Kim Ellis, REALTOR's Blog

Posted on 08/09/2020
Home Buying Journey: Start with Your Loan
Photo by Nattanan Kanchanaprat via Pixabay If you’re in the market to purchase a home, it can be a confusing process. Interest rates, types of loans and what may apply to you can all sound like a foreign language. It’s always best to have some background knowledge before going to see a mortgage broker to make sure you’re...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
Compare the Advantages of Home Ownership vs Renting
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay For years home ownership has been the American dream, but, according to the Pew Research Center, a higher percentage of us are renters than at any other time in the last 50 years. Is that a bad thing? Not necessarily. For many people renting may be the right choice. Every individual and...
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Posted on 07/28/2020
Another Property Sold - 3220 54th Ave NE, Naples, FL 34120
Perfect 3/2 on 1.14 acres with a chain link fenced back yard and one car garage! This home has almost NEW EVERYTHING! Brand new roof after Irma. Brand new top of the line AC this year with WIFI configuration controlled by an app on your phone. AC is extremely energy efficient which keeps the electric bill under $100! All new within the last year - range/oven, washer/dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator and new hurricane impact sliding glass door. AC condenser and water system are thoughtfully located at the back of the house to allow space for a car to drive around the side (a very important feature on a 1.14 acre lot). Located on a dead end...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Easy Breakfast Ideas
Image by ArtCoreStudios from Pixabay Having a nutritious breakfast gets your day off to a great start. However, finding time to make it can be tough when your mornings are busy. You don’t have to gather a ton of ingredients or set aside a lot of time to prepare a good breakfast. Keep the following easy and healthy...
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Posted on 07/24/2020
Another Property Sold - 261 16th St NE, Naples, FL 34120
H.16003 - This cute 3/2 with large eat in kitchen has a great Estates location. Huge utility shed /workshop with extra wide driveway access in the back. This family home also has a fenced area off the screened lanai for pets or small children. Long front porch for coffee and sunrise in the morning. ...
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Posted on 07/21/2020
Another Property Sold - 271 16th St NE, Naples, FL 34120
H.16044 - 3/2 Pool home with metal roof and newer AC! Excellent Estates location with unbeatable price! Fruit trees...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
Refresh Your Patio Furniture with Paint
Image by MikesPhotos from Pixabay The bistro table and chairs or patio set that welcomed your guests to gather outdoors and gave your porch a pop of color is now less than beautiful with its peeling paint and orange-brown crust. Your outdoor space deserves a freshening up and the best way to go about it for both your...
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Posted on 07/17/2020
Another Property Sold - 160 4th St, Naples, FL 34113
H.15380 - Live, Work and Play in this solar powered energy efficient home! Perfect opportunity for someone wanting a 3/2 cozy home in tip-top shape with a screened pool and lanai area for recreation as well as a 1800sf 5 CAR GARAGE and/or STORAGE situated on a 1/2 acre West of US41! This property is ideal for the family wanting lots of space for large business equipment and/or large vehicles. The interior features include a huge kitchen with upgraded appliances and lots of cabinet space, large laundry room inside the residence, plenty of closet space, a separate dining area, a detached recreational room with electric and A/C. Don't let...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
How to Gain Preapproval
Photo by Pixabay via Pexels Thinking of buying a home in the near future? You're going to need a preapproval. This tells real estate agents that you're serious about the home-buying process, and it alerts sellers that you're a solid, low-risk candidate. Preapprovals aren't always easy to score, however. And if you're someone who's had a few credit...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
PMI - What It Is and Why It's Important
Photo by Gino Crescoli via Pixabay Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) may be a common term in home buying, but not every home buyer understands exactly what it will mean for their finances. This short guide will give you the basics, so there are fewer surprises down the line. What Is PMI? PMI is a type of insurance that...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Caring for Indoor Succulents
Image by Milada Vigerova from Pixabay Caring for indoor succulents is not as intimidating as it may seem. Even though growing them can be a challenge, there are lots of care tips that could make things easier. Succulents are not the ideal plants to grow indoors but that should not stop you from growing them. With the right...
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