It’s the Best, and Worst, of Times for Business in Florida, Survey Finds | Investing News

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FILE PHOTO: An empty street is seen in Little Havana, Miami, after local authorities restricted the activities of restaurants, bars, gyms, movie theaters and other similar businesses for precaution due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread, in Miami, Florida U.S., March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File PhotoReuters

(Reuters) – Florida is one of the five best states in the nation in which to do business, according to a new survey. It’s also one of the five worst, according to the same survey, thanks to COVID-19.

Every three years, Development Counsellors International, an economic development marketing firm, surveys executives to rank business climates in the various U.S. states. For the first time since they began doing the survey in 1996, a single state landed in the top five in both categories: Florida. The DCI report was released on Tuesday.

“The rationale for Florida being on both the best and worst lists was

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Dear Monty column: Nine steps to take when pricing your home for sale – Business – Wicked Local

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Reader Question: We are planning to sell our home. In researching the subject, the standard advice is to call a real estate agent. We get that, but from a potential seller’s point of view, that is very simplistic advice. How do you suggest someone selling their home go about it?

Monty’s Answer: You are asking about what is likely your largest single investment. We take time to shop at the grocery store to save pennies on items that cost very little money when compared to your home. Still, many people do not want to invest any time determining how to protect the equity in their homes when the time comes to move on. “Call a real estate agent” is standard advice, and many home sellers do

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Troubled developer offers four Oxford Commons properties in foreclosure sale | Business



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Four parcels at Oxford Commons are set for a mortgage foreclosure sale at the end of October.



Some real estate at Oxford Commons is set for a mortgage foreclosure sale at the end of the month, following the apparent dissolution of the Kentucky-based firm that owned the land. 

Property owned by WR Oxford, an arm of Lexington, Ky., company White Reach Development, will be auctioned off for cash on Oct. 30 at the Calhoun County Courthouse main entrance. 

The four parcels for sale are currently home to Five Below (a variety store), Ulta Beauty, Moe’s Southwest Grill and America’s First Federal Credit Union.

The sale does not include the land on which Publix supermarket, Panera Bread or Panda Express sit. 

“At the sale, the Property may be offered for sale and sold” as a whole, individual tracts, “or in any other manner the Mortgagee

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Dear Monty column: Nine steps to take when pricing your home for sale – Business – seacoastonline.com

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Reader Question: We are planning to sell our home. In researching the subject, the standard advice is to call a real estate agent. We get that, but from a potential seller’s point of view, that is very simplistic advice. How do you suggest someone selling their home go about it?

Monty’s Answer: You are asking about what is likely your largest single investment. We take time to shop at the grocery store to save pennies on items that cost very little money when compared to your home. Still, many people do not want to invest any time determining how to protect the equity in their homes when the time comes to move on. “Call a real estate agent” is standard advice, and many home sellers do

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Dear Monty column: Nine steps to take when pricing your home for sale – Business – providencejournal.com

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Reader Question: We are planning to sell our home. In researching the subject, the standard advice is to call a real estate agent. We get that, but from a potential seller’s point of view, that is very simplistic advice. How do you suggest someone selling their home go about it?

Monty’s Answer: You are asking about what is likely your largest single investment. We take time to shop at the grocery store to save pennies on items that cost very little money when compared to your home. Still, many people do not want to invest any time determining how to protect the equity in their homes when the time comes to move on. “Call a real estate agent” is standard advice, and many home sellers do

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Dear Monty column: Nine steps to take when pricing your home for sale – Business – Austin American-Statesman

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Reader Question: We are planning to sell our home. In researching the subject, the standard advice is to call a real estate agent. We get that, but from a potential seller’s point of view, that is very simplistic advice. How do you suggest someone selling their home go about it?

Monty’s Answer: You are asking about what is likely your largest single investment. We take time to shop at the grocery store to save pennies on items that cost very little money when compared to your home. Still, many people do not want to invest any time determining how to protect the equity in their homes when the time comes to move on. “Call a real estate agent” is standard advice, and many home sellers do

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Dear Monty column: Nine steps to take when pricing your home for sale – Business – telegram.com

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Reader Question: We are planning to sell our home. In researching the subject, the standard advice is to call a real estate agent. We get that, but from a potential seller’s point of view, that is very simplistic advice. How do you suggest someone selling their home go about it?

Monty’s Answer: You are asking about what is likely your largest single investment. We take time to shop at the grocery store to save pennies on items that cost very little money when compared to your home. Still, many people do not want to invest any time determining how to protect the equity in their homes when the time comes to move on. “Call a real estate agent” is standard advice, and many home sellers do

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Fall Parade of Homes highlights broad range of locations, styles and price points | Business News

Built on a 1.5-acre lot with panoramic views of rural Dane County, the $1.04 million home has five bedrooms, 4.5 baths and 5,200-square-feet of living space. The outside entryway is framed with 12 inch by 12 inch beams of Douglas fir, a bar in the basement is accented with two-inch-thick shelves made from cherry while beams on the living room ceiling are stained to match those on the entryway. The home offers up an elegant but clean and functional design from Bouril Design Studio, an architectural firm in Madison.



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Offices are popular among those considering a new home. Jason Kratochwill, founder of Jason Thomas Homes, has two offices in his home, which is part of the Madison Area Builders Association’s Fall Parade of Homes.




“What we’re seeing trend-wise in the market is a lot of modern takes on traditional styles,” Kratochwill said. “So, in this case,

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Area homes sales up despite shortage | Northwest Indiana Business Headlines



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Home sales in the Region remained strong in August despite the continued shortage of homes on the market and the rising prices, according to information from the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors.

GNIAR collects sales data from members in a seven-county area, including Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper, Newton, Starke and Pulaski. In August, the members reported selling 1,246 homes, almost 100 more than August of 2019, or an increase of 8.3%. August was also up from July’s total of 1,227. For the year, sales are about 1% up from 2019 at 7,113 units sold.

The median price of a home rose almost 12% from a year ago to $211,500 and it jumped almost 5% from July’s median price of $202,000. So far this year, the median price of a home has risen 8% to $189,000.

GNIAR CEO Pete Novak said a total of about

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UV cabinet that zaps Covid ‘could become fixture of UK homes’ | Business

A “disinfection” cabinet that zaps coronavirus could be this Christmas’s must-have gadget as manufacturers tap into demand for professional levels of hygiene in the home.

The UV cleaning cabinet, which resembles a microwave and costs £199, is one of a range of anti-coronavirus appliances being put on the market by the electrical brand Beko.

The appliance-maker thinks the metal box, which uses UV light, could become a fixture in British hallways. The device can be used to kill bacteria and viruses on the surfaces of personal effects such as keys, mobile phones, bags and toys.

The Hygiene Shield range, which also includes a fridge with a disinfection drawer and tumble dryer with a UV setting, was rushed into production after a poll of Beko customers in 31 countries found widespread concerns about domestic hygiene. The range is designed, it said, to provide consumers with “peace of mind that their homes

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