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Nov
25
International Buyers Heat Up The Florida Real Estate Market

International buyers flock to Florida for our warm winters and appealing home prices! According to the National Association of Realtors, the Sarasota-Manatee region has been ranked fourth statewide in the percentage of foreign buyers purchasing homes, accounting for 8 percent of all single-family home and condominium sales. “Florida is one of the major U.S. destinations of international residential real estate buyers,” said study author Lawrence Yun, the NAR's chief economist.



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Weather And Housing Prices Are Major Factors

“Approximately 25 percent of foreign buyers in the U.S. purchase property in Florida.” The largest group of international buyers we are seeing are th...


Nov
22
Florida's Business Tax Climate Wins Accolades

A recent study by the Tax Foundation has named the state of Florida fifth in the nation, for its business tax climate. States with the best tax systems are the most competitive at attracting new businesses and most effective at generating economic and employment growth. That's a fact and it puts Florida in an enviable position. The Tax Foundation takes into account five factors when figuring their rankings—individual income tax, sales tax, corporate tax, property tax and unemployment insurance—and while Florida scored fairly well on all of them, individual income tax was the standout.



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No Individual Income Tax In Florida

The study gives its five factors weighted rankings,* as some...


Oct
14
Best Golf Communities In Florida: The Concession

There can't be very many golf communities that have as interesting and heart-warming a back story as the Concession. Situated amidst protected wetlands and towering stands of oak, magnolia and pine trees that were left untouched during the construction of the course, the setting is breathtaking. But this place is so much more than its setting or even the challenges of the course itself.



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The Original Concession

It's a testament to friendship and good sportsmanship. The course was co-designed by Jack Nicklaus and Tony Jacklin and was opened in 2006, almost forty years after the historic event which sealed their friendship and gave the course its name. That event, "the concession", came in the ...


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