real estate: Home Prices Begin Rebounds in Florida, Lee County - 07/24/11 03:04 AM
Article from Fort Myers News Press:
Another big jump in home prices could mean Lee County’s real estate market is no longer just skipping along the bottom. 
The median price of an existing house in Lee County jumped to $117,100 in June, up 21 percent from $96,600 for the same month a year ago, according to figures released Wednesday by Florida Realtors. 
Condo prices also rose — up 13 percent to $149,100 in June from $131,400 a year ago. 
Denny Grimes, a Realtor with Denny Grimes and Co., said although there’s little variation in median sales price month by month, in … (0 comments)

real estate: Opening New Doors to Home Ownership - 07/22/11 05:29 AM
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real estate: SMM Camp 10 Webinar Excellent Real Estate Social Media - 07/21/11 07:37 AM
Really enjoyed todays Social Media Camp, held by :  SMMCamp Ross Hair and several great speakers. 
Link on to the above and join this Real Estate Blogging, Marketing and Wordpress webinar.
210 Consulting shared their power plugins for Wordpress.  Check them out.    Catch the next SMMCamp Webinar, friend them on facebook @ or go to website and register for upcoming webinar. Additional speakers websites: Nicole Nik_Nik     Jay Thompson Blogging, Phoenix Realtor   These are just a few of the websites and tips from this Webinar, thanks to all the speakers, … (0 comments)

real estate: What does it take to survive this RE market in SW Florida - 04/19/11 01:22 AM
Being involved in your local community is very important when you have extra time on your hands.  In this market we can sit idly by and wait for the market to turn or we can get involved in our Communities and our Associations.
I have been involved for years with Kiwanis, Relay For Life and now on the Bonita Estero Association of Realtors (BEAR) Community Relations Committee as Chairperson. 
Nothing brings me more pleasure than to see those less fortunate provided with a special service or goods, like filling food pantries.  At the same time, people in all walks of your life … (2 comments)

real estate: 10 Hidden costs of owning AND renting a home - 01/22/11 11:43 PM
Everyone thinks that the costs of renting are limited to, well, rent! On the other hand, there is a laundry list of expenses we all know go along with owning a home. But many people aren't aware of the hidden, surprising costs associated with both owning AND renting a home, and it's what you don't know that has the potential to derail your rent vs. buy decision-making, so here are the Top 5 Hidden Costs of both renting and owning your home:  Top 5 Hidden Costs of Owning1.    Special assessments. HOA dues to maintain the complex come as no surprise to … (3 comments)

real estate: Have you visited beatufiul SW Florida Beaches? - 09/24/10 02:34 AM
There are so many beautiful places in our world, but none quite like the West Coast of Florida.  The wildlife is not Human form, our beaches are made up of Birds, Dolphin playing in the surf, Manatees gliding ever so slowly down the Rivers, Eagles, Osprey, Otters and an abundance of the most beautiful shells anywhere.
An occassional High rise off in the distance, power boats, sail boats, fishing boats line the coast.  It is wind surfing paradise, jet ski's of all makes and sizes, this is simply paradise.
Europeans have found the West Coast through our International Airport located in … (0 comments)

real estate: Re-Creating yourself in this Real Estate Market through Education - 09/18/10 04:49 AM
Realtor Education


real estate: Opposition to amendment comes from area cities, businesses - 09/13/10 05:29 AM


real estate: BEAR, Bonita Estero Area Realtors, presents 2nd CIPS & TRC Complete Course - 09/08/10 07:37 AM
Check out the second class held in Bonita Springs / Estero area of SW Florida for the entire CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist) and TRC (Transnational Referral Certification) all 6 classes being held in January 2011.  You do not have to live in the State of Florida to take these courses.
Limited seating, sign up now, sign and pay early in order to hold your space.
CIPS & TRC Course Bonita Springs, offered by BEAR Bonita Estero Board of Realtors., Teacher is our NAR instructor Tony Macaluso for all 5 and 1/2 days.  All classes now have CE credits for Florida Realtors.
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real estate: July Existing-Home Sales Fall, But Prices Rise - 09/05/10 06:16 AM
NAR Daily Real Estate News  
Existing-home sales were sharply lower in July following expiration of the home buyer tax credit but home prices continued to gain, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.Existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops, dropped 27.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.83 million units in July from a downwardly revised 5.26 million in June, and are 25.5 percent below the 5.14 million-unit level in July 2009. Sales are at the lowest level since the total existing-home sales series launched in 1999, and single family sales - accounting … (0 comments)

real estate: Death of the 'McMansion': Era of Huge Homes Is Over (CNN) - 08/22/10 04:15 PM
"McMansions just look and feel out of place today, given the more cautious environment everyone's living in," said one real estate expert.

real estate: THe Best and Worst Markets for Conservative Real Estate Investors - 08/22/10 03:57 PM
If you're hoping to pick up a housing bargain, a new report that ranks the best and worst markets for conservative residential real estate investors might interest you. Durham, N.C., Indianapolis and Huntsville, Ala., are some of the best locales currently, according to the first Investor Suitability Report by Local Market Monitor, a Cary, N.C., firm that analyzes real-estate trends for lenders, builders and investors. Las Vegas and Orlando, Fla., are some of the riskiest.The study, which The Wall Street Journal reports on, uses economic data through July 31 for 315 U.S. markets and focuses on single-family homes. Regions that rank … (0 comments)

real estate: Gulf oil spill wreaks havoc on Real Estate market in Florida, Alabama, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana - 08/22/10 02:06 AM
In Grand Isle, La., this is typically a busy season for Realtor Beverly Curole. Interested buyers come to check out the available properties on this barrier island known for its July fishing rodeo, sandy beaches and vacation homes.But since the Gulf oil spill sent a sheen of oil into the island's bay, Curole's buyers have fled. First, they put closings on hold. Then they canceled contracts. Now she's hoping to get some money from BP for lost commissions.The beach is now clean, she says, but sales are still suffering. "The buyers aren't there," she says. "I'm a sales agent, and there's … (0 comments)

real estate: Bonita Springs Vacation Home Rental, Seasonal, Weekly, Monthly Rates, Holidays. - 08/21/10 02:23 PM
Bonita Springs Waterfront Home for rent.
Close to Beaches, Trolley, Shopping, Canal Front home, Boating, Fishing community, dock, river access, boat lift available for rental also.Great weekend hideaway, rent by the weekend, weekly, monthly, great deals till Nov. 1.Boating, Beaches, Shopping, Fishing, Swimming at Beaches within 5 minutes driving time to White Sandy Beaches of Bonita Springs.
See Calendar for Availablitiy. 
Canal front Home, 3Bedroom 2 Bath, bring your boat, your fishing pole and some sun screen.  3 Bedroom turnkey furnished home, like new.  New appliances and cabinets, new full guest bath, walk in shower in master suite.  Small office with … (0 comments)

real estate: CIPS & TRC Certifications Being offered in Bonita Springs, Fl. Jan 2011 - 08/21/10 02:43 AM
BEAR has recently finished it's first 5 & 1/2 day course for CIPS and TRC Certifications.  Setting a new record for attendance and completion of certification in one location.
Check out the photos from our first class held this July 19th through the 24th in Estero at Toll Brothers "The Reserve At Estero".  Featuring Tony Macaluso of NAR and Bill Barnes CEO of BEAR, students from Virginia to Brazil in attendance.  60 CIPS graduates, 34 TRC Certificates.
Are you interested in getting your (CIPS) Certified International Property Specialist Certification?  BEAR Global Network in Bonita Springs, Fl. is hosting a 5 day class … (5 comments)

Jeanette Igoe, CIPS, GRI, TRC, SFR, e-PRO, CFS, (Igoe Realty P.A.)

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