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Lori Madden, MANGROVE REALTY ASSOCIATES
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Posted on 01/17/2021
Buying a Working Luxury Ranch
Image by Steppinstars from Pixabay Before you plunk your hard-earned money down on a working luxury ranch, look at several factors, including location, features, your experience and business opportunities. The success of the ranch hinges on your experience or the people you hire to run the ranch. Even if it’s a private ranch where you might sell horses...
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Posted on 01/14/2021
Another Property Sold - 6480 Midnight Pass Road #415, Sarasota, FL 34242
A spectacular Crescent Beach location on beautiful Siesta Key is the backdrop for this gulf view condo. Located in Siesta Key’s popular South Village area this 2-bedroom / 2-bath property has water views from the kitchen, living/dining areas and from both bedrooms. Enjoy the gulf breeze from the open air-lanai while taking in the sand and surf. With its spit plan and large kitchen, this 4th floor condo has the potential to be the home of your dreams. Along with a designated covered carport there is an oversized storage space on the first floor for all your beach toys. This unit is located in Siesta Breakers, a beautifully landscaped and...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Have You Fallen in Love With a Foreclosed Property? Here's What You Need to Know
Photo by Paul Brennan via Pixabay If you're like many prospective homeowners who've been looking at listings lately in preparation for moving forward with purchasing property, you've noticed listings for foreclosures. Some people in your position are attracted by the idea of saving money on foreclosures, while others may simply have fallen in love with a home that...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
How to Be Proactive About Selling Your Home
Image by mynemesis2011 from Pixabay If you're anticipating putting your home on the market soon and want to sell it as quickly as possible, you're probably thinking that the best way to accomplish this is to accept a major drop in price. Although it's true that price points can affect how quickly a property sells, you don't have...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Common Plumbing Problems
Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay There are many responsibilities that come with homeownership. One important aspect to monitor and maintain is your plumbing system. With any system that is used daily, problems will arise from time to time. The earlier issues are identified, the quicker and simpler they can be to resolve. Here are a...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
The Closing Process: What to Expect
Image by S K from Pixabay Buying a new home can be an exciting experience. Unfortunately, the closing can seem a little daunting if you are unsure about what to expect during the closing process. Below is a simple guide as to what you can expect during the closing of your first home. Knowing How Long the Process...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Should You Craft a Home Buying Checklist?
Regardless of when or where you search for a house, a home buying checklist is essential. With this checklist in hand, you can quickly and effortlessly discover a residence that suits you perfectly. Now, let's take a look at three factors to incorporate into your home buying checklist. 1. Your Home Buying Timeline Account for how much time is...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
The Appraisal & Its Impact on the Home's Sale
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay As the home buying process nears the closing, both buyers and sellers need to prepare for the appraisal. This often the last step the lender requires before approving financing for the buyer, so it’s an important part of the home sale process. What is an Appraisal? An appraisal is an unbiased, professional evaluation...
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Posted on 12/05/2020
Another Property Sold - 2459 Sherman Oak Drive, North Port, FL 34289
This is the LOWEST priced home on the LARGEST lot currently on the market in Cedar Grove at The Woodlands!! Built in 2018, the owner improved this Canopy model with upgrades including plantation shutters, whole house water filtration system, in wall and in ground pest control systems, crown molding, upgraded granite, ceiling fans, light fixtures and faucets, under cabinet lighting in kitchen, remote controlled blinds, laundry tub in garage, additional shelving in master closet, overhead storage shelving in garage, and extra brick patio outside the screened lanai. This meticulously maintained home in a family friendly neighborhood features...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
5 Indoor Plants That are Nearly Impossible to Kill
Photo by Pushok via Pixabay Do you buy plants for your home – just to find them shriveled up and browning just a few short days later? You may be purchasing plants that require too much care – or that are known for being tricky to keep alive. Whether you’ve been cursed with a black thumb, have a...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Seller-Financed Mortgage: What Is It?
Photo by Charles Thompson via Pixabay A vast majority of homebuying transactions rely on the buyer qualifying for a mortgage through a bank. After all, most people don't have enough cash lying around to buy a home outright. Nowadays, you have more options with different types of lenders and alternative financing companies where you can seek pre-approval online....
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Posted on 11/15/2020
The Importance of Home Maintenance: Pest Control
Image by dayamay from Pixabay Termites and other wood-destroying organisms can destroy a home in no time. Even if you have stucco on the outside, you have wood under the stucco. If a piece breaks off, termites and other bugs can get inside and destroy the walls. Wood is everywhere in our homes. Even block homes have wood...
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