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Lori Madden, MANGROVE REALTY ASSOCIATES
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Stuffing the Piggy Bank
Posted on 09/15/2019
Stuffing the Piggy Bank
The idea of homeownership can seem daunting if you doubt you can save up a down payment. After all, even a modest house on a conventional mortgage requires twenty percent plus the closing costs. When saving up seems out of reach, try these creative tips to grow your nest egg: Delay gratification A lofty word for a simple...
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1055 Gulf Of Mexico Drive #106, Longboat Key, FL 34228 now has a new price of $7,500!
Posted on 09/13/2019
1055 Gulf Of Mexico Drive #106, Longboat Key, FL 34228 now has a new price of $7,500!
NEW ON THE RENTAL MARKET! With recent upscale renovation from the studs in, enjoy unobstructed direct gulf views from this turnkey furnished 3 bed/2 bath beauty. Light and bright corner unit provides a sleek modern aesthetic with sparkling kitchen featuring quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, full size washer/dryer, breakfast bar, LED lighting, oversized porcelain tile floors and raised ceilings throughout. Relax in the expansive great room that leads out to the wrap around terrace with a coveted walk out staircase that’ll have you on the beach in seconds without waiting for the elevator. 1 guest bedroom has twin beds and the...
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Top Driveway Materials to Consider for Your Home
Posted on 09/08/2019
Top Driveway Materials to Consider for Your Home
That feeling of rest and happiness you feel when you pull up at the front of your house after a long stressful day is indescribable. Now you can rest, shower, unwind or do nothing. If you live in a detached single family home, chances are you would have your driveway and would solely be responsible for its upkeep....
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Are Smart Home Gadgets Must-Haves?
Posted on 09/01/2019
Are Smart Home Gadgets Must-Haves?
Smart home devices are becoming increasingly popular among U.S. property owners. Yet deciding which smart house gadgets – if any – are right for you may prove to be difficult. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to determine if a smart home device is a must-have, such as: 1. Consider a Smart Home Device's Purpose A...
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Need an Uplift?
Posted on 08/25/2019
Need an Uplift?
Long work days, busy family life, activities, and even time with friends and family can place a cloud on your mood. However, a quick pick-me-up might be just outside your door. According to research recently published in The Journal of Positive Psychology, studies show evidence that interacting with nature improves mood and health. In two different studies, results...
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1055 Gulf Of Mexico Drive #106, Longboat Key, FL 34228 now has a new price of $8,000!
Posted on 08/21/2019
1055 Gulf Of Mexico Drive #106, Longboat Key, FL 34228 now has a new price of $8,000!
NEW ON THE MARKET! AVAILABLE BEGINNING AUGUST 1ST & SEASON 2020! With recent upscale renovation from the studs in, enjoy unobstructed direct gulf views from this turnkey furnished 3 bed/2 bath beauty. Light and bright corner unit provides a sleek modern aesthetic with sparkling kitchen featuring quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, full size washer/dryer, breakfast bar, LED lighting, oversized porcelain tile floors and raised ceilings throughout. Relax in the expansive great room that leads out to the wrap around terrace with a coveted walk out staircase that’ll have you on the beach in seconds without waiting for the elevator....
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Custom Fit Education
Posted on 08/18/2019
Custom Fit Education
Homeschooling has been a growing educational option in the last decade or so. The possibilities for homeschooling at all grade levels have significantly increased in recent years due to both demand and easy access to the internet. Although each state differs on the guidelines and requirements for students, homeschoolers have a lot of choices on how they get...
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Designing Your Home Office
Posted on 08/11/2019
Designing Your Home Office
If you are working from home or considering starting a new business at home, a home office is essential for what you do. But you don't have to break into a bank to create your own home office; you can instead use the things that you find affordable or readily available to creatively come up with something that...
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Taking the Pare Down Challenge
Posted on 08/04/2019
Taking the Pare Down Challenge
Minimalism has taken hold of a generation of new homeowners. Many young families may move multiple times before finding a forever home. Throughout the sorting, packing, loading, moving, and unloading they realize that much of what they carry with them is not necessary for comfortable living. Many folks have accepted the challenge to pare unused and cluttering items...
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4104 Hearthstone Drive, Sarasota, FL 34238 is now new to the market!
Posted on 08/03/2019
4104 Hearthstone Drive, Sarasota, FL 34238 is now new to the market!
NEW TO THE MARKET! Pass through the secure gates of Huntington Pointe on the Palmer Ranch and a tropical paradise awaits its new owner looking for an "island life" vibe. Complete with tiki bar, sparkling pool and lakeside patio, this beautifully updated home features a split plan with 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Stunning exotic African-walnut hard wood floors are prominent throughout most of the house. The updated kitchen is a cook's delight! Open sight lines to the family room, pool and lake allow the host to enjoy friends and family during meal prep. Granite counters, tumbled marble backsplash, breakfast bar, buffet peninsula,...
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How to Clean a Vinyl Floor
Posted on 07/28/2019
How to Clean a Vinyl Floor
When it comes to home flooring, vinyl is a popular choice for bedrooms and kitchens because it's waterproof and easy to maintain. Apart from that, the Vinyl floor is stylish, affordable, and comfortable to walk on. With proper maintenance, your vinyl floor will continuously look tremendous and keep shinning for many years. Cleaning and Maintaining Your Vinyl Floor....
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