23 01, 2014

Foreclosure Numbers at record low in Cape Coral & Fort Myers

By | 2017-08-27T19:21:48+00:00 January 23rd, 2014|Cape Coral, Fort Myers, News, Real Estate, Uncategorized|2 Comments

The number of homes heading toward foreclosure in 2013 fell to a 6 year low!! Part of the reason for this trend has to do with the improvement of the national economy as well as our own here at home. Another reason is the lenders “took-back” the fewest number of homes since 2007. A third reason for the trend is another policy change by big lenders in 2013, to keep the vacated homes rented and occupied to avoid blight to the area, as well as avoid any vandalism issues when vacant. […]

23 01, 2014

Florida Homes continue to build Equity!!

By | 2017-08-27T19:24:00+00:00 January 23rd, 2014|Cape Coral, Fort Myers, News, Real Estate|3 Comments

Great news for Floridians……as well as the rest of the country!! CoreLogic released its third quarter 2013 analysis, and it finds that about 791,000 more residential U.S. properties returned to a state of positive equity and are no longer underwater. […]

15 01, 2014

New Construction in our area……..Here are the Numbers

By | 2017-08-28T01:09:18+00:00 January 15th, 2014|Cape Coral, Fort Myers, News, Other, Real Estate, Uncategorized|0 Comments

When the market here crashed in late 2006, one of the first segments of the market to go away was new construction. Builders were not able to sell their product as values tumbled and their expenses stayed the same. Most put their business on hold…..while others left and relocated their identity in areas directly affected by hurricane Katrina. Not just the builders left….but they took their subs and workers with them. […]

14 01, 2014

How to Do-Away with Private Mortgage Insurance

By | 2017-08-28T01:18:46+00:00 January 14th, 2014|Cape Coral, Fort Myers, News, Real Estate, Uncategorized|6 Comments

Here is a great way to save yourself money…..I saw this on the Florida Realtors site and just had to copy and paste it for you to read. […]

9 01, 2014

Mortgage Requirements Get Stiffer in 2014

By | 2017-08-28T03:25:45+00:00 January 9th, 2014|Cape Coral, Fort Myers, News, Real Estate, Uncategorized|1 Comment

I found this article posted by the “Florida Realtors” site and thought it would be pertinent for my buyers who are currently looking for homes and needing financing. Its a good read so I have copied to my website. If you get a mortgage this year, be prepared for some changes. […]

7 01, 2014

2014…..Real Estate Trends & Predictions for SW Florida

By | 2017-08-28T01:28:34+00:00 January 7th, 2014|Cape Coral, Fort Myers, News, Other, Real Estate, Uncategorized|0 Comments

It seems everyone in real estate these days is coming up with a wild number of trends as we move forward into 2014. Its my opinion after completing my 21st year in the business, most of the predictions and information related to market trends are either  “far out” or simply “not happening”. However there are a few really true trends that bear discussion………………………………….read on. […]

6 01, 2014

2014—New Real Estate Predictions for SW Florida!

By | 2017-08-28T01:31:21+00:00 January 6th, 2014|Cape Coral, Fort Myers, News, Other, Real Estate, Uncategorized|0 Comments

According to a well respected economist with Florida Realtors…..expect property sales to rise about 10-12 % in this 2014 year. If this prediction comes true, then home owners can expect values to increase as well. We might even see the word “Equity” come back to home owners as well. […]