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Ok, so you're familiarizing yourself with Cape Coral properties and learning about the unique details that affect our area. The last Cape Coral Property investment article gave you three vital considerations when looking at Cape Coral real estate as an investment option. We looked at defining your goals, whether they are long term or short, community growth projections of Cape Coral, and we discussed the different types of Cape Coral waterfront properties available.

Now we are going to kick it into high gear and give you three more vital investment tips for Cape Coral property.

1.    Keep it Simple - When investing in Cape Coral property, especially if this is your first time, don't get in over your head. One of the biggest mistakes investors make is…
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Let's face facts. Today's retirement options are worlds apart from what they used to be. Years ago, if you worked for a large company, you could expect a nice retirement pension as well as social security income. Today, many of us have to take a more proactive approach to our retirement finances. Although there are many different wealth building options, investing in real estate is still a solid strategy. If you are just getting started in your investment research, here are the top 3 things to look for when considering Cape Coral property investment.

1.    Define Your Investment Goals - Since every situation is unique, the first thing you'll need to do is define your financial goals. This figure is based on your age, when you'd like to retire, and the…
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Cape Coral Real Estate 101: Why not to Call the Number on the For Sale Sign

So, you are ready to invest in your own slice of paradise. You've come to visit for your last time now that you're finally done with the sleet and snow. It's time to stop dreaming and invest in your own Cape Coral property. Congratulations! You couldn't have made a better decision.

Now that you're ready to call Cape Coral your permanent home, here's some sound advice that might help your pocketbook. As you're driving around looking for the perfect Cape Coral property to invest in, don't call the number on the for sale sign in the front yard! Yes, you heard me right. That's the mistake that a lot of prospective home buyers make, but you don't have to be next.

Why Shouldn't You Call
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Cape Coral Real Estate 101: Deciphering the Terms

Cape Coral real estate sales terms can be quite confusing to those who are not familiar with them. Conventional sales, short sales, and foreclosures all create varying buying conditions and have unique circumstances surrounding them. In order to get through the process unscathed, you’ll need to make sure you have a professional and qualified realtor working on your behalf. However, knowing a little bit about the different situations that could come up with your prospective Cape Coral property can help make the process a little less confusing. Here's some basic terminology to get you started in Real Estate 101.

Conventional Cape Coral Real Estate Sales

Conventional sales are those that are exactly what most

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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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