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SWFL in the Summer

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

SWFL in the Summer

It’s summer time in Southwest Florida. It’s hot. It’s sunny. There’s a thunderstorm nearly every day. But, the roads, restaurants, beaches, and stores are less crowded, so that’s a good thing! Despite it being “off season,” people live and thrive in SWFL year round, and there is plenty to check out, experience, and explore in this area. Whether you want to grab something delicious for dinner or looking for something more active to do, this area has something for you. No matter your age, you can enjoy the activities and...

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Enjoy Fresh Fruit of the Season in SWFL

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Enjoy Fresh Fruit of the Season in SWFL

You know what makes Southwest Florida great besides the sunshine and beautiful beaches? Fresh fruit! It’s peak mango and lychee season down here right now, and people come from all over to enjoy these local fruit fresh off the trees. Earlier in July, Pine Island hosted MangoMania, a summer festival that celebrates the harvest of the island’s mangoes. Florida happens to be the largest producer of mangoes in the United States. In fact, Lee County is one of the state’s leading commercial producers of the crop. For the freshest fruit in...

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Right Now: SWFL is a Seller’s Market

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Right Now: SWFL is a Seller’s Market

You may not know it, but locally, and nationally, it’s a seller’s market right now. So if you’re looking to sell your home, now is the time to list your property. According to the latest Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index, 15 percent of Americans say now is a good time to sell a home, which is at an all-time survey high; whereas, 30 percent of Americans say now is a good time to purchase a home, which is 3 percent drop from previous months and an all-time survey low. The reasoning behind these numbers may be because there are a...

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Experience Fort Myers with a Walk

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

Experience Fort Myers with a Walk

Downtown Fort Myers is a happening place. The area is filled with restaurants, cafes, concerts, retail shops, art, a variety of events, and much more. One of the great things about downtown Fort Myers is the variety of walks/block parties that occur each month. With these walks, residents and visitors can experience the area in different ways. Whether you’re into the art scene or just want to grab a bite to eat, there is walk for you in downtown Fort Myers.  With so much to see and do in the area, you’ll never get bored visiting or living...

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Benefits of Using a Realtor in a New Build/Construction

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

Benefits of Using a Realtor in a New Build/Construction

Many people aren’t in the market to just buy a home, they want to build their home. With a new build or construction home, owners have the opportunity to create a “dream home” by having more choices in the way things are designed, where the home is located, and what ends up inside from appliances and floors to colors and door knobs. Even though the buyer is working with the builder to build the new home, it is actually a smart idea to use a realtor to represent oneself in a new construction/build. Below, I’ve listed a few key points...

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Explore Cape Coral’s Parks

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Explore Cape Coral’s Parks

Situated in warm Southwest Florida, the city of Cape Coral is the ideal place to explore the outdoors, especially parks. The city offers breath-taking views being that it is surrounded by water on three sides. Not to mention, that the area is full of some impressive flora and fauna. When the humidity dies down, the best place to be in Cape Coral is outside, specifically in one of the city’s parks. Residents and visitors can enjoy a day in the sun exploring these beautiful public parks (39 to be exact!) and all they have to offer. Below,...

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The Seven Islands Plan

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

The Seven Islands Plan

The Seven Islands is a hot topic around Cape Coral right now. This area of interest is in the southwest area of Northwest Cape. The Seven Islands is made up of 48 acres, which includes seven “islands’ and 46 adjoining properties along Old Burnt Store Road. In short, this area is becoming an up and coming neighborhood. The vision for this area is in the early stages. In April, a consultant and design team revealed to the Cape Coral City Council five design concepts for Seven Islands. The different plans include solely residential options...

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Annual Market Watch Conference 2016

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

Annual Market Watch Conference 2016

In February, I had the opportunity to attend the News-Press Market Watch 2016 in Fort Myers. This is an annual real-estate event for realtors, home buyers, sellers, investors, and other professionals in all industries. The idea behind this conference is to obtain knowledge on what’s going on currently in the Southwest Florida real estate market. This year, the event focused on home values, building permits and, population growth. Randy Thibaut, a land and new home sales/development expert; Denny Grimes, a residential real estate expert; and...

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SWFL Loves Dogs

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

SWFL Loves Dogs

Southwest Florida loves dogs. Dogs ARE a family member for most people, and this community understands that. From shops to beaches, many areas welcome the presence of man’s best friend in a variety of different ways. Not only will you love it in the Sunshine State, but your dog will too! Here are some SWFL places that cater to dogs’ needs and allow them to roam free and have fun in the sun right alongside you! Dog Parks Wagging Tails Dog Park | Rotary Park, Cape Coral This is a spacious dog park that offers separated areas for small and...

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Fishing in Southwest Florida

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

Fishing in Southwest Florida

When you think of Southwest Florida, what comes to mind? The beach? Sun? How about fishing? Fishing is renowned in the Florida Gulf Coast; it’s a way of life for many people in this part of the state. Whether you’re an experienced fisherman or new to the sport, Southwest Florida has endless fishing options for you to choose from, like fly, reel, backwater, and offshore. You can fish off a dock, or join a captain on his boat in one of the state’s fantastic fishing hot spots. Here’s some fishing in Southwest Florida options that’ll...

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