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Marshallejohnsonsr answered:
We bought a home in Ocala . Florida and would like to put an inground pool in with enclosure. What can we expect cost wise and how long to have it built ? Any recommendations on a contractor ? Concrete or fiber glass ? ... more
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Mon Oct 9, 2017
Robert Guth answered:
One of my customers just had a seawall built, and it was done in less than 1 week after permitting.
If you need any help finding a good deal on a lot, let me know. I am a native of Cape Coral, I have all of the best boating maps, and know my area better than most. I can be sure to help you find a premium lot at a good price. One that will do well long term, no nearby problems, and educate you on all of the finer details of lot buying from soil studies, our owl population, utility assessments, etc. And when I do, the seller pays me, not you. I help folks buy lots and then sell for a profit.


If you need any help, have any questions, or need receive lots emailed to you, just let me know. I am a native of Cape Coral with 17 years of real estate experience all here in SWFL.

Robert Guth, Re/Max Realty Partners
robguth88@gmail.com
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Mon Oct 9, 2017
Robert Guth answered:
Both are nice areas with much to do. SW Florida overall has quite a bit of resources for people with disabilities. From parks, rec centers, groups that meet, etc. Of the 2 areas, Cape Coral is larger and a little newer, so it has more to offer than Port Charlotte. But both are nice areas, low crime, clean, progressive thinking, great weather, plenty of things to do especially around water. You have LARK, Special Equestrians, UCP of SWFL, and Grace Church who has a great adult special needs program.
Good luck, I hope you like it here. If you need any help, have any questions, or need to see homes, just let me know. I am a native of Cape Coral with 17 years of real estate experience all here in SWFL.

Robert Guth, Re/Max Realty Partners
robguth88@gmail.com
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Tue Oct 3, 2017
Robert Guth answered:
I have detailed maps of our area and canals including depths, bridge heights, distance to open water, boat ramps, etc. I am a local Realtor here with ReMax Realty Partners, with 17 years of experience all here in SW Florida. I have been fishing and enjoying our canal system and all the way out in to the Gulf since I was a little boy, and I am 47 now. So I know our waters pretty well and would be happy to help you or anyone who is thinking about buying a home here but wants to understand the waterfront lifestyle thoroughly 1st before making a serious investment. You can call me anytime and I will be happy to share with you what I know. Robert Guth, ReMax Realty Partners
239-770-6741
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Tue Sep 19, 2017
Robert Guth answered:
$142 is the average. $75 per square foot is the low, and $234 is the high. I ran a market analysis for homes built in 2017 and generated some averages.

If you are thinking about building a home, be careful. You must know which builders are financially strong, and which ones are running on thin ice. I recently gave my opinion to a customer on a builder I had concerns about. They decided to go with another recommendation. 1 month later the builder I was concerned about went under, and now are facing a dozen angry customers with homes that will not be finished, and contractors looking at them for payment. I referred a better builder, and the customer is happy, and thankful for my experience. One mistake can put you at risk of losing money and being stuck with an unfinished home. And if you engage them unrepresented, you better under stand the fine details of our Florida contracts, or you may find yourself at a big disadvantage.

Most customers don't realize that they can have me and Re/Max represent them for free. Builders have a commission built in to their costs, and plan to pay a Buyer's agent. You may think they will give you a better deal if you go direct, but really, they will just keep the entire commission and still give you the same deal they offer everyone. They will then work in the best interest of the builder. They can not require that you use their agent, lender, or insurance company to get a better deal. They can suggest it, but not require it. That would be an ethics violation.

Anyone wanting to build a home, call me. I will help you negotiate a better price, review your contracts, explain construction loans (I wrote hundreds of construction loans as a lender for 13 years), and protect you while you pay me nothing. It is foolish not to me work for you at no cost to you. My customers always win, and never get taken advantage of.

Look my profile up on trulia, zillow, or ReMax Realty Partners.
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Tue Sep 19, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
I looked up the address on both Zillow and Trulia. Zillow has it as "Off Market" and if you scroll down to "Price History" the listing was removed in June 2017. Zillow does not have this property for sale. However, Trulia lists it as a foreclosure meaning the lender foreclosed on the house because the owner failed to pay their mortgage loan.

The issue is the listing you see on Trulia may not be accurate and since real estate websites get information from county tax assessors, it's possible this may be an error by the 3rd party vendor that collects such information. In this case, there won't be any financials if the listing is a mistake. You need to find a realtor who will work with your price range.
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Tue Sep 19, 2017
Robert Guth answered:
This home IS still available? Would you like to schedule a time to see it? I'd be happy to help you, or send other properties to you via email. Send me your email and I will send the MLS listing to you. ... more
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Tue Sep 19, 2017
Robert Guth answered:
It depends on how bad it looks, and the price your home is listed at. If priced right, Buyers will overlook many cosmetic items. But if you are priced too high, or at least at the highest realistic price, Buyers will use negative defects to negotiate a lower price, or perhaps may not be interested. One effective way you can address it is to offer a credit, right up front, list it with verbiage such as "Seller shall give Buyer a $5000 credit towards pool re-surfacing costs, or Buyer's closing costs and/or pre-paid items". Many buyers need or would like help with their closing costs so they can keep more of their money in the bank when closing. Giving a credit allows you to get the highest price possible as well if a Buyer really needs or wants that credit. I am just using $5,000 as an example. I'd love to talk with you on the phone to outline some of the techniques and factors I use to get my seller top price and sell fast.

If you would like my help, I have been working in real estate all here in SW Florida since 2000. I am native to SWFL. I market homes more aggressively than other agents, and have a ton of experience in giving my Sellers the advantage. I'd be happy to send my listing presentation to you via email to see if I am a good fit for you.

Robert Guth
Re/Max Realty Partners
www.CapeCoralFortMyersHomesOnline.com
239-770-6741
robguth88@gmail.com
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Tue Sep 19, 2017
Dos1214 asked:
I asked her if she can give me a her supervisor's or head office phone number and she didn't. she is being rude with us and giving us attitude.
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Mon Sep 11, 2017
Alona Kainz answered:
I have a property in the Philippines I would like to sell and what to find out how to list it internationally and what to do first?thank you!
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Thu Aug 10, 2017
Robert Guth answered:
Cape Coral is very beautiful, clean, and safe. Currently ranked 17th safest city in the nation, down from our recent #2 ranking. There are several award winning schools, and of course some that have lower grades. Cape Coral used to be more of a retirement community, and it still is to an extent, but there are so many more young families now. CC has ranked top 10 in many encouraging categories recently, such as affordability, best places to retire, best place to start a new business, etc.

If you need help from some one actually from here, who loves where he lives and knows everything about our area, feel free to reach out to me any time. I could live anywhere. I have been to 4 continents, handfuls of countries, 42 states. But I choose to live here, where thousands of people every year pay good money to come visit.

Robert Guth, Realtor - ReMax Realty Partners
17 years in real estate
Native of Cape Coral
And I love where I live
robguth88@gmail.com
www.CapeCoralFortMyersHomesOnline.com

Search through my Re/Max site: http://www.robert.southernfloridahomesearch.com

Or search through my local real estate MLS: http://members.FloridaRealtors.org/2292729
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Thu Aug 10, 2017
Robert Guth answered:
It depends on what YOU like. If your rear view faces west, you will get amazing sunsets reflecting over your pool, guests are impressed, life feels good....But if you have a lot of windows and sliders there, you can also deal with blinding sun coming in, hotter in that area, etc. The lanai roof is a factor of course because if it extends out far enough, you get the great sunset, and then its gone, leaving that time of blinding sun to a minimum. If your home faces north and south, then your pool gets the benefit of longer sun exposure, keeping it warmer longer, and at a more comfortable temperature. If your rear faces east, you will be able to sit out on your lanai and enjoy the sunrise.

Robert Guth, Realtor - ReMax Realty Partners
17 years in real estate
Native of Cape Coral
And I love where I live
robguth88@gmail.com
www.CapeCoralFortMyersHomesOnline.com

Search through my Re/Max site: http://www.robert.southernfloridahomesearch.com

Or search through my local real estate MLS: http://members.FloridaRealtors.org/2292729
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Thu Aug 10, 2017
Robert Guth answered:
It all depends on what your contract says.

This is why I don't understand when folks go directly to a builder without a Realtor representing them. Builders set aside commission to pay Buyer agents. They will just keep the entire commission, and the incentives and upgrades they promise can be yours regardless. Otherwise, it is you against them. Their primary interest is making sure the Builder or seller makes as much money as possible, and has the upper hand from start to finish.
I offer my clients half of my commission to represent them when working with a Builder. For one, I do less than on a normal transaction since the builder will handle much of the tasks I normally do. But this way I make sure the Buyer gets good contract review, better negotiating, and a credit from me at closing. Folks just have to register my name with a builder, and then I can help them for free. They WILL get the best deal and incentives anyways, as well as a credit from me. I work with several builders. I know who is good, who has had trouble, and how to proceed with building or buying a new build home. One mistake, and you could be in trouble. I don't make mistakes.

Robert Guth, Realtor - ReMax Realty Partners
17 years in real estate
Native of Cape Coral
And I love where I live
robguth88@gmail.com
www.CapeCoralFortMyersHomesOnline.com

Search through my Re/Max site: http://www.robert.southernfloridahomesearch.com

Or search through my local real estate MLS: http://members.FloridaRealtors.org/2292729
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Thu Aug 10, 2017
Robert Guth answered:
You should expect around $15,000. Of course you can also add a boat lift, extended dock, tiki hut, etc. As an example, I have a customer who just spent $30,000 for a large dock, 10,000 pound boat lift, and tiki hut.

Robert Guth, Realtor - ReMax Realty Partners
17 years in real estate
Native of Cape Coral
And I love where I live
robguth88@gmail.com
www.CapeCoralFortMyersHomesOnline.com

Search through my Re/Max site: http://www.robert.southernfloridahomesearch.com

Or search through my local real estate MLS: http://members.FloridaRealtors.org/2292729
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Thu Aug 10, 2017
Robert Guth answered:
That area has a low crime rate, an Cape Coral overall is very safe. We were ranked 2nd safest city, and now 17th safest city in America. We have an excellent police force.

If you need help buying a home, I'd be happy to help. Here the Seller will compensate me, so I can help you with no cost to you. I can also very often get credits towards Buyer closing costs as well.

Robert Guth, Realtor - ReMax Realty Partners
17 years in real estate
Native of Cape Coral
And I love where I live
robguth88@gmail.com
www.CapeCoralFortMyersHomesOnline.com

Search through my Re/Max site: http://www.robert.southernfloridahomesearch.com

Or search through my local real estate MLS: http://members.FloridaRealtors.org/2292729
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Thu Aug 10, 2017
Robert Guth answered:
You are better off having an agent give you access to their MLS so you get the real, accurate list that is updated every minute. Online real estate websites take from our MLS, but then fail to update, to check with individuals upload fake homes, scams, etc.
Many people don't realize that they can have Buyer representation for free. I help my Buyers, and am compensated at closing by the seller. My customers start off by getting daily updates on properties through my MLS, then we schedule showings. Anything otherwise is very inefficient and unsafe. I know of a man who tried to buy on his own direct to a seller, and because he missed one small detail on the contract, he was on the hook for $18,000 in assessments. The price he got for the home is the same as he would have gotten using a Realtor. Experience is critical in real estate, and in SW Florida, there are so many quirks and factors to know. One mistake, and it can be the worst experience in your life.

Robert Guth, Realtor - ReMax Realty Partners
17 years in real estate
Native of Cape Coral
And I love where I live
robguth88@gmail.com
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Thu Aug 10, 2017
Robert Guth answered:
It doesn't show that it was ever listed in the MLS. It is definitely not active/for sale in our local real estate listing service. If you need help finding specific types of homes, I'd be happy to help. My Buyers don't pay me, the seller does.

Robert Guth, Realtor - ReMax Realty Partners
17 years in real estate
Native of Cape Coral
And I love where I live
robguth88@gmail.com
www.CapeCoralFortMyersHomesOnline.com

Search through my Re/Max site: http://www.robert.southernfloridahomesearch.com

Or search through my local real estate MLS: http://members.FloridaRealtors.org/2292729
... more
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Mon Aug 7, 2017
Wilsondamaia asked:
A house with a 9.200 square meters of land, to sell in the town of Navegantes in Santa Catarina estate in Brazil.its very well situated near the beach and airport and the main motorway the…
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