Home & Real Estate

Real Estate Junkie

Peek Inside a Folksy 1925 Braden Castle Cottage

This place went under contract the day after it was listed, an indication of today's market and the appeal of Braden Castle.

03/05/2021 By Robert Plunket

Mobile Home

Why One Sarasota Couple Decided to Live on Their Boat—For Good

“We said, ‘We’re not going to do this when we’re 80. If we’re going to do it, let’s do it.'"

03/05/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Sneak Preview

View Exclusive Spaces at the Junior League of Sarasota Tour of Homes March 5-7

This year, the 44th annual Tour of Homes goes virtual and showcases four luxury residences.

03/05/2021 By Kim Doleatto


Certified Collectibles Group Expands Sarasota Footprint to 82,000 Square Feet

The company recently purchased a 21,000-square-foot facility in Lakewood Ranch.

03/04/2021 By Staff

Commercial Real Estate

Mickey’s Pet Supplies Signs Lease in Sarasota Industrial Property

The industrial complex is fully leased after eight weeks.

03/03/2021 By Staff

Neighborhood Guide

From New Urbanism to Suburbanism, Venice Is a Tale of Two Cities

There's John Nolen’s celebrated walkable design downtown...and then there's the gated communities off the island.

03/03/2021 By Kim Hackett Edited by Kim Doleatto

Neighborhood Guide

Three Unique, Fun Activities to Do With Kids in Venice

Best of all, they won’t leave your car sandy.

03/03/2021 By Kim Doleatto

April Showers, May Flowers

How to Grow a Beautiful Lawn This Spring

ArtisTree Landscape gives us some tips on how to keep our lawns in tip-top shape this season.

03/03/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Home of a Legend

Inside Tennis Legend Nick Bollettieri's Bradenton Home

There are no trophies—or even a tennis court—at coach Nick Bollettieri’s waterfront house.

03/01/2021 By Robert Plunket

Design Win

Bradenton's Orange Moon Interiors Receives Top Award

The Bradenton firm was recently awarded a "Best of Houzz" award from Houzz, an international platform for all things architecture and interior design.

02/26/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real estate

Parade of Homes Offers Tours of Nearly 100 Extraordinary Houses Through March 14

Homebuilders in nine Sarasota and Manatee communities are participating in this year's Parade.

02/24/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Motel Memories

Saying Goodbye to a Historic Lido Motel

The historic Gulf Beach Resort Motel is being demolished to make way for luxury condos.

02/22/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

Casey Key Home Listed for $19.9 Million

The home is the most expensive listing in Sarasota County right now.

02/19/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Lavish Siesta Key Home With Amazing Views

There are many “best views” in Sarasota, but this home has one of the top five: straight across the bay to the downtown skyline.

02/19/2021 By Robert Plunket


Venice Theatre Taps Sweet Sparkman for Redesign of Three Buildings

Redevelopment initiatives for the buildings are expected to start on May 3, 2021; they will be scheduled over a three-year period.

02/18/2021 By Staff

Real Estate

Sage Longboat Key Has Sold Half Its Residences

Prices start in the mid-$4 millions; three of the four penthouse units were among the first nine sales.

02/16/2021 By Staff

Top Sale

Harbor Acres Home Sells for $13.25 Million

The recent purchase represents the second-highest residential sale in Sarasota County to date.

02/12/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

Despite Pandemic, Local Housing Market Broke Records in 2020

The two counties reported a combined total of 25,031 closed sales in 2020, an 11.8 percent increase from 2019 totals.

02/11/2021 By Staff

Real Estate

City of Sarasota, Legal Aid of Manasota to Host Title Assistance Webinar for Homeowners

The free event will take place online on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m.

02/11/2021 By Staff

Top Sales

Two Beachfront Homes Sell For More Than $6 Million Each

The former Schoenbaum estate on Longboat Key and a Casey Key home designed sold for $6.75 million and $6.25 million, respectively.

02/10/2021 By Kim Doleatto