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Saving the built environment, including G.Wiz

Let’s start with some good news. The City of Sarasota will invest $500,000 in new windows, a new roof and other improvements to the Municipal… Read more »


From the archives: How mosquitoes are fought in Sarasota

In light of the zika virus’ invasion of a neighborhood north of downtown Miami, here is a story from September 14, 2013, on how mosquitoes are… Read more »

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Sarasota County Property Transfers, May 2016

Real estate transfers from May 2016. Source: Sarasota County Property Appraiser. $50,000 minimum. 3710 Gulf Of Mexico Dr #C21 Longboat Key, 34228, 9934 – Gulfshore… Read more »


In Brief: Big day for Lynne Koy

Lynne Koy of Coldwell Banker’s Longboat Key office sold $6 million in volume earlier this week in one day. One of the deals was the… Read more »

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HURRICANE QUIZ: Region has a history of dodging hurricanes

A map of Florida’s hurricane landfalls over the past 50 years shows a gap over Sarasota and Manatee counties. So when a Sarasotan brags about… Read more »


Correction to the May 29 Real Estate print edition

Because of an editor’s error, a guest column by Lorrie Muldowney in the May 29 print edition of the Real Estate section contained an incorrect… Read more »

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A sea of change on 50th anniversary of preservation act

In 1966, those who sought to preserve the nation’s historic places thought it was all about holding back the bulldozer. After passage of the National… Read more »

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DeMarcay condominium work to begin in June

The developers of the DeMarcay at 33 S. Palm condominium will begin deconstruction of the historic hotel on the site on June 15, according to… Read more »

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Historic property, now for sale, has long been a place for art

A compound that was built by the watercolor artist Hilton Leech in 1940 and bought by ceramic artist Frank Colson and his wife, Diana, in… Read more »

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Q&A with Gretchen Schneider

A question-and-answer interview with Gretchen Schneider, general manager of the City of Sarasota’s planning and development department, regarding the zoning code as it relates to the… Read more »

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On Vamo Drive, a charming renovation is actually all-business

Realtors, and their marketing departments, have a fairly new tactic in the battle for buyers: Storytelling. Every older house has a story. The vintage property… Read more »

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The Marsh mansion: Putting a beautiful face forward

In 1979 Dr. James Marsh, a young plastic surgeon in search of a place to live and work, and his girlfriend, Beverly, a nurse, came… Read more »

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Market Snapshot: Cape Haze Windward, Placida

The area south of Englewood and Rotonda known as Cape Haze, or Placida, encompasses barrier islands and an elongated inland triangle west of Coral Creek…. Read more »

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A retreat from the bustle of Towles Court

  Like so many artists before her, the Danish-born Kathleen Keenan came to Sarasota on a vacation in 2012 from her home in Falmouth, Massachusetts,… Read more »

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Flood insurance is getting expensive, but can you afford to be without it?

ORLANDO — After Hurricane Ike’s storm surge virtually wiped out all the beachfront houses east and west of Galveston, Texas, in 2008, FEMA came to… Read more »


Parade of Homes: Infill projects make an impact

Infill projects are making an impact By Harold Bubil Real Estate Editor The 2016 Parade of Homes is more than a procession through master-planned communities… Read more »

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Jewels on the Bay: Designer showhouse is a bayfront gem

  The 2016 Designer Showhouse celebrates the creativity of two dozen design professionals and the determination of one Ohio woman to rescue a vintage home… Read more »

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“Conversations at the Crocker” focuses on key developers

The Historical Society of Sarasota County will present “The Great Developers” as the latest in its “Conversations at the Crocker” series at 7 p.m. Tuesday… Read more »

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The Mortgage Professor: Life annuities and reverse mortgages as tools for protecting retirees

My article last week discussed the longevity annuity as a tool for protecting retirees who are heavily dependent on a stock of financial assets against… Read more »

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