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Lori Madden, MANGROVE REALTY ASSOCIATES
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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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Posted on 11/08/2020
Avoid Surprises When Picking Home Contractors
If you've ever experienced the frustration of paying more than necessary for home repairs, remodeling, or upgrades, you're not alone! Most of us have done it at one time or another, and it's not a pleasant feeling! The good news is that if you make up your mind to do a little research, ask questions, request a free quote,...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Should I Invest in the Market?
Photo by Edar via Pixabay You’ve been considering an investment in real estate but are you really ready? Putting your money into something you haven’t done your homework on could be detrimental. You may even have all the tools, but are still straddling the fence. How will you know it’s time? Here are a few signs that indicate...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
Five Fundamental Reasons Tenants Should Have Renters' Insurance
Image by edar from Pixabay There are many reasons people choose to rent. There are fewer responsibilities, it doesn't take saving up a large down payment, maintenance is likely taken care of and there are no real estate taxes and no homeowners' insurance to pay. That doesn't mean, however, you shouldn't carry insurance. If you rent a home,...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Never Put Off
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay Even if you love your home and never plan to leave it, there may come a point when you need to put it on the market. The home maintenance tasks you tackle today have a direct impact on your home’s value tomorrow. If you want to protect the value of your home,...
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Posted on 10/15/2020
Another Property Sold - 1088 Tocobaga Lane, Sarasota, FL 34236
This gated enclave of only 9 homes surrounded in ancient oaks possesses the most desirable feature in the real estate market today: it’s proximity to downtown Sarasota. This John Cannon custom built home could be imagined in Santa Barbara, CA with a cool Spanish Colonial vibe and open and inviting interiors. Built in 2016, this home is in like-new model condition. Featured on the first level is a great room with 17’ beamed cathedral ceilings, a signature gas fireplace, a sitting room perfect for cozy reading days, and an office/study. The kitchen is generously appointed with KitchenAid appliances, abundant storage, solid wood cabinets, stone...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
The Joys of Homeownership - And How to Keep Them That Way
Photo by Andy Dean Photography via Shutterstock The phrase “the joys of homeownership” is a staple in most households. But sometimes, you think you hear a snicker behind the smile. Now that you’re finally ready to become an owner, you might be wondering if that term is truthful or sarcastic. The answer is “Both.” How can it be...
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Posted on 10/08/2020
Video Tour - 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, 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 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a huge flex...
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Posted on 10/08/2020
2459 Sherman Oak Drive, North Port, FL 34289 is now new to the market!
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, 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 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a huge flex...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
How to Market a Home as the Ideal Retirement Home
Photo by Designecologist from Pexels You love your home, but you want to make a change. In many cases, you’ll work with a real estate agent who can help you to market your home professionally to your ideal home buyer. Yet, for some properties, having a very specific target buyer in mind can work well. If you live...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
How Florida Real Estate Law Works for Married Couples
Image by Richkat from Pixabay When you’ve found the right house in the Sunshine State and are ready to close, the title company's agent will ask you a question. How do you want the deed vested? Florida couples can own a home as: Tenants in common. Joint tenants with right of survivorship. Tenants by the entirety. Of the...
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