Hillsborough & Manatee County Florida Real Estate

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



In case you haven't heard yet, Forest Creek in Parrish, a Neal Communities subdivision now has REAL affordable housing available!Single family cottage style 2 bedroom single story homes are starting in the low 120's.  Two story cottage style homes are starting in the 150's!  THIS IS FANTASTIC NEW...
Below are the stats for properties that SOLD and closed in January for Manatee County:Jan 2007# of single family homes SOLD = 135Avg SOLD price for SFR = $345,304Median price for SFR = $279,000# of condos SOLD = 35Avg SOLD price for condos = $319,034Median price for condos = $218,000Jan 2008# of ...
Yesterday I visited the South Florida Museum in Bradenton.  This was the first time I had ever been there.  I can't believe I've missed out on such an interesting place for so long!  I've driven by it hundreds of times, yet never stopped in to check it out!I was quite surprised at how big it real...
Don't miss out on this year's Cortez Fishing Festival!  It starts today at 10am.The festival offers food, fresh seafood, vendors with arts and crafts, live music, plenty of activities for children including a marine life touch tank.Admission is $2 and children under 12 are FREE!For the first time...
On March 2nd, proceeds from a fishing tournament at Lake Kissimmee will benefit her family. For more information, call Joe Pepper at (813) 326-7565.Lexi is still in the hospital and due to come home within the week.  A hospital bed was donated to them on Friday from Shriners Children's Hospital i...
Go to MySafeFloridaHome.com and apply to see if you qualify for a free wind inspection on your home.  The website states the following:To help Floridians identify how they can strengthen their homes against hurricanes and to reduce hurricane damage exposure in our state, the My Safe Florida Home ...
I received an email from a gentleman named Nelson last night regarding 2 year old Lexi Antorino and a post I wrote about her back in December.  The email was as follows.Becky,God Bless you for putting that info online. I have been talking with Sarah, Lexi's mother, and I have put together a websi...
Here are some tips on how to "go green" and help the earth just a little bit more.  Every little bit counts and anything you can do to help will help in the long run.  Of course, the more you do, the better for everyone.  Please consider doing some of the following things.Install low-flow shower-...
It's that time of year again!  In case you hadn't noticed, the Geckos are once again invading Bradenton.  These aren't the small little creatures you normally see either.  These are large 6 foot long geckos that are being spotted all over downtown Bradenton on the sides of buildings!  These brigh...

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