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For Sale: A High-Tech Cottage Renovation in Bradenton

Now that everybody is working at home and we’re totally rethinking our workspaces, you might want to consider a place like this cottage in Bradenton’s Village of the Arts. Instead of renovating the 1925 house in a cutesy, shabby-chic way, the owners have rethought it as a stylish home/office that would be perfect for a young entrepreneur.

It has a high-tech look—simple and spare, with finely detailed lines and spaces. There is a touch of a big city loft, but it also feels very Florida, with lots of light streaming in through the windows. You’ll find two bedrooms, each with a bath, and there are several workplaces scattered through out, with lots of high quality storage closets and shelves.

As far as I can tell the current owners are running a design business, which is allowable under the zoning laws in the Village of the Arts. As a neighborhood, it’s

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Habitat for Humanity builds home for Bradenton family with Bank of America grant

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 |  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

To address the need for affordable, sustainable housing for working families, Manatee County Habitat for Humanity has partnered with Bank of America to construct a home for a deserving family. A $10,000 grant from Bank of America will support the completion of a new Bradenton home for aspiring nurse Jasmine Sittig, her daughter and son.

“We are committed to building safe, affordable homes that enrich our community,” said Diana Shoemaker, president and CEO of Manatee County Habitat for Humanity. “Our long-term partnership with Bank of America helps further our organization’s mission to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.”

For 26 years, Manatee County Habitat for Humanity has built new homes for Habitat homebuyers and has provided critical home repairs for existing homeowners so they can stay safe and secure in their own homes and communities. As the coronavirus pandemic continues

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Bradenton family says two-week repair has left them without a home for nearly three months

BRADENTON, Fla. (WFLA) – Sherrie Guevara and her three daughters have been staying with family members and friends since early July when a repair project began inside their apartment unit in Bradenton.

She says she was asked to vacate her unit at Westbriar for two weeks, but nearly three months later, the repairs still aren’t finished.

“After the initial first two weeks, every time I would contact my landlord to ask for an update, he would tell me it would be another week, and then the following week it would be another week, and then the following week it would be another week,” said Guevara.

She says nearly three months without a stable place to live has been tough.

“It has been very stressful because I have been displaced with three of my kids. We are in the middle of COVID feeling kind of homeless at this point not having

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