Category: Blog

  • Southwest Florida Real Estate Sales at Highest Level for August in Five Years

    Southwest Florida Real Estate Sales at Highest Level for August in Five Years

    September 23, 2020 |

    Lee county’s housing market saw a significant increase in closings in the single-family category in August compared to the same period a year ago.  Typically, sales are slower during the summer months in the Southwest Florida market.  Closings in the single-family category were up in August 2020 (1,401) compared to August 2019 (1,203).  This is… Read More

  • How to Attract More Buyers

    How to Attract More Buyers

    September 22, 2020 |

    These tips will help you convince buyers your property offers top value for their dollar. Amp up curb appeal. Look at your home objectively from the street. Check the condition of the landscaping, paint, roof, shutters, front door, knocker, windows, and house number. Observe how your window treatments look from the outside. Something special—such as big flowerpots… Read More

  • 7 Reasons to Own a Home

    7 Reasons to Own a Home

    September 22, 2020 |

    Tax benefits The U.S. Tax Code lets you deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage, your property taxes, and some of the costs involved in buying a home. Appreciation Historically, real estate has had a long-term, stable growth in value. In fact, median single-family existing-home sale prices have increased on average 5.2 percent each year… Read More

  • Florida Enters Phase 2 of the SAFE. SMART. STEP-BY-STEP Plan to Re-open

    Florida Enters Phase 2 of the SAFE. SMART. STEP-BY-STEP Plan to Re-open

    June 5, 2020 |

    Starting Friday, June 5, Phase 2 applies to all counties in Florida except Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach may seek approval to enter Phase 2 with a written request from the County Mayor or County Administrator if there is no County Mayor. Here is a brief breakdown of Phase 2. I… Read More

  • Get to Know Southwest Florida

    June 4, 2020 |

    FORT MYERS | CAPE CORAL | SANIBEL | CAPTIVA – A “Waterfront Wonderland” We are proud to call Southwest Florida home. This video takes you on a tour of Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and the surrounding areas. Our area is known for its pristine beaches, cultural hubs, entertainment, and dining. When you’re ready to make your… Read More

  • Selling Your House During a Pandemic? Here’s What You Should Know!

    May 19, 2020 |

    You can sell your home during a pandemic and buyers are still looking.

  • What to Expect During a Remote Closing

    May 19, 2020 |

    Thanks to technology and laws allowing remote notarization of documents, real estate closings are happening around the state without the buyer, seller, title company representative and notary ever shaking hands. Here’s what to expect if a lender has the technology to close remotely!

  • Hurricane and Hazards Preparedness Guides

    August 29, 2019 |

    The Atlantic hurricane season runs June 1 – November 30.  Peak hurricane season is between August and October.  Lee County has provided a guide to be sure you are prepared if a storm threatens Southwest Florida. 2019 Lee County All Hazards Guide