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Stephan Swanepoel spoke this morning in Tampa on 7 Strategies to Succeed in Today's Real Estate Market at an event sponsored by Engel & Voelkers. Swanepoel is known for spotting trends early on - when you read his books, be sure to read the paragraph-long trends as well as the chapter-long trend...
08/14/2009
    Egmont Passage: Tale of the Dreamcatcher is the latest novel from Antonino Fabiano. Combine local geography and lore (Tierra Verde and the Bayway Islands) with a captivating tale, a mystery, a ghost, and characters we knew from Fabiano's first novel Egmont Passage: Tale of the Seventh Myster...
07/25/2009
Despite having less to choose from, renters are often pickier than buyers. Why? Perhaps because they will be living in the house or condo as it is. Buyers may be changing the flooring, or painting, or tearing out walls. They can make it theirs - renters are lucky if they can paint. Generally rent...
06/14/2009
Step aside, Seattle, and let me tell you about the role that Pinellas County, Florida, plays in enjoying coffee: Terry Davis, of Ambex in Clearwater, is the third largest builder of coffee roasters in the US - machines that cost from $3,500 to $150,000. Whether it's St Petersburg, Oregon, or Chin...
06/14/2009
We attended a VIP reception this week at Signature Place, the architecturally striking new condo in downtown St. Petersburg. This was a chance for a couple of hundred people to view the furnished models, and check out the common areas, enjoying food stations scattered throughout.It started with f...
06/14/2009
You've heard me brag about the Fujitsu Scansnap before and I like the new S1500 better even than the older ones. Today was a great example - I bought a new 16 GB flash drive to take with me to Costa Rica later this month. You never know when you'll want the details on what you bought, instruction...
06/14/2009
What's a petition on Twitter?  A Twitition. After spending hours on hold and online with AT&T today to complain that they wouldn't give me a $199 upgrade on the new iPhone 3GS until next March (they really need to allow upgrades as fast as Apple makes them on the iPhone), Tami pointed out to me t...
06/10/2009
This morning our paper had a long and interesting article from Charles Duhigg, business reporter for the NY Times. He wrote an article for the New York Times Magazine on all the data mining done by/for credit card companies. So, for example, someone who charges felt pads for chair legs or a carbo...
06/07/2009
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In Florida we frequently see a Vanishing Edge pool or an Infinity Edge pool. You often see them in locations where beyond the pool edge you just see water, whether a lake beyond, or open ocean. Sometimes, when there is a traditional light pool surface, the edge intrudes, even though it's not ver...
05/31/2009
  Along the road from San Jose, Costa Rica, to the Jaco and Esterillos areas on the Pacific Coast, we always stop about half-way at a delightful Costa Rican restaurant for a cold drink and snack. There's the restaurant with hot and cold foods, and tables on a covered patio; there's the produce a...
05/31/2009
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