What Your Money Can Buy

What $475,000 Will Buy You on Longboat Key

Plus, a $5 million home on Casey Key and a $675,000 Siesta Key condo.

10/30/2019 By Ilene Denton

Real Estate

Lakewood Ranch Ranks No. 1 in the Nation for Housing Starts

Lakewood Ranch’s 1,467 new home starts exceeded those of other communities in Florida, including The Villages, as well as those in Las Vegas, Arizona and California.

10/29/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Single-Family Home Sales, Median Prices Increase in Sarasota-Manatee

The average price for single-family homes in Sarasota is $298,000; in Manatee, the median price is $315,000.

10/23/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

DeMarcay Condo Project Sets Groundbreaking Date

The condo project will mark the beginning of the process for preserving the two historic façades and selected interior materials from the former hotel and cigar factory situated on the current site.

10/18/2019 By Staff

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Historic Bradenton Farmhouse

It’s been updated in a way that still allows it to be quaint and quirky without a “just flipped” feeling and the current owners’ shabby chic style is the perfect look for the place.

10/17/2019 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate

Locals Honored by Florida Association of Realtors

Barry and Sherry Grooms, owners of SaraBay Suncoast Realty, were presented with the Florida Association of Realtors' Florida Honor Society award.

10/15/2019 By Staff

Commercial Real Estate

Posh Plum Furniture Consignment Will Open New, Larger Showroom

The new space is 9,576 square feet and located at 4608 S. Tamiami Trail.

10/14/2019 By Staff

Architecture Events

Center For Architecture Presents "4-Site Lines" Exhibit, Laurel Park Walking Tour

The exhibit features works by architectural photographers Greg Wilson, Ryan Gamma and Sean Harris, and illustrator John Pirman.

10/14/2019 By Ilene Denton

Sneak Preview

Lakewood Ranch Tour of Homes Continues Through Nov. 17

The tour features more than 90 models and move-in ready homes.

10/14/2019 By Ilene Denton

Commercial Real Estate

The Beach Club at Anna Maria Sells for $3.7 Million

The buyer was Jacaranda Partners, LLC.

10/08/2019 By Staff

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: John Ringling's Beach House

It was built by John Ringling back in 1928 as housing for his seasonal employees. And what housing—it’s right across from the best part of the beach.

10/04/2019 By Robert Plunket

Architecture

Apex-Studio Suarez Rebrands as Suarez Architecture

The studio is also celebrating its 10th anniversary.

10/03/2019 By Staff

Commercial Real Estate

Former South Trail PPG Paints Building Sells

The 2,340-square-foot building was sold for $510,000.

10/03/2019 By Staff

What I'm Crushing On

Designer Tracey Rapisardi on How to Achieve the Coastal Cottage Look

Color, texture and—surprise!—plenty of nooks and crannies.

10/03/2019 By Ilene Denton

On the Homefront

Neal Signature Homes Unveils Aria

A grand opening for the Venice community will take place Oct. 12.

10/03/2019 By Staff

There Goes The Neighborhood

Is Airbnb Ruining Our Neighborhoods?

Do sites like Airbnb boost the local economy or tear neighborhoods apart?

10/02/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox's Five Favorite Sarasota Buildings

Taking a page from a popular Sarasota Herald-Tribune column, here are Mr. C's picks.

10/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

New Hires

Mainsail Lodging & Development Names New Managing Partner

Andrew Houghton will head up Mainsail's new vacation rental company.

10/01/2019 By Staff

Blossoms of Asia

Asian Art Comes to Life in Selby Gardens' Newest Orchid Show

In Asian cultures, the orchid, plum blossom, bamboo and chrysanthemum are known as the Four Gentlemen, representing the four seasons; the orchid is spring.

10/01/2019 By Ilene Denton

Secret Garden

A Laurel Park Bungalow Gets a Lush Modern Makeover

Once the decades-long home of botanist Dr. Hans Wiehler, the bungalow and its very private grounds have been made to bloom anew by Wiehler’s son, Danny.

10/01/2019 By Ilene Denton