Ybor City (Tampa, FL)
By Gloria Johnpierre, Real Estate Broker- Selling Tampa Bay Homes
(Siven Premier Real Estate, Inc)
Fresh Mouth, located in Central Ybor makes the best chicken philly in Tampa Bay. I am yet to stumble upon another restaurant that can rival this tasty sandwich. Served on a soft hoagie bun, the philly consists of piles of chopped chicken breast, grilled mushrooms, green peppers and onions, smothered with a load of provolone cheese that makes the sandwich even more decadent with flavor. If you are looking for a Great chicken philly, Fresh Mouth is your place.
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By Jim Poole, Zero Down, USDA Purchase Loans, FHA 203(K) Rehab & VA Streamline Loans
Choosing The Right Contractor For Your FHA 203(K) Loan First and foremost your contractor should be properly licensed and insured. someone Located locally with valid credentials and a solid reputation is what you are looking for. Get bids from several contractors and make sure they are familiar with the FHA 203(K) Loan Processes. You will be working hand and hand with the person you hire so make sure you feel comfortable with them going in. Every project should have a detailed description of materials used along with a payment schedule. The contractor who is familiar with the 203(k) loan process will understand the requirements set forth by lenders for completion dates and payouts from previous jobs. Do not pay the contractor anything up front. Once the appraiser and I have had a chance...
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By Jim Poole, Zero Down, USDA Purchase Loans, FHA 203(K) Rehab & VA Streamline Loans
1) Limited Funds. There is a certain amount allocated each year by congress and getting additional funds allocated in the 4th Quarter to off set shortfalls is HIGHLY unlikely giving the on-going battle over deficit spending. With the increased demand for FHA loans brought on by QRM (Quantitative Risk Management) which is looming and likely to happen there will be an increased demand for FHA Mortgages for their lower down payment requirements. Increased demand for something with limited supply forces prices higher. In short; the 4th Quarter of 2011 could see far less and far more expensive financing for those with less then 20% down. 2) Limited Funds.  The FHA does not have sufficient reserves so they increased the amount of their MIP (Mortgage Insurance Premiums) to increase reserves ex...
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By Pam Joffe
(Solaris Realty)
Looking for a home in Ybor City of Tampa  Bay? To look for   homes on MLX in the Tampa Bay and Pinellas area go to my website by clicking on  Tampa Homes. Founded by Vicente Martinez-Ybor as a cigar-manufacturing center, Ybor City today is one of only two National Historic Landmark Districts in Florida. Red brick buildings, wrought iron balconies and narrow brick streets give it an old-world charm that is a refreshing change of pace from the beach and the mall. The Quarters at  Ybor are a luxury condominium complex in Ybor City. The Quarters at Ybor are in a trendy area that has many shops, restaurants and famous night life right around the corner. Standard for the units are 9-ft ceilings, custom tile, Berber carpet, custom paint, utility rooms with full-size washers & dryers, built-in ...
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By Dana Devine
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Come join the fun and ambiance of Ybor City for a day of activities celebrating the rich cigar heritage that once made Tampa the "Cigar Capital of the World." Join thousands of cigar enthusiasts at the this annual festival! See master cigar makers Wallace and Margarita Reyes attempt to break the record for "World's Longest Cigar." World's Longest Cigar2009 Record Attempt by:Wallace Reyes,Grand Master Cigar Maker Current US Record Holder(30.78 meters) in 2006 CENTENNIAL PARKin YBOR CITYon 9th Ave. between18th and 19th Streets Directions & Map SaturdayNOVEMBER 21, 200910am - 5pm   Happening at the Festival Kid Zone Food Court Cigar Accessories Tours of the Ybor City Museum State Park Cigar Rolling Live Entertainment Charity Beer Garden Authentic Cultural Food Vendors Cultural Activities F...
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Many cigar aficionados, like me, buy and age their own cigars. There are cigar purveyors that age premium cigars for you for a price. Not all cigar enthusiasts have the time or the patience to age their cigars several years, I know I don't. I just can't wait....several years. There are "aging room" cigar firms out there, like www.cigar.com/agingroom.  When I find a premium cigar on special, I buy a few boxes and here is what I do. The cigar will absorb the favors around it.  I place 15 or 20 cigars each in different humidors that I have.  In each humidor I put a small cup...just a few ounces. And in these cups I pour Port wine, cognac or hazel-nut liquor. Place them in a dark cool closet... and wait. I cannot wait years....but a month or two and the cigar thanks on the favor of the item...
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By Liane Jamason, Top 1% Real Estate Broker - St. Petersburg, FL
(Smith & Associates Real Estate)
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