Real estate

Neal Reports June Sales Increase

The Lakewood Ranch-based homebuilder Neal Communities saw an increase in sales in June, with 99 total home sales.

07/13/2016 Research by staff


Local Builder Working on Upgrades at Punta Gorda Airport

Halfacre Construction Company, which has offices in both Sarasota and Punta Gorda, is enhancing operations at the Punta Gorda Airport.

07/13/2016 Research by staff


Oaks Club Breaks Ground on Fitness Center

Osprey's Oaks Club recently broke ground to begin construction of the club’s new 7,500-square-foot fitness and wellness center.

07/12/2016 Research by staff


Builder Breaks Ground on Downtown Office Building

Gilbane Building Company broke ground on a new Sarasota office building on Monday.

07/12/2016 Research by staff


Massachusetts Company Buys Two Office Properties

Highland Manor Realty Trust recently purchased two office parcels for almost $2.2 million total.

07/11/2016 Research by staff

Real estate

Half of Curry Creek Homes Sold

Tivoli Homes of Sarasota recently reached 50 percent sell-out at its Cottages of Curry Creek enclave in southern Sarasota County.

07/07/2016 Research by staff


Patriot Plaza Picked for People's Choice Architecture Competition

The 2,800-seat ceremonial amphitheater at Sarasota National Cemetery was recently nominated for The Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects People’s Choice Award.

07/06/2016 Research by staff


Landscaping Employees Earn Certifications

ArtisTree Landscape Maintenance & Design's Amy Crutcher and Patrick Riordan have each earned certification from the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association.

07/06/2016 Research by staff

Real estate

Home Prices Rise in May

The median sale price of homes rose in both Sarasota and Manatee counties in May, according to data released by the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee.

07/05/2016 Research by staff


Sarasota Company Breaks Ground on Two Walmart Projects

Sarasota's Satterfield & Pontikes Construction was recently awarded two contracts to construct Walmart stores in Sarasota.

07/05/2016 Research by staff


Insurance Agency Buys Fruitville Road Office

Ryan Frenz of HealthMarkets Insurance Agency recently purchased 2553 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, from Karen S. Blondin of Blondin Mortgage Company for $355,000.

07/01/2016 Research by staff

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: $3.2 Million Condo at 888 Boulevard of the Arts

This huge downtown penthouse is the perfect place to catch the fireworks this Fourth.

07/01/2016 By Bob Plunket


Real Estate Firm Launches Scholarship Program

Wagner Realty owner David Eckel recently created a program in which two USF Sarasota-Manatee graduates are earning scholarship funds while they learn about real estate.

06/30/2016 Research by staff


Lee Wetherington Homes Breaks Ground on New Model

The Southwest Florida luxury homebuilder Lee Wetherington Homes recently broke ground on the Saviano model in Lakewood Ranch.

06/30/2016 Research by staff


Downtown Farmers' Market Tests New Layout Saturday

Vendors south of Main Street will relocate to First Street, east of Lemon Avenue and near City Hall.

06/30/2016 Research by staff


Going Up!

A new gated community in Venice; Sarasota’s Ascentia Development Group announces a Tampa luxury condo tower.

06/30/2016 By Staff


How does Sarasota rank in $1 million-plus real estate listings?

A national Luxury Market Report reveals the answer.

06/30/2016 By Ilene Denton


Neal Communities Tops Homebuilder Ranking

The Lakewood Ranch-based homebuilder Neal Communities recently topped Builder Magazine’s list of the top 10 local homebuilders,

06/29/2016 Research by staff

Big Deals

Dental Office Sold

The Illinois-based company Professional Resource Development, Inc., recently purchased a one-story medial professional building for $800,000.

06/28/2016 Research by staff

New hires

Construction Company Hires Project Manager

Sarasota's Gerdes Construction, Inc. recently hired John Brasgalla as a project manager.

06/28/2016 Research by staff