Hillsborough & Manatee County Florida Real Estate

Industry Observer - No longer practicing real estate as of 2008.



Someone emailed me an invite to this real estate network, so I went to check it out.  Seems like it's along the lines of ActiveRain with instant chat added to it.  Also looks like it's brand new too.This was part of the email sent to me explaining what it is: RealEstateRiches is the #1 Social Net...
I have been a member of ActiveRain for almost a year now, but wandered away for quite sometime before I came back here to start blogging again earlier this month.  I have to admit, when I came back....I was SHOCKED!  LOL...Shocked at how many members are here now compared to a year ago!  WOW!!!My...
Smarter Travel reports that Anna Maria Island made the list for one of the top 5 affordable beach destinations in the U.S and Canada."Anna Maria Island has somehow managed to keep condo towers, all-fast-food chains, amusement parks, and glitzy mega-resorts off its shores. In fact, no construction...
The bridge that connects Bradenton to Anna Maria Island will be getting a facelift.  Bay News 9 reports "It's going to be a long and arduous inconvenience, particularly for those going back and forth to work on the mainland, Anna Maria Island resident Bob Gottschalk said.""Gottschalk said the yea...
A story reported on TampaBays10.com is a reminder to check your SunPass statements to verify if all of the charges are correct.  A Tampa Bay 10 photojournalist Kurt Beabes replenished his SunPass with $50 and then 2 days later it charged his card again with another $50.  Beabes went online, check...
I was reading a story this morning in the Herald Tribune about how a Florida resident, Carl Taylor was contacted on a Saturday evening at dinner time from Allstate Floridian with a phone call letting him know that they were dropping him in November."I was so livid I could hardly stand it," said t...
The sales tax holiday starts at 12:01 am on June 1, 2007 and ends at midnight June 12, 2007.Below are just a few of the items that are tax free:Flashlights and other portable, self-powered light sources - $20 or less Portable radios, two-way radios and weather-band radios - $75 or less Tarps - $5...
I still have yet to be able to find a really good Mortgage Broker in my area (Manatee County, Florida) that I have wanted to stick with or recommend to more buyer's.I prefer to work with local Mortgage Broker's, but at this point if I can't find a GOOD one to stick with, then I'm going to start l...
An article in today's Herald Tribune confirmed what I have been arguing for the last few months.  Things ARE getting better in Manatee County!!I have been saying these very same words to everyone that asks me for the past several months.  I started taking note of the MLS activity every day starti...
FoxBrook is located on CR 675 in Parrish, just 5 miles east of Hwy 301.  It is a community being built on 945 acres and will be home to 298 families once completed.  FoxBrook has one, two and five acre home sites to choose from.  On many of the two and five acre home sites, horses are welcome.  W...

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