As predicted local housing inventory rises heading into season in 2018.  This cycle repeats each year.  One of the things we are tracking is the moment buyers turn on and start gobbling up these properties.  Each year we tell people it takes until about January 15th or so for buyers to turn on.

Local Housing Inventory Rises Heading Into Season
Oct 2, 2017 Market Watch

So far, we haven’t seen it yet.  We just pulled fresh numbers as of January 15th and compared them to October 2nd, another data point we have saved.  We have some from earlier in year as well, and they look similar to October 2nd, so there is nothing magical about that date.

Local Housing Inventory Rises Heading Into Season January 2018
January 15, 2018 Market Watch Data

In each data point, sold and new pending sales are similar to new active listings.  What’s different about now is new listings have been outpacing sold properties about 3 to 1 and new pending sales 1.6 to 1.  At any other time, this would be alarming to see a sudden trend like this.

Because we know the New Year often starts off like this, we’re not sounding alarm bells, or false missile alerts.  We have enough of those lately.  We are telling sellers that have had their home on the market awhile that new listings are coming, so if their home failed to sell before the run-up in new listings, it may face difficult headwinds now. When selling a home, it’s always important to gauge the headwinds, and as we write this the buyers haven’t turned on just yet.

As the season goes, so goes the rest of the year many times.  The fundamentals for Florida are strong as an improving economy, new hiring, pay raises, and lower taxes is a good recipe for the housing market.  Add in the fact that Florida looks good compared to other states with the new tax code and we could see more net migration from other high tax states going forward.

When there are few homes for sale, pricing it correctly and getting it out on the market can sometimes be enough.  When listing inventory begins to rise, pricing becomes more crucial as does marketing.

It’s not enough to just list it on MLS and hope other agents show it.  You must reach the buyer.  The buyer has more choices, and often the buyer tells their Realtor which homes they’d like to see.  This takes increased advertising.

When we target buyers, we use several media.  We use traditional print like the newspaper, yellow pages and mail-outs as they still work.  We also use advanced online techniques to reach buyers.  Online we can identify buyers from up North that are looking to purchase down here in SW Florida.  We can also identify people in Southwest Florida that are interested in purchasing, then serve up ads likely to meet their criteria.

If you only market one way you’re not reaching all the buyers.  Of course, you must have a hefty budget as well to reach as many as possible.  We had a Realtor from Baltimore call us this past week wondering where we got our database of buyers.  He thought perhaps the state of Florida had one we bought into.  I told him no, it’s a large database the Ellis Team has garnered from extensive online and print advertising.

They say if a politician wants to win, they must speak directly to the people.  In real estate, if you really want to sell your home, you must market directly to the buyers.  That’s what our marketing does.

If you’re thinking of selling your home, you should call us and see for yourself.  Once you see it, you realize there is no better way to reach your buyer.

If you’re a buyer, you should call us too.  We have access to All the listings, not just the ones you see on certain websites.  You can reach us at 239-489-4042 or visit www.LeeCountyOnline.com to see All the listings.

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If you’ve been reading our articles lately you’ll notice we’re doing a series on what you can buy in the SW Florida real estate market at various price points.  In recent weeks we’ve done the $250,000 and $500,000 range and showed you some excellent choices in those ranges.  Today we answer the question, what does $ 750,000 buy in Lee County real estate market?

If money is no object, it gets a lot more fun to shop as we go higher in price.  These are by no means the entirety of the market, but rather a sampling of a few things you could buy around town in this price range.

What Does $ 750,000 Buy in Lee County Real Estate Market?

750,000 Buy in the Lee County Real Estate Market
Fort Myers Beach Waterfront Pool Home

At Fort Myers Beach we found a nice waterfront home on a wide canal built in 1981. It is 3 bedrooms, 2 baths.  It has a gorgeous pavered pool area and boat lift for your boat at the canal.  It’s located mid island at Fort Myers Beach and is listed for $725,000.

http://blog.topagent.com/2016/05/20/250000-buy-lee-county-real-estate-market/ Fort Myers
Fort Myers Gulf Access Waterfront Home

In Fort Myers we found another gulf access waterfront home.  This home has 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths with 2,549 sq ft living area.  I like the stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, wood like floors, and of course its location.  Keep in mind, none of these listings are ours and we’re reporting based upon pictures in the MLS.

http://blog.topagent.com/2016/05/20/250000-buy-lee-county-real-estate-market/ Cape Coral
Cape Coral Waterfront Pool Home

In Cape Coral we found a home just under $750,000 with almost 2,600 sq ft of living area.  This too is a gulf access waterfront pool home with no bridges.  It’s a 2 minute boat ride to the river.  It has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, high tray ceilings and stainless steel appliances with granite counter tops in the kitchen. It has a boat lift and a wet bar with refrigerator area off the pool for entertaining when you get off the boat.

If money is no object, it gets a lot more fun to shop as we go higher in price. These are by no means the entirety of the market, but rather a sampling of a few things you could buy around town in this price range. Palmira Golf & Country Club
Palmira Golf & Country Club Bonita Springs

Lastly, we have a gorgeous home on the golf course for you in Bonita Springs priced below $750,000.  It is located in Palmira Golf and Country Club and features 3 bedrooms, 3 ½  baths with granite counter tops and custom cabinets on a quiet cul-de-sac street.  The community offers a resort style pool and a community center, fitness center and bar and grill.

The bottom line is SW Florida has so much to offer for all kinds of different lifestyles.  Whether you’re a casual boater, avid fisherman, tennis player, golfer, workout buff, or just like to chill out on your lanai and watch nature, SW Florida has it all.

We have single family homes, condos, villas, town homes, and coach homes for easy living.  This is one reason our agents spend time asking buyers questions.  We don’t really sell anything, because SW Florida sells itself.  Rather, we listen to what buyers like to do, what makes them happy, and how they will use their home.  Once we determine that, we can identify suitable properties and make some recommendations based upon the buyer’s lifestyle.  Each home and each community offers something different.

It can be a daunting task when you’re not from here.  Buyers don’t want to make a mistake.  This is why hiring a seasoned agent accustomed to working with buyers can make all the difference.  I can’t tell you how many times buyers have thanked us for listening to them and suggesting certain properties based upon their needs.

We help with new construction as well.  It doesn’t cost any more to use a Realtor, and many times it will save you money because we know the incentives being offered.  Builders also like Realtors because we can be a source for repeat business.  A good Realtor can point out the pros and cons based upon your needs, not the seller’s or the builder’s.

We have new construction available on our website at TopAgent.com and of course we have the entire MLS available at www.LeeCountyOnline.com  Of course, there’s no substitute for talking with experienced agents who know the area.  If our team can help, please call us at 239-489-4042

Good luck and Happy House Hunting!

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A lot of people ask what they can buy at certain price ranges in the SW Florida real estate market, so today we thought we’d pick a price range and report on that.  We answer the question, “What does $250,000 buy in Lee County real estate market?”

We logged into MLS but you can do the same at www.LeeCountyOnline.com and search like Realtors do and find the same information.

What Does $250,000 Buy in Lee County Real Estate Market MLS Search
Search Results on LeeCountyOnline.com

What Does $250,000 Buy in Lee County Real Estate Market?

In Cape Coral we spotted a brand new home in SW Cape Coral.  It is listed for $245,900 and has 2,180 sq ft. It has 5 bedrooms 3 baths and is on an oversized lot.

What Does $250,000 Buy in Lee County Real Estate Market Cape Coral
Cape Coral Home Under $250,000

We then decided to see if we could find any waterfront homes with gulf access in this price range.  We found 6. We found a home with 1,588 sq ft and a 10,000 lb boat lift with a spa in SW Cape Coral with gulf access. We found another gulf access home with boat lift and a pool. It has 1,436 sq ft and a single car garage.  It is 10 minutes to the river by boat.

Lee County Real Estate Market Gulf Access Waterfront Home Cape Coral
Cape Coral Gulf Access Waterfront Home

Next we decided to look at Fort Myers Beach and see what’s available for $250k.  We did find a small single family home for $219,000. It’s a 1 bedroom, 1 bath home with 630 sq ft.  but hey, it’s at the beach.  When we searched for condos we found 15 in that price range.  Some ranged from small 1 bedroom condos at Pink Shell with great investment potential to larger 1 bedroom units along the beach with greater size.  Manufactured housing opened up 7 more homes at Fort Myers Beach and many were waterfront.

In Fort Myers we found 69 single family homes listed up to $250,000. For instance, we found a 3 bedroom, 2 bath lakefront home in Botanica Lakes with 1,782 sq ft for $240,500.  It was built in 2012

What Does $250,000 Buy in Lee County Real Estate Market? Fort Myers Home Botanica Lakes Under $250,000
Fort Myers Home Botanica Lakes

As you go further south into Estero and Bonita the pickings get a little slimmer.  We found 33 single family homes available.  We found a cute 2 bedroom + den in the Villages at Country Creek for $249,900.  It has 1,382 sq ft, a 2 car garage, and has been completely updated with stainless steel appliances.

250000 Buy Lee County Real Estate Market Estero Home
Estero Home Villages at Country Creek

None of the listings shown today are our listings.  We just wanted to show you what your money will buy at this price range and show you how you can search and find these kinds of properties.

Our website allows you to see the home on the map so you can see exactly where it is and what it is close to, like shopping or water.  You can view all the photos of each home in the photo gallery. You can setup a showing request when you see something you like, or find out how much it will cost with the mortgage calculator.

You can also add homes to your favorites to easily find them again or check on their status, or save your search and have the system email you when new homes enter the market or when an owner changes their price.

You can search all price ranges and all areas, not just the $250k example we did today.  As Realtors we get to see a lot of homes each week.  If you’ve been searching awhile and having a hard time making sense of it all, you’re not alone.

Sometimes it pays just to sit down with a good agent who listens to what you’re looking for and they can point you in the right direction for you.  Ellis Team agents listen and are experts at finding what you want.  Give us a call at 239-489-4042 and we’ll be happy to sit down and discuss the market and homes that may interest you.

If you’re not ready to meet just yet, that’s fine too.  Simply search away at www.LeeCountyOnline.com and let us know when something catches your eye.  You might not be ready today, but someday you will be, and this site is perfect for those who want to see what’s out there and what is possible.

Good luck and Happy House Hunting!

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Fort Myers Beach

Last weekend I was down at Fort Myers Beach taking pictures for our Pinterest site.  I was amazed at how many people from all over were enjoying our beautiful beaches.  Traffic wasn’t too bad, although practically every car had out of state license plates.  This past weekend most seemed to be from Indiana, although there were plates from Kentucky, Ohio, Canada, and many Sunshine State plates as well.

Many were enjoying Easter break.  There were many college aged people, but also many families.  What’s not to love about our beaches?  SW Florida boasts some of the best beaches, and certainly the best weather in the country this time of year.  In fact, Fort Myers was on the map as the warmest city in the country this past week.

Best Florida Beaches
Best Florida Beaches – US News & World report

Two Local SW Florida Beaches Ranked as Top Beaches By US News World Report

In fact, US News and World Report ranked Fort Myers Beach as the 8th best beach in Florida, and ranked Sanibel Island as the #1 best beach in Florida due to its laid back atmosphere, art galleries, quaint eateries and supreme shelling.

Fort Myers Beach made the list for its small town feel.  I really like the wide beach with all the new sand since they’ve completed the beach re-nourishment project. People from all over the world travel here for our beaches and it’s a shame local residents get so busy working and tending to their families that not all get out to enjoy the beauty that SW Florida has to offer.

I know having lived in SW Florida for years there were long periods of time I didn’t make it to the beach.  It seemed like such a bother to pack up the car, go look for a place to park, find a spot on the beach, not to mention cleaning up all the sand that would inevitably find its way home with me.  In the past few years I’ve made getting to the beach a priority recognizing the sand, sun, and water are so relaxing and truly a natural wonder.

Perhaps the thing that makes SW Florida so unique is the small town feel, and the beach is no exception.  All are welcome here as practically everyone down here in SW Florida is from somewhere else.  SW Florida is truly a melting pot.  We’ve always attracted people from the Midwest, and in the last decade or so it’s seems we’re attracting more from the Northeast.  This could be the natural migration of people coming from the East coast of Florida who have always attracted people from the Northeast, or perhaps it could be the influence of ball teams like the Red Sox.

Whatever the reason people visit and enjoy SW Florida, few could argue an area has more to offer than right here.  We have world class fishing as many consider us the tarpon fishing capital of the world, top rated beaches, outstanding year round golf, and we’re home to influential innovators like Edison, Firestone, and Ford.  Even Al Capone called SW Florida home.

Whether you’re looking for a waterfront home where you can park your boat in your backyard, a golf course home, or a condo in a gated community, SW Florida has it all.  We even have vacant lots for you to build your life-long dream home.

This is the last weekend of season.  If you’d like to explore your options on how you could join the party and call the Fort Myers/Cape Coral area home, give us a call or send us a note and we’ll be glad to go over your options and answer your questions.  We too moved here years ago and remember what it’s like to have a dream and wonder what’s the best way to make it happen.  Once that dream becomes a reality you’ll be telling all your friends how you made it to paradise.

If we can help make that dream a reality, then you’ll help us with our dream which is helping others making their dreams happen.  Call the Ellis Team at 239-489-4042 or visit our website at Topagent.com

 

Traditionally buyers and sellers tend to think of value for a home in a few ways.  Some think of replacement cost, which is the value of the land combined with the cost to rebuild the home including permits, ground preparation, etc.  Replacement cost is usually the upper limit of value, and certainly today there are some homes on the market priced far below what it would cost to build.

Captiva Florida Home
6 Bedroom 4 Bath Home on Captiva Island, Florida

Other methods include comparing what like kind homes are selling for and making adjustments for things such as lot value, location, size, age, desirability of the floor plan, and more.  Certain neighborhoods tend to sell for more than other nearby competing neighborhoods perhaps due to amenities, age, upkeep, etc.  Of course every home is different, even if it’s the same floor plan.  Each home sits on its own lot, has its own view, and has its own set of upgrades.  Some homes require some adjustments on the market analysis or appraisal, and some require very few if any adjustments.

There is another method used to value homes and it’s called the income approach. Duplexes are often valued this way as is certain commercial property.  In tourist areas where a home can be rented out on a regular basis, a home may have a different replacement value than it’s actual value because the home has income potential.  Envision a cottage on Ft Myers beach.  The cost to rebuild it might be minimal; however it provides excellent income, which in turn might affect its land value.  In this case, the highest and best value for the property might very well be its income potential.

Sanibel Island limits owners to renting homes out by the month or longer, but Captiva on the other hand allows weekly rentals.  This attracts more visitors, both from the US and abroad. It’s no wonder people from all over the world come to SW Florida to spend a week with their family in paradise.

The home pictured here is a home on Captiva and is a rare bank foreclosure.  It has a view of the bay and is a 3 story home.  2 of the floors have their own kitchen, living room, and bedrooms, so two families can easily share the home on vacation.  Quite often families travel together and look for a place to rent together.

This home is priced at $1,651,400 Other similar homes on the market now are priced $2.3 million to $2.995 million.  We studied the MLS sheets which showed these homes rental history for 2010 ranged from $120,000 to $150,000.  The home shown here features a pool, 6 bedrooms, 6 ½ baths and is walking distance to the beach, bay, shopping, restaurants, and gorgeous sunsets.  The previous owner did take most of the fixtures in the home, so new owner is free to pick out and furnish the home to their own tastes.  Former owner was a builder and built this home to his exacting standards.

If you’re looking for a vacation home with income potential, or strictly an investment property you might eventually retire to on Captiva, Sanibel Island, or Fort Myers Beach, give our office a call.  While the home featured here is our listing, we have access to all listed homes and can sit down with you and discuss your needs.

Good luck, and happy house hunting.

Be sure to watch our December 2011 SW Florida State of the Market Report

How would you like to view videos complete with graphs and analysis breaking down the overall Lee County Florida housing market, as well as many of the sub-markets throughout SW Florida?  Now you can.  The Ellis Team at RE/MAX Realty Group in Fort Myers Florida recently released its annual State of the Market Report, and this year they’ve produced videos explaining in detail what it all means for the future of the local housing market.

State of the Market Video 1 This video gives an overview of how the Lee County real estate market fared in 2009 vs. 2008 and provides many graphs and analysis on what foreces are influencing the market

State of the Market Video 2 Continued discussion of the overall SW Florida real estate market

State of Market Video 3 Analysis of submarkets Fort Myers Beach, Lehigh Acres, East Ft Myers, North Fort Myers, Sanibel Island

State of the Market Video 4 Analysis of  submarkets SE Fort Myers, SW Fort Myers, Central Ft Myers, Bonita Springs, and Estero Florida markets

State of the Market Video 5 Analysis of Cape Coral submarket, broken down into 3 areas, Cape Coral North, Cape Coral Central, Cape Coral South

Feel free to share this report and videos with your friends who may have interest in the SW Florida housing market

It’s that time of year again.  Final sales numbers are in, and we can accurately reflect on where we’ve been and where the market may be headed in 2010.  Each year we release the most comprehensive statistical report on SW Florida residential real estate, and this year’s report uncovers some interesting observations. 

Single Family Home Sale Prices in SW FLorida 2008-2009
Single Family Home Sale Prices in SW FLorida 2008-2009

Last year we said we really need jobs and employment to fix housing and that is partially true.  A bottom seemed to form even without jobs and housing as investors came in and competed with first time home buyers for the best bargains.  Never before have sale prices been so low as compared to rents as to cash flow for investors like we’re seeing now.  This investor boom is much healthier now than back in 2005 as investors are helping to clear the foreclosure inventory, clean up the neighborhoods, and provide stability and capital until employment returns to the local economy.  The underlying investment makes sense at today’s numbers, and in fact still has some room for price gains going forward as well.

 We also talked about the true test of a bottom last year.  “Sales volume increases, inventory levels stabilize, and prices stabilize.”  2008 saw 2 out of 3 so we speculated that 2009 might bring all 3 into alignment, and this is what occurred.  2009 saw all 3 factors come together and in fact median home prices really firmed up the 2nd half of 2009. 

Sales in 2010 were up 92.11%, month’s supply of inventory fell from 17.53 months last year to 7.11 months this year, and both the median price and mean average sale price for single family homes rose in the 2nd half of 2009.  All 3 signs point to a bottom that was reached in 2009. 

Is every bottom firm?  Just look around and you’ll see the answer is no, but we think the real estate bottom should be, as investors seem to have set the floor by scooping up everything they can because it makes financial sense.  The phrase financial sense is a far cry from the speculators we saw in 2005.

 So let’s give out some interesting facts from this year’s data: Last year we reported 9,207 sales.  This year we report 10,021 sales that sold at $100,000 or less alone, and 4,651 sold from $100-$200k.

 8,051 homes sold at or above full price last year.  That’s almost as many homes as sold in all of 2008.   Anyone who bought or tried to buy real estate in SW Florida last year knows this, as offers on properties were fast and furious.  That equates to over 45% of the homes selling at full price or better.

 So how did the county do on prices?  We’re down in price, but most of those declines were 1st half of the year vs. 1st half of 2008 numbers.  Much of the declines were year over year, and we believe prices could start showing gains year over year in 2010.  Countywide we’re reporting median prices down 38.82% and average price down 40.23%  This won’t make sellers happy, or government that relies on taxes to pay for services, but government better get ready for less very soon, because when the Lee County property appraiser comes out with their numbers later this year, it won’t be a gain.

 So which area of the county fared the best?  Our data shows Sanibel/Captiva fared the best, with a 18.51% price drop in media price and 19.45% drop in average price.  Sales were up 28.97% last year in Sanibel/Captiva. 

The headlines will read market is down close to 40% in price, but that’s not the real story here.  That was year over year data, and is primarily affected by 1st half sales.  2nd half of the year sales firmed up in price, and going forward there’s an excellent chance we’ll see some price gains year over year.  It really depends on future foreclosure activity, jobs, and the economy.  So don’t get hung up on the -40%.  Look at the trend of prices for all of 2009 and we think the data speaks for itself.  We’ll post a price graph from the report illustrating 2008-2009. 

Download your free copy of the State of the Market Report. You can look up all parts of the county, as we know, all real estate is local.  This is just a snippet of data contained in the report.

Client Detail with Addl Pics Report

Property Type  Residential    Property Subtype  Single Family   Status  Active Listing Agent (459097) Sande L Ellis
Listings as of 05/22/07 at 1:32pm
Active 03/20/07 Listing # 200720734 1001 SE 21st St Cape Coral, FL 33990-4609 Listing Price: $700,000
County: Lee

Prop Type Residential Prop Subtype(s) Single Family
GEO Area CC13 – cape c Subdivision Cape Coral
Building Des Split Bedrooms
Beds 4 Living Area 2457 Tax Data
Baths(FH) 3 (3 0) Price/Sq Ft 284.90
Waterfront Yes
Year Built 1978 Lot Sq Ft (approx) 12632 ((Tax Data))
PID 304424C4006630890 Lot Acres (approx) 0.290




Directions  From Fort Myers take Veterans Memorial Pkwy. Make alight right at Del Prado Blvd. Turn left at SE 21st St.
Property Information  Custom designed to catch all of the breathtaking waterfront views. Living here is like living on a houseboat without being rocked by waves. We predict you will never move again. You will feel the warmth – it’s been a fun place to live and perfect for entertaining family and friends. Note the large master suite, the french doors, the very unique work in laundry room and the pool with 10 ft cage.

Status Type Resale Property Zoning R1-W
Building # 0 Unit Floor 1
Total Floors 1 Den No
Furnished Unfurnished Ownership Desc. Single Family
Approx Total Area 4382 Lot Size- Frontage 72
Lot Size- Back 102 Lot Size- Left 145
Lot Size- Right 145 Pets No Approval Needed
Elevator None Cable Available Yes
Garage Attached # Garage Spaces 2.00
Legal Unit 21 Construction Concrete Block, Stucco Siding
Parking Driveway, Paved Parking Community Type Boating
Amenities Other/See Remarks Cooling Central Air
Restrictions None Roof Shingle
Exterior Features Patio Irrigation Assessment Paid
Security Other/See Remarks Flooring Carpet, Tile, Wood-Like
Water Assessment Paid Waterfront Descrip. Gulf Access, Intersecting Canal, Seawall
Rear Exposure NW Windows Awning, Sliding
Sewer Assessment Paid Heat Central Electric
Boat/Water Access Dock Included, Gulf Access View Canal, Intersecting canal, Water
Kitchen Built-In Desk, Pantry Private Pool Yes
Pool Description Below Ground, Concrete, Screened Interior Features Cable Prewire, Pantry, Pull Down Stairs, Smoke Detectors, Vaulted Ceiling, Window Coverings
Master Bath Descrip Combo Tub & Shower Private Spa Yes
Spa Description Above Ground, Screened Equip/Appliance Incl Auto Garage Door, Central Vacuum, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Microwave, Range, Refrigerator/Ice, Self Cleaning Oven, Smoke Detector, Washer
Guest House No Dining Description Breakfast Room, Formal
Possession At Closing Terms Buyer Finance/Cash

Presented By: Sande L Ellis RE/MAX Realty Group
Primary: 239-489-4042
Secondary:
Other:
   
E-mail: sande@topagent.com
7910 Summerlin Lakes Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33907
239-489-0444
May 2007 Web Page: http://www.TopAgent.com
   
Information has not been verified, is not guaranteed, and is subject to change.
Copyright ©2007 Rapattoni Corporation. All rights reserved.

Client Detail with Addl Pics Report

Property Type  Residential    Property Subtype  Single Family   Status  Active Listing Agent (459097) Sande L Ellis
Listings as of 05/22/07 at 1:32pm
Active 02/21/07 Listing # 200713852 938 San Carlos Dr Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2226 Listing Price: $1,450,000
County: Lee

Prop Type Residential Prop Subtype(s) Single Family
GEO Area FB06 – san ca Subdivision San Carlos On The Gulf
Beds 2 Living Area 1491 Listing Agent
Baths(FH) 2 (2 0) Price/Sq Ft 972.50
Waterfront Yes
Year Built 1963 Lot Sq Ft (approx) 14375 ((Tax Data))
PID 13462301000010310 Lot Acres (approx) 0.330



Directions  Go South on San Carlos Blvd. Turn R on Prescott to San Carlos.
Property Information  Gorgeous pool home with view of the bay and gulf on San Carlos Island. Features of note include a huge kitchen, fireplace and easy access on and off the island.

Status Type Resale Property Zoning Tfc2
Building # 0 Unit Floor 2
Total Floors 2 Den Yes
Furnished Unfurnished Ownership Desc. Single Family
Approx Total Area 3422 Lot Size- Frontage 75
Lot Size- Back 75 Lot Size- Left 193
Lot Size- Right 193 Pets No Approval Needed
Elevator None Cable Available Yes
# Carports Spaces 2 Carport Attached
Legal Unit N/A Construction Piling
Parking Driveway, Other/See Remarks Amenities Other/See Remarks
Cooling Central Air Restrictions Other/See Remarks
Roof Built-Up or Flat Exterior Features Deck, Outdoor Shower, Patio
Irrigation City Security Other/See Remarks
Flooring Carpet Water Central
Waterfront Descrip. Bay, Gulf Access Rear Exposure SW
Windows Jalousie, Sliding Sewer Central
Heat Central Electric Boat/Water Access Gulf Access
View Bay, Gulf, Gulf and Bay, Water Kitchen Island, Pantry
Private Pool Yes Pool Description Below Ground
Interior Features Cable Prewire, Fireplace, Smoke Detectors, Walk-in Closet Master Bath Descrip Separate Tub/Shower, Other/See Remarks
Private Spa No Equip/Appliance Incl Disposal, Dryer, Refrigerator, Walk-In Cooler, Washer, Other/See Remarks
Guest House No Dining Description Other/See Remarks
Possession At Closing Terms Buyer Finance/Cash

Presented By: Sande L Ellis RE/MAX Realty Group
Primary: 239-489-4042
Secondary:
Other:
   
E-mail: sande@topagent.com
7910 Summerlin Lakes Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33907
239-489-0444
May 2007 Web Page: http://www.TopAgent.com
   
Information has not been verified, is not guaranteed, and is subject to change.
Copyright ©2007 Rapattoni Corporation. All rights reserved.

Client Detail with Addl Pics Report

Property Type  Residential    Property Subtype  Single Family   Status  Active Listing Agent (459097) Sande L Ellis
Listings as of 05/22/07 at 1:32pm
Active 07/14/06 Listing # 200656322 7996 Tiger Palm Way Fort Myers, FL 33912-6447 Listing Price: $700,000
County: Lee

Prop Type Residential Prop Subtype(s) Single Family
GEO Area FM22 – herita Subdivision Heritage Palms
Building Des Split Bedrooms
Beds 4 Living Area 2656 Tax Data
Baths(FH) 3 (3 0) Price/Sq Ft 263.55
Waterfront No
Year Built 2000 Lot Sq Ft (approx) 11979 ((Tax Data))
PID 054525P30030D0120 Lot Acres (approx) 0.275




Directions  E on Daniels Pky, L at Six Mile Cypress Pky, L at Heritage Palms Blvd, L at Curry Palm Ln, R at Tiger Palm Way.
Property Information  Prepare yourself – this is the one. Golf course community: check. Close to major roads, airport, hospitals, schools, shopping, and more: check. A home to make you proud: check. This modified York floorplan is sure to please with space for entertaining or raising a growing family or both! A small sample of features that will be sure to delight include: an extremely spacious master suite complimented with an oversized roman tub, corner shower, and a walk-in closet that can handle your wardrobe needs all year long; upgraded kitchen with corian countertops, maple cabinets, and a terrific view out to the lanai; beautiful modern colors throughout; intercom (with CD player), sprinkler, and security systems; electric hurricane shutters; and a beautiful lanai area with heated pool and spa. Maximize your day and show this first – everyone will be glad you did.

Status Type Resale Property Zoning Rpd
Building # 0 Unit Floor 1
Total Floors 1 Den Yes
Furnished Unfurnished Ownership Desc. Single Family
Lot Size- Frontage 80 Lot Size- Back 80
Lot Size- Left 150 Lot Size- Right 150
Pets Limits Pet Comments 2 small pets
Elevator None Cable Available Yes
Garage Attached # Garage Spaces 2.00
Legal Unit 1 Construction Concrete Block, Stucco Siding
Parking Paved Parking Community Type Gated, Golf Course
Amenities Clubhouse, Community Pool, Golf Course, Putting Green, Sidewalk, Streetlight, Underground Utility Cooling Ceiling Fans, Central Air, Humidistat
Restrictions Deeded Roof Tile
Exterior Features Patio, Shutters Panels, Shutters Electric, Sprinkler Auto Irrigation Reclaimed
Security Alarm Monitored, Guard at Gate Flooring Tile
Water Central Waterfront Descrip. None
Rear Exposure S Windows Single Hung
Sewer Central Heat Central Electric
Boat/Water Access None View Preserve
Kitchen Pantry Private Pool Yes
Pool Description Below Ground, Concrete, Heated Electric, Pool Bath Interior Features Built-in Cabinets, Cable Prewire, Custom Mirrors, Laundry Tub, Pantry, Smoke Detectors, Volume Ceiling, High Speed Available
Master Bath Descrip Dual Sinks, Jetted Tub, Separate Tub/Shower Private Spa Yes
Spa Description Below Ground, Concrete Equip/Appliance Incl Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Intercom, Microwave, Range, Refrigerator/Ice, Smoke Detector, Washer
Guest House No Num of Ceiling Fans 4
Dining Description Breakfast Bar, Breakfast Room, Formal Approval Info Application Fee
Special Info Sell Disclose Avail, Survey Available Possession At Closing
Terms Buyer Finance/Cash

Presented By: Sande L Ellis RE/MAX Realty Group
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7910 Summerlin Lakes Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33907
239-489-0444
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Snow birds flock to SW FLorida.  The Toledo Blade Newspaper details many Ohio residents and where they enjoy vacationing.  A hot spot is the Winter Wine Festival at the Ritz Carlton Golf Resort, or the Ritz Carlton on the Beach.

In naples, the Vanderbilt Inn on Vanderbilt Beach is another popular destination.  in Lee County, Sanibel and Captive Islands are Hot in spite of the recent hurricanes.  Fort Myers Beach is always prime real estate in SW Florida.

Check out the linked article for a host of residents and where they like to vacation in SW Florida.