* Homeownership Highlights

Oct. 16, 2023

Market Shift

Selling Your Home in a Changing Housing Market

What do they say? The only thing that stays the same is that nothing stays the same. 

The housing market is no exception.

Here’s what you need to know about the current state of the housing market in our area, especially ...

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Oct. 11, 2022

Homeownership Highlights ~ Should You Consider Getting a Home Warranty?

As a homeowner, you just never know when you’ll face unexpected and costly repairs for your home.  A home warranty can sound like a great solution to this dilemma, but is it really worth it?

Home warranties have gotten a bad rap in the past, but like any warranty ...

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Oct. 4, 2022

Homeownership Highlights ~ Your Home Needs These Three Yearly Service Contracts

With busy schedules, it’s easy to let regular home maintenance fall off your to-do list.  Like many homeowners, you might try to cram certain projects into one weekend. Or worse yet, disaster strikes and you get hit with a large bill since you never got around to a minor ...

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Sept. 27, 2022

Homeownership Highlights ~ Should You Use 401k Money for a Down Payment?

Did you know that you can borrow from yourself if you have a 401k plan?

Getting a 401k loan is one way to get additional money toward a down payment.  It’s a lump sum of money that is already yours -- not the bank’s! 

It’s understandable if you may ...

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Sept. 17, 2022

Homeownership Highlights ~ Do You Have A Carbon Monoxide Detector Installed in Your Home?

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas produced by burning gas, wood, propane, charcoal or other fuel.

You must have a CO detector if you have fuel-burning appliances in your home. And if you have such appliances on more than one level of your home, you should have a ...

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Oct. 5, 2021

Homeownership Highlights ~ Make Sure You Have Enough Homeowners/Condo Insurance

You never know if and when something will happen — whether it’s a big catastrophe or something less destructive – so you need to be prepared!

It’s essential to choose the right company, the right price, and the right coverage for your specific situation.  

Keep in mind, homeowners insurance ...

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Oct. 3, 2021

5 Unexpected Ideas to Decorate Your Home For Halloween

Halloween and homes go together like potted outdoor plants and enhanced curb appeal. If you’re wondering what to do to make your house utterly spooktacular this Halloween, these unexpected decorating ideas are sure to wow (or boo?): 

1. Add eyeballs to your home decor. 

This idea is easy ...

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Sept. 30, 2021

Homeownership Highlights ~ Avoid These First-time Homeowner Spending Mistakes

No one plans to waste money purposely… but sometimes it happens, especially when it comes to our homes.   As a first-time homeowner (and even those who are more seasoned), you don’t want your excitement over a new home to crank-up your spending.

Owning a home already adds new expenses ...

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Sept. 23, 2021

Homeownership Highlights ~ Should You Replace Your Hot Water Heater?

Have you ever been the last one to take a shower and run out of hot water? It could happen when you have too many overnight guests or one family member known for long showers!  

But, what happens when your hot water heater stops working efficiently on a daily ...

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Sept. 8, 2020


There is an awesome interior designer in the Tampa Bay area Jay Rosenburg who has a post that I wanted to share concerning new home trends if you are curious about making some changes/updates to your home.. 


1. Barn doors. “Rustic farmhouse” is ...

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