Doug and Jenna DeGroot's Blog Posts

Your Guide to Decorating Shelves

Are you having trouble decorating your bookcase or open shelving? I have to admit that decorating some open shelving could take a little finessing. Here are my top tips to follow to get those

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Buying Vacant Land: The Do's and Dont's

Building a custom home is hard work that is rewarded when you move into the home of your dreams. The first step is finding the perfect lot to build on. Before you purchase a lot to build on, be

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Fresh Year, Fresh Start: Organizing, Decluttering and Cleaning Home Tips

Many of us could not wait to close the door on 2021 and usher in the new year– and all the positive karma we hope comes with it! As you look forward to 2022 you may have spent some time

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Considering a Short-Term Rental?

Short-term rentals can be a highly lucrative investment and a fun way to make money. Some of the advantages to managing a short-term rental property include:  1. Your tenants are generally

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Your Question About Selling Your Home: Answered

If you have a home to sell, you’re probably excited to get the process started. There are many things you need to consider when selling your property, and it’s hard not to feel

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What to Check during your Final Walk-Through

What to Check on Your Final Walk-Through  The final walk-through on your new home is an exciting event. It means you have successfully maneuvered through negotiations, inspections, and

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2022 Housing Market Predications

Though not predictable, you can always rely on the real estate market in Tampa to change. Here are some predictions for the housing market in 2022.2022 will fall just short of record-breaking"Zillow

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Thinking about Renovating your home in 2022?

Lots of times when I'm taking buyers through a home, they'll ask what it costs to upgrade, repair, or replace different parts of a home. Here’s my list of project estimates I often share with

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Thinking about Upsizing or Downsizing?

Upsize or Downsize: Which is Your Best Move?Deciding if it is time for your family to upsize or downsize is not always a clear choice. There are factors to consider that might push you to take the

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What is Going on in Twin Lakes right now?

Most of us are not tuned into the Real Estate Market unless we are buying or selling a home. You may be hearing things locally or on a National level about the CRAZINESS of this marekt. Well,

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New Construction Inspections

Do I need an inspection with New Construction?When buying new construction, getting an inspection may not even cross your mind. Of course most buyers are inclined to buy a new home with the

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Outdoor Living is NOW more important than EVER

Wow..1 year of Quarantine... Let's sit back and really reminisce on what we have learned? I know for my family this year has truly shown us the importance of our home. It was no longer a place where

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Best Ways to Boost my Home Value

I would hope you see your home as more than just a place to live but also as an investment. Thanks to home appreciation, a home is one of the best ways to build wealth. Many times when something in

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Is it a good time to Refinance?

Is it just me, or does it feel like the "refinance" question is everywhere you turn? Are you wondering if you should jump onto the bandwagon? I promise you that you will sleep better at night

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What is it like to be a Buyer today?

Last week we talked all about how great it is to list your home in this current market, but what does the market look like for buyers? With super low home inventory, pent-up buyers are

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What is it like to be a Seller today?

“Most of my clients have an idea of what they want to list the home for even before I arrive. What was that number you guys were thinking about?”They look at each other, then back at me.

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