Anna Maria Island Real Estate – Quarterly review

Anna Maria Island Real Estate is a small micro market of Manatee County real estate.  Frankly over the years there has been enough disparity between Bradenton real estate let alone Manatee County real estate that it has made sense to measure Anna Maria Island Real Estate separately from local mainland real estate.  For more than fifteen years we have been tracking Anna Maria Island real estate transactions only.

We do find differences between the three cities when it comes to number of transactions as well as market pricing.  More specifically the same property located in Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Anna Maria City will most definitely have differing value.  Bradenton Beach likely due to the higher density of properties is normally valued less than Holmes Beach.  In addition, Holmes Beach real estate is valued a little less than Anna Maria City.

Finally there are significant differences in market value of a single family home, duplex and Condominium.  Using rough numbers we average about one vacant lot sold per month, two duplexes sold per month, ten condominiums sold per month and twenty single family homes sold per month for Anna Maria Island Real Estate.  Of course this is not 100% accurate but only to provide a rough estimate to see the absorption rate of varying property types.

Island Real Estate has several proprietary Anna Maria Island charts that we like to use to provide more insight into our real estate market.  Since our real estate marketplace is made up of primarily second home buyers it is important to provide data to overall trends of local real estate.  Our data provides a culmination of more than 15 years of data.  We focus on supply and demand to aide us in where we believe the Anna Maria Island real estate market is headed.  Rolling one, five and 10 year averages can provide insight into where the market is heading along with absorption rate charts.  The following real estate newsletters is our answer to help you with our local real estate market.

Island Real Estate has no weekend warrior real estate agents.  We only have full time real estate professionals and while most Anna Maria Island real estate companies are adding at least one sales agent on average per year, Island Real Estate has added two in the last ten years.  Why so few?  We believe only the best will do when it comes to helping customers with as large of an investment as purchasing on Anna Maria Island.  Just ask a local who is the best real estate company on Anna Maria Island and you will find the vast majority tell you “Island Real Estate is an institution on Anna Maria Island that has dominated the local market for more than 15 years.  You wont go wrong with any of the sales professionals at Island Real Estate.”

Visit our Real Estate sales professional page or our real estate listings on Anna Maria Island.

Rear Door Recycling Pick-Up now available in Holmes Beach

Holmes Beach – We’re proud to announce that effective June 1st 2017 all of our Holmes Beach properties will have rear door recycling! No more taking you’re recyclables to the curb!

Recycling will be collected on Tuesdays, while trash is still being picked up on Monday and Friday. See below a break down of what and what not to put in your recycling bin, and where to place it.

There are two separate garbage receptacles available. One is for garbage waste, and one for recyclables listed on the top of the can.

Visit the Holmes Beach city website for additional information.

Island Real Estate Resource Link Guidelines

This is the Island Real Estate Resource Link Guidelines. The Island Real Estate of Anna Maria Island website is a valuable resource for locals and visitors to our Island. Our site has more than 500 webpages of information that supplies fantastic insider information to those visiting IslandReal.com. We are often supplemental links for informational purposes. The goal of this webpage is to supply Anna Maria Island information. Therefore you can determine if Island Real Estate benefits from your listing your services. The following are some guidelines to help understand if you should contact Island Real Estate to let us know of your service.

Island Real Estate Resource Guidelines

1)  Island Real Estate lives and breaisland real estate of anna maria islandthes Anna Maria Island, as most would expect, we feel the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is passionate about ensuring our local resources continue to service locals and visitors.  We ask you become an Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce member.

2)  We require our link appear on your website. Also, “Anna Maria Island Real Estate and Anna Maria Island Vacation Rentals” is provided as anchor text in the hyperlink.

One of the two items above is required to be linked on our local scene of our website however if you do have both we generally try to provide premium placement on our website.  Of course non Anna Maria Island related businesses will not be linked.  For example vacation rentals in Italy or a business to business service like servicing photo copiers will not be linked.  The service needs to support local tourism as well as the clientele Island Real Estate works hard to service in our area.

If you have questions you can email us or call 877 778 6066 and request the marketing department.  Have a wonderful day and thank you for patronizing Island Real Estate.

Larry

Anna Maria Water View Lots SOLD – With Tom Nelson

In this short video Tom Nelson shares some history about the Anglers Lodge and the current 3 water view lots that are listed for sale with Tom Nelson at Island Real Estate.

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Anna Maria Island property investment tips

Florida is offering a FREE service to assist single family home owners with reducing your wind insurance.  The impact can be signifcant for communities like Anna Maria Island or Longboat Key.

It’s easy… get your wind insurance policy handy and go to web site to sign up for a free inspection.  Inspectors are filling up fast so be sure to sign up sooner rather than later.  An inspector will visit your Anna Maria Island or Longboat Key single family home for free and give you suggestions on improvements that will save money on your wind insurance.  Sure…you might get lucky and find that your investment home is already eligible for reductions WITHOUT any capitalimprovements.

My Safe Florida can be reached toll free within Florida at (866) 513-6734 or visit their web site where you can fill out an electronic request.  You only need a few minutes to save potentially a few hundred dollars.

Note: If you need help finding your next investment property be sure to call us toll free at (877) 778 6066 or visit our web site for more Real Estate Sales information at http://www.islandreal.com/

Anna Maria Island Three cities – Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach.

Anna Maria Island three cities; Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, and Anna Maria City all offer a unique vacation. Anna Maria Island is approximately 7 miles long and 8 blocks wide.  There are three access points to the island all requiring you to pass over drawbridges. Typically the bridges open twice per hour and require only a five minute wait. Traveling South to North the access points to Anna Maria Island are Longboat Key (Gulf Drive),  Cortez Bridge (State Road 684), and Manatee Avenue Bridge (State Road 64). The entire island is in Manatee County and we have two zip codes of 34216 and 34217.

Anna Maria Island three cities’ beaches

ALL the Gulf of Mexico beaches on Anna Maria Island are open to the public.  Some prefer one cities’ beach over another, however, the difference between beaches are the amount of visitors on each. The softness of the sand, number of seashells, color of the sand, etc are similar if not the same for all gulf beaches.

There are public access points all along the island. We always suggest you ask how far the closest beach access is compared to where you are staying. In addition, if you have congestion expectations for the beach you visit, be sure to ask the vacation rental office for area suggestions on where to reserve. Try to get a definition in number of blocks, number of homes you have to walk past, or does it require a bicycle ride? It’s safe to say that you can bicycle to the Gulf of Mexico beach from anywhere on the island without much difficulty.

No high rises in Anna Maria Island three cities

Anna Maria Island’s uniqueness revolves around its gorgeous white powdery beaches and zoning guidelines for both commercial and residential properties.  No drive thru’s are allowed on the island.  The maximum height for all buildings on the island is 37 feet.  There are two buildings on the island taller than the 37 foot moratorium built prior. Zoning has ensured that no enormous buildings enter the island’s skyline. The miscellaneous zoning laws as well as the current City boards will ensure that Anna Maria Island continues to be considered “old Florida”. A quiet place families come to enjoy. The beach and a simpler life we all aspire to attain full time in our lives is here!

Shopping in Anna Maria Island three cities

There are gift shops, pharmacy shops, restaurants, deli’s, hardware, lumber, and one large grocery store all located on the Anna Maria Island.  Everything is within a short 5-10 minute drive. If you don’t want to leave the island during your stay we have plenty of choices to satisfy your needs.  There are many accommodations on the island including Hotels, Bed and Breakfast’s, and of course vacation rentals.   If a Vacation Rental does not fit your needs we strongly recommend the Harrington House which is a Bed and Breakfast right on the Gulf of Mexico. The Bed and Breakfast receives rave reviews and we promise you won’t be disappointed.  http://www.harringtonhouse.com/

Tourist Seasons on Anna Maria Island

High season is Feb 1st to end of April.  Mid-Season is June 1st to Middle August.  Outside of holiday’s, last minute stays can be found outside of the high season.  See the below city descriptions to view specifics of each city within Anna Maria Island.

BRADENTON BEACH:

Bradenton Beach is the most Southern city on the island, and is the most congested of all three cities.  Gulf Drive runs North/South and offers the only access from Longboat Key or Cortez Road (Route 684).  So, two of the three access points on the island must travel on Gulf Drive which is one of the reasons Bradenton Beach is a bit busier.

In addition, Bradenton Beach has the highest density of condominiums on the island and has a bit higher population per square mile. Of course everything is relative. It’s like asking a person from New York City what is busy and then asking a person from Honeoye Falls, New York what is busy.  Relatively speaking, their definitions are correct but it’s difficult to define “busy.”  The best way to explain it is if you stay on Gulf Drive you will hear some road noise. I have never had anyone complain that Bradenton Beach was too busy if they stayed off Gulf Drive.  In fact, complaints of guests that stay on Gulf drive are few and far between.  Many visitors choose Bradenton Beach because the rental rates can be a little less expensive and gift shops, restaurants and other shops are generally within a walk away.

HOLMES BEACH:

Holmes Beach is in the middle of the island and is extremely popular due to the large public beach at the end of Manatee Avenue (Route 64).  The middle city starts around 29th street and ends at Peppertree, about 55 blocks.  This area is considered quieter than Bradenton Beach and has many gift shops, restaurants, and the only major grocery store on the island.  Holmes Beach is considered quieter for several reasons.  Firstly, Holmes Beach has a mixture of condominium complexes and homes.  The mixture is about 30% condominiums and 70% homes.  Secondly, most of Holmes Beach allows for several routes that allow access North and South.  This provides for a lot less traffic congestion.  Holmes Beach has the widest section of the island and allows most of the East side of the island to view the Tampa Bay as well as the Skyway Bridge.

Key Royale is a more exclusive area of Anna Maria Island three cities.  All properties on Key Royale have varying degrees of water views, either canal or Tampa Bay views.  In addition, the area offers the only golfing on the island with a 9 hole par 3 Golf Course.   It is a private golf course and requires some significant networking to find a member to allow you to be their guest.  Don’t worry, there are plenty of public golf courses nearby.  For shopping, East Bay Drive offers the newest plaza’s on the island and the ¼ mile stretch gives you access to several restaurants, gift shops, pharmacy, grocery store, hardware store, etc

ANNA MARIA CITY:

Anna Maria City is the most Northern area of the island.  It is very popular for those that desire extreme quiet. Anna Maria City starts at Peppertree up to the most Northern tip of the island.  Anna Maria city also has shops and restaurants.  The city is populated with homes rather than condos so the population density is much less as compared to Holmes Beach or Bradenton Beach.  Walking or bicycling in Anna Maria City is fantastic as there is very little traffic and home watching is spectacular.  Anna Maria City has two piers that you must visit while on vacation.  Grab an ice cream at  Two Scoops and walk the public pier at the end of pine and take in the million dollar view of Tampa Bay.