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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

How to Guide Real Estate Closings – Part II

There is a lot to gather together for a real estate transaction, but with the help of your friendly title agency, you shouldn’t have to go crazy!

The title company will need to know if this closing will be a mail away. A closing can take place without any parties actually coming to the closing. This can happen via overnight mail or email, depending on which side of the transaction you are on. If the seller is a foreign national or out of the country, the seller may need to coordinate an appointment at an Embassy for notary purposes, so the seller may need to plan ahead. Read the rest of this entry

Tips for a Smooth Closing for the Buyer

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Who Typically Pays For What At The Closing?

Below I have compiled a list of what is typically paid by each party in a real estate transaction. Depending on what county you are in will depend on who pays for these fees. This information may assist you in knowing what fees are involved when negotiating your real estate transaction.closing costs property guiding Read the rest of this entry