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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

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

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

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

Luxury Market Gains Momentum in 2014

January 20th, 2015 by

NaplesNaples, Fla. (January 16, 2015) – Overall closed sales for homes in every price category above $300,000 saw double digit increases in 2014. As a result, broker analysts contend that 2014 was one of the best years in Naples real estate history for closed sales. According to the Annual 2014 Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), inventory increased 16 percent for homes in the $2 million and above price category from 394 in 2013 to 457 in 2014. The report also showed that overall closed sales in this luxury market price category increased 33 percent from 299 homes in 2013 to 399 homes in 2014, yet the overall median home price in this price category held steady year over year at $2,950,000.[...] Read More

Top 10 Advantages of Living in Naples

January 16th, 2015 by

Naples, Florida, is one of the wealthiest cities in the state and is located along the Gulf of Mexico. By combining warm weather with impressive attractions and amenities, it is easy to see the appeal of this destination to residents. If you’re thinking seriously about moving to Naples and buying a place of your own, then you should get familiar with the top 10 advantages of living in Naples.[...] Read More

How Lifestyle Choices Impact Where to Live in Southwest Florida

December 12th, 2014 by

Whether or not you have spent a substantial amount of time exploring Southwest Florida, you probably already know the highlights. This part of the state boasts unparalleled warm weather, access to some of the most attractive beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, a friendly atmosphere and a variety of real estate opportunities. [...] 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

10 Benefits of Retiring in Naples, Florida

October 6th, 2014 by

bonita-homeTo make the most of your retirement, you will want to find a home in a wonderful environment that lets you stay active, be outdoors, enjoy a thriving community and take advantage of the surrounding cultural attractions. [...] Read More

How To Dress Your Home To Sell

September 6th, 2014 by

living room in grandezza estero fl Before you show your home to any potential buyers, you want to make sure the staging is perfect. Follow these general tips and your home will look better than the competition.[...] Read More

Hydro Bikes are coming!

June 27th, 2014 by

A new craze is set to sweep the waterways of Bonita Springs this summer, and it’s like nothing that’s ever been seen before. Hydro Bikes are coming! We know that the Southwest Florida region is second to none for sports facilities and a dream place to live if you love golf and sailing, as Bonita Springs property and Naples real estate offers the very best in leisure facilities in the great variety of communities here. Now you and your family can have a great time on these new inventions that will certainly make the term ‘messing about on the water’ have a whole new meaning. Hydro Bikes are bicycles that you can ride on the water.[...] Read More

Naples Dining Heaven

June 25th, 2014 by

Living in Southwest Florida is all about living the good life – and one of the best things about being in the Naples area is exploring the vast array of top notch restaurants. You’ll find every sort of dish from all over globe in the restaurants here, many of which excel in seafood. Well, with the Ocean so close, why not use nature’s fresh bounty in your recipes? With such a choice of places to eat all over Naples, it can be difficult to know where to start. Gulfshore Life magazine recently drew up a shortlist of the most exciting new places to eat in Collier County, so leave your own kitchen behind now and again, and treat yourself to a series of gastronomical delights from these great restaurants.[...] Read More

Music On A Summer Evening

June 19th, 2014 by

One of the great pleasures of life is kicking back on a balmy summer evening with a glass of something chilled and bubbly, and the sounds of a great jazz band drifting sonorously in the gentle breeze. Sounds like a dream? Well, as is so often a case on the Paradise Coast of Southwest Florida, dreams are a reality. If you are lucky enough to be buying Naples real estate you can enjoy a monthly trip to the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club for their “Summer Jazz on the Gulf” evenings.[...] Read More