Archives August, 2013

Discover Affordable Waterfront in Cape Haze….at least for now

Waterfront property is like a covered parking spot in Manhattan – all residents want one but only the very wealthy need apply. However, let it be known heretofore that there is affordable waterfront land available within Charlotte County and (like a Manhattan parking space) it is still close to everything.9300-Hialeah-Terrace-D5780222_14

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Charlotte County: Leading Florida in Sale Price Increases

Englewood Homes for Sale

View Englewood Homes for Sale. A home for sale in Charlotte County where home prices have seen some impressive increases. (This home has sold.)

Interest in Charlotte County homes for sale is explosive. The Michael Saunders & Company Realtors in Englewood, Burnt Store, Boca Grande, and Punta Gorda have been witnessing an impressive increase in real estate activity. The following article, published in the Sarasota Herald Tribune, outlines just how remarkable these gains are.

Charlotte enjoying a home-price bump

By JOHN HIELSCHER

Published: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

After months of trailing the region in home price recovery, Charlotte County saw its residential prices roar past the entire state last month. (more…)

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Labor of Love: Top Ways To Spend Labor Day In Sarasota And Beyond

Historic Venice hosts a craft festival this Labor Day weekend

Historic Venice hosts a craft festival this Labor Day weekend

First celebrated in the late 1800’s, Labor Day was created to honor the social and economic achievements of American workers. The very first Labor Day took place in New York City on September 5, 1882, and was marked with union speeches and a workers’ march from City Hall to 42nd Street. Flash forward just over a century to our modern day, and Labor Day is more celebratory in nature. It’s a time to enjoy the long weekend and mark the winding down of summer, complete with fun family outings, picnics and parades. Ancient Greek playwright Sophocles once said, “Without labor, nothing prospers”, so celebrate your achievements and savor your hard earned break with one of the great Sarasota area happenings: (more…)

Saunders Luxury Sales Report for August 17, 2013

Michael Saunders & Company is proud to announce several closings of Sarasota homes for sale 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 August 17, 2013 the  properties below sold for over $1 million.

This West of the Trail waterfront home sold for $1,810,000.

This West of the Trail waterfront home sold for $1,810,000.

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6 Kitchens You’ll Hunger For

Often called the heart of the home, kitchens have become more than a place to store and prepare food.  They are central to our daily rituals, encourage quality time with loved ones, and they even allow us to indulge in life’s many treats  – whether it be chocolate ice cream, brie cheese, or strawberries. These six kitchens featured in Sarasota homes for sale are sure to appeal to your many tastes (and your taste buds).

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Gulfcoast Getaway: Top Tips For Buying A Vacation Home

Casey Key, FL

Our incredible Gulf Coast region attracts homebuyers and sellers from all over the world. The year-round sunshine, beautiful beaches, world-class golf courses and respected arts scene offer a truly unique place to own a home – whether settling permanently or purchasing a vacation escape.

In 1910, Bertha Palmer, a Chicago socialite and philanthropist, built a winter home in what is now The Oaks Club. Mrs. Palmer inspired her wealthy circle of friends to do the same, establishing Sarasota as a premier setting for a second residence. Ever since, people have been discovering the Gulf Coast lifestyle and purchasing the real estate here. (more…)

Longboat Key – North, South, & Everything In-Between

LongboatKeyClubLike white sands, stunning sunsets, and a luxury lifestyle, Longboat Key is an essential element of Sarasota and Manatee County’s makeup. The island, which stretches nearly 11 miles between the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay, is the setting for lavish condos and waterfront estates. A balance of peaceful natural beauty and thoughtfully planned developments make it a recreational splendor for many of its residents.

Michael Saunders & Company has two offices on the island – Longboat Key South and Mid-Longboat Key to offer specialized expertise from one end to the other.

Realtor Hannerle Moore has been a fixture on the island since 1957. “It’s really a mostly upper end, active lifestyle,” she explained. “People love that it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump to St. Armands Circle and Downtown Sarasota for the arts and restaurants. They can stay on the Key for outdoor activities and then go into town for dinner and shopping.” (more…)

Saunders Commercial Sale and Lease Report for August 17, 2013

Michael Saunders & Company is proud to announce several successful 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 August 17, 2013:

 

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Landlord:  Dunn Properties of SW Florida

Tenant:  Knight Marketing

Address:  2032 Hawthorne Street, Sarasota, FL  34239

Type of Space:  2,511 SF Office Space (Relocation)

List Sale:  Ian Black Real Estate

Sale Side:  MS&C Agents DeLieto & Associates

 

3241 & 3243 81st Court East_KoltonLEASE

Landlord:  Caravel Brazil, LLC

Tenant:  Bouchard Contractors, LLC

Address:  3243 81st Court East, Bradenton, FL  34211

Type of Space:  1,150 SF Industrial Space (Renewal)

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

 

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Landlord:  IGH 1400 State, LLC

Tenant:  Perrone & Associates, Inc.

Address:  1400 State Street, Sarasota, FL  34236

Type of Space:  1,333 SF Industrial Space (Expansion)

List and Sale Side:  MS&C Agents DeLieto & Associates

 

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Landlord:  GS Associates, LP

Tenant:  Western Global

Address:  5581 Merchant Court, Lakewood Ranch, FL  34240

Type of Space:  1,250 SF Office Space (NEW Business)

List Side:  Wagner Realty

Sale Side:  MS&C Agents DeLieto & Associates

 

7313 Merchant Court_DeLietoLEASE

Landlord:  Khalea LP

Tenant:  Universal Protection Services

Address:  7313 Merchant Court, Suite “J,” Sarasota, FL  34240

Type of Space:  143 SF Office Space (Relocation)

List and Sale Side:  MS&C Agents DeLieto & Associates

 

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Landlord:  Joerg & Marie-Louise Leuenberger

Tenant:  Naples Soap Company

Address:  466 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL  34236

Type of Space:  1,615 SF Retail Space (Expansion/3 Years)

List Side:  Keller Williams

Sale Side:  MS&C Agents DeLieto & Associates

 

777 Palm Avenue_GoldsteinLEASE

Landlord:  Kodra Professional Center

Tenant:  David Stevenson Physical Therapy, Inc.

Address:  777 Palm Avenue, Units 1 & 10, Sarasota, FL  34236

Type of Space:  2,650 SF Office Space (Renewal/3 Years)

List and Sale Side:  MS&C Agent Susan Goldstein

 

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Landlord:  Kodra Professional Center

Tenant:  Edna Gordon

Address:  777 Palm Avenue, Unit 9, Sarasota, FL  34236

Type of Space:  512 SF Office Space (Renewal/1 Year)

List and Sale Side:  MS&C Agent Susan Goldstein

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West of the Trail – Midyear Market Report

Cherokee Park is one of the most sought after neighborhoods West of the Trail.

Cherokee Park is one of the most sought after neighborhoods West of the Trail.

West of the Trail is one of the most desirable areas within all of Sarasota.  While the moniker may not reside on any official map, West of the Trail is as common to the local lingo as the intracoastal or the Circle.

The neighborhood is positioned west of U.S. 41, also known as Tamiami Trail (are you with me now?) and it ends when it hits the azure waters of Sarasota Bay.  Much of the land is prime waterfront territory and close to all the vibrant centers of town where you can find great restaurants, shopping, the arts, the hospital, and first-rate schools. Even the architecture is incredibly diverse – ranging from Florida bungalows to midcentury modern homes to Mediterranean-style estates.   (more…)

Victoria Falls for Our “23 About Me”

23LogoEvery month, we spotlight an individual at Michael Saunders & Company in “23 About Me.” Our last blog visited the island of Boca Grande where we learned more about Realtor, Marybeth Tvaroch.

Moving onto the mainland, Victoria Stultz assists her customers from the Palmer Ranch real estate office with Sarasota homes for sale. No doubt her savvy business smarts and personable nature make her an invaluable Realtor, but we wanted to go a little deeper.

From having her favorite ice cream flown-in from across the country to a love for detective shows, we hold our own investigation to learn more about Victoria. (Continue reading though to the end for our own detective challenge.) (more…)

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