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Millie Dinkel

Ready to Buy?

Finding your Dream Home

Buying your dream home in Southwest Florida should be exciting and enjoyable. Thorough research is the key to success in the Home Buying Process. Be clear when listing your priorities for this important home purchase. 92% of Buyers start their search on the internet, however keep in mind there is no substitute for a knowledgeable Realtor. Below is a 4 Step Process to give you an overview of a typical home purchase from beginning to end.

Step-By-Step Guide

Step 1

Start The Search

Make Your
Wish List

Start Viewing Homes

Identify Your Dream Home

Step 2

Submit an Offer


Reach Agreement

Escrow Deposit

Step 3

Set up Inspection

Negotiate Repairs
if Needed

Title Work Gets Underway

Appraisal is Scheduled

Step 4

Schedule Time
for Closing

Have Walk Through Before Signing

Sign Papers

Enjoy Your
New Home

Millie Dinkel:

239.410.5919 mdinkel(at)cornerstonecoastal(dotted)com

Eric Dinkel:

239.410.8889 edinkel(at)cornerstonecoastal(dotted)com


Are you looking for a Very Unique Historic or Mid Century Home (we think Mid Century is Historic!) in Old Fort Myers or a Waterfront Home in a central location or do you prefer a Gated Community with all the amenities? Narrowing down the communities and lifestyle that you have an interest in will yield the best results

Property Wish List

Use our Customized Home Search to specify the many options we provide for you to ensure finding the home of your dreams


Use our handy calculator below to provide a general idea of price ranges you can focus on. Property taxes and homeowner's insurance should also be added to your principal and interest to stay within your budget.