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The Housing Market for Summer 2018

Thinking about buying or selling your home but you're not sure what the housing market is doing? Let's dive right into what's going on in the housing market for Summer 2018. More and more people are looking to buy homes as we see growth in the lower end of the market place. Couple things we are seeing; there aren't enough sellers to let those demands, mortgage rates are still on the rise, and higher end buyers have more inventory to choose from. All these things make it an interesting market for both the buyers and sellers. 

Inventory has grown 3.3% yet that doesn't include start homes, according to Trulia. "Starter homes have dropped to their lowest levels since 2012. What's available is expensive."

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Where to Buy a Real Estate Investment That Doubles as a Vacation Home 

 

Anglers at Sombrero is our number one favorite place when it comes to getting the win-win in terms of both an investment property and a vacation home in one. Anglers at Sombrero is a new construction project in Marathon, FL that's filled with a mixture of Villas and Single Family Homes of different sizes. Right down the road is the world renowned Sombrero Beach, making it the perfect location for tourists to stay. 

The city of Marathon allows home owners to rent out their homes weekly, meaning you have the chance to own a home that pays for itself! Being that these homes are new construction, have private boat docks, and are located near the beach, they are a hot

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How to Make Any Small Space Feel Larger

Sometimes what you can afford isn't always as spacious as you had hoped. However, there are some simple tricks to turn that small space into a place that feels much larger than reality. Here's how. 

1. Ditch the Curtains. 

By removing the curtains, it will create depth within the room and give it a much larger feel. 

2. Use Mirrors and Glass. 

Strategically place mirrors around the space creating the illusion of a deeper area. Also, by using glass tables and furniture, you keep the eye from blocking off parts of the room. 

3. Decorating with Monochromatic Pallets

When you decorate with different shades of the same color it creates a visual coherence that aids in the space feeling more open.

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Art Display Mistakes to Try and Avoid 

Once you move into a new home, you are probably worried about furniture and pots and pans. You should, however, be concerned about what is going to go on your walls. Artwork and photographs are among some of the most important things that you will have in your home. They are what gives your home character.

The problem with art, and decorating in general is that there's so many different mistakes that you can make in your home that have an impact, but you'd never even realize it. Here, we'll explain some of the most common art and art decor mistakes that are made in homes and how to avoid them. 

Placing Your Art At The Wrong Height

If you hang a framed piece either too high or too low on a wall, it's

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3 Top Places to Sell Your Stuff Online for Fast Cash Besides Craigslist in 2018

Whether you're preparing to move, decluttering for an open house, or just doing a little spring cleaning, my guess is you probably have a few things lying around the house that you just don't need anymore. But why throw them out? After all, one man's trash is another man's treasure. Plus, it's a easy way to make a little fast cash. Here's a list of the top places to sell your stuff in 2018. 

1. Facebook MarketPlace

In 2016 Facebook launched Facebook MarketPlace. You can sell anything and everything on MarketPlace. It's basically an easier, safer, more convenient Craigslist. I've sold many things on Facebook MarketPlace and have never had a bad experience. I always

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One of the most difficult decisions to make when refinishing a room is how much of a current trend to inspire your choices. Jumping in with two feet can be fun and certainly create a wow factor. However, trends can also quickly become outdated and if you've invested a lot of time and money to change it. 

Luckily, this isn't an all or nothing situation. So whether your current obsession is mid-century modern or shabby chic, you can satisfy your style preference without making a top to bottom change in a few months or years. 

To start, keep bigger items like the wall color, flooring, and furniture neutral in both style and color. What I mean by this is to choose furniture that is inspired by or similar, but simpler, to a more trendy piece. And neutral

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Open Houses This Week

Lee County:

2126 SW 29th Ter, Cape Coral:  NEW CONSTRUCTION. Saturday 11am - 2pm & Sunday 11am - 2pm with Katherine Paquette. 

222 SW 34th Ter, Cape Coral: Sunday 12pm - 3pm with Lisa Baez

5236 SW 20th Ave, Cape Coral: Saturday 11am - 2pm with Vincenza Olsen 

3407 SW 26th Pl, Cape Coral: NEW CONSTRUCTION. Sunday 12pm - 3pm with Allen Steinhart 

2001 SW 31st Ter, Cape Coral:  Sunday 11am - 3pm with Rachel Lagana

 

Oviedo: 

2847 Pewter Mist Ct, Oviedo: Sunday 11am - 2pm with Angie

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Top Farmers Markets to Visit in Cape Coral, Florida

Looking for Fresh Produce and Local Crafts in the Cape Coral area? We've got the best spots to find them at. Add these to your list of places to check out soon! You're sure to love them as much as we do. Here is a list of the top farmers markets in Cape Coral. 

Cape Coral Farmers Market at Cape Harbour

This Farmers Market runs from May - September on Saturdays, 8:00am-1:00pm. It is located in one of Cape Corals best destinations for shopping & dining. Vendors provide the freshest produce, homemade soaps, pickles, breads, guacamole, meats, dog treats and more! Then step inside The French Press nearby and grab a cone of delicious house made artisan gelato, a Norman love chocolate,  and an

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It's Critical to Be On Your Best Behavior While Showing Homes Move Now Than Ever & Here's Why

Ever feel like you're being watched? What used to be just a suspicion may actually be realistic now a days, and we'll tell you why.  As technology is getting better and coming in increasingly smaller packages, it's easy to miss the fact that you might be being watched while showing a home to your clients. Remember the good ole saying your mom used to tell you: "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at all"? Yeaaa, you'll want to hold that near and dear when doing a showing.  While you might be physically alone with your clients in a home, the chances that you aren't actually 100% alone are skyrocketing.

With companies like Ring and Zmodo,

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Must Have Supplies Before Your Big Move

After you accept an offer on your house, it may be only a few weeks before you have to pack up your belonging and move. And if you know exactly which packing supplies to pick, you should have no trouble getting ready to relocate to a new address. Ultimately, there are several must-have packing supplies to pick up before an upcoming move, and these include: 

1. Boxes of Varying Sizes

Transporting items of different sizes can be difficult. Fortunately, there are many quick, easy ways to find moving boxes of varying sizes. Typically, you can buy moving boxes at any home improvement or hardware store. Depending on how much you own, you may need to pick up tiny, small, medium, and large moving boxes in a

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