Fun House

For Sale: This House Has a Grotto. Yes, a Grotto.

Situated on three acres, this contemporary ranch home just east of I-75 also has a pool, a zipline, a treehouse and more.

07/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Market Report

Realtor Association: Increased Home Sales Amid Record-Low Inventory—Again

One hundred percent of June home sales in Sarasota and Manatee counties closed at or more than the original list price.

07/22/2021 By Staff

Natural Dwellings

So You Wanna Own a Super-Small, Super-Sustainable Home?

Bid fast on Pearl Homes' 540-square-foot, LEED-certified unit. All proceeds benefit the Manatee Boys & Girls Club.

07/20/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Top dog

Lakewood Ranch Named the Nation's Top-Selling Community

A new report puts new home sales in Lakewood Ranch at the top of its game.

07/13/2021 By Staff

Real Estate

City Approves Increased Residential Density for New Bath & Racquet Development

The Sarasota City Commission voted 4-1 in favor of a change that will allow the eventual property owner to add up to 70 more residential units to the project.

07/09/2021 By Kim Doleatto

The Rental Market

Sarasota Rents Are Skyrocketing Again

Since March of last year, monthly rents increased by 13 percent in Sarasota County and 19 percent in Manatee County.

07/02/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Sponsored Content

Open House: Siesta Key Mid-Century Modern Hits the Market

This rare find is being sold fully furnished and is perfect for the retro beach lover.

07/01/2021

Buyer Beware

Here's How to Avoid Common Sarasota Zoning Pitfalls

Amid the increase in home renovations and a fast-moving housing market, City of Sarasota zoning regulations can trip up plans.

06/25/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Market Report

Realtor Association Reports Record-Low Inventory, Record-High Prices

The median price for a single-family home in Sarasota County is $407,000; in Manatee County, it's $400,000.

06/23/2021 By Staff

Home Queue

Developers Are Struggling to Keep Up With Housing Demand

Material costs, labor shortages and a high demand for housing is putting the squeeze on the building industry.

06/17/2021 By Kim Doleatto

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 glory—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

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Selby Gardens Breaks Ground on New Downtown Campus

Work will start later this year on the first phase of what will be a massive overhaul of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

06/03/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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

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

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