Zillow Advice: Investing - Should I invest in properties in Fort Myers, Florida or Indio, California? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-invest-in-properties-in-Fort-Myers-Florida-or-Indio-California/521999/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate I am a subject matter expert ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-invest-in-properties-in-Fort-Myers-Florida-or-Indio-California/521999/ I am a subject matter expert at Indio, Ca. BTW: There is a never ending supply of water there. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 20:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-invest-in-properties-in-Fort-Myers-Florida-or-Indio-California/521999/ 2014-01-06T20:42:00Z California ???? &nbsp;A lot ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-invest-in-properties-in-Fort-Myers-Florida-or-Indio-California/521999/ California ???? &nbsp;A lot of the investors that I know who invested in CA, sold before the crash, and invested in Oregon and Washington State. Go where the water is.<br/><br/>Good Luck,<br/>Sally Wildasinn, Realtor<br/>ABR, e-Pro, SRS Mon, 06 Jan 2014 19:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-invest-in-properties-in-Fort-Myers-Florida-or-Indio-California/521999/ 2014-01-06T19:41:00Z South East Florida. Try the ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-invest-in-properties-in-Fort-Myers-Florida-or-Indio-California/521999/ South East Florida. Try the Fort Lauderdale area.&nbsp; Mon, 06 Jan 2014 19:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-invest-in-properties-in-Fort-Myers-Florida-or-Indio-California/521999/ 2014-01-06T19:12:00Z I would do your home work ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-invest-in-properties-in-Fort-Myers-Florida-or-Indio-California/521999/ I would do your home work first. Call a real-estate agent in that area and other areas. They should be able to give you a idea of the housing market in the area,&nbsp; just tell them you would like some data of the area. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-invest-in-properties-in-Fort-Myers-Florida-or-Indio-California/521999/ 2013-12-19T14:23:00Z You may also want to consider ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-invest-in-properties-in-Fort-Myers-Florida-or-Indio-California/521999/ You may also want to consider Grand Rapids, MI. &nbsp;The economy here is great and cost of living is low in relationship to most of the country. &nbsp;Real estate prices are very affordable with really good ROIs. &nbsp;Grand Rapids has recently been voted the number one destination for tourists as well. &nbsp;I would love to have a conversation about our market if you would like.<br/><br/>Thanks,<br/><br/>Gerald Feenstra<br/>RE/MAX of Grand Rapids<br/>[Contact information removed by Zillow moderator. Please see our&nbsp;<a style="text-align: right;" rel="nofollow" title="Good Neighbor Policy" href="/howto/GoodNeighborPolicy.htm">Good Neighbor Policy</a>&nbsp;for information.] Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:09:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-invest-in-properties-in-Fort-Myers-Florida-or-Indio-California/521999/ 2013-12-19T14:09:00Z Both areas are good, but ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-invest-in-properties-in-Fort-Myers-Florida-or-Indio-California/521999/ Both areas are good, but Fort Myers is by far the better choice for a 5 year hold period because SW Florida saw an 80% loss in value on multi-family homes during the housing crash. &nbsp;Duplex values have been rebounding over the past 2 years but there is still a long way to go and projections are for double digit growth in value over the next 12 months, and continued growth after that so your return should be excellent on a 5 year hold. &nbsp; Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-invest-in-properties-in-Fort-Myers-Florida-or-Indio-California/521999/ 2013-12-19T14:06:00Z Hi,Could I ask why Indio? ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-invest-in-properties-in-Fort-Myers-Florida-or-Indio-California/521999/ <br/>Hi,<br/><br/>Could I ask why Indio? I know you said you are an overseas investor but have you ever visited the city of Indio?&nbsp;I'm just curious as to how you narrowed your choices down to those two cities...<br/><br/>Thanks! Thu, 19 Dec 2013 09:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-invest-in-properties-in-Fort-Myers-Florida-or-Indio-California/521999/ 2013-12-19T09:05:00Z Wouldn't it be wonderful ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-invest-in-properties-in-Fort-Myers-Florida-or-Indio-California/521999/ Wouldn't it be wonderful if someone would do these calculations for you!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br/><br/>I suggest identifying the data you need to make a decision, collecting the data and then working through the scenarios so you can make a decision that you are comfortable with.&nbsp;&nbsp; <br/><br/> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 05:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-invest-in-properties-in-Fort-Myers-Florida-or-Indio-California/521999/ 2013-12-19T05:45:00Z