Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Tom Mannausa has orchestrated a portfolio of real estate projects throughout the course of his career. His business acumen is balanced by unbridled creativity, as real estate developer Tom Mannausa is also a song writer and musician. Now he is undertaking development of Sarasota's crown, The Jewel.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013
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Wed, Apr 24, 2013
Click on magazine cover to launch Digital Edition. [...]
It’s no coincidence that our region’s highest residential sale in two years occurred at the same time that the Dow was closing-in on an all-time high, restoring virtually all of the $16 trillion dollars in personal wealth that was wiped out during the Great Recession. Also restored is buyer confidence in the real estate market at precisely the moment when home prices have tilted upward after shedding as much as 50% of the artificially-induced appreciation that occurred during the boom years.
This confirmation that our market has bottomed is exactly what buyers were waiting for. Through mid-March of 2013, 41 properties over $1 million were sold in Sarasota and Manatee Counties—or just over four per week. I am especially pleased to report that agents from Michael Saunders & Company participated in 29 of these sales, or 70%. Moreover, the trend seems to be strengthening. During the same 10-week period, 91 properties over $1 million were placed under contract, with closings expected soon. [...]
Since the beginning of time, a man believed his home was his castle. Not much has changed in 2013-almost every Seller believes his home is his castle and almost ever Buyer questions whether that castle is even good enough to purchase.
The Buyer may want to know everything about the Seller’s background. The Seller may want to know where the Buyer is from and what the Buyer does for a living. The Seller’s wife may dislike the Buyer’s wife. But, you know what? Does it even matter? [...]
Have you ever wished that your hair were longer, thicker and healthier? Who doesn’t!
Long, thick hair looks beautiful any way you wear it. But for some of us, thin hair can be an obstacle. Maybe, you are so used to your short hair style that you are just simply afraid to make a change. Or possibly, you think that growing your hair out will take too much effort and look bad during the process. Fear not….. It is easier to get longer and thicker hair than you might think. Just try these easy tips. [...]
Welcome to REAL Style, a fashion focused section of REAL Magazine where we explore the world of style and fashion. REAL style is on top of the trends this issue. Our style & fashion cred is in full gear. We are checking out what’s what and what’s new for spring 2013. Saks Fifth Avenue is putting it all together in this issue, showing us some hot trends for spring. [...]
Several years ago the world, or at least our world, went through an economic upheaval that experts say will take 15-20 years to recover to some new sense of normal. So we reeled in shock and cried at the scandal as friends and family lost so much they had worked their whole lives for. We breathed deeply as oil threatened our beaches and natural disasters struck our neighbors. Yet the truth is, as Americans there is a resilience that runs through us, as always. When it comes down to it, again and again we rise to the occasion; regardless of what any other nation may say about us. AND this time is no exception. [...]
A Taxing Issue?
Winter was a very busy buying season for Florida real estate – the best we have seen in many years. A large part of the sales activity was down to foreign investors – those whose real home is outside the United States, looking to take advantage of our State’s low property prices and buoyant rental market.
The end of winter also means tax deadlines are looming and it occurred to me that in working with foreign investors, I am often asked questions about how they will be taxed by the U.S. tax authorities. Many investors come here with “knowledge” of our tax system they have gleaned from the internet, friends and relatives. Part of my job as an international realtor is to ensure they maximize their investment potential here, and to do that I need to encourage them to look beyond the “buy-low-sell-high” mantra and what they think they know about U.S. taxes. I advise them to seek the advice of a tax professional. [...]
Improving your chances for a larger financial recovery if you or your loved ones slip and fall in a public place
Success in slip and fall cases often depends on CSI type exhaustive research both at the incident location and of applicable local building and Federal codes. What may seem to be a harmless site condition, in reality can pose serious threats to health, safety, and welfare to site occupants both indoor and outdoor. Secondly there are multiple codes that often have jurisdiction over the improvements. Some of them may seem to be overlapping and sometimes contradictory. Effectively unraveling the myriad of factors such as these, and then forming a concrete theory regarding the actual causes in a slip and fall incident could spell the difference between success and failure. The ability of your legal counsel to communicate these in depositions and to juries can constitute compelling testimony. [...]
Teresa Witte, who brings more than 20 years of experience in new homes sales and management, will head RE/MAX Platinum’s Global New Homes Sales Division. (more…)
Michelle Crabtree of Michael Saunders & Co. was selected as a 2013 Five Star Real Estate Agent. This is the sixth year that she was a winner (more…)
Venice’s Sharky’s on the Pier was voted 2013’s best beach bar by Florida Beach Bar. This is the first time Sharky’s made the TOP 10 Florida Beach Bar list. (more…)
On Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 6PM-9PM join Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast for a culinary extravaganza with leading local chefs and restaurants. (more…)
Hope Lutheran Church invites all companies, schools, organizations and individuals to attend the 1st Annual Asian Heritage Celebration featuring a “Santa Cruzan Parade” on May 25th (more…)
Datum Corporation, a Sarasota-based company offering comprehensive, one-stop technology solutions for small- to mid-sized businesses, announced that it has acquired Bradenton-based BreakFree IT (more…)
Thursday, May 16 at 7 pm Ringling College of Art and Design will host Architect Carl Abbott for a conversation on the tenets of modern and ancient design’s which are informed by the land. (more…)
The South Florida Museum presents Invasion of the Body Snatchers as part of the Film Fridays Movies Matter series, 6pm on May 17, 2013. (more…)
On Saturday, May 18th there is free admission to The Ringling Museum of Art as part of International Museum Day. (more…)
RE/MAX Platinum Realty, a luxury real estate brokerage with five offices in Sarasota and Manatee counties, has opened a Global New Homes Division. The division will provide international sales support to builders and developers (more…)
Home Resource, the leading contemporary and modern furniture show room on Florida’s West Coast further strengthened their product offerings after attending the Cologne and Milano Furniture shows. (more…)
Luxury home builder John Cannon was appointed to the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Business Advisory Board for the College of Business. (more…)
The South Florida Museum presents It: The Terror From Beyond Space as part of the Film Fridays Movies Matter series, 6pm on May 10, 2013. (more…)
Nuevo Advertising Group announced they moved their office to The Sarasota Courthouse Center Building, 1990 Main Street #750, Sarasota, FL 34236. (more…)
Cat Depot honored its volunteers on Saturday, April 27, with a Volunteer Appreciation Night party at Cat Depot. Cat Depot staff ‘worked’ the event by cooking and serving dinner (more…)
Please join Manatee Children’s Services (MCS) in taking a stand against abuse of children within our community by attending the West Marine Nautical Expo & Second Annual MCS Band Slam Musical Event. (more…)
The 4th Annual ‘Better Git It In Your Soul’ party benefiting Second Chance-Last Opportunity will be held on Saturday, May 18th, 2013, 7-10pm at Mattison’s Forty One. (more…)
Dennis Kotaska, a Broker-Associate with RE/MAX Alliance Group, was presented the Platinum Club Award placing him in the top 3% of all RE/MAX associates worldwide in 2012. (more…)
The Sarasota Association of Realtors, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Sarasota, will break ground for a new home located at 1353 21st Street in Sarasota, at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday May 2, 2013. (more…)
The South Florida Museum presents Flow as part of the Film Fridays Movies Matter series, 6pm on May 3, 2013. (more…)
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