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

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

Top 5 Differences Between Naples and Bonita Springs

November 18th, 2014 by

Both Naples and Bonita Springs are incredible places to visit or call home. Just 15 miles apart in Southwest Florida, Naples and Bonita Springs offer up some of the best weather on the planet as well as gorgeous scenery and exciting attractions. For people from all around the world, this part of Florida is arguably the best place to spend time, particularly in the winter months when the skies are clear and sunny. [...] Read More

What Canadians Need to Know About Buying a Second Home in Florida

November 10th, 2014 by

kitchen in quail west naples floridaFor Canadians who are tired of spending six months of the year battling snow and cold winds, the prospect of purchasing a second home in Florida may seem like a dream come true. Some interested investors from Canada are unaware of how simple it can be to invest in a vacation home in Florida, but a few helpful tips can clear up the process. Here are just a few of the most important things that Canadians should know about buying a second home in the Sunshine State of Florida. 1. Canadian Airlines Fly to Florida More Than Ever[...] Read More

Explore Lee And Collier History Through Art

July 14th, 2014 by

Both Lee and Collier Counties are bounteous little corners of Florida, where beautiful Southwest Florida homes and the luxurious Gulf coast lifestyle is being discovered and enjoyed by more and more people. If you are coming to the area to find your dream Naples home or to search for your ideal Bonita Springs real estate it’s great to appreciate the rich beauty of the area, and also enjoy the story of its past. This part of the State was one of the last places in the country to be settled, and since the first settlers arrived from the North they recognized the potential Southwest Florida had to be a thriving place to live, work and play.[...] Read More

Start Your Bonita Springs Property Hunt

May 26th, 2014 by

Bonita Springs in Southwest Florida is often described as ‘The Gateway to the Gulf’, and this cheery city just north of Naples is becoming more and more popular as a place to live. Bonita Springs real estate offers so much to suit every kind of buyer, so whether you’re a family or a retired couple, looking for a permanent or a holiday home, you’re sure to find your dream property in this Floridian paradise. One of the great elements that make life in Bonita Springs so special is the proximity of the Gulf of Mexico. Walks along sandy beaches, long afternoons spent relaxing in your lounger, or active days swimming, sailing or fishing are all part of the special Bonita Springs lifestyle.[...] Read More

Benefits of Living in Bonita Springs, Florida

March 17th, 2014 by

naples-viewWhen you think of South West Florida, the beautiful beaches, stunning sunsets, friendly locals and endless days of sunshine automatically spring to mind.  It is an obvious choice for that ideal place to make your home, whether you are a family, a single person, or a retiree. But did you know the area also offers plenty of opportunities to enrich your mind? The Bonita Springs area is home to a thriving art scene. The Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs, is a thriving hub for all types of arts – theatre, film, pottery, art exhibitions and photography. The Center also hosts three annual fine arts/crafts festivals a year. [...] Read More

Discover the Sweet Life in Bonita Bay Naples

September 23rd, 2013 by

It’s no secret that Naples is a top residential location in Florida. For decades, retirees, families and young people have flocked to the area to enjoy the world-class beaches, stunning scenery and pleasant climate. Due to this incredible popularity, there has been a steady rise in the number of communities and neighborhoods that you can choose from. You will be spoiled for choice, but there is no question that Bonita Bay’s golf community is a real winner with a variety of people.[...] Read More

Investing in your mortgage loan or paying it off early – Which is a wiser idea?

August 27th, 2013 by

Investing in your mortgage loan or paying it off early – Which is a wiser idea? Should you repay your mortgage loan earlier? This is something that most people wonder about irrespective of whether you’re trying to make extra payments every month or paying it off all at once by making a lump sum arrangement. Who doesn’t dream of that day when he will be mortgage debt-free and own his house totally?[...] Read More

New home construction built up again in 2012 in Collier & Lee

January 14th, 2013 by

As seen in the Naples News : Lee and Collier counties saw a flurry of building permit activity last year, driven by a growing demand for new single-family homes.  “It’s the best year we’ve seen in a long time, in a very long time for our company throughout Florida. We have seen a rebound in all of our communities, whether that was in Tampa, Palm Beach, Collier or Lee counties,” said Patty Campbell, president of G.L. Homes’ Southwest Florida division.[...] Read More

Downing-Frye Realty has the highest listing inventory in town, already obtained over $1Billion in closed sales volume

October 2nd, 2012 by

A Monthly Real Time Analysis of the Naples & Bonita Springs Real Estate Market.  HIGHEST LISTING INVENTORY IN TOWN ALREADY ATTAINED $BILLION IN CLOSED SALES VOLUME “Area-wise, the strong numbers compiled by the local board of Realtors clearly reflect the economic model of supply vs. Demand. As inventory decreases and demand for homes remains high, we are observing an increase in overall median prices. The statistics from the last three months have capped off a strong summer. The Naples area is no longer as seasonal as it used to be, “said Mike Hughes, Vice President and General Manager of Downing-Frye Realty. “Downing-Frye’s September pending contracts were UP 47% over last September for the first three weeks of the month.[...] Read More

Housing industry bullish on Bonita Springs, elsewhere

September 12th, 2012 by

New construction is happening in Bonita Springs and the surrounding areas.  There is a new community under way in Bonita Springs, the first in quite a while.  Developers of single family homes are returning to Southwest Florida.  Permits for single family homes are up in Lee County as well as Collier County.[...] Read More

Bonita Springs Real Estate Combines Beauty and Luxury with Bonita Bay High Rises

August 8th, 2012 by

With stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico and a strong community offering luxury, recreation, and excellent culture, The High Rises at Bonita Bay delivers top of the line beach living around.[...] Read More

Home construction upswing continues in Lee County

July 30th, 2012 by

It’s not a frenzy but home construction continues its upswing in unincorporated Lee County.  In June, contractors pulled 56 permits to build single-family houses, with a combined value of $10.5 million. That compares to 45 permits issued in May and 45 issued a year ago, according to the Lee County Department of Community Development. “It is an ongoing trend. We have been seeing a gentle trend upward for the past five quarters, at least in residential,” said Joan LaGuardia, the department’s communications manager. Over the past 15 months, single-family permits have increased by 15 percent, when compared to the previous 15 months, she said.[...] Read More

Choosing the Colony Golf and Country Club as Your Home

June 25th, 2012 by

There can be no denying that the Colony Golf and Country Club in Bonita Springs is an incredibly beautiful and scenic destination. That is evident as soon as you arrive at the property, located conveniently between the Naples and Fort Myers in Southwest Florida. What potential homeowners should also consider is the friendly community in The Colony Bonita Springs, the upscale amenities, the championship golf course and the fabulous dining found onsite. Here are just a few of the hundreds of reasons to choose The Colony Bonita Springs as your next home.[...] Read More

Find the Perfect Bonita Springs Home at Grey Oaks?

May 22nd, 2012 by

The residential community of Grey Oaks is one of the most attractive and inviting locations in Naples. Whether you are looking for a second home situated on the fairway of a championship golf course, a family home or a quiet condominium, Grey Oaks truly does have it all. If you are contemplating the purchase of residential property like one of the many Bonita Springs FL homes, be sure to read on to understand all that Grey Oaks has to offer potential residents and members.[...] Read More