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Thursday, August 8, 2019   /   by Lauren McGinnis

The Most Powerful Reasons To Own Your Home

Are you currently renting your home? Have you thought about buying a home in the near future? There are numerous benefits to owning your home as opposed to renting it, but we have done the work and narrowed it down to the 5 most powerful reasons to own instead of renting. 

First and most importantly, even if you are renting your home... YOU ARE STILL PAYING FOR HOUSING!

Think about it for a second. No matter where you live you have to pay; so if you are going to be paying the equivalent of a mortgage payment, then you should be paying towards owning your home. Sure you could argue that if you are renting you may not have to pay the property taxes or home repairs directly. However when you pay rent to the landlord, they have already added up all costs they may incur on top of the mortgage due and added that amount into your monthly payment. On top of the basic costs of owning a home most landlords also figure in how much they would need to turn a profit! 

Second, Hou ...

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019   /   by Brooke Cole

Buyers Flocking to Florida from Tax-Ridden States!

Thinking of selling?
We may see a surge of buyers coming from the Northeast!

According to new information by The News-Journal in Daytona Beach, "there's a growing mood among high earners in the Northeast that it's time to cash in their real estate chips in high-tax states and move to places like Florida."
We know SWFL has always brought tons of retirees for it's weather. Who doesn't want sunshine and beaches? But SWFL also brings buyers from out of state because there's no personal income tax.
"A bump in activity started with the federal tax overhaul in 2017. Although rates were cut for corporations and individuals, the ability of residents to deduct state, city and property taxes from their federal returns in places like New York, New Jersey and Connecticut was diminished. Other heightened tax obligations are kicking in as well. As of July 1, a three-decades-old “mansion tax” in New York State is being boosted in New York City to help pay for improvements to the ci ...

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Thursday, July 11, 2019   /   by Brooke Cole

Five Things to Consider When Selling Your Home

Are you considering selling your home? While we would all like to believe that placing our home up for sale is as simple as finding the perfect agent, agreeing on a price, and sitting back while offers roll in that just simply isn't the case. If you are ready to list your home here are the 5 most important things to consider according to realtor.com before taking the plunge. First can you actually afford to sell your home? In theory after you list your home, offers pour in, it sells, and you collect a check. However in most cases there will be some work needed before you can list your property. Landscaping your property can cost an average of $3,000 up front, but it may increase your property value up to 12%. Once all of the hard work is finished having professional pictures taken is often suggested, so that your listing will stand out among the others in the area.  After investing in landscaping, our team takes care of that cost of getting professional pictures tak ...

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Friday, February 15, 2019   /   by Brooke Cole

March Events -- Plan ahead!

Everblades Games:
https://www.floridaeverblades.com/en/schedule#select_team-schedule=0


Boston Red Sox Spring Training Games:
https://www.mlb.com/redsox/tickets/spring-training


March 1st
Florida Strawberry Festival
10:00 A.M. - 10 P.M.
303 Lemon St. Plant City
https://www.facebook.com/events/294694701185085/?event_time_id=294694707851751


March 1st
Art Walk
6:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
1400 Jackson St., Fort Myers
https://www.facebook.com/events/733102247043149/?event_time_id=733102290376478


March 1st
Asian Food Festival
5:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Millennial Brewing Co.
1811 Royal Palm Ave., Fort Myers
Free entry.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2284073415207462/


March 2nd
6th Annual Mardi Gras Trolley Event
7:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.
South Cape Entertainment District
1215 Cape Coral Pkwy. E., Cape Coral
https://www.facebook.com/events/2198095320211671/


March 2nd
Southwest Florida Symphony: Masterworks IV-VERDI REQUIEM
Barbara B Mann Performing Arts ...

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Monday, September 24, 2018   /   by Brooke Cole

October Cape Coral Events

Oct 1, 2018


Beginners Guide to Kayaking at Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve
10:00 A.M - 1:00 P.M
Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve
2500 SE 24th St. Cape Coral, FL 33990
"Learn basic paddle strokes from an experience guide. Taught by GAEA Guides. Advance registration is required. $40 per person (all equipment included) (Must be able to lift 50 pounds and be in good physical condition.) For more information or to RSVP, please contact Rotary Park at 239-549-4606."


Free Tours of the Tom Allen Butterfly House
10:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
Rotary Park
5505 Rose Garden Rd. Cape Coral, FL 33914
"FREE Tours of the Tom Allen Memorial Butterfly House on Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays at 10:30 am.  Reservations not required as these free tours are open to the public and are courtesy of the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife. Donations are gratefully accepted! The Rotary Park environmental center is open Monday - Saturday, 8am – 4pm. Come in & check out our lizards, fish ...

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"The Cole Team" RE/MAX Realty Group
Brenda Cole
1337 Cape Coral Pkwy East
Cape Coral , FL 33904
239-542-3332

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