Capital Gains Tax Changes

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Capital gains tax as it pertains to home sales may change with new tax package. Both the House & Senate tax plans call for homeowners to live in their home for 5 of the previous 8 years to avoid paying a capital gains tax on any profits. Currently, the law calls for home sellers to live in their home for 2 of the previous 5 years to avoid a capital gains tax. The taxable gain amount stays the same at $250,000 for an individual of $500,000 for a married couple.

The senate version of the tax reform bill contains a provision where if home owners are under contract prior to Jan 1st 2018 even though they may not close the sale until some time in 2018, the former time frame for tax exemption will apply.

It’s too soon to tell which version gets to the president’s desk if any, but if you’ve owned your home for less than 5 years but more than 2 and are contemplating selling, now is the time. It is still possible to to get your home listed and under contract. Possibly even close the sale if we can secure a cash buyer.

Call to discuss how we can accomplish this.

As a Southwest Florida Real Estate Agent it’s my job to educate my clients and help them get exactly what they want and make sure their best interest are being considered in every detail of the purchase. This blog is all about educating you and empowering you with all the industry news, information, tips and things to consider before buying or selling your home. If you found this article interesting and know someone else that might benefit from it please feel free to share!

I’m always be available for personal service by phone or email, so feel free to contact us with questions any time! My offices are located on 2326 Del Prado Blvd. S., Cape Coral, FL 33990. You can reach me at 239-425-2503 or email me at Bob.Ashworth@gmail.com and you can visit my website at www.BobAshworth.com.

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Realtor, CBR, CDPE
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Cape Coral, FL 33990
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New Price on this Move In Ready Cape Coral Home!

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New price. Seller says SELL! Move in ready 3/2/2 SW Florida home. Nearly 2000 sq ft. Check it out. Contact me for more info or to schedule your own private tour.

2216 NW 7TH ST, CAPE CORAL, FL 33993    Beds: 3, Baths: 2, Sq. Ft.: 1,955    $195,500   Listing #216076714

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to this nearly 2000 sq ft move in ready home located in a quite neighborhood just off Chiquita & Tropicana. Upon approach you’ll appreciate the custom curbing and landscaping complete with 4 zone automatic sprinkler system. Notice too the double door screened entry. Perfect for any time of the day relaxing, not to mention the tremendous cross breeze ventilation that occurs when you open the house up. Inside, the home opens up to a very spacious living area with cathedral ceilings, stainless steel kitchen appliances, and expanded lanai. The owners have appointed the home very nicely for you with custom blinds, light fixtures & ceiling fans as well as LED lights throughout. This fine home is a must see. Call today for your private tour.

As a Southwest Florida Real Estate Agent it’s my job to educate my clients and help them get exactly what they want and make sure their best interest are being considered in every detail of the purchase. This blog is all about educating you and empowering you with all the industry news, information, tips and things to consider before buying or selling your home. If you found this article interesting and know someone else that might benefit from it please feel free to share!

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We will always be available for personal service by phone or email, so feel free to contact us with questions any time! My offices are located on 2326 Del Prado Blvd. S., Cape Coral, FL 33990. You can reach me at 239-425-2503 or email me at Bob.Ashworth@gmail.com and you can visit my website at www.BobAshworth.com.

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Cape Coral Spacious 3 bed, 2 bath Heated Pool Home

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603 SW 56TH ST CAPE CORAL, FL 33914

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$275,000  Beds: 3   Baths: 2     Sq. Ft.: 2,096    Listing #216065642

Welcome to this well maintained, spacious 3 bed, 2 bath heated pool home located in very desirable SW Cape Coral near Tarpon Pointe. The home sits beautifully on a corner lot just south of El Dorado Pkwy, directly across from gulf access homes. The home itself features an expansive open floor plan with split bedrooms, soaring ceilings, a wood burning fireplace and french door master suite with recently updated master bath. Many recent updates include new front doors, new impact sliders to pool area and a new pool heater. This one is going to go fast folks so contact your agent to set up your private showing today.

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As a Southwest Florida Real Estate Agent it’s my job to educate my clients and help them get exactly what they want and make sure their best interest are being considered in every detail of the purchase. This blog is all about educating you and empowering you with all the industry news, information, tips and things to consider before buying or selling your home. If you found this article interesting and know someone else that might benefit from it please feel free to share!

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Realtor, CBR, CDPE
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239-425-2503
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Cape Coral, FL 33990
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Find me on Zillow!

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Helping You Realize Your Dream!

Bob Ashworth photo card 2Sunny SW Florida! You’ve decided to make the move. Either as a buyer coming here or a seller moving in a new direction. My Zillow profile says it all. Put my experience to work for you! Celebrating 10 years with the #1 office in Lee County, RE/MAX Realty Team. Located in Cape Coral, but selling all of Lee County. I look forward to helping you realize your dream.

About Bob Ashworth, RE/MAX Realty

30 years in sales, marketing and Real Estate has given me the skill set required to successfully market your property in the 21st century. Additionally skilled as a ”Certified Buyers Representative” CBR, I’m the real estate pro you want on your side of the transaction whether you are buying or selling. Come see me in beautiful Southwest Florida, and let me help you discover your piece of paradise. I am Your Real Estate Solutions Provider!

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Zillow is the leading real estate and rental marketplace dedicated to empowering consumers with data, inspiration and knowledge around the place they call home, and connecting them with the best local professionals who can help.

Zillow serves the full lifecycle of owning and living in a home: buying, selling, renting, financing, remodeling and more. It starts with Zillow’s living database of more than 110 million U.S. homes – including homes for sale, homes for rent and homes not currently on the market, as well as Zestimate home values, Rent Zestimates and other home-related information. Zillow operates the most popular suite of mobile real estate apps, with more than two dozen apps across all major platforms.

Zillow launched in 2006 and is headquartered in Seattle.

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As a Southwest Florida Real Estate Agent it’s my job to educate my clients and help them get exactly what they want and make sure their best interest are being considered in every detail of the purchase. This blog is all about educating you and empowering you with all the industry news, information, tips and things to consider before buying or selling your home. If you found this article interesting and know someone else that might benefit from it please feel free to share!

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We will always be available for personal service by phone or email, so feel free to contact us with questions any time! My offices are located on 2326 Del Prado Blvd. S., Cape Coral, FL 33990. You can reach me at 239-425-2503 or email me at Bob.Ashworth@gmail.com and you can visit my website at www.BobAshworth.com.

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Experience Matters – I Can Help You Sell Your Home!

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Let the SWFL Real Estate Expert Help you Sell Your Home!

Bob Ashworth photo card 2Listening to a radio ad by John Morgan of Morgan & Morgan Law Offices reminded me that I work in a very similar way as Morgan & Morgan.

This particular ad focused on helping people with legal problem while shouldering all the expenses along the way. All of the legal filings, depositions, investigatory work etc. Mr. Morgan claims that he will do all the work necessary to reach successful conclusion to your case, or you owe him nothing!

This is the exact same offer that I pose to everyone of my sellers. I will use my knowledge, skills and experience to market your home. Guide you in contract negotiations, then manage the myriad of items necessary to reach a successful closing on your home, or you owe me nothing!

If you are thinking about selling your home, call me to discuss how my Unique Home Selling System will ensure that you get the most amount of money from your sale in the least amount of time that the market will bear.

If on the other hand you are planning to make a home, land, condo or new home construction purchase you’re in luck. As in virtually all cases, you can take advantage of my experience, tap my knowledge and in general have me help you make the right choice for you and your budget, and the seller or builder / developer, as the case may be, will pay my commission. Why would anyone you pass that up?

The bottom line is there is good experienced professional help available. If you buy or sell a 1/2 dozen homes a year, you may be able to go it alone. If you’re like most people who buy or sell a 1/2 dozen homes in a lifetime, call me to help you. On average I’m helping either a buyer or seller close on a Southwest Florida property 2 or 3 times a month, and have been for over 10 years. Experience matters! Put it to work for you..

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We will always be available for personal service by phone or email, so feel free to contact us with questions any time! My offices are located on 2326 Del Prado Blvd. S., Cape Coral, FL 33990. You can reach me at 239-425-2503 or email me at Bob.Ashworth@gmail.com and you can visit my website at www.BobAshworth.com.

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Bob Ashworth
Realtor, CBR, CDPE
Your Real Estate Solutions Provider
Southwest Florida, Gulf access, waterfront, Lots, Homes & Condos
239-425-2503
2326 Del Prado Blvd. S.
Cape Coral, FL 33990
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Average Days on Market to Sell a Home

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Home Sales Tips SWFL

Everyone want to know how long it takes to sell a home!

I get asked a lot – How long will it take to sell my home? or What is the average days on the market to sell a home?

Homes for Sale Cape Coral FLWhat is the average days on the market? Is a question on most sellers minds prior to listing their home for sale.

They confuse 90+/-  days of average time on market with meaning that most homes, or more importantly their home will take 90 days to sell. 90 days average means that many homes (the ones that were priced right) sold in the first 2 to 4 weeks on the market, however many others sat on the market unsold for 4, 5, or 6 months or more, which then helps comprise the average days.

If the Realtor that you are interviewing concurs that the average days on the market are, whatever they are, and that yes you should expect to sell in and around that time frame, you need a different Realtor!

Besides who wants average anyways?

Home ValueHere’s the bottom line. A home that is priced right for the current market, well exposed and marketed with good quality photo’s and a virtual tour, should expect to be under contract, or pending sale as some call it, within the first 2-6 weeks max on the open market.

In most markets and certainly here in my market in SW Florida, Cape Coral, Fort Myers and Lee County there is a large pool of buyers anxiously waiting for the right home for them to come on the market. Most buyers do their due diligence of visiting many homes before making a purchase decision. So the supply of homes that is on the market and therefore “unsold” for one reason or another, has been vetted by the pool of buyers. When we list a new home for sale that is priced right, boom! The pool of buyers immediately notice the new listing. If we hit the price right, multiple showings will begin and offers to purchase will follow.

The bottom, bottom line! Most sellers are unwilling to accept what the true value of their home is when they first list it for sale. So, we list a little higher than we should, then after 4-8 weeks when the seller begins to realize that maybe it’s priced higher than the buyers are willing to pay, they agree to reduce it. Homes are not like beef or wine. They don’t need an aging process to make them more enjoyable or desirable.

How many days will your home be on the market? Well that’s entirely up to you.

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We will always be available for personal service by phone or email, so feel free to contact us with questions any time! My offices are located on 2326 Del Prado Blvd. S., Cape Coral, FL 33990. You can reach me at 239-425-2503 or email me at Bob.Ashworth@gmail.com and you can visit my website at www.BobAshworth.com.

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Bob Ashworth
Realtor, CBR, CDPE
Your Real Estate Solutions Provider
239-425-2503
2326 Del Prado Blvd. S.
Cape Coral, FL 33990
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Fabulous Waterfront N. Fort Myers Condo for Sale!

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North Star Yacht Club North Fort Myers

Today we want to share with you our latest #SWFL listing –  a fabulous 2/2 Waterfront Condo in North Fort Myers, FL

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Welcome to this 9th floor condo at North Star Yacht Club with spectacular river view. This incredible Capricorn floor plan features a huge lanai facing The Caloosahatchee River, a flowing floor plan with in unit laundry and a spacious den or office. In addition this unit features upgraded stainless appliances, 42″ cabinets and a tiled dining and living area with floor to ceiling windows for a light, bright, open feel. This unit includes 2 parking spots. One outside and another deeded garage space plus 10 x 12 storage area. North Star Yacht Club offers a true waterfront resort lifestyle for the discriminating buyer with a fitness center, billiards room, meeting & card rooms, resort style heated pool and spa. Waterfront restaurants within walking distance, and downtown Fort Myers just a short drive over the Edison Bridge make this a fabulous option for your year round or seasonal vacation. Click here for Virtual Tour
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3426 HANCOCK BRIDGE PKY #903 NORTH FORT MYERS, FL 33903 –   $324,000 – Beds: 2, Baths: 2, Sq. Ft.: 1,786
Click here to view more on this listing.

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Realtor, CBR, CDPE
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239-425-2503
2326 Del Prado Blvd. S.
Cape Coral, FL 33990
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Getting the Most Money for your Home!

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SWFL Home Selling Tips

Pricing your home to sell for max amount.

There are a number of important factors to selling your home for the highest amount of money possible. Effective marketing of course is important, but so is pricing the home correctly for the market conditions that exist.

Cape Coral Remax Homes for SaleIn my business of listing homes for sale in and around Cape Coral & Lee County, Florida, I encounter sellers all the time who are unwilling to price their home for the market. There’s a plethora of excuses though mostly it’s due to a lack of understanding of what it actually takes to sell a home.

Most sellers think that they have to leave enough room between their list price and the price that they are willing to sell for so that the buyer can feel like they made a good deal in the negotiation. While it’s true that buyers rarely offer what they are willing to pay, they are also expecting the seller to counter offer and meet somewhere in the middle. Let me clarify that by saying somewhere in the middle doesn’t necessarily mean the middle. It just means not the list price, but certainly not the offer price. There’s more to it than that.

Nearly all buyers get to know the market by home shopping for a bit before finding the home they wish to offer on. They are at a distinct advantage over the sellers who typically haven’t actually seen any homes on the market other than their own.

Sellers and buyers for that matter, aren’t necessarily skilled at the art of negotiation. Oh sure most of them think they are, but they don’t know what they don’t know.

A couple of recent scenarios come to mind.

Lee County Home Selling tipsScenario #1

The first one is a nice listing in SW Cape Coral not on a canal but in a desirable neighborhood across from sailboat access to the Gulf of Mexico canal homes. My discussion with the owner prior to listing was about, of course, my marketing plan – My Unique Home Selling System. We also discussed my professional opinion of the homes market value along with data to support my opinion. The opinion was that the home’s fair market value was right around $250,000. Maybe a little more maybe a little less, but not less than about $245,000. I recommended a list price of $259,000, the seller insisted on $269,000. So I listed the home at $269,000 with the caveat that if that price doesn’t work with the buyers after a couple of months that we would have to reduce it to get it sold.

A home priced right is half sold!

So even though this home was just a little overpriced, we never got any offers on it. We had a number of showings. Fifteen plus in fact, but no offers. Finally after nearly 6 months on the market the seller reluctantly agreed to reduce the list price to my originally suggested price of $259,000. Miraculously within 2 weeks we had a good solid offer in hand. A negotiation ensued and we were able to get the buyer to pay $254,000. We didn’t need to wait six months for the same outcome that we could have attained earlier had we priced it right from the start or shortly there after.

So, don’t hire a professional to help you get a job done, then ignore his counselling. It’s just a waste of everyone’s time.

Selling Tips SWFLScenario #2

A recent listing where the seller is motivated to sell but needs to get every last dollar possible as he is forced to sell at a loss. My professional opinion on the value of his home is $114,000 +/-. I indicated that we might need to price it at $119,900 to get activity, but let’s try $125,000 to start as I never want to under price a home. Low and behold 2 weeks into the listing, hundreds of online views by buyers, though not a single showing request.

I advised the client that we should now reduce to the $119,900 price point to stimulate activity. He took my advise and granted the reduction. Within 8 hours we had 2 showings set up. Within the first week at the new price we’ve had 6 more showings with a couple of buyers considering an offer.

How can I help you realize your highest sale price possible? Lets get together for a no pressure market analysis and marketing plan where we can discuss your situation.

SWFL Remax Real Estate Services

As a Southwest Florida Real Estate Agent it’s my job to educate my clients and help them get exactly what they want and make sure their best interest are being considered in every detail of the purchase. This blog is all about educating you and empowering you with all the industry news, information, tips and things to consider before buying or selling your home. If you found this article interesting and know someone else that might benefit from it please feel free to share!

SWFL Real Estate

We invite you to like us on facebook, connect with us on Google+, follow us on twitter and connect with us on linkedin. We hope that you find our website to be a great source of information and visit often. Whether you are looking for Homes for SaleMoving Resources, or even Mortgage Information everything you need is right here.

We will always be available for personal service by phone or email, so feel free to contact us with questions any time! My offices are located on 2326 Del Prado Blvd. S., Cape Coral, FL 33990. You can reach me at 239-425-2503 or email me at Bob.Ashworth@gmail.com and you can visit my website at www.BobAshworth.com.

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Bob Ashworth
Realtor, CBR, CDPE
Your Real Estate Solutions Provider
239-425-2503
2326 Del Prado Blvd. S.
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Bob.Ashworth@gmail.com
www.BobAshworth.com

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Increase the value of your home – on a budget!

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Increasing the Value of your home

As a real estate agent I’m always on the lookout of great articles to share on my blog with recent industry news, valuable information, Tips, Do’s and Don’t and How To’s that will help you the home owner make better choices and get more of what you want. Today I’d like to share this article from Allstate on how to increase the value of your home and stay within a budget!

How to Remodel for $5,000 or Less

Want to increase the value of your home, but don’t have the money for a major investment? Make a few smart purchases, add elbow grease, and…presto! Your home has a bright new look and a higher price tag, whether you plan to sell or enjoy it for years to come. Here are some within-reach improvements, and what they might cost.

Kitchen Upgrade Tips$2,500: Update Kitchen Appliances Home buyers gravitate to the kitchen first, and even minor redos can return more than 100% of your investment when it comes time to sell. In the meantime, save a bundle by buying energy-saving models when they’re on sale.

$1,300: Re-floor a Main Room Toss that stained carpeting. A lush-looking floor can make a huge difference. Laminate flooring won’t stain or absorb dust or dander like carpeting, and you can get hickory, chestnut, walnut and teak look-alikes for around $1.99 per square foot.

Garage Space Savers$550: Garage Storage Most buyers will pay more for extra breathing room. You don’t need to add square footage, however, if you’re making the most of what you’ve got. Use a storage shelving system to hold gear, tools and gardening equipment.

$200: Refresh Kitchen Cabinets Top off your kitchen update with a new coat of paint. You can also add new knobs and pulls for a crowning touch.

$200: Make Your Closet a Home Office Skip a pricey addition with a cute, multipurpose space. Remove the closet door and clothes rod. Install one deep shelf to serve as a desktop and one or two shallow ones for files and supplies.

Home tips$200: Accent Key Walls This quick do-it-yourself project can be done for the price of a few gallons of paint. A single wall in a vivid hue gives a dramatic, upscale touch.

$50: Clean Bathroom Grout Grout and caulk not only look ugly as they crack and stain; they also fail at locking tiles in place and preventing water seepage. Cleaning and regrouting are both easy DIY projects.

Did You Know?

54%of homeowners surveyed say that they’re renovating or decorating to increase their home’s value.

70%of kitchen designers requested energy-efficient LED lighting for new projects.

A garage door replacement can be a good investment. It recoups an impressive 76% of the cost in resale value, on average.

Click here for original Allstate article.

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New Home Industry is Looking Up!

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New home industry really coming back?

wink-logoFORT MYERS, FL–New numbers paint a dramatic picture for the home building industry. Local home builders say sales are better than they have been in years.

BeckyNordan recently built a brand new home in Cape Coral. Her realtor, Craig Young, says building new is now a big trend.

“Essentially we have a shortage of supply and people are looking for a new product,” said young.

SWFL New Home ConstructionThe numbers seem to back that up. For the first time in seven years, more home builders say sales are good, not poor.

“We are seeing very good traffic count in our model centers and people are buying homes,” said Jonathon Pentecost of DR Horton Homes.

DR Horton is just one builder who is doing extremely well in southwest Florida. Right now they have 371 homes under construction and that’s triple the number at the same time last year.

“We are seeing a lot of confidence from the buyers, we are seeing good sales numbers month over month and our homes are selling,” said Pentecost.

From January to May in Lee County there have been 347 single family home building permits issued. Last year during that time, the number was just under 200.

“We are still cautiously optimistic, but we are really happy about what we are seeing on the horizon right now,” said Heather Mazurkiewicz with Lee Building Industry Association.

Cape Coral New Home ConstructionWith all the construction comes new jobs. Stats say for every one home built, three jobs are created.

“That is a significant amount of jobs that the industry is creating right now,” said Mazurkiewicz.

“The current market right now that is really booming is $150,000-$250,000 on the off water pool homes,” said Young.

Nordan says building new actually saved her money.

“We thought it was a better bargain than some of the re-sales we looked at,” she said.

Some of the smaller home builders also said conditions have dramatically changed, but say if interest rates spike again, the recent success could come to an end. Click here to view original article.

As a Southwest Florida Real Estate Agent it’s my job to educate my clients and help them get exactly what they want and make sure their best interest are being considered in every detail of the purchase. This blog is all about educating you and empowering you with all the industry news, information, tips and things to consider before buying or selling your home. If you found this article interesting and know someone else that might benefit from it please feel free to share!

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