Category Archives: Buying a Home

For Sale: 3BR/2BA Single Family House in Punta Gorda, FL, $119,900

GREAT home in Punta Gorda.  You’ll love the floorplan with a large family room/dining area, center kitchen,  formal living room, 3 bedroom split bedroom floorplan, large lanai and pool area, utility shed and much more.  Call for a showing on this one today – 941-473-8326!

For Sale: 3BR/2BA Single Family House in Punta Gorda, FL, $119,900.



What is a Short Sale?

Are you wondering just what a short sale is? Do you think you might be a candidate for one? Please watch my short video which explains what a short sale is. For more detailed information on short sales, bank owner properties or Englewood Florida real estate in general – please give me a call at 941-473-8326 or email me at

Now IS the Time to Buy…

Have you been thinking about buying a second home or relocating to Florida?  Well, now may be the time.  With low home prices and low interest rates we have some of “the best deals of a generation”!

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For Sale: 4BR/2+1BA Single Family House in Englewood, FL, $379,900

Beautiful and elegant custom built home on 2.55 acres.  Privacy yet close to all amenities (including our great beaches on Manasota Key).  This stunning home has everything you are looking for …  4 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths, 3 car garage, heated pool and much much more.  This is a MUST SEE!

For Sale: 4BR/2+1BA Single Family House in Englewood, FL, $379,900.

For Sale: 3BR/2BA Single Family House in Englewood, FL, $229,900

Immaculate home on large lot close to Manasota Key beaches!

You’ll love the family room off the kitchen and the screened lanai. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage home has everything you’ll looking for and close to the beach too!

For Sale: 3BR/2BA Single Family House in Englewood, FL, $229,900.

For Sale: 3BR/2BA Single Family House in Englewood, FL, $99,900

For Sale: 3BR/2BA Single Family House in Englewood, FL, $99,900.

Real Estate Market Going Up? Going Down? Stabilizing?

Real estate in our area of Southwest Florida (including Englewood, Cape Haze, Placida, Venice, Sarasota, North Port, etc.) and throughout the United States is a “hot topic” these days. Are values going up, going down or, finally, stabilizing?

If you look at the United States, as a whole, we’ve received some uplifting news through the updates from Certified Residential Specialist survey – check it out at

For more information about YOUR real estate market area, feel free to e-mail me: or call: 941-473-8326, or take the opportunity to visit our website at:

 Jean Pressley Whittaker, Real Estate Consultant/Broker-Associate, ABR, CIPS, CRS, GRI, SFR TRC, KELLER WILLIAMS Realty

Real Estate Investors and Sales

Southwest Florida, including Sarasota and Charlotte counties, are seeing more real estate activity — especially for investors. “Investors” of real estate are more likely to hold the purchased property for five or more years, as opposed to “Flippers”. “Flippers” of real estate tend to purchase, rehab with minor or major repairs and place on the market to sell quickly. Their goal is to make a profit and “get out”! A “Flippers” profit margin might be smaller than an “Investor”, however, they can do it over, and over, and over!

Prices of two bedroom and three bedroom homes are amazingly affordable. Not only investors and flippers picking them up! Second/vacation home buyers are snapping up the good values, as well as Baby Boomers looking to retire in 2 – 8 years. They share that they know it’s a better value now than when they are planning to retire – so they’re grabbing them now!

Check out this link to results of an interesting survey, just completed in May, with updates on the uptick of real estate investment, including Florida:

For more information about real estate in Sarasota County (Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Venice, North Port, Englewood) and Charlotte County (Englewood, Grove City, Cape Haze, Placida, Gulf Cove, South Gulf Cove, Port Charlotte) contact me at:, 941-473-8326 or check out our website at:, Jean Pressley Whittaker, Broker-Associate, ABR, CIPS, CRS, GRI, SFR at Keller Williams Realty