cape coral: Selling a home? Find out how to price it here…. - 01/17/14 08:43 PM
If you’re selling a home, have you thought about the cost of waiting for it to sell?
If it’s your only home, the cost of waiting is the difference between your current home’s monthly expenses and your new home’s monthly expenses.
If it’s a second home, it’s just the cost of the current home’s expenses.
To make the math easy, let’s say you’re selling a second home with monthly expenses like this:
•  $500 Association Fee or Maintenance
•  $200 Property Taxes
•  $100 Electricity
•  $700 Mortgage Payment (interest portion only)
That means if you keep the house around, the costs add up to … (1 comments)

cape coral: Is it better to sell my home with a Realtor or For Sale by Owner? - 12/07/13 11:27 PM


I get asked this question frequently. Usually the reasons people give for wanting to go FSBO (for sale by owner) include:
•  Wanting to save money on the commission real estate agents charge.
•  Having a bad experience with a real estate agent in the past.
•  Never having used an agent before and not knowing why they need one.
•  Having confidence they can sell it as easily on their own.
•  Not being in a rush to sell, and figuring they can always hire an agent later if it doesn’t work out.
 
Some of these reasons are based on good evidence, while others … (2 comments)

cape coral: How long does it take to build a home? - 08/23/13 07:30 AM
 
 
Generally speaking, the home building process in Southwest Florida is about 4-6 months. There are many factors that can affect the time frame for building a home. From the size of your home to the size of your building crew, to the potential issues that may arise throughout the process, it can be hard to estimate an exact time frame. However, below are the phases that you can typically anticipate as you progress through the process. Most phases are about a week, but some may be 2-3 weeks, while others may be only a few days.
This is the … (0 comments)

cape coral: We are Hiring! Creating 15 new Real Estate Career Opportunities! - 06/21/13 11:30 PM
Creating 15 New Cape Coral Real Estate Jobs A Cape Coral real estate team aims to double its workforce to thirty employees in response to increased home prices and the return of new construction.
CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA -  - Growth is the watchword for Southwest Florida real estate in 2013, according to AJ Ackerman, REALTOR® at Century 21 Sunbelt in Cape Coral. His team, Randy Peska & Partners, plans to double its workforce this year from fifteen to thirty, after doubling from seven employees in the last three years.
Century 21 Sunbelt Realty Ackerman says the job growth is driven by an … (0 comments)

cape coral: What an AMAZING COMMUNITY! Check out SANDOVAL in Cape Coral, FL. - 06/10/13 09:49 PM
Buying a Home in Sandoval Are you thinking of buying a home, and wondering if Sandoval is right for you? You've come to the right place! We've gathered all the information you need in one convenient location.
Do you already own a home in Sandoval? Check out our Sandoval Seller's Guide to see if now is the right time to sell. Or, if you have friends interested in buying or selling, send them here so they can learn more about this great community.
What's Sandoval Like? Location: If you're looking to live next to shopping, fine dining, parks, the Gulf of Mexico, and schools, … (0 comments)

cape coral: 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)

cape coral: How much does it cost to build a home? - 05/31/13 09:50 PM
  So, once you’ve decided on a design for your new home, just how much will it cost to build? A good place to start is a free online building cost estimator. (There are many websites that have this available.) Once you have the general idea, you will need to then look for hidden costs that may add to your final bill. Here are tips for estimating the cost of your new home:
This is the sixth tip in What’s New in New Construction: 12 Tips for Building a Home in Southwest Florida Today, a free eBook.
Talk to Local Builders
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cape coral: Moving in? Here's your resource list for Cable, Utilities, Water, Garbage, etc. - 05/26/13 09:48 PM
Moving in? Here's your resource list for Cable, Utilities, Water, Garbage, etc. Cape Coral City Directory Power Companies Florida Power and Light Lee County Electric Company Television and Cable Providers Comcast Century Link Dish Network Direct TV Utilities Lee County Utilities Cape Coral Utilities Contact AJ today! Or call 239-565-7867.
We serve Southwest Florida: Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Captiva, Fort Myers, North Fort Myers, Sanibel.
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cape coral: As a Seller, What should I expect from a Realtor? - 05/25/13 09:32 PM
 
This is the second of 12 Tips on How to Sell Your Home Fast which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.
When your agent has fully prepared for a listing appointment with you, they will be ready to help you sell your home fast. Before this meeting, your real estate agent will research comparable home sales in the area. They will look at homes similar in age, size, features, and price in your neighborhood to create a report that will give an educated “best guess” of your home’s fair market value.
The most important piece of data that your agent should be preparing … (0 comments)

cape coral: You can enjoy boating all year round in this water wonderland! - 05/25/13 01:31 AM
 
This is the second installment of Top 12 Reasons to Retire in Cape Coral, Florida which can also be downloaded from our free eBook library.
If you own a boat, or have ever wanted to, then there truly aren’t many better places to live than Cape Coral, Florida.
Put simply, Cape Coral is paradise for water lovers. Those who are new to the area are often shocked to learn that this city has over 400 miles of canals and waterways! This makes it both easy and affordable to get a waterfront home, or have easy access to a canal.
Nearly half of Cape … (0 comments)

cape coral: What is the #1 Reason to live in Cape Coral, Fl? - 05/19/13 09:38 PM
 
This is the first installment of Top 12 Reasons to Retire in Cape Coral, Florida which can also be downloaded from our freeeBook 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 look at the actual numbers. … (0 comments)

cape coral: Have you thought about living in a boater's paradise? - 05/11/13 10:11 PM
 
This is the second installment of Top 12 Reasons to Retire in Cape Coral, Florida which can also be downloaded from our free eBook library.
If you own a boat, or have ever wanted to, then there truly aren’t many better places to live than Cape Coral, Florida.
Put simply, Cape Coral is paradise for water lovers. Those who are new to the area are often shocked to learn that this city has over 400 miles of canals and waterways! This makes it both easy and affordable to get a waterfront home, or have easy access to a canal.
Nearly half of Cape … (0 comments)

cape coral: Can you help me sell a home? Why Yes! Click here. =) - 05/10/13 11:51 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 home in the houses 4 … (0 comments)

cape coral: How do I start my career in Real Estate? - 05/04/13 01:02 AM
How to start a successful real estate career (Cape Coral) Are you thinking about starting a successful real estate career, but don't know how to choose the right company?
When you're starting out, the thing you need most is support. You need someone to guide you and show you how to get real-world training and experience in addition to those first commission checks.
Other companies will offer high commisions but no support or guidance. You can see the flaw in this: if you're not yet experienced at making commissions, a high percentage of nothing is still nothing!
Hi. I'm AJ Ackerman with Century 21 … (0 comments)

cape coral: Tips on Negotiating the sale and understanding contract contingencies. WATCH THE VIDEO! - 03/30/13 10:13 PM
 
This is the tenth of 12 Tips on How to Sell Your Home Fast, which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.
When you get one or more offers on your home, it’s important for your real estate agent to carefully review the offer and explain the contingencies that it may include.
 
Unless the offer on your house came from an investor, the chances are pretty good that the offer will be contingent on the appraisal price of your home. Why? The bank or institution that is issuing a mortgage wants proof of the home’s value as insurance against … (0 comments)

cape coral: Cash or Finance? Which will you choose when making your home purchase? - 03/26/13 09:58 PM
Cash or credit? It’s the universal question in retail purchases.

This is the 10th 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.
Whether you’re in the drive-thru at a fast-food restaurant or purchasing your groceries at the store, the quick decision is continually running through your mind throughout the day.
 
It’s usually a quick decision to pull out your wallet to make such a simple transaction.
Pulling out your credit card or cash doesn’t require too much thought.
Other cash or finance decisions require … (1 comments)

cape coral: What happens after an agent shows my home for sale? WATCH THE VIDEO! - 03/24/13 09:38 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 … (1 comments)

cape coral: For Beautiful, Affordable homes, you can't beat Cape Coral. - 03/20/13 02:14 AM
 
This is the tenth installment of Top 12 Reasons to Retire in Cape Coral, Florida which can also be downloaded from our free eBook library.
Cape Coral Median Sales Price For Homes: $98,500 (From 9/11 – 11/11)
 Home prices in Cape Coral have fallen more than 60% since peaking in 2006, making it an attractive bargain for retirees.
As of 2009, over 70% of the homes in the Cape are owner-occupied. There are 434 homes or condos per square mile, meaning that Cape Coral enjoys a low population density. Averaged together, most homes and condos in the Cape were … (1 comments)

cape coral: Tips on how to show your home for sale. Click here to see the video! - 03/15/13 10:48 PM
 
This is the eighth of 12 Tips on How to Sell Your Home Fast, which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.
If you purchased your home, you probably remember going on appointments to see properties. However, if you’ve never sold a home before, you might want a refresher on how a home showing works from the seller’s perspective.
Your real estate agent should start by having a conversation with you about your availability. It’s imperative that you not be in the home while it’s being shown to potential buyers. They need to be able to walk around freely. Your … (1 comments)

cape coral: To pay or not to pay for water utilities? That is the question........ - 03/11/13 10:10 PM
If you’re unfamiliar with Southwest Florida, you may not know the areas…

This is the eighth 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/.
…where houses have well water & septic systems and the areas where houses are on city water and sewer. This is important information to know when you’re searching like a real estate agent for homes because it could mean that you’ll have to pay a monthly water utilities bill.
 
Well water & septic systems are typically found in houses in … (0 comments)

 
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Cape Coral, FL

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