Immobilier aux Etats-Unis: des rendements de rêves? Vraiment?

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En tant que Belge, je lis quotidiennement le journal en ligne de la-bas. Et aujourd’hui, je suis tombé sur un article parlent des investissements fait par des Belges sur le sol Americain.
Bien que ce soit vrai, les prix de l’immo aux USA est plus qu’attractif. Sur ce, il n’y a rien a redire. Par contre, je suis reste bouche bée lorsque j’ai lu que ces citoyens belges achetaient des biens immobiliers a Detroit et a Atlanta.
Pour Atlanta, je veux encore bien. Certes, il y a plus de “sales” quartiers que de bons, et bien que je doute que vous pouvez acquerir une saisie bancaire dans un bon quartier pour 30.000 ou 40.000 Euros, la ville en elle-meme est encore acceptable. Mais que dire de Detroit? Franchement, attirer des acheteurs vers Detroit, il faut le faire. C’est LA ville la plus dangereuse des Etats-Unis. De un. Elle est désertée, sale et en piteux etat. De deux. Meme si on me payait pour y vivre, je ne le ferais pas. De trois. D’ailleurs, relisez un passage d’un article au sujet d’un couple anglais qui a été convaincu d’y investir.

“Le quotidien britannique prend l’exemple de Patricia Busaidy, 67 ans, et de son partenaire, Paul Penn-Sayers, de 75 ans, qui ont acheté une maison via la compagnie Assetz International, spécialisée dans les ventes à l’étranger, avec la promesse que celle-ci serait louée dans les 90 jours. Coût de l’opération : 30000 livres payées sur le compte d’une société américaine NSUK. Or, la propriété était en piteux état et n’a jamais été louée. Contactés par le “Financial Times”, les responsables d’Assetz International accusent NSUK de ne pas avoir fait les travaux nécessaires tandis que ceux de NSUK pointent du doigt l’agence de location. Mme Busaidy garde quant à elle son cadeau empoisonné sur les bras.”

Si on devait comparer un achat ici dans le Sud-Ouest de la Floride, le choix serait vite fait. Sans compter le climat.
Voici quelques exemples de propriétés qui sont a vendre a l’heure ou j’ecris ceci, soit le 6 Octobre 2012 et qui pourraient etre vendues suivant le moment ou vous lisez:


Maison a vendre sur 2000m2 de terrain

Maison a vendre sur 2000m2 de terrain


Ci-dessus est une maison typiquement Floridienne et est une saisie bancaire. Sont prix est de 31.000 Euros. 4 chambres et 2 salles-de-bain sur 2000m2 de terrain. Prix de location possible: entre $600 et $800 par mois moins les 10% de frais de gestion. La valeur de croissance actuellement est de l’ordre de 12% l’an mais je pense que cela ne va pas durer, pour revenir a une croissance vers les 7% l’an.

lehigh-acres-foreclosure
Pour 15.000 Euros de plus, voici une autre saisie bancaire avec sensiblement les memes option que la premiere. Comptez un revenue locatif entre $700 et $850 par mois, toujours moins les 10% de frais de gestion.

Maison avec piscine

Maison avec piscine


Des qu’une propriété possede une piscine, les prix s’envole. Il faut dire que la construction d’une piscine simple comme celle-ci est de $20.000. Donc, cette maison a un prix demandé de … 70.000 Euros. Valeur locative vers les $900-$1.000 par mois moins les frais de gestion (10%). De plus, ici en Floride, les maisons avec piscine ont une forte demande.

Maison a deux étages a vendre en Floride

Maison a deux étages a vendre en Floride


Pour 84.000 Euros, on entre tout de suite dans la game du massif. 210m2 de maison avec un garage pour 3 voitures. Si vous n’avez pas 3 voitures, vous pouvez toujours y mettrent 1 ou 2 jet-skis.

Maison a vendre avec piscine et jacuzzi

Maison a vendre avec piscine et jacuzzi


Cette maison est dans la game de luxe deja. Et pour son prix de 112.000 Euros, la piscine possede également un jacuzzi.

Luxury home for sale in fort myers with gulf access

Luxury home for sale in fort myers with gulf access


Evidement, il y a aussi le tout grand luxe. Voici par exemple une maison de 380m2 avec piscine, jacuzzi et acces a la mer (si vous etes un marin) a partir de votre jardin. Prix demandé: 920.000 Euros. Revenu locatif vers $10.000 par mois ou $2.500 par semaine en saison.

Si vous avez des projet d’investissement sur la Floride, vous pouvez entrer en contact avec moi pour discuter vos options. Si vous etes un investisseur passif, vous pouvez adherer au Thomas Equity Group. Ou pour tout autres renseignement, contacter moi au 001-239-240-3283

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Comments (0) Oct 06 2012

Régate de bateaux en carton a Cape Coral

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Cette année encore a eu lieu la fameuse course de bateaux en carton a Cape Coral. Cette régate a lieu chaque année depuis 19 ans maintenant et depuis 4 ans dans le parc des Quatres Libertés (Four Freedoms Park). Il y a quelques mois, la ville de Cape Coral a placé du sable dans ce parc de telle maniere a faire une plage. Donc, cette fois-ci, il y avait une évidente atmosphere de détente de vacances dans l’air.

Plus de 40 bateaux en carton ont participés a cette régate et a peu pres 2.000 personnes ont assistés a l’evenement. Des stands servant de la nourriture et boissons étaient placés un peu en arriere. Comme chaque fois, j’ai pu prendre quelques photos et vidéos. J’en ai placé une ci-dessous pour vous donner une idée des lieux et de l’ambiance.

Il faut savoir que pour assister a cette régate en tant que spectateur, l’entree est gratuite ainsi que le parking. Par contre, si vous désirez construire votre propre yacht en carton et participer a la course, un droit de participation est obligatoire et coute seulement $15. Mais les souvenirs acquis sont sans prix :-)

Le seul dommage cette année fut le temps. Les années précédentes, le soleil a pratiquement toujours été au rendez-vous. Cette fois-ci, meme si l’évenement est passé entre les gouttes, le ciel était fort chargé et gris. Mais la température de 24 degrés celsius nous faisait passer une journée malgré tout agréable.

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Cape Coral Cardboard Boat Regatta

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For the last 19 years, individuals and organizations have participated building floating ships using cardboard and glue, and let’s say it, lots of work. The Cape Coral cardboard Boat regatta is a cape coral thing. Last year, about 40 vessels competed in the regatta. This year, there were more than 40 and about 2,000 people had a blast watching those hippies in their floating 70′s van or the “pirates of the Cape”.

While it all began Cape Coral yacht club in 1994, the event attracted more and more people. It’s been at the four freedoms park for 4 years now, and this year, had a vacation atmosphere since the sand was put there to make a beach, even if the weather was not so cooperative, no rain during the event but cloudy day.

This year, the event began the Friday before the race. People could enjoy live music and food, and also meet the cardboard boat builders who will participate at the regatta. Like other years, I was there to watch. You know, I’m not a sailor but I could get a couple of videos.

For those who want to participate, there is a website about this event at www.capecoralregatta.com


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Cape Coral is the highest rising home prices

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The very serious Real Estate section of Yahoo has brought something very interesting a couple of months ago, and a very good news for people who bought a home in Cape Coral in the past 12 months. And not only in the Cape Coral real estate but also all around, like Lehigh Acres or Fort Myers. The good news is that Cape Coral is the highest rising home prices in the U.S.!

Price differences show an increase of 12.1% for the last 12 months far ahead from Bridgeport-Stamford in Connecticut, but with still a median price of$100,000 for a typical 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms house. But the number of foreclosure is still important with 1 foreclosure for every 92 homes. That alone will probably decrease the price rise into the single digit. It will remain steady in my opinion though because the median price is still the lowest nationwide, but steady because more and more people see a perfect place to retire when they think about the sunshine state.

Cape Coral italian style foreclosure for sale

Cape Coral italian style foreclosure for sale

The city of Cape Coral show only a 4 months’ supply of properties, which has to rise prices and demand. Lehigh Acres has only a 1 month’s supply and the rumor about how secure is the city is decreasing as well. People begin to realize that crimes in Lehigh Acres were made by A/C, pool and water system professionals in search of free parts by stealing A/C, pool equipment and water system equipment from abandoned foreclosed houses there. Those foreclosure having disappearing rapidly, those parts are no longer available and crimes rate has melted like snow under the sun.

So, this is an excellent news for our community and I really hope you bought within the last 12 months. If not, and if you still want to take the running fast train to real estate wealth, feel free to give me a call at 239-240-7346 or send me an email at info@1capecoral.com.

Here is the link to that Yahoo Real Estate article.

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Comments (0) Mar 13 2012

Farmer market in Cape Coral

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I use to go to the farmer market in Cape Coral every Saturday. I enjoy the ambiance and the attractive prices of the fruits and vegetables there. But it’s not only about fruits and vegetables. You can shop for seafood, fruit trees, native plants, fresh bakery products and more. Today, I was also impressed by those 4 gentlemen who sing without instrument. Great songs.
This market takes place only in winter though, unfortunately. I guess summer is too hot and too humid for the vendors to stay.
So don’t forget to bring some cash because you could get tremendous deals there. And check their facebook page I found online by googleling it. :-)
I shoot a small video for you to see how it goes here:




And here is a map where you can locate the event.



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Photos ou videos de proprietes a vendre a Cape Coral?

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He bien, ca y est, j’ai passé le pas. Je laisse les photos des propriétés que j’ai a la vente a Cape Coral derriere moi pour les remplacer par des vidéos. Il y a plusieurs avantages a utiliser les vidéos. D’abord, ca prend beaucoup moins de temps a faire des vidéos que des photos, non pas au moment de les prendre mais au moment des les couper a la bonne dimension, de les retravailler, puis de les télécharger une a une. la video, elle, se prend une fois puis se telecharge. De plus, on voit nettement mieux les dimensions des maisons filmées par rapport aux photos. Ca donne une meilleur idée de l’endroit.
Bien sur, je ne suis pas cinéaste. Donc, la qualité se fait resentir mais le point est de montrer comment est la maison, et mes petites vidéos font juste ca, donc je n’ai pas a me plaindre.
Voici ma premiere video réalisée avec un petit appareil photo digital. C’est le GE A1235 avec 12.2 megapixels que j’ai acheté pour $69.99. Donc, l’investissement n’est pas énorme et l’effet est suffisant.

La présentation des lieux est claire, le son est bon et la luminosité est adéquate. Et c’est beaucoup plus facile a insérer une vidéo sur un website que plusieurs photos. Donc, a partir de maintenant, regarder bien les changements. la video arrive sur votre site préféré: www.1capecoral.com :-)

Voici une image de ce petit appareil photo digital pas cher mais bien utile, que je peux avoir facilement en poche a tout moment.

GE A1235 digital camera

GE A1235 digital camera



Vous pouvez regarder sur Ebay pour pouvoir acheter cette camera a un prix derisoire d’occasion

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Comments (0) Feb 10 2012

Do you really need a Real Estate agent to purchase a property?

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Do you think you can write an offer on a Cape Coral foreclosure for sale without the help of an agent? The answer is a big YES!

If you think about it, my guess is you want to save the typical 6% commission that we make. If it’s the case, you are completely mistaken. First, our commissions are not set to be 6%. It’s negotiable. And in the foreclosure and REO world, it’s the bank that decides how much they really want to pay. Most agents doing foreclosure make about 1 to 2% of the closed price as the seller representative. So the buyer’s agent is really doing something like 2 to 4%. In that case, if you represent yourself for that foreclosure home purchase, you’re really saving about those 2 to 4% commission.

Now, prepare yourself to get an accepted offer on that Cape Coral foreclosure house for sale. You will need a few things checked with the listing agent, and I have been in contact with most of them, they use to be very difficult if they are not in front of another agent because they think they’ll have to do all the work believing that you won’t be able to do your part:

  • What kind of paperwork do they want?  Typical is proof of funds, pre-approval letter from your bank, etc…
  • How many offers are on the property? Maybe it is a multiple offers situation already.
  • Is there a mandatory minimum MLS marketing time?
  • How do they want to receive your offer?  Fax, website or email.

So, once you have all that done, you’ll be able to put a good offer but you will need to know something important: the price. Don’t google that. You will not be able to rely on sites like Zillow or Trulia for pricing. They are not accurate. Hire an appraiser instead, especially if you do not have access to your local MLS. The point here is that you don’t want to pay too much or too little. Too much and you may overpay for the property and too little,you may lose the home to higher bidder.

You can also read this buying a foreclosure in Cape Coral post for more tips.

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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?

You can read the full story by following this link

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Comments (2) Sep 22 2011

Future convention center in Cape Coral

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If it is up to a small group of citizens, a convention center in Cape Coral could become a reality in the not so distant future.

I read an article online the other day and it was said that Councilman Chris Chulakes-Leetz spoke of working with a group of citizens to present a proposal to construct a convention center in Cape Coral. Last week the group unveiled its plan to a group of citizens and business leaders at City Hall.

The brainchild of Cape Coral resident, Martin Brady, the group announced the idea of the Cape Coral housing a 16,000 to 18,000 convention center and entertainment complex in the city, “Anything you can do outdoors and anything that can be done outdoors can be done at the complex we are imagining,” said Chulakes-Leetz.

The group says the area of land in North Cape Coral known as Academic Village would be the perfect spot for such a venue. Academic Village is located on 170 acres of city owned property at the corner of Del Prado Boulevard and Kismet Parkway. The area was in the spotlight in 2010 as the proposed location for the failed Swim Center.

Brady, a retired firefighter from Philadelphia, moved to Cape Coral in 2005 and began working for the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. During this time he realized the city was missing something in his opinion, “As I drove around I realized this city has a lot of parks. Everything here was planned around children and young adults. There was nothing for adults.”

It wasn’t until Brady and a few friends attended a boat show at the Harborside Convention Center in Fort Myers that he realized what Cape Coral truly needed, “We went to the boat show and had to park a mile and a half away from the venue and had to be shuttled in, making numerous stops on the way. Another thing I noticed was they basically closed all the streets in downtown Fort Myers for the show and upsetting many local business owners doing so. I thought North Cape Coral has a vast amount of land and would be a perfect location to host these types of events and conventions.”

During this same time, the city began discussions with a private company regarding the idea of building a Swim Center in North Cape Coral. Brady said he decided to wait and see what happened with the swim center before moving ahead with presenting his idea of a convention center. Once the swim center was defeated, Brady began putting together his plan for the convention center.

Brady says he has spent the last 1.5 years working on the plan and feels the convention center would be a major economic boom to the city, “Do you know how many industries and companies have events and conventions throughout the year? The American Medical Association, the Boy Scouts, big trucking companies, any type of industry that is out there, anybody that sells anything, where do they go? They go to conventions.”

Brady also stated that when people attend conventions, it is not just the conventions they attend, but many of the surrounding businesses as well. Brady says because of this it would cause the need for such businesses as hotels, restaurants and other service oriented businesses.

Something Cape Coral resident Mike Kumbier, who has worked the last 27 years in the RV industry as a manufacturer’s representative completely agrees with, “A convention center like this would add a lot to the Cape. It would bring industry back into the Cape and put people to work. Really, that is what we need to see happen.”

According to a recent study conducted by the Convention Industry Council, the meetings industry was responsible for $263 billion in spending in 2009. The study also related 1.7 million jobs in the United States to the meetings industry.

Brady along with Chulakes-Leetz says the center will not only house conventions and other events, but it could also serve as an emergency evacuation center during times of disaster. Brady says school gyms are not made for housing people after a storm and the convention center could store ready to eat meals, have a 3,000 gallon water tanker available, air conditioning, first aid, cots, and everything else needed for creating a well equipped evacuation center. Brady also says by creating the evacuation center grants from state and federal government agencies could help offset the cost of construction on the convention center.

The city currently owns the land the proposed convention center would be built. Chulakes-Leetz says in order to finance the construction of the center it would have to be financed by bonds and hopefully federal and state funding, “This would be the citizens investing in their own city.”

Chulakes-Leetz said the city would retain ownership of both the center and the land and would outsource the running of the center to private companies. The revenue generated from events, souvenir and food sales would go back to paying the bonds off and once those are paid money generated from the center would become a revenue stream for the city.

In order to make the convention center a reality, Chulakes-Leetz says it would have to be something the citizens of Cape Coral actually want. Chulakes-Leetz said he would like to see a referendum on the initiative before 2013. The councilman says he has been in touch with the Lee County Elections office and said it would be possible to do a mail referendum to get a vote on the initiative.

Those in attendance seemed cautiously optimistic about the reality of Cape Coral getting its own convention center, “I think it is a great start. I would love to see something like a convention center come to the city of Cape Coral. Who wouldn’t? There is a long road to go, though,” said Cape Coral Construction Industry Association Executive Director Heather Mazurkiewicz.

Brady says the next steps will be to put together the framework and further define the overall vision of the project, “This is the shot in the arm this city needs. This will make Cape Coral a destination for thousands each year.”

The group says it plans to meet again at the end of October and the meeting will be open to the general public.

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The new VA hospital is attracting businesses

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The City of Cape Coral is unveiling an ambitious marketing strategy, aimed at attracting sustainable business towards the North Cape. The Economic Development Workplace is creating a “Veteran’s Investment Zone” to assist create a business complex around the new VA hospital.

The new VA Outpatient Clinic – currently under construction within the North Cape – is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of veterans. And developers are wanting at methods to profit from the VA’s enterprise.

“We have a important developer seeking at a piece of land to your west of your VA website for workplace and medical parks,” explained Christy Vogt, with the Cape Coral Financial Growth Office.

She says the city’s Financial Advancement Workplace sees the VA clinic as a major opportunity to market the north part of your Cape attractive to corporations.

The EDO has currently coined the area, the Veteran’s Investment Zone – or VIZ.

“We are seeing a great deal of activity there, inquiry from land owners and developers,” Vogt explained.

VIZ borders Diplomat Parkway, Littleton Road and NE 24th Avenue.

According on the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce, the EDO has already received interest from one business searching to create a hotel near the property.

“There’s a good deal of interest into trying to take the crumbs that fall from the activity that occurs at the clinic,” mentioned Mike Quaintance, of the Cape Coral Chamber.

The Chamber has been providing interested developers with info on area demographics and accessible workforce.

And while it is too soon to tell if the VIZ will succeed, Quaintance says the plan has potential.

“It’s going to create some synergy to draw some organizations which are going to be complimentary on the VA Clinic,” he mentioned.

The EDO plans to hold a public forum in November.

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