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10217 HICKORY HILL DR, PORT RICHEY, FL 34668  

Residential
$150,000
Price
2
Bedrooms
3/1
Full/Half Baths
This spacious 1,210 sq ft home is a beauty with its shining stained concrete floors and large rooms. It offers a large screened pool area with its own pool half bath in the garage. The pool was resurfaced with Diamond Brite in 2017. In 2018 the HVAC unit was replaced as well as the salt water pump and equipment was replaced. Also the master bath redone in 2018 with subway tile and marble accents. The 2016 fully permitted big workshop is ready for you to use as whatever you need it to be. Included in other upgrades the electric panel was redone in 2014; the circular drive with its addition was completed in 2017; upgraded the sprinkler system 2017; new privacy fence in 2015; new garage sliding screen door in 2017; the interior concrete was finished in 2014 and the kitchen dining room laminate also in 2014. Terminix WDO pods were placed in 2018. A nice plus is the owner tells me it is an ultra low maintenance yard as well. Lots has been done to make the home a home to enjoy and be proud to own. Treat yourself and come see it soon.


Conducting an in-depth home search may prove to be difficult, particularly for individuals with limited time and resources at their disposal. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to streamline your home search and discover your ideal residence without delay.

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1. Create Homebuying Criteria

Not all homes are created equal, and the dream house for one buyer may differ from the dream house for another. However, if you craft homebuying criteria, you can define your dream house and map out your property search accordingly.

Think about the features you want to find in your dream residence. For instance, if you want to own a house that features a dazzling backyard, you can explore residences that offer this feature. On the other hand, if you want to purchase a home that boasts multiple bedrooms, you can search for residences that provide plenty of space.

Consider where you want to reside, too. By doing so, you can narrow your home search to residences in a select group of cities and towns.

2. Know Your Homebuying Budget

Get pre-approved for a mortgage – you'll be happy you did. If you enter the real estate market with a mortgage in hand, you'll know exactly how much you can spend to acquire your dream residence. Then, you can search for houses that fall within your price range.

Obtaining a mortgage will require you to meet with banks and credit unions. You should review mortgage options from a variety of banks and credit unions, as this will allow you to select a mortgage that complements your finances.

Don't hesitate to ask mortgage questions, either. Banks and credit unions employ home financing specialists who are ready to respond to your mortgage queries. Plus, these specialists can offer home financing insights to help you make an informed mortgage selection.

3. Hire a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent understands the challenges associated with finding a great house at an affordable price. Thankfully, he or she can make it easy for you to conduct an in-depth home search in no time at all.

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As you get set to search for your dream home, you should try to prepare as much as you can. By using the aforementioned tips, you can simplify the process of conducting a comprehensive home search. Best of all, you can use these tips to discover a wonderful home that is sure to serve you well both now and in the future.


NEARLY A THIRD OF AN ACRE ZONED IG WITH 4 UNITS WITH SEPARATE ELECTRIC METERS FOR EACH. THE BIG HOUSE ON THE CORNER IS A 1928 BUILT, 3/2 AND NEEDS WORK, AS WELL AS THE OTHER 3 UNITS WHICH ARE 2 ONE BEDROOM/ONE BATH UNITS THAT ARE ATTACHED BUILT IN 1955 AND ONE SMALL 1/1 TRAILER BUILT 1980. OWNER PAYS THE WATER BILL. DRIVE BY ONLY.

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If Downton Abbey or Pride and Prejudice speak to your inner self, add a little Victorian charm to your décor with well-placed picks of porcelain. If farmhouse style is more your thing, vintage ceramic ware can bring your design to life.

In housewares, ceramics and porcelain span the gambit from lanterns, pitchers, and vases to delicate teacups, figurines, ornaments, and even knobs and pulls. Deciding where to add your special touches is the first step. But once you know where you want it, you need to find it.

Vintage shops, antique stores, and flea markets offer a lot of choices, but not all of it is antique. And if it is vintage, it might not prove hand-painted. It might be transferware or otherwise mass-produced. So, know what it should look like before you go antiquing.

What is transferware?

Historically, as a means of mass-producing ceramic or porcelain pieces, manufacturers would create an engraving on a copper plate. The inked engraving transferred onto paper and then the paper applied to the un-kilned clay object—anything from fine bone china to earthenware—allowed the clay to absorb the ink and create the design. Then, with the paper removed, glazing and firing developed the final piece with design intact. Developed in Staffordshire, England in the mid-1700s, the area became widely known for mass-produced wares destined to grace the tables of the burgeoning middle class. In the 1820s and 1830s, many designs became popular in the United States. 

While not as valuable as hand-painted pieces, transferware is highly collectible and sought after by dealers. Modern reproductions of transferware use a different, printed technique to recreate the look of the original, but they are not indeed transferware since they use different methods to imprint the designs.

To distinguish transferware from hand-painted pieces, scrutinize the edges. If the pattern runs off the side, it's likely to be transferware. Hand-painted designs flow with the shape of the dish.

Is it porcelain?

Porcelain is translucent. That means that light shines through it. So, use your cell phone’s flashlight feature to see if the beam comes through. If you can’t see a glow from the other side, it most likely is earthenware or stoneware ceramics. 

Check for stamps, initials, signatures, and other identifying marks. Often, vintage ceramics from the Eighteenth century or older showed stamped marks while newer porcelain or ceramic ware have printed or impressed marks.

Should I buy it?

No matter what the provenance, if you like the piece and it brings you joy, display it with pride.


2810 E CARACAS ST, TAMPA, FL 33610  

Multi-Family
$150,000
Price
NEARLY A THIRD OF AN ACRE ZONED IG WITH 4 UNITS WITH SEPARATE ELECTRIC METERS FOR EACH. THE BIG HOUSE ON THE CORNER IS A 1928 BUILT, 3/2 AND NEEDS WORK AS WELL AS THE OTHER 3 UNITS WHICH ARE 2 ONE BEDROOM/ONE BATH UNITS WHICH ARE ATTACHED BUILT IN 1955 AND ONE SMALL TRAILER BUILT 1980. OWNER PAYS THE WATER BILL. DRIVE BY ONLY.




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