Real History by Jeff LaHurd: Sarasota’s early housing developments

These daughters of a wealthy physician were world travelers before Katherine discovered Sarasota in 1903. Miss Daisy and their mother followed a few years later, searching, as had so many others, for the salubrious climate that Sarasota promised. McClellan Park is an early forerunner of today’s modern housing developments. Platted by Katherine Elizabeth McClellan of […]

Let’s do away with real estate broker fees

FOR DECADES, the laws of supply and demand have weighed heavily toward landlords and the 3,000-plus real estate agents scattered across brokerage offices in Allston, Brighton, and Brookline. Historical market conditions have cemented a business model of brokers collecting a payment of one month’s rent from renters and it’s taken a global pandemic to blast […]

For some residents, one home at Naples Reserve isn’t enough

Naples Reserve residents have realized that something special has been created in their South Naples community, developed by iStar and consisting of 688 acres that feature Southern Coastal-inspired attached villa, single-family and custom estate homes. A dozen couples have fallen in love with Naples Reserve so much that they’ve purchased not one but two homes […]