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Posted on 06/26/2022
How to prepare for a home insurance inspection
To obtain or keep a homeowners insurance policy, your home may need to have a home insurance inspection. Insurance companies use inspections to identify any liability issues with your property and determine the amount of risk associated with its condition or features. If you take some time to prepare, you might be able to identify some of these...
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Posted on 06/19/2022
3 Useful Ways to Repurpose Mason Jars
Mason jars are a DIY and crafting mainstay. With so many uses beyond just canning, many homeowners have gotten used to keeping a few extra jars around the house just in case. If you're interested in more useful ways to repurpose your extra jars, here are some fun and easy craft ideas to inspire you. Spice Sprinkler For...
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Posted on 06/12/2022
Tips for childproofing your home
From electrical hazards to furniture hazards, your home has several potentially harmful areas for members of your household of all ages. From the kids of the house accidentally taking a fall to a friend tripping over a cord, the following tips are simple ways to keep your home as safe and worry-free as possible, especially if there's a...
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Posted on 06/05/2022
Buying a beach house: What to know before you buy
Buying a beach house is at the top of many homeowners’ bucket lists. Whether relocating to the coast or buying a second home for vacations, beachfront property is a popular option. However, like all homeownership, there are important factors to consider before taking the plunge. Beach homes have facets that you should be aware of to make the...
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Posted on 05/29/2022
Quick and Easy Ways to Spruce Up Your Curb Appeal
Looking to sell your home? Before you list, you'll want to make sure your home is looking its best for prospective buyers. Fortunately, there are a few simple and inexpensive steps you can take to boost your property's curb appeal, thus increasing your chances of making a quick sale. 1. Painting the Front Door A fresh coat of...
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Posted on 05/28/2022
1788 Concordia Lake Circle #2709, Cape Coral, FL 33909 now has a new price of $4,000!
A wonderful opportunity for SWFL paradise short term or seasonal rental in fenced, not gated Community of Concordia! Convenient N. Cape location abuts Publix shopping center w/salons, restaurants, medical & more! Split bedrm. flr. plan for 2BR, 2BA, 1C garage 2nd floor (no elevator access) "Gardenia" Unit convenient to Rts. 41 & 75! Granite/tile kitchen/baths, screened lanai, master bedrm. w/adjoining full bath w/dual sinks, open concept main living - dining area! Amenities incl. geo-thermal heated infinity edge pool/spa, fitness center, clubhouse, 5-acre man-made lake surrounded by walking paths w/looping centerpiece fountain, hand...
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Posted on 05/22/2022
Here's why you should build a greenhouse
If you want to get the most out of their gardening regardless of climate, one of the best ways is to build a greenhouse. Greenhouses come in many styles and can be built to fit your specific needs. Whether you own a few plants or maintain an entire garden, here are some of the biggest reasons to consider...
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Posted on 05/18/2022
1836 Concordia Lake Circle #1305, Cape Coral, FL 33909 now has a new price of $269,900!
A new price and fabulous opportunity for convenience living home ownership at Concordia w/"Gardenia" 2nd floor Unit close to side entrance & short walk to Clubhouse/Pool! Split bedrm flr plan incl 2BR, 2BA, 1-Car garage, complete w/hurricane IMPACT windows as storm protection (2015), newer A/C (2019), in-home full size laundry w/add'l storage, open concept main living-dining area w/volume ceilings, luxurious granite/tile kitchen & baths, master bedrm w/dual closets & master bath w/dual sinks, 2nd bedrm convenient to main bath, complimented by screened lanai! Community amenities incl geo-thermal heated pool/spa, well equipped...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
Pros & Cons of Bottom-Watering Your Plants
Plant owners have likely encountered the term "bottom watering" concerning houseplant care. The method works by watering your plants using the drainage hole at the bottom rather than pouring water in from the top. There are many benefits to bottom watering, but there are also some downsides worth considering. Here is a basic guide to the pros and...
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Posted on 05/13/2022
Another Property Sold - 2559 Laurentina Lane, Cape Coral, FL 33909
A fantastic oppty for a man-made lakefront (not navigable canal) 3-car tandem garage, 5BR, 3BA 'Monte Carlo', 2015 young stately contemporary colonial w/grand 2-story foyer & open concept flr plan at gated Bella Vida in N. Cape! Lots of double closets, under stairs storage & huge garage! LED ceiling fans, tile on 1st flr, luxurious stainless/maple/granite cabinet packed kitch w/tiled back splash, built-in work desk & b'fast bar! Lots of crown molding too & 1st flr bedrm next to full bath, living rm, dining rm, family rm & slider to lanai! Front-back master bedrm w/2-walk-in closets, oversz bath w/dual sinks/soaking tub...
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Posted on 05/12/2022
Another Property Sold - 2559 Laurentina Lane, Cape Coral, FL 33909
A 2016 "Monte Carlo" Lennar 2-story home in gated Bella Vida offering flexible 5BR, 3BA, 3-C garage & generous storage flr plan set on man-made lake! 1st flr bedrm & full bath, all diagonal tile flooring on 1st flr and open concept flr plan! Exquisite maple/granite kitchen w/tile backsplash, SS appliances & all maple/granite coordinating baths! Frt-back master bedroom w/2 walk-in closets, full bath w/dual sinks, glass shower & soaking tub! 2nd fl fam rm used as in-home office w/built-in desks & work area! Many new upgrades thruout incl all LED ceiling fans thruout, double racks in closets. Last 2 years completed all newer...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Advantages of Offering a Large Down Payment
When buying a home, the down payment will make up the bulk of your upfront expenses. While most mortgage lenders offer you flexibility in the amount of your down payment, it's difficult to decide how much money to spend right away. While a higher upfront cost, a higher-than-minimum down payment has some significant advantages. Here are the main...
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