REAL ESTATE HEADLINES
  • HAROLD BUBIL: ACE program mentors future building professionals
    Ryan Perrone, 34, started his own construction company, Nautilus Homes, when he was just 25.He had an advantage - his father, Rich, has his own successful company, Perrone Construction. Ryan and his brother, Ricky, learned the business from the inside, and started working on construction sites at young ages.But the ... read more
  • A new chapter
    Spacious, gracious and situated on the ultra private end of North Casey Key, the home of Dr. Jim and Janet Villotti is on the market for $3,275,000 through Lynn Robbins and Brandy Sheldon of Coldwell Banker. With four bedrooms and four and a half baths and indoor space of 4,781 ... read more
    By Marsha Fottler
  • FLORIDA BUILDINGS I LOVE: No. 127: Delos A. Blodgett House, 1896, Daytona Beach
    North Florida was where the money was in the late 1800s.South Florida was considered too wild and inhospitable to be worth much of anything. But wealthy northerners seeking mild weather were happy to spend their winters north of what we now know as the I-4 corridor.Long before it was known ... read more
    By Harold Bubil
  • Selby Gardens named Sarasota's top small business
    Jennifer Rominiecki joined the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens as CEO four years ago. Now she's heading the best small business in Sarasota."We are just overwhelmed and thrilled," Rominiecki said. "It underscores the importance of nonprofit organizations to operate as businesses to be sustainable for the future."The Greater Sarasota Chamber of ... read more
    By Dylan Hart
  • Selby Botanical Gardens named Sarasota's top small business
    Jennifer Rominiecki joined the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens as CEO four years ago. Now she's heading the best small business in Sarasota."We are just overwhelmed and thrilled," Rominiecki said. "It underscores the importance of nonprofit organizations to operate as businesses to be sustainable for the future."The Greater Sarasota Chamber of ... read more
    By Dylan Hart
  • CHRIS WILLE: Record bayside sale on Anna Maria Island
    Sorry, folks, this one's off the market. The record sale closed on the very day construction finished. How about that for a quick contract?Too bad for house-hunting prospects with really deep pockets looking for an Anna Maria Island domicile with bayfront, dock and a nearby executive golf course. Key Royale's ... read more
    By Chris Wille
  • Young homebuyers scramble as prices rise faster than incomes
    SALT LAKE CITY - For millennials looking to buy their first home, the hunt feels like a race against the clock.In the seven years since the housing crash ended, home values in more than three-quarters of U.S. metro areas have climbed faster than incomes, according to an Associated Press analysis ... read more
    By By Josh Boak and Larry Fenn Associated Press
  • HAROLD BUBIL: The pain and glory of the unbuilt design
    The 2019 AIA Florida Design & Honor Awards have just been announced (the local winners are listed at the end of this column), and there is, as usual, a category called the "Unbuilt Design Award." The top prize, the Honor Award, goes to the well-known firm Perkins+Will for its "First-Year ... read more
  • No. 126: Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood, 1910, DeFuniak Springs
    West Florida and South Florida seem like different states, if not countries, when one visits a town like DeFuniak Springs in the state's panhandle.For starters, it's in the Central time zone, and 259 feet above sea level.It's remote, too - 80 miles west to Pensacola and 121 miles east to ... read more
    By Harold Bubil
  • Market Snapshot: North Lido Beach
    North Lido Beach and its enclave of seaside homes is an unusual spot. Located west of St. Armands Key where John Ringling Boulevard doglegs and becomes Benjamin Franklin Drive and runs along Lido Beach, it has a distinct, old-Florida feel. The beach is wide there and unspoiled, shielded by dunes ... read more
    By By Chris Angermann Correspondent