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General Area in Cape Coral : Real Estate Advice

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David26003, Home Buyer in Wheeling, WV
Thu Sep 15, 2016
David26003 answered:
Lake Okeechobee its the largest fresh water lake in the state of Florida
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Robert Guth, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Tue Sep 13, 2016
Robert Guth answered:
Cape Coral is safe, clean, affordable, and offers a lot to do. Currently, Cape Coral is ranked the 17th safest city in America:

If you are considering buying a home, I work with Buyers and am compensated by sellers. Cape Coral native, Realtor, with 16 years a mortgage lender.
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Robert Guth, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Tue Sep 13, 2016
Robert Guth answered:
Crime is very low in Cape Coral. But don't believe me:

Cape Coral is ranked 17th safest city in America. 2nd safest city in Florida.
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Jonathan Lah…, Real Estate Pro in Potomac, MD
Wed Jun 29, 2016
Jonathan Lahey of The Lahey Group answered:
I have found this conversation on Trulia -
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Scott James, Real Estate Pro in Windermere, FL
Wed Aug 5, 2015
Scott James answered:
Absolutely! I live and work in paradise everyday -- I do it in Florida. We represent clients from Orlando to St. Pete Beach and love it.
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CAROLYN FITZ…, Renter in Cape Coral, FL
Tue Jun 9, 2015
Mark Campbell, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL
Wed Apr 8, 2015
Mark Campbell answered:
Hi Tamarhel:
typically you must have a min of 620 to purchase through secondary market outlets. However if you have a good downpayment you maybe able to obtain Seller Financing as Mohsen Cyrus indicates in one of the answers. It would be wise to meet with a Mortgage Banker and see what steps you will need to take to resolve some of the credit issues and get your credit to the 620 mark. Good Luck! ... more
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Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Fri Dec 12, 2014
Jackson Willis answered:
I think it's better to list it at the higher price. If you're giving the buyers a choice anyway, then they'll be pleasantly surprised by the price drop if they choose cheaper countertops. Alternatively, they could get upset or decide not to get a place if the price gets increased based on their selections. I personally think that granite countertops are better anyway and I would just leave that out as an option point and install the granite countertops.
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Mojgan Styner, Real Estate Pro in Cape coral, FL
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Mojgan Styner answered:
Hi, the open house is this Saturday, August 16th 2014. I would be also there, since my son goes to this school:) But for more Info you might be better visit or call: 239 995 0904 ... more
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Andrea Quilt…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Thu Jun 12, 2014
Andrea Quilter answered:
I moved here from Ohio and love it here! I have wonderful neighbors and feel safe here. Don't know if you are still looking to move here, but I would be happy to help you.
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Barbara Klare, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL
Tue May 13, 2014
Barbara Klare answered:
Cape Coral has a land mass of 105 square miles and a population of about 155,000. This means comparing developed area to none developed areas more importantly than . The most “desirable” areas are the SW, SE close to the Caloosahatchee River. Otherwise, Cape Coral offers a wonderful lifestyle with reasonable priced homes, low crime rate and great weather. Cape Coral was recently selected as the 5th best place to live in Florida by Movoto

Barbara Klare, Broker Associate
Gulf Coast Realty
cell: 239-292-1358
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Barbara Klare, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL
Fri Mar 28, 2014
Barbara Klare answered:
When Gator Circle was first developed, it was to be the place to live surround by lovely new homes. Close proximity to Rt 41 and I75, Gator Circle is coming back. The homes are a good value there. The rents are not low. Gator Circle is not at all like Lehigh Acres. ... more
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Randy and Vi…, Real Estate Pro in Punta Gorda, FL
Tue Jan 14, 2014
Randy and Vicki Biehl answered:
You may want to consider Charlotte County, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte and Englewood area. It's about 30 minutes north of Ft. Myers/Cape Coral area, but the pace is more laid back, not nearly as busy and our median home prices are less. Our crime rate is lower than our surrounding counties of Lee and Sarasota as well.

Below are links to Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce and Charlotte County Sheriff's office that can give you a lot of information about our area.
VIRTUAL MAP,cfips,015,c,charlotte.cfm

Please let me know if I can send you further information on our little slice of heave here in Charlotte County.

Vicki Biehl, Realtor
Century 21 Aztec & Associates
“No Transaction Fees”
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Barbara Ruff…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Wed Jan 8, 2014
Barbara Ruffner answered:
Hello Pathannan_43,

WE do have some foreclosures, but the best buys do not last long on the market. I looked at a good
one the other day, a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, which was in a good area and did not look mistreated. It was only $78,900. In order for you to buy one of these bargains, you have to be able to see it ASAP when it comes on the market. We have a very active market at this time. I know you will hear from other Realtors also. But I work very hard for my buyers and sellers, and I am easily accessible on my cell phone or in the office. You can call me at 239-810-0405 or send a note to my email at If you work with me, I will work for you to get the best possible home for you. I also need to know your time frame. Thank you for your inquiry. I will look forward to hearing from you.

With warm regards,
Barbara Ruffner, ACCRS, Realtor
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Charles Porr…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Wed Aug 21, 2013
Charles Porretta answered:
I don't think good old days are back yet ,please make smart decisions!
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The Kevin Ca…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Tue Aug 7, 2012
The Kevin Caraotta Team answered:
There is a rather new road now called De Navarra Parkway. This four lane road runs from Garden Blvd (and Gator Circle) directly to Del Prado.
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Jim Simms, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, KY
Tue May 22, 2012
Jim Simms answered:
Do not mislead a bank, get caught and you won’t need a place to live, one will be furnished for free.

Jim Simms
NMLS # 6395
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Blanca Contr…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Wed May 2, 2012
Blanca Contreras answered:
Mr. Zis ~ Hopefully you've been able to visit Southwest Florida since posting your question in December and see what our waterways have to offer as well as gathering information on our public and private marinas. ... more
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Terry McCarl…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Fri Apr 20, 2012
Terry McCarley answered:
Hi Sherry,

As others have told you there are lots of variables. There are 3/2 pool homes listed in the 80k and 90k range and others in the 200's.

Consider square footage, type of construction, type of roof, age of home, city utilities, condition of the home, regular sale vs short sale or foreclosure etc...the list goes on and on.

As a resident of Cape Coral for almost 24 years I know the area extremely well and would be more than happy to assist you.

Feel free to email me at or call me at 239-707-4575.

Terry McCarley, Realtor®, CDPE - Jones & Co Realty
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Carolyn Gian…,  in Cape Coral, FL
Fri Apr 6, 2012
Carolyn Giandonato, Realtor answered:
Hi there-
I just checked and there are only 21 homes available that meet your critera and only one is a short sale. Thank goodness. Some are in pretty crappy locations and most need some tlc and updating if they are to be put in a rental program. Homes need to be in tip top shape to be vacation rentals. If interested in working with me, please contact me through Trulia. I would be happy to help. I have sold quite a few homes for the sole purpose of the buyer renting them long and short term.
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