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New Year's Eve on Fort Myers Beach - 12/31/09 09:58 AM
In additional to today being New Year's Eve, it's also the birthday of Fort Myers Beach, Florida. In celebration of the birthday, feee cupcakes will be given out at Times Square this afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00. As for tonight, there will be live music in Times Square all evening and fireworks off the pier at Midnight. New Years on the Beach always draws throngs of folks, so traffic will be an issue if you are not staying on the Beach. If you are staying on the beach, it's predicted to be a warm, sunny day and nice evening, so plan or walking (0 comments)
A video tour of Fort Myers Beach the day before 2010 - 12/30/09 11:13 PM
Welcome to Fort Myers Beach Florida! Fort Myers Beach is located some 26 miles North of Naples in Southwest Florida. Its major island is called Estero island and is 7 miles long by at most some 1/2 mile wide. It is one of the great small island of the Gulf Of Mexico shore line, with a rich history which dates back to over 2000 years when the Calusa Indians controlled much of the Southwest Florida coast. It is well known as a resort “town” and there is plenty to do. Many of the streets are fingered by canals with direct (6 comments)
The Question Foreign Buyers Most Ask? - 12/29/09 08:13 PM
The Question: What is the difference for a foreign person purchasing a home in the United States, in Florida? As for the actual purchase, there is no difference financially. The HUD Settlement Statement will be drafted as if the purchaser was an American citizen. Of course, when a foreign owner sells, there is the 10% Withholding, but as far as the purchase is concerned, no additional deposits are required and there are no fees other than those charged in a normal transaction, to an American Buyer. However, there are issues that may crop up after the sale. For instance, if the foreign (3 comments)
The Island of Fort Myers Beach, Florida is filled with in Season, with vacationers, snowbirds, and of course, the local folks. Traffic increases, of course. Instead of dealing with traffic, there are some other ways to get around our seven mile Island. There is the Beach Trolley. The Beach Trolley travels up and down our seven mile Island all day and into the evening. The cost: 50 cents. The Trolley also goes to Bonita Springs and Fort Myers. For a schedule and route info, go to www.rideleetran.com Another way to get around is by bicycle. Our warm, sunny weather makes this mode of transit a favorite of (0 comments)
Seasons Greetings from Fort Myers Beach: short video - 12/27/09 11:15 PM
What a year it has been! I have seen the Good the Bad and the Ugly in our region of Southwest Florida, as many have in other parts of the US. High unemployment, to many short sales and foreclosures and during the last 3 to 4 months an encouraging leveling of our house market. In some areas of Lee County even some appreciation of our average market home value. For many reasons 1000’s are investing in Southwest Florida, hopefully a good amount did save their homes. Overall I am cautiously optimistic for 2010. It is going to be a very (4 comments)
The Florida Weather - 12/26/09 04:45 PM
We were just outside playing ball with the pooch when a cold breeze drifts into our yard. When I go inside to the computer, I learn that the current temperature on Fort Myers Beach, Florida is 66. Shiver. Shiver. I put on a sweater. This after a warm Christmas. Before dinner yesterday, a walk on the beach revealed people sun tanning and strolling about in swimwear. The temps tonight are expected to dip into the md 50's. But, is 64 degrees cold? I guess it's relative. I check out the weather in the rest of the country. Salem, Massachuetts: Current temp: 40 Predicted Low tonight: (2 comments)
Foreclosure du Jour - Fort Myers - 12/26/09 03:52 PM
The property featured below is located in the in the Enclave at Three Oaks in Fort Myers Myers, Florida, a 4 bedroom/3 bath lakefront home with 2668 square feet. 3 car garage. Carpet, Tile and Wood flooring throughout. Huge kitchen with wood cabinets and large island. Community pool and fitness, tennis and volleyball. Foyer, walk-in closet, pantry. This is a foreclosure listed at $259,900.
Wordless Wednesday: Captain Jack - 12/24/09 12:01 AM
Jack joined our extended family some six months ago. He took a shine to our other rescued cat named Charly, a tiger coated cat and together they roam about our property in Fort Myers Beach. He is quite social, playful and eats a tone. He is called Captain Jack because of the black patch over his right eye.
__________________________________________________________________________________ Lloyd Nichols Right Choice Realty LLC cell: 239-810-2980 office: 239-463-5217 Activerain Local Blog: http://localism.com/neighbor/lloydn Active Rain Blog: http://activerain.com/lloydn Website:Search the MLS in Southwest Florida Listingbook: http://lloydnswfloridahomes.listingbook.com
The Health Benefits of Living in Florida/Vitamin D - 12/16/09 08:11 AM
Not long ago, the conventional wisdom was to hide from the sun, especially in places where the sun is at its most potent, in tropical zones. Sun tanning was considered as unhealthy as smoking cigarettes. Recently, however, many scientists have declared that the benefits of the sun outweigh the risks. Vitamin D seems to actually protect us against cancers, particular breast, colon, kidney, and ovarian cancers. Studies have also linked vitamin D or sun exposure to benefits in overall good health and longevity. Of course, light skinned individuals in particular need to take care against skin cancer, but it does appear the intake of natural vitamin (6 comments)
AS you may know if you are financing or not an older home in Florida, your insurance will most likely request that you get a Four point Inspection plus a Wind Mitigation. I don’t blame Insurance companies to require these inspections in order to provide a coverage of your home, specially after the post Charley insurance meltdown. In the last years we have seen many large and smaller insurance companies coming back to Florida ( with a raise in your premium though, specially if you are located in a flood zone ) and we do nevertheless welcome their (2 comments)
86 degrees today for a high on Fort Myers Beach, Florida, the weatherman advised on the evening news. No snow in the forecast. No sweater necessary when stepping outside. There's a pine tree in the living room, a wreath on the door. It must be Christmas in Florida. Instead of a walk in the snow after Christmas dinner, we'll do our usual walk on the beach. A beach home is a dream of many, but the price . . . Featured above is is a small gulf front cottage, 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Carport and deck. Central air. A good (4 comments)
Island Bay Marina Fort Myers Beach It is an island, it has dozens of canals with direct access to the back bay or Estero Bay. The air is filled with salt and the sound of the waves is never far any points on the small island of seven miles long. Boating in Fort Myers Beach is ideal for sail boats, fishing boats. Yachts, party (1 comments)
Decouvrir et investir en Floride: Immobilier Ventes De Biens Villas A Fort Myers Beach - 12/13/09 10:08 PM
Bonjour les Francophones! Si vous voulez cherhez les ventes de biens dans le sud Ouest de la Floride par ex., condos, villas en Florida ou simplement jeter un coup d'oeil, cliquez sur le lien " Search Properties" au bas de la page d'ou vous pouvez en fait adjuster vos propres preferences. C'est un fait: d'investir a Fort Myers, d'acheter une maison a Cape Coral sur canal,ou d'investir a Fort Myers Beach ou Sanibel sont tous des choix solides. L'immobilier en Floride et certainement dans le Sud-Ouest de la Floride attirent de nombreux etrangers, et pour bonne cause.Les (0 comments)
There are many factors why the following condos in Fort Myers Beach make the list. Above all the views, the direct views of the Gulf of Mexico is the obvious criteria. The rest of the criteria are base on the quality of the structure of the building it self, the floor plans they offer, how well they can be rented if need be, and what the community offers as a whole. Top Fort Myers Beach gulf frontage condos ( link) Pointe Estero easily makes the list as a Fort Myers Beach condo hotel and a pure income generator. For (2 comments)
An attractive home located in Southeast Cape Coral, Florida, on a fresh water canal. 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with 2 car garage. Fireplace. Screened lanai and pool. Concrete dock. City water and sewer. This is a foreclosure listed at $100,900. Approximately 1600 square feet. It is a true Cape Coral Foreclosure A great deal! Lloyd Nichols Realtorlloydn@aol.com Right Choice Realty LLCcell: 239-810-2980office: 239-463-5217Activerain Local Blog: http://localism.com/neighbor/lloydnActive Rain Blog: http://activerain.com/lloydn Website: http://www.mlsouthwestfloridahomes.com Search the MLS in Southwest FloridaListingbook: http://lloydnswfloridahomes.listingbook.com
Video sur Fort Myers Beach. Un petit tour le long du nord de l'Ile tropical de Fort Myers Beach. Les prix sont excellents pour ceux qui veulent investir en Floride et specialement dans le Sud Ouest, le long de la cote du Golf Du Mexique. Les prix sont surprenant. Oui vous pouvez acheter une maison dans notre ile ( et peut-etre la votre bientot!) pour moins de $250,000...et au dessus de $325-$350,000 sur canal avec access sur la mer. Condos a partir de $160,000 et au-dessus de $350,000 avec vue sur la plage et "pieds dans l'eau" YouTube - Decouvrir L'Immobilier en Floride: Fort (1 comments)
Êtes-vous curieux? Voulez-vous acheter une maison en Floride, si vous pouvez la louer, ce que les impôts vont etre, quel genre d'assurance avez-vous besoin pour votre maison ou votre voiture ou bateau, voulez-vous comprendre les contrats ou autres questions concernant L’immobilier en Floride.
Voulez-vous simplement investir en Floride? Les prix de vente sont en effet surprenant. Tres abordables. C’est une periode tres salivante pour les acheteurs.
Je suis a vos services. Pourquoi est-ce cette maison (2 comments)
Tiger's Personal Life/Why We Care - 12/04/09 08:13 AM
The current media frenzy over Tiger Woods' indiscretions makes you wonder: Has Princess Diana come back from the Dead? Of course, there was a buzz in the golf world awhile back when Greg Norman split from his wife to be with tennis great, Chris Evert, but it cannot be compared to this scandal involving Tiger Woods. Why is it so interesting? Because Tiger is such a serious player on the golf course and this all seems just so unlikely? Because by listening to the buzz, we are living vicariously through Tiger, as most of us aren't having a string of affairs with beautiful women?
Foreclosure du Jour - Interest Rates Down to Record Low - 12/03/09 03:53 PM
The average interest rate for a 30-year mortgage went down to a record low of 4.71 percent this week, The rate, published today by Freddie Mac, is the lowest since the mortgage finance company began tracking the data in 1971. The previous record of 4.78 percent was set during the week ending April 30 and matched last week. Of course, credit is tighter than before with good credit and a down payment being a pre-requisite with most lending institutions. Still, with the good deals still out there, including foreclosures, it's a good time to buy. The home below is approximately 1400 square feet, 3 (2 comments)
Whose face is it? Is it the new face of our market? - 12/03/09 12:33 AM
There are faces which you cannot forget. This is the face of a time long gone. What is her name? She might as well have been the face of excess or is it privilege? what will the face of our Real Estate market look in one year? I hope that it will be just solid and down to earth face ....not a glamorous fantasy. If you could imagine the face of our country in one year what will it look like? I believe that it will be a better looking face then right now. Specially for these who bought in time (2 comments)
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