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Longboat property values may be on the rise

Longboat property values may be on the rise

Property values on Longboat Key are increasing for the first time since 2008. The town estimates that the overall increase for Longboat Key property will be approximately 2.1 percent. This number is based on preliminary estimates from the Sarasota County Property Appraiser’s Office and the Manatee County Property Appraiser’s Office. Town Manager David Bullock presented […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Ritz Carlton Managed Beach Residences

Ritz Carlton Managed Beach Residences

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June 12, 2013 | Posted in Real Estate | Read More »

Longboat home sells for $2.9 million

Longboat home sells for $2.9 million

A home at the north end of Longboat Key sold Tuesday for $2.9 million to an international buyer from the Czech Republic. Built in 1970, the beachfront property at 5881 Gulf of Mexico Drive was listed for $3.25 million. It is well known to Longboat residents as the home depicted by local artist John Dineen […]

June 3, 2013 | Posted in Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

A new way to sell real estate on Longboat Key

A new way to sell real estate on Longboat Key

Longboat Key Realtor Tina Rudek held an all-out party at 5010 Gulf of Mexico Drive last week to market the very upscale home. Present were Flamenco dancers, musicians and endless food and drink. Photos by Lillian Sands.        

April 30, 2013 | Posted in Key Events, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Tangerine Bay Club asks for assistance with insurance

Tangerine Bay Club asks for assistance with insurance

Tangerine Bay Club Board of Directors wrote a letter to Mayor Jim Brown asking for his assistance regarding their increase in Wind Insurance with Citizens Insurance. “We just received Citizens offer to renew our Association’s Wind Insurance; the annual premium increases from the current $49,000 per year to $450,000 per year. That is not a […]

April 12, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Going ‘green’ on Longboat Key

Going ‘green’ on Longboat Key

People often say that windows are the home’s eyes to the world. Nothing could be truer than in a Longboat Key waterfront home where a good view is everything. However, with practical concerns such as UV damage causing fading to drapes and furniture or wind damage as well as concerns about heating and cooling costs carefully selecting windows can be a big decision.

March 31, 2013 | Posted in Business, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Questions Longboat residents need to ask…

Questions Longboat residents need to ask…

What is the driving force that requires the commissioners to run back into that burning building they just were rescued by the court and do it again?

February 18, 2013 | Posted in Al Green, Opinion | Read More »

Michael Welly steps down with Longboat Key Club sale

Michael Welly steps down with Longboat Key Club sale

‘Welly has done an outstanding job over the past eight years in making the Key Club the main economic engine of Longboat. He should feel good about that.’

October 20, 2012 | Posted in Business, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Fallout follows Colony meeting

Fallout follows Colony meeting

Klauber says the Town needs to ‘establish definitive plans and consequences for the Colony Association, not give them more years to procrastinate…’

October 2, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — Aug. 30 through Sept. 5

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — Aug. 30 through Sept. 5

The following homes were under contract or sold on Longboat Key, Lido Key and Bird Key from Aug. 30 through Sept. 5

September 8, 2012 | Posted in Real Estate | Read More »