Living in Charlotte County Florida

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Under counter reverse osmosis for homes with wells

In Charlotte County Florida and surrounding areas, many homes have well water.  The water from these wells quite often has high iron content and can also have a sulfur smell.  It is unpleasant to taste to some homeowners.

One solution to this problem is to purchase an under the counter reverse osmosis system.  You can purchase these at any home department store.  The price ranges anywhere from $140.00 and up.  You can hire a local contractor to install it or install it yourself.

The reverse osmosis system has several components.  It has a tank that holds the water, a series of filters and a faucet.  The tank and filters are usually placed under the counter below the kitchen sink.  Then the faucet is placed next to your water spigot on the counter of the sink.

The reverse osmosis system basically just filters your water so that it makes it more pleasant to drink and is also used for cooking.  Additionally, you can tie it into your ice maker and water dispenser on your refrigerator in most homes.  Follow the directions on the pamphlet included with the reverse osmosis system.  Some require the filter to be replaced annually and others are every six months.

Here is an example at Home Depot

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New construction Villas at Tuscany Isles, Punta Gorda, Florida

KB Homes is now building paired villas at Tuscany Isles in Punta Gorda, Florida off of Taylor Road. The community address is 8951 Tuscany Isles Drive. The clubhouse and pool are currently under construction and should be complete within the next two months. It will be a gated community.
There are three floor plans to choose from with homes overlooking a lake. On the other side of the lake is a sidewalk walking path through the woods. That side will remain a preserve area. Currently the HOA fee is $702 quarterly with a $500 capital contribution fee due at closing. Residents are not allowed to have a private pool, but there will be a community pool. Two pets are allowed but there are breed restrictions. Get a copy of the homeowner association rules and regulations for complete details.
The prices as of today are in the $165k to $177k range and above, depending on upgrades you choose. There is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath plan with 1,311 square feet; a 3 bedroom, 2 bath plan with 1,464 square feet; and a 3 bedroom, 2 bath plan with 1,523 square feet. Each plan includes a 2 car garage, a lanai and a little porch.
The homes are maintenance free and include roof, painting, mowing, weeding and trimming of landscaping plants. Whether you want to live here year round or make it your seasonal residence, you can be assured the exterior will be cared for. Contact a local Realtor today to schedule your private showing.
For more information visit the KB Home’s web site at

Tuscany Isles Villas in Punta Gorda, Florida

Tuscany Isles Villas in Punta Gorda, Florida

Tammy Hayes, Realtor, Re/Max Palm Realty, Port Charlotte, FL –

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Monthly Cruise in at Denny’s in Venice, FL

Are you looking for something to do on a Friday night? On the first Friday of every month, there is a car cruise in at Denny’s on US 41 in Venice, Florida from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. This event has many sponsors. Several door prizes are given and the selected winners receive trophies. The fee is $10.00 for registration and $5.00 to display your car only.
This is a show put on by Lance’s Cruzin to the Hop. Lance plays music from the 50’s and 60’s right from his decked out trailer. Be prepared for a little humor too. He drives around his motorized toilet greeting the car show participants and is the perfect MC. Participants in this week’s show ranged from old cars, new cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, and even a bicycle and of course, Lance’s motorized toilet.
If you get hungry while you are there, stop in for something to eat or drink at Denny’s.
Check out other car shows on Lance’s Cruzin to The Hop web site at:
Tammy Hayes, Realtor, Re/Max Palm Realty,