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Snowbirds flock to bargains

Sox-loving New Englanders drive up home sales in Fort Myers, Fla.

Guy Hart (right) and his friend Ralph Sawyer, both of Maine, look over the backyard of a bank-owned property in Cape Coral, Fla., recently. Guy Hart (right) and his friend Ralph Sawyer, both of Maine, look over the backyard of a bank-owned property in Cape Coral, Fla., recently. (Steve Nesius for The Boston Globe)
By Tom Vandyck
Globe Correspondent / April 22, 2009

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FORT MYERS, Fla. - It has been about three weeks since the Red Sox left here, but some baseball fans are still heading south to the team's winter base. Drawn by fixer-uppers that start at $20,000 and canal-front homes priced as low as $150,000, real estate agents say an increasing number of New England residents are buying properties in the ... (Full article: 926 words)

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