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Real Estate Notes

December 24, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

RE/MAX Island Harbor

recognizes top sales agent

Jessie Leopard, senior sales associate with RE/MAX Island Harbor, was named the top office leader in sales for the month of November, with over $1.75 million in closed transactions.

RE/MAX Island Harbor is a full service residential and commercial brokerage firm, with offices located at 1216 S.W. 4th St., Cape Coral.

The firm is currently seeking new agents for its recently expanded facility. Please call 239-850-7357 for details.

Phase III grand opening set at Sandoval

The public is invited to attend Taylor Morrison's Phase III Grand Opening at Sandoval Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26 and 27, from noon to 5 p.m.

Taylor Morrison is developing Phase III of Sandoval, one of the most successful construction projects in Cape Coral, and will have four model homes available for viewing in the final 100 acres of the 524-acre gated community.

The fun-filled day will include tasty treats, beverages, giveaways and drawings, including a 50-inch TV, courtesy of Vitex Systems Inc.

Four decorated model homes available viewing are the Ibis VI, Sabal Palm VI, Sandbar VI and Coral VI.

The Ibis VI, located in the Sanctuary Collection of twin villas in the Anguilla neighborhood, offers two bedrooms, two baths, a den and two-car garage within 2,081 total square feet.

The Sabal Palm VI, located in the Two Palms Collection of detached villas in the Vareo neighborhood, offers three bedrooms, two baths, a den and two-car garage within 2,507 total square feet.

The Sandbar VI, located in the Coastal Collection of single-family homes in the Casibari neighborhood offers three bedrooms, three baths, a den and two-car garage with 3,061 total square feet.

The Coral VI, located in the Tropics Collection of estate homes in the Lambay neighborhood, offers three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, a den and two-car garage within 3,416 total square feet. The floor plan has a breakfast nook positioned in a bay window and offers the option of adding columns between its living and dining rooms.

Pre-construction prices start in the upper $100,000s.

The Sandoval Welcome Center is located on Veterans Parkway just west of Surfside Boulevard. To make an appointment or for more information about Sandoval, call 888-945-0432 toll-free, or visit

Stevens Construction

completes Lakes Park Children's Dentistry

and Orthodontics

Stevens Construction has completed construction of Lakes Park Children's Dentistry and Orthodontics, an 8,050-square-foot office for Dr. Oliver Favalli, DMD, announced Mark Stevens, company president.

Located at 7117 Congdon Road, in Fort Myers, the 5,550-square-foot orthodontic facility features 10 treatment rooms, an orthodontic bay, X-Ray, lobby, reception, consultation rooms, administrative offices and game area. The remaining 2,500 square feet is available for lease.

The Stevens Construction team included project manager, Jason Levine; superintendent, Don Jones and project administrator, Sue Ziegenfus. Christopher J. Lee Architects, Inc. was the architect of record. Wegman Design Group provided the interior design.

With offices in Fort Myers, Orlando and Tampa, Stevens Construction specializes in providing construction management, general contracting and consulting services to clients and design professionals. Other services include site and design team selection, budgeting, project scheduling, permitting, cost and quality control and warranty service. The company builds healthcare, commercial and hospitality facilities. For information, visit or call 239-936-9006.

Angell and Rouse join

CENTURY 21 Sunbelt Realty - Peska & Partners

CENTURY 21 Sunbelt Realty - Peska & Partners has announced that Kevin Angell and Jessica Rouse have joined its team as sales associates.

"We are thrilled to have Kevin and Jessica join our team," said Randy Peska of Century 21 Sunbelt Realty - Peska & Partners. "It's an exciting time to be with the CENTURY 21 System as we increase our market presence in SW Florida."

Builders Care celebrates topping $2 million

in construction services

Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association, recently honored several building partners and volunteers in recognition of their service and commitment to Southwest Florida's elderly and individuals with disabilities and their families.

Builders Care completed more than $2 million in construction services in November 2012 and celebrated the milestone by recognizing their building partners and volunteers.

The 2012 Volunteer of the Year was awarded to Builders Care Board member Jimmy Rodgers of West Coast Structural Concrete & Masonry for his outstanding volunteerism on the job sites of projects involving wheelchair ramps. The 2012 Sub-Contractor Partner of the Year was awarded to T&M Portable Restrooms for its on-going contributions on all construction sites and fund-raising events. Ferguson Enterprises was recognized as Outstanding Partner of the Year for its management of golf tournaments and other fund-raising efforts for Builders Care. Stock Development was honored with the prestigious Certified Builder Partner of the Year award for extraordinary efforts on behalf of Builders Care and the community through their annual partnership of donating $100 per home sale in their PASEO community and the recent completion of a new home for a Builders Care recipient valued at $175,000.

President and board member Butch Ritter, president of Cape Coral Plumbing, received the prestigious Hearts & Hammers Award for his continued leadership and commitment to Builders Care.

Builders Care board members were also recognized for their commitment to the building industry, the community and the mission of Builders Care.

Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee BIA.

Builders Care is headquartered at the Lee BIA offices at 10501 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Suite 104, in Fort Myers. Donations can be made online at, or to the Builders Care general fund at BB&T Page Field branch at 4959 South Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056.

O-A-K donates teddy bears as part of its 30th

anniversary celebration

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company, a general contracting, design-build and construction management firm in Southwest Florida, continued its year-long 30th anniversary celebration with a donation of 30 Build-A-Bear Workshop teddy bears to the Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida.

The only comprehensive child healthcare facility between Tampa and Miami, the Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida provides vital healthcare for the region's children, from infancy through age 18. The donated bears, each with its own birth certificate and "cub condo" house, will be given to ill or injured children upon admittance to the hospital.

Other events O-A-K has held to celebrate three decades as a company include the donation of 30 blankets to the Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties, an online trivia contest to test knowledge of the company's 30-year history, the publishing and mailing of a special anniversary brochure to clients and friends, an increase in its endowment to Florida Gulf Coast University, an employee food drive benefiting the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida and gave 30 books to the Guadalupe Center of Immokalee for its children's library.

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company has provided premier general contracting, design-build, and construction management services in Southwest Florida since 1982. OAK's Florida operation is an affiliate of its parent company located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Florida operation has offices in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. Its Lee County office is located at 11941 Fairway Lakes Drive in Fort Myers. Learn more about OAK at , visit us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter: builder1982.

Miloff Aubuchon

Realty Group expands Commercial Division

Miloff Aubuchon Realty Group recently announced the expansion of its Com-mercial Division to a team of five experts specializing in all areas of commercial real estate. The company's growth was celebrated in conjunction with the grand opening of the newly renovated South Cape Business Center, located at 3208 Chiquita Blvd. The celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony was held Wednesday, Dec. 12.

The Commercial Division consists of Steve Root, Paul Gregg, Vince Honc, Jack Tamblyn, and Fred Wagner.

This team specializes in industrial, retail, land, marinas, multi-family units, property management, investments sales and 1031 exchanges, foreign/national transactions and asset recovery/REO properties. The team has extensive knowledge of the commercial real estate industry, a keen insight and familiarity with a bank's commercial lending policies and procedures to help their clients through the lending process, and a sixth sense of the economic factors affecting today's business owners.

The South Cape Business Center is located at 3208 Chiquita Blvd. The commercial team is located at the Team Aubuchon Building, 4707 S.E. 9th Place, in downtown Cape Coral.

Ackerman creates 12-part, home selling video series

Realtor AJ Ackerman has released a free, educational 12-part video series entitled "How to Sell Your Home."

The video is available for public viewing on his new YouTube channel (, as well as on the "Sellers" section of his website.

Ackerman has made the video available as a public service for those who would like to learn more about the ins and outs of real estate sales, and how to sell a home quickly, specifically in Southwest Florida.

In this video series, Ackerman walks sellers through every step of the home-selling process, carefully explaining how various elements affect how quickly a home sells. He explains how to choose the right real estate agent, set the right price, and understand the importance of staging and showing a home. He then talks about what expectations sellers should have after a home showing, and how to negotiate offers.

In addition, Ackerman has written an eBook, "12 Tips on How to Sell Your Home Fast," for those who prefer reading. This eBook, along with his entire eBook library, is also available for free download at

Ackerman of Ackerman & Associates is a Century 21 Realtor who specializes in Fort Myers waterfront condos, Bonita Springs vacation homes, Cape Coral sailboat access homes, and retirement homes. He is proud to be a part of the Randy Peska & Partners Team at Century 21 Sunbelt.

For a free Cape Coral map, or for more information call (239) 565-7867 or contact Ackerman & Associates online.



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