Janice Litke's Blog

Posted on 04/11/2021
DIY Attractive and Functional Basement Flooring Options
Picture by PIRO4D via Pixabay Flooring can add to the function of your newly finished basement, or it can take it away. Installing the wrong type of flooring material in a below-grade space could leave you open to costly water damage or even the growth of mold and bacteria. Even the best-built basements are sometimes prone to invasion...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
3 Ways to Make Your New Construction Home More Energy Efficient
Photo by Andreas Gücklhorn on Unsplash Many prospective homeowners choose new construction over an existing home because they're able to customize the design. While there's no argument that It's fun to choose countertop options and bonus rooms, this is a good time to consider adding green solutions as well. Homes with green, or eco-friendly features, have a higher...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
3 Tips for Choosing Sensical Rentals
Photo by Photo Mix via Pixabay For many investors, purchasing a property to rent out just makes sense. But finding properties that'll help you meet your long-term goals can be tricky. Whether you're considering a turnkey property or a property to rehab and rent yourself, keeping these tips in mind will help you weed out low-performers while you're...
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Posted on 03/26/2021
Video Tour - 12677 Promenande Estates Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34238
Brand new home in gated community. 3 Bedrooms, plus Den/Office or could be a 4th bedroom, 2 Full Baths plus ½ Bath with a lovely Lake View. Screened in Lanai and a spacious 2 car garage. Ceramic tile in all living areas, Bedrooms have carpeting. White Kitchen Cabinetry with Stainless steel appliances; range, refrigerator, micro-wave oven. Separate Laundry room with washer and dryer included. Island kitchen with white wood cabinets. Granite counter-tops in kitchen and baths. Master Bath has separate shower and Bathtub. Close to Legacy Trail, Bay Street Park Trail and Nature Park. Near completion is the Promenade Resort Recreation Campus:...
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Posted on 03/26/2021
12677 Promenande Estates Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34238 is now new to the market!
Brand new home in gated community. 3 Bedrooms, plus Den/Office or could be a 4th bedroom, 2 Full Baths plus ½ Bath with a lovely Lake View. Screened in Lanai and a spacious 2 car garage. Ceramic tile in all living areas, Bedrooms have carpeting. White Kitchen Cabinetry with Stainless steel appliances; range, refrigerator, micro-wave oven. Separate Laundry room with washer and dryer included. Island kitchen with white wood cabinets. Granite counter-tops in kitchen and baths. Master Bath has separate shower and Bathtub. Close to Legacy Trail, Bay Street Park Trail and Nature Park. Near completion is the Promenade Resort Recreation Campus:...
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Posted on 03/25/2021
Another Property Sold - 3080 Grand Bay Boulevard #526, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Sarasota Bay, City and golf course views enhance this 2BR, 2BA, 1,380-sq.-ft. southeast corner FURNISHED residence in Grand Bay. Ready for your perfect winter getaway! Natural light and stunning vistas stream through floor-to-ceiling sliders, as ceramic tile flows throughout the living areas and gleaming wood floors grace the bedrooms. Retreat to the master suite, which overlooks a stunning horizon of water and city lights and features a beautiful master bath with spa tub, dual sinks and marble. The kitchen highlights with water views, all-white wood cabinetry, glass tiled backsplash, granite counters, an under-mount stainless-steel sink,...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
How to Choose the Right Contractor
Photo by Michal Jarmoluk via Pixabay Home décor and styles change all the time. One of the main things to remember before getting ready to completely remodel is choosing the right contractor. Although there are many contractors in the area, making sure they are able to do the job correctly makes all the difference. What are some things...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Caring for Your HVAC Unit
Photo by Mitchell Luo on Unsplash When it comes to keeping a home cool in the summer months and keeping it warm during the winter, there's no more important unit than the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system. But like every major home system, HVAC units have a shelf life, and this is usually in the neighborhood...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
5 Tips for Simplifying the Home Buying Process
Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay Buying a home is a huge investment and the buying process can be very confusing—especially if you’re buying your first home. However, buying a home doesn't have to be challenging. By understanding a few key tips, the whole home buying process can run smoothly and efficiently. Understand Your Needs Even before you...
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Posted on 03/04/2021
Another Property Sold - 3070 Grand Bay Boulevard #632, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Delight in this move-in ready, charming Two-bedroom, two Bath, Bimini model in the sought-after Grand Bay community. Expansive terrace, with 180 degree views of Sarasota Bay, Harbourside Golf at LBK Golf Club, and the Sun setting over the Gulf of Mexico. The terrace wraps around from one end of the residence to the other. Glass sliders throughout the condo offer Panoramic views and brings in Florida sunshine. Grand Bay is a sort after, desirable community behind the secure gates of Bay Isles. Residents enjoy first-rate amenities including 24-hour manned guard gate with private road access, active clubhouse with organized activities, social...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
DIY Pool Side Towel Racks
Photo by Engin Akyurt from Pexels The stunning tile, the landscaping and even the pool itself -- you spent a lot of time and money to make this the most delightful and attention getting part of your home. All that work could go to waste, though, if the pool area itself looks messy and unkempt. Few things look...
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