Wednesday, December 12, 2018

No Christmas gifts for foreign buyers

Castles in the Sand
Almost a year ago, I wrote a column about the proliferation of buyers from other countries coming into the state of Florida. Florida at that time was the national leader for international buyers at 22 percent of all international buyers in the United States....

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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...
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Tax overhaul saved one thing

It’s the holiday season and time to concentrate on family, friends and good cheer for all. There’s also one more thing that starts working...
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Co-living may solve some problems

I’m a baby boomer, and they say my generation changed the world with the sheer force of its numbers. Frankly, I don’t know that...

Island business awards announced

CORTEZ – It was a bittersweet honor for John Horne on Friday night at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Ceremony...
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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,...