Saturday, February 16, 2019

Why is the housing market declining?

Castles in the Sand
It’s a curious situation the national economy is in right now. In spite of the stock market having a fit in December, not only did it make a strong comeback, but the employment statistics have remained strong. So why isn’t the housing market living...


Surf Shop reopens

Surf Shop reopens

HOLMES BEACH - West Coast Surf Shop, 3902 Gulf Drive, just south of Manatee Beach, is back in business following a fire on April...
Red tide down, tourism promotion up

Red tide down, tourism promotion up

Updated Feb. 14, 2019 - BRADENTON – Local officials are accelerating tourism promotion efforts to overcome the stigma left by red tide since it...
Castles in the Sand

Selling your home – it should show like a model

Every year around this time I try and remind homeowners what potential buyers are looking for. Even though our market remains brisk, we are...
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County plans to pursue Airbnb users for taxes

BRADENTON – Manatee County commissioners have unanimously voted to find another way to collect tourist taxes from vacation rental owners using Airbnb to rent...
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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...