REAL ESTATE HEADLINES
  • Market snapshot: Conrad Beach, a charming coastal community on Longboat Key, Sarasota
    At the northern end of Longboat Key, Gulf of Mexico Drive, the thoroughfare that runs the length of the barrier island takes a leisurely turn to the right. Both sides of the road there are lined by dense, lush, tropical vegetation. Behind the greenbelt on the right is historic Longbeach ... read more
    By By Chris Angermann, Correspondent
  • No. 34: Congregational Church, 1923, Coral Gables
    Editor's note: While Harold Bubil takes some time off, we'll reprise some of his popular columns. This article originally ran on July 29, 2017.While the 1920s saw the development of modernism in Europe, Florida's boomtime architects were under the command of developers who wanted buildings that were right out of ... read more
    By Harold Bubil
  • REAL ESTATE BRIEFS: Perrone, CMSA, Hazeltine Nurseries collaborate on custom home on Bird Key
    Waterfront custom home builder Perrone Construction, CMSA Architects and landscape architect Hazeltine Nurseries have broken ground on a custom home on Bird Key.The three have a remarkable history dating back to the early 1980s, building some of Sarasota's most notable landmark homes, some in excess of 20,000 square feet.The first ... read more
    By Staff Report
  • REAL ESTATE MATTERS: Did father follow through on pledge to put child's name on home title?
    Q: Before my father died, he added my name to the deed on his house, which was mortgage free. He and his wife were already on title. After he died, his widow sold the house without my knowledge and kept the money.Am I entitled to part of the money from ... read more
    By By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin, Tribune Content Agency
  • HOT PROPERTIES: Comedian Russell Peters looks to shed landlord role
    By Neal J. Leitereg and Jack FlemmingLos Angeles TimesRussell Peters is looking to leave his landlord responsibilities behind in Malibu. The comedian-actor's ocean-view estate, which is now tenant-occupied until 2023, is back up for sale at $7.995 million.There's plenty to like about the coastal abode, which spans 10,000 square feet ... read more
    By By Neal J. Leitereg and Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times
  • No. 9: Biltmore Hotel, 1926, Coral Gables
    Editor's note: While Harold Bubil takes some time off, we'll reprise some of his popular columns. This article originally ran on February 11, 2017.Coral Gables was the dream city of the 1920s Florida land boom, and the Biltmore Hotel was and still is its most recognizable landmark.Completed in January 1926, ... read more
    By Harold Bubil
  • REAL ESTATE MATTERS: Girlfriend is paying real estate taxes, but isn't on home's deed
    Q: I live with my boyfriend and have been with him for about 12 years. We have two children. He bought a house, and he's the only one on the deed. I've been paying the real estate taxes on the home since he stopped paying the taxes. I also pay ... read more
    By By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin, Tribune Content Agency
  • HAROLD BUBIL: Architects face the pressure to perform
    Editor's note: While Harold Bubil takes some time off, we'll reprise some of his popular columns. This column originally ran on June 25, 2017.While interviewing Carl Abbott for my story in the June 11 Real Estate section on Villa Cedro, his "House of Cedar" that has come on the market, ... read more
    By Harold Bubil
  • DAVID W. MYERS: Ghostly tales of a haunted prison, stately hotel and old-fashioned honky-tonk
    Whether you believe in ghosts or not, it's always fun to hear about spirits who have allegedly decided to stick around long after their earthly bodies were buried.DEAR DAVE: I have believed in ghosts and "haunted houses" since I was a teenager, when I saw one a few times ... read more
    By David W. Myers
  • Market snapshot: Resort-style haven in Toscana Isles, North Venice
    Located in North Venice, less than a mile east of I-75 near the Laurel Road exit, Toscana Isles provides a unique, offshore waterfront experience. Most of the homes back onto two huge, interconnected lakes, 50 and 60 acres in size. With its island-like setting, the gated and maintenance-free community offers ... read more
    By By Chris Angermann, Correspondent