How to Create a Home Office for Your Business

How to Create a Home Office for Your Business


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Your home is as good a place as any to open a business. In fact, using your home as a headquarters provides a number of benefits not offered by a traditional office space or store. For instance, you save time since there is no commute, you save money on overhead costs, and you have the flexibility necessary to find a better balance between your work and home life.

With that said, running a business out of your home is no easy task. And to experience short-term and long-term success, it’s essential that you have a home and space that meets your business needs. Here are a few practical tips for making a home office that helps you effectively run your business:

Choose the right home.

You won’t be able to create a suitable workspace if you don’t have room in your home for it. Evaluate your current home to see if you can fit a home office and storage. If you can’t, it might be time to consider selling and buying a different home. Yes, buying a new home is a significant investment of time, energy, and money, but if it helps your business succeed in the long term, it will be well worth it.

Research home prices in the area you are considering to get an idea of what you will need to invest. As an example, houses in Stuart sold for an average price of $278K last month. And when you’re ready to start seriously looking for a home in the area, contact Stuart Florida Real Estate.

Aim for privacy.

When setting up your home office, one of the first things to consider is privacy. In order to stay focused and productive on a daily basis, FlexiSpot recommends a proper separation of your work and home life. This is really hard to accomplish when you’re working on a laptop on the couch or at the kitchen counter.

If you have a garage or a basement that can be converted, these can make for ideal home offices, because they provide separation from your main living areas. However, spare bedrooms and any other spaces with a door can do the trick as well.

Set up in the light.

Natural light comes with a ton of physical, mental, and emotional health benefits. But it can also do wonders for boosting concentration and productivity. Choose an area of your home with access to sunlight, even if it’s just one or two windows. And position your desk where the sunlight flows in so that you can reap the benefits throughout the workday.

Opt for high-quality equipment.

When starting a business from the ground up, it can be tempting to purchase cheap equipment. After all, saving money on equipment will allow you to put more money into growing your business, right? But this is not where you want to skimp.

The higher the quality of equipment you invest in now, the higher the likelihood that it will hold up and perform well for many years to come. So, plan to invest in a good laptop, printer, ergonomic chair, desk, and any other essential equipment necessary for your day-to-day operations.

Make it appealing.

Finally, make sure your home office is attractive. Not only will this help you to stay motivated and enjoy the space more, but it will also look more professional to clients and/or customers who visit.

Make simple cosmetic changes like applying a fresh coat of paint to the walls, adding an area rug, and adding artwork and other decor. And consider any amenities that could boost the appeal of your home office, whether that means creating a small coffee station, putting out chairs and end tables with magazines, or making other additions that will help visitors feel more comfortable.

Yes, starting a home-based business can be a great idea. But you must have an adequate space to work if you are going to be successful. If your current home doesn’t meet your business needs, start looking at other ones. And when you begin creating your home office, make sure that it provides separation from your main living areas and offers access to natural light. Lastly, invest in high-quality equipment, and make any necessary changes to the space to make it attractive and comfortable.

Guest blog courtesy of Tina Martin

Beacon 21 Jensen Beach October 2020 Market Report

Beacon 21 Jensen Beach October 2020 Market Report

There are currently 2 condos for sale in Beacon 21 in Jensen Beach FL.  These condos have list prices of $118,000 and $130,000.  This is an average list price of $124,000 which equals $97.49 per sq. ft. of living area.

There are also 2 condos currently under contract.  These condos had list prices of $117,000 and $135,000.  This works out to an average list price of $126,000 which is $99.06 per sq. ft. of living area.  These condos averaged 78 days on the market before going under contract.

In the past 12 months, 14 condos have sold in Beacon 21.  Sales prices ranged from $105,000 up to $255,000.  This equals an average sales price of $146,536 which works out to $128.01 per sq. ft. of living area.  These condos averaged 75 days on the market before going under contract and sold for an average of 96% of the last listed price.

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About: Beacon 21 Condos in Jensen Beach

Beacon 21 Condos in Jensen Beach

Beacon 21 in Jensen Beach is a low rise condominium development in Jensen Beach FL locate just north of the Saint Lucie River and off of NE Dixie Highway (State Road 707).  This complex contains numerous types of condo buildings that were first built in 1973 and the last phase was completed in 1993.

Beacon 21 Condos in Jensen Beach

There are sections in Beacon 21 that are age-restricted to 55 and over while other sections are open to all ages.  There are just over 270 individual condos with most of them being two bedrooms and all but a few having 2 bathrooms as well.  These condos come in sizes ranging from 826 sq. ft. of interior living area up to 1,440.

Most of Beacon 21’s sections are pet-friendly allowing for one medium-sized pet with some areas allowing up to 2.  Rentals are also permitted with some restrictions.

Beacon 21 Condos in Jensen Beach

There are three pools and three tennis courts as well as a clubhouse and shuffleboard courts for Beacon 21.  And, as a bonus, there is dockage for smaller boats (up to 21’) with ocean access.  These docks are available for lease at very reasonable rates when available on a first-come first-served basis for owners in the Beacon 21 complex.

Children living in Beacon 21 currently attend the Felix A Williams elementary school, Stuart middle school, and the Jensen Beach high school.

Beacon 21 Condos in Jensen Beach

This complex is well located only minutes from the beaches, rivers and shopping areas of Jensen Beach and Stuart FL.

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Beacon 21 Jensen Beach October 2020 Market Report

Beau Rivage October 2020 Market Report

Beau Rivage October 2020 Market Report

For October 2020, there is only 1 home for sale in Beau Rivage.  The list price is $2,000,000 or $373.55 per sq. ft. of living area.

There is also 1 home currently under contract in Beau Rivage.  It was listed for $309,900 which is $126.90 per sq. ft. of living area.  This home was on the market for 140 days before going under contract.

In the past 12 months, 5 homes have sold in Beau Rivage.  Sales prices ranged from $235,000 up to $1,100,000.  The average sales price was $654,000 which equaled $269.62 per sq. ft. of living area.  These homes averaged 59 days on market before going under contract and sold for an average of 97% of the last list price.

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About Beau Rivage Real Estate in Stuart FL

Beau Rivage in Stuart Florida

Nestled along the St. Lucie River in Stuart, Beau Rivage Estates feature beautiful family homes, many with waterfront and ocean access! Imagine being able to walk out of your back door and have your 20’ weekend escape sitting in the water waiting for you! The neighborhood features homes with spacious yards and gorgeous landscaping. The homes have large bedrooms, family, and Florida rooms. Most homes even have pools! As if Beau Rivage Estates didn’t sound great already, it is also minutes away from Stuart and Jensen Beach’s hot spots such as the Treasure Coast Square Mall, along with many shopping centers, and great chain and local restaurants. ‘A’ rated schools; Jensen Beach High School, Jensen Beach Elementary school, and Felix A. Williams are all fantastic schools that are close by!

Beau Rivage Real Estate in Stuart FL

Beau Rivage Estates is actually in Saint Lucie County, but the local addresses are in Stuart, Florida and Beau Rivage residents attend Martin County schools.

Beau Rivage

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Beau Rivage October 2020 Market Report

Suntide Condos on Hutchinson Island October 2020 Market Report

Suntide Condos on Hutchinson Island October 2020 Market Report

For October 2020, there are no condos on the market in Suntide on Hutchinson Island in Stuart FL.

There is 1 condo under contract at this time. The list price was $319,000 or $290.53 per sq. ft. of living area. This condo was on the market for 13 days before going under contract.

There have been 3 Suntide condos sold in the past 12 months.  Sales prices ranged from $260,000 up to $315,000 for an average sales price of $293,333 which equals $239.03 per sq. ft. of living area.  These sales averaged 94% of list price and were on the market for an average of 102 days prior to going under contract.

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About the Suntide Condominiums of Hutchinson Island in Stuart Florida:

Suntide Oceanfront Condos

The Suntide Condominium is located on Hutchinson Island in uncrowded and unspoiled Martin County. It is one of the premier oceanfront condos in Stuart, Florida.  Boasting truly fine amenities with a protected pool, private beach access and hard to find under building protected parking.  There’s a full clubhouse with a fitness center, pool table, card room, library, full kitchen and reading room.

Suntide Condo on Hutchinson Island

Suntide has all two bedroom, two bath condos that come in four different configurations and sizes.  The largest of these feature an office, sitting room that can possibly double as an extra bedroom.  Many units have direct and unspoiled ocean views.  One of the best run associations in Stuart, this fine complex is always a desirable destination for those who have made it their permanent residence as well as those who enjoy it as a vacation getaway.

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Links to all Martin County Condos on Hutchinson Island in Stuart and Jensen Beach you may wish to consider:
Angler Cove – Beachwood Villas – Buttonwood – Dune Condominium – Fairwinds Cove – Green Turtle Cove – Hutchinson House – Indian River Plantation Condos – Islander 12 – Jensen Beach Club – Little Ocean Club – Little Ocean Place – Maritimes – Ocean View – Sailfish Point – Sandpebble – Seaside – Suntide

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The Estuary October 2020 Market Report

The Estuary October 2020 Market Report

The Estuary of Stuart FL contains both homes and condos.  Here is the October 2020 market report for this gated community:

Homes

There is 1 home for sale in the Estuary.  The list price is $750,000 which equals $333.33 per sq. ft. of living area.

There is also 1 home currently under contract.  The list price was $859,000 or $322.21 per sq. ft. of living area.  This home was on the market for 576 days before going under contract.

In the past 12 months, 5 Estuary homes have sold.  Sales prices ranged from $334,000 up to $570,000.  This equals an average sales price of $409,200 which works out to $186.58 per sq. ft. of living area. These homes sold for an average of 97% of list price and went under contract in an average of 107 days.

Condos

There is 1condo currently for sale in the Estuary. The list price was $324,000 or $314.56 per sq. ft. of living area.

There is also 1 condo currently under contract. This condo was listed for $198,888 which is $189.96 per sq. ft. of living area. It was on the market for 34 days before going under contract.

In the past 12 months, 4 condos have sold in the Estuary.  Sales prices were from $150,000 up to $220,000.  This equals an average sales price of $177,500 which works out to $162.45 per sq. ft. of living area.  These condos averaged 110 days on the market and sold for an average of 97% of list price.

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About the Estuary:

The Estuary of Stuart FL

The Estuary of Stuart Florida, located in North Stuart, Florida and often mistaken for being a part of Jensen Beach Florida is a gated community with a variety of homes ranging from condos to 1980’s vintage homes, to newer villas as well as waterfront homes with deep water docks.
The Estuary of Stuart Florida is very conveniently located on the banks of the North Fork of the Saint Lucie River, just minutes from the Treasure Coast Mall and the shopping and dining areas of the US-1 corridor in Jensen Beach.

Different sections of the Estuary include well appointed 2 and 3 bedroom condos with pool and lake views.  A select number of condos have mile wide river views of the Saint Lucie River.  An inland section of varying styles, sizes and shapes of homes built from the early 1980’s and also called River Shores Plantation. 

In 2002, a section of the Estuary was added with villas and smaller single family homes on Tillia Trail with their own community pool.  Larger single family homes were also added at this time along Estuary Court, Plumbago Trail and the western section of NW 21’st Terrace.  This section also boasts a community dock suitable for good sized vessels with ocean access just a few minutes away at the Saint Lucie Inlet.   Homes on Plumbago Trail also enjoy spectacular wide water views.  The Estuary is truly a wonderful place to call home.

The Estuary Homes and Condos in Stuart FL

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The Estuary October 2020 Market Report