fort myers homes: Water Utilities Coming Soon? To Pay or Not to Pay? - 07/28/13 11:16 PM
If you’re unfamiliar with Southwest Florida, you may not know the areas…

 
Tip 8: To Pay or not to Pay Water utilities. That is the question. 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 … (0 comments)

fort myers homes: 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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fort myers homes: Your 1 Stop Shop to All Utilities for Your Move in Day =) SWFL - 07/11/13 11:21 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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fort myers homes: 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)

fort myers homes: 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)

fort myers homes: FREE TIPS on How to Sell Your Home Fast! - 07/04/13 10:49 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 atwww.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 … (1 comments)

fort myers homes: 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)

fort myers homes: 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)

fort myers homes: Are you a golfer? Living in Southwest Florida is for you! - 06/21/13 11:33 PM
 
This is the fifth installment of Top 12 Reasons to Retire in Cape Coral, Florida which can also be downloaded from our freeeBook 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 States!
If you’re … (0 comments)

fort myers homes: 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)

fort myers homes: 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)

fort myers homes: 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)

fort myers homes: 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)

fort myers homes: 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)

fort myers homes: Your Personal Buyer Representative!!! - 06/02/13 10:42 PM
Do you know why you need to work with a buyer representative? A buyers representative is a real estate professional that provides you, the buyer, with the knowledge you need to make buying a home pleasant experience.  They work with you to determine your needs, your initial investment, and your monthly payments so you know what you can expect and how much you can afford.  
Whether it is residential or investment property,  a buyers agents is involved throughout the entire process:
Determining a "fair market value" for the real estate you're interested in. Informing you of all your legal rights and obligations, Explaining the benefits … (0 comments)

fort myers homes: How do I choose the right Fort Myers Real Estate Agent? - 05/21/13 10:36 PM
 
This is the first of 12 Tips on How to Sell Your Home Fast which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.
If you are trying to sell your home quickly, one of the most important things to consider is choosing the right Realtor in Cape Coral. If you are eager to sell, you may find an agent at an open house or through a friend’s referral. Sometimes it is possible to stumble on a good match this way, but it’s not necessarily the best way to find the right person for you.
To save time, you may also be tempted to … (1 comments)

fort myers homes: Three things to consider when buying a home in Fort Myers, Fl. - 05/18/13 10:52 PM
Buying a home on Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast…

This is the first tip in our series: “12 Tips to Buying Real Estate in Southwest Florida” which is also available as a free eBook atwww.AckermanSWFL.com/ebooks/.
…is an investment that will change the quality of your life. With six beaches all within an hour from each other, you’ll be left wondering what took you so long to decide to live in paradise to begin with!
As you prepare for buying a home in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Naples or anywhere else in the Southwest Florida area, there are a few things you’ll want … (0 comments)

fort myers homes: Do you want to design a home? Another advantage of new construction! - 05/15/13 11:12 PM
The beauty of building a new home is that you can dictate every detail of the design, customized exactly how you want. This can be your chance to have a “dream home!” But where do you start?
This is the fifth tip in What’s New in New Construction: 12 Tips for Building a Home in Southwest Florida Today, a free eBook.
Every new home begins with a plan. Some people hire an architect to create a custom design. Others purchase stock plans from a building plans publisher. So, how do you know which option is right for you? Try these suggestions to … (0 comments)

fort myers homes: Are you looking for vacant land to build a new home? - 05/01/13 11:35 PM
 
Before you begin building your house, you will need a place to build it. Buying vacant land is an exciting process in itself. You can look at an empty stretch of land, and begin to visualize it coming to life with your dream home sitting upon it.
In Southwest Florida, there is an amazing selection of waterfront property available right now, which is quickly rising in value. People can affordably build on all types of waterfront, from canals to rivers and bays.
This is the fourth tip in What’s New in New Construction: 12 Tips for Building a Home … (0 comments)

fort myers homes: Ready to buy a home in Southwest Florida? - 04/27/13 09:55 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 site www.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 … (3 comments)

 
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Cape Coral, FL

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