‘Twas the month before Christmas, have you decked your halls yet? While this year has been a whirlwind, we’re all excited about getting to wind down for the holiday season. Whether you got a head start on decorating or plan to start after Thanksgiving, I’ve compiled the biggest items trending this season according to Etsy, … Continue reading Top 5 festive holiday decorations for your home
We’re rapidly approaching 2021 (thankfully) – and with a new year comes a new to-do list. Whether you recently purchased a previously owned home or have been settled in for a few years, this is the time to survey your space to see what appliances need a tuneup and what areas need an uplift. I … Continue reading A guide to long-term home maintenance and replacements
It’s spooky season once again here in Sarasota, and while there are no hauntings happening on my street, there’s always something to beware of when it comes to finding the right home. Sometimes sellers get overzealous, jump the gun and opt for the quick and easy route. I’ve listed four warning signs for you to … Continue reading Spooky real estate: Beware of these four warning signs when buying a house
You’re ready to move into your dream house! If you rush through the process, you’ll find yourself living your worst moving nightmare. Here’s what to avoid.
If you’ve recently moved to Florida or are feeling inspired to experiment with your green thumb, you might find it’s more challenging than you planned. With the combination of intense sunlight, blazing heat, humidity and rainstorms that can last for days, Florida’s climate and tropical environment is unique to other climates making landscaping tough to … Continue reading Best plants for your Florida lawn
The initial shock of the pandemic put many of us in the position of skepticism and uncertainty for the future. The great news is the latest housing reports from Florida Realtors show the Florida real estate market is quickly recovering and even surpassing expectations. The summer of 2020 saw increases in listings and closings, far … Continue reading Updates on the Florida housing market
If you’re from Florida, you know that we share a natural habitat for several species – specifically of the scaly variety. Yes, I’m talking about alligators. When people hear about Florida’s resident gator population, their first thought is often, “What do you do about that?” and the answer is to simply coexist. My neighborhood and … Continue reading Meet our neighbors, the gators!
As we spend more time at home, people are finding more ways to advance their homes technologically. New smart home devices are appearing on the marketing every day to meet families’ increasing demands for efficiency, convenience and connectedness. Here are three ways smart technology can enhance your haven. Climate control There are several smart home … Continue reading Make your home smarter
Homeowners associations are becoming more common across the United States, and are most prominent in recently built single-family homes and subdivisions. Though it may seem like an HOA is intimidating and enforces many rules, it also brings several benefits to residents and their properties. Here are my thoughts to consider if you’re unsure that a … Continue reading The perks of having an HOA
It’s no secret we’re living in a strange time, and for many, that means a significant impact on our pocketbooks. If you’re seeking ideas for additional income, you might want to consider adding an investment property to your list. And, don’t worry, you don’t have to be an HGTV house-flipping guru to invest in real … Continue reading Is an investment property right for you?