Setting Up a Snowbird Lifestyle in Florida? Consider Home Management Services!

Do you have a vision for your retirement? Many people dream about the snowbird lifestyle, where they move to warmer parts of the country such as Florida for a few months of the year. There are a number of considerations to keep in mind if you want to set up a snowbird lifestyle, including the following:   Health Care Not only do you need access to doctors and hospitals while you are snowbirding, but you need to make sure that your health care scheme will cover you if you are moving between states. Traditional Medicaid should be fine, but if you have supplement gap coverage, make sure that you are not limited to treatment in your current state.   Taxes The amount of time you plan on spending in Florida varies between people. If you plan to spend half the year at your second home, you should consider establishing...

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Preparing Your Garden For Spring In South Florida

Spring is around the corner, which means your garden in South Florida may need to be prepared for the warmer weather. Preparing for spring is an important part of your yard maintenance, and setting your garden up for success is easier than you may think. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:   Transplant Plants That Aren’t Flourishing Many times, you plant certain flowers, trees or plants in a seemingly perfect spot, but something outside of your control leads it to become a problem. Even experienced gardeners make mistakes such as planting too close to the property line. The start of spring is a great time to transplant plants to a new area because the cooler weather allows the roots to easily transition to their new spot.   Be Cautious With Pruning Certain plants, such as hydrangeas, should not be pruned in the spring as you run...

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FAQs on Home Watch Services in Palm Beach Gardens

You may or may not have heard of ‘home watch services’ in Palm Beach Gardens and other areas of the country. Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions about this service, how it works, and how homeowners can benefit from it:   What is a Home Watch Service? A home watch service refers to a service that a company offers when they take care of your home and keep an eye on your property. If you have a holiday home, for example, you may not be able to follow up on security alerts, maintain your pool and your lawn, or make electrical repairs as and when issues arrive. A home watch service will take care of these jobs for you.   Why Do I Need A Home Watch Service For My Vacation Home? A vacation home is a big investment and to keep it safe, secure and in...

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Summer 2018 Maintenance Checklist for Your South Florida Home

Want to get your South Florida home ready for summer? Then follow this summer 2018 maintenance checklist compiled by our home maintenance company:   A New Coat Of Paint For Your Home’s Exterior   Want to add some curb appeal to your home and give it an instant facelift? Then make full use of the warmer weather outside and give your home a fresh coat of paint. You can also consider incorporating some of the trendy exterior paint color palettes such as: Peach, cream, and green Soft gray and canary yellow Cotton white and deep blue Ivory, white, and aqua Crisp white, aqua, and royal purple Honey yellow, mustard yellow, and brown Cool green and pure white Taupe and rustic brown Olive green, oak, and white   Window Maintenance While the interior facing sides of windows get cleaned relatively often, the windows’ exteriors are a different story. They are...

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Safeguard Your Florida Residence for Summer: Part 2

In our last blog post, we addressed some of the things that you can do to protect your Florida home this summer, including protecting your home against humidity, water, and pests. In part 2 of this series, we will look at the further steps that you can take to ensure your home is in tip-top condition when you return: Insurance Related Tasks If your home gets damaged by a hurricane, flood or a break-in, then you will need sufficient evidence and documentation to submit to your insurance company. Be sure to take photos and videos of both the interior and exterior of your home so that you can show the before and after damage (if damage occurs). It is also a good idea to take photos of your belongings within your home in case you have to claim for any stolen or damaged property. Security While you may be...

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Safeguard Your Florida Residence for Summer: Part 1

Florida has a great climate, but many people prefer to head north during the summer months to avoid the scorching heat. While you may be safe and sound further up north, you need to make sure that your Florida residence is safeguarded against floods, hurricanes, and humidity so that it is in tip-top shape when you get back. Humidity Humidity can affect nearly everything in and around your home, including your electronic devices, wooden furniture, clothing, as well as your paint and wallpaper. You can minimize the impact of humidity on your belongings and property by getting a property management company to turn on your air conditioning system for a few hours each day, by weather sealing your windows and doors, and by covering vents in your house with plastic. Water Unexpected flood damage could cause water to seep into your home. If you are not around to limit...

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