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Tue May 23, 2017
jmarescojr answered:
Worst city to live......Medical Care is horrible....its the hurry up and wait they can live the life style.....To many tourist ....snow birds from all over who buy homes and half the year claim Fl as there resident to cheat on their taxes. Back up roads......No drainage for raining season.....No Parking for vehicles in residential neighborhoods except in a driveway which you will be blocked in by contractors....Note this is the Fraud State beware of contractors......I should say please come to cape coral to sell my house so I can get out but that would be leaving someone in the same place.....Oh yea only see police writing tickets and 5 or more to handle traffic accident......lots of crime...break ins of homes and vehicles....goat heads found in waterways......Note Stay away ... more
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Sun Apr 30, 2017
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Tue Jan 17, 2017
Robert Guth answered:
There are a handful of award winning schools, and Cape Coral is generally safe all together. Ranked #2 safest city in Florida, by FBI statistics, and ranked 17th in the nation, with populations over 100,000.

You can check on school rankings and things to do in the area right here:
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Thu Oct 20, 2016
Marilyn Kidwell answered:
My Realtor told me trailer or moblie homes weren't allowed in Lehigh Acres.
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Thu Sep 15, 2016
David26003 answered:
Lake Okeechobee its the largest fresh water lake in the state of Florida
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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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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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Wed Jun 29, 2016
Jonathan Lahey answered:
I have found this conversation on Trulia -
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Sat Mar 5, 2016
Realtor JudithAnnNew RE/MAX Realty Team answered:
Happy Saturday! I am familiar with, have buyers/investors/owners in Cypress Landing. Residents are extremely happy with their community and so they voice it. Great neighborhood atmosphere, security, low monthly fee and ever soooo close to all River District, Beaches, Shopping Galore up and down the Rt 41 corridor and a minute from I75. Call with any questions and for showings.

With all good wishes,
Realtor Judith Ann New, GRI, ABR, CDPE, CIAS, IRES
RE/MAX Realty Team
Recipient Executive Award
#1 brokerage in Lee County MLS.... 6 years in a row
#1 RE/MAX Brokerage in Florida
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Sat Feb 27, 2016
Meyerb answered:
We bought here a year ago and really enjoy all of the people we've met in the building. Looks of social activities if you want and quiet & relaxing too. New Board has been great and management is very engaged with the owners interests. Well worth a look and a great "boutique" condo facility. Only 7 floors so no long waits for elevators and stairs are easy. ... more
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Thu Feb 18, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
The listing agent may not see your questions here in Q and A, you should go back and click on their profile and email them direct. One question i can answer is most often hang up is simply a 911 hang up call where the caller called 911 and hung up before speaking to the operator. ... more
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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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Wed Jul 22, 2015
Alex King Real Estate answered:
Yes, I agree job search engines such as Monster or Indeed could be beneficial! Also, there is a company called "Algenol" based in Bonita/Estero area that might be up his alley. I recommend looking into it.

Hope that helps!
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Wed Jul 22, 2015
Alex King Real Estate answered:
Hi there!

You are in for a treat and a big change in weather! In terms of schooling, is a great website to get unbiased reviews of public and private schools. As mentioned, Lee County has school choice meaning you will select and rank your top schools, and then Lee County will place you based off enrollment data. But should assist in helping you assign rankings. I also recommend always asking to visit or tour a school before selecting it. I personally have gone into schools and asked for tours and information to see it first hand!

Fort Myers is growing especially in the Estero and Bonita Springs areas. Both have major companies and are becoming filled with young professionals.

Hope that helps!

Alex King
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Tue Jun 9, 2015
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Tue May 26, 2015
Floridakysguy answered:
As a new resident of Sail Harbour, I have witnessed a very hostile, overly aggressive manner in which fines and vehicle tows are orchestrated. We had overnight guest who arrived after midnight, and were uninformed (as we were) of the no on-street parking rules after midnight. Needless to say, our guests' vehicle was towed to an irresponsible vendor who overcharged and violates the FL status that vehicles must be stored within a 10 mile radius from point of origin. Rather than allow the gate guard to alert unsuspecting guests arriving after midnight where to park and current parking rules, they prefer that these guards are silent, and have cars towed at great expense and embarrassment to owners / renters who would prefer that their guests not endure this upon 1st breach. Calls to their Management company over the weekend in an effort to resolve the issue were not returned, and a call to the company on the first business day suggested that they were unreceptive to the notion that their gate house guard could serve any viable purpose of alerting overnight guests to the strict on-street parking rules to avoid the direct consequence of having their vehicle towed aggressively without any 1st warning system which a large number of HOAs employ. My discussions with longer term owners and renters suggests an overall awareness of the over aggressiveness towards fines and towing on a large number of issues. While I support HOA rules to encourage good behaviors and maintain property value, Sail Harbour has approached this at a level of overaggressiveness that makes it difficult to recommend a purchase here, given other options, much less rent here. ... more
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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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Fri Mar 13, 2015
robgilchrist asked:
Do I have to park my trailer into a storage compound during our stay. The trailer is 12 feet long.
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Fri Jan 30, 2015
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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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