Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Well . . . we've always needed to pay for a newspaper . . . the digital subscription is SSDD.
I love how the guys are using 60 as a 'now I'm old' age . . . I don't know any 60s folks who can't get there . . . 
For those scouring for 'public notices' like trustee's sales etc . . . it's probably easily findable with a Google (or in this case Bing) search.

(in my county there is one law firm that handles virtually everything - it's there and free)

I think that the newspapers are shooting themselves in the foot. Our Economic Development Journal is everywhere and they run on AD dollars. 

Feb 11, 2020 06:32 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

It depends how the law is written regarding public notice.....

Feb 11, 2020 06:37 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I think it is to save money & no one reads the paper anymore BUT .... I do not believe that it gives relief from the statute that the foreclosure (whatever) must be publicized in advance.


Feb 11, 2020 08:35 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hmm...unintended consequences?  Current examples aside I wonder if twitter or some similar communication would be received as brave new thinking in the 21st Century?  Pondering off-subject. Just for the helluva it. 

Feb 11, 2020 08:01 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I agree with Candice A. Donofrio and there are print versions of several publications in town in kiosks and they are FREE.  A

Feb 11, 2020 07:58 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

This sounds like a letter versus spirit of the law issue.  Out here we have to post notices in a paper as well for a wide variety of items like a ficticious business name.  The city of Ojai is small and very secular.  Their paper, while still in our county, has a very small distribution but most of it is advertisements that are mandated.  Why?  Because a very small portion of the population gets it, as opposed to the main county paper.  This might be your city's equivalent.


Maybe they could also post them on their website somewhere?


I think it's most likely cheaper to post to the digital only version and the city is looking to cut costs.

Feb 11, 2020 07:57 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 In Tallahassee, a lot of notices are posted in the basement of the County Courthouse parking garage.  Nobody will ever see them.

Feb 11, 2020 07:26 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

A lot of folks 60 and older won’t see it

Feb 11, 2020 06:15 AM
Dan & Laurie Pittsenbarger Team
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Lakeside & Coastal Single Family Homes

It doesn't seem right to me. So was it the city's decision or the newspaper's decision? If it's the city's, then there are obviously trying to save some money. Either way, someone could look into what the laws are about Public Notices and see what it says.

Feb 11, 2020 06:38 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Here in NH the legal notices still must be printed. However the auction advertisements have all but pulled out of the paper and are all digital. You are right that many over 60 wont see them

Feb 11, 2020 06:25 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I suspect that many are going even cheaper these days and just posting on the city website, I appreciate this and know were to go if I am interested.

Feb 11, 2020 01:02 PM
Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

In my city, and probably most cities, if you have a public library card, you can access the newspaper online for free from any computer.

If you don't have a computer, the library has computers to use.

Feb 11, 2020 10:33 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I would not be bothered by this policy.

Feb 11, 2020 09:11 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Good heavens ... I don't know.  Notices "should" be visible - we "should not" need to seek and go find them. 

Feb 11, 2020 08:46 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That policy would have to be voted on in our City Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 and hopefully it will never happen here.

Feb 11, 2020 06:45 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Interesting but not sure if they can do that. But who am I. I would think they would have referred to City Council before doing such.

Feb 11, 2020 05:12 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

There are some parts of our paper that you have to pay for the digital version and some parts (like the public notice section) that is free for the world to see.

That same criteria will likely continue when they do away with the hard copy version of the paper.

Feb 11, 2020 11:43 AM
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Federal policy is now announced on twitter so i don't understand the question.

Feb 12, 2020 04:42 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Well, if something is only available to certain people, it's not really public information. On second thought, it's public if people want to pay for the information. Is that what the meaning of public notices is? I don't think so.

Feb 12, 2020 05:42 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Doesn't sound "inclusive", which might render it illegal?

Feb 12, 2020 02:27 PM