Florida DOE Toughens School Grading Standards

Calum posted this 969 Views

Many parents and educators were dismayed when the state released its new school grades at the end of June. Thanks to a change in the grading system for schools, the number of Florida schools that received F’s nearly quadrupled from 2006 to 2007 – from 21 to 82 schools with failing grades. At the same time, fewer schools than last year were able to achieve A ratings, and many schools saw their grade slip at least one letter grade downward.   What happened?   ...

Hideout Real Estate

Dave Kovaleski posted this 1,950 Views

The Hideout is a gated, recreational community in the North East area of the Pocono Mountains.  This security patrolled community offers up some of the best real estate opportunities in North East Pennsylvania. Summer vacationers and full time residents get to enjoy the lakes and ponds, one of which power boats are allowed.  They also take advantage of the golf course, many gaming courts, and an indoor sports complex.  With a softball field, indoor and out door tennis court...

Pasco Farmers Market and Pasco Fiery Food Festival

Spoken Gently posted this 2,126 Views

One thing that can really draw in large crowds (locals, visitors, tourists, homeowners, those thinking about relocation and real estate) and contribute to a growing tourism industry and Pasco Wa real estate market is a good festival or event. Fortunately, the exciting community of Pasco, in Washington’s famous Tri-Cities, offers two fantastic festivals/events every year, attracting crowds from near and far. The first is the Pasco Farmers Market, an ongoing event held every year during th...

Proof that Real Estate Agents Get Paid Too Much!

Malok posted this 16 8,908 Views

Everyone knows real estate agents (and realtors) get paid too much. Just look at their cars, the fancy clothes they wear - and they always have the latest "toys" - from PDA's to laptop computers, they are always donning the latest technology thats available. Only professional athletes, and lottery winners have as many gadgets as real estate agents do. And if thats not enough to convince you - just wait until you get to a closing, and watch the monster check that they go wal...

Compiling a list of helpful posts and threads for new REW Blog users

Morgan Carey posted this 11 4,846 Views

REW Blogs are different than a lot of the other real estate blogging platforms in the sense that they are set up with many different elements, each one with it's own specific function constructed to help the user make the most of their blogs, and help them not only maintain a very high level of quality, but also make sure they are always in compliance with all search engines terms of usage. We also make constant improvements to REW blogs to help the users get their blogs seen by those int...

North Pocono Real Estate

Dave Kovaleski posted this 1,528 Views

The North Pocono area of Pennsylvania is a wonderful area to call home. It’s a smaller community with some great history but offers some of the features you would like to find for convenience.  Food and hardware stores are nearby as well as some great restaurants.  You can find most of what you’re looking for right in town.  This area encompasses a few smaller towns, Moscow, Daleville, Elmhurts,Gouldboro, and Madisonville to name a few. What you can't find here ...

The Great Dilemma: Purchase versus Renting

Skeast posted this 653 Views

Before you decide which option is best for you, whether it be homes for sale or rent, let’s look at the cost difference in upfront cash, monthly payments, repair and maintenance expenses and projected investment results before you make your decision to purchase or rent during your military tour at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Please be assured, after you have considered all the benefits I present of home ownership over renting, and the timing just is not right for you and your family,...

I Brake for Rabbits

Dave Kovaleski posted this 2 1,062 Views

Living in the Pocono Mountains offers a great many things.  One of which is the abundant wildlife.  Never a day goes by that you don't see one of natures creatures frolicking about and enjoying his day.  Unfortunately, in most occasions that particular display of wild beauty is usually near or on a roadway. I have trained my self, and conditioned my driving skills to be an expert at avoiding shortening the life of the unwary animal that should happen to cross my path. ...

Florida - A Great Place for Small Business

Gulf Coast Associates posted this 3,453 Views

According to a recent study by bizjournals.com, Florida is a great place for small business. The report listed the top ten markets and Florida held four of those top five spots. Top Florida metropolitan areas for small business growth: Orlando Sarasota-Bradenton Miami-Fort Lauderdale Jacksonville The study used a 12-part formula for looking at 75 of the nation's largest metropolitan areas. The four Florida markets all shared similar qualities; rapid growth in popu...

New Map Feature to Showcase our Listings!

Ryan Ward posted this 5 1,000 Views

O.K. I'm pretty excited about this because I figured it out on my own (well, with the help of the internet anyway). Last week I figured out how to in bed Google maps into my website so that each city page has an interactive Google map specific to its own area. I thought that was cool, but, then I started poking around at some other websites that have map a map search and thought that it would be a neat idea to showcase only our listings on a map. Really, I was trying to come up with...