Riverside Realty Group
2053 W. First St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone: 239-313-5544


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Another one of the Homes being featured at our Open House event April 23,2017

Fabulous mid-century modern pool home never before on the market. This custom home is being sold by the original owners' family. This 4 bedroom, 4 bath home is located 3 houses from the river. Fantastic layout, high ceilings, custom built-ins, parquet floors, tons of storage and a HUGE bonus room with plumbing make this house truly unique! The bonus room could be a perfect man cave or easily converted into a mother-in-law suite. The large carport could also be converted to a 2 car garage and the driveway has plenty of parking even for your RV or boat! Great views of the river from your front yard. Wonderful screened lanai with large swimming pool and plenty of space to entertain. Walk to the end of the street and enjoy the fabulous sunsets from the neighborhood park. The roof was replaced in 2015 and the plumbing was updated in 2009. Home also has hurricane panels and shutters! Please come see this one of a kind home today and make it your own.

Another one of the Homes being featured at our Open House event April 23,2017

One of the largest lots in Historic Edison Park at .65 acres. Gorgeous oaks and fruit trees surround the property and the fantastic back porch and private fenced back yard gives you the feeling you are out in the country. Fantastic home in Edison Park! Tons of charm and lots of original features, including tile & wood flooring, wood burning fireplace and wood ceilings in the dining room. Some of the updates include kitchen, hurricane windows and doors & cork flooring. The large addition was built with steel insulated panels (SIP) but is in keeping with the character of the house and it includes a large walk-in closet in the master and a very large ensuite bathroom. The fourth bedroom has a separate outside entrance so it would make a great guest room or home office. There is a large detached 2 car garage with workshop and covered boat parking. There is also an attached 1 car garage that could easily be converted to expand the fourth bedroom and make a true in-law suite, or just keep it for tons of extra storage. Please see the virtual tour for additional photos.

Another one of the Homes being featured at our Open House event April 23,2017

Come see this fantastic property in the estate section of McGregor Blvd. This home is directly across from the multi-million dollar homes on the river. It boasts a wonderful floor plan with lots of little reading nooks and cozy get away areas and includes a fireplace with charming built-ins. There is a also a custom bar, home office and a beautifully updated kitchen. The split floor plan is wonderful for entertaining and makes your master bedroom truly private. The master suite with its own private entrance and breezeway has two separate sitting areas and makes you feel like you are on vacation the moment you enter. With incredible views of the pool and patio and the gorgeous backyard you have your own private oasis. The large jetted tub, and walk-in shower complete the package and give you that spa like sensation. There is plenty of room to entertain on the large screened patio and the vaulted ceilings make it feel even more spacious. The back yard is completely fenced and surrounded with gorgeous native plants. The majority of the garage has been converted to living space but there is still plenty of room for all your garden tools and outdoor toys. Please make your appt. today!


Another one of the Homes being featured at our Open House event April 23,2017

Fantastic mid-century modern home on one of the most desirable streets in Fort Myers. It even comes complete with terrazzo floors! Fabulous pool home, with updated kitchen with gas stove and wonderful built-ins in the living room. The master bedroom was added so there is plenty of room in your own private suite. The pool is truly one of a kind, and is reminiscent of old Hollywood and the concrete wall with the 50's flair gives you complete privacy. Wonderful plantings also surround the pool and you are transported back in time. The wood burning fireplace and the indoor grill are just some of the truly unique features. This unique property is within walking distance to the river, but is not in a flood zone! This home is truly one of a kind and you must see this amazing property for yourself. Home is in great shape but to give buyers piece of mind Sellers will provide a Home Warranty!


One of the Open Houses featured this Sunday April 23,2017

Wonderful 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, Den home in the fabulous gated community of McGregor Reserve. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac the home is very private and has one of the largest yards in the entire neighborhood. From the moment you arrive the plush landscaping welcomes you and the custom details are very apparent as soon as you enter the home. From the custom front door to the exceptional wood flooring and the designer fixtures you can tell no expense was spared. The kitchen is very spacious with lots of storage and is open to the family room so entertaining is a breeze. The split floor plan allows total privacy in the master suite which features fantastic views of the back yard, and the ensuite includes his and her closets, a soaking tub and a large walk-in shower. There is a wonderful covered lanai for entertaining and even an outside powder room for your guests. The community itself has streetlights and sidewalks and lots of community events. There is even a nice size community pool and coming soon is a children's play area! Please make your appointment today!


New Listing 1331 Morningside Dr.

Wonderful move in ready home on the river side of McGregor. Updated kitchen with loads of counter space and a fantastic farm house sink. The home also features updated baths & fixtures and has plenty of storage! The backyard is quite spacious and is completely fenced with wonderful plantings all around and a poured concrete patio which is great for entertaining. Tile throughout & wonderful open floor plan make this home a must see. Please make your appointment today

This home is featured in the McGregor Neighborhood Open House April 23,2017 from 1pm - 4 pm McGregor-Homes.com


Most Milennials plan to buy home in next 5 years

This article is from the Florida Association of Realtors.

Most Millennials plan to buy first home in next five years

Millennials face significant challenges when it comes to housing affordability. With an expected 1.9 percent increase in salary growth expected in 2017 and average property prices climbing by 4.8 percent last year, the dream of owning a home remains a challenge for many. More than four in five (80 percent) Millennials in the United States who don’t own a home intend to buy in the next five years, according to recent HSBC Group research.

HSBC Group’s Beyond the Bricks — an independent consumer research survey of 9,000 people in nine countries worldwide including 1,009 respondents in the U.S. — found that homeownership is a dream deferred but not dead for many Millennials around the world who name slow wage growth and housing price inflation as the greatest barriers to purchasing a home.

The report also reveals the need for better financial planning as another significant hurdle for Millennials.

According to David Gates, U.S. head of mortgage origination and sales for HSBC: “This study highlights that young people strongly value homeownership, yet there are significant challenges to making the dream a reality for Millennials around the world. The perfect storm of stagnating salaries and rising house prices, paired with the need for improved financial planning can make buying a home a deferred reality.”

Nearly three-quarters (71 percent) of Millennials are saving more money for a deposit and waiting to earn a higher salary before buying a property, the report finds.

Millennials face significant challenges when it comes to housing affordability. With an expected 1.9 percent increase in salary growth expected in 2017 and average property prices climbing by 4.8 percent last year, the dream of owning a home remains a challenge for many.

Of the 71 percent of Millennials who seek to both save and earn more money, 49 percent feel they are being held back because they cannot afford to buy the type of property that they would like.

More than half (57 percent) of Millennials who bought a home in the last two years ended up spending beyond their initial budget.


The report also finds that many Millennials do not have their house in order when it comes to financial planning for a home purchase. Among non-owners intending to buy a home in the next two years, nearly one in three (32 percent) have no overall budget in mind and a further 54 percent have only set an approximate budget. As a result, 57 percent of Millennials who bought a home in the last two years ended up overspending their budget.

On the other hand, the millennial generation is willing to consider making big sacrifices to afford a home. Among non-owners intending to buy, 55 percent would consider spending less on leisure and going out, 41 percent would consider buying a smaller than ideal place, and 27 percent would even be prepared to delay having children.

Financial support from parents can make a big difference when saving for a home, and 28 percent of Millennials who bought their own home turned to the “bank of Mom and Dad” as a source of funding.

HSBC research identifies four actions that Millennials can take to help make their homeownership dream a reality:

• Plan early and don’t underestimate the deposit.

• Budget beyond the purchase price to account for extra costs other than the home purchase.

• Consider what sacrifices you can make to save more and faster.

• Get a full view of your finances and find a home loan that suits your needs.

Millennials are defined as those born between 1981 and 1998. The findings are based on a survey of homeowners and non-owners aged 18 or older from a nationally representative online sample in eight countries and a nationally representative face-to-face sample in the UAE. The research was conducted by Kantar TNS in October and November 2016. ¦

Art Walks the Runway this weekend...


27, 2017 - Fort Myers, FL - Experience art and fashion in three star-studded
evenings at the 6th Annual Art Walks the Runway fashion show March 30- April 1,

 Enjoy cocktails at 7pm, fashion takes the stage at 8pm for all shows. Held at the
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center located at 2301 First St. in the historic
downtown Fort Myers River District!


Walks the Runway opens Thursday, March 30th with a VIP party featuring fashion
stylist to the stars
Gomez-Gracia,a contortion dance performance by Katarina
,and musical guest SarahHadeka.

Friday, March 31st showcases the local boutique collection featuring two local
boutiques from the Bell Tower Shops,
Fab’rikand Saratoga Sundress,
and a musical performance by

On Saturday, April 1st, three incredible international collections take the
AmatoCouture by Furne One,
DianaCouture by Diana Putri,
AhmadCouture by Sha Ali Ahmad.
Body art performances by
Elementsof Body
and WickedApple Art
will also be featured.


This three-day event includes music by DJ Tommy Giaime of Sol Productions,
Thursday & Friday Hairstyles by
Scene 826,
Saturday Hairstyles by
Red Salon and Spa.

Celebrate Fashion Opening Night VIP Party Featuring

Thursday, March 30, 2017

$40 in advance • $50 at the door

Boutique Collection

Fab’rik & Saratoga Sundress

March 31, 2017

$20 in advance • $25 at the door

Couture Fashion

Ahmad Couture, Diana Couture, & Amato Couture

Art Runway show by Elements of Body & Wicked Apple Art

April 1, 2017

$35 in advance • $45 at the door

Nights: Cocktails
•7pm / Runway 8pm

Tickets All 3 Nights: $125

for tickets.

Mcgregor Boulevard is heading for some changes soon.


The work will be from 7am to 4pm Monday through Saturday.

The City of Fort Myers, in coordination with the Florida Department of Transportation, begins work this month to replace storm drainage on McGregor Boulevard from Colonial Boulevard to Poinciana Avenue. In addition to replacing the existing pipes, the project will resurface the roadway, replace existing sidewalk where disturbed by pipe replacement, replace some signage, and update crosswalks with new striping and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations.  The final product will enhance the corridor by providing an upgraded drainage system and driving surface, but in general will not change the “look” of McGregor Boulevard as it is today.  The project is anticipated to be completed in fall 2018.

The City’s goal is to maintain two-way traffic on McGregor Boulevard when possible; however, even with two lanes open, motorists will experience periodic delays.  Commuters that use McGregor Boulevard and do not have a destination along the corridor should choose alternate routes during the project as delays could be substantial.  Many construction activities will require lane closures and flagging operations on McGregor Boulevard.  During some activities, vehicles will be detoured to side streets.  Motorists that must use McGregor Boulevard should plan extra travel time.  Pedestrians should also expect sidewalk detours.

The contractor will need to install storm drainage pipes, some up to 30 inches in diameter and five to six feet deep, in multiple locations across McGregor Boulevard.  Lane closures and flagging operations will be required on McGregor Boulevard during these pipe crossings.  The contractor will also need to cross some side streets with storm drainage pipe which will require residents to use alternate routes to reach their properties.  When crossing dead-end side streets, the contractor will maintain one lane for access.  Flaggers will be on-hand to assist residents.

More information can be found at improvemcgregor.com.