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Old 07-15-2008, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Amherst, MA
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I know it was a great thing, but now it seems they don't care anymore. Take a ride around, wow, people are slobs... The cape needs to get on people again so the city looks nice.

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In a way, when I was in the Cape, I thought that was good. Mowing the grass prevented snakes and rats to get in their lawn, and come on your lawn. No trash outside makes the city look nice, but I did see one UGLY yard when I was makes the place look nice.

 
Old 07-15-2008, 12:47 PM
 
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How can you say "homes are way, way overvalued". I just checked on Realtor.com and there are 820 three bedroom homes for sale in Cape Coral for under $100,000, 68 with swimming pools, and 134 for under $75,000 (also several with pools). Sure many of these are short sales or forclosures and may need some work, but many of them are not and don't need any work.
Anyone that thinks SWFL real estate is over valued hasn't paid attention.
 
Old 07-15-2008, 05:59 PM
 
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I know it was a great thing, but now it seems they don't care anymore. Take a ride around, wow, people are slobs... The cape needs to get on people again so the city looks nice.
Agreed.
 
Old 07-16-2008, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Amherst, MA
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I wouldn't tell people NOT to live here, as much as I rant about wanting to go back up north. I will tell people to come visit for 2 weeks, look around first. If you are dead set on living here, RENT first to make sure you like it here, you don't want to get stuck in a morgage here, then figure out you don't like it. Look at the jobs in your field. Compare places around the area. Don't let people steer you to certain places because THEY like it there... Look for yourself. I can say Cape Coral is the place to go all I want, but you could like it in South Fort Myers, or Estero, or even... Naples...
 
Old 07-16-2008, 11:22 AM
 
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HOME VALUES.......

If you want to live in a dump, in a not so upcale neighborhood, go ahead and buy a $100k home, yeah...... REAL NICE HOME!LOL.... Look @ Dallas,TX and see what you can get for $185-200k there compared to here.The only nice beach down here is siesta key, ft myers beach if you like trashy bars and trashy *** people, not to mention over priced food

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Old 07-16-2008, 12:21 PM
 
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You clearly haven't looked at any of these homes. Bad mouthing and exaggerating about SWFL won't make your situation any better. It sounds like your issues are much deeper than just SWFL.
Where's the great beach in Dallas??????
Good luck in your move.
 
Old 07-16-2008, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Where's the great beach in Dallas??????


You know, actually there are some people who are inclined to like a place even if there aren't beaches. Not all people love beaches
 
Old 07-16-2008, 01:09 PM
 
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I understand that, I'm not a huge beach goer. I was replying to the previous post that said there was only one nice beach here.
 
Old 07-17-2008, 07:29 AM
 
Location: fort myers, florida
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I think Lover's key is pretty nice and so is Sanibel and Captiva. Fort Myers Beach isn't the only option for the area...

That being said, there are some really good home buys out there. You can find a decent home in the $100,000s that is in a good neighborhood. There are also some crappy home buys too where people are reluctant to give up there 2006 asking price. Just takes a bit of research to weed through them.
 
Old 07-17-2008, 11:03 AM
 
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I'd rather have more home for the price in TX than less home here and they're smaller in size.

Example : Dallas : $185 - $200k can get you a 3k sq ft home w/pool, 2 story w/ media room - I no longer care about the beach anymore, tell me genius where can you get something like that here, oh not to mention, the home sits on a golf course w/ HOA fees @ only $85 yrly, HOA fees here in a CC style setting will be $200-385 a MONTH as they are in Burnt Store Marina and the Esplanade next door to BSM.

GIVE ME A BIG HOME , MORE FOR YOUR $$$$$, THAN THE BEACH ANYDAY
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