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Florida Rambler Names Best Gulf Coast Bike Trails

January 18, 2019

Four of Florida’s best bike trails are located on the Sun Coast, as stated by floridarambler.com. For biking enthusiasts looking to take advantage of our year-round great weather, abundant natural beauty, and unique terrain, its no wonder these trails made the list.

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Fun Area Amenities to Enjoy Near Parrish, Florida

January 14, 2019

The Parrish area of Southwest Florida has plenty of fun activities and attractions. It's home to many fun area amenities, including the following:

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THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MOVING TO FLORIDA’S GULF COAST

January 11, 2019

The Gulf Coast is less developed and crowded than the east coast of Florida. Because of that, you’ll experience a more easygoing pace of life and you’ll get to where you want to go more easily.

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Final Phase Now Open - Rio Vista Estates

January 4, 2019

Live the life you have always dreamed along Florida’s immaculate Sun Coast at The Islands on the Manatee River. Now into our final phase we have just released Rio Vista Estates are most prestigious neighborhood in The Islands. Rio Vista Estates features 65 homesites, all waterfront. This unique neighborhood combines nature’s beauty with homes of architectural distinction. As you pass through a private passive gated entry, tumbled clay brick streets great you as you wind your way to Channelside Lagoon. The largest estate sized homesites are located directly on the Manatee River with easy access to the Gulf of Mexico and beyond. Estate homesites on the Central Harbor have direct access to the Manatee River and are all pre-approved for boat docks. Three new models, directly on the Manatee River, are being constructed by the area’s most sought after custom home builders. These skilled professionals can build your dream home, custom-suited for your Rio Vista homesite.

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Staging Tips To Help Sell Your Home Fast

December 20, 2018
If you are planning to put your house on the market in the near future, we are sure that the goal is to sell your home as quickly as possible   and  get your full asking price. Use these tips below in order to set the stage for success for selling your home fast.
 
Clear the ClutterThe most important thing you can do to prepare your home for sale is to get rid of all the clutter. One of the major contributors to a cluttered look is having too much furniture. You don't have to go drastically, but take a hard look at what you have and ask yourself what you can live without.
 
Boost Curb Appeal - Many potential buyers drive-by the property first before deciding on taking a tour.  Ensure your home is ready to lure onlookers by power washing the sidewalks and drive-ways, plant colorful flowers and greenery, wash windows and repaint where needed. 
 
Deep Clean the Inside - It may be worth hiring a professional cleaning staff to come in and really do a deep cleaning of your home so your floors are shining, grout is clean and every area is sparkling. This is one of the easiest ways to help your home put its best foot forward.
 
Home Lighting - One of the things that make staged homes look so warm and welcoming is great lighting.  Increase the wattage in your lamps and fixtures.  Aim for a total of 100 watts for every 50 square feet.
 
Neutral Colors - Neutral colors most often appeal to most buyers. These days neutral colors go beyond beige, from warm tans and honeys to soft blue-greens.  Try to stay away from those bold colors as they have a way of reducing offers.  You can bring in color with furniture and decorations.
 
Odors and Smells - You'll want to be aware of what you cook and any pet odors if you have a pet. Work towards achieving a clean smell.  Baking soda can help with removing odors. Fresh flowers, pretty soaps, candles and other odor devices are also a great investment.
 
Clean your Closets - Visitors will want to take a look inside your closets.  Closet space is very important for most buyers.  Try to get rid of as much as you can in your closets.  A good aim is for 20 to 30 percent of open space in each closet in order to achieve the impression of spaciousness.
 
Dining Room Table - The dining room table is often overlooked in decorating your home. Think about setting up place settings or using a series of smaller vessels down the center of the table.
 
Master Bedroom Setting - Create a relaxing bedroom setting with luxurious linens and soft colors that will make a potential home buyer want to hang out. You can't go wrong with clean, crisp linens, tasteful artwork and a blanket folded at the foot of the bed. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Top 6 Dock and Dine Restaurants on The Manatee River

December 20, 2018

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Florida's coast offers white, sandy beaches, year-round sunshine, and delicious cuisine. From gourmet restaurants to casual outdoor tiki bars, you'll find food, drinks and entertainment for great dock and dine enjoyment. Take a look at six boating restaurants you don't want to miss.

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Woody's River Roo

Woody's River Roo is a family-owned restaurant with causal atmosphere, a picturesque river view and a great outdoor tiki bar. The menu includes Black Angus, ostrich and kangaroo burgers, fresh seafood, homemade soups and their signature dish, beer battered fish and chips. At Woody's, you'll find great food, live music six nights a week, and Tuesday night Karaoke.

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5 Reasons why People Retire in Sarasota, Florida

December 20, 2018

Are you looking at Florida communities and wondering where to retire? Sarasota should be at the top of your list. Sarasota is one of the Sunshine State communities that have become popular with retirees, and for good reason. This town on the state's west coast has a population of a little over 53,000 residents and offers cultural diversity along with a variety of activities and gorgeous home options to fit your Florida retirement lifestyle. Below are five reasons to consider retiring to Sarasota:

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Top 5 Places in the Bradenton Area to Visit With Your Boat

December 20, 2018

Boating opens up a unique way to visit many of the interesting locations the Bradenton area area has to offer. The following destinations can be easily accessed by boat:

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Many School Options for Your Children in Manatee County

December 20, 2018

Bordered on the north by Tampa Bay, and to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, the Manatee County School District is home to more than 44,000 students and 7,000 educators. Across the street from The Islands on the Manatee River, you will find the new Annie Lucy Williams Elementary School. Additionally, Manatee County is a “school of choice” county – giving you access to additional choices across the river.

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