One of the best ways to help you and your neighborhood get into the holiday spirit is to decorate the outside of your home with holiday lights. Most people don’t want to decorate to the extent of Clark Griswold and are much more casual regarding the approach to decorating. However, there are some things to keep in mind before decorating. Safety is paramount. Use a proper ladder and make sure it is secure each time before climbing. Additionally, we’ve put together 5 tips to tastefully adorn the exterior of your home with lights.
As you can guess, there is no right or wrong answer. Each option has its pros and cons. For instance, a new building will give you the floor plan you want, but it will take months to construct. If you buy an existing home, you might have to compromise on the floor plan, but you’ll get to move in right after you close!
Hurricane Irma not only brought physical devastation to the state of Florida, but it also brought many surprises including one of the largest evacuations in state history. With that, we saw one of the largest gasoline shortages in decades, due to the uncertainty and the elevated use of generators.
Living in Central Florida has its privileges. The summers are hot, but the other months out of the year provide some of the best weather in the country. A possible challenge that many face when they move to Florida is where do you go on vacation when you live in the vacation destination of the United States? One thing that many locals forget is that we live near one of the most popular cruise ports in the country, and locals can get great deals on an all inclusive vacation for their family.
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Mid Century Modern refers to homes built between 1933 - 1965. But what defines Mid Century Modern style? In the 1950's the term was recognized as a style descriptor. Currently it is celebrated worldwide as a significant design movement. The goal was to bring modernism into America’s post–war suburbs. With strong European influences, the design and function targeted the needs of the average American family. Today, it’s vogue.
Summertime in Florida can be a difficult time to find things to do with your family that will beat the heat. Fortunately, those that live in the Central Florida area have access to some of the most amazing hotels and pools not far away. Perfect for a weekend getaway or a one-night retreat, these hotel pools have amazing features, and many are comparable miniature waterparks. A one-night stay with access to the pool can cost much less than waterpark admission for your entire family, plus you get a night away!
In Florida, there is more waterfront property than any other state in the Continental United States, thanks to both coasts and the countless inland bodies of water. For many, waterfront living is a the ultimate real estate goal. We talked with some of our agents to discuss 9 tips to consider when it comes to purchasing waterfront properties.
As real estate agents, we often come across the question, “Do I really need an agent when I am building a home?” Many go it alone, thinking they will save money and hassle without an agent. This a huge misconception! There a lot of details when it comes to the transaction of purchasing a custom, new home. You are going to want a professional on your side.
For property managers, it is important to let tenants know this very important fact: As a rule, owners’ insurance does not include tenant property. This is why it is important for property owners and renters to understand renter’s insurance.
Below are six reasons renter's insurance is important for the renter and important for the property manager to communicate to the renter.
Other than the beautiful weather in Florida, many people say that an added perk to living in the Sunshine State is not having to pay state income tax. However, the state government makes up for that in higher property taxes than other states, as property taxes are the primary income stream for the state. It is important for residents to understand the state’s homestead exemption law. If you own a home, and have not filed for homestead exemption, you could save thousands of dollars per year and get other protection from creditors, etc.
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Swann Real Estate has been an established part of the local community since 1987.