Home & Real Estate

Paddles Up

The Lido Key 'Pirate House' Is Headed to Auction

This multimillion dollar home is going to auction for one day only. The highest bidder, regardless of price, takes all.

11/29/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Get Schooled

Essential Intelligence About the Sarasota School of Architecture

Local newcomers may not be familiar with the midcentury modern movement and its significance. Here are some design takeaways to get started.

11/17/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Ooh la la

Roche Bobois, a Luxury Furniture Shop, Has Opened in Downtown Sarasota

The new Roche Bobois showroom is 7,000 square feet of iconic furniture pieces in a super swanky space.

11/16/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Glam It Up

How to Use Color to Liven Up Any Room

Sarasota designers share their best tips.

11/12/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Lido Shores

Sneak Peek: Check Out This New Luxury Home in Lido Shores

The waterfront home has its own private beach, a guest house and Sarasota School of Architecture design elements.

11/08/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Swellin' Wellen

Wellen Park Is Adding a New Neighborhood and Kicking Off Condo Sales

A new neighborhood of single-family homes, called Antigua, as well as Veranda condominiums within the Wellen Park Golf & Country Club, have hit the market.

11/04/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Rental Market

Local Rents Are Rising Again

Of 587 cities in a national report, Sarasota saw the second-highest growth in rent in October, while national numbers are cooling off.

11/02/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Architecture

Architecture Sarasota Announces 2022 MOD Weekend

The ninth annual festival, which runs Nov. 10-13, celebrates "tropical modernism" and looks at how natural elements shape design then and now.

10/26/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Top Sale

Longboat Key's 'Water Slide House' Just Sold for $11.5 Million

The price tag includes a mega pool slide right on the beach, plus customized interiors and a seven-car garage.

10/26/2022 By Kim Doleatto

By the Numbers

The Latest Real Estate Numbers Show a Move Toward a Healthier Market

Real estate inventory has increased significantly, but is still below a healthy supply, meaning we're still a seller's market.

10/25/2022 By Kim Doleatto

More Ranch

A New 500-Unit Rental Community Is Headed to Lakewood Ranch

The new Manatee County project, Renata, features 502 units and is expected to deliver in late 2024.

10/24/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Eastern expansion

A New Assisted Living Facility Breaks Ground in East Sarasota

It's part of Sarasota Suncoast Community Church’s growing empire.

10/20/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Through the Roof

Florida’s Property Insurance Crisis Will Likely Get Worse After Hurricane Ian

Add the homeowner’s insurance crisis to Sarasota’s affordable housing crisis, and you’ve got a situation that makes home ownership a pipe dream for many.

10/17/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Play in the Dirt

10 Easy-to-Grow Vegetables That Thrive in Florida

Renourish your yard and garden at two upcoming plant sales.

10/10/2022 By Yasi Bahmanabadi

Real Estate

How Will Hurricane Ian Affect the Local Real Estate Market?

Four real estate experts talk natural disasters, risk factors and probable increased demand for new construction.

10/06/2022 By Kim Doleatto

cool down

The Housing Market Is Showing a Return to 'Normalcy'

For the first time since 2021, the median percentage of single-family homes sold at or above the list price was below 100 percent. A longtime Sarasota realtor shares how that's affecting sellers.

09/23/2022 By Kim Doleatto

responsible building

Sustainable Design Benefits the Planet and Your Pocketbook

Hear from local and national green building experts at this two-day environmental design conference.

09/21/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Cha-Ching

This Harbor Acres Home Just Sold for More Than $15 Million Cash

Located on coveted Vista Drive, the French provincial-style home is dripping with Old World elegance and custom-built features imported from France.

09/14/2022 By Kim Doleatto

New homes

A New Residential Community is Headed to Nokomis

Called Legacy Groves, the community is slated for completion and home sales in mid-2023.

09/13/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Paddle up

This Myakka Ranch Comes With Livestock, a Stocked Lake and Tropical Fruit Gardens

Rancho da Florida is a sustainable home on 42 acres with a lake, goats and more, offers a lifestyle change for its owner.

09/13/2022 By Kim Doleatto