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Tuesday, July 17, 2018   /   by Jim & Susan And The McCallion Team

You Must Visit At Least 5 of these 39 Lee County Parks


Did you know Lee County owns and operates nearly 40 public parks here in Southwest Florida? There are six larger regional parks, 22 community parks and 11 smaller neighborhood parks all maintained by the Lee County Parks & Recreation department staff and volunteers. 

You’ve probably heard of, or at least driven by the signs of some of the larger parks like Lakes Regional Park and the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve. But we encourage you to pop-in the next time you are driving by or looking to spend some time outdoors. 

You probably don’t want to go in the heat of the day, especially right now during th ...

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Monday, July 16, 2018   /   by Jim & Susan And The McCallion Team

SWFL Home Sales Up 6.3% in First Half 2018


We’re half-way through 2018, can you believe it!? Everyone is curious to know, how is the real state market holding up to years past? So, here’s the gist…



Number of Sales Have Increased - Significantly
Let’s look at the number of homes sold during the months of January - June for the past five years. For this graph, we pulled data from the Royal Palm Coast MLS, for sales that took place in Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, Fort Myers, and Fort Myers Beach.

As you can see, we’re up 6.3% year to date 2018, compared to this time last year. And, we are just under the number of sales recorded in 2015, which was a record year for SWFL all around.  ...

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Thursday, July 5, 2018   /   by Jim & Susan And The McCallion Team

SWFL Waterfront Restaurants By Boat


Boating season is in full effect here in Southwest Florida. Well, really any time of year is “boating season” down here. The Fourth of July is an especially busy holiday on the water. Boaters hit the water at 9:30am, and return to dock after the fireworks at 9:30pm.

A full day of boating makes for one hungry crew onboard! Luckily there are serval waterfront restaurants with docks where you can tie up and get a bite. Below we’ve listed a few beatable restaurants in each area of Southwest Florida. You can see the location of each restaurant by locating the number on the map.
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Tuesday, July 3, 2018   /   by Jim & Susan And The McCallion Team

5 Factors In Choosing A Home To Retire


Boomers are moving to Florida! As more people retire from their full-time jobs and sell their large family homes up north, many are heading south to spend their retirement in paradise… or at least half of the year here. 

We can’t blame them, that’s why we live here too! 

There are a some common factors to consider when purchasing a home to retire here in SWFL. So we’ve taken time to list a few of them below.



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Thursday, June 21, 2018   /   by Jim & Susan And The McCallion Team

How Hot Are Florida Summers?


It’s officially Summer! Thursday marked the first day of Summer with the Summer Solstice. Although it has felt like “Summer” since mid-May here in Southwest Florida. 


We were just chatting about the weather with a prospective homebuyer from Virginia. She was worried Florida Summers were too hot and humid for her to live here year-round. So, we did a quick weather comparison of the two areas, and it turns out, Summers in SWFL aren’t much different than what she’s used to!



I think many are under the impression that the average temperatures are in the 100’s every day here in the Summer ...

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Susan McCallion
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The source of this real property information is the copyrighted and proprietary database compilation of the Southwest Florida MLS organizations Copyright 2018. Southwest Florida MLS organizations. All rights reserved. The accuracy of this information is not warranted or guaranteed. This information should be independently verified if any person intends to engage in a transaction in reliance upon it. The property information herein is derived from various sources that may include, but not be limited to, county records and the Multiple Listing Service and it may include approximations. Although the information is believed to be accurate, it is not warranted and you should not rely upon it without personal verification.