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Friday, August 16, 2019   /   by Lauren McGinnis

Is owning your first home within reach?

When you start looking for a home are you going to be a first time home buyer? If you are have you ever thought that maybe owning your own home wasn't within your reach? If you have, you are not the only one to feel that way! According to the National Association of Realtors' most "older millennials" also feel that same way.

Based on a recent survey by the National Association of Realtors the largest group of first time homebuyers is people aged 25 - 36 (Older Millennials) right now in the us. With the median age being 32 years old. More and more "older millennials" are realizing that their dream of homeownership is actually within their reach right now! 

So much so that of the population of new homeowners almost 90% of first time buyers fit into the "older millennials" grouping.

That 90% group can be broken down into these smaller groups: 


54% are married couples purchasing a home for the first time
18% are single females
10% are single males
16% are couple ...

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019   /   by Brooke Cole

Buyers Flocking to Florida from Tax-Ridden States!

Thinking of selling?
We may see a surge of buyers coming from the Northeast!

According to new information by The News-Journal in Daytona Beach, "there's a growing mood among high earners in the Northeast that it's time to cash in their real estate chips in high-tax states and move to places like Florida."
We know SWFL has always brought tons of retirees for it's weather. Who doesn't want sunshine and beaches? But SWFL also brings buyers from out of state because there's no personal income tax.
"A bump in activity started with the federal tax overhaul in 2017. Although rates were cut for corporations and individuals, the ability of residents to deduct state, city and property taxes from their federal returns in places like New York, New Jersey and Connecticut was diminished. Other heightened tax obligations are kicking in as well. As of July 1, a three-decades-old “mansion tax” in New York State is being boosted in New York City to help pay for improvements to the ci ...

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Friday, February 15, 2019   /   by Brooke Cole

March Events -- Plan ahead!

Everblades Games:
https://www.floridaeverblades.com/en/schedule#select_team-schedule=0


Boston Red Sox Spring Training Games:
https://www.mlb.com/redsox/tickets/spring-training


March 1st
Florida Strawberry Festival
10:00 A.M. - 10 P.M.
303 Lemon St. Plant City
https://www.facebook.com/events/294694701185085/?event_time_id=294694707851751


March 1st
Art Walk
6:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
1400 Jackson St., Fort Myers
https://www.facebook.com/events/733102247043149/?event_time_id=733102290376478


March 1st
Asian Food Festival
5:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Millennial Brewing Co.
1811 Royal Palm Ave., Fort Myers
Free entry.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2284073415207462/


March 2nd
6th Annual Mardi Gras Trolley Event
7:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.
South Cape Entertainment District
1215 Cape Coral Pkwy. E., Cape Coral
https://www.facebook.com/events/2198095320211671/


March 2nd
Southwest Florida Symphony: Masterworks IV-VERDI REQUIEM
Barbara B Mann Performing Arts ...

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Monday, September 24, 2018   /   by Brooke Cole

October Cape Coral Events

Oct 1, 2018


Beginners Guide to Kayaking at Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve
10:00 A.M - 1:00 P.M
Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve
2500 SE 24th St. Cape Coral, FL 33990
"Learn basic paddle strokes from an experience guide. Taught by GAEA Guides. Advance registration is required. $40 per person (all equipment included) (Must be able to lift 50 pounds and be in good physical condition.) For more information or to RSVP, please contact Rotary Park at 239-549-4606."


Free Tours of the Tom Allen Butterfly House
10:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
Rotary Park
5505 Rose Garden Rd. Cape Coral, FL 33914
"FREE Tours of the Tom Allen Memorial Butterfly House on Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays at 10:30 am.  Reservations not required as these free tours are open to the public and are courtesy of the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife. Donations are gratefully accepted! The Rotary Park environmental center is open Monday - Saturday, 8am – 4pm. Come in & check out our lizards, fish ...

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018   /   by Brooke Cole

June Events in Cape Coral

Cape Coral never fails to bring the fun! If you're looking for things to do this month, we put together a list!

June 1
The Nut Job 2
Free movie and concessions
6:15 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
Cape Vineyard Church
923 SE 47th Ter.

June 2
Cape Coral Farmer's Market
8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
5789 Cape Harbour Dr.
CapeCoralFarmersMarket.com

Miles for the Museum
9:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
SWFL Military Museum & Library
4820 Leonard St.
$20 per driver/ $10 per ride
All proceeds benefit the museum and our veterans.
$10/person for the after party.



Free Try Scuba!
2:00 P.M. - 4 P.M.
Scuba Quest
37 Del Prado Blvd. N
Ages 10+
"Spend 20-30 minutes breathing underwater and learning what it takes for certification"
Call 239-458-1999 to sign up.
facebook.com/events/388433388314754/

6th Annual Marquee Awards Masquerade Ball
5:30 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Cultural Park Theater
528 Cultural Park Blvd.
$10/person
Call the box office for tickets. 239-772-5862
Benefits the theater's ...

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