florida home sales: New Town in Florida-Babcock Ranch - 06/03/17 08:42 AM

It is rare to find a new town formed. But Florida now has a new town. It in not a development but a town.
Babcock Ranch is a New Sustainable Town in Southwest Florida.
About 20 minutes North of Fort Myers surrounded in natural beauty is the world's First Solar-Powered Town.
All the homes built here must conform to the town design of Florida style homes. In addition, all homes must have a Florida Green Building Coalition Certification.
The town offers many amenities that would not be found in most places. The town has been planned around shared natural spaced that run through the town.
Residents and guests … (43 comments)

florida home sales: Lee County Florida Real Estate Market Report - 04/28/16 07:39 PM

A look at the March 2016 Real Estate Report for Lee County Florida will show that Closed Sales dropped from March of 2015. At the same time, Closed sales were up compared to January and February of this year.
 
In March there were 1,115 Closed Single Family Home Sales. That represents a 13% drop from March 2016, when we saw 1,284 Closed Sales.
We should note that Condos and Townhouses had a much larger drop in Closed Sales with an 18% drop.
Other indicators of importance are:
 
Median Sales Price  of Single Family was $225,000-up 4.2%
Active Listings were up 8.4%
Monthly Supply of Inventory was up … (6 comments)

florida home sales: A Look At The Lee County Florida Real Estate Market - 01/25/16 08:41 PM
It is so important to keep up to date on the Real Estate Market. Here is a look at the Lee County Florida Real Estate Market.
In December we saw a drop in home sales in Lee County.
 
Single Family homes Closed in December 2015 was down 2.8% from December 2014.
In the same time period the Median Sale Price rose from $190,000 to $231,000 an increase of 21.6%.
 
The Months Supply of Inventory dropped 13.5% to 4.5 months.
The Median Days On Market decreased by 11.8%, now 30 days.
When we look at Closed Sales by Price Point for November 2015 we get a better understanding … (12 comments)

florida home sales: DON'T BUY A HOUSE-LIKE DAD BOUGHT A GOAT - 07/29/14 07:48 AM
DON'T BUY A HOUSE-LIKE DAD BOUGHT A GOAT
 
My dad was raised in a rural area and the family had several farm animals. He often told us about the goats they had and how they climbed on his new car and made a slide out of it. I guess over the years he forgot about the toll the goats had on his new car.
When I was in about 6th grade, Dad decided we needed to live on a farm. So he bought a place on one acre of land. He had a good spot for a nice garden and another area was … (100 comments)

florida home sales: Staging FAQ's- It's a Seller's Market! Why do I need to Stage my home? - 06/11/14 10:03 PM

As we move into a Seller's Market it is still important to present your home in the best possible light. A Seller's Market does not mean that Buyers will become less concerned about the condition of a house. 
Two things Sellers should always be concerned with when they put their home on the market are:
1. Length of time on the market
2. Will they get the best price.
 
To insure that the home sells in a timely fashion and for the best price, the house will need to show well to attract buyers.
Staging a home is just as … (10 comments)

florida home sales: Easy Curb Appeal Upgrades You Can Do On a Weekend - 03/30/14 09:55 PM

A home owner does not have to do a reconstruction project to help the sale of their home.
There are some easy and inexpensive steps one can take that will add appeal to the home thus a quicker sale with a better sale price.
This list of upgrades will add to your successful home sale.
Sometimes the idea of getting your home ready to sell can seem daunting, and you might be tempted to sell it “as is” instead. Adding a little curb appeal, however, will help your home sell faster and for more money. There are many improvements that add … (61 comments)

florida home sales: Amazing Home Sale - 03/03/14 11:07 PM

Here is the Question: Does bad weather have to affect a home sale?
I am working with a client here in Florida that was transferred from Ohio. They owned a home in Cincinnati and put it on the market. 
The house sold in 13 days during some of the worst weather in many years. Why?
 

There were multiple reasons the home sold fast in bad weather.
1. The owners kept the house in good repair and spent time to stage it for selling.
2. They had a good agent that did the right kind of marketing so the … (32 comments)

 
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Fort Myers, FL

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