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Big Projects: How to Find Funding
Posted on 03/29/2020
Big Projects: How to Find Funding
Photo by Analogicus via Pixabay After settling into your home, you start to notice a few things either need to be retouched or completely overhauled. The biggest issue that a lot of homeowners run into is the money for the project. Even after assessing whether the project is a DIY or you’ll need a professional, funding still comes...
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5 Ways to Incorporate Your Precious Collectibles into Your Decor
Posted on 03/22/2020
5 Ways to Incorporate Your Precious Collectibles into Your Decor
Photo by H Wong on Unsplash Your collectibles are important to you, but all too often they tend to be tucked away in a closet attic, or the basement. Why hide all of the things that you spent so much time and care collecting? Instead, find ways to incorporate them into your existing decor so that your house...
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Video Tour  - 500 Gulf Shore Drive #unit 311, Destin, FL 32541
Posted on 03/16/2020
Video Tour - 500 Gulf Shore Drive #unit 311, Destin, FL 32541
Rare Opportunity for a 3-bedroom, 3 bath gulf front unit. New appliances ordered for the kitchen. Living room features new chairs not pictured. Master Bedroom features a walk-in closet, large shower and granite kitchen. The master bedroom has been extended to feature a raise enclosed sitting area with views of the Gulf. New EFCO sliding glass doors and windows approximately a $24,000 added value. The unit features 2 new A/C units. Excellent rental. The unit was originally a duplex that has been modified to a 3-bedroom, 3 baths. Jetty East Amenities: 2400 sq. ft. pool, hot tub, beach side pavilion with charcoal grills to enjoy while...
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500 Gulf Shore Drive #unit 311, Destin, FL 32541 is now new to the market!
Posted on 03/16/2020
500 Gulf Shore Drive #unit 311, Destin, FL 32541 is now new to the market!
Rare Opportunity for a 3-bedroom, 3 bath gulf front unit. New appliances ordered for the kitchen. Living room features new chairs not pictured. Master Bedroom features a walk-in closet, large shower and granite kitchen. The master bedroom has been extended to feature a raise enclosed sitting area with views of the Gulf. New EFCO sliding glass doors and windows approximately a $24,000 added value. The unit features 2 new A/C units. Excellent rental. The unit was originally a duplex that has been modified to a 3-bedroom, 3 baths. Jetty East Amenities: 2400 sq. ft. pool, hot tub, beach side pavilion with charcoal grills to enjoy while...
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A  Pre-Qualification Letter Doesn't Equal Being Pre-Approved
Posted on 03/15/2020
A Pre-Qualification Letter Doesn't Equal Being Pre-Approved
Photo by Tayeb Mezahdia via Pixabay When you start looking for your dream home, you need to know how much mortgage you will qualify for. Your real estate agent might ask you to get a pre-qualification letter. However, just because you are pre-qualified doesn’t mean that you will get the loan. You need a pre-approval for that, and...
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Tips on Repairing Your Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets
Posted on 03/08/2020
Tips on Repairing Your Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets
Photo by Nick Magwood via Pixabay There's nothing more annoying than a cabinet door in the kitchen or bathroom that won't close properly. It squeaks. It catches. Plus it makes the space look less "put together" no matter how clean it otherwise is. Ignoring a door that won't close correctly, can do damage to the hinge or door....
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Another Property Sold - 500 Gulf Shore Drive #unit 308B, Destin, FL 32541
Posted on 03/06/2020
Another Property Sold - 500 Gulf Shore Drive #unit 308B, Destin, FL 32541
GROSS INCOME 2018 $19,290, 2017 $18,885; 2016 $24,207. Jetty Side South end of the Building with GREAT views of Boats going through East Pass from the Harbor to the Gulf. Laminate Wood Flooring in Living Area & Tile in the Kitchen. Stained look cabinets with large drawers. Smooth Top Stove. Double Closet in Master & Corian Counter tops in Baths. NEW A/C & NEW WASHER/DRYER AUGUST 2018. New Sliding Glass Doors, BEST location in Destin with nearly 800 feet of pristine beachfront, Pool, pavilion, Hot tub, 2 Tennis Courts, and all right on the beach and Gulf of Mexico. It is a gated community with 24 hour security service. Come...
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Outdoor Lighting Tips to Increase Your Home's Security
Posted on 03/01/2020
Outdoor Lighting Tips to Increase Your Home's Security
Photo by Malcolm Garret via Pexels No matter how safe your neighborhood is, it doesn’t hurt to take precautions against break-ins or thefts. Installing home security lighting is a highly effective way to deter intruders. This type of lighting also provides plenty of light for walkways and paths, making it safer for you and your family to walk...
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500 Gulf Shore Drive #unit 418, Destin, FL 32541 now has a new price of $530,000!
Posted on 02/25/2020
500 Gulf Shore Drive #unit 418, Destin, FL 32541 now has a new price of $530,000!
Unit 418 is on the 4rd floor, which it is the 5th level in Jetty East. The views of the Gulf and East Pass are wonderful. You can enjoy the sunset, seasonal fireworks at night, watching the fishing boats returning to the Destin Harbor from either the open or enclosed balcony. Unit 418 is 3-bedroom, 2 bath with laundry room There are 2 living areas with access to the open balcony, large kitchen with breakfast bar and the master bedroom has an enclosed balcony. Amenities include a fitness room, heated pool, hot tub, 3500 sq. ft. pavilion w/BBQ grills, tennis courts, shuffleboard & 800 feet of pristine white beach right on the Gulf of...
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Mortgage vs. Investing: Which is Better  for Your Finances
Posted on 02/23/2020
Mortgage vs. Investing: Which is Better for Your Finances
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Often, when discussing ways to get out of debt, the subject of “mortgage versus investments” comes up. If you have a mortgage, your monthly budget likely revolves around paying it first, meaning investment ideas take a back seat. One way to free money up to invest is to pay off the mortgage, and...
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Video Tour  - 500 Gulf Shore Drive #unit 609a, Destin, FL 32541
Posted on 02/16/2020
Video Tour - 500 Gulf Shore Drive #unit 609a, Destin, FL 32541
Gulf Front 6th Floor One Bedroom, One Bath with excellent rental history $30,000 without a winter rental. The Kitchen has been renovated with granite countertops, new sink, faucet and new appliances. The bathroom has new granite countertop, sink and faucet. The unit features tile except for carpet in the master bedroom with King Bed and ceiling fan. The A/C was replaced at the end of 2019. New exterior windows and sliding glass door. Gorgeous Gulf Views from your Balcony. Jetty East Amenities: 2400 sq. ft. pool, hot tub, beach side pavilion with charcoal grills to enjoy while vacationing, tennis courts, fitness room, shuffle board and...
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How to Choose between HOA and Non-HOA
Posted on 02/16/2020
How to Choose between HOA and Non-HOA
Image by Kirk Fisher from Pixabay Buying a home in a neighborhood with a Home Owner’s Association (HOA) works well for some families, while others find the HOA to be burdensome or intrusive. Learning more about what an HOA is, how it works and what to expect can help you determine if your next home should be in...
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