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Should I Refinance My Home?

Should I Refinance My Home?

With the recent lower interest rates, many homeowners are wondering if they should refinance. There are several factors to consider such as how long you plan to stay in your home and how much are the refinancing costs?

refinance

To decide if refinancing is the best option for your family, start by asking yourself these questions:

Why do you want to refinance?

There are many reasons to refinance, but here are three of the most common ones:

  1. Lower your interest rate and payment – This is the most popular reason. If you have a 5% interest rate or higher, it might be worth seeing if you can take advantage of the current lower interest rates, hovering below 4%, to reduce your monthly payment and overall cost of the loan.
  2. Shorten the term of your loan – If you have a 30-year loan, it may be advantageous to change it to a 15 or 20-year loan to pay off your mortgage sooner.
  3. Cash-out refinance – With home prices increasing, you might have enough equity to cash out and invest in something else, like your children’s education, a vacation home, or a new business.

Once you know why you might want to refinance, ask yourself the next question:

How much is it going to cost?

There are fees and closing costs involved in refinancing, and Lenders Network explains:

“If you were to refinance that loan into a new loan, total closing costs will run between 2%-4% of the loan amount.”

They also explain that there are options for no-cost refinance loans, but be on the lookout:

“A no-cost refinance loan is when the lender pays the closing costs for the borrower. However, you should be aware that the lender makes up this money from other aspects of the mortgage. Usually pay charging a slightly higher interest rate so they can make the money back.”

If you’re comfortable with the costs of refinancing, then ask yourself one more question:

mortgage ratesIs it worth it?

To answer this one, we’ll use an example. Let’s assume you have a $200,000 home loan. A 4% refinance cost will be $10,000. If you want to lower your interest rate from 6% to 4%,  then refinancing is going to save you $244 per month. To break even ($10,000/$244), you need to continue owning your home for over 40 months.

Now that you know how the math shakes out, think about how much longer you’d like to own your current home. If you plan to stay for more than 3 years, then maybe it is advantageous for you to refinance.

If, however, your current home does not fulfill your present needs, you might want to consider using your potential refinance costs for a down payment on a new move-up home. You will still get a lower interest rate than the one you have on your current house, and with the equity you’ve already built, you can finally purchase the home of your dreams.

So, there are many opportunities for growth in the current real estate market. To find out what’s right for your family, let’s get together to help you understand your options and guide you toward the best decision.

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, 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

July 16th, 2019, Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Home Price Appreciation Forecast

Home Price Appreciation Forecast

Questions continue to come up about where home prices will head throughout the rest of this year, as well as where they may be going over the few years beyond.

We’ve gathered current data from the industry’s most reliable sources to help answer these questions:

The Home Price Expectation Survey – A survey of over 100 market analysts, real estate experts, and economists conducted by Pulsenomics each quarter.

Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) – As the leading advocate for the real estate finance industry, the MBA enables members to successfully deliver fair, sustainable, and responsible real estate financing within ever-changing business environments.

Zelman & Associates – The firm leverages unparalleled housing market expertise, extensive surveys of industry executives, and rigorous financial analysis to deliver proprietary research and advice to leading global institutional investors and senior-level company executives.

Freddie Mac – An organization whose mission is to provide liquidity, stability, and affordability to the U.S. housing market in all economic conditions extending to all communities from coast to coast.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) – The largest association of real estate professionals in the world.

Fannie Mae – A leading source of financing for mortgage lenders, providing access to affordable mortgage financing in all markets.

Here’s the home price appreciation forecast these experts are projecting over the next few years:

Home Price Appreciation Forecast

So, every source sees home prices continuing to appreciate, which is great news for the strength of the market. The increase is steepest throughout the rest of 2019, and prices should continue to rise as we move through 2020 and beyond.

Begin Your Own Property Search for Luxury Dream Home:

If you’re ready to begin your search for your dream home or condo in Southwest Florida, 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. There are more than 150 different golf communities in our area and most of them have a private golf course within the community.  It can be challenging to navigate the plethora of communities, membership options, golf course design, amenities and more. We will help provide you with a list of the top private golf communities which match your lifestyle.

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 results-oriented Realtor in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero or Fort Myers 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, vacation home, 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 Naples Golf Guy


Naples Golf GuyThe above information about home price appreciation forecast was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matthew Klinowski PA, an expert in Southwest Florida Luxury Golf Community 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

July 15th, 2019 Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Top Private Golf Communities

Top Private Golf Communities – Real Estate Trends

Looking for your dream home or vacation home in one of the Top private golf communities in Southwest Florida? If so, you have found the right source of information.  There are over 150 golf communities in the area, 90 percent of which have a private golf course within the community. With all of the various membership options, course designs, amenities and a wide area of home types available, it can be a challenge to pick the right one.

So, if you are searching for information on one of the top private golf course communities in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero or Fort Myers, below you will find highlights for the latest real estate statistics for single-family golf homes and golf condos in multiple southwest Florida luxury golf communities.

Top Private Golf Communities – Single Family Home Trends

Top Private GolfAudubon Country Club – 33 properties for sale, 20 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $988,000

Bonita Bay – 25 properties for sale, 62 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $990,373

Collier’s Reserve – 14 properties for sale, 11 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $1,232,091

Grey Oaks – 48 properties for sale, 36 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $2,269,160

Kensington – 9 properties for sale, 13 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $982,962

Lely Resort – 65 properties for sale, 84 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $624,960

Luxury homeMediterra – 50 properties for sale, 38 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $2,185,997

Olde Cypress – 20 properties for sale, 30 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $839,183

Palmira – 24 properties for sale, 28 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $629,246

Pelican Bay – 23 properties for sale, 34 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $1,954,860

Pelican Bay (Bay Colony) –  8 properties for sale, 3 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $3,066,667

Pelican Landing – 24 properties for sale, 53 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $807,163

Quail WestPelican Landing (The Colony) – 10 properties for sale, 5 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $2,086,000

Pelican Marsh – 35 properties for sale, 29 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $911,341

Pelican Sound –  0 properties for sale, 7 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $567,786

Quail Creek – 14 properties for sale, 23 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $1,151,350

Quail West – 49 properties for sale, 53 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $1,877,395

Shadow Wood – 38 properties for sale, 65 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $837,514

luxury homeTalis Park – 20 properties for sale, 14 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $2,110,192

Tiburon – 4 properties for sale, 3 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $1,291,333

Vineyards – 31 properties for sale, 67 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $656,250

West Bay Club – 16 properties for sale, 22 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $1,226,545

 

Top Private Golf Communities – Condo Trends

private golfAudubon Country Club – 1 property for sale, 4 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $691,125

Bonita Bay – 61 properties for sale, 108 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $647,210

Grey Oaks – 8 properties for sale, 14 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $1,076,607

Kensington – 9 properties for sale, 22 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $430,245

Lely Resort – 108 properties for sale, 147 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $308,454

Mediterra – 14 properties for sale, 14 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $562,643

Luxury CondoOlde Cypress – 4 properties for sale, 3 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $409,167

Palmira – 13 properties for sale, 17 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $311,732

Pelican Bay – 147 properties for sale, 196 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $943,310

Pelican Bay (Bay Colony) – 27 properties for sale, 29 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $3,616,103

Pelican Landing – 24 properties for sale, 72 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $321,286

Pelican Landing (The Colony) – 51 properties for sale, 45 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $812,622

Pelican Marsh – 47 properties for sale, 70 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $391,032

Best Golf CommunitiesPelican Sound – 5 properties for sale, 60 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $306,684

Shadow Wood – 21 properties for sale, 30 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $336,013

Talis Park – 28 properties for sale, 18 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $900,284

Tiburon – 15 properties for sale, 31 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $946,855

Vineyards – 68 properties for sale, 109 properties closed the over past 12 months and average sales price $370,818

West Bay Club – 8 properties for sale, 19 properties closed over the past 12 months and average sales price $618,605

Overall, the latest real estate trends for the top private golf communities in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero or Fort Myers show the market for luxury properties has several golf communities which have a healthy supply of inventory or they have an oversupply of inventory and therefore would be considered a great buying opportunity. This is also the case with single-family homes in the top golf communities in Southwest Florida. Whether you are considering a single-family home or a condo in a luxury golf community, inventory levels vary by community. A healthy level of inventory is between 6-7 months of supply of properties available. Since each community varies we recommend you use a real estate agent familiar with golf communities to navigate your way through your options.

Here are a couple of examples for why it is important to have a good understanding of the community and whether the inventory levels are healthy, or have high or low supply. Bonita Bay only has 25 single-family homes on the market and only 4.84 months supply of inventory which makes single-family homes in this community a seller’s market. On the flip side, if you were looking for a condo in Pelican Landing at The Colony, there’s over a 13 month supply of condos available making it a buyer’s market.

Also, Both Collier’s Reserve and Mediterra continue to be Luxury Golf Communities with more than 15 months supply of inventory. So, if your a luxury home buyer, now would be a great time to look at property in either community since such a large number of months worth of supply means there should be room for negotiating a great price. Contact us today to help identify the best Southwest Florida golf community for you and your family to consider to ensure the best return on your investment.

If you do not see a snapshot of the southwest Florida luxury private golf club community you are interested in, contact us for complete market analysis.

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Begin Your Own Property Search for Luxury Dream Home:

Luxury Golf CommunitiesSo, if you’re ready to begin your search for your dream home or condo in Southwest Florida, 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. There are more than 150 different golf communities in our area and most of them have a private golf course within the community.  It can be challenging to navigate the plethora of communities, membership options, golf course design, amenities and more. We will help provide you with a list of the top private golf communities which match your lifestyle.

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 results-oriented Realtor in Naples, Bonita Springs or Estero 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, vacation home, 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 Naples Golf Guy


Naples Golf GuyThe above information about the top private golf communities in Florida was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matthew Klinowski PA, an expert in Southwest Florida Luxury Golf Community 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

July 14th, 2019 Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

May Naples Home Sales Review

May Naples Home Sales Review

May Naples Home Sales ReviewThe May Naples Home Sales Review shows there were 357 Naples Properties Sold during the week of May 6th, compared to 478 homes sold the previous week.

East Naples returned to the first position with the most real estate transactions.  A total of 86 properties sold versus 103 the week of April 29th. Home sales in the area consisted of 29 percent were single family homes and 66 percent were condos. The remaining properties sold were mobile homes and vacant lots.

North Naples moved into the second position for the week with 79 homes sold compared to 108 transactions the prior week.  Of the 79 real estate transactions, 18 percent were vacant lots, 42 percent were single family homes and 39 percent were condos. The remaining property sold in North Naples was a mobile home.

And finally, the City of Naples had 45 homes sold down from 64 during the previous week. Of the 45 real estate transactions, 36 percent were single family homes and 36 percent were condos. The other properties sold in downtown Naples were vacant lots.

In summary, the Naples real estate recap for the week of the May 6th show sales were broken down as follows: 152 condos, 143 single family homes, 58 vacant lots and 4 mobile homes sold throughout Collier County.

May Naples Home Sales Review for the week of May 6th Organized by zip code:

Naples Homes for SaleCity of Naples

  • 34102 – 18 properties sold (11 single family home and 7 condos)
  • 34103 – 18 properties sold (1 vacant lot, 2 single family homes and 15 condos)
  • 34105 – 9 properties sold (1 vacant lot, 3 single family homes and 5 condos)

North Naples

  • 34109 – 22 properties sold (12 single family homes and 10 condos)
  • 34110 – 22 properties sold (1 mobile home, 7 single family homes and 14 condos)
  • 34119 – 35 properties sold (14 vacant lots, 14 single family homes and 7 condos)

East Naples

  • 34104 – 26 properties sold (1 mobile home, 10 single family homes and 15 condos)
  • 34112 – 34 properties sold (1 mobile home, 7 single family homes and 26 condos)
  • 34113 – 26 properties sold (1 vacant lot, 8 single family homes and 16 condos)

Ave Maria and Immokalee

  • 34142 – 4 properties sold (2 vacant lots and 7 single family homes)

Luxury BeachBarefoot Beach

  • 34134 – 3 properties sold (2 single family homes and 1 condo)

Big Cypress

  • 34117 – 7 properties sold (2 vacant lots and 5 single family homes)

Coco River

  • 34108 – 22 properties sold (8 single family homes and 14 condos)

Corkscrew

  • 34120 –  40 properties sold (21 vacant lots, 16 single family homes and 3 condos)

Eastern Collier County

  • 34114 – 35 properties sold (1 mobile home, 12 vacant lots, 15 single family homes and 7 condos)
  • 34116 – 12 properties sold (11 single family homes and 1 condo)

Marco IslandEverglades

  • 34139 – 2 properties sold (1 mobile home and 1 single family home)

Marco Island

  • 34145 – 45 properties sold (4 vacant lots, 18 single family homes and 23 condos)

May Naples Home Sales Review News

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Collier County Real Estate Transactions Week of May 6th 2019

Naples Private Golf ClubBegin Your Naples Property Search

So, 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 hot 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 May Naples Home Sales Review 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 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

July 13th, 2019, Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

How to Present an Offer that Stands Out

How to Present an Offer that Stands Out

Present an offer to land your dream home by following these three key tips. Let’s work together to make sure your offer stands out from the crowd.

3 Tips for Presenting an Outstanding Offer

  1. Research – Learn about other homes sold in your area
  2. Negotiate – The terms and conditions of the offer
  3. Act Fast – Inventory is short in many communities

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Begin Your Own Property Search:

offerSo, are you ready to negotiate an offer for a 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?

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 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@NaplesGolfGuy.com

About Naples Golf Guy


Naples Golf GuyThe above information about putting in an offer on a 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
June 12th, 2019 Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Naples Lakes Real Estate

Naples Lakes Real Estate for Sale

Naples Lakes Real Estate – This fabulous Naples Lakes Property is priced to sell! Naples Lakes is a bundled golf community in Southwest Florida. Your golf membership is automatically included in the purchase of your home. This first-floor condo is an end unit with an incredible view of the 10th hole of the golf course. 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 Real Estate for Sale

 

More About This Naples Lakes Country Club Condo

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 courses 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!

View more Naples Lakes Real Estate Listings…

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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 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@NaplesGolfGuy.com

About Naples Golf Guy


Naples Golf GuyThe above information about this Naples Lakes Real Estate for Sale 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
June 11th, 2019 Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Is Homeownership a Good Investment?

Americans’ Powerful Belief in Homeownership as an Investment

I’m often asked if homeownership is a good investment compared to other options such as stocks or bonds. While the answer depends on the person, according to the latest survey by the  Federal Reserve Bank (The Fed), 65% of Americans believe homeownership is a good investment. View full survey…2019  Survey of Consumer Expectations Housing Survey

Since 2014, the percentage of Americans who see homeownership as a good investment has increased by over nine percent.

Good Investment

The Fed’s survey also showed that when the results are broken down by age, education, income, or region of the country, more than 55% of Americans in each category see homeownership as a good investment.

This coincides with a recent Gallup survey of Americans which revealed that real estate was their number one choice for the best long-term investment when compared to stocks, savings accounts or gold.

So, Americans’ belief in residential real estate as a good financial investment continues to grow as the housing market returns to normalcy.

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Begin Your Naples Property Search

Naples Luxury HomeSo, 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?

If you are looking to sell your 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.

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 about homeownership being a good investment 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 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

July 11th, 2019, Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Valencia Single Family Home for Sale

Fabulous Valencia Single Family Home for Sale

If you’re looking for a home in a golf community in Naples then check out this fantastic Valencia Single Family Home for sale!  Plenty of space, wide-open floor plan, entertainer’s kitchen with a southeastern view of Valencia Country Club’s golf course, it’s perfect! A gated golf community with a nice amenity package and the course has been recently renovated. A non-mandatory club allowing owners flexibility to play as often or little as they want. Great property on a great lot in an excellent community, call me for a tour, you’ll be glad you did!

Valencia Home – 1452 Birdie Dr. Naples, FL 34120 – $334,900

Valencia Single Family Home

 

 

More About The Valencia Home For Sale:

  • List Price – $334,900
  • 3 Bedrooms + Den
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2,242 Square Ft.
  • Built 2011
  • View more photos…

Valencia GolfValencia Country Club:

Valencia is nice, affordable public golf and country club in Naples, Florida. It is one of the few golf courses in the area which does not include a mandatory membership fee. You can play as often or as little as your heart desires.  Known as a beginner-friendly golf course, there are 5 sets of tees for golfers at all skill levels. Learn more about Valencia Country Club…

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Begin Your Naples Property Search

1452 Birdie DriveSo, 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?

If you are looking to sell your Valencia single family home or another golf 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.

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 about this Valencia Single Family 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 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

July 10th, 2019, Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

4 Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

4 Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

How do you sell your home faster? Since June of last year, we have seen an increase in the inventory of homes for sale month per month. Every spring and summer, the inventory increases because people want to sell their home. For those with children, they may want to be in their new home for the beginning of the school year.

Selll my home faster

If you are one of those sellers, you may find these 4 tips helpful in selling your home faster.

1. Make buyers feel at home

Declutter your home! Pack away all personal items like pictures, awards, and sentimental belongings. Make them feel like they belong in this house! According to the Profile of Home Staging by the National Association of Realtors,

“83% of buyers’ agents said staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home.”

Not only will your house spend less time on the market, but the same report mentioned that,

“One-quarter of buyers’ agents said that staging a home increased the dollar value offered between 1 – 5%, compared to other similar homes on the market that were not staged.”

2. Keep it organized

Since you took the time to declutter, keep it organized! Before the buyers show up, pick up toys, make the bed, and put away clean dishes. It is also a good idea to put out some cookies fresh from the oven or a scented candle. Buyers will remember the smell of your home! According to the same report, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms to stage in order to attract more buyers.

3. Give buyers full access

One of the top four elements when selling your home is access! If your home is available anytime, that opens up more opportunity to find a buyer right away. Some buyers, especially those relocating, don’t have much time available. If they cannot get into the house, they will move on to the next one.

4. Price it right

As we mentioned at the beginning, more inventory coming into the market guarantees there will be some competition. You want to make sure your home is noticed. The key to selling your house in 2019 is ensuring it is Priced to Sell Immediately (PTSI). That way, your home will be seen by the greatest amount of buyers and will sell at a great price before more competition comes to market!

So, if you want to sell your house faster at the best price with as little hassle as possible, a local real estate professional is a useful guide. Call them today to find out what you need to do to sell your home more quickly.

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Considering Selling your home?

Since home sales remain hot 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 about selling your home faster 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 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

July 10th, 2019, Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Homeownership Benefits

5 Powerful Homeownership Benefits

There are several homeownership benefits to consider over renting a home or condo. For starters, owning a home has great financial benefits.

In a recent research paper, Homeownership and the American Dream, Laurie S. Goodman and Christopher Mayer of the Urban Land Institute explained:

“Homeownership appears to help borrowers accumulate housing and nonhousing wealth in a variety of ways, with tax advantages, greater financial flexibility due to secured borrowing, built-in ‘default’ savings with mortgage amortization and nominally fixed payments, and the potential to lower home maintenance costs through sweat equity.”

homeownership benefits

Let’s breakdown 5 major financial homeownership benefits:

1. Housing is typically the one leveraged investment available

Homeownership allows households to amplify any appreciation on the value of their homes by a leverage factor. A 20% down payment results in a leverage factor of five, meaning every percentage point rise in the value of your home is a 5% return on your equity. If you put down 10%, your leverage factor is 10.

Example: Let’s assume you purchased a $300,000 home and put down $60,000 (20%). If the house appreciates by $30,000, that is only a 10% increase in value but a 50% increase in equity.

2. You’re paying for housing whether you own or rent

Some argue that renting eliminates the cost of property taxes and home repairs. Every potential renter must realize that all the expenses the landlord incurs (property taxes, repairs, insurance, etc.) are baked into the rent payment already – along with a profit margin!!

3. Owning is usually a form of “forced savings”

Studies have shown that homeowners have a net worth that is 44X greater than that of a renter. As a matter of fact, it was recently estimated that a family buying an average priced home this past January could build more than $42,000 in family wealth over the next five years.

4. Owning is a hedge against inflation

House values and rents tend to go up at or higher than the rate of inflation. When you own, your home’s value will protect you from that inflation.

5. There are still substantial tax benefits to owning

We know that the new tax reform bill puts limits on some deductions on certain homes. However, in the research paper referenced above, the authors explain:

“…the mortgage interest deduction is not the main source of these gains; even if it were removed, homeowners would continue to benefit from a lack of taxation of imputed rent and capital gains.”

So, from a financial standpoint, owning a home has always been and will always be better than renting.

About Naples Golf Guy


Naples Golf GuyThe above information about homeownership benefits 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 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

July 9th, 2019, Posted by NaplesGolfGuy