Wire Transfer Fraud – Real World Cases and Tips on How to Avoid

Most closings of home sales involve a wire transfer of funds as one the final steps in achieving a successful transfer of property. Unfortunately, we live in a time that this process is not fool proof and can lead to the loss of funds to criminals. Typically, the root of the problem is email hackers who have penetrated email accounts from seller/buyers, closing agents, real estate brokers, title companies and real estate attorneys.

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Allegiant’s $420M bet on Port Charlotte: Airline building its own $200-a-night hotel to upsell flyers

Excellent article by Dawn Gilbertson, USA Today, reporting on Alegiant’s entry into the luxury hotel business in Port Charlotte.

Allegiant Air is renowned for getting vacationers to buy more than cheap plane tickets.

Passengers spend an extra $45 on average for seat assignments, bags, priority boarding, travel insurance, in-flight food and drinks and more on top of $67 for airfare.

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Port Charlotte FL Real Estate Continues to Rate High



Florida continues to rank number one for retirement destination, landing ten of the top twelve spots. According to Portfoilio.com the greater Sarasota area captured the top spot with greater Punta Gorda rated 9th. Using indicators such as senior population, median age and other statistical data compiled from 157 other cities puts Southwest Florida as the place to be.

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Port Charlotte FL Homes verse Punta Gorda FL Real Estate

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Are you among the many searching the internet for a second or retirement home in Florida and find yourself unfamiliar with our beautiful area? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte both continue to benefit from favorable media, touting the region as one of the best places to retire and enjoy an active outdoors lifestyle of boating, fishing and golf year round.

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Ken Poirier, Realtor®
Phone# (941) 661-9773
Fax# (941) 575-2582


Allison James Estates & Homes
309 Tamiami Trail
Punta Gorda, FL 33950