Construction

Number of Housing Starts Drops

The number of new residential construction projects begun in the U.S. dropped by 5.3 percent between August and September, according to new Census Bureau data.

10/18/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Number of Housing Starts Ticks Up

The number of new residential construction projects recovered slightly between June and July after dropping dramatically during the previous month.

08/16/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Homebuilder Confidence Steady

America's Housing Market Index reading is 68 this month, the same as in June. It had risen as high as 74 last December before declining.

07/20/2018 By Staff

Construction

Number of Housing Starts Tumbles

The number of new residential construction projects dropped by 12.3 percent between May and June.

07/18/2018 By Staff

Constrctuon

Housing Starts Up

The number of new residential construction projects in the United States increased by 5 percent between April and May.

06/19/2018 By Staff

Honors

Realtor Named 'Advocate for Social Good'

Maria Rocha was recently honored by Giveback Homes, a social change organization in the real estate industry.

05/11/2018 By Staff

Data

Homebuilder Confidence Drops Slightly

American homebuilders were slightly less confident about market conditions in January than in December, according to this month's Housing Market Index.

01/19/2018 By staff

Out of Sight

What Happened to the Idea of Affordable Downtown Housing?

Downtown Sarasota is in the midst of a building boom while also facing a critical affordable housing shortage.

09/27/2017 By Susan Burns

Data

Rate of Housing Starts Drops

The rate of new housing starts dropped by 5.5 percent between April and May and in May stood at 2.4 percent below the May 2016 rate.

06/20/2017 By staff

Data

Housing Starts Down

The number of American housing starts dropped by 6.8 percent between February and March.

04/19/2017 By staff

No Place to Call Home

The Growing Affordable Housing Crisis

We’ve compiled statistics to provide a snapshot of our affordable housing challenge and asked some experts to shed light on the growing crisis.

03/13/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker and Brad Baker

Health

Federal Agency Bans Smoking in Public Housing

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro announced Wednesday that public housing developments in the U.S. will now be required to provide a smoke-free environment for residents.

12/02/2016 By staff

Events

Forum on Affordable Housing 'Crisis' Takes Place June 16

The discussion will include Sarasota County's Allen Parsons, Jon Thaxton of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, developer Harvey Vengroff and Rob Young of the Sarasota Young Professionals Group.

05/25/2016 Research by staff

Events

Fannie Mae Chief Economist Speaks in Sarasota

Douglas Duncan, chief economist with Fannie Mae, will speak about 'Putting Housing in Context' on April 28.

04/11/2016 Research by staff

Real Estate News

Are We in for Another Real Estate Bubble?

The price index increased at a rate of about 13 percent a year between the end of 2011 and the end of 2015.

03/14/2016 By Brad Edmondson