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Here you will find an interesting selection of articles and blog posts to help you. From articles on Real Estate to items of local interest lots of interesting reading here. On the right of the page, you will see several different categories to further refine your search for information.

Kings Gate: An Active 55+ Golfing Community

By Dee Godwin | January 17, 2017

Are you looking for an active, 55+ gated community? Kings Gate might be right for you! Kings Gate is a very active, gated, 55+ golfing, pet-friendly community on the east side of Port Charlotte. Heading into this community through the gated entrance, manned by a very friendly, helpful attendant (there is a second unmanned, gated entrance), you notice a quiet, yet active, community of neat, well-manicured, homes. Folks are chatting as they walk down the…

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The City of Destiny…El Jobe-An (El Jobean)

By Dee Godwin | August 4, 2016

Thank you to for this interesting post… Who knew El Jobean was destined to become the next “great port city” before the Great Depression ruined the plan? The City of Destiny

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What Your Real Estate Agent Needs First…

By Dee Godwin | June 17, 2016

You’ve been thinking of purchasing a new home…maybe in Florida, maybe somewhere else. You’ve been looking at listings on the internet sites…Zillow,, Trulia, etc. And, YAY, you’ve found several that are very appealing. So…you contact a real estate agent… The first questions a real estate agent will ask are…”Please fill out this buyer questionnaire”, and “Are you pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage?” Hunh? “I’m just looking…I’m not ready to buy, I don’t need to…

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How to Choose a Real Estate Agent

By Dee Godwin | June 1, 2016
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  Really, you’re thinking? Do I need to CHOOSE a real estate agent? I thought they were pretty much the same… Nope, sorry. They aren’t. And the one you choose really can save you $$$thousands. First of all, the National Association of Realtors sets a high ethics standard for real estate sales agents. Only those with “Realtor®” designation are members of the NAR, which has registered that Realtor® trademark. That’s the first thing you need…

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Protected Wildlife May Impact Vacant Land Purchases in Florida

By Dee Godwin | May 30, 2016

Are you considering the purchase of undeveloped land or building lots in Southwest Florida for investment or future use? You need to be aware of habitat protection issues relating to some endangered creatures.   The Florida Scrub Jay is found only in Florida. It has been Federally designated as “Threatened”. Some areas have been mapped as likely habitat and if your (potential) property falls within this map, permits must be purchased for the verification of…

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