Southwest Florida Real Estate and Community News

July 12, 2015

Punta Gorda's Fishermen's Village In The News!

Fishermen's Village recently received a Certificate of Excellence award from TripAdvisor!  This is for excellence in hospitality and is given only to those that achieve consistent great travel reviews.  Stop by and visit the Village for great dining spots on and off the water, an enjoyable shopping experience at all the unique boutique type stores throughout, and don't forget to finish your day on a sunset cruise on our beautiful Charlotte Harbor.

Posted in Community News
Feb. 10, 2015

Punta Gorda, FL Retirement Paradise!

A few days ago I heard that, after having studied 200 metropolitan areas in the country, Kiplinger placed Punta Gorda, Florida in the Top 10 list of "affordable cities that, as a group, offer retirees diverse choices in terms of size, climate, geography and lifestyle."  Way to go, Punta Gorda!  It's no secret though ~ I've known it a long time!

Posted in Community News
Jan. 22, 2015

Punta Gorda Is Pet Friendly!

If you're planning a trip to our beautiful and fun area of Southwest Florida to shop for a new home, and you want to bring your pet with you, check out these places to stay in Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte that will gladly welcome your four-legged friend:  Pet Friendly Places to Stay in Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte.  Don't forget to start your search for homes for sale in Southwest Florida here:

Dec. 19, 2014

New Home Construction

It has been so nice to see new home construction happening around town again.  Local contractors and subcontractors are back to work and staying busy.  Many waterfront lots in Punta Gorda Isles, Burnt Store Isles and South Gulf Cove have beautiful new homes currently being built on them.  The insurance quotes that I've gotten for customers recently for both flood insurance and homeowners' windstorm coverage have made this a more popular option for those considering buying into the area. 

Nov. 23, 2014

Charlotte County Back to Seller's Market

Median sales prices in the Charlotte County area have increased by 12% in the past year, from $125,000 to $140,000.  With the little bit of a decrease in the number of months' worth of inventory, we have arrived back at a seller's market.  If you're a homeowner and have been waiting to make a move up or down in lifestyle, I'd love the opportunity to earn your business and help you to sell your home for top dollar.

Posted in Real Estate News
Nov. 17, 2014

Downtown Punta Gorda Festivities

Come to Downtown Punta Gorda this Thursday evening, Nov. 20th, around 5:30 and join in on the annual lighting of the Christmas tree in the City Marketplace at the corner of Marion Ave and Taylor St.  There'll be carolers and choir singers, as well as Santa Claus to get us all in the holiday spirit!

Posted in Community Events
Nov. 11, 2014

Veterans' Day

As we honor Veterans' Day today, please be respectful and thank our veterans for their service in the past and those that are presently serving and putting their lives on the line for all of us.

Posted in Community News
Nov. 7, 2014

Come to Punta Gorda's Fishermen's Village For Lighting Up The Holidays

Fishermen's Village will be welcoming in the 2014 holiday season on November 15th with over a million twinkling lights and festivities, all starting at 5:30 pm.  The Boogiemen Band will be there to perform and get everyone in the spirit!  Local residents and visitors alike look forward to this every year, and enjoy shopping in all the shops and boutiques and eating local fare at the restaurants.  Come to Punta Gorda early and catch a gorgeous sunset over Charlotte Harbor.

Posted in Community Events
Oct. 30, 2014

Southwest Florida Market Ready for Season!

The weather may be getting a little chilly up north, but the Southwest Florida market has been heated up and very busy all summer.  Excitement is in the air for a very active real estate season here along Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico, as the northerners are already making their way south looking for a new lifestyle.  Housing inventory has been maintaining a steady low level and prices have been making a gradual slow rise.  Listed days on the market have dramatically decreased.  Time to buy!

Posted in Real Estate News
Oct. 28, 2014

Interest Rates Going Into 2015

Good news was reported today from USA Today.  The Federal Reserve is in the midst of meetings to come to an agreement on keeping the interest rates low at least until mid-2015.  This is good for buyers who are considering making a move up or down in their lifestyle.  Today's average for a 30-year fixed rate conventional loan is 4%.

Posted in Real Estate News