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Posted on 08/09/2020
Linguine With Sweet Onions & Cauliflower
Image by Selling of my photos with StockAgencies is not permitted from Pixabay Cauliflower just keeps winning popularity contests, landing roles in everything from gnocchi to pizza crusts to rice replacements. Why have we fallen in love with cauliflower? Because it's a satisfying, delicious and healthy option! Cauliflower, like Brussels sprouts, kale and bok choy, is a member...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
Creating a Simple Welcome Wreath to Boost Curb Appeal
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash Whether you're looking at selling your home or just want to make it a little more appealing, one easy option to consider is creating a welcome wreath to keep on your front door. This creates a pleasant focal point for your home's entrance, and takes a minimum of investment to make it...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Making Sense of Water Leaks
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Is your house leaky? According to the EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency), household water leaks account for up to a trillion gallons of water wasted each year. According to their calculations, the average home leaks about ten thousand gallons annually or more than 90 gallons every single day. So how do you tell...
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Posted on 07/20/2020
Video Tour - 36348 Via Marcia, Fruitland Park, FL 34731
WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T HAVE IT ALL! Fish from your own back yard at this custom built 3 bedroom , 2 bath home on almost an 1/2 an acre. You can enjoy 75 feet on spring fed Lake Geneva with an 8 X 36 ft floating dock. This 2 year old open floor plan home is loaded with upgrades. From the soaring 10 ft ceilings to granite counter tops, this home is ready for the new owner. The open kitchen features stainless steel appliances, tiled back splash, integrated designer stainless steel sink and tiered cabinets with crown molding. The indoor laundry room is conveniently located as you enter the home from the 2 car garage. All bedrooms offer tray...
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Posted on 07/20/2020
36348 Via Marcia, Fruitland Park, FL 34731 is now new to the market!
WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T HAVE IT ALL! Fish from your own back yard at this custom built 3 bedroom , 2 bath home on almost an 1/2 an acre. You can enjoy 75 feet on spring fed Lake Geneva with an 8 X 36 ft floating dock. This 2 year old open floor plan home is loaded with upgrades. From the soaring 10 ft ceilings to granite counter tops, this home is ready for the new owner. The open kitchen features stainless steel appliances, tiled back splash, integrated designer stainless steel sink and tiered cabinets with crown molding. The indoor laundry room is conveniently located as you enter the home from the 2 car garage. All bedrooms offer tray...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
Disclosure Requirements in Florida
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay When you sell a house in Florida, you have to make certain disclosures to any person interested in buying your property. However, if you don’t live on the property, this could lead to some trouble if you do not disclose a problem that you are required to share. The disclosure form a...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
4 Ways to Save for Your Down Payment
Image by Gino Crescoli from Pixabay Although a 20 percent down payment is no longer the norm, you still need to save a considerable amount to cover all the initial costs of buying a home. With median down payments at seven percent, a $250,000 home will require a down payment of $17,500. Plus, you need to have funds...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Top Benefits of Living on a Corner Lot
Photo by Kaboompics.com via Pexels Since they see a lot more traffic than their inset counterparts, homes on the corner lot receive a lot of flak. As a result of these rumors, homebuyers might feel their hopes fall as they encounter the otherwise perfect house situated on these open properties. Much to their relief, however, many find that...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
3424 Bloomington Place, The Villages, FL 32162 is now new to the market!
Inviting curb appeal leads you to this "Wisteria" Designer with 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths and expanded (20X26) 2 car garage, conveniently located in the village of "Glenbrook" close to entertainment, shopping and recreation activities. The spacious kitchen offers a sunny eat-in nook with plenty of Frost Oak cabinets with pull outs for storage and GRANITE counter tops. Putting away groceries is a snap with direct access from the garage into your kitchen. A large living and dining room is enhanced by TILE flooring and VAULTED CEILING which makes it a great area to entertain friends and family. The Master bedroom offers an en-suite bathroom with...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Use Lattice To Hide Your Air Conditioning Unit
Image by Deedster from Pixabay Lattice on a fence around your garden or as paneling alongside your porch or carport lends an ambiance that utilitarian wood structures can’t quite render: a romantic, charming frame to showcase outdoor features. Consider using your spare pieces of lattice to hide a large, whirring metal air conditioning unit. Get creative with shapes...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Real Estate and the Estate Tax
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay If you anticipate that you will inherit an estate at some point or if you plan to leave your estate to an heir, it is important to plan for the potential tax implications of that transfer. The federal estate tax is one aspect to consider. Depending on the value of the estate,...
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Posted on 06/19/2020
Video Tour - 17215 Se 85TH Willowick Circle, The Villages, FL 32162
ROOM to S-P-R-E-A-D out! In this meticulously maintained 4-bedroom, 2 bath Designer Lantana with an expanded 2 car plus golf cart garage. Inviting curb appeal through the pavered walk & driveway with hardscaping that leads you to the entry court yard. Passing through the lead glass front door you are greeted by an open floor plan featuring rich hardwood floors, volume ceilings with knock down finish, crown molding, plantation shutters and custom window treatments. There are two guest rooms right off the entry way in the front of the home, one with a bay window and shared bath. The BEAUTIFUL KITCHEN boasts upgraded CABINETS with...
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