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The suburbs and the millennials

For several years, I wrote about how the millennials were moving into the cities. They didn’t want anything to do with the suburbs and...
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Are you as smart as a private equity firm?

The phrase, “follow the money,” goes back to the Watergate era as a method to shed light on corrupt activities by looking at money...
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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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Real independence

July 4 is Independence Day, representing this country’s desire to be independent of not only the British but also to be self-sufficient, able to...
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The buyer’s best buddy

I love learning new words, and I love applying those new words to anything in real estate. My new word is chimera, which is...
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Real estate selling for the smartphone generation

If your smartphone has become an extension of one hand and the TV remote an extension of the other, then iBuying may be the...
County to consider record high tourism budget

County to consider record high tourism budget

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Tourism officials voted to recommend a record $13.2 million marketing budget for the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB)...
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What’s in a color

Did you know there is an entire segment of psychology devoted to color? Color can dramatically affect moods according to experts in color psychology, so...
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We may be getting older, but we’re not stupid

Did you know that every day 10,000 baby boomers turn 65? Just to refresh your aging memories, baby boomers are defined as those born...

Fire & Stone taking corrective actions

CORTEZ – Fire & Stone Pizza owners Radka Watson and Peter Ross are working to address the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation...
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Home ownership and the millennials

It pains me to say this, and I hope it’s not true, but there are signs that the face of home ownership is starting...
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What’s in a hurricane name?

Every year at this time we steady our nerves and go forward into hurricane season which tortures us from June 1 to Nov. 30....
Unregistered Airbnb being fined $250 per day

Airbnb compliant; will not be fined

ANNA MARIA – The city of Anna Maria has concluded that the Airbnb at 302 North Shore Drive does not have to be registered...
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Falling in love with a second home

Last week we had a conversation about financing second homes and some updated government regulations about renting. We even touched on the pending Florida...
Unregistered Airbnb fined $250 per day

Unregistered Airbnb fined $250 per day

ANNA MARIA – Special Magistrate Karla Owens has levied a $250 per day fine for the unregistered operation of an Airbnb vacation rental at...