Lee County Florida, home to Fort Myers and Cape Coral, was ranked second nationally in the nine-month period ending January 2012 for the percentage of foreign real estate buyers. In this time frame, 8.5% of all real estate transactions in Lee County involved a buyer with a foreign mailing address.
Fort Myers is very busy right now with significant numbers of seasonal visitors enjoying our warm sunny weather, beaches golf courses and of course shopping for real estate. In a shift from the past few winters when foreclosures and short sales dominated the market, buyers have shifted their focus to new construction opportunities.
The buzz of new construction activity is in the air this spring at the Fort Myers town home community of San Simeon. Originally started by Levitt & Sons, this community was purchased and re-launched by D.R. Horton.