Archives March, 2013

Saunders Luxury Sales Report for March 16, 2013

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 March 16, 2013, the properties below sold for over $1 million.

3752 Casey Key Rd - A3952428_1Thomas Stone and Nicole Hammons-Dovgopolyi of Michael Saunders & Company represented the seller of an “old Florida style home” on Casey Key.  The 1 acre+ property sold for $1,150,000 on March 4, 2013.  Re/Max represented the buyer.

 

 

 

 

759 Siesta Key Cir - A3966480_3Janis Collier of Michael Saunders & Company represented the seller of a private and serene home on Siesta Key.  The residence sold for $1,225,000 on March 4, 2013.  Charles Rutenberg Realty represented the buyer.

 

 

 

 

1452hillviewdr_09Kim and Michael Ogilvie of Michael Saunders & Company represented the seller of a Sarasota Bay residence located in Harbor Acres.  The show stopper home sold for $7,000,000 on March 4, 2013.  Sarasota Real Estate Group represented the buyer.

 

 

Kelly Quigley of Michael Saunders & Company represented the buyer of a custom built two-story home with a European flair.  The Beneva Oaks estate sold for $1,203,000 on March 5, 2013.  Horizon Realty International represented the seller.

401 S Palm Ave #701 - A3967907_62Robert & Nancy Lindeman of Michael Saunders & Company represented both the buyer and seller of a 7th floor condominium in The Savoy on Palm.  The three bedroom and den residence sold for $1,860,000 on March 8, 2013.

 

 

 

 

3230 Founders Club DrSue Brown and Peter Salefsky of Michael Saunders & Company represented the seller and Beverly Alter, also of Michael Saunders & Company, represented the buyer of 4,800 square foot residence in Founders Club.  It sold for $1,097,000 on March 13, 2013.

 

Steve Abbe and Betty Mullinnix of Michael Saunders & Company represented the buyer of a beautiful lake and golf course view home in The Oaks.  The move-in ready residence sold for $1,035,000 on March 14, 2013.  Horizon Realty represented the seller.

Keith Tanguay of Michael Saunders & Company represented the buyer of a spectacular John Cannon grand masterpiece estate in Silver Oak on Palmer Ranch.  The custom built home sold for $1,130,000 on March 14, 2013.  Re/Max represented the seller.

690 Casey Key Rd A3970801_39Deborah Beacham of Michael Saunders & Company represented the seller of a gated bayside home on Casey Key.  The meticulously maintained residence sold for $1,542,000 on March 14, 2013.  Horizon Realty represented the buyer.

 

 

 

 

464 GoldenGatePt602Terri Derr  of Michael Saunders & Company represented the seller and Linda Stowe, also part of the Michael Saunders & Company Team, represented the buyer of a gorgeous unit in La Bellasara at Goldengate Point.  The condominium sold for $2,200,000 on March 15, 2013.

 

Saunders Commercial Sale and Lease Report for March 30, 2013

Michael Saunders & Company is proud to announce several successful closings and leases made possible through the professional representation of our agents who work each day to fulfill the needs of commercial buyers, leasers and sellers.  For the week ending March 30, 2013:

 

7524 Commerce Place_KoltonSALE

Seller:  Featherman Family Properties, LLC

Buyer:  All Wood Furniture Center, Inc.

Address:  7524 Commerce Blvd., Sarasota, FL  34243

Type of Space:  69,940 SF Industrial Building

Sale Price:  $1,000,000

List Side:  MS&C Agents Bob and Roberta Kolton

Sale Side:  Richardson, Kleiber, Walter, Kleiber, Button, Inc.

 

2061 Englewood Road_SchaperLEASE

Landlord:  Marjan and Donna Kmiec

Tenant:  Scott Ashdown

Address:  2061 Englewood Road, Suite #1, Englewood, FL  34223

Type of Space:  1,851 SF Office Space (NEW Business)

List and Sale Side:  MS&C Agent Larry Schaper

 

2650 Bahia Vista Street_2013LEASE

Landlord:  Glohope, LLC

Tenant:  Chinese Medical Solutions Healing Center

Address:  2650 Bahia Vista Street, Suite #301, Sarasota, FL  34237

Type of Space:  1,044 SF Office Space (NEW Business)

List and Sale Side:  MS&C Agent Eric Massey

 

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Landlord:  Foundation Park, LLC

Tenant:  Monarch Asset Management

Address:  2639 Fruitville Road, Suite #303, Sarasota, FL  34237

Type of Space:  1,476 SF Office Space (NEW Business)

List Side:  Sperry Van Ness

Sale Side:  MS&C Agents DeLieto & Associates

 

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Landlord:  Bank of America, LLC

Tenant:  Alex Stafford Photography

Address:  1490 Blvd. of the Arts, Unit C, Sarasota, FL  34236

Type of Space:  2,300 SF Industrial Space (NEW Business)

List Side:  Listed by Owner

Sale Side:  MS&C Agents DeLieto & Associates

 

1648 Main Street_MassseyLEASE

Landlord:  Main 1648, LLC

Tenant:  Victoria Wellman

Address:  1648 Main Street, Sarasota, FL  34236

Type of Space:  665 SF Retail Space (NEW Business)

List and Sale Side:  MS&C Agent Eric Massey

 

A Rosy Outlook: Sarasota in Bloom

Mable Ringling's Rose Garden- Photo by Carol Marie Hanlon

Mable Ringling’s Rose Garden- Photo by Carol Marie Hanlon

Sometimes we really need to take a moment to appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds us, and this April provides the perfect opportunity to quite literally ‘Stop and smell the roses.’ 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of Mable Ringling’s Rose Garden, completed in 1913, and featuring a stunning display of over 1,164 roses in 317 varieties. The garden usually blooms every year around the date of Mable’s birthday, March 14th, but with the spell of colder weather it hasn’t quite happened yet. Lucky for us, this means we still have time to see the thousands of buds burst into bloom, a dazzling display for Sarasota residents and tourists alike. The garden is expected to be in full bloom in the next week or so, and can be enjoyed at the Ringling’s palatial mansion, Ca’d’Zan. With the wonder of nature in mind, we are featuring luxury real estate listings with gorgeous grounds, perfect for budding gardeners! (more…)

To Build or Not to Build

 

Photo courtesy of realtor.com

Photo courtesy of realtor.com

Building a home—versus buying a pre-existing one—has never been a more viable option for buyers still hoping to take advantage of reduced housing prices and historically low interest rates.

On the one hand, today’s threadbare inventory of existing homes means that buyers must act swiftly when they find a home that fulfills the majority of their purchasing preferences. Even then, they could easily find themselves competing against other buyers with similar designs on the property.

 Buying new, on the other hand, offers its own set of challenges. Gone are the days—at least for now—when builders offered a variety of move-in-ready models. Instead, buyers must forego instant gratification in exchange for a home that will largely be built to their own specific tastes and preferences—but subject to the builder’s timetable. Builders are also taking advantage of reduced land costs to keep the finished price as competitive as possible with existing homes. (more…)

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

After declining sharply in January, closed property sales throughout Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte Counties recovered its pace again in February. Closed sales throughout the region rose by 12.6% compared with January; and by 5.4% compared with last February.

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

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The MSC Foundation – A Closer Look into Some Special Organizations

Image courtesy of toproudmomslikeme.com.

Image courtesy of toproudmomslikeme.com.

Taking on the mission to help those in need comes from all sorts of wonderful places and walks of life—but most importantly from the heart.

Through compassionate hearts, organizations in our community do such remarkable work to provide paths to education, sustenance and safe shelter for the people who need them most.

Thanks to the generous contributions to the MSC Foundation by our agents and staff, we were able to support their efforts with our December grant distribution.

In continuing our spotlight on the organizations that received funds from the MSC Foundation, we are pleased to highlight: (more…)

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23 About Me! – Learn The Make-Up Of A Copywriter

23LogoIn the interests of getting to know the people behind the magic of Michael Saunders & Company, an expanding department means great opportunity.

This week, we posed our 23 About Me! questions to the newest member of the marketing team, Lucy Hope.

Originally from the UK, Lucy has joined Michael Saunders & Company as Junior Copywriter. Let’s see what makes her tick… (more…)

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5 Luxury Home Theaters: Create your own Sarasota Film Festival

The Sarasota Film Festival is returning for its 15th year. The buzz is palpable as we anticipate viewing some of the best new cinema right in our backyard and the chance to rub elbows with the stars. This year’s 180 choices of films and an array of exciting events are sure to make for a spectacular experience!

All this excitement got us thinking about the joy of watching films; we relish in a good movie experience, from seeing a suspenseful thriller to just sitting in a dark theater with a box of popcorn. With that in mind, we are featuring several luxury real estate listings that offer the best in premium home theaters. These ultimate spaces are sure to transform watching any movie into a pure cinematic escape.

Home theater from luxury listing along the Manatee River

Home theater from luxury listing along the Manatee River

This Riverview Blvd in Bradenton, FL has Sold.

Located in an architectural jewel on the Manatee River, this home theater brings to mind the art of movie-watching from a bygone era when films were truly the centerpiece of all entertainment. The adjoining bar area won’t have anyone missing a minute of the plot as your guest helps themselves to cocktails and popcorn.

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Off the Beaten Path: Linger Lodge Restaurant and Campground

LingerLodge1It’s been named “Most Unusual Restaurant in the World” by Forbes.com and one of the “Top 5 Weirdest Restaurants in America” by Al Roker. It’s known for old Florida faire and its collection of preserved native Florida animals. It’s truly one-of-a-kind and yes, as a matter of fact, it is right here in our backyard!

This eclectic destination in Bradenton is called Linger Lodge Restaurant and Campground, located down an old dirt road just east of I-75. Nestled on the banks of the Braden River, Linger Lodge is reminiscent of old Florida, wonderfully picturesque, and ready to transport you to another time. While there are full-service RV lots, cabins, and tent sites, perhaps the best way to experience the atmosphere is to go to the restaurant where there is no lack of good food and conversation starters.
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“Infinity” Debuts, Bringing New Luxury Construction Back To Longboat Key

InfinityThe buzz in the media was palpable last week when it was announced that Infinity, the first new luxury condominium slated for development on Longboat Key in seven years, is now accepting reservations. That’s because intensified buyer demand for new luxury condominiums on the key has been frustrated by a lack of new construction to fulfill it. Until now.

Infinity, which will occupy a magnificent site on mid-Longboat Key, is offering just 11 beachfront residences designed in a sleek, coastal contemporary style.  Each luxurious residence will face the Gulf of Mexico, enjoy easy access to the beach; and command outstanding views of the Gulf and bay from expansive, oversized terraces. (more…)

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