Nostalgia From Anna Maria

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Check out the post cards of Anna Maria as it once was – a time of innocence and serenity.  Take a glimpse of how things use to be. The title of the Article “Wish You Were Here” brought back memories of my own childhood and finding a post card from some far away place that I had never seen before …

Lakewood Ranch, Florida Continues its Incredible Growth

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Excellent schools, an array of sports venues and parks, new modern homes, shopping, and restaurants are just some of the amenities that are attracting young families, their parents, and their grandparents to Lakewood Ranch, Florida.  This thriving planned community has the distinction of being the United States’ leading multi-generational community and the No. 2 best-selling master planned community overall according …

How to Rejuvenate Your Hardwood Floors

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If your hardwood floors are looking tired and dull, there’s an easy way to bring them back to life. A revitalizer, such as Rejuvenate’s wood floor restorer, fills in scratches and restores the glossy shine of your hardwood floors, while also protecting them from everyday wear and tear. Read the Original Article Here: Want Shiny Hardwood Floors? Here’s How to Rejuvenate Them

Do You Remember 18% Mortgage Rates?

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We’re spoiled!  During Jimmy Carter’s presidency home mortgage rates hit 18%!  But people still bought houses.  I know, because I was selling real estate back then (please don’t do the math!).  Interest rates today are still hovering near historic lows so this is still a great time to buy a home.  In the second week of January 2019, U.S. long-term mortgage …

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Florida’s new governor Ron DeSantis is wasting no time in attacking red tide

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Horray!  Florida’s new governor Ron DeSantis is wasting no time in attacking red tide. On Thursday, Jan. 10, DeSantis signed Executive Order 19-12 as part of his plans to implement major reforms to protect Florida’s water quality and environment. The executive order seeks $2.5 billion over the next four years for Everglades restoration and the protection of Florida’s water resources. …

5 Ways to Future-Proof a Kitchen

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                                CHICAGO – Jan. 16, 2019 – A kitchen revamp can be costly, with the median price of a remodeling job coming in at $60,000. Homeowners who go with the latest trend often find that it starts to look dated in a few years, but …

Best National Parks In The Western US

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                          The United States has 58 gorgeous national parks from coast to coast, but it’s unlikely you’ll get the chance to see every one of them. To make the most of your vacation time and explore a park that’s perfect for you, check out our favorites in the …

Freshen Your Home for Spring

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Spring is here, and it’s bringing a host of things with it. Warmer weather is only one of them. Or should us Floridians say even warmer weather? Spring is also bringing this desire to spruce things up. It’s the time of year where everything is fresh and new, and I’ll never pass up on the opportunity for a makeover. So, …

Is It Time to Sell Your Home? 3 Questions to Ask Yourself

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Buying a home is a huge decision. So, deciding to sell that home – you know, the one you spent forever searching and saving for – well deciding to sell it may be an even bigger decision. So, before you answer the big question, “Is it time to move?” ask yourself these 3 questions first. Is your current house meeting …

Historic Charm of Anna Maria Island

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Anna Maria is known for its white sandy beaches, turquoise water, and charming array of local restaurants and shops. It also happens to be home to my favorite sunset spot. The laid back atmosphere of this island is unlike any other. There are no chain restaurants or highrise buildings, which makes this the most charming island you’ll ever see. It’s …