April 2014

Found 6 blog entries for April 2014.

According to the Bonita Springs-Estero Association of Realtors (BEAR), there was a decline in closed sales for single-family homes during the month of March 2014. It was actually 37.8 percent lower compared to last year. It was also stated that the probable cause for the decline is the decrease in active listings. It is not only single-family homes that are affected, even closed sales for condominiums and townhouses are also declining.

2014 BEAR President Anita Colletti even stated that the end of the winter season should not be a deterrent for homeowners to sell their homes. The 50 days in the market is the norm and homebuyers are expected to stay during the spring and summer season.

Aside from all this decrease in closed sales, there is still

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As the housing market recovers, the price of buying a home becomes a challenge for many. In just a year, we have seen a significant increase in the real estate market. National Association of Realtors claims that the median price for a single-family home is now at $203,500. Most mortgages require a 20% down payment. In addition, mortgage rates are starting to rise. That can be quite hefty for most of us.

It is quite hard to save money for down payment to your desired home. Still, there are some ways on how to guarantee your next down payment.

Tips On How To Save For A Down Payment

Look Into Loan Options - As mentioned above, the usual mortgage requires a 20% down payment of the home’s purchase price. Actually, there is an even lower option.

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State lawmakers in Florida proposed a motion to allow more districts in the state to be open to single-gender middle schools. Principals of various boy’s and girl’s school strongly believe that it is in separating genders will the student gain more focus on their academic careers. They believe maturity and social growth as well as honing fresh talents are far more achievable in single gender education of set up.

In Tallahassee, Franklin Boys Preparatory Academy houses male middle school students and a few miles away, girls go to Ferrell Girls Preparatory Academy. Both school’s representatives conveyed their deep satisfaction with the achievements their students make by the end of every term.

March this year, a measure (HB 313) establishing

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Fiddler's CreekFiddler’s Creek has sold off close to 20 percent of Sonoma, an elaborately planned estate within a posh residential setup. The sale of the homes housed by a total of 11 buildings standing within an enclave with a touch of futuristic modernity has been on for a couple of months and is expected to close when the keys to the last one of the 44 houses are handed to over its new owner.

Sonoma village’s features are drawn from classic Mediterranean architectural and structural designs that were accomplished by Lennar Homes. The houses differ in prices as the two-bedroom units go for less compared to the three-bedroom plans. Irrespective of these, all the houses command picturesque view of the lake, in addition to two car garages and air conditioning areas that

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The Naples city Pier, a much-loved and frequently visited city landmark, could undergo a major makeover very soon. Engineers who examined the well-worn boards, decking, railings, and other aspects of the pier have estimated that the repair costs will amount to nothing less than $900,000, which includes the cost of replacing a minimum of 2,000 boards among other fittings. Part of the repair and beautification plan also involves incorporating stainless steel and composite decking in order to reduce future maintenance costs. However, the issue at present revolves around acquiring the finance to begin repair work. At present, the city of Naples is permitted to collect up to $200,000 in annual tourist taxes. The idea is to collect 3 years worth of advance

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Florida Life Style Home is one of the few construction companies in Fort Myers that builds custom homes. According to their CEO and founder, Bill Ennen, building a custom house requires not only an ability to understand clients’ vision, but at the same time to have the expertise and experience to turn that vision into reality. Usually, that would mean dealing with challenges much differently from the ones found in conventional house building.

One of their recent projects is a The Mooring Home that was designed and built for the Gralia family. The home reflects every requirement that Bonnie and Ernie Grallia had about their new home and they both agree that Florida Life Style Home did an excellent job. The Mooring Home is spread over 500 square

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