Friday, April 27, 2018


This is my 15th year as a Professional Southwest Florida Realtor and love helping buyers find the perfect Florida home. I search through the current listings to find the perfect property and Taylor your search to the right location, lifestyle and price range. For my Floridian property seller's, I perform a detailed market evaluation of your property's value by analyzing the recent comparable property sales to determine the best list price for your home. I can help you make your home attractive to buyers with competitive pricing and marketing strategies. My Seller's Average Closing Price is 96% of their Listing Price!

I accomplish successful transactions by understanding my customers needs, being readily available to answer their questions and providing them with comprehensive information quickly. I have 35 years of business experience and I put all of my expertise to work to help sellers protect their investment and help buyers build theirs. Integrity, in-depth community knowledge, successful negotiation skills, and a high-quality professional network are the hallmarks of ​my success.

I had the pleasure to graduate from the Business School of Western Michigan University in 1990 and the Fort Myers Academy of Real Estate in 2004. Since attaining my real estate license in 2004, I​ have represented hundreds of real estate buyers, sellers and investors with excellence and great success. ​I look forward to hear from you and helping you accomplish your Florida Real Estate goals. It would be a pleasure to be your Southwest Florida Realtor and help you find your piece of paradise.

Terry Trombetti
Florida Real Estate Professional
Island Life Realty LLC | Naples Area Board of Realtors
cell: 239.​560​.1574 | office: 239.314-LIFE

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Cape Coral, FL
Investors - First Time Home Buyers
This is a GREAT rental property
Can Easily Generate $15,600 or more annually!!!
2121 NW 9TH AVE, CAPE CORAL, FL 33993
3 bedroom, 2 bath home with a 2 car garage in quiet area across from waterfront homes. ALL IMPACT GLASS WINDOWS throughout the home and NEW plumbing in 2017. The property has new paint inside and out, new fixtures, upgraded well equipment in 2007, and tile floors in main areas with laminate wood floor in the bedrooms, breakfast bar & all appliances. This home is super clean and well maintained! Perfect for an investor or 1st time home buyer.
Terence Trombetti
Florida Real Estate Professional
Direct (239) 560-1574

Saturday, April 7, 2018

A Little About Cape Coral Florida :)

Cape Coral is a city located in Lee County, Florida, United States, on the Gulf of Mexico. Founded in 1957 and developed as a master-planned, pre-planned community, the city grew to a population of 154,305 by the year 2010. The city's population estimate was 165,831 for 2013 and 181,211 for 2015. With an area of 120sqmi, Cape Coral is the largest city between Tampa and Miami. It is a principal city in the Cape Coral – Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is known as a "Waterfront Wonderland", with over 400mi of navigable waterways, Cape Coral has more miles of canals than any other city in the world.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Defective Home: Who Is Responsible?

Defective Home: Who Is Responsible?

Defective Home: Who Is Responsible?
Question: My son and his wife purchased their first home last year. They secured a mortgage with a lender (Note: I have deleted the name of the lender). They had looked at 5 others houses where the lender was overly critical about updates to the houses before they would give out a mortgage. The house my son and daughter-in-law agreed on and purchased had a beautifully terraced backyard. They were required to do minor fixes before getting the mortgage. Eight months later the deck is coming away from the house because the terraces were put in wrong. My daughter in law went to the town to read the permits and have the contractor come back. No permits were pulled and a repair bill of $50,000 was given by a new contractor and structural engineer.
Who is at fault? The previous homeowners, the lender or the home inspector? This is a major bill for a first time buyer and no one seems to be responsible. Thank you for your help. Lori.
Answer: Dear Lori. I know that lenders are supposed to look carefully -- and critically --at the appraisal of a house they are considering making a mortgage loan, but I am surprised your son's lender actually turned him down based on the condition of the houses.
Let's look at the various players. First, the home inspector. Did he/she inspect the deck and say anything about it? I can't provide you specific legal advice, but you may have a case against that inspector. I would call him and tell him that there is a problem and you want him to look at the deck. Don't make any accusations or allegations; let the inspector take the lead in making comments. Many states protect the inspector from litigation if the homeowner has signed a statement at the back of the inspection report that states: "in the event of an error or mistake by the inspector, his/its liability is limited to the amount of the inspection". This is called an "exculpatory clause". However, many state courts have taken the position that if the homeowner can prove negligence on the part of the inspector, the inspector cannot use the "shield" of the exculpatory clause as a defense.
Next, the seller. Did your sales contract state that you were buying "as is"? If that's the case, you may not have a case against the seller. And even if you did not take "as is", I know that the seller will use as a defense "you had an inspector; if there is a problem, he should have caught it. However, if the seller knew that the contractor did not get permits for the work, you may still have a case.
Next, the lender. Generally, lenders are not responsible for problems in the house. However, in your case, it appears that the lender was actively involved in your house purchase. It was critical about other houses that were being considered, and regarding this house the lender actually required certain repairs to be made before the mortgage could be funded. So, I would think that you may be able to hold the lender responsible for some of the repairs costs.
Next: what about the contractor that installed the deck in the first place and did not pull any permits. Generally, there is a period of time (called a statute of limitations) after which you lose the right to file suit. However, there is also a legal concept called "the discovery rule" -- the statute of limitations starts when the problem is first discovered.
My suggestion: do your homework, get at least one more bid from a contractor and talk with a local attorney about the feasibility -- and the cost -- of litigation.

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