I can't believe I've been back in Cape Coral, from vacation for one week and still haven't posted an entry on my blog. I guess my wife that he was wrong, when she said that I could not last without posting an entry on my blog! Since I'd been back in town, the real estate market has been running me crazy! Buyers in all price ranges from the entry level prices right up to the Gulf access waterfront homes! It sure is a welcome change after the last 2 1/2 years!
So let's see what's transpired since I've been gone, well when I left Faye he was threatening to pay us a visit! Then her cousins Gustav and Hanna passed close by but never visited. Then this past weekend we got word that Big Ike was coming to see us! As I write this it appears that Ike is going to head up towards Texas!
Back in 2000 and I relocated to Southwest Florida, one of the deciding factors in settling here was what the likelihood of Cape Coral experiencing a direct hit from hurricane! I was informed by a friend of mine, that one of the reasons Thomas Edison decided to build his winter residence in the Fort Myers, Cape Coral area was that he felt this area was the least likely ever to experience a direct hit from hurricane! I have now been here for eight years, and the closest I've ever come is a brush by hurricane Charley in 2005! If this area was good enough for Thomas Edison, it certainly was good enough for me! Let's face it, Thomas was probably just a little bit smarter than me!
So according to the local paper that taxes are going down, insurance is once again attainable, the hurricanes are heading elsewhere, and real estate prices are where they were eight years ago. Are you starting to get the picture of why they call Cape Coral "Paradise!"
Have a great day!
Mike Kelly, Sellstate Advantage Realty, Cape Coral, Florida, 239-549-9200