Posts by nlhomestampa

Home Buying Basics: How Many Bedrooms Do You Need?

Read the room. You are getting ready to buy a new home. There are many different options in your price range. One way to tell homes apart is by their number of bedrooms. You may think the more bedrooms, the merrier. But that isn’t always the case. Here is a quick guide to determine how…

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7 Key Things to Know About Living in Tampa Bay

It’s no coincidence that Tampa Bay is one of the most populated areas in Florida. With roughly 663 miles of beautiful beaches to explore, Florida has become one of the most desired living destinations in the United States. For this reason, many people are beginning to understand the extreme value of living in Tampa Bay.…

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What Are the Best Things to Do in Tampa for Locals?

Whenever you see a list of things to do in an area, it’s typically geared towards visitors, but not this list. This list is all about things to do in Tampa as a local, especially if you’re new to the area. If you’ve been looking for some activities that will get you out of the…

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How Long Does It Take to Build a Semi Custom Home in Tampa?

representing semi custom home - exterior front elevation of a New Legacy Home

Have you ever dreamed of building your own home? The home building process can come with its challenges. That is why a lot of people consider building a semi-custom home! A semi-custom home allows you the freedom to build a home you love without as much hassle. The big question becomes, how long does building…

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5 Tips for Selecting the Right Options for Your Custom Home

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About 7 million single-family homes were built in the last ten years and nearly 1.53 million of those were custom homes. Have you already tried house-shopping, but were unsatisfied? You’ve seen beautiful homes, but you haven’t seen a home that you want to live in yet. Maybe it’s because your future home has not been built yet. By…

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Getting the Lighting Right for Your Custom-Built Home

nice open floor plan designed by New Legacy Homes in Tampa, representing best lighting

Getting the details right is what separates humans from animals. Certainly, a bird’s nest or a beaver’s dam exhibit marvelous ingenuity, but they are such brute force efforts. If you want a splash of finesse, you need that additional intelligence – and opposable thumbs. Finding the best lighting is the coconut cream dollop on the…

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3 Unexpected Benefits of Owning a Home in South Tampa

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There’s nothing that South Tampa doesn’t have to offer. From it’s rooftop lounges to relaxing spa resorts, South Tampa has it all. While South Tampa is home to family attractions such as amusement parks, aquariums, and local zoos, it also has a lively nightlife where you can kick back and relax as you enjoy five-star…

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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a HVAC

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A financial expert came out and said that the best temperature to keep your home at, even in the summer, was 78 degrees. Clearly, that person is always cold, because, for most of us, the idea of keeping our HVAC systems at almost eighty degrees is unheard of – especially in Florida. We don’t know…

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Here’s What Really Matters in Energy Star Refrigerators

There are different tips you can follow to reduce your refrigerator’s energy cost. For example, you should keep liquids inside your ref covered to reduce moisture. This is because too much moisture makes your fridge’s compressor work harder, which means it will consume more energy. Another tip is to set the right temperature (i.e., between…

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