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All Blog Entries by Ethan Maas

Found 22 blog entries published by Ethan Maas.

Welcome to 1439 Rose Garden Road, a treasure of a home on a massive lot in Cape Coral near Tarpon Point Marina!

1439 Rose Garden road

Florida living is easy in this incredibly spacious ranch-style home on an oversized lot in the beautiful Rose Garden neighborhood, located directly across from Tarpon Point. Spanning over 6000 SF, this massive residence is graced by sprawling entertaining spaces and high ceilings. The recently added guest suite offers an ensuite bathroom & kitchenette to ensure guests have a private oasis of their own. Enjoy gatherings in the generously sized living room and formal dining room that flow into the eat-in kitchen, which comes complete with new stainless steel appliances and built-in wine racks. A 600 SF screened wraparound lanai leaves plenty of space for grilling and outdoor entertainment. Feel inspired working in the library or

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Sweating your upcoming home inspection?  No need to stress any longer. Check out these tips courtesy of Florida Realtor Magazine (PLus other real estate professionals around the country).

Preparing for a home inspection

 There's no need to make your upcoming home inspection any more difficult than it has to be. You can conduct your own preliminary "10-Minute Walkthrough" using our handy guide as a starting point, or simply recall a few guidelines, such as:

  • Check that all sinks, toilets, faucets, and smoke detectors are working properly and are not leaking or malfunctioning.

  • Clear any debris from the exterior of the home, and make sure access points to appliances (especially water heaters and septic tanks) are freely accessible.

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 It may be winter in the rest of the United States, but sunny season is in full swing down in Florida.  This means sandy beaches, beautiful surf, natural tans, and big smiles are generally the norm. Another central aspect of Floridian culture: a love for the classic automobile. You can expect to see them all around the state’s highways and byways even more than usual at this time of year. Vacationers, businessmen, and retirees alike might sometimes enjoy cruising around in a ‘flashier’ car while heading to their leisure or work activity of choice.  In addition to its culture, Florida’s history represents the classic automobile well: both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford called Southwest Florida a second home.  Car shows take place year-round in the area

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There are an awful lot of factors that go into selling a property.  Some more budget-minded sellers seek to minimize the amount of the sale price taken ‘off the top’ at closing- and may even be successful- but it is nonetheless important to consider every avenue of time and money that must be invested to market and sell a home. Let’s discuss five of the many reasons to work with a licensed real estate agent when buying and/or selling a home.

4 Benefits of Working with a Real Estate Agent

 Dreamscape Realty is here to help you with all of your real estate needs.

In Your Corner

As Randy Newman once said: “It’s a Jungle out there”, and it can be immensely valuable to have a real estate professional in your corner.  One of the items in your agent’s primary job description is to help his or her clients navigate the

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Selling your home can be a complex experience.  Why make it any harder than it has to be? You can avoid the headache portion of the experience by using a realtor and avoiding these 4 common home pricing mistakes (courtesy of celinavazquezrealtor.com).

4 Common Home Pricing Mistakes (and how to avoid them!)

Dreamscape Realty wants to help get you in your dream home... or onto your next adventure!

Asking Too Much

Starting too high on the asking price can drive away showings and potential buyers.  You could be forced to lower the list price later, which is not uncommon or even necessarily a bad thing.  Nonetheless it is generally a better practice to price competitively in the first place than to put yourself in a position to have to keep slashing prices. 

Asking in a Weird Way

Picking an uneven or uncommon asking price (for

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Florida's gorgeous beaches are a huge draw to the state.

By now everyone is familiar with Amazon’s acquisition of the grocery chain Whole Foods.  Prices have been slashed and new marketing channels have been opened up for both Jeff Bezos’ parent company and the health foods conglomerate they’ve purchased under their wing. There have been some interesting developments in Florida real estate values lately as well.  Let’s dig into those for a brief pre-weekend update.

Defensive Real Estate moves by Publix

Publix seeks to defend its grocery empire via Real Estate.

Beloved Florida-based grocery giant Publix has stepped up their game in response to Amazon’s savvy acquisition of Whole Foods. FloridaTrend.com reports that as the aforementioned buyout occurred, “those currently sitting atop the retail food chain are working hard to solidify their standing” (1). 

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Guest Blog:  Staten Island Gems

Lighthouse Hill Hidden Gem New York City Neighborhood

Suburbanites  - what do you if a new life change brings you to the big city? Be it a new job, business opportunity, or family situation, lots of people continue to flock to The Big Apple. New York City has grown by nearly half a million people since the 2010 census.

Once you’ve spent your whole life accustomed to green space and privacy, it can be a really tough adjustment to live in cramped apartments. And when it comes time to buy a home, the city is out of reach for most people anyway.

That’s why the Staten Island real estate market is so hot right now- for the price of a one bedroom apartment in Manhattan, New Yorkers can own their own home with lots more space to move around.

As the most suburban

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 Greetings, folks! Some of you may be more interested in Florida rental properties than homes for sale right now, and that’s another famtastic Florida real estate market segment.  We have several fantastic listings around the Boca Raton & Delray Beach areas that are perfect for your needs.  If one of these homes piques your interest, our colleagues on the Southeast Florida coast would love to speak with you further. Contact Kathy Eauslin for more information or to schedule a showing!



Delray Beach & Boca Raton Market Overview

Dreamscape Realty Group is here for all your South Florida real estate needs. May all your real estate dreams come true.


2018 is shaping up to be a great year for locations around Palm Beach County. According to the real estate experts at Trulia.com:  Trends in Delray Beach indicate a 4 percent year-over-year increase in average

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South Floridians:

  We're in the full swing of event season.  Check out some standout musical choices around Lee County/Southwest Florida for you to kick off the month of May with. If you see an event I missed, tell us in the comments!  Be sure to tune in soon for late-May picks as well.  (While you're in the area, you could also join us for an open house if you're looking to make a move!) 

 

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic  George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic- May 3, Bonita Springs


George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic have had a longevity that is quite impressive: they've been a fixture of the American music scene since the 1960's. P-Funk's style relied on a hodgepodge of science fiction, humor, and psychedelic culture to cultivate their unique take on the funk

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Southwest Floridians:
  We're in the full swing of event season.  Check out some outstanding musical choices for the rest of this week around Lee County.  Be sure to tune in next week for more picks.  (While you're in the area, you could also join us for an open house if you're looking to make a move!) 

 

Tedeschi Trucks Band Tedeschi Trucks Band- April 12


  The Tedeschi Trucks Band has always had a 'family vibe', owing in part to the fact that its two bandleaders (lead vocalist/guitarist Susan Tedeschi and lead guitar virtuoso Derek Trucks) have been married for two decades. That vibe may be warm and relaxed, but make no mistake about it: these guys & gals will blow you away.  I've had the privilege of seeing them three times myself, the last time being at

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