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My name is Kevin Koch and I am a licensed real estate agent with Vacationhit. I specialize in buying and selling upscale residential properties in the Cape Coral and Fort Myers area. I speak English as well as German which is extremely handy in Southwest Florida as we have a large German population especially in the real estate industry. I have two primary goals when working with my buyers and sellers: To make sure you have the support and dedication of a real estate professional who knows the current market conditions in our area and who will achieve the best possible price on your sale or purchase. Market conditions are constantly changing which is why it’s extremely important to choose a Realtor who is familiar with the area that you are interested in buying or selling in. I have lived in Cape Coral since 1997 and watched it flourish from a small town to the bustling city it has become today. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions regarding real estate or vacation rentals. I am here to help and it would be an honor to guide you through the path of buying or selling the perfect house for the best price.Looking for that perfect home in Cape Coral or Fort Myers? Selling investment property in Lee County? Lighten your shopping/selling burden, and let us do the work.
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A standard Cape Coral building site consists of two (2) lots measuring 40' x 125' each with a total of 80' x 125'. A triple lot site would be 120' x 125'. Other variations exist such as the pie shaped, or irregular lot.

OFF WATER LOTS: These are the most abundant of lots in Cape Coral. The values of these lots varies directly with its availability to services like city water and sewer and the proximity to amenities such as shopping, recreation, etc.

FRESHWATER LOTS: These lots are located on land locked canals and/or lakes. They do not have access to the Gulf of Mexico.

GULF ACCESS LOTS: These lots have access to the Gulf of Mexico. To travel to the Gulf, all boats from this type of lot must pass under a bridge. Boat size is restricted in most cases. However, even large boats (up to 30 ft. in length), have been able to pass under with no problem.

DIRECT ACCESS LOTS: Also known as "Sailboat Access". The access from this type of lot is unobstructed by any bridges less than 55 ft high or no bridges at all. Some direct access lots would still be subject to a boat lock (south) or a boat lift (north).

LAKEFRONT LOTS: These type of lots may be either saltwater or freshwater.

RIVERFRONT LOTS: This type of lot borders the Caloosahatchee River.

GOLF COURSE LOTS: This type of lot would be located at one of the five golf courses located in Cape Coral.

The city of Cape Coral has over 400 miles of Saltwater and Freshwater Canals, more than the city of Venice, Italy. The width of the canals range vary from 50' to 260' and middle depths that range from 8' to 18'. All salt water property has access to the Gulf of Mexico.

The value of waterfront property is based on a number of features including:

  • Travel time from your property to the Gulf (travel within the city canal system is at no wake speed)

  • Restrictions such as bridges, locks or lifts

  • Width of the canal

  • Intersecting views

  • Rear exposure

These factors all play a significant role in the lot's value.


SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: Typically the most sought after as it offers an abundance of direct sunlight to the rear of the home which heats the pool.

NORTHERN EXPOSURE: This type of exposure is cooler for your home and offers less direct sunlight.

WESTERN EXPOSURE: This type of exposure offers indirect and direct sunlight to the rear or lanai area of the home. Western exposures are famous for their Cape Coral sunsets.

EASTERN EXPOSURE: This type of exposure is completely in the shade in the afternoon hours, however has full exposure to the morning sun.

AIRPORT: Southwest Florida International Airport. Flight and general information.

BOAT LIFT: Located in the Northwest section of Cape Coral. This device operates like a forklift that picks up a boat on one side (brackish canal water) and delivers it to the other side (gulf saltwater). Constructed to prevent saltwater intrusion into the canal water system. Boat owners operate this device with a key system. The boat lift will accommodate boats that are 28 feet or less. The city of Cape Coral has recently announced that it will be installing a 16,000 pound lift to replace the existing.

BOAT LOCK: Located in the Southwest section of Cape Coral. The lock is operated by the city of Cape Coral. The lock accommodates both large vessels and small boats. With the expansive growth in this area a second lock has been proposed.

BUSINESS: Cape Coral is business friendly - find out how.

CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER: Cape Coral and the City of Ft. Myers are divided by the Caloosahatchee River. The river provides access to the Gulf of Mexico for most areas of Southeast and Southwest Cape. This intercostals waterway connects Florida's East and West Coast.
CANAL OWNERS MANUAL: An on-line guidebook of your canal.
CAPE CORAL BRIDGE: Opened in 1964 connecting Cape Coral to the city of Ft. Myers.
CAPE CORAL PARKS & RECREATION: Cape Coral has dozens of parks and recreational facilities. Including the Sun Splash waterpark. For location and amenities
(239) 574-0801.
CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPT: Code Enforcement - Crime Stats - Water Watchers

CLIMATE: Cape Coral averages 335 days of bright sunshine a year. For complete average air temp, rain stats.

CITY DEPARTMENTS: Public Works - Parks & Recreation - Fire Dept. Police Dept.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce Website

DEMOGRAPHICS: Lee County Demographics: Population, Land, and Climate stats.

E CAPE: City of Cape Coral's on-line services page. Users can research a properties storm water fees, assessments, lot mowing fees

GOVERNMENT: Lee County Government website - a MUST visit site

HISTORY: History and origins of Cape Coral

MIDPOINT BRIDGE: This bridge connects Cape Coral's Veterans Parkway to Ft. Myer's Colonial Blvd. Opened in October 1997.

NEWSPAPER: Local Newspapers on-line: News Press Daily Breeze

PROPERTY TAX INFORMATION: Access property tax information directly from the Lee County Tax Appraiser's website.

SCHOOLS: Lee County School information K-12

SEAWALLS: All saltwater lots require a seawall to be built when a home is constructed. The city may require remaining lot owners in a unit that has 70% or greater lots built upon to install a seawall. Average cost for a seawall is approximately $95/per foot of seawall. Freshwater lots do not require a seawall upon construction of a home. They do require a slope instead. Average cost for a slope is approx. $5,000

STANDING WATCH: A Boating Coalition.

STORM WATER UTILITY: This is an annual tax that every lot owner pays for future installations of storm drains, catch basins and canal maintenance. The charge for a 2 lot site is approx $40.00

TAX SEARCH: Lee County Tax Collector Tax Roll Search

TAX (GENERAL INFO): Property - Personal - Business.

TAX ASSESSMENTS & BETTERMENT FEES: The city of Cape Coral is installing the City services of water, irrigation and sewer in phases. Property owners are assessed the cost related to this. Each owner receives a annual bill that includes principal & interest, which can be paid in full at anytime. Betterment fees are a tax assessed by the city for properties that have been 'bettered' by the installation of a public water or sewer line.

VISITOR GUIDE & VACATION PLANNING: Lee County Visitor Vacation Guide

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