Friday, December 28, 2007

Columbia County, Florida Homestead Information

Hi,

I hope you had a Merry Christmas and that you have a wonderful 2008. The best way I know how to start the New Year off, by saving money $$.

If you bought a home in Columbia County, Florida (Lake City) and it is your main residents, you can save paying taxes on approx. $25,000 of the amount that you are taxed on, if you have not applied for Homestead on it before.

The Property Appraisers Office let you apply for this from January until March, 2008. For any questions, please call them.

How can you do this? It s easy, Take the following information to the Property Appraisers Office:

1. Driver Lic. of both spouses.
2. Voter Registration card (if you have one).
3. Your vehicle registrations.
4. Your Social Security Number.
5. Any other questions, please call the Property Appraisers Office.

Thank You
Bruce Dicks, e-PRO, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty
http://www.brucedicks.com/
mailto:bruce@brucedicks.com
386-365-3784

Friday, December 21, 2007

Snow Day This Saturday Dec. 22, 2007

In Lake City, Fl. we are going to have a Snow Day, this Saturday Dec. 22, 2007. It will be from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. It will be located at the corner of Marion Ave. and Hamilton Street.

Need Real Estate, go to www.NorthFlHomesandLand.com or www.BruceDicks.com .

Thank you and have a Great Christmas.
Bruce Dicks, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty

Friday, November 9, 2007

Events in The Lake City Fl. Area

The Columbia High Tigers will go to Live Oak, Fl. to play the Suwannee County High Bull Dogs tonight (Fri. 11/9/07). The game starts at 7:30 p.m. Also tonight is Midnight Madness at the Columbia County Fair.

The Lake City Christian Academy football game at Pace High can be heard on a live feed at www.panhandlesportsbroadcasting.com . The game starts at 8:00 p.m.

The Healing Fund Golf Tourney for Pam Cribbs is set for 11/16/07 at The Southern Oaks Golf Club. Format is four person scramble and the cost is $300 per team. Contact Kirk Koon at 961-1961.

John Berry, Grammy nominated country singer will be performing at the Lake City Community College on 11/16/07 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are for advance tickets are $10 and at the door $15. The money raised will go to the Take Stock in Children Program.

Need Real Estate? Check out my web site at www.BruceDicks.com or www.NorthFlHomesandLand.com .

Thank You
Bruce Dicks, Realtor, e-PRO
Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty
386-365-3784
Lake City, Florida

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Lake City and Live Oak, FL. Real Estate News

It is still a good time for people looking to buy real estate to buy. There is a lot of inventory out there.

Below are the stats for the Lake City and Live Oak, Florida areas. These stats are from a survey of MLS sales, from the Fl. Realtor Boards and Associations. Fl. Assoc. of Realtors and the University of Fl. Real Estate Research Center.

These sales are single family, existing homes comparing the sales of Sept. 2006 to Sept. 2007.
The sales fell 39% and the Median sales price fell 14% to $172,500.

Need Real Estate? go to my web site at www.NorthFlHomesandLand.com or www.BruceDicks.com . You may also call me at 386-365-3784.

Thank You
Bruce Dicks, Realtor, E-PRO
Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty
Lake City, Florida

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Lake City, Fl. Real Estate

Right now is a good time to buy Real Estate. Yesterday the FED lowered rates 1/4% and there is a great inventory of homes and property on the market. There seems to be a lot of sellers who are motivated to sell.

If you are looking to buy or sell real estate around Lake City, Fl., please get in contact with me. My web site is www.BruceDicks.com or www.NorthFlHomesandLand.com and my phone number is 386-365-3784.

I will try and help you get financing with someone local and right now there is some programs out there that can get you in a home for little money down.

Thank You
Bruce Dicks, Realtor, e-PRO
Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Update on Columbia County Fair

The Columbia County Fair is from November 2 through November 10, 2007. It will be at the Columbia County Fair Grounds, located off of Hwy 247, in Lake City, Fl. Some of the events are a Live Shark Encounter, Live Music and a Live Stock Show and Sale. The Midway will offer rides that have not been here before.

Friday, Nov. 2 is Fair Opening Night/ Midnight Madness.
Sat., Nov. 3 is Sat. Matinee Discount and Senior Day.
Sunday, Nov. 4 is Family Day.
Monday, Nov. 5 is Buddy Night.
Tuesday, Nov. 6 is Discount Night.
Weds., Nov. 7 is School Night.
Thurs., Nov. 8 is S&S Food Store Night.
Fri., Nov. 9 is Midnight Madness.
Sat., Nov. 10 is Military and Senior day.

Need Real Estate?
Go to www.NorthFlHomesandLand.com

Thank You
Bruce Dicks, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty
Lake City, Fl.

Columbia County Fair

The Columbia County Fair is from November 2 through November 10, 2007. There will be a lot of things going on there including, rides, booths and other events.

Need Real Estate?
Go to www.BruceDicks.com or www.NorthFlHomesandLand.com .

Thank You
Bruce Dicks
Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty

Monday, October 22, 2007

Columbia High Tigers Football

The Columbia High Tigers who was going to host Nease High on Friday night was cancelled, because of a wet field. They are going to play the game tonight (Monday 10/22, 2007). The game starts at 7:00. Come out and support your Tigers.

Need Real Estate?
Go to http://www.northflhomesandland.com/ .

Thank You
Bruce Dicks, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Events this weekend Oct. 19-21, 2007 in Lake City

Friday night is the number 9 Columbia High Tigers hosting the Number 4 Nease High. Game starts at 7:30, in Lake City.

Saturday at Morrell's in Lake City is the Family Fall Fun Festival from 10:00 to 3:00. There will be free admission and parking. Events included live gospel music, dunking booth, moon walk, pumpkin patch and more. This is going to benefit the March of Dimes.

For any of your Real Estate needs please call me at 386-365-3784 or visit my web site at www.NorthFlHomesandLand.com .

Thank You
Bruce Dicks, Realtor, e-PRO
Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Alligator Fest October 12-14, 2007

The Alligator Fest will be this weekend Oct. 12 through Oct. 14, 2007. It will be at the Lake City Community College. There will be Demonstrations, Entertainment, Arts and Crafts and Food. Admission is free.
The times are Oct. 12 and 13 from 9:00 to 6:00 and on Oct. 14 from 9:00 to 3:00.

For all your Local Information and Real Estate needs, please visit my web site at http://www.northflhomesandland.com/ or http://www.brucedicks.com/ .

Thank You
Bruce Dicks, Realtor, e-PRO
Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Activities in Lake City, Fl.

Activities this Friday and Saturday (Oct. 5 and 6, 2007) in Lake City.

Friday - Benefit for Pam Cribbs at Munzy's Motors, Lunch is $5.00 per person. Call 755-9939.
Friday - Columbia High Tigers Football, Home Coming.

Saturday - Open House for Fire Station behind Fair Grounds 9:00 to Noon.
Saturday - Fall Festival at Fair Grounds.

The Real Estate Market is more of a buyers market. The buyers have a lot more inventory and are able to look until they find the home or property that is perfect for them.

If you are looking for Real Estate, my web site at http://www.northflhomesandland.com/. There you can do property searches, get free information and all kinds of stuff. You may contact me at 386-365-3784.

Thank You
Bruce Dicks, Realtor, e-PRO
Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty

Friday, September 28, 2007

Lake CIty, Florida area real estate market

Hi and I hope everything is going good for you. Below is a small break down on how the real estate market in this area is doing. Real estate in slow in North Florida at this time. The numbers that I am going to share with you are from a survey that was taken from the Lake City Board of Realtors. This numbers cover the Lake City and Live Oak, Fl. areas.
Sales are down approx. 26% when comparing the numbers for the month of August 2006 and August 2007. Also, the median sales price is down approx. 14% for the same time.
If you are looking to buy or sell in this area, please visit my web site at www.NorthFlHomesandLand.com .

Thank You
Bruce Dicks, Realtor, e-PRO
Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty
Lake City, Fl.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Lake City, Florida Real Estate Market

The Real Estate Market is slow, but not as slow as I have heard about from down in South Florida. We so much inventory at this time and not enough buyers.
A lot of the buyers are looking around to see what they can get for their money.
For all your real estate needs, please visit my web site at www.NorthFlHomesandLand.com or www.BruceDicks.com .

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

New Update on Lake City, Fl. fires

The Lake City, Florida fires is at 100% contained. Yea!
It is also raining in Lake City today, so maybe that will go ahead and help put the hot spots out.

Don't forget for your local real estate and information, please visit www.NorthFlHomesandLand.com

Thank You
Bruce Dicks, Realtor, e-PRO
Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty
Lake City, Fl.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Lake City, Florida

Good Day and thanks for stopping by. As you may know, My name is Bruce Dicks and a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty in Lake City.

Lake City is a nice and growing town that is approx. 30 minutes north of Gainesville, Fl. and about 1 and half hours to either the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico. As you can tell by the name of this Town, there are a few Lakes that are located in the City Limits. Lake City is the County Seat for Columbia County.

There are also real good access to a few rivers that are in the area. These rivers are the Ichetucknee, Sante Fe and Suwannee Rivers. Some of this are located in Columbia County and some or in Suwannee County. In the rivers you can boat, swim, tube and fish. There are some neighborhood right next to the rivers that you can buy land in to get river access anytime you like. This neigborhood is called Three River Estates.

Lake City has a mall with Belks, JCPenny, Goody's, Bath and Body Works and other stores. Most of the fast food restaurants are located off the main Lake City exit off of I-75.

If you are loking for a Golf Course, you are in luck too. Lake City has two golf courses. They are Southren Oaks and Quail Heights.

The Columbia High School football team is usually a great team every year. In fact a lot of the residents go to the games on Friday nights, when they are playing. Columbia High Football team is the winning's team in the State.

As you can tell there is a lot of things that Lake City has to offer that other Towns might not. Please contact me, if you have an questions, by visiting my web site at www.NorthFlHomesandLand.com . I can also find you a home or land if you thing that you might would like to live in this wounderful area.

Thank You
Bruce Dicks, Realtor, e-PRO
"Your Local Connection for Real Estate"
Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty
Lake City, Fl.
386-365-3784

Friday, June 1, 2007

Tax free Week for State of Florida on Hurricane Supplies

Today (6/1/07) starts the free tax days for the State of Floirda on Hurricane Supplies. This runs until 6/12/07.

For all your local information and Real Estate for Lake City, Fl. area, please visit my web site at www.NorthFlHomesandLand.com .

Thank You
Bruce Dicks, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty
Lake City, Fl.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Real Estate Market for Lake City, Fl.

Hello, My name is Bruce Dicks and I am a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty in Lake City, Fl. I cover several towns (Lake City, Fort White, Live Oak and High Springs). The market has slowed down a lot when the fire came through in North Columbia County.

The Real Estate market slow at this moment, but I look and hope for it to pick back up, because the fire is about 90% contain.

If you have thought about moving to the North Fl. area, please visit my web site at www.NorthFlHomesandLand.com . You can even on there run MLS type searches for free.

Thank You
Bruce Dicks
Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty
bruce@brucedicks.com - e-mail

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Update on Fire in Columbia County, Florida

The fire is approx. 90% contain now. Thanks to all the firefighters.

For all your Real Estate needs in Lake City, Fl. area, please visit my web site at www.NorthFlHomesandLand.com

Thank You
Bruce Dicks
Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty
Lake City, Fl.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Lake City, Florida Wildfires

Update information as of this Morning 5/17/07, per what I have heard. The fire is about 65% contain, but they are afraid that the fire is going to dump the lines within the next couple of days. The problem, that they believe, is a wind shift along with a wind increase.

For your Real Estate needs, please visit my web site at www.NorthFlHomesandLand.com .

Thank You
Bruce Dicks, Realtor, e-PRO
Lake City, Florida
Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Free Monster Truck Show

There will be a free Monster Truck Show will be at the Columbia County Rodeo Arena on May 18 and 19, 2007. The gates open at 6:00 both nights, with the show starting at 7:00 p.m.

Also, for your Real Estate needs in the Lake City, Florida and surrounding areas, please visit my web site at www.NorthFlHomesandLand.com .

Bruce Dicks, Realtor, e-PRO
Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Introduction

Hi,
My name is Bruce Dicks and I am a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty in Lake City, Florida. I cover Lake City, Live Oak, Fort White, White Springs, Florida areas for all your Real Estate needs. My web site is www.NorthFlHomeandLand.com and it contents property searches, local calendar and a lot more local information.