Something new for the first-time home buyer in Florida is about to take place!
If your currently renting, you may want to read this article. The Florida Legislature just announced that $35,000,000 dollars has been set aside for down-payment home ownership assistance thru the Florida Housing Finance Corporation [FHFC]. These monies were a part of Florida’a huge settlement from the nations 5 largest mortgage services.
Remember the old days………you go to the store and outside are kiosk racks of homes “For Sale” magazines and books of “For Sale” homes? You would pore over those publications and circle homes that looked interesting, then walk into a real estate office with it in hand.
Remember the old days……..you would walk into a real estate office and leave with a stack of MLS print-outs of “For Sale” homes to review, drive-by the neighborhoods, check out the other homes on the block, and select a few listings to go see?
Remember the old days……..Realtors used Television ads, Billboards, car door signs, and other print media as methods of marketing to potential buyers?
Thankfully those days are now gone forever! …continue →
We have just made it thru the first quarter of 2013 and we are seeing solid evidence that our local real estate market is well on its way to being the best year for the housing market in over 7 years. While challenges still remain, like getting lenders to make loans a little easier to obtain, we are seeing good numbers in the housing sector here in Lee County. …continue →
The number’s for 2012 are finally here and shows the various sectors of employment in our area. Some of the numbers are surprising, while some are not.
A footnote should be made about Lee County. Some area’s of the County entail more farming for example than others [Fort Myers] and other areas offer more Leisure and Hospitality [Sanibel & Captiva]. Anyway, here are the statistic’s for the entire County for your review. Anyone looking to relocate here, will want to pay particular attention for employment opportunities within their individual profession. …continue →
Here are the simple facts for a “sell and move up” in size home strategy…..ACT NOW!
Prices have been rising on homes now for 14 consecutive month’s. If your selling one home to move up and into a larger one, it does you no good to wait for prices to climb higher……..the price of the move-up new home will increase in value faster, than the price on the home your’re leaving behind. The time for this type of buyer to take action is now! …continue →