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Posted on 01/24/2021
Neighbors: How to be Neighborly When Selling Your Home
Photo by Bilanol via Shutterstock You’ve heard all the sayings: “Location, location, location,” and the line in Robert Frost’s poem, “Good fences make good neighbors.” You’ve even made Abraham Lincoln’s saying your motto, “Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.” Yet here you are, trying to sell our home, and the neighbors simply are not...
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Posted on 01/22/2021
0 HWY 557a, Polk City, FL 33868 is now new to the market!
Premium 10+/- MOL acre lot! High and dry and cleared ready for you to build your dream home! Totally fenced. This 10 acre lot is located in a premium location half way between Tampa and Orlando 5 minutes to I-4, 45 minutes to Tampa and 45 minutes to Orlando yet just off I-4 so there's no noise. $1.5 Million Dollar homes in the area with no HOA, no restrictions other than the County's normal zoning. Tremendous growth 5 miles to the West yet this location is restricted by the State for 1 home per 10 acres. Call today for more...
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Posted on 01/17/2021
5 Ways Professional Staging Advice Can Help Sell a Home
Image by Mark McCammon from Pexels Staging is a marketing tool, not an exercise in decorating for living comfort. Professional real estate stagers should be a member of your team when you want to sell your home quickly and for top dollar. Even if you have a go-getter real estate agent and your home is in a great...
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Posted on 01/17/2021
Video Tour - 2501 Lake Front Drive, Lake Wales, FL 33898
Lakefront In-ground Screen Enclosed Pool Home with many amenities and possibilities! Picture perfect lakefront view of the world famous Lake Weohyakapka (Walk-in-the-Water) which is a 7528+/- acre lake full of fish and recreational activities available! This home features over one acre of true waterfront lot with a long dock and covered boat stall including a fully operational electric boat hoist. The uniqueness of this home doesn't end with its waterfront! Amenities included are: a large 22'x13' living room; large pass-through window from the kitchen onto the 45' long Florida Room for family or friends entertainment; with many Americans now...
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Posted on 01/17/2021
2501 Lake Front Drive, Lake Wales, FL 33898 is now new to the market!
Lakefront In-ground Screen Enclosed Pool Home with many amenities and possibilities! Picture perfect lakefront view of the world famous Lake Weohyakapka (Walk-in-the-Water) which is a 7528+/- acre lake full of fish and recreational activities available! This home features over one acre of true waterfront lot with a long dock and covered boat stall including a fully operational electric boat hoist. The uniqueness of this home doesn't end with its waterfront! Amenities included are: a large 22'x13' living room; large pass-through window from the kitchen onto the 45' long Florida Room for family or friends entertainment; with many Americans now...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
How to Freshen Up a Dated Home
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Your home is your statement to guests and allows you to show your personality to the world. The only problem is that over time, trends will change, and what once used to be a modern home can suddenly look dated and in need of freshening up. This issue becomes more important if you...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
What Is Remote Home Buying?
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Too busy to buy that second home in Myrtle Beach? No time to fly down and walk through multiple properties to find the one that's right for your family? No problem. You, too, can enjoy the dream of homeownership when you buy your next property remotely. What Is Remote Home Buying? When...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Selling Tips for Luxury Homes
Image by Chris Goodwin from Pexels Your luxury home is a major investment, so it’s important to make sure that you’re approaching the selling process the right way. Selling a luxury home comes with certain challenges that you’re less likely to encounter with a non-luxury home. Luxury homes aren’t as numerous overall, so you’ll have to work harder...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
Selling a Home: Tax Considerations
Photo by Acharaporn Kamornboonyarush from Pexels In a nutshell, if you have owned a home for five years and lived in it for at least two out of five years, or if you’ve owned the house for two years and lived in it the entire time, a single person has a $250,000 tax exemption. If you are married,...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Florida's Senior Population Continues to Grow
It's no mystery why thousands of retirement-age people choose Florida as the place they'd most like to live during their golden years. The warm weather, tropical ocean breezes, and vacation-like environment are among the many reasons there's always a steady stream of retirees moving to Florida or relocating within the state. Whether you're looking for a beachfront property or...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
How to Hire a Real Estate Attorney
Photo by Succo via PixabayWhen you need a real estate attorney, be sure to do your research. Don’t just hire an attorney because your friend or a relative sings the attorney’s praises. The referred attorney may be great in the practice area they helped your friend or relative in, but they may not have the experience needed for...
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Posted on 12/01/2020
Another Property Sold - 9294 Sheppard Drive, Lake Wales, FL 33898
Priced to sell! Come see this great 3 Bedroom 2 Bath on a 1/2 acre lot with plenty of room to add a detached Garage or Workshop, park an RV or Boat. Additional bonus room 16 x 16 added for a family room or use it as a great recreation room. This home has a 2 car garage and built in 2007. Enjoy the freedom to launch your boat on this world famous Lake Weohyakapka (Walk-in-Water) with a private community boat ramp and park. Optional HOA membership required for use of the community facilities. Living your dream fishing on this nationally known famous Bass fishing Lake Walk-in-Water! This home is ready for your occupancy! Call today to see...
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