April 27th, 2016 3:06 PM by Tammy Vaughn
Southwest Florida by
Tammy Vaughn, Realtor, Re/Max Harbor Realty
All!! Well, we are at the end of April,
after an early Easter this year… and looking forward to Mother’s Day! The SW Florida Real Estate season has only slowed
down minimally, but we do have another good month of season left. The expected season is typically from
November to May, with the busiest Real Estate months from January to May.
Temperatures in the SW Florida area this week are expected to be in the high
80s (The Highs) ; and being 6:30 AM the temperature now is 68, degrees.
As summer approaches, the traffic will slow
down, the restaurants will have readily available seating, and the Florida sun
will heat the air. The boaters in the
area are already spending weekends out at the sandbars and packing coolers to
spend a day on any one of our beautifully natural barrier islands. I am reminded everyday what a paradise I live
in, in SW Florida, every time I talk to you, the customers about the area, and
what is so great about living here.
A couple of the Summer Highlights in the SW Florida area are..
At Fishermen’s Village, 1200 W.
Retta Esplanade, May 14th 10-4 is the Annual Key Lime Festival, packed with KEY LIME, and more Key lime, as
village merchants offer samples of many key lime products. There will also be live music, face painting,
a fun photo booth, and FREE admission. Last year Key Lime Fudge and Key Lime
Margaritas were my favorites.
Fishermen’s Village, King Fisher Military Appreciation Month in May is offering
half price admission to any of the
sightseeing cruises to for all those who served in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps,
Air Force, and Coast Guard, with a valid Military ID or proof of service. Call the
ticket office at 941-639-0969 for more information.
Gorda Blues Brews and BBQ Fest will be on June 24 to 26th, located behind
the Four Points Sheraton at 33 Tamiami
Trail, Punta Gorda, FL, 33950, featuring singer and songwriter Randy McAllister,
and brews from local kraft beer brewers.
That’s just a small taste of the upcoming
summer adventures in SW Florida.
Where to eat? For Fine dining I have to recommend Turtle Club, 139 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, mainly because this is where my husband took me to dinner
on Saturday and everything was superb, from the waiters, waitresses, and hostesses. The food was delicious (I had the salmon) and
the staff was happy to personalize my dinner, upon my request. Before our amazing dinner, my husband and I
enjoyed the First Wine Tasting at the Turtle Club. This was the first Wine Tasting I have experienced,
and ironically, my first Boss, Jerome Presseller, from my first Job, at Howard
Johnsons, (30 years later) was offering the cheese samples from The Big
Cheese Gourmet Shop and Sunart Gallery located at 307 Taylor St, Punta
Gorda. His lovely wife and local artist,
Patty Presseller, Sunart Gallery, was also offering cheese samples with their daughter Julie.
It’s such a small world.
So, to sum it
up, the location is Amazing! The area is
Spirited! And the Real Estate Market is
strong. New construction and newly built
is still the most popular choice with many home buyers. Most
primary and second home buyers that I have had the pleasure of working
with recently, have been purchasing 55
Plus or Deed Restricted Neighborhoods with Villas/ and Single Family Homes in the $225,000-$300,000
price range in local Communities with a clubhouse, community pool area, activities,
and with monthly Dues of less than
$300. There are still new construction villas available for
very close to $200,000 in 55 plus communities in SW Florida.
As a Realtor,
I appreciate working with you, my customers and providing the Information you
are looking for . I make every effort to
offer a positive experience through to the closing of your new Florida
Home. Give me a call for more detailed
information on pricing and Communities in the Area… 941-628-6768. I look
forward to it!