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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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Posted on 07/11/2021
3 Ways Victory Gardens Can Benefit You
Victory gardens have been a tradition ever since the first World War. Growing your own vegetables, fruits and other edible crops at home can have major benefits, no matter the size and complexity of your garden. Here are some of the top reasons victory gardens are still beneficial in a modern world: Know Exactly What’s In Your Food...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
Insurance Coverage for Your Home
Image by Brasil Creativo from Shutterstock If this is your first time owning a home, your mind is likely consumed with plans to replace the carpet or upgrade the appliances. You want to get the best deals and save money where you can. One area not to skimp, though, is in your homeowner's insurance. The last thing you...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
Simple Ways to Update a Countertop
Photo by Zachary Nelson on Unsplash When a style is hot, it's hot. You'll start seeing a particular medium, color or pattern everywhere. But once that hype fizzles, you're often faced with a countertop that seems dated and even loud. Unfortunately, replacing a counter isn't as affordable as getting a new hairstyle. You're stuck with it for a...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
Protect Your Pets With These Houseplant Options
Photo by Sam Lion from Pexels Indoor plants have many benefits for humans, but can be dangerous for pets. Some of the most popular house plants can be toxic to cats and dogs. Keeping your pets healthy and safe is important, but it’s disappointing when your ideal houseplant won’t work in your home. Luckily, there are some comparable...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Don’t Let Laundry Consume Your Life
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Leaving the laundry to build up all week means you might spend all Saturday washing, drying and folding. Organization experts offer these tips for keeping your dirty clothes under control throughout the week so that you can spend your weekends enjoying life. Get the Right Containers Invest in a pair of laundry...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
What does Live-Work Space Mean?
Photo by Archi_Viz via Shutterstock Many urban areas promote the concept of working where you live, or living where you work, to simplify your life. But what does that mean when you’re buying real estate? The main difference is in zoning requirements and building codes. Those that are primarily zoned as residential offer fewer options for commercial enterprises....
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Conforming Loan Limit Increase and the Jumbo Market
Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay If you bought a house that was over $484,350 prior to 2020, you had to get a jumbo loan, which is a non-conforming loan. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) increased the limit on conforming loans to $510,400 in most areas. The FHFA also increased the loan limit to $765,600 in some...
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Posted on 05/25/2021
1201 E Henry Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604 now has a new price of $300,000!
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 05/23/2021
Reverse Mortgages - Do I Need One?
Photo by 3D Animation Production Company via PixabayIf you’re retired, own your own home and have trouble making ends meet, a reverse mortgage may seem like the answer to prayers. You get to stay in your house and you’ll have some extra cash to see you through. Before you run to the nearest lender, however, consider the downside...
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