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December 2010

There are 3 blog entries for December 2010.

Southwest Florida County by County Data Review

Sunday, December 19th, 2010 at 6:02pm. 4,685 Views, 1 Comments.

T he following is a review of the 2005-09 Census Bureau 5-year American Community Survey estimates for the southwest Florida counties of Charlotte, Collier, Lee and Sarasota.

Southwest Florida County Map

Southwest Florida County by County Data

Southwest Florida 2005-09 County Estimates*
Areas: Charlotte Collier Lee Sarasota Florida U.S.
Population: 156,000 313,000 574,000 367,000 18.2 M 301.5 M
Median Age: 54.6 45.2 44.1 50.7 39.7 36.5
Median Income: $44,639 $58,133 $50,362 $49,013 $47,450 $51,425
Age 65+ %: 33% 25% 22% 20% 17% 13%
Labor Force: 63,026 141,268

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Top 10 Most Undervalued Cities in Florida

Thursday, December 9th, 2010 at 4:36pm. 2,113 Views, 6 Comments.

Top 10 Most Undervalued Cities in FloridaAccording to the newly released 2010 report compiled by IHS Global Insight and PNC Financial Services, here are the top ten most undervalued cities for home prices within the state of Florida.

The rankings were derived from comparisons of median home prices, population densities and income, and historical premiums or discounts that the areas have exhibited in the past. In their January 2006 report, Naples was deemed most overvalued, with 84% of homes valued over the fair market price. Today, Naples real estate sells at a 29% discount and the median home price is just $165,500, down from more than $390,000 four and more years ago.

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Some Tips for Keeping Homeowners Insurance Costs Down

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 at 7:29pm. 1,280 Views, 2 Comments.

Tips for Cutting Homeowner Insurance CostsSince almost everyone is feeling the pinch under the current economic climate, here are a few tips for buyers of Florida real estate to save on their homeowner's insurance premium costs.

By taking these few simple steps, you might just wind up saving yourself more premium dollars than you might think.

  • Shop around and get a few quotes. On any given day, some insurers are aggressively pursuing new customers while others are not. By shopping around, you can sometimes find a much better deal on your premium costs.
  • For older homes (pre-2006), get a Wind Mitigation Inspection report done. Depending upon what measures are in…

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