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Sun Mar 22, 2015
Sonnybono1 answered:
It's Burnt Store Road. Also a marina by that name. http://www.burntstoremarina.com/ in Charlotte Harbor. At one time the area was inhabited by the Calusa Indians, who survived on the abundance of indigenous fish and wildlife, plus whatever they could grow in the warm climate. There were more than 2,000 Indians in the area.

Then came the Spaniards, headed by Ponce de Leon, whose attempt to settle was thwarted. He and many of his men lost their lives as the result of wounds received during the skirmish to establish themselves in the area.

That was just the beginning of the settler's invasion of the Indian territory. Having lost their land where they were once free to hunt and raise vegetables, little by little most of the Indians left, though a few remained.

Records show that there was a little band of Indians living approximately twenty miles north of the Caloosahatchee River, which would put them approximately in the Burnt Store area. The leader of the Indian settlement was Billy Bowlegs, who lead an attack during the Seminole massacre in 1839. Despite being pushed back into limited territory, the Indians lived peacefully side by side with the settlers. It was the settlers who built the trading post that not only served as the town's general store, but also as a gathering place for everything from gossip to politics. The Indians, however, didn't socialize with the settlers, nor they with the Indians....except, that is, for Old Salty.

Old Salty resided alone in a shack down by the harbor and was known to mind his own business. He was someone who enjoyed his privacy; however, he and Billy Bowlegs managed to get along, learn from each other, and become good friends.

The area was enjoying a peaceful existence, when young Lt. Gil Hartstuff arrived with a band of surveyors. Feeling the power of his new position, he paraded around over Indian territory as though he owned it, asking permission from no one, and not caring what damage he did. Old Salty became concerned about what Lt. Hartstuff was doing and brought it to the young officer's attention. Salty warned of raising his Indian friend's ire, but the Lieutenant just laughed it off, pegging Salty for nothing more than an "old coot."

The rest of the settlers didn't much care what happened to the Indians - they would have been just as happy if the Indians left. "If we're going to lose our land," proclaimed Billy Bowlegs, "we won't do it without fighting for it!"

So one dark night, as the legend goes, Billy and his little band stormed The Trading Post and set it on fire. Some of the surveyors spotted the Indians on the run and fired at them, killing some. Many of the settlers lost their lives in the fire.

Billy and a few of his followers managed to get away but knew they had to leave the area. Old Salty hid them for a few days until the situation cooled down, then the two old friends said goodbye.

Old Salty stayed on in the village and the people accepted him more, and listened to his wisdom, knowing that if they had listened before, many would not have lost their lives.

The Trading Post was never rebuilt, but from that day on the road leading to it was known as Burnt Store Road.

Today the facilities of Burnt Store Marina, along with the Golf Club and Activities Club, supply more needs than those who frequented the old trading post ever thought possible. With the splendor of the secluded 525 wet slips & 300 dry slips in the marina, along with 27 holes of golf, athletic club, pools, and tennis courts, plus the excellent dining at Porto Bello's Restaurant, The Water Cooler, and The Linkside Cafe, the legend more than continues - it gets better with each visit!
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Wed Oct 29, 2014
Joan King answered:
Yes, but you also have the advantage of combining the lots now and having the exemptions apply to both lots, saving you goo-gobs in real estate taxes and capping the amount you pay - that wouldn't happen with a lot somewhere else. ... more
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Mon Mar 17, 2014
Beverly Howe answered:
International buyers have special needs to consider when purchasing in the US. How you take title will impact the future Inheritance tax and resale tax issues you will have in the US. I am a Certified International Property Specialist and Exclusive Buyer Broker.

Cape Coral has many intricate issues for buyers including future water and sewer assessment areas, flood insurance increases and an abundance of homes build with Chinese Drywall.

Only an exclusive buyer broker can guarantee the buyer financial confidentiality. Giving up their financial ability or motivation to buy could cost the buyer thousands of dollars!

The most important thing a buyer can do is first of all work with a buyer broker. As stated by AARP and the Consumer Federation of America from REALTOR News.

There is no extra or hidden cost for the buyer to obtain Exclusive Buyer Broker services. The real estate commission is shared between agents including buyers agents. In the State of Florida only a buyer broker can negotiate for the lowest price and best terms for the buyer and must take care of the buyers best interest. When you work with an Exclusive Buyer Broker, the brokerage firm does not list any homes, so, there is never a conflict of interest in your transaction. The State of Florida assumes that all buyers know all agents are transactions brokers who do not represent anyone one in the transaction and that the agents have very limited liability in the transaction. Unless, an agent or broker tells you they will represent you exclusively as a single agent working only one side of the real estate transaction, the agent is not required to disclose to you that they are a transaction agent or broker.

On my informative homepage www.FloridaBuyerBroker.com you will learn about:

The Number 1 Mistake Real Estate Buyers Make

21 Critical Mistakes Buyers Make

20 Things the Listing Agent Does Not Tell You about Short Sales

Short Sale Fraud

Foreclosures - the Wild West of Real Estate

Unrealistic Buyer Expectations

Buyer Beware

Chinese Drywall

Link to the REALTOR listing data base system for Southwest Florida

An exclusive buyer broker is required to give the buyer loyalty, confidentiality, care and diligence, accounting, disclosure of all known pertinent facts and your financial status is protected.

When you are getting ready to make one of the most significant investments of your life, call me, I am friendly and easy to talk to about real estate. I can help you in Lee or Collier County.

Beverly Howe, CIPS, ABR, GRI, TRC, CNE

Florida Buyer Broker

Owner – Exclusive Buyer Broker

broker@floridabuyerbroker.com

Toll Free: 1-800-283-7393

Direct line: 239-269-2766
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Mon Mar 17, 2014
Beverly Howe answered:
Only an exclusive buyer broker can guarantee the buyer financial confidentiality. Giving up their financial ability or motivation to buy could cost the buyer thousands of dollars!

The most important thing a buyer can do is first of all work with a buyer broker. As stated by AARP and the Consumer Federation of America from REALTOR News.

There is no extra or hidden cost for the buyer to obtain Exclusive Buyer Broker services. The real estate commission is shared between agents including buyers agents. In the State of Florida only a buyer broker can negotiate for the lowest price and best terms for the buyer and must take care of the buyers best interest. When you work with an Exclusive Buyer Broker, the brokerage firm does not list any homes, so, there is never a conflict of interest in your transaction. The State of Florida assumes that all buyers know all agents are transactions brokers who do not represent anyone one in the transaction and that the agents have very limited liability in the transaction. Unless, an agent or broker tells you they will represent you exclusively as a single agent working only one side of the real estate transaction, the agent is not required to disclose to you that they are a transaction agent or broker.

On my informative homepage www.FloridaBuyerBroker.com you will learn about:

The Number 1 Mistake Real Estate Buyers Make

21 Critical Mistakes Buyers Make

20 Things the Listing Agent Does Not Tell You about Short Sales

Short Sale Fraud

Foreclosures - the Wild West of Real Estate

Unrealistic Buyer Expectations

Buyer Beware

Chinese Drywall

Link to the REALTOR listing data base system for Southwest Florida

An exclusive buyer broker is required to give the buyer loyalty, confidentiality, care and diligence, accounting, disclosure of all known pertinent facts and your financial status is protected.

When you are getting ready to make one of the most significant investments of your life, call me, I am friendly and easy to talk to about real estate. I can help you in Lee or Collier County.

Beverly Howe, CIPS, ABR, GRI, TRC, CNE

Florida Buyer Broker

Owner – Exclusive Buyer Broker

broker@floridabuyerbroker.com

Toll Free: 1-800-283-7393

Direct line: 239-269-2766
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Thu Mar 13, 2014
Terry McCarley answered:
Foreclosure filings have dropped drastically here and home prices have been steadily increasing. It's a great time to buy here before prices go higher. Email me at leecountyrealtor@earthlink.net or call me at 239-707-4575 and I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the area. I have lived here over 25 years and know the area extremely well. ... more
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Sat Jan 25, 2014
65galaxiexl answered:
HI JEN!
Thanks for the advise, What can I do if anything, if I can't get anywhere with them? Since this has already been funded to the wrong people, the people they paid off are happy since their loan has been paid off early
Thanx
Randy
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Sun Nov 3, 2013
Jeff & Nancy Davis answered:
Yes you can! There are several properties in Cape Coral for rent! you can go to our website newrentalnow.com and view the available properties and when you find something you like call me on my direct line 239-257-3474 and I would be happy to show you the home.
If you do not see what you are looking for let me know specifically what and in what areas you are looking for and I can search for you. There are new rental listings popping up daily and I could put you on a preferred renters list. send me and email to davis@teamaubuchon.com and I will sign you up.
Have a Great Day!
Jeff
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Fri Oct 25, 2013
Candace Decker answered:
Hi Lelunda,

Contact a Realtor who can help you through the rental process. Please let me know if you have any specific questions about the home.

Thanks,

Candace Decker
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Fri Oct 18, 2013
Justin Greer answered:
The average age of Cape Coral resident is about 40 years old. So I would say about 50% of the homes in that area have families with children. I would be more than happy to help you find what you want. Give me a call anytime. 239-247-2475 ... more
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Fri Oct 4, 2013
Beate Rodriguez answered:
Hello Chris,

may I recommend contacting a local Real Estate Professional. Their service is FREE to you and they are able to provide you with "active" homes for sale, based on your wish list.

If you are in need of a Mortgage Loan, please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience.

Best Regards,
Beate Rodriguez
Lic. Mortgage Specialist

BeateRodriguez@gmail.com
954.695.4849
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Mon Jul 22, 2013
Whitney Hall answered:
Hi Cathy, I am local and have been doing loans here for over 15 years. I would be happy to get you prequalified for a loan if you are considering financing. I am available 24/7 so please call anytime even if you just have some questions. My number is 239-471-9829 or you can email me at whitney.hall@carringtonmortgagems.com ... more
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Mon Jul 22, 2013
Adolfo "A.D." Diaz answered:
Would a Cape Coral boaters map help you make a decision on what area you would be most interested it? The map will provide you with pertinent info that boaters want to know.

I love working with people looking for waterfront homes in Cape Coral, I believe that Cape Coral's canals systems are just one of the many great things our beautiful city has to offer.

Please feel free to call or email me and I will provide you with any info you will need.

Adolfo "A.D." Diaz
239-872-7936
ISellFlorida@ymail.com
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Sun Jul 21, 2013
Frank Glaab PA answered:
Wed Mar 20, 2013
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Sun Feb 17, 2013
Ronald Wolchesky answered:
Boy I amazed at some of these answers!

A seller wants to get out of the house and move on with his life. He is not making any money on the sale, I would not serve the interest of the seller and totally disregarding why the seller is doing a short sale. He wants to get out of a mortgage that is worth more than the house is worth! He does not want to be held accountable for any outstanding debt after the house is sold.. THIS IS THE Purpose of the short sale to a seller!!!

The answers below are disregarding the problems the seller is undoing!!!!!!! The listing agent is willing to gamble a sale if he insists the Seller reject the offer that any serious buyer would want in the agreement

On the buyer side, He wants his offer to be taken seriously! He does not want to wait and sit around and wonder if others are placing bids on his offer!! ; as the agent representing the buyer. I would not have him make such an offer without the seller not accepting that no backup offers are beingmade or the house is open to other to place bids on!

Use common sense. A S A BUYER, WOULD YOU WANT A SELLER TO MAKET THE HOUSE TO OTHERS, WHEN YOU WENT THROUGH THE TROUBLE OF MAKING AN OFFER? This could lead to delays and anxiety to the buyer.

Wallace again,look at both side buyer and seller. Understand why they are doing what they are doing. Would you want to gamble on another buyer, if you have a solid buyer, and proof of good finances, to reject the offer, and keep the house on the market! This only can possibly lead to possible foreclosure and not helping the Seller, with his needs or purpose.

As for the Seller bank, they are most likely going to check out the buyer preapproval letter, see if there’s going to be any problems in their financing the property, before accepting the agreement between the buyer and seller. It is more than price of the offer agreed to, which is the interest of the buyer’s bank, since the buyer bank is giving the promissory note on the property and would be no more than what the bank appraised it at.

Also, if the seller bank sees the house is off the market to others, they will be more incline to answer the offer sooner and likely asked for more information on the buyer finances which has happen to me, for strength, before accepting the offer between buyer and seller.

Again, this is a good time to pick an agent, Make sure you hire a Realtor that sees and understand your needs and the purpose and needs of both Buyer and seller.

Thank You Wallace

http://rwolchesky.wordpress.com

Ron ( Realtor Ron W) Wolchesky
Ronald ( Realtor Ron W) Wolchesky realtorronw@yahoo.com C: 239-209-1923: H: 239-349-4684
License in Florida / Short Sale & Resource Certified (SFR
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Sun Feb 3, 2013
Frank Glaab PA answered:
Mon Jan 7, 2013
Mary Thomas answered:
HOA stands for Home Owners Association. This would be an additional fee to be paid every month to the respective association. Like previously stated, this property does not have HOA fee. ... more
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Mon Oct 22, 2012
Fernando Pettineroli answered:
Como esta Hernando.
Si usted esta todavia interesado, me gustaria poder ayudarle.
Fernando Pettineroli
Listing Agent
Keller Williams Realty
941 275 9111
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Fri Oct 21, 2011
Anthony Cincotti answered:
Non-Existent. Even if you were on an 11'6" Phil Edwards Hawaiian you ain't moving much. :)
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