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About Gail Spada

Gail Spada’s real estate career began in 1990 and it didn’t take long for Gail to discover her love for the industry. In 2001, she began her real estate sales profession with Century 21 Alliance Realty in Spring Hill, FL. Gail has worked diligently to stay on top of her game. She is a Florida Licensed REALTOR® and has earned the following designations/certifications to include: GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute), ePRO (Internet Savvy Real Estate Specialist), AHWD (At Home With Diversity – One American) and SFR. It is that well-rounded training and experience, coupled with her intimate knowledge of the Hernando County real estate market, that enables Gail to deliver results to her customers.

HOT KITCHEN TRENDS – Tile Backsplashes

Did you know that, according to a report from the National Association of REALTORS, almost 50% of new homebuyers plan a kitchen remodel project within 3 months of their home purchase? Check out the ROI (return on investment) figures below compiled from 2014 COST vs VALUE Report by REMODELING Magazine for a mid-range kitchen remodel project. South Atlantic – Tampa Bay Region Mid-Range Kitchen Remodel Remodel Cost: $17,890 Re-Sale Value: $13,721 % Cost Recouped: 76.7% SO… Let’s see what is TRENDY but has some STAYING POWER… Chef’s Stoves Stainless Steel Appliances Transitional Style Eco-friendly Features Granite and Quartz Countertops Tile Backsplashes – TODAY’S BLOG POST Kitchen Floors Kitchen Islands White Kitchen Cabinets Gray Color Schemes TILE BACKSPLASHES The main focal point of your kitchen, the backsplash, should be considered your kitchen’s jewelry. What’s your style? Is it neutral or eccentric, traditional or funky? What you choose to dress up the … Continue reading

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HOT KITCHEN TRENDS – Eco-Friendly Features

Did you know that, according to a report from the National Association of REALTORS, almost 50% of new homebuyers plan a kitchen remodel project within 3 months of their home purchase? Check out the ROI (return on investment) figures below compiled from 2014 COST vs VALUE Report by REMODELING Magazine for both a minor and major kitchen remodel project. South Atlantic – Tampa Bay Region Mid-Range Kitchen Remodel Remodel Cost: $17,890 Re-Sale Value: $13,721 % Cost Recouped: 76.7% SO… Let’s see what is TRENDY but has some staying power… Chef’s Stoves Stainless Steel Appliances Transitional Style Eco-friendly Features – TODAY’S BLOG POST Granite and Quartz Countertops Tile Backsplashes Kitchen Floors Kitchen Islands White Kitchen Cabinets Gray Color Schemes ECO-FRIENDLY FEATURES Roughly 50% of those who responded to the survey said using eco-friendly appliances and materials were important to them. Appliances that have earned the right to carry the ENERGY STAR … Continue reading

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HOT KITCHEN TRENDS – Transitional Style

Did you know that, according to a report from the National Association of REALTORS, almost 50% of new homebuyers plan a kitchen remodel project within 3 months of their home purchase? Check out the ROI (return on investment) figures below compiled from 2014 COST vs VALUE Report by REMODELING Magazine for both a minor and major kitchen remodel project. South Atlantic – Tampa Bay Region Minor Kitchen Remodel Remodel Cost: $17,890 Re-Sale Value: $13,721 % Cost Recouped: 76.7% Major Kitchen Remodel Remodel Cost: $106,364 Re-Sale Value: $62,276 % Cost Recouped: 59% SO… Let’s see what is TRENDY but has some staying power… Chef’s Stoves Stainless Steel Appliances Transitional Style – TODAY’S BLOG POST Eco-friendly Features Granite and Quartz Countertops Tile Backsplashes Kitchen Floors Kitchen Islands White Kitchen Cabinets Gray Color Schemes TRANSITIONAL STYLE A blend of traditional and contemporary decorating styles, otherwise known as TRANSITIONAL, has grown and exploded in … Continue reading

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HOT KITCHEN TRENDS – Stainless Steel

Did you know that, according to a report from the National Association of REALTORS, almost 50% of new homebuyers plan a kitchen remodel project within 3 months of their home purchase? Check out the ROI (return on investment) figures below compiled from 2014 COST vs VALUE Report by REMODELING Magazine for both a minor and major kitchen remodel project. South Atlantic – Tampa Bay Region Minor Kitchen Remodel Remodel Cost: $17,890 Re-Sale Value: $13,721 % Cost Recouped: 76.7% Major Kitchen Remodel Remodel Cost: $106,364 Re-Sale Value: $62,276 % Cost Recouped: 59% SO… Let’s see what is TRENDY but has some staying power… Chef’s Stoves Stainless Steel Appliances – TODAY’S BLOG POST Transitional Style Eco-friendly Features Granite and Quartz Countertops Tile Backsplashes Kitchen Floors Kitchen Islands White Kitchen Cabinets Gray Color Schemes STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES Not surprisingly, the majority of those who responded to recent a HOUZZ Kitchen Trends Study – … Continue reading

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HOT KITCHEN TRENDS – Chef’s Stoves

Did you know that, according to a report from the National Association of REALTORS, almost 50% of new homebuyers plan a kitchen remodel project within 3 months of their home purchase? Check out the ROI (return on investment) figures below compiled from 2014 COST vs VALUE Report by REMODELING Magazine for both a minor and major kitchen remodel project. South Atlantic – Tampa Bay Region Minor Kitchen Remodel Remodel Cost: $17,890 Re-Sale Value: $13,721 % Cost Recouped: 76.7% Major Kitchen Remodel Remodel Cost: $106,364 Re-Sale Value: $62,276 % Cost Recouped: 59% SO… Let’s see what is TRENDY but has some staying power… Chef’s Stoves – TODAY’S BLOG POST Stainless Steel Appliances Transitional Style Eco-friendly Features Granite and Quartz Countertops Tile Backsplashes Kitchen Floors Kitchen Islands White Kitchen Cabinets Gray Color Schemes CHEF’S STOVES A professional-grade range – a stove with options such as a flat griddle or a cooktop to … Continue reading

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HOUSE REPAIRS 101 – Open Garage Doors With No Power (Part 8/8)

We all know that most homes don’t come with instructional manuals. Without a doubt, those little emergencies are bound to happen with home-ownership and NEW homeowners, especially, may not be equipped to deal with them… In an effort to help protect your real estate investment, we have compiled a list of BLOG posts addressing some typical tasks that all homeowners should learn to handle. It surely does not cover everything you will need to know about your home BUT it’s a great place to start… Put a Tool Kit Together (Part 1/8) Blog Posted on October 3rd Find the Water Main Shutoff (Part 2/8) Blog Posted on October 17th Restart a Garbage Disposal (Part 3/8) Blog Posted on October 31st Reset the Electrical Power (Part 4/8) Blog Posted on November 14th Unclog a Toilet (Part 5/8) Blog Posted on November 28th Put out a Grease Fire (Part 6/8) Blog Posted … Continue reading

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HOUSE REPAIRS 101 – Change Your Air Filters (Part 7/8)

We all know that most homes don’t come with instructional manuals. Without a doubt, those little emergencies are bound to happen with home-ownership and NEW homeowners, especially, may not be equipped to deal with them… In an effort to help protect your real estate investment, we have compiled a list of BLOG posts addressing some typical tasks that all homeowners should learn to handle. It surely does not cover everything you will need to know about your home BUT it’s a great place to start… Put a Tool Kit Together (Part 1/8) Blog Posted on October 3rd Find the Water Main Shutoff (Part 2/8) Blog Posted on October 17th Restart a Garbage Disposal (Part 3/8) Blog Posted on October 31st Reset the Electrical Power (Part 4/8) Blog Posted on November 14th Unclog a Toilet (Part 5/8) Blog Posted on November 28th Put out a Grease Fire (Part 6/8) Blog Posted … Continue reading

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HOUSE REPAIRS 101 – Put Out a Grease Fire (Part 6/8)

We all know that most homes don’t come with instructional manuals. Without a doubt, those little emergencies are bound to happen with home-ownership and NEW homeowners, especially, may not be equipped to deal with them… In an effort to help protect your real estate investment, we have compiled a list of BLOG posts addressing some typical tasks that all homeowners should learn to handle. It surely does not cover everything you will need to know about your home BUT it’s a great place to start… Put a Tool Kit Together (Part 1/8) Blog Posted on October 3rd Find the Water Main Shutoff (Part 2/8) Blog Posted on October 17th Restart a Garbage Disposal (Part 3/8) Blog Posted on October 31st Reset the Electrical Power (Part 4/8) Blog Posted on November 14th Unclog a Toilet (Part 5/8) Blog Posted on November 28th Put out a Grease Fire (Part 6/8) Blog Posted … Continue reading

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HOUSE REPAIRS 101 – Unclog a Toilet (Part 5/8)

We all know that most homes don’t come with instructional manuals. Without a doubt, those little emergencies are bound to happen with home-ownership and NEW homeowners, especially, may not be equipped to deal with them… In an effort to help protect your real estate investment, we have compiled a list of BLOG posts addressing some typical tasks that all homeowners should learn to handle. It surely does not cover everything you will need to know about your home BUT it’s a great place to start… Put a Tool Kit Together (Part 1/8) Blog Posted on October 3rd Find the Water Main Shutoff (Part 2/8) Blog Posted on October 17th Restart a Garbage Disposal (Part 3/8) Blog Posted on October 31st Reset the Electrical Power (Part 4/8) Blog Posted on November 14th Unclog a Toilet (Part 5/8) Blog Posted on November 28th Put out a Grease Fire (Part 6/8) Blog to … Continue reading

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HOUSE REPAIRS 101 – Reset the Electrical Power (Part 4/8)

We all know that most homes don’t come with instructional manuals. Without a doubt, those little emergencies are bound to happen with home-ownership and NEW homeowners, especially, may not be equipped to deal with them… In an effort to help protect your real estate investment, we have compiled a list of BLOG posts addressing some typical tasks that all homeowners should learn to handle. It surely does not cover everything you will need to know about your home BUT it’s a great place to start… Put a Tool Kit Together (Part 1/8) Blog Posted on October 3rd Find the Water Main Shutoff (Part 2/8) Blog Posted on October 17th Restart a Garbage Disposal (Part 3/8) Blog Posted on October 31st Reset the Electrical Power (Part 4/8) Blog Posted on November 14th Unclog a Toilet (Part 5/8) Blog to be Posted on November 28th Put out a Grease Fire (Part 6/8) … Continue reading

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