Monday, March 12, 2018 / by Brooke Cole
Cape Coral, Single Family Homes
$100k-$150k = 8
$150k-$200k = 214
$200k-$250k = 468
$250k-$300k = 325
$300k-$350k = 236
$350k-$400k = 168
$400k-$500k = 231
$500k-$600k = 107
$600k-$700k = 88
$700k-$800k = 54
$800k-$900k = 37
$900k-$1M = 11
$1M+ = 68
As of February, 2018:
Median Days to Sell: 38
Median List Price: $257,000
Feb. List Price by Sq.Ft. Ratio: $163
March List Price vs. Sale Price: List = $259,990, Sale = $252,995
$75k-$100k = 1
$100k- $150k = 21
$150k-$200k = 191
$200k-$250k = 244
$250k-$300k = 141
$300k-$350k = 66
$350k-$400k = 39
$400k-$450k = 40
$450k-$500k = 18
$500k-$600k = 25
$600k-$700k = 10
$700k-$800k = 7
$800k-$900k = 4
$900k-$1M = 2
$1M+ = 9
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 / by Brooke Cole
You've heard it before and you will hear it again! There are risks to selling your own property!
Of course, as REALTORs we want you to work with us, but we also care about the people in our community. We want to make sure you are protected.
Some things to consider before you put up that FSBO sign....
Are you really saving any time on your FSBO?
Do you know who to call if you have a question?
Are you available at any time for showings? How mad will you be when you find out they aren't even serious buyers? Did you know they weren't pre-approved for a mortgage?
Do you have time to plan your marketing strategy?
How long can you wait for it to sell?
According to Zillow, "An attorney not familiar with real estate processes and closing procedures could cost you hundreds of dollars and delay the closing."
Are you really saving money on your FSBO?
Want to price it right? Appraisals can cost hundreds of dollars.
Want someone to review the legal documents? Lawyers ain't cheap. ...
Monday, June 26, 2017 / by Brooke Cole
We all know that great feeling of walking into a never-been-lived-in, clean home. Usually, that means the builder just finished construction. Everything is brand spankin' new. Seems perfect, right? Well, there are some other facts about older homes you might want to consider before you exclude everything 2010 and older from your home search.
Our daughter Brooke took the challenge of turning around an eyesore house to a whole new level. In all seriousness, it became a MAJOR project for all of us, but we renovated it and we renovated it with STYLE. Realtor.com recently released an article called "5 Reasons Why Buying an Old House Is a Great Idea." Now, we're breaking it down to show you we agree, based on real-life experience.
Keep in mind as you read this.... her house was built in 1966. You don't need to go THAT old, but it can be done.
She's still working on that front yard. Also, forgive the terrible cell phone photo. ...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 / by Brooke Cole
No.1 “Fastest Growing City in the U.S.” -- Forbes
“Top 25 Cities to Retire in the U.S.” – Forbes
“Top 10 Housing Investment Cities in the U.S.” - Forbes
Cape Coral-Fort Myers MSA -- No. 1 metro area for “Anticipated Job Gains in 2016” -- HIS Global Insight research firm
No. 4 in the U.S. for the “Most Anticipated Economic Growth” at 4.5% -- Bloomberg, 2015
No. 2 in the 10 Hottest Real Estate Markets to Watch in 2017 – Trulia
No. 2 on Top 10 Cities Where People are Moving in 2017 – Trulia
No. 75 “Top 150 Cities for Millennials” – Millennial Personal Finance
No. 15 “Best Performing Cities” in 2016 for Large Cities -- Milken Institute
No. 34 "Best Cities to Start a Family" -- LendEDU.com
No. 5 “Fastest Growing Metro Areas” -- U.S. Census Bureau’s
Best in the nation for job growth using labor-market data from Emsi. (July 2016) &ndas ...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 / by Brooke Cole
Facts about the great city of Cape Coral:
Situated on the Gulf of Mexico
Connected to Fort Myers by two main bridges
Founded in 1957
Largest city between Tampa and Miami
Nicknamed “Waterfront Wonderland”
More than 400 miles of navigable waterways
More miles of canals than any other city in the world
Averages 355 days of sunshine
Averages 54 inches of rain annually
2010 Census Total Population: 154,305
SWFL’s 18-24 age group is growing at the fastest rate in the state of Florida and the U.S.
First city in the country to use the reverse osmosis process on a large scale
City economy is based on Health care services, retail, and real estate/construction
Features a sandy beach and fishing pier on the Caloosahatchee River at the public Yacht Basin & Club
Home to more than 30 recreational parks
Home to more than seven golf courses
Situated within 15 miles of a variety of Gulf beaches (Sanibel Island, Fort Myers Beach, etc.)
Home to three i ...