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Friday, November 8, 2019   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

Simple Add Ons to Increase Curb Appeal

First impressions are everything, especially when it comes to buying a home. As a home seller, you need to make sure your home wows the potential buyer from the beginning. Before a buyer ever sets foot in your home, they'll only see the outside in pictures. If they like what they see, they'll maybe do a drive-by, checking out the outside of the house and the neighborhood. Only then will a potential buyer reach out via an agent to see the rest of the home. Do these simple things to increase curb appeal to make a great first impression. 

Fresh Paint
A fresh coat of paint does wonders for the look of your home. It's like putting on the Sunday best for first impressions. The house appears cleaner overall. Go for a neutral if you can, although many homes in the area are a traditional Florida pastel. If your home looks good in yellow or turquoise, go for it. Otherwise, stay close to neutral or the original color to spruce it up a bit. 

Power Wash
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Friday, November 1, 2019   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

5 Original Restaurants to Try in the Clermont Area

As we start moving into the holiday season, give your self a break from all the hustle and bustle and try out one of these original and delicious restaurants in the Clermont area.

Root and Branch
Root & Branch is a concept dreamed up by Chef AJ Craft and his wife Dana. The couple created Clermont's most unique dining experience, bringing their vision of casual fine dining to Clermont. The menu includes traditional Southern dishes such as fried green tomatoes, hush puppies, and shrimp and grits, elevated to exquisite and delectable combinations. You'll find plenty of local ingredients on the menu here. 

Clermont Fish House
So while the Clermont Fish House is not new,  it is newly expanded. If you like traditional English Fish and Chips, this is the place to get them. Located on the corner of Hwy 50 and East Avenue, the Clermont Fish House is owned and operated by British expats. They serve a variety of fish such as flounder, cod, catfish, haddock, and more. You c ...

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Friday, October 25, 2019   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

Simple Decorations for the Holiday Season

If you are selling your home during the holidays, you may have some questions about how to decorate. Do you go all out and hope the potential buyers like your style? Or do you keep it barren and deprive yourself of holiday cheer?

There is a middle ground. You can, and should, decorate for the holidays. Potential buyers recognize that it is the season to be merry, after all. However, keeping the decorations simple will make it easier for your home to shine through without being run over by a reindeer.

When it comes to holiday lighting, ar you a Clark Griswold or a Martha Stewart? While we don't think you need to go overboard with everything perfectly placed like Martha, we do thing a color scheme is best. Stick with all white or all red color for lighting. Go for steady on or a twinkle light. Having the same color throughout the home is less distracting and doesn't pull focus away from the home's features. 

Outdoor Lighting
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Friday, October 11, 2019   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

How Property Managers keep Property Owners Happy

If you own a property for rental purposes, chances are you've researched why you need a property manager. But have you thought of how a property manager can keep the owner happy? We look at the following ways our property management team keeps you, the owner, happy. 

Steady Income

Likely you're renting out a property to cash in on passive income. While it's passive to a point, you are hoping to have a steady monthly income from this property rental. A property management company keeps the owners happy by assisting with that steady income in two ways.

Related: Passive income from Rental Properties

One, a property manager collects the rental income in a variety of ways. This can be electronically, or a check dropped at the office. Regardless, you the owner can choose which method you prefer, usually, a direct deposit to your bank is the favored way. Additionally, if the tenant fails to send in the rent check on time, it's up to the property management company to foll ...

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Friday, October 4, 2019   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

Fall Festival Fun in Lake County, Florida

October and November are fantastic months to celebrate fall festivities in Florida. The weather has turned cooler (slightly) and everyone is ready to get out and celebrate.

Here are our choices for some fall festivals to take part in.

It's that time of year to celebrate the way the Germans do. Oktoberfests have been a part of Bavarian culture for over 200 years. German beer and food are often involved as is music. 

Suncreek Brewery, along with Michale Ali's and Savoree will have a 2 day Oktoberfest event starting October 5. Expect german music and dancing, German food, contests and more. 

And on October 12th, the Royal Palm Railway in Mount Dora will host Oktoberfest on the Train. Get more details here. 

Events at the Winery
Lakeridge Winery is a fantastic place to get your holiday spirit going, especially in Florida. Sit outside and listen to the blues with the BBQ and Blues Festival on October 11-13th. Or visit during their Holiday Ope ...

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