L. Kay Lehmer's Blog

Posted on 05/10/2021
Common Home Renovation Mistakes
Image by ClassicallyPrinted from Pixabay Renovating your home is a great way to improve your home while also adding value. While you may go into a home improvement or renovation project with the best-laid plans, problems are bound to arise especially with a larger scale job. Some issues can be prevented by understanding the most common pitfalls that...
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Posted on 05/03/2021
Making Flat-Pack Furniture Seem Built In
Photo by Melinda Nagy via Shutterstock Buying your first home is exciting, and your dream-book is full of magazine cutouts and interior design sketches. But many entry-level or starter homes do not come with the built-in shelving of your designer-inspired visions. What do you do on a budget? Use your imagination, a little ingenuity and flat-pack furnishings. What...
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Posted on 04/30/2021
Another Property Sold - 8701 Tantallon Circle, Tampa, FL 33647
Gorgeous home in Hunter's Green Community...Move right in and be able to enjoy summer fun! Go to the park? up the street, 5 minute stroll, Go to Flatwoods State Park? right outside the community. Go shopping? check, play in your own salt water pool? check!!! This home has it all!! 4 true bedrooms, 4 full baths, plus den/nursery!!! You don't have to go too far to enjoy Florida living, it is right in your own home!! Walk through beautiful double lead glass doors to expansive entry way with dining room on right and massive living room in front of you that overlooks gorgeous pool/spa area. Open kitchen area that overlooks expansive family room...
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Posted on 04/26/2021
The Myth of 20%
Photo by Gustavo Frazao via Shutterstock Whether you’ve been saving up for a while or you’re just getting started, getting into a home might be easier than you think. If you’re looking to buy a home, but you just aren’t sure about tying all your savings into a house, check out the various loan options with low down...
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Posted on 04/19/2021
Are Pier and Beam Foundations Right for New Construction Accessibility?
Photo by 1778011 from Pixabay Although concrete walls and slabs rank among the most popular types of foundations, the vast majority of new construction relied on pier and beam designs until the 1960s. Pier and beam, commonly called as “post and beam,” was viewed as the most effective and cost-efficient way to elevate a structure above grade. In...
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Posted on 04/15/2021
Another Property Sold - 23 Lincoln Avenue S, St Petersburg, FL 33711
Welcome to gated community of Marina Bay. Great convenient location! Garden Home Townhome with private elevator from 4 car garage, (with two overhead doors), plus carport to 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, all on one living level. Price includes totally furnished. Deluxe master suite with double vanities, spa tub and separate walk-in shower. Two guest bedrooms, one with open porch plus water view of large pond. Porch access and water view also from living room and kitchen. Eat-in kitchen and laundry room features: wood cabinetry, granite counters and tile floors. Fabulous community club house has two pools, spas, fitness center, function room. Optional...
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Posted on 04/12/2021
What’s the Best Curb Appeal ROI
Photo by Breadmaker via Shutterstock You may be thinking that your best investments are inside the home: a snazzy new kitchen, a spa-like bathroom or new wood floors, but you can actually get a high return on investment (ROI) if you focus on your home's curb appeal. The first impression potential buyers have of your home is the...
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Posted on 04/10/2021
Another Property Sold - 12403 N 53RD Street, Temple Terrace, FL 33617
STOP....an acre property in the CITY???Whattttt??? Want a garden? Want to be able have more than one car in the driveway or a trailer? Want a place for a playground?? AND NO HOA fees. This is it!!! Cute home with lots of space to do all that!! Galley kitchen with large pantry, quartz counters, newer oven, stainless refrigerator opens to dinette area and dining room. Large Living room that looks out over large back yard. Double pane windows and sliders through out house. Brand new HVAC 2021, roof 12.5 yrs, upgraded electrical panel to 200 amps, 12x12 shed that is wired for electricity and 30x45 fenced area on slab. Sentricon contract in...
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Posted on 04/05/2021
Landscaping for Your New Home
Photo by Matt Chen on Unsplash When you’re creating a landscaping plan for your home it is essential to design around the local climate and weather patterns. When you opt for plants that thrive in your area, you know they are well equipt to handle the seasonal changes specific to your location. This adaptation makes them easier to...
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Posted on 03/31/2021
Another Property Sold - 3315 W DE Leon Street #20, Tampa, FL 33609
Beautiful, bright townhome in the heart of South Tampa! Walk to many restaurants, Hyde Park just a few minutes away, new Midtown shopping around the corner! All so close. This end unit is upgraded with wood flooring, stainless appliances, granite, tile backsplash, crown molding, new light fixtures & new fans. One of very few communities that is gated AND has a community pool!! This unit has a fenced in yard with new brick paver courtyard to relax and grill, also astro turf for the puppy in your life! Brand new roof-1/2021 and new HVAC (3/2019) w/10 year warranty. Plantation shutters throughout home giving a designer touch, third...
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Posted on 03/29/2021
Why Your Agent Asks You to Stay Away From Home Showings
Image by Agover from Pixabay When you go to sell your home, your real estate agent will take care of playing host for interested buyers. This is part of the service that you get when you hire a real estate agent. The agent will not only handle setting up the showing appointments; they will also meet the prospective...
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Posted on 03/22/2021
Digital Showers: How Shower Control Panels Can Change the Way You Look at Your Shower Forever
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels If you want to take a nice hot shower, all you have to do is turn on the water, set the pressure and hop in. But would you believe that there’s a way to take a simple shower to the next level? It’s true. All you need is a digital control panel hooked...
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