Positive Outlook for 55-Plus Housing Market

The National Association of Home Builders' single-family 55-plus Housing Market Index increased one point to 57 in the second quarter of this year.

08/08/2016 Research by staff

Real Estate

Median Home Prices Go Up

June Florida Realtors' report shows prices are rising; pending sales down in Sarasota and Manatee.

08/02/2016 By staff

Health care

Grant Intended to Help Develop Local Health and Life Sciences Industry

The Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County was recently awarded a $25,000 grant by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation to foster and nurture the development of the region’s health and life sciences sector.

07/26/2016 Research by staff


County Considers Changes to Mowing Rules

Sarasota County is proposing changes to mowing service in residential areas within the county's urban service boundary and will host two informational meetings on the changes this week.

07/25/2016 Research by staff


Western Wear Company Opens Bradenton Store

Russell’s Western Wear recently expanded into Bradenton.

07/21/2016 Research by staff


State College Earns 'Healthy Business' Certification

Health Links recently designated State College of Florida as a Healthy Business Certified Leader.

07/21/2016 Research by staff


Median American Lot Size Drops

In 2015, the median lot size of a new, sold single-family detached home dropped under 8,600 square feet, according to a blog post published by the National Association of Home Builders.

07/14/2016 Research by staff

Food & Drink

Local Breweries Win Honors at Beer Championship

Both Motorworks Brewing and JDub's Brewing Company won awards at the 2016 U.S. Open Beer Championship.

07/11/2016 Research by staff


Sustainability Discussion Comes to Fogartyville Tuesday

Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence will launch the first leg of its 2016 Sustainability Road Show at the Fogartyville Media and Arts Center on Tuesday, July 12.

07/11/2016 Research by staff


Homebuilder Sentiment Ticks Up Slightly

The National Association of Home Builders' Housing Market Index rose 2 points from 58 in May to 60 in June, the highest reading since January.

06/22/2016 Research by staff

Real estate

New Palmetto Community Announced

Pulte Homes recently announced plans for Trevesta, a community that will open next spring in Palmetto with 90 homesites featuring single-family homes.

06/20/2016 Research by staff


Construction Company Completes Two Commercial Remodels

Sarasota's Gerdes Construction, Inc. recently completed two major remodels in the Sarasota area.

06/15/2016 Research by staff


County Marks Completion of Siesta Renourishment

Sarasota County celebrated the completion of a $21.5 million South Siesta Key Beach renourishment project on Monday.

06/13/2016 Research by staff


Work Begins on Expansion of Bradenton Psychiatric Unit

Venice's J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp. recently began work on a 2,700-square-foot psychiatric unit expansion for Centerstone of Florida Inc.

06/09/2016 Research by staff


New Building Rules Go Into Effect July 1

A handful of changes to Florida's building code will go into effect Friday, July 1, according to a blog post published by Florida Realtors.

06/08/2016 Research by staff


Sarasota Construction Company Builds New Memory Care Facility

Artis Senior Living recently celebrated the grand opening of a new memory care community constructed by Sarasota's DM Constructors in Boca Raton.

05/23/2016 Research by staff

Real estate

Florida Realtors Reports Positive First Quarter Housing Numbers

Median prices and new listings are up in the first quarter.

05/11/2016 By staff


Builder Confidence in 55-Plus Market Dips, But Still High

Builder confidence in the single-family 55-plus housing market remained in positive territory for the first quarter of 2016, according to the National Association of Home Builders.

05/06/2016 Research by staff


Molly Maid Co-Owners Recognized for Sales Gains

Joe and Sandy Nelson, the co-owners of Molly Maid of Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties, were recently named to Molly Maid’s 2015 Rookie of the Year All-Star Team.

05/04/2016 Research by staff


Architect, Artist Team Up to Launch New Firm

Architect JB Taylor and his wife, artist Sarah Taylor, have partnered to create Taylor Studios, Inc.

04/18/2016 Research by staff