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401 S BERMUDA BLVD, TAMPA, FL 33605  

Residential
$399,000
Price
3
Bedrooms
2
Baths
This fully renovated WATER FRONT bungalow is amazing! No longer Tampa's best kept secret on the water, this area is HOT with new development soon to come! This 1 of a kind home has GORGEOUS hard wood floors, updated electric, AC & plumbing ALL ON THE WATER. Sit & enjoy the breeze on your new front porch while eating mangos picked from the OVERSIZED BACK YARD. This spacious home has an open floor plan that allows for relaxing with family or parties with an AMAZING VIEW. Formal living & dining areas allow for any configuration, plus plenty of space for a den or office. Ornate hand painted tiles surround the fireplace. The bedroom on the first floor is perfectly located off a beautiful bathroom with hand cut tiles & exquisite finishes. The updated kitchen includes granite counters, stainless steel appliances & oversized cabinetry. A huge family room was added with vaulted ceilings and EXPOSED WOOD BEAMS to finish off the first floor. Up the uniquely hand painted tile & wood staircase you will find 2 spacious bedrooms with one bathroom, jack & jill style, with plenty of light & water views. A detached 2 car garage with laundry awaits at the end of the long driveway. The home sits on an oversized TRIPLE LOT, fully fenced & is home to tasty mango and banana trees imported from Thailand. DeSoto park across the street has a walking trail, playground, basketball courts, baseball fields, a pool, skate park & pier all on the water. Close to downtown, Ybor, I4, crosstown & 275. Call today!


13819 FLETCHERS MILL DR, TAMPA, FL 33613  

Residential
$149,000
Price
3
Bedrooms
3/1
Full/Half Baths
What a LOCATION! An END UNIT townhome in Carrollwood with easy access to commuter routes. With 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, it is ideally suited as owner occupied or as a rental home. The large kitchen has a pantry and plenty of cupboards, extra storage is under the stairs. The fireplace and French doors to the screened lanai make the living room a relaxing haven. Upstairs is the master suite plus two additional bedrooms and a hall bathroom. Fletcher's Mill amenities include a pool and tennis courts. Included in the HOA fee is water, sewer, trash, building insurance and exterior maintenance. Mature and lush landscaping abound throughout the complex. Great as a 1031 Exchange.


Whether you are just setting up your new house or want a renovation, a great home decorating plan is a must. And getting the right one that fits your style perfectly could be a hurdle too high to jump over. However, it doesn't really have to be that difficult.

You will be surprised that you can decorate your house yourself easily; all you need are the right steps and the materials that fit your style. Find below steps to follow to decorate your home on your own.

  • Figure out your decorating style. Learning your style is the first and the hardest part of home decorating. Once you get it, you are close to being done with the decorating. So, take your time to find out what you like in your home setting. You can set your house to be transitional, which is a blend of both the old and new way of home decorating, or go with a uniquely modern setting. You also can decide to choose from a contemporary or a farmhouse design. Whatever you want, the choice is yours.
  • Break down the plan. Once you determine the style you want to go with, the next step is to break your plan into smaller ones. And the first break will be taking one room at a time. Starting from a bedroom is advisable, but then you get to choose—since it is your house.
  • Start with the most significant piece in the room. After you choose a room, you must immediately figure out where to place the most significant item in the room. The largest is most likely the most expensive. In a bedroom, the biggest is the bed. So, once you figure out where and how to place the most prominent item, other things will find their way.
  • Leverage the experts. You can always seek the advice of experts. Their knowledge will save you a lot of trouble and most likely money. So, don't hesitate to ask them questions whenever you have the opportunity. Some retailers offer professional advice to their customers, so use that.
  • Paint. The next step is painting the walls. Figure out what shades you want to use and stick with it. Colors that will appreciate the collections of items you have will go well. So, endeavor to put your pieces like the color of your chairs in the living room or the color of the rug before deciding on the color to paint.
  • Layer each room over time. You will discover that you can't finish the decorating once. In fact, there is a saying that house decoration is not a sprint but a marathon, so as you live in your house, new ideas will come to your mind, and you can always try them out.

3013 W ASBURY PL, TAMPA, FL 33611  

Residential
$885,000
Price
4
Bedrooms
3
Baths
Welcome to luxury modern living in Tampa's premier Bayshore Beautiful! This STUNNING and spacious home will captivate upon entering and exceed your expectations throughout! 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, oversized 2 car attached garage and a heated pool complete with style and exquisite taste on a rare oversized lot just steps from Bayshore Blvd. Perfect for entertaining, the CUSTOM design of this home leaves nothing to be desired. Careful consideration went into every inch of this home, from the bright and cozy living room entry all the way to the open concept kitchen, dining and family room. A front AND rear master bedroom complete the 4 bedroom, 3 bath oasis. Contemporary fixtures highlight the chef's kitchen which includes Frigidaire professional appliances, soapstone counters and cabinetry with pull out shelving. The front master bedroom contains an oversized shower, and the rear master bedroom pampers with a spa soaking tub and custom closets. French doors open to an oversized fully fenced lot, allowing for a heated salt water, newly finished pool with select pavers, all encompassed with beautifully landscaped surroundings and french drain. New electric, new roof with warranty, pool refinishing, and exterior facade all were completed in 2017. Plumbing was completed in 2015. It's time to make every day feel like an intimate retreat- call today for a private showing. This remarkable home is unlike anything else on the market!


If you intend to list your house, it may be beneficial to perform home upgrades. That way, you can enhance your residence and increase the likelihood of generating plenty of interest in your house as soon as it becomes available.

Oftentimes, a home's roof will deteriorate over time. And if a home seller is not careful, he or she may be forced to repair or replace a house's roof prior to listing a residence. Because failure to update this home's roof may force a home seller to miss out on opportunities to maximize his or her home sale earnings.

For those who need help upgrading a home's roof, there is no need to worry. Many roofing contractors are available in cities and towns nationwide, and these professionals can help you update a home's roof in no time at all.

Differentiating a top-notch roofing contractor from an ordinary roofing contractor, however, sometimes can be difficult. Lucky for you, we're here to help you streamline the process of hiring the best-available roofing contractor in your city or town to update your house's roof.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you select the ideal roofing contractor.

1. Get Multiple Quotes

There is no shortage of roofing contractors at your disposal. Thus, you should receive quotes from multiple roofing contractors in your area.

Reach out to a variety of local roofing contractors – you'll be glad you did. In most instance, roofing contractors will offer free roof evaluations and estimates. Then, you can use the information provided by various roofing contractors to help you make an informed decision.

2. Ask Plenty of Questions

When it comes to selecting a roofing contractor, there is no such thing as a "bad" question. Therefore, you should ask a roofing contractor lots of questions to ensure you can make the best-possible choice.

Remember, roof repairs or updates may prove to be costly. But if you ask a roofing contractor for full details about a roof project, this professional can provide you with the insights you need to maximize the value of your investment.

3. Request Client Referrals

Generally, a roofing contractor can provide client referrals at a moment's notice. These referrals may prove to be exceedingly valuable, as they can help you understand what it's like to work with a roofing contractor before you make your final decision.

If you need extra help finding the right roofing contractor, you may want to reach out to a real estate agent as well. This housing market professional can put you in touch with the top roofing contractors in your city or town, ensuring you can get the home improvement support that you need.

Of course, a real estate agent can provide you with expert guidance throughout the home selling journey too. He or she can help you list your residence, promote it to the right groups of buyers and ensure you can enjoy a quick, profitable home selling experience.

Take the necessary steps to upgrade your home's roof – use the aforementioned tips, and you can hire a terrific roofing contractor before you add your residence to the housing market.