Winning Home

Sarasota Home a Winner in HGTV's 'Ultimate House Hunt' Competition

This 5,759-square-foot, waterfront Lido Shores home stood out to more than 1.5 million viewers nationwide.

08/09/2021 By Staff

Coming Soon

Three New Tenants Are Coming to Waterside Place in Lakewood Ranch

The Bella Vita Italian restaurant, Bay Area Aesthetics and a Lakewood Ranch Medical Group primary care facility will join the new development.

08/06/2021 By Staff

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Parisian-Style Mansion With 10.5 Bathrooms on Manasota Key

The 12,000-square-foot house is built in the scale and style of a Parisian hotel.

08/05/2021 By Robert Plunket

Rental Market

Sarasota Rent Prices Just Keep Increasing

Despite a looming eviction crisis, rents increased by 20 percent in Sarasota County and 27 percent in Manatee County compared to July 2020.

08/04/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Building Up

Hotel, Grocery Store Being Considered for St. Armands Circle

Developers are pursuing a mixed-use project for the site of the city-owned Fillmore parking lot. The public can weigh in at an Aug. 5 workshop.

08/02/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Commercial Real Estate

Downtown Sarasota Retail Property Sells for $4.65 Million

The free-standing building is located at 1900 Fruitville Road.

08/02/2021 By Staff

Fun House

For Sale: This House Has a Grotto. Yes, a Grotto.

Situated on three acres, this contemporary ranch home just east of I-75 also has a pool, a zipline, a treehouse and more.

07/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

For Sale: A Custom-Designed Home Marries Old and New

This Siesta Key home combines Old World charm with modern lines. It's on the market for the first time for $5.8 million.

07/27/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Market Report

Realtor Association: Increased Home Sales Amid Record-Low Inventory—Again

One hundred percent of June home sales in Sarasota and Manatee counties closed at or more than the original list price.

07/22/2021 By Staff

City News

Accessory Dwelling Units Now Allowed in Sarasota Citywide

City commissioners unanimously agree to give homeowners more flexibility with their properties.

07/21/2021 By Kim Doleatto

House Gawker

Get a Glimpse of Architectural History at Siesta Key's Cocoon and Revere Houses

Tour two of Siesta Key’s architectural gems to learn why the Sarasota School of Architecture’s legacy endures and delights.

07/21/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Natural Dwellings

So You Wanna Own a Super-Small, Super-Sustainable Home?

Bid fast on Pearl Homes' 540-square-foot, LEED-certified unit. All proceeds benefit the Manatee Boys & Girls Club.

07/20/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Grants

Grant Spurs More Urban Forest Growth in Venice

The $100,000 matching grant will be used to continue southward expansion of the urban forest, including planting scrub oaks and removing invasive vegetation.

07/15/2021 By Staff

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

The Rental Market

Sarasota Rents Are Skyrocketing Again

Since March of last year, monthly rents increased by 13 percent in Sarasota County and 19 percent in Manatee County.

07/02/2021 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