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Rating the Ratios in Real Estate Terminology
Posted on 05/19/2019
Rating the Ratios in Real Estate Terminology
In real estate terminology, you may hear about various ratios and where you need to fall within the ratio to qualify for the home you want. A ratio simply expresses a relationship between two values: they compare two things, so a student/teacher ratio might be shown as 18:1, or one teacher for every 18 students. Different ratios apply...
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Being Sincere - Repairing Your Marble Countertops
Posted on 05/12/2019
Being Sincere - Repairing Your Marble Countertops
The word “sincere” comes from the Latin prefix sine meaning “without” and the cerae meaning “wax.” In ancient times, when marble had cracks or chips, nefarious craftsmen would fill the crack with wax to hide the damage, making the stonework “insincere.” With the proliferation of marble countertops in the décor of the past several years, many homeowners do...
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Deciding Whether You're Ready to Own a Home
Posted on 05/05/2019
Deciding Whether You're Ready to Own a Home
If you're renting a nice house, condo, or apartment, there's a good chance your monthly rent check is almost as much as a mortgage payment. Perhaps you've realized this and have been asking yourself why you're contributing to someone else's nest egg, instead of your own! If that sounds familiar, you may be ready to take the plunge into...
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Cleaning Your Fridge
Posted on 04/21/2019
Cleaning Your Fridge
Are you finally taking up the challenge to clean your fridge after many weeks or months or glossing over it? Kudos to you. Not sure of how to begin? Follow these simple steps. First of all, remove the contents of the fridge before starting. An empty fridge makes cleaning it a lot easier for you. You should also...
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Video Tour  - 3508 N Perry Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603
Posted on 04/16/2019
Video Tour - 3508 N Perry Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603
Under Construction. Price is for home in present stage of construction. As construction progresses PRICE WILL INCREASE. Features .29 acre on the Hillsborough River. Highly desirable location. Completed home will feature a two story, 4 BR, 4.5 bath, two car garage with 8,542 square feet of living space. Open terrace with lanair and gazebo. Infinity pool, spiral staircase, game room, media room, large kitchen and separate laundry room. Split bedroom plan with upstairs master and 3 bedrooms downstairs. UNDER CONSTRUCTION. Buy now before price goes higher as construction...
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3508 N Perry Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603 is now new to the market!
Posted on 04/16/2019
3508 N Perry Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603 is now new to the market!
Under Construction. Price is for home in present stage of construction. As construction progresses PRICE WILL INCREASE. Features .29 acre on the Hillsborough River. Highly desirable location. Completed home will feature a two story, 4 BR, 4.5 bath, two car garage with 8,542 square feet of living space. Open terrace with lanair and gazebo. Infinity pool, spiral staircase, game room, media room, large kitchen and separate laundry room. Split bedroom plan with upstairs master and 3 bedrooms downstairs. UNDER CONSTRUCTION. Buy now before price goes higher as construction...
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Quick Home Updates for Dated Homes
Posted on 04/14/2019
Quick Home Updates for Dated Homes
Whether prepping your home for sale or just wanting a fresh new look, you don't need to redo the whole house completely. Instead, change out a few critical pieces for something more modern or timeless. Here are a few ways to bring your dated home into the Twenty-first Century. Wall paint: Okay, this one is an easy decision,...
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Another Property Sold - 14309 Village View Drive, Tampa, FL 33624
Posted on 04/13/2019
Another Property Sold - 14309 Village View Drive, Tampa, FL 33624
Move in ready. Roof one year old. HVAC serviced regularly. Home warranty included at list price. Fenced in back yard with wooded view. Great central location close to shopping, entertainment and dining. Philippe Park, TIA and Lake Tarpon within a reasonable distance. Laundry area in kitchen. Spacious living room. Perfect affordable starter home. Not many Carrollwood townhomes at this price. This low, annualized HOA location is ready for a new owner. A little personalized TLC is all that is needed. Sold "as is" for seller convenience. Buyer to confirm all...
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Video Tour  - 1745 W Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603
Posted on 04/11/2019
Video Tour - 1745 W Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603
Unbelievable 1/2+ acre on extremely high traffic U.S. 92-HIllsborough Avenue location with rental income and restaurant permitting. This building has potential for just about anything. Owner has invested and improved location. Zoning changed for entire lot. Income from barber shop, beauty salon and small efficiency apartment ($900,$800,$550). Tenants can stay or leave. Upstairs of building currently under construction for restaurant which has been permitted. Restaurant equipment - 1 gas stove, 2 freezers, 15 tables, all dishes and silver, 2 range...
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1745 W Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603 is now new to the market!
Posted on 04/11/2019
1745 W Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603 is now new to the market!
Unbelievable 1/2+ acre on extremely high traffic U.S. 92-HIllsborough Avenue location with rental income and restaurant permitting. This building has potential for just about anything. Owner has invested and improved location. Zoning changed for entire lot. Income from barber shop, beauty salon and small efficiency apartment ($900,$800,$550). Tenants can stay or leave. Upstairs of building currently under construction for restaurant which has been permitted. Restaurant equipment - 1 gas stove, 2 freezers, 15 tables, all dishes and silver, 2 range...
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Are You Ready to Hire a Home Appraiser?
Posted on 04/07/2019
Are You Ready to Hire a Home Appraiser?
A home appraisal is paramount for a house seller. If a seller enters the real estate market with an appraisal report in hand, he or she can use the report's property valuation to determine the optimal price for a residence. Then, this individual can set an aggressive price for his or her house from day one of the home...
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Another Property Sold - State Road 60 W, Mulberry, FL 33860
Posted on 04/02/2019
Another Property Sold - State Road 60 W, Mulberry, FL 33860
Corner opportunity on HWY 60 with commercial potential. New commercial construction on both sides of HWY 60 nearby. Sunoco gas station being revitalized across street. Unusual shape with large HWY 60 frontage. Willow Oak Fire Station is located about 300 ft away from the property on Bobbie St. and Willow Oak Baptist is also sitting across the street from the Fire Station. Family Dollar is about 1 mile up the road on HWY...
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