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Grab the kids and hit the area sands, piers, parks and shops. You won't believe how many fun things there are to do that cost little to nothing. The St. Pete/Clearwater area is famous for its award-winning beaches and 361 average days of sunshine, both of which are free! The beach isn't the only thing for family vacationers on a budget, though. There are lots of free and inexpensive attractions in the St. Pete/Clearwater area...Read More

How Homeowners Can Make the Most of a Home Appraisal


A home appraisal is an important step in refinancing or selling a house. Understanding the process can help the seller or the refinancing homeowner earn the best marks possible on an appraisal report.

An appraiser will count the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, measure the square footage, and use neighborhood sales as a gauge to help settle on a dollar value for your home. These are variables... Read More

Low Inventory Didn't Hinder National Home Sales


Severe supply shortages have plagued the housing market for the past few months, and March was no exception. By the end of the month, there were 1.83 million existing homes on the market. This is the 22nd straight month that inventory has fallen year over year; March's inventory was 6.6 percent lower than a year ago. At the current sales pace, unsold inventory would supply the market for 3.8 months. What's more, 48 percent of homes remained on the market... Read More

Three Ways a Qualified Real Estate Agent Can Help You Sell Your House


Do you need to sell your home so you can relocate? You'll want a real estate professional that knows your local market and who will strive to help you find the right buyer. There are many advantages to working with a great real estate professional. Here are the top three:

1. The Price Is Right
The wrong price can cause a home to sit on the market for a long time. If you must sell... Read More

No Space? Try Container Gardening


The beauty of container gardening is that it doesn't require a lot of space to get great results. Many different types of plants such as annual and perennial flowers, vegetables, and herbs can be successfully grown in the smallest corners of patios or balconies. All that's needed is an area that provides about five hours of sunlight a day.

Choosing a Container
An important part of container gardening is, of course, the container. Avoid small containers or ones that have narrow openings. Plastic or terra-cotta pots with predrilled drainage holes that are sold in gardening and home... Read More

Enhancing Your Home's Curb Appeal


First impressions mean a lot—especially when it comes to your home's curb appeal. Whether you're getting ready for resale or just want to update the exterior, you may think your home is ready for a curbside makeover.

According to a new National Home Design Survey from Sherwin-Williams, more than 80 percent of homeowners believe their home's curb appeal could be improved, and 40 percent describe their home's appearance as average or poor. Even those who said their home's appeal was "pretty good" felt there was more they could do to improve it.

The good news is that curb appeal can be improved with minimal investment, according to John Gidding... Read More

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Brent Laugesen, Coastal Properties Group, LLC, 423 Mandalay Ave Suite 102, Clearwater Beach FL 33767
The material in this publication is provided for your informational purpose only and is not intended to substitute professional advice. If your property is currently listed with a Real Estate Broker, this publication is not intended as a solicitation.

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