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LaCrosse – Alive and growing in the Florida Keys

Did you know LaCrosse was first played by Native American Indians? The game was sometimes used to resolve territory disputes and at times there would be hundreds of participants. The English adopted the game and the sport has evolved to the gam...

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Real Estate News in the Florida Keys

Follow the link to our most recent newsletter to see how the market in the Keys is being impacted by the changes in our economy. http://www.freewheeler-realty.com/newsletter “PLEASE CONTACT LISA FRINS AT 305-522-1479 OR EMAIL ME AT [mai...

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Florida’s New Portability of “Save our homes”

Portability is the new, Florida Amendment 1 , which has recently passed. It allows homesteaded property owners to transfer up to $500,000. of their “Save our Homes” benefits to the new home or next homestead. The transfer of benefits for Ho...

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The Reality on Wastewater and 2010 Compliance

The political climate is heating up as we come down to the runoff election for a prominent Village Council seat – just to keep voters, property owners and residents abreast of the issues I am posting a letter recently received via email by th...

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First cold front ushers in the start of the Holiday season

Well, we have had our first cold front make its way all the way down the Florida penisula this past weekend. Air conditioners have been shut off and windows in homes opened to let the breeze from the North control our indoor climate. Temperatur...

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Halloween, Fantasy Fest and other Holiday offerings

Hurricane season is winding down and the Keys are starting to kick off various festivites and fun things to do for children of all ages. This weekend marks the end of the week long activites of Fantasy Fest. Saturday night Duval street in Key W...

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Property Tax Relief? Well, maybe not ………. and other various topics

Early this summer I had written about the changes to property taxes and the homestead exemption being proposed by state lawmakers. It now seems the way the proposed changes being put before voters were written left out some key information rega...

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Remembering Hurricane Victims this Labor Day

Turn on the news these days and you will see images of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and New Orleans from two years ago after Katrina devastated the area to the slow rebirth of communities as property owners rebuild. All of the images serve to rem...

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School’s back in session

Well the first day of school has come and today marks the end of the first week. Open houses have been held, and homework has begun. What happened to school starting at a slower pace? First week meant getting reacquainted with friends, doing re...

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What a wonderful 4th of July!!!

As promised here is a picture of the float entered into the Upper Keys Fourth of July parade by the Board of Realtors. We won the Governor’s Award for Best Business Float. We had a lot of help from area businesses and families to make this ye...

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