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You’ll find our blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics and home values to community happenings. That’s because we care about the community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. We’d love to talk with you!

July 13, 2019

(When) Should I Buy a House?

Oceanside Realty Partners Blog

This question probably comes up quite frequently in households: are you currently renting, never having purchased before? Renting in the meantime and hoping to purchase again? How about a current homeowner, looking to up-size, and thinking of keeping your current home as an investment property?

There are so many scenarios, no situation is the same! Did you know you can purchase a home in the name of your IRA, use the property solely as an investment and put the rental income right back in?

Here are some benefits to home ownership:

  • Owning should be less expensive than renting
  • Make your house a home
  • Invest in yourself; no unpleasant landlords

Whatever your situation, give us a call! We would be happy to go over your options and point you in the right direction.

June 11, 2019

Open House!

1921 Lynx Dr Fort Pierce FL 34949

1921 Lynx Drive Fort Pierce, FL 34949 Offered at $437,500

3 beds | 3 baths | 2,013 sqft COURTYARD POOL home with lake view! Solar power throughout!

Located in Riverpointe at the Sands (Call for gate code)

OPEN Saturday, April 27th from 1 - 3 pm Hosted by Amanda Geller ** AND ** Sunday, April 28th from 2 - 4 pm Hosted by Barbara-Ann Graham

Amanda Geller 772-332-3298

Barbara-Ann Graham 772-985-6010

Posted in Open Houses
May 22, 2019

Welcome to Harbour Isle of Hutchinson Island, Florida!

Oceanside Realty Partners Harbour Isle

Where 23 miles of unspoiled and uncrowded beaches meet the Intracoastal waterway at the Fort Pierce Inlet; the best value on South Hutchinson Island!

Enjoy just under 2000 square feet of living space, 10-foot ceilings, 8-foot doors, modern cabinetry, and appointments throughout. All buildings are poured concrete top to bottom with impact windows!

Stunning views of Historic Downtown Fort Pierce, the Harbour Isle Marina, wide water Intracoastal and the inlet!

Amenities galore: Two clubhouses, state of the art fitness rooms, heated pools and Jacuzzi's, dog park, walking paths and detached garages available. Boater's delight in mooring their boats at the Harbour Isle Marina, protected from open water and privately operated!

This is a pet-friendly community, large dogs welcome! Affordable waterfront living with very inclusive and equally affordable association fees! Enjoy world renowned fishing and boating, shopping, shows, locally owned restaurants are a foodie's delight! Art galleries, green market, community events weekly from outdoor movie night to food truck fun!

Call us today for more information! We don't just specialize in Harbour Isle, we live the Hutchinson Island and Fort Pierce lifestyle!

April 19, 2019

5 Low-Cost Projects to Increase Home Value

Oceanside Realty Partners Blog

If you're thinking of selling your home in the next few months or so, consider the appearance of your home from the buyer's perspective. Buyers want shiny and new, so if your home lacks certain updates, take a little time to spruce things up to ensure the "wow" factor!

1. Replace old fixtures and hardware This goes for the kitchen and bathrooms - simple changes, like updated hardware, really take away from the dated look of cabinets themselves. If you're particularly crafty, check out the next one.

2. Paint cabinets and replace backsplashes Again in the kitchen and bath, take a weekend and paint your cabinets! Do a little research on cabinetry painting first - the previous owner of my home did this incorrectly and my white cabinets peel when you look at them the wrong way, to reveal the dark brown wood beneath. What wonders a new backsplash will do in a kitchen or bathroom.

3. Add crown molding Living areas are a good place to start. Generally, ceiling heights are the same throughout the home, and crown molding draws the eyes up to create an illusion of height.

4. Remove extra-old features such as wallpaper, wood paneling, and popcorn ceilings. If anything, a coat of white paint would help wood paneling, depending on the style. There seems to be a trend with shiplap and it may add to the charm of your home!

5. Finally, the easiest fix is curb appeal. Add some small plants and mulch to your landscaping.

Posted in FAQs, Home Selling
March 15, 2019

What is a Humidistat?

Oceanside Realty Partners Blog

The Treasure Coast has become an increasingly popular seasonal destination for many reasons. Many homes and condos around here are only used seasonally - most have been equipped with humidistats. This is the secondary box usually located next to the thermostat. Most homeowners leave specific setting instructions posted next to these controls to be sure they are set properly to ensure the home maintains safe temperature and humidity levels.

While you're away for an extended period, it's standard to set the thermostat at 80 degrees. However, the thermostat does not read humidity levels. Mold and mildew generally do not grow below 65-70% humidity, so setting a humidistat to 60% will override the thermostat and activate the A/C to remove excess moisture from the air. Setting the humidistat to "on" while the home is occupied will not override the thermostat and keep the A/C running as it is set to.

For further A/C related questions, feel free to contact a licensed/insured professional - we have those resources as well! If you have a seasonal home in the area, we would be happy to check on your home while you're away.

Posted in FAQs, Island Life
Feb. 20, 2019

Grand Isle of North Hutchinson Island

Oceanside Realty Partners Blog

Watch the sunrise from your balcony and sunsets across the Indian River.

Exquisite features throughout each unit. One of the newest buildings on the island [2005] * 2000+ sqft, 3+ bedrooms, 3+ bathrooms

* end units feature wraparound balconies

* underground and separate garages available

Jan. 7, 2019

Live, Work, Play at Tradition!

Oceanside Realty Partners Blog

Visit Tradition, one of the newest developments Port St Lucie - featuring 14+ neighborhoods (single family homes, townhouses, apartments, and adult 55+), a dog park, 500 + acres of lakes, 300+ acres of parks and preserves, many shops and dining, countless events and much more!

Home prices starting in high $100's 🏡

Posted in Neighborhoods
July 31, 2017

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Posted in Market Updates