Oh Baby: Is your house child proof?

September is Baby Safety Month! You may be a parent, a grandparent, god parent, friend of parents, you name it, we've all had children in our homes! Kids love to explore and if you have an especially energetic adventurer then one minute they are there in front of you and the next they are gone.…
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No Surprises Here: What To Know When Selling

So you've decided to sell your home. Now what? You might be surprised that it isn't as easy as just putting a sign in the yard, find a buyer and handing over the keys. There are certain steps that have to be made for your home to be "market ready." Below we've put together some…
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5 Ways To Make Moving Easy

Moving makes everyone a little nervous. Should you use a moving company or pack up yourself? When should the packing actually begin? The questions can begin to pile up and before you know it you're running around trying to pack up with only a week left. Here are 6 ways to make moving easier! 1.…
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2018: Start Your Home Resolutions

We are few weeks into the new year and you may or may not have started on a resolution. This could involve selling or buying a new home, updating your house or all of the above! Here are some tips to making this the best year yet for you and your real estate! 1. Hire…
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Tips To Survive Halloween

Halloween is tomorrow and I'm sure you've been preparing your house for the onslaught of trick or treaters. Some of you may even be planning to hide in the kitchen and ignore all the door bell rings but BEWARE trick or treaters don't like to miss out on their candy. And no matter how you…
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Fall Prep in the South

Here in Florida we don't need to worry about shoveling snow but we do need to take some steps to prepare for fall and winter. The blazing heat and sun are becoming somewhat bearable. Hurricane season is almost over. Time to start fixing everything up. 1. Yard Work With the temps cooling, the grass and…
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Real Estate Contracts: When is it too late to bail?

In a picture perfect world, buying and selling a home would be easy as pie. You'd drive by a beautiful home and say "that's the one" and POOF it's yours. Everyone's happy.   In reality, things aren't that easy. Contracts are drawn up, plans are made but sometimes the deal doesn't go through. But when…
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The Equifax Breach: What You Can Do

In the midst of hurricane season a credit reporting company breach may be the last thing you are worried about. The credit reporting company Equifax recently had a data breach and revealed information of over 143 million consumers has been compromised according to Realtor.com. This information includes social security numbers, addresses, credit card numbers --…
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Home Improvement: Is It Time?

You have probably seen one of the many home improvement shows on TV nowadays. There are flippers, fixers, demolishers. You name it, there's most likely a show about it. But what about your own home? Have you noticed yourself sitting there and saying, "Hmm, that's really nice. Maybe I should do that to my home."…
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DIY or Do it for me! Lawn and Pool care

You've been looking for a home to buy and your real estate agent drives up to the perfect home with the perfect lawn. Seems a little too perfect? It might be easy to get caught up in the staging and lush green curb appeal of a home but keep in mind this is something you…
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