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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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Thursday, May 03, 2018   /   by Brooke Cole

March Market Report -- Lee County

MARKET REPORT
- Lee County -
"March was a huge month for the housing market in Lee County compared to the previous month," according to the Royal Palm Coast REALTOR Association.
The Month of March Numbers:
1,281 Closings
$260,000 Median Sale Price (Single Family)
$190,000 Median Sale Price (Townhouses & Condos)
Single Family Home Inventory - Up 2.1% from March 2017

Ready to sell?
Houses are selling for 2% more than this time last year.
Buyers aren't waiting long to make an offer.
Houses go under contract 11.9% quicker than this time last year.


If you're ready to make a move, call us today to discuss options!
239-542-3332

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018   /   by Brooke Cole

Where/What to Buy in Cape Coral When Thinking About Retirement

What do you picture when you think of retirement? Is it sunshine? Palm Trees? Boating? Drinks by the pool?
If that's the case, you're probably right in considering Cape Coral.
We have the water, weather, sunshine, views, restaurants, you name it.

It's easy to understand why Forbes ranks it in the top 25 places to retire.

Now that you know what city to aim for, there are also some factors to consider. I recently read an article by "Keeping Current Matters." I loved what it had to say. I work with a lot of people moving to this area for retirement, so I thought you might enjoy the highlights as well. Their key points to consider include affordability, equity, maintenance, security, pets, mobility, and convenience.

Now -- here's where we TRULY excel:

Affordability 2018
Cape Coral average sale prices:
Single Family Homes: $241,100
Condos (Low-High-Rise): $159,416
Let's be honest, it's hard pressed to find anywhere else where you can live on the water at such an affordable ...

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Monday, March 12, 2018   /   by Brooke Cole

MARKET UPDATE -- 2018 -- Feb./March Stats

MARKET UPDATE
Cape Coral, Single Family Homes 
Active Today:
$100k-$150k  = 8
$150k-$200k  = 214
$200k-$250k  = 468
$250k-$300k  = 325
$300k-$350k  = 236
$350k-$400k  = 168
$400k-$500k  = 231
$500k-$600k  = 107
$600k-$700k  = 88
$700k-$800k  = 54
$800k-$900k  = 37
$900k-$1M  = 11
$1M+  = 68
As of February, 2018:
Median Days to Sell: 38
Median List Price: $257,000
Feb. List Price by Sq.Ft. Ratio: $163
March List Price vs. Sale Price: List = $259,990, Sale = $252,995
2018 Sales-to-date
$75k-$100k  = 1
$100k- $150k  = 21
$150k-$200k  = 191
$200k-$250k  = 244
$250k-$300k  = 141
$300k-$350k  = 66
$350k-$400k  = 39
$400k-$450k  = 40
$450k-$500k  = 18
$500k-$600k  = 25
$600k-$700k  = 10
$700k-$800k  = 7
$800k-$900k  = 4
$900k-$1M  = 2
$1M+  = 9

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017   /   by Brooke Cole

'For Sale by Owner' -- Risks You Need to Know

You've heard it before and you will hear it again! There are risks to selling your own property!
Of course, as REALTORs we want you to work with us, but we also care about the people in our community. We want to make sure you are protected.

Some things to consider before you put up that FSBO sign....

Are you really saving any time on your FSBO?
Do you know who to call if you have a question?
Are you available at any time for showings? How mad will you be when you find out they aren't even serious buyers? Did you know they weren't pre-approved for a mortgage?
Do you have time to plan your marketing strategy?
How long can you wait for it to sell?

According to Zillow, "An attorney not familiar with real estate processes and closing procedures could cost you hundreds of dollars and delay the closing."

Are you really saving money on your FSBO?
Want to price it right? Appraisals can cost hundreds of dollars.
Want someone to review the legal documents? Lawyers ain't cheap. ...

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