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2010 

  Some great before and after photos.  How a home shows is probably the biggest factor in whether a home will sell or not. A great site to do your own virtual painting!   Sellers, if you are planning on selling your house you may have been told that all you need is a good cleaning and a fresh coa...
01/28/2010
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I am constantly impressed with Steve Jobs.  I think that he is the best marketing guru of all time.  The hype around the launch of the new IPad has been intense.  Today's launch is going to change how we interact with a computer.  And, the buzz that he can create by keeping quiet is amazing c...
01/28/2010
January 27, 2010 299k-5208 W 15th St Palmetto   Short Sale-  5208 W 15th St Palmetto, FL    299k- List Price   This home is unique.  Hidden down a quiet little cul-de-sac.  This is a newer (1999) Bruce williams home.    Rare in that it has no home owner fees, and no deed restrictions.    Right d...
01/28/2010
Looks can be deceiving.  Would you like a home, that's not a short sale, and it has a "conforming" apartment that can be rented out? This property is zoned duplex, but it does not look like a "typical" duplex unit.  This could be a great option for someone that would like...
01/25/2010
This past 4th quarter has been busy as compared to the previous year.  This can be attributed to the 8,000 first time home buyer tax credit, and also to the lower overall sales prices.   In December there was 442 SALES compared with December of 2008 when only 328 homes closed. Pending sales have ...
01/11/2010
My prediction.  The market is going to bounce back this spring!  Unofficial of course, but in my 8 years of selling real estate in Manatee County the colder the winter is the more people want to buy a Florida home.   Now of course, it was 32 degrees this am..  Brrrrr!!  But, that's here in Fl...
01/11/2010
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