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 was doing some reading online tonight and came across a link on Realtor.org for people's funniest real estate stories.  I never knew this page existed on the site until tonight.  I decided to check it out and got a laugh out of some of them.There are quite a few of them for your enjoyment, and ...
08/13/2007
Parrish will be seeing a few more new stores opening in the next month or so."A pizzeria/Italian restaurant and a Chinese restaurant are already confirmed as new tenants of the Shops at Silverleaf, where Publix opened a new store on July 26. The plaza is on U.S. 301, near Chin Road.""A nail salon...
08/09/2007
I was reading the paper this afternoon online and came across this story.  I thought it was a neat story to share with you.It's a story about a woman who was surprised on her 83rd birthday.  Her daughter planned a surprise party for her 83rd birthday at a home she was born in and grew up in, in E...
08/09/2007
If you are, I highly recommend Michelle Chevalier with CornerStone Title.  She is very nice and very easy to work with.  She will go to great lengths to sort out any problems to get a deal closed as smooth as possible.  She keeps in contact with the lender and also keeps us posted with regular up...
08/09/2007
Below are the stats for properties that SOLD and closed in July for Manatee County:July 2006# of single family homes SOLD = 234# of condos SOLD = 49Avg SOLD price for SFR = $372,162Avg SOLD price for condos = $286,861July 2007# of single family homes SOLD = 182# of condos SOLD = 45Avg SOLD price ...
08/06/2007
This is just a reminder that the Florida Sales Tax Holiday starts today.  The holiday goes from today until midnight August 13th.  During the next 10 days would be a good time to get all of your school shopping done for your kids.  Stock up on all the school supplies and school clothes for your k...
08/04/2007
Another bill was introduced to Congress on Friday to reduce the costs of insurance premiums for homeowners in disaster-prone areas .  But really, how far will this bill go?  It's failed before, so are they really going to pass it this time around?  "The bill would create a voluntary, market-drive...
08/04/2007
A recent survey was mailed out to the residents of the Creekwood Subdivision asking them if they want to keep their community pool or have it close down.  It also contained a repair list of costs totalling $100,000 to repair the pool.Apparently when the pool was first constructed it was construct...
08/03/2007
There is talk of making Lakewood Ranch into it's own city.  Even though it's a huge community with just about everything you need already in place, I'm not sure how happy the residents living there would be about this.  What would be the cost of turning Lakewood Ranch into it's own city?  What ar...
08/01/2007
Manatee County says they will now start handing out citations to people that are watering their lawns more than once a week.  The citations will be issued only after the violators have been warned twice.  On the third offense a citation will be issued.  The first citation will carry a $50 fine, w...
08/01/2007
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