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Southwood, a planned community in Southeast (SE) Tallahassee, FL, had 115 sales in the last 12 months - the largest number of sales in any Tallahassee subdivision. This is a very well planned community that has something for everyone.   In addition to many types of housing options (large estate h...
09/30/2011
For real estate purposes, Tallahassee is divided into geographical quadrants, (Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest) each with its own characteristics and market conditions.  The North-South dividing line is Meridian Rd that runs south into Monroe St; the east-west dividing line is Apalache...
09/30/2011
A worthwhile project seems to be sweeping the nation - making mats out of recycled plastic grocery bags to give to homeless people and shelters who serve them.  The mats are thick and soft and provide protection from the ground. If they get wet, they dry quickly and they provide a measure of warm...
09/15/2011
Tallahassee, like most of FL, has been impacted by the poor US economy, but not hurt as much as south FL.  As the line shows on the chart below, sales have been steadily decreasing since 2005, although the chart also indicates that sales may have started to level off.     The bars in the chart ab...
09/07/2011
A conversation with Colleen McConnell, Advanced Realty Group, Tallahassee, Fl Tallahassee is a multifaceted community rich in history, natural beauty, culture and arts, advanced education, and ongoing scientific pursuits.  It’s the state capitol & home of the FL legislature, nine universities and...
09/01/2011
A group of local businesses and community leaders have developed an idea to boost Tallahassee’s economy and housing market.  They have formed a Choose Tallahassee Action Committee that will launch a campaign in early 2012 to entice Baby Boomers across America to retire in Tallahassee.  There are...
08/20/2011
A few Realtors have commented recently that they always refer family and friends to a different agent because they don’t want to risk the relationship.  I find that surprising when the Real Estate business is all about maintaining good relationships. Furthermore,  I don’t know any Realtor who kno...
07/29/2011
This afternoon on the radio, Rep Connie Mack talked about the “One Percent Spending Reduction Act," legislation – also known as the "Penny Plan" – that was introduced by Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) last week, and authored by Congressman Connie Mack (R-FL) last spring in the U.S. House of Representat...
07/28/2011
Tallahassee’s previous transit system required passengers who needed to change buses to travel downtown to the central bus station to get their connection. This was a hassle and time-waster for everyone. On July 1, 2011, the system was replaced with a decentralized one that makes a lot more sense...
07/28/2011
Peter and Linda Pfann have taken a positive approach to counteract the lagging economy and difficult housing market by encouraging agents to focus on efforts at recovery.  This may not turn the market around, but is likely to give us encouragement and renewed energy as we deliberately focus on th...
07/27/2011
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