REAL ESTATE HEADLINES
  • BUSINESS BUZZ
    The Gulf Coast Community Foundation will offer a two-part workshop series geared toward emerging nonprofit organizations called Pathways to Excellence. Scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 5 and 12, the training will address the skills and capacities that enable some nonprofits to grow and flourish while ... read more
  • Chris Wille: Come meet the 'Fixer Upper' craftsman
    Meet Clint Harp. Some people know him as the wood craftsman on the HGTV home makeover staple "Fixer Upper."After seven years, that monster ratings show only exists in reruns now as the stars, Joanna and Chip Gaines, are moving on in pursuit of greater fame and fortune after their show ... read more
    By Chris Wille
  • HAROLD BUBIL: About all that water
    If you live anywhere near the coast of Florida, you've probably given at least some thought to all that talk about sea-level rise.Most of the peninsula is your basic flood zone, if climate change gets really bad. But the big question is, precisely when would that be?In the meantime, don't ... read more
  • Falling for a flip
    When Sandy Pringle bought a 2,000-square-foot Siesta Key bungalow on water in 2008, her intentions were practical and clear about this fixer-upper. Prioritize the work needed, do it, live in it for a while and sell it. But once she had finished her total renovation of this home, which includes ... read more
    By Marsha Fottler
  • Market snapshot: East Nokomis Historic District
    Most people hurrying along the Tamiami Trail to and from Venice recognize Captain Eddie's Seafood Restaurant in passing. Few know that the two-story building next to it, now housing the Cafe Evergreen, is a historic structure. Built in 1923 as the Nokomis-Venice Bank, it marks one of the two street ... read more
    By By Chris Angermann Correspondent
  • FLORIDA BUILDINGS I LOVE: No. 115: Burns Court, 1925, Sarasota
    Tucked away on Pineapple Avenue in downtown Sarasota is a jewelry box that contains 15 little gems.They are the cottages developed during the 1920s Florida Land Boom by legendary Sarasota developer Owen Burns and designed by architect Thomas Reed Martin.Collectively, they make up the Burns Court Historic District, which is ... read more
    By Harold Bubil
  • CHRIS WILLE: For island luxury, three estates find their niche
    Island luxury sells. That epiphany comes courtesy of notices about three record sales - of differing sorts.It's kinda like the real estate sales equivalent to "The Guinness Book of World Records." Those listings spur some serious competitions around the globe.But many of those records are destined to be broken.Like these ... read more
    By Chris Wille
  • Michael Saunders lauded as Hero of History
    Wednesday's ceremony to honor Michael Saunders with the Historical Society of Sarasota County's Hero of History Award began with some humor. Well-known Sarasota historian and author Jeff LaHurd began the program portion by poking fun at the crowd of 250-plus people at the luncheon in a banquet room at Michael's ... read more
    By Chris Wille
  • Bloomberg-certified recruiting event set for USFSM
    Business students at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee will have the opportunity to connect with financial services companies on Friday during the Bloomberg Certified Talent Recruitment Luncheon.The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee is hosting the event with a twofold goal: to advance the careers of USFSM students and to ... read more
    By Staff report
  • BUSINESS BUZZ
    • Gulf Coast Community Foundation will offer a two-part workshop series geared toward emerging nonprofit organizations called Pathways to Excellence. Scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 5 and 12, the training will address the skills and capacities that enable some nonprofits to grow and flourish while others ... read more
    By Chris Wille