Hillsborough & Manatee County Florida Real Estate

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Industry Observer - No longer practicing real estate as of 2008.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Earlier this year, I wrote a blog post about the South Florida Museum and the Parker Aquarium located in Bradenton.  Manatee Counties famous manatee named Snooty lives at the Parker Aquarium.  He is turning 60 on Monday and they are throwing him a birthday party this weekend! When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m....
07/18/2008
Hillsborough CountyCondos# of condos Active on the market - 2,241# of condos sold in the last 6 months - 588Average condo sale price - $188,787Median condo price - $135,000Average days on market for condos - 240 Single Family Homes (SFH)# of SFH Active on the market - 9,612# of SFH sold in the la...
07/18/2008
State Farm has asked for an average increase of 47% on Florida Homeowner's policies.  If the rate hike is passed, south Florida residents in Miami-Dade could see rate hikes as high as 70%. "State Farm, which has been working aggressively in recent years to reduce its catastrophe risk in Florida, ...
07/17/2008
If you live in or around the SouthShore area, then you're probably already familiar with the areas that are encompassed within SouthShore.  However, if you don't then you may be asking yourself "where the heck is SouthShore"? The term SouthShore relates to the areas located within South Hillsboro...
07/17/2008
If you want to live in a gated community, on the water with a Key West style home, MiraBay might just be the community you're looking for. MiraBay sets right alongside Tampa Bay in Apollo Beach.  There are a variety of different types of homes available in MiraBay.  Townhomes, villas and single ...
07/16/2008
Everytime I drive past this community, I want to drive through it.  I'm not sure what it is, but I just love this community.  I love the style of homes and the way they designed the shops and restaurants within walking distance of this community.   The homes were designed in a Key West style wit...
07/14/2008
I am making some changes to my blog and will now be posting about Hillsborough County as well as continuing to post about Manatee County. Since we recently joined the Mid-Florida Regional MLS, I will now have easier access to thousands of more listings that I can provide to you. The areas I will ...
07/14/2008
Over the past year, the Manatee County housing inventory has slowly been declining.  Excess inventory is starting to get burned off and we are moving in the direction of more "normal" numbers and a "normal" market.  We still have a lot of inventory on hand, but we don't have as many new listings ...
06/22/2008
With the rise in gas prices and in trying to find anyway possible to save money at the pump, I just discovered a way to say 3 cents a gallon at Wal-Mart gas stations.  It's not a big discount, but 3 cents per gallon is better than nothing! If you use a Wal-Mart gift card or a Wal-Mart Credit card...
06/21/2008
I was reading the Tampa Tribune paper online this morning and an article caught my attention. Condo Company Plans Clothing-Optional Pool.  This is a ploy to help move units in a down market in Temple Terrace (near Tampa).  My first thought is, it might have the opposite affect of what they are ho...
06/20/2008
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