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E . P. A . R . N E W S A monthly publication of the

East Pasco Association of Realtors®

July 2012

Volume 2, Issue 5

Letter From the President Hello Realtors, Affiliates, and Friends, June was a busy month, but July is going to be hotter than ever - and not just in degrees! I hope that one of your Independence Day plans are to Register for the 2012 Florida Realtors Convention. This year, Florida Realtors is helping you make a splash in your market by helping you “Catch the Waves of Opportunity!” You know what they say: hang around successful people it and it rubs off on you. Well, how about hanging ten with one of the most successful Realtors in the country? Barbara Corcoran, billion-dollar Broker and “Shark” featured on “The Shark Tank.” Her story didn’t always start out from success. Barbara’s tell-it-like-it-is attitude is a refreshing approach to success, especially when her credentials include straight D’s in high school and 20-some jobs by the time she turned 23. It was her next job that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country when she took a $1,000 loan to start The Corcoran Group. She parlayed that loan into a $5 billion real-estate business. You won’t want to miss her speak! There is a great line up of professional development sessions this year at the conference and expo. This could be the year your business makes the waves you’ve been waiting for! But you won’t know unless you go. REGISTER NOW! https://www.floridarealtors.org/ NewsAndEvents/Annual-Convention-Registration.cfm Enjoying the freedom that this country has given us is not only to be expressed by hamburgers and hotdogs and time on the grill on the 4th of July (though I hope each and every one of you have a great day on Independence Day!). You can celebrate and utilize your freedom by building your business. You can make as little money or as much money as you work for - but your business will only go as far as you take it. Enjoy your Independence! Gregory De La Rue 2012 President

In this issue: Affiliate Information

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CONVENTION

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Calendar of Events

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May Mixer Sponsors

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RPAC Info

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Video from FR President, Summer Green

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Special points of interest:

MIXER July 10th

We’re on facebook!

Think Green! Think before you print.


REGISTER NOW! CLICK BELOW! http://convention.floridarealtors.org/


You have heard the spiel. Do you ever get the feeling that RPAC is walking around asking for "money, money, money?" Well, maybe they are. But like any investment or purchase, you have to weigh the return against the cost. Your fair share for 2012 is $15.00, but what does that $15.00 do for you? That's a fair question, one which Summer Green, 2012 President of Florida Realtors has answered just for you. Click the image below, or go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qbm0Gs1qLcs&feature=player_detailpage to see How RPAC helps ME - and YOU, and what changes they have made in Florida.

Can't watch the video? Here are a just a FEW ways that RPAC and YOU have made a difference. Remember when Gov. Martinez added a 6% tax to Real Estate services? Your Florida Realtors PAC said, "No way!" and overturned it!

When property values skyrocketed, and sellers couldn't sell, it was Florida Realtors PAC that supported the Amendment that gave us portability. •

The First Time Homebuyers Tax Credit was both created AND extended by the PAC.

Need to hear more? Click this link to watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qbm0Gs1qLcs&feature=player_detailpage

Heard enough and ready to be a part of something life changing? Invest in your Profession by donating to RPAC. It's easy, and takes only a minute of your time. Just click here: https://www.floridarealtors.org/LegislativeCenter/RPAC/invest.cfm


RPAC Update Capitol Club Jane Mooney $99 Club Gregory De La Rue Candy Nathe Linda White Lynne Tonte Susan Davis Leanne Zinkula Manny Funes Herb Weinstein Twinkle Cooper Melissa Hileman Other Donors Jessica Floyd John Morel John Robert Amber Olsen

EPAR thanks the above members on behalf of the Florida Realtors PAC and our RPAC Chairman, Manny Funes, for investing in both their profession and future!

Thank you, investors! If you have not received your 2012 FRPAC investor pins, please stop by the office to pick yours. If you would like to invest in RPAC, click the image at the top of this message, or go to: http://www.floridarealtors.org/LegislativeCenter/RPAC/ Tell Me More https://realtorparty.realtoractioncenter.com/site/PageServer? pagename=rac_TellMeMore_RealtorParty&AddInterest=1361


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T H A N K YO U , S P O N S O R S ! Thanks to our Sponsors:

Magnolia Title Area Mortgage Gulf Atlantic Title Home Banc - Adam Mervine Signature Pest Control Suntrust - Jim Quirk Sunstate Title Wells Fargo - Jody Wilner


ATTORNEYS/LAW FIRMS JOHNSON, AUVIL, BROCK, & PRATICO, P.A. Jon Auvil http://www.dadecitylaw.com/our-people/ johnathan-l-auvil JonA@dadecitylaw.com Tele: 352-567-2500 Fax: 352-567-6813

BANKS/ CREDIT UNIONS

CLEANING AND RESTORATION (MOLD, WATER/SMOKE/CARPET CLEANING, ETC) APEX EMERGENCY SERVICES James Fleming jfleming@apexchoice.com

Mark Jordan marcus@apexchoice.com

Venessa Perez

NATIONAL PROPERTY INSPECTIONS Fred Tonte and Lynne Tonte steifflover@verizon.net Tele: 813-973-2004 Cell: 813-298-8228

HOUSING GRAND RESERVES APARTMENTS Helen Schwetz schwetzh@richmanmgt.com www.grandreserve-fl.com Tele: 813-377-3000

Vanessa@apexchoice.com

CENTERSTATE BANK

Chris Nethercutt

Hazel Greene hgreene@centerstatebank.com

chrism@apexchoice.com

Tele: 813-780-3302 or 813-469-1054 FAX: 813-783-3599

Tele: 877-251-2798 Fax: 713-893-4797

WORKFORCE HOUSING VENTURES, INC. Harold Sample, Joey Wubbena, Karin Lloyd, execdir@workforcehousingventures.org

RAINBOW INTERNATIONAL

Tele: 352-458-4635 FAX: 352-458-4657

Steve Dumas

INSURANCE

FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF PASCO

Tel: 813-907-0503 FCSsteve@aol.com

Angela Miller amiller@fnbpasco.com Michelle Brown mbrown@fnbpasco.com Tina Potter tpotter@fnbpasco.com Tele: 352-521-0141—FAX: 352-567-6967

http://www.rainbowintl.com/

CASH ADVANCES

Tele: 813-788-5900 FAX: 813-788-9654

FLORIDA TRADITIONS BANK

COMI$$ION EXPRESS of WEST FLORIDA

BOYETT INSURANCE AGENCY, INC.

Amy Chappell achappell@fltraditionsbank.com Melissa Oakley Moakley@fltraditionsbank.com

Nieta Alford nalford@beallins.com

Steve Cohn steve@cewfl.com Tele: 813-712-3080 Fax: 813-283-4900 http://www.cewfl.com

Tele: 352-523-1800 – FAX: 352-523-1880

SAN ANTONIO CITIZENS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Jill Evans jevans@sacfcu.org, Laurie Aultman laultman@sacfcu.org, Dawn Newsome dnewsome@sacfcu.org, Carrie Zappulla czappulla@sacfcu.org, Joyce Horn jhorn@sacfcu.org, Roz Carr rcarr@sacfcu.org Tele: 352-521-5606 Fax: 352-521-6900

BEALL INSURANCE SERVICES

Kimberly Seay kseay.boyet02@insuremail.net Tele: 352-521-3030 – FAX: 352-521-6697

CHRIS BLACK INSURANCE HOME INSPECTIONS ACCUCHECK HOME INSPECTION SERVICE

Chris Black Chris@chrisblackinsurance.com Tele: 813-782-1777 Fax: 813-782-355

Stephen Brown and Makenzie Brown

SCOTT BLACK - MOST & BLACK AGENCY

accucheckhome@msn.com

Scott Black scott@mostins.com

makenzie.brown@mortgagefamily.com Tele: 813-783-2662

Tele: 352-567-2260 – FAX: 352-567-2661


SMITH & THOMAS INSURANCE

WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE

SIGN-A-RAMA of NEW TAMPA

Dave Thomas email@smiththomasinsurance.com

Jody Wilner jody.wilner@wellsfargo.com, Tele: 813-

Roberto Hiller

Tele: 863-688-1141 Cell: 813-783-4884 FAX: 813-788-1341

Peggy Bolden peggy.bolden@wellsfargo.com

Beatriz Cardona beatriz@signarama-newtampa.com

Roberto@signarama-newtampa.com 469-1010 Cell: 813-469-1010 FAX: 866-674-8907 Tele: 813-347-9797

Cell: 813-380-5489 Fax: 866-924-054

TITLE COMPANIES MAGAZINES

PEST CONTROL

THE REAL ESTATE BOOK Rhonda Johnson – Mona Ducker rebook@earthlink.net

GULFATLANTIC TITLE AND APPRAISALS

HUGHES EXTERMINATORS Office: 813-884-1555 Cell: 727-643-4500

Melissa Donaldson melissad@gulfatlantic.biz Dawn Wiser dawnw@gulfatlantic.biz

MORTGAGE COMPANIES

gkearley@hughes-exterminators.com

Tele: 813-964-8300 – FAX: 813-963-0135

AREA MORTGAGE SERVICES INC.

REAL ESTATE SCHOOL

MAGNOLIA TITLE AGENCY, LLC

Leanne Zinkula leanne@area-mortgage.com

BOB HOGUE SCHOOL OF REAL ESTATE

Mary G. Castro marycastro@magnoliatitlellc.com

Tele: 352-567-7221– FAX: 352-567-5431

Tele: 813-269-1407—FAX: 813-269-2712

HOMEBANC Adam Mervine adam.mervine@homebanc.com Cell: 727-992-3212 Tele: 352-4240443

Greg Kearley

Robert Hogue bob@hogue-school.com, Katie Marshall staff@hogue-school.com Francis Allen fran@hogue-school.com

Efax: 866-838-0919

Tele: 1-800-330-9411 or 727-526-5338 FAX: 727-525-6129

METROPLEX MORTGAGE SERVICES

ROOFERS

Sean Stephens sean@mplx.org Tele: 813-935-8330 x:260

SUNTRUST MORTGAGE

ELITE ROOFING SERVICES Camille Austin Cell: 813-630-0800 Camille@eliteroofingservices.com

Tele: 352-437-4875 – FAX: 352-437-4880

MERIDIAN TITLE COMPANY Jon Auvil jona@dadecitylaw.com, Leslie Auvil lesliea@dadecitylaw.com , Jo Larkin jol@dadecitylaw.com, Lani Prilliman lanip@dadecitylaw.com Beverly Barth bevb@dadecitylaw.com Jeanne Burger JeanneB@DadeCitylaw.com Tele: 352-567-1241—FAX: 352-567-0457

James Quirk james.quirk@suntrust.com Tele: 813-780-4122 Cell: 813-230-9487 Fax: 813-782-7766 www.suntrustmortgage.com/jquirk

SIGNS AND GRAPHICS

SUNSTATE TITLE COMPANY

FAITH SIGNS AND GRAPHICS (Zephyrhills)

Suzie Morrow sunstatetitle@aol.com

Chris Odom tintwiz@tambabay.rr.com

Tele: 352-567-1141—FAX: 352567-3830

Tele: 813-714-5395


TaxWatch Analysis of Amendment 4 Results Posted on: June 7th, 2012 by WCTV TALLAHASSEE— A proposed Constitutional Amendment on the November 2012 ballot would create Florida jobs, grow Florida’s Gross Domestic Product, and increase the personal income of Floridians, if passed, according to an independent economic and fiscal analysis of the amendment by Florida TaxWatch, the nonpartisan, nonprofit public policy research institute and government watchdog. Amendment 4, a legislatively proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution that would make changes to the property tax system, was analyzed by a new Florida TaxWatch report, Fiscal and Economic Impact of Amendment 4. Dominic M. Calabro, President and CEO of Florida TaxWatch, explained: “As an integral part of our mission to educate taxpayers and citizens, Florida TaxWatch has been conducting analyses of the likely impacts of proposed Constitutional Amendments for more than three decades, and I know that this independent analysis will help Floridians judge the potential benefits of this Amendment.” Amendment 4 would take effect on January 1, 2013, and proposes: • an additional homestead exemption for first-time Florida homebuyers, equal to 50 percent of the Just Value of a property up to the median Just Value of a homestead property in that county, which phases out over 5 years by reducing by 20 percent each year; • a reduction in the nonhomestead maximum annual Assessed Value increase cap from the current 10 percent (on non-school levies) to a new level of 5 percent and an extension of nonhomestead Assessed Value caps through the 2022 tax year (which also does not apply toschool levies) and; • providing legislative authority to eliminate the Save Our Homes “Recapture Rule.” Using the best available data and an advanced econometric analysis, Florida TaxWatch estimates that the passage of Amendment 4 would result in the creation of 19,483 private, non-farm jobs over the 10-year period of the analysis (2013-2022), that Florida GDP would increase by approximately $1.1 billion, and personal income would increase by more than $5.3 billion. Jerry D. Parrish, Ph.D., Florida TaxWatch Chief Economist, Executive Director of the Center for Competitive Florida, and author of the study, explained that, “The increased economic activity estimated by the dynamic econometric model used in this analysis is the result of the savings from Amendment 4 being distributed throughout theeconomy. From an economist’s standpoint, these findings are not surprising because the proposed Amendment 4 would reduce uncertainty for both personal and business investment, and when individuals and businesses can better estimate their future costs, including property taxes, they are more likely to invest. Basically, reducing the uncertainty of potentially large property tax increases will increase investment in both nonhomestead residential and commercial property in Florida, and the econometric model bears that out.” The Florida TaxWatch analysis also estimates that between 319,861 and 383,810 additional home sales would occur due to the effects of Amendment 4 during the 10-year period following its passage and implementation.


According to the report, “the additional home sales attributable to Amendment 4, over and above those estimated to have occurred in the absence of Amendment 4, are due to the effect of the additional homestead exemption, the additional income for Floridians, and the population growth predicted by this analysis. Additionally, there are effects from both the nonhomestead exemption on additional residential sales and the number of homes that are purchased by persons who have sold their homes and moved up in size or downsized.� One important effect of Amendment 4 that does not directly affect the estimates in the economic analysis but is worth noting is the effect of the nonhomestead property tax cap reduction (from 10 percent to 5 percent) in reducing uncertainty. Property tax caps have two main economic effects. First, they reduce uncertainty for personal and business investment, and when businesses can better estimate their costs, including property taxes, they are more likely to invest, so reducing the uncertainty of potentially large property tax increases will increase investment in both nonhomestead residential and commercial property in Florida. However, property tax caps can also reward early investors and give them an advantage over later investors, which could affect investment timing decisions, by potentially moving them to earlier periods, at the expense of future investments. The full report can be found on the new Florida TaxWatch website. Originally posted on WCTV.tv

SEE THE NON-PARTISAN REPORT HERE: http://www.floridarealtors.org/LegislativeCenter/TopInitiatives/upload/Amendment4-study-TaxWatch.pdf


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June 2012 Newsletter  

A regular publication of the East Pasco Association of Realtors.

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