Fort Myers heads the list of “Top 20 Cities for Foreclosure Discounts,” according to an analysis by RealtyTrac. While the housing market continues to recover into 2014, there are still good deals to be found on foreclosed homes with built-in equity in Fort Myers as well as many other parts of the U.S. Fort Myers had 203 foreclosure sales for the period June-November 2013. The average price of the home was $135,409, which was 65% less than the average assessed value of $254,526.

Fort Myers Leading Nation in Foreclosure Discounts

Fort Myers was cited in a recent CNN/Money article as one of seven US markets with half-priced McMansions. The Fort Myers area was heavily impacted by the housing market downturn and it is not uncommon to find homes selling for half their peak bubble value.

Fort Myers: Half-priced McMansions

Short Sale Sign

Short sales can offer real value for buyers of Fort Myers area real estate. Often short sale properties are in good shape as the owner is living in the home and cooperating with the lender. Many of our buyers are finding good value in the short sale sector of the market right now.

Fort Myers Short Sale Buyers Tips

While no one is going to confuse the current market with the investor insanity of 2005 and 2006, there is a growing buzz of investor activity in the Fort Myers area market. Many of these investors are targeting distressed single-family homes that need some spiffing to be resold to a traditional buyers.

Real Estate Investors Targeting Cape Coral

The IV has been pulled and the hospital gown is gone as the Fort Myers real estate market passed a monumental recovery milestone last month. For the first time in over two years, more than half of our sales were conventional transactions rather than distressed short sales or foreclosures.

Fort Myers Real Estate Market Jumps Back Over Shark