Fort Myers Beach Top 10 In USA

Fort Myers Beach
It's easy to tell how popular we are this time of year with all of our visitors and snowbirds finding sunshine on our shores. We cannot deny that we live and work in paradise. While our northern friends continue to brave the cold, we are enjoying warm temperatures and miles of white-sand beaches.
Our piece of paradise has not gone unnoticed. Journalists around the country are taking note and writing about our best assets. It's nice to read about why others like us as well. Here is some praise from some of the top publications in the country: Search Fort Myers Beach Real Estate
Family spring break destination
The HuffingtonPost.com named Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island, "5 Under-the-Radar Spring Break Getaways" featuring the islands in a roundup of "fantastic and family-friendly spring break destinations." What they said:
"This small Gulf Coast town (Fort Myers Beach) makes the perfect destination for a family looking for spring break fun and bathtub-warm ocean water. You can spend your entire vacation outside —on the beach, atop a bicycle, or in a boat. The island (Sanibel) is also home to the 'Ding' Darling Wildlife Refuge, one of the best places to see migratory birds in the United States."
Welcomed with open paws
Sanibel Island was recently ranked top 10 dog-friendly vacations in the United States by bringfido.com. The island was named for its pet friendly hotels, events, restaurants and parks and beaches for dogs to enjoy.
Fort Myers Beach ranks among the coolest small towns
Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel has included Fort Myers Beach as a finalist in their 10th annual America's Coolest Small Town contest. Fort Myers Beach is one of 15 finalists that made the list — and the only destination in Florida. What they said:
"Here, everybody knows everybody and you're never more than a mile or so from the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico." Courtesy Fort Myers NewsPress

Fort Myers and Naples area Foreclosures Fall


Foreclosures
Foreclosure and mortgage delinquency rates in both the Fort Myers and Naples areas decreased in September, according to statistics released today by CoreLogic.
In the Fort Myers-Cape Coral area, the foreclosure rate dropped to 3.2 percent in September from 5.9 percent a year earlier. The 90-day delinquency rate fell to 6.3 percent from 9.8 percent during the same time period.
Naples-Marco Island saw a drop in the foreclosure rate to 2.5 percent from 4.9 percent and the delinquency rate fell to 4.9 percent from 8.1 percent.
In both areas, the delinquency and foreclosure rates were less than the overall rate in Florida but more than the United States as a whole.
In the country as a whole, the delinquency rate fell from 5.2 percent to 4.2 percent while the foreclosure rate fell from 2.3 percent to 1.6 percent.
Florida's delinquency rate fell from 12 percent to 8.6 percent and its foreclosure rate dropped from 7.6 percent to 4.3 percent.
The foreclosure rate as calculated by CoreLogic measures the percentage of loans in some stage of the foreclosure process — not the number of new filings.
According to the monthly reports of the Southwest Florida Real Estate Investors Association, lenders filed 166 foreclosure lawsuits in Lee County in September and 179 in October.
Foreclosures in Lee County increased sharply following the residential real estate price implosion that started in late 2005.
The rate of foreclosures reached its maximum of 2,665 in November 2008 during the worst days of Lee's real estate meltdown as homeowners and investors walked away from homes that were worth far less than their mortgages.
Article courtesy of Fort Myers News Press