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Wed Jun 27, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
It sold as a short sale in June 2011. You can look up the owners information under the county records and contact them to see if they would be willing to sell. Here is the link -

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
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Mon Jan 7, 2013
Tammy Hayes answered:
Here is a blog I wrote on the community. I would be happy to send you some listings or answer any questions you may have. The current home listings in Oak Hollow range from $74,900 to $90k. There is 2004 built bank owned home for $85k. The other homes for sale were built in the 1980's.

Oak Hollow – an affordable community with abundant amenities
If you are looking to live in Port Charlotte, FL and want a community that offers a wide variety of activities for any age, then you need to take a look at Oak Hollow. It is located in the heart of Port Charlotte and is within walking distance to shopping, dining, the library, the cultural center, and the YMCA. It is near the Charlotte Harbor with easy access to highways, medical facilities, parks, boating, fishing, schools, and the Port Charlotte Town Center Mall.

Within the community you will find several different residences in East and West Corktree Circle, Tappan Zee-Quesada, The Woodlands and Shadowmoss. The single family homes in this community are affordable and most were built in the 1980’s but you will find a few newer homes as well. It is an established community. The homes are smaller in size, around 900 to 1,300 square feet, which makes maintenance easier. There are two bedroom and three bedroom models which have eat-in kitchens and sliding glass doors that lead to a patio or lanai. Most are wood frame built with stucco exterior.

Another nice thing about the community is that it has city water and sewer, underground utilities, paved sidewalks, and the security of a neighborhood watch group. But let’s not forget about the Oak Hollow Recreation Center which residents have members-only access. The myriad of activities include a heated swimming pool, children’s wading pool, children’s playground, tennis, shuffleboard, basketball, volleyball, bocce ball, horseshoes, badminton, outdoor grills, picnic tables, pool table, table tennis, and an exercise room. In addition, the recreation building has a large banquet/conference room, small conference room, full kitchen, large screen TV, books, magazines, and planned activities such as dinners, dances, and outings.

The community is managed under the Oak Hollow Property Owners Association and has low HOA fees. The community does have deed restrictions, a set of rules and regulations, and a declaration of covenants. The homes can be rented out seasonally or annually if you are an investor looking to purchase within this community. For more information about this community you can contact the Oak Hollow Property Owners Association, Inc. at 1111 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33952. Phone 941-624-3451 or by email at To search for a listing in this community you can go to the local MLS

Tammy Hayes, Realtor, Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
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Tue May 8, 2012
John Bennett answered:
Currently Mid Fla MLS has 45 below 60, 35 below 50.

Be very careful, condo have VERY special issue. You need to have a good working knowledge of FS 718 and Florida Real estate Law.

Otherwise you are going to need a Realtor, that knows what they are doing with Coastal lines, 718 and its issues.

I just saved a couple over $150,000 of special assestments, do to undisclose spalding issues. Would you like to buy a 150,000 condo then get hit with a 150,000 special assestment is 3 months?

Maybe not.

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Mon Apr 30, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
There are a lot of variables. Is it in a deed restricted community with an HOA fee. If so, the seller would pay the fee up until day of closing and you woud pay the rest. The seller would pay the taxes up until day of closing. Taxes are paid in arrears, so you wouldn't owe that until the end of the year. Other fees would be the title company charges around $200. Are you asking seller to pay for title insurance or paying yourself. That would be $241.50 on $42k. Are there any liens on the property and is the seller going to pay them or are you. Is it bank owned, a short sale or a normal sale. There is also a fee for recording of deed $15 to $35. Are you paying cash.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
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Wed May 15, 2013
Patrick Fields answered:

You may want to try a different sounding board. Trulia is really more geared toward those interested in buying, selling, or leasing real estate. If you know a Realtor locally, I would bet they know of a reliable electrician. :-) ... more
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Tue Apr 17, 2012
Tamara Stoebe answered:
Hello Lori,

The easiest answer is ABSOLUTELY YES. Since this is a vacation home - I would recommend you speak with the agent who currently has your homeowner's insurance and your auto insurance, bundling your insurance coverage will help you receive reduced rates.

Just because you do not have a mortgage, doesn't mean that when you have friends over (or not a friend) and they trip and fall, you could have a hospital bill that could break the bank if you don't have homeowner's insurance.

I hope you have a great time in your new vacation home - best of luck.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014
Ron Kubala answered:
Lori, Go to web site for a list of area car shows, also check out "Cruzin on Dearborn Street", 1st Sat of each month on West Dearborn St , Englewood. also google "southwest fl car shows" will give additional car shows to view.

Ron Kubala
Floridian Realty Services, LLC
12667 S. Access Rd.
Port Charlotte FL. 33981
941 697-9400
Cell 941-416-9999
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Fri Apr 1, 2016
Don Tepper answered:
It can be either, or both, or more.

For example, it could mean no dogs or cats.

It could mean no pets weighing more than 25 lbs.--so, essentially cats and small dogs are OK, but not larger dogs.

It could mean no dogs.

It could mean no dogs of certain breeds--Rottweiler, Doberman, Pit Bull, etc.

It could mean a numerical limitation, such as no more than 2 pets. (And any of the restrictions might apply to those 2 pets--breed, size, etc.)

You really have to ask about each specific place to find out what the restriction is.

Hope that helps.
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Tue May 23, 2017
Tammy Hayes answered:
There are 19 lots listed for sale in South Gulf Cove right now in the MLS ranging from $5,388 to $139,900. Within the last year there have only been 7 lots listed in South Gulf Cove that sold with prices ranging from $8,500 to $99,900. There may be other lots that the agent did not put in the subdivision name of South Gulf Cove. Lots are not selling very quickly right now and there is very little building going on in South Gulf Cove. You may want to look into some of the builders in that area to see if they would like to purchase the lots before listing them. I would be happy to answer any questions or provide specific details if you would like.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
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Tue Apr 10, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Not sure why agents are not getting back to you, however if looking to buy in the future, you really should consider an agent of your own--that way any necessary information will be provided in a timely fashion... ... more
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Mon Apr 9, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
Yes, we do have homes in this area in your price range and criteria. I would be happy to work with you and show you some homes. I can send you some listings to review ahead of time and then set up appointments while you are here. Our agency is located in Port Charlotte. You can contact me as indicated below.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
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Fri Mar 23, 2012
Danielle Sharp answered:
I'm not sure I understand the correlation between distressed property for sale & reasonable prices. Can you clarify what you mean?
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Wed Mar 21, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
We would need to know your price range. There are many condos and a few mobile homes and single family homes on the Peace River. There are single family homes for sale on the river ranging in price from $89k to over 2 million. I would be happy to send you some listings if you could provide your search criteria.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
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Fri May 25, 2012
Mike Sikorski answered:
Real estate deed restrictions are restrictions on the deed that place limitations on the use of the property. Deed restrictions such as restrictive covenants are often put in place to maintain a desired look in a neighborhood. To that end, deed restrictions may prevent owners from building more than a pre-established number of homes on one lot. Deed restrictions can also specify what materials or style a building may or may not be constructed of, and how close to the street it can be. Deed restrictions can even specify the minimum size that a house on the lot may be! ... more
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Sun Mar 4, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
Check with a local lender. Here are a few. A mortgage broker can search for different rates for you.

Morningstar Mortgage
2256 Jasmine Way
North Port, FL 34287
Joseph Morningstar
USDA Loans

Mortgage Supercenter USA
Dona Smith
Licensed Mortgage Broker
18501 Murdock Circle, Suite 501
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Toll Free: 866-288-7140
Local: 941-625-3987
Cell: 941-302-8098
Fax: 941-625-3192

Calusa National Bank
Odette Embury
Senior VP, Residential Lending
1850 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Phone: 941-255-8558
Fax: 941-467-3070

Community Home Mortgage
Christine Lee
Mortgage Consultant
22079 Kimble Ave
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Phone: 941-764-8228
Toll Free: 888-999-7858
Fax: 941-764-7559

Michael P. Klein, Jr.
Mortgage Planner
2189 Ringling Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34237
Phone: 941-544-7174
Fax: 941-240-2138

Charlotte State Bank
Connie Ritchhart
Senior VP, Residential Lending
1100 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33953
Direct: 941-624-1906
Cell: 941-875-5224
Fax: 941-624-2308

Jerry Hodges
The Home Loan Consulting Group
Toll Free – 800-536-1127 Ext. 735
Direct Line – 502-379-6088
Direct Fax – 800-517-4648
Krobath & Helm
Debra Krobath

Joseph Jowdy
First Equity Financial, LLC
110 North Orlando Ave, Suite 9
Maitland, FL 32751
Phone: (407) 740-7778
Mobile: (321) 436-8170
Fax: (321) 214-2252
USDA Loans
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Fri Feb 24, 2012
Donna Wilkinson-Cline answered:
Hi Gone South!
Some agents and broker companies do charge a $299, $249, etc. fee on top of their commissions. Our company charges $99 transaction fee for each side. HOWEVER, it is up to the individual agents if they charge the customer. I have deducted the $198 off my commission, and don't ask my customers to pay it.
Some companies do NOT charge an extra fee, but they don't give their agents 100% of the money, either.
I would be glad to help you write the offer, and I wouldn't charge the $198 fee!!!!! If I can help, give me a call at 941-623-8423. I am in Port Charlotte, also!!!!! I hope to hear from you soon!!!!! (Don't wait too long, as homes are selling really fast!!!!!)
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Wed Feb 22, 2012
Mary Bates answered:
Our office RE/MAX PALM does rentals and property management,please call Mark @ 941-743-5525 and let him know
I told you to call him.

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Fri Oct 9, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
For an accurate picture of costs contact a few local insurance companies and ask for free quotes based on your needs, then go from there.
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Mon Feb 13, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
Go to the Charlotte DeSoto Building Industry Association web site:

Go to the Membership Directory and select Windows and Doors. It will give you a list of contractors to choose from and their contact information.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
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