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Date of Issue: May 12, 2005

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, May 11 2005


WHITE RATTAN WALL unit, $250; sofa love seat, white wicker coffee table, end table, sofa table, $250; dinette table with four chairs, $250. (941) 778-7833.

CHERRY COMPUTER HUTCH: New, was $500. Sell, $125. (941) 778-7672.

FINAL MOVING SALE: Rattan kitchen set with glass top, beige couch, computer desk, lamps, linens, dishes and three sheets 5/8-inch plywood. (941) 778-4432.

FREE DELIVERY to your home or condo: Shrimp, crabs, native fish. Prompt delivery to your door. Call James Lee, (941) 795-1112 or 704-8421.


KIDS WANTED! For speech and language summer camp. 9am-noon, June 6-10 for 3- to- 5-year-olds and June 13-17 for 5- to- 7-year-olds. 15 hours/week filled with oral motor exercises, sound/letter associations and language-based activities. Registration limited! Giraffic Park Therapy Center, Cortez Road, Bradenton. (941) 758-3559 or e-mail

ANNA MARIA ISLAND SCREENSAVER! Experience the Island on your computer desktop. Available at The Islander, or purchase online or order by mail. $12 PC or $15 Mac.

BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a personalized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park. Two lines, $40. Three lines, $50. Pick up form at The Islander or call (941) 518-4431 for more information.

FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Just for the asking. Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Free at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open Tuesday, Thursday, 9:30am-2pm. Saturday, 9am-noon. Always sales racks. Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. (941) 779-2733.

MOVING SALE: 8am-2pm Saturday, May 7. 105 77th St., Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE: 8am-noon Saturday, May 14. Bikes, books, clothes, golf gear, office equipment, many household items. 309-B 61st St., Holmes Beach.

SALE: NIKI'S GIFTS & Antiques. Weekly special 60-75 percent off precious gemstones, rubies, emeralds, aquamarines, etc; all sterling jewelry 50 percent off; select gifts and antiques 25-70 percent off. Open seven days 9:30am-5pm. (941) 779-0729. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

SPRING CLEANING SALE: 9am-noon Saturday, May 14. Clothes, toys, bike, television and more! 522 Loquat Drive, Anna Maria. No early birds.


LOST: MEN'S GOLD ring with Elfenbein on top, in reverse. Elephant trunk on each side. Johnny, (941) 778-4412. Reward!


CRITTER SITTER nine years in pet care. 24 years as an Island resident. Lots of TLC for your beloved pets with in-home visits. (941) 778-6000.

ADULT CATS in desperate need of loving homes. All are current on vaccines. All applicants screened. Please call (941) 922-0774.


1994 FORD TAURUS: Four-door, white sedan, good condition, low mileage. Full electronic equipment. Asking $2,000 or best offer. (941) 778-6517.

1999 MERCURY GRAND Marquis: White body, gray interior, automatic. Excellent condition, full history. Asking $6,250. Call Keith, (941) 794-8027.


1995 EVINRUDE 200 HP. All cables, control box, key switch, propeller. Less than 100 hours on rebuild. $3,500. (941) 723-1107.

WET SLIPS AVAILABLE: 30-50 feet. Cortez Cove Marina. (941) 761-2487.
BOAT SLIP WANTED to buy or rent for 22-foot-walk-around. Fully insured. (813) 731-7832.

FOR LEASE: DOCK space with davits. Deep canal, near Galati Marina. (941) 778-5793.

CORTEZ WELDING CO. 1211 Cortez Rd. Aluminum welding, $45/hour. By appointment only. (941) 737-8667 or 798-3589. Free estimates.

MOTOR GUIDE TROLLING motor, new, never in salt water, 54-lb. thrust, mounting bracket. Only $150. (941) 383-0803.

2000 HURRICANE-DECK boat: 20 foot, 60 hours on motor, below blue book cost. $15,000. (941) 778-9719.

2002 SEA RAY 182 Bowrider, like new! 18 foot, 6 inches. 190-hp stern drive, seats seven, tons of fun! Call (941) 778-6234, or e-mail $12,900 or best offer.


LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwater fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided. (941) 723-1107.


CHILD SITTER AND PET SITTER. Ninth-grade male looking for a job. Available after school and weekends. Call Zachary, (941) 779-9783.

NEED A CHILD or pet sitter? Call one number and get connected to two wonderful sitters! Tiffany and Trish. (941) 778-3275 or 779-0964.

BABYSITTER: RED CROSS babysitting and first-aid certified. Enjoys playing with kids. Call Alexandra, (941) 778-5352.

SPENCER'S SKIM SCHOOL for beginners and intermediates. Free skimboard use with lessons. $10 per half-hour lesson, three lessons recommended. Local teen, team competitor. Call (941) 778-0944.

PETSITTER, DOG WALKER, 13-year-old mother's helper, odd jobs. Call Kendall at  (941) 779-9783 or 779-9803.

EXPERIENCED BABYSITTER with CPR license, 14 years old, friendly and responsible. (941) 778-2469.

13-YEAR-OLD girl will babysit all ages in your home. Reasonable rates and knows CPR. Call Jessica Lord, (941) 747-2495.

BABYSITTER: Responsible 10th-grader, great with kids, first-aid certified. Charlotte, (941) 756 5496.

NEED A BABYSITTER? Call Felicia or Kari, (941) 761-1569 or 730-5889. Both Red Cross certified.

SANDBAGS DELIVERED: Be prepared. Local teen will make and deliver sandbags to your Island residence. Call Spencer, (941) 778-0944 to order.


REAL ESTATE: Tired of paying office fees? Two experienced agents needed for fast-paced, high traffic Island office. Top splits, sign-on bonus. Call Wedebrock Real Estate today! "Personalized, not franchised." Call Joe Pickett, (941) 383-5543.

NOW HIRING ALL positions. Rotten hours, rotten pay. Apply at Rotten Ralph's Waterfront Restaurant, 902 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, or call (941) 778-3953.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Advertising layout and design for weekly newspaper, some Web site production. Knowledge of advertising design and layout. Candidate must be familiar with desktop publishing. PhotoShop, Illustrator, PageMaker, Acrobat a plus. Some experience required and/or associate's degree or technical school certificate preferred. Resumes: e-mail, fax 778-9392, or mail/deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.

CONCIERGE/SECURITY: As needed, part time including weekends. Longboat Key condo. No experience needed. Must be service oriented and out-going. Background check. Competitive pay. Call Kevin (941) 383-8876, or fax resume 383-9051.

HOUSEKEEPER: 18-unit hotel. Must speak English, have own transportation, weekends a must. (941) 778-1010, ext. 0.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT for busy construction office. (941) 761-7770.

BUSY CONTINENTAL RESTAURANT hiring full- or part-time servers for lunch, Sunday brunch and dinner. Wednesday-Sunday. Apply at 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or call (941) 778-5320.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Meet interesting people, learn the history of the Island. Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. (941) 778-0492.


HOME INSPECTION BUSINESS for sale. 18-years experience. Complete on-the-job certified training. One full year's support free. Probable earnings $100,000 first year, $200,000 with two employees. Exceptional opportunity for a man or woman to run from home office located anywhere. $75,000, $45,000 down and seller will finance $30,000, or $60,000 cash. (941) 778-4606 or (407) 467-8666.


LPNS/CNAS NEEDED for long-term home care for lady with spinal injury. Hoyer lift. Four-hour morning and overnight shifts. (941) 383-6953.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, cabbage palms, patio gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-working and responsible. Excellent references. Edward (941) 778-3222.

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appointments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Car Service. Serving the Islands. (941) 778-5476.

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your computer misbehaving? Certified computer service and private lessons. Special $40/hour. Free advice. (941) 545-7508.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results, wash away mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reasonable, reliable. Free estimates, licensed, insured. (941) 778-0944.

CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist. Experienced certified technician for communication electronics offers wireless and cable networks, upgrades, maintenance, repairs, tutoring and training. Call Robert, (941) 778-3620.

CALL DAN'S RESCREEN for your free estimate today. Affordable rates, quality work guaranteed. Pool cages, lanais, windows, doors. Call (941) 713-5333.

JACKSON HOLMES PAINTING: The Island's honest and dependable painting service. Interior, exterior, faux painting, cabinet refinishing. References. Free estimates. (941) 795-2771.

BAREFOOT ESTATE MANAGEMENT: Home management/watch, housekeeping, maintenance. (941) 730-5318.

TOM'S WINDOWS: Get your plywood hurricane panels now! Cut, primed, installed, with easy-mount fasteners. $78/sheet complete. (941) 730-1399.

MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service. Over 30 years experience, self-employed in construction trades. "I'm handy to have around." (941) 778-4561.

DO YOU NEED a house sitter? Retired, Christian couple will house-sit free just to stay on the Island. References, furnished. (770) 832-7319.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Kelley Ragan. Custom portraits, weddings, beach photography. (941) 447-8892.

LIVE ON THE Island and need help? Sarasota airport runs, $40. Gardening, weeding, light housekeeping, pet sitting and walking, help with moving. On Island, (941) 803-0610.

MURALIST, Mark Burdette. Custom murals, interior or exterior, landscapes and more. (941) 447-9637.

MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Beginning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, (941) 792-0160.

BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, (941) 795-7411. RA005052.

ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! (941) 778-2711.

NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage in the comfort of your home. Call today for an appointment, (941) 795-0887. MA#0017550.

TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years experience. References available. For a reasonable price, call Sebastian, (941) 704-6719.

AUTO DETAILING BY HAND Spotless inside and out. I can save you time and money. Island resident, references. For pricing, call (941) 713-5967.


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more!  Insured. (941) 778-5294.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount. Call (941) 778-2581 or 962-6238.

JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call (941) 807-1015.


PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and installation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees. Irrigation. Everything Under the Sun Garden Centre, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-4441.

SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $35/yard. Hauling: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at (941) 795-7775, "shell phone" (941) 720-0770.

KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch, clean-ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. City of Anna Maria resident. Cell (941) 448-3857.

NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30-years experience. (941) 729-9381.

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE: Installs, clean-ups, shell, rock, palms, aquascapes, tree work. Truck for hire, move anything. Shark Mark (941) 727-5066.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Dan or Bill, (941) 795-5100.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed and insured. Many Island references. (941) 778-2993. License #CRC 035261.

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free estimates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at (941) 778-1730.

CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island service since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certifying back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118) (941) 778-3924 or 778-4461.

TILE - TILE - TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, (941) 726-3077.

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free estimates. License #CGC061519, #CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting MasterCard/Visa. (941) 720-0794.

CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION expert. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Member of Better Business Bureau. Paul Beauregard, (941) 779-2294.

KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, (941) 748-4711.

TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed. Why pay retail? Island resident, many references. Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor Coverings. (941) 792-1367, or 726-1802.

MASON: 27 YEARS of experience. All masonry work and repair. Cinderblock work, brick work, glass block work, paver and brick driveways. Call Chris, (941) 795-3034. License #104776. Insured.

MORENO MARBLE & TILE Installation and restoration. Quality work. Over 20 years experience. Insured. Call Javier at (941) 685-5163 or 795-6615.

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handyman, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pressure washing and tree trimming. Call (941) 778-6170 or 447-2198.

STEVE'S REMODELING & repair service. Free estimates, 35 years experience. (941) 795-1968.

WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more. Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-home consultation. Island references, 15 years experience. (941) 778-3526 or 730-0516.

HOME IMPROVEMENT SERVICE: Bill MacCaughern. Repairs, renovations, kitchens, bathrooms, decks. Masonry, tile, painting. 30 years experience. Yes, I do show up! (941) 778-3904.


RENTALS available weekly, monthly, seasonal. Wedebrock Real Estate Co., (941) 778-6665 or (800) 749-6665.

VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across from beautiful beach, $375 to $500/week. Winter and spring dates available. Almost Beach Apartments, (941) 778-2374.

VACATION & SEASONAL Private beach. Units are complete. Rates seasonally adjusted. $425-$975/week, $975-$2,975/month. (800) 977-0803 or (941) 737-1121.

POOL HOME AVAILABLE for vacation let. Near Holmes Beach, 3BR/2BA with all amenities. Managed by Coastal Properties Realty, (941) 794-1515.

CORTEZ COTTAGE fully furnished, nice breezy, quiet area. Seasonal, $900/month, $500/week, $100/night. (941) 778-8168 or 794-5980.

SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach, 4BR (two master suites)/3BA, house on canal. Two minutes to beach. Heated pool, dock, cable TV, washer/dryer, garage, designer furnished with tropical yard setting. One of the finest rentals on Island. $1,600/weekly or $6,000/monthly. Call 713-0034 or e-mail:

NEW FURNISHED 2BR/2BA 55-plus, across from beach. Furnished. Annual $1,150/month, seasonal $2,200/month. (941) 725-1074.

SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH: 1BR duplex available March 2005. Steps to beach and shopping. Refurbished and nicely decorated. Small pet OK. Accepting 2006 reservations. (941) 807-5626.

WEEKLY RENTALS: SAN Remo condo, 1BR/1BA, $500/week; Alecassandra villa, 1BR/1BA, $700/week; island duplex, 2BR, $800/week; Northwest Bradenton home, 3BR/3BA, $950/week; Gulffront cottage, 2BR, $1,000/week; Bradenton Beach Club, 2BR/2BA, $1,400/week. Please call Cristin Curl at Wagner Realty, (941) 778-2246.

GULFFRONT CONDOS: 3BR/2BA, 2BR/1BA, 1BR/1BA with breathtaking sunsets. Pools, Jacuzzi, walk to shops and restaurants. Available weekly, monthly, seasonal. (901) 301-8299 or e-mail

WE ARE BOOKING rentals for 2006. Wide variety of condos/houses starting at $1,500/month. Annual rental 2405 Avenue B, 2BR/2BA, $1,000/month; Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA, villa, pool, tennis, $1,200/month; townhouse with garage, $1,500/month. SunCoast Real Estate, (941) 779-0202.

PERICO BAY CLUB Villa: Available now. 2BR/2BA two-car garage, nicely furnished, sunny end unit. Close to Anna Maria beaches and stores. Owner, (941) 387-9702.

YEARLY RENTALS: Half duplex, 2BR/1BA, washer/dryer hookup, carport, $900/month; 3BR/2BA, washer/dryer hookup, $950/month; 2BR/2BA, $725/month. No pets. Dolores Baker Realty, (941) 778-7500.

FULLY FURNISHED: Ready to move in. 1BR/1BA near Bradenton Beach. $750/month, utilities included. Six-month lease, first, last and deposit. Call Jackie, (941) 929-7165.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA ELEVATED duplex in Holmes Beach, one block from beach. $950/month plus utilities, no pets. First, last month, plus security. References. Call Ed, (860) 227-5142.

CORDOVA VILLA: 2BR/2BA with wood floor, modern pool, clubhouse. Close to beach, pets OK. $950/month, including water/cable. (941) 780-3109 or 758-7571.

ANNUAL: ELEVATED 2BR/2BA duplex, tile, fans, vaulted ceiling, skylights, porch, washer/dryer hookup, large storage room. Steps to park and beach. $900/month. Nonsmoking, please. (239) 822-6680 or (239) 945-3493.

SUMMER VACATION Rentals: 2BR/2BA Palma Sola townhouse with boat dock, $499/week; Perico Bay 2BA/2BA villa, $1,200/month. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA Holmes Beach waterfront villa. Fantastic view! Nonsmoking, pet negotiable. $1,000-$1,200/month. (941) 778-2100 or 224-6521.

THE "CASTLE ON Beach Avenue" Anna Maria. Elegant 4BR/3BA French Normandy home, two houses from beach on quiet street. Available May 2005-2006. Inquire (941) 794-8202.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR/1BA, Anna Maria, $875/month; 2BR/2BA Gulffront condo, $2,000/month. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, (941) 778-2307 for details.

ANNUAL RENTAL: West Bradenton furnished 2BR/2BA ground-floor unit. New kitchen, appliances, washer/dryer, pool, lanai, tennis court available. Walk to shopping, 10 minutes to beach. Nonsmoking. Small pet OK. $800/month, includes cable TV. (941) 778-4225.

STEPS TO BEACH, Large 1BR/2BA, washer/dryer, kitchen, telephone, cable, courtyard. No pool. $1,695/month, $495/week. or (941) 778-1098.

HOLMES BEACH GULFVIEW 2BR house. Avenue F off 31st Street. Annual lease. Nonsmoking, no pets. Ideal for one or two people. $900/month, plus utilities. Owner, (800) 894-1950.

CANALFRONT HOME WITH boat dock: 3BR/2BA with two-car garage in Coral Shores. $1,550/month, includes lawn care. (815) 351-5052.

ANNUAL RENTAL unfurnished. Spectacular waterfront view. Huge living/dining area, floor-to-ceiling plate-glass windows and 30-by-12-foot screened deck, fronting beach-bay and park steps away with Gulf beach in easy walking distance. Free trolley for shopping nearby. Waterfront, north Anna Maria. 3BR. $1,400/month. (941) 748-5334.

ANNUAL: 2BR/2BA elevated duplex in Bradenton Beach, one block to beach. High ceilings, clean, no pets. $900/month. (941) 778-4665 or 725-2549.

WATERFRONT: BIMINI BAY, 1BR/1BA or 2BR/2BA. Available May and June respectively. Annual $850 or $1,050/month, water/garbage included. (941) 360-0618.

PERICO BAY CLUB: 2BR/2BA bayfront condo. Light and bright, community pools, tennis, guarded gate, assigned covered parking. Annual, $1,400/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

WATERFRONT SHORT-TERM rental: 2BR/2BA and 1BR/1BA. Dock for fishing and less than 200 feet to Gulf of Mexico white sand beach. Walk to nearby park. Best location on Island, must see to appreciate. Phone (941) 779-9074, cell (703) 587-4675. E-mail

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1.5BA duplex. Close to the beach, carport, washer/dryer and enclosed Florida room. Annual, $1,100/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

ANNUAL DUPLEX: BEAUTIFUL 1BR/1BA with new ceramic tile. Steps to beach. Quiet Holmes Beach location. $775/month, includes water. (941) 778-9196.

HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1BA apartment. Recently updated, steps to beach. Annual, $700/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

SANDPIPER MOBILE PARK: Bradenton Beach 55-plus community. 1BR/1BA with lanai. Annual $700/month. No pets. (941) 778-4053 or 778-1140.

NORTHWEST BRADENTON: Pine Bay Forest, 2BR/2BA condo with vaulted ceilings and screened lanai. Annual, $1,100/month. Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE with therapy room for rent. Includes utilities and office equipment. Great location, Cortez Road, Giraffic Park Therapy Center. E-mail:

ANNUAL: NEW 2BR apartment one block to beach, new tile floor, peek of Gulf. $1,000/month, includes all utilities. (941) 545-6118.

SEASONAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA furnished condo. West Bradenton, five minutes to beaches. $2,700/month. (708) 532-2149.

DOWNTOWN SARASOTA: 2BR/2BA bayview condo on the eighth floor. Wonderful location and great amenities. Annual $2,900/month. Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

RENT 2BR/2BA inclusive turnkey, $1,000; 3BR/2BA pool home built in 2000; 3BR3BA villa, pool, tennis. Coastal Properties, (941) 794-1515.

BEAUTIFUL DECOR 2-3BR/2BA condo rental. Tennis, nature trail, pool, large lanai. Nonsmoking. Three-month minimum in season, $2,800/month. (724) 941-2585.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 1BR in Holmes Beach. $600/month, plus security and utilities. (941) 778-6541 or 504-3844.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA ELEVATED duplex with screened porch, deck, Mexican tile, covered parking, large bonus room, washer/dryer, yard care. $950/month. Marina Pointe Realty Co., (941) 779-0732.

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. (941) 778-3875. Web site


BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX: 2BR/2BA, each level with parking underneath. Views of Gulf and bay from large covered balconies. This property has great investment potential. Top floor has wood cathedral ceilings, open-floor plan, tile and oak flooring. $795,000. (941) 778-3875.

KEY WEST-STYLE pool home: Renovated 3BR/2BA with deeded boat slip. Lush tropical landscape, brick-paver deck and patio, privacy fence, screened lanai and hot tub. Interior features include open-floor plan, cathedral ceilings, terra cotta tile, wood flooring, gas fireplace, new kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and maple cabinets. Many custom features. Turnkey furnished in island decor. $679,900. By appointment only. (941) 518-9275. Web site

WEST OF GULF Drive, eight homes from beach. Large 2BR/2BA home, master with den/study and bath has whirlpool tub with separate shower. Guest bedroom has a bay view. Elevator, furnished, lots of storage, low maintenance yard with room for a pool and much more! 140 50th St., Holmes Beach. $699,500. (941) 388-5238 or 778-3203.

PALMA SOLA Bay 2BR/2BA newly remodeled furnished townhouse. Pool and boat slip. Real Estate Mart, $ 342,000. (941) 756-1090.

PRECONSTRUCTION PRICES! Hidden Lake condominiums, west Bradenton. Close to beach. Starting at $309,900. Call Cori Woods, (941) 761-0444.

MOBILE HOME: Great location, one block to beach and bay. Large rooms, plus lanai. New appliances, central air conditioning, laundry room, plus storage shed. $90,000. By appointment only, (941) 778-2655.

ON THE BEACH, condo for sale. View of Gulf from every room. Walk out the front door onto the white sandy beach. No long arduous trek. Totally new from the studs out! 2BR/2BA, sink in laundry. Don't pay a million six plus. $899,000, principals only. (941) 779-1013 or (717) 392-4048.

NORTH BEACH VILLAGE: 2BR/2.5BA, one-car garage. Unit 24, Holmes Boulevard. $495,000. Excalibur Realty Inc., (941) 792-5566.

POINTE WEST BEAUTY on creek, very private backyard looking over wooded area. 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, family room, lanai, real hardwood floors throughout. Good appliances, very clean. Near Blake hospital on quiet street. $255,000. Easy to see. Call Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max Gulfstream Realty, (941) 518-9003.


TENNESSEE LAKE PROPERTY Sale! Parcels from $24,900. 6.5-acre lot $59,900. 27-acre lake estate $124,900. Cabins available. Call toll-free (866) 770-5263, ext. 8, for details.

VIEWS VIEWS VIEWS: Helena, Montana. 4.7 acres $79,990. Ride out your back door to millions of acres of national forest! Awesome lake and mountain views, close to Canyon Ferry Lake. Minutes to Helena. Soils tested, utilities, ready to build on. Call owner (888) 770-2240.

GOLF-VIEW BARGAIN! $198/month. Nicely wooded homesite in upscale golf community in the Carolina mountains between Asheville, N.C., and Greenville, S.C. A sanctioned Golf Digest teaching facility, Call toll-free (866) 334-3253, ext. 863. Price: $49,900, 10 percent down, balance finance 12 months at 4.49 percent fixed, one-year balloon, OAC.

LAKEFRONT BARGAINS Starting at $89,900. Gorgeous lakefront parcels. Gently sloping, pristine shoreline, spectacular views. Across from national forest on 35,000-acre recreational lake in east Tennessee. Paved roads, underground utilities, central water, sewer, Excellent financing. Call now (800) 704-3145, ext. 617, Sunset Bay LLC.

BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA. Must see the beautiful, peaceful mountains of western mountains. Homes, cabins, acreage, investments. Cherokee Mountain Realty GMAC Real Estate, Murphy, N.C. Call for free brochure (800) 841-5868.

LOOKING FOR MOUNTAIN PROPERTY? Gated community near Hot Springs, N.C. Spectacular view and river homesites. Clubhouse, paved roads and more! Call (866) 411-5263, Bear River Lodge.

LAND WANTED: Land investment company seeks large acreage in Florida and Georgia. Interested in waterfront, timber, and agricultural lands. Must have road frontage or good access. Cash buyer with quick closings. Call (877) 426-2326 or e-mail:

NORTH CAROLINA Mountains: Panoramic views and mountain streams in high elevation between Boone and Asheville. Tracts range 1-5 acres with access and utilities from $49,900. (800) 455-1981, ext. 148

NEW MEXICO: 20 acres, $29,900. Scenic region, views, canyons, trees, rolling hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunting, hiking, horses, great climate. Power, great access. 100 percent financing. Call (877) 822-LAND!

FIVE MINUTES to Greenbrier Resort mountain land bargains, 20 acres and up.

ATTENTION INVESTORS: Waterfront lots in the Foothills of North Carolina. Deep-water lake with 90 miles of shoreline. 20 percent predevelopment discounts and 90 percent financing. No payments for one year. Call now for best selection. (800) 709-LAKE.

GUADALUPE RIVERFRONT! Spectacular wide riverfronts on prime Texas hill country location. 10-32 acres with lots of water frontage, huge trees, panoramic views. From $300s to $400s. Limited number available, call now before they're gone. (800) 609-7042, ext. 110. Brokers and agents welcome.

GRAND OPENING May 21 and 22! Ocala/Gainesville area. 20 acres from $195,000. 100 acres from $450,000. New semi-private gated community featuring parcels with frontage on the Wacassassa River. Gorgeous woodlands teeming with deer and turkey. Save $10,000. Plus get up to $10,000 toward closing costs! Great financing, little down. Call toll-free (866) 352-2249, ext. 436, or

NORTH CAROLINA mountain property. One-of-a kind log cabin on creek. High elevation 2/1. Fireplace, porch, mountain view on 5.31 acres. Good rent history, $189,500. Ralph L. Crisp, Realty Co., Andrews, N.C. (800) 438-8621.


STEEL BUILDINGS: Factory deals. Save $$$. 40 by 60 to 100 by 200 foot. Example, 50 by 100 by 12 = $3.60 sf. (800) 658-2885.


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