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Termites: What They Are, What They Do, and How to ...

Tom Kleinschnitz, our termite expert from American Home Services, tells us that there is one thing that everyone seems to know about the pests: Termites eat wood… ferociously. Anti-termite efforts constitute a billion-dollar industry in America, so if you’re having a home inspection done, be sure that a termite inspection is included. That way, you’ll know whether or not that property suffers from termite damage; you don’t want to take on an expensive repair project without warning! Second, there are two different types of termites: subterranean and dry wood termites. Subterranean termites live in the ground, then they come up...
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How the Probate Process Works for Real Estate

Today I’m joined by attorney Merideth Nagel, P.A. to break down the probate process in its simplest terms. During the probate process, documentation (e.g., a written will or the Florida statutes) is presented to a judge allocating the property and possessions of a deceased friend or relative. The judge then must authenticate this documentation saying who is allowed to own what’s included in the documentation. What happens with any real estate that needs to be probated? There’s a common misconception that the power of attorney passes onto the children after a parent passes away, but that’s not true. If the...
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Vida 365 Is the Perfect Place for a Healthy Dish

If you’re looking for a great, healthy meal, look no further. Today I’d like to shine the spotlight on one of my favorite Clermont spots, Vida 365. I sat down with chef/owner James Pagan and found out that, on top of great food and tasty drinks, his restaurant is built on something more. He and his wife opened Vida 365 almost three years ago with a personal goal in mind. After James’ brother passed away from cancer 16 years ago, he knew he wanted to become more responsible about what food he provides people. “ He wanted to become more...
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Looking for Fine Dining in Clermont? Try Root &...

Recently, we took a trip out to Root & Branch Restaurant to find out what the hype is all about. You can follow along in the video above for a behind-the-scenes look at our experience. From the very beginning of our visit, it was clear that we were in for quite a treat. But before digging into some of their delicious food, we sat down with chef and owner AJ Kraft to talk about how Root & Branch came to be. AJ has been working in restaurants for more than 20 years at this point. He has always wanted to...
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