If Citizen’s Insurance company provides coverage for your home, an administrative change may leave you without much recourse, maximizing repair limits at $3,000.
This could have negative impacts on getting repairs done in a timely fashion and by whom. Once again, we find that even the right to select your repairman may be at risk.
Read about it.
Mike Carleton, for years operating at Coastline Real Estate, has been sentenced to jail for his misdeeds in double-booking rental accommodations.
It’s a just punishment for his crimes.
Here’s the story from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune: CLICK HERE
Or maybe even total replacement. And where does the money come from? The current lease says the restaurant owner is responsible for all repairs and maintenance.
Something’s gotta give, and at this moment, it’s likely to be the pier itself. Here’s the Islander’s story on the situation. No doubt more to come.
Traffic always seems to jam up in the months from February through May, and then again mid-June through mid-August.
A new company is poised to help with that problem, mostly in Bradenton Beach, and it really might help!
Here’s the story from the Bradenton Herald.
I don’t like to have sellers in the property when I’m showing my listings. they could say something that’s not beneficial to the transaction I hope to get started.
And buyers usually don’t want someone hanging around and overhearing their comments, either.
What’s worse, sometimes, a seller will say something that can cost them in the long run. Cost a sale, or cost an offer, or even cost money before we get to closing.
For example, if they say something about the condition of their property, and the buyer hears that the roof is near the end of its useful life, they could come back after an inspection period and ask that the selling price be reduced by the amount of a new roof. Even if their inspection doesn’t say the roof is bad.
Then what? you have a buyer on the line. Do you just say, “No?” and move on to the next prospective buyer? Or negotiate something less than a full roof replacement cost? It never would have come up except for an inadvertent comment.
So, sellers, if you happen to be near a buyer, even a neighbor, here’s a recent article from Florida Realtors with hints of what NOT to say.
A new group has been formed to attempt to stimulate more permanent residents on this barrier island.
Sounds like a good idea!
Here’s the Bradenton Herald story:
When I first lived on Anna Maria Island back in the early 1980s, we could walk out off the north end into Tampa Bay and in shallow water harvest sunray clams. Sweet, salty and delicious, they beat all the hard clams, like quahogs, cherrystones and little necks, hands down.
But then, as with most things natural, under the pressure of growth and development, they pretty much disappeared.
Now, they’re being grown for harvest, and the news looks good. Here’s a story from Tampa Bay times that has the details:
This one almost slipped by: The Tidemark shopping center, across the parking lot from a Wells Fargo bank and practically adjacent to the long-awaited Mainsail development along Marina Drive, has sold
Here’s the Bradenton Herald’s story — CLICK HERE
Fourth of July is a very intense time on the beach here on Anna Maria Island. Lots of people. Tons of equipment. And then there are the fireworks.
Historically, residents, tourists and visitors have set off many thousands of dollars of fireworks illegally along the shores of our island. Impressive displays to be sure, but dangerous to people, on-shore structures and wildlife.
Be careful. Be mindful. And be respectful.
Here is an interesting tidbit from the Florida Fish and Wildlife people. It’s called the Wrack Line, and is their July, 2015 newsletter.
It is now easier for homeowners to get flood insurance premiums included in the escrow portion of their monthly mortgage payments. Federal authorities issued new rules that actually require lenders to make this possible beginning in the first of 2016.
Here’s the story: CLICK HERE