What I'm Crushing On

Sarah Baynes’ New York POV on Five Forthcoming Sarasota Design Trends

Asian influences, easy elegance and more.

08/08/2019 With Sarah Baynes

Tool time

Nine Easy DIY Ways to Freshen Up Your Home

Interior designers Cristi Martel and Tori Wansley dish on some industry secrets that can make your home feel more up-to-date.

08/08/2019 By Hanna Powers

Im-peck-able

Nine Ways to 'Birdscape' Your Yard

We learned the laws of (bird) attraction from ecology expert Dr. Katherine Clements.

08/07/2019 By Hanna Powers

Real Estate

Michael Saunders and Company Releases Q2 Commercial Real Estate Report

One of the largest commercial sales in the market involved downtown Sarasota's DeSota, a 10-story luxury apartment building built in 2017, for $80.3 million

08/05/2019 By Staff

Top Sale

Ohana Estate on Longboat Key Sells for $11.4 Million

The Polynesian-inspired family compound had been on the market six years.

08/05/2019 By Ilene Denton

Feng Shui

Feng Shui Expert Kathy Keh Takes Us Inside her Home

Modern feng shui is rooted in the arrangement of spaces and symbols as guided by an individual’s intentions and intuitions.

07/31/2019 By Hannah Wallace

Heat Index

Luxury Sales Get Real

The ultra-luxury home sale market is sizzling.

07/30/2019 By Ilene Denton

Awards

Lee Wetherington Homes CEO Named Florida Certified 'Master Builder'

Florida Certified Master Builders must meet strict requirements and demonstrate a proven track record of building expertise, business stability, integrity and exceptional customer service.

07/29/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Lakewood Ranch No. 1 in the Nation for Housing Starts

The master-planned community led the nation for the second quarter of 2019.

07/25/2019 By Staff

Coming to Lakewood Ranch

Cresswind Lakewood Ranch Nears Debut

Kolter Homes will launch sales in October with 10 model homes.

07/25/2019 By Ilene Denton

On the Homefront

New Models in The Lake Club, Palmer Ranch and More

News and notes from the real estate industry.

07/25/2019 By Ilene Denton

Real Estate

Median Housing Prices, Inventory Up in June 2019

The statewide median sales price for single-family existing homes was $270,000, up 3.8 percent from the previous year.

07/23/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Martha Pike Joins Premier Sotheby's Venice Office

Pike has extensive sales experience, earning a number of awards as a top producer with two national firms.

07/19/2019 By Staff

Construction

Plaza Construction Appointed Construction Manager of New Golden Gate Point Condos

The firm has played a role in building a wide range of commercial real estate projects.

07/17/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Surpasses $5 Million in Donations to Florida Nonprofits

Affiliated sales associates and employees raise funds through donations from sales commissions, real estate closing transactions, employee payroll deductions, golf tournaments, auctions and other events.

07/15/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Al Dougherty Named Chief Operations Officer of Babcock Ranch

Babcock Ranch is the United States' first solar-powered town.

07/12/2019 By Staff

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Modern Architectural Gem in Lido Shores

The home is named "Strandhus," which is Norwegian for "beach house."

07/12/2019 By Robert Plunket

Architecture News

A Rare Sarasota School of Architecture Home Hits the Market

Designed by Victor Lundy, the home on south Siesta Key last sold in 1973.

07/12/2019 By Ilene Denton

Construction

Mattamy Homes Names Rick Severance New President in West Villages

Severance will be responsible for all aspects of development and the phased sale of property at West Villages, a 9,650-acre property in south Sarasota County.

07/11/2019 By Staff