Business and development

No vacation from taxes

If you’re thinking about booking a hotel in Florida through a travel agency anytime soon, beware. Trial attorneys and major hotel chains have teamed up to create a tax on fees charged by online and offline travel agencies. WUFT FM’s Laura McKeeman has more on a bill that will try …

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Marion County looks for help from federal housing fund

Marion County officials are urging area homeowners to check their eligibility on a new state housing payment program. The Florida Hardest Hit fund helps unemployed or underemployed homeowners pay their mortgages and applications are now available. Marion County Community Services Department Director Cheryl Amey says the need for this program …

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Help for homeowners in foreclosure

A new foreclosure relief program was launched in Florida to help eligible homeowners with mortgage payments. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Lauren Buchwald reports, Marion County Community Services is working with the Hardest Hit program . [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Hardest-HitWRAP.mp3]

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Helping people keep their homes

Florida is launching a one-billion dollar federally funded effort to help struggling homeowners keep their homes. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT– FM’s Juliza Monterroso reports, under the Florida Hardest-Hit Fund housing assistance program, homeowners may see a light at the end of the tunnel. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/HousingFundWrap.mp3]

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Some housing sales up

Alachua County home sales continue to rise. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT FM’s Montana Symone reports, some realtors hope the market will maintain a steady incline [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/MONTANA.mp3]

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County begins planning international trip

The Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce is planning a trip to China in October for the second straight year. Chamber of Commerce Spokeswoman Brittany Batsell says the trip is a great opportunity for chamber members as well as Marion county citizens who have signed up to travel with the chamber. …

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