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My blog is about the latest Real Estate News, Mortgage and investment information, homes and condos for sale and the most reasoned market updates. For additional information call Lilo Clacher at the RE/MAX Realty Team at 239-699-0142

July 1, 2017

Happy 4th of July

4th of July 2017The 4th of July is right around the corner. While some think of a wild celebration of explosive bright lights, others may not prefer the use of fireworks on Independence Day because of concerns about the risk of injury or fire they pose, or the damaging effects they can have on dogs and other family pets.

If you’re looking to celebrate 4th of July sans fireworks, here are a few fun suggestions:

Water balloons! Yes, water balloons! Your guests (and kids) won’t complain about a lack of fireworks if they’re dousing each other in water balloons. This also goes for water guns, water slides or even running through a lawn sprinkler, a timeless fun activity that kids never grow tired of.

Outdoor movie night. Once the sun has set, instead of lighting up DIY fireworks in the yard, set up an outdoor screen with a store-bought inflatable or good old-fashioned white bed sheet tacked to some trees. Download a movie on a laptop or connect a DVD player, hook up a projector and speaker source and all that’s left to do is make the popcorn! If equipment is a challenge, no worries – just head inside for a 4th of July themed movie night. Independence Day, anyone?

Cook off. To create some healthy competition, have a cook off at your 4th of July party. Challenge guests to bring their best appetizer, chilli, or most inventive burger patty. Then vote on the winner and hand out fun prizes.

Fire pit. A small backyard fire is much more controllable than fireworks. If you just can’t imagine the 4th without some fiery fun, build a small fire in the backyard and get to roasting those marshmallows.

I hope you enjoyed these fun ideas for celebrating the Fourth of July. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly with your real estate questions!

Jan. 15, 2017

Babcock Ranch town is the first solar town in the country. Located in SW Florida

Babcock Ranch is an eco-centric new town embedded in nature and powered by the sun, by innovation, and by the great outdoors. It is a place to live with purpose, passion, and energy, a place that inspires individuals and families to create their futures in their own way.

Babcock Ranch a Community in Southwest FLBordered by the 73,000-acre Babcock Ranch Preserve and the 65,000-acre Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area, Babcock Ranch is at the epicenter of Southwest Florida’s newest growth corridor, just 20 minutes east of downtown Fort Myers, Florida.

Situated 20 miles north of Southwest Florida International Airport, Babcock Ranch offers both accessibility and a sense of place. Our days begin with sunshine glittering through morning mist and end with moonbeams shimmering on glistening lakes. Forests of longleaf pines and majestic live oaks, the distant cries of wildlife, and streets that wind through neighborhoods where front porches serve as gathering places create a captivating tableau. This is Babcock Ranch – so close to all of Southwest Florida, so enjoyed by those who call it their own!

At Babcock Ranch, we’re wild about life! We believe in the importance of Civitas – a basic hometown pride and a calling to participate and belong. Civitas is the foundation that unites us and is defined by the pride we take in this place where we live, learn, work, and play. We each contribute to the expanding story of our town, and celebrate the individual and collective memories, achievements, and milestones that are the rich stuff of life.

At Babcock Ranch, we would rather walk or ride a bike than drive. We are stewardsBabcock Ranch located in Southwest Florida of the environment, and proud to say our town is the first solar town in the country. We know one another and call each other by name. We love Babcock’s green spaces, lakes, trails, and preserves just as we appreciate the timeless styles of our neighborhoods and places of learning and commerce. The future of our town is sustained by the sheer joy we take in living here. We invite you to join us in creating that future!

If you would like additional Information about the different Home Builders, Models and Prices, please contact me at 239-699-0142

Dec. 17, 2016

November Backyard News

Cape Coral active single family homes on the rise, total increase was 5% from October with a total of 1,660

320 total sales for the Cape Coral area a sizeable jump from 2015 (18%) not that much of a drop from last month, approximately 18

Cape Coral's average reported sales price for November is $257,000 a modest gain over 2015 (4.4%)

The increase in inventory for Cape Coral hasn't yet tipped the scales, Cape Coral continues to be a neutral market with the inventory at 5.1 months.


Single-family permits jumped by nearly 60% in one year and 20% in one month!


Nov. 17, 2016

Cape Coral Yacht Club Waterfront Pool Home

Cape Coral Yacht Club Waterfront Pool Home 


Property Information: Cape Coral Yacht Club Waterfront Pool Home LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! This Sailboat Gulf access Pool and Spa Home is located four Lots from the River and within Walking Distance to Downtown Cape Coral and the Mid Point Bridge. 

Short Boating Distance to Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island.

HUGE lanai with electric heated pool and Spa, boat dock with lift and beautiful lush tropical landscaping, 3 Bedrooms and 2 and 1/2 Bath, 2 Car Garage, circle driveway, newer A/C, laundry room, sliding glass doors, newer windows.

Property comes TURNKEY (all furnished, accessories, bedding, linens and kitchenware) and is currently in a very successful vacation rental Call Lilo Realtor for additional information at 239-699-0142
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Nov. 16, 2016

Cape Coral Fort Myers Bonita and Estero October Housing Market Value

Cape Coral:

cape coral october home market valueCape Coral Sales are down slightly from the month before at 326 which is expected for this time of year.  Inventory rising nearly 5% from last month, we currently have 4.8 months of inventory, which is considered a "neutral market" (doesn't favor a seller or a buyer).  The average sales price in Cape Coral up 12% to $257k.

Fort Myers:

fort myers october home market valueFort Myers with 249 Sales reported in October.  Inventory is up 8% from the previous month which borderlines a "buyers market" (under 4 mo. is considered a seller's market, over 4-6mo. is considered a neutral market, over 6 is considered a buyer's market).  The average sales price in Ft. Myers is up 11% to $317k.

Bonita & Estero:

bonita and estero october home market valueBonita and Estero Sales in this area are stagnant, 89 for October.  This market has been in a pricing shift for the majority of the year.  For six out of the last ten months prices have fallen below last years prices.  Some factors to consider are: An implosion of new construction, relocation and new corporate businesses flooding to this market driving prices up far above what buyers are willing to pay, causing affordability and sustainability problems which is evident in the decrease of sale prices.

For more information please contact Lilo Clacher, Realtor

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