Real Estate

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

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

Boom!

A Guide to the Downtown Sarasota Condo Boom

From the Rosemary District to Golden Gate Point and the bayfront, Sarasota’s skyline will never be the same again.

09/12/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Ahoy, Matey

Coddle Your Car Collection at The Lido Key 'Pirate House'

You, a pirate and your 12 cars can call this Lido Key house home.

09/08/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Chilling Out

The Sarasota-Manatee Rental Market Is Finally Cooling Off

The numbers remain high, but the drop in prices is officially a trend—not just a fluke.

09/01/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Dream Homes

The Most Expensive Homes in Sarasota

What all 10 homes share are prime waterfront locations and lots of square footage.

08/29/2022 By Susan Burns, Cooper Levey-Baker, and Kim Doleatto

Continuing Saga

There's More Drama Happening at Mira Mar Plaza

Commercial tenants recently received notification that Mira Mar owners intend to apply for a demolition permit of the downtown landmark property "in the near future."

08/24/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Record Breaker

This Manatee County Home Just Sold for $8.55 Million—Cash

This Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home is the highest residential sale on the Manatee County mainland.

08/23/2022 By Kim Doleatto

seeking car lovers

Take a Peek Inside the Priciest Listing on Siesta Key Right Now

With a detached guest house and an eight-car garage, this home could be yours for $16.99 million.

08/19/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Pricey Dirt

A Casey Key Lot Just Sold for $6.5 Million—Cash

The single-family lot is the priciest sold on the key since Stephen and Tabitha King bought their vacant Casey Key lot in 2006.

08/17/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Va Va Vroom

A New 'Car Condo' Business Breaks Ground in Lakewood Ranch

Luxe Dream Garage I broke ground this weekend and is slated for completion next year. A second building, Luxe II, will soon follow.

08/16/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Staying Power

The Sale of Mira Mar Plaza Has Been Halted

A local development firm that intended to purchase, demolish and build a ten-story, mixed-use project is no longer buying the downtown Sarasota parcel.

08/09/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

New WSJ Report Ranks North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton Metro Area No. 8 in the Nation

The Wall Street Journal/Realtor.com Emerging Housing Markets list highlights metros based on housing market data and lifestyle metrics.

07/27/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Tamiami Pick Me Up

A New Mixed-Use Project is Coming to the North Trail

The long-empty lot across from the 14th Street roundabout just north of downtown Sarasota will be home to Whitaker Lofts, a new, 19-unit condo project with retail space on the bottom floor.

07/26/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Market Report

Local Housing Inventory Continues to Grow, But Prices Are Still Rising

Home and condo prices remain high, but rising interest rates are playing a role in an uptick in inventory.

07/25/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Business boost

A Huge New Industrial Park Is Headed to Palmetto

Scheduled for completion next year, the roughly 38-acre site will house three warehouse building and aims to be a "kickstarter the local economy," according to its developers.

07/22/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Gold Star

Lakewood Ranch Named Best Selling Master-Planned Community in the Country—Again

The community has notched 1,026 sales so far this year.

07/21/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Going Up

A 16-Story Mixed-Use Project Is Slated to Replace Il Panificio in Downtown Sarasota

The building will include a restaurant, hotel and residential units. Once completed, it will be the only location on Main Street to offer hotel stays.

07/21/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Sarasota Dreamin'

Sarasota Ranked as the Second Most Popular City to Move to in the U.S.

That's according to a new report issued by Coldwell Banker.

07/15/2022 By Kim Doleatto

cash flow

How to Turn Your Short-Term Vacation Rental into a Haven for Your Guests

Sarasota's Kim Cressell is turning her 20-year side gig into a full-fledged how-to business. Here are her tips for how to maximize your rental income.

07/14/2022 By Kim Doleatto