Top 5 Things to Do When Buying a Home in Naples, Florida

These are the five most important steps in buying a house in Naples, Florida.

Number one: Get pre-approved. You need to know how much you're can afford, how much you need down, and what your monthly payments are going to be, so you can be comfortable. You don't wanna be house poor, right? 

Number two: Criteria. Now that you know how much you've been pre-approval for and what you can spend, you need to figure out what exactly it is that you want. Do you want a three bedroom? Are you going to work from home and need an office a den? Do you absolutely need a pool? Do you need to be in a specific area? All these things will help you narrow down and target in on the right property.


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"March Housing Market Report Has a Silver Lining."

Naples, Fla. (April 26, 2023) – Closed sales of homes in Naples during the first quarter of 2023 exceeded closed sales reported in the first quarter of 2019 (pre-COVID) when inventory levels were nearly three times the current level. According to the March 2023 Market Report by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), overall inventory in March increased 92.4 percent to 2,900 properties from 1,507 properties in March 2022. While still historically low at 3.6 months of inventory, overall inventory in Naples has continued to increase ever since it bottomed out at 0.8 months of inventory in December 2021.


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"Inventory Up and Prices Hold Steady in February."

Naples, Fla. (March 24, 2023) – Buyers looking for homes in Naples during February were met with more choices as overall inventory increased 131.4 percent to 2,835 properties from 1,225 properties in February 2022. Broker analysts reviewing the February 2023 Market Report by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), attribute some of the rise in inventory to Hurricane Ian as many sellers were forced to address and remedy damage caused by the storm before the property was ready to welcome buyers. February’s overall median closed price is the same as January’s median close price of $600,000.


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Staying Focused at Home: Creating a Home Office That Promotes Productivity

Working from home requires a different approach to productivity and focus than that of an office setting. To stay focused on tasks and increase productivity, having the right equipment and environment is essential. Creating a dedicated workspace that is comfortable with few distractions can be paramount in allowing yourself to achieve maximum efficiency. Here are some tips on how to make sure that your home office is conducive to productivity and focus.

Increase Lighting

Having enough lighting in your workspace is essential for staying alert and focused, as well as reducing eye strain caused by computer screens and other devices used for work. Consider adding natural light…

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Closed Sale | 3841 24th Avenue NE

Closed Sale in Naples' Golden Gate Estates Neighborhood! 1.14 Acre Golden Gate Estates Residential Lot in an Excellent Location! Perfect Lot to build your dream home in a Quiet and Peaceful setting with Beautiful Towering Pines - Located only a few minutes to the Neighborhood Shops at Orangetree Shopping Center/Grocery Store... Enjoy the Amazing Beaches, Shopping, Dining, Schools and Opportunities Naples has to offer while living tucked away in your own Wooded Oasis. If you're looking for a Ready to Build Lot in a Private and Peaceful Setting, you've found it! *No DEP Report available. However, Lot looks high with no Cypress only Pines. Buyer advised to order an Environmental Report to determine whether Uplands or…

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New Rental | 8341 Whiskey Preserve Circle

New Seasonal and Short Term Rental Now Available in Terraces at Riverwalk.

Managed by Alpizar Property Management, this is our third property within this community!

Welcome to your home away from home! This Spacious and Bright Two Bedroom Condo with Gorgeous Finishes throughout offers Scenic and Peaceful Views of the Nature Preserve. Property is stocked with everything you need and features an in unit washer and dryer. Located in the traditional Whiskey Creek neighborhood in Fort Myers, a perfectly situated community near restaurants, entertainment and shopping, health and financial services. Spend your time on the beaches of Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers beach where you can enjoy the most beautiful…

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"Seller Confidence Returns to Greet Seasonal Demand."

Naples, Fla. (February 24, 2023) – Evidence of growing confidence in the Naples real estate market revealed itself in January as a wave of new sellers entered the market during the month. New listings in January rose 74.5 percent compared to December 2022, and 3.2 percent to 1,338 new listings from 1,297 new listings a year ago according to the January 2023 Market Report by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). But the rise in home options during January did not stymy home values as median closed prices rose 11.1 percent to $600,000 from $540,000 in January 2022.


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"Naples Housing Market is Redefined."

Naples, Fla. (February 1, 2023) – In the first year after a two-year interruption in normal activity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Naples real estate market is stable in terms of value, but there are not as many homes to choose from, and prices have elevated. As pandemic restrictions loosened in 2022, sellers and buyers pivoted their attention from the housing market to the travel market. As a result, and according to the December 2022 and 2022 Annual Market Report by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), overall closed sales in 2022 decreased 34.8 percent to 10,156 properties from 15,570 properties in 2021. And while…

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"Naples Housing Inventory on the Rise."

Naples, Fla. (December 22, 2022) – According to the November 2022 Market Report by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), there were 552 overall closed sales in November, which is a 41.4 percent decrease from 942 closed sales recorded in November 2021. The post-pandemic home buying surge that took place when mortgage rates were historically low has ended. Housing inventory in Naples is on the rise but remains low at just 2.8 months of inventory reported in November (a balanced market has a six-month supply of inventory). As expected, the limited inventory environment in Naples is restricting sales and increasing prices.…

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$6.95 Million Flood Damaged Listing Tour

Join me as I tour and preview this $6.95M Listing for my clients.

The property was has significant flood damage from Hurricane Ian bringing in about 4' of water into the home. Listed "As is" for Land Value, this 2012 Home does not necessarily have to be knocked down but potentially renovated. Location here is key, only 1.5 Blocks away from Naples Infamous White Sand Beaches, and walking distance to Downtown Fifth Avenue and Third Street South.

As I was touring the property I was informed an over asking offer had been submitted. The Olde Naples Market never ceases to amaze me... historically low inventory makes this beachside neighborhood a desirable area that is not affected by an unpredictable real estate…

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