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To all the proud dads everywhere a happy Father's Day.  This is a photo of my father and I taken when I was just a "bit" younger.  Looks like we were on a Sunday stroll around the neighborhood that was being newly developed.  I remember when I grew up there were still lots of fields around for u...
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...or something to that effect.  This photo is from my recent Germany trip.   I'm not really sure what the purpose of this giant milk can is other than a marketing tool for the "milk industry".  Sounds kind of weird doesn't it, milk industry, like something that's manufactured and not coming from...
There is a new house on our street!  Preparations for its arrival began several weeks ago with extensive site preparations.  You see, this Hernando Beach neighborhood is a waterfront community where all new homes have to be built on stilt foundations.  Once the stilts are in place and the first f...
This is one of the recent photos I took while visiting and traveling in Germany.  It was taken in a church  close to my mother's town.  Construction of this church began as early as 870 and was completed in 1270.  Subsequent alterations and renovations were completed since in response to destruct...
Gorgeous Beachfront Property on the Gulf of Mexico! Hurry, offered below Market Value! It's a Steal at $189,000! Location: Pine IslandParadise is calling! Beautiful beachfront lot with direct views of Gulf of Mexico. Seawall in place. Enjoy unobstructed glorious sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico ri...
After the devasting wildfire in April 2009 that destroyed the home and studio of acclaimed artist James Rosenquist, the Florida Division of Forestry, Withlacoochee Forestry Center, is inviting all residents of Aripeka, Hernando Beach, and surrounding communities to a townhall meeting. The topic o...
Timber Pines sales for single family homes and villas saw another decline in May over those for the previous month.  Sales price ranges, median and average sales prices all decreased across the board.  However, as a silver lining for the coming weeks, the total number of homes under contract rema...
May brought almost a repeat performance of April with two home sales in the Glen Lakes community.  Active home listings decreased slightly with the price range remaining the same.    There were two closed transactions with five homes under contract awaiting closings. Offered for Sale:  74 Price R...
With a double-digit decrease in available homes for sale for the third month in a row, May has made another dent in the Hernando County, Florida, home inventory  Of the total number homes sold, 42% were short sales or bank-owned properties.  For the homes currently under contract, this number is ...

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