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Dean Johnson, Other/Just Looking in Fort Myers, FL

I'm coming down sep 29 to look at condos 2/2 nice things to have are a healthy HOA, w/d, tennis, garage in a low crime area. What advice can you?

Asked by Dean Johnson, Fort Myers, FL Sun Sep 20, 2009

provide on 25/50K condos say like the summerlin location or harbour cay, winkler area condos.

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My advice if you want all of that is to completely reconsider your price range. Sorry to be blunt but you are asking for a lot but want to spend only enough to buy a nice Van. you can find plenty in that price range but area will be problematic, HOA in trouble, etc...etc...
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 20, 2009
Hey Dean, (Are you D.J. from Missouri?)
There are many condo's that meet that search criteria. However, I just pulled up -0- with garages in the areas you mentioned for under $50K. Hope you will contact me regardings how you would like to proceed.

Sarah Garrett, Realtor
ALLIANCE REALTY GROUP
"Chosen Best in Client Satisfaction 2006-2011" by Gulf Shore Life Magazine
239-464-8620

LISTING FOR YOU TO LOOK OVER:
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 28, 2012
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 23, 2012
Lee County has seen a 33.6% increase in the average sale price this year. You will have to adjust your price point in order to accomodate your wants & needs. I would suggest that you talk with a Lender and get pre-approved prior to condo shopping. Take advantage of the record low interest rates and invest in a stable HOA community. The "too good to be true" deals you may be seeing on the internet are just that.... If you would like more information on getting pre-approved let me know. It is important to have realistic expectations and to work with a Realtor that is experienced in buying and selling condo's. I wish you Luck! Remember LOCATION is Everything!

Robert Tyler
239-850-2629

http://www.FLeasyLiving.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 20, 2012
Dear Mr Johnson
If you wish to pay cash for your condo, there are places in Fort Myers but you may need to look further away from the beach area.
You may need to contact a Realtor who can show you the up to date listing of homes for sale and give you advise on the area.
Regards
Colin
239 634 9499
colin@platinumrealtyservices.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 24, 2009
Hi
If you are purchasing with cash just be sure to review the condo HOA. Review the budget, reserves, delinq ratios & owner occupied levels. If you need a mortgage and you will use as an investment property you will have great difficulty finding a mortgage. Primary residence or 2nd homes are slightly easier but Lenders will require 25%-30% down and they will look at all aspects on the condo association.

Good Luck
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 22, 2009
Hi Dean,
I will call you on Monday with some a prospective property in a centralized location with the amenities you need. I just need to confirm the 2/2 with the garage is still available. Happy to help you.

Sarah Garrett, Realtor
ALLIANCE REALTY GROUP
"Chosen Best in Client Satisfaction 2006-2009"
by Gulfshore Life Magazine
239-464-8620
sarahgarrett@argfl.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 21, 2009
Hi Dean,

I have condos in North Fort Myers at Schooner Bay. I have 2/2 with car ports and the entry gate is manned.

If you woudl like to see more about them, go to http://www.kevincloutier.com and look at Schooner Bay and My Florida Listings.

You are no where near a realistic price range for what your looking for an no agent wil likely spend any time with you unless you come up price wise.

Also we have no tennis courts, but you will see from the info provided, it is like a resort here with all the other amenities.

Kevin Cloutier
239-246-6639
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 20, 2009
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