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Posted on 12/04/2020
Another Property Sold - 12138 Romero Street, Orlando, FL 32837
Multiple Offers! Highest and Best by 1pm 10/7/2020. Location! This home is centrally located and in a "A" school district. Featuring a split plan of 3 bedrooms and 2 bath this home is available and ready for its new owners. The Air Conditioning system was replaced in 2019. The backyard covered and screened porch is perfect to spend time outdoors . The Peppermill Community is an established non-hoa neighborhood with true ownership...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
First-Time Homebuyers: Tips for Creating Your Game Plan
Photo by Fizkes via Shutterstock If you know absolutely nothing about buying a house, don’t learn the hard way. There’s plenty of information available to help you avoid the many potential pitfalls in the process. You want your first home buying experience to be exciting, not exhausting. Here are some tips to get you started the right way....
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Posted on 11/22/2020
The Importance of Roof Maintenance
Image by Mario Ohibsky from Pixabay Whether you’re getting your home ready to sell or just getting settled into a new one, making sure your roof is in excellent condition is important. Your roof helps keep the inside of your home safe from water and other types of damage. Roofs can endure wear and tear over time or...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Florida Vacation Destinations
Photo by ScottsIm via Pixabay Florida, with its warm temperatures and year-round sunshine, is one of the country’s most popular vacation destinations. It’s also a popular place to relocate to, especially in the winter months. Whether you’re making the move to Florida or just want to visit, you’ll need to choose the right city. While Orlando and its...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
How Some Home Improvements Can Boost Property Value
Image by edvaldocostacordeiro from Pixabay Once you have purchased your home, you have made a significant investment. There are some home improvements you can make which can increase the value of your home and make the space you have more livable for you and your family. While many are concerned about “curb appeal” for potential sale in the...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
How to Find the Best Green Home Builder
Are you familiar with “green” home builders? They are contractors who construct homes from sustainable or renewable products. These green home builders use durable materials in building all kinds of homes ranging from individual bungalows to expansive, real estate developments. Just like traditional builders, they handle diverse types of construction but build in a way that minimizes waste....
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Posted on 10/25/2020
Tips and Tricks To Clean Out Any Bad House Smell
Have you ever walked into a room and wondered, "What is that smell?” Perhaps it's the kitchen trash, or maybe a clogged drain or the moldy-smelling washing machine. No matter what might be giving off that foul odor, there are tricks that you can use to bring a halt to it. Here are simple tricks to seek and...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Should You Finance with a Mortgage Lender? Pros & Cons
Photo by Helloquence on Unsplash When financing a home purchase, one of the most basic decisions to make is where to get your mortgage from. The basic options are whether you should go to a mortgage lender or not. Financing with a mortgage lender has both pros and cons. Pro: Many Loan Options If you go to a...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
How to Secure a Conventional Loan
Photo by Evan Dvorkin on Unsplash A conventional loan is the most common type of mortgage used to secure a home purchase. Conventional loans are backed by private lenders and typically conform to the standards established by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In order to qualify for a conventional loan, you must meet several specific requirements. 1. Debt-to-income...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Tips for Building Resale Value
Image by Breadmaker from Shutterstock When you're motivated to get the most from your sale, it pays to add property value through preparation. Get started today with some of these tips: Have your local real estate agent evaluate your home. As a professional, they know what sells and what doesn't in your area. They will assist you in...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Caring for Indoor Succulents
Image by Milada Vigerova from Pixabay Caring for indoor succulents is not as intimidating as it may seem. Even though growing them can be a challenge, there are lots of care tips that could make things easier. Succulents are not the ideal plants to grow indoors but that should not stop you from growing them. With the right...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
How to Stay Aggressive During the Homebuying Journey
Buying a home may prove to be challenging, regardless of where you decide to search for a house. However, if you are aggressive in your pursuit of your dream residence, you could speed up your home search. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you stay aggressive during your quest to find your dream house. 1....
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