New Construction Upgrades and New Home Features You had to know that the Bonita Springs real estate developers wouldn’t start building again without kicking it up a notch and adding a few new features to make homes more modern and more beautiful. While touring new homes I’ve found two builders, Toll Brothers and Kolter Homes […]
Water Detector in Tavira at Bonita Bay Bonita Springs Fl Recently, on a final walk through at a unit in Tavira at Bonita Bay, the building engineer explained some of the great safety and security features that have been implemented in the new construction and design of the high rise. The Water Cop is a […]
Honey Bee & Yellow Jacket Removal in Bonita Springs FL It all started off like a regular day in sunny Bonita Springs, Florida. Somewhere through the course of the day my family loaded up to have lunch at the Survey Café. Upon our return we were met with a bit of Amity meets Bonita Springs. […]
Plumbers and Dentist Should Have a License A bona-fide plumber was needed for a listing that was threatening to (hell nearly froze over) finally close. It was one of those eleventh hour emergency calls and I started working my way down a list of saved numbers from various resources. As one can imagine, the changing […]
Remodel and rennovation of resale real estate. General contractor and home watch services.
Appliance Repair in Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida. Second oppinions about appliance repairs, too.
The Aftermath – After the Warranty Expires The last couple of home or condos that I’ve sold have all had one thing in common. They’ve been fairly new, not lived in or barely lived in and nearly every defect that showed up during the home inspection was defective from the day the property received its […]
Red to Complement the Purple So I just thought I’d see if there were any Passaflora at the Lowes garden center and there she was. It’s already planted out front. If history repeats itself I will scare the blossoms white, they will then fall off, the caterpillars will come and eat the remaining leaves, the […]
A woman has her home owner insurance policy dropped because a neighborhood child broke a window with a golf ball. The insurance company saw the window boarded (less than 5 days) and dropped her policy.
Drywall by occurance map for Bonita Springs real estate owners.
A State of Florida mailing list for news relating Chinese Drywall findings.
Chinese Drywall Checklist I received the contents of this post in an email and thought the signs of Chinese Drywall was so well documented that it was worth sharing on the blog. The photo examples are superb. If you suspect your home has Chinese drywall you may find a few ways to self test the […]
Getting Lean and Green I know you’re wondering but, yes, I can tie sheep in with this. So, what does going green, sheep herding and Clyde Butcher have in common? Nearly nothing but a little something. I’ll let the cat out of the bag with this one but here goes: I’m a nerd and I […]
Storm Season | Flood Insurance | Home Owner Policy Storm season is around the corner, June 1st to be exact. It’s time to check up on your storm policies for your home and structures on your property. Why the early warning? It takes 30 days for a flood policy to be activated. There are no […]
Storm season is just around the corner. It’s time to check up on your policies, make sure you have that flood coverage and add any new items of value to the policy. If you don’t see the video below click this: Home Owner Insurance
Home Security: Locks, Stock and Barrels Last week I was in store (the movie theater) and overheard a conversation from the next isle (stall). One woman said to another, “Hey, it’s great that the condo has been cleaned, but what I want to know is how she actually got into my condo to clean it.” […]
Free Mulch at Imperial River Boat Ramp If you’re watching your pennies and skimping on taking care of your lawn and gardens here’s a freebee for you. Did you know that Lee County has a mulch pick up at Imperial River boat ramp. When the county trims trees and shrubs they go thru a wood […]
Hit The Road, Jack! He’s as cute as can be but he and his gang of merry thieves must go. Does anyone know what armadillos eat? I need to toss something tasty in that Havahart Trap.
Bonita Springs Lawn Care Abuse These homes are located in Bonita Springs, Florida. I’ll spare one of the home owners the indignity of mentioning which of the Bonita Springs communities it is located in. For months I’ve watched in horror and amazement as the exterior of the house on the left has "evolved" to what […]
Bonita Springs Best Pico de Gallo Remember when Bonita Springs, Florida was the tomato capital of the world? I do . There was a little real estate craze and a lot of those tomato fields are now golf courses and housing developments. You can still get a fresh mater’ around here if you look for […]
When Silence is Golden So what happens when you tangle with a Bonitian like me? You get tazered, that’s what. You’d have to personally know me to know that I have joked with a couple of the guys at the office, lunged at them and put the prongs on them and said bzzzt. OK, I […]
Protect Your Real Estate Bonita Springs Fridays are for mailboxes on this Bonita Springs real estate blog. When I saw this beauty I decided it would be perfect for a storm or building code post. Turns out we had a wind survey claims expert stop in the office this week which gave me an idea […]
WWMPD? – What Would Marlin Perkins Do? Grown men have been driven to madness by a one ounce bird. There is a street in a little community in Bonita Springs, Florida with twenty two homes. Some of the homes have Styrofoam faux flower boxes on the front of them. These cottages are just adorable, or […]
Storm Preparedness In Bonita Springs Storm season in Bonita Springs is just around the corner. By storm season, I mean the “H” word [Hurricane]. It’s kind of like the “F” word but windier. On special occasions, you may hear a combination use of both of those words. The fact of the matter is if you […]
Florida Gulf Coast Home Inspections Update: The free inspection period is over, however, home owners can still obtain a low cost inspection for insurance purposes. FREE HURRICANE WIND MITIGATION INSPECTION Legislation enacted by the State of Florida requires insurance companies to discount premiums based on certain construction characteristic that make your home resistant […]
Tips For a Safe, Successful Move A local moving and storage company, Ray the Mover, Inc. sent an email newsletter to me. I’ve included a few excerpts from it below. If you are buying or selling Bonita Springs real estate, you’ll be faced with choosing a mover. Read the good news about AMSA and the […]
Alternatives to Hiring A Mover in Bonita Springs Well, I’m rounding the bend on closing one of my listings in San Remo at Palmira in Bonita Springs, Florida. I stopped by to help the buyer and their agent do their final walk through. The owners had packed, cleaned and left the home. Their “Pod” was […]
Computer Repair in Bonita Springs, Florida Ok, I’m back in action. Thanks to Platinum Coast Technology of Bonita Springs, again. (again and again) My laptop ended up getting gunky after Comcast installed some junk on it – booo! It wasn’t cooperating, freezing up, programs wouldn’t open. All sorts of bad stuff was just slowly getting […]
Pottery as Art | Mexican Pottery During the last couple of weeks I’ve watched the inventory get placed at a new business on Old US 41 in Bonita Springs. The building was once the Jacob’s Interlock Paving of Bonita Springs building and The Village Haus a while back. Since it’s been empty for a spell […]
Bonita Springs Homeowner Insurance The Southwest Florida and Bonita Springs area has not gone without insurance growing pains. A few years ago, after a succession of storms, big insurance dumped us. Almost every one of us lost our insurance; cancelled on the spot. Shamefully, our government allowed it to happen. Our local Bonita springs insurance […]
Naples Home Expo My third least favorite store to go to besides Best Buy and Ace Hardware…. No offense, I’m just not a shopper. Having just completed a remodel in my own Bonita Springs home the Home Expo signifies to me only lost weekends and extensive drywall dust, the likes of which I’m still dealing […]
Honeybaked Ham in Bonita Springs This business has closed! It looks like the Holidays are here! It hadn’t occurred to me until I received a coupon in the mail that Bonita Springs has its own Honeybaked Ham store. I swear I live and work in Bonita Springs. I swear. Hey, cut me some slack I’m […]
Remodeling Your Bonita Springs Home Is the style of your home a little out of fashion? Not the right time to sell? Why not remodel your Bonita Springs home. With inventory at higher levels than in the past it may be more of an effort to sell your home to get the room you […]
Keep Your Bonita Springs Home Safe During the Holidays There would be nothing worse than watching your Bonita Springs Home go up in smoke just before the holidays. To keep your holiday safe the Bonita Springs Fire Rescue suggests following these safety tips to help protect your family: Test all lights and cords for […]
How to Trap a Possum in Bonita Springs Florida [no injuries reported] Thump, thump dragging in the night is the creature from the black lagoon somewhere near the foundation of my house. Lucky for us whatever it is, it is nocturnal. Oh goodie! Finally, at the end of my rope and being the anti-animal killer […]
So, he casually mentioned starting a home watch business in Bonita Springs Florida… Almost everyone knows someone in their neighborhood that is just the greatest person. My neighborhood is no exception. More than half of the residents of Bonita Springs, likely, know my favorite neighbor. Ron Clase was a teacher at Bonita Middle School for almost […]
Free Bonita Springs & Estero Wind Storm Inspections The nutshell version: Get your home inspected for free to save money on home owner insurance premiums. Period. Who is eligible for the program? Owners of single-family homes in Bonita Springs and the State of Florida. How to apply: Apply online at http://www.mysafefloridahome.com/or call the Florida Department […]