Copeland, FL Real Estate News

By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
Janes Scenic Drive   Recently, I had the opportunity to play tour guide with winter house guests. Besides seeing the usual southwest Florida sites I thought it would be interesting to finally tour Janes Memorial Scenic Drive. If you’re not aware, Janes is an eleven mile primitive road that was once a logging trail in the 1940-50’s. It runs through the Fakahatchee Strand and one of the most beautiful stretches of natural Florida. Continue reading: Janes Memorial Scenic Parkway         *This article was written by Chris Griffith, special to Southwest Spotlight Newspaper*
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
 Marco Island is a great place to call home!  Many only call Marco Island home for part of the year, so to catch those up that are not in the area, here is a brief recap of what is happening on Marco Island.   Marco Island is a boating community with many Marco Island homes and condos set on canals. Between 1964 - 1965 the Deltona Corporation started building seawalls to create Marco Island Waterways. In building all of those canals, there was need to have bridges built to help people navigate the roadways.Read More at Marco Island Boating and Bridge Safety   I just read an editorial from the Naples News - City should manage asset in taxpayers' best interest. Interesting question brought to light, it has been four years since Marco Island purchased that property from Dale Glon for $10 M...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
Yesterday Tom Flood made a presentation to the FAR District V Educational Summit on Mortgage Fraud.  He had a great handout which I will be happy to email to any one that wants it, just email me at and I will forward it to you.In it was resources for reporting susupected fraud and he defined the following Mortgage Fraud Schemes:Property FlippingChunkingSilent SecondNominee Loans/Straw BuyersFictitious/Stolen IdentityForeclosure SchemesInflated AppraisalsEquity SkimmingAir LoansMoney LaunderingMake it a great day! Read More at:  Marco Island Educate Yourself About Mortgage Fraud
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