Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Is homeownership threatened?

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For most Americans, their biggest source of wealth is the equity in their homes. But what if you never own a home? What if being a renter is your fate? How does that impact your future wealth and state of mind? Homeownership rates for younger...


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Real estate market disruption

Is there an algorithm in your future? If you’re planning on buying or selling a house, get ready for the future of real estate. In...
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Tourist tax collections 2019

Here's a look at tourist tax collections in Anna Maria Island's three cities. Numbers reflect the approximate change from the same month in the...
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Fee-fi-fo-fum, do I smell a recovery?

Recovery, what recovery? That’s a word we left in our rearview mirror a long time ago. It’s true in Florida generally, and Anna Maria...
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County approves record high tourism budget

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Manatee County commissioners have approved a record $13.2 million marketing budget for the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB)...
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Order out of chaos

Writing has been compared to bringing order out of chaos, something I try to do weekly on this page, and one of the most...