home selling: Six recycling tips for gardeners - 04/23/19 09:45 AM
Six recycling tips for gardeners
I love all the beautiful colors that Spring brings. It is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty and the nice weather.
Mother Nature’s blossoms are a yearly reminder that gardening is the original recycling activity. Savvy gardeners have also found other ways recycling can help their gardens grow. Consider these 6 recycling ideas:
Let potted plants drink vegetable cooking water.
After you steam or boil veggies, give the cooled water to your patio plants. They’ll love it. Give feathered friends a bathtub.
Place a wide clay saucer filled with water on top of a large … (19 comments)

home selling: LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE—OUTSIDE! 7 outdoor lighting tips for your house and yard - 04/09/19 02:20 PM
LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE—OUTSIDE! 7 outdoor lighting tips for your house and yard
Real Simple online offers these helpful tips on outdoor lighting:
Include these three types: Ambient lighting is general lighting for a larger area. Task lighting includes pathway lights, deck lights, and security lights. Accent lighting may include solar spotlights and string lights. Calculate your ambient lighting needs by multiplying the square footage of the area you want to light by 1.5 to get a rough estimate of the total wattage needed. For example, 100 square feet of space would require 150 watts. Plan ahead for fixtures. Use a piece … (8 comments)

home selling: 6373 PECOS CT ORLANDO, FL 32807 - 12/03/18 09:39 AM
6373 PECOS CT ORLANDO, FL 32807
This UPDATED, move in ready 4BR/2BA home w/covered back patio is waiting for its new owner!! You get the best of both worlds with this house – it offers solid construction as with homes built in this era, yet updated with modern touches. The kitchen boasts granite counters, tiled back splash, modern wood cabinets, a pantry, and lots of storage space. The home features remodeled main bath, newer exterior & interior paint, and carpet. New Roof shingles and garage door in 2018’. The A/C and hot water heater have both been replaced. This backyard was designed … (7 comments)

home selling: 5 quick, inexpensive improvements for your bathroom - 11/13/18 09:47 AM
5 quick, inexpensive improvements for your bathroom
Improving your bathroom doesn't have to break the bank. Here are 5 ideas to spruce up your bathroom, without spending lots of money:
1.  De-clutter, organize, and add storage with simple plastic organizers for your medicine cabinet or counter-top. Below-sink organizers—some are just baskets on rollers with drawers that pull in and out—are another good quick start. A free-standing over-toilet cabinet is another option for added space and storage. Companies like IKEA and the Container Store have several options that may give you ideas.
2.  Get new towels and bathmat to give your bathroom a fresh look for the holidays … (16 comments)

home selling: Smells That Sell Houses.................. - 10/12/18 09:49 AM
Smells That Sell Houses..................
I think we have all walked into a home and said what is that smell? While a bad smell can deter buyers, a good smell can temp buyers to a sale. From "green" scents to seasonal scents, discover the right smells for triggering positive emotions and home sales.
1. Clean smell
Most of us associate “clean” with strongly scented cleaning products and disinfectants. It can even make buyers nostalgic. But remember, a little goes a long way. You should dilute your cleaning solutions so buyers don’t get overwhelmed.
2. Citrus
Using actual fruit is one way to get a clean smell without … (11 comments)

home selling: 5 Unexpected Ways Paint Can Reboot Your Curb Appeal - 08/27/18 09:53 AM
5 Unexpected Ways Paint Can Reboot Your Curb Appeal
A simple splash of color can transform your home’s exterior and reboot your front yard, so rev up your imagination and try out one of these creative ideas to make your first impression a lasting one.
 
#1 Turn Your Front Door Into a Work of Art
#2 Give Your Porch Swing a Pop of Color
#3 Decorate Your Shutters
#4 Go Bold With Accent Colors
#5 Paint Your Garage Door
 
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home selling: Decluttering for Selling - 08/10/18 09:24 AM
Decluttering for Selling 
 
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Find your new home-search the entire State of FL for all available MLS listings click here to search all available MLS properties-click "Find a Home" at the top left-hand corner to begin your new home search  
 
Decluttering isn’t about purging your belongings, but rather preparing your home for sale. Buyers want to visualize what they can do with the space. By removing distractions and maximizing usable space, you can show your house at its best. It is about making the first impression a lasting one.
To help, here’s a list of the most important … (11 comments)

home selling: Does Your Home Need a New Coat of Paint? - 05/21/18 09:45 AM
Does Your Home Need a New Coat of Paint?
 
One of the best ways to make a great first impression is to paint your home. It is amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do to update the look of your home. Not only will new paint look better and increase the value of your home, it will also protect you home and save you from costly repairs down the road. Here are some things to consider before you set out to paint your home.
The Best Time to Paint OutdoorsThis really depends on where you live, but you’ll want to paint … (10 comments)

home selling: 5 Things You Should Paint Instead of Replace to Save Money - 05/01/18 02:40 PM
5 Things You Should Paint Instead of Replace to Save Money
 
Painting is not just for walls anymore. You know a fresh coat of paint can give any room a quick and inexpensive face-lift saving you lots of money. Here is a list of some items to paint instead of replace.
#1 Door, Drawer, and Cabinet's and Cabinet Hardware#2 Brick Fireplace#3 Ceramic Tile#4 Wood Floors#5 Bathtubs 
Please contact me if you have any questions or need any additional real estate buying or selling information I'd be happy to assist.  I love real estate there is no greater feeling than seeing your customer's happy!!!
 
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home selling: SOLD 25729 PINEHURST STREET SORRENTO, FL 32776 - 05/01/18 12:36 PM
SOLD 25729 PINEHURST STREET SORRENTO, FL 32776
I was recommended to this customer on Facebook she put up a post wanting the best Realtor in the area and I was recommended by two individuals what an honor. What a pleasure it was meeting and working with her and her family. I sold her home and we were able to find them the perfect home on acreage. It was so wonderful how things just fell in place it was meant to be. I am so happy everything worked out on both transactions we closed them both on the same day.
 
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home selling: 12 Ways to Perk Up Your Home........... - 03/01/18 02:59 PM
12 Ways to Perk Up Your Home...........
 
 
By making a few smart purchases and, if you’re feeling crafty, doing a project or two, you can perk up your home and stay within your budget. From elegant art walls to creative ways with paint, here are a dozen ways to spruce up your home without breaking the bank.
 
 1. Give your dresser a DIY makeover.
 2. Make a fancy art wall with flea market finds.
 3. Craft a few 3D objects for an eclectic gallery wall.
 4. Treat your coffee table to new coasters.
 5. Scour a used-book store for cool art books.
 6. Have … (17 comments)

home selling: 10 Ways to Create a Welcoming Front Entrance for Under $100 - 02/08/18 02:07 PM
10 Ways to Create a Welcoming Front Entrance for Under $100
 
First impressions count — not just for your friends, relatives, and the UPS guy, but for yourself. Whether it’s on an urban stoop or a Victorian front porch, your front door and the area leading up to it should extend a warm welcome to all comers — and needn’t cost a bundle.
Here’s what you can do to make welcoming happen for cheap it really is all about making the first impression a lasting one.
 
 1. Get Rid of Overgrowth
 2. Light the Pathway
 3. Paint Your Door
 4. Add a Door With Glass
 5. Replace Door Hardware
 6. … (15 comments)

home selling: 25729 Pinehurst Street Sorrento, FL 32776 - 02/05/18 09:46 AM
25729 Pinehurst Street Sorrento, FL 32776 new to the market........
WELCOME HOME to your new home!!! Come see this hidden treasure and enjoy the quiet life-style with the country feel of being in your own private retreat. This lovely well maintained home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, plus, an additional “bonus” room which allows for many uses: an exercise space, an office/den, a game room, or a fourth bedroom. It is currently being used as a family room. It sits on an extra-large lot w/plenty of room for the toys. Park your RV or boat without the hassles of a HOA. There … (4 comments)

home selling: Home Renovations That Will Pay You Back - 12/07/17 10:02 AM
Home Renovations That Will Pay You BackWhen you own your home you are always looking for ways to make it your own. It seems like you are always looking to change things.  When you do decide to make a change you want to make sure that the renovations will you back; if, you decide to sell. These renovations are worth the time and effort they can help increase the value of the property when you sell.
 
New garage doors – Nothing says curb appeal like attractive garage doors – and you can’t beat the bang for the buck. A mid-range replacement will likely … (10 comments)

home selling: SOLD 32848 COUNTY ROAD 473 LEESBURG, FL 34788 - 08/25/17 01:11 PM
32848 COUNTY ROAD 473, LEESBURG, FL 34788
I had the pleasure of working with a customer again. I helped her purchase this home a couple of years ago she was so happy; whenever,  she found the home it was when the market was in a down turn and it took quite a while for he to find the perfect home. I was so happy to get the call from her asking me to help her again. There is no better call in our business than a satisfied repeat customer; especially, a customer who lets you know they would never use another Realtor. Congratulations … (2 comments)

home selling: Crank Up Your Curb Appeal - 08/10/17 09:59 AM
Crank Up Your Curb Appeal
It really is all about making the first impression a lasting one you never get a second chance to make a first impression. This is true for all Seller's it doesn't matter what kind of market we are in. Please click on link below for tips on how to crank up your curb appeal from AHS.
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Please contact me if you have any questions or need any additional real estate buying or selling information I'd be happy to assist.
I love real estate there is no greater feeling than seeing your customer's happy!!!
Remember if you have any questions about … (10 comments)

home selling: SOLD 1543 APOPKA BLVD. APOPKA, FL 32703 - 07/13/17 09:37 AM
SOLD 1543 APOPKA BLVD. APOPKA, FL 32703
I had the pleasure of working with a customer again. I sold her first home a couple of years ago she was so happy; whenever, it closed this was when the market was in a down turn. She purchased another home and has recently had to sell it. I was so happy to get the call from her asking me to help her again. There is no better call in our business than a satisfied repeat customer; especially, a customer who lets you know they would never use another Realtor. Congratulations to my customer.
 
I … (8 comments)

home selling: 32848 COUNTY ROAD 473, LEESBURG, FL 34788 - 06/13/17 09:43 AM
WELCOME HOME to your new home!!! 100% USDA financing-This spacious home is light, bright, and airy with 4 large bedrooms, 2 baths, it has an added “bonus” room and sits on an extra-large double lot; almost, 1/2 acre w/plenty of room for those extra toys. This home is zoned Residential Professional for anyone interested in having a home office/business in their own home. There is plenty of room for adding a pool, entertaining, relaxing, barbecuing, and making those special family memories in your own fenced back yard. The additional “bonus” room allows for many uses: an exercise space, an office/den, a … (6 comments)

home selling: 1543 APOPKA BLVD. APOPKA, FL 32703 - 05/27/17 08:44 AM
1543 APOPKA BLVD. APOPKA, FL 32703
 
WELCOME HOME to your new home!!! Come see this hidden treasure and enjoy the quiet life-style with the country feel of being in your own private retreat while living within the city. This 3BR/2BA well maintained home has an added “bonus” room and sits on an extra-large, partially fenced in back yard. There is plenty of room for adding a pool, entertaining, relaxing, barbecuing, and making those special family memories in your own back yard. The additional “bonus” room allows for many uses: an exercise space, an office/den, a craft room, or a family game room … (8 comments)

home selling: 6 Money-Wise Tips for Your Tax Refund - 01/20/17 02:16 PM
6 Money-Wise Tips for Your Tax Refund
Tax refunds present an opportunity to better your financial health. Unfortunately, many refund recipients don’t take advantage of it.
If you receive a refund this year, consider using it in one (or all!) of the following ways:
Pay Off Debt – When you receive your refund, resist the urge to spend it on a shopping spree, fancy dinner or pricey vacation. Instead, use your refund to pay down credit card balances, student loans, auto loans or other debt. Pay Down Your Mortgage – Direct your refund toward your mortgage principal. Even one extra payment each year can … (18 comments)

 
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