Real Estate

Big Deal

Sarasota County Is Moving Forward With Its Plan to Buy Albritton Fruit Farms

The property will provide soil for covering waste at the county landfill located just south of the farm.

07/11/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Affordable Housing

In the Wake of Florida's Arts Funding Cuts, Florida Studio Theatre Receives Workforce Housing Grant for Its New Arts Plaza

Ron DeSantis cut $32 million in funding from Florida's arts budget—but a $1 million grant for affordable housing made it through for Florida Studio Theatre. That means the organization is on track to break ground on a new $57 million project next year.

07/10/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Good Build

New Housing For Adults With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Is On The Horizon

The Haven, a local nonprofit, is poised to build new supported independent housing on a parcel it recently acquired near its campus on DeSoto Road. It will be life-changing for its residents.

07/03/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Market Report

The Luxury Real Estate Market Is on Fire, but the Condo and Townhome Sector Is Soggy

Following record-breaking cash sales, the median single-family home sale price rose by 3.9 percent, to $530,000, in Sarasota County, but the condo market in both counties experienced declines.

06/24/2024 By Kim Doleatto

The Lovely Bones

This Sarasota School of Architecture Home Is More Than Just Another Siesta Key Getaway

Designed by Ralph Twitchell, one of the movement’s pioneers, this home exemplifies the timelessness of the style.

06/21/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Condo Crown

This Sky-High Downtown Sarasota Condo Sold for a Record-Breaking $11.35 Million Cash

Sure, it's a buyer's market when it comes to condos—but not when they look like this.

06/17/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Bayfront Up

One Park West Will Bring 69 New Condos to the Sarasota Bayfront

Part of the long-awaited One Park project, One Park West condos will be among the most affordable in the Quay and range from roughly $1 million to $3 million.

06/11/2024 By Kim Doleatto

New Community

SeaFlower, a Massive Retail, Residential and Commercial Development, Is Headed to Bradenton

The mixed-use project will include 4,000 residential units, a hotel, a grocer, retail space and more on the site of a former gladioli farm.

06/07/2024 By Kim Doleatto


Ohana, on Longboat Key, Has Sold for $19.75 Million Cash

The sprawling property, which has made waves for its sea wall, shattered Longboat Key sale records when it sold in an off-market deal.

06/05/2024 Photography by Kim Doleatto

End of an Era

Albritton Fruit Farms Will Likely Be Sold to Sarasota County Later This Year

The county expects to purchase the 341-acre, sixth-generation family farm for $19 million. Sarah Albritton says she and her husband hope to restart their beloved you-pick operation elsewhere.

06/04/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Wandering Eye

This Siesta Key Home Just Sold for $9.25 Million. Let's Take a Look.

The sale of the waterfront home made for one of the priciest transactions in Sarasota County so far this year.

05/31/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate Report

There's More Inventory These Days, but Home Prices Are Still in the Mid-$500,000s

"It’s a great time for both sides because prices are still high, which is good for sellers, and buyers can be more selective because they have more options and time,” says Mara Daniel, a local realty broker.

05/23/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Neighborhood Proud

Glen Oaks Manor Is a Hidden Jewel With Major Circus History

With an intriguing history and the Bobby Jones golf complex right next door, these villas have become a magnet for creatives.

05/17/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Top Sale

Behold the Most Expensive Residential Sale in Sarasota County

Listed for just under $34 million last year, this Harbor Acres waterfront home sold for $20 million—cash.

05/14/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Workforce housing

A Prime Piece of Downtown Real Estate Has Been Earmarked for Workforce Housing

A partnership between Michael Saunders and Mark Vengroff will see 48 workforce housing units rise near Payne Park. Roughly 20 will be earmarked for law enforcement workers.

05/10/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Moving Target

The Historic McAlpin Home Must Be Moved or Demolished—With a Condition

City of Sarasota commissioners finally decided on the fate of the historically designated 112-year-old home at yesterday's meeting.

05/07/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Luxury Address

Take a First Look at The St. Regis Longboat Key, Slated to Open Late This Summer

Amenities at the $800 million resort complex include a marine wildlife lagoon, snow showers (yes, really!), events spaces and multiple dining options.

05/03/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Workforce Housing

A New Workforce Housing Development Is Headed to Bradenton

The Nest at Robin’s Apartments will see 182 residential units all priced as workforce housing.

04/25/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Rosemary Rising

BaySide, a New Commercial and Residential Project, Is Headed to the Rosemary District

The project is going up just north of CitySide Apartments and will bring a restaurant, a small market and 254 long-term market-rate rental residences.

04/23/2024 By Kim Doleatto