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9174 SE 172ND SANTEE PLACE, THE VILLAGES, FL 32162  

Residential
$290,000
Price
$290,000
Sale Price
3
Bedrooms
2
Baths
The brick paver drive and walkway gives this spacious home lots of curb appeal. Enjoy your morning cup of java in the great screened front entryway. Upon entering, you will notice the contemporary open floorplan offering a spacious kitchen and living room. The kitchen has been updated with gray cabinets and SS appliances. Entertaining is a breeze in the large open kitchen with breakfast bar which flows into the living and dining area. The recent interior paint, crown molding and updated light fixtures provide for a nice touch of elegance. This Hibiscus/Camellia features a split floor plan with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths (third bedroom has no closet), laminate flooring in the living area and bedrooms with tile in the wet areas. The double sliders provide a very open transition from inside the home to the covered lanai with oversized birdcage. What a great area to relax and enjoy the summer breezes. The large master suite has 2 walk-in closets, high ceilings and a private bathroom with double vanities, tiled floors and shower with tiled sitting area . The second and third bedrooms are a comfortable size for guest rooms and are separated by the guest bathroom. The front bedroom is designed to function as a bedroom/office/den and has no closet. Newer AC & Hot Water Heater. What a great value for The Villages lifestyle! Located in the Village of Woodbury, this beautiful home is very close to Nancy Lopez, Mulberry Grove Regional Rec Center, and the VA Clinic.


When many homeowners set out to declutter their home, they aren’t quite sure of what they’re getting into. Decluttering is a big job that requires some planning and an understanding of your end goals.

Some homeowners are setting out to declutter their home because they’re moving in the near future and want to simplify their move or make their home more appealing to potential buyers. Others have just noticed the junk piling up in their drawers and on their countertops and are fed up.

Regardless of your situation, if you want to declutter you’ve come to the right place.

In today’s post, we’re going to talk about one of the best ways to set out on your mission of decluttering your home.

Why room by room?

Decluttering a home can take a lot of time and can be demotivating if you aren’t seeing a lot of progress. One way to break this process down into more manageable pieces is to declutter your home one room at a time.

This method also helps you manage the time you plan on spending decluttering. If your goal is to declutter one room per week until you move, then make sure you have 4 or 5 weeks to complete your cleaning and decluttering.

Bathroom

We’ll start with one of the smaller and easier rooms in your home, the bathroom. A good way to start is by going through your closet and cabinet and getting rid of old supplies and medicines.

Have a first aid kit that you haven’t touched in five years? There’s a good chance most things in it are expired anyway.

Once you’re done throwing out expired items, see if you can reorganize what’s left. A good way to take advantage of the space in a small bathroom is to use door hangers on the inside of your bathroom closet for hanging brooms, dustpans, mops, etc.

Does your bathroom also have messy stacks of assorted towels? One good solution is to roll up your hand towels and store them vertically in a basket that will be kept in your closet. This prevents your stacks of towels from tumbling over, never to be straightened again.

Kitchen

It’s amazing how kitchen utensils and appliances can add up over the years. Do you have a garlic clove grinder that’s been sitting in your drawer for years? Chances are you can toss it out.

Once you’ve made some space in your kitchen drawers and cabinets, bring some order to what’s left by using compartments and stackable organizers. This will help keep you on track by giving each item in your kitchen a “home.”

Bedrooms

You probably already guessed it, but the most disorganized area in most bedrooms is the closet. A good rule of thumb when cleaning out clothes is to ask yourself if you’ve worn the item since this time last year. If not, there’s a good chance you can safely donate it to a thrift store.

Have a tendency of throwing dirty clothes in piles on the floor? Make things easier on yourself by keeping a clothing bin nearby that you can toss all of your dirty clothes into and worry about sorting them later.


As a first-time homebuyer, it is easy to feel plenty of optimism as you search for your dream residence. And if you find your ideal house, it may seem likely that a home seller will accept your offer on the residence right away.

However, it is important to remember that a home seller might reject a first-time homebuyer's proposal, regardless of whether this homebuyer submits a competitive offer. In this scenario, a homebuyer needs to know how to move forward and continue to pursue his or her perfect residence.

What should a first-time homebuyer do if a home seller rejects an offer on a home? Here are three tips that every first-time homebuyer needs to know.

1. Learn from the Experience

If a home seller rejects an offer on a house, there is no need to worry. In fact, a first-time homebuyer may be able to resubmit an offer and find out why a home seller rejected his or her initial offer.

For example, a first-time homebuyer may lack financing at the time that he or she submits an offer on a house. But if a homebuyer gets approved for a mortgage and returns with a new offer, he or she may be more likely than before to gain a home seller's approval.

On the other hand, a homebuyer should be ready to move forward with a home search if necessary. Thus, if a home offer is rejected, try not to get too emotional. Instead, a homebuyer should be prepared to reenter the housing market and start his or her search for the perfect home from stage one.

2. Don't Dwell on the Past

For a first-time homebuyer, it can be frustrating and annoying to conduct a home search, find the ideal home and receive a rejection after a proposal to buy the house is submitted. But there is no reason to dwell on the past for too long, as doing so may force a homebuyer to miss out on opportunities to pursue other residences.

Remember, the housing market often features dozens of outstanding houses to match all homebuyers' price ranges. This means if you receive a rejection on one home proposal, you can always restart a home search. And ultimately, a diligent homebuyer should have no trouble discovering a terrific residence, even if his or her initial offer on a residence is rejected.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is a housing market expert who understands what it takes to submit a competitive offer on a house. Therefore, he or she will help you prepare a fair offer on a home before you submit it.

If a home offer is rejected, a real estate agent can help you alleviate stress. This housing market professional may be able to explain why the offer was rejected and help you plan your next steps in the homebuying journey.

Don't worry if your first offer on a house is rejected – conversely, use these tips, and you can move one step closer to acquiring a stellar residence that matches or exceeds your expectations.


2552 EDGEMOOR TER, THE VILLAGES, FL 32162  

Residential
$259,900
Price
3
Bedrooms
2
Baths
Beautiful TRUE 3/2 Wisteria Designer home in the Heart of the Villages! The manicured yard with great curb appeal invite you right in. The chef in the family will enjoy the light and bright open kitchen with lots of natural Maple cabinets , beveled edge counter tops and white appliances. Bottom pull out shelves and a corner "lazy Susan" are added for convenience. VOLUME ceilings with knock down finish and newer LAMINATE flooring enhance the Living and Dining Room. The spacious master bedroom offers an en-suite bathroom with double sink comfort height cabinets, large walk in closet and tiled shower with decorative trim. Guest will enjoy an additional level of privacy with the the pocket door separating the guest bedrooms from the main living area. The front guest bedroom has been stretched and a bay window has been added for additional space. The guest bathroom offers a comfort height cabinet and solid surface shower. Stack-able sliding glass doors lead from the living room to the screen enclosed covered lanai where you can enjoy your favorite beverage. No kissing lanai here! Bond balance $19,097.27


1097 OAK FOREST DR, THE VILLAGES, FL 32162  

Residential
$255,000
Price
3
Bedrooms
2
Baths
Location, Location, Location! Are you looking for a home close to shopping, restaurants and entertainment- then look no further! This meticulously maintained 3 BR, 2 BA Designer home in Polo Ridge is the one for you. You will feel right at home as you pull into your painted driveway with great curb appeal. Entering through the leaded glass entry door you notice the spacious living area with vaulted ceilings and view of the private back yard through the screened lanai with expanded birdcage. The kitchen boasts washed Oatmeal Maple cabinets and white appliances. There is a large breakfast bar providing the perfect gathering spot for entertaining or having a light meal. The Master Suite features a spacious walk-in closet and an en-suite bathroom with tiled shower and linen closet. This split bedroom plan is great for the occasional guest, offering privacy with two full bedrooms and private bath. The garage has been expanded 2 feet to accommodate the laundry facilities due to the inside laundry area being converted to a convenient office space. The roof has architectural shingles and the HVAC system was replaced in June 2018. Remaining bond balance is under $360.