Heat Index

Luxury Sales Get Real

The ultra-luxury home sale market is sizzling.

07/30/2019 By Ilene Denton

Awards

Lee Wetherington Homes CEO Named Florida Certified 'Master Builder'

Florida Certified Master Builders must meet strict requirements and demonstrate a proven track record of building expertise, business stability, integrity and exceptional customer service.

07/29/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Lakewood Ranch No. 1 in the Nation for Housing Starts

The master-planned community led the nation for the second quarter of 2019.

07/25/2019 By Staff

Coming to Lakewood Ranch

Cresswind Lakewood Ranch Nears Debut

Kolter Homes will launch sales in October with 10 model homes.

07/25/2019 By Ilene Denton

On the Homefront

New Models in The Lake Club, Palmer Ranch and More

News and notes from the real estate industry.

07/25/2019 By Ilene Denton

Real Estate

Median Housing Prices, Inventory Up in June 2019

The statewide median sales price for single-family existing homes was $270,000, up 3.8 percent from the previous year.

07/23/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Martha Pike Joins Premier Sotheby's Venice Office

Pike has extensive sales experience, earning a number of awards as a top producer with two national firms.

07/19/2019 By Staff

Construction

Plaza Construction Appointed Construction Manager of New Golden Gate Point Condos

The firm has played a role in building a wide range of commercial real estate projects.

07/17/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Surpasses $5 Million in Donations to Florida Nonprofits

Affiliated sales associates and employees raise funds through donations from sales commissions, real estate closing transactions, employee payroll deductions, golf tournaments, auctions and other events.

07/15/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Al Dougherty Named Chief Operations Officer of Babcock Ranch

Babcock Ranch is the United States' first solar-powered town.

07/12/2019 By Staff

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Modern Architectural Gem in Lido Shores

The home is named "Strandhus," which is Norwegian for "beach house."

07/12/2019 By Robert Plunket

Construction

Mattamy Homes Names Rick Severance New President in West Villages

Severance will be responsible for all aspects of development and the phased sale of property at West Villages, a 9,650-acre property in south Sarasota County.

07/11/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

SVN Commercial Advisory Group Hires Gail Bowden as Senior Advisor

Bowden specializes in medical office buildings, multi-family and industrial properties from $500,000 to $60 million.

07/10/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Lakewood Ranch Recognized Nationally for “Best Wellness Environment”

The community’s new brain health initiative was cited as central reason for award.

07/08/2019 By Ilene Denton

Coming to Lakewood Ranch

Taylor Morrison Announces Plans for 1,750-Home Community in Lakewood Ranch

Azario Lakewood Ranch will be located off State Road 64 on Lorraine Road.

07/03/2019 By Ilene Denton

Just Add Water

Dive Into These Three Prize-Winning Swimming Pools

Thinking about building a backyard swimming pool? Before you take the plunge, take inspiration from these three Sarasota-area pools that took home awards at the 2019 Florida Swimming Pool Association Design Awards.

07/01/2019 By Ilene Denton

Rankings

Coldwell Banker's Roger Pettingell Recognized Among Nation's Top 1,000 Agents by "REAL Trends" Report

Pettingell is affiliated with Coldwell Banker’s Residential Real Estate’s Longboat Key office.

07/01/2019 By Staff

What Your Money Can Buy

What $9 Million Will Buy You on Longboat Key

Plus, a condo in the mid-$300s in Bradenton and a home in the low $600s in Lakewood Ranch.

07/01/2019 By Staff

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: Philanthropist Betty Schoenbaum's Palm Avenue Penthouse

Schoenbaum died last year at age 100, and her famous apartment is now on the market.

06/28/2019 By Robert Plunket

Rankings

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Agent Ranked Among Top Latino Agents in the U.S.

Argelia Vidal, affiliated with the CBRRE office in Lakewood Ranch, ranked No. 89 among the top 100 Latino real estate agents in the south.

06/28/2019 By Staff