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Cape Coral Real Estate - What You Need to Know About Buying Foreclosures

Who hasn’t thought of what a wonderful buying opportunity foreclosure property could be? We all know a bargain when we see one, and getting a piece of that Cape Coral waterfront at half price or less of what someone else payed for it,  is certainly a bargain, or is it? The truth is that foreclosures sometimes really can be a steal of a deal. However, buying a foreclosure is a complex process and there are certain things savvy buyers should watch out for.

Foreclosure Basics

Foreclosures are simply Cape Coral Properties that are bank owned, usually because of a mortgage default. Having that said, it is important for potential investors to understand that foreclosures may come with

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Cape Coral Real Estate - Three Biggest Seller Mistakes

So you’ve decided to sell your Cape Coral real estate and you just know with every bone in your body that this is going to be a cinch. After all, you have a prime piece of Cape Coral waterfront property, a perfectly manicured lawn, and a beautiful pool. You take a couple of pictures, straighten up the coffee table, and place an ad on a "for sale by owner" site. The phone will surely start ringing any minute, right? As weeks turn into months without any interest, you may start to wonder if there is more to this real estate selling business than you originally thought.

The quick answer to that thought is yes, there absolutely is more to it! In fact, here are the three most common seller mistakes:

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What is Cape Coral Real Estate Curb Appeal and Why Do You Need it? If it's time to sell your Cape Coral property, take into consideration the curb appeal of your home. If you aren't even sure what curb appeal is all about, or why it's so important, read on...

Emotional vs. Practical

The purchase of a home is much more than a real estate investment in a solid structure that is well constructed and will last throughout the years. Although buyers are certainly concerned with the condition of the roof, the plumbing, and the overall soundness of the structure, we all know there is much more to a home purchase than those rather boring but necessary details.

For the most part, a home purchase is a very emotional decision. In order to command a higher

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Although it’s sad to say, realtors have a bit of a reputation as a necessary evil that many people dread having to work with. The thrill of finding the perfect Cape Coral property is often short lived when homebuyers remember that they are now going to have to enlist the aid of a realtor. We know you have apprehensions and that purchasing real estate is no small decision for you. That is why we strive not to be one of those realtors that come close to sending you to the asylum rather than to your new, beautiful Cape Coral home.


Your Choice and Our Expertise: The Perfect Partnership 

One of the biggest mistakes that realtors make is throwing their weight and expertise around. They somehow seem to think that they know better what you are looking for

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As a home buyer, this is one of the biggest decisions you'll make in your life. If you are a seasoned Real Estate Investor, this may be your third, or even your tenth home purchase, but the feeling never changes. You want this home to be perfect, and if you are like many individuals, you spend a great deal of time laboring over the pros and cons of a particular Cape Coral property. Unfortunately, if you don't learn "how to shop for a home" you could end up losing the house of your dreams while you are deciding if it's really right for you.

So, how do you keep from driving yourself crazy and make a solid decision? Glad you asked.

Reality Check and Your Pros & Con's List

Let me just say, that no home is going to be 100% perfect. I don't think that

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Looking towards retirement?  Cape Coral, Florida is a great place to be!  With average highs ranging from 74 to 90 degrees Fahreheit throughout the year, and average lows range from the mid 50's to high 60's, there's no need to worry about cold weather, being snowed in, or stuck in your home.  There's also no need for ice scrapers, a snow blower or boots...unless you just find them fashionable.  What can the warm weather and change of scenery in Cape Coral real estate do for you?

Less Muscular and Arthritic Pain

Cold weather is hard on the bones, joints, and muscles, at any age.  As we grow older, the aches and pains of daily life can become quite troublesome and even debilitating.  Rather than suffering through the bitter cold termperatures of the

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Dignity and a Short Sale...Can the two Exist Together? 

If you are facing foreclosure and considering a short sale, there is much more to think about than just numbers, credit repercussions, and finances.

This is your home. The purchase of your home was most likely one of the most emotionally driven decisions you have ever made. Whether it was your first home purchase or your fifth, it still holds many memories, holiday dinners, remodeling projects, and laughter. Even if the home is in distress due to a divorce, it is still the place where you feel comfortable and has a certain amount of security for you.

If you have become friends with your neighbors, as is often the case, you may not want to make the fact that you are in financial danger public

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Enjoying the Cape Coral Waterfront… Labrador Retriever Style!!

This Saturday was the place to be to see some of the most beautiful and might I say happy Labrador retrievers ever!  This was the 6th annual Lab Fest at Four Freedoms park here in Cape Coral.dogsplayinwater_120

The Lab Fest included all kinds of games the doggy kind and of course a crowd favorite Labradors enjoying the jumping and swimming in the water.  It’s a sight to see!  

This is a annual event sponsored by our friends at the Cape Dog Bakery here in Cape Coral Florida and donations were made to Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida.  Also there were plenty of Labs looking for their new forever home. 

It was a wonderful time for all involved and yes the dogs loved it!!Make sure you put this event on your…
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To short sale or not….that is the question!

Just like the Shakespeare saying…to be or not to be people here in Cape Coral are asking themselves to short sale or not.

If you live in Cape Coral and want to sell your home in a short sale transaction, you are probably asking yourself is it really possible for a Cape Coral home short sale to actually close.   What about the things I read about in the news or hear thru the grapevine that the short sale process is time-consuming  and full of headaches and heartaches due to the uncooperative mortgage lenders?  Times have changed with short sales and the process has been streamlined to enable the lenders to work with homeowners to resolve and sell their homes in a timely manner and with less headaches.  The

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Cape Coral Real Estate - BATTER UP IT’S A LOW BALL OFFER!You’ve done your homework and worked with your realtor and spent time searching Cape Coral Real Estate to find the perfect home and now you’re ready to write an offer……You’ve heard of buyers putting in low ball offers and getting amazing deals. Now you’re thinking I’m going to put a low ball offer in on this home and get your piece of Cape Coral Real Estate 30-100K below the listing price. Well before you go down that route let’s take a look at the basics of putting in an offer on Cape Coral Real Estate. A very important factor on placing an offer on a home depends on what type of housing market it is at the time.  In a seller's market there can be a very limited inventory of homes and a large pool…
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