Anna Maria, FL Real Estate News

By Roberta (Bobye) Chasey, GRI,ePRO,SRES,SFR
(Chasey Realty Inc.)
Two Scoops: Ice Scream on the North End of Anna Maria Took the trolley to the north end of the Island this past weekend and went to Two Scoops–at the shopping center on the corner of Pine Avenue (which is coming along nicely) and Bay Blvd. Always fun to have the grandkids out here, enjoying the island that I love so much. Here are some pictures for you to enjoy: Two Scoops   What kid doesn't like ice cream? Or candy...? We always have a good time.
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By Roberta (Bobye) Chasey, GRI,ePRO,SRES,SFR
(Chasey Realty Inc.)
Anna Maria Island Living: The Sandbar Restaurant! Welcome to the Sandbar No trip to the Island is ever complete without a trip to the Sandbar. The food is fantastic and the view is even better, but the best part is the post-meal walk on the beach at sunset. Deck menu It was a little cloudy, but still beautiful California tuna salad with cucumber wasabi. OMG. Post-early dinner walk Business Hours: 11:30AM-10:00PM Mon. through Fri. and 11:00AM-10:00PM Sat. and Sun.Early Bird Specials (Inside Dining Only) 4:00PM-5:30PM 100 Spring Avenue • Anna Maria, FL 34216 • (941) 778-0444 Until next time! -Bobye
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By John Michailidis, Real Property Management of Sarasota & M
(Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee)
Sarasota Short Sale Agent - Venice Stop Foreclosure - Bradenton Short Sale Help – FREE information on Foreclosure Defense, Mortgage Modification, Tax Consequences, Deed-in-lieu-of-foreclosure, Short Sales, Deficiency Judgments, Bankruptcy Referrals & more. John Michailidis, SaraMana Properties – Phone: (941) 822-5221 CLICK to Request Our FREE 48-page Foreclosure Options eBook   Looking For An Experienced Short Sale Broker To Stop Your Foreclosure On Anna Maria Island Florida? Just because Anna Maria Island is one of the most beautiful spots in all of the Florida Gulf Coast does not mean that it has been spared the ravages of the national mortgage crisis. If you are an Anna Maria Island homeowner facing Foreclosure who would like to Stop Your Foreclosure and move on with your life, conta...
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By Jim Poole, Zero Down, USDA Purchase Loans, FHA 203(K) Rehab & VA Streamline Loans
    No Money Down Rural Housing USDA Loans in Anna Maria Florida are back and fully funded. The new sub-prime loans of today are the government backed or sponsored loans. The FHA Loan is one we are all familiar with but how many of you know about the USDA Rural Housing Loan.  Here's how it works 100% financing on homes located in certain geographical area's with borrower's who are in certain income ranges. That's it! Use this link to see if the property qualifies by falling into one of the designated geographical area's http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/welcomeAction.do Remember when income qualifying to use the income of the ENTIRE family. Seller can pay up to 6% of buyers closing cost The 3.5% Guarantee Fee is included (Financed) in with the loan amount 100% of borrowers...
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By Sarasota & Manatee Counties FL, QuickFreeMLS.com - Listings In Paradise
(SaraMana Properties - QuickFreeMLS.com)
You know you want to live in Paradise! What Are You Waiting For? Pristine white sands, crystal blue waters, and cool gulf breezes! Begin your FREE Florida Gulf Coast Property Search Now!   **CLICK HERE for Anna Maria Island Waterfront Single Family Listing Bargains**   Anna Maria Island Waterfront Single Family Listings - Florida Gulf Coast Real Estate For Sale! Now is the time to find fantastic bargains on Anna Maria Island Waterfront Single Family properties! If you are looking for a great deal on a waterfront property in Manatee County Florida, all you have to do is click on the link to find the best deals available! Search the entire Anna Maria Island Florida Realtor® Multiple Listing Service (MLS) just like agents do, anytime, anywhere!   **CLICK HERE for Anna Maria Island Waterfro...
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By Sarasota & Manatee Counties FL, QuickFreeMLS.com - Listings In Paradise
(SaraMana Properties - QuickFreeMLS.com)
You know you want to live in Paradise! What Are You Waiting For? Pristine white sands, crystal blue waters, and cool gulf breezes! Begin your FREE Florida Gulf Coast Property Search Now!   **CLICK HERE for Anna Maria Island Waterfront Condo & Villa Listing Bargains**   Anna Maria Island Waterfront Condominium & Villa Listings - Florida Gulf Coast Real Estate For Sale! Fantastic bargains can currently be found on Anna Maria Island Waterfront Condo & Villa properties! If you are looking for a great deal on a waterfront property on Anna Maria Island Florida, all you have to do is click on the link to find the best deals available! Search the entire Anna Maria Island Realtor® Multiple Listing Service (MLS) just like agents do, anytime, anywhere!   **CLICK HERE for Anna Maria Island Waterfro...
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By John Michailidis, Real Property Management of Sarasota & M
(Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee)
Why Short Sale? – FREE information on Foreclosure Defense, Mortgage Modification, Tax Consequences, Deed-in-lieu-of-foreclosure, Short Sales, Deficiency Judgments, Bankruptcy Referrals & more. John Michailidis, SaraMana Properties – Phone: (941) 822-5221   CLICK to register for our next FREE Foreclosure Options Seminar Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach & Longboat Key Florida Short Sale & Foreclosure Broker Assistance.Even the beautiful, island resort communities of Manatee County's Gulf Coast are feeling the effects of the national foreclosure crisis. The beaches are still among the best in the world, the restaurants & pubs are still fantastic, and the weather couldn't get any better, and many island homeowners are finding that teaming up with a professional Short Sale Br...
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By Annette Smith, Sarasota Real Estate Agent
(Allen Real Estate Services, Inc.)
Buyers who want a real dream town pick Anna Maria Island real estate.  Recently Coastal Living magazine published an article entitled Dream Towns.  Anna Maria Island, Manatee County's "laid-back and modern, preppy and quaint, small and simple" was featured in the article.  Anna Maria is a hot spot in Florida, and Coastal Living got it right.  Anna Maria is a dream town.  About an hour south of Tampa and 30 minutes north of Sarasota, Florida, Anna Maria Island is easily accessible for international travelers.  The tiny island, only 7 miles by 2 miles, is home to 8,500 residents and only 1,800 on the northern tip where you'll find the tiny town of Anna Maria. If you are searching for highrise condo living, Anna Maria doesn't have it.  You'll see Gulf-front mid-rises on the West side of th...
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By Dan Jasmer, Changing the way you look at real estate
(Fine Properties)
Anna Maria Island is an unassuming 7 mile stretch of barrier island located on Florida's West Coast.  It's comprised of 3 cities; Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Anna Maria.   Located just north of Longboat Key, it offers visitors and residents alike the old Florida charm that existed before developers built high rises and large resorts on other nearby islands. Anna Maria Island is for those seeking the ultimate in a laid back lifestyle.   It's dotted with great restaurants like Duffy's, where you can get one of the best burgers in town, to Zagat ranked Beach Bistro for that special occasion.   It is one of the only places in the Sarasota-Bradenton area where you will find beach front restaurants and bars.  The Beach House, appropriately named for it's beach front location, is a great...
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By Katrina Madewell, Tampa FL Homes for sale | Tampa Bay - (813) 777-1196
(Charles Rutenberg Rlty- More than 5,000 agents(813) 777-1196)
Anna Maria Island Vacation Rentals.  Anna Maria Beach Place was FABULOUS place to get away from all of the hustle and bustle of life's busy elements and enjoy some true down time!  This amazing little place had EVERYTHING we needed for even the longest stay.   Unit was fully furnished with many amenities:  Large master bedroom pull out sleeper sofa inside and outside tables for meals Cable TV Internet Access Large Swimming Movies available for tenant use Books available for reading Laundry facilities on-site Large Swimming pool Just a few Steps away from our BEAUTIFUL Beaches on the Gulf of Mexico To get more information on availability, rates, and other info, please call 1-888-786-9538 x 2. Enjoy the shows, and videos! All content, videos, and photos provided courtesy of Katrina Madewe...
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By Linda Reynolds, Bradenton Real Estate
(Bradenton Real Estate - Linda Reynolds)
Nothing is more frustrating and scary than facing the prospect of losing your Anna Maria home. You have many questions but you don't really want to talk to anyone about it. Ignoring the problem won't make it go away so you need to take action and find out what your options are. Start today by taking our 10 day email course about Selling your Anna Maria home via Short Sale. Get your questions answered and if you chose to, you can talk to one of our Anna Maria Short Sale experts. We promise not to judge and know you are not alone. Click on the link below to get started: Anna Maria Short Sale Course
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By Linda Reynolds, Bradenton Real Estate
(Bradenton Real Estate - Linda Reynolds)
Nothing is more frustrating and scary than facing the prospect of losing your Anna Maria home. You have many questions but you don't really want to talk to anyone about it. Ignoring the problem won't make it go away so you need to take action and find out what your options are. Start today by taking our 10 day email course about Selling your Anna Maria home via Short Sale. Get your questions answered and if you chose to, you can talk to one of our Anna Maria Short Sale experts. We promise not to judge and know you are not alone. Click on the link below to get started: Anna Maria Short Sale Course
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Located in west central Florida between Tampa and Sarasota, Anna Maria Island could be a tropical getaway that's simply currently being discovered! Great fishing, boating, shelling and swimming - we tend to offer it all.For the boater/fisherman: fishing piers, excursion boats, boat rentals and charter boats are available. Rent a jet ski or kayak, choose a parasail ride or scuba dive - there are so many options! Marinas are located round the island or bring your own boat - ramps are conveniently located and the fishing's great!For the beach goer: Anna Maria is seven miles long and offers peaceful, white sand beaches running the length of the island. Take a walk, notice some shells, get some sun or just relax on our beaches; they are spectacular.For the explorer: From the north end of Ann...
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By Linda Reynolds, Bradenton Real Estate
(Bradenton Real Estate - Linda Reynolds)
Anna Maria homes for sale in Anna Maria Florida - Anna Maria Homes and Real Estate by Communities. This is an MLS search for: Anna Maria Homes, in the Anna Maria Real Estate market of Anna Maria, FL. School information, Buyers tips and relocation guide for home buyers available. We're your Anna Maria Realtors with experience, knowledge, and dedication to service. Here you will find listings in the Anna Maria community / subdivision but may include Anna Maria town homes, condos, and villas on a custom MLS search.
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By Larry Chatt
(Island Real Estate of Anna Maria Island, Inc)
Everyone loves a good parade.  The privateers are holding their annual Anna Maria Island Christmas parade December 12th.  If you are in Tampa, Sarasota or Orlando swing out to Anna Maria Island to put your feet in the sand and enjoy a great Christmas parade. The parade starts around 10:00 AM at the North end of Anna Maria Island in Anna Maria City at Bayrfont park.  The parade will end around 11:15 AM in Bradenton Beach at Coquina park.  I strongly suggest if you come to park at Coquina or the Holmes Beach public beach so it is fairly easy to exit Anna Maria Island to Bradenton.  It typically takes about an hour for traffic to get normal on the island after a parade. Take a look below for some pictures from the 2008 Christmas parade.  After the parade have lunch at any one of our great ...
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By Deborah Varelis
(Sato Real Estate, Inc)
  Interesting articles coming out now, my favorite is "The Freefall is over".  To call what we have been though as a nation a recession is putting it mildly, but that we are beginning a recovery is likely.  I remember in school, (not going into how long ago that way), simple economic indicators would tell economists how the country was fairing.  Well folks the little needle has moved a little to the left!  The "freefall" of equity loss has stabilized; I found it interesting that the doomsayers have reported of $4 Trillion loss of equity.  Actually how much of that 4 trillion was inflated?  Is your home worth as much as it was before the bubble?  I know my own home is up in value, not by much but still up from 2004.  If I had sold it during the bubble I might have made a bundle, but you ...
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By Larry Chatt
(Island Real Estate of Anna Maria Island, Inc)
I am excited to introduce my new website regarding Anna Maria Island information.  The website includes my blog regarding general Anna Maria Island information supplying plenty of information on things to do on Anna Maria Island.  It also includes a blog discussing Anna Maria, FL Vacation Rentals, and finally an Anna Maria Real estate information blog. I hope that the new website that pulls everything together helps visitors to the island.  Take a look and check out www.AnnaMariaPropertySpecialist.  Finally, an IDX link allows for plenty of real estate property searches.  
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By Linda Reynolds, Bradenton Real Estate
(Bradenton Real Estate - Linda Reynolds)
I just updated my blog post on ReynoldsRealty.com with a new video of Anna Maria Florida.  Be sure to go and check it out and let me know what you think of it. If you are looking to find homes in the area be sure to check out www.ManateeHomeSearch.com and get listings emailed right to you without even talking to me so you can get your listings at 3 AM if you wish.
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By Larry Chatt
(Island Real Estate of Anna Maria Island, Inc)
It's official, the state route 64 bridge that connects Anna Maria Island to the mainland is open!  More than a week early the island tonight had a buzz.  I received several text messages, a phone call, and it was announced over our public announcement system in our office, "The bridge is open, the bridge is open."  The bridge closure was a non-event.  I heard very little complaining regarding traffic.  Sure, no one was happy to take the long way to Manatee avenue but the Florida Department of Transportation did a fantastic job.  My compliments to the leadership of the project.  It's not often my expectations are exceeded and in the case of the State Route 64 Anna Maria Island Bridge repair project, my expectations as a business person were far exceeded.  The Anna Maria Island bridge the...
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By Kathleen White
(Island Real Estate)
 With all the media reporting "the sky is falling", I have decided to take advantage of the not so crazy time on Anna Maria Island. October and November are my favorite months on the island, the weather is getting cooler and it is a perfect time to walk the beach and remember why we are here. We sometimes get so busy running around showing property that we miss the real beauty of Anna Maria. I remember one day showing property at the north end of the island with another Realtor and she stated, "Wow, I have never seen this part of the island before"...OK... I know for myself it is important to take advantage of this quiet time, it will not last. It is a great time to breathe in some new energy and get ready for the season that is upon us. Everyone, do yourselves a favor and take some tim...
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