Top 9 Reasons to Retire in Cape Coral, Florida

Retire in Cape Coral, Florida

Top 9 Reasons to Retire in Cape Coral

9. Values You won’t go broke living here. The cost of living is very reasonable compared to many other parts of Florida and the US. In fact, the housing costs are phenomenal considering all of the great things Cape Coral offers. You can buy a gulf access waterfront home from $200,000 and up.

8. Waterfront Living is the boater’s dream. Cape Coral is a peninsula and has over 400 miles of navigable canals. You can take your boat out in area lakes, fresh water canals or in the salt water canals and river leading out to the Gulf of Mexico. There are many public boat ramps or you can dock your boat in your own backyard on your canal.

7. Weather I probably don’t need to tell you this but our average temperatures are quite friendly! In the summer months we average 90s for a high and 70s for a low. We typically get a lovely afternoon shower or thunderstorm to cool us off each day. During the winter months we average highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s. Spring & Fall are my favorites with average highs in the 80s and average lows in the 60s. We are south of that ‘line’ where it gets cold in the winter months. Seriously, even an hour north of us you’ll find much lower temps in the winter. Sure we get a few days of ‘cold’ during the winter but if you stay in this area you’ll have very little concern of the winters. Nearly 0 percent chance of snow :-)

6. Convenience of Location Cape Coral is located about 30 minutes from Southwest Florida Regional Airport. RSW is an internation al airport with flights traveling all over the world. We are also only a couple of hours away from other fun destination cities like Miami, Tampa & Orlando. Great for day trips or weekend getaways! 5. Florida has no state income tax (I know I know you said you were retiring but you’ll find that not many people actually retire around here. They keep working because they are happier and have more energy living in paradise). Want to get your real estate license and help others find their way here too? You could come work at your favorite Cape Coral real estate brokerage: Florida Future Realty, Inc. 4. Air quality Many happen to breathe easier in the warmer humid climates. I know when I visit drier weather my skin cracks and I’m forever thirsty. We don’t have any polluting factories around us. You get the salty healing sea breeze all around since we are a peninsula. 3. Activities Golf is a popular sport in Cape Coral. There are 4 great golf courses in Cape Coral and many more nearby in Ft Myers and Naples as well. There are many great parks in Cape Coral. Many of which offer tennis courts, shuffle board and picnic areas. The fishing in Cape Coral is superb. You can fish both freshwater & saltwater fish in the same day! Want to relax? How about a day at the beach? We are a short distance from world renowned beaches like Sanibel, Captiva, Pine Island, Bonita Beach and Ft Myers Beach! 2. Wildlife You will never run out of great wildlife to enjoy. From beautiful birds to manatess to alligators. There is something for you! J N Ding Darling on Sanibel Island is always a crowd pleaser. 1. Quality Medical Care I saved this for the last one because the rest sounds much more fun! But if you aren’t healthy it makes it tougher to enjoy life. Cape Coral has a great hospital centrally located on Del Prado Blvd. There is also a newer VA hospital in the NE section of town as well. We are also close enough to other speciality hospitals in Ft Myers, Naples and even Tampa & Miami if your specialty is lacking. There is a doctors office around about every corner so you will never be far from the medical care you need. Our emergency responders are fantastic and if an emergency should occur you can expect the best trained first responders to be there with the quickness. If there is anything I left out that you’d like to inquire on please let me know. I have lived and worked in Cape Coral since the early 90s and I couldn’t imagine calling anywhere else home! You can always search for homes on our main website to see what houses are going for now: Cape Coral Florida Homes for Sale
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Cape Coral Commercial Real Estate

Commercial property in Cape Coral ranges from vacant commercial land, to strip centers, commercial condos and commercial buildings. There are commercial properties available for every type of need a commercial investor may have. With an industrial park in Cape Coral and a Community Redevelopment Agency in downtown Cape Coral and North Cape Coral as well you will find great opportunity for your Commercial investing desires. Susan has lived in Cape Coral since 1994 and has been a licensed real estate agent since 2004. She is equipped to assist you with your Commercial real estate needs in Cape Coral. Whether you are ready to sell a commercial property or you are looking to purchase a commercial location call Susan to get started today. Susan even has experience with short sales and REOs. Susan can be reached at (239) 218-2229 or fill out the contact form below:
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Cape Coral real estate investors note the 3.8% tax

Cape Coral real estate investors note the 3.8% tax Cape Coral real estate investors, learn the facts about the 3.8% tax on investments. Try a search on the internet on the 3.8% real estate tax and you’ll find thousands of articles about what the 3.8% tax is and how it applies to your real estate investments. However, be cautious because a lot of the articles are untrue and misleading. The tax didn’t just come along. It was added into the health care legislation back in 2010. The National Association of Realtors published a document to address the most common questions investors have in regard to the 3.8% tax. It may not be what you think. Click here to open the pdf from NAR on the 3.8% real estate tax. We want to be sure to help our Cape Coral real estate investor customers get the facts needed to make an educated decision on their real estate investments. For instance, the tax is NOT paid when buying or when selling. It is a tax paid when you file your income taxes, not a real estate transfer tax. In Lee County we do not have a huge transfer tax. In most cases the seller pays the doc stamps on the purchase price amount to the county along with the recording fees. It is customary for the buyer to pay for the doc stamps relating to their mortgage (if not paying cash). For more information on the typical closing costs for a purchase here in Lee County click this link. When do you pay the tax? The tax goes into affect in 2013. It is figured during tax time. NOT at the purchase or sale of a property. Who is taxed? The tax only applies to single income earners over $200,000 or married over $250,000 (married filing separately is $125,000 each). So if your total annual income is less than either you do NOT need to worry about this tax. If real estate investing is your primary occupation you will not have to pay. If you earn more than these amounts you will only be taxed on the income ABOVE the $200,000 or $250,000 amounts. What is taxed? The 3.8% tax applies to capital gains, rents, interest or dividends. So not just real estate. What about the primary residence exemption, did this change it? No, married couples are still able to exempt up to $500,000 on a primary residence and up to $250,000 for singles regardless of their incomes. * Please note that these are my interpretations of the 3.8% tax based upon reviewing the information that the National Association of Realtors published. I am NOT a tax advisor and strongly urge you to contact your tax professional to learn how this tax will, or won’t, affect you personally.   As always, should you have ANY real estate questions do not hesitate to call or email us for more information. We look forward to working with you. To get started you can start your online search now for Cape Coral property or fill out our contact form to have an agent contact you right away about Cape Coral real estate! We look forward to working with you! We also work with sellers of real estate in Cape Coral. If you own a Cape Coral waterfront or off water property and would like to see it featured here; please let me know. We are looking for realistic sellers who want to get the most out of their property within a reasonable timeframe. We also handle short sales in Cape Coral. Yours in Success, Susan Milner, REALTOR Broker/Owner ~ e-PRO, GRI, SFR, CDPE, and (TRC) TransNational Referral Certification Florida Future Realty, Inc Search Cape Coral real estate (239) 542-8521 I’m always looking to hire more motivated and professional licensed Florida real estate agents. If you are interested in learning more about Florida Future Realty, Inc. feel free to contact our office at 1222 SE 47th Street, Cape Coral, FL 33904, via phone at 239-542-8521, online at Cape Coral Real Estate Career or via email at FloridaFuture@gmail.com. Susan Milner, the broker in charge & owner of Florida Future Realty, Inc. can also be reached on her personal cell phone at (239) 218-2229. All contact will remain strictly confidential. Unless otherwise noted all content Copyright 2012 Susan Milner.
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Unique Homes in Cape Coral Florida

Announcing our Unique Property Division in Cape Coral, Florida Susan Milner, broker & owner of Florida Future Realty located in Cape Coral, Florida recently launched their Unique Home Division. Susan loves real estate but loves unique opportunities even more. Realizing that a unique property marketing program was missing in the Cape Coral real estate market, Susan put her marketing skills to work to develop the Unique Homes of Cape Coral marketing division here at Florida Future Realty, Inc. Sellers, does your home offer a unique view, unique floor plan or other unique feature? Allow us to put our marketing skills to work for you to sell your home. We absolutely love getting inside the head of the perfect buyer for your property and featuring your home in the best locations to attract that buyer in the quickest timeframe possible! Buyers, are you looking for a truly unique home? Either as a primary residence or as a vacation retreat? Allow us to use our detective skills to uncover that perfect Cape Coral property for your needs. A few minute phone call or in person consultation and we’ll be on our way to finding you that perfect unique property in Cape Coral! Email Susan ~ Susan@SusanMilner.com or call/text her at (239) 218-2229 to set up an appointment!     As always, should you have ANY real estate questions do not hesitate to call or email us for more information. We look forward to working with you. To get started you can start your online search now for Cape Coral property or fill out our contact form to have an agent contact you right away about Cape Coral real estate! We look forward to working with you! We also work with sellers of real estate in Cape Coral. If you own a Cape Coral waterfront or off water property and would like to see it featured here; please let me know. We are looking for realistic sellers who want to get the most out of their property within a reasonable timeframe. We also handle short sales in Cape Coral. Yours in Success, Susan Milner, REALTOR Broker/Owner ~ e-PRO, GRI, SFR, CDPE, and (TRC) TransNational Referral Certification Florida Future Realty, Inc Search Cape Coral real estate (239) 542-8521 I’m always looking to hire more motivated and professional licensed Florida real estate agents. If you are interested in learning more about Florida Future Realty, Inc. feel free to contact our office at 1222 SE 47th Street, Cape Coral, FL 33904, via phone at 239-542-8521, online at Cape Coral Real Estate Career or via email at FloridaFuture@gmail.com. Susan Milner, the broker in charge & owner of Florida Future Realty, Inc. can also be reached on her personal cell phone at (239) 218-2229. All contact will remain strictly confidential. Unless otherwise noted all content Copyright 2012 Susan Milner.
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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day from a Proud Mother in Cape Coral, Florida Cape Coral, FL Mother’s Day may only come once a year but being a mother is a 24/7 job. Being a mother is one of the toughest jobs but also the most rewarding as well. I originally decided to pursue a real estate career when my oldest was born. I had taken maternity leave and attempted to go back to work but couldn’t happily do so. I ended up asking that job if I could have a 6-month unpaid leave to which they agreed but when I inquired about going back they said my position wasn’t available but another one might be. I took that opportunity to think about options. I sold real estate investments I owned in order to pay the bills. I had taken my real estate pre-licensing course earlier that year. I started doing virtual assistant work for current real estate agents at that time for some additional income then a year later took my real estate exam. You’d think I was crazy waiting an entire year before taking the state exam. But I passed on my first try. I set high goals for myself but it took 6 months to sell my first property/earn my first commission check. The second half of the year was pretty good and every full year thereafter has been great. Some weeks I’ve worked up to 80 hours and other weeks just 30-40. I’ve never missed an important event in my son’s life and that makes it all worth it. I live by the idea of setting a schedule and putting in your personal, family, spiritual schedule FIRST then adding in prospecting time, appointments times then working on business matters. Balance is key. Moms certainly have the multi-tasking, negotiation and time management skills necessary to become their own boss. Real estate is a natural fit for sure. Looking back I am so happy that I was able to spend the first year & 1/2 home with my son before going part time then full time into real estate. It truly is amazing what you can accomplish with focus. Last year I was lucky enough to have another son. This time around, being the owner of the brokerage, I only took a short amount of time off, but I am still able to spend plenty of time with him as well. Kids are gifts that should be cherished. Yes, sometimes they give you grief but that is their way of learning. I believe that every good parent, mother, should take care to take care of themselves so they can then take care of their kids. I hope all of you mothers enjoy YOUR day today and that everyone else remembers their moms and their children’s mothers. Happy Mother’s Day!   As always, should you have ANY real estate questions do not hesitate to call or email us for more information. We look forward to working with you. To get started you can start your online search now for Cape Coral property or fill out our contact form to have an agent contact you right away about Cape Coral real estate! We look forward to working with you! We also work with sellers of real estate in Cape Coral. If you own a Cape Coral waterfront or off water property and would like to see it featured here; please let me know. We are looking for realistic sellers who want to get the most out of their property within a reasonable timeframe. We also handle short sales in Cape Coral. Yours in Success, Susan Milner, REALTOR Broker/Owner ~ e-PRO, GRI, SFR, CDPE, and (TRC) TransNational Referral Certification Florida Future Realty, Inc Search Cape Coral real estate (239) 542-8521 I’m always looking to hire more motivated and professional licensed Florida real estate agents. If you are interested in learning more about Florida Future Realty, Inc. feel free to contact our office in Cape Coral, FL 33904, via phone at 239-542-8521, online at Cape Coral Real Estate Career or via email at FloridaFuture@gmail.com. Susan Milner, the broker in charge & owner of Florida Future Realty, Inc. can also be reached on her personal cell phone at (239) 218-2229. All contact will remain strictly confidential. Unless otherwise noted all content Copyright 2012 Susan Milner.
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