Ned Hands' Blog

Posted on 01/17/2021
Tips on Moving With Pets
Photo by Ulrike Mai via Pixabay Moving from one state to another is stressful enough for adults and children. Often pets are doubly confused. Your home may be the only world they've known. They don't understand why you're leaving or if you're coming back. Boxes are piling up and moving people, family and friends are everywhere. This may...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Is a Timeshare Right for You?
Image by Steve Heap from Shutterstock If you love vacationing at the same place every year you may consider investing in a timeshare property. This can often help control vacation costs and planning time. However, owning a timeshare home may not be not the right choice for everyone. It is important to understand that a timeshare is not...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
Finish the Look of Your Kitchen With a Backsplash
Photo by P_Kennedy123 via Pixabay The word is out! Tile is back, and we couldn't be happier. No other medium finishes the look of a kitchen like a tile backsplash. And regardless of your skill level, with a little patience, almost anyone can create a stunning tile backsplash. Here's how it's done! What you'll need Tile of choice...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
How to Reduce Allergies in the Home
Photo by Roman Koval from Pexels It’s common to experience seasonal allergies with the passing of the months, but did you know that indoor allergens can aggravate your allergies and asthma symptoms as well? Many people choose to stay inside when the pollen and mold levels are high. However, they could be doing more harm than good if...
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Posted on 12/22/2020
Another Property Sold - 925 83RD Avenue N #925, St Petersburg, FL 33702
Looking for an affordable home that is move in ready?? This may be your next home! Perfectly situated in north St Petersburg, this spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa is freshly painted and carpeted throughout. One level floorplan includes a combo living/dining room with a closet. The kitchen has an eat-in area, closet pantry, plus a bonus sunroom with inside laundry and sliders to green space. Master bedroom has a walk-in closet, en suite bathroom with walk-in shower. Second bedroom, guest bathroom and linen closet complete the unit. Assigned parking is right outside your door. Roof replaced in 2011, A/C in 2016 and water heater in 2014....
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Posted on 12/22/2020
Another Property Sold - 925 83RD Avenue N #925, St Petersburg, FL 33702
Looking for an affordable home that is move in ready?? This may be your next home! Perfectly situated in north St Petersburg, this spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa is freshly painted and carpeted throughout. One level floorplan includes a combo living/dining room with a closet. The kitchen has an eat-in area, closet pantry, plus a bonus sunroom with inside laundry and sliders to green space. Master bedroom has a walk-in closet, en suite bathroom with walk-in shower. Second bedroom, guest bathroom and linen closet complete the unit. Assigned parking is right outside your door. Roof replaced in 2011, A/C in 2016 and water heater in 2014....
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Posted on 12/20/2020
Add Function and Style To Your Kitchen by Removing Cabinet Doors
Photo by ginsburgconstruction via Pixabay Nothing completes an open floor plan better than open shelving. Open shelves present everything for the world to see. They transform what may be a cluttered, dark, hidden space into one that becomes a place of not only function but of style. Open shelving complements the Minimalist, Industrial or Scandinavian Modern styles. But...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Buying Your First Home: Keys to Remember
Photo by Roman Samborskyi via Shutterstock Buying your first home is exciting! And scary! But you don’t have to fear the process if you take the time to become fully prepared for homeownership. Below are the seven primary keys to preparing yourself and smoothing the process. How to Know You’re Ready Determine how much you can afford. The...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
Buying Your First House in 2020? 4 Ways to Be Prepared
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Buying a house can be complicated. Before you can get started, you must know how much money you can spend, what kind of house you're looking for, what kind of house you can afford in your area and other factors. This is a good time to get started! Below are four concrete...
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Posted on 12/05/2020
Another Property Sold - 4651 1ST Street NE #402, St Petersburg, FL 33703
The Racquet Club Northeast Condominiums, an all age secure entry complex located on St. Petersburg's "North Bay Trail" and next to a popular private Tennis Club, The Racquet Club of St. Petersburg, and easy walk to popular Northeast Shopping Center. This 3/2 split plan is open, light, and enjoys great complex location as a private like end unit with extra corner windows, enjoying the top floor benefits of fewer units on the floor, no resident/public laundry's on the floor, direct exterior kitchen cooking ventilation, and no disturbances from anyone living above. This open floor plan apartment was completely remodeled and updated with new...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
Five Reasons Renters Need Insurance
Image by edar from Pixabay There are many reasons people choose to rent. There are fewer responsibilities, it doesn't take saving up a large down payment, maintenance is likely taken care of and there are no real estate taxes and no homeowners' insurance to pay. That doesn't mean, however, you shouldn't carry insurance. If you rent a home,...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
What to Do Before Turning Your Home into a Short-Term Rental
Photo by Arek Socha via Pixabay In a bid to afford homes in high-value areas, many homeowners turn to income from short-term rentals to cover a high mortgage payment. You can benefit from this option with some caveats: Location really matters. A lot. You might advertise your home as near the coast when it’s really 20 miles inland...
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