Archive for the ‘Siesta Key’ Category

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8 Swimming Pools Worth Diving For

When you get right down to it, all of us want a swimming pool. Whether you swim regularly or not, having one is the epitome of luxury living.  Pools are central to gatherings with friends and family; they are places for creating memories, getting a good work-out, relaxing, or just cooling off on a warm summer’s day.

On the Gulf Coast, pools are a year-round celebration of our lifestyle. These 8 pools in Manatee, Charlotte, and Sarasota homes for sale will make you envision long days spent soaking up the sunlight (or moonlight for that matter).

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Why Did It Sell? – Choosing Palmer Ranch over the Best Beach in the United States

SiestaKeyThousands of people visit Siesta Key every year. It’s been called the number one beach in America by Dr. Beach. Its 99% quartz sand was rated as “The World’s Finest, Whitest Sand ™” at the Great International Sand Challenge. More than our lovely year-round weather, abundant recreation and culture, Siesta Key is perhaps our area’s biggest attraction. 

So, why would anyone who fulfilled a dream to move onto the island choose to relocate to the mainland? To help answer that, this month’s “Why Did it Sell” investigates the story behind a 3,350 square foot Sarasota home for sale on Palmer Ranch.

The Right Place at the Right Time
Michael Saunders & Company Realtor Jane Rees has always believed in open houses. Sure, there are smart phones, photos, websites and video, but nothing can compare to a person’s sense of touch, their feel for space, or a face-to-face conversation. More importantly, nothing beats being in the right place at the right time.   (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…)

A Room with a View: 5 Vistas That Will Take Your Breath Away

Florida’s Gulf Coast is known for its scenic splendor and lush natural beauty. This week, Michael Saunders & Company is presenting five luxury homes for sale where the views from within are truly magnificent.  It’s not too difficult to imagine yourself relaxing in one of these properties, gazing at the sunset, with an iced tea in one hand, and nothing but the endless horizon to keep you company.

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Featured Property: The Art of Siesta Key Living

Luxury Waterfront Siesta Key Home for SaleAs someone in the real estate business, I’ve seen my share of homes. A luxury price tag  does not necessarily mean it possesses all the qualities of good architecture – commodity, firmness, and delight.

Still, our area has always been a magnet for the sophisticated buyer and Michael Saunders & Company recognizes their discerning demand with a collection of the most remarkable Sarasota homes for sale.

In fact, our featured property this month is at 7321 Midnight Pass Rd and it should check off all your boxes – whether you are looking for location, comfort, or simply, beautiful design. (more…)

New Siesta Key Agents Make a Splash in the Herald Tribune

Siesta Key Beach is constantly making headlines as one of the best beaches in the country, but now it’s our Siesta Key agents’ turn to share in the sun-filled spotlight. The Sarasota Herald Tribune is featuring an impressive collection of 10 Michael Saunders & Company rookie agents who are becoming fast experts in Sarasota homes for sale.

Photo courtesy HeraldTribune.com. A new team at Michael Saunders & Co. include, back row left to right, Jonathan Abrams, Jamie Styers, Drayton Saunders, Brian Loebker and Jennifer Sangbush In the front row, from left, are Debbie Judge, Camille Schwabe, Michael Saunders, Veronika Bajtala and Daria Spina. STAFF PHOTO / MIKE LANG

Photo courtesy HeraldTribune.com. A new team at Michael Saunders & Co. include, back row left to right, Jonathan Abrams, Jamie Styers, Drayton Saunders, Brian Loebker and Jennifer Sangbush In the front row, from left, are Debbie Judge, Camille Schwabe, Michael Saunders, Veronika Bajtala and Daria Spina. STAFF PHOTO / MIKE LANG

New Realtors break mold with teamwork

SIESTA KEY – Jamie Styers has memorized  the exact dollar amount of the highest residential sale fellow agent Veronika Bajtala has notched so far this year. (more…)

Gulf Coast Vacation: Hot Summer Deals on Rentals

MSCRentalGetaway Are you are feeling the enticement of white sands and waves … or the lure of lush, tropical golf courses under blue skies? Summer is an ideal time to find great values on rental properties. Michael Saunders & Company is announcing a number of deals during the summer months for island and golf get-a-ways that you won’t find anywhere else! Note Summer Rental Deals subject to change after the season.

  • Golf get-a-ways in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice & Englewood with weekly rentals from $97/night
  • Island get-a-ways on Longboat Key, Boca Grande & Palm Island with rare weekly rentals from $625/week (more…)
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Waterfront Estate on Siesta Key Sells for $10 Million – Region’s Largest Sale in Two Years

Snook Inn

Snook Inn

A significant waterfront estate on the northern tip of Siesta Key has become the largest residential sale in Sarasota County in over two years. 

The luxury property, known as “Snook Inn,” closed this past week for $10 million, with agents from Michael Saunders & Company representing both the buyer and seller. 

Located at 3410 Flamingo Avenue, Snook Inn—so named for its Old Florida resort-style ambiance—was listed by Marcia Salkin and Paulene Soublis of the Longboat Key South office of Michael Saunders & Company. The buyers were represented by Pam Charron of the Main Street office of Michael Saunders & Company. (more…)

New Market. New Choices

Granada Park HomeOurs is a brand new real estate market. The old market—the one with too much inventory at overheated prices—is history.  Corrected pricing, record-low interest rates and a rejuvenating U.S. economy took care of that.

Today’s market is one in which architects and home builders are back at the table; creating homes for buyers who want to put their own personal stamp on a property while taking full advantage of all the latest innovations in residential design and construction. (more…)

Welcoming A New Species Of “Bird”

Nike International Friendlies Tournament at Premier Sports Campus, Lakewood Ranch

Nike International Friendlies Tournament at Premier Sports Campus, Lakewood Ranch

To the growing list of amenities that make Southwest Florida such an irresistible place to be—including our internationally-acclaimed beaches and cultural scene—we can add sports as yet another calling card that attracts tens of thousands of annual visitors to the region.

On the face of it, sports tourism is hardly new to an area that has officially hosted spring training baseball for the better part of the last 88 years; and whose warmth and year-round sunshine routinely attracts golfers, fishermen and all manner of recreational enthusiasts.  What is new are the scope and variety of the international sporting events being awarded to the region. (more…)

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