Alisa Stone Herring's (thebeachpeach) Blog

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Stone Real Estate Group, LLC
Here are highlights of the new tax act that were signed into law on Monday. Most of this applies to 2009 (which you can use for 2009 tax planning), but some of it applies to 2008 as well:   First-time Homebuyer Credit: is increased to $8,000 for purchases after 12/31/08 and before 11/30/09. There...
There are quite a number of housing provisions contained in the $780 billion Economic Stimulus Package passed by Congress last week and I encourage you to read the analysis available from NAR at . Congress and the President have announced that a finance and housing package (inc...
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUEFirst-time homebuyers have exactly 285 days to buy a home if they want to pocket $8,000 tax-free. It's not long. Every homebuyer has unique circumstances, however, and specific questions. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has launched a consumer Web site w...
MIAMI - Feb. 18, 2009 - Just six months ago, with South Florida home prices in a steady fall, the decision to buy or rent was clear for many prospective homebuyers - keep on renting, of course.But these days, as the housing downturn enters another year, the question of whether the time has come t...
If you're thinking of buying a home, there could be a big bonus for you, in the bill that's now before Congress. Among its many provisions is a $7,500 tax credit for first time home buyers.   "It gives people who are sitting on the fence or who have inadequate funds for closing costs an incentive...
Farewell to 'for sale by owner'? The real-estate wipeout's collateral damage on listings Web sites. By Ian Mount February 10, 2009: 9:01 AM ET (Fortune Small Business) -- Not long ago, for sale by owner (FSBO) Web sites were heralded as a fresh entrepreneurial wave that was going to upend the sta...
The following pictures from February 2009 show the progress being made by the construction team on the new airport.   The New PFN: Project Updates  
I am so excited about the new airport that is coming to Bay County, I would like to share a great site that has all of the up to date info on the construction and progress.    In January 2008 construction began on the new Panama City - Bay County International Airport,...
ORLANDO, Fla. - Feb. 12, 2009 - Sales of existing single-family homes in Florida rose 13 percent in fourth quarter 2008 compared to the same period a year earlier, according to the latest housing statistics from the Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR). A total of 30,163 existing homes sold sta...
The first Mardi Gras parade in Panama City Beach will take place 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. 2009 at Pier Park. ( In Panama City Beach, FL) The Krewe of Dominique Youx is the krewe in which my husband is a pirate.  The krewe is Bay County's oldest with origins at Bay Point in 1986. (We have lived i...

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