Current Port Charlotte housing market Aug, 2012

The Port Charlotte decrease of inventory was significant from July to August with an 8% drop in the number of homes. The median list price in August for single family homes in Port Charlotte is 147,146 as of today. The list prices increased by 4.26% from the previous month. What this means to … [Read more...]

Punta Gorda Airport and Cheap airplane tickets to Florida. LIKE REALLY CHEAP.

I get this question all the time and people are shocked about  how low the prices are. So I thought I would do a little write up on it and pull some info off some other sites and compile a little of it. I have found that Air Tran,  Allegiant, and Southwest  are the cheapest in my experience. Now … [Read more...]

Chasing dreams. Stop Wishing and just do it.

Feeling a bit Sappy tonight and this blogging is kind of fun so I thought I would try to put in words what drives a country boy from the hills to the Gulf of Mexico and South West Florida. Have you ever felt home sick and did not know why? Felt like you just belonged somewhere? Or something … [Read more...]

And Down Goes the Mohawk!!

Something new in the water always excites me. So when I heard the news that the retired 165 foot Coast Guard Cutter the  USS Mohawk would be scuttled in about 90 feet of water in the neighborhood of some other reefs that I frequent when heading out of Boca Grande and Charlotte Harbor  I … [Read more...]


Every time I take a client out on my boat I get the same question "what are those balls floating everywhere?" ....We have Crabs I tell them. Lots of them!! We have commercial and recreational crab fisherman that put their Crab Pots out loaded with bait to entice these angry fellas into the cage. The … [Read more...]

Scrub Jay lot? What are Scrub Jays?

The Florida Scrub-jay is a bird in the Jay family that is protected under both State and Federal laws. In addition, Scrub habitats, nests and eggs are also protected by these regulations. They are very sought after by bird watchers and can be attracted by   backyards that provide bird-friendly … [Read more...]

Another Day In South West Florida. Offshore Bound!!

Woke the boys up at 5:00 Saturday morning. They know the drill and they don't complain. 1st stop is the bathroom and then to the kitchen for a very fast bowl of cereal. I am already in the garage by this time making sure all the right gear got laid out the night before as the boys make their way in. … [Read more...]

Gross Rent Multiplier. Handy tool when buying income producing property.

Thinking of buying an income producing property? Don't know what property will yield the most profit, or what property has the most value? A handy tool in your Real Estate Arsenal is the GRM or Gross Rent Multiplier (only for ROUGH ESTIMATE) Only 2 bits of information are required. The … [Read more...]

Tarpon of Charlotte Harbor and Boca Grande

  Reel screaming , rod bending,  tackle busting, boat pulling, high flying, silver king. Just a few terms used to describe arguably the best fighting fish on the planet and a frequent catch here in the Charlotte Harbor. Weighing in at an average of 90 to 140 pounds and often caught around … [Read more...]

Freedom Swim. Port Charlotte to Punta Gorda.

Well the Freedom Swim is over for this year and I am still wondering just exactly what I was thinking. 2 years in a row my family and I have swam the 1.5 to 2 mile (depending on how far off course the current blows you)  stretch across the Charlotte Harbor. What is the Freedom Swim? Bonnie … [Read more...]