Cape Coral Residential Permits

Cape Coral City Permitting

Looking to build a home in Cape Coral? Or maybe renovate your existing house? Did you know that Cape Coral requires a permit for even a fence installation? And windows and doors? But the city of Cape Coral has made it easy to obtain these permits. There are rules and guidelines spelled out right on their website.

Cape Coral New ConstructionMore times than not, the contractor you hire will pull the appropriate permits needed to begin the work. But not always. So make sure you are familiar with what documents and fees are required to get your home project in Cape Coral started.

Need help? Call the City’s permitting department at (239) 574-0546
Or visit in person:
Cape Coral City Hall
1015 Cultural Park Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL 33990

Good luck & happy improvements from your friends at Florida Future Realty, Inc. (239) 542-8521

Cape Coral Trick or Treating

Halloween in Cape CoralCape Coral Trick or Treating

October 31, 2012
Well tonight’s the night! Happy Halloween!

In Cape Coral we have trick or treating starting just before dark on Halloween night. We see everyone cleared out by 8:00-8:30pm usually.

Where are good places to trick or treat in Cape Coral on Halloween? Well, first and foremost probably your own neighborhood. While some Cape Coral neighborhoods are sparse with home and kids others are jammed packed.

Some years our area is busy and other years it is dead. When it is dead we usually drive over to a more ‘kid-friendly’ neighborhood. The ones that come to mind are near baseball, soccer and football fields. Also, if you have friends in gated communities like Sandoval or Heatherwood Lakes you might see if you can take your kids trick or treating over there. Remember that gated communities are for residents and guests and most will not allow car traffic and some will not allow pedestrian traffic without a pass.

There are also many local businesses and malls that hold trick or treating. Often times local schools, churches, malls, etc have events the weekend before or days heading up to Halloween so be sure to check for local listings.

This year (2012) I found the following for October 31, 2012 happenings:

Haunted Houses/Walks:

Mike Greenwell’s (By the way they had their safe trick or treating on the 30th), 35 N.E. Pine Island Road. For more information, call 574-4386.

Individual Houses (Haunted House):
Terror on 20th, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 2812 SW 20th Ave Cape Coral, FL 33914. For more info visit

First United Methodist Church, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 4118 Coronado Pkwy Cape Coral, FL 33904 (Trunk or Treat)

There are also many more events going on around Lee & Collier Counties as well including Ft Myers & Estero.

If you know of any great places to go trick or treating in Cape Coral please leave the information in the comments section for others!

Remember, have fun but be safe out there Cape Coral residents!


(please confirm all dates/times/locations prior to heading out) ~ Thanks! Florida Future Realty, Inc. (239) 542-8521

Homes for sale in SW Cape Coral

Just listed in the 33914 zip code of Cape Coral

Homes for sale in SW Cape CoralLooking to purchase a home in the 33914 zip code in Cape Coral? Or thinking about selling your SW Cape Coral home and wondering what is fresh on the market? Home values in SW Cape Coral are on the rise.

The list below shows the single family homes that were listed this week in the 33914 zip code of Cape Coral.


Veterans Investment Zone

Cape Coral Veterans Hospital and the Impact on the Cape Coral area Community

In 2010 construction crews broke ground and the much anticipated project had begun. Cape Coral’s very own Veterans Hospital with over 200,000 square feet of space. Before this hospital was built, the closest VA hospital was a 2 and ½ hour car ride away yet SW Florida has one of the largest condensed population of Veterans in the country. Come the end of 2012 our county will have a state of the art facility available right here for our veterans.

So what does this have to do with real estate? A little something labeled the Veterans Investment Zone (VIZ). The Veterans Investment Zone is the surrounding area around the hospital of undeveloped land with massive amount of potential. The city has approved certain incentives for development of commercial and industrial industry. You can search some of the properties here. With prime location just between Cape Coral and Fort Myers we are expected to have hotel chains, restaurants, medical office suites, and much more all within a short time period. If you can find anything available in the area then you should seriously consider investing.


The City of Cape Coral has offered incentives and is encouraging businesses to take advantage of the opportunity for growth in South West Florida. Visit the City of Cape Coral website for incentive plans.

Interest rates are at an all time low according to CNNMONEY:

Rates on the 15-year fixed mortgage, which is popular among those looking to refinance, fell to 2.97% — the first time it has dropped below 3% since Freddie Mac began tracking the weekly data.”

Contact an agent at Florida Future Realty today for more information today on real estate and Cape Coral information.


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Looking to reach the VA Hospital in Cape Coral? Their phone number is (239) 997-0626 and are located at 2489 Diplomat Pkwy E, Cape Coral, FL 33909.

Selling your Cape Coral home

Are you thinking of selling your Cape Coral home, just waiting for the “right time”? Now may be your perfect time.

We are all seeing a trend in the current Cape Coral housing market; prices up, inventory down. That includes foreclosed properties. We continue to receive many calls a day from consumers looking to “steal” their next home or investment property for pennies on the dollar. Just like all other types of sales; regular or short, the inventory of foreclosures is down significantly. We currently have in Cape Coral FL only 92 foreclosure listings that are active in the multiple listing service (MLS); a considerable difference from what we experienced in 2008-2009.

What about that “shadow inventory” that we are all hearing about? First, shadow inventory refers to properties that are either in foreclosure that have not “hit” the market or sellers that are delaying putting their property on the market; waiting for the market to recover.
We have been told that many banks are holding properties. They are waiting for the right time to start slowly releasing them; as to not negatively affect the current state. We have been hearing this rumor for quite some time, all waiting patiently. Is this fact or fiction? No one knows for sure, but what we do know is that we have many more buyers than sellers. We need something to sell, so would a shadow inventory released properly and strategically be such a bad thing?

The average buyer is really getting a bum deal, they now have to compete with big time investors; we recently had a listing receive 6 offers in the first 4 hours. So do we think this shadow inventory will negatively affect the current state of the market? We feel like our area is in a great position to absorb these properties and hold steady with the current prices. We may not continue to climb as quickly as we have been, but that just fine. We need to give the regular buyers time to find that perfect property all the while taking advantage of the super low interest rates.

Sellers, if you are trying to wait it out, think about this. Less homes on the market equal more buyers competing. If you home is priced correctly, multiple offers can be a reality. If we can help you sell your home, please don’t hesitate to call. We look forward to hearing from you.


For a no obligation market analysis, fill out this short seller form and we’ll send over the data to help you make an informed decision. You can also call us anytime at 239-542-8521 to connect with an agent directly.

Bayfront Cottage for sale in Matlacha Fl

Open House in Matlacha 5/19/2012 From 2-5pm

Saturday May 19th Florida Future Realty will be holding an Open House event from 2pm till 5 pm at  4241 Pine Island Rd Nw, Matlacha Fl 33993 (Coconut Cove Cottage). Bayfront Cottage for sale in Matlacha Fl and then you reach the wrap around deck with the stunning views of the Matlacha Bay and Mangroves. The private pool to your left is fronted by your very own beach with 2 coconut trees and a hammock. Watch the video for a detailed tour of the property. Stop by and see our agent Erica this weekend for refreshments and a personalized tour of all this oasis has to offer.

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Last year we had a world travel writer visit for a weekend and wrote a nice review about the island and Coconut Cove Cottage. Read what he wrote Here

Lee County School Choice

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

Cape Coral Bike Night

Saturday night April 14th from 5:00 pm till 10:00 pm Cape Coral will be holding its very popular DownTown Bike Night event on SE 47th TERR. The event will feature live bands, great food and drinks, and tons of street vendors for shopping. We at Florida Future Realty will have a booth right in the mix of everything interacting with our local community, handing out free stuff, and answering real estate questions. Stop by and see us for a free gift. If you need more information then contact us at the information below. Hope to see you there!
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Cape Coral home prices trending up in 2012

2012 has been a great year thus far; gaining positive momentum for our once troubled housing market. The once forgotten homes that were lost in the short sale or foreclosure process are now full of life, occupied by new loving owners, looking more beautiful than ever.  The first quarter statistics are very positive for the overall health of our local economy.  What they also show is that we have hit the bottom and have continued trending significantly upward from this time last year.

If you have ever dreamed of owning your piece of paradise, but are in need of a little nudge, here it is. In 2011 the average price for a single family home was $136,317.00, this year that same figure has increased by 22% making the average price $166,249.00.  That is just our local area, increases has been documented on a national level as well.

The Florida Realtors reported that real estate economists and analysts are optimistic that we will see a dramatic recovery in the next two years.  These economists predict that next year home prices will begin to rise by 2% and then get a larger boost of 3.5% by 2014.

These statistics coupled with low interest rates, and less stringent lending policies make now the time to buy that new home or special vacation spot.  If we can help you in any way make your dream possible give a call. We look forward to hearing from you.


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Cape Coral Real Estate | West Cape Estates real estate listings

West Cape Estates is a gated community located in NW Cape, there are 28 home sites 16 of which have Gulf access, 12 are situated on a fresh water lake.  All homes are on a generous lot of more than ½ acre.  The amenities offered at West Cape Estate are a clubhouse and fitness center, tennis court, and jogging path.  Check out what West Cape Estates has to offer.