City Offices Will Close for Thanksgiving

City of Sarasota offices will be closed Thanksgiving day and Friday, Nov. 27.

11/20/2020 By Staff

Real Estate

Historic Kress Building Sold

Real estate investor and debt lender Eric Baird purchased the property for $5.8 million.

03/04/2020 By Staff

Real estate

Sales of Houses and Condos Up in 2018

The number of sales of single-family homes in Sarasota County increased by 0.5 percent between 2017 and 2018, according to new figures.

02/12/2019 By Staff


Local Home Sales Increase After Hurricane Slowdown

Sales of single-family homes in Sarasota and Manatee counties were up in October after September declines caused by Hurricane Irma's landfall.

11/22/2017 By staff

Economic development

'Florida Companies to Watch' Applications Available

GrowFL, the state of Florida’s 'economic gardening' program, is now accepting applications for its annual Florida Companies to Watch awards program.

04/03/2017 By staff

Real estate

Sarasota Area Ranked No. 10 in List of 'Hottest' Real Estate Markets

The North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton region was recently ranked as the No. 10 'hottest' real estate market of 2017 by the real estate research website Trulia.

01/19/2017 By staff

Real estate

Mortgage Company Opens New Sarasota Office

Element Funding, a division of Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc., recently opened its first branch office in Sarasota.

11/16/2016 By staff


How to Adapt Homes for Older Residents to Be Discussed Monday

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations will gather at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, for a discussion about age-friendly adaptations that enable one to continue to safely enjoy one's home while advancing in age.

11/09/2016 By staff


Groups Meet Sept. 15 to Determine Legislative Priorities

The purpose of the Legislative Summit is to bring together a broad range of community members to discuss and establish priorities for the Florida Legislature's 2017 session.

06/24/2016 Research by staff

Real estate

Local Real Estate Inventory Up

For single family homes in Sarasota County, inventory is up 5.6 percent from last March.

05/10/2016 Research by staff

Real estate

Local Home Price Gains at Almost 34 Percent

The housing and property data research firm RealtyTrac last week released its American home sales report for March and the first quarter of 2016.

04/25/2016 Research by staff


State House Candidate Forum Scheduled for April 11

Candidates Sara Kathleen Blackwell, Ed James III, Alexandra Cynthia Miller, James Golden, Joe Gruters and Steve Vernon have been invited to attend.

04/06/2016 Research by staff

941CEO Daily

Homes Sales Dip While Condo Sales Rise

New statistics show that sales of Sarasota County single-family homes dipped 13.2 percent in February, while condo sales increased 9.6 percent

03/23/2016 Research by staff