Hello, My name is Craig Cunha. I am in the business of helping people. In this case, it is to help all of the folks that want the Florida lifestyle, but have no idea where to begin. Most of you are probably looking in Florida because a friend or family member visited our wonderful state and could not stop talking about how wonderful the warmth of the sun and the bright sunny days made them feel so alive. I will have to agree, it was one of the key components of making my move here.
On that note, a little bit about me. I am in my 40's with 2 wonderful kids. I was once a laborer working for numerous manufacturing plants in the place affectionately referred to as "Dreary Erie" or "Mistake by the Lake". If you are not familiar with these references, the place is Erie, Pennsylvania. It is one of the grayest, most miserable places to live once you get over the "sledding down the hill" phase of your life. No offense Erieites. Once the locks froze on my car and the ice scraper no longer scraped the thick layer of ice off my car windows, I knew it was time to leave.
Fortunately for me, I had a family member that lived in Miami who let me stay with them for a short while. If I had not known them, I certainly would not have picked this part of the state, since I am not a big city type. Once I found the Cape Coral/Fort Myers area, I fell in love. The pace is great, the weather sublime and the people are 10X happier living in this environment than anyone I had come across in dear old Erie. This is one of the reasons I am here to help.
It is important to understand the pros and cons of your choices in a new place to call home. My first priority is to make sure you are happy about the area you choose to call home (Or home away from home). I like find out a little bit about your lifestyle, your family, your travel habits and what truly gets you excited. Location will most likely be the number one consideration in finding your new home. After all, you will drive the nearby streets daily and probably want to walk down them at night on an occasion as well. What good is it to have a fantastic home if you aren't comfortable with where it has been built? Selection of the home itself will take care of itself. There is normally a good array of home selections in any given neighborhood to fit most tastes. By viewing a few of them with you, I will be able to better define your likes and dislikes. Once we have established all those things and obtain a great value on the home purchase, the only things left for you to do is go home and pack your bags.
I truly enjoy this process and get a thrill out of seeing my new friends add a fantastic new chapter to their lives. The best thing is that I get to be a part of it the whole way through.