fort myers beach condos: Tips for Decorating Small Spaces - 12/08/15 03:03 AM
City dwellers, college students, retirees and many others often choose to live in condos, apartments, lofts, or small homes. The key to maximizing these living quarters is to take advantage of the space that is available, making it functional while utilizing the right décor to create a roomier, airy feel. Here are some tips to help make this happen, wherever your small space might be.
Choosing a Color PaletteChoosing the proper color scheme is absolutely critical to small interior décor. Although obviously still a matter of personal preference, it's best to go with light colors throughout. It's not uncommon to see an entire space … (2 comments)

fort myers beach condos: Adding Closet Space – What to Consider Before You Start - 12/02/15 01:48 AM
When you have more items to store than closet space, something's got to give. Building and installing a closet is a fairly low-cost solution that the average adult is capable of doing. In a weekend's time, with a little planning and knowledge, you can transform an unused area into the most useful spot in the room.
Planning a ClosetIf you're going to build a closet, you might as well build it right. It's too late, after it's built, to wish you had done something different. Taking time to plan any home improvement project will prevent regrets later.
If you want to skip the DIY … (0 comments)

fort myers beach condos: Swimming Pools: Do They Add Value or Turn Buyers Off? - 09/08/15 09:59 PM
Sparkling blue water, especially when it's lit up at night – what's not to love about a swimming pool in your backyard? If you have one, you may feel blessed. If you don't, and are considering adding one, hang on a minute.
Who Wants a Pool?According to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, middle-aged buyers with teenagers at home comprise the biggest market segment for homes with swimming pools. This makes sense when you consider how dangerous an unfenced pool is for families with toddlers.
Another segment of homebuyers who may find a pool desirable are younger couples who entertain frequently. There has … (4 comments)

fort myers beach condos: 10 Projects to "Green" Your Home - 09/01/15 10:46 PM
"Going green" means living in a way that's environmentally friendly. It uses less water, less electricity, and less fuel, conserving natural resources while protecting the environment. It also saves money on utility bills, which is something all homeowners can appreciate. From simple to elaborate, here are a few ways to green your house and property.
Focus On the LightReplacing your most-used light bulbs with CFLs will lower your electric bill while producing less heat and lasting longer than your incandescent bulbs.
While you're at it, consider adding dimmer switches, motion sensors, and timers for when you're away from home in the evening. Also, … (1 comments)

fort myers beach condos: Buyers Beware: 3 Points to Ponder About a Home's Location - 01/02/15 12:21 AM
Buyers Beware: 3 Points to Ponder About a Home's Location
 
When buyers are on the hunt for a new home, they're usually very focused on one thing: the house. Buyers can lose objectivity if they fall in love with one, and the thought process becomes akin to one of those romantic photos with fuzzy edges—the only thing in focus is the house.
What those fuzzy edges obscure, however, is just as important as what's in focus. So, be sure to identify the impractical features of a home you love—not only for your own comfort and enjoyment, but for the home's … (0 comments)

fort myers beach condos: What to Look for When Buying an Older Home - 12/04/14 09:48 PM
What to Look for When Buying an Older Home
 
Anyone who has visited Fort Myers, Key West, or even Charleston, SC knows how beautiful historic architecture can be. In San Francisco, they've even named their stately, restored Victorian homes "Painted Ladies."
But, are these older homes good buys? Considering that most of a home's components deteriorate with age, you may be not only buying a vintage home, but vintage problems as well.
Here's a quick look at some of the more common problems with older homes.
Foundation It would seem that an old house has done all the settling it's going to … (3 comments)

fort myers beach condos: How to Lower Your Heating and Cooling Costs - 12/04/14 09:35 PM
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How to Lower Your Heating and Cooling Costs
When temperatures drop below freezing or rise to the point of sweltering, does it seem like your wallet develops leaks? If keeping your home comfortable year-round taxes your budget or tempts you to forgo comfort, you need to find a better way.
Try implementing simple methods to lower your heating and cooling bills.
Save on Air Conditioning If you didn't have to heat or cool your home, you could easily cut your energy bills in half, as the Department of Energy points out. Few people want to return to the days … (2 comments)

fort myers beach condos: How to Bring Nature Inside the Florida Home. - 11/02/14 10:29 PM
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How to Bring Nature Inside
What do you love most about nature and the outdoors? Is it the first sign of spring blooms, the colorful autumn foliage, or maybe the smell of fresh cut grass on a warm summer day? Do you enjoy the soothing sound of a trickling creek or a bright blue sky on a sunny day?
Incorporate these organic elements into your décor and invite nature into your home.

Don't Block Natural Views One of the easiest ways to invite nature into your home is to ensure a direct connection through glass … (2 comments)

fort myers beach condos: 3 Tips for Moving With Kids - 10/04/14 12:29 AM
 
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Moving is complex. Moving with children is even more challenging. Some of their anxieties and fears over relocating may seem petty to adults, but they are nevertheless real. You could probably tell your children they are moving to Disneyland and, after the initial ecstasy wore off, they'd still feel torn.
Let's take a look at some tips for making a smooth transition when moving with kids.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Talk to Your Child The circumstances that brought you to packing up your home and relocating have a lot … (2 comments)

fort myers beach condos: Baby Boomers must choose: Rent or Buy? - 10/03/14 05:24 AM
There was a time when nobody had doubts about the value of owning a home. It was considered an incredible long-term investment and ideal for retirement. Today we know that real estate isn't as safe as we once thought it was, at least as a short-term investment, and Americans, young and old, are leery of sinking their life savings into a home as an investment. Knowing this, will owning a home help you retire? That depends on a number of factors, including when you purchase the home.
If you buy the home in advance of retirement, when you have the time to … (2 comments)

fort myers beach condos: Baby Boomers: Owning vs. Renting a Home. - 09/29/14 10:05 PM
 
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There was a time when nobody had doubts about the value of owning a home. It was considered an incredible long-term investment and ideal for retirement. Today we know that real estate isn't as safe as we once thought it was, at least as a short-term investment, and Americans, young and old, are leery of sinking their life savings into a home as an investment. Knowing this, will owning a home help you retire? That depends on a number of factors, including when you purchase the home.
If you buy the home in advance of … (0 comments)

fort myers beach condos: Writing a Home-Offer Letter – Is It a Good Idea? - 08/17/14 10:42 PM
Writing a Home-Offer Letter – Is It a Good Idea?
 
The most important letter you'll submit to a home seller is the one you'll get from your lender stating that you are preapproved for a mortgage. Savvy listing agents will counsel their clients to refuse offers from unapproved buyers, so all the flowery prose of a home-offer letter will mean nothing without loan preapproval.
Assuming you have your lender's letter, whether or not you also submit a home-offer letter depends a great deal on the type of market in which you're buying and the competition.

 
The Market When … (0 comments)

fort myers beach condos: Climbing the Social Media Ladder? Here are the Facts. - 07/09/14 04:35 AM
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Social media facts I took from reputable sites:
•  On average, in the course of a year, we will share 415 pieces of content on Facebook; we’ll spend an average of about 23 minutes a day on Twitter, tweeting a total of around 15,795 tweets; we’ll check in 563 times on Foursquare; upload 196 hours of video on YouTube, and send countless emails.
•  Facebook now has over 1 billion active users. That means that one out of every seven people in the world has a presence … (1 comments)

fort myers beach condos: For a Better Deal, Would You Skip the Home Inspection ? - 07/08/14 12:05 AM
Should You Skip the Home Inspection for a Better Deal?
When real estate markets are moving quickly, sellers sometimes become uncompromising. Why make concessions if your home is leading the neighborhood's Ms. Popularity contest? This may lead buyers, caught in the frenzy of a bidding war, to become reckless, yielding one of the most important aspects of the purchase process: the home inspection.
 
What an Inspection Won't Do Let's face it: We don't buy homes frequently, so the process can be a bit confusing. The home inspection is one of the most commonly misunderstood processes in the real estate transaction.
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fort myers beach condos: 8 Simple Tips to Weatherproof Your Home - 12/05/13 12:45 AM
8 Simple Tips to Weatherproof Your Home
 
Winter or summer, one thing is almost certain – the temperature outside your home doesn't match the temperature within. But, unless your home is properly sealed and weatherproofed, the conditions outside have a good chance of affecting your comfort inside.
A leaky house also means extra energy consumption for your heating and air system, leading to higher utility bills and environmental stress. The solution is simple: Weatherproof your home with a few quick, easy methods that won't break your wallet.

1. Break Out the Caulk If you measured every gap, crack, and … (1 comments)

fort myers beach condos: 5 Tips for the BEST home showings. - 10/29/13 01:50 AM
5 Tips For The Best Home Showings
Home routines tend to come to a standstill while your home is on the market. The need to keep the house clean  - and not scare potential homebuyers away - means that kids can't throw their school books on the dining room table, Dad has to pick up his stinky socks, and even the pets need to toe the line.
Keeping the house clean is a good first step toward presenting the home in the best light. But it isn't the only step.

1. Odors Have you ever walked into a home and been … (9 comments)

fort myers beach condos: Buying a Condo? Here's a few helpful tips. - 04/29/13 02:06 AM
What You Should Know About Buying a Condo

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There's a lot to like about life without yard upkeep, or worrying about what color to paint the front door, or what to do if the roof leaks. Such is life in the typical condominium.
Although the maintenance headaches of owning a single-family home are pretty much nonexistent when you own a condo, this headache-free lifestyle comes at a cost: homeowners association dues.
When you've found the condo of your dreams, these dues are typically the first thing you'll … (0 comments)

fort myers beach condos: Buying a Condo? Know this. - 02/26/13 12:43 AM
What You Should Know About Buying a Condo

 
There's a lot to like about life without yard upkeep, or worrying about what color to paint the front door, or what to do if the roof leaks. Such is life in the typical condominium.
Although the maintenance headaches of owning a single-family home are pretty much nonexistent when you own a condo, this headache-free lifestyle comes at a cost: homeowners association dues.
When you've found the condo of your dreams, these dues are typically the first thing you'll ask about. After all, $1,800 a month in condo fees on top … (5 comments)

fort myers beach condos: SWFL home sales brisk, when you make the Right Choice. - 02/17/13 09:22 PM
When you're looking for a partner to help you negotiate the complexities of selling a home, you've come to the right place. The experience, dedication and strong communication you'll receive here will help ensure the successful and profitable sale of your home:
1. The Local Advantage - Take advantage of a broad spectrum of technologies and tools to support the sale of your home from start to close.
2. Internet Advertising - Since the lion's share of home buyers starts their search on the internet, top placement on search engines is essential. You'll gain access to placement on Google, MSNBC, and other websites. … (2 comments)

 
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