Punta Gorda - One of the Best Places to Live in FL
Money Magazine has named Punta Gorda as one of the best places to live in America several years in a row. Why? The city has been transformed since hurricane Charley in 2004. It has a charming and historic waterfront with restaurants and shops. Boating and fishing are also major attractions. The habor leads out into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It has clean air, 129 square miles of sparkling water, sunshine, and a sub-tropical climate. The crime rate is low and it offers great values on waterfront properties.
The city is located on the shores of Charlotte Harbor in sunny Southwest Florida between Sarasota to the north and Ft. Myers to the south. It is a destination for visitors, residences, and businesses alike. Charlotte County has approximately 17,000 people, including young families, singles, and seniors. The city is convenient to airports such as Charlotte County, Southwest Florida International, and Naples Municipal Airport.
Punta Gorda is considered a waterfront paradise. You can find affordable living in single family homes, mobile homes, townhouses, and condos. Or you can purchase moderately priced luxurious waterfront homes and condos in upscale and gated /golf communities. There are also reasonably priced lots to build that dream home. If you would like additional information on this wonderful city or are thinking about moving here, contact me today at email@example.com.
Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Sandals Realty, Punta Gorda, FL
There are many but it depends on your preference.....but we would consider both coastal and southern Florida as providing the best rental potential because of its appeal to winter visitors.
From a rental standpoint, the best route to go is renting your property seasonally because the income generated on a 4-5 month seasonal rental can nearly equal that of an annual rental. To rent seasonally leaves time for you to use the property as well.
Plan a southern visit to include the coastal area between Sarasota and Naples before making a decision.
Michael de Filippi
Lord Villejust Realty
I think there are a few areas good for weekly/monthly market (Naples, Tampa, Orlando, W. palm beach), however i think you'd get a better idea if you were to visit florida for a few days: take a drive from orlando to tampa, to naples, to east coast.
Good Luck and let us know if you need any help. We also provide foreign national financing, if you require it.
Andrew and Elena Ollick
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There are plenty of fantastic opportunities throughout the state but for my money based on the weather, economy and quality of life your best choice is without a doubt northern Palm Beach County. To introduce you to Jupiter and the surrounding areas please check out my blog;
There are numerous developments that allow seasonal rentals worth exploring in the area, but you first should fully define your investment objectives as they may not be where you can find the best returns. I am constantly working with investors and just finished submitting a contract for a condominium in Palm Beach Gardens that should return a very nice 7.9% cash on cash return to my client. And that is before the tax benefits and future appreciation figured in. With a planned hold of 4 to 5 years these deals have the ability to return solid double digit annualized profits. These are units that sold for in excess of $200,000 during "real estate mania" and now are going for a small fraction of that.
I do fairly thorough pro-formas for each of my investors on properties they are contemplating and if you would like to see the numbers in black and white please feel free to contact me at your convenience. It is kind of funny but in my humble opinion today's safest investments are in southern Florida real estate. Best of luck with your search and if I can be of any assistance in helping you identify and meet your goals just let me know.
Always at Your Service,
Tom Priester e-PRO
"Results Driven Real Estate"
Keller Williams Realty
I like closeness, tied of hearing are we there yet also it's hot in the summer and with the sun beating me all day I may want to sneak back for a shower & rest before dinner and the parade.
Different vacationers book based on different reasons, cost of rental, condition of the property, features of the rental (has it been updated or does it still have the same furnishings when built 10 years ago), closeness to the major attractions saving drive time, or on site amenities to keep everyone occupied.
For quick access to Disney look along the Route 192 corridor from Route 27 to Old Town or near International Drive/Sea World/Universal look along Universal Blvd and Route 417 and route 535 (Vineland Road) exit.
Others don't mind trading extra drive time for on site resort style amenities like golf or water parks.
Hope this helps,
Dave Lowe, broker
GRI, ePRO, Realtor
Community and Family Values
I actually deal with clients/investors from Toronto...The best place is......ORLANDO!!! And the surrounding areas such as Kissimmee etc...
If you would like my help or a list of properties with income potential, let me know! I'm only an e-mail away!
Have a great day!
Keller Williams Advantage Realty
ps...you can also look at my website under relocation and relocation services for videos on Orlando!
In the South Orlando/Kissimmee are we have many great communities that feature homes that are zoned for short term rental and are within minutes of the main attractions like Disney, Sea World and Universal. Many of these homes come already furnished and often have management set in place that will rent out your property on a weekly or monthly basis to the thousands of tourists and convention attendees that visit Orlando each month.
If you would like a list of these vacation rental properties available for purchase just email me and I would be happy to send you a free list.
Jennifer De Vivo
The De Vivo Team
Charles Rutenburg Realty
We've had a few Canadians buy there and are used to assising with the tax issues, exchange rates etc. See our international page below. Feel free to contact me for more info.