Cape Coral, FL Real Estate News

By Scott Slocum, Scott Slocum & Associates 239-222-4800, Cape Coral
(Florida Future Realty Inc.)
The News-Press had a great article out this morning talking about our continued real estate saga in Southwest Florida.  What is the reality of the situation why homes aren't selling?  Owners are still stuck on the prices of yesteryear and are "Holding Out" for that buyer "Who will definately see the value in their home and purchase it." Of course those same sellers that are holding out for the big glass of milk, want to be the low baller buyer and get another seller to contribute the world to them once they enter the buyer side of a potential transaction. Buyers are out there and I have worked with several this year.  They ask for homes in certain ranges, and that's what I show them.  I show them the "Best Deals" on the market... the homes that are priced accordingly with our market pri...
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By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
                View down 200 Foot wide canal        View down 80 foot wide canal      View down disappearing edge pool  Joe Kendall Realtor with Sandals Realty "Waterfront Specialist" writes, I was recently was talking with a past client last week over dinner on his Lanai. We got onto the subject of the lot prices and the different water views in Cape Coral. He said, I am always amazed even today, the different water views that are here in Cape Coral ! You can have 4-5 different type views on the same street he stated. I told him that is the hardest thing for people to understand from coming from  looking to buy here and they drive down streets and notice prices for homes on the same street for a similar style, size and year build home may be a difference of $10,000 in asking price! Wh...
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What's 100% of nothing? Most people in the Cape have this doom and gloom attitude regarding the real estate market in Cape Coral. Sure, if you followed the Ralph Kramden philosophy of getting rich quick and applied it to the Boom of 2004 and 2005, then yes "Bang Zoom Alice"  The wave behind you went smiling all the way to the bank.  This is Cape Coral not Miami Beach. Hello McFly!! If you read the Sunday paper there is a list of homes sold each and every week. If there weren't any homes sold that would warrant some concern! What this market crash did was weed out the paper chasing crew. We have, in it's wake, a clean slate, a new beginning.  It's no longer in the hands of some Richie Rich flipper. Now the dust has settled and there aren't too many cooks in the kitchen, so to speak.  The...
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AQUA Properties just came across this blog and wanted to pass it along. Building in Cape Coral a Homebuilders Perspective   Where do I begin with this mess? We are homebuilders in the cape, and cannot believe what is going on out there. The general public and Florida lawmakers need to be aware of this situation. If you drive around the cape and see alot of unfinished homes, have you ever wondered how that transpired? Well, let me tell you!Situation #1 Customer comes into the builders office and wants to sign up for a home. Customer signs on the dotted line, gets there loan.....sometimes the bank is on the NOC/sometimes not! The price of the home is divided into 5 draws. Builder gets a deposit draw does work, then gets another draw. Builders are having subs do work, getting draws, and th...
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Law of Attraction Seminar - Viewing of the Secret Cape Coral Yacht Club 5819 Driftwood Parkway Cape Coral , FL 33904 Thursday, July 26th 6:30pm-8:30pm We are having a special viewing of the smash hit law of attraction movie, 'The Secret'. There will be several panel members on board as we watch the movie, make our comments and how they apply to situations around us and have a great time! We will provide popcorn and drinks and this promises to be a very beneficial night for those interested in learning more about the law of attraction and how those in SW Florida are applying it to their daily lives. There will be a special reduced rate for this night only! Only $5 for Non-Members and Free for Members! Ray HigdonForever Wealth Clubhttp://www.ForeverWealthClub.com
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By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
                           Joe Kendall, Realtor Sandals Realty, Talk to Joe! The "Waterfront & New Construction Specialist"  The summer time here in southwest Florida offers some outstanding sunsets! We normally get a afternoon brief shower or thunderstorm in the late afternoon hours which some people call "Liquid Sunshine"! as many places the sun is still shining! As the day comes to an end in southwest Florida, the clouds seem to help produce some of the best sunsets you will ever see! Buy a home with a western exposure and enjoy evenings on your lani and the "Sunsets Are Free!" I sell the Florida lifestyle! let my experience work for you in finding your dream home here in southwest Florida! The locations and choices have never been better! Call or email me today for a complete list o...
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By Cindy A. Roper, SWFlorida Realtor-Cape Coral Home
(Sellstate Achievers Realty Network)
PRECISION IN THE POOLWHAT - 28th Annual Synchronized Swim ShowWHEN - July 27th, Friday at 6:30 p.m. and July 28th, Saturday at 10:00 a.m.WHERE - Yacht Club Community Pool at 5819 Driftwood ParkwayINFO - 239-542-3903The Synchronized swim program is open to students ages 5 to 18 who already know how to swim. This is the first year that there is enough boys for a separate team.The goal of the summer swim session is to learn new skills and perform in the annual show. Swimmers who want to work on skills take additional classes in the spring and fall. Local News coming from Cape Coral Reator - Cindy Roper - Sellstate Achievers Realty - 239-281-0856
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By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
 Joe Kendall Realtor Sandals Realty 239-560-0726 writes, Now is the time to buy real estate in southwest Florida.( Cape Coral, PortCharlotte, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres) There is every type of home style, every type of floor plan, every type of construction and every type of waterfront location here in southwest Florida. If you can not find what your looking for? Then your realy not interested in buying real estate in southwest Florida! The lifestyle choices and endless! The choices of new construction have never been better! Hundreds of listings of new construction homes in move in condition waiting for your offer! The waterfront locations, gulf access, fresh water, the water viewsare simply amazing of the choices! The condo market has even more choices! with locations thru-out southwest...
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By Cindy A. Roper, SWFlorida Realtor-Cape Coral Home
(Sellstate Achievers Realty Network)
SPLASH INTO SUMMER FUN!!Sun Splash Family Waterpark officially reopened on March 10 - this is the parks 16th season of operation. More than 160,000 guests visit the park every season to experience the thrills and excitement of Cape Coral's premier aquatic recreational faciliy. Here are the summer operating hours:THROUGH AUGUST 5Daily        10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.Thursdays for Date Night            6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.   special rate $6.95 plus tax per personSaturdays for Family Carload Night      6:00p.m.  -  9:00p.m.  $29.95 for a carload of up to seven plus taxRegular General Admission Rates:$14.95 - adults and children over 48" tall$12.95 - children under 48" tall$8.95 - seniors 55+$4.95 - children under 2Cape Coral residents receive a $2 discount on Regular General Admission prices, ...
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By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
  As a Southwest Florida Real Estate Specialist, I would like to share with you a discussion I had with a client last evening regarding getting a home mortgage. I suggested to the client they should always talk to 3 different banks, mortgages companies before deciding on  home loan. Based on your credit score, income and debt, you should be able to decide if a bank or a mortgage company is your best 0option before you make your phone calls. If you own a home, Your current bank or mortgage company that has your current mortgage might be your best best. If you have some credit issues? Then the mortgage Broker is probably your best route. There are lots of local choices for banks and mortgage companies in southwest Florida. I always say if they all sold the same product, they all would not...
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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 Fort Myers /Cape Coral Florida 239-560-0726 is an experienced Realtor in the Foreclosure Process. I would like to give some suggestions to home owners that maybe behind in mortgage payments. Everyone I have helped over the years, has always been a little different, yet there are some real concepts I would like to share with you. Without getting really drawn out and wordy with details here are a few key points, that I hope will help you.  I would strongly incourage you not to avoid the letters you get from your mortgage company, contact them and try and work out some type of payment plan. Stay in the home, you may not qualify for assistance if you move out.  If you have enough Equity? You might be able to refinance, work out a loan modification t...
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By Susan Milner, Cape Coral Real Estate Broker, FloridaFutureAgents
(Florida Future Realty, Inc.)
I just got back from an exciting lunch in Cape Coral, Florida.   I had the opportunity to meet with the guys from Sellsius, Joe & Rudy :)!    Also, Mary & John from RSS Pieces were there.  Our office, Sellstate Achievers Realty Network, Inc., in Ft. Myers, Florida allowed the BlogTour RV to park at our office with my big truck :). Then we headed over to RumRunners in Cape Coral for lunch.  RumRunners is a beautiful waterfront restaurant in SW Cape Coral. At lunch we were able to discuss Real Estate. Real estate marketing, blogging & so much more! It was great to finally put a face to some of these names. Even though Mary & John are in Cape Coral we had never had the opportunity to meet. It's a small world though, we realized that we have some mutual friends plus are pretty much neighbor...
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By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
                                                                                       Catch Your Best Deal. Talk to Joe Today 239-560-0726   I always get asked from clients and people I meet in the local stores, gas stations and coffee shops in Cape Coral & Fort Myers.People always ask me. Joe, When realy is the best time of year to buy real estate? In the eyes of the seller, the Summer season is the most popular up north because of the weather, everything is in green, it's warm, family' want to move before school starts at the end of summer. Here is southwest Florida the best time to buy and get your best price is durning the summer, as the snow birds are gone, the amount of showing sellers get here are at the lowest point during the year. This time of year, Home Sellers are looking f...
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By Caroline Dunn, Realtor Cape Coral Florida
(Rossman Realty Group, Inc )
Hi Everyone!Well the Cape Coral's Red, White and Boom was very busy on the 4th July! About 50,000 people attended and enjoyed food and live music from national and local bands on the Cat Country Stage, including Crossin Dixon, Deb and The Dynamics, and DVS! Realtor's with the Cape Coral Association of Realtor's promoted "TIME2BUYCAPECORAL" and I blew up about 400 balloons in 3 hours that were givin to everyone that passed and stoped at the booth. We had a great time! Here are a few pictures I would like to share with you!   Wondering how to make a slide show? Click on the SLIDE button to create your own slide! It's fun and easy!If you need help just bookmark this page and ask me. I will be more then happy to help!
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The city of Cape Coral generates only about 8% of its tax base from businesses. The city has added over 2 Million square feet of commercial space in the last 2 years, and that hasn't even put a dent into the pent up demand that the city requires to service all the people that live here. On the corner of Kismet and Del Prado the new strip center called Shoppes at North Cape,  anchored by Publix is going up very quickly. It will include a Beef o' Bradys as a co-anchor to Publix.  According to the economic development director of Cape Coral, the city is motivated to get more commercial projects through permitting faster.  Some notable commercial locations include a neighborhood Walmart Grocery just opened on Pine Island road and Nicholas Pkwy in the last month. The Pine Island corridor rem...
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By Susan Milner, Cape Coral Real Estate Broker, FloridaFutureAgents
(Florida Future Realty, Inc.)
There is no doubt that foreclosures on the rise here in Cape Coral, Florida. The statistics are showing more & more homeowners facing foreclosure.  We currently have a database of Cape Coral homes for sale that are facing foreclosure. We work with the banks to negotiate short sales when the owner owes more than current Cape Coral market value. Some of these Cape Coral homes may need work but many of them are in move in condition. If you'd like to learn more about Cape Coral Short Sales or Cape Coral Foreclosure please visit our website below. We get new inventory of Cape Coral homes every week so please check back often. To search Cape Coral Foreclosures just click! www.The-Extreme-Team.com Yours in Success, Florida Future Realty  
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By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
                     3 bed 2 bath  built in 2006             2 bed 2 bath Pool  Location!     3 bed, 2 bath Waterfront Pool                 $ 149,900                                      $ 139,900                         PENDING !  $ 199,900  Cape Coral Florida Real Estate:  Bank Pre- Foreclosure Short Sale:   Subject to 3rd Party Approval  Joe Kendall Sandals Realty Cape Coral, Fort Myers Florida, 239-560-0726  Call Joe Kendall today at Sandals Realty 239-560-0726 for more information and schedule your very own personal showing of bank foreclosure short sale homes listed in Lee County!! Currently there are over 1200 homes listed for sale as a short sale! The variety ranges from land, lots, condos, wwaterfront property and new construction Call or email today for a complete list! Let Jo...
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By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
                             Buy your next home Furnished! Just might be your best deal! Talk to Joe Kendall, Direct Line 239-560-0726Current gas prices around the country has some home owners re-thinking their marketing plans in southwest Florida! I had a conversation the other day about moving expenses across the country with a current home seller! I said think about what items you are going to take with you and call and get some prices for moving trucks and or companies and price it out! Most of the time, if you are moving out of the state? You might want to look at selling the home partially furnished, verse taking items with you, as the cost of gas has driven the moving expenses to the point one of my sellers told me, his furniture has not worth the expense of taking it with him! H...
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By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
                          Come enjoy the southwest Florida lifestyle! The choices of waterfront locations in Southwest Florida, Specialy in Cape Coral Florida has never been better for the home buyer looking to own waterfront Property! Enjoying the American Dream of owning real estate plus all the amenities of living here in Southwest Florida. Yesterday June 29th 2007 I was doing a final walk thru with my clients prior to the closing of their new  home on intersecting canals at 1617 se 10th Ave Cape Coral Florida 33990,(www.mapquest.comthis location!) as we where looking out over the water, I advised them you just never know what you will see out here, so keep an eye out on the waterway! We noticed about 10 min. later some water movement closeto the dock, that was more movement then jus...
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 An exciting new commercial center in Cape Coral, on the corner of Pine Island and Pondella road called Coral Walk is progressing along very quickly. This center is being anchored by a Super Target and Staples. It will also have a Starbucks, Panera Bread, Chili's restaurant, Olive Garden restaurant and a Sports Authority. This is great news for all the residents of NW Cape Coral who are starving for retail stores to shop and dine at, and it should help the residential sector of this market that has been lacking in retail locations for some time.
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