Sarasota Named Best Place to Retire in 2018 In The US

   BY HERALD TRIBUNE  Staff Report      U.S. News & World Report named Sarasota the number one place to retire for 2018. It analyzed the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the country, with a focus on “housing affordability, desirability, happiness, taxes, the job market and access to top-quality hospitals,” according to the story. U.S. News picked that…

What kind of jobs are there in Sarasota, FL?

Article From REALESTATE US NEWS Major industries in Sarasota include education, trade, transportation and, of course, tourism. Unemployment rates in the leisure and hospitality sector are several percentage points lower than the region’s overall rate (which is still slightly lower than the national average). Health care is also a prominent sector, with facilities like the…

Downtown Sarasota Building Projects Boom

Article Written by : By John Hielscher Staff Writer For Herald Tribue Its being called the billion-dollar boom. Construction is completed, underway or planned on projects that will bring more than 4,200 new apartments, condominiums and hotel rooms in and around downtown Sarasota. Below is guide to all of the completed, underway or planned projects…

Sarasota Realestate Luxury Sales Up 22% in Aug 2015

Sarasota luxury real estate sales ($1m+) increased 22% in Aug 2015 with 39 luxury properties sold compared with 32 sold in Aug 2014. Year-to-date Sarasota luxury property sales have increased 9% over last year with 309 luxury properties sold through Aug 2015 compared with 283 sold through Aug 2014. Also during the month, the inventory of luxury properties decreased 9% with 454 luxury homes and condos for sale compared with 499 in Aug 2014.  This…

City of Sarasota issues record number of building permits

  SARASOTA, Florida  — Sarasota city officials say they were averaging just over 5,000 permits a year during the building boom, but now they’re topping the 8,000 mark — and the number is steadily growing. “We’re standing in our new kitchen, it was part of the permitting process we did,” said Sarasota resident Michael Meiser, describing the…