Follow Up On Submitted Real Estate Offers Closed sale. Not long ago I closed a sale on a single family home in San Carlos Park area. It’s a competitive real estate market for entry level housing, usually for first time buyers, just north of Bonita Springs, Florida. Every real estate transaction has a story. This [...]
Bonita Springs Real Estate and First Time Home Buyers There’s never been a better time to buy a home … unless the buyer is financing the purchase. It’s not because it is difficult to finance real estate or that the banks aren’t lending, it’s because the entry level real estate market is chock full of [...]
Hire a Team of Real Estate Help First If you had to speculate what a first time home buyer looked like how would you describe one? I asked a few contemporaries and got answers like: In my area, under the age of thirty, newly weds, recent college graduates, young people building “the dream”. The other [...]
Thanksgiving in Southwest Florida.
A Brief but Passionate Affair This was almost the mailbox to a first time home buyer in the Bonita Springs-Estero area. Some houses just have a few issues that pop up that push them outside of budgeted repairs or even insurance guidelines or lately, mortgage guidelines. Anything can pop up during the home inspection. That’s [...]
First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit Expires Soon Attention potential First-Time Home Buyers!!! You have less than four weeks to close on your new home to get the $8,000 tax credit. Do not rely on an extension with possible additional benefits. Take what you know you can get now. Not what you could or could [...]
Up To $8,000 Up For Grabs Since the first of the year, many first time home buyers have staked their claim in the Southwest Florida real estate market. Besides the low prices and historic low interest rates, the tax credit of up to $8,000 has been a huge motivator. There are still folks on the [...]
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What Price Points Are Selling? Here’s the latest statistics that show which price points in Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Naples, Estero, Fort Myers Beach and Marco Island are selling the most. The stats are based on real estate that sold during the month of March 2009. Motivated Home Sellers If your home or condo was [...]
The Road to First Time Home Ownership As anticipated the month of March belonged to the first time home buyers. About fifty three percent of all closed sales in the Sunshine MLS were under $200,000. Short sales and foreclosures accounted for about thirty seven percent of the under $200,000 sales. If you’re considering buying a [...]
First Time Home Buyers in Bonita Springs, Florida The combination of record low interest rates, low home prices and the new first time home buyer tax credit have kicked off 2009 as the year of the first time home buyer. Nationally, over 41% of last years sales were first time home buyers and that number [...]
How Compound Interest Works First time home buyers, if you don’t see the video below, click here: Compound Interest.
Down But Not Out, Credit Is Still Available Throughout Southwest Florida home sellers have been waiting it out. They’re waiting for buyers, waiting for prices to go up and they’re waiting for something to happen that is going to make their Bonita Springs real estate sell. One of the most frequently asked questions I get [...]
First Time Home Buyers Circle Your Wagons As you know, AmeriDream and other Down Payment Assistance (DPA) programs were eliminated October 1, 2008 due to the passage of H.R. 3221. You are probably asking yourself how Congress could eliminate these programs that are so critical to the stabilization of home prices and our economy. We [...]
Today I stopped by Dolly’s for lunch and then stopped into Lumberjack’s to see how things are going since he moved it. He’s a first time home buyer that has taken a few hits to the chin. First, he found out he had termites about three weeks after the termite inspector didn’t find them and [...]
Home Buyer Incentive If you’ve heard about the first-time homebuyer tax credit and wonder if you qualify, here’s some info for you. When a first-time homebuyer purchases a home before the end of 2008, he or she gets a $7,500 tax credit in 2009 when they file their federal income taxes. It’s not a gift [...]
First Time Home Buyer’s in Bonita Springs, Florida If you’re considering buying your first Bonita Springs home and you’ve heard about the First Time Home Buyer’s Tax Credit, here’s the scoop on it. Keep in mind that it doesn’t have to really be your very first home, just some time in between owning homes. Also, [...]
First Time Home Buyers The excitement of first time home buyers is enviable and amazing to watch. Most real estate agents have the opportunity to show and sell real estate to buyers who are looking for a vacation home, a second home or a permanent home in Bonita Springs, Florida. For seasoned buyers, the permanent [...]
Dead Fish Mailbox | Old Bonita Springs You were all holding your breath for the mailbox du jour, I just know it. Special thanx to a humongous issue with Quick Books and my extension looming in the not so distant future for getting me slightly derailed from the important things; blogging about mailboxes. I think [...]