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Anna Maria Island - More than a Beach Retreat

Anna Maria IslandAnna Maria, a seven-mile island is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. This quaint artsy island offers beautiful views of the Sunshine Skyway and Egmont Key at various points. The Beaches on the island are always popular, but visitors also enjoy the old City Pier. Completed in 1911, the Pier is 678 feet and a local landmark. You’ll find concessions there, and it’s a favorite hangout for boaters and fishermen.

Anna Maria also offers an array of restaurants and specialty shops. This island north of Sarasota, Florida is small but you’ll find plenty to do.

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Sales Rise in Sarasota Real Estate Market - February 2013

With the winter season in full swing, the Sarasota real estate market reported sales up by 24 percent in February 2013, compared to February 2012. Continuing from a 22 percent January increase, it looks like the year could continue to reflect 20 percent monthly sales increases and we could be in for a record year.

“Members of the Sarasota Association of Realtors® sold 733 properties in February, compared to only 591 sales last February, and 626 closings last month. The breakdown was 504 single family homes and 229 condominiums. That compared to 414 single family homes and 177 condos sold in February 2012. In 2012, sales increased markedly in February, March and April, climbing to 886 closed transactions in April before moderating in the summer months.”

Pending sales totaled 1,138 in February, above January's total of 1,047. February’s...