Sunday, September 22, 2019
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Luxury ain’t what it used to be

Did you ever feel sorry for the really wealthy real estate owners? Well, we’re at a point in time when there might be just...
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The fun and not-so-fun of selling a home

Last week we talked about the fun and not-so-much fun of buying a home. This week we’ll talk a little about selling your home,...
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The fun and not-so-fun of buying a home

Labor Day has just passed and in some parts of the country, that signals the end of summer - but not in Florida. We...
Counterfeit money being passed around

Counterfeit money being passed around

MANATEE COUNTY – Several area businesses have been presented with counterfeit $50 and $100 bills in recent weeks. On Friday, Aug. 23, a counterfeit $50...
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The challenges of inheriting a house

No one wants to see a loved one pass away, but it’s inevitable that we all will have that experience and along with the...
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Uncovering a home’s defects

The definition of "disclose" is to uncover or reveal. When it comes to uncovering problems in a property you’re interested in purchasing, the pathway...
Gulf Drive Café expansion approved

Gulf Drive Café expansion approved

BRADENTON BEACH – Gulf Drive Café owners Wendy and George Kokolis have the city's approval to expand their beachfront business operations. On Thursday, Aug. 15,...
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How to determine the truth about home flooding

Home inspections and seller property disclosures are an intricate part of home buying. You would think a seller’s disclosure is pretty clear cut, but...
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It’s all about the kitchen

You may not want to do a kitchen renovation in August, but August is the perfect time to start planning one. Sitting on the...
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Calming waters

It’s the end of July, and most of the country is hot, really hot. But if you live near the water as we do,...
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The condo dance

Every dance has specific dance steps. Even though some dancers may look like they’re just winging it, they’re at least the ones that you...
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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...