Ned Hands' Blog

Posted on 08/02/2020
Where Should You Buy a Second Residence?
Purchasing a second home should be a fun, exciting experience. Yet homebuyers who fail to consider where they want to pursue a second residence may struggle to achieve their desired results. If you know you want to buy a second home, it often helps to narrow your house search to residences in a select group of cities and towns....
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Foreclosures: Should I Buy One?
Photo by Alexander Stein via PixabayIf a home is in foreclosure, you can buy it for less. Great deal, right? It can be, but there are pitfalls, and you need even more caution than in a regular real estate transaction. Stages of Foreclosure Foreclosure can take months or even years depending on the regulations of the specific state,...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
How to Upcycle an Old Painting
Image by Juraj Varga from Pixabay If you're looking to get creative but to do so on a budget, then one fun activity to look at is upcycling an old painting and making it more personal to your style. By old paintings we mean those $2 thrift store oil paintings and popular prints you nabbed for cheap at...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
How Many Property Showings Should You Host?
The number of showings a seller needs to host varies. In some instances, a buyer may submit an offer to purchase a house following an initial showing. Or, in other cases, a seller may host dozens of showings without receiving any offers to purchase his or her house. Ultimately, there are lots of things that a seller can do...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Banquet Style Outdoors: How to Show Off Your Entertainment Spread
Photo by Agung Pandit Wiguna from Pexels You see it in your favorite magazines -- or maybe on Pinterest. The ultimate outdoor dining and entertainment experience has elevated basic hosting to an art form, and you can use your existing set up to create a truly spectacular experience for your family and your guests. Follow the tips below...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Home Seller Awareness: What You Should Know when Selling in Florida
Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay You've made the decision to sell your home, but you need information on the dos and don'ts of placing your home in the real estate market. Consider these tips to help make selling your home a success. Laws and Procedures When you choose a real estate agent, determine whether you'll be represented...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Home Improvement Ideas for Aging in Place
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels If you’re planning to stay in your new home for many years, incorporating certain features into your home's design can make for a smooth transition. While you might not necessarily need these kinds of features immediately, you'll likely find they add convenience to your space. What can you do to make sure your...
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Posted on 06/16/2020
Another Property Sold - 767 38TH Avenue NE, St Petersburg, FL 33704
Opportunity in Snell Shores! This home is ready for new owners, perfect for the first-time home buyer or a vacation get-away. Lots of potential for a great residence just blocks from Crisp Park and NOT ON BUSY 40th AVE NE it's two blocks off of 40th Ave NE. Floor plan includes a spacious living/dining room combination and a family room that opens to a large backyard with patio. Master bedroom has a private entrance. The lot is large with plenty of room to expand or add a pool. Alley access leads to a large driveway with attached rear facing garage. This is a wonderful neighborhood minutes from 4th Street N with its many restaurants and ample...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Get the Best Value When Hiring Home Contractors
If you've ever experienced the frustration of paying more than necessary for home repairs, remodeling, or upgrades, you're not alone! Most of us have done it at one time or another, and it's not a pleasant feeling! The good news is that if you make up your mind to do a little research, ask questions, request a free quote,...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
10 Things To Look for Before Buying a Waterfront Home
Photo by timokefoto via Pixabay Buying property can be fun, but it can also be exhausting. You want to find a place that fits your personal lifestyle and invest in a home that'll bring you years of happiness. As you're looking at shorefront real estate: 1. Understand Your Access Rights to the Water On the surface, it may...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
What You Should Know About Paying Your Mortgage Off Early
Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay Owning a home can be an amazing experience. But interest from your mortgage accumulates over time, leaving you to seemingly pay an arm and a leg to finance your home. But while you may think that paying off your mortgage early is a great idea, that isn’t always the case. You May...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Buying Investment Property Versus a Primary Residence
Photo by Alexander Zvir from Pexels Those who currently own a home may consider investing in a second home for income purposes. However, it is important to understand you may have hurdles to overcome when searching for a mortgage or obtaining homeowners insurance. Here are some of the most significant differences between buying an investment property and a...
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