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Chinese Investment in Florida Booms

By btgh
At Apr 06, 2017

East Asian property ownership in the Sunshine State has skyrocketed in recent years [su_pullquote] by Jim Stinson | LifeZette/PoliZette [/su_pullquote] The request of Chinese President Xi Jinping to travel to Florida to meet with President Donald Trump is more than just a sign the Asian leader wants to meet the new president in a place away from […]

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How The Fed Rate Hike May Affect Homebuyers

By btgh
At Mar 28, 2017

[su_pullquote]   [/su_pullquote]Interest rates are on the rise. In March, Janet Yellen, chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, announced the second interest rate hike in the past three months. After raising the federal funds rate in December, the Fed raised rates by another quarter of a percentage point. The reason? Because the economy has been expanding […]

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Fort Walton Beach ranked in top 10 of safest cities for seniors

By btgh
At Mar 23, 2017

The study analyzed national senior living costs and FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program data. It computed ranks for “violent crimes, property crime rates and median senior housing costs for over 380 cities,” Alec Drozdowski said in a press release. The data combined computed the top 10 best and worst cities for senior safety and housing affordability.

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Downtown, rural areas key to Pensacola’s development

By btgh
At Mar 21, 2017

The economic development organization, which represents 12 counties in the Panhandle, conducted roundtable discussions and interviews with more than 860 Floridians from a cross-section of industries to determine its findings. Its report serves to offer a blueprint for how counties can jointly accumulate economic victories in the short, mid and long term.

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AMAZING AMERICAN BEACH TOWNS YOU CAN ACTUALLY AFFORD TO LIVE IN

By btgh
At Mar 11, 2017

Nearly everyone has dreamed, at one time or another, of owning beach hideaway or living in a little beach town where every morning you wake up to the sound and smell of the ocean. However, that dream and reality are usually separated by CASH. Well, MATT MELTZER (@mmeltrez) of Thrillist recently published an article providing some […]

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Commission OKs Trustmark building purchase; sewer, water rates to be raised

By btgh
At Aug 09, 2016

[su_pullquote]Reprinted without any permission or warning from this article, BY KATIE LANDECK– News Herald Reporter. [/su_pullquote] PANAMA CITY — City Hall is on the move. Calling it “good business,” Panama City commissioners unanimously voted during their Tuesday meeting to purchase the former Trustmark Bank at 509 Harrison Ave. and convert it into the next city […]

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Mexican first lady’s Florida home owned by potential government contractor

By btgh
At Aug 09, 2016

[su_pullquote]Reprinted without any permission or warning from this article, BY Rory Carroll– Guardian LA bureau. Author . [/su_pullquote] Mexico’s first lady is using a luxury property in Florida bought by a company that is expected to bid for lucrative government contracts, the Guardian has learned. Angelica Rivera, the wife of President Enrique Peña Nieto, is […]

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The big jobs number is a win for luxury housing

By btgh
At Aug 05, 2016

[su_pullquote]Reprinted without any permission or warning from this article, BY Diana Olick– CNBC Real Estate Reporter . [/su_pullquote] A larger-than-expected employment gain in July could boost the recovery in prices for luxury U.S. homes. Stock market volatility caused a drop in luxury values in the first quarter of this year, but prices recovered slightly in […]

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Escambia, Santa Rosa differ on Airbnb collections

By btgh
At Jul 27, 2016

[su_pullquote]Reprinted without any permission or warning from this article, BY Melissa Nelson Gabriel– Associated Press. [/su_pullquote] Local tax collectors are struggling to keep pace with the growing popularity of Airbnb rentals in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. The Santa Rosa County Commission on Thursday will consider a proposal from the San Francisco-based company to allow […]

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