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Are You Thinking About Buying a Foreclosure?

Are You Thinking About Buying a Foreclosure?

Purchasing properties in foreclosure can be very tricky business, and it requires total commitment to the details; otherwise a great idea can turn out to be a great disaster. Not only are you purchasing the property “AS IS”, which causes many other problems; you will also need to know about the HOA/COA outstanding dues, the property taxes and other liens on the property, if any. Likewise, you will want to check out the location of the home and see if there are any future city projects planned which will require a substantial contribution from each homeowner in the area. (Remember Cape Coral’s Water Project). Read the rest of this entry

Avalon Preserve – Fort Myers, FL 33908

Avalon Preserve – Fort Myers, FL 33908 | Community Spotlight

Avalon Preserve is a gated community located in South Fort Myers, consisting of single-family homes as well as coach homes.  One of the unique features of Avalon Preserve’s coach homes is that they include attached personal 2 car garages.  You’ll also find lake & preserve views in this community. Read the rest of this entry

Reflection Isles – Fort Myers, FL 33912

Reflection Isles  – Fort Myers, FL 33912 | Community Spotlight

Reflection Isles is a gated community that borders the environmentally sensitive 2,000-acre Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, offering elegant villas, distinguished town homes, prestigious executive homes and spacious estate homes.  Because of the preserve, nothing else can be built around it.  As a Reflection Isles Community Expert, I have bought and sold homes in this community.  Everything you need to know can be found right here, with me!  I wrote a blog about this community last year, but a lot has changed since then. So, consider this a great update! Read the rest of this entry

Gated Community Resource Guide

Have you ever fallen in love with a community?  It’s a dream come true, you can afford the home, everything seems perfect…until you find out the Homeowners Association costs!  It happens to a lot of people in Southwest Florida.  HOA fees can make or break a deal.  I’ve spent the past year (in my spare time) researching and compiling Fort Myers HOA fees of some communities and what they include.  It’s not a complete list, but there are quite a few!  As we all know, they are subject to change so this list may not be completely accurate.  However, it’s a great resource for you.  It’s my pleasure to share it with you.  If you have any questions about specific communities, the HOA contact information is also provided there.  Feel free to click for the full list, print and keep!  It may just help you make a decision on if one community is right or not for you. Read the rest of this entry

Quick Sale in a Gated Community? NOT so Fast!!!

If you’re familiar with Southwest Florida, you’re accustomed to gated communities throughout the sunshine state!  Everywhere you go, you can find them in low-end and high-end price ranges.  From amenities galore, to simple basics.  This area is certainly all about “lifestyle living”.  So, if you’re a cash-buyer looking to grab your own slice of paradise quickly…think again! Read the rest of this entry