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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. ​

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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.

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Just Listed - 4507 Elson Ave., Sebring $139,000

by Maureen Cool

Charming 3 Bed 2 Bath Newly Updated Home

Welcome to 4507 Elson Ave., located close to Harder Hall Golf Course and Sebring Municipal Golf Course area. This three bedrooms, two bathrooms home features many updates and upgrades. Enter the home into a spacious living room which flows to the dining area and kitchen. French doors open from the dining area extending the living space to the tiled and screened lanai. The kitchen has white cabinets and appliances. The floors are tiled throughout the home with laminate wood flooring in the master bedroom and guest bedroom.The master suite has a newly remodeled bathroom has a step-in shower with new tile and glass enclosure. The secondary bedrooms and hall/guest features updates including flooring and the bathroom vanity. Other upgrades include crown molding and molding around the windows casements and doors. The interior is recently painted. The yard is nicely landscaped and maintained yard for curb appeal.


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Just Listed - 2871 Lakeview Dr., Sebring $595,000

by Maureen Cool

Stunning Mid-Century Lakefront Home

Welcome to 2871 Lakeview Drive on beautiful Lake Jackson in the heart of Sebring. You will love this unique mid-century style pool home overlooking the 3,200 acres, clean, clear, sand bottom lake and offering stunning views from every room of the home. The home is situated almost an acre with 90 feet of lakefront to provide maximum enjoyment of wildlife, aquatic activities and privacy in a serene setting under stately old moss draped oak trees.

Entering the home, you will immediately notice the versatile open living floor plan with wood ceilings and wood beams. From the foyer glance across the dining room to the living and a wall of windows with a picture-perfect lake view. The remodeled kitchen is separated from the living room with a large island.The countertops are granite with cherry wood cabinetry with several glass front doors for displaying your treasures. In additional the original kitchen is used as a large butler pantry. The dining room overlooks the living room and has double French doors opening to the family room.

This is a great flowing floor plan when entertaining. The current owners have entertained inside up to 75 guests comfortably. Another nice feature is two master suites. Upstairs has two bedrooms and a bathroom which is currently used as a private master suite with the 2nd bedroom as large walk in closet/dressing area. Wake up to more great lake views from the second floor. A door leads to the full length wrought iron balcony overlooking the backyard, pool and lake. What a great spot to enjoy your morning coffee and a sunrise. Downstairs has three bedrooms, one with private bath and a third full hall/guest bathroom. The fifth bedroom room has lots of windows overlooking the lush tropical landscape of the front yard and partial lake view. The home has an attached double carport for convenience plus a detached two car garage.

A dock and covered boat slip have an electric lift for your boat. Just step in your boat and take off to some of the best bass fishing in Central Florida. There is an additional building for storing lawn and recreational equipment. The totally fenced backyard has a fiberglass pool, with outside shower and sink along with a pad with a 50-amp service for a hot tub. The home is on city water but has a well for the irrigation system. Other improvements and updates to the home include a freshly painted exterior and newer double paned windows.

There is a 5kw solar system and solar hot water system for lower electric bills. Don’t forget you are minutes from the Circle in downtown Sebring for all the fun activities offered. Lake Jackson has a continuous 10 mile sidewalk for walking or jogging and a bike path for cyclist. Lake Jackson is approximately 2 hours to most South Florida locations. Enjoy this home as a weekend retreat or for year-round living. Call today to schedule an appointment to view this charming and special home.

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

Just Listed- 706 Lake Josephine Dr., Sebring $449,900

by Maureen Cool

3 Bed 3 Bath Luxury Custom Home!

Welcome to 706 Lake Josephine Drive. This luxury custom home was built by Ogg Construction and is tucked away and situated on 1 ¼ acres with 160’ of lakefront. Driving in the property pass through the electronic gates, you will love the southern feel with the moss draped oak trees. Entering the home, you walk into the open concept floor plan with the great room, dining area with soaring ceilings, spacious kitchen which has a large island with quartz countertops and a breakfast space. A pass-through window with bar opens to the lanai for pool side dining.

The kitchen water has a reverse osmosis filter system for the sink and refrigerator. The great room offers French door opening to the screen lanai extending the living space with beautiful natural views. Soaring high ceilings and lots of window allow for natural light and beautiful views. The master bedroom is 16x21 with French doors opening to the lanai. Steps away is a cedar sauna for your enjoyment and relaxation. There is lots of room in the large walk in closet.

The oversized master bathroom has a deluxe Kohler claw foot soak tub, dual entry walk-in shower and vanity with two sinks The first floor includes a full guest/hall bathroom with step-in shower, exercise/bonus room which could be a fourth bedroom and the spacious laundry room with white cabinets and utility sink/cabinet. The newer washer and dry come with the home. The first floor is all porcelain tile flooring for easy maintenance. The second floor has a hardwood flooring. The hardwood staircase leads to a loft/bonus space overlooking the first floor. High window offers great views. This space is currently used as a home office and will suit many needs. Your family or guest will love the privacy of the two guest bedrooms and full bathroom. The home has an attached three car garage.

The home and property have been designated as a Certified Wild Life Habitat (optional for the new owner) and is perfect for many species of bird watching. The home has a recent addition, a 30x12 saltwater pool with screened cage. The pool finish is Pebble Tec which is an upgrade for a long life and has a two-stage pump for efficiency which was added a year ago. The home has solar heat for the pool. The gardener will love the raised garden area and towers for growing vegetables and fruit. Now for the lake, you will have a private covered dock with lift, covered deck with swing and stunning sunset views. This is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

This home offers a lot of new. The two AC units were replaced two years ago and have two whole house air filters on the handlers. Both units have transferable warranties though 2025! The washer, dryer and refrigerator also have transferable warranties. The roof was replaced in 2016 and new solar panels added after. Lake Josephine is a perfect location for a second home as it is just north of Lake Placid off US 27 and approximately 2 hours from most South Florida locations.

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Just Listed - 5718 Lilac Road, Sebring $285,000

by Maureen Cool

Custom Energy Efficient Lakefront Home!

Welcome to 5718 Lilac Rd. on Keys Lake. This beautiful custom home is energy efficient and situated on two lots with 150' of lakefront. A front porch with white railing greats you as you walk towards the front entry with beveled glass front door. Enter into the foyer area with a half wall separating the dining area. The great room has french doors offering beautiful lake views. The cathedral ceiling, crown molding, and plant shelves lend itself to an open feel.

You will enjoy the gas fireplace from every angle of this room. The dining room flows nicely to the great room. French doors open into the 12x24 screened lanai. A galley kitchen is to the right and has easy access to the dining room and a step up bar separating the kitchen from the great room. This adds additional seating when entertaining. The kitchen features white cabinets Corian countertops, and a pantry. The generous size mater suite overlooks the lake. There is plenty of storage in this walk in closet. The master bath has a step in shower and dual sink vanity. Secondary bedrooms share a hall bath with door to deck and hot tub. This is also a great feature coming from the lake. The backyard is fenced with a rail fence. The screened lanai with deck and hot tub over look the lake and dock. This home offers easy maintenance with a metal roof, Thermopane windows, and porcelain tile throughout the home and lanai.

Extras include a workshop/shed and RV parking pad. This property also features beautiful landscaping in addition to the breathtaking views. It is a must see! Contact Maureen Cool of A Cool Realtor for more information or to schedule a showing.  Visit or email

What You Should Know about HVAC Systems

by Maureen Cool

When it comes time to update your HVAC or install a new system in an old house without air conditioning, you need to understand a few basics about these systems. This information will help you know what kind of system you need and how to care for it.

Inspecting the System

You want to do a regular inspection on the unit to help it work more efficiently and last longer. You need to check and replace the filter as necessary. This often means once a quarter, less often in homes with little dust and more often in homes with pets and other contaminants.

Have the ductwork cleaned. Over time, it can get dirty, which will increase the amount of dirt that gets into the unit. This job needs to be taken care of about every two years.

Inspect the fan, belts and other components in the spring and fall. Notice any worn areas, loose belts or other parts that are showing wear or age.

Notice the area around the unit, paying attention to any water pooling from condensation. Mold can grow where there is continual dampness, so watch for standing water as part of your regular maintenance.


When your system gets old and stops working or needs repairs, it is a sign that it’s time for a new HVAC. You’ll want to make sure you get a system large enough to cool and heat your entire house. Look for one with a high-energy efficiency rating to help you save money.

Another consideration is if you will have to update your electrical or other systems. The old HVAC systems have been replaced by a more efficient model, but they require a few updates to older homes to make them compatible. This will be an additional cost over the price of the system.

It's a good idea to contact an HVAC installer to find out about your options and learn which system is best for you. If you’re installing the HVAC system for the first time in an older home that didn’t have central air, you’ll have additional expense with installation of the ductwork. However, this is one project that could add a lot of value to your home when you decide to sell because most people like to have central air to keep cool in the summer. Contact me today for a consultation. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have and/or help you determine the value of your home.

Maureen Cool, CRS
RE/MAX Realty Plus

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Maureen Cool  is your ultimate real estate resource for Sebring, Avon Park and Lake Placid and surrounding areas. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

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Just Listed - 1602 Sears Rd., Avon Park $329,900

by Maureen Cool

Lakefront Home Located on Approximately 1&1/2 Acres!

Welcome to 1602 E. Sears Rd on Lake Angelo in Avon Park. This home is situated on approximately one and one-half acres and has 254’ of lakefront. Approach the home with a circular driveway. The cover front porch greets as you enter the front door. Enter into a spacious living room which flows to the family room. To the left of the living room is the secondary bedrooms and hall/guest bathroom.

The family room offers great views of the lake. Glass sliders open to a large patio – perfect when entertaining. To the right of the family room is the dining room. The space could also serve as the family room and use the current family room as the dining room. There is a lot of flex space in this home. The large country kitchen has oak wood cabinets and solid surface countertop. If you need more store, you will enjoy the butler’s pantry.

In 2008, a large addition was added to the home to include a 30x25 master suite with an adjoining large master bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, walk-in shower and lots of vanity space. The master bedroom opens with sliders to an outside patio. A third bathroom was also added in the remodel.

The home has a three-car garage. In addition, there is a 46x23 detached garage. Your guest will love the 1,200 s.f. lakeside guest cottage with a kitchen and private bathroom. The home also includes a dock with deck and covered boat slip.

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Which is Your Best Option – Build Up or Out?

by Maureen Cool

When many people start planning how to expand their homes and add more square footage, they think of adding rooms on by building out. For some, this is not an option. If they live on a small lot or if they have strict zoning laws, they think they may be stuck with the home they have. However, building up can be an option when building out isn’t one.

The Benefits of Building Up

You can just about double your living space without taking up any more ground space if you choose to build up rather than out. For someone on a small lot, this may be the only way they can expand. Another advantage is you already have the foundation with the first floor. You also won’t add any expense with a large roof when it must be replaced.

Perhaps one of the best reasons to build up is that you can connect plumbing on the second floor to where it’s located on the first floor. You also have space to add multiple rooms instead of adding one or two like many people do with an addition.

The Concerns with Building Up

Before you can build a second floor, you must have a structural inspection done to make sure the current home can handle the added weight. If not, you’ll have extra cost to make it strong enough for the addition if it can be done.

The other issue is living through a renovation. Building a room off to the side of a house is a lot less invasive than building on top of the home. For at least a few days, you may have an open view of the sky. You may even have to move out for some time while the project is completed.

If you can get through the issues that come with adding a story and you like the potential that comes with such a remodel, building up may be the best way to add square footage and personality to your home.

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

Let’s Connect!


Maureen Cool is your ultimate real estate resource for Sebring, Avon Park and Lake Placid and surrounding areas. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

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Just Listed- 9135 Morgan Path, Sebring $95,000

by Maureen Cool

Large 3 Bed 2 Bath Home Located on 5 Acres!

Welcome to 9135 Morgan Path located just east of Sebring. This large doublewide mobile has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The home is situated on approximately 5 acres that is zone ag. Some of the acreage is cleared and some wooded for a nice setting. The mobile home features a large living room and dining room. The country kitchen with breakfast area has an island and open to a spacious family room.

The master bedroom is a generous size with walk in closet and large master bathroom with soak tub. The secondary bedrooms also have large walk in closets. You will enjoy the outside deck overlooking the wooded backyard. The roof is new, so no worries here. There is a covered boat storage area too! This is a perfect starter home, affordable weekend getaway from the city, or a place to escape the winters up North.

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Maureen Cool * RE/MAX Realty Plus
809 US 27 South, Sebring, Florida 33870
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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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