REAL ESTATE HEADLINES
  • CHRIS WILLE: Treehouse for sale with 5 acres, a stable and a house on the ground
    The days when free-range children roamed the woods, climbed trees and built forts seem to have vanished. But the kid in most adults would gravitate toward a new real estate listing in Nokomis. The attraction? A treehouse.Parents who want their young ones to romp outdoors but not drift miles away ... read more
    By Chris Wille
  • Realtor Association of Sarasota-Manatee installs new officers, board
    The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee installed its 2019 officers and directors and gave awards to six members at its Installation and Awards Banquet.Incoming President Amy Worth, a broker associate with RE/MAX Platinum Realty, said at the Thursday night event that her goal is to focus on the professionalism, ... read more
    By Staff Report
  • Downtown Sarasota luxury condomania
    Home buyers still crave luxury condominiums in downtown Sarasota towers. Which is a good thing, because two more will be rising out of the ground in the coming months, a third and fourth are well underway, a fifth just held a topping-off celebration, a sixth is seeking the city's blessing ... read more
    By Chris Wille
  • REAL ESTATE PEOPLE
    Taylor Morrison, a national homebuilder and developer, won 23 awards at the 2018 Building Industry Association celebration of excellence in sales and marketing held at the Art Ovation Hotel in Sarasota. The Taylor Morrison sales team in Southwest Florida received 15 awards for individual sales performance, six Platinum Awards, ... read more
  • Augmented and virtual reality are coming into use by architects and developers
    When Avalara Hawk Tower, part of a $350 million development in Seattle that overlooks CenturyLink Field, was still just a vacant lot, prospective tenants could get a view of the city from the top floor, peering 240 feet down into the stadium where the Seahawks and the Sounders play.The vantage ... read more
    By By Aili McConnon The New York Times
  • HAROLD BUBIL: G.Wiz as icon for preservationists
    The G.Wiz building, built in 1976 as the Selby Public Library, has become a cause for the local preservation movement.Perhaps concerned with the community's reputation for tearing down significant structures, a small group of preservationists are determined to prevent its demolition. This is despite two votes by the Sarasota City ... read more
  • Sterling Seibert
    From 1955 to his retirement in 1994, Edward John "Tim" Seibert was one of Sarasota's most influential architects.He knew how to cultivate clients and meet their needs. Many of them became lifelong friends.He knew how to manage a large office, turn a profit and train young architects. He was respected ... read more
    By Harold Bubil
  • The lasting impact of Sarasota architect Tim Seibert
    From 1955 to his retirement in 1994, Edward John "Tim" Seibert was one of Sarasota's most influential architects.He knew how to cultivate clients and meet their needs. Many of them became lifelong friends.He knew how to manage a large office, turn a profit and train young architects. He was respected ... read more
    By Harold Bubil
  • Market snapshot: Harbour Isle
    The award-winning, gated community of Harbour Isle offers upscale, resort-style living in lovely maritime surroundings. The West Bradenton community is located on Perico Island just before the bridge to Anna Marina Island. Its 220 acres extend tongue-like to the north from Manatee Avenue.Condo clusters of three and four units are ... read more
    By By Chris Angermann Correspondent
  • FLORIDA BUILDINGS I LOVE: No. 100: 222 Beach Road, 1980, Sarasota
    People love to hate on condominiums, especially condos on the beach.Here was this lovely stretch of sand, and along come the developers, who plop down big hunks of concrete that give rich people from elsewhere dark boxes - one stacked upon another - from which to watch the seagulls.Point taken. ... read more
    By Harold Bubil