Yes and Lee County still has money for this plan. Contact your mortgage lender for the approval documents. There are about 20 points on the checklist. One of which is to take a class (1 day) on the buyer program. The cost is $50. The certification needs to accompany your application. I am happy to help walk you through this if you like. There can be no pool and the home will need to have a/c and water system in place.
Sarah Garrett, Realtor
ALLIANCE REALTY GROUP
"Chosen Best in Client Satisfaction 2006-2012" by Gulfshore Life Magazine
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Would love to work with you in finding a great place! I have lived in the Cape for over 26 years and am very familiar with all the communities and neighborhoods. Please contact me and I'll send you some available listings that meet your criteria.
Have a great day,
Century 21 Birchwood Realty
4040 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33904
(239) 910-6485 cell (239) 542-0065 office
I highly recommend shopping local "Direct Lenders" companies who are local but their business focus is on home loans. A bank does many things and its focus can be split, so I'd recommend shopping, but shopping local direct lenders.... more
Thank you all VERY much! A local agent contacted me directly and offered some help, and I believe I may have found what they needed. If not, I will be contacting some of you. Thank you all SO much for your quick responses. You've been very helpful!
Florida's Realty, LLC
Fort Myers, FL... more
We have a full property management staff that can assist you with your rental needs.
My business is run on personal one-on-one relationships with my customers therefore if you contact me I can get your started.
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As Kevin replied, "Successfully negotiate" but we do a lot more. A realtor will identify your property needs and desires through careful questioning, match them with the thousands of properties that are available - and those that will be available - whittle the results down to a manageable number of properties that you would want to see and then guide you to the one that meets your needs - advise you about what to bid, console you when you don't get the property you think you can't live without and get you back out to look again -- and then negotiate the best deal and let you know about various loan programs and financing options. Your Realtor is on your side (and on the phone) with the lender, the seller's agent, the home inspector, the insurance agent and closing company - jumping through hoops to get various documents and numerous answers to get you to the closing table without you pulling your hair out, or simply giving up and walking away from the property that would be your perfect home. Your experienced Realtor will help you find the diamond in the rough and advise you against falling in love with a nicely painted hovel.... more
A home warranty is a one-year service contract that helps protect home owners against the cost of unexpected repairs or replacements of their home’s major covered systems and appliances that breakdown due to normal wear and tear. A home warranty offers a network of prescreened contractors and qualified technicians, who work in conjunction with the warranty company.
A new home warranty that comes with your new home maybe comfort for your thoughts, but take heed of the fine print. The home warranty is purchased by the builder; the happy feelings of security can quickly turn into a nightmare when something goes wrong. Many times your builder and the home warranty company insist your particular problem isn’t covered.
As a home inspector, I have seen many situations in which home claims are denied because of one year builder warranty and new home warranty regulations, and even contractors that have gone out of business only to open under a new company name. A new home warranty is more of a service agreement than an insurance policy. Be proactive; safeguard yourself by comprehending the policy. When making a home warranty claim, reread your policy thoroughly and be persistent when dealing with the warranty company and builder.
New home warranties cover, workmanship and materials related to a home’s systems and components, including HVAC, the electrical system, plumbing and windows. Most likely it will not cover appliances or components accompanied by a manufacturer’s warranty. It also usually will not cover alternative accommodations if you have to move out of your home while repairs are being made.
A new home warranty can last for as long as ten years, but includes shorter coverage terms for certain systems, workmanship and materials. Doors, drywall, and trim are only covered for only the first year; other major structural items may be covered for years longer. Home warranty coverage only takes effect when severity of defect meets the specified terms covered by the warranty. A builder will usually warranty workmanship for up to a year. Make sure you have submitted all claims prior to the year. Schedule a new home warranty inspection to evaluate and document any concerns prior to end of the builders warranty or items limited by a new home warranty.
Get a professional home inspection before you close on the home. Not only can the home inspection ensure the home is properly constructed, it can also establish the situations of the home at the date it was moved into. It is always prudent to document as much information as you can before filing a claim.
Frank Carr, Home Inspector
First Choice Home Inspections
(386) 624-3893... more
This is a tricky one ~ drywall is still such a "new" housing problem to address. YES, any kind of defect needs to be disclosed if the seller is aware. The trouble is that particularly with bank owned properties, the seller themselves (the bank) has likely never set foot inside, so it's easy to state that there are no known defects. A responsible listing agent will do a thorough walk through prior to marketing the property, and will address found issues with the bank to change the status of the listing (and the price) to reflect bad drywall if that is the case but unfortunately, that all depends on the dilligence of the individual agent.
Bottom line, not all inspections need to cost an arm and a leg ~ ask your agent for options or hit the web and do some research of your own! It's most definitely worth the expense, and YES, anything found in an inspection that makes you uncomfortable will allow you to exit your contract within the inspection period allotted. Just make sure you schedule your inspection with enough time left in that window to let your agent work with the other side of the transaction and protect your good faith deposit.
Best of luck!
~ Jennifer Desrosiers ~
Licensed Realtor, Cape Realty Inc.
I am not sure what you mean by monthly charges. Do you mean Home Owners Association fees, or do you mean monthly payments in terms of financing. This looks like its not in a gated community, therefore you won't have monthly fees. If you pay cash for it, the only expenses you are going to have are the Homeowner's insurance (if you chose to get one) and the property taxes.
If you finance this home, you will have princial and interest payment, insurance and tax. Depending on what type of loan you get you might have to pay PMI (private mortgage insurance). VA loans do not require that.
I hope I was able to answer your question. If you need more info, contact me I will be glad to help you. Here is our facebook page (my wife and I are a team)
or you can reach us at 239 839 9687... more
I have a list of similar properties for you. Contact me and I will e-mail them to you.
Bill St. John
Home Team Advantage Realty Inc.
239 699 3685
Toll Free: 800-977-6946
Fax 866-642-9603... more
As you now know this particular property is no longer available. I can tell you the home is located in a wonderful neighborhood. I lived just a couple of streets over from this home for several years and totally loved it. The one negative with this home is how close it is to the Veterans Memorial Parkway Bridge. I lived deeper in the subdivision but had friends that lived close to the bridge and the traffic noise could be very annoying.
We have lots of great gulf access properties available right now so if you are not already working with a Realtor® and would like buyers representation at no cost to you please contact me.
I have lived in Cape Coral for almost 25 years and know the area extremely well. I would be more than happy to answer any questions you have about the area as well as send you listings that might be of interest to you.
Terry McCarley, Realtor®, CDPE
Cell: 239-707-4575... more
I have a FULLY FURNISHED nice rental available in the Sandoval Community for March/April 2014
I will be able to mail you pictures to a regular e-mail.
please contact me at RemySaluz@gmail.com
looking forward working for you.
I have a list of waterfront duplexes for you.
Call or e-mail and I will send it to you.
Bill St. John
Home Team Advantage Realty Inc.
239 699 3685
Toll Free: 800-977-6946
Fax 866-642-9603... more
Hello there! In terms of the safest areas of Cape Coral I can tell you that compared to most cities of this size (a population of over 150,000 people and growing!) Cape Coral honestly does not have a "bad area" ~ however ~ if we're speaking honestly I would tell you that in terms of property value, the most desireable area of the city would definitely be along the SW and parts of the SE, say south of Cape Coral Parkway. That being said, it should not suggest that other areas in Cape Coral are rougher or less desireable. The fact is, property values are always higher as you get closer to the water, and if you're asking where a Realtor would want to live, it's definitely where the biggest most beautiful houses are!
On a more serious note, go to www.city-data.com and look for Cape Coral. It will give you everything from crime statistics to median age group and income. It's an excellent resource. Also, if you check out www.capecoral.net, you can view a weekly police log, minutes from city council meetings, everything you might need to know or are just a little curious about pertaining to the Cape! I hope that helped :)... more
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