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Honesty is the best policy – especially in real estate

Good old Benjamin Franklin had it right well over 200 years ago – when you’re dealing with people the best course of action is...

County approves $500,000 more for red tide beach cleanup

BRADENTON – Manatee County commissioners unanimously voted on Sept. 11 to take another $500,000 from tourist tax funds and use it to remove dead...

Red tide assistance available for businesses

Loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network are available to businesses whose customers are staying...
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Why aren’t you moving?

Last week we talked about moving and the emotional and financial toll it can take on your family. This week we’re going to touch...

Sun site attacked by cybercriminals

If you had trouble accessing The Sun’s website last week, blame cybercriminals. Hackers using computers in Russia, Ukraine, Pakistan, Brazil, Great Britain, the U.S. and...
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Why are you moving?

One of the first things we ask when a friend or relative decides to move is, "Why are you moving?" That’s a question that...

‘We’re still open’

ANNA MARIA – The beach behind the Sandbar restaurant was busier Sunday evening than it has been since the recent outbreak of red tide,...
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We’re Americans; we borrow

Americans are very comfortable with debt, whether its household debt or government debt. And apparently, rising interest rates aren’t making any difference in our...
Minnie's cafe staff

Minnie’s crew sings about red tide blues

HOLMES BEACH ­– The outbreak of red tide has cut into the profits of almost every business on Anna Maria Island and some business...
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Who’s entitled to title insurance?

As discussed last week, everyone needs homeowner's insurance and an adequate amount. And of course, if you own a vehicle you need insurance on...
One Particular Harbour hotel

New hotel approved for Margaritaville site

BRADENTON – Changes are approved and a two-building hotel is coming to One Particular Harbour on Perico Island with construction planned to begin in...
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Are you underinsured?

My least favorite topic to talk about and write about is homeowners' insurance. I’m not much for burying my head in the sand, but...
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Home sales declining, but not here

As reported at the end of July, U.S. growth exceeded 4 percent, the fastest since 2014. Nevertheless, even this great economic news isn’t helping...
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Management of condominium associations

To say that condominium and homeowner association living is a big part of the Florida lifestyle would be a massive understatement. Condo living offers...
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The fastest way to kill a sale

Your beautiful, perfectly updated and decorated Island house is on the market. You have a pool, it's within walking distance to the beach and...