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    Always Tour a Home Before Making an Offer: Here’s Why

    By Christie Frankenstein | May 4, 2022

    At first, the thought of buying a home without having taken a tour to see it in person might seem like an odd choice. When it comes down to it, though, there are actually a few different scenarios in which making an offer on a home that you haven’t toured might seem like a good... Read More

    Choosing a Loan That’s Right for You

    By Christie Frankenstein | April 27, 2022

    Finding the right loan to meet your needs can be one of the hardest parts of buying a new home. There are a number of mortgage options out there, and if you choose one that isn’t really ideal for your situation, then you might end up paying a lot more for it in the long... Read More

    Growing Up: Getting Your Vertical Garden Ready for Spring

    By Christie Frankenstein | April 19, 2022

    When you don’t have a lot of space or open ground around your home, planting a garden might seem impossible. After all, plants need room to grow and soil to grow in, don’t they? While this is true, there is more than one way to get a garden growing. If you have limited outdoor space... Read More

    Should I Skip a Home Inspection?

    By Christie Frankenstein | April 14, 2022

    When buying a new home, there’s a lot more that goes into the process than just signing some forms and picking up the keys. One of the big steps that you’ll typically take is getting a home inspection to identify any potential issues with the property. While this is common, most of the time it’s... Read More

    Tampa Bay – South Shore Real Estate Market Update for March 2022

    By Christie Frankenstein | April 7, 2022

    Tampa Bay – South Shore Real Estate Market Update for March 2022 Similar to the Wild Wild West, the current real estate market in the Tampa Bay area continues to struggle to keep up with buyer demands. The tales of bidding wars, no inspections, bidding well over asking price and even dropping appraisals are true.... Read More

    What’s a Mesh Network?

    By Christie Frankenstein | April 6, 2022

    Chances are, you use the internet for a number of different things during the course of your day. The internet plays a key role in everything from gaming and entertainment to social interaction and even work these days, so it’s important that you have a reliable internet connection. Depending on the layout and even the... Read More

    Conquering Cottage Kitchen Clutter

    By Christie Frankenstein | March 22, 2022

    Cottage-style kitchens are an increasingly popular option when it comes to creating an attractive yet functional kitchen layout. These cottage kitchens usually rely on an open layout so that everything is easily accessible regardless of what you need. In lieu of bulky cabinets and endless drawers, these kitchens make heavy use of open shelving and... Read More

    Make Your Home More Pet Friendly

    By Christie Frankenstein | March 17, 2022

    Having pets can enrich your life in a number of ways and can even improve your overall mental health and wellbeing. Unfortunately, not every home is really set up for pets. By making some improvements to your home and its layout, you can make it much more pet friendly, and help keep your furry (or... Read More

    Dos and Don’ts of Home Trends

    By Christie Frankenstein | March 9, 2022

    There are a number of trends in home decoration that you’ve likely seen come and go over the years. Some of them look pretty nice and create something of a timeless look, while others… well, it’s pretty easy to understand why they’re only temporary trends. Like them or hate them, though, following home trends can... Read More

    Improve Your Home’s Efficiency With a Garage Door

    By Christie Frankenstein | March 2, 2022

    When it comes to improving the energy efficiency of your home, your garage might not be the first place that you think of. If you have an attached garage, though, you may be leaking warm (or cool) air from your home without even realizing it. While there are a few different ways that you can... Read More