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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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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.

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.

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

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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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Wednesday, June 14, 2017   /   by Brooke Cole

Getting to know Cape Coral

Facts about the great city of Cape Coral:
Situated on the Gulf of Mexico
Connected to Fort Myers by two main bridges
Founded in 1957
Largest city between Tampa and Miami
Nicknamed “Waterfront Wonderland”
More than 400 miles of navigable waterways
More miles of canals than any other city in the world
Averages 355 days of sunshine
Averages 54 inches of rain annually
2010 Census Total Population: 154,305
SWFL’s 18-24 age group is growing at the fastest rate in the state of Florida and the U.S.
First city in the country to use the reverse osmosis process on a large scale
City economy is based on Health care services, retail, and real estate/construction
Features a sandy beach and fishing pier on the Caloosahatchee River at the public Yacht Basin & Club
Home to more than 30 recreational parks
Home to more than seven golf courses
Situated within 15 miles of a variety of Gulf beaches (Sanibel Island, Fort Myers Beach, etc.)
Home to three i ...

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