Cape Coral gated community HOA fees

Cape Coral gated community HOA fees

Cape Coral gated community HOA fees explained

Living inside a Cape Coral community or development often appeals to many Cape Coral home buyers. The thought of having great amenities tucked inside a secure gate in Cape Coral is appealing. Living with others who have the same interests and perhaps a similar lifestyle can certainly be enticing. Cape Coral has many gated communities that offer diversity in lifestyle from the highly exclusive private to the amenity rich Cape Coral communities with a mix of condos, villas and single-family homes.

Living in a gated community in Cape Coral does come at a price, all communities will have some type of (HOA) home owners association fee. Often if it is a condo they may have a master fee and a condo fee, you need to pay special attention to that. The amount is usually dependent upon the amenities offered, how many residents in the community, and what services are provided.

There may even be special assessments in a community so make sure to have your agent help you research the financials of any Cape Coral community you may be interested in.

River Towers
Monthly condo fee $364.00
Included amenities: Billiards, Clubhouse, Community Boat Dock, Community Boat Lift, Community Boat Slip, Community Pool, Extra Storage, Library, Shuffleboard, Sidewalk, Streetlight, Trash Chute

Cape Harbor
• Harbor Preserve HOA fee of $110.00 per month
• Harbour Point HOA fee of $110.00 per month
• Marina South I & II, Monthly HOA/condo fee $310.00 per month
Included amenities: Basketball, Clubhouse, Community Pool, Exercise Room, Marina, Play Area, Private Membership, Restaurant, Shopping, and Tennis

Cape Royal
Annual Fee/Master HOA $665.00
Included amenities: Golf Course, Putting Green, Restaurant, Tennis, Clubhouse,proshop

Parkside at the Rivers
Monthly Condo fee of $570.00
Included amenities: BBQ – Picnic, Bike Storage, Billiards, Clubhouse, Community Boat Dock, Community Park, Community Pool, Exercise Room, Extra Storage, Vehicle Wash Area

Coral Lakes
Monthly HOA fee of $270.00
Included amenities: Basketball, Bike and Jog Path, Billiards, Business Center, Clubhouse, Community Park, Community Pool, Community Room, Community Spa, Exercise Room, Play Area,

Emerald Cove
Monthly HOA fee of $150.00
Included amenities: Beach – Private, Beach Access, Community Park, Fishing Pier, Play Area, Private Beach Pavilion

Isle of Porta Vista
Quarterly HOA/Condo fee of $1366.00
Included amenities: Clubhouse, Community Pool, Community Spa, Exercise Room

Paradise Point
Included amenities: Pool, spa, underground parking and deeded boat dock

Bella Vida
Monthly HOA fee of $193.00
Included amenities: Clubhouse, pool, tennis courts, soccer field, basketball courts, volleyball courts, playground and a picnic area with BBQ

Heatherwood Lakes
Monthly HOA fee of $139.00
Included amenities: swimming pool, cabana, and playground

Sandoval
Quarterly fee of $508.00
Included amenities: Basketball, BBQ – Picnic, Cabana, Clubhouse, Community Park, Community Pool, Community Spa, Dog Park, Fishing Pier, Play Area, Tennis, Volleyball

*****All fees and amenities are subject to change, all information should be verified*****

 

If we can help you with your search for a home in a Cape Coral community feel free to call us at (239) 542-8521 or click on one of the community links above to search through homes that are currently listed for sale.

Gen Y relocating to Southwest Florida

Gen Y relocating to Southwest Florida

Gen Y residents are flocking to the Southwest Florida area. New jobs, education, home prices, affordability levels, and of course the sunny weather are some of the reasons we are hearing about. The biggest contributing factor is the local colleges surrounding the area. Graduation rates are increasing and so are the Gen Y incomes. Just here is Lee County alone we have Edison State College, Hodges University, FGSU, Southwest Florida College

Prices corrections have played a huge factor in the new wave of Gen Y buyers moving into the communities. Certain Gated communities such as Sandoval and Cape Royal are seeing a spike in occupancy rates. These communities offer medium priced homes with family amenities which make them much more attractive than your basic community pool and tennis court.

The home ownership opportunities have become within reason for the Gen Y population to justify purchasing a home with value and quality starting to increase. In the early 2000s the prices shot up high and fast which caused uncertainty in the market making it difficult to justify buying homes.

The Gen Y group is attracted to the area for a number of reasons other than housing and schools; the downtown Fort Myers River district has a fantastic night life with multiple restaurants, pubs, nightclubs, and coffee shops. The luxury style updates made to the entire district in the past few years has increased the level of interest for all ages. Beautiful Cobble Stone style roads to keep the old time feeling, palm trees lining the roads, and older brick buildings keep the old world feeling with new world amenities.
Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel are always a relaxing choice for the Gen Y population. Beaches in SW Florida are rated some of the best in the country every year.

A few other Neighborhoods that the Gen Y groups tend to be attracted to are Cape Harbour, Gateway of Fort Myers, Colonnade at the Forums, and The Timbers. If you are interested in more information on any of these communities and what they have to offer then contact us at 239-542-8521 or email inquiry@floridafutureagents.com

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The different quadrants in Cape Coral

What are your specific needs and wants when searching for a home in Cape Coral FL? There is a familiar question we often get what is the difference between the 4 quadrants in Cape Coral? If you are new to the area or are searching online for a new home, this concept can be really confusing. Cape Coral is divided into 4 quadrants South West, South East, North West, and North East.  Each quadrant has its own distinct attributes, and qualities that makes it unique and special.

South East Quadrant

This is the first developed area in Cape Coral and is considered the heart of the city by most. It is positioned on the western bank of the Caloosahatchee River, with convince to Ft Myers Beach and Sanibel Island by way of the Cape Coral parkway toll bridge. SE Cape Coral’s first homes were built in the late 50’s and early 60’s, these original homes are usually smaller but don’t lack in old Florida charm and impressive native landscaping.  This area of Cape Coral is also highly sought after by water enthusiasts for its convenient and unrestricted water access; meaning any size vessel can easily maneuver through the canals, gaining quick access to the river and Gulf of Mexico. In the SE Cape many of the original homes, have been replaced with large lavish estates.  This and the fact that the utilities are in and paid demand some of the areas highest real estate values.

Communities and areas  located in SE Cape Coral:

River Towers

Park Side at the Rivers

Celebration Cape

Yacht Club

Gold Coast

Paradise point

 

South West Quadrant

SW Cape was the second area to be developed.  It is the only quadrant that has access to the Spreader canal (spreads water from the canals through the mangroves) and is bordered by a beautiful preserve full of wildlife and native vegetation. 

Because SW cape is a relatively new area, it is full of large new homes and beautiful gated communities.  SW Cape does also have a lock system in place which allows easy access to salt water; it does however limit the size of vessel.  Water lots are either situated on fresh (no gulf access) or salt water.  The fresh water canal system is what you desire; it will lead you through a chain of canals and fresh water lakes that is optimal for fishing and taking in beautiful natural habitat.  Most of SW Cape Coral has the utilities in place; however some homes may carry a balance. 

The communities  and areas located in SW Cape are:

Cape Harbor

Emerald Cove

Tarpon Point

Sandoval

Pametto Pines

Heatherwood Lakes

Trafalgar Woods

Rose Garden

Eight Lakes community

North East Quadrant

The NE Quadrant is a relatively new area that is full of new construction and vacant lots ready for development and room for growth.   It is full of superstores such as Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Target and many restaurants; chain and local located on Pine Island Rd.   More major development is planned for the future, but for now there are plenty of services available for the residents of this area.  If you are a boater this area may not be a right fit for you. All canals and lakes in this area are fresh water; the Gulf of Mexico is not accessible from this area. Most homes in this area do not have utilities in place, hence the less expensive real estate values.  If county life is what you’re interested in, this quadrant has acreage available but still in close proximity to all the amenities.   

The Communities and area located in NE Cape are:

Bella Vida

Isles of Porta Vista

Coral Lakes

North West Quadrant

This area of Cape Coral is located with convent access to areas such as Pine Island, Matlacha Pass, and Charlotte Harbor.  If you are a boater and need direct access to salt water there is an area in the southern tip of this quadrant for convince.  In addition to direct access, this area also has fresh and salt water lots.  In this area you have easy access to Burnt Store Marina, an upscale boating and golfing community as well as Coral Oakes golf course. 

The city utilities have not been extended to this area yet, the homes will be on well and septic, which will require a water system and ongoing maintenance. In this area there is a large inventory of new construction homes, available at all price points. 

The communities and areas located in NW Cape are:

West Cape Estates

Cape Royal

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If we can help you decided on what area fits your needs, please don’t hesitate to call we look forward to hearing from you.

Yours in Success,

The Florida Future Realty Team

Inquiry@floridafutureagents.com

Need a break form the winter weather?

Punxsutawney Phil predicts that spring will come early this year! That is great news for the Northerners anxiously awaiting a break from the seemingly never ending snow, ice and frigid
temperatures.   This time of year many start daydreaming of somewhere warm to escape, for a much needed break from the sea of white.
  

The good news is that here in South West Florida the average temperature is 74.4 degrees, and 355 days a year we can count onthe sun to be shining.   So if escaping the harsh weather is just what the doctor ordered we have the cure.  A home right here in our own private paradise of Cape Coral FL.

 Not only do we have a large inventory of single family homes and condo offered on and off the water, but we have some really great gated communities here as well.  One community right here in Cape Coral that has a lot to offer is:

Sandoval

This gated community is well maintained with spotless grounds. Sandoval has tons of amenities to keep residents happy and busy.  They have a large award-winning pool with slides for the kids and an area just for relaxing.  There is 5,319 sq ft community center located in the center of the development which includes a gathering area, catering kitchen and state of the art fitness center.  There is a court or field for every sport imaginable (volleyball, basketball, tennis, large open play field and even a bocce court)  a pier to fish from, and they even offer an area for picnic’s and barbecue’s large enough to accommodate family and friends.  Sandoval also has a fenced in area for your four legged family members to socialize in and burn of excess energy.  There is even a 2 mile linear park for those beautiful after dinner strolls. 
Here are the specifics regarding Sandoval, today February 4, 2011.

Sandoval offers carriage homes, Single family homes, and villas. There are 20 properties available for purchase in this community ranging from $119,900 to $244,415.  The majority are single family homes.  The different floor plans available have a minimum of 2 beds and 2 baths with 1536 sq ft, all the way up to 5 beds and 3 baths with 2851 sq feet.  

Out of the 20 available properties 2 are short sales.  The community appears to have many happy residents taking advantage of the multitude of amenities and enjoying what this community has to offer.  If we can assist you in buying or selling your next home in Sandoval or anywhere else for that matter we look forward to hearing from you. 

Yours in Success,

The Florida Future Realty Team

239-542-8521

inquiry@FloridaFutureAgents.com