Year in Review

Sarasota Magazine's Top 10 Real Estate Stories of 2021

Amid a sizzling real estate market, with record-breaking prices and new developments galore, here are the stories that got the most love from readers.

By Kim Doleatto December 28, 2021

Celebrity homes, record-breaking prices, and new luxury hotel and condo developments caught our readers' eyes the most this year. They scrolled through sneak peeks into the lavish living quarters of the rich and famous as well as impending high-rise projects that will change our skylines and shorelines. Hot local neighborhoods and home trends also captured your clicks. Here are the top 10 real estate stories of 2021.

What’s Better Than the Super Bowl Halftime Show? A Peek Inside Tom Brady’s Tampa Mansion

A rour of Tom Brady’s home caught your imagination, even though it was a mere rental for the Tampa Bay Buccaneer and his wife Gisele Bündchen.

Siesta Key Star’s Home Hits the Market

At least this Siesta Key star lived on Siesta Key, making the reality show a little more, well, real.

Home Sales Are Sizzling in These Sarasota-Manatee Neighborhoods

With listings scarce and prices going through the roof, the local real estate market has entered an unprecedented era.

Step Inside the Most Expensive Residential Listing in Manatee County

Chickens, pigs, goats and a working organic farm were included in the $20 million price tag.

Sarasota Home a Winner in HGTV’s ‘Ultimate House Hunt’ Competition

This 5,759-square-foot, waterfront Lido Shores home stood out to more than 1.5 million viewers nationwide.

Here’s a Look at What Could Be Coming to St. Armands Circle

A rundown of the proposals for the Fillmore parking lot site that City of Sarasota commissioners received this week.

Here’s a Peek at the New Residences at St. Regis Longboat Key

Completion of the project, on the site of the former Colony Beach & Tennis Resort, is slated for the spring of 2024.

Covid-19 Has Ushered In a New Demand for Keeping Three Generations Under One Roof

The number of Americans living in a multigenerational household—that is, one with three or more generations—has nearly quadrupled over the past decade.

St. Armands Circle’s Hotel-Grocery Project May Have Competition

City of Sarasota commissioners voted this week to consider other offers to purchase the Fillmore parking lot.

This Beachfront Casey Key Home Is on the Market for $20 Million

Take a look at the most expensive listing in Sarasota County.

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