Voted 2014 Best of Englewood!
THANK YOU!!! Hamsher Homes Inc has been voted the 2014 Best of Englewood!!! This makes 4 years in a row we have been blessed to receive this accolade! We are honored! Thank you...read more
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Check us out on our Facebook page and Twitter to see the latest designs and quality construction methods we use. Travel along with our construction process as we continually post pictures of our new construction projects. Join the excitement of Hamsher Homes and find out what has made one of our most recent clients so excited. “Oh my gosh, Mark! Everything looks absolutely fabulous. Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!” -Toni and...read more
Southwest Florida is the place to retire!
Punta Gorda Featured in Where to Retire Magazine CHARLOTTE HARBOR & THE GULF ISLANDS, Fla. (Dec. 19, 2013)) – Where to Retire magazine has selected Punta Gorda, Fla. as a top retirement destination for the January/February 2014 issue, available nationwide on newsstands. Where to Retire Managing Editor Annette Fuller said Punta Gorda possesses qualities important to today’s retirees. “Those who have always wanted a boat docked in their backyard will find Punta Gorda is their dream come true. Charlotte Harbor, one of the nation’s largest, intersects with the Peace River, creating the ideal setting for fishing and sailing. The outdoor lifestyle continues with waterfront parks, 18 miles of bike paths and weekend events. Added bonuses include free parking downtown, free boat launches and a free loaner bike program,” Fuller said. The magazine chose Fort Myers-based freelance writer Kathryn Straach to write the article. She was introduced to the area during a group media trip, called a familiarization trip, hosted by the Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau in October 2011. The trip, for which the Bureau received a grant from VISIT FLORIDA, led journalists on a four-day tour through Charlotte County. The tourism office coordinated the writer’s return in August 2012 to conduct additional research for a Where to Retire article that included Englewood. For the January/February 2014 Punta Gorda article, the Bureau coordinated her visit in August 2013. The tourism office reached out to the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce to locate retirees interested in speaking with Ms. Straach and due to the enthusiastic response, she was not able to interview everyone. The Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau provided most photography used in the article and worked with the editorial assistant to fact-check many of the statistics mentioned. “We are delighted Where to Retire elected to feature Punta Gorda,” said Lorah Steiner, Director of the Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau, “The secret about this beautiful city is out!” She added, “The article reinforces what we know about the value in conducting media familiarization trips and the long lead time it may take before an article is published. We will continue to work with members of the tourism industry to host journalists on individual and group media trips in an effort to gain earned editorial coverage in print, broadcast and electronic formats with the goal of increasing visitors into Charlotte County.” The mission of the Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau is to brand, market and sell Charlotte County globally as Florida’s premier eco-tourism, leisure, and meeting and conference destination for the continual economic benefit of the community. Through hosting familiarization trips, journalists are acquainted with the area’s tourism amenities which often results in thousands of dollars in editorial coverage. These trips provide journalists with an opportunity to share stories about the destination with their readers. About Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands: Located halfway between Tampa and Naples on the Southwest Florida Gulf coast, Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands is a charming collection of nine coastal communities surrounding the state’s second largest harbor. Florida’s premier year-round eco-tourism destination, Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands offers a pristine unspoiled beauty that has served as the backdrop for seven major feature films as well as countless memorable vacations. A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands...read more
Merry Christmas to our team!
Merry Christmas to the entire Hamsher Homes Team that makes it all happen! For every t-shirt that was given away today, a personal invite to attend a Christmas Eve church experience was given as well!! We are to all remember the Reason for this...read more
North Port top 10 best small cities to live!
According to msn.com #7) North Port, Fla. Once a part of Port Charlotte, Fla., North Port became its own city in 1974. Now its 58,378 residents enjoy a cost of living that’s 10 points below the national average, although the median household income there is actually 10 percent below average at $47,655. Finding a home in North Port is actually easier than anywhere else on our top 10; there is one available home for every 40 residents. The median price of its homes is $139,900, which is 30 percent below the national average. Its crime rate is 16 percent below average. Build your new home now as this REALLY IS the time to...read more
2013: North Port, Florida top 100 places to retire!!!
North Port makes Forbes’ “best places” list STAFF REPORT Published: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. Last Modified: Monday, September 23, 2013 at 1:06 p.m. NORTH PORT – North Port ranked No. 92 out of 200 cities on Forbes Magazine’s just-released 2013 annual Best Places for Business and Careers. On Forbes.com, editors cite job growth, an educated work force and medium home prices as factors. They also mention North Port’s natural features, such as Myakkahatchee Creek, Myakka Forest and Warm Mineral Springs, and its arts center and performing arts center. North Port is also credited with being in the same metropolitan area as Sarasota and Bradenton for “other points of interest” that include the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota Jungle Gardens and the Charlotte Sports...read more
Sizzlin’ Summer of 2013
The real estate market has definitely changed here in Southwest Florida. We have come a long way since the Great Recession. Hamsher Homes motto through the very difficult times was “Still Here, Still Building”! We never closed our doors, we stepped outside the box and took on more remodeling and addition work than ever before. But with a brand new season, this summer we have seen our new home sales explode as we have more new clients wanting a Hamsher Home than in the past several years!!! We thank you for hanging in there with us as the housing slump is behind...read more
2013 Best Builder Award
HAMSHER HOMES has just been voted as the BEST BUILDER in the Englewood area for 2013!!!! This makes three years in a ROW!!! Come see our new model at 8575 Gasparilla Rd., Port Charlotte FL...read more
Charlotte County among best to retire
Port Charlotte, Florida, one of the 10 best places in the nation to retire ! U.S.News & World Report Have dreams of retiring with an ice-cold beverage in hand, while fishing off the waterfront of your own backyard – all without breaking the bank? Look no further than Port Charlotte. U.S.News & World Report this week named Port Charlotte one of the 10 best places in the nation to retire for its affordable housing and proximity to the water. Still licking the wounds of Florida’s housing bust, Port Charlotte has some of the best bargain busters for retirees looking to settle down in the Sunshine State, the magazine said. No other town in Florida made the annual list, which also featured Pittsburgh, PA., Ithaca, N.Y, and Lincoln, Neb. “Most people realize you get the same weather as Longboat Key or Sanibel, but it’s a lot less expensive,” area Realtor Bob Gray said. “Once they get here, they see how nice it is and the prices are a good reason for them to settle.” The one-paragraph feature highlights Port Charlotte’s median hame sales price which hit a “shockingly low” $59,950 in 2010, according to the report. Many of those homes sit along canals and waterways that lead to the Charlotte Harbor preserve – one of the state’s largest estuaries with nearly 42,000 acres over 70 miles of shoreline. U.S. News & World Report said the lack of state income tax is the icing on the cake. Port Charlotte has been the reciepient of similar recognition from several news outlets over the past few years. It was featured as the top retirement town in the March 2010 edition of Where to Retire magazineand listed as listed as one of the most popular retirement destinations months later by Portfolio.com. Cnn Noney also named Port Charlotte the best place to retire in 2009. It’s advertising we could never pay for as a community,” said Julie Mathis, executive director of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce. “When they talk about affordable housing, boating and miles of shoreline, I think someone will see that and pick up the phone to get more...read more