• Real Estate People, Nov. 18
    Ryan McDonald has joined SVN Commercial Advisory Group, in Sarasota, where he will focus on land acquisition for national multifamily developers.He is experienced working with wholesale properties, rental investment properties, and multifamily, retail and land acquisition and development.McDonald has started and sold businesses of his own, and assisted partners and ... read more
  • Personality-filled Sarasota cottage for sale
    A post-card charming, West-of-the-Trail yellow and white Florida cottage has come onto the market for $637,500 through Marianne LeBar of Michael Saunders & Company. It's clearly eye candy for those who gravitate to vintage styling and it has the significant advantage of being in a highly desirable location on Waldemere ... read more
    By Marsha Fottler
  • CELEBRITY HOT PROPERTIES: Gwen Stefani's house no-doubt an eye-catching sale
    Gwen Stefani, who rose to fame as the face of rock band No Doubt, has sold the Beverly Hills Post Office-area home she shared with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale for $21.65 million.The buyer is Sebastian Maniscalco, the stand-up comic and actor who has a role in Martin Scorsese's upcoming film "The ... read more
    By By Neal J. Leitereg and Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times
  • HAROLD BUBIL: A moment of appreciation for the restored courthouse
    Editor's note: While Harold Bubil takes some time off, we'll reprise some of his popular columns. This column originally ran on Nov. 11, 2018.The new roundabouts in downtown Sarasota are delightful, what with the artwork in their centers and the free flow of traffic and all.If there is anything to ... read more
    By Harold Bubil
  • REAL ESTATE MATTERS: Dealing with a mortgage in a deceased spouse's name
    Q: My wife passed away last year, and she was on the mortgage to the home and on the title to the house deed. I'm not on the mortgage but am on the house deed. Do I have the right to sell the property? And if so, what must I ... read more
    By By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin, Tribune Content Agency
  • Market snapshot: Provence and Reserve at Honore in Sarasota
    Drive along Honore Avenue from Proctor Road to the new roundabout at Ashton Road, and you'll pass a number of small, one-block long subdivisions with eclectic names like Silver Leaf, Luna Bay, Palm Isles and Colony Groves. Known as "infill" neighborhoods because they "fill in" empty places in existing developments, ... read more
    By By Chris Angermann, Correspondent
  • LEW SICHELMAN: Who wants to live where someone died?
    Most buyers, understandably, would want to know if a violent death occurred in the houses they are considering. And as it turns out, most states require sellers to divulge the fact that a suicide, murder or some other villainous act took place, even if it was years ago.But what if ... read more
    By Lew Sichelman
  • FLORIDA BUILDINGS I LOVE: No. 47: Casey Key Bay House, Nokomis
    Editor's note: While Harold Bubil takes some time off, we'll reprise some of his popular columns. This column originally ran on Nov. 4, 2017.Paul Rudolph designed several of them on the barrier islands, including the Cocoon House on Siesta Key and the influential Walker Guest House on Sanibel Island.The little ... read more
    By Harold Bubil
  • Senior living community Heartis Venice to hold open house Saturday
    An open house will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 16 at the sales office of Heartis Venice, a senior living community under construction in Venice.The multistory Heartis Venice will offer independent living, assisted living and memory care options. It is expected to open in the summer of ... read more
    By Staff Report
  • Developer buys part of Sarasota Kennel Club land
    A developer has purchased a portion of the former Sarasota Kennel Club for a future project.JBCC Development paid $1.5 million for 1.75 acres at the northwest corner of the property, including a portion of the parking lot, off Bradenton Road, according to a news release.The Kennel Club closed its racing ... read more
    By John Hielscher