Sunday, December 16, 2018
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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...
Castles in the Sand

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...

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...
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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...
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Florence – another wake-up call

If you live in Florida or other states along the East Coast almost up to Canada hurricanes and coastal flooding are just part of...
Freckled Fin purchase

New owners take over The Freckled Fin

HOLMES BEACH – If you’ve noticed any changes at The Freckled Fin since Oct. 1 it might be due to the restaurant’s new ownership. Holmes...
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Attorney or no attorney – that is the question

Something real estate brokers learn early on if they happen to move from one state to another is that the culture of buying and...

Red tide assistance available for businesses

Loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network are available to businesses whose customers are staying...
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Why aren’t you moving?

Last week we talked about moving and the emotional and financial toll it can take on your family. This week we’re going to touch...

‘We’re still open’

ANNA MARIA – The beach behind the Sandbar restaurant was busier Sunday evening than it has been since the recent outbreak of red tide,...
Minnie's cafe staff

Minnie’s crew sings about red tide blues

HOLMES BEACH ­– The outbreak of red tide has cut into the profits of almost every business on Anna Maria Island and some business...