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Houseplants that Improve Indoor Air Quality

All of these indoor houseplants were analyzed by NASA in 1989. They found that each had a unique way to naturally cleanse the air of toxins that have a negative effect to your health. To read the full report from NASA, please visit this link. In case you didn’t want to read through NASA’s paper, we’ve summarized the top ten houseplants that act as natural air purifiers. If you don’t have an air purifier…

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When is the Best Time of the Year to Buy a Home?

One question that pops up constantly from both first-time and seasoned homeowners alike is “When is the best time of year to buy a home?” Potential homeowners want to know the best time of year to get the best home for the lowest price – and ideally, at a time that makes sense for their life. It would be great if there were a simple and straightforward answer, like “the best time…

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Is Moving to Florida Right for You?

Moving to Florida? Here’s everything you need to know about the sunshine state. Most folks living in the United States have been to Florida. In fact, there is a good chance that you have too… whether it be on family vacation or for a spring break that you may or may not remember. And, while all of us are aware that it’s a vacation hot spot that over 65.5 million people visited in…

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Real Estate Investing for Novices

An Overview of Investing Basics for Beginners Simply stated, when investing in real estate, the goal is to put money to work today and allow it to increase so that you have more money in the future. The profit, or “return,” you make on your real estate investments must be enough to cover the risk you take, taxes you pay, and the costs of owning the real estate investment such as utilities, regular maintenance, and insurance.…

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How to Interview a Real Estate Agent

Smart consumers will interview several potential real estate agents before they settle on which one they want to work with, and good agents are selective about their clients, too. Just as you’re sizing up a good fit, the real estate agent will likely be interviewing you as well. Be wary of agents who don’t ask you questions and probe for your motivation.  The interview stage of the relationship is important for everyone involved. You can…

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Curb Appeal

With the Fall real estate market heating up in Florida, it’s time to focus on curb appeal. You want your home to stand out from the others, and the exterior will be the first area buyers see. If it’s not in top shape, there’s a good chance buyers will move on to the next home. So make sure you’re trimming the lawn, washing the siding and shining everything else up in preparation…

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Which is More Important? Listing Price or Listing Timing?

One of the most difficult decisions a real estate agent needs to make is when to put a listing on the market. However, putting too much emphasis on timing as opposed to determining the appropriate price of the listing can be counterproductive and result in listings staying on the market for months. We talked to expert trainer Tami Simms about how the listing price is often more important than the time of year…

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5 Tips for First Time Homebuyers

Congratulations! You are ready to buy a home. Purchasing a home is an exciting life milestone and is a huge decision with so many factors to consider. Finding the right property can be a challenge for growing families. What may seem like a good fit now may not be the best choice for your family in the long run. Here are our 5 best tips when buying a home for your growing…

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Why You Should Work With a Realtor

5 Hard-to-Ignore Reasons Why You Should Always Work With a Realtor From getting you the best deal to keeping you on the right side of the law, there are only upsides as to why use a Realtor. Buying and selling a home is stressful. Showings. Listings. Open houses. Taxes. Closing costs. Paperwork on top of paperwork on top of paperwork. And those are just the things you’ve thought of off the top…

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7 Great Reasons to Own a Home!

7 Tricks to Cut Down Your Electricity Costs Tip 1: Pull the Plug on Appliances Even when you’re not using appliances, they still continue to use energy. So pull the plug when you’re done with the blender, toaster, food processor, even your television—everything except appliances that need constant power to preserve a special setting. Tip 2: Insulate Your Outlets Did you know that you could be losing warm (or cold) air through your electrical outlets?…

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