Category: Blog

  • Record-Breaking Year for Helping Hands for the Holidays

    January 14, 2021 |

    In its 22 year tradition, Helping Hands for the Holidays has contributed more than $500,000 to three local charities. This holiday season, thanks to your generous donations, we’ve added $37,800 to that total. Despite the challenge of not hosting an in-person fundraiser in November, our Raving Fans, Realtors, subcontractors, employees, friends, and family all answered… Read More

  • January – What’s Happening in Southwest Florida

    January 5, 2021 |

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! We’ve found many things to be excited about in this issue of What’s Happening in Southwest Florida. Broadway Palm Dinner Theater presents: Happy Days | The Broadway Musical | Now thru February 14| ​ Happy days are here again as all your favorite characters are back including Richie, Potsie, Ralph Malph and the “king of… Read More

  • 8 Dos and Don’ts of Owning a Vacation Rental

    January 5, 2021 |

    Are you considering a vacation home purchase that will produce valuable rental income when you’re not using the property? If so, check out these dos and don’ts to get the most out of your financial investment. DO: Create a financial plan. This will help you predict the potential revenue and expense of owning a rental property…. Read More

  • 22nd Annual Helping Hands for the Holidays

    22nd Annual Helping Hands for the Holidays

    November 17, 2020 |

      This unprecedented year has presented challenges that have tested the fabric of our community.  Many sectors including our charitable organizations have faced enormous difficulties.  Once again, we rise up to meet the challenge of providing for those who are struggling.  While we can’t meet in person, Helping Hands for the Holidays continues to embrace the… Read More

  • 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.