Julie McGee's Blog

Posted on 05/24/2020
What is a Rain Chain?
Image by Kaitong Yepoon from Shutterstock Rain in its due time is every gardener's dream. Saving and reusing rainwater is a great way to save resources for the garden. One way to collect rainwater and store it for future use is to install a rain chain. A decorative rain chain can be used in place of a downspout...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Is It a Good Time to Invest in Florida Vacation Homes?
Photo by monikarosephoto via Pixabay Considering the bright weather and undeniable beauty of Florida, it may seem like a home run idea to invest in vacation real estate. But there's a little more to this equation than meets the eye. When it comes to available inventory in Florida, the numbers aren't quite what everyone expected. We'll look at...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
How to Boost Water Efficiency in Your Bathroom
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay Water efficiency is good for both the environment and your wallet. Changing habits, such as turning off the tap while brushing your teeth saves about 3,000 gallons a year. This is great, but if you want to take it a step further to conserve water, here are four DIY ways to bring better...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Refresh the Bathroom With a New Coat of Paint
Photo by Gregory Butler via Pixabay A bathroom renovation can feel like a murky undertaking for homeowners, especially if the room could use multiple upgrades. Questions of where to start and how much to spend are so overwhelming that it may seem easier to skip the whole process. If you want to start somewhere though, experts agree that...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Real Estate: Quick Beginner Tips
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay For some, house hacking is the key to getting started in real estate; for others, it's just a smart way to build cash flow into an otherwise uncooperative rental market. Wondering how to get your foot in the door? Here's what you need to know. What is House Hacking? The term "house hacking"...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
What Defines a Successful Property Selling Journey?
A successful home selling journey allows a property seller to quickly and effortlessly generate interest in his or her residence and finalize a house sale. For those who want to enjoy a successful home selling journey, it is vital to prepare as much as possible. Completing a successful home selling journey may prove to be difficult. If you fail...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
Improve Curb Appeal with a DIY Walkway
Photo by Craig Tidball on Unsplash It's probably much easier and less expensive than you realize to improve your home's curb appeal. Simple fixes such as replacing rickety porch railings or giving trim a fresh, bright coat of paint go a long way toward making prospective home buyers smile. And when you create a welcoming pathway, that leads...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
DIY: Create A Pet Haven in Your Home
Photo by Ilona Krijgsman via Pixabay Whether you own a cat, dog, reptile, or another animal, these critters are members of the family. But with cramped spaces and home layouts that aren’t very focused on the comfort and safety of your pets, you may need to make some modifications to make your home more pet-friendly. And given how...
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Posted on 03/29/2020
How Your Credit Score Affects Your Interest Rate
Image by Tierra Mallorca from Unsplash One of the most important things to check once you decide to start the home-buying process is your credit score. The three major credit bureaus keep track of how you pay for your credit and how much credit you have. Your score fluctuates, sometimes daily, depending on how much you owe and...
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Posted on 03/22/2020
DIY: Using Concrete Pavers in Your Yard
Image by Bronisław Dróżka from Pixabay For anyone who is intimidated by the idea of working with garden pavers, for those who may think they are tools only for professionals experienced in masonry, be assured that you too can beautify your garden and yard with these smooth finishing touches. Perfect for taming and refining wild, overgrown areas, concrete...
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Posted on 03/17/2020
Another Property Sold - 6109 Schooner Way, Tampa, FL 33615
Welcome home to this beautifully RENOVATED WATERFRONT home with BAY & GULF ACCESS in the GATED community of Bay Port. The moment you walk in the front door, you will be amazed at the SOARING CEILINGS, STACKED STONE FIREPLACE, & beautiful flooring. You will LOVE the spacious OPEN FLOOR PLAN, great for entertaining! Fabulous EAT IN KITCHEN with GRANITE countertops, SS appliances, BREAKFAST BAR, & a BUILT IN SEPARATE BAR with matching granite & a WINE REFRIGERATOR to serve up your favorite libations! Not to mention water views everywhere you look & FRENCH DOORS leading out onto the huge WATERFONT SCREENED IN LANAI & POOL, or out to the OPEN AIR...
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Posted on 03/15/2020
How to Write a Memorable Offer Letter
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay While buying a home in a seller’s market, it pays to stand out from the crowd. One way to do that is with a memorable offer letter that captures the seller’s attention from the start. You must include all the right elements, however, to effectively win them over and earn the chance to...
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