REAL ESTATE HEADLINES
  • FLORIDA BUILDINGS I LOVE: No. 123: Central Fire Station, 1927, Sebring
    Like many Florida communities, Sebring enjoyed a big growth spurt during the 1920s real estate boom.Even though not on a coast, the town was well planned in the 1910s by George Sebring of Ohio, and a lot of subdividing went on during the boom years.Population exploded from 812 in 1920 ... read more
    By Harold Bubil
  • Market snapshot: Pinestone at Palmer Ranch
    Pinestone at Palmer Ranch, centrally located on McIntosh Road between Sarasota Square Blvd and Central Sarasota Parkway, offers quiet privacy, a community-friendly lifestyle and excellent facilities. Developed from 1998 on, the gated neighborhood has 311 condominiums in 26 buildings surrounded by lush Florida vegetation."I love the property, love the people ... read more
    By By Chris Angermann The Associated Press
  • Local and state economic outlook sunny, expert says
    One of Florida's premier economic forecasters handed a full banquet room a bouquet of fragrant roses - that being a metaphor for a sweet future for the state. While conditions look good for the nation's growth, there are some headwinds.Sean Snaith, the longtime director of the University of Central Florida's ... read more
    By Chris Wille
  • Former Venice restaurant to become site for mixed-use development
    VENICE - The long-neglected southeast corner of Venice Avenue and Tamiami Trail should soon be home to a mixed-use condominium, commercial and retail complex that will replace the former Classics Steakhouse property and a parking lot owned by The Venice Co.CS of Venice Development Co., which is managed by local ... read more
    By Earle Kimel
  • Luxury apartment complex touts proximity to future hospitals
    SARASOTA COUNTY - An Orlando-based developer is using proximity to two future Venice area hospitals as a major selling point for Venice Isles, a 324-unit apartment complex currently under construction on Executive Drive, off of Jacaranda Boulevard.The complex is on the east side of Jacaranda Boulevard, south of Interstate 75 ... read more
    By Earle Kimel
  • Sarasota auctioneer sells Chinese bowl for $1.15 million
    Nobody will be eating Froot Loops out of this bowl. What must be one of history's best-selling antique bowls fetched over $1 million dollars during an international auction staged recently in Sarasota.In a lengthy bidding war on the internet and phone, an anonymous Asian bidder living in Italy snagged this ... read more
    By Chris Wille
  • Affordable housing contrasts in Sarasota, Bradenton
    A proposal for a significant addition to Sarasota's affordable housing stock, already critically inadequate like elsewhere in the country, has been shelved as impractical because of financial and regulatory hurdles. Instead, One Stop Housing is pursuing an entirely different concept for a portion of its property just east of downtown ... read more
    By Chris Wille
  • A contrast on approach to affordable housing in Sarasota, Bradenton
    A proposal for a significant addition to Sarasota's affordable housing stock, already critically inadequate like elsewhere in the country, has been shelved as impractical because of financial and regulatory hurdles. Instead, One Stop Housing is pursuing an entirely different concept for a portion of its property just east of downtown ... read more
    By Chris Wille
  • Historic house for modern living
    SARASOTAHerb Lustig and his wife Darla O'Brien were looking for two years for a large mid-century modern home in Sarasota when their Realtor persuaded them to look at a 1926 home on a hunch that it might appeal to them. The Realtor's instincts were right."From the minute we walked through ... read more
    By Marsha Fottler
  • HAROLD BUBIL: History and preservation group presents Heritage awards
    "Stay busy with worthwhile things."That was the personal motto by which Nathalie McCulloch lived her life as a "professional volunteer" since her husband died in 1990."Nat" McCulloch donated to and volunteered for many causes in Sarasota County, and was honored posthumously with the third-annual Lillian Burns Individual Achievement Award from ... read more