Archive for the ‘Anna Maria’ Category


Storm Shutters Reguired on Coastal Homes Valued at $750,000.

October 24, 2008

Beginning January, Citizens Property Insurance Corp will require all single family homes with values of $750,000 or more which are located in high-risk coastal areas known WBDRs or Wind Borne Debris Regions to have storm shutter protection that meets the current codes. This requirement is to be without regard for the age of the structure. It will effect only those properties with structures valued at $750,000 or more. With most coastal properties values being mainly based on the land this requirement will effect less home owners than one would imagine. Those property owners who will be forced to upgrade their storm protection will find some solace in the reduced premiums they may receive after the required upgrades are completed.

For more information, click here to read the requirements posted on the Citizens Property Insurance site.


Longboat, Lido, Siesta or Casey Key?

October 16, 2008

White sugar-sand beaches, sophisticated arts, world-class shopping, five star resorts, country clubs of distinction, legendary fine dining and community events coupled with the areas natural beauty and year-round good weather are just a few reasons that Sarasota ranks among the nations 15 most livable communities, according to Money Magazine. Located on Southwest Florida’s Gulf coast, the Sarasota area is a paradise unto its own.

Sarasota is blessed to have three very distinctly varied island lifestyles.  Longboat Key and Lido Key tend to be more formal while Siesta Key and Anna Maria are more laid-back and casual.  Casey Key is exclusively residential and private.  Which is your favorite Sarasota island?


Anna Maria Island Condominium Inventory

June 22, 2007

Anna Maria, a barrier island located about an hour south of Tampa, is comprised of three small cities, Anna Maria on the north end, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach to the south. The island is surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa bay, Palma Sola Bay and is just north of Longboat Key.  Currently there are 335 condominiums for sale on Anna Maria Island priced from $199,000 to $599,000.  For more information on Anna Maria Island and for pictures visit