Cape Coral foreclosures at the lowest now

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In the field, we all agree, it’s a seller’s market now. Several major cities in the country show a solid level of activity that increase Real Estate prices slowly but steadily. And Cape Coral is no exception. I see we are headed to a much more normal market now, and the fact that we just got below the 200 foreclosures mark for Lee County is a good sign.

As I often say to my clients over the phone or email, we had a peak of 1,085 foreclosure at any given day in December 2010. Today, we had 196 foreclosures. And that number is decreasing on a daily basis. So we are inexorably entering a much more normal market.

Congratulations to all buyers who bought a property ion Cape Coral or around last year or even in 2010. They officially bought at bottom. And I predict that if they hold for another 3 to 5 years, they will build some great equity in their properties.

And for those who were on the fence, waiting for the best deal to appear to them, that boat has sailed away. We are in a seller’s market and purchase prices at asking prices or higher are not uncommon. I even see multiple offers on a majority of the deal I come across.

Knowing that Lee County in general and Cape Coral in particular have the lowest single family priced in the country, I have a lots of demand for properties under $100,000. But those buyers have a hard time to get in now, hardly finding anything just decent.

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Expensive rents in Lee County

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I read an article in the newspaper regarding the number about renting Vs Buying in Lee County. And it makes totally sense. These days, lots of people just can’t get a loan and have to rent. The high demand for rentals make prices going up, while, for the same reason, buying a home in Lee County, including Cape Coral, is affordable. Of course, if you still need to find a place to rent in Cape Coral, Fort Myers or Lehigh acres, feel free to visit my Cape Coral rental site and contact me from there

Fort Myers-Cape Coral is amongst the most affordable locations within the place to purchase a residence, but rents are far above regular.

A report unveiled with the Washington-based Center for Housing Coverage stated the median house cost right here is now $95,000 (the same as 2010), generating the area tied with Scranton, Pa., for 186th outside of 211 metro regions.

The median monthly lease for a two-bedroom apartment, nonetheless, was $996 – 56th greatest about the list – even though down from $1,029 previous year.

Solidly atop equally lists was super-expensive San Francisco, No. 1 with a median rent of $1,833 plus a median property price tag of $550,000.

Most inexpensive lease was Springfield, Mo., at $594 and Lima, Ohio, had the most cost effective houses at $63,000.

Driving the high rents in Lee County is a ongoing influx of foreclosure refugees staying kicked from their properties, said Susan Lutter, broker for Fort Myers-based Gulf Waters Rentals and Management.

“We still have renters declaring, ‘Hey, I have to become out by Wednesday’,” she said.
Houses are low-cost and there’s a strong industry from traders, but when it comes to potential buyers of the residence to reside in, it could be difficult to close the deal regardless of the lower rates, Lutter said.

It is especially difficult to borrow cash for any condominium, she explained.

“Trying to get into nearly anything with a condominium association you fairly significantly should shell out hard cash because the financial institution will not lend the cash and numerous models must be operator occupied,” Lutter stated.

Nationwide, the center’s report, unveiled Friday, located that although employment is picking up, a lot of workers even now can not manage to buy a residence.

The report said “while some task is evidently much better than no career, a lot of the newly produced employment just don’t shell out adequate to permit employees to make ends meet.”

That is specially accurate in the pricier metropolitan areas, the report states: “In far more expensive metro regions, even accountants make too minor to find the money for fair market,” even which has a standard wage array of $44,000 to $63,000.

Lutter stated she does not see a lot of first-time homebuyers right here recently.

“I’ve handled a single (couple) and they are in their 50s,” she explained. “They’ve lived here for many years and they’ve often rented and so they ultimately made the decision it is time.”

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