According to Roy: Off water property can be a piece of paradise
"According to Roy" is a bi-weekly article that features local real estate broker Roy Barker explaining the ins and outs of the Cape Coral real estate market.
So far we have talked about Gulf Access and Fresh Water properties. Last, but certainly not least, are the off water properties.
Not everyone cares to be on the water, whether fresh or salt. Off water properties may be the answer for these buyers. Off water properties are available in all areas of Cape Coral.
Just like waterfront properties there are numerous factors that will affect the price of off water properties, including location and proximity to the waterfront. We often call these ‘dry’ homes or lots.
You will also find off water properties in gated communities, like Sandoval, Coral Lakes and Cape Harbour. Many of the Golf Course homes are going to be dry, as well. Often these homes can be turned into a little piece of paradise with landscaping. I have seen some fabulous backyards that will make you forget you are not on the water!
The minimum building lot in Cape Coral is 10,000 square feet, so when you put a nice home and pool on your property you still have plenty of room for landscaping. There are a number of good landscaping companies around to help with ideas and plants.
Cape Coral is in growing (or hardiness) zone 9B, but just to our south Naples is in zone 10A. Our climate is subtropical (bordering on Tropical Savanna) and what grows here generally grows remarkably quickly! It is more difficult to keep the growth under control than it is to get it to grow, so get professional advice before you start planting that back yard paradise.
Things are really hopping in the real estate market in SW Florida. We will take a look at some of the trends in our next edition.