NO SNOW IN FLORIDA???
Yes, that’s right, as my Domain Name states – there isn’t. Nor has there ever been any. While we presently have had the LONGEST cool season we’ve ever had to my knowledge; there’s never been any snow. This makes Florida, most especially the Southwest Florida area, one of if not the most desirable areas to visit during those long, extremely cold autumn and winter months further north. While there aren’t too many folks who would say they don’t enjoy the changing of the leaves or the first, fresh snowfall on the windowpanes, BUT, after awhile the trees are bare stick figures, the snappy winds start slowing you down as you try to head out the door adding additional clothing to keep your bones from freezing, the fresh-fallen snow turns to grey sludge, your electric bill skyrockets and you find yourself (like I did) scraping a one-inch thick slab of ice off your car windshield, while the motor’s been running for at least 15 minutes, wondering how you’re going to get your driveway plowed and saying ‘I hate this weather, I hate this weather’.
This is why the majority of Florida’s full-time residents originally hail from cold-weather states. November through April finds our area full of ‘snowbirds’ who come and visit to enjoy the finer things Florida has to offer – sandy beaches, gorgeous sunsets, boating, beautiful wildlife, phenomenal golfing, lush landscapes, a wide variety of dining, incredible shopping (our area in Bonita Springs has one of the largest, most affordable and famous outlet shopping malls in the US). (View my links for golfing and shopping).
After a few years of ‘snowbirding’ a vast-majority end up buying their own vacation condo, while still maintaining their home ‘up north’. As our children leave ‘the nest’ and head on with their own lives and age kicks in, as it always seems to do – doesn’t it though? – we instinctively want to get warmer still and avoid the steep inclines, slippery sidewalks and the other pratfalls which come with living ‘up north’. That’s when ‘conversion’ takes place. Those adorable vacation condos are suddenly too small and the need to upgrade into a larger, more full-time home arises. Those grown children are now parents and want to visit mom and dad (Mickey and Donald, too, of course) with the grandkids in Florida. That’s where I come in.
Whether your interest is in ‘snowbirding’ for awhile, or becoming a full-time resident of Florida (check out the great tax saving opportunities you’ll get by ‘Homesteading’ your Florida property, special tax incentives for buying in Florida, or the new ‘Special Approval’ financing restriction removal on condo purchasing, recently approved by Fannie Mae in my other Blog Posts); I can help. Call or email me so we can get you started on fulfilling a dream which so many others have and others have already accomplished.
CHECK OUT THE SHOPPING
CHECK OUT THE GOLFING IN NAPLES AND BONITA SPRINGS