April 2018

Found 5 blog entries for April 2018.

Tips To Keep your Home Clean With Dogs

Written by Stefanie Gruber

Dogs are a man's best friend, but the mess they bring into your home? Not so much. Learn how you can have a clean house and a lovable pup at the end of each day. Here are 6 tips to get the best of both worlds.

1. Groom regularly.

Keep more fur off your  floors and furniture by brushing your dog on a regular schedule. Ideally, this would be a few times a week. Eliminate even more clean up by brushing out your pup outside when possible. 

2. Sweep floors in high traffic areas with a microfiber cloth broom each day. 

The microfiber cloth will grab onto fur and dirt alike and can be reused. it's also a quick and simple habit to develop and one you can easily delegate as a

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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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