Besides our steady and loyal buyers from the U.S., we have a lot of international buyers that purchase homes on Anna Maria Island. The largest of this group is our neighbors to the north, the Canadian’s. They represent 45% of the buyers in the U.S. The second highest is the U.K. at about 12% of the market share. Others behind them include France, Germany, Australia, Switzerland, and Sweden. One of the largest up and coming countries buying in the U.S.
Like most of the country, here on Anna Maria Island people are trending to buy more vacation homes. Vacation sales were up almost 30% last year with a total sale units of 717,000 across the country, but was still surpassed by investment home purchases at 1,100,000 units. People buying Investment properties paid in cash 46% of the time as compared to vacation home buyers who paid cash about 36% of the time. The median age of vacation home buyers was 43 and 42 for investment property buyers. 50% of investment property buyers bought t
This weekend on Anna Maria Island we have many events to keep us busy. Tonight our rental partners Anna Maria Vacations is hosting an open house open to the public from 5-7pm. Friday from 5-10 is the first day for the Island CityFest in Holmes Beach. Also Tonight is the last artwalk of the season which takes place in Downtown Holmes Beach in the shops where Gulf and Holmes Blvd.
If you are thinking about buying a home jump in while we still have these historically low rates. Currently rates are as low as 4.3%, so only 1% higher than the lowest rate in history, which occurred in November of 2012. That is far better than the 70’s @ 8.8%, 80’s @12.7%, 90’s @8.1%, 2000’s @6.29%. So we are still lower than the lowest decade in history by about 2%. Lock in these untraditionally low rates while you still can. With such low rates it only increases your return on investment. So contact us today here at
Have you been dreaming of big water views with the protection of an inlet, well here is that location coupled with luxury living, and amenities that are second to none on Beautiful Anna Maria Island. This home has practically been rebuilt from the ground up, 2 years ago. This key west style inspired home has been custom designed with engineered hard wood floors throughout, large solid granite surfaces in the kitchen along with a dual oven, and a gas range. There are soaring vaulted ceilings throughout, and a master bathroom that has been
It’s that time of year again to check out the latest and greatest homes on Anna Maria Island. This year there are homes representing all of the top builders, including 2 done by our friends at Beach to Bay construction.
For many of us who live and work on Anna Maria Island this comes as no surprise. From the laid back atmosphere, to our many great eating establishments, to our tranquil blue waters that are abundant with seal life, to our new and improved white sand beaches, well, life is good on Anna Maria Island. And what does this mean for the real estate market, well it’s time to get your piece of paradise before someone else does. If tourism grows more in the next year then so will income on investment properties, and the prices of them will go up as well. So contact us today an
This newly constructed duplex in Holmes Beach is only days from being complete. It is a semi elevated duplex, one side is a 4 bedroom 3 bath, and the other side is a 3 bedroom 2 bath. Both units are available for sale. They have been designed with high vaulted ceilings, ceramic tile throughout, along with solid wood cabinetry, solid granite surfaces, and both have a dining area that is showcased with a tray ceiling above. Both units come with a private heated pool and spa surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. They are also located in a prime location that is a short stroll to the be