Ned Hands' Blog

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...
+ 2 more
Read More
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...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 05/17/2020
Long Distance Moving Tips
Photo by Peter Fazekas from Pexels Whether you are relocating to follow a dream, start a new job or simply have an adventure, cross-country moving requires careful planning and consideration. Moving across the country comes with a unique set of challenges, so it is important to prepare well in advance. Below are some tips to help you simplify...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 05/10/2020
Simple & Fast Pasta Dishes
Image by Дарья Яковлева from Pixabay Being short on time is no reason to not enjoy a healthy meal at home. These three quick and easy pasta dishes whip up in a mere 30 minutes or less, giving you plenty of time to even to the dishes before you could be in and out of a drive thru...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 05/08/2020
767 38TH Avenue NE, St Petersburg, FL 33704 now has a new price of $275,000!
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...
+ 2 more
Read More
Posted on 05/03/2020
Recipe: Pecan, Coconut & Date Bars
Photo by Polina Tankilevitch from Pexels Looking for a healthful treat? One that will keep you energized when you need a boost? Or a treat for the kids to replace sweets or cookies? These scrumptious Pecan, Coconut & Date Bars might be just what you're looking for. Great for travel, camping or giving to friends and co-workers, they...
Read More
Posted on 04/26/2020
Green Improvements Homeowners Should Make
Photo by rawpixel via Pixabay Did you know buyers are willing to pay nearly 3.5 percent more for a home that features green or high-performance features? And while that may not sound like a lot, it factors out to be a whopping $8,750 for every $250,000. The key to getting the most for your green upgrades, however, lies...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 04/19/2020
Common Real Estate Law Issues
Image by 3D Animation Production Company from Pixabay Whenever someone is looking to purchase a home, there is always an inherent risk. It is common for buyers and sellers of homes to look for the best deal possible; however, it is also possible that issues might arise after a home has already closed. When looking to buy or...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 04/17/2020
Another Property Sold - 817 San Carlos Avenue NE, St Petersburg, FL 33702
Welcome to the Isle Caya Costa, a gated community conveniently located in North St Petersburg. This is a beautiful two bed, two bath end unit town home with a den/office that could easily be converted to a third bedroom. Kitchen is large with granite counters, convenient island for eating, beverage fridge, skylight and closet laundry. Entertaining is a breeze with pass through to dining room. Living room has wood-burning fireplace, 12’ vaulted ceilings, bamboo flooring and opens to screened patio with gorgeous view of Lake Caya Costa. Split bedroom plans offers privacy with Master opening to patio as well. This is a super clean unit, ready...
+ 2 more
Read More
Posted on 04/17/2020
Another Property Sold - 817 San Carlos Avenue NE, St Petersburg, FL 33702
Welcome to the Isle Caya Costa, a gated community conveniently located in North St Petersburg. This is a beautiful two bed, two bath end unit town home with a den/office that could easily be converted to a third bedroom. Kitchen is large with granite counters, convenient island for eating, beverage fridge, skylight and closet laundry. Entertaining is a breeze with pass through to dining room. Living room has wood-burning fireplace, 12’ vaulted ceilings, bamboo flooring and opens to screened patio with gorgeous view of Lake Caya Costa. Split bedroom plans offers privacy with Master opening to patio as well. This is a super clean unit, ready...
+ 2 more
Read More
Posted on 04/12/2020
3 Home Improvement Products to Make Your Daily Cleaning Easier
Photo by New Africa via Shutterstock As a homeowner you know there is a lot of upkeep that goes into maintaining a nice home. From weekly cleaning to monthly home maintenance, you put in time, money and effort to give yourself the home life experience you desire. The best living environment to come home to is one that...
+ 3 more
Read More
Posted on 04/05/2020
Steps to Take When Preparing to Sell Your Florida Home
Picture by Pete Linforth via Pixabay The average amount of time that a home, ready to sell, stays on the market is just 23 days. A home that is not ready to sell will sit on the market for an average of 225 days. Getting your home ready to sell in South Florida is an easy task when...
+ 1 more
Read More
Showing Results
1 - 12 of43