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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....
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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...
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...
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One of our favorite topics

It doesn’t take long for a get together with friends and neighbors to morph into a conversation about real estate. One of the preferred...
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Floods, saltwater and freshwater

The poet W. H. Auden said, “Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.” Surely, he meant both freshwater and the ocean water...
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Taxes come and gone

April 15th has finally passed. Every year we hold our breath until this day is in our rearview mirror, especially this year. Let’s see...
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Real estate process speeding up

For me, a good recipe has three main components - less than five ingredients, less than 30 minutes and less than two pots. A...
Flood insurance rates changing

Flood insurance rates changing

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Flood insurance premiums soon will be changing for better or worse for Island property owners, depending on where their property...
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Traffic, real estate sales up

If you want to know why you’re starting to analyze traffic patterns so you can plan your trips to the supermarket, doctor’s office and...
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Should you digitally – or actually – renovate?

There comes a time in every homeowner’s life when they are faced with the dreaded renovation question. Frequently this question comes about when you’re...

County collecting tourist tax from most Airbnb owners

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – The Manatee County Tax Collector told concerned county commissioners last week that vacation rental owners using Airbnb to rent their...
Local gym Fit Crew to partner with Reveal Vitality

Local gym Fit Crew to partner with Reveal Vitality

BRADENTON – Fit Crew Bradenton and Reveal Vitality are forming a partnership which will allow the businesses to offer the next level of health...
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Technology can’t replace real estate brokers

Technology has done as much to change the real estate industry as Henry Ford did to change the production of automobiles. However, where Henry...