Hillsborough & Manatee County Florida Real Estate

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Industry Observer - No longer practicing real estate as of 2008.
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I'm sure we have all suffered from wrap rage at one point or another in our lives.  If you have kids, then you have suffered wrap rage indeed.What is wrap rage?  Wrap rage is you trying to open those items that come sealed in that super thick plastic packaging and you become enraged while trying ...
12/21/2007
Regatta Pointe will be getting a major addition in 2008.  They will be opening a new waterfront restaurant and new shower/bathroom facilities, laundry facilities, media room, club room and exercise facility will all be added.The exterior will also be getting a major face-lift.  They will be chang...
12/20/2007
In light of the recent resignations at Point2, they just made a fantastic announcement today!! Starting January 1, 2008 Saul Klein will step into the role of CEO for Point2.  Here is the official press release from Point2.  Saul is and will still remain the CEO of InternetCrusade/RealTown.  He wa...
12/18/2007
I ran across this today and thought it was something different and neat.  You can customize and create a Visa Gift Card.  They allow you to upload any of your own photos or select from any of their hundreds of designs.The cost is only $5.95 which includes customizing the card design, embossing a ...
12/18/2007
So I'm driving down HWY 301 today in Parrish and I pass a black VW bus on the side of the road with silver fish attached to it.  Now mind you, I am pretty much out in the middle of no where on a two lane road.  There isn't much of anything out in those parts except country.  However, in order to ...
12/18/2007
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While out for a drive yesterday, I came across a tiny neat little neighborhood tucked away in North East Bradenton.  It's just off of Manatee Ave and 27th St E.  I just happened to glance up and saw a sign that said Historic Neighborhood with an arrow, so I quickly turned down the street and ende...
12/18/2007
I am just now finally getting around to using the Google Alerts feature.  But I'm not exactly sure what to type in there for it to search for.  Of course I typed in my name and a couple other things I have been trying to keep up on in the news, but what else should I be searching for?  I feel lik...
12/17/2007
I was reading the paper online this morning, like I do everyday and came across an article where the writer spoke to an appraiser and was asking questions about what they do.  One of the questions caught my eye right away....Q: You mentioned that some big banks are doing away with appraisals. How...
12/16/2007
Below are the stats for properties that SOLD and closed in November for Manatee County:Nov 2006# of single family homes SOLD = 204Avg SOLD price for SFR = $349,579Median price for SFR = $276,000# of condos SOLD = 53Avg SOLD price for condos = $230,109Median price for condos = $185,000Nov 2007# of...
12/14/2007
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Snow, ice, snow blowers, cold, black ice, frigid temperatures, ice storms, power outages, slip-sliding on ice, snow suits, gloves, hats, mittens....ORSand, beaches, warm, balmy temperatures, windows open all day and night, top down on the convertible, flip-flops & shorts, sun tan lotion, bathing ...
12/14/2007
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