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What to Look for in Artful Vintage
Posted on 06/23/2019
What to Look for in Artful Vintage
Are you shopping for art for just the right piece to complete your décor? You'll find a plethora of art at vintage stores and antique malls. Some stalls cater specifically to old paintings, maps, or empty frames, so take a peak in all the kiosks and booths. But know what you're looking at before you go. Paintings versus...
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Using Shiplap in Your Home
Posted on 06/16/2019
Using Shiplap in Your Home
If you’ve spent any time watching home shows over the last few seasons, you’ll have heard the term “shiplap” to describe a wall feature. But what is shiplap, and why is it a coveted wallcovering? Historic shiplap By definition, “shiplap” is lumber planking milled with a rabbeted joint along the length of the top and bottom horizontal-edges designed...
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Should You Invest in an Older Home?
Posted on 06/09/2019
Should You Invest in an Older Home?
Older homes can be a great investment opportunity. A solid home in a revitalizing but established neighborhood is perfect for flipping, renting out for additional income or first-time homebuyers. There are a variety of differences between buying an older home that may require renovation and newer homes that are move-in ready. Benefits of Older Neighborhoods Since cities spread...
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Another Property Sold - 5873 Rolling Pines Dr, Naples, FL 34110
Posted on 06/05/2019
Another Property Sold - 5873 Rolling Pines Dr, Naples, FL 34110
H.14235 - Enjoy the convenience of being across the street from The Strand clubhouse, fitness center and Jr Olympic pool. This home has been lovingly maintained and sports a new roof as of late 2018. The large outdoor living spaces and the salt water pool with sun shelf are perfect for entertaining or just relaxing in your own private resort. Lots of privacy and excellent sun exposure for the pool. The 3 car garage with epoxy floor allows space for all of your toys and equipment. The split bedroom floor plan gives everyone excellent privacy and space. The master suite is large with built-in window seat overlooking the pool and spa....
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Another Property Sold - 5866 Three Iron Dr #204, Naples, FL 34110
Posted on 06/03/2019
Another Property Sold - 5866 Three Iron Dr #204, Naples, FL 34110
Stunning Former Model....Comes With Luxurious Designer Furnishings! Turnkey! Upstairs End Unit with Glass Interior Elevator and Two Car Garage. Features Exquisite Accent Pieces, Designer Lamps, Modern Fans, Custom Drapes, Built-in Wet Bar, Custom Mirrors, Built-In Desk and Built-In Grill on Lanai. Fabulous Golf and Lake Views with Desirable South Exposure. One of the Best Locations in the Popular Clubside Neighborhood, Close to the Community Pool and a Short Walk to the Strand Club House, Tennis, Pickle Ball and Fitness. Hurricane Protection with Electric Shutters on Lanai and Kitchen Windows....
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How to Care for Your Gardening Tools
Posted on 06/02/2019
How to Care for Your Gardening Tools
Having a garden is a big decision. It involves several tasks, care, commitment, and patience. Gardening means getting your hands dirty often. Thankfully, it’s always worth it because gardens develop into beautiful and useful plants all around the home. Gardening tools are the items used to keep your garden in top condition. They include sheers, lawn mowers, spades,...
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8930 Colonnades CT E #616, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 is now new to the market!
Posted on 06/02/2019
8930 Colonnades CT E #616, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 is now new to the market!
C.16247 - No Stairs to climb to reach this well located 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo home. Hot water heater was replaced in 2019, and the A/C is also newer. The spacious open living area offers a beautiful view of a well maintained landscaped area, as well as a charming fountain. Just a short walk to the gorgeous community pool. San Mirage remains one of the most sought after communities in Bonita Springs with is location close to all conveniences of US-41, and short drive to highly rated Bonita Beach. Don't wait to schedule your private showing.This one will not...
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Another Property Sold - 10391 Yorkstone Dr, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Posted on 05/28/2019
Another Property Sold - 10391 Yorkstone Dr, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
H.14443 -Beautiful 3 bedroom plus den lakeside home, which is a former model home, loaded with special features and upgrades. Spacious great room floor plan with high tray ceilings and split bedrooms for the utmost privacy. Luxurious master suite with lanai access features an over-sized walk-in closet, separate soaking tub, dual entry shower with multiple showerheads, two full length vanities and rich finishes of tile and granite. Custom kitchen is fit for the gourmet with newer high end Samsung suite of stainless appliances, convection ovens, warming tray and ultra quiet Kitchenaid dishwasher. This home is built to entertain with outdoor...
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Picking out an Area Rug
Posted on 05/26/2019
Picking out an Area Rug
When selecting an area rug, several factors will go into determining the size, shape, material, and even the thickness you want. Just like buying a home, it is all about location, location, location. Ask yourself these questions: - Where will you use the rug? - How much traffic does that room get? - Must it hold up to...
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5637 Whisperwood Blvd #602, Naples, FL 34110 now has a new price of $315,000!
Posted on 05/21/2019
5637 Whisperwood Blvd #602, Naples, FL 34110 now has a new price of $315,000!
C.15721 - Excellent quality renovation in this first floor southern exposure corner residence with spectacular lake and golf course views of The Strand signature hole. All porcelain tile floors, complete kitchen renovation with white shaker style cabinetry, granite counter tops, glass tile back splash, Electrolux induction stove, Fisher & Paykel drawer dishwasher, custom drawers and pull out drawers in pantry. Master bath has natural stone counter tops and seamless glass shower and updated lighting and plumbing fixtures. Guest bath has step in shower, natural stone counter tops and updated light and plumbing fixtures. Lanai has tile...
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Tips for Reducing Your Waste
Posted on 05/19/2019
Tips for Reducing Your Waste
Post If living green is a new endeavor for you, reducing your waste output down to zero is an ambitious goal. However, it is a noble one. With some re-thinking and effort, you can make great strides in the quantity of trash you and your household produces. Put in some of these practices and what you add to landfills...
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Another Property Sold - 5904 Three Iron Dr #2102, Naples, FL 34110
Posted on 05/17/2019
Another Property Sold - 5904 Three Iron Dr #2102, Naples, FL 34110
C.15513 - Perfect setting for this first floor corner property with gorgeous and wide golf course views. Oversize space between the buildings creates a park like setting and lots of natural light for the property. Lovely updated plumbing and lighting fixtures in kitchen, dining room and both baths. Stainless steel appliances in kitchen. Most fan fixtures have been updated as well. Tile main living area and tiled lanai are low maintenance. Crown moldings in main living area, kitchen and den add to the appeal of this coastal contemporary feeling. Generous closets including two walk-in closets in master bedroom. Storm protection on both...
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