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Lori Madden, MANGROVE REALTY ASSOCIATES
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Posted on 09/20/2020
Advantages to Being a Senior Citizen Living in Florida
It's no mystery why thousands of retirement-age people choose Florida as the place they'd most like to live during their golden years. The warm weather, tropical ocean breezes, and vacation-like environment are among the many reasons there's always a steady stream of retirees moving to Florida or relocating within the state. Whether you're looking for a beachfront property or...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
How to Build a Hose Container
Image by Victoria Farr from Pixabay With a little thought, creativity and some inexpensive odds and ends you can add charming accents to your home. Weekend projects provide a fun way to spend a few hours and being able to look at your finished project with satisfaction is even better if it serves a useful purpose beautifying your...
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Posted on 09/12/2020
Another Property Rented - 2425 Gulf Of Mexico Drive #9B, Longboat Key, FL 34228
AVAILABLE SEASON 2021. This stunning 9th floor unit offers direct Gulf views from the moment you walk through the front door. Meticulously updated and featuring modern turnkey furnishings, the new floor to ceiling windows fill the whole unit with natural light & an open floor plan provides amazing views of the sparkling waters from every angle. Picture yourself on the balcony taking in mesmerizing sunsets from the comfort of your chaise lounge or fixing a meal in the stunning kitchen featuring quartz counters, stainless steel appliances & breakfast bar. The split plan includes a huge master bedroom with incredible water views from...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
Did You Price Your Residence Appropriately?
If you add your house to the real estate market but fail to garner buyers' attention, now may be a good time to revamp your home pricing strategy. Otherwise, your home may remain on the housing market for many weeks or months before it finally sells. Generally, there are several factors you need to consider to determine if you...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
Everything You Need to Know About the Buyer's Perspective
Evaluating the buyer's perspective is a must for anyone who want to achieve the optimal results during the house selling journey. Because if you understand the buyer's perspective, you can promote your residence to the right groups of individuals at all times. And as a result, you should have no trouble generating lots of interest in your house. Now,...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
Understanding Debt to Income Ratios and Why They Matter
Image by Mimzy from Pixabay As you start your journey to home ownership, one of the terms you may hear from your mortgage lender is debt to income ratio. Many people have never heard this term before, but it is an important aspect of obtaining a mortgage. Your mortgage lender wants to make sure you are not going...
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Posted on 08/20/2020
Another Property Sold - 5915 Wake Forest Run #101, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211
Adorable Arrowhead coach home in Lakewood National. So open and spacious with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, both with granite counters. Gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances, white cabinets and walk-in pantry. Generous gathering room off the kitchen for entertaining with a cozy yet roomy dining area. Your owner’s retreat offers a sizable bedroom and luxurious bath. Dual sinks, massive walk-in closet, private water closet and large walk-in shower. 2-car attached garage. Screened-in lanai is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the nature preserve view. LWN offers many resort-style amenities like tennis, pickleball, bocce courts, swimming...
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Posted on 08/16/2020
FHA, VA and USDA Loans and How They Differ from Conventional Mortgages
Photo by Alexander Stein via PixabayWhen it comes to a mortgage, most of us think of the same standard product; the 15 or 30 year conventional mortgage offered by banks and lenders. This is not the only mortgage option you have, though. Depending on your personal history and circumstances you may qualify for an attractive mortgage with lower...
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Posted on 08/09/2020
Getting Started: How to Overcome the Hassle of Rental Properties
Photo by OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay It’s only a hassle if you’re not in control. There are a lot of ways to do investment property wrong, but here are the ways to do it right so that it’s an asset, not a nuisance. Be picky about the property. While you don’t need to purchase anything high-end, always choose something...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
How to Sell Before You Buy
Photo by Paul Brennan via Pixabay If you’ve been renting and preparing to buy a new home, you’ve probably saved up your down payment and are in the process of getting pre-approved for your mortgage loan. If, on the other hand, you’ve been living in a home you own and paying on your mortgage, you may be ready...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Tackling DIY Projects Around Your Home
Photo by RawPixel via Pixabay It may be tempting to call an expert (and sometimes, you can't avoid doing so) to fix something or to enhance the decor of your home, but some projects are surprisingly easy to do. Tackling DIY projects at home has never been easier, thanks to the availability of tools and products designed just...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
Cabinets: Doors vs. Shelving
Photo by ginsburgconstruction via Pixabay Nothing completes an open floor plan better than open shelving. Open shelves present everything for the world to see. They transform what may be a cluttered, dark, hidden space into one that becomes a place of not only function but of style. Open shelving complements the Minimalist, Industrial or Scandinavian Modern styles. But...
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