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$1,025,000 sale at Grand Bay II

Gilbert and Susan Harrell sold their Unit 263 at Grand Bay II to Linda and Glenn Miller, from Windemere, for $1,025,000. It was the largest real-estate transaction recorded on the keys during the week of June 8 through June 12.

The three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath condo with 2,369 square feet of living area at 3040 Grand Bay Blvd. was constructed at the 272-unit Grand Bay development in 1996.

The condo last sold for $1.2 million in March 2006.

In another sale at Grand Bay in Building V, Gemma and Steven Edwards, from Andover, Mass., paid $640,000 for Unit 531 to Yvonne and Anthony Newton Dixon, of Roswell, Ga. The two-bedroom, two-bath condo at 2721 Gulf of Mexico Drive has 1,270 square feet of air-conditioned living area.

The Dixons purchased the condominium for $880,000 in December 2005.

The second-biggest sale was the $1.01 million that Cathy and David Norton, from New Canaan, Conn., paid for Unit A-305 at the L’Elegance on Lido Beach, 1800 Ben Franklin Drive. The sellers were Zita and Robert Grepling, of Sarasota.

The two-bedroom, two-bath condominium has 1,270 square feet of living area and was constructed by Yale Properties of Boca Raton in 1996.

The Greplings bought the condo for $725,000 in June 2003.

St. Armands
Sandra Grady, of St. Louis, sold her home at 125 N. Adams Drive on St. Armands Key for $560,000 to Teresa and William Eckman, from Lafayette, Ind.

Grady acquired the house for $117,857 in September 1990 and added a swimming pool in 2003. The house, originally built in 1966, has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,643 square feet of living area.

Longboat Beachcomber
Rebecca and Kim Huntley purchased a 50% interest in Unit 202 at the 40-unit Longboat Beachcomber, 2721 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Jennifer Andre, of Chama, Ill., also purchased a 50% interest in the unit. Sellers were Patricia Ann Crown and Constance Lynn Ingram, of Corvallis, Ore., for $550,000.

The two-bedroom, two-bath condo apartment was constructed in 1970 and has 884 square feet of living area.

John Bishop, of Annandale, Minn., acquired a half-interest in Unit 206 on Tract 3 at the 22-unit LaPlaya condominium, 4425 Gulf of Mexico Drive, by paying $335,000 through his revocable trust to Candace Muzzey, the personal representative of the estate of Marjorie Lindquist, formerly of Elgin, Ill.

The three-bedroom, three-bath condo has 1,704 square feet of living space and was built in 1974.

Cedars East
Jennifer Lister and her husband Robert Trull, of Ontario, sold their Unit 24 in Section 2 at the 93-unit Cedars East condominium to Judith and Keith Maurer, from Tampa, for $330,000.

The two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath condo at 541 Forest Way has 1,501 square feet of living space and was constructed in 1990.

The Trulls bought the condo for $229,900 in July 2001.

Longboat Harbour
There were two sales at the 300-unit Longboat Harbour, constructed by the late I.Z. Mann in 1970. Gayle and Jim Cather Jr., from Lakeland, bought Unit 304 in Building L at Longboat Harbour from Marcelyn and Harold Hendrikson for $225,500. The one-bedroom, one-bath apartment at 4420 Exeter Drive has 725 square feet of living area.

The Hendriksons bought the unit for $95,000 in February 1998.

In the second Longboat Harbour transaction, Gail and Henri Groenheim, c/o Lisa Groenheim, of Glenview, Ill., sold their Unit 101 in Building I to Karen and Robert Darby, of Fairfield, Conn., for $225,000.

The two-bedroom, two-bath apartment at 4390 Exeter Drive has 1,168 square feet of living space.

The Groenheims paid $105,000 for the condo in April 1997.

Lido Beach Club

Eric Ducharme and his wife, Kerry Fehr-Ducharme, from West Chester, Ohio, purchased Unit 501 at the Lido Beach Club, 1212 Ben Franklin Drive, from Thomas Gallagher and Mark Brill, of 101 Ben Franklin Drive, for $667,000.

Gallagher and Brill bought the unit for $465,100 in July 2001.

The 35-year-old two-bedroom, two-bath condo has 1,532 square feet of living space.

Lido Shores
Branch Banking, of St. Petersburg, sold the 37-year-old home at 1252 Center Place in the Lido C Division of John Ringling Estates, commonly referred to as Lido Shores, to Danny Mills, of Ontario, for $500,000.

The three-bedroom, two-bath house has a swimming pool and 2,327 square feet of living area.

Kent Chetlain is a veteran Florida journalist and historian, a former Manatee County commissioner and a holder of a Florida real-estate license. He has chronicled real-estate activity in this area since 1957.


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