Builder Confidence in 55-Plus Market Dips, But Still High

Builder confidence in the single-family 55-plus housing market remained in positive territory for the first quarter of 2016, according to the National Association of Home Builders.

05/06/2016 Research by staff


Realtor Earns New Home and Residential Construction Certifications

Realtor Lisa Bouck recently earned the Certified New Home Specialist and Residential Construction Certified designations.

05/06/2016 Research by staff

Real estate

This Week's Big Deals

$5.9 million for vacant commercial land in Bradenton and $1.3 million for a Sarasota apartment complex.

05/05/2016 Research by staff

Perfect Match

Deb Knowles and Larry Kabinoff's GulfStar Homes Takes Off

Deb Knowles and Larry Kabinoff met online, married and created a fast-growing residential real estate business in North Port.

05/05/2016 By Kim Hackett Photography by Fred Lopez

Real estate

Developer Purchases 21-Unit Hotel, Plans Upgrades

Developer and entrepreneur Henry Rodriguez purchased the Elephant Ears Suites for $1.9 million on Monday.

05/04/2016 Research by staff

Home Tour

Step Inside the Hillview Street Home of Artist Frank Colson

This historic Sarasota home leaves all the others in the dust.

05/03/2016 By Bob Plunket

Real estate

Players Theater Moving to Lakewood Ranch

The Players Centre for Performing Arts is set to open in three years.

05/03/2016 Research by staff

Money Talks

What $1.5 Million Buys in Sarasota

Here's what $1.5 million will get you in Sarasota real estate.

05/02/2016 By Robert Plunket

Real estate

Freddie Mac Newsletter Examines Impact of Rising Sea Levels

'Between $66 billion and $160 billion worth of real estate is expected to be below sea level by 2050,' the report states.

04/29/2016 Research by staff

Real estate

This Week's Big Deals

Deals include $16.7 million for an apartment complex, $495,000 for industrial space and $342,000 for a future daycare.

04/28/2016 Research by staff

Real estate

Local Home Price Gains at Almost 34 Percent

The housing and property data research firm RealtyTrac last week released its American home sales report for March and the first quarter of 2016.

04/25/2016 Research by staff


Gulf Coast Builders Exchange Picks New Chairman and Board Members

The group's 2016 chairman is Paul Stehle, vice president of Climatic Conditioning Company.

04/25/2016 Research by staff


Landscape Architecture Firm Named Among Country's 50 Best

Ocean Home magazine's inaugural list represents the finest coastal landscape architects practicing today in the United States.

04/22/2016 Research by staff

Real estate

This Week's Big Deals

A 17,003 square foot office and warehouse space recently changed hands for $1.2 million.

04/21/2016 Research by staff

Real estate

Median Florida Home Prices Increase

The statewide median sales price for single-family homes last month was $209,500, up 10.3 percent from 2015, according to Florida Realtors.

04/20/2016 Research by staff

Home Tour

For Sale: Beachy Cool on Holmes Beach

Our Real Estate Junkie takes us inside a Holmes Beach home that's on the market for $3.5 million.

04/19/2016 By Robert Plunket


Architect, Artist Team Up to Launch New Firm

Architect JB Taylor and his wife, artist Sarah Taylor, have partnered to create Taylor Studios, Inc.

04/18/2016 Research by staff


North Carolina is a Buyer's Market

The price is right on a piece of mountain paradise.

04/18/2016 By Ilene Denton

Real estate

Florida Foreclosures Down

A recent report by the research firm CoreLogic found a 37.6 percent drop in Florida's foreclosure inventory in just one year.

04/15/2016 Research by staff


Report Shows Rise in Local Homelessness

The Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness found a 22.5 percent increase in the number of homeless residents in Sarasota and Manatee counties.

04/15/2016 Research by staff