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Barbara, Home Buyer in Fort Myers, FL

I'll try again---Can anyone tell me what areas if any that my husband n i should not buy a home in Naples or Fort Myers area ? We are in our

Asked by Barbara, Fort Myers, FL Tue Sep 27, 2011

60's. We are looking for a nice community, not expensive, apt. or co-op manufactured home park with club house, swimming pool, exercise room, etc., fun things to do !! With reasonable fee's. Alot of the fee's in the area are unbelievable.

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Dear Barbara, your question is not properly "worded" which is probably why you didn't get an answer.
Instead of asking for anyone to tell you what areas you shouldn't be buying in (which as Realtors is a subject we can't discuss), why don't you ask instead what areas can be recommended to you. Re-post your question this way. You can also contact the sheriff's office for information. Here are two links.
Good luck.
3 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 27, 2011
Most "Realtors" - will have a suggestion for you... but you have to understand there are legal dilemmas to this question.... since they "all" have to be careful not to "steer" clients....and they also don't want to disparage different neighborhoods... which is why they appear to "go on and on" and don't answer your question.

The simple solution is to interview a few realtors in person.... since realtors typically "show what they know"... most will normally try to take you to their favorite areas first...

So your job and it is a job...is to find "the realtor" who can take the time to listen - do the research and then only take you to what is best for you... most of the realtors in this forum are "active and aggressive realtors"... so any of them should give you a good start to find that home quickly!

With Respect, joey

Joey Smith, Realtor
Tropics Real Estate, Inc.
539 5th Avenue S, Naples, FL 34102
cell: 239.285.2216; fax: 239.261.8671
Naples, Bonita Springs & Estero Area
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 30, 2011
Hi Barbara -

Your question is not uncommon. There may be many communities that meet your criteria. I might suggest working directly with someone who specializes in understanding your specific needs. And a free service I offer can narrow down homes to just what you're looking for, and target homes specific to your desires. This service allows you to change your own criteria at will and tag homes you like, exclude others. I measure my success by the many glowing customer testimonials and why my business is 90% Referral based. As a multiple award winner, including 5-Star Best in Client Satisfaction 2009, 2010 and 2011, I find what you are looking for. To find your home, feel free to contact me at NEJaynes@hotmail.com or 239-821-3789. I look forward to working together and adding you to my long list of happy customers.
Best regards,
Nancy E Jaynes, REALTOR(r) "I Find What You're Looking For"
Premiere Plus Realty Co, 370 12th Ave S, Naples, FL 34104
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 28, 2011
For crime statistics by neighborhood, use Neighborhood Scout: http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/

Type in the city and state and it will give you crimate rates by individual area.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 1, 2011
Send me your email address and I can help you with an answer. This question cannot be answered in a public forum.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 26, 2011
Hello Barbara,

While I am not able to tell you what areas you, "should not buy" I am more than capable of helping you find the home that best suits your Real Estate needs. As far as fees this would be something that I will filter in my search for you. What is "not expensive", have you been pre-qualified for a mortgage; feel free to contact me outside of this community so that I will be better able to assist you?

Agnes tabor,REALTOR
239 564-0384
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 20, 2011
Another consideration might be a 55+ community. If you'd like a list of some of those, please let me know. Also what is your budget/price range? There are a number of communities, either 55+ or not, that will fit your needs. Please let me know if you'd like specific information on some recommended communities. Just send me your direct email address and I'd be happy to send you some suggestions. And best of luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 3, 2011
Another consideration might be a 55+ community. If you'd like a list of some of those, please let me know. Also what is your budget/price range? There are a number of communities, either 55+ or not, that will fit your needs. Please let me know if you'd like specific information on some recommended communities. Just send me your direct email address and I'd be happy to send you some suggestions. And best of luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 3, 2011
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