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Wednesday, October 10, 2018   /   by Jim & Susan And The McCallion Team

The 411 on Florida’s Amendment 2


What is the Florida Amendment 2 that everyone keeps talking about? And why are we voting on it in November?



Good question! Amendment 2 was established ten years ago to set a limit on the amount of property tax that a non-homestead property in Florida could increase each year. The tax cap has helped prevent major tax increases for Florida businesses, property owners and renters in the past decade.

In 2019, the amendment is set to expire unless it is voted into permanent status during this November's General Election. That’s why you have been seeing so many signs and ads about the amendment!

“Everybody is For Ame ...

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Friday, October 05, 2018   /   by Jim & Susan And The McCallion Team

Fort Myers Ranked #1 Fastest Growing City in U.S.


It’s hard to believe that little ol’ Fort Myers outranked all of the other major, mid-size and small cities in the country as the fastest growing city in the U.S. Well, maybe it’s only hard for us to believe because we live here and are so engrained in our SWFL community that we hardly look around to compare ourselves to other cities. 


We're Pretty Cool.
But really, we have some pretty cool things happening in Fort Myers! There’s redevelopment taking place in the downtown River District, and of course, our historic homes and museums. But the study from WalletHub also reveals that the City of Fort Myer ...

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018   /   by Jim & Susan And The McCallion Team

What’s So Great About The Cape?


Mangos, Fireworks and Beer!

That’s what is great about the Cape. They have a ton of festivals throughout the year including some of our favorite: Mango Mania, Red White & Boom, and Oktoberfest. 

Get on Amazon and order your “I Love Mangos” t-shirt, your American flag bikini and don’t forget the lederhosen. Event goers are passionate about their outfits and festival spirit around here, which makes the events a fun experience year after year.



Venues in the Cape

The Cape is home to a number of parks and venues where the events are hosted. At the foot of the bridge is Bernice Braden Park whe ...

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Friday, September 21, 2018   /   by Jim & Susan And The McCallion Team

5 Years Running - Real Estate Ranks Best Investment in U.S.


The people have spoken! The American people that is. A recent study shows Americans believe real estate is still the top form of investment for their money. 



In fact, for the 5th year in a row, Americans have listed real estate as the top form of investment in the U.S. And it’s not just the Baby Boomers who believe this is true. Generation X and Millennials all listed real estate as the #1 source of investment. 

Would you look at that! Three generations agreeing with one another! 


Real Estate over Gold?
Just 7 years ago, gold was favored as the best form of investment over real estate and the stock market, which make sense given the timing of the recession ...

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Monday, September 10, 2018   /   by Jim & Susan And The McCallion Team

The Difference A Decade Makes

Today’s real estate market is drastically different than it was 10 years ago in 2008. We have bounced back from the housing crisis that occurred due to rising home prices and a drop in demand. In fact, most states across the U.S. are now experiencing a lack of home inventory to meet the current buyer demand. 

Below we look at what's changed in SWFL Real Estate since 2008, using local data pulled from our Royal Palm Coast MLS system.



What’s changed in a decade?

Inventory 

Let’s continue with our discussion of inventory and dive deeper into a few statistics. We measure inventory in terms of “months of inventory.” This is how many months it would take to expend the current inventory of homes on the market, using past and current sales data to come up with the number of "months inventory.”

As you can see below, every year the inventory of homes increases near the beginning of the year, which is the start of our busy season he ...

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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.