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Managing real estate assets – some ideas!

Whether vacant land or one of the most sophisticated high-rise office buildings or hotels, managing costs of ownership is a requirement. Some costs are easier to manage than others. One cost - electric utilities - may be reduced, even dramatically, ...

Adding Curb Appeal

Metallic paints, used strategically on exterior components, add striking details. While some Florida exposures may require clear coat(s) to withstand rain or sunshine, the added efforts may be worthwhile if the result is stunning.

Location, location, location NEW MEANING

Most people might not think about this, BUT the electric utility servicing a location can make a big difference. Consider Central Florida. There are two for profit public corporations, each covering coastal areas on the east side and the west ...

Hinges and More on Locks

According to the lumber yard we patronize, the way to identify replacement hinges is to measure from top to bottom of the existing materials. Then note if the corners are rounded or squared. Also make sure to replace exterior hinges with exterior hinges. ...

Small Changes With Big Impacts

There are many ways to update the look of your home. Curb appeal usually begins from the front. What catches your eye first? Usually it's the color or façade of a house. Next comes the trim or accent or entrance. To make ...

Covering The Territory

CPS often is asked where in Florida we have filed appeals. Here's a partial list: Alachua Bay Brevard Broward Charlotte Citrus Collier Columbia Duval Flagler Franklin Hamilton Hernando Highlands Hillsborough Indian River Lake Lee Leon Manatee Marion Martin Miami-Dade Monroe Orange Osceola Palm Beach Pasco Pinellas Polk St. Johns St. Lucie Sarasota Seminole Volusia Washington

DOR Proposes To Change Time Calculations

A notice, just sent out by the Florida Department of Revenue, fixes a problem of many years. Although almost every other form of deadlines for submissions of tax-related forms extends to the next business day, up to now BY RULE ...

Lettuce!

It's so much fun to grow your own salad. Looks delicious, doesn't it?

Think Pink!

Cataleya Orchid, in fact any orchids in bloom, finish a room. If you have a house for sale, a blooming potted plant adds something to presentations. Orchids can look spectacular, require minimal watering, so they can create attention while needing ...

Can You See the Tractor Coming Through the Grass?

  There's just something about an old tractor and lots of wild overgrown grass. So much of Florida is like this - undeveloped and unexplored.