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Monday Blues Hit Extra Hard This Week!

Early Monday morning, Anna Maria Island and the surrounding areas were hit by unannounced Tropical Storm Emily.  She came in with a vengenze causing areas to flood, trees became uprooted and even a tornado touched down in NW Bradenton.  Thankfully, we have not heard of anyone getting hurt during the storm but sad to say that some of our local businesses really got the brunt of it.

Our maintenance team has been disbatched to many of our vacation rental properties to make sure all is okay.   The only semi-major report that came in was a tree that broke off and landed on the next door neighbor’s car of one of our rentals.  With a quick response, Team Duncan took care of this small issue.  We were also glad to see that the streets of Anna Maria were not as flooded as they can be.

Nothing like starting the week off with a Tropical Storm!  Hope that this is the only one that we have to deal with  - if we can even be so lucky!

 

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Sunny Regards,

Ginger

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Bradenton-Sarasota area named #1 in US for well being!

It is always so exciting to read something about the area that you live in!  Especially, when it is in another county’s paper – how wonderful is that!  Bradenton-Sarasota area was named #1 in the US for well being. Read the article and to see the Anna Maria City Pier featured as the photo for the article.  Team Duncan would love to help you and your family enjoy this area that is ranked #1 for well being.  I 100% agree with the research – I like what I do, I have supportive relationships, and I am very proud of our community.  Don’t miss out on living in the Sarasota-Bradenton area and don’t miss out on having the best real estate company help you!  Just a reminder – we were voted #1  Real Estate company on the island!!!

 

Sunny Regards!

Ginger

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Bayfest 2016 is right around the corner!

The month of October is always so much fun and my favorite event is the Anna Maria Island Chamber’s Bayfest right here on Pine Ave!  Bayfest has live music, classic car show, food, adult beverages, kids zone, arts and crafts and so much more!  PLUS the event is FREE!  Why wouldn’t you plan to come to Bayfest!?! So mark your calendars for Saturday, October 15th from 10 AM to 10PM!  I will be out there passing out Duncan Real Estate fans to keep you cool during the event!  CLICK here for more information about Bayfest 2016!

Have a great weekend!

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Featured Property of the week! Southern Comfort!

Southern Comfort is a spectacular home in San Remo Shores, only 1 mile to the beach. This home has been remodeled with 3 bedroom and 2 baths. The master bedroom has a queen size bed with flat screen TV and ensuite bathroom. The guest bedroom has queen size bed with flat screen and the third bedroom has twin beds with a flat screen.  Southern Comfort has an amazing outdoor space, right on a canal with a dock, in-ground pool and a fabulous outdoor kitchen, complete with a gas grill and Japanese flat top grill. Lounge by the pool or enjoy a relaxing evening on the covered lanai.  This home comes complete with everything you would need for a great vacation, a well equipped kitchen would please any gourmet chef.  And if you are a pet lover, Southern Comfort is pet friendly!

If I rented this home for vacation, I don’t think I would ever leave the outside area!  I can just see myself lounging by the pool and enjoy watching the boats go by!  Give any of my friends at Duncan Real Estate a call to book this property!  Click here for more info on Southern Comfort!

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Sunny Regards!

Ginger

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Celebrating 15 years in business!

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I have had my party pants on at work over the past few weeks celebration our 15th anniversary and also the owner’s birthday!  “HAPPY ANNIBRTHARY” as we like to say in the office.  LOTS of flowers, balloons, cakes, champagne, phone calls, and fun!   What started as a one room office with one realtor in 2001 has now turned into a full office building on historic Pine Ave with 12 sales agents and 7 office staff!!!  WOW, there is so much to be thankful for!   Here are some photos from our celebration!  Our team found an old advertisement of Darcie’s from when she first started, so we made tons of copies of it and hung them all over her office!  She LOVED it.  It is so great to work in an environment where we work hard but also have so much fun!!  Many thanks to all of our customers that have made this possible!  Ginger 

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Food and Wine on Pine – May 7, 2016

We are so blessed to work in an area that ALWAYS has such fun things going on.  I can’t wait to get out to Food and Wine on Pine and sample the different vinos and delicious foods from local vendors.  And, all  I have to do is walk right outside of Duncan Real Estate.  I can not think of anything better then food, wine, music, and being outside on a Saturday in May.  For those of you that don’t live too far away, come and make a day of it.  I have attached a link for all of the good info about Food and Wine on Pine.

http://www.foodandwineonpine.com/

Make sure to stop by Duncan Real Estate and say hello….we will be here from 10-4 on Saturday and then heading out to enjoy the festivities on Pine Ave.

 

See you on Saturday,

Ginger

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Exciting News!

It is always fun to announce a new member of Team Duncan!  I am excited that Christine Kourik has joined the sales team here at Duncan Real Estate.  Christine is a career Real Estate Agent with 25 years of experience assisting buyers, sellers and investors.  She has numerous real estate designations and an MBA in Business.  If Christine looks familiar, it is because you may have seen her featured on HGTV’s Hosue Hunters.  We are so excited to have Christine as a member of Team Duncan!

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Sunny Regards from AMI!

Ginger

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Duncan Real Estate Doesn’t Just Sell Homes on Anna Maria Island!

As I am going over my spreadsheet of DRE listings this morning, it came to me that we have many listings all over Manatee County!  Our office is located on Anna Maria Island, but our 11 experienced real estate agents are happy to help you list your home anywhere in the Manatee/Sarasota area.  Team Duncan specializes in all phases of buying, selling, and renting on Anna Maria Island and the surrounding areas in Manatee County.  We maintain an exclusive selection of homes and condos for sale, plus a diverse selection of rental properties “in town” or just off the beach!  We are a boutique agency that does business the way it is meant to be – friendly, hands-on, and with your best interests in mind!  A member of Team Duncan would love to help you sell or purchase your next home ANYWHERE in Manatee County!

 

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Duncan T-shirts!

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Everyone at Team Duncan is SUPER excited about our new t-shirts!  You will see all of us out and about around Anna Maria sporting these new tops…especially on a Saturday!  We felt that it was very important to market ourselves while doing walk-thrus and maintenance on properties, checking in new guest at the office, and being all around the island!

Are you asking yourself  if you will be able to purchase these fabulous shirts?!?!  WELL….the answer is YES!  We will set up a web store which you will be able to access via the website.(once season is over) These tees are just the beginning.  We will offer tanks, hats, long sleeved shirts, beach bags, and all of those fun items!

If you see any of us out and about wearing the t-shirts, make sure to say “Team Duncan”

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A Perfect Day for Golf

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GOLF COURSES

What a beautiful day it is today on Anna Maria Island!  So many people come to Florida to golf.  Some people need a little guidance as to the best Golf Courses in our area.  I have put together this list to help people make their decision as to which course to choose.  Keep in mind that some courses do require memberships and others are open to the public.  Feel free to give them a call or check out their websites for more information.  I hope you enjoy your trip to beautiful Anna Maria Island

PINEBROOK IRONWOOD GOLF CLUB

4260 Ironwood Circle

Bradenton, FL 34209

(941) 792-3288

IMG GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB

4350 El Conquistador Pkwy.

Bradenton, FL 34210

(941) 758-1466

RIVER RUN GOLF COURSE

1801 27th St E.

Bradenton, FL 34208

(941) 708-6331

SMUGGLERS COVE GOLF

2000 Cortez Rd W.

Bradenton, FL 34207

(941) 756-0043

THE FISH HOLE-Mini Golf

117 Bridge St.

Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

(941) 778-3388

UNIVERSITY PARK COUNTRY CLUB

7671 The Park Blvd

University Park, FL 34201

(941) 355-3888

MANATEE PUBLIC GOLF COURSE

6415 53rd Ave W.

Bradenton, FL 34210

Phone: (941) 792-6773

 

Contact us or call Duncan Real Estate today at 941-779-0304 to speak with our knowledgeable real estate specialist.