Thursday, March 29, 2012

Westfield Realty and Burbach Realty Have Merged!


Westfield Realty and Burbach Realty Have Merged!
Familiar Faces, New Name.

Lake City, FL – February 10, 2012 - Westfield Realty Group and Burbach Realty Services have officially joined forces to form Rockford Realty Group. This merger brings together two successful companies that have continuously ranked well in their regional market, allowing them to compete more effectively in today’s challenging Real Estate market.

The merger was officially announced by Broker, Charlie Sparks, on December 1, 2011. On the company merger, Charlie says, “We will continue to work hard to earn your business, and we would like to personally thank you for your continued support.”

With 125 years of combined Real Estate experience, Rockford Realty Group is confident that they will live up to their slogan “Exceeding Expectations”. With both companies working together, it is sure to bring a fresh perspective on training, technology and marketing.

Although Westfield Realty and Burbach Realty have had separate histories, they both have always shared the same objective: to ensure absolute customer satisfaction. As Rockford Realty Group, the agents remain dedicated to that objective.

Existing sales, service, and support contacts remain unchanged so that the public may continue to use the same communication channels as before. The company merger will be a smooth process with no disruption to customer service.
Chad Stewart has been a Broker or Associate with both companies and is excited to continue working for his customers at Rockford Realty Group

Chad Stewart can be contacted at 386-487-1463 or

Neighborhood Stabilization Program - Columbia County FL

Lake City Board of Realtors:

Columbia County has been awarded Round 3 of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program Grant.

The Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3 (NSP3) was established for the purpose of stabilizing communities that have suffered from foreclosures, short sales, and abandonment. Through the purchase and redevelopment of these properties, the goal of the program is being realized. Columbia County is preparing to begin the NSP3 program. Legislation was passed which provides grants to all states and selected local governments on a formula basis. Columbia County received $1,029,844.00 and is implementing two strategies for the use of NSP3 funds, these include property acquisition and rehabilitation for resale to income eligible home buyers and for acquisition and rehabilitation to provide and support the need for affordable rental housing stock and special needs housing supported by non-profit organizations

Please see the Columbia County Website for details. 

Tommy Matthews, Projects Superintendent
Columbia County Board of Commissioners

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Property Tax Collections to Start Downward Trend - US Business News - CNBC