2011 State Wide Open House

Are you in the market to buy a new home? Or have you been trying to sell your home and just haven’t found that right buyer? If yes, mark your calendars on March 26th and 27th for the
National Association of Realtors state wide open house.  More than 155,000 realtors will participate in this NAR sponsored event.   With great success last year the NAR is at it again,
anticipating an even greater turnout then the previous year.

Homes that will be participating in this event will have blue balloons on display to make each property visible to potential buyers. 
This event will be a home buyers dream.  The idea of being able to see dozens of homes, in one weekend, and at their own pace is a great incentive for buyers. For home sellers?  Getting the maximum exposure to their homes in one weekend can sure prove
favorable for any seller.

The housing market is hot, the home prices are affordable, interest rates are low, and inventory is high making it a great time to buy.  So mark your calendars, if you are in the market to buy or sell, this weekend is sure to be a great success for all who

If you would like any more information on the state wide open house or if we can be of service to you with your buying or selling needs we would be happy to help. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Happy house hunting!  

Yours in Success,                                                 

The Florida Future Realty Team



Homes still selling in Cape Coral?

Are we still selling homes in Cape Coral? The answer is yes, and in record numbers.  We have been getting so much negative national media attention, that our ideas are clouded with misinformation.

The National Association of Realtors published their polls and it shows that in 2009 with the assistance of realtors, 16,260 homes were sold.  In 2005 when the housing boom began, the record was 12,123

However one significant change is the declining home prices. In 2005 the median home price was 278,200, now in 2009 we were at 90,400. This decline is due to the record number of short sales and foreclosures now flooding the real estate listings.  Sellers are now coming to their senses and listing their homes more realistically, their homes are worth significantly less from what they were selling for 5 years ago.

The fact of the matter is that homes are STILL selling.  We may have to navigate through a few detours, from bank negotiations to new lending laws, but properties are moving.

Buyers also need to understand that there are great deals to be had, but when a property is under market value as many of them are, they may sell very quickly and most likely there will be multiple offers.

So when searching for real estate in Cape Coral, we suggest you secure your financing and act quickly when you find the right home at just the right price.  Call one of our agents at Florida Future Realty to assist you with your home buying experience.

Yours in Success,

Florida Future Realty Team