Hillsborough & Manatee County Florida Real Estate

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Industry Observer - No longer practicing real estate as of 2008.
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A fellow ActiveRainer Tim Fennell made me aware that my blog was mentioned in the "Real Estate Solutions Guide 2008."  This was a supplemental magazine that came along with the November issue of the Florida Realtor magazine.I hadn't even opened up the magazine until I read Tim's post on another f...
11/06/2007
All I can say is YAHOOOOO!!!!!!  I am so happy to hear this news!  It's about time!Our association is one of 5 that will be joining MFRMLS within the next year.  Currently the MFRMLS includes the following:Bartow Board of Realtors®East Polk County Association of Realtors®Greater Lake County Assoc...
11/06/2007
Here is a link to a list of 10 great tips on things you can do to spruce up your home and help to get it sold this fall.You can now also go to Lowe's website and subscribe for FREE to three of their publications to be mailed to you.  Lowe's Creative Ideas for Home and Garden (bi-monthly)Lowe's Ga...
11/05/2007
Back in May, I posted about the Anna Maria Bridge getting a face-lift.  There has been a lot of controversy concerning the bridge due to the fact they will have to close the bridge entirely for a period of time in order to complete the work.  This has many people concerned, since it is one of the...
11/05/2007
Someone via here on AR was kind enough to mail me a coupon for a free St. Joseph Statue, so I took them up on it and ordered one and it came in the mail yesterday.  Has anyone used one of these with one of your listings?  Do they really work?  I think at this point, I am willing to try anything t...
11/04/2007
I just received the following email from my local Association of REALTORS:"You could be liable... Did you know that if you are involved in a real estate transaction that involves a mortgage, and a fraud is committed by the buyer, the seller, or the closing agent you as a REALTOR may be liable for...
10/19/2007
Maybe some mortgage professionals could share a bit of info with us?  My question is what is the difference between going directly to your local bank or using a Mortgage Broker?  I'm asking because someone I know is trying to refinance and the Mortgage Broker we have done a lot of business with c...
09/05/2007
A new plan for residential and commercial development has just been proposed for downtown Palmetto.  The full city block of  4th & 5th Streets and 10th & 9th Avenues is stated to be a project to happen over the next 5 years.The project calls 6 phases with a combination of 28 store fronts and 88 o...
08/31/2007
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Anyone ever used Angie's List?  Or maybe you had never heard of it, like myself?  I didn't know this website even existed until this morning.  I was watching TV and saw the advertisement for it.So what exactly is Angie's List?  "A word-of-mouth network for consumers.  Angie's List is a growing co...
08/21/2007
Anyone care to share with us what your thoughts are on what is going to happen short term or long term due to many of the sub-prime lenders closing their doors and some of the large prime lenders now screaming of financial difficulties and some of them may be going under?I hate to say this....but...
08/18/2007
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