Port Charlotte, FL Real Estate News

By Malendaz Coleman, FLAT FEE MLS LISTING SERVICES - LIST LOW AS $69.00
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Port Charlotte Foreclosure investing is an excellent way to see a huge return on your money. In times when the economy is slow, or the housing market has lapsed, great deals abound, making the environment perfect for foreclosure investing. However, before you can become successful at foreclosure investing, you must take the time to understand how the process of foreclosure works, determine a budget that you will invest (including how much you are willing to invest in the home after purchasing), determine whether or not you will find other backers to invest with you, and decide upon the best strategy for finding foreclosures. Without paying close attention to these factors, you will run into difficulty with your foreclosure investing plan.Creating a strategy is key for becoming profitabl...
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By Malendaz Coleman, FLAT FEE MLS LISTING SERVICES - LIST LOW AS $69.00
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First time homebuyers often start out thinking that they want a condo or maybe a townhome. Why? Usually, they think that a condo might be cheaper and less of a transition from apartment life. After all, they are used to shared parking, common amenities and neighbors very close by. And, some condo developments, particularly new ones often offer seemingly unbeatable "package deals". The Pros and Cons of Buying a Condo Pros You often get more for your money. A detached home in the same neighborhood will usually cost at least 20 to 30 percent more. Not owning your own roof or land gives you the ability to increase your buying power. A two bedroom condo can cost 25 percent less than a two bedroom detached home and also include a swimming pool, tennis court and fully-equipped exercise room. ...
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By Malendaz Coleman, FLAT FEE MLS LISTING SERVICES - LIST LOW AS $69.00
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Consider this myth: Your credit report is reviewed carefully   The problem with that business model (i.e. your credit report is reviewed carefully) is that it isn't very scalable. Scouring an individual's credit report takes time, and it also takes skilled (with any luck, that is) human beings to render careful judgments. Unfortunately for fair decision-making, that's just not manageable if you want to extend credit to hundreds of thousands or even millions of people on a national scale. Automation, of course, must save the day, and technology hasn't yet allowed that to include an individualized reading and analysis of everybody's credit reports.That's where the credit score comes into play. A seemingly wonderful solution, credit scores actually introduce a boatload of other new problem...
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By Malendaz Coleman, FLAT FEE MLS LISTING SERVICES - LIST LOW AS $69.00
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This is a great cleaning product. It has many uses and can save you alot of cash. $$$New and Improved Formula!Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate 16-ounce bottle General Cleaning - 5 mL in 1 L (1 teaspoon in 1 quart) of warm water for walls, woodwork, ceilings, kitchen appliances, furniture, bathroom, and fixtures. Leaves refrigerators odour-free. Windows, Mirrors, All Glass - 2-4 drops in 0.5 L (1 pint)of water. Glass will smear if more than the recommended amount of Basic-H® is used.Dishes - 5-10 mL in 4.5 L (1-2 teaspoons in 1 gallon) of water.Pots and Pans - 15 mL in 4.5 L (1 tablespoon in 1 gallon) of water. Let stand to loosen stuck-on particles.Floors - 15-30 mL in 4.5 L (1-2 tablespoons in 1 gallon) of cool water. Leaves surfaces shiny.Kitchen Floors - 2.5 mL in 1 L (1/...
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By Malendaz Coleman, FLAT FEE MLS LISTING SERVICES - LIST LOW AS $69.00
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Consider this myth: Credit bureaus are official   Even quasi-governmental agencies, and such vital American institutions work alongside your creditors to keep every adult citizen toeing the financial line.There's so much wrong with practically every word of this fantasy that it's tough for a consumer advocate to know where to begin. To be sure, there isn't anything much official about the credit bureaus at all. Rather, the major consumer reporting agencies -- Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion -- are simply three large companies operating respectably within the private sector.In fact, in you were so inclined, you could own a piece of Equifax and Experian yourself just by telephoning your stockbroker. (Forget about buying shares in TransUnion for now, though, as it's still privately owned...
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By Malendaz Coleman, FLAT FEE MLS LISTING SERVICES - LIST LOW AS $69.00
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By Malendaz Coleman, FLAT FEE MLS LISTING SERVICES - LIST LOW AS $69.00
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What's Right For You? Before deciding which house to buy, think about your lifestyle, your current and anticipated housing needs, and your budget. It's a good idea to create a prioritized list of features you want in your next home - you'll soon discover finding the right house involves striking a balance between your "must-haves" and your "nice-to-haves." To start, consider your lifestyle. If you love to cook, you'll want a well-equipped kitchen. If you're into gardening, you'll want a yard. If you're planning your office at home, you may want a room for a separate library or work space. If you have several cars, you may require a larger garage. Use this list as your search guide. Next, think about what you might need in the future. As you consider your housing needs, it's important to...
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By Malendaz Coleman, FLAT FEE MLS LISTING SERVICES - LIST LOW AS $69.00
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HOW TO GIVE YOUR HOME A FACE-LIFT: THE SELLERS' GUIDE TO A QUICK SELL One of the great challenges to selling a home can be showing all of its space, decor and natural light potential. For example, every home has crowded closets and dead space. Sellers should be aware that areas such as these are easy to spruce-up with a little elbow grease and old-fashioned innovation. Begin by evaluating your closet/storage space, determine which areas can cut-down in clutter. Go through old clothes, shoes, etc., and get rid of anything that will not be used and in turn create more space. Consider organizing shelves and other areas to make better use of your storage space, including your garage and basement. Also, try to throw out or give away any old furniture that is no longer of use. All of the disc...
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By Malendaz Coleman, FLAT FEE MLS LISTING SERVICES - LIST LOW AS $69.00
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  Maybe you're moving to a larger Port Charlotte home to accommodate a growing family, relocating for a new career opportunity, or purchasing a townhouse for retirement. Whatever the reason for the move, you'll need to take the necessary steps to sell your home for the best possible price, within a reasonable amount of time. Where do you begin? If you're like most people, you'll start by seeking assistance from a professional. A Port Charlotte real estate sales associate, who knows your neighborhood, can help you determine a fair market price. The sales associate should also recommend the extent to which you should make repairs or improvements to your house. In order to select a real estate professional who's right for you, ask family, friends and neighbors for referrals. Attend open h...
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By Malendaz Coleman, FLAT FEE MLS LISTING SERVICES - LIST LOW AS $69.00
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The kitchen is a good place to start removing clutter, because it is an easy place to start. First, get everything off the counters. Everything. Even the toaster. Put the toaster in a cabinet and take it out when you use it. Find a place where you can store everything in cabinets and drawers. Of course, you may notice that you do not have cabinet space to put everything. Clean them out. The dishes, pots and pans that rarely get used? Put them in a box and put that box in storage. You see, homebuyers will open all your cabinets and drawers, especially in the kitchen. They want to be sure there is enough room for their "stuff." If your kitchen cabinets, pantries, and drawers look jammed full, it sends a negative message to the buyer and does not promote an image of plentiful storage space...
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By Malendaz Coleman, FLAT FEE MLS LISTING SERVICES - LIST LOW AS $69.00
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 Individuals who invest in real estate are doing very well these days. The potential for income, appreciation and possible tax savings makes investment property especially attractive.It is important for you to get professional advice before you decide to buy investment property. You may want to start with a personal financial advisor who can help you set your investment goals. Your real estate agent can help you select a competitively-priced property that meets these goals, and can answer questions about why a particular property would be a solid investment. What features would make it easy to rent? What kind of maintenance expenses are you likely to incur? What will your cash flow be, and how will the tax savings affect your bottom line? While agents cannot predict how much a particul...
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By Malendaz Coleman, FLAT FEE MLS LISTING SERVICES - LIST LOW AS $69.00
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ACCORDING TO SELLERS, SILENCE ISN'T ALWAYS 'GOLDEN' In Port Charlotte FL, when trying to sell a home, silence isn't always golden especially when you're expecting your real estate agent to call. In fact, it's one of the leading complaints among sellers in the real estate market. Often times you find an agent who is more than willing to take on your listing, but once the relationship is made, the seller enjoys getting a call at least once a week. "A seller should establish with the agent up front the expectation that regular communication will occur. Even if it's just to check-in, the seller will be more satisfied being kept 'in the loop'," said Jessica Coleman, Centry 21 Aztec & Associates Port Charlotte FL, 33980 Keeping the communication lines open between the two parties assures the ...
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WOW! Beautiful 1/4 acre Pt.Charlotte FL Owner financing Spectacular lot on paved Boulevard Category:   Real Estate     Click Here to See More                             Location: Pt. Charlotte, Florida Description BEAUTIFUL PORT CHARLOTTE . . .  Florida!!!   Spectacular lot on paved Boulevard   FLORIDA BUILDING LOT 1/4 ACRE. You are bidding on the DOWN PAYMENT ONLY of this parcel. Great Location, easy access to Kingâ€TMs Highway & I-75. Gulf Of Mexico just minutes away.   MONEY MAGAZINE: “CHARLOTTE COUNTY, BEST PLACE TO LIVE IN THE SOUTH” This is a great opportunity to own land in South West Florida while prices are still within your reach.  Utilities are in the area.  The lot is zoned for a single-family residence.  This is a growing area with many new homes built within the last...
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By Malendaz Coleman, FLAT FEE MLS LISTING SERVICES - LIST LOW AS $69.00
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9 Essential Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Port Charlotte FL, Cleaning ServiceHow long have you been in business?It takes little more than good intentions and a mop and bucket to start a cleaningbusiness, but it takes far more to run a professional, sustainable company. As a resultthe failure rates for the industry are staggering. 50% will go out of business within thefirst year. By the end of the fifth year, nearly 90% will have closed their doors for good.This is not to say you should not consider hiring a newly formed company (we all startsomewhere,) but generally the longer a company has been in business the more likelythey are to be around in the future.Are you insured? What happens if something in my home is broken ordamaged?Proper insurance (at least one million dollars in cove...
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By Ronald Gillis, CNSA Southwest Florida. Notaries, Port Charlotte, 941-7-NOTARY
(Southwest Florida Notaries (Mortgage Notary Signing Agent))
I know of the following Business Networking events this coming week: Monday - Sep 15, 2008  - Sarasota County:   - - Venice - PNL Venice @ 12N - 1PM - Tuesday - Sep 16, 2008  - Manatee County:   - - Open Network Bradenton 11:45AM - 1PM Cost is $10 @ Stacey's Buffet 4848 14th St. W (US 41)   - - - Bradenton   (Also check out: Network Business Partner Paul DeClark [The Open Network Groups])  - Sarasota County:   - - Chamber of Commerce Power Networking Lunch 11:45AM to 1PM Cost is $15 Check Chamber website - [Click Here] Wednesday - Sep 17, 2008  - Charlotte County:   - - Chamber of Commerce 3rd Wednesday Coffee - Port Charlotte Cultural Center  - Sarasota County:   - - Open Network Venice 11:45AM Cost is $10 @ Marco Polo 549 US 41 ByPass N (Bird Bay Plaza)   - - (Also check out: Network ...
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By Ronald Gillis, CNSA Southwest Florida. Notaries, Port Charlotte, 941-7-NOTARY
(Southwest Florida Notaries (Mortgage Notary Signing Agent))
WHEN: Tomorrow Tuesday September 09, 2008 at 5:00 to 7:00 PM  WHERE: The Lion's Den at Kings Gate, 24000 Rampart Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL - Phone #941-625-0680 The Lion's Den offers a casual relaxed atmosphere with a variety of menu options for lunch and dinner. From appetizers, salads, sandwiches and great burgers through home style dinner favorites, fabulous desserts and a full service bar; we invite you to join us. Open to the public and situated inside the growing community of Kings Gate, you'll enjoy panoramic golf course views from every angle in our newly renovated 30,000 square foot club house. We can accommodate 50 to 350 guests in our Grande Ball Room, Imperial Room or Courtyard Room with complete in house catering so you can sit back and enjoy the party. Whether you are looki...
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By Ronald Gillis, CNSA Southwest Florida. Notaries, Port Charlotte, 941-7-NOTARY
(Southwest Florida Notaries (Mortgage Notary Signing Agent))
Thisha Anderson The Damex Corporation 17436 Seymour Ave., Port Charlotte, FL, 33953 I met Thisha Anderson a little bit ago at the Open Network Venice group.  The Damex Corporation serves much of Southwest Florida - "Damage Restoration - Water, fire, mold remediation, windstorm, sewage and flood, with construction knowledge and experience to repair damaged property to "like new" condition"  So if you have or know someone effected with damages to their home, please consider using her companies services! And to the entire Active Rain community, please welcome her by emails for now, and when she gets her blog going, I hope you stop by and give her a warm welcome! Thanks and have a great weekend everyone! =============================================================================== Title c...
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By Ronald Gillis, CNSA Southwest Florida. Notaries, Port Charlotte, 941-7-NOTARY
(Southwest Florida Notaries (Mortgage Notary Signing Agent))
This is my continuing series of promoting many of my business partners.  They all have their special strengths, and I feel I would like to help them promote their business.  If you ever do business with any of these people or businesses, please feel free to comment here about your experiences! Today, for my fourth issue, I would like to promote: Robert M Dickenson - Retired Officers Association (Military) Port Charlotte, FL Robert is very active in Port Charlotte, and every time we are at meetings where we both speak, he always starts out with "Ron married me!"  Then pauses and waits for the comments!  Bob, you're killing me!!  :-)  Then he goes on to explain as a Notary Public, State of Florida, I married him and his late wife Louise, whose maiden name was Gillis, although we are not r...
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By Ronald Gillis, CNSA Southwest Florida. Notaries, Port Charlotte, 941-7-NOTARY
(Southwest Florida Notaries (Mortgage Notary Signing Agent))
This time, four years ago, on Friday the 13th, August 13, 2004, was a very traumatic time in Charlotte County, FL.  I had lived here over 20 years and "knew" or at least I THOUGHT I knew what it was like to live through a hurricane. After all, I was here when Andrew went by a few years prior.  And with other storms, I saw roof damage, trees down, power lines down.  So I THOUGHT I knew what it was REALLY like.  All that changed Friday August 13, 2004, when Hurricane Charley came into town unexpectedly and uninvited!  BOY was that EVER an eye opener.  I now know, ONLY those that have lived through a DIRECT hurricane hit, DIRECT tornado, DIRECT earthquake, DIRECT flood of their town, etc., can FULLY understand the impact on your life, what you expect, what you tolerate, everything!  Havin...
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By Ronald Gillis, CNSA Southwest Florida. Notaries, Port Charlotte, 941-7-NOTARY
(Southwest Florida Notaries (Mortgage Notary Signing Agent))
At 20499 Edgewater Drive, not far from Spring Lake Park, there is another great park.  It is near Port Charlotte Blvd, and Grassy Point Estates.  It has a canoe/kayak launch, as well as tennis courts and walking trail, fishing pier and restrooms.  It is one of Port Charlotte's newer parks.  Here is the view when you enter the park off Edgewater Drive - And then at sunset [at Sunrise Park :-)  ]   here is the kayak/canoe  launch site: If you are ever visiting Port Charlotte, please stop here and check it out, and enjoy what Port Charlotte has to offer! =============================================================================== Title companies & mortgage brokers, help your borrowers- arrange to have their loan signed and notarized in their home, at their convenience by a Certified No...
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