29 05, 2014

Destination America? More moving to America than leaving!

By | 2017-08-27T19:10:48+00:00 May 29th, 2014|Cape Coral, Fort Myers, News, Other, Real Estate, Uncategorized|3 Comments

I read an interesting piece the other day about International moving trends and thought I would share the findings with you. In 2013 more people from International locations moved to the U.S., than Americans who moved abroad. Want to know the destinations for both? Read more……………… […]

23 05, 2014

Cape Coral………Ranked in “Top 10” as Best Places to Live

By | 2017-08-27T19:25:27+00:00 May 23rd, 2014|Boating, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, News, Other, Real Estate, Uncategorized|5 Comments

Movoto is a Real Estate Blog publication out of California, and routinely ranks cities within states for their “Top 10 Lists.” The Sunshine State as we are nick named, offers something for everyone moving to our “Paradise” location. Why was Cape Coral ranked so high…………………read more. […]

19 05, 2014

Contingencies to Purchase a Home…….What are they?

By | 2017-08-28T01:01:21+00:00 May 19th, 2014|Cape Coral, Fort Myers, News, Other, Real Estate, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Contingencies in an offer to purchase real property…..what are they? This is a question I hear quite frequently from my buyers when making offers to purchasing a home or condo here in Lee County. What are they and how does it affect a buyer? Do they affect a seller as well? Are they important? Will they hurt me as a buyer? Read on…………………. […]

16 05, 2014

Hurricane Season Starts June 1st………Is Florida Financially Ready?

By | 2017-08-28T01:07:26+00:00 May 16th, 2014|Boating, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, News, Other, Real Estate|0 Comments

We here in Florida are about to enter hurricane season. It’s the time of year where the waters of the Atlantic and especially the Gulf of Mexico waters are at their warmest, providing one of the key ingredients needed for a hurricane to form. Our hurricane season begins June 1st and runs till November 30th. However historically here in SW Florida, our prime months are August 1st thru mid October. One of the things we try to get ready for season is our “Hurricane Kit” of items to have around like bottle water and flashlights. But is the State of Florida ready for a hurricane financially in the way of insurances? Read on for the answer……………. […]

14 05, 2014

Flood Insurance Cost for our Coastal Areas………Great News for Buyers

By | 2017-08-28T01:16:23+00:00 May 14th, 2014|Boating, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, News, Other, Real Estate|0 Comments

I read a great article the other day……………………”Huge Win For Homeowners in SW Florida”.  Flood insurance relief now becomes law. For many of us living in a coastal community, FEMA and other agencies will not be able to triple the cost of your homeowners flood insurance, that would potentially drive you out of your home. Read more…………… […]

8 05, 2014

What Florida City was #1 in Cash Home sales for first Quarter 2014?

By | 2017-08-28T01:24:39+00:00 May 8th, 2014|Cape Coral, Fort Myers, News, Other, Real Estate, Uncategorized|0 Comments

RealtyTrac’s first quarter 2014 U.S. Investor & Cash Sales Report finds that all-cash sales reached a new high in the first quarter, even though the share of institutional investors dropped to its lowest level in two years. An Institutional investor typically purchases more than 10 homes in a year. […]

8 05, 2014

Seller Financing & Lease Purchase Options……….Who Benefits?

By | 2017-08-28T01:25:17+00:00 May 8th, 2014|Cape Coral, Fort Myers, News, Other, Real Estate, Uncategorized|0 Comments

For a buyer with less than perfect credit, short on the cash down payment, cant meet the new stricter mortgage requirements in place, seller financing and or a lease purchase option may be the way to go for many folks who want the enjoyment of home ownership and to escape renting. For the seller offering finance terms to a buyer may also make sense. Read on……………… […]

7 05, 2014

Lee County Florida……….Spring 2014 Real Estate Trends.

By | 2017-08-28T01:29:09+00:00 May 7th, 2014|Cape Coral, Fort Myers, News, Other, Real Estate, Uncategorized|0 Comments

[Copied in part from the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce monthly newsletter. The author is also a seasoned Realtor in our office.] Inventory of single family homes in Cape Coral is slightly down [1995 homes] while median prices remain steady [$244,500]. Even though the median price of sold homes also remained the same, notice there was 40% increase in single family homes sold during the last 30 day period….229 to 353. […]

2 05, 2014

Home Financing…..Fixed or Adjustable Rate Mortgage??

By | 2017-08-28T01:44:46+00:00 May 2nd, 2014|Cape Coral, Fort Myers, News, Other, Real Estate, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Adjustable-rate mortgages got a bad rap when the recession began in our area in the fall of 2006. Many home buyers used the low initial interest rates on adjustable loans to keep payments low, but weren’t able to afford to pay their mortgage when the loans reset to a much higher rate years later. […]