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Mindy Dougherty
(727) 314-5553 (Direct)
(727) 531-2006 (Office)


Renovate or Move? How to Decide
As a homeowner, there may come a time when you ask yourself: "Should I buy a new home, or stay put and renovate my old one?" 

Consider these factors when weighing your decision:
  • Mortgage rates. Would your mortgage rate increase if you were to buy a new home?
  • Renovation scope. How much would you need to do to your home to achieve the look you're hoping for? How much would it cost?
  • Local market. What do housing prices look like?
  • Long-term goals. Are you in a location you're happy with for the long-term?
Not sure if now is the right time to buy in your area? Contact me for help.
High-ROI Renovation Projects
Want to make sure the time and money you spend remodeling is worth it? Then choose your projects carefully. 

According to Remodeling Magazine, here are the highest-ROI home renovation projects you can opt for:
  • A new garage door (98.3% costs recouped, $3,411 in resale value)
  • Adding a steel entryway door (91.3% costs recouped, $1,344 in resale value)
  • A wood deck addition (82.8% costs recouped, $9,065 in resale value)
  • Minor kitchen remodel (81.1% costs recouped, $17,193 in resale value)
  • Siding replacement (76.7% costs recouped, $11,554 in resale value)
Check out Remodeling's full Cost vs Value report for more guidance.
New to the Market
1501 Mission Hills Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33759
2 Bedrooms  |  2 Bathrooms  |  864 Square Feet  |  Listing ID U8031750
This 2 bedroom 2 bath villa is move in ready with some great recent updates. New A/C! The kitchen has a newly resurfaced counter , refaced cabinets, new refrigerator, gas stove. Plenty of cabinet and counter space. Open living and dining area leads to enclosed bonus space to back yard. The unit has tile and wood flooring. Hot water is provided by the community gas water heater which reduces the electric bill for these units. This unit is also quietly placed next to the laundry facility for easy and convenient use. Your car will be parked under a covered carport next to laundry room, with private storage unit and guest parking available. Association dues cover all exterior and roof maintenance, water, gas and pest control. Community amenities include heated pool, clubhouse, recreation room, exercise room, library and shuffle board. Come see this well-kept, conveniently located active adult community villa today!

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What Makes a Great Home Offer?
We're about to head into the busiest home-buying season of the year. Want to make sure your offers stand out in a bidding war? 

A great offer includes:
  • The right price. Don't just go by listing price. Factor in comparable sales, the home's condition and local demand.
  • A personal appeal. Include an offer letter, telling the sellers exactly why you want the property.
  • Pre-approval. This shows you've talked to a lender and are serious about buying the home.
  • Good earnest money. This gives the seller an incentive to choose your offer over another.
An experienced agent is your best resource when making an offer. Reach out if buying a home is on your radar.
Mindy Dougherty

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