Fort Myers, FL Real Estate News

By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
Immaculate Lake Front SF Home Emerson Square Overview Maps Photos $340,000 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 1,982 sqftYear Built: 2005MLS #: ML# 21604252 Location 5429 Whispering Willow WayFort Myers, FL 33908USA Chris Griffith Downing Frye Realty, Inc.(239) 273-7430[email protected]// http://LifeInBonitaSprings.com         Listed by: Downing Frye Our recent listings Immaculate Lake Front SF Home Emerson SquareWest of 41 - Small Craft Gulf AccessCondo living in a Single Family HomeEstates at Estero River SF HomeNew Listing! Beautifully Furnished Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
 Emerson Square Fort Myers, FloridaEmerson Square is a gated community located just west of US 41 in south Fort Myers, Florida. There are 295 residences offering a variety of views which include preserve, lake, wetland and landscaped area views. Property styles in Emerson Square include carriage homes and single family estate homes. The carriage homes are two story buildings …Continue: Emerson Square 
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By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
Paseo of Fort Myers Homes For SaleThe community of Paseo is located in Fort Myers, Florida in the Daniels Road corridor. Paseo sits on approximately 444 acres of land which backs to the Six Mile Cypress Slough and is conveniently close to the interstate, Southwest Florida International Airport and Florida Gulf Coast University.  Continue reading: Paseo Fort Myers
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By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
Biking and Walking Path in Fort Myers, FloridaSeveral years ago I enjoyed my first trip to the linear park with a local running club. With age, they say, comes wisdom plus my joints have let me know that running is no longer in my wheelhouse. To that end, I have transitioned to a variety of low impact sports one of which now includes bike riding.  Continue reading: John C Yarbrough Linear Park
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By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
    BEST HOME FOR SALE IN HERITAGE COVE BY FAR! The Award Wining Community of Heritage Cove! Simply put this is an AMAZING Home with an AWESOME PRIVATE WOODED PRESERVE VIEW! Located in this wonderful 55 and better community in the south Fort Myers area off McGregor Blvd, near all the beaches and shopping. Features 2 Bedrooms, 2 baths with a Home Office / Den with pocket doors and a large great room overlooking a PRIVATE WOODED PRESERVE and located on a culdsac. The 18 feet of sliding glass doors lead to an oversized screened lanai, huge eat in kitchen with breakfast bar with upgraded granite countertops. List of recent upgrades include electric roll down hurricane shutters, retractable garage door screen, interior paint, UPGRADED KITCHEN WITH LEVEL 4 GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, 2-3 year old AC...
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By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
   Further Proof This Isn’t a Housing Bubble!Two weeks ago, we posted a blog which explained that current increases in home prices were the result of the well-known concept of supply & demand and should not lead to conversations of a new housing bubble. Today, we want to look at home prices as compared to current incomes. Here is a graph showing the monthly mortgage payment on a median priced home in the U.S. over the last 25 years: Further Proof This Isn’t a Housing Bubble | Keeping Current Matters Mortgage payments are currently well below the historic average over that time period. Purchasers are not overextending themselves to buy a home like they did on the run-up to the housing crash. Lawrence Yun, the Chief Economist at the National Association of Realtors, recently explained in ...
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By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
Fort Myers, Cape Coral  Florida Real Estate Market: Feburary 2016 Report  In school we all learned the Theory of Supply and Demand. When the demand for an item is greater than the supply of that item, the price will surely rise.SUPPLY The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently reported that the inventory of homes for sale stands at a 5.4-month supply. This is considerably lower than the 6-month inventory necessary for a normal market.  Charts That Scream ‘List Your Home Today’ | DEMAND Every month NAR reports on the amount of buyers that are actually out in the market looking for homes, or foot traffic. As seen in the graph below, buyer demand in February significantly outpaced the last six months. Many buyers are being confronted with a very competitive market in which they mu...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, The Michelle Thomas Team
(Premier Sotheby's International Realty)
My family and I had a great day at the Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay game. What a great experience to live in paradise and enjoy so many activities, including spring training of some of our favorite baseball teams. Here are some of the highlights of the day, including watching the antics of the “Green Monster – Tessie”, an overtime nail biter with Boston’s two outs & bases loaded, and watching some of the highest paid baseball players playing in the Grapefruit League. The weather cooperated too, with 80-degree weather and cool gulf shore breezes. Good times!
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
The best Fort Myers homes for sale have just gotten better! Cypress Bend at Shadow Wood Preserve are offering move-in ready luxury homes with up to $75,000 credit closing, along with a 5% commission if contracted by March 31, 2016.Three select dream homes are available with this special deal. All are 3 bedrooms and range from 2,712 square feet to 3,259 square feet. Find out more about these available single family dream homes at the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty News Blog.  
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By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
  Selling your home starts with a GREAT SHOWCASE PRESENTATION with lots of exposure displaying the pride in ownership! It should be inviting, tempting and be perceived as a great value to the home buyers! It should be SHOWCASED as something your proud to show and sell! Pick your Realtor wisely or you'll end up with a poor, dark and a not inviting display resulting in you being left with a Yard Sign, an MLS Listing and not much else! You will end up as an expired listing or a terminated listing, leaving you with a nasty taste for selling and a poor selling experience! Lets showcase your home together and make it an awesome selling experience!  
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By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
Manatee Park | Things to Do in Fort Myers, FloridaYet again, I had a close friend of mine tell me that they had never seen a manatee in person. I sort of understand how that happens. If you don’t spend enough of time on the water you may not see them. These enormous creatures are nearly silent and can easily go undetected especially if you are not in tune with the faint sound they make when they breach the water’s surface for a fresh breath of air.Continue: Manatee Park Fort Myers, Florida
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By Brant Keller, Buyer/Seller Agent Extraordanaire
(TheBuySellGroup-MVP Realty Assocs)
Is Listing in Collier or Lee County in Winter a Good Idea? The Definite Answer If you intend on listing your Collier or Lee County home sometime soon, this is the time of year when you may well be uncertain about whether you should go ahead right now, or hold fire and wait. The question is whether winter is a reasonable time to enter the Naples of Fort Myers listings when, after all, it’s common knowledge that spring and summer are the most active real estate seasons. Is that fact alone reason enough for not listing now?I happen to know the answer (it’s “maybe”). But since that’s only my opinion, in the interest of including a wider sampling of opinion, here are some experts’ ideas gleaned from extensive research on the subject. (Okay—there are 155,000,000 Google entries for ‘should I l...
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By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
 Selling your home starts with a GREAT SHOWCASE PRESENTATION with lots of exposure displaying the pride in ownership! It should be inviting, tempting and be perceived as a great value to the home buyers!It should be SHOWCASED as something your proud to show and sell! Pick your Realtor wisely or you'll end up with a poor, dark and a not inviting display resulting in you being left with a Yard Sign, an MLS Listing and not much else!You will end up as an expired listing or a terminated listing, leaving you with a nasty taste for selling and a poor selling experience! Lets showcase your home together and make it an awesome selling experience! Photo Credit ( Norman Love Chocolate's a Fort Myers favorite )                                                                 
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Freddie Mac released its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) October 15th, which shows mortgage rates maintaining below 4 percent for 12 consecutive weeks.Economists point to the slowdown in the jobs market as one indication on why interest rates are staying low, and now predictions are forecasting that the near zero interest rates may remain through the end of the year. This will affect not only Fort Myers luxury homes but also Coral Springs homes for sale and others.With inflation low, the Federal Reserve has stated there is no reason to raise interest rates. But a turn in inflation may lead the Federal Reserve to remove its market stimulus and move mortgage rates.See how the rates panned out for 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM), 15-year FRM, 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjust...
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
If you’ve got a second home in Florida that you don’t get to use very often, you might want to consider selling it. Right now, as the Florida real estate market is starting to gear up for high season, selling looks good for home owners.Inventory has remained tight on most of the markets and home buyers are eager to take advantage of the low cost of home loans. There are a few options for owners, especially Fort Myers luxury homes.If you are thinking about possibly selling a vacation home like Fort Myers luxury homes, then you need to review all the positives and negatives. Learn more about whether keeping a vacation home or selling it is best for you.
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Claiming the best sunsets in Southwest Florida, Fort Myers luxury homes like this one are designed to soak in the pleasures of life. It’s a 5 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom, and 4336 square feet. Enjoy unobstructed golf and lake views outside and luxurious living inside!Inside kitchen is a brand new cornerstone model with gorgeous quartz countertops. The outdoor kitchen is made for entertaining with a built-in grill and refrigerator.No need to spend on a roof any time soon.  It is brand new, too! It comes with a lifetime warranty and meets the latest hurricane codes.As part of Fort Myers luxury homes, this beauty needs to be seen. Take a look at the listing for more details and photographs.
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Dissatisfaction with a current housing situation can be caused by many things. It may be as simple as dreaming about living in Fort Myers luxury homes or Palm Beach Gardens luxury homes, or it could be much more than that. From rent to safety, there are many types of living situations and causes that may make people want to start looking for a new place to live.The U.S. Census Bureau recently looked into which households had a desire to move out of their present homes, along with why they wanted to move from their current living situation. The types of household wanting to move and why they were interested in moving varied.Get a synopsis of the report.
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Cutting corners on your insurance policies on Fort Myers luxury homes could end up costing you more in the long run.The Insurance Information Institute identifies 5 major mistakes that can leave homeowners of Fort Myers luxury homes and other properties underinsured and at risk.The first is lowering the amount of coverage on a home. Even if your Fort Myers luxury homes price has fallen from its original sale price, you should not skimp on the amount of insurance you have on your home. You need to make sure your coverage is adequate enough to cover the cost of rebuilding your home and replacing its contents.Learn more about properly insuring your home in this video from RIS Media Real Estate Information Network: 
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By Jill Winchel, We make it easy. You make it home.
(Royal Shell Real Estate - The Koffman Group )
 Just SOLD Fort Myers Condo under $200k8331 Whiskey Preserve Cir #442, Fort Myers FL 33919MLS: 215032695  SOLD Price: $168,0002 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths1,410 Square FeetBuilt 2006 8331 Whiskey Preserve Cir #442, Fort Myers FL 33919Wonderful, open layout condo on fourth floor has views of the treetops from the lanai. The dining area, kitchen, and living room are all open to each other. The kitchen has a pantry and plenty of cabinets and counters. The bedrooms and baths are separated and the den with French doors is in between them. A full size washer and dryer are in a closet near the 2nd bedroom. Impact resistant windows and sliders and several ceiling fans are additional features. An exterior storage closet is located near the front door.Terraces of Riverwalk is situated just off of Col...
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Some realtor associations are warning home sellers about so called pocket listings. These types of listing are ones that are not published in the Multiple Listing Service, better known as MLS, like most homes are.Savvy realtors may use a pocket listing to quickly sell a home, like Fort Myers luxury homes, Boca Raton luxury homes, or Weston luxury homes, in what is now a very tight housing market with potential buyers outpacing the number of available homes.While pocket listings are not necessarily illegal, home owners should know that a pocket listing deprives their property of a broader listing, which may increase competition and may help boost the sales price. Find out more about pocket listings in this video hosted by Florida Realtors®.
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