Hillsborough & Manatee County Florida Real Estate

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Industry Observer - No longer practicing real estate as of 2008.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
The new Publix grocery store in Parrish on Hwy 301 is now open."Parrish did not have a large grocery store until the opening of Albertsons, close to Ellenton, in October 2001. But the large number of new homes built or being planned has helped put the once-sleepy community on retailers' radar.""A...
08/01/2007
I can not stress this enough to seller's.  When you are selling a home in Florida, by law you must disclose any known facts that materially affect the value of a property.  This includes leaks, plumbing problems, electrical problems, structural problems, mold, foundation issues, roof problems, pr...
07/30/2007
The 2007 Tax Free Days for Sales Tax is coming up soon.  It will begin at 12:01am August 4, 2007 and go through midnight August 13, 2007.The Tax free items are things such as the following:Clothing and related items with a sales price of $50 or less Books with a sales price of $50 or less School ...
07/28/2007
If your home is listed with an agent, you need to be asking yourself this question.  Am I SELLING my home, or is my home just "For Sale"?Let me first explain to you the difference between the two so that you can better answer that question.Someone that is SELLING their home, has a home that is al...
07/26/2007
We've all either had them as clients before or they have contacted you to find out the value of their home and when you tell them the truth, they pretty much tell you to go kick rocks!  They don't want to hear what you have to say because it isn't what they want to hear.  It's as if they have th...
07/24/2007
I noticed it right away on the home page of ActiveRain this morning when I signed on.What I also found interesting once clicking on it, was to read the "fine print" sort-to-speak.  "The referral exchange is provided to ActiveRain members as a free service at this time.  At a later date the servic...
07/24/2007
Manatee County school hours were voted and unanimously approved to change and will take effect starting August 20, 2007.  Make sure you have proper arrangements made for your children ahead of time before school starts next month.New school hours are as follows:ElementarySchool starts every day a...
07/23/2007
I was just reading a few blog posts here this morning on ActiveRain about unethical agents and a similar situation that has happened to me a couple times came to mind.  It has to do with another agent passing out their business cards to someone else's buyers!Can someone PLEASE explain to me why a...
07/23/2007
SOLD!  No longer on the market   Just listed!!!  Beautiful home with large loft area that could be used as office or family room. Solid surface counter tops, vaulted ceilings, large rooms, security system, hurricane shutters, huge backyard with room to add a pool, private setting at the end of a ...
07/22/2007
I've been hearing more and more mention that Video Tours are better than Virtual Tours.  What do you think?  Do you agree or not?  With Video Tours, you don't have to spend the time stitching the photos together and they can also be uploaded to more places, like YouTube.We are considering switchi...
07/20/2007
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