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They specialize in residential and commercial real estate, short sales, foreclosures, vacant land, and new construction. Both Brenda and Scoop are certified specialists in short sales as well as foreclosures.

Scoop is originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan and Brenda hails from Columbus, Ohio. Although their college teams were arch rivals, they now both proudly identify themselves as “Seminole” fans.
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Filter Your Way to Savings and Good Health

Here’s something you need to add to your monthly to-do list: Change your HVAC filters. The experts will tell you need to do it once every month to three months. The important thing is to change it when it’s dirty. Doing so can save you money and improve your health. Dirt in the System Filters […]

Sailing with Santa Saturday Night

It’s time for a holiday season tradition, as the Fort Myers Beach Boat Parade sets sail through the canals of Siesta Bay, Matanzas Pass, Siesta Isles and Ostego Bay Saturday night. The 25th annual parade gets underway when the boats depart Salty Sam’s Marina at 6:10pm Saturday, December 1st. We’re expecting an amazing lineup of up […]

Quick Tips for Bathroom Renovations

Home owners considering putting their house on the market often know they have work to do to maximize the value of the property. Renovations that include new flooring and appliances can go a long way, but usually need to be done by professionals, are expensive and time consuming. But, there are things you can do […]

Dig Into the Championships This Weekend

What do you do with 1,000 tons of sand? Make something spectacular, of course! The 26th annual American Sand Sculpting Championships wrap up this weekend on Fort Myers Beach. Tickets are just $5 for the biggest event of its kind in Florida. Sand castles are just the beginning for these masters of silica., and sand sculptures […]

Housing Market Forecast Trending Upward

While forecasting the economic future is still murky, there are signs of a growing rally in the housing market. Those conditions were the focus of discussions two weeks ago at the 2012 Realtors Conference and Expo in Orlando. Indicators such as housing starts, new home sales and existing home sales are all showing gains in […]

Championship Barbecue for Your Weekend

The 3-day Pigs in Paradise National Championship BBQ Festival is this weekend. You’ll be fed by six of the country’s top BBQ chefs as they compete for title of “best of” in ribs, brisket, pulled pork. Music by the legendary Charlie Daniels Sunday Night and award-winning singer Joe Nichols on Saturday. In addition, you’ll be […]

Seal the Deal – A Quick Closing Primer

Buying a house is not an easy process, and perhaps the most confusing part of any purchase is closing. When you get down to it, closing is simply signing the documents and paying the fees required above and beyond your down payment. The government, your bank’s insurance company, insurance companies, title companies and lawyers all […]

The Best Boat Show on Florida’s West Coast

Hit the water this weekend  in a brand new boat, or if you’re not quite ready for that expense, check out the Fort Myers Boat Show. Taking place10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, it is widely considered the premier boat show on Florida’s west coast. The […]

How to Prepare for Disaster

Watching the struggles of thousands of people in the wake of Superstorm Sandy isn’t easy, especially if you’ve been through a similar experience. But, it does serve as a good reminder to put together a disaster preparedness kit if you don’t have one. Better safe than sorry, and it’s not that complicated or expensive to […]

Helping Sandy’s Victims

The devastation that hurricanes can cause is something we’re all familiar with. And watching the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy is heart-breaking. When hurricanes hit the Florida coast, we know we can count on support from the rest of the country. Now, we can return the favor. Google is providing a real-time, interactive map that shows […]

Kick Up Your Curb Appeal

That fabled first impression is no myth, and if you’re trying to sell your home, take a half-hour to evaluate what prospective buyers are seeing when they drive up to your home. Doing that by yourself can be a lot harder that you might think, simply because it’s hard to separate your subjective experience out […]

Artists Flock to Estero This Weekend

The Estero Fine Art Show takes place this weekend at the Miromar Outlet Mall. Juried by art professionals, this high quality fine art & craft event brings world-renowned & top notch local artists to sell their paintings, clay, glass, sculpture, wood, fiber, jewelry, photography and more. All work is original and hand made by the […]

Ensuring Your Family’s Safety

October is Fire Prevention Month, and there’s no question that everything you do now can save lives in a fire emergency. According to the National Fire Prevention Association, across the United States, there were more than 369,500 fires in homes in 2010. 2,640 people died and another 13,350 were injured in those fires, which causes […]

The “Ding” Darling Celebration Saturday

Saturday is Conservation Art Day and the celebration of the 30th year of the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. It”s all part of “Ding” Darling Days.  Federal Duck Stamp Winners, other artists, and a refuge photography tram tour will highlight a day devoted to Jay Norwood Darling’s legacy as the first duck stamp artist and Pulitzer […]

Painting: The Walls and Ceilings

Previously, we’ve talked about how a new coat of a paint is vital when you’re planning to sell your home. But, you may decide that the expense of hiring a professional painter is too much when you can do most, if not all, of the work  yourself.  In the first part of this series, we […]

Weekend Family Fun at the Boo Bash

Saturday morning, the Imaginarium Science Center holds the annual Boo Bash! Family Fun Event. The party gets underway at 11am and lasts until 3pm. Activities include make-and-take projects, spooky science shows, creepy crawly live animal encounters, a costume contest, & more! Additional activities like Ghost balloons, Spooky Slime, & Frightful Face Painting available for a […]

Prepare to Paint it Yourself

Many people know that painting is one of the easier home improvement efforts you can make yourself. If you have the time, and doing it right does take time, then you can save a lot of money if you can do at least the basics yourself. And that’s what we’re talking about today, giving your […]

Join the Crew at the 2012 Pirate Fest

Ahoy mateys! Off the starboard bow ye can see the pirates already. That’s right, the seventh annual Pirate Fest this weekend on Fort Myers Beach [map]. We’re talking about lots of food, interactive games with pirates, a treasure hunt, sea skirmishes, stage shows and costume contests. For adults, there will be a pirate ball and […]

The Final Steps to Your Dream Home

You have found your dream house. So what happens now? We have previously talked about taking steps to ensure a smooth and worry free home shopping experience. This included finding a terrific realtor that is established and trusted, securing pre-approval for financing, and making a must-have list so your realtor will know what features you […]

Einstein, Picasso and Steve Martin Walk into a Bar…

Not just any bar, mind you. We’re talking about Picasso at the Lapin Agile, the fabulously funny play written by Steve Martin. This is the first show of the new season at the Laboratory Theater of Florida, which closes this weekend. Set in 1904 at a Parisian bar, Picasso at the Lapin Agile is how […]

Give Your Garage a Makeover!

Somewhere, there’s a book with a rule that says a garage must be white with bare walls and a dull grey concrete pad. No one is ever confused when they go through a door into the garage. But, is that always a good thing?  The answer to that question is no, of course.  While keeping […]

Use Your Online Contacts Before You Move

In a tight economy, many people are having to look far and wide for the right job opportunities.  Which can mean moving to unfamiliar places, a daunting prospect, especially if you have school-age children.  Finding the right neighborhoods and school districts is a vital part of making the experience a good one in the long […]

Saturday Morning Shopping Plans?

Get out and enjoy a beautiful morning in Fort Meyers this Saturday at the Market on McGregor. This outdoor market, organized by Debbie Krey of Redoux Cottage, features everything from shabby, chic, coastal, french, to vintage and distressed. The Market on McGregor runs from 9am to 2pm at 12695 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Meyers [map].  […]

Key Questions When Buying

Buying a home is such a significant decision, you need as much information as you can get while trying to make a smart choice. You’re going to have lots of questions and lots of people with answers. But, when you talk to the owner, you’re going to be able to get first-hand information. And here […]

Lee County Business Climate Report

This is the third Executive Business Climate Survey to be completed by a new partnership between The Horizon Council and Florida Gulf Coast University.  The survey provides valuable insight into our Lee County economy, as well as future trends and expectations for growth in our region.  Download the full report.

The Everglades from a Youthful Perspective

12 year-old Kayla Goodman explores the Everglades with her father and her camera. Now, you can see some of her award-winning photographs at a special exhibit at the Collier County Museum. Kayla won the Best Under 18 category in the 2011 Annual Rookery Bay Photography contest. Saturday’s opening reception, from 1pm to 3pm, is sponsored […]

What Life Stage Is Your House?

What life stage is your house? I’m not asking how old your house is or what era of construction it is. Instead, I want to know, who is the ideal family to live in your house? Knowing the answer to that question can help determine who is the best fit to buy your home.  To see what […]

Eliminating Pet Odors

Walking into a home on the market, one of the first things a prospective buyer will notice is what they smell. While our sense of smell isn’t as good as a dogs, people will smell the odor of dogs, cats or other pets. Even if they love animals, pet odor can turn off a buyer […]

Florida Housing Market Continues Positive Track

Pending sales, closed sales and median prices rose, while the inventory of homes and condos for sale dropped in Florida’s housing market in May, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. “The recovery in Florida’s housing market and economy continues to grow stronger and stronger,” said 2012 Florida Realtors President Summer Greene, […]

Cape Coral Ranked Top 25 Places to Retire

Forbes Magazine ranked Cape Coral as one of the top 25 places to retire! Cape Coral features more miles of canals than anywhere in world. Good weather, no state income tax, low cost of living, average home price $108,000, good air quality. — Forbes, June 6, 2012

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