In search of your dream home? Let us help you out. Check out a preview of what’s on the docket as we head to the close of the spring season down in Florida. If you’d like to schedule a showing, give Meghan a call at (941)-322-7099.
CURRENTLY LISTED IN SW FLORIDA
We currently have listed three homes in Fort Myers, five developer-friendly lots on Marco Island, and a newly listed property in Cape Coral. (It's a gigantic ranch house right across the street from Tarpon Point Marina and the Westin- exciting!) See below for more details and some photos.
14690 Fair Havens Road, Fort Myers
Luxurious waterfront home in quiet neighborhood with breathtaking views and impeccable curb appeal! A boater's paradise located in Palm Acres just minutes…
1439 Rose Garden road
Florida living is easy in this incredibly spacious ranch-style home on an oversized lot in the beautiful Rose Garden neighborhood, located directly across from Tarpon Point. Spanning over 6000 SF, this massive residence is graced by sprawling entertaining spaces and high ceilings. The recently added guest suite offers an ensuite bathroom & kitchenette to ensure guests have a private oasis of their own. Enjoy gatherings in the generously sized living room and formal dining room that flow into the eat-in kitchen, which comes complete with new stainless steel appliances and built-in wine racks. A 600 SF screened wraparound lanai leaves plenty of space for grilling and outdoor entertainment. Feel inspired working in the library or…
Sweating your upcoming home inspection? No need to stress any longer. Check out these tips courtesy of Florida Realtor Magazine (PLus other real estate professionals around the country).
Preparing for a home inspection
There's no need to make your upcoming home inspection any more difficult than it has to be. You can conduct your own preliminary "10-Minute Walkthrough" using our handy guide as a starting point, or simply recall a few guidelines, such as:
Check that all sinks, toilets, faucets, and smoke detectors are working properly and are not leaking or malfunctioning.
Clear any debris from the exterior of the home, and make sure access points to appliances (especially water heaters and septic tanks) are freely accessible.
It may be winter in the rest of the United States, but sunny season is in full swing down in Florida. This means sandy beaches, beautiful surf, natural tans, and big smiles are generally the norm. Another central aspect of Floridian culture: a love for the classic automobile. You can expect to see them all around the state’s highways and byways even more than usual at this time of year. Vacationers, businessmen, and retirees alike might sometimes enjoy cruising around in a ‘flashier’ car while heading to their leisure or work activity of choice. In addition to its culture, Florida’s history represents the classic automobile well: both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford called Southwest Florida a second home. Car shows take place year-round in the area…
There are an awful lot of factors that go into selling a property. Some more budget-minded sellers seek to minimize the amount of the sale price taken ‘off the top’ at closing- and may even be successful- but it is nonetheless important to consider every avenue of time and money that must be invested to market and sell a home. Let’s discuss five of the many reasons to work with a licensed real estate agent when buying and/or selling a home.
4 Benefits of Working with a Real Estate Agent
In Your Corner
As Randy Newman once said: “It’s a Jungle out there”, and it can be immensely valuable to have a real estate professional in your corner. One of the items in your agent’s primary job description is to help his or her clients navigate the…
Selling your home can be a complex experience. Why make it any harder than it has to be? You can avoid the headache portion of the experience by using a realtor and avoiding these 4 common home pricing mistakes (courtesy of celinavazquezrealtor.com).
4 Common Home Pricing Mistakes (and how to avoid them!)
Asking Too Much
Starting too high on the asking price can drive away showings and potential buyers. You could be forced to lower the list price later, which is not uncommon or even necessarily a bad thing. Nonetheless it is generally a better practice to price competitively in the first place than to put yourself in a position to have to keep slashing prices.
Asking in a Weird Way
Picking an uneven or uncommon asking price (for…
By now everyone is familiar with Amazon’s acquisition of the grocery chain Whole Foods. Prices have been slashed and new marketing channels have been opened up for both Jeff Bezos’ parent company and the health foods conglomerate they’ve purchased under their wing. There have been some interesting developments in Florida real estate values lately as well. Let’s dig into those for a brief pre-weekend update.
Defensive Real Estate moves by Publix
Beloved Florida-based grocery giant Publix has stepped up their game in response to Amazon’s savvy acquisition of Whole Foods. FloridaTrend.com reports that as the aforementioned buyout occurred, “those currently sitting atop the retail food chain are working hard to solidify their standing” (1).…
Guest Blog: Staten Island Gems
Suburbanites - what do you if a new life change brings you to the big city? Be it a new job, business opportunity, or family situation, lots of people continue to flock to The Big Apple. New York City has grown by nearly half a million people since the 2010 census.
Once you’ve spent your whole life accustomed to green space and privacy, it can be a really tough adjustment to live in cramped apartments. And when it comes time to buy a home, the city is out of reach for most people anyway.
That’s why the Staten Island real estate market is so hot right now- for the price of a one bedroom apartment in Manhattan, New Yorkers can own their own home with lots more space to move around.
As the most suburban…