Whitney Kane's Blog Posts

DIY Holiday Gifts for Your Neighbors - Show Your Appreciation with Thoughtful Presents

The holiday season is a time to express gratitude and appreciation for the people in our lives. As a real estate agent, I understand the value of good relationships with neighbors. They may not be

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Fall Maintenance Checklist for Central Florida Homeowners

Welcome, Florida homeowners, to the most magical season of the year, fall! While the weather might not change as drastically as it does in other parts of the country, this is still a crucial time to

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How to Keep Dogs Safe in Florida Heat

Florida is known for its hot and humid weather, and this can be dangerous for pets. Here are some tips on how to keep your pets safe in the heat: by Whitney

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Essential Hurricane Preparedness Tips for Florida Homebuyers and Sellers

As a REALTOR® specializing in the vibrant real estate market of Florida, it's crucial to educate both homebuyers and sellers about the significance of preparing their properties for

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From Beaches to Wilderness: The Top Florida State Parks to Visit this Spring

Spring is finally here, and what better way to celebrate than by visiting Florida's state parks? Here are some of the best state parks to explore this spring:Myakka River State ParkWith over 37,000

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YOUR GUIDE TO HOME APPRAISAL

Your Guide to the Home AppraisalYou’ve found your dream home and now it’s time to cross all your T's and dot all your I's before it’s all your own. And one of the first items on

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Let's Talk About Down Payments

WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it

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MUST-HAVE TOOLS FOR HOMEOWNERS

When you own your home, things are going to break and, unless you want to spend your money on visits from a neighborhood handyman, you’re going to need to fix them yourself. Luckily, you don

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How to prepare your home for hurricane season

How to prepare your home for hurricane seasonWhile we all hope that a hurricane never comes our way (again), it's important to be prepared just in case. If you live in Florida, or any other-

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CREATE AN EVACUATION PLAN FOR YOUR PETS

CREATE AN EVACUATION PLAN FOR YOUR PETSAn evacuation plan is a necessity for every home, especially if you live in an area where fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, and other disasters are a

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How to Create The Home Office of Your Dreams

CrEATE THE HOME OFFICE OF YOUR DREAMSWhether you work full-time at home or occasionally need to conduct business in the evenings or on the weekends, a home office a great way to utilize an extra.

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CREATE EYE-CATCHING WAYS TO DECORATE WITH PLANTS

EYE-CATCHING WAYS TO DECORATE WITH PLANTSUsing plants as décor is a great way to add a little color and a natural, bright feel to any room. There are endless types of plants to choose from

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House Location Preferences Shift During Pandemic

In an apparent shift since the COVID-19 pandemic began. 6 in 10 American adults say they would prefer to live in a location where houses are larger and farther apart -even if that means a

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EASY LANDSCAPING DIY PROJECTS

EASY LANDSCAPING DIY PROJECTSEver get the itch to do a DIY project? Whenever we do, our favorites involve getting outdoors and mixing up our landscaping features.Whether it's as simple as installing

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Eye-catching Ways to Decorate With Plants

EYE-CATCHING WAYS TO DECORATE WITH PLANTSEYE-CATCHING WAYS TO DECORATE WITH PLANTSUsing plants as décor is a great way to add a little color and a natural, bright feel to any room. There are

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WHAT TO REPAIR BEFORE YOU LIST YOUR HOME

WHAT TO REPAIR BEFORE YOU LISTWhen you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the upmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best light. Taking time to highlight its

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Tips to Stage Your Home

STAGING STRATEGIES FOR YOUR HOMESTAGING STRATEGIES FOR YOUR HOMEStaging your home is all about putting the best foot forward for potential buyers. By highlighting its most desirable features, you

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What's the difference between home insurance and a home warranty?

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HOME WARRANTY & HOME INSURANCEWhen purchasing a new home, it’s important to do in-depth research on all facets of the homebuying process. One thing you’ll need

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