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Say Good-Bye to 2012 - Hello 2013! The last day of the old year... looking back 2012 has been an interesting year in many ways, politically, economically, in the way of crazy weather, as well as in real estate.  And on a more personal level, each of us has their own set of short comings and succe...
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.... Great Performances in Tampa We just returned from a performance of Mary Poppins at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, Florida.  What a great and fun performance!  The music and acting was fantastic - no, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious -  ...
Why Condition Matters when Selling Your Home in Spring Hill, Florida Sometimes sellers think that repairs to their home, even if only minor, can wait because they have other more important things to do - after all they are listing their home for sale! Exactly!  Sellers who are listing their home ...
Florida is a long state with many miles of coast line on the Atlantic as well as the Gulf of Mexico.  Many of these coastal areas have been named for identification.  Some of the well known areas are the Space Coast on the Atlantic named in recognition of the space and rocket missions at Kennedy ...
Florida Wildlife - Grey Squirrel While previewing a home today for a home buyer interested in homes for sale in Spring Hill, Florida, I was observed by this tree dwelling squirrel.  He was quite inquisitive and kept watching every step I made.  Who knows, perhaps I got too close to one of his hid...
  Working with home buyers in Hernando County Florida, the question of "what is a good offer price" comes up frequently.     Providing a comparative market analysis for the chosen property is a proven way to determine a good offer price.     However, often buyers feel they need to make a lower of...
It was a beautiful winter day today in Hernando Beach, Florida, although it was a bit on the cool side with daytime temperatures only reaching into the mid 60s.   We decided to put the boat in water at the public boat ramp in Hernando Beach and take it for a ride through the Hernando Beach canals...
It's Boxing Day today and it has nothing to do with a sporting event where two people beat on each other until one doesn't get up anymore.   Boxing day is observed in the United Kingdom as well as in Canada as an additional Christmas holiday.  Traditionally, on boxing day, leftovers were boxed up...
Parks in Hernando County | Jenkins Creek at Linda Pedersen Park Jenkins Creek and Linda Pedersen Park are located half way between Hernando Beach and Weeki Wachee on the west side of Hernando County, Florida. Connected by an aluminum bridge, written about in a previous post, both Jenkins Creek an...
What does Santa do after a Long Night? At Christmas time, Santa is the hardest working person on the planet.  So what does he do after a long night of delivering presents? He takes it easy at one or two of his favorite warm weather locations! Below are some rarely seen photos of Santa relaxing in...

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