The Rental Market

Sarasota and Manatee Residential Rents Go Up—Again

Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, Sarasota County rental rates have grown by 25 percent and Manatee County's by 31 percent.

09/01/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Babcock Ranch

New Publix, High School Coming to Babcock Ranch

The grocery store and a high school are slated to open soon, giving residents of this fast-selling, master-planned community access to more essentials.

08/30/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

North River Ranch Reports 234 Sales During First Six Months of 2021

That's more than 42 percent above its goal of 160 sales.

08/27/2021 By staff

Building Up

A Luxury Senior Living Facility May Be Coming to Downtown Sarasota

The LaVerne would be the first senior housing project in the downtown core.

08/27/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Sky High

Step Inside the Most Expensive Residential Listing in Manatee County

Chickens, pigs, goats and a working organic farm are included in the price tag.

08/25/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

Sarasota-Manatee Home Sales Dipped in July, but Prices Continued to Rise

"We're a long, long way from a balanced market," says Realtor Association of Sarasota-Manatee president Alex Krumm.

08/23/2021 By Staff

Building Up

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.

08/18/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Gaze into the future

Renderings Offer a Sneak Peek at What Downtown Wellen Will Look Like

The fast-growing community's downtown is slated to have a hammock grove, permanent food trucks, shops and more.

08/16/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

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.

08/11/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Winning Home

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.

08/09/2021 By Staff

Coming Soon

Three New Tenants Are Coming to Waterside Place in Lakewood Ranch

The Bella Vita Italian restaurant, Bay Area Aesthetics and a Lakewood Ranch Medical Group primary care facility will join the new development.

08/06/2021 By Staff

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Parisian-Style Mansion With 10.5 Bathrooms on Manasota Key

The 12,000-square-foot house is built in the scale and style of a Parisian hotel.

08/05/2021 By Robert Plunket

Rental Market

Sarasota Rent Prices Just Keep Increasing

Despite a looming eviction crisis, rents increased by 20 percent in Sarasota County and 27 percent in Manatee County compared to July 2020.

08/04/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Building Up

Hotel, Grocery Store Being Considered for St. Armands Circle

Developers are pursuing a mixed-use project for the site of the city-owned Fillmore parking lot. The public can weigh in at an Aug. 5 workshop.

08/02/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Commercial Real Estate

Downtown Sarasota Retail Property Sells for $4.65 Million

The free-standing building is located at 1900 Fruitville Road.

08/02/2021 By Staff

Fun House

For Sale: This House Has a Grotto. Yes, a Grotto.

Situated on three acres, this contemporary ranch home just east of I-75 also has a pool, a zipline, a treehouse and more.

07/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

For Sale: A Custom-Designed Home Marries Old and New

This Siesta Key home combines Old World charm with modern lines. It's on the market for the first time for $5.8 million.

07/27/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Market Report

Realtor Association: Increased Home Sales Amid Record-Low Inventory—Again

One hundred percent of June home sales in Sarasota and Manatee counties closed at or more than the original list price.

07/22/2021 By Staff

City News

Accessory Dwelling Units Now Allowed in Sarasota Citywide

City commissioners unanimously agree to give homeowners more flexibility with their properties.

07/21/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Natural Dwellings

So You Wanna Own a Super-Small, Super-Sustainable Home?

Bid fast on Pearl Homes' 540-square-foot, LEED-certified unit. All proceeds benefit the Manatee Boys & Girls Club.

07/20/2021 By Kim Doleatto