Florida Moves into second best State in USA for Business

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RANK STATE 2011   RANK 1-YEAR   CHANGE 1 Texas 1 0 2 Florida 3 1 3 North Carolina 2 -1 4 Tennessee 4 0 5 Indiana 6 1 6 Virginia 7 1 7 South Carolina 8 1 8 Georgia 5 -3 9 Utah 9 0 10 Arizona 13 3 11 Colorado 12 1 12 … Continue reading

Protected: Taxes in Florida from A through Z

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Golf, Taxes, and Florida is the place to be! Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lee County

It matters who you place into office, and if the state is big with its” government, and if the Unions have a strong hold you can expect to pay higher taxes. …

“Mickelson’s longtime rival, Tiger Woods, acknowledged last week that he left California for Florida in 1996 upon turning pro because of the difference in state tax. At the time, California’s top rate was 9.3 percent for individuals earning more than $32,000. Woods, who earned $56.4 million in 2012, kept roughly $7.5 million this year in funds he otherwise would have owed to the state of California. Mickelson, who will now pay the 13.3 percent rate, will owe the state about $8 million.
“The more expensive it gets, the more you’re going to look elsewhere,” Hurley said. “’How much extra am I willing to pay to live in California?’ And when you have a guy like Mickelson who makes so much money … just think about if he was living in Florida.”
Do you know the top places for golf in Florida?
Top 10 Florida Golfing Destinations

  1. Naples Golf Courses
  2. Fort Myers Golf Courses
  3. Orlando Golf Courses
  4. Boca Raton Golf Courses
  5. Jacksonville Golf Courses
  6. Bradenton Golf Courses
  7. Sarasota Golf Courses
  8. Ocala Golf Courses
  9. Vero Beach Golf Courses
  10. West Palm Beach Golf Courses

Florida Taxes – Florida ranks low in terms of the tax burden placed on residents. Based on income, property and other state and local tax collections, the Tax Foundation research organization ranks Florida among the lowest tax states (Florida ranks #5 among the 50 states in 2013; only four states have a lower tax burden).
State Sales Tax – 6%
Corporate Tax – 5.5%
State Income Tax – None
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Insight on Conflicting Housing Reports Part 2. Where they come from?

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The best way to understand the confusion is to try to understand, where these different reports are getting their information from, and what they are basing them on. For the National Association of Realtors®, Existing-home sales, which include single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, are based on transaction closings from multiple listing services. These are the actual transferring, … Continue reading

Insight on Conflicting Housing Reports Part 1. Where they come from?

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I am sure; many times you hear reports from different agencies about the health of the housing market. Many times I update my clients, and base my interpretation, on the actual activities that occurs in my area, that I actually see from the live activities on our own specific data base and my dealings in … Continue reading

2012 End Year Sales continued rise in medium Price : Inventory Down : Cape Coral, Fort Myers : Lee County, Southwest Florida

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach, Inc. 2840 Winkler Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33916 (January 17, 2013 – Fort Myers, FL) – End of year sees continued rise in median price. Lee County’s median home price was 14.6 percent higher in December 2012 than the prior year and 26.4 … Continue reading