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

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

Naples Real Estate: Inland Home Sales Activity Outpaced Shoreline During Third Quarter

November 2nd, 2015 by

Broker analysts were pleased when they reviewed the Third Quarter Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). The report showed positive trends during the summer months of 2015, with increased activity in neighborhoods located inland (east of 41) including South, East and Central Naples. Overall closed sales for single-family homes in the $1-million to $2-million price category outpaced all other price categories with a 79 percent increase (quarter over quarter) from 56 single-family homes sold in the Third Quarter of 2014 to 100 sold in the Third Quarter of 2015.[...] Read More

Enjoy Biking Throughout The Naples Florida Area

June 27th, 2015 by

Oh how we love cycling the streets of Naples Florida.  When we moved to Florida full time almost ten years ago, Paul and I became serious bikers cycling 1000’s of miles around the Southwest Florida area.  We love it!  The sun shines in Naples almost 365 days a year and the weather is always beautiful.  There is always somewhere new and exciting to ride.  With over 30 miles of bicycle pathways and a number of cycle friendly roadways Naples is a bike friendly community.  Each time the city builds or expands a road, they put in a bike lane.  This makes cycling safe and fun. [...] Read More

Naples Top Area In Nation For Projected Growth

June 21st, 2015 by

As reported by the Naples Daily News: Naples-Marco Island is tops again. The latest study by IHS Global Insight, a Colorado-based research firm, predicts the area will see the most economic growth in 2016 out of all metros in the country. The local economy will grow 4.9 percent next year, putting it in first place, according to the forecast reported by Bloomberg. “Right now, there’s nothing wrong in paradise, with respect to job growth,” said John Cox, president and CEO of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce.[...] Read More

How to Prepare for Closing on Your New Home in Naples

February 9th, 2015 by

Buying a home in Naples, Florida, can seem like an easy choice for many individuals. After all, Naples is one of the most attractive destinations in the state, the weather is nearly perfect for much of the year, the beaches along the Gulf of Mexico are spectacular and the potential for resale value and rental income make it an investor’s dream. [...] Read More

Explore the Convenient Health Care Options in Naples, Florida

November 3rd, 2014 by

Trying to pinpoint the exact reason that makes so many people want to move to Naples can be tricky. After all, there are so many wonderful attributes that Collier County, Florida, has to offer. It’s a gateway to all the best parts of Florida, it boasts amazing weather year-round, it offers a variety of accommodation options depending on need and budget and Naples has a thriving cultural and dining scene. [...] Read More

Naples Resident Climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro

July 31st, 2014 by

For many residents in Naples and Bonita Springs, staying active is a part of everyday life. For Nick Ballo, however, training for this epic climb was about more than just being healthy or losing a few vanity pounds. To reach Mount Kilimanjaro, it would take a fitness level beyond that of the average gym enthusiast. In fact, Ballo says that it took months of hard training in order to be fit enough to climb the African peak. However, the work was definitely worth it in the end with Nick having a successful climb that lasted six full days.[...] Read More

Naples Restaurant Displays An Unusual Lobster

July 30th, 2014 by

One big part of the appeal of living in Southwest Florida is having access to the water. On any given day throughout the year, the community’s proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and warm weather through all seasons mean the possibility of kayaking, deep-sea fishing, splashing at the beach with the whole family or just walking on the sandy shorelines. Another perk is having access to fantastic fresh seafood at one of the many restaurants throughout Lee and Collier Counties.[...] Read More

Naples Clubs Foster Community Spirit

July 29th, 2014 by

One of the perks of living in Naples is the vibrant community. From social organizations to amateur sports teams, there is always a group that meets on a regular basis for some fun, a good cause or to welcome newcomers into town. Many of these groups hold monthly or even weekly meetings, helping to create a thriving social scene in Southwest Florida. Residents interested in gardening, politics, networking and more can usually find a welcoming club looking for a new addition.[...] Read More

Southwest Florida’s Piers Attract All Types Of Anglers

July 28th, 2014 by

With plenty of sunshine, warm temperatures and access to the beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, it’s not hard to find a great way to pass the time on a summer’s day in Southwest Florida. For some residents in areas like Naples, Bonita Springs and Fort Myers, nothing can compare to a morning or afternoon spent fishing on one of the area’s piers. Fishing is a popular pastime throughout Southwest Florida, and there is no shortage of piers, coastal spots and sandy beaches where anglers can toss in a line.[...] Read More

A Jazzy Addition To Naples’ Cultural Scene

July 25th, 2014 by

In Naples this summer, there will be more than the sound of crashing waves on the beach and golfers teeing off on the course. Every Saturday afternoon between 1pm and 3pm, the Naples Jazzmasters will bring the delightful sound of jazz to the Norris Community Center. This completely free event is just one in a long line of fun summer activities for residents and visitors in the Naples area. The Naples Jazzmasters are an offshoot of the wildly popular Naples Dixieland Jazz Band, which has a 16-year history as one of the most exciting and talented musical groups in Southwest Florida.[...] Read More

Florida’s Employment Rates On The Rise

July 21st, 2014 by

Moving to places like Bonita Springs and Naples, Fla., is often appealing to people from around the country and around the world. For retirees, the allure of warm weather, incredible golf courses and proximity to the beach is enough to make the move, but other aspiring Naples residents may need to make sure that employment is available. Thankfully, unemployment has dipped once again in Florida this June, making the state an attractive place for residents of all ages.[...] Read More

Look Good And Feel Good

July 11th, 2014 by

Don’t you just love that buzz you get when you know you look good? You can’t fake that aura of happiness and confidence that comes from looking great, so it’s important that you make the most of your image. Living in a place like Southwest Florida, where the fantastic weather allows us all to spend so much time outside, either on the beach, golfing or just enjoying a browse around the shops, means that looking good is a number one priority.[...] Read More

Dad’s Special Day

June 11th, 2014 by

There’s plenty going on in Naples, Southwest Florida this weekend, as it’s a special day this Sunday – time to celebrate the one that taught you how to ride a bike, throw a ball, and chased away the monsters from under your bed. It’s Father’s Day, so let’s make it a good one for all the family to enjoy and remember. Head over to the Village on Venetian Bay to give dad or granddad the thrill of looking at some of the most exciting, luxuriously fast cars around.[...] Read More

BBQ Heaven In Naples

June 3rd, 2014 by

If you are lucky enough to live in a beautiful home in Naples you will know that you can sample some of the world’s finest cuisine at a variety of award winning restaurants, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some good old-fashioned American fare with the whole family. This October, head to the Collier County Fair Grounds in Naples to take part in the Big Swamp Smoke Off.[...] Read More