Cape Coral, FL Real Estate News

By Scott Slocum, Scott Slocum & Associates 239-222-4800, Cape Coral
(Florida Future Realty Inc.)
Florida Property Tax Reform There is good news out of Tallahassee Florida this morning.  The House and Senate have been able to devise a plan to send to the voters on January 29th, 2008. While the plan has many pros and cons there are provisions to provide property tax relief to not only primary residences, but also second home owners and business owners.  This is something that our seasonal and vacation population has been needing for many years. The new plan has the following provisions: • Portability of SOH Exemption Dollars: Homesteaders could take up to $500,000 of Save Our Homes protections to a new home purchase. Those who downsize would take a pro-rated portion of their tax protections.  This applies to all property taxes.  This will allow people who live in Homesteaded properti...
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By Beatrice Cooper,
(Finacial Destination )
Just hope everyone can help.  Food Drive will be pick up the second week of November.Thank you for those that already participate and be Bless for helping.Read email received by Dave Moreland Christian ChamberFirst Capital Lending Corp Moreland, Dave [mailto:Dave.Moreland@morganstanley.com]  Christian Chamber Christian Outreach Food DriveGreetings Food Drive Participants! Thank you all for your willingness to help us collect food for those in need in our community this holiday season.  You may or may not know, but all of the food collected will be to benefit the Fort Myers Soup Kitchen.  They have been helping people with food for over 30 years and were grateful recipients of our efforts last year.  We wanted to send out an email reminder to you as representatives that your role is crit...
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By Barbara Klare, Broker Associate, Jones & Co Realty
(Looking For a Real Estate Value in Cape Coral or Fort Myers?)
Who is waiting to buy REO, bank owned, foreclosure properties in the Cape Coral Florida area?Yes, check the Lee County court calendar; it's sometime 20 Lis Pendens per day. Will the lenders put the on the real estate market for next to nothing as the real estate investors are hoping?Many banks are working with people to try to help them stay in their homes. As far as spec homes, it's another story.If your a qualified buyer looking to buy a brand new home as a short sale, REO, bank owned, foreclosure home, call me 239 292 1358 or email me bklare@comcast.net 
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By Scott R. Turner, Everything We Touch Turns to SOLD!!
(CENTURY 21 Broadhurst)
Click on the link below and play a Halloween version of hang man. Grap the kids and there friends. It's pretty funny. I find myself playing it when I should be working. I also find my kids playing it when they should be doing there home work. Have Fun and happy HalloweenScotthttp://dedge.com/flash/hangman/hangman.swf?a=300
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By Scott R. Turner, Everything We Touch Turns to SOLD!!
(CENTURY 21 Broadhurst)
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By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
  Affordable housing returns to Southwest Florida. These homes are located in Cape Coral Florida.           Asking    $104,900                      Asking  $114,900                     Asking  $114,900   Cape Coral Florida Bank Pre-foreclosure short sale property located in Cape Coral Florida.  Hundreds to choose from! www.ViewSWFlorida.com Joe Kendall Realtor with Sandals Realty www.viewswflorida.com 239-560-0726 your Foreclosure and short sale specialist Joe Kendall writes: The real estate market in Cape Coral Florida has brought new life into affordable housing! Currently there are over 50 homes listed for sale under $120,000 in Cape Coral Florida. Some of these homes do need some attention more then others and some are move in condition! Now is the time to buy a vacation home, real ...
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By Scott Slocum, Scott Slocum & Associates 239-222-4800, Cape Coral
(Florida Future Realty Inc.)
As some of you may or may not know in addition to my work as a REALTOR® and Mortgage Broker, I also serve my community fulltime as a Firefighter Paramedic. With October being Fire Prevention month the Engine Company that I'm assigned to spent the morning at an elementary school talking about fire safety.  We had originally gone to do what we call a "Truck Demo."  Basically this is where we open all the doors and compartments and walk the kids around the Fire Engine showing the children the various tools, equipment and gear needed for Firefighters to do their jobs. I like to take the "Truck Demo" a little bit farther and ask the children a few simple questions about fire safety.  Much to my amazement I was somewhat disappointed in the knowledge that these elementary school children had s...
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By Scott R. Turner, Everything We Touch Turns to SOLD!!
(CENTURY 21 Broadhurst)
As we enter into another tourist season in Southwest Florida, I keep asking myself and my co-workers what are we doing to highlight the benefits of our market? Are we using all avenues available to advertise our great buyers market? I have gone back to the basics in our business. I'm using the 3 foot rule. Anyone within 3 feet will know what a great buyers market we are in and that I am a REALTOR. All my listings will once again have color brochures advertising the benefits of the home for sale. I have partnered with a lender and advertising the great loan programs available, and the great rates that are also available. If I'm speaking with you on the phone, I will ask what type of buyer are you working with and offer you my listings that might work. I'm using the new technology availab...
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By Scott Slocum, Scott Slocum & Associates 239-222-4800, Cape Coral
(Florida Future Realty Inc.)
Are You Ready to Purchase a Cape Coral Short Sale? With an influx of Short Sale properties entering the market throughout Lee County, foreclosures are on the rise throughout Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres there are plenty of properties available for purchase... but are you as the consumer prepared to buy such a property. The first step is to not only be pre-qualified which is a quick look at your credit score, your income, and your debts, but I would highly recommend a pre-approval and loan commitment from your lender prior to even starting to look at a property whether it's a short sale or not.  This means you have already gone through underwriting with your loan file and the only conditions left to clear on your loan file would be the review of your appraisal. The second step is...
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By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
      Joe KendallRealtor with Sandals Realty 239-560-0726 www.viewswflorida.com writes; There has been a lot published as of late from several local home builders stating the end is near on the "Out of Inventory" Spec home inventory is coming to an end. As one local builder report selling over 50homes last month on the special pricing! My suggestion if your looking in Cape Coral Florida for a 3-4 bed room home and you would like a affordable new construction home? Please give me a call I will be happy to provide you a list of new construction homes at affordable prices!  Here is an example of prices from one local home builder! Call today, limited time offer!     1540 sq. feet  3/2/2/ start at $162,900    1755 sq. ft. 4/2/2/ start at $170,900      2430 sq. ft.  4/3/2 start at $ 185,400 ...
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By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
                  Short Sale New Price $199,900                 Short Sale New Price  $154,900Search foreclosure short sale homes  in Cape Coral Florida from my web site at www.viewswFlorida.com Joe Kendall Realtor with Sandals Realty 239-560-0726 www.viewswflorida.com writes, I would just like to share with my readers the foreclosure short sale market report for Cape Coral Florida as of today November 22,2007   There are currently 1,716 single family homes and condos listed in our local mls system as a bank short sale in Cape Coral Florida. This number includes Waterfront Property including Gulf Access and Sailboat Access Property. I would also like to suggest that sometimes bank foreclosures are your better deal as with out the third party to deal with banks are more willing to take a...
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By Beatrice Cooper,
(Finacial Destination )
ONE DAY A YOUNG BOY ASKED HIS MOM.  WHY ARE YOU CRYING?  "BECAUSE I'M A WOMAN " SHE TOLD HIM. "I DONT UNDERSTAND,"  HE SAID, "AND YOU NEVER WILL, BUT THATS OKAY."  LATER THE LITTLE BOY ASKED HIS FATHER, "WHY DOES MOM SEEM TO CRY FOR NO REASON?"  "ALL WOMEN CRY FOR NO REASON" WAS ALL HIS DAD COULD SAY.  THE LITTLE BOY GREW UP AND BECAME A MAN, STILL WONDERING WHY WOMEN CRY.  FINALLY, HE PUT IN A CALL TO GOD.  WHEN GOD GOT BACK TO HIM, HE ASKED, "GOD WHY DO WOMEN CRY SO EASILY?"  GOD ANSWERED,  "WHEN I MADE WOMAN, I DECIDED SHE HAD TO BE SPECIAL.  I MADE HER SHOULDERS STRONG ENOUGH TO CARRY THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD, YET HER ARMS GENTLE ENOUGH TO GIVE COMFORT.  I GAVE HER THE INNER STRENGTH TO ENDURE CHILDBIRTH AND THE REJECTION THAT MANY TIMES WILL COME, EVEN FROM HER OWN CHILDREN.  I GAVE...
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By Beatrice Cooper,
(Finacial Destination )
THE CHICKENS DON'T STOP DIGGING JUST BECAUSE THERE AREN'T A LOT OF WORMS.  MY ASSOCIATE AND I ARE GOING TO BE MARKETING OUR REVERSE MORTGAGE PRODUCT TO SENIORS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.  WE WILL BE DOING DIRECT MAIL, COLD CALLING , AND VISITING THE SENIORS WHERE THEY ARE MOST COMFORTABLE AND WHERE THEY WANT TO REMAIN, THEIR HOME.  THIS PRODUCT ALLOWS SENIORS CITIZENS THE ABILITY TO LEAD A LIFE OF GREATER FINANCIAL FREEDOM THAN THEY EVER CONCEIVED.  LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE SOMEONE IN MIND THAT MAY BENEFIT FROM THESE SERVICES WE WILL VISIT THEM AS WELL.
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By Beatrice Cooper,
(Finacial Destination )
WORD OF MOUTH ADVERTISING HAS WORKED FOR ME FOR MANY YEARS.  I WOULD LIKE TO TELL ALL CONSUMERS THAT REALTORS CONTINUE TO PLAY A BIG ROLE IN HELPING POTENTIAL HOME BUYERS FIND THE HOUSE THEY ARE LOOKING FOR.  THEIR MARKETING STRATEGY AND MATERIAL WILL HELP YOU BE MORE SUCCESSFUL IN BUYING OR SELLING DIFFICULT LISTING.  HAVE CONFIDENCE IN YOUR REALTOR PROFESSIONAL ADVISE.
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By Beatrice Cooper,
(Finacial Destination )
MEET MY FAITH SHE WAS BOUGHT AT THE Animal Rescue IN ORLANDO,  MY HUSBAND NAMED HER FAITH SO I CALL HER FAITH.  BUT THEN HE CHANGED HER NAME TO KAY.  SHE ANSWERS TO BOTH NAMES,  SHE KNOWS WHEN I AM CALLING HER.  SHE ALSO ANSWERS TO KAY.  I CANT TELL YOU HOW MUCH I ENJOY HER, SHE BRINGS US LOTS OF JOY AND HAPPINESS. Today she jumped up so high off the ground with joy. 
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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 239-560-0726 writes;  Todays real estate market around the country has a lot of people facing foreclosure. Which I am sorry to hear and talk about this subject as I know it effects a lot of peoples lives, but I must say you may have some options. I have talked to several people over the last few weeks and everyone situation is different. But I believe in trying to sell your home before it goes to a foreclosure sale and it remains on your credit record. I would suggest you do everything in your power to avoid foreclosure and work with the banks toward a solution everyone can agree with. First of all let me explain a few terms that the banks refer to during the foreclosure process! Let me in real easy to understand terms, explain what a short s...
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By Beatrice Cooper,
(Finacial Destination )
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By Lois Davies, Cape Coral & SW Florida
(Century 21 Birchwood Realty, Inc.)
With the market being slow I have taken the opportunity to participate in several seminars and refresher classes.  The other morning, as I was having coffee and feeling up-beat, I realized that most of the agents I enjoy being around are the ones either learning new methodes for deal with this market or implementing them into their daily routine.  We all know times are tough, but this is a perfect time to refresh ourselves and become creative.  Since I am not a creative thinker I cheat, I go to seminars and pick up my new ideas.  It's amazing how good a few new suggestions can make you feel, and how great you feel when they work; But best of all is how insulated I have become to the negative "the sky if falling" agents who are waiting for the market to shift and the "bidding wars" to st...
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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 phone 239-560-0726 www.viewswflorida.com writes, The Bank foreclosures and Sellers trying to sell their home thru a short sale continues to offer home buyers in Cape Coral Florida located in Lee County Florida, outstanding values on homes with pools! These pictures are homes in the foreclosure process and offer a varity of options and styles, even a few of these homes are waterfront property! Currently there are 56 homes priced from 150,000 to 200,000 with a pool! These pictures are from this list! Now is the time to buy a pool home in Lee County Florida ! Now is the time to buy your vacation home or investment property! 
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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 239-560-0726 www.viewswflorida.com writes, Sometimes you have to look at where we have come in the last two years in this real estate market in Cape Coral Florida before you have a clear understanding that Now is the Time to Buy. This always helps to get a clear understanding by taking a look at a single neighborhood sold prices then and now. Normally you look at the past and see how much lower the prices where two years ago(past history) and what prices the current market homes are currently selling. But I can tell you in Cape Coral Florida, We have the complete opposite in most places in the country! This example below is Cape Coral Florida, Sailboat, Gulf Access Property with the sold prices in 2005 compared to what the current sold pric...
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