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Sun Apr 7, 2013
Tammy Hayes answered:
This is a mobile home located in Blue Heron Pines in Punta Gorda. This community is a 55+ community and is a lot rent community. You would have to contact the Sales Center to find out the lot rent for this particular mobile home. You can go to the Mobile Home Village Web site at: Or you can go to the Blue Heron Pines web site at: My parents live in this community and they love it.

Mobile homes that are lot rent will not be in the MLS only land owned mobile homes will be in the MLS because they are real property. If I can answer any questions or help with anything else, please let me know. You can search on my web site:

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
RE/MAX Palm Realty
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Sat Dec 27, 2014
Tammy Hayes answered:
Contact a local lender in the area that you are interested in buying in. I would check would a mortgage broker and a bank.
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Fri Mar 22, 2013
Tammy Hayes answered:
The lot rents in Blue Heron Pines vary by location within the development. Some are on water and have golf course view. Others are not. You want to contact the Sales Agent for Blue Heron Pines Directly. Valerie Dixon at (800) 635-4834

Go to Mobile Home Village and type in Blue Heron Pines, Punta Gorda to see the current listings. My parents live in this community. I would be happy to provide information about the park. They have lived there over 10 years and love it. However, as a licensed Realtor I cannot sell non-land owned properties.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
RE/MAX Palm Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
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Sun Aug 4, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Why would you assume that the ASKING PRICE is reasonable?
And why would you assume that houses were selling BELOW that price?
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Sat Mar 16, 2013
Gordon Derrington answered:
Outstanding idea. Prices are still low and rentals are in high demand. Our company has a very active full time rental department.
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Genevieve Ramachandran answered:
It depends on what you want. You need to drive through the areas to decide where you want to be. I am partial to Punta Gorda and I live here. Friends of mine love Cape coral and others like Port Charlotte. Are you looking for a house or a condo?
Tell me exactly what you want and your price range and then compare what you get in each area.
Call me today and I would be happy to talk to you some more about the area.
Genevieve Ramachandran
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Mon Mar 11, 2013
Ken and Karen Rolland answered:
Hello, gowhiz -

Ask your agent to research the property's listing history - there may be some indication, i.e., it was (or is) a short sale at some point - depending on what they see, how they interpret it, who the listing agent was and how well they know each other - you'd be surprised at what might turn up.

Also, RealtyTrac will probably have it on Zillow and/or Trulia by tomorrow morning with a price and everything - just kidding...

Keep in mind however, that lis pendens is a long way from the bank selling it as a foreclosed property - just today I spoke with an agent who will "probably" be listing a property in which one of my clients has an interest in purchasing - the bank obtained the foreclosure judgement in February 2012.

BTW, February 2013 was less than two weeks ago - is that what you really meant?
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Sat Feb 23, 2013
Gordon Derrington answered:
It's only 2013 so It's impossible to graph sales for 2014. 2013 is only 1 month of data available. Could you have meant another year?
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Mon Feb 18, 2013
Debra Mann answered:
Hi Beatrice~
That listing has gone under contract, but there are others available in the complex (Emerald Pointe). The monthly fee is $532. This is a waterfront community with sailboat access where the docks are first come. Here is a link to everything that is active right now in Emerald Pointe:

I would be happy to help you in your search. Just give me a call or email me. If you would like to search on your own, we have a great website:

Debra Mann
Suncoasteam Realty
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Fri Feb 8, 2013
Yanoska Diaz answered:
It is certainly not. If you read their remarks, it will explain the process of foreclosure and auction.
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Thu Mar 23, 2017
Randy and Vicki Biehl answered:
Deed restrictions are a set of rules that are set by the community and can vary widely from one community to the other. So there is no set meaning when they say deed restricted.
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
Tammy Hayes answered:
Here is some information from the deed restrictions for Burnt Store Isles:
Boat landings, docks, piers and mooring posts shall be constructed only in accordance with plans and specifications therefore approved in writing by the Grantor. The owners and occupants of the aforementioned lands shall have an easement in common for the purposes of navigation on all waterways. Docks, piers, or mooring post shall not be constructed so as to extend beyond a distance of eight feet from lot line. However, the Grantor may from time to time authorize a variation in the aforementioned docking plan. Such variation, if any, must be in writing. No boathouse shall be constructed on or adjacent to the lots plotted on the above-mentioned land, nor shall any boat canal or slip be dug or excavated into any of the waterfront lots unless the same is approved in writing by the Grantor. No vessel or boat shall be anchored off shore in any of the waterways adjacent to the aforementioned lot(s) so that the same shall in any wise, interfere with navigation.

The Grantor may require the applicant, purchaser, optionee, lessee or grantee of a waterfront lot(s) to construct a seawall in accordance with a common plan and specifications approved by said Grantor. The Grantor reserves the right and option, however, to construct a seawall on a water front lot along the lot lines on the waterfront side of the aforementioned land. Upon the completion of any such seawall erected by the Grantor, the actual cost of such seawall erected by the Grantor, shall be paid pro rata based on the lineal waterfront footage of said lands by the applicant, purchaser, optionee lessee, or grantee of said land, and after the completion of the construction by the Grantor of any such seawall, a lien shall arise and is hereby created in favor of the Grantor and against the applicant, purchaser, optionee, lessee, or grantee for the full amount chargeable to each lot and the amount payable by each applicant, purchaser, optionee, lessee, or grantee, shall be due upon the completion of such seawall. The lien for such seawall shall be enforceable in law or in equity according to the provisions of Florida law by Grantor and the cost of collecting such liens shall be paid by the grantee, applicant, purchaser or optionee, including attorneys fees. Should Grantor permit grantee, applicant, purchaser or optionee to construct their own seawall, the same must be approved by the Grantor, and shall be similar in height and appearance to adjoining lots.

I have the Articles of Incorporation, ByLaws and Deed Restrictions if you would like me to send them to you.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty
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Sun Jan 20, 2013
Stephen McRory answered:

Please see program #5, #7 and #9 here:

Then please contact me 888 662 4404

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Mon Jan 14, 2013
Tammy Hayes answered:
The closest hospital in Punta Gorda would be Charlotte Regional Medical Center. There are other hospitals in Charlotte County in Port Charlotte which are Fawcett Memorial Hospital and Peace River Regional Medical Center.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty
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Tue Jun 10, 2014
Phyllis Koch answered:
A popular trip is to boat down the harbor and anchor in the shallow water on the bay side of Cayo Costa State Park. It is just inside the opening to the Gulf. Then you can swim there, or go over to the Gulf side. See Enjoy! PHYLLIS@MyFloridaHome.Info ... more
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Wed Apr 1, 2015
TERRIE HOYLE answered:
Great areas! Burnt Store Isles is a newer, smaller community then PGI. In fact, Burnt Store Isles is where we choose to purchase our first Florida home when we relocated here 13 years ago from Ohio! Please e mail me at or call 941.235.3528! You will love it here! ... more
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Tue Dec 4, 2012
Erin Catron answered:
The best resource for information on homeowners insurance would be a local insurance agent. We have a couple of agencies we deal with regularly (one of whom is located in downtown Punta Gorda) that I could recommend. If you would like names and phone numbers, please send an email to and I will get that information to you. Thanks! ... more
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Sun Nov 11, 2012
Voices Member answered:
The short answer - A "deed restricted" property or community is one in which there are limitations imposed on the homeowners (usually by the Homeowner's Association) such as you cannot build a fortress around your house or you cannot paint your house without approval from the association or park a trailer in the front of your house. Some are even as extreme as they do not allow trucks of any kind parked overnight in the driveway or on the roadway.

The requirements for homestead property is that you must live there as of January 1st as your primary property. You then file for homestead exemption which gives you a discount on the taxable value of your property, thus reducing the property taxes you pay annually. Once you apply, you do not have to reapply every year but they usually will send out a notice asking if you still live there.

Good luck!
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Thu Nov 8, 2012
Good morning Carlicarol,
I would love to have the opportunity for an interview with you and help you with your real estate needs. I commend you on looking for that right RE agent as this is not only the largest purchase you will be making but you also want making your purchase a nice smooth transaction. I am one of the top producers in the Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, North Port areas being a member of the Million Dollar Club, I have earned my GRI, and my Broker Associate's license as I feel knowledge of todays ever change market and education is extremely important. I personally have lived in Punta Gorda in the Punta Gorda Isles where we had a 25' Grady White boat and enjoyed the beautiful waterways of Punta Gorda.I believe that communication, honesty, morals and ethics are the most important trait a person can have and this is the main principles I live by. I love my position as a Realtor as I feel it is extremely rewarding to be able to watch my clients fulfil their dreams. As you can see, I welcome you to see my website at and I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to call me at 941-276-2005. My best regards, Jan Klein, Broker Associate, Century 21 Aztec & Associates. ... more
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