Rutenberg/SandStar Luau – Great Success!

If you didn't have a chance to stop by our Luau last night you missed a great time. The food was delicious, the steel pan music by Mark Dupuy fantastic and the conversation and networking...superb! Teresa Mc Carthy, Senior Sales Associate, and her crew did a great job in putting the event together. We hope [...]

By |October 18th, 2012|FL, Model Homes, New Home Construction, Punta Gorda|0 Comments

Pig Roast – Luau Party – Save the Date!

You're Invited! Mark the date on Your Calendar! Who? Everyone! Clients, Friends, Realtors, Potential Clients... What? Pig Roast Luau Party Where? At our Arthur Rutenberg/SandStar Homes award winning "Coquina" Model 5025 Bal Harbor Blvd, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 When? Wednesday, October 17th     5pm - 7pm Food, beer, fru-fru drinks and fun! Steel pan music by [...]

Low Interest Rates – Best time to Buy!

Interest rates, factoring in inflation, puts us near a 0% interest rate…couldn’t be a better time to make the move to a new home or purchase that vacation home you‘ve always dreamed of. Your little piece of Paradise is waiting for you in beautiful Punta Gorda, FL. Please stop by our award winning Coquina model [...]

By |September 19th, 2012|Model Homes, New Home Construction, Punta Gorda, Real Estate|0 Comments

New Home Market Turning

As the market recovers we are seeing more new construction beginning in Punta Gorda,  Charlotte County and even areas beyond.  Pricing and demand go hand in hand so we are starting to see rising costs in the various construction products used to build a home.  Now is definitely the time to buy and beat the [...]

By |August 22nd, 2012|New Home Construction, Punta Gorda, Real Estate|0 Comments

SandStar Gold Cup Winner for Excellent Customer Service

The 21st annual Arthur Rutenberg Homes Pride In Partnership awards dinner was held June 19th at the Hilton Carillon Park in St. Petersburg. Awards were presented to ARH franchisees and vendor partners who exhibited noteworthy performances during the past year. The Builder Gold Cup Award went to Jim Sanders and Larry Sandles of SandStar Homes.  [...]

By |July 26th, 2012|Model Homes, New Home Construction, Punta Gorda|0 Comments

Thank You! Art with Art Event Success!

  On behalf of your hostesses, Teresa McCarthy for Arthur Rutenberg Homes and Karen Brown of Five Star Realty, we would like to extend a warm "Thank You" to all our friends that participated in the "Art with Art" fundraiser for the Visual Art Center's Student Scholarship Program on June 19th. It truly was a [...]

By |July 11th, 2012|FL, Model Homes, New Home Construction, Punta Gorda|0 Comments

Custom Designed Charleston Revival

Arthur Rutenberg/SandStar Homes specializes in custom homes built to reflect your style. This totally custom home is designed in the Charleston Revival style. It's a great showcase that exemplifies how we can use your "ideas" to create the perfect home for your family. The exterior features a beautiful entry that makes you think you are [...]

By |June 22nd, 2012|FL, New Home Construction, Outdoor Living, Pools, Punta Gorda|0 Comments

Fabulous Outdoor Living Area Customized to Fit Lot

This home is a spectacular showcase of just how we can customize one of our already fabulous homeplans to fit a specific lot. Start with our Coquina V plan, and then adjust for the lot and customers needs. Inside the ‘expansion’ offered great additional storage areas, an ensuite guest room, and views abounding from almost [...]

You’re Invited! “Art with Art”…Wine, Cheese, Music & Art

Artist Gallery at Arthur Rutenburg Model! On Tuesday, June 19th from 5-7pm, we will be hosting an art gallery from our local Visual Arts Center at our model located at 5025 Bal Harbor Blvd, Punta Gorda. "Art with Art" will feature 17 artists from the Visual Arts Center who will have their works displayed in [...]

Welcome to Sand Star Homes in Punta Gorda, FL

Welcome to the Arthur Rutenberg-SandStar Homes blog! We'd like to introduce you to the members of our Team and to our little area of Paradise. The owners of the Arthur Rutenberg-SandStar Homes franchise in Punta Gorda, FL are Jim Sanders, President and Larry Sandles, Vice President. They have been in the FL new construction business in [...]