REAL ESTATE HEADLINES
  • LEW SICHELMAN: Odd lots: Reconstructing records, staying, leaving
    Homeowners who lose their homes to wildfire, flood, tornado or another national disaster often lose the records needed to prove their losses - for tax purposes, obtaining federal assistance or reimbursement from their insurance companies.Fortunately, you can reconstruct your destroyed records or obtain copies of key documents.For starters, ask the ... read more
    By Lew Sichelman
  • Real Estate People, Jan. 13
    Paradise Realty of Venice Inc. chose Sasha Sell as the Salesperson of the Month for December.A top real estate agent and knowledgeable contractor, Sell brings expertise, knowledge and a strong work ethic to her customers. She works from the Paradise Realty of Venice Inc. office on the island of Venice, ... read more
  • CELEBRITY HOT PROPERTIES: New LA digs for 'Schitt's Creek' star
    His television family may have gone down "Schitt's Creek," but things are looking up for Dan Levy.The actor-writer, who stars in the award-winning sitcom, has bought a home in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles for $4.13 million.Built in 1936, the Spanish-style house is set high up from the ... read more
    By By Neal J. Leitereg and Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times
  • Sarasota home goes from mundane to marvelous
    When Chris Jaensch and Jason Cross bought property at The Meadows, a planned country club development in Sarasota with about 7,000 residents both seasonal and year round, their first concern was the neighborhood and the amenities within the community of single family homes and condominiums. The house they settled on, ... read more
    By Marsha Fottler
  • HAROLD BUBIL: Readers weigh in on alternative places to live
    Editor's note: While Harold Bubil takes some time off, we'll reprise some of his popular columns. This column originally ran on June 23, 2019. A couple weeks ago, I asked my Facebook readers a simple question: If you had to choose one Florida community in which to live, other than ... read more
    By Harold Bubil
  • REAL ESTATE MATTERS: Rare situation discovered by association board member
    Q: I'm writing to you regarding your column relating to when you get a tax bill for a home you no longer own.There is a home in my neighborhood that is still titled in the name of the previous owners. As a member of the board of our homeowners association, ... read more
    By By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin, Tribune Content Agency
  • Anna Maria home sells for $2.85M
    Sherry Flathman, a real estate agent with Wagner Realty, recently sold a home on Anna Maria Island for $2.85 million. The one-of-a-kind island home, across from the beach, was built over the past year by Moss Builders.The home has 3,300 square feet of stunning architectural design, with four bedrooms (two ... read more
    By Staff Report
  • Market snapshot: Barrington Ridge in Bradenton is family-friendly community
    Located in the southeastern section of Bradenton, Barrington Ridge is a family-friendly neighborhood with medium- to large-size, affordable homes. A park in the middle of the subdivision has a children's playground and gazebo, and there are slides for kids at one end of the community pool.The main entrance on Lockwood ... read more
    By By Chris Angermann, Correspondent
  • FLORIDA BUILDINGS I LOVE: No. 101: Frances Langford Promenade, 1928, Lakeland
    Editor's note: While Harold Bubil takes some time off, we'll reprise some of his popular columns. This column originally ran on Dec. 15, 2018Earlier in this series, an astute reader admonished the Love Team for saluting Sarasota's John Ringling Bridge.He pointed out that it is a structure, not a building. ... read more
    By Harold Bubil
  • REAL ESTATE MATTERS: Leaving your home to a family member? Consider these options
    Q: I am a 77-year old widowed woman. I have a house with a mortgage that I purchased a little over a year ago.At the closing I asked if I could put my daughter on the deed with me, but the mortgage company wouldn't allow it. I don't want her ... read more
    By By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin, Tribune Content Agency