Dont buy in Punta Gorda
Exodus In Punta Gorda

Port Charlotte, FL

#62 Jul 9, 2008
Families are leaving because there is no good job revenue, no cultural inspiration for kids that you may find in any number of great college towns. And why pay these prices for homes when there is no beach even?They are asking over 1 million for homes that face a brackish water river I would not even put my feet in. Punta Gorda has a big ego, and that's all it has. Oh and old people who clog the left lane.
Donna from Connecticut wrote:
We're thinking of moving to the Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte area. 500 homes for sale in one area of town is alot. Why do so many families want to leave town? We are trying to decide which side of the river we would rather live on... Does anyone have the pros & cons?
Claire

Cape Coral, FL

#63 Jul 21, 2008
Donna from Connecticut wrote:
We're thinking of moving to the Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte area. 500 homes for sale in one area of town is alot. Why do so many families want to leave town? We are trying to decide which side of the river we would rather live on... Does anyone have the pros & cons?
I have lived in Punta Gorda for 19 years. It is a great place to call home. If you would like a video of the area, call me at 1-888-406-9151. Also go to my website www.puntagordainfo.com and view many listings in all areas. I also offer a tour of the area which takes about two hours. Claire Manzo Coldwell Banker Morris Realty.
Caddyhak

Port Charlotte, FL

#64 Jul 24, 2008
It is over valued! This is caused by the greed of the real estate professionals and the county.
Charlotte County along with most Florida counties are being investigated by the state. They must prove to the state how and where they came up with the figures. Charlotte County raises the assessments to raise the taxes, that's the clue to the high taxes. When the state gets done I believe there will be some relief. Charlotte County wastes money and then they complain about the tax cut which we voted on and won, but haven't seen yet.
Sure you can buy a home for less than up north, but....you get a lot less as far as services and
living conditions. This is no place to raise a family, if you think it is your in denial.
We intend to sell our rebuilt golf course home
and move back north to either Mass or Me.
After 20 years here I'm DONE!
Caddyhak

Port Charlotte, FL

#65 Jul 24, 2008
DeepCreekers are PGI wanna be's
PGI people don't flaunt their riches
Deepcreekers act like they have money....
I moved from Deek Creek to Rotonda West my back yard is the Hills Golf and Country Club. Paid $111K in 2003 it blew away by Charley in 2004.
Rebuilt in 2007 insurance still hasn't paid. Had to use my savings account to rebuild. Case still hasn't gone to court GMAC insurance SUCKS! Got encefalitis when the windows wouldn't close properly after the hurricane.
As soon as this goes to court I am selling and moving home to Massachusetts.:)
JEZTER

Norcross, GA

#66 Aug 6, 2008
We have a house in Atlanta for sale, and were planning on moving to Punta Gorda because of the boating canals, but after reading these posts, I am wondering if we are making the wrong decision.- I notice some of these posts are from last year. What is the Current situation with Insurance, Taxes, and Overpricing?
Shannon Moore

Romulus, MI

#67 Aug 14, 2008
The prices have come down a great deal since this time last year. There are many canal front homes in Punta Gorda with gulf access for $350K and under.
Insurance depends a great deal on location, age of the home, proximity to a fire hydrant and construction of the home.
Shannon Moore, Re/Max Anchor
www.TropicalFloridaProperty.com
Vinyard

Lehigh Acres, FL

#69 Sep 25, 2008
Leonard Punta Gorda wrote:
Warning before you purchase in Charlotte County check the water rates and bills .We are watering the lawn twice a week and avg.bill is 350.00 and we are only there one week a month in the house.
Thats why you get a well my man...wake the %$^& up
Ann

Miami, FL

#70 Oct 7, 2008
JEZTER wrote:
We have a house in Atlanta for sale, and were planning on moving to Punta Gorda because of the boating canals, but after reading these posts, I am wondering if we are making the wrong decision.- I notice some of these posts are from last year. What is the Current situation with Insurance, Taxes, and Overpricing?
Jezter,
We moved from Atlanta in 2004 to Punta Gorda Isles. We have never looked back even though we are from Georgia. We love Punta Gorda. Our property taxes, insurance, is not higher than when we purchased. We have our homestead here and are fixed at a max. of 3% property tax increase.
If you like boating, golf, running, biking, things like that this is the place to be. If you like the night life and restaurants of Atlanta,
stay there. This is for those who love the water and the outdoors. SUNSHINE! I would like to keep it a secret myself. Come and stay for a week, that is what we did. That will make your decision, to stay, or not...

Ann
Bill

Clarksville, TN

#71 Oct 17, 2008
Had to move out of FL cost to much to be there.When to ky got a nice home for $42000 with $300 a year tax with in 10 miles of 2 lakes one 575 miles of shore line and the other has over 1300 miles of shore line Somerset Ky
Vinyard

Hopewell Junction, NY

#72 Oct 17, 2008
Hey Bill I'll bet that its nice and toasty in the winter toooo
Bill

Clarksville, TN

#73 Oct 17, 2008
Vinyard wrote:
Hey Bill I'll bet that its nice and toasty in the winter toooo
You hide 90 days from the sun and we hide 90 days from the cold thats all.Here is not for every one but the cost is a lot less and not so many people.re-search Lake clumberland you might like it.Maybe the best part for me is not to have any house payments I sold a mobile home there for enough to pay cash here for a house.

Since: Oct 08

Fall River, MA

#74 Oct 18, 2008
I'm a little concerned. My husband and I are trying to sell our house here is Mass. We went down to visit friends in Deep Creek and fell in love with the place. The people were friendly, the houses that were occupied were well taken care of and the neighborhood seems very nice, the housing prices are a little up there but nothing compared to up here in MA. For s 23-2400 sq ft house here I would have to pay close to 450-500,000.00. My main concerns were the problems going on with the HOA that I have read about on-line and the job market. I am very nervous about leaving my job here (in the medical field) to go down there and take my chances. Is there more going on in Deep Creek than what I've ready on-line???
Davsky

Grand Rapids, MI

#76 Nov 30, 2008
Exodus In Punta Gorda wrote:
Families are <quoted text>
The ignorant bone heads on the board seem to think we have endless money to throw at them for there short sighted and wasteful pork projects,Babcock ranch and the tentatorium come to mind,Im one of thoughs poor sobs that lives east of 75.Property taxes in year 07',my home was assesed at $31,866.In 2008' they assesed it at$75,208.!!!!What the hell!!!07' no homestead exemption paid roughly $624.00 With the exemption in 08'will pay $936.45.Am I the only one whos sees discrepency in these figures,Taxes suck hear and that so called tax relief legislation enacted in Tallahassee appears no where in site.If anyone knows were I can get some help in attempting to right this wrong,I would sure appreciate a lead thanks,Dave [email protected]
boots flintstone

New York, NY

#77 Dec 1, 2008
florida sucks..people are leaving..get out now!!1..florida is going to hell!!
Vinyard

Cape Coral, FL

#78 Dec 1, 2008
Bill wrote:
<quoted text>You hide 90 days from the sun and we hide 90 days from the cold thats all.Here is not for every one but the cost is a lot less and not so many people.re-search Lake clumberland you might like it.Maybe the best part for me is not to have any house payments I sold a mobile home there for enough to pay cash here for a house.
Bill I understand but its hot in the summer in Kentucky too...maybe just a few degrees hotter here but more humid in KY...but oooh that cold difference more then makes up for Florida...

Vinyard
John Sipkens

Seattle, WA

#79 Dec 5, 2008
Ricci Velasquez wrote:
Port Charlotte and all the surrounding cities need to stop and smell the coffee. Realistically, most people can't afford the homes because of it's ridiculous price; like Murphy's Law- What goes up--must come down and it's finally showing, slowly but surely...
what about san diego? Prices there have been out of sight for the last 40 years.
Paradise In PGI

Grand Blanc, MI

#80 Dec 11, 2008
If you are going to move to the Punta Gorda area and have children still living at home and going to school, I would recommend Port Charlotte or Deep Creek. If you have a good income, retired with a good bank account or financially stable - Make the move to PGI or BSI. I have no complaints about living here in Punta Gorda Isles. We have a beautiful 2400 square foot ranch, 36x16 caged, inground pool on a beautiful canal with a dock and lift. The lanai is 40x16! We gave under $500k for this place last year. We sold our home in Cincinnati on a golf course for $775k - it did not have any of the ammenities that we have here. PGI also has a wonderful civic association.

We are only in our 50's and plan to stay here the rest of our lives.

For those of you complaining about the water bills... My water bill averages $60/month which includes trash service twice weekly!

Our taxes are only $4000. In Cincy, our taxes were $15,000/year!!!
alex altunnal

New York, NY

#81 Dec 28, 2008
the cincy gang is here..good for you guys..rich bastards
Joseph Dunnam MD

Grand Blanc, MI

#82 Jan 3, 2009
Alex, you are from NY - why the odd post? I doubt that they are "rich bastards" since they purchased a home under $500,000. I sense some jealousy from you. Don't be jealous of others success, be happy for what YOU have accomplished and continue your goals and aspirations.

JP Dunnam
Boca Grande, FL
jim

Anderson, SC

#83 Jan 16, 2009
Why did so many move from there homes around there. Work must be bad there. Been looking at homes there on the internet. Still to high

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