Simply Remarkable. Ritz Carlton Residences, Sarasota
Nothing defines remarkable quite like The Ritz-Carlton. For 100 years, this iconic brand has sought to deliver an un-wavering commitment to service. According to the company credo: “The Ritz-Carlton Hotel is a place where the genuine care and comfort of our guests is our highest mission.”
And for those who love staying at The Ritz-Carlton, you’ll love living there. A residence at The Ritz-Carlton is a home not only defined by sophisticated style and sumptuous finishes, but equipped to deliver legendary Ritz-Carlton service.
In Sarasota, The Ritz-Carlton offers four different towers of distinctive condominiums for sale – many of which overlook spectacular Gulf and Bay water views. Read More.
Siesta Key Number 1 Beach, Again
Observer May 25, 2017
For the second time in seven years, Dr. Beach named Siesta Key Beach the best beach in the country.
The seemingly endless list of accolades for Siesta Key Beach got a little longer Thursday, when Dr. Beach named it the No. 1 beach in the country for the second time this decade. Read More.
Sarasota Named One of the Best Small Cities in the US
Saunders Blog November, 2016
Conde Nast Traveler’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards
There’s no denying that we love where we live and now, there’s one more Sarasota accolade to add to the community trophy case. More than 100,000 participants cast their votes in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards survey for the Best Small Cities in the United States. Read more
Dazzling December. Holiday Events Across Florida's Gulf Coast
Saunders Blog December, 2016
The holidays have arrived! What better place to enjoy the season than Florida’s Gulf Coast where the holiday spirit is in full swing from Lakewood Ranch to Longboat Key and Boca Grande to Bradenton. We are bringing you a selection of our favorite events, attractions, and performances to bring in good cheer. Read more
No Snow. No State Income Tax. No Problem.
Saunders Blog February 2, 2016
Last week we saw a set of statistics
that adds an interesting perspective to Florida’s explosive new
In 1910, New York had 43 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives
while Florida had four. Today both states have 27 representatives in the
House, with Florida having recently moved past New York to become the
third most populous state in the country.
After overtaking New York, and with more than 1,000 new residents moving
here each day, Florida has since surpassed the 20 million population
mark. Read more
Herald-Tribune September 27, 2015
What “normal” means
in a market as active and in-demand as ours has been in recent years is
subject to interpretation. But one could reasonably argue that home
prices in the Sarasota-Manatee market are exactly where they would have
been today had the region’s traditional level of annual property
appreciation been its only influence over the past 15 years.
To put this into
better perspective, it is worth recalling that in January 2001, the
median price for a home in Sarasota County was $155,000 in what was then
considered a “normal” market. Since then, it has risen as high as
$362,000—at the peak of the housing boom—then dipped as low as $120,000
in the aftermath of the Great Recession. However, if you were to
discard the excessive highs and lows and instead applied the region’s
traditional 3 to 4% rate of annual appreciation from 2001 to the
present, today’s median price would be hovering at around $250,000.
Which is almost exactly where it checked in during the month of August.
Rated Tops in Nation
Herald Tribune August 31, 2015
The region’s largest locally owned real estate brokerage now has
something new to brag about: Best website in the business.
At a time when Web traffic and digital strategies
help set real estate companies apart, Sarasota-based Michael Saunders &
Co. has spent more than a year and considerable financial resources
revamping its online presence.
The efforts already are beginning to turn heads.
MichaelSaunders.com was named “best overall”
website in the real estate industry by a panel of technology and
marketing experts. The company also won the top nod for the best mobile
site in the industry.