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March 31, 2020

Still Being able to view properties from Home During Social Distancing Covid-19

Here are some ways you can still be able to find your Dream Home from the comfort of your couch. Agents have many ways that they can still assist you in buying or selling while we all are unable to leave home.Talk to your agent about what other options they are using during this time to help their clients. I am sure they already have alternative methods in place to help with showings for your home, or to purchase or how to sign a document online.I know here at Re/Max Anchor our agents are ahead of the game.

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March 20, 2020

Simple Ways To Enhance Your Florida Home Lanai

In today’s post, we are sharing our favorite ways to enhance your lanai so that you can get the most out of your outdoor space

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March 13, 2020

How Buying A New Construction Condo In Port Charlotte Can Reduce Your Costs Of Living

In today’s article, you’re going to learn how buying a new construction condo in Port Charlotte can not only reduce your costs of living but improve your quality of life too!

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March 6, 2020

What exactly is a fixture in Real Estate?

One of the most common questions we real estate professionals hear is regarding the definition of a “fixture”. Although there are several deviations, the primary classification describes a fixture as an object attached to land (such as a property’s walls or trees) along with anything permanently resting on the land (such as plaster or nails).

The issue of what constitutes a ‘fixture’ in a home and what doesn’t has been the source of many conflicts in real estate. What the buyer might believe is a fixture and should come with the house might not be considered a fixture by the seller.

It’s important that both buyers and sellers are very clear on the things are considered to be fixtures and what aren’t in order to avoid any unpleasant surprises and disappointments.

Understanding the exact definition of a fixture is essential for determining land restrictions, tax liabilities, and other factors. This is where an agent comes in! If you’re confused over how fixtures affect the home buying or selling process, or if you would like more information, call or email us today.

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February 21, 2020

Leap Year ever wonder why??

February 29 is a date that usually occurs every four years, and is called leap day. This day is added to the calendar in leap years as a corrective measure, because the Earth does not orbit the sun in precisely 365 days. ... This is what we would call a period of eight days.

A leap year (also known as an intercalary year or bissextile year) is a calendar year that contains an additional day (or, in the case of a lunisolar calendar, a month) added to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical year or seasonal year. Because astronomical events and seasons do not repeat in a whole number of days, calendars that have the same number of days in each year drift over time with respect to the event that the year is supposed to track. By inserting (called intercalating in technical terminology) an additional day or month into the year, the drift can be corrected. A year that is not a leap year is a common year.

For example, in the Gregorian calendar, each leap year has 366 days instead of 365, by extending February to 29 days rather than the common 28. These extra days occur in each year which is an integer multiple of 4 (except for years evenly divisible by 100, which are not leap years unless evenly divisible by 400). Similarly, in the lunisolar Hebrew calendar, Adar Aleph, a 13th lunar month, is added seven times every 19 years to the twelve lunar months in its common years to keep its calendar year from drifting through the seasons. In the Bahá'í Calendar, a leap day is added when needed to ensure that the following year begins on the March equinox.

The term leap year probably comes from the fact that a fixed date in the Gregorian calendar normally advances one day of the week from one year to the next, but the day of the week in the 12 months following the leap day (from March 1 through February 28 of the following year) will advance two days due to the extra day, thus leaping over one day in the week. For example, Christmas Day (December 25) fell on a Tuesday in 2012, Wednesday in 2013, Thursday in 2014, and Friday in 2015, but then leapt over Saturday to fall on a Sunday in 2016.

The length of a day is also occasionally corrected by inserting a leap second into Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) because of variations in Earth's rotational period. Unlike leap days, leap seconds are not introduced on a regular schedule because variations in the length of the day are not entirely predictable.

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