Top dog

Lakewood Ranch Named the Nation's Top-Selling Community

A new report puts new home sales in Lakewood Ranch at the top of its game.

07/13/2021 By Staff

Real Estate

Sage Longboat Key Residences Sells Out

Prices range from the mid-$4 millions to low $6 millions.

07/12/2021 By Staff

Real Estate

City Approves Increased Residential Density for New Bath & Racquet Development

The Sarasota City Commission voted 4-1 in favor of a change that will allow the eventual property owner to add up to 70 more residential units to the project.

07/09/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Midcentury Modern Time Capsule in Bradenton

It was built in 1957, in a style that strongly suggests the Hollywood Regency look that was so popular in Los Angeles back in the day.

07/01/2021 By Robert Plunket

The Great Read

The Story Behind a Downtown Sarasota Condo's Near-Collapse

When downtown Sarasota's Dolphin Tower threatened to crumble, an unlikely heroine emerged.

06/28/2021 By Tony D'Souza

Buyer Beware

Here's How to Avoid Common Sarasota Zoning Pitfalls

Amid the increase in home renovations and a fast-moving housing market, City of Sarasota zoning regulations can trip up plans.

06/25/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Market Report

Realtor Association Reports Record-Low Inventory, Record-High Prices

The median price for a single-family home in Sarasota County is $407,000; in Manatee County, it's $400,000.

06/23/2021 By Staff

Home Queue

Developers Are Struggling to Keep Up With Housing Demand

Material costs, labor shortages and a high demand for housing is putting the squeeze on the building industry.

06/17/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Rising From the Ashes

The Former Githler Mansion Gets a New Life

The Sapphire Shores mansion on the bay became a burned-out shell after a fire, but a developer has plans to restore it to its former glory—and then some.

06/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: An Iconic Downtown Live-Work Space

It’s 50 percent residence, 50 percent beauty salon, and 100 percent fabulous.

06/11/2021 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate

New High-Rise in the Works on East Main Street

MainView of Sarasota is a 10-story mixed-use project being planned for downtown Sarasota.

06/10/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

Halfacre Construction Company Begins Renovations on Realtor Association Building

Construction is slated for completion in late 2021.

06/09/2021 By Staff

High Stakes Decision

Sarasota County Commission to Consider Turning Hi Hat Ranch Into Large Housing, Commercial Development

It's another battle in the fight between the preservationists who want to keep some of the region’s land rural and the developers who want to maximize its profit.

06/09/2021 By Elizabeth Djinis

Commercial Real Estate

BOTA Center Sells for $4.35 Million

The building is listed in the City of Sarasota’s local register of historic places.

06/08/2021 By Staff

Good advice

How to Compete Against Cash Buyers in Our Fast-Moving Housing Market

In a fast and furious real estate market, how is a common home buyer supposed to compete? Judie Berger of Premier Sotheby's International Realty shares her six top tips.

06/07/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A $12.9 Million Cruise Ship-Inspired Home on Longboat Key

Let's be honest: the real attraction is that water slide.

06/04/2021 By Robert Plunket

Top of the Market

This Longboat Key Beachfront Mansion Just Sold for $10.15 Million

It’s the priciest Longboat Key residential sale of the year so far.

06/02/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

County Plans to Sell Historic Vamo Drive Home to Pay for Upgrades to Nearby Park

The plan calls for the preservation of a historic two-story lodge on the property that was built in 1900.

05/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

The Rental Market

Sarasota Rents Are Skyrocketing

Increased demand for long-term rentals, coupled with shrinking inventory, is driving rent increases in the city of Sarasota.

05/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Commercial Real Estate

Bradenton Office Park Sells for $11.1 Million

Morgan Johnson Commerce Park is a fully stabilized investment with land for additional development.

05/24/2021 By Staff