FAQs About Buying Cape Coral Real Estate and Southwest Florida Real Estate

Snowbirds from all over Canada, the USA, the UK and Europe have or are planning to purchase homes in Cape Coral, Fort Myers and the beaches areas. Southwest Florida is also a popular relocation spot for active retirees who like boating, fishing and golfing and people relocating to jobs in the sunshine belt. We answer FAQs of those starting the search for their dream home.

Second / Vacation Home Now?

Today, a common purchase of real estate in Cape Coral or Southwest Florida is the baby boomer buying a second home: a vacation home now and later a retirement home. People vacation in Southwest Florida from all over the world, renting homes or condos for a few weeks or a few months.

It’s common to meet people vacationing from all over the United States, Canada, Germany, Australia, and Great Britain. Fundamentally, the strategy is to let renters pay for operating costs, making it easier to carry a second home. Read more:

Snowbird FAQs

Read about our experience working with international buyers and related snowbird FAQs

What is this Cape Coral Real Estate (and Surrounding Areas) Site About?

We provide detailed community information, photo galleries, articles and MLS listings for all Southwest Florida neighborhoods. For example, search Cape Coral real estate in the Southwest Cape, waterfront homes with Gulf Access in Cape Coral, Fort Myers golf course homes, and Fort Myers Beach condos for sale.

Our MLS Listings are updated every day, directly from the official Southwest Florida MLS, so you know you are viewing every house listing, condo listing, or vacant land listing that is currently available.

Property Organizer

Create an account (free and no obligation!) to save your favorite Southwest Florida properties and save your listing searches. There are many search methods available – for example, search by Zip Code, City, Development, or by property features such as Gulf Access or Golf Course.

In-Depth Original Articles

You will also find many articles helpful whether you are buying a home in Southwest Florida or selling a home in Southwest FL. Our blog news section is updated regularly with fresh content about living in Paradise.

For example Cape Coral boating enthusiasts will find great articles on marinas, beaches, and restaurants on the waterfront and Gulf of Mexico, and beach lovers will find fun and informative lifestyle articles too.

How About Property Taxes in Lee County?

A common misconception that many in Canada, Europe, and the UK have is that Florida charges Canadians or British (or any “snowbird”) more in property tax than United States citizens pay. We’ve had several calls quoting rumors that Canadians and Brits “get raked over the coals on property taxes.” Not true!

Can You Help Us Shop for Southwest Florida Real Estate?

If you are starting to shop for a home, condo, or investment property in Cape Coral and Southwest Florida, we are your resource for a wise move.

Our job is to help you find the ideal property, one that meets your objectives for location, price, features, cost of ownership, and similar requirements that you have.

Even if you are shopping Southwest Florida real estate remotely, we guide you through the research process.

Cape Coral, Fort Myers Home Buying FAQs

Read FAQs about shopping for Southwest Florida property

What’s the Weather Like in Southwest Florida?

Southwest Florida has perhaps the best overall annual climate in the sunshine state. The most popular time of year is October through May, when there are warm days and cool nights.

The average annual rainfall is just over 52 inches with June to September being the rainy season. During the rainy season, an afternoon shower rolls in, rains for about an hour, and then a wonderful evening follows. View our Cape Coral-Fort Myers weather chart comparing climate here in the Southwest to other areas of Florida.

Is it Easy to Get to Southwest Florida?

Southwest FL International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers has direct flights from Toronto, Munich, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, New York City, Memphis, Dusseldorf, Indianapolis, Washington DC, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Boston, Chicago, and more cities in North America and Europe. Alternatively, the airports in Miami and Tampa are just a 2 hour drive.