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2019 real estate trends

Every profession has its experts and every expert has their expert advice for the future. Sometimes they’re right, sometimes they’re wrong, and sometimes they...
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New Year, new appraisals, new problems

Welcome to 2019, which promises to bring even more far-reaching technology into our lives. The personal touch and simply interacting with other humans are...
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Cooling temps cooling market

It’s a little chilly outside as I write this, however, it is December and even Florida starts to cool down a little. But is...

New tourism initiatives address red tide challenges

ANNA MARIA - Despite red tide in area waters since early August, tourism grew in Manatee County during the fiscal year October 2017 through...
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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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No Christmas gifts for foreign buyers

Almost a year ago, I wrote a column about the proliferation of buyers from other countries coming into the state of Florida. Florida at...
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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,...
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So, you want to be a real estate investor

There's only one thing trickier than real estate investing and that’s - well come to think of it there isn’t anything trickier. When it comes...
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Before you sell, become a home historian

Last week was Halloween, and we talked about disclosing everything, even if not required by law, that might be negative about your home to...
AMI plaza site plan amendment

Commissioners uphold site plan expiration

HOLMES BEACH – If property owner and local businessman Mike Hynds wants to go through with his plan to place residential rental units on...
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Former restaurant manager charged with fraud

Hurricane Hank's owner Brian Mathae had a rude awakening in June when he checked the payroll records and now his former manager, Benjamin Conlon,...
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Real estate sales can require scary disclosures

What do people do when they have everything they can possibly need? A safe and secure place to live, plenty of good quality food...