Nicholas Fraser | Madeira Beach Real Estate, Seminole Real Estate, St. Petersburg Real Estate


1998 COVE DR, LARGO, FL 33774  

Residential
$289,900
Price
3
Bedrooms
2
Baths
Move right in to this Harbor Hills beauty! This large flowing floor plan offers plenty of living space, and 3 large bedrooms. Newer windows, newer roof, tile floors and brand new carpet in the bedrooms, this home is ready for a new owner. Enjoy the space of the 2 living/family rooms and also the screened in porch to enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktail. This home is located between Walsingham and West Bay, meaning it's very convenient for your choice of restaurants and shopping. Don't delay on this one - make your appointment to see it soon!



This listing recently sold for $115,500.

10155 SAILWINDS BLVD S #203, LARGO, FL 33773  

Residential
$115,500
Price
$115,500
Sale Price
2
Bedrooms
2
Baths
*Professional Photos Coming Soon* This wonderful 2 bed, 2 bath condo with 2 screened balconies is move in ready! You will fall in love with this 2nd level 1018sft condo with ceramic tile in the kitchen and bathrooms, and carpet throughout the rest of the unit. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, and the unit comes with a laundry closet, complete with washer/dryer. This unit is freshly painted and has had all popcorn ceilings professionally re-textured, and trimmed with crown molding throughout the unit. The master bedroom has balcony access and a partial view of Lake Seminole, as well as an en-suite bathroom and walk in closet. This unit is one of the few in this complex which provides 2 screened balconies, with the 2nd off the kitchen/dining area for you to enjoy your morning coffee. Bella Vista is a gated community with clubhouse, pool, fitness center and a community dock with grill overlooking the lake.


 When it comes to the marketability of your house, appearances are everything! If your house is up for sale or you have plans to put it on the market soon, there are a lot of details you need to attend to before prospects stop by.

Although it's difficult to make a lived-in house look immaculate all the time, the closer you can come to that high standard, the better! Whether they're actively looking for signs of cleanliness or just noticing it subconsciously, the overall condition of your home can and does make an indelible impression on prospective buyers.

The reason "curb appeal" is emphasized so strongly by real estate agents is that the initial impression you make on house hunters can impact the amount of time your property stays on the market. That's especially true in "drive by" situations in which prospects quickly check out your house from the street and make a snap judgement about whether or not they like what they see. If your house and yard look appealing to them, then they may follow up with either the listing agent or their buyers' agent. On the other hand, if there's peeling paint visible, an aging roof, or weeds growing out of cracks in the driveway, they'll probably drive on and continue their search elsewhere. As you can imagine, there's a lot riding on curb appeal, so it pays to keep your lawn looking manicured and other landscaping features well maintained.

Once prospects are inside your home, they're going to notice everything from scuffed walls and cluttered furniture to the smell of toast you burned that morning or greasy cooking odors. Pet odors can also be a major turnoff for many prospective buyers, especially if they're not dog or cat fans to begin with! A worst-case-scenario, of course, is to have a last-minute pet accident happen on the floor when prospects are touring the house. That's not just a hypothetical situation; it occurs more often than you might think. To prevent that potential "disaster," some home sellers make arrangements with friends, relatives, or pet daycare services to have their dogs or cats taken care of outside of the house when tours are scheduled. While that's not always practical or even possible, it can make a big difference in the impression your home makes on potential buyers.

The bottom line when it comes to effective home staging is that people are going to notice "the good, the bad, and the ugly." Your objective, of course, is to do everything possible to diminish the negatives and accentuate the positives. Your real estate agent can be an indispensable resource for providing you with the unvarnished truth about what needs to be repaired or cosmetically improved to present the best possible image of your home to the public.


The process of buying a home is anything but cut and dry. There will undoubtedly be some twists and turns along the way. First, you need to be pre-approved for a mortgage. Then, you’ll need to find a home that fits both your needs and your budget. Finally, you’ll put in an offer on a place and hope for the best throughout the rest of the process.


There are plenty of things that you can do as a buyer to make buying a home both easier and more streamlined. Below, you’ll find some of the best tips that are specifically for those seeking to buy a home. 


Give Them An Offer They Can’t Refuse


When there is a low quantity of homes and a high number of buyers, competition can get fierce. When the market is like this, you’re not guaranteed to get a property that you put an offer on. It may take making several offers on homes in order for you to finally get the keys to your dream house. 


You never want your offer to be too low. A low offer could be insulting to sellers and instead of being countered, could just be outright refused. Make an offer too high and you still have a problem. A high offer may be accepted, however, it’s not going to be approved by your mortgage company for you to borrow that much for the purchase. If an offer is accepted and a home appraises for less, you may be left with thousands of dollars that you need to pay on the spot in order to secure the home. 


The best way to present an attractive offer is to work with an expert realtor who can do the appropriate research and let you know what a good offer on the home would be.           


Know Your Contingencies


After an offer on a home has been accepted, you need to get to work on the contingencies that you’re going to want on the home. Your realtor will also be a huge advocate in this area. Contingencies will include things like the right to do a home inspection, the appraisal contingency, and the contingency that you’ll only be able to move forward with buying the home if you have appropriate financing. These protect you as a buyer so that if something falls through, you’ll be able to back out of the deal without a penalty.


Don’t Go Credit Happy


Once your offer is accepted and your financing is in place, don’t head out to buy tons of new furniture and appliances for your new home. Your credit matters until you get the keys to the house. Opening new credit cards or adding significant debt can affect your credit score negatively, possibly putting a damper on your home purchase. Hold off on making purchases until after you move into the house.    



452 BATH CLUB BLVD N, NORTH REDINGTON BEACH, FL 33708  

Residential
$949,900
Price
4
Bedrooms
4/1
Full/Half Baths
**Price Improved for Quick Sale** ONLY $233 PER SQ FT FOR THIS WATERFRONT POOL HOME! This is your opportunity to own this amazing WATERFRONT Bath Club home for BELOW APPRAISED VALUE! Four bedrooms, three and one half baths, office, Inside Laundry/Costco Room, 2car garage, pool, and 4,063sq.ft. of living. Large kitchen with solid wood cabinetry, stainless appliances, and granite tops. Spacious family room with very high ceiling and wood burning fireplace. Rear lanai overlooking beautiful pool and extensive westerly water views. Entire second floor is the master suite with balcony & expansive water views. Large master bathroom with two separate walk in closets. Downstairs features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, 2 family rooms, dining room, office and laundry. Lush tropical landscaping, brick pavered circular driveway, newer dock in 2012, Travertine around pool area in 2012, and so much more. This home is ready for a new owner to make it their own with their personal finishing touches.




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