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MLS# T2842168

Beautiful home in a great location. This chef’s kitchen features upgraded GE stainless steel appliances (including double oven. The master suite offers two walk in closets, large double vanity, garden tub, with separate stand up shower. Must See.
Visit this property in OLDSMAR: 385 TAVERNIER CIR, OLDSMAR

MLS# T2842161

Also that year, a 14 seer air conditioner was upgraded. There's an enclosed sunroom off the greatroom. Need 3 bedrooms. Just add a closet to the den.
Visit this property in WESLEY CHAPEL: 31824 BLYTHEWOOD WAY, WESLEY CHAPEL

MLS# A4164872

Approximately a 15-20 minute drive to our world famous Siesta Key Beach with I-75, downtown Sarasota and University Town Center just a short drive away. The skylights in the Great Room keep this condo sunny and bright. The kitchen was updated with...
Visit this property in SARASOTA: 3918 WILSHIRE DR #96, SARASOTA

MLS# A4165164

Rear golf views and serene natural lake views from front. Entry is through double glass doors and an open foyer. Oversized 3 bay garage. A- rated schools.
Visit this property in NOKOMIS: 2133 CALUSA LAKES BLVD, NOKOMIS


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Finding the Right Home

If you want to follow the old adage, “location, location, location” you will want to carefully choose the community first. So what should you look for in the community?

First, you will want to take notice of the pride of ownership in the community, as well as the homes themselves. You will want to look at how well the homes and the yards are maintained in the neighborhood, and you will also want to find a city that overall demonstrates a community pride for their town.

Even if you do not have children, you will want to pay attention to how well the local school system is rated. This will help when it comes to selling your home. Many potential buyers will be concerned about the strength of the school district and what type of schools their children will attend. If you are looking for a house within a great school district, people will often pay a premium to get into a better school district.

When looking at the neighborhood in terms a value, you will want to make sure that you are buying a house that is not too expensive or too large for the value of the surrounding homes. A good strategy is to look for the smallest or worst home on the best street in the neighborhood. This will often equal to a good price for that neighborhood and a chance for the homeowner to makes improvements, bringing up the value. Homes in a particular neighborhood should also be about the same size and style so that property values are about equal as well.

Look for homes that are not adjacent to a busy street. This will often cut the value of the property by as much as 10%. And if you are buying a single family home, you want to look for a place that is not next to apartments, businesses, schools, or parks. Another situation to avoid is being on a street that is used as a shortcut between two busy streets.

If you have children, you will want to stay away from corner lots. They attract more traffic and are not safe for children playing in the yard. And ideal spot is in the center of the neighborhood or tucked away on a cul-de-sac.

Considering these tips when buying a home will help you to find not only the best home, but the best neighborhood.

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