Think Twice Before Paying Off Your Mortgage

Recent Tax Law Changes Could Affect Your Decision If you’re thinking of paying off your mortgage, understanding recent changes in the tax law, specifically the changes to the “standard deduction,” can be a key deciding factor. Many of us dream of the day we’re entirely debt-free and paying off the mortgage can be at the … Continue reading Think Twice Before Paying Off Your Mortgage

Top Ten Dream Home Features

If you had to create a list of the your top ten most desired features in your next dream home, what would they be? Recently, Homes.com began conducting an interactive poll that allows you to create your dream home online. Moving from one room to another in your fictional dream home, you are given a … Continue reading Top Ten Dream Home Features

International Home Buyers Eyeing Punta Gorda

International property investors and home buyers continue their quest to purchase Punta Gorda and South Florida real estate. Fortunately, Punta Gorda homes and properties are on their radar. The highly anticipated super-development, the Sunseeker Resort, just across Charlotte Harbor and the Peace River from Punta Gorda, will undoubtedly draw international buyers’ interest in our area real estate market. They will target … Continue reading International Home Buyers Eyeing Punta Gorda

Hurricane Season and Tax-free Holiday Kick Off – Let’s Go Shopping!

Beginning Friday, June 1, retailers will be able to sell items without charging state or local taxes, which should drop prices considerably for items people need for the six-month hurricane season, which also starts today. The tax-free “holiday” is three days longer this year, from June 1-7. One reason for the longer tax holiday is the … Continue reading Hurricane Season and Tax-free Holiday Kick Off – Let’s Go Shopping!

What the Price of Gas Has to Do With Selling Your Home

Buyers facing higher interest rates are becoming more cautious as 30-year mortgage interest rates hit 4.686 percent, a seven-year high. Couple that with rising gas prices – at a four-year high – and some buyers could become spooked. This year’s higher interest rates have not yet caused much of a ripple in our strong market. … Continue reading What the Price of Gas Has to Do With Selling Your Home

Why Punta Gorda:  A Historic Hidden Treasure of Florida

Often described as quaint, leisurely and laid back, Punta Gorda, FL offers the best of scenic waterfront vistas and the boating way of life. The area has been featured in SAIL magazine’s list of the “10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States,” ranked by Golf Digest as the “Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in … Continue reading Why Punta Gorda:  A Historic Hidden Treasure of Florida

2018 First Quarter Sales Remain Strong

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Balanced Market Prevails This is an exciting and positive time for Michael Saunders & Company’s regional real estate market.  During the first quarter of 2018, sales remained strong even though we were in a “balanced market” (favoring neither sellers nor buyers).  The good – no great – news is that Gulf coast real estate remained in … Continue reading 2018 First Quarter Sales Remain Strong

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Get new flood insurance policies now!

Flood Insurance Expires Thursday Should the government experience another shutdown – scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 8, at midnight – the extension of flood insurance tied to the same bill could affect the ability to secure new flood insurance policies. How This Will Affect Real Estate If lawmakers cannot agree on the terms of another extension, … Continue reading Get new flood insurance policies now!

Free Property Fraud Alert Service Launched

If you own a property in Charlotte County, this new and important service can help protect your property or business from fraud. The Charlotte County Clerk’s Office recently launched their new Fraud Alert Program,  This totally free service to Charlotte County property owners, notifies you anytime a document is recorded using your name or business … Continue reading Free Property Fraud Alert Service Launched

No Time Like the Present in Punta Gorda

Is Now the Right Time to Sell? For several years, Punta Gorda has been an anomaly when it comes to the local real estate market.  Baby boomers near and (mostly) far are migrating to Punta Gorda increasingly more every day.  Nearly 1,000 baby boomers are moving to Florida every single day. Your Eye on the … Continue reading No Time Like the Present in Punta Gorda