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Wednesday Sep 30 | via St. Petersburg Times
Tampa Bay Taps celebrates inaugural season: Tampa Bay Taps held its kickoff event for its inaugural season at the Rigsby Center in Safety Harbor. Beth Caprio, founder of the Tampa Bay Tap Festival and the Rhythm and Sole Tap Ensemble, held the event with Cathy Scavelli, who has choreographed for the Second Time Arounders marching band, and Brandon Bowers, who treated students with a lesson in drums and rhythm. Comment?
Saturday Sep 26 | via Blown Mortgage Blog
Single moms might find it a little harder to get a mortgage, but it is not impossible. Even with the tightened credit restrictions of most lenders, many states have jumped in to make it possible for women to get the loan they need to keep their family safe. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 8 | via St. Petersburg Times
A 6,000 square-foot home on the Intracoastal Waterway in Gulfport has sold for $3.275 million in what ranks as one of the speediest turnovers ever of a foreclosed property in the Tampa Bay area. Real estate agent Alex Malagon said the lender had just taken back the house at a foreclosure auction when a lawyer in St. Louis called to say his brother wanted it. Comment?
Aug 31, 2015 | via St. Petersburg Times
Federal action is needed to restore fairness in the National Flood Insurance Program, whose rate increases are excessive, arbitrary and discriminatory. In the words of Yogi Berra, it's deja vu all over again. Comment?
Aug 28, 2015 | via St. Petersburg Times
More home owners looking to sell their homes are doing so themselves with the help of websites like Zillow and Trulia. One of those is Chuck Brooke, who stands in his front yard at 5721 Denver St NE in Shore Acres, St Petersburg. Comment?
6 hrs ago | via The Orlando Sentinel
Florida, long ranked as the top state for foreclosures, has the country's worst rate of disbursing $1 billion in federal foreclosure-relief funds, according to a new report by a federal enforcement agency. Five years into a foreclosure-relief program known as the Hardest Hit Fund, a lack of oversight by the U.S. Treasury Department has allowed Florida to deny more applicants and disburse a lower percentage of funds than other states, according to the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Comment?
9 hrs ago | via The Orlando Sentinel
Florida leads the nation in the level of "cost-burdened" renters feeling the pinch of spending at least half their income on housing costs, a new study shows. In the Orlando metro region 30 percent of renters, more than 90,000, spend the majority of their paychecks on rent and utilities, according to a new study released by the nonprofit makeroom.org. Comment?
17 hrs ago | via Washington Examiner
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is out with a new campaign ad, asking voters what they would do with the $2,000 Bush claims Americans would save under his tax plan. The Republican presidential hopeful released a detailed tax reform plan in early September focused on accelerating economic growth by slashing taxes on middle income earners and corporations, in addition to simplifying the existing tax code. Comment?
Yesterday | via Washington Times
That the actor Michael Shannon has time for an interview is, in and of itself, staggering. The theater, television and film veteran and Oscar-nominee has five films to his 2015 resume, with nine - yes, nine - pending next year, according to the IMDB. Comment?
Friday Oct 2 | via St. Augustine Record
The Swisher San Marco riverfront estate is a beautiful piece of Jacksonville's history and part of Northeast Florida's 2015 notable real estate of record. Originally built in 1929 for John Swisher of Swisher Cigars, the home on River Road is situated high on a bluff overlooking the St. Johns River. Comment?
11 min ago | via The Globe and Mail
According to a BMO survey, 16 per cent of respondents said they would not be able to afford a $500 increase in their monthly mortgage payments, while more than a quarter, or roughly 27 per cent, would need to review their budget. According to a BMO survey, 16 per cent of respondents said they would not be able to afford a $500 increase in their monthly mortgage payments, while more than a quarter, or roughly 27 per cent, would need to review their budget. Comment?
30 min ago | via Inman
Continuing from Part 1, we dive deeper in to the essential tools and strategies that make a top-producing real estate agent. More key tools for your kit include a comprehensive Web strategy, a solid listing presentation, tips for finding a committed mentor and accountability partner, and a committed weekly prospecting schedule. Comment?
36 min ago | via WFTV Orlando
A new report by federal investigators says Florida has consistently underperformed other states in using federal mortgage assistance money to help desperate homeowners facing foreclosure. According to the report released this week, the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program says that of the 18 states participating in the Treasury Department's Hardest Hit Fund, Florida has the lowest rate of approving homeowners for assistance, one of the highest rates of denying assistance and is slow with processing applications. Comment?
45 min ago | via NWAonline
Accused killer Arron Michael Lewis will mount an insanity defense, despite state doctors twice finding him mentally sound, his lawyer Bill James announced in court Monday. James has also filed 28 motions on his client's behalf. Comment?
47 min ago | via Daily Mail
In the last decade, the price of a typical flat in Britain has increased by 60 per cent, compared to a 38 per cent rise for all residential properties, new findings reveal. With supply dwindling, property prices in the three months to September were 8.6 per cent higher than in the same three months last year, the Halifax house price index suggests. Comment?
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