Focusing on a single zip code ore even several from a location could assist you in missing out on other opportunities. Rather than narrowing your search we would recommend widening it to include neighboring communities such as Nort Port And Punta Gorda.
An important point to note is that the RE market is changing. Inventory is down, home prices are increasing, and opportunities are decreasing almost daily. There was a time when "fence sitting" couldn't do any harm but with today's market, buyers would be well advised to enter it with the ability to make a quick decision.
There are still opportunities but thy are easily identified by other motivated buyers making your position more challenging.
Having a local agent working with you, identifying opportunities and explaining the process would be a huge benefit.
Michael Saunders & Company
Port Charlotte has a lot of mixed neighborhoods with lower priced and higher priced homes. The higher priced homes are going to be along Gulf Access waterways and in some of the deed-restricted communities. If you do a search in the MLS it results in homes up to $50k in zip codes 33952, 33948; homes 50k-100k in zip codes 33948, 33952, 33954, 33981; homes 100k to 150k in zip codes 33948, 33952, 33953, 33954, 33981; homes 150k to 200k in zip codes 33948, 33952, 33953, 33954, 33980, 33981. I would be happy to send you some listings if you could tell me what your search criteria and price range are. You can search for properties on my web site at tammyhayesre.mfr.mlxchange.com.
Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL