Hillsborough & Manatee County Florida Real Estate

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

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2007 

A new plan for residential and commercial development has just been proposed for downtown Palmetto.  The full city block of  4th & 5th Streets and 10th & 9th Avenues is stated to be a project to happen over the next 5 years.The project calls 6 phases with a combination of 28 store fronts and 88 o...
08/31/2007
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Anyone ever used Angie's List?  Or maybe you had never heard of it, like myself?  I didn't know this website even existed until this morning.  I was watching TV and saw the advertisement for it.So what exactly is Angie's List?  "A word-of-mouth network for consumers.  Angie's List is a growing co...
08/21/2007
Anyone care to share with us what your thoughts are on what is going to happen short term or long term due to many of the sub-prime lenders closing their doors and some of the large prime lenders now screaming of financial difficulties and some of them may be going under?I hate to say this....but...
08/18/2007
I was doing some reading online tonight and came across a link on Realtor.org for people's funniest real estate stories.  I never knew this page existed on the site until tonight.  I decided to check it out and got a laugh out of some of them.There are quite a few of them for your enjoyment, and ...
08/13/2007
Parrish will be seeing a few more new stores opening in the next month or so."A pizzeria/Italian restaurant and a Chinese restaurant are already confirmed as new tenants of the Shops at Silverleaf, where Publix opened a new store on July 26. The plaza is on U.S. 301, near Chin Road.""A nail salon...
08/09/2007
I was reading the paper this afternoon online and came across this story.  I thought it was a neat story to share with you.It's a story about a woman who was surprised on her 83rd birthday.  Her daughter planned a surprise party for her 83rd birthday at a home she was born in and grew up in, in E...
08/09/2007
If you are, I highly recommend Michelle Chevalier with CornerStone Title.  She is very nice and very easy to work with.  She will go to great lengths to sort out any problems to get a deal closed as smooth as possible.  She keeps in contact with the lender and also keeps us posted with regular up...
08/09/2007
Below are the stats for properties that SOLD and closed in July for Manatee County:July 2006# of single family homes SOLD = 234# of condos SOLD = 49Avg SOLD price for SFR = $372,162Avg SOLD price for condos = $286,861July 2007# of single family homes SOLD = 182# of condos SOLD = 45Avg SOLD price ...
08/06/2007
This is just a reminder that the Florida Sales Tax Holiday starts today.  The holiday goes from today until midnight August 13th.  During the next 10 days would be a good time to get all of your school shopping done for your kids.  Stock up on all the school supplies and school clothes for your k...
08/04/2007
Another bill was introduced to Congress on Friday to reduce the costs of insurance premiums for homeowners in disaster-prone areas .  But really, how far will this bill go?  It's failed before, so are they really going to pass it this time around?  "The bill would create a voluntary, market-drive...
08/04/2007
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