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Back in 2005, in the wake of Hurricane Wilma, and during a power outage, a resident of the Southwest Ranches Homeowners Association was run over in her (pitch-black ) yard by two teenagers in an ATV and seriously injured.  She was paid $300,000 from each of the insurance companies of the two teen...
01/02/2011
  The state of Florida has so far approved $50 million for Jackson Labs under certain conditions, and with a budget deficit in Florida I cannot help the feeling that tens of millions of dollars for Jackson Labs may not feature high on the legislature's list of priorities whne the session opens ne...
12/31/2010
From 2013, a new 3.8% Medicare surtax will have to be paid on unearned income:  that includes interest, dividends, rents, royalties and capital gains.  As the profit of a home is treated as capital gain, you may have to pay this new tax when you sell your primary home on which you have made a sub...
12/31/2010
  This is very good and important information from Elayna, and please do not forget to get her FREE e-book about Internet Marketing - the link is at the bottom of her post. Christine R. Sutherland, REALTORDowning-Fry Realty, Inc.Naples & Bonita Springs, Florida239-465-4525NaplesNaples@gmail.comht...
12/29/2010
Other country, other customs! British Homeowners cut their outstanding mortgage debt by 6.1 bill ($91 billion in July, Aug, Sept. 2010, bringing the total money paid back since the second quarter of 2008 to 49.7 billion Pounds (&75 billion).  Having extended their loans between 2000 and 2006, Bri...
12/29/2010
  Elayna, this is another really valuable post to remind people to protect their computers!  How often do we get email messages from friends which they have not sent, but their computer has been invaded by some worm or virus?!!! There are so many good malware programs available FREE of charge and...
12/27/2010
Has it ever happened to you that you found listing details in the MLS changed between the time of your customer's offer and the closing without the listing agent letting you know?When I prepare an offer for a buyer, I always print out the full MLS listing, hand it to the buyer(s) to read and sign...
12/27/2010
More and more real estate business is conducted on line.  On December 21, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted “network neutrality rules”,  providing that all Internet content has to be handled equal by the  companies who provide services to homes and offices.    Internet Ser...
12/27/2010
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4853) was signed by President Obama on December 17. The legislation is not "paid for", thus the extended unemployment payments also contained in the bill will increase  our deficit, but it also does not tak...
12/27/2010
    Looking for international opportunities for networking in 2011?   It's always a treat to go to France, and particularly to the Côte d'Azur, the French   Riviera  with its elegant hotels and wonderful restaurants!     If you wish to learn more about international real estate why not go attend...
12/26/2010
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