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Get Rid of Dark Spaces
Posted on 09/15/2019
Get Rid of Dark Spaces
Moving into a new home is an exciting time. There is so much to do with packing up the old place, closing on the purchase, and moving in that you probably haven’t spent much time wondering what your new home is like early in the morning, or late in the afternoon. After visiting your new home just a...
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The Cost of Retiring in Florida Can Be Quite Affordable
Posted on 09/08/2019
The Cost of Retiring in Florida Can Be Quite Affordable
For a variety of reasons, Florida continues to be one of the most popular retirement destinations in the United States. Whether you're considering buying a house, a condo, or a luxury beachfront home, there are a lot of appealing properties available on the market. According to U.S. Census Bureau data, many of them are relatively inexpensive, too. One strategy...
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Another Property Sold - 210 Gamble Avenue, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
Posted on 09/08/2019
Another Property Sold - 210 Gamble Avenue, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
FANTASTIC 3 BEDROOM 3 FULL BATH POOL HOME LOCATED IN THE DESIRABLE TOMOKA ESTATES SUBDIVISION JUST STEPS TO THE BOAT LAUNCH INTO THE TOMOKA RIVER. COULD BE TWO MASTER BEDROOMS IF NEEDED. SITTING ON A LARGE CORNER LOT SURROUNDED BY BEAUTIFUL HOMES. ENJOY WATCHING THE SUN RISE ON THE LARGE ENCLOSED FRONT PORCH AND THEN RELAX WITH A SUNSET FROM THE POOL AREA. OVERSIZED GARAGE WITH AN ADDITIONAL SPACIOUS WORKSHOP JUST OFF THE POOL. NEW OUTSIDE A.C. 2018, ROOF AROUND 2005, POOL 1993, ALL PAVERED DRIVEWAY, CORNER LOT WITH LOTS OF EXTRA PARKING, ON A WELL WITH AN EXTENSIVE SALT WATER SOFTENER SYSTEM. THIS FABULOUS KITCHEN IS JUST WAITING FOR THE...
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Keeping Up With Your Goals
Posted on 09/01/2019
Keeping Up With Your Goals
Sticking To Your Goals Each new year brings with it new beginnings. Some ambitious goals and priorities are set. Some people make their resolutions to lose weight; others make decisions to follow their dreams. As the year advances and as we approach the next month, those goals and resolutions become less tangible and become allusive. There are some...
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Is Refinancing A Good Step For You?
Posted on 08/25/2019
Is Refinancing A Good Step For You?
Every homeowner knows how difficult it is to maintain a household. There are so many things that could go wrong in one’s life that committing to significant home payments may cause trouble. Those who have been in debt knows that the reality of real estate is that it goes up. The value of your house would increase with...
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Parenting Different Personality Types
Posted on 08/18/2019
Parenting Different Personality Types
As most parents know, parenting isn’t for the faint of heart. It takes courage, energy, and lots of patience to corral everyone into order so that things don’t get left behind. But when your personality type is completely opposite of that of your children or is in conflict with theirs, how do you do it and stay sane?...
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131 Coquina Key Drive, Ormond by The Sea, FL 32176 now has a new price of $569,900!
Posted on 08/16/2019
131 Coquina Key Drive, Ormond by The Sea, FL 32176 now has a new price of $569,900!
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES LOOK NO FURTHUR. PRIDE OF HOMEOWNERSHIP SHINES THROUGHOUT THIS REMARKABLE HOME. DESIGNED BY PREMIER ARCHITECHT BEN BUTERA. ONE OWNER HOME THAT APPEARS TO BE BRAND NEW. HURRICANE SHUTTERS FOR WHOLE HOUSE. CHECK OUT THE LAUNDRY ROOM THAT CAN ACCOMODATE EXCERCISE EQUIMENT TOO!!! PRESERVE ACROSS FROM HOUSE THAT CANNOT BE BUILT ON. EXTRA TIE DOWNS IN ATTIC. SURROUND SOUND SPEAKERS THROUGHOUT HOUSE INCLUDING LANAI. MASTER BEDROOM HAS SCREENED IN BALCONY WITH CUSTOM BUILT CLOSETS. ALL BUYERS NEED PRE QUAL LETTER OR PROOF OF FUNDS. 2 BRAND NEW AIR CONDITIONERS 2019. NEW GARBAGE DISPOSAL...
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131 Coquina Key Drive, Ormond Beach, FL 32176 now has a new price of $569,900!
Posted on 08/16/2019
131 Coquina Key Drive, Ormond Beach, FL 32176 now has a new price of $569,900!
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES LOOK NO FURTHUR. PRIDE OF HOMEOWNERSHIP SHINES THROUGHOUT THIS REMARKABLE HOME. DESIGNED BY PREMIER ARCHITECHT BEN BUTERA. ONE OWNER HOME THAT APPEARS TO BE BRAND NEW. HURRICANE SHUTTERS FOR WHOLE HOUSE. CHECK OUT THE LAUNDRY ROOM THAT CAN ACCOMODATE EXCERCISE EQUIMENT TOO!!! PRESERVE ACROSS FROM HOUSE THAT CANNOT BE BUILT ON. EXTRA TIE DOWNS IN ATTIC. SURROUND SOUND SPEAKERS THROUGHOUT HOUSE INCLUDING LANAI. MASTER BEDROOM HAS SCREENED IN BALCONY WITH CUSTOM BUILT CLOSETS. 2 BRAND NEW AIR CONDITIONERS MAY 2019. NEW GARBAGE DISPOSAL...
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Outward Appearances
Posted on 08/11/2019
Outward Appearances
If you live in an older home that needs a face-lift, you might be tempted just to paint it white or one of the many neutral colors you see around you. But sometimes neutrals just fade into the background. So, if you want your home to stand out, consider being bold and expressive with your exterior. As you...
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3260 Post Street, Deltona, FL 32738 now has a new price of $179,500!
Posted on 08/07/2019
3260 Post Street, Deltona, FL 32738 now has a new price of $179,500!
SUPER SUPER CLEAN AND WELL MAINTAINED HOME. NEW CARPETING, NEW PAINT, ROOF 2009, A.C. 2017, DRAINFIELD 2017, HOT WATER HEATER 2014, DISHWASHER 2 YEARS, DISPOSAL 2 YEARS, REFRIGERATOR 6 MONTHS, RANGE/OVEN YEARS, GARAGE DOOR 2 YEARS AND BRAND NEW GARAGE DOOR OPENER. FRESHLY LANDSCAPED. JUST BRING THE FURNITURE AND MOVE RIGHT IN WITH ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO. NICE SCREENED ROOM WITH NEW CARPET. EXTRA LARGE BACKYARD. NEW FAUCETS AND FIXTURES TOO. THIS ONE WON'T LAST LONG. MOST DISCRIMINATING BUYERS WELCOME. CLOSE TO SHOPPING, BANKS, CHURCHES, SCHOOLS AND...
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What Does It Really Cost to Sell a Residence?
Posted on 08/04/2019
What Does It Really Cost to Sell a Residence?
Believe it or not, selling a home may prove to be expensive if you are not careful. However, if you understand the costs associated with selling a house, you can budget accordingly. Now, let's take a look at three expenses that home sellers commonly encounter. 1. Home Repairs Cracked siding, floor damage and other home issues are worrisome, particularly...
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210 Gamble Avenue, Ormond Beach, FL 32174 is now new to the market!
Posted on 08/02/2019
210 Gamble Avenue, Ormond Beach, FL 32174 is now new to the market!
FANTASTIC 3 BEDROOM 3 FULL BATH POOL HOME LOCATED IN THE DESIRABLE TOMOKA ESTATES SUBDIVISION JUST STEPS TO THE BOAT LAUNCH INTO THE TOMOKA RIVER. COULD BE TWO MASTER BEDROOMS IF NEEDED. SITTING ON A LARGE CORNER LOT SURROUNDED BY BEAUTIFUL HOMES. ENJOY WATCHING THE SUN RISE ON THE LARGE ENCLOSED FRONT PORCH AND THEN RELAX WITH A SUNSET FROM THE POOL AREA. OVERSIZED GARAGE WITH AN ADDITIONAL SPACIOUS WORKSHOP JUST OFF THE POOL. NEW OUTSIDE A.C. 2018, ROOF AROUND 2005, POOL 1993, ALL PAVERED DRIVEWAY, CORNER LOT WITH LOTS OF EXTRA PARKING, ON A WELL WITH AN EXTENSIVE SALT WATER SOFTENER SYSTEM. THIS FABULOUS KITCHEN IS JUST WAITING FOR THE...
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