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Wednesday, January 13, 2021   /   by Nichole Barna

2021 Real Estate: What to Expect

Real Estate in 2020 was quite interesting. In spite of the pandemic, recession, and unemployment, the average home value was still up 5 percent and mortgage rates were at an all time low! 

Many are predicting 2021 to be another optimistic year, for Real Estate anyways. Some things to keep in mind are as follows:

Shift for More Affordable Housing: People will move where the jobs are and away from expensive housing. Millenials are relocating out of state to live a more affordable lifestyle. With the unemployment rate so high, we are projecting to see many people on the move. 

Urban Shift:  The pandemic has shown that many jobs can be done from anywhere. So although many people are relocating to warmer climates or more affordable areas, there are still others who want to be near the infrastructure, social activities and close to premium healthcare services.

Jobs: Some jobs are not coming back. Businesses have adapted to fewer employees during the Pandemic. ...

Monday, January 4, 2021   /   by Julia Deptula

Transitioning from Holiday to Spring

After the Christmas tree is down and holiday decorations are put away the house looks like it could use a good cleaning, but where to begin?  The thought can be daunting and overwhelming, so make a list of  rooms and areas that need to be tackled. Give yourself time as all the jobs won't be done in a day.

Here are a few helpful tips to get you started:

Deal with drop zone areas and clutter in general. These can become unnecessary stress. An organized house is a more comfortable home to live in.

Consider working top to bottom in each room. Start with the ceiling fan, lamps and furniture before tackling the floors. Move furniture to get the untouched areas.

Windows cleaned inside and out will let the light shine in brighter. Clean window treatments - they can harbor a lot of dust.

The kitchen may get regular cleaning, but could use a deep clean after all the holiday cooking and baking. The appliances, cabinets, and drawers cleaned inside and out. The pa ...

Wednesday, December 30, 2020   /   by Flr Team

Are You Ready to Dominate 2021?

As you already know, 2020 was a year of overcoming unforeseen challenges and adjusting your lifestyle in so many ways; from having to work from home or making a career change, to virtual learning and eating-in everyday. And let’s not forget, masks! It changed everything and everyone. For some it was the worst year and for others, it opened up their eyes and opportunities that they may have never seen.  But enough of looking back, let’s look ahead. 
2021 is a year that we’ve been patiently waiting for; a revival of ourselves,  a refresh, a reborn. We are all ready to dominate this year.

We all try to start a new diet or fitness routine. While others take on a home renovation or quit a bad habit. 2020 definitely prepared us for the uncertainty. So how do you plan to accomplish those goals without letting fear and doubt get in the way?
We’ve put together 3 ways to help you get started on accomplishing your new year's resolutions. 

Creay ...

Wednesday, December 23, 2020   /   by Kelly Hamilton

Finding Your Furever Home on The Space Coast

Are you thinking of relocating to the Space Coast with your pup but not sure where to start because you know not all places allow dogs? Think no more, Florida Lifestyle Realty is here to help!
Believe it or not, there are a lot of locations that allow dogs, but having a professional by your side to show you all of your options is really beneficial. Not just because we know the area, but because we have pets ourselves and understand how important it is to find them a home that you all can enjoy together.
Before beginning your search, make sure you know exactly what you need for you and your pet. Do you need a yard? Do you plan to live in a condo where you walk your dog or take them to a dog park? There are a lot of local dog parks throughout the area for you to socialize your furbaby. You can find them here:
Lori Wilson Dog Park 1500 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Satellite Beach Off-Leash Dog Park 751 Jamaica Blvd Satellite Beach, FL 32937
Sandpoint Marina Dog Park 501 Mar ...

Wednesday, December 16, 2020   /   by Ali Sarno

Family Activities for a Safe Christmas

Do you need some fun ideas for this year's Holiday season? Luckily, a lot can be done virtually to keep everyone happy and safe. Here are some ideas:

Virtual Bingo 

We have included a free template below for you to share with your family and friends.

Virtual Holiday Party 
Host the party via zoom where everyone can enjoy catching up!

Send Holiday Gift Boxes for a Virtual Christmas Party
Send a custom box to everyone with items and host a Virtual Secret Santa

Virtual Holiday Decorating with Friends and Family
Decorate while catching up on zoom. It will feel as if you are all together

With all of the travel restrictions, we know a lot of families cancelled plans and are staying at home. Having said that, here is a list of fun activities you can do with the family while staying home and safe:
Have a Movie Marathon: 

Home Alone
The Miracle on 34th Street
A Christmas Story
The Grinch
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
National Lampoon's Christ; ...