aj ackerman: Live Near the Beach!!! This is the Life - 07/23/13 10:39 PM
 

This is the third installment of Top 12 Reasons to Retire in Cape Coral, Florida which can also be downloaded from our freeeBook library.
Whether you’re traveling to the beaches of southwest Florida by car, or straight from your Cape Coral dock, you’ll be happy when you get there. Either way, it’s only a short journey to some of the most fabulous beaches that southwest Florida has to offer.
With white, sugar sand and the gentle Gulf waves, the southwest Florida beaches are perfect for beach bums of every age! No matter what type of activity you enjoy, you’ll find it … (0 comments)

aj ackerman: FRE TIPS: Preparing for Your Closing - 07/21/13 10:50 PM
This is the last of 12 Tips on How to Sell Your Home Fast, which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.
Congratulations! You’re ready to finish the home sale. If all has gone according to plan, you have sold your home quickly and are ready to move on.
The process of closing the deal on a real estate transaction can be complicated, but with the right real estate agent, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. If you followed the first tips in our blog, you chose an experienced, professional real estate agent who was comfortable answering all of your questions. During … (0 comments)

aj ackerman: Personalized Market Report for your area - 07/15/13 11:01 PM
As you continue to search for properties in Cape Coral, it is important for you to stay aware of the local real estate market. The market report I have included in this link will provide you with wonderful information like pricing trends, inventory, current homes for sale, community statistics, school information, etc.
http://www.buyandsellcapecoralhomes.com/mimarket/zip/33914/
Thank you for utilizing my site to get up-to-date real estate information. I look forward in working with you in the future. Have a Beautiful Day!
http://www.buyandsellcapecoralhomes.com/mimarket/zip/33914/
AJ Ackerman
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aj ackerman: First Time Home Buying MADE EASY - Simple Checklist - 07/14/13 10:52 PM
Everyone remembers their first time…

This is the 12th tip in our series: “12 Tips for Buying Real Estate in Southwest Florida” which is also available as a free eBook at www.AckermanSWFL.com.
buying a home.
 
Choosing where to live in Southwest Florida is one of the easier parts of the first time home buying process.
There is much research that will need to be done, once you’ve decided where you want to live.
Consider which area of town you’ll want to live in.
If you’re thinking about Cape Coral, you must consider how their water assessments and utilities will … (0 comments)

aj ackerman: CALLING ALL HOMEOWNERS!!! My Podcast to HELP YOU Sell Your Home - 07/10/13 11:10 PM
  CAPE CORAL, Fla. – REALTOR® AJ Ackerman is releasing a free, educational 12-part podcast entitled “How to Sell Your Home Fast.” The podcast shares with homeowners Ackerman’s advice on successfully selling homes.
“After the popularity of my blog and video series on selling a home, I decided to publish this information in audio form as well,” explains Ackerman. “That way, people can listen while they drive, exercise, or do chores. I’m excited that mobile devices give us all the option to learn new things without having to sit in front of a computer screen.”
Interested listeners can find the podcast … (0 comments)

aj ackerman: CONSTRUCTION LOANS - How they Work... - 07/07/13 11:26 PM
 
Much like buying a home, building a home requires you to either pay for it outright or get a loan. Here is how construction financing works today:
Financing construction involves obtaining a construction loan from a lending institution. Construction loans are usually considered short term financing. Once the construction project is completed, the loan is typically converted into a permanent mortgage loan.
This is the third tip in What’s New in New Construction: 12 Tips for Building a Home in Southwest Florida Today, a free eBook.
Qualifying for a construction loan
Construction loans may be harder to qualify for … (1 comments)

aj ackerman: What Happens After a Realtor Shows Your Home? Read to Find Out =) - 07/02/13 10:55 PM
This is the ninth of 12 Tips on How to Sell Your Home Fast, which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.
After you have an open house event or an agent shows your home to a prospective buyer, there are three possible outcomes. You can get no offers on your house, you might get one offer or, in the best case scenario, you receive multiple offers!
 
If You Don’t Get an Offer

If you don’t get an offer immediately on your home, don’t despair. Even when homes are priced correctly, it often takes multiple showings to find the right buyer … (1 comments)

aj ackerman: New Construction is BOOMING! What You NEED TO KNOW - 06/30/13 10:46 PM

If you’ve been looking to buy a new home recently, you may be disappointed. There aren’t many old homes for sale, and many “new” homes were built as long ago as 2007.
Are you feeling like you’re out of options? Is new construction really a good choice right now?
I understand your desire to get exactly the home you’re looking for! You probably want it to be in the right neighborhood, up to date, and priced right. You might also have questions about how to go about building a home, to see if that’s the right option for you.
I’ve … (2 comments)

aj ackerman: ATTENTION BUYERS!!! Chinese Drywall Signs to Look For! - 06/26/13 10:49 PM
Chinese drywall includes most defective drywall…

This is the seventh tip in our series: “12 Tips for Buying Real Estate in Southwest Florida” which is also available as a free eBook at www.AckermanSWFL.com/ebooks/.
…that was imported from China from 2001 to 2007. This tainted drywall emits sulfuric gas and noxious odors and can cause corrosion on metal surfaces, internal writing, appliances and electronics.
 
Dangers of Chinese drywall
Corrosion resulting from Chinese drywall can create issues with electrical appliances, including alarm systems and smoke detectors. In very high concentrations, Chinese drywall emits hydrogen sulfide, a dangerous gas that is considered fatal in high … (24 comments)

aj ackerman: PRICES ARE UP! Let's Sell Your Home =) - 06/23/13 11:12 PM
Houses 4 sale on the market today…

This is the second tip in our series: “12 Tips for Buying Real Estate in Southwest Florida” which is also available as a free eBook at www.AckermanSWFL.com/ebooks/.
…are usually great deals (if not steals) for buyers. But what if you’re on the other end of the transaction? Read on for tips for sellers!
 
For many, part of the buying process means selling a home as well, unless of course you are a first time home buyer. At first, you may be inclined to go to the local newspaper and immediately list your … (0 comments)

aj ackerman: SUCCESS! How to quickly start your Real Estate Career (4 Easy Steps) - 06/19/13 10:49 PM
4 Step Real Estate License Process State Real Estate License Requirements Must be 18 years of age Must have a high school diploma or equivalent Must have a social security number Real Estate Licensing Process There are just a few simple steps involved with obtaining a Florida Real Estate Sales Associate License, and if you follow our 4 Step Real Estate License Process you can have your license in hand in 30 days or less!
Step 1 - Complete the 63 Hour Sales Associate Pre-License Course. 
Classes are available locally through Larson Educational Services (License #ZH1002299) and can be completed weekdays, weekends or … (0 comments)

aj ackerman: CALLING ALL GOLFERS! Free list of all Golf Courses in Cape Coral - 06/16/13 10:51 PM
 
This is the fifth installment of Top 12 Reasons to Retire in Cape Coral, Florida which can also be downloaded from our free eBook library.
Between its sandy beaches and natural preserves, Southwest Florida has many attractions. But, for die hard golfers, the best attractions in the area are the golf courses!
With over 100 golf courses already being enjoyed by golfers – and many more to come – the Southwest Florida area is a golfer’s paradise. Why is that?
 
It’s been calculated that this area has more golf holes per person than any area of the United … (0 comments)

aj ackerman: How to Save Money When Building a Home - 06/12/13 10:55 PM

Existing homes are usually less expensive per square foot than newly-built homes. This is often the result of escalating land costs in new subdivisions. However, as you are probably aware, the home values in Southwest Florida have significantly decreased from where they were 7-10 years ago, so this is not always the case. Depending on size and location, building a new home may actually end up saving you money.
This is the seventh tip in What’s New in New Construction: 12 Tips for Building a Home in Southwest Florida Today, a free eBook.
When you build new, ownership costs are considered more predictable. … (0 comments)

aj ackerman: ATTN: NATURE LOVERS! Cape Coral is right for you! - 06/10/13 09:45 PM
 
This is the fourth installment of Top 12 Reasons to Retire in Cape Coral, Florida which can also be downloaded from our free eBook library.
If you read our last tip, you know that Cape Coral has access to some of the most amazing beaches in Florida. But, the nature in Cape Coral is not limited to the beach. If you love the outdoors, Cape Coral has an abundance of activities for nature lovers of every kind. The city is home to several parks, including Saratoga Lake Park, Horton Park, Four Freedoms Park and more….
 
One of the … (0 comments)

aj ackerman: ATTENTION: Not All Agents Are The Same - 06/09/13 10:58 PM
Real estate agents have gotten a bad reputation as “salespeople” who hold selfish interests in your home.

This is the third tip in our series: “12 Tips for Buying Real Estate in Southwest Florida” which is also available as a free eBook at www.AckermanSWFL.com/ebooks/.
On the other end of the spectrum, successful and reliable agents, while experts in marketing and sales, are experts in negotiation and advisement when you are selling or buying your home. Knowing what to look for and how to pick an agent will ensure that the process goes seamlessly and quickly.
 
Many horror stories have … (0 comments)

aj ackerman: Everyday's a BEACH DAY!!! SWFL is Calling Your Name - 06/05/13 10:45 PM
 
This is the third installment of Top 12 Reasons to Retire in Cape Coral, Florida which can also be downloaded from our free eBook library.
Whether you’re traveling to the beaches of southwest Florida by car, or straight from your Cape Coral dock, you’ll be happy when you get there. Either way, it’s only a short journey to some of the most fabulous beaches that southwest Florida has to offer.
With white, sugar sand and the gentle Gulf waves, the southwest Florida beaches are perfect for beach bums of every age! No matter what type of activity you enjoy, … (1 comments)

aj ackerman: Foreclosure or Short Sale??? MUST READ - 06/03/13 10:56 PM
Losing your home can feel like one of the worst things that could ever happen to you financially.

This is the fourth tip in our series: “12 Tips for Buying Real Estate in Southwest Florida” which is also available as a free eBook at www.AckermanSWFL.com/ebooks/.
Life’s most unfortunate circumstances are unforeseeable, like unemployment, serious illness and possibly divorce. When you find yourself in this predicament and you’re considering giving up your home it is important that you weigh your options between a short sale or foreclosure.
 
Foreclosure
One of the most damaging things to you credit score, reputation, and … (0 comments)

aj ackerman: What is the #1 Reason to live in Southwest Florida? - 01/16/13 08:10 PM
 
This is the first installment of Top 12 Reasons to Retire in Cape Coral, Florida which can also be downloaded from our free eBook library.
If you prefer sunny, warm breezes over blizzards, Cape Coral real estate might be the right choice for you. Snowbirds (the affectionate name for our seasonal residents) have been enjoying mild southwest Florida winters since Edison and Ford started the trend of migrating south over a hundred years ago! If it’s January and you’re watching the Weather Channel, then you already know what you might be missing.
But just for fun, let’s take a … (0 comments)

aj ackerman: Welcome to Cape Coral, Fl - 01/11/13 09:00 PM
 
 
As you may already know, Lee County real estate is my specialty and I get a tremendous amount of enjoyment from helping home buyers like yourself find the perfect house. I especially enjoy helping retirees find the perfect destination in Florida to enjoy their golden years on a golf course, beach, or wherever their heart desires.
I can honestly recommend living in most parts of Southwest Florida. But the best real estate in Lee County that I’ve found, is right here in Cape Coral. In my new eBook, I give you the Top 12 Reasons to Retire in … (0 comments)

aj ackerman: Buying Real Estate in Southwest Florida - 01/10/13 09:54 PM
If you’re interested in buying real estate in Southwest Florida…

…this blog is tailor-made to help you find a great investment!
 
Over the next few months, I will provide you with “12 Tips to Buying Real Estate in Southwest Florida.” If you decide you’d rather not wait for the blog posts, you can download all of this information for FREE in an eBook that’s available on my web sitewww.AckermanSWFL.com/ebooks/.
I will be giving you free insight on topics including:
How to choose an agent Purchasing a short sale vs foreclosure The pros & cons of buying a new or older home The signs & dangers … (0 comments)

 
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Cape Coral, FL

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