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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Will You Make Ibis Cove Your New Home?


Here’s a sampling of what homebuyers can find in Ibis Cove.

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If you’re looking for a new home, look no further than Ibis Cove and all the great opportunities it affords homeowners.

This neighborhood features 416 available homes and villas that are easily accessible to I-5. Additionally, you’ll find 19 acres’ worth of lakes with lighted fountains, two tennis courts, a community pool and heated spa, and an awesome community center featuring:


  • A pool room
  • A card room
  • A TV/library room
  • A kitchen
  • A fitness center
  • A covered lanai


Also, there’s a children’s playground and plenty of wildlife to enjoy—sometimes entire flocks of migrating birds will take a break lakeside. 



This area is well known for having outstanding landscaping.



Prices of all available homes range from $285,000 to $329,000. Fees are $875 per quarter and cover phone and internet services, trash pickup, and lawn maintenance. This area is well known for having outstanding landscaping as well. 

If you’d like to know more about this neighborhood or you’re ready to start shopping for homes here, give us a call or send us an email. We’d love to help you.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

A Quick Look at Cape Coral’s Real Estate Market


Cape Coral is a wonderful community with lots to offer. Here’s a quick look at the latest real estate numbers from the area.

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Today we’re at one of Southwest Florida’s most sought-after boating communities: Cape Coral Yacht Club. This area is extremely important to boaters because most of the properties that are built here don't have bridges or lofts, so you can get to the Gulf of Mexico in no time. The Cape Coral Beach is within walking distance, as is the Boathouse Tiki Bar and Grill. You can even dock your boat right at the restaurant. 

As far as properties in this area go, there are 14 active listings on the market right now ranging from the mid-$300,000 price range all the way up to over $1.6 million. We have everything from your base house to your dream home available for purchase here. 



You can buy a base house or a dream home here.


In the last six months, there have been 16 properties sold in Cape Coral starting in the $240,000 price range up to $800,000. And last year, the average sale price for a home in this area was just over $421,000, with a cumulative 224 days on market.

If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home in this area, we’d love for you to reach out to us. If you have any additional questions about the market or about real estate in general, we’d be happy to answer them. Just give us a call or send us an email today.


Thursday, August 1, 2019

The Benefits of Owning Seasonal Rental Property in SW Florida

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Have you ever thought about buying a seasonal rental home in Southwest Florida? There are a number of benefits to doing so—especially if you’ve made a tradition out of vacationing here. I’d like to discuss them with you today.

First of all, owning seasonal rental property is advantageous because it’s an opportunity to lock in a future retirement home. In the meantime, you’ll be able to rent the property out on a daily, weekly, or even short-term basis and create a steady source of income that, in turn, will offset the costs of ownership. 

Because property rarely loses its value, you’ll enjoy year-over-year appreciation on your seasonal rental property. In our area, properties are currently appreciating at a yearly rate of 8% to 12%.

Don’t forget the tax incentives! As a rental property owner, you’ll actually have the option to write off travel and maintenance-related costs as business expenses.

Finally and most enticing of all, you’ll have a home away from home that you can use whenever you want.

Benefits aside, there are a few other factors you’ll need to be mindful of. For instance, two-bedroom properties tend to outperform three-bedroom properties, and the property’s quality, location, and amenities will either help or hinder your ability to generate cash flow.



In our area, properties are currently appreciating at a yearly rate of 8% to 12%.



Some desirable amenities include:

- A pool 
- Access to bicycles 
- High-end furniture
- An updated kitchen  
- Close proximity to the beach
- Beach supplies 


Now, I’d like to switch gears and highlight some of last year’s numbers as it concerns our local rental market.

Naples, Marco, and Bonita Springs

- Occupancy rate: 80% for six months of the year
- Average stay during high season: 10 days
- Average daily rate during high season: $232
- Average stay during low season: six days
- Average daily rate during low season: $128


Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Estero, and Sanibel Island

- Occupancy rate: Over 90% during the winter months
- Average stay during high season: nine to 10 days
- Average daily rate during high season: $184
- Average stay during low season: five to six days
- Average daily rate during low season: $123 


If you have any further questions about the long list of benefits associated with purchasing seasonal rental property or about our local rental market here in Southwest Florida, feel free to contact Faye directly at Faye@LeugersGroup.com or you can visit us online at SearchFloridaGulfHomes.com. We hope to hear from you soon!