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The October 2020 Monthly Housing Market Trends Report from Realtor.com shows homes are spending less time on the market than last year and the inventory of homes has declined. Locally, the Florida Relators monthly report shows Florida is following the same trend. What does this mean for you? If you have been considering selling your home now may be a great time. With available home inventory low it has become a seller's market. Call 941-637-6116 to find out if now may be the right time to sell. We are happy to meet with you, at no cost or obligation, (in person or by phone) and give you an overview of the area's current market conditions.
Featured Listings
2864 CORAL COURT, PUNTA GORDA, FL 33950

CHARMING BEST DESCRIBES THIS VERY NICELY APPOINTED PGI HOME! From the moment you enter you feel like you are living the Florida Salt Life! Jump on your boat and be in Charlotte Harbor fishing in five minutes from your sailboat canal.

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25188 E MARION AVE #B101, PUNTA GORDA, FL 33950

Lovely 2/2 End Unit with outstanding water views and completely turnkey. Almost immediate open WATER ACCESS for the boating aficionado! Furnishings included with every appliance, blender and silverware to make this an absolute move in ...

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Call 941-637-6116 or click below for information on the listings above or for assistance finding your home dream home.
This Month's Backyard Sights
Our agents see great sights while out with clients. Below are some of our favorites this month.
We captured one of the cutest family videos we've seen in a long time. Can you imagine having this view from your dock?

Some fun facts:
  • A baby manatee is called a calf.
  • Manatees are Florida's official state marine mammal (beating out the dolphin).
  • The best time of year to see manatees in Florida is November through March.
  • A fully grown manatee can weigh a ton and reach up to 10 feet in length.
Did you know orchids can be grown outside here? Click either photo to see more pictures from our Facebook post.
Current Event Spotlight
We're getting ready for the holidays in a BIG way in Florida style! Where else can you see lights by boat or a boat parade of decorated boats? Below are a couple of our favorites this month. Be sure to click on the pictures for more information!
Free daily viewing of more than one million lights and holiday themed Christmas decorations throughout Fishermen’s Village. Free admission/free parking. Continues through December 31, 2020. Click for more information.
Popular, family-oriented cruises tour the residential canals to view lights, displays and decorations on homes, boats, seawalls and docks. Boats of all shapes and sizes cruise the canals during the evenings in December to enjoy this warm display of community Christmas spirit. Trips sell out quickly, so advance reservations are a must! Click here for more information.
Highlights of Fun Area Activities
Babcock Ranch offers walking or swamp buggy eco-tours. You'll travel through a working cattle ranch, see four different ecosystems and spot Sandhill cranes, wild turkeys and hogs, native birds, alligators and perhaps deer. There's a restaurant, picnic area, gift shop and exhibits to enjoy as well. Children of all ages are welcome! Just a 30 minute drive from Punta Gorda. Click the picture above to visit their website.
Have you tried pickleball yet? It is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It's known for being fun, social and easy to learn. You can learn and play at several area locations. The PicklePlex in Punta Gorda has 16 lighted outdoor courts. Several area parks in Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte have courts. Some even have views of Charlotte Harbor. There are leagues and tournaments for all levels.

Photo by Joan Azeka on Unsplash
For more activities and events please visit the following websites:
Punta Gorda Farmer's Market - Every Saturday from 8:00 am through 1:00 pm
Play Pickleball at the PicklePlex or with the Peace River Picklers
Visual Arts Center - Exhibits, gallery, supplies, classes, workshops, gift shop

Upcoming Area Events:
  • Hybrid PiYo (a blend of Pilates & Yoga) class by Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association from 10:00 am -11:00 a.m. on Fridays, in-person or via Zoom. $10/class. For more information visit www.PGICA.org.
  • Ghost Stories of Punta Gorda Walking Tour from 6:00 pm - 7:30 p.m. every Friday through April 16, 2021. $22 adults; $12 accompanied minors 15 and under; free for 3 and under. Reserve online at wwww.SWFloridaWalkingTours.com
  • Dec. 12 and 13, Holly Jolly Market, Gilchrist Park, 400 W Retta Esplanade. For additional information, visit https://daniellesblueribbonevents.com/
  • Dec. 19 Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association Boat Parade. For details and parade route please visit http://puntagordaboatparade.com/
  • Dec. 24, Deep Creek Christmas Eve Service and Music Event, Laishley Park, 96 Nesbit St. For additional information, visit https://deepcreekcommunitychurch.com/christmaseveinfo
  • Dec. 24, First United Methodist Church Live Nativity and Christmas Eve Service, Gilchrist Park, 400 W Retta Esplanade. For additional information, visit https://www.whatis1st.com/
Fishing
Did you know this area is internationally known as one of the world's top sport fishing destinations? Known as the tarpon capital of the world, the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast is Florida's second largest open water estuary.
December

Redfish, sheepshead, speckled trout, a variety of bottom fish, and even late season mackerel could all be on the menu. Bottom fishing is approaching winter peak.

January

The start of the year is an excellent time to fish for grouper, redfish, sheepshead, pompano, and mangrove snapper inshore. On the reefs, you’ll have great luck with whichever bottom fish are open to harvest.


Dining
It probably won't come as a surprise to locals that USA Today ranked Punta Gorda #2 on the best small town food scenes list. From a restaurant with a seven-time James Beard Foundation nominee for "Best Chef: South," to fresh seafood with a view of the harbor to local breweries the Punta Gorda area really does have something for everyone! The listings below are not exhaustive, just a few of our favorties.
⛵ The sailboat symbol means this restaurant is accessible by boat.
Featured Seasonal Rentals
Tired of cold weather? Ready for some outdoor activities? Need a change of pace? We have some great seasonal rentals still available. They are going fast so call Casie today at 941-637-6116!
900 E Marion Avenue, #1312
Punta Gorda
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,647 sqft condo with incredible harbor views. Professionally decorated. One bedroom is an office, heated community pool, fishing pier. Minutes to downtown and restaurants by bike or car. On walking path.

$3,200/month with a 3 month minimum

93 Vivante Boulevard, #9323
Punta Gorda
3 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,338 sqft condo with stunning harbor views. Kitchen has granite and stainless steel appliances. Community pool, fitness center, yoga, tennis, 2 covered parking spaces and more.

$4,000/month with a 3 month minimum

Market Report
Click to the buttons below to view the October Market Summary from the Florida Realtors trade association.
From October 2019 to October 2020 closed sales have increased by almost 27% and the median sale price is up almost 16% for single family homes. Click the button above for additional information.
From October 2019 to October 2020 closed sales have increased by 30% and the median sale price is up almost 16% for condos and townhouses. Click the button above for additional information.
Helpful Area Links
Our Family of Companies
The SandStar family of companies has been serving the Port Charlotte & Punta Gorda areas of Charlotte County in Southwest Florida for all of their construction, remodeling and real estate needs since 1981. We offer remodeling, interior design, handyman services and an annual maintenance plan to take care of all those monthly items to keep your home running efficiently.

941-637-8080
remodel@sandstarhomes.com
SandStar Homes is an independently owned and operated franchise builder of custom luxury AR Homes®. We can build on your lot or help you find one in Charlotte, DeSoto and South Sarasota counties. Our management team has over 40 years of combined home building experience! We've won numerous awards and pride ourselves on our superior customer service.

941-505-1800
sales@sandstarhomes.com

Since 1987, Five Star Realty of Charlotte County has been Charlotte County's premier real estate brokerage. We can help you buy or sell your home and offer property management services. Our strong local presence and long-standing reputation in this community, gives you extra assurance you will be guided with integrity and extra attention to detail. 


941-637-6116
buy@fivestarrealty.com

Visit the AR Homes/Sandstar Homes Model
The AR Homes/SandStar Homes Regatta1592B model is located at 605 W. Henry Street, Punta Gorda. It is a coastal comtemporary design combining luxury and convenience. Be sure to visit!