first time home buyer: Gorgeous move in ready home in Lehigh Acres, FL Great Location! - 01/21/20 11:37 AM
The Best Deal in Southwest Florida ☀️🌴☀️
This house has it all! An open floor plan with a completely remodeled kitchen with gorgeous granite counter tops, quality wooden like cabinets with soft close drawers and high end stainless steel appliances.
💰 Price $195,000
📍Lehigh Acres, FL 33976
 
This move-in-ready home has Four split bedrooms two baths with a beautifully remodeled master shower. Other bonus features include new plank tile in the living room & master bed, fresh paint inside and out, 👉🏻👉🏻 Brand new Air conditioning (2019) and a well water system (2018).
 
Located off of 40th St and 82 Rd with easy access … (5 comments)

first time home buyer: FAMILY GROWING? NEED A BIGGER HOUSE? - 01/17/20 01:36 PM
 
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first time home buyer: Price reduction Alert: Great House in Cape Coral FL 33904 - 01/01/20 01:36 PM
Who’s looking for a home in the New Year?
Take advantage of the price reduction of this wonderful home located off of Del Prado Blvd S, great location with City water & sewer !
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✔️ One garage & big backyard with enough room to put a pool
📍No Flood zone
✔️ Brand new air conditioning system and ducts & water heater
✔️ Ideal for first time home buyer, rental investment or a second home to escape the cold 
Call today for a private showing
☎️ 239-560-2453
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1430 SE 31ST TER CAPE CORAL FL 33904
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first time home buyer: Coming Soon: POOL Home in NE Cape Coral, FL 33909 - 12/23/19 08:28 PM
🚨 Coming Soon 🚨
This is a great opportunity to own a POOL Home with 3 bed, 2 bath and 1503 sq.ft. It has a newer Roof and AC - 2016, Newer water heater - 2017 and a newer RO system! Nice open floor plan with a spacious kitchen & living room. Not in a flood zone. This home is priced very aggressively for a quick sale, call before it hits the market!
 
 
☎️ 239-284-8637
🥇Remax Realty Group
📍NE Cape Coral, FL
👉🏻 $214,900 👈🏻
Abby & Bernie Stiller
📞 Llame hoy mismo!
 
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first time home buyer: December 2019: The Buyer Stakes Are High Because Inventory Is Low - 12/19/19 08:43 AM
The reality of what we’re seeing this month is that homes are selling fast. In today’s strong seller’s market, bidding wars are common and expected with starter or entry-level homes.
In most areas of the country, first-time buyers have been met with fierce competition throughout their homebuying experience. Some have been out-bid multiple times before finally going into contract on a home to call their own.
Right now, inventory is the big challenge. Here’s what we know today:
According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), there is currently a 3.9-month supply of homes for sale, which can drive this kind of hefty … (3 comments)

first time home buyer: Great location SE home for sale in Cape Coral FL 33904 w/City water - 12/07/19 04:24 PM
Location ! Location ! Location !
This wonderful 3/2 split floor plan home is located in a sought after area in central Cape Coral. Minutes to both bridges, restaurants, shops, malls, movie theater, churches and schools.
1430 SE 31ST TER CAPE CORAL FL 33904
Asking price only $205,900
 
 
The home has lots of updates! Brand new air conditioning system and ducts, new washer and dryer, new water heater, new laminate dining room floor with tile throughout, recessed lighting, large kitchen with lots of cabinets and counter space.

 
This house is ideal for a first time home buyer, rental investment or a second home to … (7 comments)

first time home buyer: The True Cost of Not Owning Your Home - 12/01/19 09:15 AM
There are great advantages to owning a home, yet many people continue to rent. The financial benefits are just some of the reasons why homeownership has been a part of the long-standing American dream.
Realtor.com reported that:
“Buying remains the more attractive option in the long term – that remains the American dream, and it’s true in many markets where renting has become really the shortsighted option…as people get more savings in their pockets, buying becomes the better option.”
Why is owning a home financially better than renting?Here are the top 5 financial benefits of homeownership:
Homeownership is a form of forced savings. Homeownership provides tax savings. … (8 comments)

first time home buyer: 2066 sq.ft home just SOLD in Cape Coral, FL 33909 for only $205,000 - 11/23/19 06:56 AM
These buyers came down for a weekend on a mission to find their second home in SW FL and we found it immediately submitted an offer, negotiated, passed inspection & appraisal and the rest is history! Congratulations!!!  Are you looking to move before the year is over? Call today we can help: 239-284-8637     Do you want to know more about Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres and Naples FL Areas? Call/Text me at 239-284-8637or by Email: Abby@TeamStiller.com or visit our website at: www.teamstiller.com
 
Cape Coral is an amazing City with many public parks including Sun Splash Family Waterpark, golf courses, top … (9 comments)

first time home buyer: 4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall - 11/03/19 12:45 PM
Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting.
 
1. Prices Will Continue to Rise
CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights Report shows that home prices have appreciated by 3.6% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts prices will continue to increase at a rate of 5.8% over the next year.
The bottom in home prices has come and gone. Home values will continue to appreciate for years. Waiting no longer makes sense.
 
2. Mortgage Interest Rates Are Projected to Increase Next Year
The Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac indicates that interest rates for a 30-year mortgage have recently hovered just above 3.5%. This is great news … (2 comments)

first time home buyer: Think Prices Have Skyrocketed? Look at Rents! - 10/24/19 11:56 AM
Much has been written about how residential real estate values have increased since the housing market started its recovery in 2012. However, little has been shared about what has taken place with residential rental prices. Let’s shed a little light on this subject.
In the most recent Apartment Rent Report, RentCafe explains how rents have continued to increase over the last twelve months because of a large demand and a limited supply.
 “Continued interest in rental apartments and slowing construction keeps the national average rent on a strong upward trend.”
Zillow, in its latest Rent Index, agreed that rents are continuing on an “upward trend” across most of the country, … (4 comments)

first time home buyer: Gorgeous Pool Home for sale in Lehigh Acres FL 33976 just under $210k - 10/18/19 10:04 AM
Amazing POOL HOME with 3 bed, 2 bath, laundry room, built in 2007 and with an open floor plan! The kitchen has lots of cabinets space, corian counter tops and RO system. Other feature includes: Walk in closet in the master bedroom, rain gutters all around, built in pest control system, impact windows, sprinklers and security system. You'll love the spacious enclosed pool & lanai area ideal for entertaining. This home is conveniently located off of Gunnery Rd and within 10 min to the Airport (RSW), Gulf Coast Town Center, restaurants, Schools and FGCU. Low tax bill and no flood insurance required! It’s … (8 comments)

first time home buyer: Coming Soon: Pool Home move in ready - Lehigh Acres FL 33976 - 10/17/19 06:46 PM
 Dreaming about owning a POOL HOME ? This beauty is coming on the market soon and we want you to be the first to see it before it hits the market ‼️3 Bedrooms 2 Baths / Open floor plan Priced aggressively for a quick sale   Lehigh Acres FL 33976Call / Text : 239-284-8637Hablamos Español This immaculate move in ready Pool home has southern exposure and is conveniently located off of Gunnery Rd between Lee Blvd. and 82. The home has three bedrooms, two baths and huge walk-in closet in the master. Nice tile in the living room with an open floor plan, kitchen with lots of … (5 comments)

first time home buyer: 3 Reasons This is NOT the 2008 Real Estate Market - 10/17/19 08:22 AM
No one knows for sure when the next recession will occur. What is known, however, is that the upcoming economic slowdown will not be caused by a housing market crash, as was the case in 2008. There are those who disagree and are comparing today’s real estate market to the market in 2005-2006, which preceded the crash. In many ways, however, the market is very different now. Here are three suppositions being put forward by some, and why they don’t hold up.
SUPPOSITION #1A critical warning sign last time was the surging gap between the growth in home prices and household income. … (6 comments)

first time home buyer: Iberia Bank Programs for Home Buyers - 10/12/19 03:16 PM
Check out these programs that Iberia Bank is offering and you can take advantage today PM me for more info:  1.      100% doctor program with NO mortgage insurance up to 750K2.      First responders (working in schools/hospitals/fire stations/police stations) program up to $5,000 grant for closing costs3.      Fannie/Freddie/FHA/VA up to 97-100% with down payment assistance, lower rates, closing in less than 25 days and NO MORTGAGE INSURANCE4.      Banks closing costs are $995 in most cases (conventional) and for Jumbo $1130, plus appraisal fee NO POINTS CHARGED!5.    Can close in 25 days or less, we are … (4 comments)

first time home buyer: 62% of Buyers Are Wrong About Down Payment Needs - 10/10/19 01:22 PM
According to the ‘2019 Home Buyer Report’ conducted by Nerdwallet, many first-time buyers still believe they need a 20% down payment to buy a home in today’s market:
“More than 6 in 10 (62%) Americans believe you must put at least 20% down in order to purchase a home.”
When potential homebuyers think they need a 20% down payment to enter the market, they also tend to think they’ll have to wait several years (in some markets) to come up with the necessary funds to buy their dream homes. The report continues to say,
“The truth: 32% of current U.S. homeowners put 5% or less down on their … (9 comments)

first time home buyer: Tips for a stress-free Home Purchase - 09/23/19 06:09 PM

 
Tips for a stress-free Home Purchase:
 
1️⃣ Lay the Groundwork, Collect Financial docs. Start Saving 
2️⃣ Work with an Agent that will help you succeed. No out-of-pocket expense.
3️⃣Communicate Effectively. Ask questions. Pick communication method. Be direct with your team.
4️⃣ Be Patient, Persistent & Decisive, Go for it.
5️⃣ Be Flexible with the process. 
 
If you need guidance for purchasing a home contact me and I’m confident I will be able to help you! Call/text me at my direct line: 239-284-8637
Abby Stiller - Realtor with Remax Realty Group
Hablo Espanol
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first time home buyer: One of the Top Reasons to Own a Home - 09/19/19 05:48 PM
One of the benefits of homeownership is that it is a “forced savings plan.” Here’s how it works: You make a mortgage payment each month. Part of that payment is applied to the principal balance of your mortgage. Each month you owe less on the home. The difference between the value of the home and what you owe is called equity.
If your home has appreciated since the time you purchased it, that increase in value also raises your equity. Over time, the equity in your home could be substantial. Recently, CoreLogic revealed that the average homeowner gained more than $65,000 in equity over the last 5 years.
Unlike … (3 comments)

first time home buyer: Things to Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage - 09/17/19 07:20 PM

Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home, but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer – someone who will be able to tell you how your decisions will impact your home loan.
 
 
 
Below is a list of Things You Shouldn’t Do After Applying for a Mortgage. Some may seem obvious, but some may not.
 
1. Don’t Change Jobs or the Way You Are Paid at Your Job. Your loan officer must be able to track the … (4 comments)

first time home buyer: What’s the Latest on Interest Rates? - 08/30/19 02:12 PM
Mortgage rates have fallen by over a full percentage point since Q4 of 2018, settling at near-historic lows. This is big news for buyers looking to get more for their money in the current housing market.
 
According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey,
“the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) rate averaged 3.60 percent, the lowest it has been since November 2016.”
Sam Khater, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac, notes how this is great news for homebuyers. He states,
“…consumer sentiment remains buoyed by a strong labor market and low rates that will continue to drive home sales into the fall.”
As a potential buyer, the best thing you can do is work … (2 comments)

first time home buyer: The benefits of home ownership - 08/26/19 07:40 AM
The benefits of home ownership
Freedom to decorate & renovate your home without checking with a landlord You can have as many pets as you want Possible tax benefits Mortgage costs stay the same as rents rise Owning a home is usually a form of forced savings Housing is typically the one leveraged investment available You are paying for your mortgage, not your landlord's  
Are you ready to be a homeonwer? 
 
Whether you are looking to buy a home for the first time, a seasoned home buyer or an investor the Buyer's Guide Book will provide with all the information to get … (2 comments)