Hillsborough & Manatee County Florida Real Estate

Industry Observer - No longer practicing real estate as of 2008.
Do you have a website, but no way to create customizable forms to capture your buyers and sellers information?  If so, then you might want to try giving wufoo a whirl!You can create all kinds of different types of forms to use on your website or blog for that matter.  Listing notifier forms, Cust...
Bath & Body Works just signed a lease to open a store in the Ellenton Prime Outlet Mall.  The 3,300 sq ft store will be located where the Book Warehouse store use to be near the middle.  The store is expected to open around October.7 other stores also opened in the mall last month or are in the w...
The Bradenton Herald reports that there is a possibility that a stand alone Starbucks could be built in downtown Bradenton."As long as a special-use request passes city muster, a Starbucks store with outdoor seating and a drive-through will be built at the southeast corner of Manatee Avenue East ...
Ever hear of Ziki?  I certainly hadn't.  With so many websites out there, it's hard to keep track of what's new and which one's I should be joining. So what exactly is a Ziki and why should you have one?  "Ziki enables users to create an official webpage (a ziki) which is guaranteed to appear as ...
The Islands just west of Bradenton have some of the most beautiful beaches around!  The water is a beautiful shade of green, the sandy beaches line the coastline and the sun is always shinning!  Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach and Longboat key make up what is known as "The Island...
Below are the stats for properties that SOLD and closed in June for Manatee County:June 2006# of single family homes SOLD = 278# of condos SOLD = 86Avg SOLD price for SFR = $390,958Avg SOLD price for condos = $285,877June 2007# of single family homes SOLD = 208# of condos SOLD = 43Avg SOLD price ...
Willa from 813 Casting sent me an email this morning.  It appears they are looking for new people for the upcoming season of the TV show Flip This House. This is what she had to say: "I‘m a casting director with 813 Casting and we're currently casting Flip This House on A&E" "We're looking for te...
                             Yesterday, Palmetto celebrated the 4th of July fun style!  I had a lot of fun there.  It was fun to watch the kids play on the rides, listen to the music and sit on the pier watching the sun set as all the boats came into the Marina to watch the fireworks from their b...
Just wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July.During your celebrations today, don't forget about the men and women that aren't able to celebrate today with their friends & families.  The men and women that have fought for our Country and are still fighting for our Country today.  They...
The Manatee County MLS (MARMLS) is now 310 more REALTORS® lighter.  The semi-annual MLS dues were due again by July 1st.  If you didn't pay your dues by that date, they terminate your membership.  I knew more people were going to be dropping out, so I searched to see how many it was going to be t...

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