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MLS# T3375734

This gorgeous two story home sits nestled at the end of a quiet cul de sac and features 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, a 2 car garage, and a sparkling swimming pool with a spa. The flooring is luxury vinyl throughout the first floor and laminate on...
Visit this property in BRANDON: 1204 RINKFIELD PLACE, BRANDON FL 33511

MLS# U8164243

It is a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom home with a brand new kitchen (QUARTZ countertops and hardwood cabinets), bathroom (new tub, toilet, and vanity all permitted for peace of mind), and AC system (air handler AND unit also permitted). With no units above...
Visit this property in SAINT PETERSBURG: 3315 58TH AVENUE S # 619, SAINT PETERSBURG FL 33712

MLS# U8163821

The front door opens into the combination dining & great room complete with cathedral ceilings, tile floor and double glass sliding doors which open to the screen enclosed backyard patio - perfect for entertaining guests &/or family. French doors...
Visit this property in PALM HARBOR: 3510 GREENGLEN CIRCLE, PALM HARBOR FL 34684

MLS# O6029444

Enjoy cooking in this stylish kitchen with stainless appliances and a center island, great for food preparation. Discover a bright interior with neutral tile floors and plush carpet in all the right places. Lush green landscape surrounds this...
Visit this property in RUSKIN: 1702 MIRA LAGO CIRCLE, RUSKIN FL 33570


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Step 8: Know that you will have to submit an earnest money check when making an offer.

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Step 10: When the Close of Escrow and recordation occurs, congratulate yourself for having achieved one of the American Dreams. You are now a homeowner!


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