Rising From the Ashes

The Former Githler Mansion Gets a New Life

The Sapphire Shores mansion on the bay became a burned-out shell after a fire, but a developer has plans to restore it to its former gloryโ€”and then some.

06/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

New High-Rise in the Works on East Main Street

MainView of Sarasota is a 10-story mixed-use project being planned for downtown Sarasota.

06/10/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

In Parrish, Affordable Prices Are a Major Selling Point

New homes for less than $300,000 in North River Ranch are making home ownership possible in an impossible seller's market.

06/10/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Good advice

How to Compete Against Cash Buyers in Our Fast-Moving Housing Market

In a fast and furious real estate market, how is a common home buyer supposed to compete? Judie Berger of Premier Sotheby's International Realty shares her six top tips.

06/07/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Top of the Market

This Longboat Key Beachfront Mansion Just Sold for $10.15 Million

Itโ€™s the priciest Longboat Key residential sale of the year so far.

06/02/2021 By Kim Doleatto

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Celebrate Pride Month at These Fun Local Events

From Taste of Pride to parades to best-dressed-pet contests, fly your flag high at these Pride events.

06/01/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

County Plans to Sell Historic Vamo Drive Home to Pay for Upgrades to Nearby Park

The plan calls for the preservation of a historic two-story lodge on the property that was built in 1900.

05/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

The Rental Market

Sarasota Rents Are Skyrocketing

Increased demand for long-term rentals, coupled with shrinking inventory, is driving rent increases in the city of Sarasota.

05/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Green Boundaries

As Lumber Prices Skyrocket, Opt for a Natural Fence Instead

Lumber and construction costs are soaring. Instead of a wood fence, get your hands dirty with shrubs and plants for a natural border.

05/27/2021 By Kim Doleatto

If These Walls Could Talk

Wallpaper Is Making a Big Comeback

Fom tropical patterns to grass textures, local experts share the latest trends.

05/26/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Race Talk

Two Professors to Speak About Racial Reconciliation

Richard Harris, a former Klansman, and Kenneth Stephens, whose brother was murdered by two white men, will speak about race, accountability and forgiveness at The Church of the Redeemer tomorrow evening.

05/24/2021 By Kim Doleatto

No Fear

Meet Monster, a Beloved Neighborhood Cat Who Lives Up to Her Name

The stealthy neighborhood feline uses her nine lives to keep dogs and their walkers on their toes.

05/21/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Finally Putting a Ring on It

After a Year of Postponed Ceremonies, the Local Wedding Industry Is Booming

Rescheduled weddings are crowding the calendar along with events that were already booked for 2021, creating a busy time for couples and those who work in the wedding industry.

05/21/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Bumpy Ride

SRQ Airport Is Experiencing Record Growth. But What About Noise?

Some nearby residents are concerned about the increase in air traffic.

05/20/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

A Glamorous Home With a Ringling Family Connection Comes on the Market Again

This 1924 home in the Sapphire Shores neighborhood blends modern updates with original 1920s glam.

05/20/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Essential Intelligence

It's Lovebug Season

A primer on the annoying critters covering your windshield.

05/18/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Fast Track

Construction on the Legacy Trail Extension Is Ahead of Schedule

A July 6 ribbon cutting will celebrate completion of the first segment of the new trail.

05/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Hidden Gem

Tour a Renovated Sarasota School of Architecture Home That Pays Homage to Its Roots

It's a thoroughly modern house with a midcentury spirit.

05/13/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Have a Seat

These Handcrafted Chairs Bring the Outdoors In

Sarasota furniture designer Linda Mosca makes unique chairs that liven up living spaces.

05/13/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Hello, Summer

Four Hot Trends for Cool Pools

Two industry experts share the latest pool trends and how adding one to your home may positively impact its resale value.

05/12/2021 By Kim Doleatto