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Archive for 2009

09/23/2009

Pretty House Preview

A sneak peek at our choices for Sarasota’s Most Beautiful homes.   Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie discussing these beautiful homes on ABC7.   As you may remember, we recently asked a panel of experts (local design and real estate stars) – plus our readers -  to show us their favorite houses. […]

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09/16/2009

Longboat Legacy

A bayfront landmark from days gone past hits the Sarasota market.   By Robert Plunket Click here to watch our Real Estate Junkie discuss this Longboat jewel on ABC7.     The past 60 years have seen Longboat Key change from a sandbar lined with Australian pines and little wooden beach shacks into one the […]

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09/9/2009

Design Star at Home

TV celeb designer Jason Champion just put his Sarasota house on the market!   Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie discuss Jason Champion’s home on ABC7.   The hottest new listing in town has to be Jason Champion’s house, located in an unassuming part of Gulf Gate. Jason is, of course, the Sarasota […]

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09/2/2009

Counter Culture Cottage

If you want something arty and off the beaten path, take a look at Old Bradenton Road. By Robert Plunket   Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie discuss this artsy find on ABC7.   The area of north Sarasota that lies between Ringling College of Art and Design and New College of Florida, […]

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08/26/2009

The Lure of Siesta Key

History and hot deals on Siesta Key’s north end.   By Robert Plunket   I had forgotten how much I love Siesta Key. Back in the old days, 30 or so years ago when I first started coming here, I thought Siesta Key was Sarasota. The mainland didn’t interest me at all—it was just a […]

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08/19/2009

Just Beachy

Three Sarasota beachside buys for around $600,000.   By Robert Plunket   Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie discuss these Siesta Key finds on ABC7.   I got an email from a reader in Ohio named Rich who, along with his wife, is hoping to move to Sarasota and purchase a retirement/second home. […]

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08/12/2009

A Little Fraction of Heaven

Siesta Key’s new Hyatt property lets you own a slice of  paradise. By Robert Plunket   Click here to watch our Real Estate Junkie discuss the new Hyatt Siesta Key on ABC7.   The new Hyatt Siesta Key Beach opened last week, and since there is nothing quite like it in the area perhaps I […]

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08/5/2009

Decorator Delights

Take my advice: Buy a decorator’s house. By Robert Plunket   Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie discuss these stylish homes on ABC7.   Here’s a trick I’ve learned over the years. When you’re looking for a house, keep your eyes open for a place that’s owned by a professional decorator. Not only […]

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07/29/2009

Terrific Twitchell

A small but perfect Ralph Twitchell house beckons. By Robert Plunket  Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie discuss this house on ABC7.   That Ralph Twitchell house we looked at several weeks ago is back on the market. The buyer’s financing fell through—something that happens a lot these days. But their loss is […]

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07/22/2009

House Hunters

Lowdown on the House Hunters buildings. By Robert Plunket Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie discuss these House Hunters finds on ABC7. It was great to see Sarasota featured on House Hunters on HGTV last week. I must say it came across great. The focus was on downtown high-rises and the accompanying lifestyle, […]

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