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Archive for 2009

12/23/2009

Senior Living

Sarasota’s Jefferson Center is spotless, with a great location and all sorts of amenities for older residents.   By Robert Plunket    Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie discussing Jefferson Center on ABC7.   As you get older, your housing needs change, with the big issues becoming maintenance and affordability. You don’t want […]

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12/16/2009

Escape from Suburbia

Sarasota’s pretty Indian Beach offers a big range of houses and access to an urban lifestyle.   By Robert Plunket   Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie discuss Indian Beach on ABC7.   I got an e-mail from Molly up in Hillsborough County, asking for my advice. She is unfortunately getting a divorce […]

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12/9/2009

A Downtown Treasure

A historic Sarasota residence—at a historic price.   By Robert Plunket   Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie discuss this Oak Street gem on ABC7.   Today’s house is a “perfect storm” – in a good way. Few houses in town have its combination of history, location, style, and price. When people talk […]

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11/18/2009

El Conquistador Rules

This premier Bradenton neighborhood, just 15 minutes from downtown Sarasota, has great choices—and is right next to world-famous IMG Academies.   By Robert Plunket     Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie discuss El Con on ABC7.   A lot of people in Sarasota don’t know much about El Conquistador, but in Bradenton […]

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11/11/2009

Hidden Gem

Big on space and charm, this home in Sarasota’s Hidden Forest has a gorgeous garden and great location.   By Robert Plunket   Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie discuss this hidden gem on ABC7.   One of the things I love about Sarasota is that there are lots of neighborhoods all over […]

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11/4/2009

The Babe’s Place

Yes, the Sarasota penthouse where Babe Ruth once stayed is for rent—and it’s a bargain.   By Robert Plunket   Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie discuss the Babe’s old abode on ABC7.   Tonight is Game 6 of the World Series and the Yankees just might take it, so it’s only appropriate […]

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10/27/2009

Arcadian Delights

President Obama’s visit to Sarasota’s little neighbor got me thinking about Arcadia real estate.   By Robert Plunket   When President Obama visits Arcadia today (Tues., Oct 27) I hope he gets a chance to look at some real estate. The media is describing the town as dusty, isolated, tiny, poor, and conservative. What they’re […]

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10/21/2009

Snowbird’s Nest

Three Sarasota condos could be the perfect winter home. Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie discuss these snowbird nests on ABC7. I got an email from Robert in Cleveland. He and his wife, both 55, are coming down to look at a place to spend 3 to 4 months each winter. They want […]

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10/7/2009

October Surprise and Oyster Bay

Thanks, Today Show. Now, about Oyster Bay. By Robert Plunket Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie discuss Oyster Bay on ABC7. Finally a blessing that isn’t in disguise. The Today Show declared Sarasota the No. 1 housing market in the country. Barbara Corcoran, their version of me, said we have the best buys […]

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09/30/2009

The North Forty

Living large in the country. By Robert Plunket  Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie discuss these gentleman ranches on ABC7. Long before Sarasota was even a circus town, it was a cattle town. Out east there were cattle ranches stretching all the way to Arcadia. Today this heritage is maintained by the evocatively named […]

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