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Mortgage interest rates are always a concern for homebuyers.  Will they go up, will they go down?  And what factors influence mortgage interest rates?  While no one has that "crystal ball" that will predict interest rates for sure, Jason Keith shares his insight and explains the fluctuations of i...
Sunday at the Beach Some things are timeless.  Beaches and the ocean are among those things for me.  While walking along the beach at Pine Island in Hernando County, Florida, I came across this shell of another ancient creature. Someone had found this horseshoe crab shell and placed it on a nearb...
Winter in Florida 2011 It was one of those days today when things didn't go quite as planned.  I was expecting a buyer to come to Spring Hill, Florida to look for a new Florida home.  Then received a message late last night that they not able to be here on time because winter weather up North had...
Happy Buyer Says "Don't be Afraid of Updating an Older Home"! Today I had the opportunity to visit with one of my customers I had worked with last year who had bought an older home.  This older Spring Hill home that had sold for only $72,000 had been built in 1994 and was in basically good condit...
Where to Go and What to Do:  14th Annual Kumquat Festival - And what's a Kumquat? This weekend, the 14th Annual Kumquat Festival will take place in Dade City, Florida, on January 29, 2011 from 9 AM to 5 PM. Located to the North of Hernando County, Dade City is just a short drive away and the Kumq...
Here is a post by Karen Kruschka - Prince William, Fairfax ,Stafford County VA Real Estate Service about her experience with the West Springfield Rotary Club. Membership in service organization such as Rotary International and others means a commitment to the communities we live and work in.  Ye...
"It's All in the Attitude" Or What a Restroom Attendant can Teach us Last year, I traveled to the NAR convention in New Orleans and had to change flights in Charlotte, North Carolina.  I arrived in Terminal B and with not much else to do, a visit to the restroom seemed a good idea.  So far, nothi...
Hernando County, Florida - Homes Sales Report for 2010 The numbers are in for Hernando County, Florida, home sales in 2010! As elsewhere in Florida, 2010 home sales in Hernando County were influenced by a number of factors and events.  The beginning of the year started out on an upswing in part b...
Buyer Question:  What are the Closing Costs? "What are the closing costs?" was one of the questions my new buyer customer asked me via email.  It depends.  There is not a standard answer to this question.  As buyer you need to be aware that there are additional cost associated with the purchase o...
Just a Sunday to Relax:  Grey Heron at Jenkins Creek Although we are hit by another winter cold spell this weekend, it's a bright and sunny day in Florida.  This morning, we took a little walk around Jenkins Creek between Weeki Wachee and Hernando Beach.  We were hoping to see some manatees which...

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