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If you are traveling this holiday season, you can enjoy free WiFi at 54 participating airports and on every Virgin America flight. This can come in really handy during Thanksgiving. Just bring a WiFi-enabled laptop or mobile device and stay connected to family and friends for free while you travel now through January 15, 2010. A list of participating areas can be seen at www.freeholidaywifi.com Note that their list does not include Tampa International Airport. However Tampa International Airport offers FREE wireless internet access in the Landside Terminal (5 comments)
"This is a time of celebration for you - celebrating an anniversary of a beginning. A time of looking back, of reflection. It is with a heavy heart that I look back upon what happened to my People. " -- Frank James aka Wamsutta
While many celebrate Thanksgiving with their loved ones (family and friends) this video is a powerful reminder of indigenous people of this land and what all Native cultures go through with the arrival of Western civilization.
What a great reminder of where Thanksgiving started and (0 comments)
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -- Dr. Seuss While I have many blogs to read and leave comments, I like to take random pictures too. While this week has been a busy one for me, I am never too busy to post random pictures.
1. What I see on my desk:
2. What I see above my desk
Notice my little Buddha?
3. Everyone has a Picasso right? I have a (4 comments)
Office Depot $10 off $40 Purchase Coupon Good Til November 28, 2009 - 11/23/09 11:50 AM
Office Depot $10 off $40 Purchase I like to use coupons at Office Depot. Here is a printable one good for $10 off a $40 purchase. Click here for Office Depot $10 off $40 Purchase Coupon Expires November 28, 2009 * Coupon Code is 19230685 (can be used online)
* Exclusions apply. Read coupon for more information. * Use at your own risk.
I used mine to buy a 2010 calendar, reams of paper, and envelopes :-)
By the way there is a saying in Hawaiian:
A'ole loa'a i ka noho wale. (6 comments)
Palm Harbor Florida Thrift Store: Last Chance Thrift Store - 11/22/09 11:16 PM
Last Chance Thrift Store is located at 36500 US Highway 19 North in Palm Harbor Florida: View Larger Map I love to shop for books at thrift stores. One of my favorite thrift stores is Last Chance Thrift Store in Palm Harbor. Unfortunately they don't have a website. Some of the proceeds go to benefit Vietnam Veterans of America. Today my husband and I stopped by to look at the videotapes, books, and clothes.
I took two pictures with my Blackberry which are anything but clear but it gives you an idea how well-organized the store is.
Pictures of Tarpon Springs Florida - 11/20/09 01:08 AM
Pictures of Tarpon Springs Florida Downtown Tarpon Springs is known for its sponge docks. Some its initial visitors spotted tarpons jumping out of the waters so named the location Tarpon Springs. The first Greek immigrants arrived to this city during the 1880s when they were hired to work as divers in the growing sponge-harvesting industry. This industry helped build a Greek community that is now famous for sponges but also for some of the finest Greek restaurants and bakeries in the country. What you will find at the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks: Greek restaurants, bakeries, natural sponges, diving, tours, sightseeing cruises, (3 comments)
Lately I have been super busy with buyers. In fact today when I was at my Tarpon Springs office four buyers stopped by. Typically one person will stop by while I am catching up with my paperwork so four is unusual but it does not surprise me because there are many homes that are very affordable.
In the last few days, I've snapped a couple of pictures with my Blackberry.
It's not quite clear but this is how the Tampa International Airport looks... in black and white LOL
Important : Homestead Exemption Expires December 31, 2009
This is important news for homeowners in Florida... and I am posting this here for those in Pasco, Pinellas, and Hillsborough Counties where I specialize.
In Florida every Florida resident who has a legal or beneficial title to real property who resides on said property and makes the said property their primary residence to the exclusion of other places on or before January 1st of the year application is made may be entitled to an exemption up to the tax assessed valuation (0 comments)
The Ironman 70.3 Series culminates with its world championship in Clearwater, Florida. It will be held this Saturday November 14, 2009. More than 1,800 domestic and international competitors earn the right to compete in the Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 by qualifying at one of the 31 Ironman 70.3 events held around the world.
For local people there will be road closures.
Roads from the beach to Countryside and East Lake will have temporary closures Saturday to accommodate the bicycling and running portions of the Foster (2 comments)
5th Annual Senior Friendly Extravaganza in Largo Florida - 11/10/09 01:42 AM
5th Annual Senior Friendly Extravaganza in Largo Florida For the last five years Senior Connection & Mature Lifestyles magazines has sponsored the Senior Friendly Extravaganza in Largo Florida. This event attracts many seniors with fun, games, entertainment, and an opportunity to meet others and find out about all the services and products available to them.
What: 5th Annual Senior Friendly Extravaganza When: November 18, 2009 Wednesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo, Florida 33771
Live Music and Entertainment FREE Bingo Games for prizes! FREE Health Screenings FREE Menu & Product (6 comments)
Palm Harbor Florida Real Estate Sales Statistics October 2009: Hawks Landing View Larger Map In the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) realtors ® list it under “Hawks Landing" under “Subdivision Name.” For October 2009 two single-family homes in Hawks Landing that were listed in the MLS sold:
There is currently one single-family home in Hawks Landing Palm Harbor Florida listed in the MLS as "Active With Contract."
If you currently own a home in Hawks Landing or in Palm Harbor Florida and are thinking about selling or if If you are thinking of buying (2 comments)
"Hi Lana,We appreciate your extra efforts in helping us with a short sale!Thanks, *********"
If you have approached your lender(s) to ask them for a short sale then I may be able to help you too. I have experience with sellers in the Tampa (1 comments)
Real Estate and Unemployment: Nationally... versus Specifically for Florida - 11/06/09 09:55 AM
According to the latest Department of Labor statistics the "jobless rate rose to 10.2 percent, the highest since April 1983, from 9.8 percent in September." Let us look specifically at Florida. It is actually HIGHER than 10.2%. For Florida as of September 2009 it is 11% which is an increase since August 2009 when it was 10.8% so for the State of Florida the number is rising. This number does not include commission-based sales people like realtors ® and others who do not receive a salary nor does it include some workers like part-time workers. However these people who have lost (0 comments)
There is currently one single-family home in River Watch that is "Active with Contract." If you currently own a home in River Watch or in Tarpon Springs Florida and are thinking about selling I can help you get it sold. Contact me via email for more information. If you are thinking of buying a home in River Watch or in Tarpon Springs Florida and would like additional information contact me via email for more information. I can help you find your Tarpon Springs Florida dream home (0 comments)
In the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) realtors ® list it under “Magnolia Estates" under “Subdivision Name.”
For October 2009 no single-family homes that were listed in the MLS sold However there are currently four homes in Magnolia Estates in New Port Richey that are "Pending Sales." To view sales for the month of September 2009 click here.
If you currently own a home in Magnolia Estates or in New Port Richey Florida and are thinking about selling contact me via (0 comments)
On Top of the World in Clearwater Florida Condo Sales Statistics for October 2009 - 11/02/09 09:51 PM
On Top of the World in Clearwater Florida Condo Sales Statistics for October 2009 On Top of the World is a 55+ retirement community located in beautiful Clearwater, Florida and offers convenient access to U.S. Highway 19 as well as to downtown Dunedin and Clearwater Beach. There are approximately 1,000 condos in On Top of the World.
In the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) realtors ® list it under “On Top of the World” under “Subdivision Name.” For October 2009 eight 10 condos that were listed in the MLS sold.
Yesterday I hosted an open house in Seven Springs which is a neighborhood in New Port Richey, Florida. I usually host one at least once per month. Some agents do. Some agents don't. It's a personal preference and I *LOVE* to meet and talk to people so I host one at least once per month minimum :) Yesterday 10 people showed up. Today one of them put in an offer on the house. Earlier this year I created a Youtube video of this home located in beautiful New Port Richey, Florida:
View Larger Map Trinity is a community that consists of single family homes in a 3,700-acre planned community located in Pasco County, Florida. In the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) realtors ® list it under “Trinity” under “Subdivision Name.” (I do not include Champions Club which is listed as “Champions Club.”) For October 2009 four single-family homes that were listed in the MLS sold:
There are currently 12 “Pending Sales” in Trinity and 9 homes that are “Active With Contract.”
Compare this to last month: Three homes (0 comments)
Pictures (and Youtube video) of Clearwater Beach Florida - 11/01/09 07:01 PM
Pictures of Clearwater Beach, Florida Once in awhile I post random pictures of Clearwater Beach Florida especially for those in the north who yearn for sunshine and/or the beach. Yesterday it was 86 °F at Clearwater Beach which was warm. I created a very short 17-second Youtube video and took some pictures which can be seen below. Enjoy! :)
These pictures were taken a few days ago and am sending sunshine your way from the "Sunshine State" :)
There are so many exciting things to do in Tarpon Springs, Florida. In many ways it reminds me of Hawai'i where I was born and raised due to its many cultural activities, sightseeing, sunshine year-round, and close proximity to the water. Did you know that Tarpon Springs, Florida has not one but *two* beaches??? Fred Howard Park and Sunset Beach. Some customers have graciously asked me to please post some pictures of Tarpon Springs, Florida. Lucky for them :) my husband and I attended the 2009 Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks Halloween Arts and Crafts Festival. (0 comments)
I ulu no ka lālā i ke kumu. Real estate. Real local. O' Lana Robbins ko'u inoa. I'm Lana Robbins... Realtor ® and Broker Associate with Coldwell Banker in beautiful Tampa Bay, Florida. Serving Tampa Bay Florida including Clearwater, Safety Harbor, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Holiday, New Port Richey, Trinity, Port Richey, Hudson Florida, and surrounding areas. I post pictures, news, market reports, my opinion on a variety of topics, discussions about real estate & the housing market in the Tampa Bay Florida area, etc. For home buyers and sellers.
Questions? Feel free to contact me via email at Lana@LanaRobbins.com. I work collaberatively with home buyers and sellers (as well as with home owners who wish to list their rental property for rent) throughout Tampa Bay, Florida.
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