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There’s no arguing there’s costs associated with owning a home. But the adverse is also true; there are also definite costs associated with NOT owning a home. The benefits of buying vs. renting has always been a hotly debated topic, with most people believing that — at least in the short term — renting is more cost effective. But most people don’t consider the hidden costs of not owning a home and sinking all of your money into your rental.

Here are four sneaky ways that not owning a home will cost you:

1. Your pricing is never guaranteed When you own a home:
there are no surprises when it comes to your monthly housing costs. Once you lock in your mortgage, your payment will remain constant throughout the length of your loan (unless you decide to

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I’m bringing up the whole pre-Koalified -pre approval for a reason… Most people get a pre-approval from the easiest place they can get one and file it away until they need it. What they should have done is spent a bit more time shopping for the best lender for their situation, and needs. Shopping for the best lender once you find a house is a bit too late. Do your shopping while you are looking for your house.

Once you go under contract to buy a house, you don’t have a whole lot of time to do any shopping. I say shopping, but it isn’t all about the best interest rates. Sometimes it is about who has the best loans and programs for your specific needs. It’s also important to shop for who is going to get the job done, gets it done on time for closing, and

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SOUTH WEST FLORIDA HOME PRICES ARE ON THE RISE.......

 Southwest Florida's single-family home price growth in the third quarter  was among the highest in the nation, a new report shows.

 Comparing the quarter with the same period a year earlier, the Naples-  Marco Island area ranked third while the Cape Coral-Fort Myers area was  fourth, according to a report released Thursday by the National Association  of Realtors.

Home prices in Naples-Marco Island rose 16.8 percent, to $400,000 from $342,500 a year earlier, the trade group said. Price increases were nearly as high in Cape Coral-Fort Myers -- up 16.7 percent, to $210,000 from $180,000.

The two metro areas were beaten in the rankings by two places just up the coast: Tampa-St.

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Cape Coral Property....Making it More Energy Efficient

With the rising cost of fuel making everything we consume more expensive, it's more important than ever to make your Cape Coral home as energy efficient as possible. Not only will you save money on your monthly utility bills, but there are numerous federal tax incentives for residential home owners who make certain upgrades and install energy saving appliances. Most of us have noticed the Energy Star logo when shopping for a new washer, dryer, or water heater, but what does it really mean? Here's the savings breakdown along with available tax credits, up to date as of 2011.

Energy Tax Incentive Breakdown

Home Envelope Credits - Sealing cracks and holes in your Cape Coral home will ensure even

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Cape Coral Waterfront Properties...Hot as the Fourth of July

Have you been thinking about investing in Cape Coral property? Perhaps you are visiting beautiful SW Florida and realize what a slice of paradise our little corner of the world truly is. If fishing, boating, or spending time in the sun is your passion, now is the time to consider investing in Cape Coral waterfront property. Prices and interest rates are low and luxury and pool homes are still available. While you are here, take advantage of the holiday weekend and enjoy southwest Florida’s July 4th celebrations. Don't forget to take time to browse some prime Cape Coral real estate. There is plenty of time for both.

The Main Event: Red, White and Boom!

The spectacular party and fireworks

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Cape Coral Property: Uncovering Unethical Real Estate Practices

 

The "marketing technique", and I use the term loosely, of bait-and -switch or other unethical, shady practices have been around since the first person ever decided to exchange currency for goods. In the world of Cape Coral real estate, unethical tactics usually take the form of amazing deals that sound "too good to be true." Unfortunately, many a naive home buyer has fallen prey to these schemes, so we're going to break down the mentality behind a few of them today. Ready for the excitement?

Cape Coral Real Estate Tactic #1: The Bidding War

Okay, so we've all heard the term, "If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is." Do yourself a favor and take that statement to heart. Cape

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Have you ever walked into an open house, or called a real estate agent about a listing, and within minutes, they’re asking you if you are “pre-approved” for a mortgage? If you haven’t, then you have never walked into an open house or called an agent. Or at least enough of them…Just wait. It’ll happen. And you’re going to feel like it’s pretty pushy for them to ask that.

It makes you feel like telling real estate agents this knock-knock joke…

You: Knock-knock.

Real estate agent: Who’s there?

You: Nunya.

 Real Estate Agent: Nunya who!?

 You: Nunya business if I’m pre-approved or not! Just show me the house, and I’ll get pre-approved if I even like the house. I
can definitely get approved for a mortgage. Probably way more than this stupid

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There’s no arguing there’s costs associated with owning a home. But the adverse is also true; there are also definite costs associated with NOT owning a home.

The benefits of buying vs. renting has always been a hotly debated topic, with most people believing that — at least in the short term — renting is more cost effective. But most people don’t consider the hidden costs of not owning a home and sinking all of your money into your rental.  Here are four sneaky ways that not owning a home will cost you:

1. Your pricing is never guaranteed

When you own a home, there are no surprises when it comes to your monthly housing costs. Once you lock in your mortgage, your payment will remain constant throughout the length of your loan (unless you decide

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