Cape Coral- Fort Myers -Sanibel Island Florida Homes for Sale : Cape Coral Florida. Why Cash Remains KING! No huge gap to cross!

Joe Kendall, Realtor with Shore Line Realty a Waterfront and Gated Community Expert in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel Island

Cape Coral Florida. Why Cash Remains KING! No huge gap to cross!

In today’s Cape Coral , Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Lehigh Acres real estate market, where supply is low and prices continue to rise, home values are increasing. One major challenge in such a market is the bank appraisal.

If prices are rising, it is difficult for appraisers to find adequate, comparable sales (similar houses in the neighborhood that closed recently) to defend the price when performing the appraisal for the bank. APPRAISALS are always chasing values, in an price increasing market. APPRAISALS ARE A HISTORY PERFORMANCE Valuation.

Home Sellers are much less likely to counter a cash offer within 10-12% of asking price with a quick close, when the listing agent advises appraisals current impact on today's southwest Florida real estate market. 

Every month, Quicken Loans measures the disparity between what a homeowner believes their house is worth as compared to an appraiser’s evaluation in their Home Price Perception Index (HPPI).

The gap between the homeowner vs. appraiser’s opinion had been heading in the right direction (closer to even), until this past month, when the gap widened again.


Homes purchased with Financing on the market has to be sold twice; once to a prospective buyer and then to the bank (through the bank’s appraisal). With escalating prices, the second sale might be even more difficult than the first. If you are planning on entering the housing market this year, let's meet up so I can guide you through this, and any other, obstacle that may arise.



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Fort Myers / Fort Myers Beach / Cape Coral / Bonita Springs / Naples/ Sanibel Island 

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Comment balloon 1 commentJoe Kendall Broker • April 29 2016 06:05AM


I love the graphic and agree that cash will always be king!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) about 3 years ago