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MLS# U7841143

It hosts 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, with a beautiful fenced backyard. Most importantly, NO HOA and CDD fees. Tiles throughout main living area, new carpet in bedrooms. Features laundry room, fenced back yard, and extended screened enclosed patio.
Visit this property in BRANDON: 1246 COOLMONT DR, BRANDON

MLS# T2917356

This home has been updated with Granite counters in the Kitchen and both Baths. There is also an extra Frig in the garage that will also stay. Enjoy your scenic view from the screened LANAI. Tons of shopping and restaurants nearby.
Visit this property in LAND O LAKES: 19447 ARDWICK WAY, LAND O LAKES

MLS# A4204078

Live West of the Trail. This home needs some TLC and Updating. Located in a great area for schools, close to shopping and not far from Siesta Key. 00 or 3% of approved purchase price, whichever is greater.
Visit this property in SARASOTA: 1646 BAYWINDS LN, SARASOTA

MLS# T2917847

This three bedroom. It offers a Master bedroom on the first floor with newly updated Master bathroom and two additional bedrooms and bath on the second floor. Recently professionally painted. You are minutes to I 75 and mega shopping and...
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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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