FOM Friday: ESEA Re-up Hype


Bad bills need to be KILLED! Not reauthorized. It’s Unconstitutional and Illegal. What more do we need to say?

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It's Friday, you know what that means! Time to measure what's truth, what's fallacy/fib or what's in between. It’s Friday, you know what that means! Time to measure what’s truth, what’s fallacy/fib or what’s in between.

In a special edition of my “Fib-o-Meter” Friday, anti CCSS article, I’m taking a look at who’s hyping FOR the reauthorization of HR5 and who’s uncovering the truth behind HR5.

HR5:

Short title: “Student Success Act”; the long title’s much to long to even bother with. Since I write from the perspective of OPPOSING Common Core and that most of my readers are also fighting to halt CCSS, I’m going to assume you’ve read up on the reasons WHY HR5 is not the Bill it’s pretending to be. However, in case you haven’t:

Supposedly it will give back to the states back local control of education  (“Total Fallacy”) The “Total Truth”is that the bill will continue to mandate what the states must do in education!

States currently receiving federal…

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5 Hidden Secrets of Social Media to Maximize Your Online Presence | Trulia Pro Blog


This is what I’m working on this Summer to enhanse my real estate effectiveness.  Old dogs do learn new tricks!  Check out this link:

5 Hidden Secrets of Social Media to Maximize Your Online Presence | Trulia Pro Blog.


Amazing new listings in Colonial Country Club for Summer bargain shoppers in beautiful Fort Myers, Florida. Here are three new beauties:

9050 Shadow Glen Way, Ft Myers 33913, Unique 2,124 sq’ 3bedroom/3bath +den Laurel model with extra large pavered lanai/pool area always in the sunshine and framed with custom landscaping. Salt water pool w/solar and electric heater. Granite counters, custom paint and upgraded tile. Upgraded washer and dryer. 22′ high soaring ceiling makes living large. Sliders to pool pocket all the way to bring the outdoors in. Elegant 14,000 sq ft Clubhouse provides fine dining and entertainment and sports bar for 19th hole discussions and the full time social director has something for everyone. Fitness center with all Nautilus equipment boasting individual TVs on each aerobic piece, or perhaps a quiet massage, and miles of tropical nature trails where wildlife abounds… All this close to Florida’s Famous White Sand Beaches and only minutes from the airport for easy travel. Here’s the listing link: http://ping.fm/49T5T

10005 Sky View Way #2108 is a carriage home with golf membership that will take your breath away! http://ping.fm/wNDdr

You can’t beat these beauties in the Sunny West Coast of Florida!

Call Chris Quackenbush, Sandals Realty, at 239-823-2980 cell, and see if we have the home you’ve been dreaming about.

Here’s another great home in Prestigious Colonial Country Club


This $239,900 carriage home has the best location on the friendliest street!  Right next to pool and grills. Full golf membership included! Model 3bed/2bath 2 car attached garage 2,045 sq’ Tamarind carriage home with new carpet guaranteed 25 years, completely remodeled kitchen with granite counters, full granite backsplash, 42 inch cabinets with crown molding, upgraded lighting, fans, beautiful lake view, 2 master suites, garage cabinet system. Beautiful sunrise and moonrise view over lake. Intercom with speakers throughout. Elegant 14,000 sq ft Clubhouse provides fine dining and entertainment and sports bar for 19th hole discussions and the full time social director has something for everyone. Active tennis programs, Fitness center with all Nautilus equipment boasting individual TVs on each aerobic piece, or perhaps a quiet massage, and miles of tropical nature trails where wildlife abounds… All this close to Florida’s Famous White Sand Beaches and only minutes from the airport for easy travel. http://fgcmls.rapmls.com/scripts/mgrqispi.dll?APPNAME=Fortmyers&PRGNAME=MLSLogin&ARGUMENT=%2Fp%2Bu3k4gNc1WC4toKfPh45m4VLy00gCtUcLZss21zmCSMlWzesEy4o5ZWZh6VLxJ&KeyRid=1


 Just call Chris Quackenbush of Sandals Realty at 239-823-2980 for details!


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Exciting Prediction for Ft Myers Properties


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I’m Excited!

Real Estate UPdate from Chris Quackenbush, your Golf and Gulf real estate expert from Fort Myers, Florida. 

Stats don’t lie and new stats bode well for a booming recovery in the Ft Myers area.  From the feeding frenzy top of the market in 2005, the average price has declined a remarkable 48.42%.

Data from 1/1/2010 to 9/8/2010, one year ago, shows total sales in Lee County which includes hard hit areas of Lehigh Acres and Cape Coral amounted to $1,948,904,385.  The following chart from the same period this year shows total sales rose to $2,041,362,025.  Not only that, but the average price rose 12.7%.

Other: 0 Total: 14117
Bedrooms Bathrooms Square Feet List Price Selling Price DOM/CDOM
Minimum 1 1.00 326 $1,000 $1,700 0/0
Average 3 2.16 1,673 $147,146 $138,054 90/120
Median 3 2.00 1,574 $92,500 $90,000 41/51
Maximum 7 8.00 12,838 $4,950,000 $4,250,000 3391/3391
Total Dollar Value $1,948,904,385
Here’s the data from 1/1/2011 to 9/8/2011 in Ft Myers MLS Sold: 13121
Bedrooms Bathrooms Square Feet List Price Selling Price DOM/CDOM
Minimum 0 1.00 350 $4,900 $500 0/0
Average 3 2.20 1,724 $166,463 $155,545 100/135
Median 3 2.00 1,605 $100,800 $99,000 53/69
Maximum 9 9.00 10,500 $6,950,000 $6,087,500 1931/2582
Total Dollar Value $2,043,086,856

When the market was boiling over in 05, we were told demand from aging baby boomers wishing to share Florida’s Famous Sunshine would continue to buoy the markets for the foreseeable future. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0KXG/is_3_7/ai_n15762680/

This article from 2008 Sun Sentinel sites similar projections:  http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2008/aug/04/new-wave-baby-boomers-ready-descend-florida/

This article claims the peak of the baby boom move to Florida would be 2011 and would last for 10-11 years.  This may be accurate, but the authors didn’t imagine the melt down of the economy would forestall the decision for several years in the meantime.  This pessimistic article from the Miami Herald showed that result:  http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/01/31/2043029/fewer-people-moving-to-florida.html

Now, we have pent up demand with all those who chose to wait it out and work longer.  News articles are a barometer of the past, but the demand is about to explode again for these reasons:

Florida has a new Governor, Rick Scott, who is doing a marvelous job cutting spending and producing jobs in the state. 2012 is shaping up to be a dramatic shift in Federal government from tax and spend liberals to a conservative rebirth like none before in our history.  The shift began in the last elections and continues to accelerate with national sentiment swinging to the right in advance of 2012.

Once the Conservatives control of the Executive branch and the Senate, the job will be overwhelming, but very manageable with the right ideas.  Living in the Carter years and transitioning to President Reagan, I have seen the changes can be dramatic and results swift.

For these reasons, I see the light at the end of the tunnel and new days are coming for the beleaguered real estate market of Southwest Florida.  Investing now in the incredibly low-priced market with historic lows in interest makes enormous sense.

Chris Quackenbush

Your Southwest Florida Golf and Gulf Real Estate Specialist

Sandals Realty

239-823-2980

Chris@QTeamRealEstate.com