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This is a well written explanation of Short Sales, Deed in Lieu, Foreclosure Law for the state of Florida. -Erik ElseaWe get so many questions about what is a DEFICIENCY JUDGMENT and how it differs from other possibilities including DEED IN LIEU OF FORECLOSURE or SHORT SALE.  Recent blogs and Bro...
07/05/2010
There is plenty of good news this morning for homeowners and those who want to be. Last night Congress passed the extension for the home buyer's tax credit. This moves the deadline for closing from June 30th to September 30th, 2010. According to Florida Realtors® this may allow an additional 14,0...
07/01/2010
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Tomorrow is the day the new Florida Law goes into effect allowing Homeowners Associations to go after tenants for past due fees owed by the deadbeat owners they are renting from. Owners often owe delinquent fees to their association on properties that are in foreclosure. These owners however cont...
06/30/2010
Lee County Real Estate As of this morning the MLS for Fort Myersshows a little over 5100 single family homes available for sale that are not short sales. Last month we sold over 1400 homes in Lee County. That gives us an available inventory of approximately 3-4 months of sellable homes. What I me...
06/30/2010
Listing...Listening Presentations As an agent in the Fort Myers Real Estate Market I meet with tons of sellers. Sometimes I am competing for their listing with other agents. I often wonder why they choose me to sell their home. I know the obvious. I have experience, a great listing presentation, ...
06/29/2010
The Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral proudly welcomes Universal Music Recording Artists Trailer Choir as the headlining act at RE/MAX Realty Team's Red, White and Boom. Trailer Choir will take the stage at 8:00 p.m. as the feature act before the Heroes and Leaders American Tribute kicks off the ...
06/28/2010
As an extremely busy Realtor® here in Fort Myers Florida, I rarely get the chance to sit down and watch TV. I try to keep up on sports and the news. So as little as I get to watch TV I have been surprised that over the last two weeks I have seen so many commercials touting the benefits of the Nat...
06/28/2010
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   It's All About YOU! OPEN HOUSE INVITATION  Hello Fellow REALTORS®,  Jones & Co. Realty formerly known as Leisure Island Realty, would like to invite YOU to our Open House on Thursday June 17th, 2010 from 4:30pm - 6:00pm. Please take some time to stop by and meet us and our associates and enjo...
06/16/2010
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What sells homes? Better yet...What sells anything? I was told since I was very young that something was only worth what someone was willing to pay for it. So when selling a home, the value of that home is only what someone is willing to pay for it. Price sells homes. If you are in a gated commun...
06/15/2010
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I work with Realtors all the time who seem to be going in so many different directions that they really aren't going anywhere. They try one type of marketing for a short period of time and then if they don't see immediate results they start trying something new. They seem to always be searching f...
06/11/2010
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