January Newsletter









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Punta Gorda Is On The Map!

The Average sales price in the Punta Gorda area increased 10% from 2015-2017, and is expected to increase 5% annually over the upcoming years.

View Jen’s video below for the full update on market trends and the strengthening of the Punta Gorda area.

January 2018 Market update

Watch Jennifer’s Punta Gorda market update!

We Invite You to View Our Brand New Website!
We just launched our brand new website, filled with great information about real estate, Punta Gorda and our lovely community. I hope that it can be a useful resource for all my clients and newcomers! Please check it out for me, let me know what you think and please also let me know what I could do to make it even better!

CLICK HERE

REAL ESTATE INVENTORY & PRICING – BACK TO NORMAL!

The number of properties for sale has finally returned to the levels reported back in the 2004 to 2005 period. Simultaneously, prices have also returned to the pre-boom 2004-2005 levels.

Average sale prices in Punta Gorda Isles/Burnt Store Isles and the Burnt Store Marina and Burnt Store Lakes markets have gone up roughly 10% from 2015-2017, with the number of unit sales back on track in 2017. This follows the dip in 2016 which was mainly attributed to the drop in the financial market in the first quarter of 2016, our prime selling season.

Perhaps the strongest change reported over the past two years is in the strengthening of the upper portion of our market. Sales of single family homes over $650,000 in Punta Gorda Isles/Burnt Store Isles increased 100% in 2017 from levels reported in 2015 and 2016. In 2017, houses in this price range generally sold in 5-6 months vs. 8 months the previous year. Sales in the same segment in Burnt Store Marina also increased 100% from 2016 (zero were reported in 2015) and generally sold in 1-2 months.

Jennifer Calenda sold roughly $23,000,000 of property in 2017, bringing her total sales since 2000 to over $250,000,000.


Jennifer was involved with the sales of several higher end properties this year, including these:

SOLD! 28 Tropicana $835,000

SOLD! 903 w. Cape Estates $1,030,000

SOLD! 3320 Sugarloaf Key $782,000

SOLD! 3860 Bermuda $882,500

SOLD! 23971 Vincent Ave $737,500

What’s Happening in

PUNTA GORDA

JANUARY 2018


Lemon Bay Playhouse Readers Theater at Copperfish Books
Thurs January 11, 2018 https://www.copperfishbooks.com/events.php
Event Description:
Come to Copperfish Books on Thursday, January 11 at 6 pm for a special performance by the Lemon Bay Playhouse’s Readers Theater Outreach Troupe. The performance will last about an hour. The Troupe will perform four selections:

  • “All I Want is the Recipe” by Georgia Tuxbury
  • “DMV Tyrant” by Christopher Durang
  • “Mrs. Claus” by Bruce Boeck
  • And a surprise.

Readers Theater is a form of theater where lines are not memorized but read by actors from a script. This performance will be simply staged – the actors are seated and stage directions are read aloud. Please bring your imagination and come experience the written word in a different way!


Third Friday Drive-In – Downtown Punta Gorda
Thu, January 19, 6pm – 10pm http://www.facebook.com/thirdfridaydrivein
Our Third Friday Drive In features a family friendly movie monthly. We have concessions on site but people are welcome to bring their own food. Some people listen to the sound on their car radios as we have an FM transmitter (95.5 fm) but many others choose to sit in lawn chairs in front of our 40′ screen and listen through our speaker system.
Down town Punta Gorda, right across from River City Grill (121 Marion Avenue). This is now a free event. However our costs for putting it on are around $1000 per movie. We ask for donations, and are also looking for sponsors to help support the event.


Let’s Get Splashed! Evening Social at the Visual Arts Center
Wed, January 24, 6pm – 9pm https://www.visualartcenter.org
If you have never painted before and want to explore a taste of art, or if you are a master painter and want to enjoy a night of art and fun, join our wine and art evening adventure. Sessions begin with a glass of wine at 6:00 pm and end before 9:00 pm with a finished piece of art. Great for friends, couples, relatives, or just yourself – an exciting way to spend the evening and express yourself. $40 per person. Paints, canvas, wine and snacks are all included. To Purchase tickets, call (941) 639-8810 or stop by The Visual Arts Center: 210 Maud St in Punta Gorda. Visit www.visualartcenter.org for more info. Gallery & Gift Shop Hours: M – F, 9am – 4pm & Sat, 10am – 2pm


David Sussman’s Exhibit & Lecture
Thu, January 25, 5pm – 7pm http://www.checflorida.org
Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center in Punta Gorda is excited to host a special exhibition by renowned photographer David Sussman. The exhibit, entitled Nature Preserved, captures the beauty of the natural environment and wildlife located within. A local artist, David Sussman highlights many native habitats and animals. This exhibit features over 50 canvas and print photographs, ranging from a life-sized Florida panther, to a breathtaking sunset, to microscopic spores.


30th Annual C.A.R,E, Ball
Thu, January 27, 6pm – 11:30pm http://carefl.org/event/careball2018/
The Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies (C.A.R.E.) will host its 30th annual C.A.R.E. Ball…A Diamonds and Pearls Anniversary celebration on Saturday, January 27, 2018 (6:00pm) at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center. Individual tickets are $135 per person; Tables of ten can be purchased for $1,350. Last date to purchase tickets is January 22nd, 2018. There will be gaming, and an open bar included in your ticket price. Tickets may be purchased by going to https://501auctions.com/careball2018 or by calling 941-639-5499.

AUDREY’S OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE
AUDREY TOWNSEND, BUYERS AGENT
Calenda & Associates
941-208-3025

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SATURDAY, JAN 13TH 12 – 3pm
Burnt Store Marina – Yellowfin Bay

112 Big Pine Lane $214,900
Meticulously maintained two bedroom home is nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac in a very desirable neighborhood within the gated resort community of Burnt Store Marina.


SUNDAY, JAN 14TH & 21st 10am – 4pm
Punta Gorda Isles – Model Home (Bird Section)
1418 Kinglet Drive $600,000*

Harbor Home Builders “Aruba” Model Home. Gorgeous 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, spacious 3 car garage, open floor plan, den/office, and beautiful pebble tec pool with amazing hot tub and sun shelf. *Cost for replicating the model, price does not include the cost of the lot


SATURDAY, JAN 20TH 12 – 3pm
Burnt Store Isles – Golf Villas

5042 San Rocco Court $268,500
Desirable two bedroom plus den villa is nestled away on a private cul-de-sac that backs up to an arm of Alligator Creek. This pool home has a natural backdrop of a private island and has an oversized side yard.


FRIDAY, JAN 26TH 1 – 4 PM
Burnt Store Lakes
24085 Pyramid Way $299,700

Escape to your own private tropical retreat! Experience a true sense of arrival from the moment you approach this meticulously maintained three bedroom, 2 bath, pool home, surrounded by attractive vegetation in the deed restricted community of Burnt Store Lakes.


SUNDAY, JAN 28TH 1 – 4 PM
Burnt Store Marina – Dolphin Cove
24520 Dolphin Cove Drive $339,000

A tropical oasis awaits! An attractive paver driveway leads to this desirable 4 bedroom, 2 bath, Admiral floor plan nestled on a private gated cul de sac adjacent to Burnt Store’s golf course.

CHEERS FOR PEERS

The Dirty Grout Guys
http://mydirtygrout.com/
The Dirty Grout guys one of our Home Service Providers that we love to work with! Thank you for making our Clients happy with your great customer service and jobs done right!

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Happy New Year from Calenda & Associates!

Jennifer Calenda, PA Lead Agent JenCalenda@Comcast.net 941-916-0798 Cell
Audrey Townsend Buyers Agent/Marketing Specialist AudreyTownsend9@Gmail.com 941-208-3025 Cell
Makala McClannan Team Manager/Closing Coordinator M.Mulley@TopProducer.com 941-505-5555 Office
Caroll Jean-Rene Listing Coordinator Carollj@TopProducer.com 941-505-5555 Office
Marianne Goldberg Executive Assistant Marianneeg@Comcast.net 941-505-5555 Office

OFFICES & MAILING ADDRESS

MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY
16480 BURNT STORE ROAD, SUITE 102 | PUNTA GORDA, FLORIDA 33955
101 TAYLOR STREET | PUNTA GORDA, FL 33950

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