Clients of mine recently purchased this home located at 4900 Flagstone Drive in the heart of the Palmer Ranch Neighborhood of Stonebridge for $465,000



This home is a gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2,553 sq. ft. home with a very private pool and hot tub lanai area featuring pavers and a secluded lake and preserve view.  The home has been meticulously maintained by the previous owners and wonderfully decorated. 

This home features cathedral ceilings, tile and hardwood flooring, custom built in for a large tv, with great views of the pool and lake from many of the rooms. 

Stonebridge on Palmer Ranch is a popular neighborhood of 117 homes with a community pool and homes ranging in size from 1,800 sq. ft. to 3,600 sq. ft. with the majority of the…

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Applying for a Florida Homestead Exemption is a simple process and can be done on-line or in person through the Sarasota County Appraisers office however, there are certain guidelines and dead line dates that you must be aware of in order to qualify. 

How to apply for a Florida Homestead Exemption

Florida Statute 196.031 specifies that every person who has legal title or beneficial title to real property in the State of Florida and makes the same their permanent residence in good faith, is eligible for this exemption entitlement. The law does not require you to reside at your property a minimum number of days every year in order to be a permanent resident.

Visit this link to view:      What is required to be a permanent Resident of Florida


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Please find below the latest statistics and information for Real Estate in Sarasota from the Sarasota Association of Realtors published this past week December 15, 2011. To view the article you can access it by visiting  “Sarasota Association of Realtors November Sales”

The Sarasota Real Estate market continues to show improvements with a declining inventory and stabilizing prices.  We at Michael Saunders & Company at the Palmer Ranch Office are seeing a volume of sales that we haven’t seen since 2005.  I personally have seen the effects of a low inventory creating a higher demand for properties across all price ranges.  One of my listings came on the market and on the first day we had 6 cash offers.  I am also seeing short sales closing much quicker…

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