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Posted on 09/12/2021
Which Home Boosters Bump Up Your Curb Appeal?
Your home’s curb appeal refers to how attractive it looks from the street. Curb appeal can have a big impact on how quickly a home sells and how much it’s worth. When your home looks its best, this can add value to your property so that you’re able to expect a higher amount from buyers. Whether you’re going...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
5 Groundcover Plants That Won't Take Over Your Life
If you’re searching to replace your lawn or simply fill in an empty space in your garden, there are many groundcover plants you can choose from. Some produce flowers while others have attractive foliage, but regardless of expressions you can benefit from planting something in the space to keep out opportunistic weeds. However, it’s important to consider how...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Smart Home Entertainment: 3 Devices to Start With
Building a home entertainment system isn't usually done overnight. It takes time to decide what speakers you want, whether you still need a DVD player in the digital age and how to configure your streaming device based on what you like to watch. We'll look at a few devices that will bring your entertainment system up to where...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
DIY Projects to Add Privacy to Your Outdoor Spaces
Image by summa from Pixabay Adding some privacy to your outdoor spaces doesn’t have to cost a fortune. While you might be tempted to splurge on brand new awning systems or the latest trends, you can accomplish a lot while sticking to your budget. There are also many projects you can DIY easily without taking up more than...
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Posted on 08/20/2021
Another Property Sold - 6809 New York Drive, Tampa, FL 33619
Currently Left on the lot is a garage shed as shown in the picture. The lot is fenced. Perfect building lot to build a new home and convert the garage to an extra unit or keep for storage. Located in the heart of Tampa close to Hard Rock Hotel and Fairgrounds. Minutes away from Ybor, I-4 and I-75 interstate. This will not...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Should You Use a Property Manager for Your Rental?
There are a lot of responsibilities, commitments and labor involved with being a landlord. Hiring a property manager to oversee and maintain your investment property for you provides you with more freedom and time. Plus, this shows an attentiveness to your tenants, which can appeal to prospective renters. Here are a few reasons to consider hiring a property...
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Posted on 08/12/2021
Another Property Sold - 7503 32Nd Avenue S, Tampa, FL 33619
Vacant lot residential single-family zoned! Great opportunity for investor or home...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Simple DIY Garden Balls to Decorate Your Yard
You can find colorful, shiny or subtly decorated orb sculptures in gardens everywhere. Sometimes called garden balls, gazing balls or spheres, these globes have been a popular outdoor decoration for decades. They come in myriad designs, styles and sizes and are very simple to make yourself. Here we’ll go over a few ways to decorate your own garden...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
DIY Ways to Add More Storage to Your Porch or Patio
With small spaces, multi functional furniture is key. Outdoor spaces especially benefit from furniture that is versatile and serves more than one purpose. Probably the most important example is storage. There are many ways you can combine storage solutions with other furnishings, whether they be furniture or purely decorative. What’s even better is that many of these furnishings...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
Can You Afford an Ultra-Efficient Home?
Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay An ultra-efficient home is one that's designed and constructed not only to save you energy but provide its own. This means it uses no more renewable energy that it generates. To the novice homeowner, this may sound impossible. However, to the architects and engineers who specialize in designing this type of abode,...
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Posted on 07/20/2021
Another Property Sold - 1201 E Henry Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
2/1/1 - Old Seminole Heights bungalow with antique red brick and private covered patio. Hardwood floors under current flooring will need revitalizing. Rare, unbelievable attic fan for efficient heat relief. Amazing 125' well for irrigation. Exterior 220 generator connection to add peace of mind during storms. Garage and carport. Corner lot with public water and sewer. Very minor TLC needed - replace appliances, apply interior paint, and make a flooring upgrade. Mature landscaping highlights this Seminole Heights gem. As you may know, this is an historic neighborhood and district located in central Tampa. The immediate area includes many...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
How to Deal with a Low Appraisal
Photo by Light And Dark Studio via Shutterstock In a seller’s market, comparable sales and competition can drive up a home’s price. This is especially true in a seller’s market where offers from multiple buyers try to outbid each other. And, while this sounds like a fantastic deal for the seller, a low appraisal can kill the deal....
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