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Home Buying in Mariner : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Jul 12, 2015
f2sea answered:
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Tue Apr 21, 2015
Angela Petrick answered:
Which area in Cape Coral (NE, NW, SW,SE), on water? Freshwater or Gulf Access?
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Thu Apr 10, 2014
AJ Ackerman answered:
2: Cape Coral is a Boater’s Paradise and Fun for All Water Lovers

If you own a boat, or have ever wanted to, then there truly aren’t many better places to live than Cape Coral, Florida. Put simply, Cape Coral is paradise for water lovers. Those who are new to the area are often shocked to learn that this city has over 400 miles of canals and waterways! This makes it both easy and affordable to get a waterfront home, or have easy access to a canal.

Nearly half of Cape Coral homes on canals actually have water access directly to the Gulf of Mexico. Boaters often make Cape Coral their home, solely for that reason. In about 20 minutes, their boat is off the dock and in the sparkling waters of the Gulf – ready for fishing, water sports, or just good times!

The local Department of Parks and Recreation keeps 5 boat launching facilities open to
the public:

• BMX Boat Ramp, SW 7th Court just north of Trafalgar
• Burnt Store Boat Ramp, 230 Burnt Store Road South
• Horton Park Boat Ramp, 2600 SE 26th Place
• Rosen Park Boat Ramp, 2414 SE 15th Terrace
• Yacht Club Boat Ramp, 5815 Driftwood Parkway

For those who love to be on the water, but don’t have a boat of their own, dozens of charter fishing groups offer reasonably priced excursions, both near the shore and for deep sea fishing. Even if you don’t know anything about boating, when you move to Cape Coral, you will meet plenty of people who do! If you start chatting up a neighbor, you might find yourself on his boat before the week is over. If you love the water, retiring to Cape Coral is the perfect choice.
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Mon Jun 4, 2012
Carolyn Giandonato, Realtor answered:
The Lee County Property Appraisers office has a terrific map that allows you to see the depths of all the canals in the county. Access the address and then click on Tax Map Viewer. You will be amazed at how much information about every parcel in the county is available through this site. If there is a bridge you have to go under, it will tell you the clearance too.
Let me know if you want me to step you through it.
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Fri May 4, 2012
Terry McCarley answered:
Their is no set turnaround time. I have had short sale approvals in as little as 2 weeks but the most complicated one I ever handled took 2 years. Have your buyers agent speak to the listing agent if you already have a contract to see if they can give you a "guess-timate" of time based on the sellers individual situation. An experienced short sale agent will know the questions to ask to get some type of idea of how long the process should take.

If you are not working with a Realtor® and are considering purchasing a short sale please feel free to contact me.

Terry McCarley, Realtor®, CDPE
Jones & Co Realty
phone: 239-707-4575
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Sun Apr 15, 2012
Bonnie Miller PA, CNE answered:
You need an elevation certificate to be accurate done by a surveyor. Your insurance company will ask for it to be sure.

Bonnie L Miller PA
The Paradise Team
Sellstate Priority Realty
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Fri Mar 23, 2012
Terry McCarley answered:
If it is larger than the city code allows you will not be able to built it most likely. I recommend you talk to the code enforcement dept.
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Thu Aug 4, 2011
Lilo Clacher answered:
Several companies to choose from. How large will your Lanai be? I just had one of my clients add a screened lanai 20x20 with pavers, poured slab and cage, for $ 5,500.00.
Guy did a great job and most important he was licensed and pulled all permits etc.
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Sun Jul 5, 2009
Susan J. Ball answered:
John, you can browse listings and see the tax data, just enroll in a ListingBook account at:
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Sun Apr 26, 2009
Joshua Zargari answered:
My advice is that before you buy a house, bring a licensed inspector.
There are many houses in Florida with toxic wallboard.
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