Cape Coral South, FL Real Estate News

By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
For these investors and buyers in general making an offer in Lee County, Cape Coral, Fort Myers and The Beach on a short sale can be complex. Your Realtor, when pre-viewing and gathering information for these listings may be well advised to ask a few questions to the listing agent: When willthe lender respond to the offer? Granted they are much faster to respond these days, but will it be 3 weeks or 6 weeks?                                                                               Cape Coral Pool home with gulf access canal frontage How many offers if any has the property in question? These days for example its not at all unusual in Cape Coral, Fort Myers and Lee County in general to have short sales and foreclosures with multiple offers. Ask if your client wants to start a bidding ...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
Les possibilitiees sont tres interessantes en Florida dans l'immobilier, surtout a Cape Coral et Fort Myers, Vous pouvez acheter une excellente proprietee entre $150K et $350k, meme sur l'eau le long d'un canal qui vous permettra de prendre votre voilier ou votre bateau a moteur le long dy Gulf DuMexique. Il y aussi des prix tres interessants pour les acheteurss d'appartements le long par ex de la region du Sud de Fort Myers a environ 8 kilometres de la plage de Fort Myers Beach. les possibilitees sont vraiment uniques. There are many interesting possibilities in Florida, specially in cape Coral and Fort Myers. You may acquire an excellent property between $150 and $350k, even along a canal, which will permit you to enjoy your boat along the Gulf of Mexico. There are also some very inte...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
               Lately I have been working with a client who wants to purchase a newer pool home in Cape Coral. His range is mostly under $210,000 and with his wife they have been frantically searching for that great deal. The deals are here. Of course these are mostly short sales and foreclosures. They are coming pretty soon so like usual I check to make sure these homes are active and if they have any offers on them, before gathering info and data and pre-viewing them.                                                                                   Cape Coral in-ground screened pool home over 2200 SF under air,3/2, 3 car garage, build in 2006, in-closed pool asking price: $209,900. The clients and I put together a list of 7 homes they have a strong interest in. Before pre-viewing them...
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By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
      Joe Kendall, Realtor with Sandals Realty a Waterfront & Foreclosure Specialist phone 239-560-0726 or email Joe at joek4realestate@aol.comI would like to introduce you to one of the nicest waterfront neighborhoods in Cape Coral Florida called Bayshore Drive. The waterfront neighborhood street is linjed with 30 to 50 feet soraing palm trees and  is surrounded by water. The 200 foot wide canal to the north and will fit the largest size boat with water depth ranging from 6 to 8 feet deep along the 200 foot wide canal.The Caloosahatchee River boarders the the south side of the neighborhood with outstanding waterfront views anytime of the day or night with Fort Myers bordering the other side of the river. This waterfront neighborhood, Home prices range from $199,000 off water to $399,00...
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By Susan Milner, Cape Coral Real Estate Broker, FloridaFutureAgents
(Florida Future Realty, Inc.)
I live across the street from what is known as the Spreader Canal in Cape Coral. It is a 200 foot wide canal along most of the west coast of Cape Coral. Beyond this spreader canal is a preserve area of mostly mangroves. Tonight the sunset was so pretty I grabbed my camera and snapped some shots.   This is a photo of my next door neighbor's Palm Trees. You cannot see the water in this photo but it is just below.   Here is the water view, just to the south of the palm trees.   And here is a view down the intersection of a canal with the larger, spreader canal   So, that's my front yard.... What do you see in your front or back yards? Copyright 2008 Susan Milner Florida Future Realty, Inc. www.Florida-Future-Realty.com  
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By Susan Milner, Cape Coral Real Estate Broker, FloridaFutureAgents
(Florida Future Realty, Inc.)
    TK Morse Scott Slocum BEFORE the rain....handing out fans to our HOT friends!         After the Rain Beautiful Rainbow over the Caloosahatchee River Cape Coral is a waterfront wonderland See all the boats parked ready to watch the Fourth of July Fireworks in style?         Super fireworks Show in Cape Coral, FL July 4, 2008!           People in Cape Coral Watching the Fourth of July Fireworks Show @ Cape Coral's Red, White & BOOM!         Hope to See You Next Year Fourth of July! in Cape Coral, Florida       Yours in Success, Florida Future Realty, Inc. Search all of Cape Coral Real Estate (239) 542-8521
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By Susan Milner, Cape Coral Real Estate Broker, FloridaFutureAgents
(Florida Future Realty, Inc.)
Cape Coral, FL    July 4, 2008 - Friday! This Friday we'll see you at Cape Coral's Red, White & BOOM! Florida Future Realty, Inc. is a sponsor this year! The event starts at 4:00PM at the base of the Cape Coral Bridge. Photo taken last year at the event:   Florida Future Realty, Inc. (239) 542-8521 Search Cape Coral & other area listings: http://cape-coral-homes.listingbook.com/ Copyright 2008 Florida Future Realty, Inc.
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By Peggy Milner
(Florida Future Realty, Inc.)
In Cape Coral, gulf access properties are the most sought after. Our office just SOLD a large, new, gulf access, pool home in SW Cape Coral. The previous owner had a mortgage of $808,000 and the new owner was able to purchase this home for just $460,000. Yes, this Cape Coral deal was a short sale. There are many other short sales available in Cape Coral along with bank owned properties and those for sale in a more traditional manner with a motivated seller. I can assist you in finding that dream home here in Cape Coral, Florida. Not ready to call me yet? I understand. Feel free to search my website anytime for up-to-date listing information: Cape Coral Gulf Access Search I look forward to assisting you with any of your real estate needs.   Peggy Milner, REALTOR PeggyMilner@FloridaFuture...
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By Susan Milner, Cape Coral Real Estate Broker, FloridaFutureAgents
(Florida Future Realty, Inc.)
Sally Searcher Let Me Explain   So yesterday I receive a call from a prospective buyer. We’ll call her Sally Searcher. So, Sally had called on one of my listings.   Sally: Is the home still available, what can you tell me about it, how much is it…etc.   Me: Thanks for calling Sally, how long have you been looking?   Sally: Oh, hold on we’re driving around looking at homes.   Me: You are not wasting your time & gas randomly driving around calling on signs are you?   Sally: Yes, we have been SO busy driving around trying to find a house.   Me: Sally, are you working with a real estate agent?   Sally: No. We are not.   Me: Sally, that house is blah blah blah blah (price, size, gulf view, etc.)   Sally: Wow, that sounds great. We want to see it. When are you available to see it? We ...
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By Susan Milner, Cape Coral Real Estate Broker, FloridaFutureAgents
(Florida Future Realty, Inc.)
We keep hearing about it everywhere.The value of the US Dollar is down...I just converted $250,000 USD to Euros - Guess what? That's only $170,498.21Our US Dollar is currently equal to .68 EURIn Canada that same $250,000 USD converts to just $240,777.34Our US Dollar is currently equal to .96 CAD Our real estate prices continue to decline...ANDThere are financing programs for foreign nationals....We live in paradise. We truly do...If you have been considering investing in a home in SW Florida contact our team today. We can assist you in the search to find the right property in Cape Coral or Fort Myers, negotiated at the right price, financed in the best manner to a smooth closing.You can search listings like agents do through our newest listing portal -  Search Cape Coral HomesSign up to...
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By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
                                       Joe Kendall is Known as the "Waterfront * Foreclosure Specialist" in Cape Coral and Fort Myers. Joe knows the real estate on and off water! He also services the entire Southwest Florida area including Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Ft Myers Beach, Pine Island, Sanibel, Captiva and Bonita Springs. Use our free online property searchto find lots, waterfront property, new construction, condos and town-homes or that perfect home for sale in paradise! Joe Kendall Sandals Realty 239-560-0726 www.viewswflorida.com  http://www.sandalsrealty.com/  http://wwwviewswflorida.com/search_mls.html  
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By Susan Milner, Cape Coral Real Estate Broker, FloridaFutureAgents
(Florida Future Realty, Inc.)
Well, as I often do, I went to the yacht club in Cape Coral, Florida the other day. It is so pretty there. It's one of Cape Coral's only beaches. It sits on the Caloosahatchee River (that's the river between Cape Coral & Ft. Myers).It's cute, there is of course, yacht dockage. There is also a tennis shop, swimming pool, playground, restaurant, boat ramp & more.So here are some photos for your viewing pleasure. 
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By Susan Milner, Cape Coral Real Estate Broker, FloridaFutureAgents
(Florida Future Realty, Inc.)
An article in our local newspaper shares a success story of a local Cape Coral homeowner. This particular home owner was a - For Sale By Owner - who realized he needed professional assistance to sell his home. A Realtor came to his home & explained the local market & advised that he'd have to drastically reduce his asking price. Luckily the home was in great showing condition & in a good neighborhood. Within a month they had an accepted contract. Pretty good outcome.Remember,PRICE the property correctly in this market....hopefully your home is in better condition & location than the other similar priced properties so buyers don't pass by yours for another. Again, YES homes are selling...but only those who are willing to listen to sound advice & do what is necessary to prepare their home...
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By Susan Milner, Cape Coral Real Estate Broker, FloridaFutureAgents
(Florida Future Realty, Inc.)
A while back I posted a story about a client of mine who found a diamondback rattlesnake in his yard in North Port. Well he has found another since!But here's onto my newest story. I know that we have Nile Monitor Lizards here but I have yet to see any. My new neighbor & I were chatting the other day & he told me that there is at least one living in the canal here. He said it eats anything it can - including small pets. Well I have a little dog so I was a bit concerned. He told me that another neighbor had a friend walking his dog & that the Monitor came up and bit the dogs leg WHILE the owner was right there. Ok, so they are NOT afraid of people. Even scarier. So now I keep thinking about this thing when I walk my dog. I guess it is somewhere between 5-6 feet long!Here's a photo I foun...
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By Susan Milner, Cape Coral Real Estate Broker, FloridaFutureAgents
(Florida Future Realty, Inc.)
If you have been waiting on the sidelines to see what the local Cape Coral real estate market may do & you are not in a position to start making offers to buy, a lease option may fit your needs well. If you are not familiar with a lease option, it is fairly easy to understand. I'm going to take you into the lease option now. First of all, there is a considerable down payment required. Many sellers are requesting 3-5% down (of the purchase price) but we have seen many negotiate lower amounts. This deposit will go towards the purchase price or down payment and/or closing costs when the home is purchased at the end of the lease option term. If you do not follow through & purchase the home, the seller keeps this deposit. It is NON-REFUNDABLE. The purchase price is locked in at the time of s...
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