South Beaches newsletter November

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Happy Thanks giving

How is that?    Some good news at Thanks giving.


For the second month in a row, Florida’s existing home sales rose in October: Florida Realtors reported a 15 percent increase in activity in the year-to-year comparison; last month’s sales of existing condos statewide increased 5 percent in the year-to-year comparison.

And more, look at the interest rates. The banks are finally reacting, interest rates for a fixed mortgage have come down a lot.

 We all should do something.

With the economy being this bad more and more people need help. I was shocked the other day when I saw on TV that a help centre here in Saint Petersburg, was serving food and they could not feed all the people that showed up. I am writing this to ask everybody ONE question. All the people you buy gifts for this year, do they really need them? Do they need that extra sweater or the crystal vase or the new handbag? In the spirit of Thanks giving, the holiday season why don’t we take a close look at the list of presents we want to buy this year? Here is what I will do.

Everybody on my list will get a present, but it is going to be much smaller and they will also get can food that they can donate if they want to. Sometimes, all people need, is a reminder; we tend to forget about all the not so fortunate people around. We get so caught up in our own problems and the day to day business, that even if we have good intentions, we never get around to do something about it.

Talking about gifts. Here is our gift to you. If there is something you want to donate, food, cloth, whatever it is, and you do not have time to bring it to one of the shelters, give us a call or send us an e mail. Between now and Dec. 20thSouth Beaches Real Estate Professionals and St. Pete Realty will make the time and pick it put at your house, and deliver it to a shelter. (sorry, you only get this gift if you live in the Saint Pete area, we can not pick up from our out of towners. . . )

 Go Shopping at Sears (a friend sent this to me)

How does Sears treat its employees who are called up for military duty? By
Law, they are required to hold their jobs open and available, but nothing
More. Usually, people take a big pay cut and lose benefits as a result of
Being called up.

Sears is voluntarily paying the difference in salaries and maintaining all
Benefits, including medical insurance and bonus programs, for all called up
Reservist employees for up to two years.

I submit that Sears is an exemplary corporate citizen and should be
Recognized for its contribution. I suggest we all shop at Sears, and be
Sure to find a manager to tell them why we are there so the company gets the
Positive reinforcement it well deserves.

Go out and smell the roses

St. Pete Beach and Pasadena Lighted Boat Parade: 6 p.m. Friday Dec. 12th.The parade starts at the Merry Pier at the Pass-a-Grille section of St. Pete Beach and runs past the Don Cesar hotel to the tip of the island.

Treasure Island Christmas Boat Parade: Dec. 14th   6:20 p.m. Sunday. Offering one of the best views for spectators, this parade leaves Treasure Island Tennis and Yacht Club (400 Treasure Island Causeway) and floats by John’s Pass at about 7 p.m.

Madeira Beach Boat Parade:7 p.m. Dec. 13. The parade starts at John’s Pass and ends in the canal north of City Hall on the border with Redington Beach, beyond the Tom Stuart Causeway Bridge.

Redington Beach And Indian Shores Parade:6 p.m. Dec. 14. The parade begins north of the Tom Stuart (Madeira Beach) Causeway. Boats will cover a route following the Intra-Coastal Waterway from just north of the Tom Stuart Causeway Bridge (Redington Beach) to The Pub restaurant in Indian Shores.

This month I want to name Synovus Bank in St, Pete Beach for outstanding customer service. Also Scott from Pelican inspections deserves to be mentioned as a very knowledgeable home inspector.



If you think about buying or selling a house or condo in Saint Petersburg Florida, give me a call. I know the market, I know the neighborhood. Ask me about waterfront homes or condos in St. Pete beach. Treasure Island, Madeira beach, Seminole and other Tampabay areas. We also work with short sale and foreclosures.   727 409 8706

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