When Canadians want to escape their cold, snowy winter days, it’s no secret where they like to head for their winter destination. We all know they head south to Florida. But did you know that the largest percentage of Canadians buy their homes in the Cape Coral-Fort Myers region after Naples-Marco Island?
Florida is a wonderful place to retire; in addition to warm weather and no state income taxes, you can take advantage of its homestead laws. The Homestead exemption under Florida law can apply to one of three issues: exemption from forced sale before and after death; restrictions on devise and alienation; or exemption from taxation.
Do you want a piece of waterfront paradise? Cape Coral may be the place for you as nearly 40,000 of its 100,000 lots are located in a waterfront setting on a canal, lake or river. For water lovers everywhere, Cape Coral is a special place with more than 400 miles of canals, which makes it an ideal area for boating, fishing and scenic views.
The Florida Bond Program is designed to provide eligible homebuyers with a below-market interest rate. The program is sponsored by state or local Housing Finance Agencies.
The quintessential luxurious home is one in which the right amenities make an owner feel spoiled. What are the amenities that luxury homebuyers want now? Today’s homebuyers say the kitchen is the most important area when choosing a new home, followed by amenities in the master bedroom, according to a survey by Pulte Homes, one of the largest builders in the country.
Want to buy a slice of paradise but not get ripped off? When buying the right vacation home, real estate agents are unanimous on the top rule: Make sure you know the area well first, both what draws you there in the first place but the drawbacks as well. Research thoroughly.
Named one of America’s Best Mid-Sized Cities for home buyers, Cape Coral residents live big without living in the biggest city. If the large sprawling metropolitan city isn’t your lifestyle or a small town, then consider buying a home in Cape Coral. Cape Coral’s charm rests in its affordability for house hunters.
I wish that I had a dollar for every time that I get asked, what will the owner take for that property? The best way to answer this question is to take a look at the average selling price to listing price ratio of all homes sold in the Fort Myers area in the last year. In 2013, homes in Lee County on average sold for 96% of asking price
The Oasis Condominiums, located directly on the Caloosahatchee River in the Fort Myers River District, still have new construction inventory for sale. Our team gives high grades to the finishes and amenity package at the Oasis and is proud to show these units to prospective buyers. The Oasis offers finishes more commonly associated South Beach than what has typically been built in Fort Myers.
A new group of homebuyers—so called “boomerang buyers”—is ready to jump back in the Fort Myers real estate market. Boomerang buyers are people who lost their home through a short sale, foreclosure or bankruptcy and have been improving their credit scores, saving money for a down payment and waiting until they qualify to purchase again
The housing news from Fort Myers is faster than a speeding bullet……stronger than TNT……huger than Billy Fuccillo……..the median prices of homes sold in Lee Country in April 2013 were up 29.8% over median sales prices in April of 2012.
Hard to believe, but we just don’t have enough real estate inventory to satisfy the demand of all the buyers currently in the market here in Fort Myers. In many of our gated communities, much of the realistically priced inventory has been snapped up by eager buyers.