Have a home in the North Georgia Mountains as well

waterviews-lake-arrowhead-cape-coralCape Coral and Southwest Florida has to be one of my favorite places on earth but coming in a close second is the North Georgia Mountains and Lake Arrowhead GA more specifically. I actually work with many clients who own property in and around Southwest Florida and also have property in the North Georgia Mountains or in places like Tennessee or North Carolina. It is only natural that if you are in your retirement years and wanting to enjoy the best of both worlds then these two beautiful southern opportunities are here for you.

Obviously if you are on this site searching for homes in the Cape Coral area that you know why this place is so amazing but let me take a few minutes and explain to you about Lake arrowhead Georgia. Lake arrowhead is a gated community in the city of Waleska. The location is about one hour North of the city of Atlanta and is almost in commute distance if you work in the northern suburbs. The closest town to Lake arrowhead is Canton Georgia and it is a booming little town to say the least. Homes around Canton are  located right off of 575 making an easy route to get to the northern suburbs of Atlanta which are just about 20 to 30 minutes away. The community of Lake arrowhead has a beautiful new golf course, clubhouse playgrounds and even a Chapel. There is a little bit for everyone including a wonderful Fourth of July fireworks celebration on the Lake.

Real estate at Lake arrowhead ranges from buildable lots in the $10,000 range to luxury waterfront properties costing almost 1,000,000. As I mentioned about the amenities in Lake arrowhead the real estate opportunities are just as open. There is truly a little bit for everyone in the community. There are plenty of properties that are very affordable with mountain views and turnkey rental potentials if you would like some additional income when living down here in Southwest Florida.

I have included a couple links of information that will help you do some research on Lake arrowhead or the surrounding communities if you have any interest. Like I said at the start of this blog my heart is truly in Cape Coral in Southwest Florida but I absolutely love the North Georgia area including Lake arrowhead.


View from Cape Harbour with my happy buyers

View from Cape Harbour in cape coralI just wanted to take a few minutes and share an awesome picture with you.

This past week I had a buyer who purchased a property at the condominiums at Cape Harbor. The inspector working for the buyer was Richard Ross a local expert in inspections. This was the picture that was taken from the view at Cape Harbor of this awesome condominium that my buyers are so excited about. I’m really happy for them and I’m glad to have them as neighbors.

Lenora Marshall

Blue Water Realty

Cape Coral Central

Seeing homes by boat in Cape Coral


As a seasoned and productive local real estate expert, I am often asked to show homes via boat in Cape Coral. This is something that I feel is important for getting a great feel for what are community really looks like by water. The majority of our homes are traditional ranch with many different elevations and styles to choose from but where they really become interesting is the back of the properties. Cape Coral looks so much different when looking at homes via water. Our community really is so beautiful and has such incredible access to the Caloosahatchee River and the Gulf of Mexico.

With that being said I have shown homes via boat many of times and if you are pre approved homebuyer looking to purchase a waterfront Cape Coral or Fort Myers property and I would be honored to show you homes by boat. This really is important to me especially if you are spending over a half a million on a home you want to see how close the access is to the Gulf of Mexico and what type of access it may be. You may have to deal with a walk or you may have to deal with multiple bridges where your boat may not fit. This is why is important to take a look at homes via boat before making such a large purchase on a waterfront Cape Coral property.

Lots of new pool homes for sale in the SW FL area



Our little local Cape Coral real estate site has been extra popular lately for people looking for homes with pools in the Southwest Florida area. We are blessed with that traffic and with that traffic comes inquiries and questions about different types of pools and homes in our area. Some people call them zero edge and some people call them infinity pools but what ever they are they are the newest hottest trend in pools in Cape Coral. These pools or even more popular or if your home is on water because of the dramatic views that it makes from inside looking out of your house.

While showing homes I have recently seen homes with bright colored lights in the pools, built-in bars and Jacuzzis are extra popular these days. If you’re looking for a killer home in Southwest Florida on a pool be sure to search our easy one click button for pool homes in the area. I would be honored to help in anyway possible

Can you really compare Cape Coral to Naples?


Now it is hard to compare Cape Coral to Naples. They are so different in so many ways yet both offer such amazing waterfront access. Naples is without question a very expensive and fancy part of Southwest Florida. Cape Coral is arguably a much more affordable place to purchase a waterfront home. The recent five Million dollar + sale at Cape Harbor is proof of this. This 18,404 square-foot home sold for just over 5 million when most professionals agree that this home would sell for two to almost three times more than this just 45 minutes south of the area.

Now I know it is very difficult to compare the two cities but bang for your buck for what you get for waterfront access, fishing and the bonus of access to islands like Sanibel, Pine Island and Captiva are all an added bonuses to why I think Cape Coral is a much better deal for your perfect vacation waterfront property. If you are moving to Cape Coral and are actually still looking to work I would also say that Cape Coral offers more opportunity for jobs then the Naples area. With Hertz moving to Estero and everything that Fort Myers has to offer from a manufacturing and retail standpoint Cape Coral hands-down offers many more job opportunities in the Naples area. I’d also like to mention that Fort Myers has an international airport and accessibility to Cape Coral to Fort Myers is much easier into Naples.

Don’t get me wrong Naples is an absolutely amazing place with beautiful homes and great shopping but I truly love living in Cape Coral and then blessed to be a long time residential real estate agent here. I have really gotten to know this area so much and am proud to call it home. If I can ever help you find your perfect Southwest Florida home just reach out to me.

Top Neighborhood – Eight Lakes in Cape Coral 33914

Eight Lakes in Cape Coral

The eight Lakes community in Cape Coral is a very interesting and unique waterfront living opportunity. These Gulf access homes are technically lakes called Brittany lake, Finisterre lake, Brittania lake and  Thunderbird lake They allow for long rich views of the pristine water usually reserved for local Riverfront properties. This exclusive neighborhood is very close to marinas and shops at Cape Harbour and Tarpon Point. Most of these styles of homes are villla, traditional or Mediterranean.  Almost every home in the neighborhood has a pool overlooking the stunning lakes with Manitee and all kinds of fish at your back door. Most of the homes in the eight lakes are only 15 to 20 minutes to open water in the Gulf of Mexico. The neighborhood is located in the 33914 ZIP Code desirable of Cape Coral. Right next to the neighborhood is the local dog park, biking trails and the butterfly house. The adjacent Rose Garden neighborhood offers great access as well but does not have the dramatic views that the eight lakes offers. There is just so much opportunity on the Eight Lakes. I live just a couple streets away and have similar salt water and Gulf access that this neighborhood has but it is so nice to have the sweeping views of these unique lakes at your rear door. Oh and I forgot to mention popular builders in the Great Lakes neighborhood include Paul Homes and Bellagio. They both do a great job and their homes can sometime command over one million dollars!

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New Local MLS search options for waterfront homes

Now search by waterfront MLS type in Cape Coral and Fort Myers


I am always trying to keep our loyal home searchers as updated as possible of the newest and coolest search trends on our website. Most people don’t know but we use a company called Ihomefinder, there are also companies called diverse solutions, wolfnet and real estate webmasters. With Ihomefinder we now have the option to offer the home search for all SW. Florida kinds of waterfront home options with choices like Basin, Creek, Gulf frontage, harbor, intersecting Canal, Lagoon, Lake, mangrove, river frontage and even with a seawall!

This stellar MLS fed search really helps when looking for a sailboat access home or waterfront home possibly on a lake that is gulf access like the eight lakes in Cape Coral or if you’re looking for something with the seawall on river frontage or gulf frontage. You can also couple this incredible option of different waterfront properties with just listed or foreclosure properties in the area. We are really proud of this additional search option and if you would like to use it as you are searching for your next Southwest Florida home then go to the top right of our site where it says search for MLS and then utilize the drop-down that is additional waterfront options. I think you will find this as a greater option than other local sites and hope this will help you find the most perfect Cape Coral, Fort Myers or any of the popular local communities or islands around the area.

Why I love working at Blue Water Realty of Cape Coral


I have been at Blue Water Realty now for over a year and really enjoyed my time here with this top-notch Cape Coral brokerage. Blue water Realty is based in Cape Coral and I am proud to work for organization that has its roots in our local economy. The agents that I work with a Blue Water Realty are all extremely professional and knowledgeable about the different areas of Cape Coral that they work in. These systems, staff and leadership at Blue Water are a prime example of how a boutique successful real estate firm should be run. If you were looking for waterfront homes, condos or some of the nicest luxury subdivisions in Cape Coral I would be honored to help and you know that you have the backing of such a great organization of Blue Water Realty of Cape Coral.

New – MLS Search by Map function


We are proud to announce are new mapping function on our local Southwest Florida real estate website. This new updated IDX feature allows for you to zoom in in a specific area for an MLS map search. Places like Bonita Springs, Matlacha and Sanibel Island are all easier to search for homes now that you can use a basic map. We feel like this is a greater tool than most of the other traditional MLS searches on local real estate websites. If you are looking for a home in a specific area or community and you don’t know the name of it like for example the McGregor Boulevard area of Fort Myers then you can just use the map and zoom in on a specific community or type of waterfront property. This mapping function also allows for zooming in using Google Street view. This enables you to see what the neighbors may look like for a specific property or if the property is adjacent to a busy street or lower boat ramp.


To find this easy to use map search on our local website you can go to any of the top local communities located on the top of our website and find the search by map function on the right side of the navigation. With one easy click you will be brought to a map that is already geocoded for that specific area and allows you to see all the homes that are currently active on the market from the sky.


An example page for this mapping function is our search for homes in Estero by map page. Click on that link and you will find all homes for sale in Estreo via map. As usual if we can help in any way please feel free to contact us with the contact button at the top right of the site any time you feel like we can help.

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