Visit the New Michael Saunders Blog

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After nearly eight years of blogging on theSaundersBlog.com, we are excited to announce the launch of the all new MichaelSaunders.com/Blog.

From MichaelSaunders.com/Blog, we will continue to provide the same content to which you have grown accustomed – area homes for sale, market trends, news, neighborhoods, local events, and more – but it will be shared on a brand new website featuring a cleaner design and more user-friendly experience.

TheSaundersBlog.com will remain up and running so readers may continue to use it as a resource or go back through the years and reread favorite articles. Moving forward, we will also continue to post featured properties on theSaundersBlog.com.

We are excited to share this new chapter in real estate and blogging with you from MichaelSaunders.com/Blog. Thank you to all our loyal readers –many of whom have been with us from the very beginning!

To visit our new blog, click on this link: http://www.michaelsaunders.com/blog/

What’s New in Palmer Ranch, Luxury Trends & More

A weekly round-up of the latest and greatest properties, developments and company features.

New and notable
Active living at Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club
Along with 2,893 SF of light-filled open living space, this custom home boasts peaceful views of the private pool and surrounding lake.

8761 Merion Ave

8761 Merion Ave

Luxury
Live the beachfront dream on Longboat Key
This three-bedroom residence overlooks the Gulf of Mexico from its first-floor position at the Sanctuary. Step out to the magnificent extended terrace at sunset and enjoy private, gated access to the beach.

535 Sanctuary Drive, #C106

535 Sanctuary Drive, #C106

Featured development
Grand Oaks Venice
Offering convenient and stylish living, this private, gated enclave features innovative home designs that swept all awards in their category in the 2014 Parade of Homes.

Grand Oaks Venice

Grand Oaks Venice

Rental
Easygoing Englewood
Available for annual rental, this three-bedroom condominium is located within the resort-style community of The Hammocks. Here, residents enjoy a fitness center, beach-entry pool, tennis courts and more.

From the MSC Blog
Discover Christie’s take on emerging trends in the upper echelon of the global real estate market.

Featured Video
Go behind the scenes at one of the charities supported by the MSC Foundation.

Captivating Coastline, Open House Preview & More

A weekly round-up of the latest and greatest properties, open houses and company features.

New and notable
Tee off in East Manatee
Located on the River Strand Golf Course in Heritage Harbour, this three-bedroom home exudes elegance from its position overlooking emerald fairways.

Take a dip in the resort-style pool at Heritage Harbor.

Take a dip in the resort-style pool at Heritage Harbor.

Luxury
Point of Rocks perfection
Masterfully built as a perfect complement to its remarkable waterfront location, this striking contemporary home conjures a boundless horizon reminiscent of the California coastline.

7360 Point of Rocks Road

7360 Point of Rocks Road

Featured open house
Light-filled and lovely in Venice
Subtle country chic infuses this home with relaxed charm. Enjoy colorful sunsets and lake views from the spacious lanai with heated pool, or take advantage of the Venetian Golf and River Club’s array of amenities.

Perfect your serve on the Venetian Golf & River Club tennis courts.

Perfect your serve on the Venetian Golf & River Club tennis courts.

Rental
A slice of Old Florida
For your next vacation, relax in an Old Florida cottage-style home within walking distance of beautiful Boca Grande beaches. Click HERE to preview.


From the MSC Blog
5 magical master suites sure to inspire a spectacular slumber.
The Spring Edition of SaundersBEST magazine is here.

 

New on the Beach, Iconic Lido Shores & More

A weekly round-up of the latest and greatest properties, developments and company features.

New and notable
Beach life on Longboat Key
Enjoy supremely relaxed beachfront living in this 2 bedroom residence at Beachplace, where spectacular Gulf and sunset views create an unforgettable backdrop.

1145 Gulf Of Mexico Drive, #402

1145 Gulf Of Mexico Drive, #402

Luxury
Sumptuous waterfront estate
Designed by Lido Shores developer Phillip Hiss, this resort-like estate of almost 12,000 SF captures unrivaled views of New Pass from its prestigious location. The illustrious list of previous residents includes legendary singer Bobby Vinton.

1415 Westway Drive

1415 Westway Drive

Featured development
Mirabella at Village Green
Located in West Bradenton, this brand new active-living community will feature 160 paired villas and an environment in which residents enjoy a clubhouse, lap pool, fitness center and dog park.

Mirabella

Rental
A slice of Old Florida
For your next vacation, relax in an Old Florida cottage-style home within walking distance of beautiful Boca Grande beaches. Click HERE to preview.

From the MSC Blog
10 ways to show your love this Mother’s Day

The Latest MSC Property Video
Tour a masterful Gulf-to-Bay estate on Casey Key. 

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The 10 Things you Should Experience in Sarasota and Beyond in 2014

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Sunset on Manasota Key

“We live where you vacation” is a saying that many a Gulf Coast resident will have proudly proclaimed to their snow covered friends. As if being sun-drenched all year isn’t enough, the area is brimming with exhilarating attractions – boasting the best arts scene in Florida and some of the finest golf courses in the world. As we welcome 2014, I thought it would be a great time to reflect on just how lucky we are to live in such a fabulous place.  It sure is easy to get used to the spectacular view as you drive across the Ringling Bridge; the feeling of dazzling white, soft sand between your toes, and the nightly choice of theatrical productions. With that said – here are 10 things you should make time for in Sarasota, Charlotte and Manatee counties for 2014. For visitors, you may just be inspired to plan your next sunny getaway! (more…)

Residential Real Estate Market Trend Report for Southwest Florida – November 2013

Combined sales of single-family homes and condomini ums throughout Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte Counties during November were down by 9.5% compared with a year ago, even as the overall inventory rose by 8.6%. There is currently a 6-month inventory of homes and condominiums based on November’s pace of closed sales. This is up from the 5-month inventory of a year ago. Single-family home sales declined by 10% compared with last November even as inventories rose by18.2%. There is currently a 5.9-month supply of single-fam ily properties based on November’s rate of closed sales, up from last November’s supply of 4.5 months.

Click on the image below to view the full trend report for November.

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23 About Me – Linda, Leading the Way

23LogoEvery month, we profile an individual who is part of the make-up of Michael Saunders & Company. We quiz our agents, staff, or management with 23 questions and while the prompts always stay the same, the answers illustrate just how diverse our DNA is.

Here, we interview Linda Krysinski, Michael Saunders & Company’s e’Commerce Manager. Using her excellent skills in customer service and sales, she does her best to follow leads, ensuring every customer gets the attention they need before passing it onto a sales associate.

Read on to find out what leads Linda daily, from her favorite beach, to her love of family, to a competitive sport involving eight-wheels. (more…)

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Ode to the Holidays: Or Why MSC is Jolly Awesome

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This festive MSC holiday ornament was designed by Kari Swartz of the Marketing team

The holidays are here; And each season we grow fonder Of the people and places We find at Michael Saunders.

So many different departments To provide plenty of holiday cheer Each experience is unique, Every office and each year.

So, on a tour we’ll go Across each and every division To find out how they celebrate With festive yuletide precision.

We’ll start on Siesta Where the sand is our snow And a holiday breakfast was served Of eggs and bacon, ho, ho, ho!

The office collected toys, There certainly were lots For Big Brothers and Sisters And also Toys for Tots. (more…)

A Foundation for Giving Back

GiftGiving159380768This holiday season seems brighter and more festive thanks to another year of solid economic recovery in 2013.  Yet even as prosperity seeps back into the region at an ever-increasing pace, the holidays are also a reminder that tremendous need still exists within a region of Florida better known for its amazing beauty, climate and culture.  Fortunately, Southwest Florida is also known for having a huge philanthropic heart that beats with the can-do spirit of a community that looks after its own. 

Pressing human needs never take a holiday.  For this reason Michael Saunders & Company is grateful for the involvement of its agents, management and staff at giving back to the communities that have helped define and nurture our business for almost forty years.  Many choose do so using the MSC Foundation as a way to further expand on the company’s decades-long commitment to community-based philanthropy. (more…)

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A British Bond: Visiting the London Office of Michael Saunders & Company

UndergroundRecently I was thrilled to make the trip across the pond and home to Hertfordshire, England. While there, I got the chance to visit the London office of Michael Saunders & Company at Mayfair International Realty – one of our hand -selected affiliates.

Mayfair provides outstanding editorial coverage across UK and international media, exposing Michael Saunders & Company listings to some of the world’s most affluent buyers. For centuries the West End of London has played a central role in the sale of many of the world’s finest homes, and remains among the top destinations for the elite to discover and purchase property. (more…)

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