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New Tampa briefs: Vacation premiums for real estate deals

HIGHWOODS PRESERVE

It's really that hard to

get real estate listings

Realtor Lance Mohr has announced a free eight-day, seven-night vacation in a one-bedroom family-style condo resort for clients who buy or sell a house with him.

"Homebuyers or sellers only need to pay transportation and then a small amount in room taxes every night at over 500 locations throughout the world,'' he writes.

Locations are as close as Mexico and as far as New Zealand. His office is at 18101 Highwoods Parkway, Suite 210.

PEBBLE CREEK

Wharton students rank in business

Fifteen Hillsborough students placed first or second at the recent Future Business Leaders of America State Competition and Leadership Conference in Orlando.

These students qualify for the national competition at the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Atlanta from June 26 to 29.

From New Tampa, the group includes: Dion Larson, Wharton High School, first place for cyber security; and James Dye, also from Wharton, second place for networking concepts.

CROSS CREEK

What they said about the New Tampa library

Our front-page story May 28 about the possibility that Pasco residents will lose their easy borrowing privileges at the New Tampa Regional Library drew these e-mail comments:

"That's really a shame. I live in Meadow Pointe and have been using the Hillsborough library system for years, checking books out from the Cross Creek, Temple Terrace, and Seffner branches from time to time for both my children and myself."

"Why don't the Meadow Pointe and other Wesley Chapel residents pay some taxes toward the Hillsborough library system then? … All the new development that's occurring in Pasco, especially the Wesley Chapel area, should easily be able to fund a new library. The Wesley Chapel area already puts more than enough traffic on Bruce B. Downs every morning and evening and we don't need it in our libraries as well."

"Right. Like the residents of Live Oak and those that live along Cross Creek never head north into Pasco to get onto 275. Once the new malls open along 56, we'll see how much Hillsborough traffic is coming to Pasco county, won't we? … "

"I'd gladly visit a Wesley Chapel library if we had one with the facilities and catalog of the Cross Creek branch. Unfortunately, we don't. Rather than trying to encourage us to be one community and trying to promote literacy and a love of reading among our children, I'm sorry to see that you're more concerned with cutting off access as a retribution for some added traffic."

"...Now I understand why, every week when I go to the New Tampa Library, the books I want are always unavailable and the wait list for a book is months long!"

>>on the web

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New Tampa briefs: Vacation premiums for real estate deals 06/05/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 10:15am]
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