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Real Estate Agent - Island Real Estate of Anna Maria Island, Inc
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Two points I would like to add regarding renting your property... #1)  If a property owner is considering renting their property and have no experience, they should consult a property management firm to at least understand risk versus reward.  #2)  Potential landlords should consult their rental ...
08/17/2008
I continue to see Wikipedia topics as I search on the world wide web but until I read an article explaining their recent popularity I really did not pay much attention.  I personally find Wiki's to be a little to "spammy."  I searched our Gulf Coast barrier Island and reviewed the Wikipedia for o...
08/17/2008
If you are managing your own vacation rental or have a management company running your rental home, electronic dialogue is becoming the norm when renting out your property.  In some cases your home is being rented without any telephone dialogue at all.  Statistics show guests younger than 35 are ...
07/29/2008
I will be going to my twenty year high school reunion this weekend.  I am excited to catch up with old friends but I have been asking myself how I can maximize the opportunity.  Sure, passing my business cards while cathing up is the obvious answer, sending out great to see you again cards a few ...
07/20/2008
So...it happened.  Somehow one of our cities on Anna Maria Island passed through a new month minimum rental restriction in our R1 districts.  There are lots of owners that count on their $30k - $75k rental income to help pay their debt service, property taxes, and insurance.  The new month minimu...
07/16/2008
For my personal password depository I have tried journals, excel spreadsheets, notes, outlook, my Treo, you name it.  My hand written journal worked the best using codes to remind myself of passwords.  Anyways I thought I had the best solution until one day I received an email from Palm software ...
07/13/2008
I live on gorgeous Anna Maria Island which is 1 hr South of Tampa and 1/2 hr North of Sarasota.  We have 7 miles of gorgeous white sandy beach.  Lately I have been trying to exercise more and find myself walking the beach or our local streets each morning.  Normally I see at least 30 people on my...
07/12/2008
Anna Maria Island continues to be a bright spot in Florida Real Estate news. Transactions continue to be significantly above 2007. Our average sold prices for single family residences are more than 18% higher than 2007 levels. The average sales price per square foot is holding steady against 2007...
07/08/2008
Island Real Estate keeps fairly accurate records of why we receive Real Estate inquiries and we get a high percentage of calls off our Real Estate signs.  I don't think many of you are surprised by that.  I would love a little feedback...this year we are modifying our Real Estate sign posts to ac...
07/01/2008
Anna Maria Island single family real estate even after our little correction appreciates at 10% year over year on average.  So if you can find an investment that pays for itself through vacation rentals life is really good!  Right? On Anna Maria island vacation rentals are extremely popular.  Ann...
07/01/2008
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