Archives April, 2014

Queen for a Day: Top Mother’s Day Treats in Sarasota and Beyond

Mother's Day Beach

The first official Mother’s Day was celebrated in the United States on May 9th, 1914, when President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation to establish the holiday. One hundred years later, we are proud to uphold the tradition of honoring the women who care for us, love us, and guide us. This year’s Mother’s Day takes place on Sunday, May 11th, and there are a plethora of opportunities to do something extra special for mom in the Sarasota area. With so much to choose from, we have rounded up some magnificent Mother’s Day ideas to help you make mom feel like a queen for the day:

Selby Gardens Mother’s Day Brunch Sunday, May 11, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Treat mom to an unforgettable day, with a stunning backdrop provided by Mother Nature herself. Catered by Michael’s on East, the whole family will enjoy a delicious brunch filled with fresh fruit, banana bread cupcakes, mini quiches and much more, followed by a leisurely stroll through the beautiful gardens. The final concert of the Spring Music Series also takes place as an added bonus.

Ticket price (includes garden admission): $48 for non-member adults; $38 for members; $18 for children 4-11. Children 3 and under are free. Tickets are available online and in the Welcome Center until Saturday, May 3. (more…)

The Single Best Source for Understanding the Luxury Real Estate Market

You'll see this Gulf-front Siesta Key home for sale featured on page 22.

You’ll see this Gulf-front Siesta Key home for sale featured on page 22.

Every year our affiliate Christie’s International Real Estate publishes a compendium of research and commentary into the world of Luxury Real Estate. Using their position as the world’s leading luxury residential network, combined with the collective knowledge of its 139 affiliated brokerages in 45 countries, Christie’s compiled this essential annual report. Called “Luxury Defined”, it offers insights into the buying behaviors, preferences, and demographics of wealthy individuals buying remarkable homes. We at Michael Saunders & Company are pleased to share their findings. Among its pages, you’ll learn:

  • Luxury property sales volumes exploded in 2013 fueled by the surge in sales from local buyers, millennial buyers, and overseas buyers.
  • Luxury home markets in urban centers have rebounded the strongest, although prized resort areas have begun to see effects of the luxury residential market’s recovery.
  • What it means that Sarasota is considered a “Jewel Box Market” (see page 17). (more…)

Saunders Luxury Sales Report for March 29, 2014

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 29, 2014 the properties below sold for over $1 million.

 

1111 Ritz Carlton Dr #1601 - A3953915_2Property Address:  1111 Ritz Carlton Drive, #1601

Sale Price:  $3,250,000

Sale Date:  3.24.14

Listing Agents:  Joan Dickinson & Beth Afflebach, Michael Saunders & Company

Selling Agents:  Joan Dickinson & Beth Afflebach, Michael Saunders & Company

 

35 watergate dr 1804 A3970073_01Property Address:  35 Watergate Drive, #1804

Sale Price:  $3,250,000

Sale Date:  3.24.14

Listing Agents:  Joan Dickinson & Beth Afflebach, Michael Saunders & Company

Selling Agent:  Dee Dee Burke, Michael Saunders & Company

 

Property Address:  1640 Stanford Lane

Sale Price:  $1,425,000

Sale Date:  3.26.14

Listing Agent:  Premier Sotheby’s

Selling Agent:  Kim Kruysman, Michael Saunders & Company

 

Property Address:  3496 Mistletoe Lane

Sale Price:  $1,750,000

Sale Date:  3.26.14

Listing Agent:  Premier Sotheby’s

Selling Agent:  Rob Dardas, Michael Saunders & Company

 

1530 Hansen St_aaEPP_3777_A3977046Property Address:  1530 Hansen Street

Sale Price:  $1,000,000

Sale Date:  3.28.14

Listing Agents:  Harvey & Ethel Lovelace, Michael Saunders & Company

Selling Agent:  One Sarasota Realty Group

 

Property Address:  717 N Manasota Key Road

Sale Price:  $1,040,000

Sale Date:  3.28.14

Listing Agent:  Pam Neer, Michael Saunders & Company

Selling Agent:  Pam Neer, Michael Saunders & Company



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