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Archive for 2009

07/15/2009

On the Bayou

This week: houses I like in Sarasota’s Whitaker Bayou neighborhood.   By Robert Plunket   Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie discuss these Whitaker Bayou gems on ABC7.   Whitaker Bayou may well be Sarasota’s oldest and most historic neighborhood. Located just north of the Van Wezel, it was settled back before the Civil […]

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07/8/2009

Spanish Gem

A historic Sarasota home near the Ringling Museum is full of beautiful original features and updates that stay true to its spirit.   By Robert Plunket   Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie discussing this Spanish Gem on ABC7.   Back during Sarasota’s first boom in the 1920s, a group of Spanish houses […]

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06/24/2009

That ’70s House

A blast from the past is the week’s top find.   By Robert Plunket (Click here to test your "Decorating Can Be Murder" trivia for the chance to win two tickets to the DCBM party July 10 at Home Resource.) Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie discuss this 70s gem on ABC7.     […]

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06/17/2009

Adults Only

Two great options for Sarasotans 55 and over.   By Robert Plunket Click here to see our Real Esate Junkie discuss these 55-plus communities on ABC7. (And don’t forget to enter our "Decorating Can Be Murder" trivia contest for the chance to win two tickets to the DCBM party July 10 at Home Resource.) Back […]

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06/10/2009

Architecture Lesson

Two Sarasota School houses hit the market.   By Robert Plunket   Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie discuss these Sarasota School homes on ABC7. This is a sad week for the Sarasota School of Architecture, as they are tearing down Riverview High School even as we speak. But the news isn’t all […]

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06/3/2009

Adults Only

By Robert Plunket Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie discuss these sophisticated abodes on ABC7. Some homes cry out for the patter of tiny feet along their hallways, the shrill and high- pitched screams of laughter that only children can provide. These homes are generally not for me. I much prefer the click […]

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05/27/2009

Their First House

Searching for a starter home for our young Sarasota Magazine editor.   By Robert Plunket   Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie discuss these Bradenton buys on ABC7.   Hannah, our associate editor (and author of the popular GenXtra blog on our Web site) and her boyfriend, Steve, have asked me to help […]

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05/20/2009

Sonoma in Sarasota

These brand-new townhouses are attractive—and attractively priced.   By Robert Plunket   Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie discussing these townhouses on ABC7. I’ve been looking at a lot of townhouses lately and I’m surprised how much I like them. A townhouse – in Sarasota, anyway – is an attached, two-story home that […]

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05/13/2009

The Wonderful World of IKEA

Take a trip to Tampa to shop this megastore for the home. By Robert Plunket   Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie discuss his IKEA adventure on ABC7.   Aside from the airport and an occasional Springsteen concert, there has been no reason for a Sarasotan to visit Tampa. Well, that’s all different […]

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05/6/2009

Vulture Shopping

Vulture Shopping Great buys in Sarasota short sales and foreclosures.   By Robert Plunket   Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie discussing these great deals on ABC7.   These days it seems like you have to buy a foreclosure or a short sale. They are what is determining the market at the moment. […]

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