Archives April, 2012

Bradenton Real Estate – Coral Shores

Coral Shores provides true Florida living in a relaxed tropical setting, perfectly set along the water’s edge in Southwest Bradenton. With most homes here built between the 1960s -1970s with square footage ranging from approximately 1,200 to over 3,000 square feet, classic Florida ranch-style architecture is the mainstay of this unique community. Many have been updated to cater to a new generation of discerning homebuyers, while others have been completely rebuilt. Many home sites offer spacious backyards with direct canal access and private boat dockage with davits. (more…)

Saunders Luxury Sales Report for April 15, 2012

Michael Saunders & Company is proud to announce several closings made possible through the professional representation of our agents, who work each day to fulfill the unique needs of homebuyers and sellers.  For the week ending April 15, 2012, the properties below sold for over 1 million.

Linda Dickinson of Michael Saunders & Company represented the seller of what many say is the most beautiful home in Sarasota.  It sold for $7,100,000 on April 4, 2012.  Premier Sotheby’s represented the buyer.

 

 

 

 

Kim & Michael Ogilvie of Michael Saunders & Company represented the seller and Linda Dickinson, also of Michael Saunders & Company, represented the buyer of a spectacular condominium in Summer Cove on Siesta Key.  The unit sold for $1,450,000 on April 4, 2012.

 

 

 

Deborah Beacham of Michael Saunders & Company represented the seller of a beachfront estate in Nokomis.  This “Oasis by the Sea” sold for $5,770,000 on April 9, 2012.  Premier Sotheby’s represented the buyer.

 

 

 

 

Kim & Michael Ogilvie of Michael Saunders & Company represented the seller of a gated mainland bayfront estate.  The residence sold for $5,350,000 on April 12, 2012.  Coldwell banker represented the buyer.

 

 

 

 

Judy & Bill Nimz of Michael Saunders & Company represented the seller of a magnificent unit in Marina Tower.  The condominium sold for $1,300,000 on April 13, 2012.  Generous Property represented the buyer.

Michael Saunders & Company is pleased to welcome Mackenzie Mudgett to the Main Street office.

Mackenzie has returned to her hometown after 15 years and is excited to merge her global business experience with the leading real estate brokerage. Mackenzie worked for UBS Investment Bank, Atlas Venture, and The Boston Consulting Group with senior executives across North America and Europe to define strategy, raise funds, drive implementation, and access innovation. Mackenzie graduated from Princeton University and received an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Mackenzie has joined her mother, Pat Mudgett, who has 20+ years of experience in real estate and has worked with Michael Saunders & Company since 2001. With Pat’s in-depth and trusted tenure in Sarasota real estate—both managing and selling properties—and Mackenzie’s background in executing transactions and advising on company strategies, the mother-daughter team brings a robust, knowledgeable and passionate professional partnership to their clients. Mackenzie and Pat are thrilled to have this opportunity to work together.

Sarasota Real Estate – Casarina

Perfectly set along the gorgeous Crescent Beach on Siesta Key, the Casarina condominium community offers a carefree, resort-style sanctuary with exclusivity to one of the world’s most celebrated beaches. Delight in a lavish lifestyle enveloped by lush gardens and embellished by a host of fine amenities in this Gulf-front building, where many units boast full water views. (more…)

Michael Saunders & Company is pleased to welcome Barbaros “Chris” Yavalar to the Bradenton office.

Originally from Turkey, Chris and his family relocated to Bradenton in 2003, where he specializes in helping home buyers and sellers of residential properties. With a professional background in residential and commercial alarm sales, Chris has developed an exceptional level of customer service proficiency—a skill he is proud to pass on to his clients as a Realtor.

Chris is a member of the Manatee and Anna Maria chambers of commerce, and is fluent in Turkish.

Saunders Luxury Sales Report for April 7, 2012

Michael Saunders & Company is proud to announce several closings made possible through the professional representation of our agents, who work each day to fulfill the unique needs of homebuyers and sellers.  For the week ending April 7, 2012 the properties below sold for over $1 million.

Kim Ogilvie and Linda Dickinson of Michael Saunders & Company represented the seller and Robert & Nancy Lindeman of Michael Saunders & Company represented the buyer of a masterpiece with timeless elegance located at The Savoy on Palm.  The condominium sold for $2,150,000 on March 26, 2012.

 

 

 

Karen Landis of Michael Saunders & Company represented the seller and Stephanie Bugatti, also of Michael Saunders & Company, represented the buyer of a meticulously maintained 4-bedroom home in the Oaks.  The residence sold for $1,050,000 on March 27, 2012.

 

 

 

Kim Ogilvie of Michael Saunders & Company represented the seller of a 6,000-sq.-ft. home located directly of the Gulf of Mexico.  It sold for $2,700,000 on March 30, 2012.  Horizon Realty represented the buyer.

 

 

 

 

Nora Johnson & Denise Mattmuller of Michael Saunders & Company represented the seller and Lee Byron of Michael Saunders & Company represented the buyer of an enchanting residence reminiscent of an “Old Hollywood” bungalow.  The Sarasota residence sold for $1,125,000 on March 27, 2012.

 

 

 

Michael Moulton of Michael Saunders & Company represented the seller and Linda Dickinson, also of Michael Saunders & Company, represented the buyer of a coveted penthouse unit in Sarabande.  The condominium sold for $1,775,000 on March 26, 2012.

 

Saunders Commercial Sale and Lease Report for April 7, 2012

Michael Saunders & Company is proud to announce several closings and leases made possible through the professional representation of our agents who work each day to fulfill the unique needs of commercial buyers, leasers and sellers.  For the week ending April 7, 2012:

 

SALE

Seller:  Kathleen Hempel

Buyer:  Nicci Kobritz

Address:  2050 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL  34236

Type of Space:  2,936 SF Residential Condo, Orchid Beach, Unit B704

Price:  $1,550,000

Sale Side:  MS&C Agent Susan Goldstein (Residential Referral)

 

LEASE 

Landlord:  Caravel Brazil, LLC

Tenant:  Bouchard Contractors, LLC

Address:  3241 81st Court East, Bradenton, FL  34211

Type of Space:  1,150 SF Industrial Condo (Expansion)

List and Sale Side:  MS&C Agents Bob and Roberta Kolton

 

SALE

Seller:  Bayview Laon Servicing, LLC

Buyer:  Bruce Heiman and Peter Abbott

Address:  2555 Porter Lake Drive, Unit #102, Sarasota, FL  34240

Type of Space:  1,625 SF Industrial Condo (Flex Space)

Price:  $90,000

List Side:  MS&C Agents DeLieto & Associates

 

LEASE

Landlord:  American Torch Tip Limited

Tenant:  Gator Air Conditioning, Inc.

Address:  6216 28th Street East, Bradenton, FL  34203

Type of Space:  5,800 SF Industrial Building (Expansion)

List Side:  MS&C Agents Bob and Roberta Kolton

 

LEASE

Landlord:  Regan Asset Management, LLC

Tenant:  Magnum Marketing Services, Corp.

Address:  1900 Main Street, Suite #309, Sarasota, FL  34236

Type of Space:  650 SF Office Space (New Business)

List and Sale Side:  MS&C Agents Eric Massey & Sarah Lancaster

 

LEASE

Landlord:  United Associates, LTD.

Tenant:  Robert Rokop A1A Architech, LLC

Address:  400 Madison Drive, Suite #200, Sarasota, FL  34236

Type of Space:  700 SF Office Space (Relocation)

List and Sale Side:  MS&C Agents Eric Massey & Sarah Lancaster

 

LEASE

Landlord:  5500 Bee Ridge Associates

Tenant:  Land Solutions, Inc.

Address:  5500 Bee Ridge Road, Unit #5, Sarasota, FL  34233

Type of Space:  300 SF Office Space (Relocation)

List and Sale Side:  MS&C Agents Eric Massey & Sarah Lancaster

 

Sarasota Real Estate – Laurel Hollow

Image courtesy of tropicalfloridaproperty.com.

Just west of US-41 and off Laurel Road in Nokomis lies Laurel Hollow, a gated, little-known gem of a community with only 93 homes. Properties here are nestled among lush nature preserves and surround a picturesque pond. Each home and lot are individually owned, but the condominium rules make living in Laurel Hollow a cooperative effort providing consistency in the appearance of the homes and the entire community. It is a land condominium with a private road, streetlights, entrance gates and yard maintenance. Wildlife abounds, with eagles and ospreys, ducks and turtles, otters and foxes all living in a natural environment. (more…)

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Sarasota Real Estate – At Long Last: A Good Time to Sell

In a classic case of being careful what you wish for, the number of properties for sale in Southwest Florida has tumbled considerably over the past several months—just as everyone hoped they would.  Buyers in record numbers are responding to today’s exceedingly rare combination of low prices, low interest rates, an improving economy; and repeated recommendations in the worldwide media that our area of the Gulf Coast is home to some of the best values in U.S. real estate.

As a consequence of this extraordinary resumption in buying, the number of properties now listed for sale in Southwest Florida is trending at its lowest level since 2005, at the peak of the housing boom.

This is wonderful news for our region; as such a profound increase in sales is both a signal that a broader economic recovery is underway; and a bellwether that it will continue to gather momentum.  Even our luxury market is on the comeback trail thanks to the recovering finances of high-net-worth buyers. (more…)

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