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Hidden Health Hazards in Homes

by Maureen Cool

Your home should be a safe place, but sometimes it contains hazards that can contribute to medical problems. If you’re buying a home or even if you already have one, you should be aware of the health hazards that may lurk in your property. 


Even if you don’t see it, mold can be present in your home. It often lies in dark, cool places where you may not look. You might find it in the crawl space of your house or an unfinished basement. If your furnace or ductwork is nearby, the moldy air could be transported through your house. The best way to detect the presence of mold is by doing an air quality test, which will tell you if it’s safe to breathe in your home. 

Carbon Monoxide 

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is toxic to humans and pets. However, you may not be aware of a small leak or furnaces that don’t burn efficiently. You may feel lethargic and lack energy even if you aren’t exposed to enough to do more harm. A carbon monoxide detector can tell you if you’re being exposed and possibly save your life.  


Radon is another deadly gas, which is related to lung cancer. It is found in some soils and building products. If there is concern about the presence of radon in an area, a test can be done. There are reduction systems available to reduce the amount of radon to a safe level. 


Lead poisoning is another serious concern, especially in older homes. Lead was once used in paint until it was banned from production in the 1970s. However, homes that were built before this time period may have a coat of paint containing lead. Even if it has been painted over by non-lead paint, there is still a danger if the paint starts to chip or peel. Lead poisoning is especially dangerous for children, which can cause damage to the nervous system and affect learning.  

These are a few of the most dangerous toxins that can be found in homes. You can also have problems due to pesticides used around the house, household cleaners used inside and other products. Make sure you are aware of all products being used and test for any major dangers to protect yourself and your family. 

Contact me today for a consultation. I will be happy to answer any questions you may, help you determine the value of your home or help you find your dream home.

Maureen Cool, CRS
RE/MAX Realty Plus

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Just Listed - 1819 Jackson Heights Dr., Sebring

by Maureen Cool

3 Bed 2 Bath Home in Popular Jackson Heights

Welcome to 1819 Jackson Heights Dr. This is a great location in popular Jackson Heights with Lake Jackson and the walking/biking path just a block away. This home has a freshly painted interior, but it is otherwise mostly original and well maintained. Step into a spacious living room/ dining room with sliders to the porch. The galley kitchen includes a breakfast area with a sliding pass-through window to the screened porch. Adjoining the breakfast area is the family room with additional sliders to the lanai which extends the living area. This popular floor plan has a great flowing circular floor plan.

The master bedroom has a large bay window overlooking the backyard. The master bath has a step-in shower plus a dressing area and walk-in closet. The secondary bedrooms share a large hall/guest bathroom and access door opening to the lanai. This is a perfect setup if you decide to add a pool at a later date. The home also includes an attached exterior workshop/shed. You will never be without electric as a whole house propane powered generator is included with the sale. 

Contact Maureen Cool of A Cool Realtor for more information or to schedule a showing.  Visit or email

Just Listed- 1562 Walnut Ave., Lake Placid

by Maureen Cool

Beautifully Maintained Home in Sylvan Shores Community

Welcome to 1562 Walnut Ave., in Lake Placid. This 3 bed 2 bath home is beautifully maintained in Sylvan Shores and loaded with curb appeal. Enter into a large great room with dining area and breakfast counter separating kitchen. French doors lead from the great room to the screened porch.

The kitchen features Corian countertops, solid oak cabinetry with several glass display doors, convection oven and large walk-in pantry. The 3 bedroom home also has a den/office. The master suite is spacious with double tray ceilings. The master bathroom features dual sink vanity, step in shower and Jacuzzi tub. The tiled flooring was just installed. In this split floor plan , the secondary bedrooms are spacious and share a generous sized hall/guest bathroom.

The laundry room has cabinets for storage. No carpet in this home as the flooring is laminate wood throughout and tile in the bathrooms. Fenced backyard. Move-in ready and located not far from the Lake Clay boat ramp and downtown Lake Placid.

ContacMaureen Cool of A Cool Realtor for more information or to schedule a showing.  Visit or email

Just Listed - Pitching Wedge Way, Sebring

by Maureen Cool

Move-In Ready Home Located in Golf Hammock Community

Welcome to 4607 Pitching Wedge Way. This beautiful pool home in Golf Hammock is move in ready. The home is open and bright with many new upgrades and updates. Enter through the double front doors into the foyer. The living room is straight ahead with pocketed glass slider overlooking the pool. To the left is the dining room and to the right is the master bedroom. The dining room and living room feature laminate wood flooring. The family room has new carpeting.

This room flows nicely to the breakfast area. The dining room also has access to the kitchen. The kitchen has white cabinetry with stylish grayish granite counter tops. The appliances are two years old. Large peninsular separates the kitchen from the family room. A breakfast nook with plantation shutters overlooks the pool area. Both the breakfast nook and family room have glass sliders opening to the lanai and pool area which is perfect when entertaining.

The split floor plan has a large master suite with sliders opening to the lanai. Features include a generous size master bathroom with two vanities, a toilet compartment (with new higher toilet), step-in shower and soak tub. The shower has an updated frame on the shower door and a new shower floor. The wall mounted flat screen TV in the bedroom is also included. The secondary bedroom shares a hall/guest bathroom. One bedroom has new custom shelves and both have new window shades. The covered lanai has plenty of room for outside entertaining pool side.

The pool is caged for year around use. The cage frame was recently painted and has two new screen doors. The pool deck was recoated this year and has a new pool blanket and heat pump. The exterior includes a new 8x16 SmithBilt shed/workshop. The yard is irrigated and has a new Hunter controller. Other items replaced in the home are the hot water heater and garage door opener. The walkways, driveway and front porch have been recoated. This home is very well maintained and move in ready. The owner did not have intentions of moving but purchased another home in the neighborhood when it came on the market. All recent upgrades are their loss and your gain!

ContacMaureen Cool of A Cool Realtor for more information or to schedule a showing.  Visit or email

Just Listed - 2881 Lakeview Drive, Sebring - $695,000

by Maureen Cool

Waterfront Home on Lake Johnson

Welcome to 2881 Lakeview Drive.  This luxury four bedroom, three-bathroom home is located on beautiful Lake Jackson on premier lake location. The home is situated on approximately one acre.  A long circular driveway leads to the front entry and three car garage. 

Recent renovations in 2014 include an oversized three car garage, covered walkway from the garage to the home, a new front exterior entryway and porch flooring.  Step through the double beveled front door into foyer area and living room.  Immediately notice the lushly landscaped backyard and lake view through the glass sliders opening from the living room to the lanai.  The dining is to the right of the front doors. 

Walk through the pocket doorway into the heart of the home.  Soaring ceiling with several high windows offer lots of natural light in into the great room/family room.  This space is made up of a kitchen and casual dining space and a family room.  The kitchen has white cabinetry and food prep island.  The kitchen was renovated in 2016 with newly installed quartz counter tops, white subway tile backsplash, a farmhouse double bowl sink.  The and GE stainless steel Café appliances are also new. Matching quartz counter and backsplash were also added in the laundry room.  During this renovation, amaretto colored stained hardwood flooring and crown molding was installed throughout the home along with an entire freshly painted interior. 

In the family room, high picture windows were replaced.  The family room has a custom coral slab faced fireplace flanked by a wall of white cabinet built-ins for display and storage.  Double glass sliders offer easy access to the lanai from the family room along with a pass-through window from the kitchen when entertaining. The home is tri-level. 

From the family room step up to the master bedroom or step down to the secondary bedroom.  The private master suite is a beautiful and screen retreat with stunning lake views. A wall of glass sliders and plantation sliding shutters opening to your private balcony.  The spacious master bathroom has new glass shower enclosure, quartz counters & dual sink vanity. There is plenty of space in the large walk-in closet.  Step down from the family room to the spacious secondary bedrooms. The bathroom set up on this level is ideal.  There are two toilet vanity areas that share a tub/shower room.  One vanity area has access from the hall.  One bedroom has a private entrance to the other vanity area.  The second bedroom is extra-large and has flexible uses.  Originally this was two bedrooms converted to one.  It can be easily change back to two bedrooms making this a five-bedroom home.  The third bedroom offers lake views and sliding door with plantation shutter sliding doors to an outdoor covered porch.   To the left of the family room is the fourth bedroom/guest suite with private bath full bath. This large space can be used as an optional master suite on the main living level or home office. 

The covered lanai overlooks the backyard with a lakeside deck and dock with jet ski parking also constructed in 2014.  There is locked under deck storage for your paddle boards or kayaks and steps from the deck allow entrance into the lake for a swim.  Lake Jackson is a 3,200 acre, clean, clear sand bottom lake offering bass and speck fishing.  If you cycle, walk or run, Lake Jackson has a continuous 10-mile sidewalk around the lake.  This beautiful home is a must see for the discerning buyer.

Contact Maureen Cool of A Cool Realtor for more information or to schedule a showing.  Visit or email

Just Listed - 33425 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring-$125,000

by Maureen Cool

Sebring Country Estates Ranch on 1 1/2 Lots 

Welcome to 33425 Grand Prix Drive in Sebring Country Estates.  This two bedroom two bathroom home is in a convenient location and is situated on 1 ½ lots.  The home has a circular driveway. 

Enter into a spacious living room that flows to dining area and kitchen.  Beyond the kitchen is a family room with pocket sliding doors.  Just add a closet and convert this space to a third bedroom if needed.  The home has a master bedroom, bathroom with step-in shower and large walk-in closet.   The home has all new flooring of carpet and vinyl faux wood flooring throughout.  The interior is freshly painted. All rooms have ceiling fans. There is a spacious laundry room that opens to the kitchen and two car garage. 

The backyard is fenced with a white privacy fence and chain link.  For additional storage the home comes with a workshop and a storage shed.  A new roof with and white aluminum soffits were just installed by Bowen Roofing.  

Contact Maureen Cool of A Cool Realtor for more information or to schedule a showing.  Visit or email

Just Listed - 1731 Circle Drive, Lake Placid-$275,000

by Maureen Cool

Well Maintained Custom Home on Little Lake 

Welcome to 1731 Circle Drive on Little Lake in Lake Placid, Florida.  You will love the private scenic and serene setting offering aquatic wildlife sightings.  The home has great curb appeal the minute you drive up to this well-maintained home.  

The beveled grass front door and sidelights set the stage to the custom home as you enter.  The home opens to a large great room with lake views through the double French doors.  Upgrades in the great room included porcelain tiled flooring, plant shelves, and walls with rounded corners. 

The versatile floor plan opens to the dining room and kitchen which is separated with a large peninsular island.  The kitchen has all the features any chef will love – beautiful dark solid wood cabinetry, upgraded stainless steel appliances, large pantry, quartz countertops and prep island.  There is a large peninsular island perfect for causal meals or additional seating when entertaining.  The dining room is conveniently located next to the kitchen and has French doors opening to the lanai extending the living space.  

The split floor plan offers a spacious master suite with tray ceiling and overlooks the lake.  There are two closets and a private master bathroom with a step-in shower with glass enclosure.  The secondary bedrooms are a generous size with the guest bedroom overlooking the lake.  The third bedroom overlooks a lush landscaped front yard.  The hall/guest bathroom features and oversized soak tub.  The laundry room opens to the two-car garage for convenience, has cabinets over the washer/dryer for storage.  In addition, the home has a central vacuum system. 

The exterior has a fenced backyard, patio for grilling out or sunning and an outside utility room for storing garden tools or lake toys.  The beautifully landscaped yard has curbed flowerbeds for easy maintenance.

Contact Maureen Cool of A Cool Realtor for more information or to schedule a showing.  Visit or email


Just Listed - 1209 Citroen Drive, Sebring-$134,900

by Maureen Cool

Move-In Ready on Large Corner Lot


Welcome to 1209 Citroen Drive located in Sebring Country Estates and is situated on a large corner lot.  This three bedroom, two-bathroom home is freshly painted inside and has newly installed carpet throughout.  Enter into a large living room dining room area.  The kitchen was remodeled two years ago with new wood cabinets, countertops and appliances.  A breakfast counter separates the family room.  The kitchen also has a breakfast nook and double pantry.  The master bedroom features a walk-in closet and bathroom with step-in shower.  

The secondary bedrooms are a generous size.  There is an extra deep garage and concrete slab/driveway next to the garage for additional parking for an RV or boat.  The home comes with a 10’x10’ workshop/shed.  The home is centrally located near US 27 and the Sebring Parkway and close to Florida Hospital, churches and schools. 

Contact Maureen Cool of A Cool Realtor for more information or to schedule a showing.  Visit or email

Just Listed-2133 N Barclay Rd, Avon Park-$264,900

by Maureen Cool

Custom Home with Pool

Welcome to 2133 N Barclay Rd.  in Avon Park Lakes.  This beautiful custom home was built by Hornick Homes and is situated on a large corner lot. A curved sidewalk leads to the covered front entry. 

Enter the home into a spacious open floor plan with a foyer, living room and dining room.  Tall columns defined this space and features 10’ high ceilings. The living room has a wood burning fireplace with a brick hearth, plant shelves, and glass sliding doors to the lanai. The dining room has hardwood flooring and tray ceilings with detailed molding.  The living room flows nicely to the breakfast area overlooking the pool. 

The kitchen offers Corian countertops with lots of space and a bead board island with a double sink.  The cabinets are solid oak with several glass doors for display.  The appliances are stainless steel with a new, (never used) double oven.  Directly off the breakfast area and kitchen is a 17x25 family room/media room/game room.  Solid double core doors open to this space offering sound reduction while watching movies or entertaining.  This room has new carpet.  In addition, there is a wall of built-in cabinetry with a pull-down projection screen and is wired for 7.1 surround sound (equipment optional).  A pocket sliding glass door opens from the family room to the lanai and pool area.  The split floor plan has a beautiful and inviting master suite.  The bedroom offers a sitting area, large walk in closet, and spacious master bathroom.  Sliding glass doors open to the pool area.  A private door opens from the master suite to a walled and screened Hot Tub area with a Hot Springs spa and outdoor shower. The master bathroom features two separate vanities, large walk-in shower, oversized garden soak tub and linen closet.  Across the hall is the bonus room/fourth bedroom. This versatile room can be used for a home office, nursery or fourth bedroom. There is an additional powder room/bathroom just off the foyer for guests.   On the other side of the home is the second and third bedroom both with large closets.  These bedrooms share a large hall bathroom.  The 10x17 laundry room offers lots cabinets for storage has a private shower (perfect for the outdoorsman not to track through the home).  The home also has a central vacuum system. 

You will enjoy the covered lanai to extend your space when entertaining.  This space opens to the caged pool area. The large pool has a waterfall for relaxing and listening.  Also included are patio speakers. There is a pool bathroom with sink and toilet.  The three-car garage is extra deep and large enough to store a smaller boat.  The extended driveway has parking for an RV with a 50-amp service.   Other additional features of this home included: wired for a security system, a whole house generator with a 500-gallon LP tank, solar panels for reduced electrical expense and under eave electrical outlets for holiday decorations.  The home is on city water and has an irrigation system for the yard. The interior of the home is freshly painted and move in ready.  This home is in Avon Park but relatively close to Sebring.  It is located approximately 9 miles from Florida Hospital in Sun n Lake and 14 miles to the Circle in downtown Sebring. ​

Contact Maureen Cool of A Cool Realtor for more information or to schedule a showing.  Visit or email

Just Listed-1216 Duane Palmer Blvd, Sebring-$174,900

by Maureen Cool

Golf Course Community


Welcome to 1216 Duane Palmer Blvd located in the golfing community of Spring Lake of Sebring.  As you walk into the screened front entry, you will step through the front door to a spacious open floor plan with cathedral ceilings. The living room is straight ahead with glass sliders opening to the enclosed lanai with tiled flooring.  This adds additional space when entertaining.  The dining room is to the left of the foyer.  The interior is light and bright for an open feel.  The floor plan flows nicely to the large kitchen with a breakfast area.  Another set of sliders open to the enclose lanai.  The kitchen offers lots of counter space, white cabinets and plenty of room to add an island if desired.   The master suite has a big walk in closet, private bathroom with step in shower, linen closet and dual sink vanity.  The split floor plan shares a generous sized hall/guest bathroom with the secondary bedrooms. The lanai is enclosed for year around use.  Step outside the lanai to 11x15 patio which is perfect for your outdoor grill. The home includes a detached shed/workshop. The in-house laundry room has a pantry and cabinets for storage. The home is tiled throughout with carpet in the living room and bedrooms. The AC was replaced with a Trane unit in 2010, new metal roof in 2007 & new refrigerator in 2016.

Contact Maureen Cool of A Cool Realtor for more information or to schedule a showing.  Visit or email

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Maureen Cool, CRS, CIPS, RSPS
RE/MAX Realty Plus
809 US 27 South
Sebring FL 33870
Toll Free: 1 888 243-COOL (2665)
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Maureen Cool * RE/MAX Realty Plus
809 US 27 South, Sebring, Florida 33870
Toll Free:  1-888-243-COOL (2665)
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Maureen Cool of RE/MAX Realty Plus offers real estate services to buyers, sellers, relocation's in the Highlands County real estate area.

Including Polk County, Hardee County, Okeechobee County, Desota County and Glades County.

Whether you are looking for luxury, investment, second home, commercial, bank owned, foreclosures properties Maureen Cool and The Cool Team are your real estate professionals for the entire Central Florida area.

Maureen Cool is your Luxury Home Expert in Highlands County. 
She can assist you with your Sebring, Avon Park and Lake Placid real estate needs. 



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