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Is It Better to Rent or Buy a Home?

Is Renting or Buying a Home the Better Choice?Some renters are building up a nest egg in order to make a down payment to buy their first home. On the other hand, there are homeowners looking to downsize and reduce their maintenance obligations by renting. According to one study, more than a third of families rent their home. There are pros and cons to either situation, in addition to unique challenges that apply to renters...

4 Home Improvement Projects with High Returns

Home Improvement Projects that Yield High ROIHomeowners have a difficult job of deciding how to maximize their property's potential. They have to maintain a balance of doing what they need to feel comfortable and doing what they need to make future buyer's comfortable, which can be a tall order for anyone. It's helpful to understand how buyers view the home before diving into the average returns a seller will get from their specific home improvement projects.

The Long and Short

The structural unity of the St. Petersburg Beach home is the...

Downtown St. Pete church agrees to sell its parking lot for $5.6 million

Downtown St. Pete church sells parking lot

ST. PETERSBURG — A downtown congregation has agreed to sell a portion of its prime property to a Connecticut developer.

Christ United Methodist Church said it has signed a contract to sell its parking lot at First Avenue N and Fifth Street to Miles River Development for $5.65 million.

The developer could not be reached for comment, but church leaders say they believe there are plans to build a mixed-use tower on the little more than half-acre lot.

In an area zoned for mixed-use, the property is in the city’s downtown core district, which allows the highest densities and building height. Elizabeth Abernethy, the city’s zoning official, said there is no height restriction, but buildings more than 158 feet above mean sea level...

6 Curb Appeal Tips for Home Sellers

How to Boost Curb AppealThe first steps toward selling a home beyond consulting with an agent and determining a price point all start with assessing a home's overall appeal to buyers. Curb appeal is something that home sellers think about a lot, and with good reason. Boosting curb appeal can help increase the sale price of a house, or may even lead to a faster sale. These tips will help home sellers improve their home's curb appeal and make their house more marketable to buyers.

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Is Buying a Condo Right for You? 3 Key Considerations Before Investing

How to Decide if Buying a Condo is Right for YouBuying a home is an exciting time, but deciding what kind of home to invest in can be confusing. After all, there are several things considerations when buying a condo or a single-family home to keep in mind. Because they offer owners the ultimate in convenience in many aspects, condo ownership can certainly have its privileges. However, one should carefully consider these pros and cons of buying a condo before making a final decision.

Condominium Maintenance: Convenient or Cumbersome?...