Lisa Grear's Blog

Posted on 05/24/2020
Sweet But Healthful: Pecan, Coconut & Date Bars
Photo by Polina Tankilevitch from Pexels Looking for a healthful treat? One that will keep you energized when you need a boost? Or a treat for the kids to replace sweets or cookies? These scrumptious Pecan, Coconut & Date Bars might be just what you're looking for. Great for travel, camping or giving to friends and co-workers, they...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Requesting a Zoning Variance
Image by Michi S from Pixabay Every property has an assigned zone that controls how you can use it. In residential zones, for example, you often have to abide by restrictions regarding business activity and animal husbandry. Commercial and industrial zoning also comes with many restrictions for its use, limiting the types of businesses that can be operated...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Knowing the Market: Tips for Florida Home Buyers in 2020
Image by juanngomezz from Pixabay Florida's large cities are at the leading edge of the current surge in real estate values nationwide. Professionals, first-time buyers and retirees are watching a lot of new homes come onto the market—priced at $500K and up. It's no mean feat buying a home in the Sunshine State today. What do successful buyers...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
What Does It Take to List a House?
Listing a home may be simple. In fact, if you know what it takes to craft an engaging house listing, you could speed up the property selling journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to ensure you can create an effective home listing. 1. Evaluate Your Home's Strengths and Weaknesses Your home likely has served you well,...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Mortgage Types for Luxury Home Purchases
Photo by Vincent Rivaud from Pexels When you buy a luxury home, you have several options when it comes to paying for the home. While some luxury buyers invest fully in the home and purchase outright, most find that opting for a mortgage of some type keeps options open and reserves capital for other things. Mortgages can be...
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Posted on 04/20/2020
Another Property Sold - 3972 Cordgrass Way, Naples, FL 34112
Beautiful attached villa with golf course views and over $90,000 in upgrades and improvements. The Cheshire floor plan has two bedrooms, two baths, plus den, two car garage and comes partially furnished. Some of the many upgrades and improvements include a new pool cage, refinished pool, new pool heater, electric storm shutter for the covered area to protect your lanai furniture when you leave, updated kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, updated bathrooms with granite, crown moulding, new hot water heater, updated lighting, water softener system, plantation shutters and impact glass throughout. Cedar Hammock is a...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Why Should a Buyer Purchase Your Residence?
As a home seller, it is important to make your house a must-have for buyers. Otherwise, your home may linger on the real estate market for an extended period of time. Worst of all, you may struggle to optimize your house sale earnings. Ultimately, there are lots of things you can do to make your house an attractive option...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
Protecting Your Garden from Pests
Image by wagrati_photo from Pixabay If you have pumpkins or winter and summer squash in your garden, there is a chance that squash bugs will find their ways into your planter beds. Squash bugs are pests that can wreak havoc on your vegetables, especially winter squash and pumpkin. Their attacks are not limited to gourds, they also target...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
Types of Mortgages for Home Buyers
Photo by TheDigitalWay via Pixabay Looking to buy your first home? Unless you have a couple hundred thousand in the bank, a rich family member or a winning lottery ticket, you’re going to have to borrow money. TV ads suggest it’s as easy as clicking your phone, and in some cases it might be, but you should know...
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Posted on 03/29/2020
Tips for Sellers: Evaluate a Florida Luxury Residence
If you plan to sell a luxury home in Jacksonville, Tampa Bay or any other Florida city or town, you should examine your residence closely. That way, you can identify any potential problem areas and address them before you list your Sunshine State luxury house. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you evaluate your Florida...
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Posted on 03/24/2020
8670 Cedar Hammock Cir #238, Naples, FL 34112 now has a new price of $214,900!
End Unit, Great location, and Golf Included! Enjoy spectacular lake, preserve, and golf course views. The beauty of an end unit are the extra windows allowing natural light for that light, bright, and airy feel from sunrise to sunset. The additional side screen on the lanai provides a nice cross breeze. This tastefully furnished condo is being offered turnkey furnished, has 2 bedrooms, plus a den, two baths, is absolutely immaculate. The advantage of top floor location means no neighbors above you. Cedar Hammock is a Gordon Lewis and Jed Azinger designed 18 hole championship course with more than 50% of the community dedicated to...
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