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Home Inspections AFTER PURCHASE are now a thing!

In Home Buying, Home Inspections by Nicholas NolanLeave a Comment

You have bought your dream home, BUT you had to by-pass the home inspection so you could make an offer without conditions just to get it!  Although it is not a good idea, unfortunately in today’s market this is what is happening.  Well good thing for you, it is not too late. You can still get that home inspection after the sale has gone through. No, it won’t change the fact that you are the new owner of the home and any problems are now your responsibility… will give you a heads up as to what potential problems you may …

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Parking for Free at the Beach

In Naples Recreation by Nicholas NolanLeave a Comment

All Collier County property taxpayers and full-time residents are eligible to receive an annual permit to park at all City of Naples and Collier County beaches for free. The City and Collier County rules are the same by interlocal agreement.  City of Naples residents may obtain a free annual beach parking permit from City Hall at 735 8th Street South.  The City rules for obtaining a beach parking pass are as follows: City Residents Residents must provide proof of residency, specifically, provide a driver’s license and original vehicle registration, both with the same name and address within the city limits. Non-City …

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In Guides, Guides, Home Buying, Selling by Nicholas NolanLeave a Comment

Scaling Down Small Spaces Big Opportunities SCALING DOWN: SMALL SPACES = BIG OPPORTUNITIES Bigger doesn’t always mean better. A large home can be a lot of work. If you find one or more rooms in your house collecting dust, you might be ready for a change. You can save time and money by aligning your space with your needs. Cut down on clutter and invite simplicity in. Read on for:1. Why Scale Down?2. Is Scaling Down Right for You? How to Decide. 3. The Big Benefits of Smaller Spaces.4. Pro-Tips for Scaling Down. Why Scale Down? Are savings and simplicity …

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Home Remodeling Projects With the Greatest Return

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Which remodeling projects will pick up the greatest return when a home is sold?Remodeling Magazine asked real estate professionals, and here are their estimates for theSouth Atlantic states. For the return on investment for nine specific Florida cities,go to Roofing Replacement(asphalt shingles) 66.7% Job cost: $19,680 Resale value: $13,130 Bathroom Remodel 68.2% Job cost: $22,450 Resale value: $15,303 Bathroom Addition 53.9% Job cost: $45,310 Resale value: $24,433 Window Replacement (vinyl) 73.2% Job cost: $16,992 Resale value: $12,431 Window Replacement (wood) 66.1% Job cost: $20,724 Resale value: $13,702 Entry Door Replacement (steel) 67% Job cost: $1,798 Resale value: $1,205 Deck …

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Staging your Home for Sale

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Home staging is the art of furnishing properties for sale. Great staging makes a house look both luxurious and welcoming, inspiring an emotional connection that wows buyers into bidding fast and high. 7 most important rooms to stage Living Room Kitchen Master bedroom Dining room Bathroom Children’s bedrooms Guest bedroom Reasons, buyers’ agents say, staging has value Easier to visualize property – 81% Buyers more willing to walk through staged home they view online – 46% Positively impacts value of home if staging mirrors buyers’ taste – 45% Buyers more willing to overlook staged home’s faults – 28% How the …

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Top 10 Home Trends for 2021

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These top 10 trends will not only add comfort but might even add extra value to your home. 1. Zoom Room A Zillow survey found a desire for a home with a dedicated office tops the list of reasons why Americans working from home say they would consider a move if they were to continue working remotely at least occasionally. Check out the 12 best Zoom Meeting Accessories 2. “HOMECATION” AMENITIES Pool was the top Zillow keyword search term in 2020. Waterfront and dock also landed in the top 10. Additionally, homeowners want to create a luxury experience at home, …

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Protect Yourself from Wire Fraud

In Home Buying, Selling, Transaction Tips by Nicholas NolanLeave a Comment

Never trust wiring instructions via email   Criminals/hackers are targeting email accounts of various parties involved in real estate transactions (e.g., lawyers, title agents, mortgage brokers, real estate agents). These emails are convincing and sophisticated. Among other concerns, this has led to fraudulent wiring instructions being used to divert funds to the criminal’s bank account. These emails may look like legitimate emails from the proper party. If you receive an email regarding instructions that contains any suspicious information, do not click on any links that may be in the email and do not reply.  Broker strongly recommends that Buyer, Seller, and their respective attorneys and …