Have You Had a Real Estate Review?
At the beginning of a new year, we often think about resolutions, organization and planning. Reviews with financial advisors, tax planners and insurance agents are all popular and needed activities. A real estate review is also an important part of your financial planning. Real estate is often our largest asset and should be reviewed just as other assets are. What is a real estate review? It is NOT a sales meeting or listing appointment. We will provide you information on real estate activity in your area and nationally to help you understand the current market. This will help you with planning and making life decisions. This review is more comprehensive than online value calculators which do not factor in the uniqueness of a neighborhood, boating times, flood zones, or the other special characteristics of a coastal community. Call 941-637-6116 to schedule a time for your real estate review. We are happy to meet with you, at no cost or obligation, (in person or by phone).
Featured Home Listings

Golf course home with pool, tile roof & no HOA's!! This home has tons of updating: new electrical, new plumbing, new flooring. All new stainless steel appliances in kitchen.

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Very desired Sec 15, 3/2/2 beautiful home is located in a non deed restricted neighborhood with county water and sewer. This spacious split floor plan home has 2,226 sf of living space and flows comfortably from room to room.

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Welcome to this beautiful home. A 2005 home with 3 bedroom 2 bathroom plus a man cave/studio on a oversized lot in the very popular community of Deep Creek. You will love the open floor plan. With a split bedroom design and high ceilings, plant...

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Beautiful 3/2/2, 1710 sf home in well desired River Club gated community. Close to I75, stores, restaurants, fishing, boating, and many other activities, charming downtown Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, and the Charlotte Harbor. Sit back and relax...

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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.
Featured Vacant Lot Listings

Great opportunity to own 4 continuous parcels of property for just over a half acre of Island Property! The price is for ALL FOUR parcels of property. 3 Parcels are 50' x 125' and the other parcel is 50' x 75' to create a total area of about 50'...

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Super opportunity with this 80 Ft canal front lot offering a convenient location both on and off the water! *Charlotte Harbor and on to the Gulf of Mexico in minutes!! *Southern exposure on the canal *Build your dream home on this cleared lot...

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Call 941-637-6116 or click below for information on the listings above or for assistance finding a perfect site for your home dream home.
If you have been looking at vacant lots and are considering building call 941-505-1800 or click below for AR Homes/SandStar Homes. We can build on your lot in Charlotte, DeSoto and South Sarasota counties.
This Month's Backyard Sights
Our agents see great sights while out . Below are some of our favorites from the past month.
New Year's Eve Conch Blow event brings the noise,...

PUNTA GORDA - "Goodbye and good riddance, 2020," was the message sent by Lisa Heid and a couple other hundred area residents at sundown Thursday for the New Year's Eve Annual Conch Blow event at Gilchrist Park in Punta Gorda.

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We love the variety of sunsets we have here in Southwest Florida. Whether it's Charlotte Harbor or the country setting of Prairie Creek or a canal view the colors always amaze.
Current Event Spotlight
At the start of a new year, our thoughts often turn to healthier eating and activities. Below are some easy ways to incorporate both into 2021.
Voted the ‘Best Small Market in Florida’ and 15th in the USA, there are a large number of vendors offering fruits and vegetables, fresh breads, beef and fresh seafood, desserts, jewelry, gift items, ready-made foods, coffees and teas. Additionally, there is live music from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Click for more information and a complete vendor list..
The Punta Gorda Pathways is a system of approximately 18 miles of bicycle and pedestrian trails that connect the City's neighborhoods, parks, and commercial areas. Segments include the Harborwalk, Linear Park, and Shared Use Paths. Some segments have fitness areas and the Harborwalk has gorgeous water views Click here for more information.
Highlights of Fun Area Activities
Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens is an oasis along the Peace River showcasing world-class sculptures and botanicals. There are 30 acres with expansive boardwalks and flowering trees and plants blooming year-round. Located at 5827 Riverside Drive in Punta Gorda. Call 941-621-8299 or visit https://peacerivergardens.org/about-us/admission/ for more information on admission and days/hours to visit.
In cooperation with the city of Punta Gorda, TEAM Punta Gorda maintains 36 bicycles, 3 tricycles and one hand-pedal bike for use free of charge. Bikes are located throughout Punta Gorda at the following locations: Fishermen’s Village, 1200 W Retta Esplanade | Laishley Marina, 120 Laishley Ct | Four Points Sheraton, 33 Tamiami Trail | Bayfront Wellness Center, 733 E. Olympia. Click here for more information.

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
  • Daily, Sightseeing Cruises, King Fisher Fleet, departing from Fishermen's Village at 1190 W. Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda. Daily tours for sunsets and to various locations - Cabbage Key, Boca Grande, Cayo Costa and more. Pricing varies. For additional information and reservations call 941-639-0969 or visit https://kingfisherfleet.com/.
  • Every Thursday, Englewood Opry, The Dearborn Center, 501 W. Dearborn Street, Englewood. Free, bring your own chair, food and beverage. For more information please visit https://englewood-opry.com/
  • Jan 15, Ft. Myers Music Walk, River District, 6:00 - 10:00 pm. Free. For additional information visit https://www.myriverdistrict.com/events/music-walk/
  • Jan 16-17, Home & Garden Show, Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, 75 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda. From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm both days. Free. For more information visit https://www.charlotteharborecc.com/events/2020/winter-home-and-garden-show
  • Jan 16-17, Sullivan Street Craft Festival, 311 Sullivan Street, Punta Gorda. Free. For additional information, visit http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/Punta-gorda-sullivan-street-craft-festival
  • Jan 30, Charlotte Harbor Chili Challenge & Beer Festival, City Marketplace, 115 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. General Admission $5 in advance, $7 at gate. For more information visit http://puntagordachilifest.com/index.html
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.

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.


With average water temperatures hovering around 63-65°F and average high air temps of 77°F, February can be a great time to get out on the water. Redfish, Sheepshead, and more are still to be found in abundance.

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 favorites. We are focusing our team favorites on restaurants with healthier options this month.
⛵ The sailboat symbol means this restaurant is accessible by boat.
Featured Annual Rentals
This month we are focusing on some of our great annual rentals. Call Libbie at 941-637-6116 for more information!

2BR/2bath/carport ADORABLE home in the RARE to find and popular friendly Charlotte Park neighborhood in Punta Gorda. This well maintained unique retro FL rental has the character of the past and the modern updates of today. The A/C has been...

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BRAND NEW 2bed/1 bath RARE duplex located on a quiet tree lined street in the highly sought after HISTORIC neighborhood of DOWNTOWN PUNTA GORDA. This home was mindfully constructed with high quality features, and designer inspired to retain the...

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Market Report
Click to the buttons below to view the November Market Summary from the Florida Realtors trade association.
From November 2019 to November 2020 closed sales have increased by almost 23% and the median sale price is up 14% for single family homes. Click the button above for additional information.
From November 2019 to November 2020 closed sales have increased by 30% and the median sale price is up almost 17% for condos and townhouses. Click the button above for additional information.
As the market reports show, home values have increased in Southwest Florida. If you are curious about the value of your home or have been thinking of selling call us at 941-637-6116 or email info@FiveStarRealty.com and we will be happy to provide more information at no cost or obligation to you.
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.

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.


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. 


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!