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11 Reasons You’ll Love Moving To Clearwater, FL

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CLEARWATER, FLORIDA Arona McGinley | Charles Rutenberg Realty | RealEstateBitz.com Every day we have families moving to Clearwater, FL! Clearwater is one of those places that is perfect for families with children, seniors looking to relax and enjoy the perfect weather or a great golf day. When you move to Clearwater, Fl plan on getting … Continue reading 11 Reasons You’ll Love Moving To Clearwater, FL

5 Things You Should Know Before You Move to St. Petersburg, Fl

St. Pete Beach was Rated Top Beach in the United States If you reading this you must be thinking of moving to St. Petersburg, Florida and you may be wondering why people are loving St. Petersburg. This year, St. Beach has been rated the top beach in the United States and was also rated fifth … Continue reading 5 Things You Should Know Before You Move to St. Petersburg, Fl

4 Upgrades that can help you lower your homeowner’s insurance cost

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Homeowners' insurance premiums continue to rise each year. Here are some simple ways to not only lower your insurance premium, but they can also increase your property value. Do you have a bad roof that's been leaking, has rotting wood, and is as old as you are? Did you know that insurers offer discounts for … Continue reading 4 Upgrades that can help you lower your homeowner’s insurance cost

Is Buying a Condo Right for you?

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So you're thinking about buying a condo? Buying a condo can make sense for most people! It's great for retirees, singles, couples, and for 2nd homes or vacation homes. Consider these before buying a Condo. Is Condo living right for everyone? A Condo may offer many advantages as well as disadvantages. Here are some Pros … Continue reading Is Buying a Condo Right for you?

Why Investing In Florida is a Good Idea!

Is Buying in Florida a good investment? Buying real estate in Florida is a great investment. Not only is it a place where everyone wants to vacation. Florida has beautiful weather, that low key lifestyle, lots of attractions for the whole family. Another attraction is Florida has no income tax. In Florida, we have had … Continue reading Why Investing In Florida is a Good Idea!

Your Home Buying Checklist

Are you a home buyer in Pinellas County, Florida

Separating your wants -vs- your needs. Here are a few tips for home buyers that are shopping for houses. How to narrow down your search. What do you need in a Home?What do you want in a Home? Before you even start shopping think about what you actually need in the home for you and … Continue reading Your Home Buying Checklist

How to make an offer on a home?

You have found a home in your favorite Florida neighborhood that fits all your needs, and you decide you want to make an offer. How do you make a strong offer on a home? A strong offer is an offer that can be 5% less than the listing price usually. In today's market with so … Continue reading How to make an offer on a home?

Sellers Market – Best time to sell is now!

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There's never been a better time to sell your home in Florida. With low-interest rates at a record low you can find lots of buyers looking for homes in the Sunshine State. If you were looking to sell your home this would be a great time to get your home on the market. Here are … Continue reading Sellers Market – Best time to sell is now!

Why is the Appraisal so critical to your real estate transaction?

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Did you know that the appraisal can make or break your real estate sale? The appraiser works for the bank, not the seller or the buyer. In real estate transactions, we have 3 significant players - the buyer, the seller, and the lender. The Appraiser is the eyes of the lender in the field. An … Continue reading Why is the Appraisal so critical to your real estate transaction?

What is a 4 Point Inspection?

4 POINT INSPECTION

Your offer has been accepted to purchase your dream home, and now you have to set up an inspection to make sure the home is in good condition. When buying a home, you will have to get a home inspection if you're getting a mortgage and even if you are purchasing with cash. You want … Continue reading What is a 4 Point Inspection?

Why you should have a Foyer in your home

A foyer is a great place to meet guests

A Foyer whether big or small is a space that you welcome your guests. This is a space that you can vamp up with color, glamour or make it cozy and intimate. A foyer can add value to your home when selling it. What is the use of a foyer in a home? Your foyer … Continue reading Why you should have a Foyer in your home

Are you Financially Prepared To Buy Your Home?

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You've made the decision to purchase your home but are you financially prepared to buy your home. Here are a list of things that you need to know now. Evaluate your current Income versus your ExpensesDo you know your Credit Score?Figure out what you can afford for your monthly paymentsDo you have Savings?Do you know … Continue reading Are you Financially Prepared To Buy Your Home?

Are You Ready To Buy Your Home?

Your guide to buying your first home -

Buying a home can be the most exciting time for you and your family. But don't lose out on the home of your dreams by doing this alone. This is one of the biggest financial transactions of your life, and I want to help you by making this experience less stressful. As you go through … Continue reading Are You Ready To Buy Your Home?

5 Must-do Home Improvement Projects to sell your home in 2020

5 home improvement projects to sell your home in 2020

You're ready to sell your home, and although you've always kept your home in great condition you still need to do some extra maintenance. When selling your home your property has to be in tiptop shape if you're going to get top dollar when you sell. If you're selling your home you still want to … Continue reading 5 Must-do Home Improvement Projects to sell your home in 2020

Second Home Buyers

Finding homes for investors and second home buyers

Are you thinking of buying a second home or an investment home? Why Should you Invest In Florida? Florida is listed as the number one vacation destination. If you have extra cash this would be a great place to invest in a second home or even a home that you can rent out and make … Continue reading Second Home Buyers

Advantages of Selling Your Home During the Holidays

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Many of us think that the best time to sell a home would be in the spring and summer. This is true that the majority of buyers are looking to make a purchase during those months. But not all buyers disappear after Labor Day. In Florida, your home may get a lot of interest from … Continue reading Advantages of Selling Your Home During the Holidays

Buyers Handbook

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Preparing For Your Purchase

How can you benefit from owning your own home?

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It's pretty much an American dream to own your home. It gives you peace of mind to know that you have something that is truly yours and a place that you can raise your family. Many of us are intimated by the idea of owning their own home. It means more responsibilities that come with … Continue reading How can you benefit from owning your own home?

Home Purchase Cost & Fees

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Down Payment $$$ , Closing Costs, Earnest Money, Appraisal Fees, and Home Inspection.

Mortgage Application Tips

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You have made the decision that you are going to buy a home and you are ready to fill out your mortgage application. Here are some things that you will need when filling out your mortgage application W-2s from the past 2 years.Personal and Business tax returns for the past 2 years.Pay stubs from the … Continue reading Mortgage Application Tips

Why you should move to Florida

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Well, Let's see! Florida is always warm, it's got the most amazing beaches and is filled with fun things to do every day. You wake up each morning in Florida and you feel energized and ready for a perfect day. Of course Florida has its pros and cons, but we've got the sunshine all year … Continue reading Why you should move to Florida

Tips for Selling Your Home Quickly

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As you may or may not know, Spring is a great time to sell your home. At Spring time we feel energized, it's a time for renewal, we are cleaning and re-decorating, flowers are blooming and we can feel the energy in the air. You've been thinking about putting your house on the market but … Continue reading Tips for Selling Your Home Quickly

What Home Inspectors Look For?

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Why should you get a home inspection done on the property you are purchasing? You should always hire a professional home inspector. Buying a home is one of the biggest financial investment you will have. Your house may look beautiful, in the most desirable location and exactly what you are looking for, but you have … Continue reading What Home Inspectors Look For?

Let Find A Home You A Home

Are you ready to downsize? Or maybe you're moving to the Tampa Florida area and is looking for a home that fits your specific needs. Did you know that there is NO COST to hire a buyer's agent?

Easy No Hassle Pizza Crust

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This pizza crust recipe is so easy and great when you need something fast. I love pizza but sometimes I want to add my own crazy toppings and that's not possible if I go get a pizza from my local pizza place. I hope you have time to try this recipe. Try making it with … Continue reading Easy No Hassle Pizza Crust

Staging Your Home To Sell

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Staging allows buyers to visulize themselves living and raising their family in that home. It is beneficial for a seller to stage their home if they are selling.

Why Choose A Realtor To Sell Your Home

You're thinking of selling your home but you don't want to pay a Realtor. A Realtor is a great asset to any home owner. A Realtor comes with negotiation skills that most homeowners may not possess. A Realtor comes into your home and is brutally honest with you about what you need to do to … Continue reading Why Choose A Realtor To Sell Your Home

If you want to buy or sell a home, it’s important to know if it’s a buyer’s market or a seller’s market. Here’s how.

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Buyer’s Market Definition A buyer’s market occurs when the supply (available properties for sale) exceeds demand (the number of buyers seeking to purchase properties). If you’re buying a new home, a buyer’s market is the ideal time to make your move. You might be able to buy a great home for a lower cost than … Continue reading If you want to buy or sell a home, it’s important to know if it’s a buyer’s market or a seller’s market. Here’s how.

Best Light Bulbs

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Although the old-fashioned incandescent bulb is on its way out, you have more lighting choices than ever before. And that means making decisions about price and energy efficiency. But don’t forget aesthetics. If you wind up with lighting that’s harsh, flat, or unpleasant — like when you’re trying on bathing suits in a retail dressing … Continue reading Best Light Bulbs

Laundry Rooms Rank Highest on Most Wanted Home Features List

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Nearly all home buyers – 91 percent – want a laundry room included in their home, more than any other home or community feature, according to NAHB’s report What Home Buyers Really Want (2019 Edition). The report is based on a national survey that asks recent and prospective home buyers (people who bought homes in … Continue reading Laundry Rooms Rank Highest on Most Wanted Home Features List

Why Go Camping

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Are you one of those people that love being outdoors, don't mind bugs, and dirt or afraid of the dark? Camping can be fun for some people. There is something about burnt hot dogs on a stick and roasted marshmallows that's very appealing to people . I myself is not a big fan of bugs … Continue reading Why Go Camping

Spring Break Is Almost Here! Here are some last minute and cost effective things to do in Florida.

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Whether you live in Florida or just visiting our beautiful area, we've got you covered with things to do. For those of you that have been covered by snow all Winter, this will be the perfect getaway for you. Here are some great things that you can do in Pinellas County How about downtown St. … Continue reading Spring Break Is Almost Here! Here are some last minute and cost effective things to do in Florida.

Redington Beach in Pinellas County, Florida.

Redington Beach Florida

Redington Beach Florida can be your next home! Redington Beach is located in Pinellas County and is mostly a waterfront residential community. Redington is close to Madeira Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, and the Intracoastal Waterway. Why would you want to live in Redington Beach, Florida? If you are looking for a great waterfront community to … Continue reading Redington Beach in Pinellas County, Florida.

10 Reasons why you want to live in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Did you know that downtown St. Petersburg is one of the more desirable areas to live in the Tampa Bay Area? The downtown area has this hip beachy vibe that's appealing to all ages. Here are 10 reasons why you should move to downtown St. Petersburg. Do you like live music? Downtown St. Pete hosts … Continue reading 10 Reasons why you want to live in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.