Real Estate

Home Sales, Prices Up in October

Despite the pandemic, home sales are still on the rise, according to new data released by the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee.

11/19/2020 By Staff

Real estate

Home Sales Up, Condo Sales Down in February

After dropping in January, sales of single-family homes in Sarasota and Manatee counties increased in February when compared to a year prior.

03/25/2019 By Staff

Data

Tourist Tax Revenue Still Down

Tourist Development Tax collections were down by 5.3 percent in January when compared to January 2018.

03/22/2019 By Staff

Real estate

Home and Condo Sales Down in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

Sales of single-family homes and townhouses and condos in both Sarasota and Manatee counties were down in January, when compared to January 2018.

02/21/2019 By Staff

Tourism

Florida Tax Revenue Generated Through Airbnb Totaled $89.5 Million Last Year

Thanks to an agreement hammered out in 2017, the company last year transferred $1.1 million to Sarasota County on behalf of its hosts.

01/30/2019 By Staff

Real estate

Housing Starts Up

The Sarasota-Bradenton market produced 1,310 new single-family housing starts during the final quarter of 2018, up 5.5 percent from the fourth quarter of 2017.

01/28/2019 By Staff

Real estate

Home and Condo Sales Drop in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

Sales of single-family homes in Sarasota County declined by 17.5 percent last month, when compared to a year prior.

01/22/2019 By Staff

Tourism

Tourist Tax Collections Down Again

Tourist Development Tax collections were down by 5.9 percent last November when compared to November 2017, according to new numbers.

01/17/2019 By Staff

Politics

Florida No. 14 in Ranking of States Most Affected By Federal Government Shutdown

The ranking is based on the number of federal jobs in each state, the amount of federal contract dollars the states receive and other data points.

01/03/2019 By Staff

Tourism

Tourist Development Tax Collections Down

Collections were down by 12 percent in October when compared to October 2017, a drop-off likely due to red tide.

12/26/2018 By Staff

Retail

Bookstore Sales Up in October After Two Months of Declines

Bookstore sales totaled $699 million in October, up 7.7 percent from $649 million in October 2017.

12/17/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Number of Housing Starts Declines

The number of new residential construction projects begun in the U.S. in October was 2.9 percent below the October 2017 number.

11/21/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Sarasota County Home Sales Drop

Sales of single-family homes in Sarasota County were down in October when compared to October 2017, according to new data.

11/21/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Homes Sales Up

Sales of single-family homes, townhouses and condos in Sarasota and Manatee counties rose between August and September.

10/19/2018 By Staff

Science

Scholar From Jordan Joins Mote Marine

Riyad Manasrah, a recipient of a Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program award, will work in Sarasota through next May.

09/20/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Sarasota Home Sales Down

Sales of single-family homes in Sarasota County totaled 716 in August, down 1.2 percent from the August 2017 figure.

09/20/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Sarasota County Home, Condo Sales Up Over Last Year

Sales of single-family homes in Sarasota County declined between June and July, but the July figure grew by 3.1 percent when compared to the July 2017 number.

08/22/2018 By Staff

Construction

Homebuilder Confidence Edges Down

Confidence among homebuilders declined this month, according to survey results published by the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo.

08/20/2018 By Staff

Data

Housing Affordability Drops

The Housing Opportunity Index recently declined to its lowest point since the third quarter of 2008.

08/14/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Sales of Existing Homes Decline

Sales of existing homes in America declined in June for the third straight month.

07/24/2018 By Staff