Cape Coral Real Estate Blog

Buying a home is, for many people, an essential part of the American dream. But for people with a checkered financial history – and a less-than-perfect credit score – it can feel like a dream that’s out of their reach. But just because you don’t have a perfect credit store or a pristine financial background doesn’t mean you can’t buy a home! While it may be a bit more challenging, you can find financing and buy the home of your dreams even if your credit score isn’t quite up to the level you’d like it to be.

Here are five tips for buying a house (even if you have a less-than-perfect credit score):

1.Make Sure Your Credit Report Is Accurate 
If you’re worried your financial past might prevent you from securing a mortgage, the first step is to go

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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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Top 5 Home Design Trends of 2017

 

The current trends are all about utilizing rich color, maximizing texture and creating comfortable interiors you can’t wait to relax in. Use these trends to get inspired to makeover your home’s interiors and create spaces you love that also appeal to your personal style. Remember, if you plan to sell in the next few years, you may want to avoid doing anything dramatic and instead incorporate small changes that would appeal to buyers.

 

Why are these trends gaining popularity?

The underlying theme of these trends is creating a home environment you love; one that appeals to your emotions and feels like a retreat from the stresses of the world. Although the home is a place where you can relax and spend time

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YOLOLet’s change the meaning of YOLO from “you only live once” to “you only list once”. When you decide to list your house for sale, list it like it is the first, last, and only time you are going to. Because, if you list it more than once…it’s going to hurt you.

Selling your home begins in a hopeful manner. When you decide to list your home for sale, you probably don’t expect it to not sell the first time you list it for sale. Quite the opposite…Most people think their house will sell quickly. And hopefully in a bidding war.

You hire a real estate agent. Pictures are taken. The house is entered into the multiple listing service. Open houses are scheduled for the first weekend. Ads are run……and the house gets put on the Internet in more places than you

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The following is an excerpt from the Cape Royal updates:

The Cape Royal Homeowners’ Association is pleased to announce the purchase of the Royal Tee Golf Club was consummated on January 20, 2017.   Also, effective January 30th, the Cape Royal HOA entered into a 10 year lease agreement with Green Golf Partners to operate the Royal Tee Golf Club.   Its name will be changed to the Cape Royal Golf Club in the near future.   Full operation of the golf club is not anticipated before late summer, 2017.

To find more information on Cape Royal you can visit their website

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What's so Special about Cape Coral?

You may have heard about Americas little Venice.....Florida's paradise, one of the truly beautiful places on earth. Cape Coral: the magnificent and versatile city of SW Florida. Surely there is a reason why Cape Coral has the reputation it does, but what is it. Well, there are many reasons and we aim to look at just a few of them today. You'll soon discover why this SW Florida real estate is such a prized and coveted commodity. .

Cape Coral Offers Parks for Everyone

If you can’t find something to do in Cape Coral, then something is wrong.  There are yacht club parks, amusement parks, water parks, nature parks, wildlife parks, and even dog parks.  Each view gives you a different perspective on the city and  s

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Selling your Cape Coral home doesn't have to be a confusing and frustrating process. There is a right way and a wrong way to put your home on the market. Unfortunately, many sellers try it the wrong way first.

Before we give you the details on buyer incentives, let's quickly go over the reasons why it is absolutely vital to put your best foot forward right out of the starting gate.

Psychology of a Home Sale

There are plenty of ways to sell your home the wrong way. A short list would include:

  • Putting your property on the market before repairs or updates have been made.
  • Pricing your home too high, thinking you can always lower it later.
  • Listing your home as a FSBO just to test the waters.

Those are just a few possible scenarios.

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Cape Coral homes for sale -  as a buyer you will find some really nice homes for sale at great prices in the Southwest Florida  market. We have spent a lot of time showing gulf access homes over the past several weeks for both investors and end users.  It comes down to the fact that there are both sets of homes for sale in Cape Coral.  Both end users and investors need to understand and know that they will find exceptional homes mixed in with homes that may seem overpriced and/or in need of repairs, you just have to separate out what is most important to you as the buyer.

If you have hired the right agent to help you in your search, not only will they be able to guide you in finding the right home at the right price, but they will be able to help

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THE BOAT HOUSE TIKI BAR AND GRILL.......

 Located by the Cape Coral Yacht Club,The Boathouse offers up some of the best waterfront dining! Fresh seafood and Tropical drinks,this is Florida livings at its best.  Out boating? Stop by and dock at one of the boathouse's slips. Ask about the Boat house's Hook and Cook. You catch them and they will cook your fish for you.  While you're in the area take a walk on the Yacht Club beach (open to the public) and enjoy Cape Coral's beach its located right next to the Boat house Tiki bar and grill. 

THE BOAT HOUSE TIKI BAR & GRILL

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