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Lakewood Home for Sale

Fabulous Lakewood Home for Sale

This fantastic single family Lakewood Home is located just minutes to downtown Naples and the beach! With 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, the home is laid out perfectly. At the center is the entertainer’s kitchen overlooking the lanai with lake and golf course views. Recently re-designed and renovated the island and pantry kitchen is truly something special. Other features include crown molding throughout, tile and wood flooring, granite counters and stainless appliances.

Lakewood Single Family Home – 4340 Beechwood Lake Drive, Naples Florida 34112 – $549,000

lakewood home at 4340 Beechwood Lake Dr. Naples FL

 

The large lanai is a place of paradise. Sit back and relax and enjoy the calm lake view with family and friends. New bamboo ceilings and screens enhance the overall experience for all to enjoy.

4340 Beechwood Lake Dr. Naples, FL 34112 Lanai

More information about this Lakewood Home for Sale:

The master bathroom was recently renovated along with a large walk-in closet. Finally, a brand NEW ROOF was just installed in 2019! It all comes together perfectly on a large lot with neighbors on one side only, golf and water views and in an excellent location.

  • List Price $549,000
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2,816 Square Feet Under Air
  • Built in 1977
  • MLS #219083371
  • View video tour…

 

More About Lakewood

Lakewood is centrally located just southeast of Downtown Naples and the sandy white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. A non-gated community, this neighborhood has low Home Owners Association (HOA) fees. Homes are spread throughout the community which includes Lakewood Country Club, a private 18 hole golf course. In addition to golf, the club has a community Leewood Lakes Golf Coursepool and tennis courts for members.

Considering Selling your home?

If you are looking to sell your home in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, or Ft. Myers we encourage you to work with a Professional Real Estate Agent or REALTOR® who has the experience and knowledge to provide an accurate market comparison so you can determine the right asking price. If you live in a golf community in southwest Florida, you are competing with more than 150 other golf communities.  Contact us today to learn how your home or condo stacks up against the competition and how we can position your property to sell quickly and for a fair price.

About Naples Golf Guy


Naples Golf GuyThe above information was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski PA, an expert in Southwest Florida real estate. If you’re looking for a focused and goal-oriented real estate representative in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero or Fort Myers who will help you achieve your Real Estate needs, please reach out to us directly. Additionally, if you are looking for a golf community expert or you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, vacation home, golf home or dream home, contact us today.

Contact Matt:  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

or at 239-370-0892

January 21st, 2020, Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Things Homebuyers Really Want

The 2 Surprising Things Homebuyers Really Want

Homebuyer Trends - What do Homebuyers really wantWhat type of features do homebuyers really want in a home? In a market where current inventory is low, it’s normal to think buyers might be willing to give up a few desirable features in their home search in order to make finding a house a little easier. Don’t be fooled, though – there’s still an interest in the market for some key upgrades. Here’s a look at the two surprising things buyers seem to be searching for in today’s market, and how they’re impacting new home builds.

Homebuyers Are Not Giving Up Their Garages

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently released an article showing the percentage of new single-family homes completed in 2018. The data reveals,

  • 64% of new homes offer a 2-car garage
  • 21% have a garage large enough to hold 3 or more cars
  • 7% have a 1-car garage
  • 7% do not include a garage or carport
  • 1% have a carport

The following map represents this breakdown by region:

Homes with Garages

Evidently, a garage is something homebuyers are looking for in their searches, but that’s not all.

Homebuyers Are Not Giving Up Their Patios

Patios are on the radar for buyers as well. Community areas are often common amenities in new neighborhoods, but as it turns out, private outdoor spaces are quite desirable too. NAHB also found that,

“Of the roughly 876,000 single-family homes started in 2018, 59.4% came with patios…This is the highest the number has been since NAHB began tracking the series in 2005.”

As shown in the graph below, the number of new homes built with patios has been increasing for the past 9 years. Clearly, they’re a desirable feature for new homeowners too.

Homes built with patios

So, homebuyers are looking for garage space and outdoor patio living. If you’re a homeowner thinking of selling a house with these amenities, it appears buyers are willing to spring for those key features. Let’s get together today to determine the current value and demand for your home.

golf homesConsidering Selling Your Home?

If you are looking to sell a home in Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples or Fort Myers we recommend you work with a real estate professional or consultant who has the experience and knowledge to provide an accurate market comparison so you can determine the right asking price. If you live in a golf community in southwest Florida, you are competing with more than 150 other golf communities.  Contact us today to learn how your home or condo stacks up against the competition and how we can position your property to sell quickly and for a fair price.

Bottom Line:

If you’re looking for a focused and goal-oriented Realtor in southwest Florida who will help you achieve your Real Estate needs, please reach out to me directly. Additionally, if you are looking for a golf community expert or you are considering buying or selling a home, luxury home, vacation home, golf home, pet-friendly or dream home, call or text 239-370-0892 or email  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

About Naples Golf Guy


Naples Golf GuyThe above information was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski PA, an expert in Southwest Florida real estate.  When you are ready to buy or sell a single-family home or condo in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, or Ft. Myers contact me. With almost 20 years of experience, I can help provide the market information and insights into individual communities to help you find the perfect home.  Most importantly, I will handle all the negotiations to make your real estate transaction as smooth as possible.

Contact Matt:  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

or at 239-370-0892

January 21st, 2020 Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

 

2020 Expert Forecast

2020 Expert Forecast in Numbers

The expert forecast is looking bright when it comes to the 2020 housing market. Let’s connect to talk about how these numbers can bring you one step closer to homeownership this year.

 

2020 Expert Forecast Highlights

  • Mortgage rates are expected to remain low
  • Home prices are expected to appreciate
  • Home sales are expected to rise

Begin Your Southwest Florida Property Search

Golf Community ExpertSo, if you’re ready to begin your search for your southwest Florida Luxury home or condo, explore our website to find information about communities in the area.  If golf is your game, we specialize in golf community real estate and we’ll help you navigate more than 150 different golf communities in our area.  If you prefer a more direct approach, we will provide a list of properties and communities that meet your needs.

Also, if you are considering new construction, remember the contractor’s real estate agent represents the builder’s best interest, not yours.  There is no cost for you to have an agent represent you. In fact, we may be able to help you save money and negotiate for extras which the builder may not let you know about.

Lastly, we will handle all contract negotiations for your property from offer to close!

Considering Selling Your Home?

If you are looking to sell a home in Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples or Fort Myers we recommend you work with a real estate professional or consultant who has the experience and knowledge to provide an accurate market comparison so you can determine the right asking price. If you live in a golf community in southwest Florida, you are competing with more than 150 other golf communities.  Contact us today to learn how your home or condo stacks up against the competition and how we can position your property to sell quickly and for a fair price.

Bottom Line:

If you’re looking for a focused and goal-oriented Realtor in southwest Florida who will help you achieve your Real Estate needs, please reach out to me directly. Additionally, if you are looking for a golf community expert or you are considering buying or selling a home, luxury home, vacation home, golf home, pet-friendly or dream home, call or text 239-370-0892 or email  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

About Naples Golf Guy


Naples Golf GuyThe above information was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski PA, an expert in Southwest Florida real estate.  When you are ready to buy or sell a single-family home or condo in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, or Ft. Myers contact me. With almost 20 years of experience, I can help provide the market information and insights into individual communities to help you find the perfect home.  Most importantly, I will handle all the negotiations to make your real estate transaction as smooth as possible.

Contact Matt:  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

or at 239-370-0892

January 20th, 2020 Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Dream of Homeownership

Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality in 2020

dream of home ownershipIn 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. led and inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Through his passion and determination, he sparked interest, ambition, and courage in his audience. Today, reflecting on his message encourages many of us to think about our own dreams, goals, beliefs, and aspirations. For many Americans, one of those common goals is owning a home: a piece of land, a roof over our heads, and a place where our families can grow and flourish.

If you’re dreaming of buying a home this year, the best way to start the process is to connect with a Real Estate professional to understand what goes into buying a home. Once you have that covered, then you can answer the questions below to make the best decision for you and your family.

1. How Can I Better Understand the Process, and How Much Can I Afford?

Mortgage CalculatorThe process of buying a home is not one to enter into lightly. You need to decide on key things like how long you plan on living in an area, school districts you prefer, what kind of commute works for you, and how much you can afford to spend.

Keep in mind, before you start the process to purchase a home, you’ll also need to apply for a mortgage. Lenders will evaluate several factors connected to your financial track record, one of which is your credit history. They’ll want to see how well you’ve been able to minimize past debts, so make sure you’ve been paying your student loans, credit cards, and car loans on time. Most agents have loan officers they trust that they can refer you to.

According to ConsumerReports.org,

Financial planners recommend limiting the amount you spend on housing to 25 percent of your monthly budget.”

financing2. How Much Do I Need for a Down Payment?

In addition to knowing how much you can afford on a monthly mortgage payment, understanding how much you’ll need for a down payment is another critical step. Thankfully, there are many different options and resources in the market to potentially reduce the amount you may think you need to put down up front.

If you’re concerned about saving for a down payment, start small and be consistent. A little bit each month goes a long way. Jumpstart your savings by automatically adding a portion of your monthly paycheck into a separate savings account or house fund. AmericaSaves.org says,

“Over time, these automatic deposits add up. For example, $50 a month accumulates to $600 a year and $3,000 after five years, plus interest that has compounded.”

Before you know it, you’ll have enough for a down payment if you’re disciplined and thoughtful about your process.

3. Saving Takes Time: Practice Living on a Budget

Best Investment for Americans is real estateAs tempting as it is to settle in each morning with a fancy cup of coffee from your favorite local shop, putting that daily spend toward your down payment will help accelerate your path to homeownership. It’s the little things that count, so start trying to live on a slightly tighter budget if you aren’t doing so already. A budget will allow you to save more for your down payment and help you pay down other debts to improve your credit score. A survey of Millennial spending shows,

“70 percent of would-be first-time homebuyers will cut spending on spa days, shopping and going to the movies in exchange for purchasing a home within the next year.”

While you don’t need to cut all of the fun out of your current lifestyle, making smarter choices and limiting your spending in areas where you can slim down will make a big difference.

So, if homeownership is on your dream list this year, take a good look at what you can prioritize to help you get there. Let’s get together today to discuss the best steps you can take to start the process.

Begin Your Southwest Florida Property Search

dream homeSo, if you’re ready to begin your search for your southwest Florida Dream home or condo, explore our website to find information about communities in the area.  If golf is your game, we specialize in golf community real estate and we’ll help you navigate more than 150 different golf communities in our area.  If you prefer a more direct approach, we will provide a list of properties and communities that meet your needs.

Also, if you are considering new construction, remember the contractor’s real estate agent represents the builder’s best interest, not yours.  There is no cost for you to have an agent represent you. In fact, we may be able to help you save money and negotiate for extras which the builder may not let you know about.

Lastly, we will handle all contract negotiations for your property from offer to close!

Bottom Line:

If you’re looking for a focused and goal-oriented Realtor in southwest Florida who will help you achieve your Real Estate needs, please reach out to me directly. Additionally, if you are looking for a golf community expert or you are considering buying or selling a home, luxury home, vacation home, golf home, pet-friendly or dream home, call or text 239-370-0892 or email  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

About Naples Golf Guy


Naples Golf GuyThe above information about buying your dream home was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski PA, an expert in Southwest Florida real estate.  When you are ready to buy or sell a single-family home or condo in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, or Ft. Myers contact me. With almost 20 years of experience, I can help provide the market information and insights into individual communities to help you find the perfect home.  Most importantly, I will handle all the negotiations to make your real estate transaction as smooth as possible.

Contact Matt:  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

or at 239-370-0892

January 20th, 2020 Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Homebuyers by Generation

Homebuyers By Generation, Where Are They Headed?

Where are Homebuyers by Generation moving? Is Florida on the top of their list? It depends on the generation. Gen X and Baby Boomers are relocating to the sunshine state. Plenty of sun, warm weather and a plethora of outdoor activities to stay healthy. What more can you ask for? Oh, and without a state income tax or inheritance tax, you and your family will save more money!

Homebuyers by Generation

Some Highlights For Homebuyers by Generation

  • Whether capitalizing on job opportunities, affordability, or warm-weather places to retire, Americans are making moves to these top cities to take advantage of the strength in the current housing market.
  • A strong economy and lower mortgage rates have made it easier for many would-be buyers to get into the market. According to realtor.com, it just depends on which market.
  • To find the top market in our area, let’s get together.

Begin Your Southwest Florida Property Search

Buying Your Dream HomeSo, if you’re ready to begin your search for your southwest Florida Luxury home or condo, explore our website to find information about communities in the area.  If golf is your game, we specialize in golf community real estate and we’ll help you navigate more than 150 different golf communities in our area.  If you prefer a more direct approach, we will provide a list of properties and communities that meet your needs.

Also, if you are considering new construction, remember the contractor’s real estate agent represents the builder’s best interest, not yours.  There is no cost for you to have an agent represent you. In fact, we may be able to help you save money and negotiate for extras which the builder may not let you know about.

Lastly, we will handle all contract negotiations for your property from offer to close!

Considering Selling Your Home?

If you are looking to sell a home in Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples or Fort Myers we recommend you work with a real estate professional or consultant who has the experience and knowledge to provide an accurate market comparison so you can determine the right asking price. If you live in a golf community in southwest Florida, you are competing with more than 150 other golf communities.  Contact us today to learn how your home or condo stacks up against the competition and how we can position your property to sell quickly and for a fair price.

Bottom Line:

If you’re looking for a focused and goal-oriented Realtor in southwest Florida who will help you achieve your Real Estate needs, please reach out to me directly. Additionally, if you are looking for a golf community expert or you are considering buying or selling a home, luxury home, vacation home, golf home, pet-friendly or dream home, call or text 239-370-0892 or email  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

About Naples Golf Guy


Naples Golf GuyThe above information was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski PA, an expert in Southwest Florida real estate.  When you are ready to buy or sell a single-family home or condo in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, or Ft. Myers contact me. With almost 20 years of experience, I can help provide the market information and insights into individual communities to help you find the perfect home.  Most importantly, I will handle all the negotiations to make your real estate transaction as smooth as possible.

Contact Matt:  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

or at 239-370-0892

January 20th, 2020 Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

December Ends Positive

December Ends with Positive Home Sales For S. Lee County

December Ends with Strong Sales in Talis ParkDecember ends with positive home sales for the week of the 28th for Southern Lee County showed there were 96 properties sold for the week in the Southern Ft. Myers, Estero and Bonita Springs area compared to 80 homes sold the prior week.

For the first time in several months, Estero led the week with the most real estate transactions. There were 36 properties sold which were split between multiple property types. Of the 36 sales, 33 percent were condos, 33 percent were vacant lots and 31 percent were single family homes. The other properties sold in Estero were commercial units.

Both Bonita Springs and Southern Fort Myers had 30 real estate transactions. For Bonita springs, of the 30 real estate sales, 17 percent were vacant lots, 33 percent were condos and 43 percent were single family homes. The other properties sold in Bonita were commercial units.

Finally, in Southern Fort Myers’s 30 properties sold consisted of 30 percent vacant lots, 20 percent were condos and 47 percent were single family homes. The other properties sold were commercial units.

In review, based on the real estate transactions report for the week of the 28th, property sales were broken down by the following types in Southwest Florida:  28 condos, 38 single family homes, 26 vacant lots and 4 commercial units.

Weekly December Home Sales for the Week of the 28th – Organized by zip code

Bonita Springs FLBonita Springs

  • 34134 – 15 properties sold (2 vacant lots, 6 single family home and 7 condos)
  • 34135 – 15 properties sold (2 commercial units, 3 vacant lots, 7 single family homes and 3 condos)

Southern Fort Myers

  • 33912 – 7 properties sold (1 vacant lot, 2 single family homes and 4 condos)
  • 33913 – 13 properties sold (6 vacant lots, 5 single family homes and 2 condos)
  • 33967 – 10 properties sold (1 commercial unit, 2 vacant lots and 7 single family homes)

Estero

  • 33928 – 23 properties sold (1 commercial unit, 11 vacant lots, 8 single family homes and 3 condos)
  • 33967 – 3 properties sold (2 single family homes and 1 condo)
  • december ends with positive real estate sales in Bonita Springs34134 – 4 properties sold (4 condos)
  • 34135 – 6 properties sold (1 vacant lot, 1 single family home and 4 condos)

Miromar Lakes

  • 33913 – 1 property sold (1 single family home and 1 condo)

December Ends with Positive Real Estate Transactions Detail:

Lee County Real Estate Transactions Week of December 28th 2019

Begin Your Southwest Florida Property Search

Luxury Golf CommunitiesSo, if you’re ready to begin your search for your southwest Florida Luxury home or condo, explore our website to find information about communities in the area.  If golf is your game, we specialize in golf community real estate and we’ll help you navigate more than 150 different golf communities in our area.  If you prefer a more direct approach, we will provide a list of properties and communities that meet your needs.

Also, if you are considering new construction, remember the contractor’s real estate agent represents the builder’s best interest, not yours.  There is no cost for you to have an agent represent you. In fact, we may be able to help you save money and negotiate for extras which the builder may not let you know about.

Lastly, we will handle all contract negotiations for your property from offer to close!

Considering Selling Your Home?

If you are looking to sell a home in Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples or Fort Myers we recommend you work with a real estate professional or consultant who has the experience and knowledge to provide an accurate market comparison so you can determine the right asking price. If you live in a golf community in southwest Florida, you are competing with more than 150 other golf communities.  Contact us today to learn how your home or condo stacks up against the competition and how we can position your property to sell quickly and for a fair price.

Bottom Line:

If you’re looking for a focused and goal-oriented Realtor in southwest Florida who will help you achieve your Real Estate needs, please reach out to me directly. Additionally, if you are looking for a golf community expert or you are considering buying or selling a home, luxury home, vacation home, golf home, pet-friendly or dream home, call or text 239-370-0892 or email  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

About Naples Golf Guy


Naples Golf GuyThe December ends home sales information for the week of the 28th was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski PA, an expert in Southwest Florida real estate.  When you are ready to buy or sell a single-family home or condo in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, or Ft. Myers contact me. With almost 20 years of experience, I can help provide the market information and insights into individual communities to help you find the perfect home.  Most importantly, I will handle all the negotiations to make your real estate transaction as smooth as possible.

Contact Matt:  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

or at 239-370-0892

January 18th, 2020 Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Lely Open House Sunday

Lely Open House Sunday From 1-4 PM

Stop by from 1-4 pm to visit our Lely Open House Sunday, January 19th to visit this fabulous Luxury home in The Classics Plantation Estates. Located on one of the best, if not THE BEST lot in Lely Resort! A magnificent home set on a cul-de-sac with long lake and golf course views! A custom-built 4 bedroom plus den and 4½ bathroom home finished in the finest materials with all bedrooms being en-suite. Oak and bamboo flooring, double and triple crown molding, tray ceilings, granite counters, custom cabinetry, plantation shutters and a large master bathroom with a luxurious walk-in shower.

Luxury Lely Home – 7542 Snead Ct. Naples FL 34113 – $1,850,000

Open House Sunday at 7542 Snead Ct. Naples, FL 34113

The lanai spans the length of the home and has a dark finish heated pool and spa nicely tucked under the open-air pergola. And a full outdoor kitchen is usable rain or shine.

Luxury Lely Resort Home

An equally impressive kitchen with professional-grade appliances including two dishwashers, warming tray and wine cooler, perfect for entertaining!

Kitchen in a Lely Luxury Home

View more details about this Luxury Lely Home:

With three AC zones, this home is easily managed and with the 3 car garage, you’ll always have plenty of space. Impact-rated windows and doors adorn the entire home.  Finally, the new roof was installed in 2019 and with the flooring upgrades, there’s no heavy lifting to be done!

  • 4 Bedrooms Plus Den
  • 4.5 Bathrooms
  • 5,079 Square Feet Under Air
  • Built in 2006
  • MLS #219083741
  • View virtual tour…

If you are unable to attend this Lely Open House Sunday, call today to schedule a private tour – 239-370-0892 or email Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

More about Lely Resort

Lely resort features 3 championship golf courses. The Classics is a private country club and The Flamingo and Mustang are public courses. In addition to the golf courses, the club offers world-class practice facilities. Beyond golf, Lely offers residents incredible amenities at the Players Club & Spa. Homeowners seeking outdoor activities will enjoy a large lagoon pool with a waterfall, 13 Har-Tru Tennis Courts, 2 Pickleball Courts and 4 Bocce Ball Courts. For those interested in wellness, there is a 6,000 square foot fitness center and spa offering a wide array of services.

Also, for those who are dog lovers, this is one of the very few communities with its very own dog park!

Finally, the resort is located just minutes from downtown Naples and the sandy white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, offering residents the Florida luxury lifestyle at its best!

Considering Selling your home?

If you are looking to sell your home in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, or Ft. Myers we encourage you to work with a Professional Real Estate Agent or REALTOR® who has the experience and knowledge to provide an accurate market comparison so you can determine the right asking price. If you live in a golf community in southwest Florida, you are competing with more than 150 other golf communities.  Contact us today to learn how your home or condo stacks up against the competition and how we can position your property to sell quickly and for a fair price.

About Naples Golf Guy


Naples Golf GuyThe above information was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski PA, an expert in Southwest Florida real estate. If you’re looking for a focused and goal-oriented real estate representative in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero or Fort Myers who will help you achieve your Real Estate needs, please reach out to us directly. Additionally, if you are looking for a golf community expert or you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, vacation home, golf home or dream home, contact us today.

Contact Matt:  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

or at 239-370-0892

January 18th, 2020, Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Housing Inventory Vanishing

Housing Inventory Vanishing: What Is the Impact on You?

Housing Inventory VanishingDespite the housing inventory vanishing, the real estate market is expected to do very well this year as mortgage rates remain at historic lows. We do face a challenge with the lack of homes available for sale. In fact, last week, move.com released a report showing that 2020 is beginning with the lowest available housing inventory in two years. The report explains:

“Last month saw the largest year-over-year decline of housing inventory in almost three years with a dramatic 12 percent decline, pushing the number of homes for sale in the U.S. to the lowest level since January 2018.”

The report also revealed that the decline in inventory stretches across all price points, as shown in the following graph:

housing inventory decreasing

George Ratiu, Senior Economist at realtor.com, explains how this drop in available homes for sale comes at a time when more buyers are expected to enter the market:

“The market is struggling with a large housing undersupply just as 4.8 million millennials are reaching 30-years of age in 2020, a prime age for many to purchase their first home. The significant inventory drop…is a harbinger of the continuing imbalance expected to plague this year’s markets, as the number of homes for sale are poised to reach historically low levels.”

The question is: What does this mean to you?

Boomerang BuyersIf You’re a Buyer…

Be patient during your home search. It may take time to find a home you love. Once you do, however, be ready to move forward quickly. Get pre-approved for a mortgage, be ready to make a competitive offer from the start, and understand that a shortage in inventory could lead to the resurgence of bidding wars. Calculate just how far you’re willing to go to secure a home, if you truly love it.

If You’re a Seller…

Realize that, in some ways, you’re in the driver’s seat. When there is a shortage of an item at the same time there is a strong demand for that item, the seller of that item is in a good position to negotiate. Whether it is price, moving date, possible repairs, or anything else, you’ll be able to demand more from a potential purchaser at a time like this – especially if you have multiple interested buyers. Don’t be unreasonable, but understand you probably have the upper hand.

So, although housing inventory vanishing is a concern, experts believe the housing market will remain strong throughout 2020. Understand what that means to you, whether you’re buying, selling, or doing both.

Southwest Florida Housing Market Insights:

Naples Golf Guy Report

Luxury Golf Community Real Estate Trends

Begin Your Naples Property Search

Luxury GolfSo, if you’re ready to begin your search for your Naples home, or a southwest Florida Luxury home or condo, we encourage you to explore our website to find information about communities in the area.  If golf is your game, we specialize in golf community real estate and would be happy to help you navigate the more than 150 different golf communities in our area.  If you prefer a more direct approach, we will provide a list of properties that meet your criteria and/or communities that meet your needs.

Also, if you are considering new construction, remember the contractor’s real estate agent represents the builder’s best interest, not yours.  There is no cost for you to have an agent represent you. In fact, we may be able to help you save money and negotiate for extras which the builder may not let you know about.

Lastly, we will handle all contract negotiations for your property from offer to close!

Considering Selling your home?

Since home sales remain strong in Southwest Florida, now is a good time to consider selling your property. If you are looking to sell a home in Bonita Springs, Estero or Naples, we encourage you to work with a Professional Real Estate Agent or REALTOR® who has the experience and knowledge to provide an accurate market comparison so you can determine the right asking price. If you live in a golf community in southwest Florida, you are competing with more than 150 other golf communities.  Contact us today to learn how your home or condo stacks up against the competition and how we can position your property to sell quickly and for a fair price.

Bottom Line:

If you’re looking for a focused and goal-oriented real estate representative in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero or Fort Myers who will help you achieve your Real Estate needs, please reach out to us directly. Additionally, if you are looking for a golf community expert or you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, vacation home, golf home or dream home, call us or text us at 239-370-0892 or email Matt at Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

About Naples Golf Guy


Naples Golf GuyThe above information was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski PA. We are experts in Southwest Florida real estate in golf communities.  When you are ready to buy or sell a single-family home or condo in Naples, Bonita Springs or Estero or Fort Myers, contact us. With almost 20 years of experience, we can help provide the market information and insights into individual communities to help you find the perfect home.  Most importantly, we will handle all the negotiations to make your real estate transaction as smooth as possible.

Contact Matt:  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

or at 239-370-0892

January 17th, 2020, Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Beachfront Marco Island Condo Just Listed

Beachfront Marco Island Condo Just Listed

This fabulous beachfront Marco Island Condo just hit the market! Spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico and sandy white beaches from the covered balcony of this updated 8th floor Crescent Beach condo offer homeowners the experience of incredible sunsets every night. Floor to ceiling windows in the living room and in the Master Bedroom boast expansive beach and waterfront views.

Marco Island Condo – 100 N Collier Blvd. Unit 803 Marco Island, FL 34135 – List Price $849,000

Marco Island Condo

More About This Beachfront Marco Island Condo For Sale

Crescent Beach CondoThe kitchen has been completely renovated. Crown molding throughout the living and dining room areas. Solid core doors and large base molding throughout. Remote-controlled hurricane impact shutters and impact windows in the master bedroom offers protection from the elements while in town or away. The Master bathroom and closet have been completely remodeled with a large walk-in shower and custom closet system. The Guest bathroom has been updated with a walk-in shower.  To top it off new lighting, fans, carpet and hot water heater were recently installed.

If you’re looking for that updated/renovated condo with unbelievable views look no further – this is the one for you!

  • List Price $849,000
  • 8th Floor Waterfront View
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Two Bathrooms
  • Western Exposure
  • 100 N Collier Blvd Marco Island, FL 341451,445 Square Feet Under Air
  • Bulit in 1990
  • MLS # 220004327

Contact Mike Pepple today for a private tour –  239-777-8870.

More About Crescent Beach

Crescent Beach is a luxury 14-story waterfront condominium located on the sandy white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. This Marco Island Condo community offers residents numerous amenities including Tennis Courts, Pickleball Courts, Resort-Style Pool and Spa and Exercise Room. The lobby area is protected by a keypad with fob ensuring resident and guest access only. The condo association does allow seasonal rentals.

 

 

Considering Selling your Home?

If you are looking to sell your Reflection Lakes home or another home in Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples or Ft. Myers we encourage you to work with a Professional Real Estate Agent or REALTOR® who has the experience and knowledge to provide an accurate market comparison so you can determine the right asking price. If you live in a golf community in southwest Florida, you are competing with more than 150 other golf communities.  Contact us today to learn how your home or condo stacks up against the competition and how we can position your property to sell quickly and for a fair price.

About Naples Golf Guy


Naples Golf GuyThe above information about this Marco Island Condo was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski PA on behalf of teammate Mike Pepple, an expert in Southwest Florida real estate. If you’re looking for a focused and goal-oriented real estate representative in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero or Fort Myers who will help you achieve your Real Estate needs, please reach out to us directly. Additionally, if you are looking for a golf community expert or you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, vacation home, golf home or dream home, contact us today.

Contact Matt:  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

or at 239-370-0892

Contact Mike:  Mike@NaplesGolfGuy.com

or at 239-777-8870

January 17th, 2020, Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Homes Are More Affordable Today

Homes Are More Affordable Today, Not Less Affordable

 Homes more affordable nowHomes are more affordable today than they have been since the 1990’s. There’s a current narrative that owning a home today is less affordable than it has been in the past. The reason some are making this claim is because house prices have substantially increased over the last several years.

It’s not, however, just the price of a home that matters.

Homes, in most cases, are purchased with a mortgage. The current mortgage rate is a major component of the affordability equation. Mortgage rates have fallen by over a full percentage point since December 2018. Another major piece of the affordability equation is a buyer’s income. The median family income has risen by approximately 3% over the last year.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) releases a monthly Housing Affordability Index. The latest index shows that home affordability is better today than at almost any point over the last 30 years. The index determines how affordable homes are based on the following:

“A Home Affordability Index value of 100 means that a family with the median income has exactly enough income to qualify for a mortgage on a median-priced home. An index of 120 signifies that a family earning the median income has 20 percent more than the level of income needed pay the mortgage on a median-priced home, assuming a 20 percent down payment so that the monthly payment and interest will not exceed 25 percent of this level of income (qualifying income).”

The higher the index, therefore, the more affordable homes are. Here is a graph showing the index since 1990:

Housing Affordability Index

Obviously, affordability was better during the housing crash when distressed properties – foreclosures and short sales – sold at major discounts (2009-2015). Outside of that period, however, homes are more affordable today than any other year since 1990, except for 2016.

The report on the index also includes a section that calculates the mortgage payment on a median priced home as a percentage of the median national income. Historically, that percentage is just above 21%. Here are the percentages since June of 2018:

Mortgage Payment as a percentage of income

Again, we can see that affordability is much better today than the historical average and has been getting better over the last year and a half.

So, wether you’re thinking about buying your first home or moving up to the home of your dreams, don’t let the false narrative about affordability prevent you from moving forward. From an affordability standpoint, this is one of the best times to buy in the last 30 years.

Southwest Florida Housing Market Insights:

Naples Golf Guy Report

Luxury Golf Community Real Estate Trends

Bottom Line:

If you’re looking for a focused and goal-oriented real estate representative in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero or Fort Myers who will help you achieve your Real Estate needs, please reach out to us directly. Additionally, if you are looking for a golf community expert or you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, vacation home, golf home or dream home, call us or text us at 239-370-0892 or email Matt at Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

About Naples Golf Guy


Naples Golf GuyThe above information was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski PA. We are experts in Southwest Florida real estate in golf communities.  When you are ready to buy or sell a single-family home or condo in Naples, Bonita Springs or Estero or Fort Myers, contact us. With almost 20 years of experience, we can help provide the market information and insights into individual communities to help you find the perfect home.  Most importantly, we will handle all the negotiations to make your real estate transaction as smooth as possible.

Contact Matt:  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

or at 239-370-0892

January 15th, 2020, Posted by NaplesGolfGuy