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.

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.

Top 3 types of homes I love to sell in Cape Coral



Cape Coral Condos – The beautiful Southwest Florida sunshine also makes it very easy to enjoy all the amenities offered by many of the condominium communities in Cape Coral. Community pools, clubhouses and sports facilities are some of the most common amenities, all of which are ideal for leading a social and active lifestyle.

Cape Coral Newly Built Homes – The new homes come with an assorted variety of upgrades and incentives. Some of the new homes have pools and outdoor recreation areas; some others have a slew of interior upgrades; and many of the neighborhoods boast amenities for residents to enjoy. Plus, all the attractions of Cape Coral are within reach of these new homes.

Gulf Access Homes – Besides the great access to the gulf, residents will also enjoy beaches, restaurants, golf and nightlife. These luxury homes truly have it all: beautiful vistas, immaculate style and a perfect location.

Just Listed Cape Coral Dream Home on Wide Gulf Access Canal


I wanted to take a few minutes and show you the most amazing new luxury waterfront property that Lenora Marshall and Blue Water Realty has just listed here in Cape Coral. This incredible home was built by Aubuchon Homes and is on intersecting  extra wide canals. This is a Gulf access property with every amenity you can imagine. If you’re looking for a home with a heated pool and spa, wraparound docs Jet ski lights, and upgraded tile roof this is it. This home also affords you the opportunity to enjoy incredible sunsets with a Western view. One nice bonus about this incredible 33914 ZIP Code listing is that furnishings are included in the price. That means you can purchase this home and instantly start renting it for  popular vacation seasons. This home is located on in Lee County and was built in 1998.


This highly updated Southwest Florida home features a custom pool and is extremely flat lot. The views of the canal are incredible and perfect for enjoying outside while grilling. The open kitchen looks out into the perfect entertaining the backyard for friends and family. If you are looking for a Cape Coral canal home with intersecting canals this could be your next luxury Southwest Florida home.



Cape Coral real estate update

Recent sales in Cape Coral and Fort Myers

The city of Cape Coral and the surrounding area in Southwest Florida has had an extremely warm (not quite hot) real estate market of late. With less distressed properties on the market and more home sellers realizing higher sale prices than previous years there seems to be a feel of the market stabilizing and actually increasing into 2013. Recent million dollar home sales in the area include locations like Alva, Orchard Ridge in Bonita Springs, and Town River development. This Town River development and million dollar sale allowed for sailboat access canal and private dock and lift. Some of the other million dollar homes that have recently sold in the area have amenities like golf course views, private pools and spa, riverfront access and gated security.

Not only have their been impressive million dollar sales in the area but the cost of financing home has dropped to absolute record historic lows. Right now in December 2012 the average 30 year fixed rate is just over 3.3%. 15 year rate fixed mortgages or just over 2.6%. We have never seen rates this low in Southwest Florida and look forward to it creating a steady increase in an already appreciating market. If you’re looking for a home, condo or waterfront community in Southwest Florida be sure and reach out to us we would be honored to help.

We show Cape Coral homes by water – Lenora Marshall Blue Water Realty

Cape Coral Real Estate seen from Waterfront

As of late I have been writing a lot about specific Cape Coral neighborhoods on or local blog, but on this post I’d like to focus on what Cape Coral is like showing from a boat and how drastically different the home shopping experience is than driving around and looking at all of our Cape Coral homes from the front. Most the homes in Cape Coral are very basic ranches some are more updated than others, but when you get out and about via boat and actually see the homes from behind you can actually see where homeowners have installed incredible infinity edge pool’s, very large dramatic lenighs and boat lifts suitable for 30, 40 and 60 foot yachts. As you navigate from the Gulf of Mexico up the Caloosahatchee River coming into Cape Coral via water you’ll typically pass Redfish Cove and Glover Bight as you make your way in towards the eight lakes passing Tarpon Point and Marker 92.

Hopefully with this blog post you will see some of the recent pictures I’ve taken of local homes from canals that have some of the incredible gulf access that Cape Coral is most famous for. One of my favorite spots to come into Cape Coral via water is through the lock while passing rumrunners and the incredible development of Cape Harbor. As you navigate through the waterways after the lock you will enter a body of water called the spreader which has some of Cape Coral’s most beautiful and expensive homes that overlook it. As you follow the spreader north down Sands Dr. you are technically heading towards Matlacha and Pine Island and towards the Trafalgar area of Cape Coral.

The views of Cape Coral real estate by the waterfront is a wonderful experience and can make all the difference in the world on your decision of what type of waterfront property you may purchase. You may be interested in sailboat access, intersecting canal, one of the eight lakes, or just a really wide canal like the spreader to handle your 40 to 80 foot yacht 

Cape Coral waterfront real estate

Cape Coral waterfront real estate

Cape Coral waterfront real estate

Gorgeous, waterfront homes and resort style living is what you’ll find in Cape Coral. With an average of 355 days of sunshine each year – you can’t get a vacation with better weather and you’ll live here year round!
Take a day trip to Sanibel Island or Fort Myers Beach for a picnic. Then return home to your Cape Coral waterfront real estate  and enjoy the verdant banks of the canals from your back yard sauna.

More information about Cape Coral waterfront real estate

Owning Cape Coral waterfront real estate is not like owning a home anywhere else in the world. You’re not just buying a piece of property. You’re buying a lifestyle, one that is truly the American dream. This is the perfect, planned community with a host of municipal services, well thought out avenues and gorgeous waterways. In short, you’ll be enjoying the way life should be. Wake up to the life you’ve dreamed about, every day in your next Cape Coral waterfront real estate Florida home.

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