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

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

Discover Naples Downtown Living In Five Communities Where You Can Walk To The Beach

November 13th, 2015 by

Have you ever considered living in the heart of the city in Naples Florida, probably there’s an event this weekend you won’t want to miss or you always love to walk to the beach to have the time of your life?  This is an exciting time to be considering a move to downtown Naples Florida. With so much increasing development and growth happening all around us, downtown Naples is, now more than ever, a desired place to call home.  Exploring Downtown Living in Naples is made easier as I will help you discover the best downtown communities where you can walk to the beach.[...] Read More

Top 10 Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent Before You Hire Them

November 3rd, 2014 by

Whether you are planning to move to a new destination like Naples, Florida, or you are interested in picking up an investment property to add to your portfolio, you’ll typically want the help of a real estate agent. Agents can help you locate properties that meet your needs and they can also handle the paperwork and negotiations once you’ve located the property you want. [...] Read More

Leave the Cold Weather Behind and Live the Life of Luxury in Naples

October 10th, 2014 by

If you close your eyes and imagine the perfect destination, there’s a good chance that you conjure up images of beautiful white sand beaches, blue skies and warm weather. If you are the kind of person who would prefer to soak up the sun than see another day of snowy weather, then the climate in Naples, Florida might be the ideal place to call home.[...] Read More

Life in the Kitchen

June 6th, 2014 by

The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of a home, and it is usually the room where families not only gather to prepare and cook meals, but where they often share their day to day hopes, plans and important news.  What sums up family life more than mom and dad preparing dinner in the kitchen while the kids sit at the table doing homework?  When you are on the lookout for a Naples Florida home, the size, design and layout of the kitchen is often one of the biggest deciding factors when purchasing, as it is usually the room where the most time is spent. One of the best places to find Naples homes is Olde Cypress, a community just off Immokalee Road in Naples. [...] Read More

Take The Time To Learn Something New In Naples

June 4th, 2014 by

When you’re thinking of moving to a new area, it’s a good time to re-evaluate your lifestyle choices. If you are looking for Naples Florida homes, you may be thinking of retiring, as this area of the State is a wonderful place for spending those precious years of freedom. Or maybe retirement is already in sight, and you want to invest in a Florida property now so you’re ready for that day.[...] Read More

Award Winning Mediterranean Style Luxury

May 23rd, 2014 by

For many of us, world travel is an experience to be relished; one that gives us treasured memories for ever. If you’ve fallen in love with the scenery and lifestyle of Southern Europe and want to recreate it in your own new home, look no further than Naples Florida. Here you’ll find the same warm sunshine, welcoming communities, pristine seascapes and exciting cities, without experiencing the jet lag of worldwide travel![...] Read More

Homes in Naples Florida – A Great Choice

May 8th, 2014 by

If you’re looking for Naples Florida homes, you’ve made a great choice. As well as being one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in Southwest Florida, Naples also has a wonderful small town community feel. And of course, set on the sparkling waters of the Gulf, there is no doubt that this is an aesthetically pleasing place to put down roots. Add the unbeatable shopping, dining and leisure facilities, and you’ve found yourself in paradise! Right in the heart of this paradise is the Park Shore Community. This beautiful community offers the best aspects of living in Naples. Many properties here are right on the waterside, putting you in the most enviable position of living that sun-drenched Southwest Florida lifestyle.[...] Read More

High Living In Pelican Bay

May 5th, 2014 by

When deciding what sort of property to buy in Naples, Florida, it’s a good idea to look at your lifestyle choices and pick a home that best suits your needs in relation to this. Real Estate in Naples is varied, with stunning residences just made for luxurious Gulf coast living. Many people relocating to Naples are looking for a property that offers stunning living space, a home with the wow factor, yet is easy to maintain. Buyers may want to live in their home for only part of the year, to escape the winter weather and enjoy the all year round sunshine Florida enjoys.[...] Read More

Riverstone – An Enviable Lifestyle

April 30th, 2014 by

So, you have decided that you want to live in Naples, Florida; you could not have made a wiser decision. It’s a wonderful destination with all the advantages of a modern American city teamed with good old Southern family and community values. Not to mention the stunning scenery and the all-round sunshine! There is a great selection of residential choice in Naples, with many people opting to live the luxurious Southwest Florida lifestyle in a gated community. One of the best communities in Naples is Riverstone, a stunning new development with beautiful new homes just waiting for lucky new owners.[...] Read More

Make Your New House A Home

April 25th, 2014 by

So, you’ve decided that the wonderful environment of Southwest Florida is to be the place where you search for your new home. You’ve got an exciting time ahead of you – the search for a new home is a thrilling experience, and with so many delicious choices in front of you, your search will sure to be a fruitful one. The Golf courses of Naples, the waterfront of Bonita Springs, the views of Marco Island… it’s a tempting array of possibilities. Gated community, ranch house, or high-rise apartment?  It’s up to you, but whatever you decide on, the luxurious lifestyle, leisure choices and all round sunshine of Southwest Florida will welcome you with open arms.[...] Read More

Marco Island, Looking Back, Looking Forward

April 23rd, 2014 by

Marco Island is a wonderful place to live. With its fantastic location right on the Gulf of Mexico, near the beautiful cities of Naples and Bonita Springs, the Island is a perfect place to invest in property. You just can’t lose when it comes to the attractions Marco Island has to offer: beaches, canals, art galleries, museums, golf, and sailing – the list goes on. And with a wide range of different properties available from large villas to high-rise apartments, and a real old fashioned sense of community, the only problem you’ll have when deciding to relocate here is the regret that you didn’t do it sooner![...] Read More

Head For The High Life In Florida

April 21st, 2014 by

beautiful living room in grey oaks naples floridaPeople are flocking in their droves to Southwest Florida to live either permanently or to buy a second home for holidays or to generate rental income. When you look at the area around Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs and Estero, it’s not hard to see why. Beautiful landscapes perfected by nature are all around, be it winding waterways, mangrove forests, sandy beaches or hidden estuaries. Add the culture and shopping of the local towns and cities, the good employment rate, great infrastructure and a wonderfully friendly community feeling and you know that moving to Southwest Florida is a decision you will not regret. But what sort of home should you choose?[...] Read More

Naples or New York? No Question!

April 14th, 2014 by

naples-prettyA new report has revealed that homes worth $1million, and more, in New York and Naples, Florida, are the most active in the US housing market.  While the two areas are on many prospective buyer’s wish lists, the two areas are geographically, socially, and environmentally very different. Relocating and living along the Paradise Coast in Southwest Florida is a dream come true for hundreds of people. And spring is the time of year when prospective buyers flock to Naples to check out the many luxurious properties for sale. So, if you are in the enviable position of being able to look at high-end homes with an eye to buying to let, holiday rental, or a permanent residential base, what makes Naples tip the scales over its Northerly rival, NYC?[...] Read More

Countdown to Earth Day

March 31st, 2014 by

If we love something we need to protect it, and the thousands of people who love and live in Southwest Florida are counting down the days to the 50th annual earth day celebrations, held at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Naples. If you are looking to buy a home in Naples, you will soon become aware of what a special natural environment it is, and you may be interested in the ways it is being protected. The landscape around Naples is truly individual, with its mangroves, inlets, beaches and wildlife, and the Conservancy has been dedicated to protecting this unique environment since 1964.[...] Read More