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MLS# U8003152

Enjoy a beautiful view of the water from two balconies as you live the Florida lifestyle in a community with two pools, hot tubs, tennis, volleyball and racquetball courts, dog park and fitness center. The community features secure parking to give...
Visit this property in ST PETERSBURG: 10265 GANDY BLVD N #1502, ST PETERSBURG

MLS# U8100208

This property has additional home for the guest or in laws to reside. It has 10 bedroom and 10 bath in one building and the second home has 2bed and 1bath. The oversized pool is located in the depth of the main house and across the guest home. It...
Visit this property in CLEARWATER: 1845 N KEENE RD, CLEARWATER

MLS# T3293726

Calling all Investors. DEEP WATERFRONT LOT on The Little Manatee River. This property consists of an 1100 sq ft house with 2 docks & Boat lifts. There is a second property also available immediately next door if you need more room to Build.
Visit this property in RUSKIN: 1422 BAYSHORE RD, RUSKIN

MLS# W7831723

24 acres. Off of that area there is a dry bar for endless entertainment. There is a huge 40x40 building in the back with two 16 foot bays on the front and back. Plenty of built in storage and endless possibilities.
Visit this property in SPRING HILL: 13231 PEACE BLVD, SPRING HILL


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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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