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11936 Izarra Way #6601 Fort Myers, FL 33912

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11936 Izarra Way #6601, Fort Myers, FL

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3 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 1674 SQUARE FEET

Upgrades Galore! This lovely 2-story Casita located in the Award Winning, Resort-Style Community of Paseo won’t last long!

Downstairs, the Castella floorplan features wood flooring and a gourmet island-style kitchen with 42″ cabinets, granite countertops, travertine backsplash, breakfast nook and half bath. The kitchen opens to the formal dining and living areas. This unit also features an attached 2-car garage and beautiful French doors that open to a Must See private, brick paved lanai.

Upstairs the master ensuite offers exquisite features including tray ceilings, crown molding, granite countertops and large walk-in closets.

The Village Center at Paseo is one of a kind! With 26,000 sq ft the amenities are abundant and include a resort-style pool, full-service concierge, ice cream parlor, pub, coffee shop, fitness center, business center, spa services, movie theatre, lap pool, children’s water playground, tennis courts, fishing pier, bocce ball courts and a basketball court.

This Casita offers the privacy of a single-family home with the ease of maintenance-free living. Call today to tour this Floridian retreat in one of the most highly sought after communities in Fort Myers!


12484 Country Day Circle

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12484 Country Day Circle, Fort Myers, FL

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4 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 2195 SQUARE FEET

One step into this meticulously kept home and you will fall in love. Separate living room and family room areas give you the separation and privacy you are looking for and 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths gives you room to spread out. Daniels Preserve is situated in Gateway where you can find every activity you might want. Just a few of the amenities include the Private member country club, community swimming pool,dog park, soccer fields and activity area, meeting rooms, and more. Make sure to take a look at the serene lake view from the lanai. Make your appointment now to see this beautiful home.


11001 Mahogany Run Fort Myers, FL 33913

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11001 Mahogany Run, Fort Myers, FL

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2 + Den BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1,861 SQUARE FEET

This pristine, well maintained POOL HOME sits on a quiet street within the desirable Walden Lakes at Gateway. The open concept floor plan gives way to beautiful views of the large lake and oversized private screened-in lanai from many areas of the home. In addition, this lovely home boasts a 3-car garage, 2 bedrooms, plus a den, pool access from Master Bedroom, garden tub, large yard and low HOA fees! Call today to schedule a showing.


Renaissance Fort Myers Carriage Home For Sale

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Turnkey Carriage Home in Exclusive Renaissance w/ Private Elevator!

Private ELEVATOR!  Completely remodeled and located on the 2nd hole of the private Arthur Hill’s Championship Golf Course in one of the most exclusive communities in Southwest Florida.  This beautiful 3 bedroom + DEN + MEDIA ROOM, 2nd Floor carriage home is available TURNKEY and features high-end furnishings and window treatments! Enjoy picturesque golf course views from your oversized screened-in balcony and surround sound in the ultimate media room! The home also boasts electric hurricane shutters, impact resistant windows, 42″ cabinets, crown molding, plantation shutters, granite countertops, tumbled backsplash, high-end LG stainless steel appliances and an attached 2-car garage. A true golfer’s paradise, the Club at Renaissance is ideally located with quick access to I-75 and minutes from the Southwest Florida International Airport and Gulf Coast Town Center. Call today to schedule your showing.

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9351 Triana Ter Apt 3 Fort Myers, FL 33912

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9351 Triana Ter Apt 3, Fort Myers, FL

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3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 2732 SQUARE FEET

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Private ELEVATOR!  Completely remodeled and located on the 2nd hole of the private Arthur Hill’s Championship Golf Course in one of the most exclusive communities in Southwest Florida.  This beautiful 3 bedroom + DEN + MEDIA ROOM, 2nd Floor carriage home is available TURNKEY and features high-end furnishings and window treatments! Enjoy picturesque golf course views from your oversized screened-in balcony and surround sound in the ultimate media room! The home also boasts electric hurricane shutters, impact resistant windows, 42″ cabinets, crown molding, plantation shutters, granite countertops, tumbled backsplash, high-end LG stainless steel appliances and an attached 2-car garage. A true golfer’s paradise, the Club at Renaissance is ideally located with quick access to I-75 and minutes from the Southwest Florida International Airport and Gulf Coast Town Center. Call today to schedule your showing.



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Lehigh Acres Home For Sale

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LIKE NEW and extremely well maintained!

LIKE NEW and extremely well maintained! This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom single-family home features an open concept kitchen-living room and an abundance of natural light. The comfortable living room opens up to an over-sized screened in lanai that offers a serene wooded view. Ample space is provided in the kitchen, along with extra seating at the Corian solid surface countertop bar. Schedule a showing today to see this beautiful home!

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3010 40th Street SW Lehigh Acres, FL 33967

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3010 40th Street SW, Lehigh Acres, FL

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3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1558 SQUARE FEET

LIKE NEW and extremely well maintained! This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom single-family home features an open concept kitchen-living room and an abundance of natural light. The comfortable living room opens up to an over-sized screened in lanai that offers a serene wooded view. Ample space is provided in the kitchen, along with extra seating at the Corian solid surface countertop bar. Schedule a showing today to see this beautiful home!


9310 Triana Ter Apt 1 Fort Myers, FL 33912

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Turnkey Carriage Home in Exclusive Renaissance

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9310 Triana Ter #1

Fort Myers, FL 33912

Bedrooms: 2+den

Bathrooms : 2 ( 2 full )

List Price: $269,905

Living Area Approx : 1940 SQUARE FEET

Located in one of the most exclusive communities in Fort Myers, this beautiful 2 bedroom + DEN, 1st Floor carriage home is available turnkey and features over $75,000 of professionally appointed designer furnishings and window treatments! Enjoy picturesque golf course views from your oversized screened-in lanai. The home also boasts electric hurricane shutters, impact resistant windows, crown molding, stainless steel KitchenAid appliances, plantation shutters, new water heater, newer A/C and an oversized 2-car attached garage. A true golfer’s paradise, the Club at Renaissance is ideally located with quick access to I-75 and minutes from the Southwest Florida International Airport and Gulf Coast Town Center. This highly desirable home won’t last long!! Call today to schedule your showing.

 

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New Year, New Office, New Outlook

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New Year, New Office, New Outlook

We have exciting news to share with you.  On January 5, we moved into our new offices and made the move with you in mind.  With all of the growth in our marketplace, we decided to strategically locate our office to one of the fastest growing areas in Southwest Florida…Estero.  There are many important factors that went into this decision, but some of the biggest include present and future growth potential, as well as ease of access to I-75, since we service all of Southwest Florida.

If you are in the area, we would love for you to stop by and see the new space.  Our new address is 9480 Corkscrew Palms Cir Ste #4, Estero, FL 33928, located in the Corkscrew Palms Business Center right next to Estero Community Park.  When you come by, you will need to check out our conference room which is set up with the newest technology for interactive Home Searching.

A New Age with Old World Characteristics

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A New Age with Old World Characteristics

Yesterday we were in a meeting with one of our lending partners and were discussing overall market trends and their influence on Real Estate decisions. First, let me share just a couple of the predictions from their economists.

1. Oil will hit $40.00 per barrel before it rebounds
2. Interest rates are going to drop even further

I don’t know about you but these predictions blow my mind. Who among us would have predicted interest rates below 4% 5 years ago? I would guess not many. Now, let’s not forget that these are just predictions but these banks live and die by the accuracy of this information. My reason for reciting these predictions is that our conversation centered on the fact that 60% of transactions in our market are cash.

Why is that? Of course there are many reasons that this might be the case but the one we discussed was that for the past 4 years real estate has been an appreciating asset. Indeed real estate has increased by roughly 50% over the past 4 years while at the same time interest rates on deposits are barely north of 0%. Clearly, these numbers were inflated due to the beating we took during the recession but all signs are that real estate will continue to appreciate over the foreseeable future.

We all have different philosophies on investing and they have to adjust over time but my point here is that while real estate prices have risen and no longer reside in the basement they are stable and indeed are showing respectable gains. While we have been experiencing little or no inflation real estate is a great hedge whenever this trend reverses.

If you have been on the fence with regard to purchasing a winter residence or have given thought to real estate investing now might be the time to make your move. I know that the stock market has been strong but for me the intrinsic value of real property has far greater appeal. Give us a call at 239-963-4811 and we can further discuss these matters and how they might impact you. Here is to a prosperous new year.

Start the Season off with a Completely New Experience

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October is the traditional kick-off to the upcoming season.  The first chilly breezes begin to blow up north and golfers are reminded that they have but 31 days to fit in all of the reciprocal golf they can.  It is a time for not only golf but for getting things situated, stocking the cupboards and getting ready for the outdoor enjoyment that awaits.  Our newsletters are full of the latest and most up to date real estate information, trends and evaluations, great stuff if you are buying or selling but not very interesting if you are not.  If you are not there right now then this article is for you.  It has absolutely nothing to do with real estate.

While Real Estate is truly a passion of mine it is not my only passion.  Most of you know that in my previous life I owned restaurants.  This has given me a respectful appreciation of what it takes for a restaurant to be truly superb.  The passion is eating … I love food! I take great joy in finding, sharing and enjoying restaurants that are truly special and I am excited to share with you two exceptional places.c level bistro and wine bar

The first is C-Level Bistro & Wine Bar on Bonita Beach Road  (239-221-7046).  C-Level is a trendy upscale dinner restaurant with a cool trendy atmosphere and amazing food.  Here are the words of the owner, “Check out our latest creation,  The Artisan Charcuterie Gourmet Plate, says Tony.  This is an amazing selection of high quality smoked meats, including Foie Gras and Petrosian Duck accompanied by several Artisan Gourmet Cheeses.”

C Level is rated the number 1 restaurant in Bonita Springs by Trip Advisor.  Do yourself a favor and check it out.

deromosNOW FOR THE BIG NEWS.  Drum Roll Please…DeRomo’s Gourmet Market and Restaurant in The Promenade (yes, right across the street from our office, I already feel the pounds coming on)  This is the Disney World of food.  The 18,000 square foot establishment houses a staggering array of food and dining experiences.  They start the day at 6:30 in the bakery and coffee bar which features home made pastries, breads and of course fabulous coffees.  At 8:30 the gourmet market opens. At 11:30 the 250 seat restaurant opens, and then mid-afternoon they begin serving up creative dishes that you can carry out and serve in your own home.

Words cannot describe what they have put together here.  The atmosphere in the restaurant is casual up scale…truly exceptional and the food is awesome.  This by itself is big news but the market is what will blow you away.  Let’s do a quick run down of what they have to offer.  Specialty wine market, Authentic Italian Delicatessen, Bakery & Coffee Bar, Meat Market, Produce Market, Specialty Grocery with sections dedicated to gourmet olive oils, gourmet balsamic vinegars, truffle spreads, and much more, A Pizzeria,  and much more.  I could go on and on but I will end with just one word of advice.  GET THERE SOON.  Come January getting in the door is not going to be the problem, getting on the parking lot will be the challenge.

If you are looking for even more NEW Restaurants coming to our area, be sure to check out this article just published in the NEWS-PRESS!

A Look into the Crystal Ball for Season 2015

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We all realize soutwest florida real estate season 2015 crystal ballat this time every year the snowbirds start flocking south. The implications of this massive migration significantly benefit the local economy and change the landscape of the real estate market. Let’s have some fun and do a little bit of predicting for the upcoming real estate market this season. Time to look into the powerful crystal ball…

It would be best to start the conversation by looking at the historical facts. As you see in the graph below, the market prices have improved consistently since the lows of 2009-2010. Since Southwest Florida is very seasonal by nature, you can observe the seasonal “ups and downs” but the trend line remains strong in the positive direction.

southwest florida real estate season 2015

Realizing the ongoing improvement in pricing, simple supply & demand principles apply. As prices keep increasing, the trend will be for the number of closed sales transactions to decline. This evidence can be found by the 4 month sales numbers from June 15 – October 15. Last year the aggregate number of sales in the 4 months leading into season came in at 9,704 sold properties and this year nearly 6% lower at 9,150 sold properties.

So, what does all of this mean for real estate in the upcoming season. Should you buy or sell? While no one can predict the future with any certainty, all of the indicators point to the fact that prices will continue to rise for the foreseeable future, but my prediction would be a much slower rate of appreciation. The market is stable now and foreclosures remain at record lows. The bottom line…If you are looking to buy, do it before the end of the year. If you are looking to sell, this season will fetch you the best price in over 6 years.

The Summer Doldrums

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The Summer Doldrums

 We have all heard this phrase “the summer doldrums” and associate it with a slow down. Here is the dictionary definition:

doldrums. a state of inactivity or stagnation, as in business or art: August is a time of doldrums for many enterprises. a belt of calms and light baffling winds north of the equator between the northern and southern trade winds in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

Here in Southwest Florida it has deeper meaning by both definitions. In the literal sense we find that the waters on the Gulf are much calmer than normal. For us boaters it is an opportunity to get out and enjoy the Gulf of Mexico without having to worry too much about choppy waters. More importantly though, from a business perspective, it is the time of year when things are most calm. Year round residents enjoy less crowded highways and shorter lines while checking out at stores. Most importantly though, they enjoy the best deals of the year. Merchants are offering all kinds of incentives to drum up summer business. Coupons, 2 for 1’s, and incentives abound this time of year as merchants vie for the local residents who clearly have the upper hand this time of year.

It should come as no surprise that the same concept exists in the Real Estate market. We are in a seasonal market and the majority of residents think seasonally. Come January the market will be flooded with new listings and higher prices and transactions in April and May will be double that of August and September.

fort myers home pricesWe are all familiar with the contrarian theory and for those of us that are willing to adopt it there can be rewards. In every market there are those who for whatever reason need to sell. It only stands to reason that those who need to sell in the summer have fewer buyers and will therefore pay more attention to whatever offers they receive. Are you a contrarian? If so we want to hear from you. Brad and I stand ready to assist you in finding the dream home you have been waiting for. Give us a call at 239-963-4811.

Lennar in Daniel’s Preserve

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Lennar Building in Daniel’s Preserve

Daniel’s Preserve is a private gated community in the Master Planned Development of Gateway. Locationally, the community is situated justDSC_0644 off Daniels Parkway in the much desired South Fort Myers area. At only 5 minutes to the Red Sox Spring Training facility, 10 minutes to the airport, and easy access to shopping, restaurants and more, Daniels Preserve offers its roughly 200 homeowners the ideal living situation.

I personally purchased a primary residence in the community in 2013 and thoroughly enjoy it (so, yes, of course I am biased!).

Mercedes Homes built the majority of the existing homes in the neighborhood prior to their demise after the boom years of 2005 and 2006. Since then, an investor purchased the 15 remaining empty lots in 2010 for $180,000, according to tax records, and has been sitting on them since. On July 23, 2014, Lennar purchased these 15 lots for $922,500 and is building to finish out Daniel’s Preserve.  Brand new construction home prices range from $270k-$432k and as always with Lennar are considered “Everything’s Included.” This means the homes will come standard with many of the optional upgrades other builders offer, such as granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, smart home locks, etc.

As Lennar continues building their homes, I will be posting updates of progress. If you are interested in new construction Lennar in Daniel’s Preserve, you can contact me directly at 239-244-1340 or by contacting us here.  I can provide you the available floor plans and lot-specific pricing for each opportunity.

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