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Buying a Home in Estero the Smart Way: Closing Costs

October 7, 2016

If you’re buying a home in Estero or Bonita Springs, you want to do it the smart way. That means being fully prepared for everything that could happen, and knowing exactly what you’re getting yourself into – hopefully with the help of a seasoned agent by your side. There are a lot of moving pieces […]

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Why You Want to Avoid For Sale By Owner | Estero Real Estate

September 25, 2016

Have you ever thought about selling Estero real estate on your own? It’s understandable – most homeowners get this itch every now and then. The reasoning is easy to understand: “IF I can sell it myself, I can save money by not paying commission!” That could equal thousands of dollars, so it makes sense to […]

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Check This Exclusive Home in Fort Myers in Edgewater

September 23, 2016

Looking for a home in Fort Myers? One place you’d might want to start is Edgewater, which is an exclusive luxury home community located in South Fort Myers along the river. Edgewater – also known as Edgewater Estates – is exclusive because it contains just eight home sites, so getting in is difficult. Fortunately, there’s […]

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Learn About Point, the New Way to Own a Home in Estero

September 18, 2016

Most people, when they think of owning a home in Estero, think of either paying for the home in cash, or – more likely – taking out a 15-year or 30-year mortgage from the bank. In this arrangement, you own 100 percent of the home, but also own 100 percent of the debt. That means […]

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Here’s the Easiest Way to Sell Bonita Springs Real Estate

September 9, 2016

Want to know the easiest way to sell Bonita Springs real estate? Price it to sell – and watch buyers take interest in your relatively-affordable property. According to recent market activity, buyers are flocking to Bonita Springs and Estero because they offer affordable – yet desirable – real estate relative to what they can find […]

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U.S. Home Prices Didn’t Grow as Much in June

August 31, 2016

According to the latest S&P/Case Shiller city composite index, home prices across the country grew – just at the slowest rate in the last 10 months. Home prices grew by just 5.1 percent from last June, the slowest rate since August 2015 and only 0.3 percent above the two-year average going back to 2014. Of […]

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Looking at Southwest Florida Real Estate Trends in 2016

August 27, 2016

Every month, the Bonita Springs – Estero Association of Realtors (BEAR) produces a report on residential properties bought and sold in Lee and Collier Counties. We can use the data in these reports to take a look at how Southwest Florida real estate has performed so far in 2016, especially compared to last year, and […]

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You Have to See This Beautiful Arthur Rutenberg Estate Home in Estero

August 20, 2016

Since 1953, Arthur Rutenberg has been a leading name in luxury homes in Florida. Now, you have a chance to check out one of the brand’s namesake homes with this beautiful luxury home in Estero, FL. Located in Wildcat Run, one of Estero’s top luxury golf communities, this home – 20249 Wildcat Run Drive – […]

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Sellers Made Big Gains in Lee County in June

August 15, 2016

If you were a homeowner in the Lee County real estate market and you sold your home in June, you probably made out like a bandit. That’s what the latest numbers tell us. Homeowners who sold in June reported an average equity gain of $54,750. That’s enough to make any homeowner happy. What made sellers […]

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Mammoth Home Set to Shake Up Fort Myers Real Estate

August 4, 2016

If one of the latest Fort Myers real estate listings actually sells for anything close to its behemoth asking price, that could change things dramatically for the city’s real estate scene. The home in question – 1240 Coconut Drive – is a sprawling estate/mansion located on Old Fort Myers riverfront. The list price? A staggering […]

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