Insurance Relief for Florida Homeowners

Gulf Coast Associates posted this 3 3,310 Views

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist signed a bill today giving more relief to Florida homeowner's burdened by high home insurance costs. The new law extends the freeze on rates for the state-created Citizens Property Insurance Corporation through the end of 2008 and prohibits national property insurance companies from setting up any new Florida-only subsidiaries. While the new law is welcome relief for some, it still doesn't address the issue of the national insurers who set up Florida-only subsid...

Why is Real Estate such a good investment?

Wayne Long posted this 1,074 Views

One of the most important reasons to invest in Real Estate is because it is "real property" that can be touched, improved, lived in, rented out and resold.   Every one needs a home.   It is probably the safest - steady as she goes investment out there.   Only 2 times in the last 40 years has Real Estate decreased in price nationally.   In both those years the decrease was less than 2%.   Not at all like the the crash stocks took...

The Truth about our Taxes in SW Florida

CapeCoralHomes posted this 876 Views

Today in the local newspaper there was an article about the property tax issue. In the article the author appears to report that there is relief in site for the property taxes here. This is really not true. While it is true that legislators are working on developing a plan for property tax relief  unfortunately there is not  a proposal in place at the moment. The one that is currently proposed is simply to 'freeze' the current taxes. To me this is not a relief, it's actually ma...

PROPERTY TAX RELIEF MAY BE ON ITS WAY

Weiss Clawson posted this 850 Views

If you are interested in buying a home in Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Juno Beach, North Palm Beach, Jupiter or throughout Palm Beach County, you are likely watching with anticipation as lawmakers convene in Tallahassee to work on property tax relief for all Floridians. The legislature will be in special session for the next 11 days solely to work on property tax relief.  Several proposals have been discussed and written about.  The most prominent of these would cut taxe...

Tri City Dust Devils National Anthem Tryouts Announced

Spoken Gently posted this 1,061 Views

Do you think you have what it takes to sing the National Anthem at a Dust Devils game? The Tri-City Dust Devils are looking for people to sing the National Anthem prior to games during the 2007 season. No appointment is necessary, just stop by Dust Devils Stadium. Singers who are able to perform the Canadian National Anthem are also encouraged to audition. Those who are unable to attend tryouts can contact Kelli Walter at 544-8789 to set up another time to audition or send an audition record...

REW Blogs setup 101 - The basics

Morgan Carey posted this 1 2,758 Views

When setting up an REW Blog, it is important to understand the technology and features and more importantly how to use them. This tutorial is meant to help REW Blog users set up their blogs for maximum exposure, great click through and user friendliness. Step one: Your right hand profile. This is perhaps the most important portion of the REW Blog setup, as you are creating the area of your blog where people will see your face, and read a short bio about you. It also contains the links t...

Brandon Florida Real Estate

brandonre posted this 1,130 Views

Brandon Florida is a wonderful place to live and work. We know from experience having lived in Brandon for the past five years. Brandon has great golf courses, shopping in the Westfield shopping center one of the largest malls in central Florida. The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino located just outside of Brandon. Brandon has several types of living from golf course communities, gated communities, and master planned communities. Brandon is such a central location you can be in Disney World in for...

MORTGAGE RATES REACH 10 MONTH HIGHS

Memphis posted this 1,215 Views

LONG- AND SHORT-TERM MORTGAGE RATES REACH 10 MONTH HIGHS Nationwide, 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 6.53, for the week ending June 7th, up from last week's 6.42%.  The 30-year FRM has not been higher since the week ending August 10, 2006, when it averaged 6.55 percent.  The average for the 15-year FRM this week is 6.22%, up from last week’s 6.12%.  One-year “T”ARMs were up at 5.63% and five-year “T”ARMs averaged 6.20% up from last week&r...

Relocation Information for the Tampa Bay Area of Florida

Lipply posted this 1,113 Views

Many people relocate to Florida from the north wondering where to live.  While there are many good choices here in the state of Florida , one of the best places to find employment and reasonable home prices is the Tampa Bay area.  Tampa Bay area provides many affordable housing opportunities to growing families and retirees.  Some communities to seek out and learn about for employment opportunities and affordable housing are Dunedin, Clearwater, and Largo.  These cities a...

Remarks But No Virtual Tours for Carolina MLS

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The CMLS, on May 24th, approved the use of two new fields in their North Carolina MLS. The two were remarks and virtual tour URL's. In an effort to prevent browsers of the listings from unintentionally visiting the listing agent's site by way of the virtual tour URL, they insisted on a routine of having the virtual tours open in a new window with the address bar disabled. Not long afterwards they discovered that Microsoft was not going to make their job easy and has removed the ability to dis...