It is that time of year again when everyone is out shopping for all of his or her Christmas gifts for the best deals. It is fun but can be overwhelming especially if the store you’re heading to runs out of what you need. However, there are ways to avoid the frustration of Black Friday. You need a strategy, follow these tips and strategies for your most successful Black Friday yet!
Start early before Thanksgiving go to the stores that you know you are going to want to go to on Black Friday and check the deals. Some retailers have their best deals on Thanksgiving. Check ads, it is easy to skip over stores that you do not usually shop at but one of those stores might have a better deal. Some deals may only last until a certain time pay attention to that.
Set a budget and do not go over it. This will help with impulse buys. At the time an impulse buy may not seem to make a difference especially if it is a good price but if you make one or two impulse buys in the 5 stores you go in, that’ll add up. Stay safe carry a small purse that closes all the way that remains in front of you at all times. Cash is a great way to stay on a budget but is more likely to be stolen or lost, a debit card is ok but fraud protection is weaker, credit cards are better with fraud protection but allow you to overspend. It sounds like I just told you every method of payment has a downfall and it does, but to remain on the budget keep a checklist, prepare ahead and do the math. Add up every receipt make sure you’re not going over your budget.
3.) Do your Research
Several sites will begin posting the Black Friday ads when they become available. Be sure you are getting the best for your buck, while it may look like a great deal you may be able to do better somewhere else, check these sites for price comparison Shopping.com and PriceGrabber.com You can check these sites for the latest deals:
If you enjoy going out at the crack of dawn, then this is the deals for you. Some stores will offer early bird specials which could be gift cards for the first 500 customers to walk in the store. Stores that provided the “early bird” deal last year was H&M which gave the first 100 people in line tickets for up to $300 in-store credit. Another store Sports Authority at midnight, Sports Authority rewarded the first 80 customers to walk through its doors with cards worth up to $500. They always say “the early bird gets the worm” check out which stores are offering it this year!
5.) Deepen your Discounts
Paper coupons are back, be sure to fill your purse will Black Friday coupons. Don’t let your smartphone die because you will need coupons on there. Prepare early check the coupons and save them to your wallet. Download DealNews to stay on top of all the latest deals on the go.
6.) Be a Social Media Butterfly
Follow your favorite stores on whatever social media platform you enjoy most, turn on notifications and keep an eye out for coupons, sale previews, or even Black Friday ads can appear on their social media. Don’t search for the social media deals while standing at the register do it before you arrive, screenshots are a great way to have easy access. Be sure to look at promo codes from the website, or manufactures website you can watch right here on DealNews these can net some serious savings.
7.) Read the Fine Print
While most stores keep their return policy the same for Black Friday. There are the exceptions of the shops who do not receive some even charge restocking fees as high at 15%, primarily for electronics. Check the company website you can usually find the return policy information there or signage at the customer service desk. While asking the sales clerk is an option if they give incorrect information then the written policy will trump whatever they may have said. Just be careful when asking the clerks because they are under much stress and sometimes they may not fully know the return policies especially if they changed for Black Friday.
8.) Split Up
While shopping with friends can be fun. Use your numbers to have more extensive coverage areas. Have a game plan and have people in designated stores.
You can find more great tips, strategies, deals, and not what to buy at DealNews under the Black Friday section.
With all the great deals on Black Friday, go to a toy store and pick up a few things to take to a homeless shelter, an orphanage, or Operation Chrismas Child. It is always a good time to give back you the deals to help you save while helping someone.
Remember Black Friday is usually not a place for young children, it can be dangerous and stressful. Leave them at home and enjoy a ladies day shopping.
Finally be kind to everyone, especially the sale clerks they are dealing with thousands of people in short time. Giving up their Black Friday shopping so that you can have yours, so be respectful to them, many may be sleep deprived. Just be courteous, everyone wants to have a good time.
Have you always dreamed of living in a log home but they are always too far away from everything? Well you’re in luck I have several beautiful log homes are that gives you that country style living with the convenience of the city.
This beautiful two story three bedrooms and two bathrooms home are on 3 acres of land. This home lets you enjoy country living with the city convenience. Comfortably located are at least 50 schools, PK-05 is Astatula Elementary School being just 3.28 miles and 3.46 miles away would be a PK-12 Lake Hills School. Also conveniently located is Florida’s Turnpike giving an easy commute to downtown and attractions. This home comes with a cozy wood burning fireplace to make you feel right at home. There is also an eat-in kitchen, loft, and wood flooring. This home was built in 1988 with 1,138 square feet of living, renovations have been made such as a new roof which was put on in July of 2017. Fuel- electric and central heating comes equipped with the home as well as central air conditioning. Appliances of the home include; built-in oven, range, and refrigerator. The interior of the house is log with vinyl and carpet flooring. This home is priced at $254, 900
This one of kind log homes is the perfect location for country peace and tranquility but city convenience with easy access to Dowton Clermont or Winter Gardens. This property is almost 30 acres. This open floor bedroom contains a beautiful wood burning fireplace, 3 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms. Along with this home, there are 2 parcels included with the property. If you’re looking to make some money off the land the one side could be sold to investors as it is a prime location close to the turnpike and schools. You could keep this land the beautiful agricultural land and have animals grazing the property is fully fenced as you look out to God’s beauty. This property is priced at $1,400,000.
This beautiful 1999 two-story spacious log home is the perfect place to relax and entertain guest. As we walk inside we will find a great spacious room with vaulted ceiling and a wood burning fireplace which includes a ventilation system making it easy to warm up the entire home during those chilly evenings. The open dining room is perfect for entertaining as it leads straight into an open kitchen which features stainless appliances, beautiful cabinets. The master bedroom includes a walk-in closet as you go to the master bathroom you will see a large garden tub with jest as well a sperate shower stall. Next, we will head upstairs where there are two spacious bedrooms. Now for the beautiful exterior of the home, there is a full wraparound porch which is the perfect place to enjoy the sunrise or sunset. Other areas to note of the home, the roof and floors are less than 4 years old. The Florida Breezway barn features 11 12×12 stalls and 1 that had been converted to feed and storage room with raised concrete flooring. The stalls are rear and front entry of the barn and utilize Dutch doors. The second barn has 4 12×12 stalls with front entry Dutch doors. ther amenities on the property include: 2 grooming racks, 1 full-size dressage arena clay base, 1 breeding and treatment stock, 1 large storage shed and two smaller storage sheds, full RV hookup 30 amp and sewage, and a separate interconnected well. This property is priced at $455,000.
This beautiful contemporary southland built log home is on 3 majestic acres located on Lake Door and right behind this home is the famous Rocking Horse Ranch which is a 150-acre equestrian training facility. As you find your way down the winding driveway you’ll find yourself at one of the most beautiful 4 bed 3.5 bath log homes in the area. As you walk through the front door you are captivated by the see-through view of 193′ of lake frontage. Directly across the lake is Ocala Nation Forest so there is not another house in site, you get to enjoy all the wonders of nature. This is the entertainer’s dream with a large open floor plan and large kitchen with granite and wood cabinets. on the first floor, you can find a bedroom en-suite, family room, dining room, formal living room, eat-in kitchen and a half bath. As we make out way upstairs you with see a loft which overlooks the formal living room and out to the lake. There is the master bedroom which also overlooks Lake Door. Also upstairs there are 2 other bedrooms, one of which is being used as an office. You can also find another full bath. This luxury log home is priced at $685,000.
If you’re interested in purchasing any of these residential log homes in Central Florida, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com.
At Bellaria of Windermere, you are guaranteed the homes to be architectural pleasing because only Florida’s finest Master Builders were consulted for home construction and the scrutiny. Bellaria is home to some of the most breathtaking homes in the state of Florida. These homes range from 4 to 6 bedrooms and 4 to 7 bathrooms being built between 2009-2016 being one of the newest luxury communities in Central Florida. The homes are between 3,803 and 11,214 square foot, ranging from $1,200,000 to $1,749,000 .
When you first enter the complex you are welcomed by an elegant garden gate with a beautiful Tuscan fountain then you being your drive through some of Central Florida’s most beautiful 65 houses all being close to an acre in size. Bellaria is surrounded by Butler Chain of Lakes.
This 3,803 square foot 4 bedroom 4 1/2 bathroom home welcomes you with majestic iron doors, where you are greeted by towering ceilings in the open foyer with a bright and spacious single-story luxurious split floor plan with grand portrait windows. Thanks to the magnificent portrait windows you are astounded with a breathtaking view of the expansive grounds and pool area. Come into the family room, and you can enjoy the holidays or just a nice evening with family and friends by the gorgeous stone surround fireplace. My personal favorite the gourmet kitchen which includes a separate pantry, five burner gas cook-top, S/S package appliances, granite with under mount sink, a center island, abundant cabinetry finished with crown molding, and a raised bar that overlooks a sunlit lanai. Throughout the house, you can see custom details such as crown molding, custom door, and trim finishes, custom draperies, and lovely architectural touches. The master suite one fit for a king and queen features patio access, wooden shutters, large walk-in closet with custom shelves, and an elegant bath retreat with a glass enclosed shower, garden tub, and double vanities. It is Florida, so you need to have a place to entertain outside, so there is a beautiful pool complete with stone waterfall features, solar and gas heating system, spacious summer kitchen with bar, and plenty of room for outdoor furnishing to host all of your summertime fun no matter the season. This home is priced at $699,900.
Welcome to “Alessandria,” a custom Waston-built 5 bedroom five full bathrooms and two half bathrooms estate. Alessandria will be one of the first houses you see as you pass through elegant guarded gates of Bellaria. Alessandria has classic Old World features, bountiful spaces, and exquisite craftsmanship. You’ll make your entrance through stately wood and iron double doors into a formal setting of travertine flooring, precast stone fireplace, and large windows overlooking the pool and covered patio. The kitchen is a masterpiece of its own with enticing granite, furniture-style cabinetry, majestic exposed wood beams, grac\vitating tiled backsplash, and a Spanish tile roof faced over a walk-in pantry. Appliances are top of the link including; a Wolf six burner range, double ovens, and fridge with matching cabinet fronts. The welcoming and spacious family and game rooms hold elegant touches including a stone fireplace in the family room and in the game room a full bar making it the perfect place to have over your buddies for the big game or your lady’s over for a ladies night in; plus rich wood tongue and groove ceiling keeping the elegant theme of the home. The master room is like luxurious retreat every evening it offers a sanctuary of tranquility including a master spa with onyx counter tops and floors inlays, Venetian plaster walls, a walk-in shower, and oversized Jacuzzi tub making it irresistible to leave. All on the first floor you have four additional oversized ensuite bedrooms with Venetian plastered walls and a study. With an ample bonus space upstairs that can be transformed into an extra bedroom, playroom, or theatre. A home is not complete without a spectacular backyard this one is your private oasis with a sparkling salt water pool, and spa, brick paver decking, lush landscaping with premium LED lighting, and an outdoor family room with fireplace, TV, and summer kitchen. This home is going for $1,749,000.
Elegant Mediterranean 5 bedrooms six full bathrooms and one half bathroom estate offers a spectacular full-acre, two-story foyer with double grand staircase, dramatic soaring ceilings & panoramic windows allow a plethora of light from all directions. Downstairs you have a gourmet kitchen adjacent to the sizable family room; the kitchen features granite countertops & backsplash, radiant center-island, and state of the art stainless steel appliances. As we travel up the grand staircase, we find the Master suite that features a private covered balcony overlooking the fabulous pool and spa. Inside we have the extravagance master bathroom featuring a massive double-entry shower with custom tile, roman tub, dual vanities & private water closet. Bliss details include coffered ceilings, crown molding, unique chandelier, top of the line water softener system, and nano-ceramic window tint blocks UV-Rays. Now as we venture outside we will see a breathtaking salt water swimming pool/spa & oversized covered lanai area is the perfect place to relax after a hard day work or to have friends and family over for a lovely warm evening at the pool. A little surprise this estate comes with a rare 4-car garage with expansive storage area, circular paver driveway, tile roof, exterior lighting package, manicured grounds complete this exquisite home. This home is selling for $1,199,999.
This extensive Florida 6 bedroom 6 full bathroom and 2 half bathroom home is well sited on an acre. As you enter the home you are greeted with natural light from the broad front windows that are visually linked the formal areas to showcase a graceful handcrafted staircase in the foyer. Gas fireplace, wet bar, access to the stunning vistas of the beautiful sparkling pool and two-story covered porch add sophistication and comfort. That is not it on the ground floor, just off the entry there sits a library/office, featuring porcelain flooring, offering an intimate space for conversation, meetings or just a quiet place to work, providing naural light and a sense of the outdoors are clerestory windows. With a wall of glass doors, the open arrangement of the family room and kitchen take in natural light. In the gourmet kitchen, we have well equipped stainless appliances, tile flooring, exotic granite, custom cabinetry, and a walk-in pantry. As we move up the graceful handcrafted staircase we come to a lounge area that would be perfect for a game room. Then we’ll move into two bonus rooms and ensuite bedrooms making this home perfect for growing families. Tucked away for privacy we have the spacious master suite embellished with paneled cabinetry, exotic granite, a rainforest shower, and soaking tub the master bath is beautiful yet functional with an expansive closet area. This home will be sure to give you the true Florida living and entertaining place. This home is priced at $1,399,000.
Castleworks custom built home is modern and stunning with 5 bedrooms 5 bathrooms 2 half bathrooms having custom touches in every room! There is a family room and another lounge room which can be used as a game room or another family room, there are two eating areas a small area large enough for a 4 chair table and a large dining room. Architectural details can be found throughout the custom build home such as a one of a kind lighting package. Exquisite woodwork enhances this home. Giving the ultimate privacy and luxury outside is the courtyard with a screened-in pool, spa, summer kitchen and seating area. There is a nice sized back-yard. This modern home is priced at $1,599,999.
This Bellaria estate is on Bellaria’s largest lots being 1.3 acres, the home features 6 bedrooms, 4.2 baths, 5617 square foot and a $300,000 dream pool. Before you enter the home you drive in a 200-ft paved drive lined with Italian Cypress driveway. As you enter the home you enter a two-story entry foyer with double curved staircase and Chihuly style light fixture. Continue in and you’ll see a formal living and dining areas containing coffered ceilings, crown molding, and rich walnut-stained wood flooring. Perfect for a home theater, game room, playroom or in-law suite is a flex space configured for the floor plan. Come into the gourmet kitchen which offers natural gas cooking, walk-in pantry, stainless steel appliances including beverage cooler, ample cabinet storage, and island with seating. Open the double French doors to the family room which is attached to the breakfast area. To the covered lanai with a copper paneled ceiling, stamped concrete floor, detached guest quarters with 1/2 bath, and amazing pool/spa with grotto and water slide. Moving upstairs, we have the master suite with dual walk-in closets, private bath with two vanities, and shower with separate Roman tub. Also upstairs there are three additional bedrooms suites each with private bath access. This beautiful property has been recently updated with new carpets throughout, fresh paint inside and out. Other amenities include dual two-car garages, a double Frigidaire A/C system, lush landscaping for privacy, and playground and in-ground trampoline with astroturf. This home is perfect for a family. This home is selling for $1,375,000.
If you’re interested in purchasing a residential home in Bellaria in Windemere, Florida, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com.
Balmoral is a beautiful gated 32 home community in Apopka Vineland North of Conroy Windermere Rd. Many celebrities and professional sports personalities chose to live in the luxury Balmoral communities. Most of these homes range from 2,700 to 5,400 square foot and were built between 1992 and 2003 with prices ranging from $450,000 to $1,000,000.
Inside Balmoral, there is what they call Balmoral Mews Square these are houses that are on the same street. The center homes have addresses between 9018 and 9176. The outside of the homes are what they call “old address” starting on the northeastern corner of the community is 9001 and ending on the southeastern side of the community is 9176.
Balmoral’s north side of the community has a beautiful quiet drainage pond which looks like a marsh area in a preserve, there are 7 homes that back up the marsh. The Southern side borders Lake Downcrest which is an exclusive gated community, this is an advantage to those who live on the Balmoral side because peace it is a peaceful and quiet community. The community also features beautiful tennis courts for your convenience.
Balmoral area of Windermere has some of the best schools that Florida has to offer for the student-aged resident. Many of the youth residents attend the great schools which are:
Thornbrooke Elementary School
Gotha Middle School
Olympia High School
Exclusive Private Schools
Lake Highland Preparatory School
Monte Verde Academy
Balmoral is a conveniently located to major highways with easy access to many restaurants shopping centers and area attractions.
This gorgeous home has nearly Â¾ of an acre of premium land located in Windermere. With over 5400 square feet of living space, 5 bedrooms and 5-1/2 baths, this home have it all. Prepare gourmet meals in the stylish gourmet kitchen filled with plenty of natural light and enjoy entertaining your guests in the welcoming living room and spacious dining room. The downstairs features an open floor plan with sliding doors that lead out to a large, private outdoor screened-in space with a heated pool. Enjoy having no rear neighbors and plenty of space for everyone to play or pets to roam in your large, fenced-in backyard. The pool area features a lanai with an outdoor kitchen, complete with a built-in grill and refrigerator. The downstairs secondary living room can easily be closed off to create a second master suite. The upstairs of the home features 4 guest rooms and a large, sunny master bedroom and a spacious master bath. A terrace spans the entire rear of the home and overlooks the green space. With a 4 car garage, this home has plenty of storage space. This home is priced at $879,900
NOW PRICED UNDER CURRENT APPRAISED VALUE! This home built by Richard Watson is a beautifully maintained and upgraded 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bath with study and upstairs game room providing 4,238 square feet of living area. The property is situated on over 1/2 acre of manicured grounds with a saltwater pool, spa and screened enclosure. A circular drive provides easy front door access and connects to the side entry 3 car garage. The kitchen is thoughtfully designed with ample counter space, a center island, beautiful cabinetry and under-cabinet lighting. It is truly a chef’s delight including an induction cooktop, a double oven, and double dishwasher. This home is priced at $739,000.
This Spanish Mediterranean inspired beauty has been completely upgraded for style and comfort. Along with providing the lot with incredible curb appeal, the grand circular driveway frames the entrance of the home, leading into the living room, which offers plenty of natural light reflecting from the large windows and high ceilings. This 5bd/5ba home features a family room, great room, and a master bedroom on the first floor. The game room can easily be converted to a sixth bedroom. The newly resurfaced outdoor pool features a stone deck, outdoor gourmet kitchen, and professional landscaping. Ideal for entertaining the family and enjoying the Florida Sunshine. Granite counter tops, beautiful tile detail, maple cabinetry, and marble counters are just a few of the features of this upgraded home. The convenient location and A-rated school system make Balmoral a highly sought after living community in Windermere. The home is ready to move in, just turn the key and get ready to enjoy Florida living in this magnificent home! This home is priced at $799,000