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Thursday, June 23, 2022   /   by Ana Baldner

Best House Plants For Beginners

I got my first house plant a year ago. It added color and brightness to my small, dark bedroom. Back then I was hesitant to add “water plant” to my daily to-do list. What if I forgot? What if I watered it too much, or too little? Or what if I gave it too little sun and it was too late? I didn't want to subject an innocent plant to my unskillful hands that definitely had no gardening skills.

When I realized that not all houseplants require constant attention or a meticulous watering schedule, it was easy to decide which plant to add to my home. Some just aren’t picky when it comes to watering and sun, and there are so many benefits to owning one! Adding greenery to a home adds color and breaks up traditional décor. They can clean up your air, relieve stress and even rid your space of toxins.

Here are 5 of the best houseplants for beginners:

Pothos 

My personal favorite is the Pothos plant. You won’t have to worry about forgetting to water ; ...

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Monday, June 20, 2022   /   by Ana Baldner

A Great Strategy When A Seller Chooses Someone Else's Offer: Submit A Backup Offer

You'd do everything you could to get the home you want, right? If you've been searching for a home the last 2 years, you know that you've got competition.  One strategy that isn't taken advantage of enough: Backup offers
 
If a Buyer submits an offer and the Seller chooses another one, I encourage my Buyers to submit a Backup offer.   A Backup offer is a bona-fide written offer - terms, pre-approval or proof of funds and all.  There is an additional form that notes how long you're willing to be in Backup position.  If the seller accepts and signs off then that home is secured for you, should the 1st Buyer fall through.  A lot of Buyers say to me, "That probably won't happen though.  I'll just resubmit my offer if it comes back on the market."  I tell them, DON'T.  If you wait for the property to come back on the market, then you're competing with the entire market again.  Buyers fall through all the time, especially in a market where ; ...

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Thursday, June 16, 2022   /   by Ana Baldner

Best Ways to Make a Small Room Look Spacious

Having a small space can be frustrating, especially when it’s your living room or bedroom. We all love a big airy room to relax in. But you don't have to start a full home renovation just to open up a room. There are more affordable and less invasive ways to make a room look bigger. From the furniture you buy to the colors you use, you can easily achieve a spacious room without having to break down a wall.

Whether you’re trying to sell your home or simply want to refresh an old space, here are some tips to trick guests into thinking a room is bigger than it actually is:

Furniture 
First off, move your furniture away from walkways. When obstacles sit in the natural path of a room, it cuts off the flow of the space. Spaces appear smaller when guests have to maneuver around the furniture. Moving furniture away from these paths will instantly help. 

Changing your furniture can have the biggest effect on the perceived size of your space. Your furniture must ...

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022   /   by Ana Baldner

Top 5 Space Coast Activities 

The Space Coast area is filled with activities to do and sights to see. Our 237 days of sunshine allows for a wide range of activities that stand out from other states! Here we have the ocean, rivers, and so many different ways to experience Florida. But when people think of the Space Coast, they usually think of Nasa and the Kennedy Space Center. This area has a lot more to offer than rockets and space attractions!
Here are five activities on the Space Coast that are worth the experience:

The Zoo
Located in Melbourne, The Brevard zoo is not like one you’ve been to before. Not only does it have exhibits of over 180 animal species from around the world, it also offers multiple hands-on experiences for visitors. It has a walk-through kangaroo enclosure, up-close rhino encounter, 5 aerial obstacle courses, zip-lining, giraffe feeding, kayaking around the giraffe exhibit and an aviary exhibit where you can feed the birds. This Zoo is non-profit and focuses on education, conse! ...

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Thursday, June 2, 2022   /   by Flr Team

Signs That Your Home May Have Structural Issues

Whether you live in a condo, townhome, or single-family home, you’ll want to know that your home is safe. It’s always a good idea to get your home inspected before you purchase it or move in. Although it’s important to keep up a regular maintenance regimen to ensure that your home stays in good shape, there are some things to look out for that should prompt you to call a professional right away.


Cracks in your wall, ceiling or foundation may indicate structural instability or uneven settling. This could lead to costly damage down the road. If the cracks are more than a quarter of an inch wide or grow over time, it’s time to get it checked out.


A leaky roof or pipes is another cause for concern. Ongoing water damage can be an expensive fix and can lead to mold or an unstable roof. 


Bulging floors, doors or windows that aren’t level in their frames can also be a sign of structural issues. Door and window openings are often the areas where; ...

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