REAL ESTATE HEADLINES
  • Fawley Bryant Architecture under new ownership
    SARASOTA - Fawley Bryant Architecture, an architecture and interior design firm with a 24-year history in Sarasota and Manatee counties, has new owners through a management buyout.After a 32-year career and two years after the death of co-founder and partner Rick Fawley, Mike Bryant has retired. Following a plan drawn ... read more
    By Staff Report
  • Recount requested after poll on proposed Manatee County nature preserve falls short
    MANATEE COUNTY - A neighborhood group that supports creation of a special tax district so Manatee County can acquire land for a nature preserve wants a recount of poll results that fell short of showing enough support among property owners.On Thursday, the county announced that 674 households (46.8 percent) in ... read more
    By Dale White
  • New ultra-lux Siesta Key condos start at $3.9 million
    With construction primed to begin this month, a decidedly upscale beachfront condominium project on Siesta Key guarantees to be an inviting place for millionaires. The six residences carry hefty price tags - beginning at $3.9 million.Called Oceane, the project is the first condominium project on the island in many years, ... read more
    By Chris Wille
  • Gov. Scott appoints Medallion Home CFO to USF board
    Charles Tokarz, the chief financial officer and vice president at Medallion Home, was named to the University of South Florida Board of Trustees by Gov. Rick Scott on Friday.Tokarz could not be reached for comment on Tuesday. Les Muma, a Belleair philanthropist who has donated millions to USF, was named ... read more
    By Ryan McKinnon
  • Apartment occupancy down but not out as homeownership increases
    Home sales began accelerating nationally last year after growing at a sluggish pace from 2010 to 2016. On the flip side, occupancy in apartments, which showed a steady increase over those same six years, slowed in 2017, Reis Inc. reported in a white paper released Tuesday.New and existing home sales ... read more
    By Chris Wille
  • Dear Monty: Pay attention to occupancy when you make your offer
    Reader question: We closed on our home purchase in December. The contract calls for the seller to vacate 30 days after closing. The date and time set to deliver the keys and final walkthrough were today. This morning, the seller called to say they hadn’t finished moving out and requested ... read more
    By By Richard Montgomery, More Content Now
  • Medallion Home sets company sales record
    Medallion Home posted record-setting numbers in 2017 with $106 million in sales, the best in the company's 34-year history. Founded by Carlos Beruff in 1984, the family business builds custom-designed homes in Sarasota, Bradenton, Parrish and Mount Dora.The company's 2017 high-water mark came from not just homes but from lot ... read more
    By Staff report
  • Family envisions partially converting farmland into a 'modern Mayberry'
    PARRISH - The owners of 5,959 acres now mostly devoted to leased farms growing tomatoes, potatoes and other crops could eventually become an "agricentric" community known as Gamble Creek Village that emphasizes its rural roots.As L3 Partnership, Bob and David Lindsay - sons and grandsons of former publishers of the ... read more
    By Dale White
  • Babcock Ranch's first residents are modern-day pioneers
    BABCOCK RANCH -- To the locals near Southwest Florida's bays and beaches, Babcock Ranch seems "way out there" - 30 minutes southeast of downtown Punta Gorda and 20 northeast of Fort Myers.But young retirees Richard and Robin Kinley say it seems just right.The Kinleys have the distinction of being the ... read more
    By Harold Bubil
  • Modern-day pioneers
    BABCOCK RANCHTo the locals near Southwest Florida's bays and beaches, Babcock Ranch seems "way out there" - 30 minutes southeast of downtown Punta Gorda and 20 northeast of Fort Myers.But young retirees Richard and Robin Kinley say it seems just right.The Kinleys have the distinction of being the first residents ... read more
    By Harold Bubil