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HOME & LIFESTYLE GUIDE Volume 28, Issue 7


Whiskey Creek Gem!

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BEAUTIFUL CANAL LOT River Access, Seawall in, ready for New Home. $133,600

RARE CANAL LOT at entrance to Rosen park. Seawall in NO BRIDGES. Build Packages! REDUCED $169,900

INTERSECTING CANAL Build your Dream Home Quick Gulf Access ONLY $699,000

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PENTHOUSE FURNISHED CONDO Corner unit. Sunset Views. Resort like setting. REDUCED $174,510

FRESHLY UPDATED Penthouse Corner Condo Partial River Views-Furnished. REDUCED $174,511

TERRAVERDE TOP FLOOR 2/2 w/den and large garage! Golf, Tennis, River Access ONLY $165,000







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7239 Hendry Creek Dr MLS# 218008544 HENDRY CREEK 3 Bed/2.5BA/2CG Lots of curb appeal with large rooms. Great location!

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12927 Kingsmill Way 14430 Laguna Dr MLS# 218011088 MLS# 218031731 SOMERSET AT THE PLANTATION 3+Den/3BA/3CG WATERS EDGE 3 Bed/2BA/2CG Luxury living on the 10th Fairway! Marina, Beach, Pier and Tennis, wrapped Open floor plan with stunning views! in a stunning gated community. LARGE YARD POOL HOME

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3460 Cypress Marsh Dr MLS# 218009325 VERANDAH 4+Den/4BA/2CG Dramatic waterfront views with expansive outdoor living space.

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17517 Boat Club Dr MLS# 218009898 ISLAND PARK WOODLANDS 4+Den/4BA/6CG Private Dock with separate In-Law Guest House.

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11222 Suffield St 11863 Palba Way MLS# 218035257 MLS# 218037498 BRIDGETOWN AT THE PLANTATION 3+Den/2BA/2CG PASEO 3BR+Den/2.5BA/2CG Community of the Year - 9 years in a row. Fully furnished villa with Resort Style Pool, Tiki Bar, Pub, Cafe, Spa. A must see! beautiful lakefront views!


One of a Kind Neighborhood, One of a Kind Lifestyle! The Funky Fish House Village in Cape Harbour was inspired by the Fish Houses from long ago in Pine Island Sound. Built on and over the water, upper decks can be as high as 20' above the water and extend over the water as much as 17'. A deeded dock is included. Within walking distance from four restaurants. Remaining Lots start at $215,000.

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Amazing Cape Coral Yacht Club Riverfront Home on prestigious Dolphin Ct. Walk to the Beach! TurnKey! High Income Producing Vacation Home with Tenants for New Owner! $1,349,000

Located on the Spreader Canal! Gorgeous 2015 Sailboat Gulf Access Pool w/Spillover Spa Home, Crows Nest views of Intersecting Canals! Luxury Upgrades, Built by Windward Construction. 3 Bedrms, Den, 3 Ba, 3 Car Garage, 2390 SF, 5446 SF Total. $837,900

Beautiful 2-Story, 4 Bedroom Lakefront Pool Home in gated Sandoval community. Open Concept floor plan, 3191 sq. ft., tile roof, gorgeous kitchen, luxurious 1st Floor Master Bedrm, 2nd Floor Bonus Rm, Fenced Yard & More! $434,900

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Cape Coral Yacht Club! Remodeled Gulf Access Waterfront Home. 3 Bedrm, 2Ba, 2 Car, 1975 SF. Open Plan, Chef's Kitchen & Granite! New Windows 2017. Boat Lift & Dock. NO Bridges or Locks. BOAT 1 MINUTE TO RIVER! $394,900

Beautiful SW Cape 3 Bedrm, 2 Ba Home, Open Plan, Tile, and 2017 roof! Enjoy a fenced yard with a 13 ft gate allowing for boat parking, 2-car garage & all assessments paid! $199,000

Beautiful 2007 Built, 4 Bedrm, 2 Ba, 1718 SF Pool Home in a gulf access waterfront neighborhood off Yucatan! Gorgeous open concept kitchen, island bar, granite & stainless steel appliances. $262,900

PENDING Coral Oaks Golf Course Pool Home. 2113 SF, 3 Bedrm, 2 Ba, 2 Car + Golf Cart Garage. Beautiful kitchen with granite and More! No HOA's, Breathtaking Views! $289,000

SOLD Sailboat Gulf Access Waterfront Home on Chantrey Canal, a main channel to the river. 3 Bedrm + Den, 3.5 Ba, Two Master Bedrm Suites, Fireplace, Huge Garage, Walk to Rosen Park. $268,000

SOLD Just listed and Pending in 2 Days! Luxurious 3 Bedrm, 3 Ba, Pool & Spa Home located on an oversized 3-lot site across from gulf access off Yucatan near Old Burnt Store Rd. $324,000

SOLD Luxury Built Waterfront Pool Home. 2183 SF, 3 Bedrm, 2 Ba, Shamrock Lakes boating access to 7 lakes! Contemporary Open Concept, Beautiful Kitchen w/Granite & Stainless. Tile Roof, boat dock. NEW 2016 HVAC $299,000

SOLD Palaco Grande Beauty! Remodeled Gulf Access Canal Waterfront Pool Home with 16,000 lb Boat Lift & Dock on BIG WIDE Canal with gorgeous intersecting canal water views! No Bridges or Locks! $500,000

SOLD Near Tarpon Point! Immaculate 3 Bedrm, 2 Ba Sailboat Gulf Access Waterfront Pool Home with 13,500 lb Boat Lift and Dock! Beautiful Views! No Bridges or Locks! Available Furnished or Unfurnished! New Roof in 2015! $395,000

Many Recent Solds! We Need Inventory! Call today to List!

*St James City in Pine Island, Bayfront Home, SOLD April 13th for $1,190,000!! *Rivers Park Place Condo, Off Beach Pkwy, SOLD April 30, 2018 for $207,000! For a personal consultation and a FREE Comparable Market Analysis, Call 239-462-8171 today!

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6081 Silver King Blvd # 703 Cape Coral, FL 33914 - $725,000 TARPON POINTE MARINA CONDO Captivating 3/3.5, 2,800+ SqFt. FURNISHED! Private elevator & Enclosed 2 car garage. Professionally decorated. Details abound, crown molding, granite counters, wood cabinets & marble accents. INCLUDES PRIVATE 1st FL POOL CABANA. 2 balconies overlooking River, Marina Restaurants & Shops. TEXT R704073 TO 52187

4541 SE 5th PL #104 Cape Coral, FL 33904 - $179,900 GONDOLIER CONDOS-TOTALLY UPDATED & UPGRADED "GULF ACCESS" 1st FL condo. All NEW kitchen & Baths w/Brazillian Granite Countertops, Shaker cabinets, S/S appliances, Crown molding, light Maple Faux Wood floors. Extended tile lanai w/pull down shutters overlooks canal. 55+ Community w/Clubhouse, pool, boat dock w/boat space. TEXT R757858 TO 52187

2476 Belleville Ct Cape Coral, FL 33991 - $248,500 SUNNY PANORAMIC LAKEFRONT & FOUNTAIN VIEW at this 3/2, Great room "SANDOVAL" home. Volume ceilings, tile floors. Walk to resort like community pool, fitness, tennis & activity center. Maintenance fee includes all Lawn care & upkeep, cable & Wifi.

4938 SW 2nd AVE Cape Coral, FL 33904 - $660,000 DIRECT ACCESS CUL-DE-SAC with SOUTHERN exposure, over 200' intersecting canal & 230' on the San Jose "Christmas" boat parade route. 3/2 Pool home w/oversized tile floors, "Gerard" Stone coated steel roof. Large lanai & 2 boat docks. Easy access via deep main channel San Carlos canal.


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DON'T MISS OUT! Very Clean Gulf Access Pool Home on Wide Canal! 3 Lot Site & Assessments Paid! Over 3400 s.f. of Living! Cathedral Ceilings! New Tile Roof! Upscale Area! $549,900. Text R747508 to 52187 for more details

GREAT LOCATION! Great Location! 3/2/2 Pool Home Has Been Beautifully Remodeled! Over 1900 SQ FT of Living! Assessments Paid! Oversized Lots with Fenced Yard! Fireplace! Must See! ONLY $259,900. Text R632121 to 52187 for more details

ALMOST NEW! Built in 2017, 4 bedroom home on over-sized lots in fast growing area! 'Open' plan with cathedral ceilings & huge walk-in closet! ONLY $222,500. Text R793766 to 52187 for more details

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Almost 2000 s.f. 3 BR 2 Ba with 3 BR/2 BA/2 CAR GRG! Gated 3 BR 2.5 Ba Attached Villa with Open Floor Plan, Remodeled community with 2 pools, tennis, Beautiful Lake View! Fees Kitchen, Huge Lanai, Storm pickleball & more! Fully remodeled include Golf, Top Tier Clay Shutters, Newer Roof! Super Low including one-level granite tennis courts, Clubhouse, Pool, HOA Fees - Sidewalks & Streetlights in Estero area! $299,600 countertop, custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances! $229,000 Bocce, and more! Split BR, open & airy floor plan! $265,000 For More Photos Text R781947 to 52187 For More Photos Text R851249 to 52187 For More Photos Text R717195 to 52187




Completely remodeled Turnkey furnished 2 BR 2 2 BR/2 BA Single family 2 BR 2 BA! Low Fees! Ba on 1st Floor! Great with large bedrooms Excellent location close and plenty of storage! location near beaches, to beaches, shopping, dining, shopping & Tile throughout Living dining & airport! Includes Garage! $150,000 airport! Wonderful golf course view! $129,900 area! ASSUMABLE LOAN at 3.75%! $189,900 For More Photos Text R780493 to 52187 For More Photos Text R774893 to 52187 For More Photos Text R830787 to 52187


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for Summer



ow that warm weather has returned, it’s time to safely begin the annual cleanup to prepare your yard for months of summer enjoyment. With the help of a professional landscaper, your yard will be ready and looking great in no time. Start by evaluating your lawn. Look for bald spots where grass has grown sparsely and needs reseeding, or uneven areas that may need to be filled and leveled. Before you take steps to correct any problems, you'll need a clean slate. Call your landscaper to help you clear the yard of any leaves, rocks or sticks that may have accumulated. Then cut the grass as short as possible. Your landscaper will then break up the soil in bare spots to create an environment that will be hospitable to new seed. Lawn soil will then be added to level the surface. An herbicide will also need to be applied to treat weed-infested areas. Allow the weed killer to work for about a week then rake again to remove dead weeds. Then you're ready to over-seed or spot seed, depending on your lawn's needs. Your climate will determine the best grass varieties for your yard, and your landscaper will help you lay down the appropriate sod or seed. Be sure to also select a fertilizer that is consis-

tent with your grass type and water thoroughly to promote deep root growth, which can help your lawn withstand extreme conditions as temperatures rise. Your lawn isn't the only part of your yard that needs attention though. Your garden and flower beds may need some care before they, too, are ready to burst with new bounty and color. Begin by clearing your garden and beds of any debris like leaves and other matter that piled up during months of neglect. Gently turn the soil and work in fresh fertilizer. Before you get your landscaper to plant new shrubs and flowers, it is the ideal time to make repairs. Check edging for any damage, replace rotted woodwork and complete any other maintenance tasks. This is also a great time to explore and add new landscaping features, such as a retaining wall, pond, or stone pathway. Your landscaper will help you choose the features that will go best with your home. By getting some of your lawn and garden care taken care of now, you will be able to take full advantage of sunny summer days outside. So reach out to your local lawn service or landscaper today!

Is Your Bedroom Designed for Sleep? S

ounds like a dumb question, right? However, in reality, the reason you might not be sleeping as well as you should might have a lot to do with what’s going on in your bedroom.

According to the Better Sleep Council (BSC), the nonprofit consumer-education arm of the International Sleep Products Association, getting adequate sleep can positively impact every area of your life, from your productivity on the job, to your eating habits and fitness goals, to your relationships. In fact, a recent survey from the BSC suggests that getting more sleep may be the key ingredient to keeping Americans on track for meeting their 2018 goals—27 percent chose getting more/better sleep as a resolution for the year, and those respondents also reported other health-related goals, such as exercising more (69 percent) and staying fit and healthy (68 percent). Also, Americans surveyed who wanted to prioritize sleep in 2018 planned to do so by getting to bed earlier (65 percent), maintaining a consistent bedtime (62 percent), and having new nighttime routines (53 percent). Almost half of those surveyed said they also plan to upgrade their sleep environment by purchasing a new mattress or other bed-related items.

The BSC offers these other suggestions for improving your sleep habits:

Consider your window treatments. If you’ve committed to getting to bed early, keep your window treatments sheer. Natural light filtering in as the sun rises will help wake your body naturally—the perfect way to start your day. Installing sky lights can also provide wakeful sunlight. However, if you can’t seem to ditch the night-owl habit, room darkening curtains or shades may be necessary to ensure you get the extra hour or two you need in the morning.

Adjust the lights. For each lamp in your bedroom, decide what purpose it will have and choose a light bulb with appropriate wattage. For example, a bright light may be necessary near a mirror or for a standing lamp. For bedside lamps, lower wattages (45 to 50 watts) offer ambient light or gentle light that are best for reading. Lampshades can help dim lights as well. Installing a dimmer switch will allow you to control the brightness of all the lights in your room as you need it. This is especially useful with overhead lights.

Ditch the distractions. Avoid the distraction of social media and emails by setting your phone to automatically go into Do Not Disturb mode during

sleep hours, and leaving your tablet and laptop in another room altogether. While you’re at, do you really need a TV in your bedroom? Opt for a pile of books on your nightstand as reading relaxes the mind and helps induce sleep, while screens keep your brain wired. Spruce up your bedroom décor as well by replacing your TV stand with a nice bookcase or chair and ottoman for reading.

Analyze your bed. Consider whether it’s time for a new mattress. If you’re waking up a lot during the night to shift positions, it could be due to a mattress that’s not supporting you properly. Same for your pillows. Are they too soft, too firm, or just right? Also make sure your sheets, blankets and comforter offer the perfect balance of softness and warmth without making you overheated.

Keep it cool, even in the cooler weather. A comfortable sleeping temperature is between 65 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit, so turn on an air conditioner or lower the thermostat before bed for an optimal sleeping climate. If cracking open a window gets you to that temperature range, all the better, as fresh air makes for even healthier sleep. And when the temperature is cooler at night, it has the added bonus of helping you save money on running the AC.

Make daily sleep appointments. Develop a routine in which you go to bed at the same time and wake up at the same time every day. Sticking to these appointments will help you in all of your other routines and scheduling as well. As you work on perfecting your nighttime sleep routine, remember that it’s not a bad idea to catch a power nap during the day if and when you can. A quick 20-minute snooze can work wonders and actually help you sleep better at night. Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2018. All rights reserved.


to Get Ready to Sell Your Home This Summer

Summer has long been one of the best and most popular seasons for selling a home. If you’re ready to put your home on the market, follow these steps to make sure you’re in prime showing shape for the summer selling season.

1. Find a real estate agent. Use this time to interview several agents and make the right selection. Choose an agent with excellent local market expertise, technology savvy, and negotiating skills. The relationship you have with your agent is important, so be sure to select someone you connect with and communicate well with. 2. Make necessary repairs. If your real estate agent advises that certain repairs be done prior to listing your home, take the time to contact the appropriate contractors or service providers to help make the repairs. Make them before you list your house, as they will likely affect the price at which you can list your home. 3. Have a painting party. There’s likely more than one room in your home that will need to be painted before it hits the market. Stick to neutral colors that help to tone down a space, as bold colors can reduce offers. Spend the next few weekends accomplishing the task. 4. Pack up. Now is the perfect time to start packing up unnecessary items. Not only will this give you a head start on your eventual move, it will declutter your home for optimal showing purposes. 5. Stage your home. Staging helps to focus on your home's strengths, downplay any weaknesses and appeal to the largest pool of prospective buyers. Move furniture around for better flow, which makes rooms seem larger. Use brighter light bulbs in lamps and fixtures to add more light and open up windows. Spruce up the kitchen cabinets with a coat of paint or at least new hardware. 6. Plan a photo shoot. Once the essential cosmetic changes have been made, talk to your real estate agent about the best time to photograph and film your house. Make sure your surrounding property is camera-ready too. Gather photos of your garden in full bloom and your pool or patio under the bright sun so that your agent can add them to the listing.

Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2018. All rights reserved.

Your trusted real estate agent will have other directives based on the specifics of your home and its location. Be sure to heed their advice as they know what it takes to get a home sold.

LUXURY CUSTOM BUILT EXECUTIVE HOME Located in Gated Waterfront Community along Historic McGregor Blvd. Extraordinary Quality in this 3,613 Sq. Ft. 4 Bedroom + Den, 3 1/2 Bath Home, Private Pool, Spa, Patios and Summer Kitchen Text R690870 to 52187


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WALK THE BEACH. BOAT THE BAY. Grandly remodeled ground level 3/2 pool home on quiet cul-de-sac. Great curb appeal w/horseshoe drive. Oversized 1-car gar. Short walk puts your feet on sand of Ft. Myers Beach or in heart of Times Square action. On canal w/unrestricted access to fishing & boating on Estero Bay or Gulf. 13,500 lb lift keeps your boat out of the water. Heated pool w/cage & wrap around paver stone lanai. Plenty of room to soak up sun. Galley kitchen w/solid surface countertops, matching backsplash, custom wood cabinets w/crown molding. Appliances include stove w/double oven, microwave, dishwasher & trash compactor. Large pantry. Living room has laminate inset w/tile thru remaining living area & kitchen. Casual entertainment area w/ table & bar overlooks pool & canal. One bedroom has in-suite bath w/shower. Opposite bedrooms also large & share bathroom that has twin sinks. One bedroom currently used as den. Newer commercial quality metal roof over membrane surface w/metal fascia. Extremely sensitive security system. Located adjacent to extensive Mangrove area that adsorbs water flow so property has never flooded. Weeklyrental zone. Could be great investment property. Offered for $775,000


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CYPRESS PINES Pay as you play! 18 hole course at Majestic Pines. 2 Bed, 2 Bath POOL home overlooking golf course. Great annual or seasonal location on 1/3 acre. Low HOA fees. $169,000 $169,000 | Text R701281 to 52187

RIVIERA-HEART OF RIVER DISTRICT! 3BR/2BA with over 1,800 sqft overlloking river and city. Upgraded kitchen, large pantry, wine rack. Private elevator, covered parking and more! NOW $265,000! $265,000 | Text R433270 to 52187

LINDSFORD LIKE NEW! 4 Bed, 3.5 Bath + Den is this fully equipped DR Horton 'Ashbury' Model Home with plantation shutters. Owner used for several years seasonally. Priced to move at $329,000 | Text R743189 to 52187

MAGNOLIA LANDING New construction coming soon. Models are underway. Country club living without the fees. Low HOA fees $250/mo. We have move in ready homes now. Starting in the mid $200's!

LAKEVIEW AT VERANDAH Barely lived in 2 Bed, 2 Bath plus Den POOL home with amazing lakeview! 1,800+ sqft, granite counters, diagonal floor tile & upgrades throughout. $334,000! $334,000 | Text R776551 to 52187

ALTA MAR Offering short 60 day or long term furnished rental in the River District available June and beyond! Second floor unit looks out over creek and river. Walk to downtown. Off season $1,800/mo-Prime season $2,800 | Text R366524 to 52187

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HERON MODEL: NEW construction pool home on fresh water canal to be ready August 2018. Great room design, many upgrades with 4BR/2BA and 1990 sq. ft. Starting from $329,900 | MLS:218040315




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PELICAN MODEL: NEW Construction, Tiled floors, great room, granite counters with 1780 sq. ft. 3BR/2BA. Starting at $259,900 | MLS:217049097

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EAGLE II MODEL: NEW Construction, Great room design with 1430 sq. ft., screened lanai and 3BR/2BA. Starting at $224,900 | MLS:218029126








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HERON II MODEL: NEW construction pool home on fresh water canal. Great room, many upgrades with 4BR/2BA and 1990 sq. ft. Starting from $329,900 | MLS:218030863

PHOENIX MODEL: NEW construction pool home on fresh water canal with 2145 sq. ft., water views from all common rooms, 3BR/3BA. Starting from $359,900



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Real Estate 2 Championship Golf Courses, 6 Har-Tru Tennis Courts

239.482.1300 6000 Forest Boulevard Fort Myers, Florida 33908

SPACIOUS VILLA! 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Baths, lots of windows for natural light all opens to large lanai on water, golf course & morning sun. Community pool, 2 car garage.


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THE FOREST COUNTRY CLUB! Spectacular Lake & Golf course views! 2 bedroom, 2 bath spacious condo, totally furnished. Living room with fireplace, and sliding glass doors. Eat in kitchen with island and breakfast rm. Spacious lanai overlooks water and course.

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MOVE IN READY! 1st. Floor end unit, 3BR/2BA, amazing water & golf course views. Great room concept, pocket sliders that open up to lanai, dining rm., kitchen with breakfast bar. Turn-key furnished. Community has (2) championship golf courses, active tennis club and more.

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TURNKEY! This is the one to buy at a fabulous price and upgrade the way you want it. Original owners lived here in the winters and maintained it well!

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ENJOY THE 9TH OF BOBCAT COURSE! Exquisite custom kitchen w/high end SS appliances, glass back splash & granite counters. Master retreat w/steam room shower & Jacuzzi tub, dressing area & walkin closet. A mini-master suite for guests.

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SPECTACULAR WATER & GOLF COURSE VIEWS! 3BR/2BA, 1468 sq. ft., furnished, high vaulted ceilings. Pocket sliders across back, 28' lanai, whole house water filter system, washer/dryer. The Forest offers 2 championship golf courses, 3 dining experiences & more! Memberships available, not mandatory.

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THIS ONE IS PRICED TO SELL! Kraftmaid wood cabinetry, 2BR/2BA, pantry, SS appliances, granite, great room with beautiful wood laminate flooring as well as master bedroom. Tiled lanai with decorator fan, designer built in closets, larger tiled shower. Windows are impact resistant and view is best of the best!!

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THE LOCATION OWNERS IN THE FOREST DREAM OF! Tranquil setting on the largest lake with golf course views on each side. 2BR/2BA, decorator furnished at the end of a cul-de-sac. Incredible floorplan! The perfect package!

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BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED! 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 bath home totally renovated and priced to sell! Furniture available.

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FABULOUS 3BR/3BA TOWNHOUSE is undergoing a face lift! New white cabinets & granite counters being installed & some newer appliances. 3 lanais to enjoy incredible outdoor living! 1BR on main level & 2 master suites on 2nd level.

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THE FOREST COUNTRY CLUB! Great golf course & water views, 2BR/2BA, 1200 sq. ft., 1st fl. Condo. ''Newer'' flooring (tile & carpet), freshly painted through-out, all windows replaced w/hurricane grade. Great seasonal (easy to lease also), or year around condo.

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SOUTH FACING RIVERFRONT with 56,000 Lb boat lift. 4/4/3, brand new heated pool & spa. Just completed renovation you have to see to believe! Calling all chefs! Gorgeous cooks kitchen with double wall oven and 6 burner commercial gas stove. $1,490,000


GULF ACCESS IN SW CAPE Built in 2007, 3+Den, 2.5 baths, heated pool, 10K Lb boat lift, composite dock. 2210 SqFt. Hurry! $549,900 For More Photos Text R753493 to 52187

QUICK GULF ACCESS on 200' canal. 4 bed + den, 3 full baths. Heated salt water pool. Call today! Stunning at just $565,000 For More Photos Text R848692 to 52187

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BEAUTIFUL GULF ACCESS HOME 4/3/2, Electric Pool heater. West exposure, with Boat Lift. In established area of Cape Coral. $489,000 CAPE CORAL OVERSIZED GULF ACCESS LOT. $192,000

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4.6 ACRES WITH POND Manufactured 3/2 home. Bring your pets. Horse lovers must see this property! $199,900 For More Photos

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NEW DUPLEXES COMPLETED! STARTING AT $315,000 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1 Car Garages, Tile Thru Out, Granite Counters and Black Appliances with tenants in place. Build on Your Lot in Cape Coral Starting at $215,000 For More Photos Text R258859 to 52187



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3624 Del Prado Ave., South, Cape Coral

This 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo is less than 10 minutes from the intercoastal waterway. This unit has been a vacation rental and lightly used. Owner will entertain a turn key sale at an agreeable price. Front lanai is protected by roll down shutters, overlooks the pool. Bedrooms overlook a small park on the water. Plenty available dockage. $140,000

Just under one acre for someone that needs lots of space to spread out. Less than a five minute drive to a salt water boat ramp (walking distance). Great location and close to shopping, etc... $49,900

For More Photos Text R793761 to 52187

For More Photos Text R774873 to 52187

Call David Headd 239-340-9153

Call David Headd 239-340-9153

Maintained to perfection! 1 bedroom, 1 bath with a Florida enclosed room. Elevated, No flooding from the storm. Cable TV, Water & Sewer and lawn service included in the HOA. Active Community. 18 hole mini golf, Swimming Pool with Spa, 23 acre Fresh Water lake. $72,000

WIDE WATER VIEW!!! Enjoy sun and moon rises over the wide GULF ACCESS LAKE from the privacy of your expansive COVERED LANAI. 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath POOL home CONVENIENTLY located in a cul-de-sac. PASS THROUGH window from the kitchen to the covered lanai. Furniture and furnishings are negotiable. $525,000

For More Photos Text R678654 to 52187

For More Photos Text R780522 to 52187

Call James Braden 239-770-4787

Nice one owner home in a highly sought after area. Open 3 bedroom, 2 bath floor plan, back yard is chain linked fenced and the lanai is a spacious 12X45, that is 540sqft! $212,500

Call John Burchett 239-313-8042

For More Photos Text R680161 to 52187

Call Chic Dwight 239-851-4488

New inside! Kitchen is a wonderful flexible space. New roof and lanai screens, roomy lanai, nice sized pool, privacy landscaping. Close to Cape Coral Pkwy to find everything you need for your daily life. Washer & Dryer are negotiable. $230,000

Call John Burchett 239-313-8042

For More Photos Text R838141 to 52187


3624 Del Prado Ave., South, Cape Coral

This Well Landscaped and Maintained 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home is the Perfect Florida Home. Relax on the paver patio in your own Private Oasis. One owner home, in a perfect location convenient to beaches. $189,000

SOUTHERN EXPOSURE BASIN VIEW GULF ACCESS POOL HOME! 3 bedrooms PLUS den, formal dining and breakfast nook off the kitchen. Fully furnished, ready to move in. Water view from your sparkling pool area. Pool is heated for cool days' comfort. All assessments in and paid. $499,000

For More Photos Text R729537 to 52187

For More Photos Text R781932 to 52187

Call Carolyn Gardewine 618-918-0949

Call Carolyn Gardewine 618-918-0949

Spectacular water view over one of the 8 Lakes seems to go on and on due to the ''INFINITY edge'' pool. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, spacious living room with ''disappearing sliders'' opens up to the huge lanai. Kitchen with gleaming granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. $885,000

Open concept 3 bedroom, 2 bath home located on Magnolia Landings 18th green. Gorgeous view of the golf course. Bright, open living space leads to an expanded 15x25 foot lanai - perfect for outdoor living, with room for a hot tub, and taking in beautiful sunsets given the southwest exposure. $216,400

For More Photos Text R771483 to 52187

For More Photos Text R778303 to 52187

Call Carolyn Gardewine 618-918-0949

Call Carolyn Thiele 239-910-4525

Sailboat Gulf Access! Just minutes to the river. 2 bed, 2 bath condo in a small, peaceful and friendly community, including your own boat slip (with composite decking) and 1 car garage. Enjoy the views and all the activities that Cape Coral offers. $219,000

Bright open-concept home in Magnolia Landing! 3 bedroom, 2 bath split plan is move-in ready. Relax in the lanai with a partial view of the 2nd hole and don't miss the beautiful evening sunsets. $229,600

For More Photos Text R573264 to 52187

For More Photos Text R736664 to 52187

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FURNISHED GULF ACCESS CONDO 2 BR, 2 BA corner unit with extra windows! Freshly painted, Large kitchen, nice size bedrooms with upgraded baths. Text R717219 to 52187



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IMMACULATELY MAINTAINED 3 BR Plus Den/Office, 2 BA Pool Home in Gated Community. Tile Throughout, 2,200+ sqft. Newer Roof 2014. Beautiful sparkling pool. Text R845571 to 52187

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FANTASTIC RIVER VIEWS! 5th floor corner unit, 2 BR, 2 BA, in Downtown Ft Myers. Great Room floor plan with spacious 1135 Sq Ft of living area. All furnishings Negotiable. Text R393209 to 52187

DIRECT ACCESS-NO BRIDGES! Stunning 3 BR, 2 BA Totally Redone Heated Pool home! Custom features throughout. Impact Hurricane windows. Large Lanai. Text R800303 to 52187


RIVER GROVE ESTATES Nice area and close to town with a little over 1.5 acres, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, high ceilings, huge lanai, pool and a 1,200 square foot detached garage. 2,258 sq ft of living area, over 5,700 sq ft total area. Fruit trees and garden in place just waiting for the right owner to spruce up and enjoy. Home is being sold as is and has many options for customizing or you can move right in.

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Newly renovated and meticulously maintained Old Florida style beachfront cottage and guest house. 2BR, 3BA main cottage was totally renovated in 2016. Studio guest cottage features a comfortable living area, updated kitchen, tile floors, nice bath and spacious screened deck with Gulf views. $2,300,000


Best Priced unit in this building. Lovely view of the marina or the Cape Coral canals. Enjoy the lifestyle of walking down for drinks and dancing or fine dining. Cape Harbour is the hub of activities! $309,000 | Text R813799 to 52187


Heron's Glen Pool Home with Lake View. Hardwood floors throughout except in the baths and laundry room which have tile. Kitchen has 42' cabinets with beautiful granite counter tops. Upgraded stainless steel appliance package. $339,300 | Text R835524 to 52187


Canal views on a 3 lot site, with an elevation of 9.5 feet ASL! Custom built 4 Bed, 2.5 Bath home, gourmet kitchen with GAS! Three car garage is air-conditioned. 90 degree sliding doors from family room and kitchen out to the lanai. Located near Rum Runners in the SW Cape. One year warranty. $819,900 | Text R761203 to 52187


Park like setting, and just a short boat ride out to the river for great fishing! 130 ft on the water. Oversized lot with 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, thermal windows. Southern Exposure! $335,000 | Text R745916 to 52187


Seawall Already in! Southern Exposure! This canal goes down to Lake Arrowhead and Kimberly Lake. Canoe and fish for miles in the canals! Close to shopping and quick access to Fort Myers $25,000 | Text R782281 to 52187


Amazing gulf access lot in the prestigious SW area of Cape Coral with ALL ASSESSMENTS PAID AND SEAWALL in! No need to wait for permits! Just pick out your custom house and start living your dream life!! Located off of Aqualinda and Beach Parkway! The canal is 125 feet wide! $149,900 | Text R680130 to 52187

“Don’t just Dream it Do It!” Lenora Marshall 239.898.0484

Janet Leigh Eck


BS, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR® 5 Star Award Winner

3624 Del Prado Ave., South, Cape Coral 239-205-7200

(239) 898-6063

2 LOTS IN BURNT STORE LAKES COMMUNITY! SW CAPE CORAL Immaculate 3 Bed, 2 Bath POOL home with Pocket Sliders that lead out to the Large Screened-In Lanai. Enjoy swimming Cul-De-Sac & Waterfront Lot! Enjoy 11 Freshwater Lakes, Kayak year round in your Solar Heated Pool. Kitchen has a reverse osmosis (filter) system & large pantry. SW Florida awaits you! launch to Charlotte Harbor,and more! Choose your lot now! $345,000 | TEXT R842151 TO 52187

INVESTORS WELCOME! Buy your lot now in North Port. Restaurant and shopping nearby. Airports within driving distance. Don't miss out! Call today! $3,400 | TEXT R284910 TO 52187

$35,000 & $40,000 | TEXT R781927 TO 52187

TRIPLE LOT IN CAPE CORAL! Area continues to develop. Buy now and build later. Not far from Beaches! SW Florida awaits you. $14,500 | TEXT R724687 TO 52187

Sandra Drelich, PA REALTOR®® 239-689-0775

BREATHTAKING VIEWS! on this LAKEFRONT property. Beautiful LAKE KENNEDY with freshwater access to the 7 lakes. Gorgeous sunsets from your dock on this western exposure home. 2 Bed, 2 Bath, with Den. Eat-in kitchen, newer appliances and extra storage. Jet ski lift at dock. Close to shopping, dining, and park with all assessments paid!

$239,900 | Text R837507 to 52187

OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE! Assessments in and paid! Build in this highly desired community off of Pelican Blvd. in SW Cape. Close to Beaches! SW FL awaits you! $49,500 | TEXT R780514 TO 52187

Golf Course Gated Community


This GORGEOUS 4 Bed, 2.5 Bath Estate home with WATER & GOLF views in the prestigious Majestic Isles neighborhood. Cathedral ceilings, crown molding throughout, 18" tile floors, unique stone wall with fireplace & decorative niches. Large screened lanai, pool, spa, outdoor kitchen & a fabulous view of the lake & golf course. $534,000 Text R798554 to 52187


from this 2 Bed + DEN, 2 Bath open plan. You'll enjoy watching the golfers across the pond on #1 Fairway from your enclosed lanai or on the screened lanai. 20 inch tile in main living areas, updated kitchen and baths. $253,000 Text R798589 to 52187

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3 Bed/3 Bath Pool Home located on Surfside Blvd. in SW Cape Coral. In Model Condition, SS appliances, kitchen nook, Granite counters, u-shaped dock with lift! $499,000

Text R830190 to 52187


JUST REDUCED! Awesome Gulf Access, 2 Bed/2 Bath 1st floor, end unit condo with updated kitchen and carport! $164,000

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JUST REDUCED! 3 Bed/2 Bath Pool Home in SW Cape Coral! New Roof, S. Steel appliances, Granite, and boat lift! $439,000

JUST REDUCED! Custom 3 Bed/3 Bath Waterfront Pool Home. Over 2300 sq. ft. neutral tile on an oversized lot with assessments paid! $324,000

JUST REDUCED! Completely updated 1 Bed/1 Bath Condo, with Carport, on Bimini Basin & selling Turnkey Furnished! $136,000

Geary Quinn (239)560-0793

Sales Associate, REALTOR®, CAM Multi-Million Dollar Producer! RE/MAX Realty Team

Featured Homes COMPLETELY REMODELED 3 Bed, 3.5 Bath Pool Home with view of the Bimini Basin. Direct Access, 10,000 lb lift, boat canopy, heated pool-spa, tropical landscape - 650 ft curbing, summer kitchen with grill. Travertine runs throughout the entire home including the lanai. $799,900 | Text R825815 to 52187

Gloria Tate 239.851.6324 Raso Realty WELL MAINTAINED & MOVE IN READY! Well Maintained and move in ready 3 Bed, 2 Bath home. Large living area with vaulted ceilings, large back porch with a like new Hot Tub. Kitchen has Corian Countertops, black appliances. New windows and French doors going out screen porch. Freshly painted inside and outside. $194,000 | Text R657684 to 52187

Karen Petros 239.233.0836 Sunrise Realty Network, Inc

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2733 Oak Ridge #104 Fort Myers, FL 33901 239-454-9300

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LOCATED IN ESTERO! This home is in the gated community of the Island Club. 2 bed, 2 bath with Office/Den. Situated in a established community with a beautiful 23 acre springfed freshwater lake. Island Club offers a quality of life at a very affordable cost. MOVE IN READY. $232,000

Located in Terracina at the Vineyards boasts a spectacular lake view. Beautiful wood floors, remodeled gourmet kitchen with oversized center island, large dining area. 4 bedrooms with private baths. Enjoy stunning lake views while relaxing in the pool/hot-tub on the lanai. Vineyards Club membership offers golf, tennis, dining and pool. $1,585,000 | Text R855041 to 52187

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WATERWAY ESTATES 3 Bed, 2 Bath pool home in N. Fort Myers on a Gulf NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME! access canal no plan bridges to the Openwith floor and splitCaloosahatchee. 3 Bedroom , 2 Bath plan. or for Family/Florida roomPerfect opens tofirst poolhome and lanai. the retiring couple. Large home in a $299,900 | Text R757845 to 52187 North East Cape Coral neighborhood. $229,900 | Text R526341 to 52187 Lynne Berry 239-292-7228

LAKEFRONT PROPERTY BEAUTIFUL HOME! 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 2 Car Garage with tile 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath home on a canal in Matlacha Isles. LAKEFRONT PROPERTY MOVE IN READY - GOLF TODAY! thru out . Kitchen has 42''2 cabinets, granite Huge Onsunroom one and a with half lot. Heated pool andofhot tub 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Car Garage amazing views with tile tops, thru out. Kitchen has 42'' appliances. cabinets, theoverlooking golf course. 55 Large + community counter island and stainless canal. great roomhas openGolf to kitchen. granite countertops, island and and Tennis to offer. Updates/Upgrades $299,995 | Textappliances. R257152 to 52187 $449,995 | Text to 52187 stainless are everywhere in this 3 R635975 Bedroom/3 Bath. $309,895 Text R257152 to 52187 $319,500Robert | TextSolomon R508966 to 52187 Robert| Solomon 239-470-2759 239-470-2759

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WHISKEY CREEK Gorgeous home with 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, den/study, new VERANDAH COMMUNITY kitchen with wood cabinets, granite and new 3 Bedroom 2 Bath pool homecounter featurestops, a formal dining room, open layout, split floor plan, expansive appliances. New roof, freshly painted inside and out. master suite, screened pool/spa, outdoor kitchen. $354,500 | Text R812218IStoNOT 52187 GOLF AND CLUB MEMBERSHIP MANDATORY. $424,900 | Text239-671-7217 R563779 to 52187 Mary Conrod Elyse Pickett 239-738-6272


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WELCOME HOME PINE ISLAND CANAL FRONT Willow Creek homeDEEP with aWATER 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath split plan. Two 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1,800 sq.ft. island home. living rooms, formalhome dining, breakfast nook. Enclosed Western exposure with two covered boat slips Lanai. each with$245,000 a boat lift.| Lovely lanai off great room. Text R681951 to 52187 Kitchen has open concept with center island. Jessica Gatewood 239-738-6272 $429,995 | Text R257165 to 52187 Robert Solomon 239-470-2759

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PERFECT FOR ACTIVE SOCIAL PEOPLE Completely remodeled on ½+ acre facing McGregor at edge of historic area of Ft. Myers, close to dynamic River District art galleries, clubs & restaurants. Equally close to beaches & airport. Large heated indoor pool, beautiful terrazzo floors & swirled touches to living area ceilings give this eclectic property a strong art deco aura. Three distinct entertainment areas plus cozy gathering niches around pool make this home perfect for people who value entertaining. Pillared porch across front for afternoon relaxation. Stockade fence insures backyard privacy. 4 ½ car garage--great for storing recreational vehicles or water accessories, but it would also be ideal for a pottery studio or other artistic endeavor. Oversize tile throughout. Crown molding in primary living area. Each entertainment area creates its own unique environment— comfortable living room, spacious great room/media center w/ cottage-style paneling & a second casual great room w/gas fireplace & vented grill overlooking pool. Twin sinks & jetted tub in master. 2 A/c units. New roof. All electric & plumbing upgraded. Room to park RV on wide side drive. Must be seen to be appreciated. Offered for $519,000

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Closing Escrow: Funding & Recording BY B A R B A R A P RO N I N

Few days are more gratifying for homebuyers – and their agents – than closing day, when the last of the paperwork has passed muster and the keys to the house change hands. But while the sentiments are the same no matter where you live, the process itself may be different. Unlike the ‘settlement’ system in some states, for example, California defines ‘closing’ not as the date when borrowers sign the final loan documents, but as the date and time the deed is recorded. A consummation date recognizes the date the borrower becomes legally obligated to the loan – and a Closing Disclosure statement is given to said borrower at least three days before they are scheduled to sign loan documents. While at this point, the borrowers no longer have the right to rescind

the purchase agreement, they may take up to three additional days to review and approve the terms and costs of the loan – and/or to rescind the loan if any of the terms have changed. In most cases, three days after delivery of the Closing Disclosure, the loan documents are, in fact, signed. Still, the closing process itself unfolds in three very separate steps: Signing the date when loan documents are signed and notarized Funding the date the lender releases funds to the escrow company Recording this is the date – the true ‘closing of escrow,’ when the deed and any other recordable documents are recorded with the County

Only after the escrow company receives confirmation from the title company that the documents have been recorded does the escrow officer verify all the charges and issue net proceeds to the seller and distribute funds to any appropriate parties. In other words, the moment the Grant Deed is time-stamped by the County Clerk is the moment the property actually changes hands – and only then may the new owners receive the keys. In California, as elsewhere, the pathway to that happy moment – including a thorough title search – can be complicated. As your escrow partner, we are committed to making it as straightforward and trouble-free as possible.

Barbara Pronin is an award-winning writer based in Orange County, Calif. A former news editor with more than 30 years of experience in journalism and corporate communications, she has specialized in real estate topics for over a decade. This material is not intended to be relied upon as a statement of the law, and is not to be construed as legal, tax or investment advice. You are encouraged to consult your legal, tax or investment professional for specific advice. The material is meant for general illustration and/or informational purposes only. Although the information has been gathered from sources believed to be reliable, no representation is made as to its accuracy. Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2018. All rights reserved.

How to Get Approved for a Home Improvement Loan By Jason Caruso


hether you're building an addition, completely remodeling or just finishing your basement, a home improvement loan can help add value and comfort to your home. There are a variety of loan options available that we detail later in this article, but before you explore those, there are four steps you should take to ensure that you'll get the money you need: Understand Your Credit History With any type of loan, a higher credit score will give you better terms for your loan. But if you have a low credit score, that doesn't mean a home improvement loan is out of reach. There are government loans, private lenders and co-signing opportunities that may be available to you. 1

Evaluate Your Equity Home improvement loans are largely dependent on the homeowner's equity, since this becomes collateral for the loan. 2

Even if you have a decent amount of equity, you will need to prove that you're capable of paying your debts plus the added debt of the home renovation loan. The final terms of your loan agreement will be determined by your ability to pay back the loan on time. Get an Appraisal The lender needs to know the overall value of your home before agreeing to certain loan terms. Not every lender will require an appraisal of your home, but it helps to be prepared in case it's requested. 3

Estimate Your Project Cost Before you apply for a loan, you should establish a baseline of estimates from professional contractors to determine how much your home improvement project could potentially cost. This will give you a good idea of how much you'll need to borrow. Seeking out contractors for estimates will prepare you for what your project could entail. For example, you might be unaware that there's mold in your walls which is something you'll definitely need to take care of—and this will add to the amount you'll need to borrow. 4

While you're figuring out the cost of your project, be sure to request estimates from several contractors so you can shop around for the best price. What Are Your Home Improvement Loan Options?

After you've completed the above four steps, you'll be ready to look into your loan options: Home Equity Line of Credit With a home equity line of credit, you're able to withdraw money as you need it during a time limit that the lender has specified. Much like a credit card, as you pay some of the balance off, your credit will revolve and you can start to withdraw again.

This line of credit can have fluctuating rates that can be higher than the rate you'd get on a fixed-rate loan, making them more risky. But there is more flexibility with a home equity line of credit than a fixed-rate loan. Home Construction Loans When it comes to home construction loans, lenders need to place a lot of trust in the builder, meaning they are usually very cautious about giving out these loans. If things go wrong, the lender could quickly realize they've made a bad investment. Because of the risk for the lender, there are precise qualifications for this type of loan, including: » Proof of good credit and financial health » A comprehensive list of project details (floor plans, materials, etc.) » An estimated home value from an appraiser » A large down payment—usually 20-25 percent » Working with a builder that's approved by the lender Home Equity Loans A borrower uses the equity of their home as collateral under a home equity loan. The value of your property will need to be determined by a licensed appraiser, and this will determine the loan amount you are eligible to receive. Usually this requires good credit and can end up being more costly than other loan options since additional fees associated with the appraisal, originator, title and closing process can come up. FHA 203(k) Loans The federal government backs FHA 203(k) loans, which were established with the intention of revitalizing struggling neighborhoods. Under this loan, borrowers can purchase a property with the cost of repairs and upgrades included. The required down payment is as low as 3.5 percent in most instances. Make sure to follow the above steps and do your research on loan types as you're planning to renovate your home! Jason Caruso has over 15 years of experience in the financial sales and service industry. He is currently a loan officer with an independent mortgage broker serving Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Connecticut. Caruso has a degree in business administration and marketing. This article is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional advice. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of RISMedia. Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2018. All rights reserved.

THE EIGHT BEST REASONS TO USE A PROFESSIONAL PEST CONTROL COMPANY Many people consider themselves "do it yourselfers" and with all the information available online, it makes sense that many household projects can be undertaken by a layman or weekend hobbyist. When dealing with pest control issues, however, it may be a better idea to let a pro handle it instead of just buying some poison and going to town. Here are the best reasons to use a professional pest control company when you have a pest problem in your home:


Generally, the more services you purchase from your exterminator the more you save per service. As a result, each service becomes cheaper.


Many pest control companies offer discounts to clients who successfully refer them to their friends. This is a way to get money back for a service you have already purchased.


Once your exterminator has identified the causes of your pest issues, he/she can either perform the corrections to the structure or recommend someone who can. By changing these

conditions, pests are less likely to return.


our pest control company is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to ways to prevent pests. They will assist you with information on what you can do to prevent termites, ants, roaches and more.


Not sure which pest is bothering you? Your exterminating company will be able to get an ID of the pest, even if you are not covered for that pest. Maybe you have a mysterious bite; again the pest control company can help.


A professional exterminator understands the needs of your home or business. So he/she will formulate a planned approach to the implementation of service to aide in eliminating and reducing a pest invasion.


Using pest control products comes with a risk to your health, the health of your family and the environment. Pest Control companies are not only trained to use pesticides safely, they are also regulated by state and national laws that help protect non target animals from exposure to the insecticides.


The purchase price for an insecticide is generally cheaper for a professional exterminator since they are able to purchase their products at a wholesale price and in bulk. More importantly, they will use the right product for the pest that is infesting your home or business. Knowing the insect and the correct product to use is half the battle. Ants are not just ants, for example. Different species of ants may require a different type of product and application. You as the property owner may not be able to properly identify the pest; hence, spending more money on products in an attempt to correct your pest issue.

Steve A. O’Brien CDPE, SFR, ABR, GRI Broker, Certified HAFA specialist, Real Estate Consultant 239-994-0855

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BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS AWAIT! Elegant 5-bed, 4-bath home on the prestigious SW spreader canal overlooking a 100-acre natural preserve. Resort style gas heated pool and spa, surrounded by 4,000 sq.ft of pavered patio. $1,390,000 | Text R830743 to 52187

CLOSE TO CAPE HARBOUR! New Construction boasts many upgrades. 4 Beds, 3 Baths, formal dining room + den/ study, 2,541 sq.ft. interior, 3,667 sq ft total including the large lanai. $459,000 | Text R830739 to 52187

WESTERN EXPOSURE! Beautiful sunsets and views looking down intersecting canal with a short 10 minute ride to open water and the Gulf of Mexico with no bridges. 3 Beds, 2 Baths, great layout, split plan. Wrap-around dock with lift. A must see! $363,000 | Text R830746 to 52187




MOTIVATED SELLER! Huge extended lanai with 150 MPH covered lanai ceiling rock waterfall, complete outside kitchen! 3 Beds, 2 Baths, all tile floors except guest bedroom. Convenient location! $315,900 | Text R824998 to 52187



CAPE CORAL Largest fresh water system public ramp to take your boat out to Gulf access. Wonderful great room floor plan with 3 Beds, office, 2 Baths, stainless appliances in kitchen, huge walk in pantry, plus a 3 car garage! $349,900 | Text R739930 to 52187

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DESIRABLE LOCATION close to Tarpon Point, and Rotary Park. 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 car garage. Recently remodeled kitchen with granite countertops, SSl appliances and tiled floor. Courtyard pool with a tiki bar. Large master suite with sliders to the pool. $245,000 MLS:218027459 For More Photos Text R766355 to 52187 GULF ACCESS with access to Matlacha Pass. Beautiful lot just waiting for your new home. Great area with newer homes being built. Quick access to Burnt Store Road off of Gulfstream. $50,000 MLS:218025288 For More Photos Text R751845 to 52187 RARE FIND No neighbors behind you just the beautiful park. Bike to Tarpon Point with shops and several restaurants for your pleasure. 2 beds, 2 baths, mansard cage around pool with southern facing lanai. Living room with sliders leading out to the lanai and pool. $225,000 MLS:218033373 For More Photos Text R801692 to 52187 PALM TREE LINED STREETS greet you when entering this neighborhood off Surfside Blvd. 3 beds, den/office, 2 baths. Beautiful open floor plan with tile throughout. Kitchen has white raised panel cabinets, granite with breakfast bar. Large Master Suite with plenty of room for sitting area. $225,000 MLS:218017780 For More Photos Text R714454 to 52187

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BONITA SPRINGS CONDO can be purchased TURNKEY @ only $126k. SUPER LOW FEES $156 a month! Granite Kit & Bathroom. Heated Pool. Pets allowed & near Dog Park. $125,000

CUSTOM BUILT OPEN CONCEPT with Den/Family Rm. TILE THROUGHOUT & ALL PAVERED 1,000+ sq ft LANAI surrounding Pool. Volume Ceilings, Custom Blt In Fireplace. $350,000



NEAR EDISON FORD ESTATES & DNTN Ft Myers. Hi-rise living from Ground Floor! 3 Bdrms STUNNING views of River, Sunsets, Pool, Marina walk to Restaurants & Shopping. $250,000


GROUND FLOOR in beautiful Lucaya off McGregor near Sanibel w/view of Preserve. Over 1500 sq ft. Den & Screened in Lanai. Tile Roof. Heated Pool, Clubhouse, Fitness Ctr. $179,000

GULF ACCESS NO bridges out! TWO Lanais, next to Pool, Tile Roofs, Covered Parking. $190,000

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DEEPWATER DIRECT GULF ACCESS! Exquisite Residence in TOWN & RIVER! Completely rebuilt 3BR/2.5BA on cul-de-sac. Huge lanai w/pool and spa. SOUTHERN exposure. 110' waterfront. Meticulously maintained home! All the amenities one would expect to find in upscale residence. THIS IS A HOME YOU MUST SEE! $819,000 | Text R674840 to 52187

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Gorgeous 2 Bed, 2 Bath end unit located in this unique golf community. Views of the 9 hole course and lake from your large lanai. Immaculate, turnkey, move in ready unit! $164,900

Convenient Down Town Location! This Second

CAPE Floor Unit Offers 2 Beds, 2 CORAL Baths and Tile Floors Text R700084 to 52187

Throughout. Pet Friendly! Call Today Before This One Is Gone! $98,900

CAPE CORAL Text R612391 to 52187

Western Exposure & Plenty of Room For A Pool! 4 Bed, 2 Baths with separate living, dining and family rooms. Freshly painted exterior, on corner lot with fenced back yard. $209,900

Fantastic gated community with gulf access. Vaulted

NORTH FORT ceilings, stained wood doors MYERS and trim, formal living room Text R752117 to 52187

Rarely Found Acreage! Gated Community

with fireplace. Oversized screened patio with large deck area and pool. Boat dock offers quick access to river. $406,900

Custom home on a CORNER LOT! Fully upgraded pool

CAPE CORAL Text R776552 to 52187

Convenient Down Town Location! Move In Ready 3 Bed 2 Baths with Southern Exposure. Room for a pool! Fenced yard, utility assessments paid. $174,900

Beautifully Furnished 2 Bed, 2 Bath Condo on 5th

NAPLES floor with rich hardwood Text R576769 to 52187

floors in the main, dining, kitchen and hall. Extra large balcony with views of Mercato's Main Street. $799,000

Gorgeous Lakefront Home-Site With Western

CAPE Encompassing Estate CORAL Style Homes! Two And

CAPE home has 3 Beds, plus Den, 3 CORAL Baths, 3 car-garage. Kitchen

CAPE Patio To Catch The CORAL Amazing Sunsets! Close

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One Quarter Acres Fully Fenced & Cleared! $174,900

has a huge island and overlooks the living room. Tile throughout, including the bedrooms. $419,000



To Shopping, Schools & Golf Courses! Build Your Dream Home Today! $39,900

Another Convenient Location Serving Southwest Florida For more photos Text R744608 to 52187

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15661 San Carlos Blvd, Suite 1, Fort Myers For more photos Text R582276 to 52187

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BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM AUBUCHON HOME Contemporary, furnished, 4/5/3 sailboat access home. Spectacular views! Located in the prestigious Town & River community. 928 Cypress Lake Circle. $1,990,000

TARPON GARDENS RESORT LIVING Stunning 1st floor 2/2 w/2 car garage. Large open floor plan w/gorgeous views! Almost 2000 SF under air. Community offers many amenities including boat slips for lease. Offered turnkey. $389,900

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BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM AUBUCHON HOME Contemporary, furnished, 4/5/3 sailboat access home. Spectacular views! Located in the prestigious Town & River community. 928 Cypress Lake Circle. $1,990,000

S. FT MYERS DIRECT GULF ACCESS POOL HOME 4/3, Dock, upgraded kitchen and baths, tile, granite, over 1/2 Acre landscaped for old FL feeling! Minutes to Beach & Sanibel! $545,000


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VANDERBILT LAKES HOME COMPLETELY REMODELED 4/3 lake view pool home with NEW flooring, cabinetry, granite counters, A/C, plumbing, lanai screen & pavers! $699,900

BEAUTIFUL LAKE VIEWS 5/5.5/3 custom built sailboat access home w/private dock & lift. 1/1 guest house located in private gated Buttonwood Harbour. $899,000

For more photos Text R738434 to 52187

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SOUTHERN CHARM AND OLD FLORIDA STYLE 4+den/3/2 masterpiece, located on Historic Palm lined streets. Updated kitchen, remodeled upstairs and great outdoor living area. $449,900

2+ACRE COUNTRY SETTING IN HEART OF IONA! S. Ft. Myers, AG-2, large 3/2.5/den/2-car garage + shop, loft, island kitchen, fireplace, 1st floor master suite! $499,900

GORGEOUS CUSTOM HOME Lakefront 2016 Built 3/2/2 Saltwater Pool Home on 1 Acre! Private Gated PENDING Community with Private Kayak Launch/Storage and Hiking Trails. $504,900

COLONY LAKES VILLA Spacious attached w/low HOA 2 car garto w/open floor plan. For morevilla photos Textfees. R757849 52187 Gorgeous oversized lanai on corner lot. $239,500

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DANIELS CORRIDOR - EVERYTHING AT YOUR FINGERTIPS! Furnished 3/2.5 townhome, upgraded kitchen & baths, 1st floor master, loft! Close to Twins, Sox, & More! Tons of amenities! FORT MYERSRed BEST KEPT SECRET Golf community 2/2 condo with breathtaking views, $172,900

TURN-KEY HOME MINUTES TO BEACH AND SANIBEL! Spacious 2 bed/1.5/Carport, FL room, many updates, open, bright and cheery, Popular 55+ community, activities,&heated pool & more! TOWNHOME MINUTES TO SANIBEL BEACHES! Spacious 3Bd/3Ba, upgraded kitchen & baths, granite, tile and $135,000

no trail fees and low golf fees. $159,000

private fenced courtyard! Pool, tennis, fishing pier & marina! $158,000

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The Real Estate Book of Lee County, FL - 28_7  

Real Estate for sale, Condos for sale, waterfront property, lots, in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Sanibel, Captiva, Estero and Bonita Springs. Co...