone for your home exterior there are several things to consider. Brick...
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Posted on 08/31/2021
Another Property Sold - 11250 Mahogany Run, Fort Myers, FL 33913
Sprawling home in Mahogany Run! Meticulously cared for home w/ NEW roof in 2019, updated baths, NEW pavers & NEW gutters. This 2 story home offers 5 bedrooms plus large bonus sitting area on 2nd floor, 1 bedroom on first floor along w/ living room, family room, beautiful French doors at front entry, open concept kitchen w/ island, formal dining area, breakfast nook, long screened rear lanai, laundry room w/ sink & storage, and fully fenced-in backyard that has plenty of room for a pool if desired. For storm protection the front door system is impact resistant and there are impact resistant windows in living room, foyer, master bath...
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