Shayne Voris's Blog Posts

How Competitive is the Real Estate Market in 2022 ?

One of the questions I am most frequently askeds by neighbors, friends, and family memebers is: "How's the market?"  In today's world you'd have to be living under a rock to not at least

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4 Tasks to Tackle Before You Move In To Your New Home

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you

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Easy Landscaping Projects to DIY

Ever get the itch to do a DIY project? Whenever we do, our favorites involve getting outdoors and mixing up our landscaping features.Whether it's as simple as installing some lighting or a little

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A Facelift for your Deck

Hanging out with your family or hosting friends on your old, dingy deck is not very appealing. Lucky for you, refreshing it doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Try your hand at the

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Getting your Pets ready for the Move

Prep Your Pets for the Big MoveYour moving day is set and it’s time to start preparing. As you’re making your lists and checking them twice, don’t forget to factor in your furry

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Strategies for Staging Your Home

STAGING STRATEGIES FOR YOUR HOMEStaging your home is all about putting the best foot forward for potential buyers. By highlighting its most desirable features, you can draw more interest for your

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Do You Even Take Before & After Photos?

Did you know that on average a First-Time Homebuyer spends 11+ years living in their home, according to the National Associaton of Homebuilders.  For buyers who have owned before that number

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Home Warranty vs Home Insurance

Home Warranty vs Home Insurance When purchasing a new home, it’s important to do in-depth research on all facets of the homebuying process. One thing you’ll need to understand is

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Dunedin Florida - Waterfront Homes

Dunedin Florida - Waterfront PropertyAre you thinking of buying waterfront property in Dunedin, FL?What options are there?. . .How much does it cost? . . .Can I keep my boat at the property?While

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Some Fees to Be Aware of When Purchasing a Home

Purchasing a home is arguably one of the biggest financial decisions you will make in your lifetime. As you start your hunt, don't forget there will be other costs associated with your purchase then

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Setting Up the Home Office of Your Dreams

Create the Home Office of Your DreamsWhether you work full-time at home or occasionally need to conduct business in the evenings or on the weekends, a home office a great way to utilize an extra.

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Selling a House that's in BAD Condition

Homes require maintenance, and regular up keep.  If this is not done, a property can quickly fall into disrepair.So what should you do if you just inherited, or own a house that's in bad

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How to Decorate with Plants

Eye-Catching Ways to Decorate with PlantsUsing plants as décor is a great way to add a little color and a natural, bright feel to any room. There are endless types of plants to choose from

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Market Update | Feb 2020 | Pinellas County

The Pinellas Realtor Organization recently published the latest market statistics for February 2020.  Can you believe it, INVENTORY has DROPPED yet again!Check out my latest Market Update for

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Palm Harbor Florida | Home Prices 2020

What's the Palm Harbor Florida real estate market like right now?In this week's installment I analyize the the single family home market for Palm Harbor.  Spoiler Alert. . . there are only 23

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Market Update | January 2020 | Pinellas County

Lowest. . . Inventory. . .Ever!!Well, I really didn't think it was possible for the Housing Inventory to get any lower, but IT HAS!  I was just reviewing the latest market statistics that were

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Do You have An Evacuation Plan for all your Pets?

An evacuation plan is a necessity for every home, especially if you live in an area where fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, and other disasters are a possibility. Many homeowners create

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Does your Deck need a Facelift?

Hanging out with your family or hosting friends on your old, dingy deck is not very appealing. Lucky for you, refreshing it doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Try your hand at the

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Your Guide to Understanding the Home Appraisal

Your Guide to the Home AppraisalYou’ve found your dream home and now it’s time to cross all your T's and dot all your I's before it’s all your own. And one of the first items on

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How does the As-Is Contract work?

Are there repairs on an As-Is Contract? | How the As-Is Contract WorksHow does an As-Is contract work?Today we're looking at the As-Is contract.  Specifically the Florida As-Is Purchase and

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Turning Your Bedroom Into a Lux Bedroom

For most of us, our bedroom is little more than a place to sleep and relax. However, just because it’s always been that way doesn’t mean that we have to settle for drab and dreary.One

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Easy DIY Landscaping Projects to Boost your Curb Appeal

Ever get the itch to do a DIY project? Whenever we do, our favorites involve getting outdoors and mixing up our landscaping features.Whether it's as simple as installing some lighting or a little

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What to Repair BEFORE you List You Home

When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the upmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best light. Taking time to highlight its strengths and fix up some of its

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Down Payment Strategy - What is the Right Amount for Down Payment?

You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and

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Palm Harbor, FL - Real Estate Sales Transactions

Be sure to bookmark this page to see all the latest real estate transations in Palm Harbor.Bonus Links:All Properties Currently For Sale in Palm HarborPalm Harbor Market Activity + StatsSee the

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Negotiation - 5 Things that will Kill a Sale

Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a

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5 Tools you must have as a Homeowner

When you own your home, things are going to break and, unless you want to spend your money on visits from a neighborhood handyman, you’re going to need to fix them yourself. Luckily, you don

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How Much does it Cost to Sell a House in Florida?

How much does it cost to sell a house?  The truth is that the amount varies for every home.  Most of this comes from the fact that the majority of selling costs are based on percentages of

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A quick tour of Dunedin, FL

Welcome to Dunedin, FL!Dunedin is an ecclectic waterfront town in Pinellas County, on Florida's Gulf Coast.  It is the 5th largest city in Pinellas County and is home to over 35,000

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Real Estate Market Update - September 2019

It's the end of October, and the Pinellas Realtor Organization just published their monthly report for September 2019.Good News!  We continue to see very favorable conditions for Home Owners,

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How to Find the Perfect House

How do you find the perfect house to buy?  The perfect house is different for each person, or family but here are a few steps that will help you find the perfect home regardless of what you're

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Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

Do you want to sell your home quickly, and for the highest price possible?  Of course you do, that's why it's vitally important to literally do your HOMEWORK first.To get the most out of your

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The Roof! The Roof! The Roof. . . .Is kinda tired!

The one constant in Real Estate is that the Home Buying Process is always changing. New laws and procedures are implemented frequently in all aspects of the business, including title, lending, and

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DIY - Easy Landscaping Projects

Ever get the itch to do a DIY project? Whenever we do, our favorites involve getting outdoors and mixing up our landscaping features.Whether it's as simple as installing some lighting or a little

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How to Deal with your Scratched Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are highly desirable for most homeowners, but they come with their share of challenges when it comes to cleaning, maintenance, and repairs. After a few months or years of heavy use

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5 - Criteria for Pricing your Home to Sell

When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing

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The Weather is Here. . . Wish you were beautiful

-If you've lived in Florida for a while, it's easy to forget just how good we have it here.  Every Christmas I make my annual trip North. . . Not to the North Pole, but to my childhood

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Property Videos now include Aerial Drone Footage

My property tour videos just got another feature, Aerial Drone Footage.  Fully stabilized via a 3-axis gimbal, in resolution up to 4k!-Here's the property video I just completed for a family

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Cut the Cord

How would you like to save $1000+ in 2019?  Cord cutting has become a hot topic for people looking to save money.  You've undoubtedly heard of people ditching their traditional cable tv

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For the Dogs. . .Pets & Real Estate

$72 Billiion. . . $72,000,000,000. . That's the amount Americans are projected to spend on their pets in 2018.  And it's no wonder. . .we love our fur babies!  In fact some people spend

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Pricing your Home to Sell

     There's an old addage in the real estate industry: "There's nothing that price can't fix."  In my experience that's true nearly 100% of the time.  Price, Presentation,

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Absorption Rate - How Many Homes Sell?

Do you know how many homes sell in your zip code/city/neighborhood each month?  Do you know how many homes are currently for sale?  Neither one of these seems like earth shattering

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Paint! - Low Cost, High Yield Home Improvements

Does it feel like 1982 when you come home?  I've posted before about the fact that most of our local homes are a little older.  Some have been completely updated, some are still original

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