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The Alphabet of Real Estate Investing: ABS & CDO
Posted on 01/12/2020
The Alphabet of Real Estate Investing: ABS & CDO
Image by Ulrike Mai from Pixabay If you're considering getting into the world of real estate investing, there are some basic terms that are important to understand. Buying and selling property is, of course, one way to invest, but there are other investments that offer favorable returns. However, it can sometimes be difficult to master the confusing alphabet...
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Stay Aggressive During the Home Selling Journey
Posted on 01/05/2020
Stay Aggressive During the Home Selling Journey
The real estate market offers no guarantees for house sellers. Thus, even if your home boasts lots of great features and is available at an appealing price, there is no guarantee that your residence will sell quickly. Ultimately, a home seller must act aggressively to promote his or her residence to the right groups of buyers. With an aggressive...
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Are Buyers Reluctant to View Your House?
Posted on 12/29/2019
Are Buyers Reluctant to View Your House?
If you list your home and fail to stir up interest in it, there is no reason to panic. In fact, there are many quick, easy ways to ensure your house consistently garners homebuyers' attention. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you showcase your home to dozens of prospective buyers. 1. Bolster Your House's Curb...
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Best Herbs to Grow Indoors
Posted on 12/22/2019
Best Herbs to Grow Indoors
Herbs make tremendous impact in the home due to their numerous functions. They can be used as spices on food or as air filters. They add fragrance and absorb odors. For best result, growing each of the herbs in their separate pots helps you customize the care they need as individual plants. Here are a few plants to...
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Energy Efficient Tips for Older Homes
Posted on 12/15/2019
Energy Efficient Tips for Older Homes
Photo by Vivint Solar from Pexels When your pocketbook determines you can’t afford a new, energy-efficient home, you can still satisfy your preferences by upgrading an older house. Try these options for improving energy efficiency in your home. Apply for the FHA’s Energy-Efficient Mortgage program. With an EEM, you can finance an already energy-efficient home or use funds...
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Get the Most Out of Your Property Inspection
Posted on 12/08/2019
Get the Most Out of Your Property Inspection
A home inspection is a valuable opportunity for a property buyer. If a homebuyer knows how to plan for an inspection, he or she should have no trouble getting the most out of this opportunity. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get ready for a home inspection. 1. Hire an Expert Home Inspector Not...
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Finding Property Gold In Less Desirable Areas
Posted on 12/01/2019
Finding Property Gold In Less Desirable Areas
If you’re looking for the perfect location to live but can’t quite afford the neighborhood that you’re vying for, a good option is to look for what’s deemed a "up and coming" neighborhood. These areas are where buyers can find the perfect house in a place where property values are only going to increase in the coming years. Buyers...
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How to Enjoy a Positive Home Selling Experience
Posted on 11/24/2019
How to Enjoy a Positive Home Selling Experience
Every home seller wants to enjoy a positive property selling experience. Yet ensuring your home selling strategy goes according to plan may be difficult, particularly for a seller who lacks property selling expertise. Lucky for you, we're here to provide the help you need to achieve the optimal results at each stage of the home selling journey. Now, let's...
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Avoid Home Security Blunders When Travelling
Posted on 11/17/2019
Avoid Home Security Blunders When Travelling
A struggle that everyone faces is keeping priorities straight. As careers advance, families grow, and financial responsibilities increase, some priorities fall by the wayside. One example of how that can happen is with home security. When you have your mind on twenty other things that need to be taken care of this week, it's easy to forget about consistently...
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Another Property Sold - 6951 Magellan Way, Sarasota, FL 34243
Posted on 11/15/2019
Another Property Sold - 6951 Magellan Way, Sarasota, FL 34243
Very well maintained home on a quiet side street a block from the Sarabay Country Club. Recent updates include a fully remodeled master bathroom, backyard Pergola, a Pergola-style carport with Travertine paving stones. The home features a split floor plan perfect for those winter guests, a large dining room open to the family room, and a lovely Florida room with a plank-style ceramic tile floor. There are two sets of sliders from the Florida room to the private, shaded backyard. Join the optional historic Whitfield neighborhood association for only $30 annually and enjoy dining room privileges at the Sarabay Country Club. Located less than...
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Another Property Sold - 1938 7TH Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
Posted on 11/15/2019
Another Property Sold - 1938 7TH Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
Airbnb, Vrbo and Homeaway will work great fot this "Downtown" zoned property. Use the house when you need or rent it out without rental restrictions. Ground floor bedroom and bathroom. Also perfect for families, build a 600 sq ft Backyard Cottage (Accessory Dwelling Unit) with city approval. This home is tucked away in back of 2 other houses. Modern kitchen and bathrooms, brand new appliances. A true 4- bedroom, 3 FULL bath home. Two Master bedrooms. Large back deck, open space and mature oak trees. Plenty of off-street parking for owners and guests, all in a city location that is walking distance to Gillespie Park, The Rosemary District...
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Another Property Sold - 533 S Osprey Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Posted on 11/14/2019
Another Property Sold - 533 S Osprey Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Under $275,000 per house!! Amazing location in the heart of downtown Sarasota. 533 and 535 South Osprey Ave. 2 Houses, 2 separate addressees, 2 separate tax id's. Possibility to have the city vacate Cherry Lane on the north side of the property and increase the lot size . Each house is 1 bedroom 1 bath plus a enclosed porch that could be used for office/guest area. 2 car detached garage. Perfect for Airbnb and VRBO, check with the city for rental rules. Renovate the existing house or build 2 new ones. Being sold in As Is...
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