Fort Myers, FL Real Estate News

By Randy Mitchelson,APR, First Impressions are made at First Click
(Marketing Advisor & Squeeze Mortgage)
 McGarvey Development has announced CenterLinks Business Park at Three Oaks, its next commercial development in Southwest Florida and their largest commercial development to date. The 42 acre industrial park is located along Oriole Road near Alico Road just west of Interstate 75 in Fort Myers. When completed, CenterLinks will contain approximately 600,000 square feet of warehouse buildings, office-industrial flex units, and general or medical office space to create jobs for potential suitors for years to come. McGarvey expects to break ground in April.  Adam Palmer, CCIM, Managing Director and Mike Doyle, CCIM, Senior Associate at LandQwest Commercial are accepting inquiries about leasing opportunities at (239) 275-4922.“After two and a half years of developing, we are approaching one ...
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By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
We listed this condo in Fort Myers, FL at a very competitive price coupled with the right marketing we received 2 offers! The second offer was the most convenient one for our seller because it gave them enough time to move out of the place and with No contingencies‼️ Congratulations to our client we wish her the best in her new place! ⏰ If you want to sell a condo in Golfview Golf & Racquet Club or other communities in Southwest Florida contact us for a free consultation ☎️ 239-284-8637   Property Information: Amazing condo with gorgeous views to the golf course and lake ~ It has 2 spacious beds and 2 baths, updated master shower, newer laminate flooring in the living room, full size washer & dryer and a huge lanai to enjoy beautiful sunsets! The building has an Elevator, New roof and y...
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By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
Earlier this month, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released a special study titled Single-Family Home Price Gains by Years of Tenure. The study estimates median home price appreciation over the last 30 years based on the length of homeownership.Below are three graphs depicting the most important data revealed in the study.How much have home prices increased?One of the first measures of the financial benefits of homeownership is the net worth (in the form of equity) an owner can build over time. The study showed the average increase in home values based on how long homeowners stayed in a home.What was the percentage of appreciation?Another way to look at this is by the percentage increase in value over time, called appreciation:Was this appreciation consistent throughout the ...
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By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
We are extremely proud and honored to have received these awards from Remax Realty Group. Of course, we couldn't have done it without you "our loyal customers" Who entrusted us with the sale or purchase of their homes. This means so much to us, because our hard work, dedication and the love for what we do paid off. Thank you Remax & other Agents from our team for this recognition! 🙏🏻♥️ 
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By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
   One thing helping homeowners right now is price appreciation, especially in the entry-level market. In the latest Home Price Insights report, CoreLogic reveals how home prices increased by 4% year-over-year and projects prices will rise 5.2% by December 2020.  Why is this good news for the homeowners?When prices appreciate, homeowners gain equity. In addition, those planning to sell this year, especially in the entry-level market, can potentially earn a substantial profit.Dr. Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist at CoreLogic, says:“Moderately priced homes are in high demand and short supply, pushing up values…Homes that sold for 25% or more below the local median price experienced a 5.9% price gain in 2019, compared with a 3.7% gain for homes that sold for 25% or more above the median.”As ...
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By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
After over a year of moderating home prices, it appears home value appreciation is about to reaccelerate. Skylar Olsen, Director of Economic Research at Zillow, explained in a recent article: “A year ago, a combination of a government shutdown, stock market slump and mortgage rate spike caused a long-anticipated inventory rise. That supposed boom turned out to be a short-lived mirage as buyers came back into the market and more than erased the inventory gains. As a natural reaction, the recent slowdown in home values looks like it’s set to reverse back.”CoreLogic, in their January 2020 Market Pulse Report, agrees with Olsen, projecting home value appreciation in all fifty states this year. Here’s the breakdown: 21 states appreciating 5% or more 26 states appreciating between 3-5% Only 3...
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By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
There’s a reason more people are going with real estate agents when they buy a home. Sure, technology is on the rise, but nothing can take the place of an expert’s personal attention!  Other reasons to hire a Real Estate proffessional :  * They help with all contracts and disclosures in today's heavily regulated enviroment. * They are all well educated and experienced with all the sales process * They act as a "buffer" in negotiatons with all parties througout the entire transaction * They help you understand today's real estate market when setting the price of an offer to purchase.   Do you want to hire the best realtor in the areas of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Bonita Springs and Naples? Contact Abby Stiller with REMAX Realty Group at 239-284-8637 Abby Realtor habla espanol! 
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By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
Rents in the United States have been skyrocketing since 2012. This has caused many renters to face a tremendous burden when juggling their housing expenses and the desire to save for a down payment at the same time. The recent stabilization of rental prices provides a great opportunity for renters to save more of their current income to put toward the purchase of a home.Just last week the Joint Center of Housing Studies of Harvard University released the America’s Rental Housing 2020 Report. The results explain the financial challenges renters are experiencing today,“Despite slowing demand and the continued strength of new construction, rental markets in the U.S. remain extremely tight. Vacancy rates are at decades-long lows, pushing up rents far faster than incomes. Both the number and...
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By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
  Joe Kendall with Keller Williams Realty of Fort Myers & The Islands discusses the Fort Myers , Cape Coral and Sanibel Island Real Estate market as it relates to Fort Myers & Cape Coral home values into the 1st quarter of 2020. Keller Williams of Fort Myers & The Islands. Servicing all or Lee and Collier County!
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By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
 Named as the largest night parade in the Southeast year after year, the Grand Parade is a two-hour extravaganza featuring national participants & local marching bands, floats, local government and law enforcement officials, clowns and much, much more.FEBRUARY 15, 2020 ~ FROM 7:00 TO 10:00 PM The parade brings the entire Southwest Florida community out in celebration of the life and achievements of our local winter resident, Thomas Edison. Spectators come from near and far to enjoy this event and often begin marking their viewing spot weeks in advance! 
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By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
 SOLD! UNDER CONTRACT WITHIN 30 DAYS, FOR OVER 98% OF ASKING PRICE! Selling your Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples Florida home, talk to Joe Kendall today at 239-560-0726 Broker  Keller Williams Realty. You’re going to Love this Amazing Lifestyle! Tour this Wonderful Estate Home Built by Luxury Home Builder Arthur Ruttenberg and you will find, Seeing is Believing! This 2 story home has everything you’re looking for, all it needs is You! Welcome home to Five Bedrooms, Three Baths, Home Office , Spacious Loft, Open Kitchen, Large Family Area, Spacious Laundry Room, Huge Pool Deck and yard for Entertaining the Largest Group of Family and Friends! This 1.42 Acre Lot Features a Huge Steel Outbuilding to hold all your Tools and Adult Toys, Fruit Trees, Chicken Coop, Fenced Garden Area with Irrig...
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By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
It's time for your weekly look at what's happening with rate movement, the economy and the housing market.Watch to the end for the "last word." If you are looking to buy or sell a property this year in the areas of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Estero, Bonita Springs or Naples, FL please give me a call for a free consultation and I will help you to achieve your real estate goals!Abby Stiller - Realtor with ReMax Realty Group - Hablo Español239-284-8637 Neighborhood AnalysisTO RECEIVE A PROFESSIONAL CMA, PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECTLY AT:239-284-8637 OR CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT MY FREE HOME VALUATION FORM.PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN ACTUAL CMA (COMPARATIVE MARKET ANALYSIS) AND IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. ONLY A LICENSED REALTOR®, LIKE MYSELF CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH AN ACTUAL CMA.  
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By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
 If you’re dreaming of buying a home this year, the best way to start the process is to connect with a Real Estate professional to understand what goes into buying a home. Once you have that covered, then you can answer the questions below to make the best decision for you and your family.1. How Can I Better Understand the Process, and How Much Can I Afford?The process of buying a home is not one to enter into lightly. You need to decide on key things like how long you plan on living in an area, school districts you prefer, what kind of commute works for you, and how much you can afford to spend.Keep in mind, before you start the process to purchase a home, you’ll also need to apply for a mortgage. Lenders will evaluate several factors connected to your financial track record, one of wh...
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By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
Amazing condo with gorgeous views to the golf course and lake ~ It has 2 spacious beds and 2 baths, updated master shower, newer laminate flooring in the living room, full size washer & dryer and a huge lanai to enjoy beautiful sunsets! The building has an Elevator, New roof and you get an assigned covered parking space. HOA includes FREE golf, water, basic cable & internet, building maintenance, Bocce Court, Clubhouse, Community Pool, Community Room, Library, Fishing Pier, Bocce Court, Pickleball, Shuffleboard, Tennis Courts and much more!  Price has been adjusted to $149,900 for a quick sale, call today for your private showing: 239-284-8637Abby Stiller Realtor with Remax Realty GroupHablo Espanol14831 Hole in One Cir #204, Fort Myers FL 33919Pets are allowed, what more do you need? T...
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By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
It's time for your weekly look at what's happening with rate movement, the economy and the housing market.Watch to the end for the "last word."If you are looking to buy or sell a property this year in the areas of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Estero, Bonita Springs or Naples, FL please give me a call for a free consultation and I will help you to achieve your real estate goals!Abby Stiller - Realtor with ReMax Realty Group - Hablo Español239-284-8637 Neighborhood AnalysisTO RECEIVE A PROFESSIONAL CMA, PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECTLY AT:239-284-8637 OR CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT MY FREE HOME VALUATION FORM.PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN ACTUAL CMA (COMPARATIVE MARKET ANALYSIS) AND IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. ONLY A LICENSED REALTOR®, LIKE MYSELF CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH AN ACTUAL CMA. 
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By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
The real estate market is expected to do very well this year as mortgage rates remain at historic lows. One challenge to the housing industry is the lack of homes available for sale. Last week, move.com released a report showing that 2020 is beginning with the lowest available housing inventory in two years. The report explains:“Last month saw the largest year-over-year decline of housing inventory in almost three years with a dramatic 12 percent decline, pushing the number of homes for sale in the U.S. to the lowest level since January 2018.”The report also revealed that the decline in inventory stretches across all price points, as shown in the following graph:George Ratiu, Senior Economist at realtor.com, explains how this drop in available homes for sale comes at a time when more bu...
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By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
Why should Buyers or Sellers choose RE/MAX as their Real Estate Company? RE/MAX topped the charts for the most listings sold in Lee County, Fort Myers and Cape Coral!Attached are the 3 market share bar charts that show that RE/MAX is the top real estate company in Lee County. If you are looking for the best agent in the area with experience and honest call Abby Stiller with Remax Realty Group who can help you with all your Real Estate needs in the areas of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Estero, Bonita and Naples FL. 239-284-8637 - Abby tambien habla su idioma!   
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By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
If you’re following what’s happening in the housing market right now, you know that many people believe the winter months aren’t a good time to sell a home. As realtor.com Senior Economist George Ratiu recently noted,“Sellers tend to be more reluctant to list during the colder time of year when the market typically makes a seasonal slowdown.”However, a recent report by ShowingTime reveals how this year is different. Buyer activity is way up compared to the same time last year. The report explains,“The nation’s 12.6% growth in home showings compared to 2018 was the most significant jump in buyer traffic during the current four-month streak of year-over-year increases. The West Region saw the greatest growth in activity, with a 23.1% jump – the region’s greatest in the history of the Show...
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By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
According to the National Day Calendar site today is:National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day! Law Enforcement Officers of every rank and file have chosen a profession that puts their life on the line every day for their communities.  They’ve answered a call to public service that is demanding and often unappreciated.From local, state and federal, their duties command dedication. The jobs are often thankless and take them away from their families for long hours. Rarely do they know what their days have in store for them. Often law enforcement are the only paid emergency resource a community has. More often they work in coordination with other local, state, and federal organizations to make communities safer.On National Law Enforcement Day, we have an opportunity to thank them for their...
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By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
Movies, tv shows, and celebrities often have us dreaming of owning large homes, but the reality for most people is quite different.Since 2015, the square footage of newly built houses has been shrinking, according to Yahoo Finances. This is not projected to change as we continue into the beginning of the year.“We expect this downsizing trend to continue in 2020, driven by a confluence of economic and demographic trends.”Why are smaller homes trending now?As noted in the article, there are a few main reasons for this demand: “Many of today’s younger, millennial home buyers have expressed a preference for denser, more urban homes that are more walkable to shared amenities.” “Today’s older homeowners are expressing a desire for smaller, less maintenance-heavy and more accessible (read: les...
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