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Sun Jun 12, 2016
Brett Gowdy answered:
That is a quarterly fee that includes home owners insurance, water, sewer, lawn maintenance, pest control and fitness/pool facilities
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Fri Jun 19, 2015
Av712 answered:
There is no lot rent,you own the property. The HOA is 310.00 a month to include expanded cable, water ,trash, landscaping, and use of all facilities.
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Mon Mar 9, 2015
Seth Nadreau answered:

The community is called Windmill Village. Here is their website. Hopefully all your questions can be answered there. ... more
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Tue Nov 11, 2014
Melissa Parker Vatansever answered:
I have been a property "owner" for 20 plus years- and owned beautiful homes that I have doubled the value of with my husband- as he did his day job and I basically made the home what it was- beautiful and desirable to buyers. I also raised 3 children, did the bookkeeping, investigating, painting,decorating, listing, etc... and we double our profits- but then D Day came. He "Mid-Lifed" on me and basically lost his sense of reason.... his loss- but I paid too, emotionally, financially and how people see me once they see that I have to rent at around 1000 or less a month. The issue I am have is with your statement is how you classified "Low Income Renters" and that" they have decreased the quality of your life in Porto Vista". Please, please do NOT equate a lower income individual (especially when things have happened to them in life that are beyond their control and they lose all they have worked for-) Believe me NO ONE is immune. It can happen to anyone- even your job, your money, your investments... the strength of security that they offer you or anyone is like a protective wall, but, in your imagination alone. I was one that had it all and in ONE day became one who barely had a thin, and was so crushed that I couldn't even get through a entire work day without breaking down into tears. Which made it even harder to pay rent. I was lost and afraid, but didn't lose my sense of cleanliness or taste or intellect. I can make a 750 dollar rental (a month) clean and classy to where the most distinguished of guests feel at home. In fact, I know A LOT of wealthier people who are basically slobs. Money and income does not create a better person, neither morally, nor in any other aspect of life. Financial inequality is just another form of prejudice and being familiar with both sides I can speak with accuracy and experience. ... more
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Mon May 12, 2014
Robert Guth answered:
A Diplomat Home, since it says that you are looking in "My neighborhood in Diplomat" is an area in the North section of Cape Coral. Diplomat Parkway runs east to west, and ends at Burnt Store Road on the west end, and U.S. 41 on the east end. This is a growing area, though still sparsely populated. The first traffic light was finally installed 7-10 years ago. Because it takes you to U.S, 41, I suspect this will end up being a major road in North Cape Coral. We used to race our cars out on this road back in the 80's when there were hardly any homes in sight. Diplomat Middle School was built in 1987, and is used as a hurricane shelter. If you need additional information on Cape Coral, want to search all homes like a realtor, find school rankings, financing advice, etc. go to: ... more
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Tue Apr 29, 2014
Terry McCarley answered:
The monthly fee is $235.00 - Also, that particular home is already under contract. If you would like me to email you other listings that fit your criteria you can email me at or give me a call at 239-707-4575. ... more
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Tue Jan 28, 2014
Kevin Deeb answered:
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate has an incredible property management division available to help you find your dream home. If you would like some information from our rental department please contact me or email me at ... more
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Mon Jan 20, 2014
Sam Yaffey answered:
There are several in Cape Coral. My Team has great rental agents. I often help their clients as they transition from renting to buying.
With both of your incomes combined, you might be able to buy your own duplex! Then once you saved money, you could move up to other homes and rent out the duplex!
When you're reading to move here, just contact me, and we'll get you started looking for that great duplex! In the meantime, check out my website for lots of great info, about Southwest FL.
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Tue Jul 9, 2013
AJ Ackerman answered:
WOW! That is a ton of stuff! Be sure to start your search at the Cape Coral City Website! This will help answer many of your questions.

For Restaurants and Entertainment. I personally like to use

If you want to keep track of the Cape Coral Real Estate Market? Check out my Report at:

Good Luck with your home search! Have a Beautiful Day! =)
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Wed Jun 12, 2013
Wanda Lopez answered:
Wanda Lopez
Advantagr Florida Real Estate & Rentals

Please give me a call at 239 470 1508 I have break 4 bedroomwith a pool on a canal with a boat lft in SE Cape Coral. would be happy to show you and is available now ... more
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Thu May 30, 2013
Terry McCarley answered:
This home is not currently listed for sale. It was previously listed as a short sale but the listing expired.

As the others told you, Lee County Electric is the electric company. This particular home is still on well and septic. The City of Cape Coral handles the water for homes that are on central utilities. ... more
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Thu May 30, 2013
Terry McCarley answered:
Concordia is a wonderful community. I will be more than happy to email you the available listings in Concordia as well as a map of the entire community. Feel free to email me at or give me a call at 239-707-4575. ... more
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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Blanca Contreras answered:
Mr. Sherman,

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.

At your service!
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Bill St. John answered:
Hi Carol,

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
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
Sarah Garrett answered:
Here is a link for the lowest priced unit in the Horizon community in the link below. This community allows you to own the land but also has a monthly fee of $240. This includes the lawncare, trash removal, Management, community pool and clubhouse, street lights and cable/internet. Recreation facilities includes shuffel board, library and billards. Please let me know if you would like to make an offer. You will have up to 15 days to have an inspection and confirm you want to go forward with the purchase.

Sarah Garrett, Realtor
"Chosen Best in Client Satisfaction 2006-2012" by Gulfshore Life Magazine
Web Access to MLS:
Your link to property:
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Sun Feb 24, 2013
Steve Geving answered:
Generally Jan, Feb Mar are the most popular months here in SW Florida. It is likely that the rentals are rented for those months. If you are looking for a rental please feel free to call our office at 239-415-5881. They can likely find you a rental. If you are looking to purchase, please email me your phone # so we can talk about your needs and budget and I would be happy to help you locate a great home.

Steve Geving
Jones and Co Realty
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Sat Feb 16, 2013
Lisa Daniello answered:
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Fri Jan 4, 2013
marion answered:
This is a great community! We purchased 3 years ago and love it. The HOA is run by volunteers and we all get to vote on matters. Like any HOA, there's those who complain about it and those who volunteer :o)

This community is beautifully maintained, pristine, friendly and conveniently located. Piles of restaurants and shopping in the area, and Publix is right next door (super handy). We love it here. Very affordable and a wonderful value. Easy, no maintenance lifestyle with lovely amenities including a gorgeous infinity edge pool, a fitness centre and a community room that can be booked for private events. All in all, a real gem of a find -- both from a lifestyle and an investment perspective.
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Wed May 23, 2012
Beverly Howe answered:
Please check my link o my homepage with information about Toxic Chinese Drywall and Buyer Beware.

"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, per REALTOR NEWS.

Florida Buyer Broker is one of the only “genuine” buyer brokers in all of Southwest Florida. There is NO extra/hidden or additional cost for you to obtain my specialized “exclusive” buyer broker services in your real estate transaction. “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.

On my informative homepage you will learn about:

The #1 Mistake Real Estate Buyers Make
20 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

There is no obligation required of you to access this important free educational information on my homepage. The site is informative but does not give the buyers the benefit of my 30 years experience working in the Southwest Florida real estate market unless they call me to schedule time for me to work with them. So, don’t hesitate to call. I am the broker who will actually assist you in finding the best property in your price range and have extensive experience working in 2 counties to help you make sure you are getting the best bang for your buck. It’s best to schedule my time in advance.
On my general “Search Property” link you will be able to search property anywhere in Florida. Please see “Search thru MLS Data” on my homepage to for instructions on how this search link works.
On the “Search thru MLS Data” on my homepage you will find instructions on how to access the different searching options including local REALTOR® MLS data to “search like an agent.” Once you set up a profile on these links, you can save your search and you will automatically be notified when new listings or price changes become available which meet your criteria. It is important that you give yourself at least 15 minutes to sign in and complete an entire search prior to leaving the system in order to set up the program properly. Your search will then be saved and you will be able to change your criteria anytime in the future. I recommend scrolling down the criteria choices and putting a “don’t want” in the short sale box. You want to get a good idea of what is available, don’t base your decision to buy on a short sale.

You will need to copy the links below and paste in your address bar OR go to the Menu Bar on to click directly on the links to access “Collier Search Link or Lee Search Link.”

To Search Lee County - Cape Coral, Ft. Myers, Estero, Pine Island, Lehigh, Sanibel Island, Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Springs:

To Search Collier County - Naples, Bonita Springs (Part of Bonita is in Collier County and Part is in Lee County) Marco Island and surrounding areas:
Many homes built between 2000 and 2009, including some renovated homes in Southwest Florida were built with Chinese Drywall. I hope you will take time to learn more about this serious problem at the Chinese Drywall link on my homepage.
I assure you it does not cost you more to obtain my specialized buyer broker services. In the State of Florida only a buyer broker can legally negotiate for a lower price for the buyer and must take care of the buyers’ best interest through out the transaction. A 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.
This is my 30th year selling real estate in the Southwest Florida. I have been working as an “exclusive” buyer broker since 1993 and licensed to sell real estate in Florida since 1981. Please feel free to call me anytime on my toll free number 1-800-283-7393.
I am friendly and easy to talk to.
Beverly Howe, ABR, GRI, TRC Informative homepage:
Owner – Broker
Email: Florida Buyer Broker
Local Direct: 239-601-2013
US and Canada Toll Free: 1-800-283-7393
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