Friday, November 22, 2019 / by Naples Ultimate Selling Team
Buyers are Back: Homes Under Contract Soar 24% in October
Naples, Fla. (November 22, 2019) - As predicted by a group of Naples real estate brokers, buyer activity began to rise in October with a remarkable 23.7 percent increase in overall pending sales (homes under contract) to 987 pending sales during October 2019 compared to 798 pending sales in October 2018. Sellers also felt a surge in showings (up 40 percent compared to October 2018), and the number of price reductions slowed to just 15 percent of the properties available in October's overall inventory compared to September, which saw 26 percent of its inventory's prices reduced. Price reduction activity is an important behavior for buyers to watch as it is an indication of how eager sellers are to sell.
Closed sales during October increased 9.7 percent to 758 closed sales compared to 689 closed sales in October 2018, according to ...
Friday, June 28, 2019 / by Naples Ultimate Selling Team
Home Sales in May Shifted to the East
Naples, Fla. (June 21, 2019) - In tempo with a recent shift in sales from high-end homes near the beach to homes under $500,000 in areas east of the beach, overall closed sales during May in the Naples area increased 9.8 percent to 1,165 closed sales compared to 1,061 closed sales in May 2018. Closed sales were highest in East Naples (34114, 34117, 34120, 34137), which reported a remarkable 21.7 percent increase.
While inventory levels decreased 13 percent to 5,905 homes in May 2019 from 6,785 homes in May 2018, over 2,000 homeowners reduced prices during May according to the May 2019 Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island).
"Nearly 30 percent of active listings had a price decrease in May," said Coco Amar, a managing broker at John R. Woo ...
Saturday, June 8, 2019 / by Naples Ultimate Selling Team
Taking preventive measures to protect your children against unintentional injuries at home is essential. Each year more children die from preventable injuries than from all childhood diseases combined. With foresight and action, you can help prevent burns, cuts, falls, poisonings, drowning, choking and other serious injuries.
Use these four checklists to ensure that your home is healthy and safe for the children living in it.
In the Bedroom
Install smoke alarms outside bedrooms and on every level of the home
Test smoke alarms at least once a month and change batteries at lease once a year.
Practice fire escape routes and identify an outside meeting place.
Place a baby to sleep on his or her back in a crib with no pillows or soft padding underneath.
Use a crib that meets national safety standards and has a snug-fitting mattress.
Never use an electric blanket in the bed or crib of a small child or infant.
Keep small toys, balloons, and small balls away from young childre ...
Thursday, May 30, 2019 / by Naples Ultimate Selling Team
by Michelle Martin, for William Raveis Real Estate
For the fourth straight year, the Naples, Florida, metro area has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for health and happiness, perhaps because Florida is also one of the most tax-friendly of all U.S. states.
Just ask residents from the Northeast, who rank at the top of the list for the nation’s greatest number of residents who are moving there (three of the top four states with the highest number of residents migrating to Collier County are in the Northeast, and people from the Northeast also make up the highest number of out-of-state annual visitors to southwest Florida).
People come here for the spectacular sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico, white sandy beaches, arts and culture and the many financial advantages – just a few of the reasons that the Gallup National Health and Well-Being Index recognized Naples, in Collier County, for the highest well-being across 156 U.S. communities.
Here are seven reasons why Na ...
Friday, May 24, 2019 / by Naples Ultimate Selling Team
April Report Shows Market Resurgence Continues
Naples, Fla. (May 24, 2019) - Closed sales during April in the Naples housing market increased 12.8 percent to 1,158 properties in April 2019 from 1,027 properties in April 2018. Broker analysts reviewing the April 2019 Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), reported that April was a solid month with strong sales activity in both the single-family and condominium markets.
"I believe we have reason to be optimistic going into the summer," said Bill Coffey, Broker Manager of Amerivest Realty Naples who added, "The report showed overall sales were up 17 percent in April over March, and March's sales were higher than February."
According to Kathy Zorn, broker/owner, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Pristine, who anal ...