Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Check out the Lake City, FL Chamber website at

Lake City is a great place to live.
Consumer confidence rose to its highest level in five-and-a-half years amid optimism that the nation's economy is creating enough jobs, a private research group said Tuesday.
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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Lawmakers in the state House of Representatives are ready to lower Floridians' property taxes – by raising the state’s 6-cent sales tax by 2 to 3 more pennies and making it the highest in the nation.
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Thursday, February 22, 2007

New Virtual tours now available at www.chadstewart.com. Check out some of the finest homes in the Lake City, FL area.

Virtual tours hosted thru Point 2 software. Additional info & tours available from.

Thanks again for visiting.
Chad Stewart
Professional Realtor
Lake City, FL

Friday, February 16, 2007

REALTOR.com. Reviewers liked the detailed descriptions and estimated monthly payment tool, and said multiple pictures and virtual tours for some properties are a plus
4 Minor Improvements That Bring Big ResultsSmall home repairs and simple enhancements can make a big impact on buyers, says Sid Davis, author of the new book "Home Makeovers That Sell."Read more >

Monday, February 12, 2007

It's your turn to "Support Homeownership for All." FAR's specialty
license plate to support workforce housing is now available online,
by mail or at your county tax collector's office. The license plate costs
an additional $27 (beyond the state's fees for a tag), which includes a
$2 Department of Motor Vehicles processing fee. And if you purchase
the tag online, you'll pay a convenience fee of either $2 or 2.95 percent
of the tag's total cost. Read more about FAR's efforts to support
workforce housing through the new vehicle tag and find a link to order
the new tag online at

Friday, February 02, 2007

Analysts weren't surprised that the Federal Reserve held the federal-
funds rate steady at 5.25 percent this week. But after its meeting, the
Fed also released an upbeat statement noting that the housing
market appears to be stabilizing.
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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Just Listed... 4 bedroom, 3 bath, built in 2006 in the Plantations neighborhood here in Lake City, FL priced at $359,900

Upscale home in premier neighborhood built by top quality builder Isaac Construction. Home features: stronger 2x6 framing, crown molding, custom cabinets, stainless appliances, encased windows wi custom plantation style blinds and sun bursts, individual shower temperature controls.

Family room has built in bookshelf/entertainment center with electric fireplace. Pocket door to guest suite with private bath & door to porch. This is a must see home. Call for a tour.

Workshop is a 20’x20’ built to match house with 13 electrical outlets, roll up door, sink, shelves.

Want to help your sellers? Here are 10 quick fixes that make a house
more likely to be snagged up by buyers, according to home stager Lori
Matzke, founder and president of Centerstagehome.com in Minneapolis:
1. Paint the trim, columns, front door, and the light fixture.
2. Replace the storm door with a full-view one.
3. Clean all the window screens.
4. Add new mulch and a potted plant by the front door.
5. Remove mirrors from over the fireplace so buyers focus on the fireplace.
6. Move furniture 1 1/2 to 2 feet away from the walls to create the illusion of more space.
7. Get rid of any movable storage pieces in the kitchen and take all the clutter off the refrigerator.
8. Clean and regrout the bathroom floor tile.
9. Replace dated bathroom vanities with trendy (and economical) pedestal sinks.
10. Put colorful bedding and matching window treatments in all the bedrooms.

Source: Star-Tribune, Aimee Blanchette (01/27/07)
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