Southwest Florida Things to Do

Something for Everyone – Southwest Florida Things to Do There are the most obvious forms of entertainment and activities in Southwest Florida: beaches, boating, fishing and golf. View this online guide to Southwest Florida arts, beaches, entertainment, golf,... read more

Second Home Strategy: Business Week Article

A Second Home—for Now In the coming decades, baby boomers will only be driving prices up By SUSAN SCHERREIK Business Week Online Closer to age 50 than 60, today’s retirement-home buyers favor a farsighted strategy: They’re looking for vacation homes they... read more

Southwest Florida Anchorages

We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again… there is so much to explore on the waterways of Southwest Florida, it’s hard to get it all done. Even for people that have southwest Florida waterfront homes, exploring the InterCoastal Waterway and... read more

Square Footage in Southwest Florida Homes

In local Southwest Florida MLS listings, there are two measures of a home’s square footage. The first is the area “under air” (the portion of the home that is air conditioned and heated). A newer 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home in the price range of $275,000 to $500,000... read more

Listing Terminology

Whether you are looking at listings for a potential property purchase or you are working with an agent to determine a home valuation, you will want to know these basics of the terminology in the listing detail or the Comparable Market Analysis (CMA). Active: The... read more

Money Magazine: Why Buy Your Retirement Home Now

It’s Never Too Early to Plan for Sunshine Don’t wait until you retire to buy the home you’ll live in for the rest of your life. By Marion Asnes, Money Magazine NEW YORK (Money Magazine) – These days, many 40-year-olds are already thinking about... read more

Cape Coral Waterfront Properties: Understanding Value

Cape Coral Waterfront Property – What Influences Value? from Southwest Florida Real Estate Newsletter 2009 Happy New Year! There’s a heck of a storm raging through the northeast today, and our phone is a ringing with people saying they’ve had enough... read more

What is a Short Sale?

Overview of the Short Sale Process Short sales are becoming less frequent in southwest Florida, but there are still some short sale properties available. A short sale means the owner owes more than the house can sell for in the current market or it is nearing... read more

Using an Ira to purchase an Investment Property

The Basics of an Ira Real Estate Investment from the SageRealtor Newsletter Archive In this issue, we highlight a little-known IRS provision that lets you extend real estate purchasing with tax-deferred dollars. Using self-directed IRAs some investors are now... read more

Why We Chose Southwest Florida

Part 1 Lifetyle. Lifestyle. Lifestyle. For us it was all about boating. Prior to moving here, we lived in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. We loved boating on the St. Croix River (our boat was slipped at Afton Marina). But we could really only use the boat 3 to 4... read more

Case Study: Cape Coral Waterfront Home Buying

Working the List – Finding the Best Deal from SageRealtor News September 2006 Buyer’s Profile: UK national, avid boater, entrepreneur in manufacturing, self-proclaimed “cheap Irishman,” looking for a DEAL Objective: one or two waterfront homes... read more
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