Cape Coral Florida Real Estate | Buying, Selling, Building Vacation Homes
Who has not dreamed of a vacation home in Florida? Sun, beach, golf, boating, fishing, shelling, exploring islands, shopping, holidays, restaurants - these are all things that come to mind when you think of Cape Coral in beautiful Florida. With more than 400 miles of fresh and brackish water canals, Cape Coral is your Gateway to the Gulf of Mexico. It is the Venice of America and accommodates nearly 140,000 properties - and more than 40,000 of them are waterfront.
Whether you are looking for a vacation home, a vacation villa or a vacation rental, there is plenty to rent and buy in Cape Coral. The rental and management of a vacation property is offered through companies that take care of your property, if you can not do it yourself. Therefore, it is quite easy to own a property, even if you live abroad yourself. It's also not rocket science to purchase real estate in Cape Coral or anywhere else in Florida. The search for a suitable building site or house is very easy, because almost all properties for sale on the local real estate market are recorded in a central database, the MLS (Multiple Listing Service).
With the right real estate agent, you can reach your goal quickly and easily. As a licensed Realtor in Florida I am happy to help you. Whether it is a small vacation home or apartment or a luxury property, my focus is primarily on choosing a quality home or lot. In some cases, I also advise against making a purchase when important features are simply not right or the location is just not suitable for a desired rental. With new construction or newer existing homes and villas one can hardly go wrong, since high-quality and modern properties for rent in Florida are always in demand - and especially in Cape Coral.
Buying or building a vacation home
I will help you with your search for the best vacation home or property as your primary residence at an optimal price-performance ratio. We work for the buyer for free and also guide you if you want to start the new construction of your Florida home - from the first planning to the final inspection of your dream house I will be there for you providing you with continuous reports with images. I also assist you in equipping and transferring the property into a successful management and rental program.
I am there for you on site in Cape Coral, to help you make the right choices during color selection and handle the entire process until the transfer of ownership (Closing) and then continue to serve you until the last little things have received their check mark. I have a wide-ranging network of contacts who can help you with financing opportunities, tax questions as well as legal and insurance matters. I can also provide you with immigration contacts.
I am one of the most successful real estate agents in Cape Coral, Florida with more than $90 million in sales which results not only from the purchase and sale of land and houses but also include a large number of new construction projects. Reports, comments and references you can find online on Google or other search engines to show you how serious I am and that there are no compromises in the quality of customer service, no matter what your budget is.
After many years of an appreciating real estate market in Florida the numbers at the end of 2019 looked very promising, however then Covid-19 came into play. While everyone was under the assumption that the pandemic will hurt the market big time it was actually the other way around. After 3 months of a shutdown and considerably weaker activity all of a sudden the demand started to go up. At the end of the year 2020 the reasons were absolutely clear: historically low interest rates, tons of cash coming from the record breaking stock and other markets, a reduced supply and an extremely high demand from buyers from everywhere across the U.S. that wanted to leave the metropolitan areas and move into more rural ones had catapulted the market in Southwest Florida, and especially in Cape Coral/Fort Myers to new heights. You can download the end-year figures for the MSA Cape Coral and Fort Myers statistics area as a pdf. In a nutshell, they looked like this (all numbers compared 2020 to 2021:
- The sales volume (number of units) for single-family homes rose by almost 17% to 18,175
- The proportion of cash purchases increased by almost 60% to 6,493
- The average selling price increased by 28% to $506,033
- The dollar volume of sales rose by 50% to $9.2 billion
- The average time to get a property under contract decreased by 67% to 16 days
- The average time to sell/transfer a property fell 37% to 59 days
- The inventory of houses fell by 36% to 1,586
- The strongest increase in purchases was in the $600,000 to $1,000,000 price range by nearly 105%
What do you get for your money? Here is an overview of price segments in Cape Coral (you can also order an MLS Auto Search)
Real estate Cape Coral vacation home at a good location from $400,000 (dry lot or freshwater canal)
Real Estate Cape Coral villa at a very good location from $650,000 on the canal with access to the Gulf of Mexico
Cape Coral Dream luxury villa - new construction on the canal with access to the Gulf of Mexico - from $850,000
Cape Coral Florida Real Estate
The supply of existing properties in Cape Coral in the upper market segment with boat access to the Gulf of Mexico has declined noticeably over the past years in a great market. As a result, investors are once again focusing on the new construction of a villa. More and more people are choosing a building site in Cape Coral and plan their own new home project. Many of the international shoppers have already secured their land in Cape Coral that has access to the Gulf of Mexico.
Starting at approximately $250,000, you can purchase a vacant lot at a good location in Cape Coral Florida, which has the desired access to the Gulf of Mexico and thus guarantees direct boat trips into the open water.
A newly constructed vacation or primary residence home with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, den, more than 2,000 sq ft of living area and a 2-car-garage, tiled roof, Impact glass, a pool terrace that extends over the entire width of the house, a large pool with overflow and whirlpool and Electric pool heating plus as a lot of other features and upgrades starts at around $500,000. When choosing the right location rentals are as good as guaranteed. The purchase price of a non-canal property in good location starts at approximately $100,000. By the way, you can already get a vacant lot on a freshwater canal in Cape Coral for this price or even less. Building a standard house with pool starts at around $350,000.
Due to the increased level of property prices in Cape Coral Florida, it is often not easy to determine for yourself whether the selected property (vacation home or primary residence) is priced well or overpriced in this market. Therefore, any interested party who wants to buy a property in Cape Coral Florida, should definitely seek the advice of a licensed Realtor to benefit from their experienced market knowledge during this evaluation process. Information about this can be found here.
You should definitely use a reliable Realtor when buying a property in Cape Coral Florida, because the commission is always paid by the seller. Buying a property in Cape Coral, like everywhere else in the world, is business between people and through trust, so do detailed research who you want to have by your side. I stand by your side as a licensed real estate agent and navigate you through everything involved like assessments, deadlines and assist you on-site when buying an existing property or building a new one.
As a Cape Coral-based, german speaking real estate agent I have been helping international investors buy real estate, vacation homes or planning a new construction project since 2008. Through my experience, I can ensure that you will reach your goal without any stumbling blocks and that at the end of the day it will have been a lot easier than you thought. I have many references from highly satisfied customers who have bought, sold or built a property in Cape Coral with me and they all came to the conclusion that with the right Realtor there is no headache at all, no matter where you are!
If you are interested in getting access to the MLS database in order to search for a lot or home, villa or new construction in Cape Coral Florida or surrounding areas you can submit your request here. This system is real-time as opposed to Trulia or Zillow.
You will get access to the system within just a few hours. Feel free to contact me via email or telephone (for internationals - I use What's App at +1-239-728-8330) if you would like an appointment. I take the time so that you can make a well-informed decision. A successful real estate purchase in Cape Coral is based on trust and experience of the Realtor, so I am always available for you!
I assist in finding, financing and completing the purchase of a Florida property as well as the subsequent marketing as a vacation property - luxury real estate, residential real estate, vacation homes, oceanfront properties, riverfront properties, villas with access to the Gulf of Mexico, land, lots on freshwater canals, lots with gulf access, new construction projects of all kinds, investment properties - there is nothing I can not help you with! In cooperation with you we offer the complete furnishing and the decoration down to the last spoon.
The property can be transferred ready to move-in and save you time for your holiday with the family and immediately enjoy your new property in Cape Coral. I also take care of your new construction project. In conclusion, I look forward to meeting you! Sunny greetings from "Sunshine Paradise".
See you soon in Cape Coral!