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Florida Home Owners May Soon have More Insurance Choices Many Florida home owners are Citizens Property Insurance Corporation policy holders because no other options were available to them when they were looking for homeowners insurance. Citizens Property Insurance Corporation was formed by the S...
Proposed Tax Bills Mailed to Hernando County Property Owners Hernando County property owners received the proposed property tax bills for 2013 for their homes and land in Hernando County in recent days.  These notices are also known as TRIM notices which stands for Truth in Millage.  TRIM notices...
Foto Friday - Perfect Way to end the Week It's been a busy week with new buyers coming into town interested in homes for sale in Hernando Beach.   After a few days of researching appropriate homes, setting up appointments and showing homes - especially in August heat - I'm finally ready to relax ...
A Script is just Knowing what to Say When I first started in the real estate business years ago, part of my training included a big binder containing preformulated phrases - or scripts- for all sorts of situations.  Basically, it was a Q&A catalog where only one of the parties knew their lines ho...
Hernando Beach Guard Auxiliary offers Boating Classes The US Coast Guard Auxiliary in Hernando Beach, Florida, is offering two boating classes in September 2013.   Boating Safely:  September 10, 2013, 7 PM and Boating Skills and Seamanship:  September 17, 2013, 7 PM   For more information about t...
Habitat for Humanity Opening New Store in Spring Hill, Florida Habitat for Humanity is opening a new store in Spring Hill, Florida soon! The location is at Kass Circle in the old Webb's store on Spring Hill Drive and the sign for the store is already up!  This is exciting news for Habitat for Hum...
Sunday Reflections - Decluttering Your Closet and Your Life As time passes, a lot of stuff loses its relevance!  Decluttering your workspace is a task in this month's cloud burst challenge and it was my driving force to go through the many articles, notes, and papers that had accumulated on my de...
How to Insert a Photo into a Photo Using iPiccy Inserting a photo into a photo is a handy feature of iPiccy that can be used for listing photos, for example if you want to insert a closeup of a special feature into a photo of a room.  In my case, I've been inserting my personal photo and company ...
Favorite Productivity App on the Go! Soon after I got my iPad, I started looking for apps that would help me be more productive in my real estate business.  One of the first apps I came across was Adobe Reader for mobile and I have been using this app ever since.  If you are looking for an app th...
Foto Friday: Two-headed or Optical Illusion? What do you think?  Is this pelican grooming himself with two beaks?  I took this photo earlier this summer while enjoying a trip to Madeira Beach.  All the pilings were crowned with pelicans and this particular one seemed to have an advantage over the...

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