As a full-time realtor who relocated her business to Sarasota from New England in 2007, Pam Charron of Michael Saunders & Company sees a definite change in buyer motivation. “When I first joined this market, it was evident that we were in a buyer’s market,” she says. “I didn’t realize that the downturn would continue at the pace it did through 2010.” Still, Charron sees a noticeable change in buyers this year. “Buyers are now coming to town saying, ‘We know it’s the right time to buy,’ or, ‘We don’t want to miss the market.’ If homes are in good condition and priced right, they are selling.”
Kristin Raybon says the clean, classic look is in.
“Clean, crisp, bright”—that’s the latest big design trend in Sarasota and the surrounding coastal areas. That’s right: The interiors of right now are all about clean lines that give a space a classic look. And Kristin Raybon of Kristin Raybon Designs has you covered.
Minto Communities introduces Harbour Isle, a master-planned, gated community on Anna Maria Sound. Harbour Isle features a Southern coastal architectural style with retreats and observatories for scenic views, premium standard features and decorative shake-tile roof and standing seam metal. Starting in the $330s, Minto will offer 96 two- and three-story homes as part of its first neighborhood, Mangrove Walk on Harbour Isle. Within Mangrove Walk, Minto offers six floor plans ranging from 1,600 to 3,000 air-conditioned square feet. The first phase offers its residents a gated entry, miles of walking trails, and the Mangrove Walk Pool and Kayak Launch—a gathering area, pool, and a community kayak launch to explore the man-made, one-mile interior lake. The grand Beach Club will be built in later phases along the shores of Anna Maria Sound, including the 119-slip marina that will be located at the entrance of the community. For more information visit mintofla.com
Over the past four decades, Michael Saunders & Company has become the leading brokerage serving Florida’s Gulf Coast—including Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties. The company specializes in unique properties throughout all price ranges, with an emphasis on waterfront, golf course and lifestyle communities, as well as luxury condominiums.