• Real Estate Deals
    LEASESMirror Image Auto Detail LLC leased 700 square feet of warehouse space at 2412 10th St. Court E., Unit 7-B, Ellenton, from Gorham, LLC. Melissa Harris, of Ian Black Real Estate, handled the transaction.The Blend Institute leased 3,199 square feet of medical space at 8648 S.R. 70, Bradenton, from Pitch ... read more
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  • Real Estate People: Promotions, awards and moves from Sarasota-Manatee Realtors
    Dale DeYoung has joined the Venice office of Michael Saunders & Company. He has 25 years of experience serving buyers and sellers.DeYoung previously worked in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with De Puyt and Associates Realty and Greenridge Realty. He has also worked as a carpenter and self-employed builder.*** C J Coury, ... read more
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  • HAROLD BUBIL: The value of trees
    A recent Herald-Tribune story about a bill being considered by the Florida Legislature reminded me how much I love trees.Trees have many benefits, especially in cities. They soak up carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. They absorb the wind energy of tropical storms before it hits our houses. They cool ... read more
  • Making the call
    More often than not, homeowners know when it's the right time to buy or to sell their residence and the decision isn't based on economic statistics or regular reports on market trends issued by the federal government, real estate firms, or financial experts on television.People sell their existing homes and ... read more
    By Marsha Fottler
  • Market snapshot: Oakleaf Hammock
    When Oakleaf Hammock in Ellenton was first developed in 2006, it was designed with working families in mind. Located north of the Manatee River east of I-75, the community combined quiet seclusion with excellent location. Spacious, 3- to 5-bedroom houses, many of them two stories high, offered a variety of ... read more
    By By Chris Angermann Correspondent
  • FLORIDA BUILDINGS I LOVE: No. 119: Aliki Forum, 1981, Daytona Beach
    Condominiums are not the most beloved of Florida's architectural forms, but some of them have such perfect geometry that they stand out.It doesn't hurt the 23-story Aliki Forum that it soars by itself on the oceanfront just south of Ormond Beach. So passers-by can appreciate its purity of line without ... read more
    By Harold Bubil
  • Hurricane disaster recovery expo will stress readiness
    The start of the six-month hurricane season rattles the nerves of many while others shrug off any notion of catastrophe. June 1 will come soon enough, and preparation can't start soon enough.Earlier this month, AccuWeather issued one of the first predictions for this year's Atlantic hurricane season with a forecast ... read more
    By Chris Wille
  • Sarasota considering setting up affordable housing fund
    SARASOTA - The city is considering establishing an additional affordable housing fund requested by a community group championing efforts to address the shortage of workforce housing in the area.The Sarasota City Commission earlier this week unanimously directed its staff to explore setting up a housing opportunity fund with a dedicated ... read more
    By Nicole Rodriguez
  • Chris Wille: A $5.1 million residence top sale on Longboat Key to date in 2019
    And the clubhouse leaders in the tournament for the highest sale of a residence on Longboat Key this year are - drum roll, please - Michael Molton (representing the seller) and Joel Schemmel (buyer). The $5.1 million transaction closed Friday.The house, at 641 Ranger Lane on the southern part of ... read more
    By Chris Wille
  • Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance names Dominic DiMaio new president/CEO
    The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance announced Monday that the organization has appointed Dominic DiMaio as its new president/CEO, effective later this month.The appointment comes after a two-month search by the LWRBA board of directors and its search committee. DiMaio most recently served as Division CEO-Central Florida for Synovus Bank of ... read more
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