Fort Myers Real Estate and Community News

Oct. 14, 2019

Fort Myers FL #1 Place to Retire



FORT MYERS, FL (Oct. 9, 2019) –  U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, has named Fort Myers as the #1 best place to retire in the United States. Topping the 2020 list, Fort Myers had increases in desirability, health care quality, job market strength, and happiness, moving up from its number two spot on the list last year. “You can’t beat the combination of location, environment and weather we enjoy in Fort Myers,” said Mayor Randy Henderson. “The attraction of this area is irresistible.”

This year U.S. News increased the number of metropolitan areas evaluated from 100 to 125, in hopes to provide a more accurate reflection of where Americans can retire. The 2020 Best Places to Retire were determined based on a methodology that factored in happiness, housing affordability, health care quality, desirability, retiree taxes and job market ratings. These measures were weighted based on a public survey of individuals across the U.S. who are nearing retirement age (ages 45-59) and those who are of retirement age (60 or older) to find out what matters most when considering where to retire.

Survey respondents said happiness and housing affordability were their most important criteria when selecting a retirement spot. Data sources include the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as well as U.S. News rankings of the Best Hospitals. To see the full list of the Best Places to Retire, visit:

Jan. 27, 2019

Florida Market Forecast 2019

Zillow Forecasts

According to Zillow, the average home price fell $2000 from November to December.  The current average price iss $228,000.  Zillow’s forecast price for November 2019 is $241,000.  That’s a 5.0% predicted growth in price.

They give a 9.0/10 rating for Florida’s real estate market health. Homes with negative equity has dropped to 7% of owners. The state has a higher than average mortgage delinquency rate of 1.4% which is higher than the national average.

Posted in Buying a Home
Nov. 6, 2016

Paseo Sales Center is Gone!

Paseo Sales Center is Gone!  The last lots are being built on, and Stock Construction will soon be gone.  Resale demand will be coming back and prices should rise sharply.  Many Paseo homeowners have been waiting for this for a long time. Nicole and I are extremely excited to see a fantastic rebound in Florida's #1 Resort Community. 


Paseo Pool

Posted in Community News