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We have a plethora of properties on the market in just about every price range.  So, how can a seller or a listing agent really help their home stand out?  Of course, there's the usual "price it right", "keep it clean and fresh smelling" but there may be more one can do...These techniques really ...
I am noticing my buyers are focusing on property taxes more than in the past. There appears to be evidence that this focus is a growing trend.  According to a recent article by the Florida Association of Realtors, some of the states with the largest population gains from the 2010 U.S. Census are ...
Sales of existing homes and condos in Floirda rose in 2010!...Statewide existing home sales rose 5% for the year, condo sales rose 12% from 2010. The homebuyer tax credits helped to fuel home and condo sales during the first half of 2010, while favorable affordability conditions and historically ...
Not only do we have great buys here on the southwest shores of Florida, we are also making a strong showing in the area of education.  According to Education Weekly's annual state-by-state ranking of public education, Florida ranks 5th overall in education.  That's up from 8th last year and 10th ...
According to the Florida Association of Realtors, "Florida home prices are now comparable to the preboom years.  In August 2010, the median price of a single family home statewide was $134,000.  In August 2001, the median price was $130,000".  I'm wondering if this "rule of thumb" holds true in o...
Not only is Venice, Florida tropical, quaint and utterly charming, I counted 61 activities one can do here this week!...Everything from yoga on the beach, to beach nature walks, free drawing classes, bridge, lectures, music, lanquage classes, live theater, bingo, dance classes, even hula lessons....
  I'm hearing this question a lot these days.  How can property taxes be rising by quite a bit in some areas...while property values are falling.  This article is from the Florida Association of Realtors.  It explains it in simple terms.  Property taxes in my wonderful town, Venice, FL have not b...

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