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Is an HOA Right for Me?
Posted on 03/22/2020
Is an HOA Right for Me?
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay In many communities, homeowner’s associations, or HOAs, provide services to residents of the neighborhood. In fact, as many as 26 million homes are under the guidance of an HOA across the country. These community organizations can help ensure the neighborhood’s homes stay in good repair, residents treat each other respectfully, and agreed-upon rules...
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Blessing or Curse: Living in an HOA Managed Community
Posted on 03/15/2020
Blessing or Curse: Living in an HOA Managed Community
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay As more and more planned communities are being constructed along Florida's East Coast from Jacksonville to Miami, the number of Homeowners' Associations (HOAs) are growing exponentially. HOAs are a group of owners charged with creating and enforcing guidelines for the community, working in the common interests of the owners, and manage and maintain...
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Helping Someone Else Get a Mortgage Loan: Should You Cosign?
Posted on 03/08/2020
Helping Someone Else Get a Mortgage Loan: Should You Cosign?
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Should you cosign on a mortgage loan to help someone else buy a house? Hopeful home buyers who lack the necessary credit history, W-2 income or overall income versus their debt can face problems getting a mortgage lender to approve a loan. Borrowers with a 43% or higher debt-to-income ratio may learn...
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8911 N Miami Ave, El Portal, FL 33150 now has a new price of $469,000!
Posted on 03/04/2020
8911 N Miami Ave, El Portal, FL 33150 now has a new price of $469,000!
REDUCED AGAIN! Get out of that Condo and get a House with a Yard and a Garage for your ride!! Totally updated 2/2 with 1 car garage with access from the rear alley located in Hot El Portal Village. Walking distance to The Citadel. Some of the updates include new roof with R-19 insulation, 24 X 24 porcelain tile in the foyer, kitchen and dining room, refinished oak wood floors in the living room and bedrooms, new impact windows and doors (no outside noise). Other updates include new kitchen with solid wood cabinets & quartz counters, Samsung stainless appliances, updated baths and LED lighting. The exterior has textured stucco, new driveway...
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A Quick Look at Florida's Legal Requirements When Selling Your Home
Posted on 03/01/2020
A Quick Look at Florida's Legal Requirements When Selling Your Home
Photo by xdfolio via Pixabay Ready to sell? Here are some Florida-specific rules and customs to keep in mind. What Will Your Costs Be? By custom, Florida home sellers usually pay listing agents a 6% sale commission. Is it a fair deal? Consider that your agent: Applies care, diligence and skill on your behalf, following Florida law. Seeks...
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8911 N Miami Ave, El Portal, FL 33150 now has a new price of $477,500!
Posted on 02/27/2020
8911 N Miami Ave, El Portal, FL 33150 now has a new price of $477,500!
“REDUCED!”Totally updated 2/2 with 1 car garage (access from the rear alley) located in up and coming El Portal Village. Walking distance to The Citadel. Some of the updates include new roof with R-19 insulation, 24 X 24 porcelain tile in the foyer, kitchen and dining room, refinished oak wood floors in the living room and bedrooms, new impact windows and doors (no outside noise). Other updates include new kitchen with solid wood cabinets & quartz counters, Samsung stainless appliances, updated baths, LED lighting and tank-less gas W/heater. The exterior has textured stucco, new driveway and a large fenced back yard for entertaining. This is...
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Short on Outdoor Space? Try a Vertical Garden
Posted on 02/23/2020
Short on Outdoor Space? Try a Vertical Garden
Photo by Alex from Pexels Have you been fantasizing about giving your green thumb free rein but are dealing with a limited amount of room in your outdoor living space? Perhaps you've got active children in the household who need backyard space to work off all that energy, or maybe your yard is just small. If so, you'll...
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How to Use Pantone's Classic Blue
Posted on 02/16/2020
How to Use Pantone's Classic Blue
Photo by Hutomo Abrianto on Unsplash Sky at dusk is how Pantone describes classic blue, their 2020 color of the year. Restful and tranquil, a bold color such as classic blue gives the eye a place to rest as it travels around a space, which makes it ideal for accent items such as throw pillows, wall art or...
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7350 SW 19th Ter, Miami, FL 33155 now has a new price of $399,000!
Posted on 02/15/2020
7350 SW 19th Ter, Miami, FL 33155 now has a new price of $399,000!
PRICE CORRECTION!! Seller says "Bring me an offer"! Totally updated 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home in super location. Some of the upgrades include new tile roof, two double sliding gates, new porcelain tile floors, knockdown finishes on wall & ceilings, new kitchen cabinets with quartz counters and Stainless appliances, new electrical and AC systems, updated baths, recessed LED lighting plus much more. Both side yards have slabs for the boat and RV. The back yard has fruit trees and an additional building for In-Law quarters, workshop or whatever. Plumbing is there on slab for bath & kitchen fixtures(The Adjusted SF is incorrect, it should be 1255...
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Video Tour  - 8911 N Miami Ave, El Portal, FL 33150
Posted on 02/14/2020
Video Tour - 8911 N Miami Ave, El Portal, FL 33150
Totally updated 2/2 with 1 car garage with access from the rear alley located in up and coming El Portal Village. Walking distance to The Citadel. Some of the updates include new roof with R-19 insulation, 24 X 24 porcelain tile in the foyer, kitchen and dining room, refinished oak wood floors in the living room and bedrooms, new impact windows and doors (no outside noise). Other updates include new kitchen with solid wood cabinets & quartz counters, Samsung stainless appliances, updated baths and LED lighting. The exterior has textured stucco, new driveway and a large fenced back yard for entertaining. This is a must see and very easy to...
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8911 N Miami Ave, El Portal, FL 33150 is now new to the market!
Posted on 02/14/2020
8911 N Miami Ave, El Portal, FL 33150 is now new to the market!
Totally updated 2/2 with 1 car garage with access from the rear alley located in up and coming El Portal Village. Walking distance to The Citadel. Some of the updates include new roof with R-19 insulation, 24 X 24 porcelain tile in the foyer, kitchen and dining room, refinished oak wood floors in the living room and bedrooms, new impact windows and doors (no outside noise). Other updates include new kitchen with solid wood cabinets & quartz counters, Samsung stainless appliances, updated baths and LED lighting. The exterior has textured stucco, new driveway and a large fenced back yard for entertaining. This is a must see and very easy to...
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First-Time Homebuyers: Common Mistakes
Posted on 02/09/2020
First-Time Homebuyers: Common Mistakes
Photo by Avi Waxman on Unsplash Many people view purchasing property as a long-term goal, some see it as a rite of passage. Either way, buying a home for the first time can be an incredibly stressful experience. Those who are going through this process for the first time might be worried about making mistakes that may leave...
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