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2011 

Are you a board director of a condo, mobile home or timeshare association in Florida? There is still time to sign up for the BOOT CAMP for Board Directors!Last year, Florida legislators passed legislation requiring newly elected or appointed board members of such associations to complete a board ...
01/30/2011
I just used the expression "beyond the pale" in an Actve Rain Comment and suddenly wondered where or how it originated, so I checked. http:// worldwidewords.org tells me that is comes from the Latin word palus, a stake.  "Pale is an old name for a pointed piece of wood driven into the ground and ...
01/30/2011
The National Association of REALTORS® recently published the results of its on-line poll, conducted by Harris, which put questions about homeowership to  owners and renters.      The results showed that 95 % of owners and 72% of renters believe that over a period of several years, it makes more s...
01/30/2011
The Associated Press reported recently about a new “hot” trend in decorating: photographic art. “Photo art brings in elements of energy, atmosphere and emotion,” said designer Thom Felicia, one of the champions of photographic art.  For websites to visit try photographic art artspan.com or Jen Be...
01/30/2011
                              This year, the Naples Area Board of REALTORS®  (NABOR) and the Bonita Estero Area REALTORS® (BEAR) are joining together to offer the opportunity to complete the GRI (Graduate of REALTOR® Institute) designation course in one year.  These courses are traditionally only...
01/28/2011
Remodeling Magazine, in partnership with NAR, have published their 2010 Remodeling Cost vs. Value survey, and are warning not to go overboard with pre-selling renovations.The survey reported that remodels done in 2010 will only recoup around 60% of their price when the property sells.  The kitche...
01/25/2011
  It was very obvious at the International Builder Show in Orlando that the general trend was  moving towards smaller homes and looking for imaginative storage spaces and living areas.  One of the victims of ridding a home of unnecessary living space in some parts of the country will be the dini...
01/25/2011
It was very obvious at the International Builder Show in Orlando that the general trend was  moving towards smaller homes and looking for imaginative storage spaces and living areas, and the formal dining room may fall victim to this trend.  Dining rooms seem to be reducing in appeal as people wi...
01/24/2011
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