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Pinellas Realtors backing Justin Bean for St. Pete City Council

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The Pinellas Realtors Organization (PRO) is endorsing Justin Bean in the contest for the District 6 seat on the St. Petersburg City Council. Bean, a registered Republican, is running against Democrat Gina Driscoll in what is officially a non-partisan race.

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Pinellas realtors endorse Rick Baker for St. Pete mayor

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The Pinellas Realtor Organization announced Wednesday that they are backing Rick Baker for St. Petersburg mayor.

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St. Pete City Council candidate Brandi Gabbard wants more economic prosperity to Gateway District

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Brandi Gabbard calls herself an everyday person representing everyday people. Her bid for St. Petersburg City Council District 2 this year may be her first run for public office, but when it comes to working on public policy and serving the community, Gabbard’s no rookie. The Indiana native moved to St. Petersburg in 2003 and began selling real estate in 2005 (she’s been with Smith & Associates since 2011). Nearly a decade ago, Gabbard joined the Pinellas Realtor Organization as a volunteer and immediately…

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Darden Rice endorses Wengay Newton in HD 70 race

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St. Petersburg City Council Vice Chair Darden Rice is backing her former council and PSTA colleague Wengay Newton in the Florida House District 70 contest. “Wengay “Newt” Newton has been a long time leader on many issues, including education, youth employment, and mass transit issues in our region. I have seen firsthand his impressive dedication and diligence on the issues in our community that he cares about, ” Rice said in a statement. “We need determined leaders in our state capitol like Wengay “Newt” Newton who…

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Prices for Pinellas homes, condos went up in June, Realtors say

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The median price for a single family home in Pinellas was up 18.9 percent in June when compared to the same month last year. Figures released by the Pinellas Realtor Organization show the median price for a single family home in June was $220,000. That’s up from $185,000 in June, 2015. The amount is a new high when compared to figures from the past 12 months. Median prices during the June 2015 through May 2016 period ranged from a low…

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Pinellas County homes selling higher, quicker in April, Realtors say

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The trend of higher prices and quicker sales for Pinellas County homes continued in April, according to new statistics released by the Pinellas Realtor Organization. Total sales were up about 5 percent last month compared to April 2015, mainly due to a spike in condo sales, and the median sale price of area homes is up by more than 11 percent year-over-year. Homes are also selling quicker, the organization said, with the median time-to-sale falling by 12 percent to 73…

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Local Realtors back Chris Latvala in HD 67 re-election campaign

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State Rep. Chris Latvala is proud to announce the start of his House District 67 re-election with a significant endorsement from the Pinellas Realtor Organization. Latvala, son of longtime Republican state Sen. Jack Latvala, is running for his second term representing the people of Clearwater, Largo and Pinellas Park. “Based on your past service and various other criteria,” said Pinellas Realtors Chair Mindy Rovillo in a letter dated May 3, “I am pleased to report that our Board of Directors…

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