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 At the Tallahassee Board of Realtors (TBR), we continue to grow our support of the Florida Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC), dubbed the “Realtor Party.” Why? 1)      To make the Realtor voice heard both here in Tallahassee and in Washington, D.C.  With over 140,000 Realtors in Florida,...
The market has been, how should we say, weird so far this year?  Sales in Tallahassee were dramatically up over last year in January, February and March.  Things began to change in April, when significantly lower sales than April 2013 occured.  Proving not to be just an anomoly, March sales lagge...
The National Association of Realtors reported that resales of homes rose 7.6% in Aprill 2010 to a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.77 million buyers.  Much of this increase is attributed to the increase of buyers scurrying to complete purchases before the First Time home Buyer's Tax Credit expired. ...
 The Wall Street Journal reported that a Federal District judge in New Orleans earlier this month ruled against Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd. in the amount of $2.6 million in a suit filed by 7 Virginia families.  There are several dozen pending cases centered around the so called "Chinese Drywall." One...
Tallahassee's only Net Zero Community just celebrated it's this past week with a social event. The event was catered by Piggy's BBQ from here in Tallahassee and was a great event, even though we had to battle the rain! Cortona Hills has rolling hills and is surrounded by conservation easements.  ...
Smart Phone guru Dick Betts, annouced at training Wednesday, March 4, 2010 that he has accepted an offer from the Tallahassee Board of Realtors (TBR)Executive Director Steven Louchheim to author an article each month on technology tips for the TBR magazine. Betts is a well known national speaker ...
All day Wednesday and Thursday, all star Smart phone, Super Phone, PDA, SEO trainer Dick Betts is going to be in Tallahassee at the Tallahassee Board of Realtors office to share the knowledge! This will be the Third year in a row I have attended training with Dick and all I can ever say is Dick B...
 The Associated Press's Tim Paradis reported today that Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke told Congress that interest rates are likely to remain low for the near future. Bernanke said, "The economy still requires support for recovery."Many investors see these low rates as a boost to a recovery o...
It was widely reported that last Thursday, the Federal Reserve raised the Discount Rate (the interest rate charged to member banks when they borrow from the Fed) from 0.50% to 0.75%.  All members of the Federal Reserve banking system (12) supported the decision. In its decision, the Fed cited "co...
 If you haven't heard about RESPA, the Real Estate Settlement Act, and if you are a buyer or seller of real estate, here is what I believe is most important for you to understand: YOU CAN NOT CONTROL THE EFFECTS OF RESPA!  What do I mean?  For most people the only thing they will learn about RESP...

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