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Date of Issue: April 27, 2006

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, April 19 2006

ITEMS FOR SALE

NEW GENERATOR IN box, 5500 watt, 13hp. Paid $549, asking $425. (941) 266-2121.

SLEEPER SOFA with double bed. Blue, white and beige. $50. (941) 778-1606. 204 Church St., #11, Bradenton Beach.

FORMICA DINETTE TABLE and four chairs with 17-inch leaf. $150 or best offer. Call (941) 778-7833.

BEAUTIFUL SEVEN-PIECE master bedroom suite set. Rose-colored solid wood. New $10,000, sell for $2,000. Needs large room. (941) 779-0610.

TANNING BED, new bulbs, $800. Call Paige, (941) 798-3448.

AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com.

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.

LONGBOAT KEY HISTORY “From Calusas to Condominiums” by Ralph B. Hunter. Signed copies available at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-7978.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

KARATE ON THE Island: Ages four through adult. Call (941) 807-1734 or visitwww.islanddojo.cmasdirect.com.

BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a personalized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park. Two lines, $40. Three lines, $50. Forms 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.

GUARDIAN AD LITEM volunteers needed: A guardian ad litem is a trained volunteer appointed by the court to represent and advocate for the best interest of children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected. Make a positive impact! Call (941) 744-9473 or visit www.12circuitgal.org.

GARAGE SALES

ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30am-2pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. 9am-noon on Saturdays. Sales racks, children’s clothing. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. (941) 779-2733.

SALE: NIKI’S GIFTS. Jewelry, antiques, weekly specials. Antique mahogany writing desk 40 percent off. All sterling jewelry 50-70 percent off. Wrought iron pieces 40-60 percent off. Select vintage jewelry, collectibles, crystal, oil paintings 40-80 percent off. Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm. (941) 779-0729. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

DEMOLITION SALE: 9am-5pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 20 -22. Cash at site. 202 75th St., Holmes Beach.

LAST YARD SALE of the season: 8am Saturday, April 22. Five families involved. Dishes, clothes, dolls, wheelbarrow, dolly, dog cage, too many things to list. Something for everyone! 409 72nd St., Holmes Beach.

ANNA MARIA GARAGE sale: 9am-5pm Friday and Saturday, April 21-22. Indoor and outdoor furniture, collectibles, lamps, linens, original Eames chair and ottoman, original Lloyd deco red chairs, excellent condition. Rustic and carved furniture. Antique wicker dinette, wheel chairs, large electric scooter. Call Sheila at (941) 779-9737 with any questions. 102 and 105 Pelican Drive. Directions: Gulf Drive to Pine Avenue, right to Crescent, left to Gladiolus, left to Pelican.

LOST & FOUND

LOST: SILVER WEDDING and mother’s rings on beach end of Mangrove Avenue. Call (231) 796-3079.

FOUND: YOUNG BLACK female cat. Please call (941) 778-1389. Office number, but leave message.

PETS

FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie, (941) 720-1411.

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

TRANSPORTATION

BOATS & BOATING

WANTED TO BUY: Deeded boat slip on Anna Maria Island, deep or shallow. Please call, (941) 778-2581.

28-FOOT REGAL LSR-2001: Only 160 hours, like new! Great day cruiser/party boat, even has a head! Always kept on a lift, new custom mooring cover and much, much more. $43,000. Call Pam or Phil at (941) 778-8281 or (941) 704-7445.

1985 32-FOOT WELLCRAFT St. Tropez. 100 hours, new rebuilt 260-hp twin engines, new canvas, fully equipped, turnkey. Moored locally. $39,500. (941) 795-1587.

FISHING & CHARTERS

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

KIDS FOR HIRE

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.

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

BABYSITTER, PETSITTER, dog walker: First-aid certified, 13-year-old, eighth-grader, female, great with kids and animals. Call Kendall, (941) 779-9783.

NEED A BABYSITTER? Call Felicia, (941) 761-1569. Red Cross certified.

ENSURE YOUR CHILD’S safety while you relax. Call Gemma, (941) 447-9657. Responsible, reliable and experienced 10th-grader with a love for children. Red Cross babysitting and first-aid certifications.

DOG WALKER, PET sitter, child sitter and odd jobs. Tenth-grader, available after school and weekends. Zach, (941) 779-9783.

RED CROSS first-aid certified babysitter certified. Call Alex, (941) 778-5352.

HELP WANTED

PART-TIME HELP wanted for small resort motel on Anna Maria. Call evenings, (941) 778-4206.

SEEKING PIANO PLAYER evenings for Ooh La La! Bistro. Music range from classical to jazz. Call Chef Damon, (941) 778-5320.

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.

SING! IF YOU can carry a tune and would help lead a singing congregation, please join with Gloria Dei Lutheran’s choir on Sundays at 9:45am. Two miles north of Manatee Bridge on Anna Maria Island. (941) 778-1813.

MAINTENANCE: PART-TIME for 32-unit resort. Hours 6-8pm, Monday-Friday. Apply in person at Blue Water Beach Club, 6306 Gulf DrIve, Holmes Beach.

HOUSEKEEPER OR LAUNDRY room assistant: 10-30 hours per week. Weekends required. No smokers. Apply in person at Haley’s Motel or call (941) 778-5405.

CONDOMINIUM GROUNDS POSITIONS: Mowing, landscaping, pool maintenance, etc. Full-and part-time help needed. Call Doug at (941) 778-4025.

SHORT ORDER COOK wanted full or part-time. Dependable, will train. Call (941) 778-2501.

HELPER FOR LANDSCAPER and property maintenance. Call Chris, (941) 704-2714.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

FOR SALE: LUCRATIVE Laundromat. Call Karen at (800) 332-3000.

SEAFOOD RESTAURANT/MARKET in heart of Holmes Beach. 35 seats, two outdoor tables, beer/wine, good lease, motivated seller. $105,000. Longview Realty, (941) 383-6112, www.longviewrealty.com.

HEALTH CARE

SERVICES

MAN WITH SHOVEL: Plantings, natives, patio gardens, trimming, cleanups, edging, maintenance. 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.

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

PROFESSIONAL I.T. SERVICES: Complete computer solutions for business and home. Installation, repairs, upgrades, networking, Web services, wireless services. Richard Ardabell, network engineer, (941) 778-5708, or cell (216) 509-1945.

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

APPLIANCE & AC DOCTORS: We repair air conditioners, refrigerator, washer/dryer, oven, garbage disposal, other household items. Honest, dependable. 20-plus years experience. (941) 650-9293.

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.

CUCCIO TILE: Many Island references. Free estimates. Licensed and insured. (941) 730-2137.

AAA WIFE and HUSBAND cleaning your house and windows with confidence. Good references, reasonable rates. Licensed and insured. (941) 812-0499.

CLEANING COUPLE: A few open slots for offices, condos, houses, etc. We also do errands and hurricane checks. Honest and dependable. (941) 448-7119.

PRICE BUSTERS ISLAND cleaning and errand service. No job too small. All houses and yard work, also trash removal and personal shopping. Call between 8am-6pm for more details. (941) 592-2353.

MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Beginning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, (941) 758-0395.

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. CAC184228.

ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. (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.

LAWN & GARDEN

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. Monthly and quarterly accounts available. If it is broken, we can fix it. Call (941) 778-2581.

CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Top quality lawn and landscape maintenance. Now accepting new accounts at great rates. Please call (941) 778-2335 or 284-1568.

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

YOUR COMPLETE LAWN service: Cut when you’re ready. No contracts, no job too small. Low prices. Call (941) 792-4282.

LANDSCAPING

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. $42/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, cleanups, shell, rock, palms, aquascapes, tree work. Truck for hire, move anything. Shark Mark (941) 727-5066.

HOME IMPROVEMENT

VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. 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. Thirty years experience. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. 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.

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

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.

THIRTY-SIX YEARS craftsman experience. Interior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Pressure wash. Driveway paint. Dan Michael, master carpenter. Call 518-3316 or 778-6898.

TWO DUDES with tools: Tile, trim, cabinets, painting, drywall, glass block, brick, stonework and more! Many references. Call now! (941) 812-4269 or 448-6961.

CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Inc. building contractor. New homes, additions, renovations. Quality work and fair prices. Lic#RR0066450. Call (941) 795-1947.

HANDYMAN SERVICE: Winton’s Home-Buddy Inc. Retired banker, Island resident, converting life-long hobby to business. Call (941) 705-0275 for free estimates.

PAINTING AND IMPROVEMENT by Carlos. Licensed and insured. Wallpaper hanging, interior and exterior painting, pressure wash, faux finishing, drywall repair. Phone (941) 753-5936. Cell (941) 580-2421. Fax (941) 752-3109.

RENTALS

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

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. Call (941) 713-0034 or e-mail: gamiller@tampabay.rr.com.

GULFFRONT CONDOS: 3BR/2BA, 2BR/2BA, 1BR/1BA with breathtaking sunsets. Pools, Jacuzzi, walk to shops and restaurants. Available weekly, monthly, seasonal. (901) 301-8299 or e-mail captko462@aol.com.

WEEKLY RENTALS: Alecassandra villa, 1BR/1BA, $700/week; Island duplex, 2BR, $800/week; Gulffront cottage, 2BR, $1,000/week; Bradenton Beach Club, 2BR/2BA, $1,400/week. Please call Kim Fisher, Wagner Realty, (941) 778-2246. www.wagnerrealty.com.

SEASONAL RENTAL: Brand new Bradenton Beach 3BR/3BA plus office, steps to beach. Balconies with ocean and bay views, elevator, 8-person Jacuzzi, granite counters, marble floors and baths, Jacuzzi in master, washer/dryer, designer furnished, fully equipped. One of the finest rentals on Island. $4800/ monthly 813-277-4336.

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

SEASONAL FURNISHED new home in Anna Maria. Elevated 3BR/2BA. Available now through April. One block to beach. (813) 251-9201.

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA: Holmes Beach. Steps to beach, clean duplex-$1,100/month. (941) 725-0578 or (941) 794-2912.

BRADENTON BEACH: NEWLY remodeled1BR/1BA suite with full kitchen, fully furnished, one block from Bridge Street, three minute walk to beach. Sleeps four only. No pets. Now taking reservations for summer. Available weekly, monthly or seasonal. (941) 776-3696, or e-mail bjustin628@tampabay.rr.com.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND: Steps from Bradenton Beach. One hundred yards from bay. Spacious 1BR/1BA with parking. Available for yearly rental. 55-plus. (614) 517-7147.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND: Waterfront mobile resort. Steps to beach. Nice 1BR/1BA. April $950. May-September $625. 55-plus. 2601 Gulf Drive N., Unit 425, Bradenton Beach. (941) 778-5417.

HOUSE FOR RENT: Unfurnished 3BR/2BA, lanai and porch, pool, hot tub, privacy fenced yard, fireplace. Close to beach. Call (941) 773-0248.

ANNUAL OR SEASONAL rental. 2BR/1BA, two blocks to beach. $900/month annual, includes cable, water, sewer, trash. Seasonal $700/week or $2,100/month. (941) 778-0714 or (941) 730-6349.

BEAUTIFUL AND SPACIOUS 3BR/2BA home located four houses down from beach! Free trolley picks up at end of block. Available by the week. Adjacent two-bedroom apartment also available first half of March. Call (616) 225-1589.

CONDOS: BRADENTON BEACH, Bayview Terrace. Pool on bay, one block to beach. Three-month minimum. 2BR, $2,000/month. 1BR $1,500/month. (941) 752-1737.

MONTHLY RENTAL: 2BR/2BA with den. Furnished condo on canal. West Bradenton. Five minutes to beaches. $2,100/month. June through November 2006. (708) 532-2149.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR/2BA home on canal $2,300/month. Call Betsy Hills Real Estate, P.A. at (941) 778-2291 or e-mail: Jason@betsyhills.com.

COZY EXPANDED MOBILE home in 55-plus resort. bayside, furnished, parking, walk to beach/trolley. $800/month, annual. $1,400/month, seasonal. (518) 473-1169 or rgumson@mail.nysed.gov.

SANDPIPER MOBILE RESORT: 55-plus, 1BR/1BA, inside and out sitting areas, turnkey. $1,200/month, $450/weekly. (941) 962-0262. #418 with anchor.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA BRADENTON Beach. Bay views, close to beach. 2319 Ave. B. $1,000/month. (941) 778-3875.

LIDO BEACH: 2BR apartment. Delightful and modern with porch/lanai in garden setting. Across from beach, walking distance to St. Armands Circle. Eight minutes to Sarasota Main Street. Fully furnished, including full kitchen and laundry room. Call for special summer rates, (941) 383-2566.

NEAR BEACH: FURNISHED 1BR/1BA. $750/month with utilities. Seven-month lease, first, last and deposit. Call Jackie, (941) 929-7165.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: Available January, February and March, 2007. 2BR/2BA, totally remodeled in 2006. Call (813) 781-7562.

ARTIST STUDIO SUBLET: May through November. Sink, bathroom, use of kitchenette, must be 21. $125/month. Call (941) 778-5704, or (941) 778-2099 after April 15. Holmes Beach location, near shops and restaurants.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA ELEVATED duplex with screened porch, deck, Mexican tile, covered parking, washer and dryer, yard care. Available May 1. $1,050/month. Call (941) 779-2151.

SANDPIPER 55-PLUS: Furnished 2BR/1BA bright, cozy mobile home. Large kitchen, wood deck, nice location. $625 monthly. (941) 779-0556.

SEASONAL DUPLEX: 2BR/2BA with laundry. Three-minute stroll to Gulf, north end of Island. $2,200/month, three-month minimum. (813) 949-6891.

FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED: 2BR/2BA condo. Pool, hot tub, five minutes to beach. $500/month plus electricity. Leave message, (941) 807-5679.

ANNUAL RENTALS: HOME with bay views. 2BR/2BA, two-plus car garage, screened lanai, $1,350/month. Fran Maxon Real Estate, (941) 778-2307.

AVAILABLE JUNE 1: Private home for rent annually on water. 2BR/2BA, enclosed garage, beautiful view. Bradenton Beach. $1,300/month. By owner, (941) 778-6170.

ANNUAL OR SEASONAL: New home, 55-plus park, across from beach, turnkey furnished, 2BR/2BA, central air conditioning, heat, washer and dryer, carport. $1,100/month, call for seasonal rate. (941) 778-4349.

HOUSE FOR RENT: North end, annual 3BR, spacious, clean, steps to beach, tranquil setting, $1,500/month. (941) 778-3006.

WANTED: VACATION RENTAL property. I have waterfront land and horse property as partial or full payment or trade up to $2 million. Scott, (941) 232-4581.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA HOLMES Beach: $850/month, unfurnished. $950/month, furnished. T. Dolly Young, Real Estate, (941) 778-0807.

YEAR LEASE: ANNA Maria waterfront, 2BR furnished condo with boat dock, $1,100/month. Bradenton Beach 1BR apartment, half block to beach, $750/month unfurnished, $850/month furnished. First, last, security. (941) 778-4451.

WATERFRONT BRADENTON BEACH. Dock, walk to beach. Beautiful, like new, one, two and three bedrooms. (941) 779-9074 or cell, (703) 587-4675. gwalker43@hotmail.com.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2.5BA large townhome. Two-car garage, three porches, washer and dryer, community pool. Available May 1, 2006. $2,100/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2.5BA. Fully updated, vaulted ceilings, washer/dryer, tile floors, large closets. West of Gulf Drive. Small pets may be considered. $1,350/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/1BA single-family home. Updated kitchen, large patio, tile floors. New everything. Available May 1. City of Holmes Beach. $1,500/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

HOLMES BEACH GULFFRONT condo: Next season or monthly. Brand new remodel 2006. Decorator furnished, stainless-steel appliances, covered parking. (941) 795-5060.

HOLMES BEACH FURNISHED 2BR/2BA. June-Dec. 31. Dishwasher, washer and dryer, tile throughout, cable TV, pool. 1.5 blocks to beach. $975/month plus utilities. (941) 778-3104.

PALMA SOLA TOWNHOUSE: Furnished, 2BR/2BA pool and boat dock. $600/week, $1,250/monthly. Flexible. Real Estate Mart. (941) 756-1090.

STEPS TO BEACH on Gulf Drive. 1BR/BA, washer/dryer, courtyard, barbecue, WLAN, $495/week, $1,495/month. (941) 778-1098 or www.gulfdriveapartments.com.

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. (941) 778-3426. Web site 2spinnakers.com.

REAL ESTATE

PRECONSTRUCTION PRICES! Lakefront Hidden Lake condominiums, west Bradenton. Close to beach. Starting at $329,900. Call Cori Woods, (941) 761-0444.

WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2BR/2BA located on deep-water canal with large dock and views of Tampa Bay. $864,900. (941) 779-1512.

FOR SALE BY owner: Best value on the Island! 2BR/ 2BA, one-car garage, gourmet kitchen, new windows, updated baths and more. Two blocks from beach. $615,000. (941) 778-8677. 406 Bay Palms Drive, Holmes Beach..

3BR/2BA: One bedroom used as a den/office/playroom, enclosed lanai, tiled with carpeted bedrooms. 1,400 sf, county water/sewer, citrus trees, near Brentwood school in Sarasota. Reduced to $274,900. (941) 379-4196 or (941) 954-7474.

WATERFRONT KEY WEST-style: stilt, vaulted, open-beam cedar ceilings, dock. Sailboat water, no bridges. Turnkey, extra-large lot. Willow Avenue. (941) 778-8168.

$45,000 WILL BUY 566 sf of living space next to Bradenton Beach City Pier. Excellent condition. All appliances, central air conditioning/heat, washer/dryer and storage. Satellite and TV plus all furniture. Boat slips available to members of boating club and owners. A steal! (321) 242-8882.

CLUB BAMBOO SOUTH: Direct Gulffront condo. Unit is $35,000 less than the last several sold for. Building was just completed, everything new inside and out! Crown moulding, granite and more. Great rental complex with nightly rentals allowed! Motivated seller to save you money. $465,000. George, (312) 321-7501.

THIS IS THE FINEST CONDO in the entire complex! Runaway Bay direct bayfront! Absolutely everything is new, including electric, air conditioning, water heater, flooring, wash rooms, kitchen and all interiors. Professionally decorated. The best view in the complex of all water. $499,999. George, (312) 321-7501.

STOP LOOKING! You've found the best value on the Island! Two bedroom, extra large bathroom and kitchen, bay view, Gulf beach just steps away! Only $229,900! Call Jill Sullivan, Keller Williams Realty, (941) 232-9783 today!

BAYVIEW and canalfront with pool. 2BR/2BA open plan, new kitchen. Totally upgraded. Dock, three davits. Owner motivated. Not a drive-by, must see inside! By owner. Call Herb Dolan, (941) 705-4454. 404 21st Place. Bradenton Beach.

PERICO ISLAND: 1,170 sf, lovely 2BR2BA condo. Great water view/porch. Eat-in kitchen. Concrete built. $325,000. Agents welcome. (941) 792-7828.

CONDO UNIT DIRECTLY on Gulf. Call (504) 819-0867 or (504) 391-0324.

PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT HOME: Flamingo Cay. 1,500 sf 3BR/2BA, private dock and davits. Sailboat water. 130-plus feet of seawall. Room for a pool. Ready for remodel or build new. Incredible full bay views. $999,000. Mike Faber, (941) 504-6345. RE/MAX Gulfstream Realty.

JUST REDUCED!RUNAWAY Bay 2BR/2BA second-floor condo with great view of pond and fountain. Everything new in 2006, including: carpet, tile, furniture, pictures, paint, kitchen items, beds and more. All new bathrooms. Air conditioning has about a six-year warranty for new owner. $395,000. George, (312) 321-7501.

LONGBOAT KEY SAND Cay: Gulf side 2BR/2BA condo. This large condo has been completely remodeled in a great complex. Great views of the pool, grounds and a view of the Gulf. Great rental complex with onsite management, pool, tennis, shuffleboard and more. Priced to sell at $689,900. George (312) 321-7501.

PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT 3BR/2BA home. Spectacular views with 155-foot bay frontage on deep sailboat water. Boater’s dream with two lifts (50,000 lb and 10,000 lb), heated pool, Jacuzzi. $1,375,000. Call Lynn Parker, RoseBay Realty, (941) 321-2736.

WATERFRONT DUPLEX: RARE canalfront duplex with private setting, docks/lifts, peak of the bay and short walk to the beach. Offered at $799,500. Call Dave Moynihan, (941) 720-0089. Wagner Realty.

WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS spacious 2BR/2BA condo. End unit overlooking pool and tennis courts with partial bay views. $495,000. Call Terry Fletcher with RE/MAX Gulfstream, (941) 778-7777.

DIRECT GULFFRONT: FULLY furnished 2BR condo with great views, heated pool. Weekly rentals and quiet Holmes Beach location. $615,000. Call Pat, (941) 778-7976.

KEY ROYALE: Holmes Beach. Direct bayfront, gorgeous view of Skyway, 3BR/2.5BA, two-car garage, private dock. $2,500,000. North Point Harbor canalfront 4BR/3BA, five-car garage. Elevated with new lap pool/spa/waterfall, seawall and dock. $872,500. 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, renovated ranch with new seawall/dock/20,000-lb lift. $989,500. Both with community pool and tennis. Call Lynn Bankuty, Realtor, SunCoast Real Estate, (941) 737-1420.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: Beachfront 1BR/1BA, Holmes Beach condo. End unit, fabulous view, heated pool, excellent rental. $559,000. annamariabeachplace.com. (330) 565-7693.

HOLMES BEACH unique, custom 2,100-plus sf, 3BR/3BA with large efficiency, boat dock, financing, make offer. Owner, (513) 378-9100.

LOT FOR SALE: R2-10, 803 sf, 302 60th St. and Holmes Boulevard, Holmes Beach. $795,000. Call (813) 546-2444 or (941) 962-6747.

NORTHWEST BRADENTON HOME: 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, five minutes to the beach. Enjoy the Island without the traffic! Absolute designer makeover. Lease to own for $1,900 month. $339,000. www.44smart.com. (941) 447-6278.

C P R: (941) 794.1515. www.coastalpropertiesrealty.com. Sales, rentals, property management. Coastal Properties Realty.

GULF VIEW WITH a cottage at fraction of the cost of waterfront. Desirable street in Anna Maria. $1,200,000. (941) 778-4894.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX: 4BR/2BA nicely updated, close to beach. Excellent annual rental income. By appointment only. $549,000. (941) 778-5482.

VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: 2BR/2BA, two-car garage. Completely updated. Open Sunday. 6608 12th Ave. W., Bradenton. (941) 448-8502 or (941) 761-2575.

PERICO BAY CLUB: 2BR/2BA bay view, tiled throughout, granite vanity, many upgrades, new storm shutters, garage. $438,900. (941) 794-2363. Open house 1-4pm Sunday. 1125 Edgewater, Bradenton.

5804 WHISTLEWOOD CIRCLE, Sarasota. 3BR/2BA, one-car garage, close to I-75, Doctor's Hospital and shopping. Clean, fresh paint inside. Vinyl Florida room, fruit trees. $259,900  (941) 504-8849.

COZY 2BR CONDO across from Gulf beach: Large private courtyard, heated pool and picnic area. Short-term rentals a plus, popular location near more than 25 shops, including restaurants, Publix, Walgreens and more. Complex of only eight units is well maintained. Turnkey furnished. Motivated seller reduced the price to $414,900. Call Rose’s new cell phone, (941) 725-0900. Rose Schnoerr, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate.

SAILBOAT WATERFRONT: No bridges to Gulf, heated spa, 2BR/2.5BA.Best buy north end Anna Maria. View at http://home.earthlink.net/~japettee, or phone (941) 778-8464.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: 2BR/2BA immaculate open-style ranch. Lagoon swimming pool in private botanical garden setting. 504 70th St., Holmes Beach. Must see. (941) 778-4256.

FOR SALE BY owner: Waterfront lot, 52x110 feet, zoned ROR. Pine Avenue. $695,000. (312) 783-1373.

WANTED: VACATION RENTAL property. I have waterfront land and horse property as partial or full payment or trade up to $2 million. Scott, (941) 232-4581.

WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS: Lowest price! Furnished, canalfront 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, lush tropical surroundings. Perfect Island retreat. $415,900. Denise Langlois, Coldwell Banker, (941) 725-4425.

FOR SALE: DUPLEX. Great price for Island real estate! 2BR/1BA per side, screened lanais and laundry rooms. Under building parking. Only $530,000. Call Jerry Cercone with Coldwell Banker, (941) 720-1575.4605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

ALMOST TO THE beach: 2BR/2BA mid-century modern ranch on .33 acres, landscaped with fruit trees and butterfly plants. Great layout, terrazzo floors. 1.7 miles from Cortez Bridge. $299,900. Brian Heavrin, Remax Gulfstream, (941) 756-7777.

YOUR FRIENDS WILL envy you! Completely updated 2BR/2BA West Bradenton home. $284,000. Call Carol Heinze, (941) 778-5059, Coldwell Banker Real Estate.

EVERYDAY'S A VACATION in this 2BR/2BA direct Gulffront condo. Asking $949,000. Call Carol Heinze, (941) 778-5059, Coldwell Banker Real Estate.

KEY ROYALE CANAL home. All remodeled 3BR/2BA plus den. Caged pool and spa, price below appraisal and let’s deal. Asking $879,000. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

OUT-OF-STATE REAL ESTATE

MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA: Aah, cool summers, mild winters, affordable homes and mountain cabins, land. Call for free brochure, (877) 837-2288. Exit Realty Mountain View Properties. www.exitmurphy.com.

NORTH CAROLINA GATED lakefront community 1.5-acres-plus, 90 miles of shoreline. Never before offered with 20 percent pre-development discounts, 90 percent financing. Call (800) 709-5253.

NORTH CAROLINA: Cool mountain air, views and streams, homes, cabins and acreage. Free brochure, (800) 642-5333. Realty Of Murphy, 317 Peachtree St., Murphy NC. 28906. www.realtyofmurphy.com.

BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA. Escape to beautiful, western North Carolina mountains. Free color brochure and information. Mountain properties with spectacular views, homes, cabins, creeks and investment acreage. Cherokee Mountain GMAC Real Estate. www.cherokeemountainrealty.com. (800) 841-5868.

NORTH CAROLINA mountain property for less! Breathtaking Blue Ridge Parkway, New River, Stone Mountain, golf courses and quaint shops of Sparta. www.scenicrealty.com. (877) 372-7211 or (877) 363-5550.

LAKEFRONT AND LAKEVIEW properties nestled in the hills of Tennessee on the shores of pristine Norris Lake. Call Lakeside Realty at (423) 626-5820, or visit www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.

WATERFRONT LAND SALE! Three acres dockable waterfront property. Build up to three homes. Only $99,900! Ask about our investor package. Seven waterfront lots for only $79,900! Call toll-free, (866) 770-5263, ext 8.

COASTAL GEORGIA: Land for sale by owner. Private golf community designed by Fred Couples/Davis Love. Marina/tennis/pool/fitness. Jeckyll/St. Simons Island. $119,900. Call (315) 529-1277.

MOUNTAIN PROPERTY! Interested in buying property in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina? Call Active Realty today at (800) 979-5556, or visit our Web site at www.ActiveRealtyNC.com.

TENNESSEE: SWAN RIDGE lake resort on Dale Hollow Lake, a private, gated community. Enjoy the best of both worlds, lake-view and mountain-view homesites. (931) 243-4871. www.swanridgedevelopment.com.

"LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION" Time to buy. investors and builders, great buildable lots for sale in one of Florida's fastest growing areas, Fort Myers. (888) 558-0032.

LAKEFRONT LOG HOME: $99,900. New 2,000-sf log home on Lake Cumberland, KY. Jamestown/Russell Springs area. First time available, April 22! (800) 770-9311, ext.55.

LOOKING TO OWN LAND? Invest in rural acreage throughout America. Coastal, mountain, waterfront properties. 20 to 200 acres. Free, monthly special land reports: www.land-wanted.com/sw.

LAKEFRONT PROPERTY IN TENNESSEE: Waterfront view and estate homesites. One to 40 acres from the $40s. Situated around a 45,000-acre lake. Just 90 minutes to Nashville. New building sites just released. Call owner, (866) 339-4966.

NORTH CAROLINA: ASHEVILLE-area homesites. Gated community with stunning mountain views. Situated between two mountains on over four miles of riverfront. One to  eight acres from the $60s. Custom owner’s lodge, riverwalk and more. Call (866) 292-5762.

NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: Three acres on mountaintop in gated community, view, trees, waterfall and large public lake nearby, paved private access, $58,500. Owner, (866) 789-8535. www.NC77.com.

TENNESSEE: LAKESIDE MOUNTAIN acreage situated around a 36,000-acre lake in eastern Tennessee. 1/2- to five acre building sites from the $40s. Planned community amenities and direct lake access. Owner, (866) 292-5769.

WATERFRONT LAND SALE! Lake access from $257/month. Direct lakefront from $124,900. One day only Saturday, May 6, 2006. Minutes from Augusta, Ga. Excellent financing available with low down payment. Call today for an early appointment. (888) LAKE-SALE ext. 1217. *Based on purchase price of $49,900 with 10 percent down, interest only loan with fixed rate of 6.875 percent for five years. Terms and rates subject to change without notice. Void where prohibited by law.

TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS: Beautiful land with magnificent views, bluffs and creek streams. Phase: pre-development. Owner financing available starting at $1,000 down. Call (931) 946-2484. www.jdlrealty.com.

OWNER'S LIQUIDATION SALE by sealed bid. New homes and acreage homesites in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Sold "as is," 30-day close. Restrictive covenant community. Deadline May 27. For details, (800) 420-2278, or visit www.Stoneridgebentmtn.com.

WESTERN NEW MEXICO: 45- to -160-acre ranches starting at $69,990. Mountain views, trees, rolling hills, wildlife, borders BLM, power. Enjoy hunting, hiking, horses. Perfect family ranch. 100-percent financing. NALC. (866) 365-2825.

FLORIDA LAND BARGAINS: Opportunities to own your own farm, ranch woodland or lakefront homestead. Old Florida at its best! Still affordable! Call (866) 352-2249, or www.fllandbargains.com.

LARGE MOUNTAIN LAND bargains: high elevation, adjoins pristine state forest, 20-plus to 350-acres. Sweeping mountain views, streams. www.liveinwv.com.

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