Hillsborough & Manatee County Florida Real Estate

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Industry Observer - No longer practicing real estate as of 2008.
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Are you submitting your blog to different RSS feed sites?  If so, does it really matter to which one's you submit it to and/or how many different one's you submit it to?I ran across a website with a ton of different places you can submit your blog to for RSS feeds.Question is, do you really need ...
11/25/2007
That's a WHOLE lot of people!!!  That's nearly double what they had from last year.  "Last year, an estimated 12,500 shoppers arrived between midnight and 6 a.m., according to mall estimates."All of the 130 stores opened up at 12:01 am on Friday, but people started to arrive at the mall about 9 p...
11/24/2007
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Is anyone using RealBird?  It says it is free, but I haven't had much time to dig into it yet to see if it really is a free service or not.It seems to be a *really* cool place to advertise your listings with interactive maps from what I saw.  "With the Publisher, you can create unlimited single p...
11/23/2007
Yes, you read that correctly!!!  Sarasota-Bradenton home sales tops in state!!!I just read this article in the Herald Tribune and was pretty excited to see this!  I'm glad they at least posted this little bit of good information.  Not all is doom and gloom for the entire state or the entire natio...
11/22/2007
First let me start off by saying that not all agents charge 6% commission.  Commissions are negotiable.  Some agents charge less and some charge more.  With that being said, let me share with you why many agents charge 6% commission and why most agents won't negotiate that commission down if you ...
11/19/2007
I just received an email from Zillow letting me know that I could now answer questions about my listings that someone may have OR about listings I know about in my area.  Since I hadn't been out to Zillow in a long time, I thought I would go check this out just to see what people are asking.  I w...
11/15/2007
Ok, I don't know about the rest of you....but I am tired of seeing crap in the MLS like the photos below.  When are agents going to learn how to take decent real estate photos and not the crap below?  All the photos below were what I found today when I did a quick search in the MLS to see what el...
11/14/2007
Anyone have any idea?  I am really curious what happens to the community if people are already living there.  I have been reading a lot of stories of builders that bought land and started the process of developing a community and then filed bankruptcy and the community now just sits vacant with t...
11/09/2007
Here's your chance to get real-time Market Conditions in the area you live in or the area you're interested in buying a home in.  Sellers:  Simply provide your address and answer a few quick questions about your home such as the number of bedrooms, bathrooms and square footage and a market report...
11/09/2007
Below are the stats for properties that SOLD and closed in Aug, Sept & Oct for Manatee County:Aug 2006# of single family homes SOLD = 243Avg SOLD price for SFR = $382,915Median price for SFR = $293,000# of condos SOLD = 49Avg SOLD price for condos = $353,915Median price for condos = $199,999Aug 2...
11/06/2007
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