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Naples, Bonita Springs & Estero Real Estate Industry News & Updates

About this author:

Melinda Sullivan

Melinda Sullivan is Realtor specializing in luxury property in the Naples, Bonita Springs & Estero areas. She updates this blog on a weekly basis and writes about anything and everything to do with buying or selling property in Southwest Florida. You will find regular blog posts on her website at http://www.bonitanaplesrealestate.com/blog/

How To Stage Your Home The Right Way

August 10th, 2017 by

We are often asked the questions, “What should we do to get our home ready to sell?”  Once you make the decision to sell your home you need to think of what it would feel like for a prospective buyer to walk through your home.  [...] Read More

Brokers See A Steady Summer Season

August 29th, 2016 by

The July 2016 Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), showed performance as expected during a traditional summer season.  The inventory increase to 4,801 homes is welcome news to homebuyers following record-low inventory levels in July 2015, when the number of active listings dropped to 3,518 homes.  Median closed prices remained steady for price segments above $300,000, which is good news to buyers, and increased 11 percent in the under $300,000 price category. [...] Read More

6 Things That Might Surprise You About Naples Waterfront Property

July 28th, 2016 by

Everyone knows that Naples boasts a nearly-perfect climate, beautiful scenery and some of the most desirable homes in Florida, but there are still a few things that could surprise you. Here are six fantastic facts that highlight the appeal of Naples waterfront property.[...] Read More

Is It Better To Tear Down Your Home Or Renovate In Naples

July 27th, 2016 by

Interesting article in the Naples News last week talking about the housing dilemma in downtown Naples.  Most of the original homes throughout Olde Naples, Aqualane Shores and Port Royal were built in the 1950’s and many are in need of a major renovation.  So the question is, do you renovate or tear it down and build new.  The Florida building code requires that the cost of renovating a home that sits below the base flood zone elevation, set by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, cannot be greater than 50 percent of the value of the house before improvements.  Land and housing costs have soared over the past several years, making tear-downs a profitable and thriving business, especially in older, fashionable beachfront communities in the city of Naples — some of which sit in flood zones that can limit renovation plans.  [...] Read More

Bonita Naples Real Estate Launches New & Improved Website

March 17th, 2016 by
New Bonita Naples Real Estate Website

New Bonita Naples Real Estate WebsiteMelinda and Paul Sullivan, Realtors with Domain Realty, recently launched a new, redesigned website www.BonitaNaplesRealEstate.com that has quickly become the best resource online for people in the market to buy or sell property in the Southwest Florida area. The website offers advanced search features and a comprehensive database of properties ranging in price and location throughout Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and Marco Island.[...] Read More

Bonita Naples Real Estate Agent Recognized as Top Agent

March 8th, 2016 by

Melinda SullivanBonita Naples real estate agent, Melinda Sullivan, was recently recognized by her broker DomainRealty.com LLC as the #1 Top Overall Agent. This award is based on the number of closed sales for the year. A real estate agent in the business for over 10 years, Sullivan and her team specialize in second home buyers, retirees and full time residents in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and Marco Island Florida. [...] Read More

5 Reasons to Choose Naples Waterfront Property

February 15th, 2016 by

Whether you are seeking a valuable investment property, a place for retirement or a community that is ideal for raising a family, you can find it all in the beautiful city of Naples, Florida. With a comfortable climate, welcoming community spirit, incredible culture and a location right on the coastline, it should come as no surprise that Naples waterfront property is so in demand. Despite the clear incentives to living and investing in this area, it is possible to find a home for much less than you might expect. Here are five of the top reasons to choose Naples waterfront property. [...] Read More

5 Reasons Kids Will Love Naples Waterfront Properties

January 25th, 2016 by

You probably already know that Naples makes a solid investment when it comes to property values and resale potential. With breathtaking scenery, a number of amazing outdoor activities, a warm climate throughout much of the year and friendly community living, it’s easy to see why adults would choose Naples as their vacation destination or retirement location. [...] Read More

Waterfront Living In Park Shore Naples

January 11th, 2016 by

Welcome to Park Shore, a waterfront neighborhood in beautiful Naples Florida.  The Park Shore community is located just north of the Moorings with condos, single family homes, homes on the bay and condos on the beach and bay.  Development in Park Shore started around late 1960s.  At that time Raymond L. Lutgert bought the 760 acre tract of land which is known today as Park Shore.  He engaged in a future plan for the land that would change the pristine and the undeveloped area into a well-organized development in Naples Florida.  For this plan to work out well he created Venetian Bay separating the beachfront condominiums from the mainland thus allowing a moving channel for boating and dockage for single family homes on the mainland area.[...] Read More

Downtown Living In Olde Naples Florida

January 4th, 2016 by

There are numerous reasons to choose Olde Naples, Florida as your perfect place to buy a vacation home.  In fact, this beautiful neighborhood in downtown Naples has beautiful homes and condominiums and is right in the heart of amazing shops and dining.  Old Naples offers a lot, making it one of the fastest-growing regions in Naples, Florida.  The pleasant and favorable climate makes it a tropical paradise.  Life in Olde Naples is quiet and easy.  It is endowed with special selections of different shopping centers with small boutiques and shops.  [...] Read More

Aqualane Shores In Naples Florida Is A Boater’s Paradise

December 14th, 2015 by

naples-north-waterfront-homes-1Aqualane Shores is an exclusive waterfront community in the city of Naples Florida located between Port Royal and Olde Naples.  Its deep water canals and close proximity to the historic Third Street and Fifth Avenue Shopping Districts make it one of the most desirable waterfront locations in Naples.  Access to the area’s best restaurants and the Gulf of Mexico beachfront is another great feature of this downtown Naples community.  [...] Read More

Discover The Luxury Community Of Twin Eagles In Naples Florida

December 7th, 2015 by

Twin Eagles real estate, an exclusive gated golf resort community located in Naples Florida on 1,115 acres of pristine Florida land.  Recently, The Council for a Sustainable Florida awarded the Twin Eagles community the highest of honors and Twin Eagles has even been certified as an Audubon International Signature Sanctuary.[...] Read More

Talis Park Naples Is Luxury Living At It’s Finest

December 3rd, 2015 by

talis-park-naplesTalis Park is best described as a golf country club community situated in the northern vicinity of Naples, Florida.  Talis Park has close to 300 residences spread out over 466 acres.  This ever gorgeous community is comprised of beautiful estate homes, villas and townhomes.  Talis Park offers eye catching and European influences to community areas within the neighborhood with expansive courtyards, botanical gardens, fountains, nature preserves, and beautiful piazzas.  It is a beautiful neighborhood where taking an easy stroll will lead you to different places ranging from neighborhoods, a café and wine bar, a friendly game of bocce, and most especially a world-class game of golf.  Talis Park in Naples Florida is a place blessed with beautiful gardens, fairways and even waterways all available for your viewing pleasure.[...] Read More

Naples Florida Is The Perfect Place To Buy A Vacation Home Or Condo

November 23rd, 2015 by

There are several reasons to choose Naples, Florida as your perfect place to buy a vacation home or condo. In fact, Naples has a lot to offer which makes it one of the fastest-growing regions in the country. The pleasant and favorable climate makes it a tropical paradise. Life in Naples is quiet and easy going. People tend to dine early and drive courteously, however, if you enjoy cocktails, dancing, and a night on the town, then Naples is the perfect place for you to buy a vacation home because there is plenty of nightlife. Naples has a special selection of different shopping centers from the small boutiques and shops at Bayfront, Crayton Cove, Tin City, and Venetian Village to the large department stores at Coastland Mall and Waterside Shops. [...] Read More

How To Prepare Your Home For Sale – Download Our Informative E-Guide

November 19th, 2015 by

The Sullivan Team is often asked the question, “What should we do to get our home ready to sell?”  There are a number of things you can do to give yourself the greatest chance of getting the most money for your home in the shortest amount of time.  Once you make the decision to sell your home, you need to think of what it would feel like for a prospective buyer to walk through your home.  You will want to spruce up, clear out, clean like you have never cleaned before and stage each and every room so a prospective buyer says, “I want to live here”.[...] Read More