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Anticipating condo special assessments

Owning property is nothing short of waiting for the unexpected to happen. Whether you own a single-family home or live in a condominium community,...
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Tourist tax collections 2018

The local 5 percent tourist tax is collected from owners of accommodations rented for six months or less who charge the tax to their...
Castles in the Sand

So, you want to be a real estate investor

There's only one thing trickier than real estate investing and that’s - well come to think of it there isn’t anything trickier. When it comes...
Castles in the Sand

Before you sell, become a home historian

Last week was Halloween, and we talked about disclosing everything, even if not required by law, that might be negative about your home to...
AMI plaza site plan amendment

Commissioners uphold site plan expiration

HOLMES BEACH – If property owner and local businessman Mike Hynds wants to go through with his plan to place residential rental units on...
Benjamin Conlon

Former restaurant manager charged with fraud

Hurricane Hank's owner Brian Mathae had a rude awakening in June when he checked the payroll records and now his former manager, Benjamin Conlon,...
Castles in the Sand

Real estate sales can require scary disclosures

What do people do when they have everything they can possibly need? A safe and secure place to live, plenty of good quality food...
Castles in the Sand

Florence – another wake-up call

If you live in Florida or other states along the East Coast almost up to Canada hurricanes and coastal flooding are just part of...

Red tide loan center relocates

The U.S. Small Business Administration Business Recovery Center moves today to the Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N. in Bradenton Beach to help...

Tourism winter cure campaign set to launch

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - Manatee County’s new tourism marketing campaign will run from November through the winter tourist season to counteract the loss of...
Freckled Fin purchase

New owners take over The Freckled Fin

HOLMES BEACH – If you’ve noticed any changes at The Freckled Fin since Oct. 1 it might be due to the restaurant’s new ownership. Holmes...
Castles in the Sand

Fannie, Freddie and Ginnie

Fannie, Freddie and Ginnie may sound like the title of the newest coming of age beach read, but that couldn’t be further from what...
Red Tide SBA loans

Economic injury loans available

Greg Dawson, Public Affairs Specialist with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Disaster Assistance Field Operations met with a group of Bradenton...
Castles in the Sand

Attorney or no attorney – that is the question

Something real estate brokers learn early on if they happen to move from one state to another is that the culture of buying and...

CVB tracks red tide’s influence on tourism

Red tide caused Manatee County to lose 17.5 percent in economic activity in August, according to a report by the Bradenton Area Convention and...