Living in Charlotte County Florida

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For Sale 200 Harbor Walk 245, Punta Gorda, FL

Enjoy upscale living with breathtaking views along Charlotte Harbor & the Peace River from this 4th floor end unit in Harbor Walk. This 3 bed 2.5 bath condo is located near historic downtown Punta Gorda for restaurants, shops, Laishley Park & Marina, Charlotte Harbor Events Center & miles of walking & biking paths. Enter through the large front foyer and hall w/storage closets. The condo has ceramic tile floors throughout except carpet in 2 bedrooms. The large kitchen has raised panel cabinets w/under cabinet lighting, solid surface counters, a breakfast bar & eating nook. All appliances are included. The master bedroom has a walk in closet w/custom built-in closet organizers & its own private outdoor balcony. The master bath has dual sinks, a corner shower & soaking tub. There is a formal dining room & half bath off the hall leading to the large open great room with lots of natural light & custom Hunter Douglas blinds. The 2nd bedroom could be used as a den & has pocket doors plus sliders to a private balcony. Bedroom 3 has a bath & large closet. The laundry room includes washer & dryer & laundry sink with cabinets. There is a spacious tiled lanai w/sliders from the great room & vinyl windows . The unit includes under bldg parking space #1 & storage unit #15. The community has a heated in-ground pool, tennis courts, & a secured lobby with mail boxes. All units have electronic roll down hurricane shutters. This is a very well maintained complex & association in a great location.  Price $409,000.  Tammy Hayes, Re/Max Palm Realty,


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For Sale 48 Golfview Ct, Rotonda West For Sale

For Sale, 48 Golfview Ct, Rotonda West, FL.  FrontSpacious 4 bed, 2 bath home with den and 2 car garage. Enjoy outdoor living on this extra-large cul-de-sac lot with a pool overlooking a pond and golf course in Rotonda West Oakland Hills. Marcite pool was updated 8 years ago. All windows and doors are hurricane impact installed in 2007 except front door and garage which have hurricane fabric. AC including duct work and roof were replaced in 2006. The kitchen offers wood cabinets; a pantry and breakfast bar plus all appliances are included. Large step down living room offering an electric remote controlled fireplace. The dining room has ceramic tile floors with a decorative mosaic center and French doors leading to the lanai. The master bedroom is oversized with a large walk in closet, tiled shower and updated vanity with glass vessel sink. The master also has French doors leading to the lanai. This is a split bedroom plan with 3 beds and den on the opposite side of the home. Great for large family. The guest bath has had updates and features a linen closet, custom tile and doubles as a pool bath. The two car garage contains the laundry area with washer and dryer hookup, cabinets and laundry sink. Hot water tank replaced 2014. Wide driveway with extra parking and outdoor storage area in back. If you need a lot of space, this home is for you! All this and close to the beaches, Boca Grande, world class fishing, boating and several golf courses to choose from.

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Tammy Hayes, Re/Max Palm Realty, Port Charlotte, FL,, 941-276-6185


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For Sale 22204 Montrose Ave

Home for sale at 22204 Montrose Ave, Port Charlotte, FL.  $109,000

If you are looking for an affordable home, you don’t want to miss this 3 bed 2 bath charming home in the heart of Port Charlotte! Your daily life is so easy as this home is conveniently positioned close to shops, schools, medical facilities and parks. There is plenty of space to enjoy life and entertain your guests as this home offers a living room, dining room and a bonus room at the back of the kitchen/dining area.In addition, there is a screened lanai for you to enjoy the beautiful year round Florida weather. The kitchen offers light cabinets and laminate counters with all appliances. The AC is newer and the home is on public water and sewer.This home has ceramic tile floors throughout most of the home. This is a great home for investors or first time home buyers.

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5457 San Luis Ter, North Port, FL

For Sale – $164,000

Professionally remodeled 2 bed 2 bath home located in desirable established neighborhood in North Port. There is a cute front porch with a sitting area and water fountain with new landscaping. Enter the front door to the living room dining room combination with cathedral ceilings, a wood beam and new light fixtures and fans throughout. The custom gourmet kitchen features all wood cabinets with granite countertops and travertine backslash with new stainless steel appliances. The new floors are porcelain wood plank in the living room, dining room, kitchen, bedrooms, closets and laundry room. The bedrooms are a split plan each with its own bathroom. The master bedroom features a walk in closet. The bathroom floors, tub and shower surrounds are elegantly done in cappuccino Italian marble. There is a large laundry room with butler pantry off of the kitchen. The one car garage has a new garage door opener and pull down stairs for attic storage and a side entry door. There are French doors off of the dining area leading to an outdoor cement patio for enjoying a BBQ and the Florida sunshine. The entire home has been freshly painted inside and out as well as a new roof and hot water tank. This home is on city water and an extra-large lot. There is plenty of room for a pool. The sellers are offering a one year home warranty through a national company.

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Home for sale in Magnolia Landing

Beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath Taylor Morrison (Jasmine Model) located in the gated golf community of Magnolia Landing. Ceramic tile in all main areas with wood laminate in bedrooms. Eat in kitchen has wood cabinets with crown molding, corian counters, tile back splash with appliances. Huge living room dining room combination with sliders leading to the screened lanai overlooking a private wooded and lake view near 17th hole. Master bedroom features a large walk in closet. The master bath has dual sinks and a tiled walk in shower plus a linen closet. There are two guest bedrooms. One can be used as a den, office or bedroom which has double entry doors and a closet. Plantation shutters throughout the house stay. The inside laundry room includes washer and dryer. The two car garage has painted walls and floors and storage cabinets on one wall. Lush landscaping and lawn with irrigation system. Brick paver driveway and a cute welcoming front porch. Pest tubes in wall for pest control. The community offers a championship golf course, dining, pool, and fitness center and wonderful walking/biking paths. Golf membership is not required. The clubhouse has a pro shop, lockers, grill and personal service.

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Rent vs Own

Sooner or later, it hits almost every renter: the pain of dealing with a landlord, or seeing your monthly payments vanish, or realizing you don’t have control over your living space. Sound familiar? It might be time to start thinking about buying a home of your own. The idea of finding, financing and purchasing a new home can be intimidating, but you’re not in it alone, a Realtor can help you every step of the way.

Do you remember why you rented in the first place? Did you think your rent payment would be less than your mortgage payment? Did you want to call your landlord to fix things when they broke? Were you unsure where you wanted to live? Did you make less money than you do now? Is all this still true? If not, maybe you’re ready to buy.
Things change. People change. Life changes.

Now’s a great time to buy, and you might be a lot closer to home ownership than you think. A Realtor can help you figure out if you should still rent or if it’s your time to buy. Do you realize that renting prepares you for buying?
It helps you figure out what you want. With every move, you discover things: the neighborhoods you like, the sorts of kitchens you prefer, and the fact that popcorn ceilings drive you crazy. You’re in a great position to buy. You know what you want, what you don’t want, and what you’d love to have.

Renting ties you down until your lease expires and you’re free to move. But moving can be a hassle – a huge hassle – and that’s one reason why renters often become buyers. Do you really want to live in a place where you may be forced to move because your landlord wants to move in? It could happen; just ask your friends.

When you buy, you buy more than a house. You buy a lifestyle. Backyards. Pets. Great neighbors. Block parties. Community. A sense of belonging. The list goes on and on. It’s simple: living on a street with other homeowners is different – and often better – than moving again and again. It’s more lasting. More solid. More secure. Where do you want to live? In a place you own, or in a place owned by someone else?

Do you want to save on taxes? Buy a house! Here’s something a tax professional would tell you about owning a home: You’ll be able to deduct financing costs and interest in the year you buy. After that, you’ll be able to deduct the interest and property taxes you pay. No one likes to pay taxes, but buying a home makes it a little less taxing. Literally. The IRS has a great guide – Publication 530 – called “Tax Information for Homeowners.”

Once you’re ready to move from renting to owning, you have a big decision to make: When do you tell your landlord?
Frankly, honesty is always the best policy. Once you start getting serious about shopping for a home, it’s important to be open with your landlord, especially if you’re still under a lease. By being open and honest, you won’t have to fret about your landlord finding out that you’re looking to buy. One suggestion: Offer a positive review or serve as a testimonial on the management company’s website if you’ve had a good experience – good word of mouth will help them out and let you leave in good graces.

If you’re ready to make the jump, contact a Realtor to get started today.

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

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Why use a real estate agent?

Sold Home For Sale Sign in Front of New HouseIf you are currently in the market to purchase a home, you may be curious as to how a real estate agent can help you. You are about to be making an important decision for your future, a great investment of both money and time. A real estate agent can help buyers like you make sound, informed decisions.
Here are some ways that you can benefit from the help of a real estate professional:

Agents can help establish a plan for a home that fits your needs. Style, size, amenities, and other preferences will help determine what kind of home is best suited for you.

They will help you to determine realistic spending limits. They can often explain alternative financing options or introduce you to a mortgage counselor. Agents can arrange to have you “pre-approved”, which can help improve your positioning in negotiations.

Their access to all home listings within the multi-listing system enables them to evaluate based on your affordability and the qualities you desire.

They have access to information on taxes, real estate values, utility costs, and municipal services, all of which can aid you in your decision to buy.

They provide direct service by working with you, helping to negotiate the best terms and price for you.

They can make you comfortable with the closing process and they will obtain closing figures in advance for your review.

They can recommend home inspectors, pest inspectors, and surveyors, and can help arrange inspections.

These are just a few ways that a quality real estate agent can help you in your journey towards buying a home. To search for properties in the Sarasota and Charlotte County Florida area go to the following web site:

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