Buyer Tips

Oct. 27, 2015

FHA Approved Condos in Bonita Springs, Florida

FHA Approved Condos

FHA Approved Condos in Bonita Springs FL

For those of you who are coming to Bonita Springs, Florida to buy a condo here is some valuable information you need to know about financing, especially with FHA and a condominium.

FHA used to easily finance condos in Bonita Springs but after ...

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Jan. 16, 2015

Natural Gas in Bonita Springs & Estero Area

Natural Gas Bonita Spring

Natural Gas Communities in Bonita Springs - Estero

For the folks who really like cooking or heating with natural gas instead of electric heat, there are only a handful of communities in the area with natural gas or access to natural gas.  Natural gas is not in every neighborhood in the ...

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Jan. 7, 2015

The Management Company Must Document Budget & Fees

Condo Budget Florida LAw

Disclosure of Budget & Fees By Management Company

Today, for the umpteenth time I went round-and-round with a property management company about fees. Some management companies put up websites with info on it thinking that they have covered their own bases and they’re good to go. this particular company only ...

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Jan. 6, 2015

Here are 8 Ways to Find Real Estate Steals in Bonita Springs Florida

Bonita Springs homes for sale

Finding a Bonita Springs Home Steal

If you think you missed the boat because the distressed real estate pool has gotten shallow, here are some great tips to make sure you bet the best deal when shopping for a home in Bonita Springs, Florida. Here are 8 Ways to Find ...

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Jan. 1, 2015

Effective Bonita Springs Home Search

Bonita Springs Home Search

Effective Bonita Springs Home Searches

Today, New Years Day, a real estate buyer set up a search on one of my websites for the following terms:

County:Collier County, Lee County

City:Bonita Springs, Goodland, Naples, Cape Coral, Estero, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach 

Property type:Single Family Home, Condo ...

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Jan. 1, 2015

Bonita Springs Homeowner Association Fees

Bonita Springs Homeowner Association Fees

Verifying Bonita Springs Homeowner Association Fees

Periodically, I get an email with a great question I end up writing a reply to that should be on my website for future Googlers.  Today’s real estate question: Is there a web site we can go to, to get HOA (home owner ...

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Nov. 15, 2014

1031 Exchanges In Bonita Springs Florida

Rules for a 1031 Exchange in Bonita Springs Fl

Bonita Springs 1031 ExchangeUsing a 1031 Exchange to buy and sell real estate is a great way to leverage the tax code to defer capital gains taxes on the sale of real property.  If you are buying or selling real estate in Bonita Springs ...

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Oct. 30, 2014

First Responder & First Time Home Buyer Crisis

First Time Home Buyer Bonita Springs

Bonita Springs Fl First Responder & First Time Home Buyer Crisis

Housing is officially expensive in Bonita Springs, again.  If you are financially comfortable or financially fortunate, take a step back from your life for just a moment and try to put yourself in the shoes of some of the younger ...

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Oct. 28, 2014

First Time Home Buyer Mortgage in Bonita Springs Real Estate

First Time Home Buyer

Mortgage Brokers vs. Big Bank Loan Officers

So I walked into the chiropractor and see one of the kids who went to high school with my twins. After we sent a selfie picture of us hanging out in the waiting room off to the twins, “Manny” says, “I was actually ...

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Oct. 25, 2014

Call Us If Anything Comes Up ...

Bonita Springs Real Estate DealFor about 15 years I have sold real estate in Bonita Springs Florida.  I’ve seen a lot of buyers and sellers come and go and there is one solid way to separate real estate buyers from time gobbling, tire kickers, the dreaded “Call us if anything comes up …”.  There ...

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