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Which Top Lists Has Cape Coral Made This Year?

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Top Lists for 2017 “Top 10 Cities where People Are Moving in 2017” Fort Myers/Cape Coral No.2 by Trulia “Top 150 Cities for Millennials”- Cape Coral at No. 75 by Millennials Finances “Fastest Growing Cities” Cape Coral No. 1 by Forbes.com “Best Cities to Start a Family” Cape Coral No. 34 by LendEDU.com   It’s only the first quarter of 2017 and there will be more of these lists that Cape Coral and Fort Myers will be on.  Not a bad first quarter huh? Our city is ever growing and...

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Who is Today’s Homebuyer?

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Who is Today’s Homebuyer?

Today’s homebuyer is not the same as it was in year’s past. Millennials are now beginning to surpass the Baby Boomers and Generation X’ers on home sales. According to the 2016 National Association of Realtors Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends, single women and Hispanics are making up a large and growing part of today’s home buyers. Below, I wanted to share some fun facts and information with you about today’s home buyer. 13 percent of homes are purchased by a multigenerational household. 84 percent of buyers 33 and under...

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Celebrate the Holidays in Southwest Florida

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Celebrate the Holidays in Southwest Florida

As more and more people make their way down to Southwest Florida for the winter season, there are more happenings than ever for people to enjoy, especially around the holidays. Although the towns and cities of Naples, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, and Estero are known for their great weather and beautiful beaches, there is so much more to do in the area and experience. The area has a vibrant culture and community. If you’re looking to move down here, rest assured that you will always find something to do! This December there are...

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Thumbtack: A Great Resource for Home Buyers and Sellers

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Thumbtack: A Great Resource for Home Buyers and Sellers

Have you heard of the website Thumbtack.com? If you’re looking to move (whether buying or selling), check this site out! This company offers a destination to help you get things done. Their site says, “A smarter way to hire local pros.” Buying a home and moving can be very stressful; there’s a lot to think of before, during, and after the moving process. From expenses to decorating, you’re going to have a lot on your plate, and Thumbtack can help offer great help at your fingertips without you having to spend hours researching...

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Things Buyers Should Look for When Buying a Home

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Things Buyers Should Look for When Buying a Home

House hunting is a hectic time in a person’s life. There is so much to think about and consider in addition to daily activities and tasks.  Buying a home is full of planning, excitement, stress, and reward (once you find the right home). As a realtor in Southwest Florida, I wanted to share with you some of the best tips and things to look for when buying a house. Although this list cannot make all the stress disappear, it can help you to know what things and hidden issues to keep in mind to make buying a house easier. Figure out what your...

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Helpful List for A First Time Home Buyer

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Helpful List for A First Time Home Buyer

Are you a first time home buyer? If you’re ready to take the plunge, there are a lot of things for you to know before buying. Buying a home is a big deal, and a big commitment. The entire process can be stressful and intimidating if you don’t have a knowledgeable agent working with you. There are a lot of things you should be asking and considering beforehand so the process can go smoothly for you. Below, I’m sharing a to-do list filled with key steps, questions, tips, and points for you to think about during your first home-purchasing...

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Top 8 Reasons to Work with a Realtor

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Top 8 Reasons to Work with a Realtor

Buying a home is a very exciting time in a person’s life; however, it can also be a very daunting and stressful time in a person’s life, as well. When buying a home, there are a lot of items to consider and keep track of. From financial decisions and seeking out issues with properties to deciding on the neighborhood and number of bedrooms in a home, there is a lot to think about. While researching and searching for homes, you may find this is a larger emotional, physical and financial undertaking than you originally anticipated. And sure,...

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Best Realty Apps for Buyers and Sellers

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Best Realty Apps for Buyers and Sellers

Buying property is a big deal. From finances to choosing a neighborhood, people are overwhelmed with the many different things that come into play when house-hunting. If you’re hesitant with making such a large purchase, don’t worry you’re not alone. This is probably the biggest purchase you’ve ever made in your life! On the other hand, selling a home can be just as stressful with so many things to potentially worry about and get ready. Thankfully, we live in a time where we are fortunate enough to have easy access to information to...

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Thinking about buying in SWFL? Now is the time!

Posted by on Sep 2, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Thinking about buying in SWFL? Now is the time!

Thinking about making the move to Southwest Florida? Ready to search for your dream home? Believe it or not, now is the best time to purchase a home in SWFL. Why? It’s still the off season. To put it simply, the SWFL off season means housing prices are lower and there’s fewer people down here to compete with when searching for and buying a home. Real estate investment is about the timing! In the off season down here, buyers have more choices and more leverage in sale negotiations than when it’s in season. Even if there are fewer homes on...

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Who Pays the Real Estate Agent?

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Who Pays the Real Estate Agent?

I wanted to share and discuss with you a subject and question that I come across quite often, “Who Pays the Real Estate Agent?” Many people don’t know how real estate agents get paid, and this is because it’s situational and negotiable. Usually the seller/builder pays the commissions to both the selling agent (buyer) and the listing agent (seller). There are a variety of contracts and agreements and situations that the buyer, seller, and realtor can come across that will determine who is responsible for the commission, and in what...

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