Home & Real Estate

Helping Heroes

Sarasota’s First Affordable Housing Project for Veterans Just Broke Ground

Thanks to area nonprofits, donors and gifted land, the city’s first veteran-focused affordable housing units are slated for completion next year. 

11/01/2023 By Kim Doleatto

A Century of Genius

Celebrating Victor Lundy, the Architect Behind Some of Sarasota’s Most Famous Buildings

“He reveled in the unconventional, breaking the rules and not being limited by traditions of thinking.” 

10/27/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Good Bones

The Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation Wants to Save More Old Homes

A new home loan program will help owners manage repair and restoration work and ensure preservation standards.

10/25/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Mystery Solved

What's Going on at the Corner of University Parkway and U.S. 301?

A lot on the northwest corner there was recently cleared. Here's what's planned for the property.

10/25/2023 By Kim Doleatto

The Latest

Home Sales Spiked in September, But That's Largely Because of Hurricane Ian

Year over year, there were 40 percent more closed sales for homes and condos across the region in September, but that increase was largely due to Ian disrupting the market a year prior.

10/24/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Let's Get Ready to Rumble

A Look Inside Rumble's Longboat Key Headquarters

Interior designer Keffie Lancaster discusses her work inside the offices of the video streaming platform favored by conservatives.

10/20/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Dream Homes

The 10 Most Expensive Homes in Sarasota

What all 10 share are prime waterfront locations and lots of square footage.

10/20/2023 By Susan Burns, Cooper Levey-Baker, and Kim Doleatto

Rental Market

Area Rents Are Cooling, But Not By Much

Rent levels have dropped since last year, but overall median rents are still $1,864 in Sarasota County and $1,738 in Manatee County.

10/17/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Development

A Developer Wants to Build 170 New Homes Next to the Celery Fields. Environmentalists Are Concerned.

Negotiations are underway to rezone 26 acres of land known as Smith Farm to facilitate its sale to Arlington, Texas-based D.R. Horton.

10/13/2023 By Jim DeLa/Community News Collaborative

Building Boom

Here's a Rundown of All the New Projects Going Up in Sarasota

The rumble of new construction is the soundtrack of our region these days.

10/10/2023 By Kim Doleatto

More Dev

A New Residential Development Will Replace Rolling Green Golf Club

Gracewater at Sarasota will be a gated community comprised of 484 villas and single-family homes.

10/05/2023 By Kim Doleatto

That's Quay Quay

One Park Sarasota Has Closed On Its $37 Million Quay Deal

The 18-story tower is 65 percent sold. Two- and three-bedroom units start at $1.95 million.

10/04/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Historic Home

The Historic McAlpin Home, Part of a Major Downtown Sale, Stays Where It Is—for Now

City of Sarasota Commissioners voted yesterday for a continuance in an appeal by the developer to demolish the 1912 George McAlpin home, known for its rare and pre-cast rusticated block.

10/03/2023 By Kim Doleatto

High Tide

A Look at the New Sarasota Youth Sailing Building That's Headed to Lido Key

Sarasota Youth Sailing, in partnership with Sarasota Sailing Squadron, Sail Sarasota and Luffing Lassies, is poised to get a new educational youth sailing building to serve the growing demand for the water sport. Fundraising is currently underway.

09/27/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate report

Local Housing Prices Aren't Budging Amid Low Inventory

Year over year, single-family home median prices in Sarasota increased by 9.2 percent, to $519,000, while Manatee County's stayed at $525,000.

09/25/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Up Next

A New Apartment Development Is Headed to Englewood

Construction on the new 306-unit building is set to begin early next year.

09/22/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Main Street Boom

Reese's Service Station and the Former Michael Saunders & Company Buildings in Downtown Sarasota Have Sold

Located on the corners of Main Street and Osprey Avenue, the buildings were purchased by two local developers for a total of $7.76 million.

09/22/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Arts 2.0

Construction Is Underway on the New ArtCenter Manatee. Here's a Sneak Peek.

The new two-story, 28,000-square-foot facility will be named the Herrig Center for the Arts and is slated to be done in roughly two years.

09/20/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Plant the Seeds

Sarasota County's Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Sale Is Set for Oct. 14

The event is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to get plants and advice for your landscape.

09/20/2023 By Staff

Hold My Beer

Check Out the Most Expensive Home Sale in Sarasota County So Far This Year

The $13.95 million Lido Key home marks the priciest residential sale so far this year. It was a cash deal.

09/15/2023 By Kim Doleatto