Market Report

Panic-Buying and Bidding Wars Are Officially Things of the Past, but Home Prices Aren't Budging

The median price for a single-family home in Sarasota County is now $515,000. In Manatee County, it's $509,240.

01/29/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Q & A

New Urbanism Luminary Andrés Duany to Sarasota: 'You're Not a Little Town'

“If you say, 'I like small-town Sarasota,' you're wrong. Get a suit and stop wearing short pants.”

01/26/2024 By Kim Doleatto

For Rent

A New Residential Rental Development Is Headed to Venice

Located off Jacaranda Road, the 216 units of this still-unnamed project are breaking ground now and slated for long-term renting.

01/24/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Second Chance

The 'Other Round House' Is For Sale—Again

The midcentury cylinder-shaped home went viral when it came on the market. If you missed out on buying it the first time, now's your chance.

01/23/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Ora Hour

A Look at The Ora, Sarasota's Newest Events Venue

The Ora will offer fine-dining catering and top-tier tech, but it's also helping to fill the area's need for more luxury event space with lots of square footage.

01/23/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Vintage Venice

This Almost Century-Old Home Was One of the First Built on Venice Island

This 1926 Mediterranean-Revival home has been well-loved by its owner for more than 20 years. Now it's on the market and seeking its next steward.

01/19/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Big Deal

Benderson Development Buys Sarasota Retail Strip for $30.5 Million

Glengary Shoppes on South Tamiami Trail—which includes Best Buy and Barnes & Noble—was recently purchased by the developer in an off-market cash deal.

01/17/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Condo Classic

This Tuscan-Inspired Downtown Condo Reminds Us of How Warm Home Decor Used to Be

An author and artist couple's luxury waterfront condo at Condo on the Bay in downtown Sarasota is on the market for $4.45 million.

01/12/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Q & A

Tom Arnold Will Share His Mental Health and Addiction Journey in Sarasota Tomorrow

The comedian, actor, producer and writer is the keynote speaker at Sunshine From Darkness' Inspiring Hope Dinner. Ahead of his talk, we caught up with Arnold for a wide-ranging interview about addiction and recovery.

01/11/2024 By Kim Doleatto

You've Got Mail

An Upcoming Exhibit Showcases Visions of Utopia From Near and Far

Postcards From Utopia is a traveling exhibition kicking off at Phillippi Crest Clubhouse in Sarasota's Historic Maine Colony District and featuring submissions from Kazakstan to Canada and beyond.

01/09/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Florida Art

New Art Exhibit Showcases Jim Crow-Era Paintings by The Florida Highwaymen

A new exhibit of historically significant artwork at City Hall in downtown Sarasota kicks off today. It's open to the public and free.

01/08/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Home View

The Sea Hagg Returns

Jan Holman has breathed new life into her Sea Hagg brand with a nautical-themed vacation rental in a nearby Cortez cottage.

01/08/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Sun Catcher

A Lot of People Moved to Florida in 2023—But Not as Many as 2022

Three new reports show that the Sarasota-Manatee region is still attracting newcomers, but some people are moving out, too.

01/08/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Downtown Sale

A Parcel on the Corner of Ringling Boulevard and U.S. 301 Sold, and Guess What? It Won't Be Demolished.

The Education Foundation of Sarasota County bought 100 S. Washington Blvd. and plans to renovate, not raze.

01/05/2024 By Kim Doleatto

To Infinity and Beyond

In a Tiny Battery-Powered Plane, a Local Pilot Is Shattering World Records in Electric Aviation

Miguel Iturmendi, the founder of Helios Horizon, wants to bring clean aviation to the masses.

01/04/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Unity Awards

P.J. Brooks and Scott Eller Help People Find a Safe Place to Live

Homelessness erodes people’s dignity by denying them the most basic of needs: a place to call home.

01/01/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Unity Awards

Allan Mestel Uses Photography to Connect Sarasota to Conflict Around the World

"My images will always be available to anyone to represent the truth.” 

01/01/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Year in Review

The Priciest Residential Sales of 2023

Here are the top 10 highest real estate sales of homes—and one condo—of 2023.

12/26/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Q & A

The 2023 Real Estate Market Was Healthier, With More Inventory and Major Developments

Three local realtors share what stood out about 2023 and what we can expect in 2024.

12/20/2023 By Kim Doleatto

International Mod

Check Out This Pair of Modern Homes That's Headed to Indian Beach-Sapphire Shores

Internationally acclaimed Spanish architectural firm Fran Silvestre Arquitectos is designing the cantilevered sister homes. One of them is for sale for $5.95 million.

12/18/2023 By Kim Doleatto