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Should I buy a home with a septic system?

When looking at homes for sale you may see in the listing description that a home isn’t on “city services.” What this means is that the home has its own “sewer,” known as a septic system. We frequently field questions about se...

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The lead based paint disclosure

The lead based paint disclosure

Among the many forms you’ll be asked to sign when you buy a home is the Lead Based Paint disclosure. I’ve seen many clients give it just a cursory glance before signing it; rarely does anyone take the time to read it. It’s an impor...

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Tips to close your pool

Summer 2020 and 2021 saw the sale of pools, and homes with pools, skyrocket. In July of this year, “… a basic vinyl in-ground pool — without the bells and whistles of heating, decking or any further customization — costs $85,000 on ...

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Fall: Time to plant those mums!

Fall mums, also known as garden mums, used to be commonly known as chrysanthemums. They are available in many colors and sizes, are easy to grow in the garden bed as well as containers and they’re sure to add a jolt of color when everythi...

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Thinking about home renovations? Read this first

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to perform home improvement projects before you put your home on the market. In fact, some fixes are mandatory. When you’re considering major renovations, however, you need to be careful that you do...

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How to compete against cash homebuyers and win

Got cash? If not, and you’re in the market to buy a home, you are at a distinct disadvantage. The volume of cash buyers in the market has increased significantly over the past year. In Florida, for instance, the number of homebuyers...

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Now is the ideal time to aerate your lawn

Just when you thought time spent working on your landscape was coming to an end as we approach the cooler season, along come the experts. The period from late summer and early fall, they claim, is the best time of year to do one last law...

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How to save money when you buy a home

If you’re considering buying a home, statistics say that one of the first things you’ll do is surf the Internet. From looking at homes for sale to learning about the process and choosing a real estate agent, you’ll find lots of inform...

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