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Five Real Estate Stories Worth Noting in 2020

From a big new Longboat luxury project to a mammoth community coming to Englewood, here’s a look at some real estate developments we covered this year.

By Ilene Denton December 22, 2020

A rendering of The Residences at St. Regis Longboat Key

A rendering of The Residences at St. Regis Longboat Key


Out-of-Towners are Fueling Sarasota’s Hot Real Estate Market

“In my 34 years, I’ve never seen inventory as low as it is today,” realtor Roger Pettingell says. “I tell buyers, ‘Be prepared to buy.’”

The Residences at St. Regis Longboat Key Launches After $200 Million in Pre-Sales

Three six-story residential buildings with 69 luxury condos will replace the now-razed Colony Beach & Tennis Resort.

Lakewood Ranch remains No. 1 Best-Selling Multigenerational Community in the Nation

And south Sarasota County's Wellen Park, formerly the West Villages, ranks No. 3 nationally.

Neal Communities May Home Sales Up 47 Percent Over May 2019

‘Things are good here and bad up north,’ says company founder Pat Neal. "And interest rates are lower than they’ve been since World War II."

Beachwalk by Manasota Key, with 1,675 Homes, is Coming to Englewood

DiVosta Homes to develop the coastal-inspired mainland community two miles from Manasota Beach Park.

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