RITA DANTONA is a Re/Max Palm 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 professionally as "RITA THE REALTOR", Rita offers a wide range of real estate services, from buying and selling property, to property management and rentals.

Rita encourages you to contact her for a free, no obligation consultation to see if she can help make your transition to your new home easier. Simply put, Rita is here to help.

Call or text: 941-740-0927
Email: ritadantona@gmail.com

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The average rate on a 30-year mortgage rose to 7.1%, the highest level since late November. The average rate for 15-year fixed-rate mortgages rose to 6.39%. [...]

Single-family median sales prices are up 3.9% over March 2023 and new listings increased 7.7%. The condo-townhouse median prices increased 3.1%. [...]

Home sales fell in March with rising mortgage rates, analysts said. The supply of homes on the market remains below the historical average. [...]

Making a big purchase, like a home, requires financial knowhow that’s not often taught in school. Learning the basics can help avoid poor decisions. [...]

The state purchased land, some previously slated for development, in Collier and Polk counties to protect links to conservation areas. [...]

Renovations can increase a home's value and make it a more comfortable living space. One of the signs it's time to renovate could be the age of the home. [...]

The average Florida home value doubled in six years. Tampa and Miami tied for having the third-fastest price doubling among large U.S. cities. [...]

One economist said gas prices likely contributed to the decline. Most expect consumer spending to remain healthy as long as the job market holds steady.   [...]

If inflation continues, long-anticipated interest rate cuts may not happen this year, the Federal Reserve chair said. Interest rates influence mortgage rates. [...]

Don’t jeopardize your chances of getting your dream home after getting preapproved for a mortgage by taking out new lines of credit or other missteps. [...]

Researchers said rent prices nationwide are becoming more balanced. In some areas of Florida, rental costs have declined slightly.     [...]

With mortgage rates hovering in the 6% to 7% range, many new buyers are looking for creative ways to save money. Temporary buydowns may be the answer. [...]

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac issued guidance regarding allowable interested-party contributions in light of the proposed Sitzer-Burnett verdict settlement agreement.   [...]

New home construction starts fell 14.7% in March and overall permits are down by 4.3%. Headwinds will likely persist through April, analysts said. [...]