Home & Real Estate

Gold Star

Lakewood Ranch Named Best Selling Master-Planned Community in the Country—Again

The community has notched 1,026 sales so far this year.

07/21/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Going Up

A 16-Story Mixed-Use Project Is Slated to Replace Il Panificio in Downtown Sarasota

The building will include a restaurant, hotel and residential units. Once completed, it will be the only location on Main Street to offer hotel stays.

07/21/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Sarasota Dreamin'

Sarasota Ranked as the Second Most Popular City to Move to in the U.S.

That's according to a new report issued by Coldwell Banker.

07/15/2022 By Kim Doleatto

cash flow

How to Turn Your Short-Term Vacation Rental into a Haven for Your Guests

Sarasota's Kim Cressell is turning her 20-year side gig into a full-fledged how-to business. Here are her tips for how to maximize your rental income.

07/14/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Public works

Sweet Sparkman Architecture Unveils Six New Projects We'll All Be Using

From Palmetto to Venice and beyond, check out the Sweet Sparkman Architecture & Interiors' public projects in the region.

07/13/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Fore!

A Mansion in the Sky With Its Own Putting Green Hits the Market

Take a peek inside the only penthouse at the Epoch, currently listed for $16.5 million.

07/12/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Nowhere to Go

Inside Sarasota's Affordable Housing Crisis

In Sarasota, rent increases are exceeding wage increases—and local agencies have seen a 25 percent increase in the number of people seeking homelessness services.

07/11/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Raw Walls

Check Out The First Completely Cast-in-Place Concrete Home in Sarasota

This house's concrete walls were all poured and cast on-site. Here's how local architect Damien Blumetti turned it into a home.

07/06/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Old and Improved

Inside Three Lovingly Restored Historic Homes

Some homeowners are choosing to preserve older Florida homes that tell a story—even when it would financially behoove them to tear them down.

07/01/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Growth Spurt

A New Mixed-Use Project Is Headed to the Rosemary District

Scheduled for completion in 2024, Villa Ballada will have 22 residences above a ground floor of commercial spaces.

06/29/2022 By Kim Doleatto

lavish build

Peek Inside the Most Expensive Home in Sarasota County Right Now

With a price tag of $25 million, this waterfront home just north of downtown is the most costly listing yet.

06/24/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Temp check

Home Inventory Is Up Again, and So Are Home Prices

Median single-family home prices in Sarasota increased by 21.6 percent year over year to $495,000. In Manatee they increased year-over-year by 37.5 percent to $550,000. 

06/22/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Top dog

Sarasota Firm Named Florida Builder of the Year

Nautilus Homes was named Florida Builder of the Year by the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects.

06/21/2022 By Kim Doleatto

If You Build It...

Taylor Morrison Will Pay You to Be Part of Its Construction Superintendent Training Program

To deal with the labor shortage, the builder has launched a new training program. Its pilot took place in Sarasota.

06/17/2022 By Kim Doleatto

The Latest

Mira Mar Plaza Avoids the Wrecking Ball, for Now

The City of Sarasota's Historic Preservation Board voted unanimously to deny a permit to demolish the 100-year-old Palm Avenue buildings.

06/15/2022 By Kim Doleatto

home gawk

Peek Inside the Home That Netted San Remo Estates' Highest-Ever Sale

A local tech CEO and chairman of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast purchased the waterfront boating property after outgrowing his Golden Gate Point condo.

06/14/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Breaking

Sarasota Developer Plans to Buy and Demolish Mira Mar Plaza

Seaward Development's plans will be discussed at a Historic Preservation Board meeting on Tuesday, June 14.

06/11/2022 By Kim Doleatto

For Sale

This Designer's Golden Gate Point Condo is on The Market for $13.77 Million

Interior designer Ellen Hanson of Pansy Bayou is selling her two-story condo. Here's a peek inside.

06/08/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Summer trend

Turn Your Backyard Into an Oasis With a Water Feature or Pond

Want to introduce a water feature or pond in your backyard this summer? Hear from two local experts on how to get started.

06/07/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Sold

Former Lottery Winners' Harbor Acres Home Sells for More Than $9 Million

Merle and Patricia Butler won $157 million in 2012 in their share of the largest Powerball in history.

06/03/2022 By Kim Doleatto