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211, 2022

5 South Fort Myers Restaurants You Need to Try

By |November 2nd, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

With the explosive growth in the South Fort Myers area in recent years, its not surprising to see a new restaurant being built or moving into a new shopping center space. And while there are dozens of worthy entries to consider, locals have their own favorites, and for good reason. Let’s take a look at five of the most [...]

2610, 2022

Smart Homes is a Beautiful Use of Technology

By |October 26th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today, it doesn’t take an internet genius to set up many automated systems in your home for smart connectivity. Anyone can do it whether you’re building a new home or improving an existing home. Many people think that a smart home is equipped to do things like turn the air conditioning on and off and regulate the temperature, but [...]

1910, 2022

Is Cape Coral a Buyer’s or Seller’s Market?

By |October 19th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The city of Cape Coral was officially born in 1957, and what has happened there over the last sixty-five years regarding the housing market has seen many ups and downs. The market is often ranked in connection with the Fort Myers Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area market, (SMSA), but that does not always tell the true story of what is [...]

1210, 2022

Condo Association Boards in Florida

By |October 12th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Unless you’ve purchased a Florida condominium or lived in one as a tenant, you’ve likely never had to deal with the condominium association and their board of directors. It can be a bit of an eye-opener for people who have lived in a single-family home, specifically one that is not governed by a Homeowners Association, commonly called the HOA. [...]

609, 2022

Kingston Development Approved by Lee County

By |September 6th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

In mid-June of 2022, the Lee County Commission voted to sign a settlement that ultimately approved a 6,600-plus acre site off Corkscrew Road in southeast Lee County which is planned for 10,000 homes, hotel, and other commercial space. The agreement followed a lawsuit against the county filed by Corkscrew Grove Limited Partnership in 2011 for denying the company the [...]

3008, 2022

Property Appraisals in Southwest Florida

By |August 30th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Anyone buying or selling a real estate property likely knows about the role a property appraisal plays in almost all transactions. The appraisal of a property can help indicate its actual value and play a major role in the pending sales transaction. Typically, the bank, mortgage company or other funding source will require and order a property appraisal. As [...]

2508, 2022

5th Avenue South – The Heart of Naples

By |August 25th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Naples, Florida has long been known as an upscale home and seasonal retreat for the world’s wealthy seeking the finer things in life. In the Downtown Naples area, the glittering good life is epitomized along the chic 5th Avenue South, stretching from U.S. Highway 41, (also called Tamiami Trail), to the sandy shores of the Gulf of Mexico in [...]

2008, 2022

Mortgage Interest Rates on the Rise in Southwest Florida

By |August 20th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

If you’re in the market to buy a home now, you will be facing more costs when it comes to financing your mortgage. Current mortgage loan rates are the highest they’ve been in more than 22 years, and the Federal Reserve has indicated they may raise them more. The percentage rate for a fixed 30-year mortgage in Florida as [...]

2406, 2022

Top Home Builders in Southwest Florida

By |June 24th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Within the last 2 years, even with the COVID19 worldwide pandemic taking the country to its economic knees, the construction of new homes in Southwest Florida has seen an impressive surge in activity. You can hardly drive down any residential street or within any gated community without seeing multiple job sites teaming with activity. While the sale of existing [...]

2006, 2022

How Much to Spend in Repairs When Selling Your Home

By |June 20th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

It's no secret that the real estate market, specifically in Florida, is still experiencing a strong seller’s market, with some residential properties often selling for above the asking price and in just a few days. If you are thinking of cashing out, you may ask yourself how much should you spend in repairs when selling your home. Some real [...]

1406, 2022

Historic Downtown Fort Myers Renaissance

By |June 14th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Fort Myers’ Historic River District Experienced a New Dawn If you’ve never experienced the Downtown Fort Myers Historic River District or haven’t been there since the early 2000’s, you owe it to yourself to revisit this charming and rejuvenated destination. Many people know the downtown area of Fort Myers solely for the location of the famed Thomas Edison [...]

1505, 2022

Controversy at Riviera Golf Estates in Naples

By |May 15th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

When you buy or build a home located on a golf course, you would expect to be able to enjoy the proximity to playing the game you love for the rest of your time there, or simply enjoy the expansive views of the course instead of looking out your window at other homes. But through a little-known legal maneuver, [...]

505, 2022

Corkscrew Road Development Continues at Robust Pace

By |May 5th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

When it comes to residential and commercial construction in Lee County, it's hard to imagine a more substantial growth pattern than that being undertaken along the Corkscrew Road development in southern Lee County. Long-time Southwest Floridians remember when Corkscrew Road was an east-west corridor with little or no development back in the 1980’s, with few rooftops along the eastern [...]

1904, 2022

Naples Real Estate Market Update March 2022

By |April 19th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Naples Real Estate Market Update March 2022 Market Insights This market is booming! We have no surprises there.  Some great takeaways for March are that we hit a new inventory high that we haven't seen since a year ago. We have been plateauing at around 1,000 new homes a month, and in March, we shot up to nearly 1,700 new homes [...]

1504, 2022

How to Choose the Right Florida Moving Company

By |April 15th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

If you’re planning an upcoming move of your family and your household, you’ve most likely felt the stress and uncertainty that comes with that major endeavor. Packing up your whole life – often in a home you’ve lived in for a long time – can bring all types of questions, concerns and insecurity, and, choosing the right Florida moving [...]

2903, 2022

5 of the Most Exclusive Neighborhoods in Naples

By |March 29th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

With a well-known status as one of the richest cities in the country, Naples, Florida has numerous residential communities where multi-million dollar homes are commonplace. But for a real sense of the wealth here and the caliber of upscale, one-of-a-kind real estate, there are really 5 areas of the city that are the hub of high-end living. We will [...]

2503, 2022

How to Win Real Estate Bidding Wars in SW Florida

By |March 25th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Over the last 24 months, the real estate market across the country has experienced explosive growth, and most industry experts don’t see a slowdown in 2022. Because of this we are seeing more and more real estate bidding wars in SW Florida. Although interest rates are rising slightly, current conditions are clearly in favor of the seller. Homes in [...]

2103, 2022

Naples Real Estate Market Update February 2022

By |March 21st, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Naples Real Estate Market Update February 2022 February 2022 we are still experiencing an extremely hot Naples real estate market. It is slightly down from January but still a strong seller's market. The median list price is slightly down at $788,000. There were approximately 1,300 listings in February and the average days on the market were just 6 days. [...]

2002, 2022

7 Easy Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value

By |February 20th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Even though the SW Florida real estate market is hot, you want to get the most money you can out of your home sale. Whether you're selling your home now or simply looking to make some upgrades before you put it on the market sometime in the future, there are several ways to increase the value of your home [...]

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