RITA DANTONA

Serving Punta Gorda - Port Charlotte - North Port - Englewood

Hello. My name is RITA DANTONA. I am a Re/Max Anchor Realty real estate agent specializing in the listing and marketing of homes for sale in Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, North Port, Englewood and surrounding Florida cities.

Known locally as "RITA THE REALTOR", I offer a wide range of real estate services, from buying and selling property, to property management and rentals. Simply put, I'm here to help. I encourage you to contact me for a free, no obligation consultation to see if I can make the transition to your new home easier.

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Florida Realtors economist: Real estate’s residential side has been on fire since summer 2020. How has the commercial side fared? It’s hot – and it’s not. It depends on where you look. The delta variant of COVID-19 slowed the office market even as it relit a fire under other commercial sectors. [...]

In the U.S., closing costs, including taxes, were up 10.5% year-to-year, and almost $7K for an average price home. In Fla. it’s a bit higher: $8.5K for the average home. [...]

The head of Citizens Property Insurance calls losses among all state insurers “absolutely staggering.” He blames the marketplace itself, saying it impacts every company. [...]

A new 40-page report takes a broad view on steps being taken to mitigate risks, including possible HUD and VA buyer disclosures on flood and climate-related threats. [...]

The U.S. will increase loan caps for multifamily housing by 11.4% next year, and 50% of the $156B total ($140B this year) must go to “mission-driven affordable housing.” [...]

While stories about multiple offers and foregone inspections are pervasive, a study found that most buyers won by their second bid and 88% had a home inspection. [...]

In 3Q, the number of U.S. foreclosures surged 67% year-to-year as homes exited forbearance and bans ended. But compared to “normal” 3Q 2019, they’re down 60%. [...]

Average mortgage rates continue to hover around 3%, but they’ve slowly ticked higher. This week, the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.05%. [...]

In response to the Surfside condo collapse, Fannie Mae says its condominium loan decisions after Jan. 1 will include a stronger look at the overall condo building. Loan decisions will consider current or planned special assessments and any deferred maintenance issues. [...]

Officials say Canadians can start returning in early Nov. if they’re fully vaccinated. One twist: It’s unclear if that includes Canadians who got two different vaccines. [...]