I met Carolyn 4 years ago during a trip to Cape Coral. I was unhappy with my realtor at the time, who kept showing me overpriced properties and telling me what a good deal they were, and decided to give her a try, she seemed motivated and knowledgeable. She found me a couple of good deals on rental properties, even helped get some of the remedial work done, with contacts in the construction and service industry. Both were rented successfully within a few months. I've used her as a rental agent and as my buyer's agent ever since.Curtis HeckmanI started talking with Ms. Giandonato approximately 5 years ago. Being a former realtor myself I knew she was the agent I wanted to work with. When finally ready we listed our property and had it sold quickly! The consumate professional Ms. Giandonato got everything done that she said she would do quickly and painlessly. I highly endorse Ms Giandonato as one of the best realtors I have ever worked with. A honest and true professional. Highest marks to Carolyn Giandonato. Sincerely, Catherine E SwansonCat Swanson
Answers (52)Displaying: 50 Most Recent AnswersAnswered: Aug 29, 2013In answer to: My pitbull and family need a good home!! HELP!!If you used to be a home owner who lost their home during the housing crisis, I can understand how you came to have two pit bulls. But if you have always been a renter -- you obviously weren't thinking of the consequences.Answered: Aug 29, 2013Everything in Real Estate is negotiable.Answered: Mar 28, 2013Please send me the address. Carolyn @ CNN-RealEstate . comAnswered: Mar 21, 2013In answer to: is the any rent to own houses on hereMost sellers don't even think about Rent to Own so there aren't any homes listed that way. What you need is a buyers agent. They can filter through the MLS for properties that meet your criteria AND the sellers criteria i.e., no mortgages, long time on market, unable to sell due to age or condition. Have you committed to working with a buyer's agent?Answered: Mar 3, 2013I am sorry Ashley, but there is no address associated with your question. Please email me the address. Carolyn @ CNN-CapeCoral dot comAnswered: Feb 22, 2013Hi Diane- No pets are allowed in this complex. Gulf front efficiency unit at Pink Shell Resort that rents like crazy! Owner nets $2500 - $4500 per year. On site management and daily rentals makes this an easy investment property. Owners can stay in unit 2 weeks in season and 2 weeks out of season (or trade-up to a larger unit) and have full access to amenities year round! Amenities include 3 pools, world class sandy beach, restaurants, business center, fitness center and marina. Call me to show. 239 243 4082 CarolynAnswered: Feb 19, 2013In answer to: Could you get a boat dock at this location???Of course you can. The only restrictions are the size of the dock. Give me a call and I will explain. Thank you.Answered: Feb 11, 2013There is no address or listing attached. Email me at carolyn@CNN-capecoral . ComAnswered: Feb 1, 2013Please send me your email address with your criteria and I can have the listings automatically sent to you every day. Or sign up at wwww DOT CarolynGiandonato DOT Listingbook DOT com and you can put in the criteria yourself. Waterfront is easy to find.Answered: Jan 24, 2013Soretta- That really might limit the listings that fit your criteria unless you are looking at higher end homes ($500k and up). Why not just look for homes with a large undertruss lanai that a summer kitchen can be built into? Let me know if you want me to search for you.Answered: Jan 20, 2013In answer to: How much is the property tax for mls# 201225359www dot Leepa dot org can give you the answer to any tax question.Answered: Jul 12, 2012Yes, it is for sale. Send me your contact info. Thanks CarolynAnswered: Jun 26, 2012You will have to ask the listing agent. To learn more please email Michael with Realty Services Property Management - they have a toll free number you can google.Answered: Jun 22, 2012I can get your house listed on this site and about 30 others. Please contact me.Answered: Jun 22, 2012Hi Robbie- I can get your house listed on this site and about 30 others. Give me a call 239-243-4082.Answered: May 11, 2012In answer to: What format do I use for my date of birth.##/##/#### does this answer your question?Answered: Apr 24, 2012To learn more please email Michael with Realty Services Property Management.Answered: Jan 6, 2012In answer to: Is Cape Coral, FL a good place to retire?Absolutely. AJ, you are an agent who lives here, aren't you?Answered: Jan 2, 2012What are the addresses or listing numbers and I can send them to you. Carolyn Giandonato www dot CarolynGiandonato dot Listingbook dot comAnswered: Dec 13, 2011Did your agent look over the HUD-1 before closing and do their own calculations? Totally your agent's mistake.Answered: Dec 13, 2011Yes they can. But a good agent would have at least given you the opportunity to beat their best offer. They should have asked everyone for their "highest and best" offer by a certain day and time. Usually 24-48 hours. If your offer was a financed deal, and they other offer was cash, that could be why they took it. If you weren't negotiating in good faith, that could be whey they took the other offer. By that I mean, starting with a lowball offer, the seller counters with dropping the price, you counter back raising your offer by VERY LITTLE. At this point, why would the seller continue negotiating? Also, was it a variable rate commission? In that case the listing agent is basically telling other agents, "hey, if I find the buyer, I am lowering the total comission to make my deal sweeter". Totally legal.Answered: Dec 13, 2011Jose- What home are you inquiring about?Answered: Dec 9, 2011Send me your email with your criteria and I will send you listings.Answered: Dec 1, 2011You need a licensed remediation company to do the work and they will dispose of it -- its not the homeowners problem unless they try doing the work themselves. NOT recommended.Answered: Nov 4, 2011In answer to: must you have a down payment to purchase a new home?Whenever a question like this is asked, I always ask myself "what will happen if and when this person buys a house, and 6 months later the A/C quits?" If you can't save money for a downpayment, how will you ever have money to make repairs and upgrades?Answered: Nov 4, 2011In answer to: How do I go about posting photo's and selling my home???The days of FSBOs is over with the technology available to realtors AND buyers. Buyers no longer drive around neighborhoods looking for "For Sale" signs. Anything listed in a Multiple Listing Service can be found on numerous websites by just using google. If you are talking about posting it on THIS website, you must be a licensed Realtor.Answered: Nov 4, 2011Hi Tiffany- If you are inquiring about the rental, it was leased on 9/20/11. The home is not for sale. What exactly are you looking for, a rental or a purchase? I would like to help you. Carolyn GiandonatoAnswered: Oct 25, 2011Addresses on that street only go up to 2xxx. Nothing near the 4000 block. Recheck the address.Answered: Oct 25, 2011I specialize in short sales -- buyers and sellers. Contact me thru Homes dot com and I will place the offer for you. Thanks CarolynAnswered: Oct 24, 2011Find yourself a good buyer's agent. I would advise against contacting the listing agent directly as they represent the SELLER, not you. And if they are selling foreclosures for a bank, they most likely are not even allowed to. They probably could throw you to another agent in their office but even then your interests will be secondary.Answered: Oct 24, 2011What kind of waterfront -- freshwater I can only assume as gulf access would start around $150k and even at that price you would only find old fixer-uppers that require a cash-only deal. Please elaborate on what you are looking for.Answered: Oct 2, 2011In answer to: Is 201136389. 3300 ne 3 rd st capecoralThe address is NW 3rd St. Big difference in location. Of course you can rent without buying. The house is for rent, not sale.Answered: Sep 12, 2011Start with visiting a mortgage broker to see if there is a way for you to qualify for a program. But think about it, if you don't have any money to put down now, how will you make repairs when things break, or need updating in the future?Answered: Sep 12, 2011Your best bet for financing of land is Seller Financing. Since the RE crash, banks will not touch vacant land unless there is a construction loan to build a home. Vacant lots in Cape Coral can be bought for $5000 and Lehigh Acres less than that. Maybe you can get a personal loan for such a small amount.Answered: Aug 29, 2011You need a licensed realtor who is a member of this website. However, I have had the most success in renting homes and apartments using Craigs List.Answered: Aug 29, 2011You need a BUYER's agent to help you. Feel free to call me 239-243-4082. CarolynAnswered: Aug 23, 2011Hi Richard- Are you related to Dean Grob of Riverside? I bought a duplex from his late father in Delanco back in 2000 I think it was. I will check on 30 Haines Mill Rd and get back to you ASAP. CarolynAnswered: Aug 22, 2011Hi- That house is selling as a short sale and the bank has been looking at an offer since May 23rd. I have to also tell you that the builder of the home was Hanson Homes -- they were notorius for Defective Drywall in THAT particular model. If you would like other similar homes -- without defective drywall, of course -- sent to you, contact me. Hope this answered your question. CarolynAnswered: Aug 22, 2011One of my clients has a 1/1 and a 2/2, both on the 6th floor of Harborside South, right at the base of the Cape Coral Bridge. Pool, dock, etc. The 1/1 is fully furnished and the 2/2 is unfurnished, but furniture can be added or removed as needed. Let me know if interested. CarolynAnswered: Aug 16, 2011That unit sold two weeks ago. check your email for the listing. CarolynAnswered: Aug 4, 2011The house is not listed in the local MLS but I am sure that price is for a long term 12 month minimum rental. Seasonal rentals for a house like that in that area would be about $4-5000/month.Answered: Aug 1, 2011Hi- This house is not a seasonal rental -- you need to rent it for 6 months or more -- it is NOT furnished. A seasonal rental with a pool in a nice community would be way more than $2,000 a month. Send me an email and I will search in this same area for you for the month of March 2012. ThanksAnswered: Jul 7, 2011There are no houses on a canal in that price range. Weekly for $800 a week, but not monthly. You might be able to find a condo or duplex, but very unlikely they would allow any dogs yet alone 3 dogs. Sorry for the bad news.Answered: Jul 4, 2011Ann is correct with all her information. But the $45k asking price is unrealistic. The last three 3/2s that sold in there went for $53, $59, and $60k and they all sold within the last month or two.Answered: Jun 18, 2011That home is $7,000 a month.Answered: Jun 10, 2011She should just refer the listing to an agent in New Jersey who is familiar with the area that it is located in. As a RE agent, she should know this. She could probably get someone to give her a 30-35% referral fee as it should be a little easier for the listing agent to sell the home with a seller that is familiar with the process.Answered: Jun 6, 2011In answer to: Is 131 Nicholas Pkwy East for sale? How much?That home is NOT for sale and has never been for sale or for rent since the current owner bought it in 2000. The owners may have moved recently as their homestead exemption is being removed at tht end of this year. I am curious as to why you would ask that question. CarolynAnswered: May 20, 2011Is your son looking for a short term rental -- 1 week to 1 month, or long term -- 6-12 months? My office has a vacation rental department with rents starting at $700 a week and up.Answered: May 18, 2011If you haven't found anything yet, I have a client with a 2/2 on the 6th floor of Harborside Condos on the River by the Cape Coral Bridge. Great Location -- center of everything and close to Fort Myers too. Contact me if interested.Answered: May 18, 2011I just sold the same home a few months ago on an oversized lot in NE Cape near Gator Circle for $37,000. The people who bought it "remediated" it and have it back on the market for $99k. Carolyn
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New on Our BlogThe 8 Most Popular Hipster Cities Where Young People Are Calling Home Bobbie Preston It’s Hip to Be Where? Hipsterism is an odd cultural phenomenon, in that one of the prerequisites for membership in the club is to vehemently deny said membership. So, how can you find out which cities are the most “hipster?” You can’t conduct a hipster survey, as legit hipsters would never deign to participate in such a thing. Instead, you have to comb the data for telltale signs of hipsterdom: things like a young, college educated populace; robust arts and music scenes; and a high per-capita concentration of independent coffee shops, yoga studios, record stores, microbreweries, and farmer’s markets. It’s also a good idea to find out where recent college grads are planning on moving. So which cities in the country are known for being the hippest? Seattle, Washington Seattle has been hipster since hipster was grunge. OK, you could argue that the two are not the same thing, and you’d be right, but there’s definitely more than a little ‘90s influence in the average hipster ensemble. Seattle has it all: great coffee, a youthful and highly educated populace, an inspired culinary scene, and an artistic community that’s been keeping it weird since 1985. Denver, Colorado On the surface, Denver doesn’t look like a hipster enclave. But check out neighborhoods like LoHi, South Broadway, and River North, and you’ll get the picture pretty quickly. There are plenty of cool little enclaves in the Mile High City, not to mention legal marijuana, left-of-center politics, and facial hair… lots of it. Austin, Texas Austin, Texas is home to the annual SXSW festival, one of the coolest music, film, and interactive extravaganzas in the country. There are more quirky food trucks than you can shake a stick at, and perhaps more importantly, it seems like everyone in Austin is some type of artist. Don’t be surprised if you hear things like “Well, I’m a doctor, but that’s just my day job. I’m really more of a collage artist.” Asheville, North Carolina Like Seattle, Asheville is a place with hipster street cred that dates back to the mid ‘80s. It’s full of independent bookshops, vintage clothiers, and brewpubs. It’s not trying to be cool; it just is cool. Asheville seems a bit like Austin’s little brother, smaller but less self-conscious. Oakland, California We all know San Francisco is cool – it was basically the birthplace of the whole counterculture movement. It’s also become one of the most expensive places to live, which is why savvy hipsters have been relocating to Oakland now for years. What’s not to like? Oakland has some of the best farm-to-fork food in the country, and there are plenty of art galleries, live music venues, and old-fashioned barbershops. It’s kind of like the Brooklyn of the West. Portland, Oregon Portland, Oregon has long been known as a hipster enclave, but it’s really blown up over the past ten years. Some locals say that’s not necessarily a good thing, as formerly affordable blue-collar neighborhoods are razed to make way for high-rent condos every week, it seems. [...] The post The 8 Most Popular Hipster Cities Where Young People Are Calling Home appeared first on Homes.com.
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