Friday, May 26, 2006

Trulia launches in Florida.

Trulia (http://www.trulia.com/sle/u=sle_fl/3/f1ncb21jxc_2754&s=), the Real Estate Search Engine that lets you perform customized residential real estate searches, today announced that it has expanded its coverage to include Florida. Trulia dramatically simplifies and enhances the process of real estate search by offering users a single destination that searches multiple brokerage websites and integrates valuable historical information and mapping into many property listings. Check it out and tell all your friends!

http://www.trulia.com/FL/Lake_City/

Feel free to call or email Chad Stewart, real estate agent & Realtor with Westfield Realty Group in Lake City with any comments or questions.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

I have recently started a real estate update service. This will automatically keep you up to date about MLS activity & new listings & real estate activity in Lake City, Columbia County & the surrounding areas.

These are new homes that are listed, price changes, or other updates with homes for sale, land, acreage, residential lots & commercial real estate activity in this area. For further information contact Chad Stewart with Westfield Realty Group.

http://www.chadstewart.com/Property_Updates.html

Residential lots updates.
http://www.chadstewart.com/residentiallots.html

Homes in the $129,000 to $199,999 price range.
http://www.chadstewart.com/LakeCityFLaffordablehomes.html

Homes in the $200,000 to $299,999 price range.
http://www.chadstewart.com/LakeCityFloridaHomes.html

Homes in the $300,000 to $399,999 price range.
http://www.chadstewart.com/LakeCityFLhomeforsale.html

Homes in the $400,000 and above price range.
http://www.chadstewart.com/400kplushomes.html

Commercial properties in Lake City, Florida updates.
http://www.chadstewart.com/CommercialProperties.html
One of our local schools here in Lake City, Columiba County florida has been recongnized as one of the top 10 schools in the state...

Check out this article, courtesy of www.lakecityreporter.com

Melrose claims honors among FCAT improvers
Melrose Park Elementary School has been recognized as one of the top 10 schools in the state for students making improvements on the writing portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.The listing is composed of schools that had the highest increase in the percent of students scoring 3.5 and above on the 2006 FCAT writing over the previous year.According to Department of Education reports, Melrose Park tied for No. 7 in the state with Apalachicola Bay Charter School for the honor.

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Friday, May 19, 2006

COMMERCIAL
Things are looking up for the commercial real estate market. According to NAR, the expanding economy is pulling commercial real estate along with it, creating strong demand for space as institutional investors return to the market.
Read the full story:
http://www.planetrealtor.com/florida/news/daily/news.cfm?article=n2-05192006

Friday, May 12, 2006

Housing Takes Breather, But Strong Year Still ExpectedThe housing market is settling but should experience its third-best year in 2006, with job creation and a growing economy offsetting some of the effects of rising interest rates, NAR reports.
http://www.realtor.org/RMODaily.nsf/pages/News2006050901?OpenDocument
HOMEBUYING
Homebuyers categorized as belonging to Generation X or Generation Y are outspending the baby boomers in their first home purchase, and spending a larger part of their salaries on housing costs, according to a recent survey conducted by Century 21 Real Estate.
Read the full story:
http://www.planetrealtor.com/florida/news/daily/news.cfm?article=n4-05112006

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Proposal to share costs approved
By LINDA YOUNG lyoung@lakecityreporter.comWednesday, May 3, 2006 10:45 PM EDT
More people will soon have city water and success with repairing leaky sewer pipes means the city can continue to issue wastewater permits.The Lake City City Utility Committee gave thumbs up to a proposal to share costs for installing water lines to areas that want city water. Committee members heard a report on the progress that public works crews made on eliminating infiltration of stormwater into the city sewer system.

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Workshop unveils Ellisville plans
By TONY BRITT tbritt@lakecityreporter.comWednesday, May 3, 2006 10:44 PM EDT
The Columbia County Board of Commissioners has taken its first major step into establishing a utility in Ellisville, at the intersection of Interstate 75 and U.S. 441, and there is a chance the City of Lake City could be involved in the project.Board members met with Eutaw Utilities Inc. representatives, the consulting firm the board hired to conduct a utility study, Wednesday for a Commissioners' workshop where they discussed two options that would make the utility a reality.
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Monday, May 01, 2006