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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is ‘Florida Life’ All About?

Life in Southwest Florida is one-of-a-kind. Spend a day on the sugary sands, bask in the sun, swim or go fishing, and hit the town for premier dining, shopping, and lively entertainment. With something for everyone, Florida living never disappoints.

This sun-soaked suburban community is a haven for beach-goers, ocean lovers, and nature enthusiasts. With great properties, eclectic stores and restaurants, and plenty of outdoor activities at their fingertips, Bonita Springs residents feel like they’re on permanent vacation.

Make sure to visit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center and catch sight of some rare Florida wildlife you can’t see elsewhere!

How About Florida’s Real Estate Market?

With more homes for sale and higher prices than this time last year, the Florida market can get as hot as the famous weather. Coveted areas like Marco Island have seen home prices increase over 30% since the previous year.

If you’re interested in carving your niche in these prime markets and making the move to the Sunshine State, feel free to reach out and let us know.

What’s Florida’s Cost of Living Like?

According to multiple sources, the average annual cost of living in Florida is about $43,000, which ranks FL among the most inexpensive of all 50 states. But don’t think inexpensive means cheap! With average housing costs ranging from roughly $1,000 to $1,700 per month, residents enjoy peaceful living, beautiful weather, accessible amenities, and affordable luxury.

With no state individual income tax either and plenty of areas to live reasonably, it’s no wonder Florida is such a hot destination.

How Hard Is It To Find a House in Florida?

Countless people are flocking to Florida for its natural wonders, great weather, economic opportunities, and attractive policies. That said, there are still many homes available. According to Redfin, homes are staying on the market for a median amount of 46 days, which is over two weeks longer than the same time last year.

With a strong local agent who understands the market and knows the people, you should have no problem finding that perfect home of your dreams.

How Are the Schools in Florida?

Florida schools routinely outperform their national counterparts. From K-12 programs to colleges and universities, the Sunshine State takes education seriously (and the results prove it). According to U.S. News Rankings, the University of Florida places in the Top 30 universities nationwide, with Florida State University and the University of Miami both making the Top 60.

Overall, U.S. News Rankings ranks the state of Florida 3rd in the nation in terms of the best educational systems. Its higher education comes in at #1 in the Nation and its Pre- K-12 programs rank #16 nationwide.

If you want to get your kids ahead of the curve, come to Florida!

Is It Easy To Get a Home Loan in Florida?

There are many loans and mortgages available in Florida, and securing them can be relatively easy. It all depends on your circumstances and the financing option you choose. Are you going for a conventional mortgage? Do you want a jumbo loan? Would you prefer the lower down payment and credit standards of USDA, VA, and FHA loans?

Is a fixed or adjustable rate best for you?

Give us a call and we’ll help you find the perfect loan program for your situation. In some cases, you may be eligible with no down payment and minimal credit. Simply reach out and we’ll walk you through the entire process.

How About Florida’s Job Market?

According to the U.S. News Employment Rankings, Florida ranks among the top 10 states for Job Growth and the top 20 states for Low Unemployment Rate nationwide. Alongside hot housing markets, great schools, resort-style living, unique nature, and amazing recreational opportunities, the business side of Florida is yet another reason to make the move.

Always on the cutting edge, Florida is a major attraction for many top companies and industries. Employees and workers enjoy a fine living in areas such as life sciences, logistics, manufacturing, information technology, defense, financial services, aviation, and more.

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