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2008 

GOOD NEWS!The headline in today's business section jumps out to say that the Glut of (vacant) Homes in Lee and Collier Counties (Florida) is SHRINKING.  Now I just wish that the headline was on page one of the main section, like all of the negative reporting has been, but I'll take what we can ge...
04/30/2008
                        Coral Oaks Golf Course 3/2/3 Pool Home;  1607 NW 31st Avenue, 33993         $369,000.2437 sq ft under air,  4714 sq ft totalVaulted ceiling in the family and dining rooms, Trey ceilings in the bedroomsHeated Spillover SPA, Saltwater Pool for low maintenance18" tile floors ...
04/27/2008
While reading a blog by Jonas Kuchenberg about How to Move Inventory, it occured to me that one of the best techniques in this turning market has been to get a lot of signs up, all of which have flyers.  Sort of a "back to the future" kind of play.  Here's a twist that is working for me:Print off...
04/25/2008
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I've been working on a new website for a specialized venture (experiment) and I utilized a template site.  The developer has some prior experience in the chosen field, so I used one of his many semi-developed templates.  As I filled in the blanks and added verbage to the site, I was deeply immers...
04/23/2008
One of our local developers, Gulfstream Development, has operations in Biloxi and Gulfport, Mississippi and they keep us updated on what's going on there.  They had a job fair on April 8 that attracted 130 employers, 2000 candidates and they expect to place 600+ people in good-paying jobs.  Wow, ...
04/22/2008
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I spent the better part of three days editing a new website that is a "template" site.  This is my preferred way of getting my personalization onto my sites.  I like the Point-2-Agent template site for a general agent site for this reason.  My new site is a FSBO site in another state and is a tes...
04/21/2008
As a Realtor, I am often asked to "advise" a potential client on Short Sale or Foreclosure situations.  since I am not an Attorney, I demure from giving advice, but I will refer people to attornies who are specialists in their field.  I repeat, SPECIALISTS, because I find that even attornies do n...
04/20/2008
For some time, we have kept some restaurant information on our main website:   http://www.jimgibson.biz/    go to "About Cape Coral"Here is some supplementary info for someone looking for a quick meal out:Ariani Restaurant,1529 S.E. 15th Terr.,Del Prado Mall,Cape Coral, FL  33990, 239-772-8000   ...
04/19/2008
Reading the local papaer this morning, I saw two conflicting messages:First of all, a liquidation sale in a gated community resulted in a total sellout of 116 homes in just two weeks.  Seventy percent were sold to homesteaders.  So much for the idea that there are no buyers out there.  This, afte...
04/19/2008
To the lady in Poughkipsee who reinvented herself from the airline industry into real estate.  Hoorah for you!  That's a great story.  As a "reinvented" veteran of the travel industry, I can relate to your story.  Over twenty previous years in the hi-tech industry (with five different companies),...
04/17/2008
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