• US home price growth slows
    Home price growth slowed down in May but still showed resilience to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.U.S. home prices rose 4.5% over the year, down from 4.6% the previous month, the widely watched S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices reported Tuesday.The 10-city composite annual increase came in at 3.1%, less than ... read more
    By John Hielscher
  • Océane sells final two units on Siesta Key
    The newest condominium on Siesta Key is a sell out.Océane sold its final two units this month, according to developer Crossgate Partners LLC and architect Mark Sultana.The six-residence boutique building was announced in 2016 as the first new development on Siesta Key since 2005.Units sold for an average of $4.1 ... read more
    By Staff Report
  • Character house on historic Vamo Drive in Sarasota for sale
    During the height of the Florida real estate boom in 1923, two couples named Gibson and Wren - one from Virginia and one from Missouri - moved to Sarasota and jointly bought land from the estate of Bertha Honore Palmer who had died five years prior.The land, on the inlet ... read more
    By Marsha Fottler
  • CELEBRITY HOT PROPERTIES: Kunal Nayyar of 'Big Bang Theory' flips the script in Hollywood Hills
    Actor Kunal Nayyar is hoping to end his time in Hollywood Hills with a bang. The "Big Bang Theory" star and his wife, fashion designer and model Neha Kapur, have put their compound on the market for $3.995 million.The leafy spot spans half an acre and makes the most of ... read more
    By By Neal J. Leitereg and Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times
  • HAROLD BUBIL: Hurricane forecast an unpredictable science
    Editor's note: While Harold Bubil takes some time off, we'll reprise some of his popular columns. This column originally ran on Sept. 17, 2017.Maybe only politicians and pro football coaches endure more public scrutiny than the men and women who make their living forecasting, preparing for and reporting on weather ... read more
    By Harold Bubil
  • DAVID W. MYERS: Savvy sellers always offer buyers a home-warranty plan
    Most home sales today involve the use of a home warranty, which can protect both parties from a myriad of costly problems that could occur after a transaction closes. Sellers willing to pay for the policy can add a valuable tool to their marketing efforts.DEAR DAVE: I am getting ready ... read more
    By David W. Myers
  • Five decades of Florida living
    Located on Englewood Road in the southern part of Sarasota County, the Boca Royale Golf & Country Club has been growing and developing over the past five decades. Covering nearly 1,000 acres, it is one of the most beautiful, gated communities in the area, providing a verdant, tropical setting of ... read more
    By By Chris Angermann, Correspondent
  • FLORIDA BUILDINGS I LOVE: No. 42: Donnelly House, 1893, Mount Dora
    Editor's note: While Harold Bubil takes some time off, we'll reprise some of his popular columns. This column originally ran on Sept. 30, 2017.Floridians and "northerners" alike have an affinity for Mount Dora.The Lake County town of 14,000, about two and a half hours by car north of Sarasota, is ... read more
    By Harold Bubil
  • LEW SICHELMAN: COVID housing update: Forbearance options going forward
    At last count, some 4.7 million homeowners were in some kind of forbearance plan. That represents almost 9% of all mortgages. Taken together, just over $1 trillion in principal has gone unpaid during the COVID-19 crisis, according to analytics firm Black Knight.When these folks' forbearance plans end, some will go ... read more
    By Lew Sichelman
  • REAL ESTATE MATTERS: Homeowner wishes to change title from 'tenants in common' to 'joint tenants with rights of survivorship'
    Q: My wife and I purchased a home over 40 years ago. The original deed is titled as John Smith and Sally Smith. This defaults to tenants in common in Georgia. Sally is my wife of over 50 years. We are now considering changing the title to John Smith and ... read more
    By By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin, Tribune Content Agency