Cape Coral Real Estate Blog

Cape Coral Florida Homestead Tax Exemption. If you are searching for Cape Coral Homes or you've recently relocated to Southwest Florida and are still in the process of familiarizing yourself with the ins and outs of home ownership, here are some vital tips that you'll need to be aware of in order to take advantage of what is available to you while searching Cape Coral Homes.

Florida has two wonderful programs that can greatly benefit a homeowner, just as long as you are aware of them, their deadlines for applying, and make sure you have all of your qualifications and paperwork in order.

Cape Coral Florida Homestead Tax Exemption

The state of Florida allows up to $50,000 exemption to be deducted from the assessed value of the home for qualified

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Cape Coral Home - home inspections. If you're in the market for a home in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, or Lehigh Acres, Florida, it is highly advised that you obtain a home inspection by a licensed professional before signing on the dotted line. For other concerns about Cape Coral Homes for Sale, please contact us at 239-691-0157 or visit our website.

Florida, unlike the northern states or countries abroad, has its own set of issues that only a professional would know how to detect. Sure, it's great to be able to walk through a home and notice the slight spotting of water damage showing through the freshly painted ceiling, or discover a poorly insulated attic, but what about the issues that can't be easily detected with the naked eye?

There are a host of items

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Cape Coral, Florida is home to some of the best fishing on earth and has often been called a “boater’s paradise.”  Owning a piece of Cape Coral real estate allows you to fish right off your own personal canal.  Alternatively, boaters may reel in their catch right from the Gulf of Mexica. Another choice is the fishing pier at the public Yacht Basin & Club.  No matter what the setting preference is, Cape Coral provides many opportunities for fishermen (and women) to have the fishing experience they desire.

So How is Late Summer Fishing in Cape Coral?

Cape Coral offers the opportunity for both freshwater and saltwater fishing.  Fishing in the late summer in Cape Coral is one of the best times because the water is warm and the fish population is high. 

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There's good news on the horizon for Lee County's housing market. Foreclosure numbers are currently the lowest in three years. With just over 800 foreclosures for the month of May, this is a sign of things to come. Property values have continued to hold at rock bottom prices, but they won't stay that way for long. If you've been waiting for the ideal time to buy, don't wait any longer. Cape Coral waterfront homes can still be scooped up for under $200,000 but with less foreclosures flooding the market, it is a sign of the stabilizing economic climate. Clearly, things are getting better. Southwest Florida's real estate experts predict the positive trend to continue. Foreclosure numbers are dropping and housing prices are beginning to climb. Last month,…
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noaa_findings_copy_680Investors, home owners, tourists, and anyone considering purchasing property during this excellent market can rest easy. Recent projections by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) verify the statements of Kristie Anders, a local expert, that there is a minimal likelihood of oil from the BP oil spill that will impact the waters and beaches of Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Pine Island, and Sanibel in Southwest Florida.

Less Than 1% Chance that Lee County Property Will Be Affected

In a recently released technical report, NOAA stated that the likelihood of oil affecting the area in any way is less than one percent. At this point, the oil has already degraded to scattered tar balls instead of a large surface oil slick and has lost

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A HOA, or a homeowners’ association, is an entity made up of a board of homeowners, and sometimes operating in conjunction with a management company. The purpose of the HOA is to create and enforce certain rules for the community and collect the monthly or annual dues involved.

What kind of "rules" may be your next question. The HOA's rules generally involve maintaining a level of consistency, capital improvements, and deciding on certain conveniences for the neighborhood. Ideally, the rules center around the protection of property values.

Why the "dues?" The collected dues are used for the upkeep and maintenance of the common areas. As a general rule, a HOA is not meant to be a profit-making venture.

Is living in a Cape Coral HOA

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Pine Island, Florida, located just a half hour from Fort Myers, is the largest island (17 miles long and 2 miles wide) on Florida's west coast. One visit to Pine Island's secluded and charming atmosphere will cause you to feel that you've stepped onto a beautiful movie set, or back to a simpler time of 'old Florida'. Preserved for generations to come by the current laws which prohibit aggressive development, make this area even more attractive.  


Pine Island consists of Bokeelia, Matlacha, Pine Island Center, Pineland and St. James City.

BOKEELIA: Beautiful Bokeelia is a tropical paradise featuring historic buildings to explore, fishing, and a wide variety of exotic tropical agriculture. Bokeelia is also home to the Four Winds

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The town of Matlacha, pronounced "MAT-la-shay," located just north of Captiva and Sanibel Island, is an undiscovered gem; a quirky, artsy, rustic fishing village like something right out of the movies.

Surrounded by aquatic preserves, quaint cottages, art galleries, and all the fishing opportunities one could imagine, it is the perfect place to purchase your piece of paradise.

One of the friendliest towns in the area, I've never been to Matlacha without feeling that I've stepped back in time. Once your car crosses over the bridge, everything changes. Life becomes a little bit slower. Passing cars and walkers wave as you pass by, and almost everyone is carrying a fishing pole. As an added bonus, there is virtually no commercialization. Family owned

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Working with the right listing agent is probably the single most effective way to ease your anxieties as you enter the Cape Coral real estate market. 

Why Go With the Pros?

Let's face it, selling your Cape Coral home can be a stressful proposition. Whether your relocation decision is due to a new career, a birth, a marriage, or even one of life's temporary setbacks, working with the right listing agent is the key to your success.

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For Sale By Owner - You may be hoping to save commission dollars by going the FSBO route. Successful FSBO's take time, serious commitment, and a thorough knowledge of financial and legal issues, contracts and a handle on your Cape Coral real estate market.

If your entire reasoning for attempting to sell

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So, you've decided to go ahead and put your Cape Coral, Florida home on the market? Great. In order to achieve the desired results (selling for top dollar in the shortest amount of time possible) there are 5 mistakes that you need to avoid. Often times we talk about the "do's" of marketing your home, but just as important are the "do not's."

Deadly Mistake #1 - Putting your home on the market before all necessary improvements and repairs have been made.

Why is this so important? Generally, your home isn't going to sell while you are in the midst of repairs anyway and your property is going to "appear" to be worth less with every passing day it spends on the market. Is it a "perception" game? Yes...But as you know, the older the stock, the more

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