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Old 08-15-2008, 11:30 AM
 
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Oh ps i live on the canal and people take thier boats out every once in awhile . Its like the car the gas is higher atm around the country so obvisouly we all dont commute as often . Also i must say the canals are maintained BEAUTIFULLY!
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Old 08-15-2008, 12:48 PM
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Well i gotta laugh i can see where some posts here are saying the job market is this and that ..Well I'll tell ya what im retired and i live in the cape and i have a EXCELLENT lifestyle in a mediun household. There are jobs as we speak in the cape coral government to be had 5 i saw yesterday morning. lol Thats if i was to work . The FT MEYERS airport has TONS of job openings, i was there 3 weeks ago! I keep seeing adds in the paper for help wanted. Now if u are looking for some corporate position with great pay u may want to check on monster.com or the surrounding areas. Unless u are a developer ,real estate agent, landscaper, pool maintenance and or cleaning business. Those to me are the best jobs here. They are thriving. There is also a big rush of Europeans moving to Cape Coral, not renting but LIVING. So we shall see how the future pans out
Your tone seems a bit, well, condescending. Your retired, thats great! You dont need to worry about a job. All those "TONS" of jobs you see everywhere, from what I hear, are mostly just over minimum wage, without benefits to speak of. Again hardly enough to raise a family and pay a mortgage on (your figure) a $170,000 house. I see plenty of ads in the local paper for the "work at home" scam type employment.
And btw, I agree with you, the market here IS the foreign market. All of our wealth is leaving the area, the residents of the EU are buying up what they can, due to the falling value of the dollar. It's not just houses, and businesses, it's luxury automobiles, private aircraft, and yachts. This just further erodes the local economy. Inevitably, we shall all see how the future "pans out".
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Old 08-16-2008, 09:50 AM
 
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I've been here just under 18 years, and I see it getting worse every day.
Here's a few FACTS for you to chew on.....

Lee county has had over 28,000 foreclosures in the two year period from July 1, 2006 thru July 31, 2008. Pretty significant number when theres under 400,000 population. Most places in the country, are having far fewer foreclosures than that. On a per capita basis.

Lee county unemployment rate is currently at 7.5%, well above the national average. But still less than Detroit

The suicide rate has TRIPLED in the past year, in Cape Coral, alone

Was reported today, that while "overall" crime is down in Cape Coral, from same period last year, burglaries and MURDERS are up slightly. I guess that means less petty crime, more serious crime?

Can you see it now?

Several people I know that have recently rented in the Cape, were simply handed a lease to sign. No credit checks, or background screening. If they had the upfront deposit money, they were in. The rental market is extremely competitive here now. Anyone with an empty property is looking for any kind of income they can get.
I agree, I dont know of any section 8, yet. But it's just a matter of time.
Yachtcare, I enjoy reading your comments. Thank you!
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:28 AM
 
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I've been here just under 18 years, and I see it getting worse every day.
Here's a few FACTS for you to chew on.....

Lee county has had over 28,000 foreclosures in the two year period from July 1, 2006 thru July 31, 2008. Pretty significant number when theres under 400,000 population. Most places in the country, are having far fewer foreclosures than that. On a per capita basis.

Lee county unemployment rate is currently at 7.5%, well above the national average. But still less than Detroit

The suicide rate has TRIPLED in the past year, in Cape Coral, alone

Was reported today, that while "overall" crime is down in Cape Coral, from same period last year, burglaries and MURDERS are up slightly. I guess that means less petty crime, more serious crime?

Can you see it now?

Several people I know that have recently rented in the Cape, were simply handed a lease to sign. No credit checks, or background screening. If they had the upfront deposit money, they were in. The rental market is extremely competitive here now. Anyone with an empty property is looking for any kind of income they can get.
I agree, I dont know of any section 8, yet. But it's just a matter of time.
What kind of Germans do you think are coming to live/invest in Cape Coral?
The low and middle-low class ones who have ruined many beautiful European vacation resorts by their demand for cheap bars, cheap hotels, cheap restaurants, etc.
I know of at least one German who has bought and rents out his "Vacation Home" in Cape Coral with dishonest money...Happy about having the opportunity to have had washed his "schwarzgeld, illegal money", he does not care how much he is losing in short time because of Cape Coral economis situtaion. His wife boldly and bravely announces herself as "racist". I hope cape coral does not have too many of these "white German trash" !!
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:38 AM
 
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One person's pain is another's benefit....

Born & raised in this area so I must say this local recession is a breathe of fresh air. It will stunt growth, cause emmigration, and drive deflation. I can now live in my home area inexpensively with less traffic and competition for entertainment.

1) This now allows Lee County DOT to catch up from an Infrastructure perspective and fix/build roads properly without being rushed to move onto the next project.

2) Development has stopped (thank god!). There is no reason why 60% of your economy should be based upon development, construction, and real estate. This now reallocates our assets (people) to industries more suited for success moving forward. The clearing of land has not stopped with useless shopping malls or condos (think Metro Pkwy & Colonial). It's nice to see green areas with undeveloped areas the last thing we need is to pave SWFL and become like MIA.

People that are here for the long-term it is a good time to buy a nice home in a decent neighborhood. Any investors or speculators will not make above average returns on a risk adjusted basis. Please send your money elsewhere.
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