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Jaime Jaunty, Home Buyer in West, TX

is buying into Jamaica Bay a good idea for retirement living?

Asked by Jaime Jaunty, West, TX Tue Feb 12, 2013

not sure whether to buy and condo or mobile home.

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Please look up the monthly fees in Jamaica Bay and you will have your answer. When you buy there, you do NOT own the land underneath. This is a great area but it's not the cheapest area of Florida...the farther north you go, the cheaper it gets. Hope this helps!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 12, 2013
Everyone in there seems to love it! Seems like it is a community of its own. Very nice people, down to earth, close to everything....

0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 27, 2013
That would depend on what you are looking for in a home and in your retirement needs? Do you need to be close to shopping, hospital, beaches. There are many options in the Ft. Myers area when it comes to retirement.
You have to ask yourself these and a few more questions before you decide where to place your retirement roots.
If I can help you further please feel free to contact me directly at John@jvanrealestate.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 14, 2013
Good Morning Jamie,

I just listed a nice lake view condo in a 55+ community located in south Fort Myers for $74,900. Low HOA fees and lots of amenities. You can view this property on my profile page. If you have any questions about other retirement communities feel free to contact me.

Jason Lipsher

13379 McGregor Blvd Ste 2
Fort Myers, Fl 33919
239.278.0028 office
239.277.1177 fax
239.850.0466 cell
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 13, 2013
Hi Jaime

JAMAICA BAY offers a wide selection of new and pre-owned homes. Choose from a variety of floor plans and interior options. Choose a home with two or more bedrooms, two bathrooms, screened lanai or a sunny Florida room, and more. However, it not wnat good for me, it is what is good for you and what are your intereset and what is your comfort zone.

I can help if you want: Drop me an email realtorronW@yahoo.com with phone number and email contact and a little bit what you like along with the best time I can call you.

Remember: “Pictures without ALL the information are never the total picture and always the entire story ~!” Realtor Ron W ..”Pictures being shown, are attention gotcha, use to draw your interest. The rest, the information, will help you decide. Where that information comes from is IMPORTANT to you, and it may not all be on the listing information! Having an agent will get you the missing pieces. Then when you actually view the property; have it inspected where everything begins to fall into place having a pre-approval letter or proof of funds ready done ready for the seller’s hands. Sellers and Banks expect this information, before reviewing yours or any offers. Do not lose out by not having this or a Realtor® that is not the listing agent that serves the seller. Remember, the seller pays the commission!! You Get to choose your Realtor®!”

Thank you Jaime and Best Wishes in your choices.

Ron Wolchesky alias realtor Ron W http://rwolchesky.wordpress.com/

enjoy: http://pinterest.com/realtorronw/real-estate-in-southwest-fl…
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 12, 2013
Hi Jaime, I have a client that owns a home in Jamaica Bay and loves it. He would consider renting or selling the unit soon. Feel free to conrtact me for more information.
Arthur Janowski
Amerivest Realty

Have a great day,
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 12, 2013
Personally, I think a condo is a better value, but many people really enjoy the lifestyle in a park like Jamaica Bay. Also consider whether the park is one where you own the land, or a co-op or where you own the home, but rent the lot.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 12, 2013
I have friends in this community and they love the activities and all the friends they've made. Your expenses will probably be about the same either way you go. Insurance may be less expensive in a condo. I would be happy to help you view some great choices for both. By going to the web link below you can have access to the most up to date information available and receive daily reports and keep track of your favorites until you have a chance to come and look in person. This is a big step for you I'm sure and I can help walk you through each step.

Sarah Garrett, Realtor
"Chosen Best in Client Satisfaction 2006-2012" By Gulfshore Life Magazine
Cell: 239-464-8620, Email: sarahgarrett@argfl.com, Website: http://www.flrealestatebuysell.com
Web Access to Search the MLS:
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 12, 2013
Hello Jaime,

Please call me and I can give you some ideas and comparables in that area? My email is pam@krisecg.com.

Pam Wittenauer
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 12, 2013
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