Real Estate

For Sale: A Custom-Designed Home Marries Old and New

This Siesta Key home combines Old World charm with modern lines. It's on the market for the first time for $5.8 million.

1:10pm By Kim Doleatto

Market Report

Realtor Association: Increased Home Sales Amid Record-Low Inventory—Again

One hundred percent of June home sales in Sarasota and Manatee counties closed at or more than the original list price.

07/22/2021 By Staff

City News

Accessory Dwelling Units Now Allowed in Sarasota Citywide

City commissioners unanimously agree to give homeowners more flexibility with their properties.

07/21/2021 By Kim Doleatto

House Gawker

Get a Glimpse of Architectural History at Siesta Key's Cocoon and Revere Houses

Tour two of Siesta Key’s architectural gems to learn why the Sarasota School of Architecture’s legacy endures and delights.

07/21/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Natural Dwellings

So You Wanna Own a Super-Small, Super-Sustainable Home?

Bid fast on Pearl Homes' 540-square-foot, LEED-certified unit. All proceeds benefit the Manatee Boys & Girls Club.

07/20/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Grants

Grant Spurs More Urban Forest Growth in Venice

The $100,000 matching grant will be used to continue southward expansion of the urban forest, including planting scrub oaks and removing invasive vegetation.

07/15/2021 By Staff

Top dog

Lakewood Ranch Named the Nation's Top-Selling Community

A new report puts new home sales in Lakewood Ranch at the top of its game.

07/13/2021 By Staff

Real Estate

Sage Longboat Key Residences Sells Out

Prices range from the mid-$4 millions to low $6 millions.

07/12/2021 By Staff

Real Estate

City Approves Increased Residential Density for New Bath & Racquet Development

The Sarasota City Commission voted 4-1 in favor of a change that will allow the eventual property owner to add up to 70 more residential units to the project.

07/09/2021 By Kim Doleatto

The Rental Market

Sarasota Rents Are Skyrocketing Again

Since March of last year, monthly rents increased by 13 percent in Sarasota County and 19 percent in Manatee County.

07/02/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Midcentury Modern Time Capsule in Bradenton

It was built in 1957, in a style that strongly suggests the Hollywood Regency look that was so popular in Los Angeles back in the day.

07/01/2021 By Robert Plunket

The Great Read

The Story Behind a Downtown Sarasota Condo's Near-Collapse

When downtown Sarasota's Dolphin Tower threatened to crumble, an unlikely heroine emerged.

06/28/2021 By Tony D'Souza

Buyer Beware

Here's How to Avoid Common Sarasota Zoning Pitfalls

Amid the increase in home renovations and a fast-moving housing market, City of Sarasota zoning regulations can trip up plans.

06/25/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Market Report

Realtor Association Reports Record-Low Inventory, Record-High Prices

The median price for a single-family home in Sarasota County is $407,000; in Manatee County, it's $400,000.

06/23/2021 By Staff

Art Freak

From Restaurants to Condos, This Artist Livens Up Spaces With His One-of-a-Kind Designs

Ron Genta’s paint brush turns elevators, walls, ceilings and even fiberglass finishes into works of art.

06/23/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Home Queue

Developers Are Struggling to Keep Up With Housing Demand

Material costs, labor shortages and a high demand for housing is putting the squeeze on the building industry.

06/17/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Architecture

Architecture Sarasota Announces 2021 Sarasota MOD Weekend

The eighth annual festival will celebrate the life and enduring legacy of Philip Hanson Hiss.

06/15/2021 By Staff

Rising From the Ashes

The Former Githler Mansion Gets a New Life

The Sapphire Shores mansion on the bay became a burned-out shell after a fire, but a developer has plans to restore it to its former glory—and then some.

06/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: An Iconic Downtown Live-Work Space

It’s 50 percent residence, 50 percent beauty salon, and 100 percent fabulous.

06/11/2021 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate

New High-Rise in the Works on East Main Street

MainView of Sarasota is a 10-story mixed-use project being planned for downtown Sarasota.

06/10/2021 By Kim Doleatto