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Improve the Curb Appeal of Your Home

The proverb “don’t judge a book by its cover” holds as true today as it ever has, however the exception to this adage is the appearance of a home being sold. Improving your curb appeal is among the most important things you can do when getting ready to sell your home. It is important that the potential buyer has a good first impression of the property as to set the tone for their visit.

In the end there are a million and one ways to make your home seem more inviting from the outside, but in this instance there is such a thing as to much. The main things that you want to focus on when improving curb appeal is not just making things look immaculate, you also have to make potential buyers feel comfortable. Here I’m going to try and focus on the easy, the eye catching, and the cost effective.

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7 Tips for Buying a Foreclosure Home

For buyers interested in scoring a deal on a property in Volusia County, foreclosed homes can offer an excellent opportunity to save some money. In most cases, lenders are eager to unload the property as quickly as reasonably possible and will frequently offer discounts to buyers to get rid of the property and move on. But the process of actually purchasing a foreclosed home is often different than buying a non-distressed property. Here are seven things to consider before deciding to purchase a foreclosure.

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8 easy things you can do to help your home sell faster

Now that you have made the decision to sell your home there are some simple things you can do to help ensure a successful sale. If you listed  your home with David that was an important first step and you can be sure that he will use his expertise to professionally market your home, but there are ways you can help to facilitate facilitate and perhaps quicken the sale of your home. Put yourself in the home buyer’s position. Other than the obvious amenities of your home (number of bedrooms and bathrooms, size of the living room, whether or not your home has a garage) what are some of the subtle elements that would sell you on a house?

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Things to do in Volusia County

With a permanent year-round population of around 500,000 and playing host to nearly ten million visitors per year, Volusia County is one of the most popular places to visit in Florida because there is so much to do here. Whether you are here for the Daytona 500, Bike Week or just looking for a weekend beach getaway, the varied activities available to visitors and residents alike makes Volusia County one of the most desirable destinations in the Southeastern United States.

Located on the east coast of Central Florida, Volusia County’s 47 miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches are a playground for people from all over the world visiting our beachfront cities, which include Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach and New Smyrna Beach.

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Tips For Maintaining Your Part Time Home Year Round

How you maintain your Florida part-time or vacation home might not be at the top of your list of worries when searching for a snowbird retreat, but it should be. Smart home buyers will devote time and money to handling routine home maintenance issues year-round as well as establishing the proper contacts for responding to emergencies.

When planning for year-round maintenance of your home you have a few choices. You can hire a professional property manager, which can certainly ease the maintenance burden, but the budget has to support this kind of arrangement. An informal arrangement with a local caretaker can be cheaper, especially if he or she is able to arrange for lawn maintenance and handle minor repairs for you. Doing the work yourself is the cheapest route, but the logistics get complicated if your other home is hundreds of miles away.

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