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Archive for 2008

10/8/2008

A Winning Trio

Let’s  look at three good picks on the Sarasota real estate market right now.   By Robert Plunket   Click here to watch our Real Estate Junkie on TV.  This week I have no particular theme in mind – just three houses I’ve seen in the past month or so that I really like. And […]

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10/1/2008

My Bad

If I hadn’t pushed Florida real estate so hard, we wouldn’t be in this mess.   By Robert Plunket Click here to watch our Real Estate Junkie discuss his role in the economy.   I’m surprised that in all the attempts to place the blame for the world economic collapse, no one is pointing the […]

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09/24/2008

City of Snowbirds

Looking for a second home? We’ve got the range—and the deals.   By Robert Plunket Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie discussing snowbirds on TV.  Snowbirds built this town. And if we can get them to buy some real estate while they’re here this winter, maybe we can make a dent in our […]

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09/17/2008

These Old Houses

Character, history and great prices in Bradenton’s Ware’s Creek.   By Robert Plunket Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie on TV discussing Ware’s Creek.   Bradenton has several wonderful old neighborhoods that surround the downtown district, but the nicest may well be Wares Creek. It’s got block after block of old houses, from the […]

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09/10/2008

Downtown on a Budget

Two affordable places to enjoy the downtown Sarasota lifestyle.   By Robert Plunket   Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie on TV discussing affordable downtown.    Even though the economic crunch is bringing housing prices down, Sarasota remains an expensive place to live, especially for those on a fixed income. Older people in particular […]

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09/3/2008

Rediscovering Whitfield

This historic Sarasota neighborhood has bay views, great houses—and good values, too.   By Robert Plunket   Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie on TV discussing Whitfield Estates.   Back in the 1920s during Sarasota’s first boom, Whitfield Estates was the place to live. It was the town’s first fancy neighborhood, specifically designed […]

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08/27/2008

A Day at the Beach

Listings I like in Sarasota’s charming Siesta Village.   By Robert Plunket   Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie discussing Siesta Village on TV.   We’re doing a big beach issue soon, celebrating Sarasota as a beach town, so I’ve been paying a lot of attention to the keys and their lifestyles. And […]

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08/13/2008

Glitter Gulch

Glen Oaks Manor doesn’t look like much from the outside; but inside, the villas are sensational.   By Robert Plunket (Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie on TV discussing Glen Oaks Manor.)   Glen Oaks Manor is built on the site of the former Winter Headquarters of the circus, at Beneva and 17th […]

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08/6/2008

Step Back in Time

Braden Castle offers small-scale, old-fashioned Florida living at a modest price.   By Robert Plunket   Braden Castle is unique. It’s a perfectly preserved and functioning bungalow colony from the 1920s, the sort of place your grandparents used to vacation in. Little houses stand on tiny plots of land, just feet from each other, everything […]

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07/30/2008

Atomic Ranch

Back to the ’50s.   By Robert Plunket   The Sarasota School wasn’t the only architectural movement flourishing in town back in the 1950s and early ’60s. There was another style that was just as popular and—in retrospect—a little more fun. Today it goes by many names (retro, atomic ranch, mid-century modern) and there’s very […]

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