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Homeownership is a Cornerstone of the American Dream

Homeownership is a Cornerstone of the American Dream

Historically, homeownership has been viewed as the cornerstone of the American Dream. Although recent news reports indicate this sentiment may be shifting, according to actual data reported by the Census Bureau homeownership is alive and well!

cornerstone

 

“The rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated.”

The famous quote attributed to Mark Twain can apply to homeownership in the United States today. During the housing bubble of the last decade, the homeownership rate soared to over sixty-nine percent. After the crash, that percentage continued to fall for the next ten years.

That led to speculation that homeownership was no longer seen as a major component of the American Dream. That belief became so widespread that the term “renters’ society” began to be used by some to define American consumers.

However, the latest report by the Census Bureau on homeownership shows that over the last two years, the percentage of homeowners has increased in each of the last eight quarters.

Homeownership is a Cornerstone of the American Dream |MyKCM

Going forward…

It appears the homeownership rate will continue to increase.

The 2019 Aspiring Home Buyers Profile recently released by the National Association of Realtors revealed that 84% of non-owners want to own a home in the future. That percentage increased from 73% earlier last year.

Bottom Line

In the United States, the concept of homeownership as the cornerstone of the American Dream is very much alive and well.

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Begin Your Own Property Search:

Estate SalesSo, are you ready to begin your search for your own Naples property? Or perhaps another Southwest Florida Luxury dream 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 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 Listing Your Home?

Luxury lifestyleIf you are looking to sell a home in Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples or Ft. Myers, we encourage you to 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.

So, 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, a luxury home, luxury vacation home, luxury golf home or dream home, call me or text me on my mobile phone at 239-370-0892 or email me at Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

About Matthew Klinowski, PA


Naples Golf GuyThe above information about homeownership being the cornerstone of the American Dream was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski, 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 or Estero, 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
March 14th, 2019 Posted by Matt

7 Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage!

7 Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage!

Many home buyers in Southwest Florida pay cash, however, if you are using a mortgage there are 7 things you should avoid before you close on your home.

7 Things

Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You are undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home! But before you make any big purchases, move any money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer. They will be able to tell you how your decision will impact your home loan.

ChangeBelow is a list of 7 Things You Shouldn’t Do After Applying for a Mortgage! Some may seem obvious, but some may not!

1. Don’t change jobs or the way you are paid at your job! Your loan officer must be able to track the source and amount of your annual income. If possible, you’ll want to avoid changing from salary to commission or becoming self-employed during this time as well.

2. Don’t deposit cash into your bank accounts. Lenders need to source your money and cash is not really traceable. Before you deposit any amount of cash into your accounts, discuss the proper way to document your transactions with your loan officer.

3. Don’t make any large purchases like a new car or new furniture for your new home. New debt comes with it, including new monthly obligations. New obligations create new qualifications. People with new debt have higher debt to income ratios… higher ratios make for riskier loans… and sometimes qualified borrowers no longer qualify.

Mortgage Calculator4. Don’t co-sign other loans for anyone. When you co-sign, you are obligated. As we mentioned, with that obligation comes higher ratios as well. Even if you swear you will not be the one making the payments, your lender will have to count the payment against you.

5. Don’t change bank accounts. Remember, lenders need to source and track assets. That task is significantly easier when there is consistency among your accounts. Before you even transfer money between accounts, talk to your loan officer.

6. Don’t apply for new credit. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a new credit card or a new car. When you have your credit report run by organizations in multiple financial channels (mortgage, credit card, auto, etc.), your FICO score will be affected. Lower credit scores can determine your interest rate and maybe even your eligibility for approval.

7. Don’t close any credit accounts. Many clients have erroneously believed that having less available credit makes them less risky and more likely to be approved. Wrong. A major component of your score is your length and depth of credit history (as opposed to just your payment history) and your total usage of credit as a percentage of available credit. Closing accounts has a negative impact on both those determinants of your score.

Bottom Line

Any blip in income, assets, or credit should be reviewed and executed in a way that ensures your home loan can still be approved. The best advice is to fully disclose and discuss your plans with your loan officer before you do anything financial in nature. They are there to guide you through the process.

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Begin Your Own Property Search:

Luxury Golf CommunitiesSo, are you ready to begin your search for your own Naples Lakes property? Or perhaps another Southwest Florida Luxury dream 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 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 Listing Your Home?

Naples Luxury HomeIf you are looking to sell a home in Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples or Ft. Myers, we encourage you to 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.

So, 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, a luxury home, luxury vacation home, luxury golf home or dream home, call me or text me on my mobile phone at 239-370-0892 or email me at Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

About Matthew Klinowski, PA


Naples Golf GuyThe above information about 7 things to avoid when taking out a mortgage was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski, 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 or Estero, 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
March 13th, 2019 Posted by Matt

What’s Going On with Bidding Wars?

What’s Going On with Bidding Wars?

In a strong seller’s market, like the one we have experienced over the past few years, bidding wars are common and expected. This makes sense! A seller’s market is defined as a market in which the inventory of homes for sale cannot satisfy the number of buyers who want to purchase a home. Since the Naples area is now a buyers market, we are seeing fewer bidding wars than other areas of the country.

Bidding Wars

 

According to the Cambridge English Dictionarybidding wars occur when two or more parties repeatedly outbid each other as they compete to purchase something- in this case, a home.

In some areas of the country, first-time buyers have been met with fierce competition throughout their experience. Some have been out-bid multiple times before finally winning a bid on a home to call their own.

According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), there is currently a 3.7-month supply of homes for sale.

With the current number of houses listed for sale and the level of demand from buyers, this means it would take 3.7 months for all the homes listed to sell if no additional listings came to market. Any supply number under a 6-month supply is considered a seller’s market. According to NAR, the housing market hasn’t had a 6-month supply of homes for sale since August 2012.

Good News for Buyers

A recent report shows that the percentage of houses sold including a bidding war before settling on a final price decreased from 53% in January of 2018 to 13% this year.

One reason for the decline is an influx of homes being listed for sale. Even though the month’s supply number is not increasing, the number of homes for sale is. The chart below shows the year-over-year change in inventory over the last 12 months.

What’s Going On with Bidding Wars? | MyKCM

As you can see, the number of homes for sale has started to build over the last eight months. Prior to this reversal, inventory levels had fallen for 36 consecutive months when compared to the year before.

Danielle Hale, realtor.com’s Chief Economist, gave some insight into why bidding wars are less common on a local level this year,

“[Last year] you might have been the only listing in your neighborhood, and you could put your home up at a certain list price and you would likely see multiple offers at or above that list price. That tide is turning this year.

It’s going to depend on what neighborhood you’re in, but we expect it to be more common this year that you won’t be the only listing.”

Inventory in the luxury and premium markets (the top 25% of listings in an area by price), is increasing at a greater rate than the starter home market. As the choices buyers have continued to increase, the likelihood of a bidding war will decrease.

So, if you are debating listing your house for sale this year, you may not want to wait for additional competition as inventory continues to rise.

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Begin Your Own Property Search:

Private golfSo, are you ready to begin your search for your own Naples Lakes property? Or perhaps another Southwest Florida Luxury dream 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 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 Listing Your Home?

Naples Area Real Estate SalesIf you are looking to sell a home in Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples or Ft. Myers, we encourage you to 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, a luxury home, luxury vacation home, luxury golf home or dream home, call me or text me on my mobile phone at 239-370-0892 or email me at Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

About Matthew Klinowski, PA


Naples Golf GuyThe above information about bidding wars was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski, 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 or Estero, 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
March 11th, 2019 Posted by Matt

Naples Lakes Home Price Reduction

Naples Lakes Home Price Reduction

This fabulous Naples Lakes Home Price Reduction – $10K! Picture yourself relaxing on the lanai overlooking the 10th hole of this first-floor end unit! Unlike other properties, you would not be on a tee box, nor in the “slice” zone and there is no cart path in sight. In fact, you’re 30 yards to the green in case your neighbor asks if you saw his birdie putt!

4655 Winged Foot Ct. #5-104, Naples FL 34112 – Improved Price $319,000

 

naples lakes home price

More About This Naples Lakes Home Price Reduction

This Montebello model comes Turnkey Furnished and is in immaculate condition. Being an END UNIT it has windows on three sides letting the natural light pour in and with the recent paint, furnishings, and fixtures, it truly is Move In Ready! The walk-in closet, walk-in shower and wide open floor plan are just some of the nice touches that make this unit special. A fantastic lot position located toward the end of the cul-de-sac and steps to the pool.

  • 1,908 square foot under air
  • 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • 1 car garage

Naples Lakes Country Club has recently been renovated, both course and club are brilliant! The Arnold Palmer golf course is one of the best, if not the best bundled golf course in town. And combined with the state of the art fitness center, resort style pool and spa, impressive tennis program, renovated clubhouse, and full practice facilities makes this community tough to beat! Naples Lakes also allows its members to have private carts, the country club lifestyle at its best! See more photos…

Call me today for a private tour!

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Begin Your Own Property Search:

Naples LakesSo, are you ready to begin your search for your own Naples Lakes property? Or perhaps another Southwest Florida Luxury dream 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 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 Listing Your Home?

If you are looking to sell a home in Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples or Ft. Myers, we encourage you to 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, a luxury home, luxury vacation home, luxury golf home or dream home, call me or text me on my mobile phone at 239-370-0892 or email me at Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

About Matthew Klinowski, PA


Naples Golf GuyThe above information about this Naples Lakes Home Price Reduction was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski, 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 or Estero, 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
March 11th, 2019 Posted by Matt

Spring Buying Season Has Begun

Spring Buying Season Has Begun in Southwest Florida

Spring buying season has begun, and it’s a great time to buy a home! The Naples area has seen an influx of new listings and a decrease in prices. We have more than 7 months of supply on the market which means we are in a buyers market.

Spring Buying

Here are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting

1. Prices Will Continue to Rise

CoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 4.4% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.6% over the next year.

Home values will continue to appreciate for years. Waiting no longer makes sense.

2. Mortgage Interest Rates Are Projected to Increase

Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey shows that interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage came in at 4.41% last week. Most experts predict that rates will rise over the next 12 months. The Mortgage Bankers Association, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the National Association of Realtors are in unison, projecting rates will increase by this time next year.

An increase in rates will impact YOUR monthly mortgage payment. A year from now, your housing expense will increase if a mortgage is necessary to buy your next home.

3. Either Way, You Are Paying a Mortgage

Some renters have not yet purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s.

As an owner, your mortgage payment is a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to have equity in your home that you can tap into later in life. As a renter, you guarantee your landlord is the person with that equity.

Are you ready to put your housing cost to work for you?

4. It’s Time to Move On with Your Life

The cost of a home is determined by two major components: the price of the home and the current mortgage rate. It appears that both are on the rise.

But what if they weren’t? Would you wait?

Examine the actual reason you are buying and decide if it is worth waiting. Whether you want to have a great place for your children to grow up, greater safety for your family, or you just want to have control over renovations, now could be the time to buy.

Bottom Line

If the right thing for you and your family is to purchase a home this year, buying sooner rather than later could lead to substantial savings.

Spring Buying Season Has Begun so Begin Your Own Property Search Today:

Grey OaksSo, are you ready to begin your search for your own Naples golf home? Or perhaps another Southwest Florida Luxury dream 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 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 Listing Your Home?

luxury homeIf you are looking to sell a home in Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples or Ft. Myers, we encourage you to 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.

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, a luxury home, luxury vacation home, luxury golf home or dream home, call me or text me on my mobile phone at 239-370-0892 or email me at Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

About Matthew Klinowski, PA


Naples Golf GuyThe above information about spring buying season was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski, 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 or Estero, 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
March 11th, 2019 Posted by Matt

Top 5 Reasons Homeownership Makes ‘Cents’

5 Reasons Homeownership Makes ‘Cents’

The American Dream of homeownership is alive and well, here are the top 5 reasons homeownership makes sense.

5 Reasons Homeownership Makes Sense:

  1. Homeownership is a form of forced savings
  2. Tax savings
  3. Homeownership allows you to lock in your monthly housing costs
  4. Buying a home is now 26.3 percent less expensive than renting in the U.S.
  5. No other investment lets you live “inside of it”.

Before you sign up for another seasonal rental, let’s get together to help you better understand all your options.

Begin Your Own Property Search:

luxury lifestyleSo, are you ready to begin your search for your own Naples Lakes property? Or perhaps another Southwest Florida Luxury dream 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 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 Listing Your Home?

5 Reasons homeownershipIf you are looking to sell a home in Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples or Ft. Myers, we encourage you to 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, a luxury home, luxury vacation home, luxury golf home or dream home, call me or text me on my mobile phone at 239-370-0892 or email me at Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

About Matthew Klinowski, PA


Naples Golf GuyThe above information about reasons homeownership matters was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski, 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 or Estero, 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
March 10th, 2019 Posted by Matt

Open House Sunday for Naples Lakes Property with Improved Price

Open House Sunday for Naples Lakes Property with Improved Price

This fabulous Naples Lakes Property now has an Improved Price from 1-4PM on Sunday! Picture yourself relaxing on the lanai overlooking the 10th hole of this first-floor end unit! Unlike other properties, you would not be on a tee box, nor in the “slice” zone and there is no cart path in sight. In fact, you’re 30 yards to the green in case your neighbor asks if you saw his birdie putt!

4655 Winged Foot Ct. #5-104, Naples FL 34112 – Improved Price $329,500

 

improved price

More About This Naples Lakes Property with an Improved Price

This Montebello model comes Turnkey Furnished and is in immaculate condition. Being an END UNIT it has windows on three sides letting the natural light pour in and with the recent paint, furnishings, and fixtures, it truly is Move In Ready! The walk-in closet, walk-in shower and wide open floor plan are just some of the nice touches that make this unit special. A fantastic lot position located toward the end of the cul-de-sac and steps to the pool.

  • 1,908 square foot under air
  • 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • 1 car garage

Naples Lakes Country Club has recently been renovated, both course and club are brilliant! The Arnold Palmer golf course is one of the best, if not the best bundled golf course in town. And combined with the state of the art fitness center, resort style pool and spa, impressive tennis program, renovated clubhouse, and full practice facilities makes this community tough to beat! Naples Lakes also allows its members to have private carts, the country club lifestyle at its best! See more photos…

If you’re unable to visit this Naples Lakes Open House tomorrow, contact us for a private tour!

Naples Real Estate News

Naples Golf Guy Latest Market Report

Begin Your Own Property Search:

Naples LakesSo, are you ready to begin your search for your own Naples Lakes property? Or perhaps another Southwest Florida Luxury dream 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 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 Listing Your Home?

If you are looking to sell a home in Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples or Ft. Myers, we encourage you to 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, a luxury home, luxury vacation home, luxury golf home or dream home, call me or text me on my mobile phone at 239-370-0892 or email me at Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

About Matthew Klinowski, PA


Naples Golf GuyThe above information about this Naples Lakes Property with an Improved Price was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski, 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 or Estero, 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
March 9th, 2019 Posted by Matt

Naples Lakes Property Now Has an Improved Price

Naples Lakes Property Now Has an Improved Price

This fabulous Naples Lakes Property now has an Improved Price! Picture yourself relaxing on the lanai overlooking the 10th hole of this first-floor end unit! Unlike other properties, you would not be on a tee box, nor in the “slice” zone and there is no cart path in sight. In fact, you’re 30 yards to the green in case your neighbor asks if you saw his birdie putt!

4655 Winged Foot Ct. #5-104, Naples FL 34112 – Improved Price $329,500

Naples Lakes Property

More About This Naples Lakes Property

This Montebello model comes Turnkey Furnished and is in immaculate condition. Being an END UNIT it has windows on three sides letting the natural light pour in and with the recent paint, furnishings, and fixtures, it truly is Move In Ready! The walk-in closet, walk-in shower and wide open floor plan are just some of the nice touches that make this unit special. A fantastic lot position located toward the end of the cul-de-sac and steps to the pool.

  • 1,908 square foot under air
  • 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • 1 car garage

Naples Lakes Country Club has recently been renovated, both course and club are brilliant! The Arnold Palmer golf course is one of the best, if not the best bundled golf course in town. And combined with the state of the art fitness center, resort style pool and spa, impressive tennis program, renovated clubhouse, and full practice facilities makes this community tough to beat! Naples Lakes also allows its members to have private carts, the country club lifestyle at its best! See more photos…

If you’re unable to visit this Naples Lakes Open House Today, contact us for a private tour!

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Sunday, March 10th from 1-4 PM

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Naples LakesSo, are you ready to begin your search for your own Naples Lakes property? Or perhaps another Southwest Florida Luxury dream 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 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 Listing Your Home?

If you are looking to sell a home in Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples or Ft. Myers, we encourage you to 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, a luxury home, luxury vacation home, luxury golf home or dream home, call me or text me on my mobile phone at 239-370-0892 or email me at Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

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Naples Golf GuyThe above information about this Naples Lakes Property was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski, 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 or Estero, 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
March 8th, 2019 Posted by Matt

Why an Economic Slowdown Will NOT Crush Real Estate this Time

Why an Economic Slowdown Will NOT Crush Real Estate this Time

The assumption about an economic slowdown is a repeat of 2008 and a major impact on the housing market. However, according to history and notable analysts, it’s highly unlikely we will repeat the downturn of 2008.  In fact, the slowdown could even be over before we realize it.

Economic

Last week, the National Association for Business Economics released its February 2019 Economic Policy Survey. The survey revealed that a majority of the panel believe an economic slowdown is in the near future:

“While only 10% of panelists expect a recession in 2019, 42% say a recession will happen in 2020, and 25% expect one in 2021.”

Their findings coincide with three previous surveys calling for a slowdown sometime in the next two years:

  1. The Pulsenomics Survey of Market Analysts
  2. The Wall Street Journal Survey of Economists
  3. The Duke University Survey of American CFOs

That raises the question: Will the real estate market be impacted like it was during the last recession?

A recession does not equal a housing crisis. According to the dictionary definition, a recession is:

“A period of temporary economic decline during which trade and industrial activity are reduced, generally identified by a fall in GDP in two successive quarters.”

During the last recession, prices fell dramatically because the housing collapse caused the recession. However, if we look at the previous four recessions, we can see that home values weren’t negatively impacted:

  • January 1980 to July 1980: Home values rose 4.5%
  • July 1981 to November 1982: Home values rose 1.9%
  • July 1990 to March 1991: Home values fell less than 1%
  • March 2001 to November 2001: Home values rose 4.8%

Most experts agree with Ralph McLaughlin, CoreLogic’s Deputy Chief Economist, who recently explained:

“There’s no reason to panic right now, even if we may be headed for a recession. We’re seeing a cooling of the housing market, but nothing that indicates a crash.”

The housing market is just “normalizing”. Inventory is starting to increase and home prices are finally stabilizing. This is a good thing for both buyers and sellers as we move forward.

Bottom Line

If there is an economic slowdown in the near future, there is no need for fear to set in. As renowned financial analyst, Morgan Housel, recently tweeted:

“An interesting thing is the widespread assumption that the next recession will be as bad as 2008. Natural to think that way, but, statistically, highly unlikely. Could be over before you realized it began.”

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About Matthew Klinowski, PA


Naples Golf GuyThe above information about an economic slowdown and the impact on the housing market was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski, 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 or Estero, 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

March 7th, 2019 Posted by Matt

2 Reports That Say Now Is a Great Time to Sell

2 Reports That Say Now Is a Great Time to Sell

Now is a great time to sell since we are in the heart of season! There are strong trends starting to emerge.  The inventory of homes for sale has increased on a year-over-year basis for eight months in a row. Home price appreciation has continued to grow, although at a slower rate. The homeownership rate has reached heights last seen in 2014!

Great Time

 

Let’s dive a little deeper into some of the recent reports that have been released and what they mean for you and why it is a great time to sell!

  1. National Association of Realtor’s Existing Home Sales Report

Sales of existing homes were down for the third consecutive month in January. Some of this can be explained by the natural seasonality that the real estate market experiences every year, and some can be explained even further by a lack of homes available for sale on the market.

Inventory

For the last eight months, the inventory of homes for sale has been higher when compared to the same month the year before. The challenge in the market is the mismatch of the type of home that is available for sale. First-time homebuyers looking for a starter home are often competing with other buyers to stand out, often outbidding each other.

Lawrence Yun, NAR’s Chief Economist, agrees that the market is still experiencing an inventory shortage.

“In particular, the lower end of the market is experiencing a greater shortage, and more home construction is needed.”

Home Prices

The national median home price for homes sold in January was $247,500. This is up 2.8% from January 2018 and marks the 83rd consecutive month of year-over-year gains. The 2.8% growth in home prices represents the smallest year-over-year change since February 2012 but is a welcome change for buyers who had feared being priced out of the market.

Days on the Market

Properties that sold in January were on the market for an average of 49 days with 38% of homes on the market for less than a month.

Yun is positive about how today’s market conditions will help buyers this spring,

 “Existing home sales in January were weak compared to historical norms; however, they are likely to have reached a cyclical low. Moderating home prices combined with gains in household income will boost housing affordability, bringing more buyers to the market in the coming months.”

  1. NAR’s Pending Home Sales Report

The national Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) rose 4.6% to 103.2 in January from 98.7 in December. An index score of 100 is considered normal. All four major regions of the country experienced gains in January, with the largest increase coming in the South.

 “The PHSI is a leading indicator for the housing sector, based on pending sales of existing homes. A sale is listed as pending when the contract has been signed but the transaction has not closed, though the sale usually is finalized within one or two months of signing.”

Increases in the PHSI often predict increases in the level of home sales in the coming months, which is great news for the housing market leading in to spring! Yun had this to say,

“Homebuyers are now returning and taking advantage of lower interest rates, while a boost in inventory is also providing more choices for consumers.”

Vasari Country Club Open HouseBottom Line

The housing market in 2019 will require homeowners to list their house at the right price to attract buyers. If interest rates continue to stay low while wages increase, and more inventory comes to market, 2019 could be one of the best years for home sales in recent history.


Naples Golf GuyThe above information about this being a great time to sell was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski, 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 or Estero, 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

March 6th, 2019 Posted by Matt