Karen's Beach Blog

Real Estate Agent - Premier Florida Realty of SWFL



My father died a few months before 9/11/2001.  I was glad that he didn't live to see it.  After September 11, 2001, in the eyes of the eldery, I saw their painful memories of Pearl Harbor and Nazi Germany.  I was glad that I didn't have to see in his eyes what I saw in those strangers' eyes. My f...
I came home last night and happned to catch the Celtic Women perform on our local PBS station here on Fort Myers Beach.  Their voices are incredible.  Had me thinking, too, about music in general and Open Houses.  I don't believe that I've ever been to an Open House where the Realtor had music go...
San Carlos Fort Myers unique home for rentLocation: residential- San CarlosCorner lot single home in desirable Carlos Park for yearly rent!Fire Place.Master flooring craftsmanship. Wall to wall flooring with its 16x 16 groutless state of art tiles. Fire place, large master bedroom.2 full bathroom...
The most enjoyable vacation for me involves just packing up suitcase, a picnic basket and getting into the car and driving. My husband and I still do so when we have the time.  We stop when when we wish, whenever we encounter a place of interest. For those planning a Florida driving trip, here ar...
Realtors sometimes wish that their listing clients would pay more attention to detail.  Whether or not we are selling a house, we all should pay attention to the details that make up our home. Emily Dickinson resided practically her entire life in one home located in Amherst, Massachusetts;  yet,...
Available for rent in the San Carlos Park area of Fort Myers, Florida is a 3 bedroom/2 bath home.  Very attractive house with decorated tiles in the living room, kitchen and baths and wood in the bedrooms.  Fireplace.  Screen Lanai and fenced yard. Large 2 Car Garage.  One dog permitted with pet ...
The banks that perpetrated these mortgages upon people were using the American Dream to lure them.  Own your own dream home with a pool and a spa.  You can refinance in a few months with all of the equity that will accrue.  Invest in a second home to rent out to tourists for a few months and then...
You never know who you will see walking down the streets of Fort Myers Beach these days.  A movie star, the news team from Wink News taking their lunch break on the Island or a one of mother Nature's finest creatures. For a couple desiring to walk along the street of Fort Myers Beach and are thin...
but once in 60 years, a hurricane does hit, and I was in Fort Myers (we had evacuated from Fort Myers Beach) when Charlie visited us.  We lived through it.  Our house lived through it.  Charlie is only a memory now       . . . . and a poem, a poem that was written by me in Aguust of 2004, a coupl...
Just as the prices on houses have fallen, rental prices, too, are lower.  However, whether or not to rent or buy should depend only upon two factors: Most obvious:  Banks have tightened their belts.  Do you have the credit and income necessary to obtain a mortgage? How long do you plan to stay in...

Karen Nichols

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