Are you looking to buy a property in Cape Coral, Florida?

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So, you have been looking to buy a home in Cape Coral for over 6 months now. There is something important for you to know.  Stop looking to buy a home right now.  You are wasting your time and energy. Cape Coral properties prices have been increasing for the last 6 months in a row. So, if you’re still looking, it’s not for finding the best deal of the century, it’s already too late. It has to be because you’re searching for the best floor plan or curb appeal possible, but then, the inventory is so wide, if you didn’t find it already, it’s because it doesn’t exist.

Not to mention all the time that is being wasted by professional lending and real estate brokers. They are not your taxi driver even if it’s my second job. They are not the ones to fix your poor credit scores.  They are not the ones to hold your hand every step of the way even if I do it on a daily basis.  They are there to help you not be taken advantage of by someone who is not committed to the home buying process.

Buying a home is a process and it doesn’t take over 6 months to complete.  A Realtor can help you with the home buying process, however, you the buyer must take action to make it become a reality.  Seeing every home that comes on the market for a year is insane!  It’s not that big of a deal to find the house you will come to know as home.  If you see a house you like and it’s within your means, then buy it.  Otherwise, go home and leave everyone alone.

You can read more at 1capecoral.com or in my blog. The time to buy a home was in the last 6 month, with a rock bottom price reached last December 2010/January 2011  or today…not in 6 months. Quit trying to out think the other guy or the sellers. Find what you like and buy it.  If there isn’t anything out there that you like then you probably are not going to find it.

Go home.  Stop wasting your time. Watch some football or NASCAR or a movie anything but get out of the home buying process as you are not a buyer.  You are a looker and you are frustrating people around you that can actually and willingly help you.

The time is ripe to buy a home today.  Interest rates are low.  Prices are still low. In most markets inventory is high.  Sellers want to negotiate on their homes. It’s easy and time for action. And if you think that a home priced below a car’s price is too high, you’ll never buy anything. So, do something else.

If you are angry right now…good.  Here is a way which may help.  Revisit why you wanted to buy a home in the first place and re-motivate or inspire yourself.  If that doesn’t work then forget about it.  You will never achieve your American Dream without concise methodical action on your part.  Now go out there and become a buyer and call me to seriously get started!

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Cape Coral: second best place to retire

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I read an article published by cnnmoney about the 10 best places to retire. Cape Coral was voted #2!. So that’s good news after all the effort put into making Cape Coral a better place to live.

The single most effective move in making your retirement stash go further is, well, a move. “There’s nothing more powerful than relocating from a high-cost-of-living area to a low-cost one,” says Baltimore financial planner Tim Maurer.

If “low cost of living” conjures up visions of some bleak backwater, think again. MONEY combed its Best Places to Live database to find affordable cities and towns that offer lots to do, both inside and out. Places that are safe, with violent-crime rates below the national average. Where there’s good medical care close at hand. And where at least 30% of the population is over the age of 50, so you’ll have no shortage of golf or bridge partners.

The ten places you’ll read about in the story that follows offer all that — plus they’re exceptionally kind to your wallet. Their cost-of-living indexes range from 87 to 97, meaning that as little as 87 cents buys residents what a dollar would buy the average American. Homes are affordable, with median prices below the $173,100 national median (some well below). And tax rates are reasonable, with either no state income tax or significant exemptions for retirees. Could Cape Coral be your new home?

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5 reasons why you home doesn’t sell

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If there has been no action on your residence which is for sale, chances are it is as a result of 1 or all of the factors we have listed below. If the Realtor you might have hired has not gone more than these guidelines, possibly it is time to reevaluate why your house is just not selling.

Overpriced!

This really is the most common reason for a home not selling. Unrealistic property owner objectives can cause this even with the best of Agents guidance. A Seller that will not listen to their Agent, are losing both their times if your residence is valued greater than the competition. The 1 thing you Do not need to do is overprice your residence!

The Condition

When there are numerous houses within the marketplace for sale, buyers will keep searching until they discover that ideal move-in prepared property. If your house will be the identical cost as the competition, but they’ve new kitchen/baths/carpet or hardwood floors, they will get the action. If your price may be the very same, but the competition has much more bedrooms, a lot more baths, or perhaps a finished basement, you might be giving the buyers the benefit of seeing yours and then acquiring the 1 that they are going to get more for the same money. You want to make the biggest impact on any buyer viewing your house.

Showing Times

When you have limited times when a home buyer can view your property, you are performing a dis-service to your self, the buyer and the Real estate professional who desires to obtain your house sold. We know it can be tough to show at a moments notice, but you never ever know when the proper buyer will appear. Should you can’t show it as a result of work schedules, you could wish to supply your Realtor using a important to ensure that no appointment will probably be missed. Other Agents will have a tendency to show houses when you can find not too many restrictions and they know they are able to acquire access to easy.

Net, Net, Net

That is appropriate, if your Realtor will not market your property on the net, you could not be obtaining the very best marketing and advertising value. Though all listings should be on your local MLS, your Realtor need to also have their very own web sites and other ways to promote your property online. This really is the top form of advertising your house for sale.

Location Is Nonetheless Key

It is still accurate, as far as Real Estate is concerned ~ the top locations, best schools, and curb appeal with the neighborhood is still crucial. Even so, not each and every property could be Mid-Block location, or handy to all things, and have the very best of almost everything. It is possible to make your home stand out from the crowd by enhancing your own curb appeal, generating improvements towards the interior and by pricing it lower then the rivals. We recently had a listing exactly where the backyard faced a large commercial developing. By pricing it correct and producing some small interior upgrades, ours sold as well as the 1 across the street is nonetheless in the marketplace. Make your house outshine the other people.

Also, believe about Staging your residence. Your home will stand out among the competition as a stager will showcase your home to its best advantage and this can re-force the buyers decision that your home may be the proper option.

Bear in mind, the longer an over-priced house remains on the market, the lower it’s final selling cost will probably be. Step into the buyers shoes and you will see that you wouldn’t wish to invest a lot more cash on a comparable property and you can’t anticipate others to be any diverse.

Most essential ~ listen closely to your Real estate professional. They sell homes everyday and have the experience to lead you inside the right direction for a closed sale!

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It’s a NORMAL buyer’s market

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And the keyword “normal” is for the word buyer, not for the word market.

We all know that, except in few areas, this country is facing a buyer’s market. OK. We all got that. But what a potential buyer needs to know is a seller is not going to give it away for nothing. And I’m talking about his or her property.

I have a high percentage of my calls coming from buyers looking for owner financing. Fair enough. There are about 6,000-7,000 homes for sale in Lee county. Only 63 owners are considering helping potential buyers with some kind of financing. So when you call me saying that it’s a buyer’s market, you gonna give $3,000 down on this $600,000 mansion and you will accept no balloon and only an interest rate of 4% and the seller is better to accept your offer because it is a buyer’s market…well…it’s not going to happen.

If you are looking for some kind of owner financing, it’s more likely because you are not qualified for a bank loan. While an owner willing to provide some kind of terms is most likely to have a free and clear property.

So, in the owner financing fields, it’s always a strong seller’s market.

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New opportunities in a slow market.

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While at the beach last week-end, I carefully watched the news regarding the major lenders like CountryWide and Thornburg Mortgage. There was a very good article about the mortgage issue. Since the change in liquidity for mortgages, there’s an opportunity for savvy investors.

Everyone is talking about all the bargains to be found because of the rising number of foreclosures and the excess inventory. It’s true that sellers are beginning to discount price and bargains are showing up. You can expect even larger discounts within the next 12 to 18 months. But today, I want to talk about another opportunity.

The new opportunity is on the back-end when you sell the property. Since all the lenders are turning off the tap, it’s time you step up and offer financing to qualified buyers. Wait there more…

Don’t make the mistake and think I’m talking about those with C & D credit. There are buyers with great credit scores that are getting turned down because the underwriters are drying up. In addition, the remaining lenders are asking for hefty down payments of 20%.

Attract those with great credit scores and get at least 10% down, take back a note of 80% at 7.5% or higher and then take back a second of 10% at a higher interest rate of 9%+. Of course, factor in the credit score and adjust those rates accordingly.

Buyers will become easier to find and you can upload your properties a little quicker. You will be surprised to find buyers with decent credit scores. So step up and start being the bank. More than ever is there a demand owner financing on the backend.

Because the sub-prime lenders are gone.. I mean really gone. So if you want to fund those with C & D credit, you can find even larger pool of buyers that need financing. So while you are buying the bargains in foreclosure on the front tend develop a system to start funding your buyers to create a cash cow.

You’ll end up with selling properties faster and creating some excellent returns.

Note: Be aware of the federal and state lending regulations when lending directly to consumers.

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