New Fort Myers 55 Plus Community

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There is a new 55 plus community in Fort Myers. The community, the Regatta manufactured home model in Phase II at Country Lakes, a deeded-lot ownership 55-plus manufactured home subdivision in Fort Myers on Country Lakes Boulevard, north of Luckett Road, Exit 139 off Interstate 75.

Built by Jacobsen Homes, the Regatta is a double-wide manufactured home encompassing 1,486 square feet with two bedrooms, two baths and a den. Completely installed on a ¼-acre landownership lot at 9790 Creekwood Lane, the Regatta features a 13-foot-4-inch by 6-foot-4-inch factory built half porch with a vinyl rail, architectural columns and composite decking.

The Regatta also features a round top glass front door, French doors, bead and batten wainscot in the den, box bay windows in the dining room, a solar tube in the hall bath and cathedral ceilings throughout. Other appointments include 2-inch blinds in all windows, custom painted textured drywall finish throughout and wood look vinyl flooring except in the living room and master bedroom which feature upgraded carpet and pad.

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The island kitchen features a high bar and includes gourmet stainless steel GE kitchen appliances, which include a ceramic glass top self-cleaning range, a side-by-side refrigerator, a dishwasher, garbage disposal and a spacemaker microwave oven. The kitchen cabinetry features a Lazy Susan corner base cabinet, pot and pan drawers and a V-groove glass cabinet door and a three-door pantry. In addition, premium Formica counter tops with ceramic tile lips are included in the kitchen and the master bath. The master bath also has a ceramic tile shower, double lavatories and a six-door linen closet.

Exterior features include a screen room, shed, a double carport and a full landscape package with an underground sprinkler system.

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The Regatta is priced at $174,890.

Thirty-two manufactured lots are being prepared at Country Lakes. The average lot size is 77-by-160 feet. These lots are priced ranging from $47,900 to $69,00, with land and home packages starting in the $190,000s.

Country Lakes 55 plus community features include a clubhouse with pool, shuffleboard court, playground, and tennis and basketball courts. Phase 2 is being developed across from a lake that features a covered gazebo

Prices Soar for New Homes!

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New Home Prices Soar!


Sales last month rose in three regions, rising to a five-year high in the South. They, however, fell 11.8 percent in the Midwest.
New U.S. home sales vaulted to a five-year high in June, while other data on Wednesday showed an acceleration in factory activity in July, boosting hopes of a third-quarter pick-up in economic growth.

Showing no signs yet of slowing in the face of higher mortgage rates, single-family home sales increased 8.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 497,000 units, the highest level since May 2008, the Commerce Department said.

Economists, who had expected sales to advance only to a 482,000-unit rate, said buyers sitting on the fence had probably rushed into the market to lock in lower rates in anticipation of mortgage rates moving even higher. Search New Homes and Condos Fort Myers.

"The recent increase in mortgage rates hasn't slowed demand as long as home affordability remains high," said Bob Walters, chief economist at Quicken Loans in Detroit. "We are, however, seeing an increased urgency from potential new home buyers as they move to secure today's historically low rates."

Though the government revised down sales from March through May by a total 38,000 units, the overall tone of the report was bullish. Compared with June last year, single-family home sales were up 38.1 percent, the largest increase since January 1992.

There had been worries that higher borrowing costs could crimp the housing market recovery after a report on Monday showed a surprise drop in home resales in June.

Mortgage rates have been rising in anticipation of the Federal Reserve starting to reduce its massive monetary stimulus later this year. According to Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate increased 0.53 percentage point in June to 4.07 percent, its highest level since October 2011.

Still, mortgage rates, which edged lower last week, remain low by historical standards and economists, including Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, believe the fundamentals in the housing market are strong enough to withstand the rise in borrowing costs.

Support for factories helped by New Homes


The strengthening housing market is lending support to manufacturing, which has been hit by deep federal government spending cuts and slowing global demand.

A rebound in new orders helped to lift factory activity to a four-month high in July. Financial data firm Markit's "flash," or preliminary, U.S. Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index rose to 53.2 this month from 51.9 in June.

A reading above 50 indicates expansion in the nation's factory sector. The acceleration in factory activity offered a hopeful sign for the economy, which has shifted into low gear amid tighter fiscal policy.

The economy is expected to have expanded at a rate below 1 percent in the second quarter, a sharp slowdown from the 1.8 percent pace recorded in the first three months of the year.

"The improvement in the July PMI suggests that the manufacturing sector has picked up a little momentum lately after a pretty soft second quarter," said Daniel Silver, an economist at JPMorgan in New York.

U.S. financial markets were little moved by the data.

While the inventory of new homes on the market last month increased to its highest level since August 2011, supply remains tight, putting upward pressure on prices. The median new home price increased 7.4 percent in June from a year ago.

Economists said the strong sales pace, which is keeping supply low, should spur builders to break ground on new projects and boost gross domestic product growth.

"We believe housing demand can continue to improve despite the fairly sharp increase in mortgage rates in recent months," said Michael Gapen, a senior economist at Barclays in New York.

"However, we would expect rising interest rates to pass through to housing activity with a lag, and we look to future reports to further assess the response of housing demand to higher mortgage rates."

At June's sales pace it would take 3.9 months to clear the houses on the market, down from 4.2 months in May. A supply of six months is normally considered a healthy balance between supply and demand.

Sales last month rose in three regions, rising to a five-year high in the South. They, however, fell 11.8 percent in the Midwest.

Mixed results on Lee County Tourism

Vital signs for Lee County tourism are improving but still mixed, according to an 11-month summary presented Friday to the county Tourist Development Council. Throughout 2010, hoteliers grappled with lingering economic doldrums nationally and locally an oversupply of new hotel rooms that held down what they could charge.
Then, starting in April, public misperceptions about the BP oil spill several hundred miles away shrunk demand for rooms, restaurant meals, fishing guides and more.

Now, with hotel-building essentially at a standstill — and area shores and wildlife still unblemished — tourism promoters are cautiously optimistic about a good start to 2011.
“What I’m hearing overall, is that occupancy is a little better. ... (Room) rate seems to be the battle,” said Tamara Pigott, executive director for the county Visitor & Convention Bureau.

“The first quarter (of 2011) is going to tell us a lot,” said tourism council member Tony Lapi. He’s president and CEO of Rochester Resorts Inc., which includes the ’Tween Waters Inn on Captiva Island.

As for 2010’s outcome: “I think that’s excellent, considering the accommodations challenges — and the oil spill challenges,” said Marsha Wood, research director for Davidson-Peterson Associates, the visitor bureau’s statistical consultant. She spoke Friday at the tourism council’s monthly meeting in south Fort Myers.

 

Survey-based estimates indicate that, January through November:

• Visits to paid lodgings were 5 percent higher than the same period last year.

• Visitation from people staying with friends and relatives was flat year over year.

• Occupancy in all forms of paid lodgings was essentially flat: 52.1 percent versus 52.3 percent.

• Visitor spending totaled just more than $2.2 billion, down 6 percent. Davidson-Peterson Associates attributed this to declines in spending by visitors to paid lodgings and those staying with friends and relatives.

A January-through-November summary for Collier County tourism wasn’t available. Research for the Naples, Marco Island Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau for November, however, showed tourist tax collections up seven-tenths of a percent, and estimated visits to paid accommodations up 4.7 percent, year over year.

Collier County does not estimate visits to family and friends. It also didn’t experience the drastic hotel-building boom that occurred in Lee County.

Looking ahead, Pigott in Lee County said the region is lucky in that the Easter holiday will occur on the late side this year — April 24. That could prolong the positive impact of tourism’s high season, when visitor demand and room rates typically soar. High season generally kicks in the second or third week of February.

Another expected plus: The partnership between Lonely Planet and the bureau’s Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel brand. The first Lonely Planet-written visitors guide for Lee County is expected to be ready by February.

Tourist activity in January tends to be slower than the next two months. However, the visitor bureau this week launched a raft of pre-scheduled newspaper advertising in snow-blanketed states to the north that usually send a lot of visitors here. Said Pigott: “Snow in 49 states can’t be bad for business.”

Fort Myer's Businesses feeling foreclosure's impact



The foreclosure crisis hasn't only hit homeowners in Southwest Florida; businesses are also feeling its effects.

A hair salon in Lehigh Acres has been forced to relocate not once, but twice because their shopping plazas were foreclosed on.

Elsa Cora's "Fresh Cuts Hair Salon" started as her mother's dream in 2008, but the reality of a bad economy made owning a small business a nightmare.

"The struggle is more than we thought it was going to be," Cora said.

Cora says the salon's first location off Lee Blvd. never even got off the ground, after the plaza they picked went into foreclosure.

They tracked down another plaza off Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers, only to face the same result a few months later.

"We established our business there, later I found out it went into foreclosure."

While some signs remain, Cora says lease terms under the building's new owner didn't work to stay.  Unwilling to completely quit, she moved the business again.

"If we all stop and think what the risks are, would we really take them.  Sometimes you just have to put the risks aside and just go for it."

Many of her clients and employees didn't follow the salon to Lehigh Acres. Cora's mother even stepped aside as a co-owner, though she works for the salon as a stylist.

Cora is confident the American dream is still out there.

"The drive keeps me going.  I want this to work.  I want to show her it can be done, we shouldn't give up." Courtesy of Wink News

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golf communitiesLiving on a Fort Myers golf course is a dream for many people out there. You have the beautiful, well maintained views along with a quiet environment. This is something that you can enjoy for years, regardless of your age. When trying to find the best, you can count on Fort Myers. You have many Fort Myers golf communities, and they each offer something astounding. This helps you to live somewhere that you love and to live in peace. With the options available, you will be able to build your own life somewhere that you actually like. You will not have to sacrifice much to get the place of your dreams here.

The golf course life gives you the chance to relax and have beautiful views everywhere that you look. This is why so many people go to these types of places when looking for a new home. You will be able to find beautiful homes and impressive views everywhere, which is not too uncommon because many of these communities care about the appearances. Whether you want the peace or the views, this is going to have something for you. You will be able to enjoy your home more and take more away from this.

You are not limited when it comes to options. A great thing about Fort Myers golf communities is the selection. With a huge amount of golf courses everywhere that you look, finding something that suits your needs is not going to be difficult. Whether you want a single family home or a condo, you can find what you are after. This helps you to be more comfortable and to like what you have. The availability of these homes helps to make this search easier on you. Once you find something that matches your interests and needs, express interest before it is gone.

If what you find does not interest you or if you have a specific idea in mind, you can create your dream home. Building your own property in your dream location is not going to be difficult. As stated above, there is a massive selection available. This means that you can find something that is ready for either new construction or remodeling. You will be able to create the home of your dreams in the location that you love. Choose your views and make this your own in ways that will pay off for you. This is not difficult to do and you can enjoy what you have so much more.

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Look around Fort Myers before making your final decision. Unless something strikes something in you right away, you should look at your options. There are plenty of (click here) Fort Myers golf communities available and they each offer something different. This is going to help you to have the peace and beauty that you want out of this, along with a home that is perfect for you. By doing your research and understanding more about what is around, you will be able to choose a place that exceeds your expectations and does so much more.

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Fort Myers Beach is the perfect place to buy real estate.  Are you looking for a new home?  If you are, then you are probably looking for an areas that has a nice environment Fort Myers Beach Real Estate Homes and Condos for Sale

Fort Myers Beach is the perfect place to buy real estate. Are you looking for a new home? If you are, then you are probably looking for an areas that has a nice environment, great weather, and is suitable for your family. Sure, lots of areas like those exist, but it can be quite difficult to find real estate in those areas because of either high demand or high prices. You certainly don’t want to be paying off a house for the rest of your life. Well, have no fear because For Myers Beach is the perfect place to buy real estate.
This area has some of the best weather in the country. There are no extreme cold winters and the summers are nice and warm. Best of all, you can get the best beach sunset views, since you’ll be right by the ocean. What’s better than a place that is close the beach and the nice ocean air? Best of all, the Fort Myers Beach real estate for sale is very affordable and there are great properties available at all times. If you wish to live in the Fort Myers area, there are a number of Fort Myers Beach real estate and Fort Myers Beach condos for sale. This is the ideal are to choose. There is lots to do. For one, the beach is one of the largest attractions. Imagine being able to take a walk or short drive to the beach all the time. You can watch the sunset over the ocean or just enjoy the ocean waves. Plus, since the area is near the ocean, you won’t get all of the polluted air you would near a more industrial area. You can engage in a variety of water sports like parasailing or surfing. There is lots to do, like many restaurants with great food, massage centers, or you can just relax on the beach side and work on your tan.
The Fort Myers Beach condos for sale range from the under $100,000 price range to over $500,000. There are condos in from the lower end of that price range to the higher end, so you have plenty to choose from. The most affordable condo is for sale at $79,000, so there is quite a variety. You can pick from condos that are a short walk from the beach if you are a frequent beach goer. The area has a full range of different square footages for all family sizes. There is the same variety for the real estate. This is a great area for settling with your family. The schools within the district are top notch and the perfect choice for your children. The neighborhoods are safe overall, so you won’t have to worry about high crime rates.
The Fort Myers Beach Homes for sale consist of beautiful, spacious homes that have access to that beautiful beach view. Homes and condos are available at quite a varied price range as well, so there are homes available for many income brackets. For a sunny environment and peaceful living experience, Fort Myers Beach is the way to go.nt, great weather, and is suitable for your family. Sure, lots of areas like those exist, but it can be quite difficult to find real estate in those areas because of either high demand or high prices. You certainly don’t want to be paying off a house for the rest of your life. Well, have no fear because For Myers Beach is the perfect place to buy real estate.

This area has some of the best weather in the country. There are no extreme cold winters and the summers are nice and warm. Best of all, you can get the best beach sunset views, since you’ll be right by the ocean. What’s better than a place that is close the beach and the nice ocean air? Best of all, the Fort Myers Beach real estate for sale is very affordable and there are great properties available at all times. If you wish to live in the Fort Myers area, there are a number of Fort Myers Beach real estate and Fort Myers Beach condos for sale. This is the ideal are to choose. There is lots to do. For one, the beach is one of the largest attractions. Imagine being able to take a walk or short drive to the beach all the time. You can watch the sunset over the ocean or just enjoy the ocean waves. Plus, since the area is near the ocean, you won’t get all of the polluted air you would near a more industrial area. You can engage in a variety of water sports like parasailing or surfing. There is lots to do, like many restaurants with great food, massage centers, or you can just relax on the beach side and work on your tan.
The Fort Myers Beach condos for sale range from the under $100,000 price range to over $500,000. There are condos in from the lower end of that price range to the higher end, so you have plenty to choose from. The most affordable condo is for sale at $79,000, so there is quite a variety. You can pick from condos that are a short walk from the beach if you are a frequent beach goer. The area has a full range of different square footages for all family sizes. There is the same variety for the real estate. This is a great area for settling with your family. The schools within the district are top notch and the perfect choice for your children. The neighborhoods are safe overall, so you won’t have to worry about high crime rates.
The Fort Myers Beach Homes for sale consist of beautiful, spacious homes that have access to that beautiful beach view. Homes and condos are available at quite a varied price range as well, so there are homes available for many income brackets. For a sunny environment and peaceful living experience, Fort Myers Beach is the way to go.