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Lee County May Home Sales

South Lee County May Home Sales Review

Lee County May Home SalesThe South Lee County May home sales report for the week of May 18tin the Southern Ft. Myers, Estero and Bonita Springs area, shows there were 238 properties sold compared to 164 properties sold the prior week.

Bonita Springs led the Lee County area with 94 sales up significantly from 61 properties sold the week of May 11th. Home sales consisted of: 5 percent mobile homes, 10 percent vacant lots, 45 percent condos and 40 percent were single family homes.

Southern Fort Myers finished the week in the second position with 75 real estate transactions up from 69 during the prior week. Of the 75 homes sold, 33 percent were vacant lots, 17 percent were condos and 44 percent were single family homes. The other properties sold were commercial units.

Finally, Estero rounded out the week with 62 sales up versus the previous week when 33 properties sold. Of the 62 real estate sales, 10 percent were mobile homes, 15 percent were vacant lots, 35 percent were condos and 39 percent were single family homes. And, the remaining properties sold in Estero were commercial units.

In review, based on the latest South Lee County May Home Sales report for the week of the 18th, sales were broken down by the following property types in Southwest Florida:  96 single family homes, 82 condos, 44 vacant lots, 11 mobile homes and 5 commercial units sold.

South Lee County Real Estate Activity for the Week of May 18th – Organized by zip code

Bonita Springs FLBonita Springs

  • 34134 – 25 properties sold (3 mobile homes, 6 single family homes and 16 condos)
  • 34135 – 69 properties sold (2 mobile homes, 9 vacant lots, 32 single family homes and 26 condos)

Southern Fort Myers

  • 33912 – 17 properties sold (2 commercial units, 9 single family homes and 6 condos)
  • 33913 – 44 properties sold (2 commercial units, 19 vacant lots, 16 single family homes and 7 condos)
  • 33967 – 14 properties sold (6 vacant lots and 8 single family homes)

Estero

  • Miromar Lakes33928 – 48 properties sold (1 commercial unit, 6 mobile homes, 9 vacant lots, 18 single family homes and 14 condos)
  • 33967 – 4 properties sold (3 single family homes and 1 condo)
  • 34134 – 3 properties sold (2 single family homes and 1 condo)
  • 34135 – 7 properties sold (1 single family home and 6 condos)

Miromar

  • 33913 – 7 properties sold (1 vacant lot, 1 single family home and 5 condos)

More Information About Lee County May Home Sales

Naples Golf Guy Monthly Real Estate Report

Lee County Real Estate Transactions Week of May 18th

Begin Your Own Property Search:

Private Golf CommunitiesSo, are you ready to begin your search for your 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 Selling Your Home?

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

Bottom Line:

If you’re looking for a focused and goal-oriented Realtor in southwest Florida who will help you achieve your Real Estate needs, please reach out to me directly. Additionally, if you are looking for a golf community expert or you are considering buying or selling a home, luxury home, vacation home, golf home 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 South Lee County May home sales 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

June 11th, 2019 Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

There are a couple of reasons home buyers are waiting to buy a home. Freddie Mac recently released a report entitled, “Perceptions of Down Payment Consumer Research.” Their research revealed that,

“For many prospective homebuyers, saving for a down payment is the largest barrier to achieving the goal of homeownership. Part of the challenge for those planning to purchase a home is their perception of how much they will need to save for the down payment…

…Based on our recent survey of individuals planning to purchase a home in the next three years, nearly a third think they need to put more than 20% down.”

home buyers
Myth #1: “I Need a 20% Down Payment”

Buyers often overestimate the funds needed to qualify for a home loan. According to the same report:

22% of renters and 31% of homeowners believe lenders require 20% or more of a home’s sale price as a down payment for a typical mortgage today. And,

“If a 20% down payment was required, 70% of those who were planning to buy a home in the next three years said it would delay them from purchasing and nearly 30% indicated they would never be able to afford a home.”  

While many believe at least 20% down is necessary to buy the home of their dreams, they do not realize programs are available which permit as little as 3%. Many renters may actually be able to enter the housing market sooner than they ever imagined!

Myth #2: “I Need a 780 FICO® Score or Higher to Buy”

Many either don’t know or are misinformed concerning the FICO® score necessary to qualify, believing a ‘good’ credit score is 780 or higher.

To debunk this myth, let’s take a look at Ellie Mae’s latest Origination Insight Report, which focuses on recently closed (approved) loans.

As indicated in the chart above, 52.4% of approved mortgages had a credit score of 600-749.

So, whether buying your first home or moving up to your dream home, knowing your options will make the mortgage process easier. Your dream home may already be within your reach.

Private Golf ClubsBegin Your Own Property Search:

So, if you are ready to buy your dream home or vacation home 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 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!

Bottom Line:

Home buyers looking for a focused and goal-oriented Realtor in southwest Florida who will help you achieve your Real Estate needs, please reach out to me directly. Additionally, if you are looking for a golf community expert or you are considering buying or selling a home, luxury home, vacation home, golf home 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 myths holding home buyers back 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

June 10th, 2019 Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Looking at New Construction Homes?

Something You Should Know Before Looking At New Construction Homes

New construction homesPicture yourself out for a drive one weekend. You see a sign that says New Construction Homes:

Models Starting At $XXX,XXX
Next Right!

Maybe you’re actively looking for a house, or maybe it’s just a spur of the moment urge, but you follow the signs to the model home.

You park.

You walk into the model home.

The builder’s sales rep asks you to please sign in.

You sign in.

Ouch. You may have just made a costly mistake…

It’s Not Like I’m Buying One…

Most people don’t think twice about signing in when they visit a model home. They figure, what’s the harm? It isn’t like I’m signing something to actually buy one. I just want to take a look, and it’s not like they’re asking me to sign my life away.

But sometimes you do end up buying one.

You get the bug. You fall in love. You picture yourself in this lifestyle. Next thing you know, you’re making an offer on the spot.

Or, maybe you leave, but you can’t stop thinking about it the whole ride home so you decide you’re going to buy one.

Either way, if you decide to buy one, having signed in with the builder, you may have signed away your right to involve your own real estate agent represent and advise you.

naples golf guyIs A Real Estate Agent Even Necessary?!

Some people question whether it’s even necessary to have their own real estate agent involved in the purchase. They feel like they’re an unnecessary middleman. After all, the builder has a sales rep. They feel like they “found” the house, not a real estate agent. The builder or their representative can handle the paperwork. And, ideally, not having an agent will perhaps give them some leverage to negotiate.

Others just don’t even think to bring their real estate agent with them or didn’t want to “bug” them to go see a house they could easily get in to see. They just stop in on a whim, and once the ball gets rolling, they feel like they can’t involve their agent, or they might even be “encouraged” by the builder not to. And they figure, what’s the big deal… the builder or their rep can handle everything.

And some people feel like real estate agents just want to latch onto the deal to make a commission while doing very little, since the builder and/or their rep can handle the paperwork and process.

It’s More Than Just “Finding” And Pushing Papers…

Sure, a buyer can “find” a new construction house on their own. And a builder or their sales rep can certainly handle the paperwork.

But the value of having a real estate agent on your side isn’t just about “finding” you a house (new construction or not), or filling in a few blanks on a contract and pushing the papers through the process. It’s about their knowledge, advice, and representation.

Okay, some agents out there may just want to get a few papers signed and wait for closing day to get a commission check. And, yes, you’re probably better off not involving an agent like that in the purchase of new construction.

But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t find and have an agent who truly understands new construction (and real estate overall) on your side.

new constructionA good agent can help you:

  • Avoid costly mistakes
  • Get everything you can and should get from the builder
  • Advise you as to whether buying a particular home is the best or right choice for you
  • Offer alternatives you may not have otherwise considered
  • Help you choose the best lot and model in a development for your own enjoyment and future resale value
  • Keep the builder and building process in check
  • Advocate for you when issues arise with the builder

Things To Know And Look Out For When Looking at New Construction Homes

There are quite a few things to know and look out for when buying new construction — more than I can cover in a brief article. So, I created a booklet that you can download and read at your leisure, rather than in one sitting before you scroll away.

It’s free and there’s no obligation. And, even though it’s more detailed and longer than this article, covering more than a dozen topics, it isn’t a long read. You can breeze through it over a medium-sized cup of coffee.

Your Guide to Buying New Construction Homes Booklet

Begin Your Own Property Search:

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

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

Bottom Line:

If you’re looking for a focused and goal-oriented Realtor in southwest Florida who will help you achieve your Real Estate needs, please reach out to me directly. Additionally, if you are looking for a golf community expert or you are considering buying or selling a home, luxury home, vacation home, golf home 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 new construction homes 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

June 9th, 2019 Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Experts Agree Home Prices Will Rise

Experts Agree: “Home Prices Will Rise This Year!”

Many experts are revising their initial predictions for 2019 to reflect more aggressive projections for home price appreciation. This is great news for homeowners who will gain even more equity in their homes as prices rise! Let’s get together to chat about what this means for you!

 

What Experts Are Saying About Home Prices:

  • Freddie Mac now predicts prices will rise by 3.6 percent
  • The Home Price Expectation Survey predicts prices will rise 4.3 percent
  • CoreLogic is predicting a 4.8 percent increase

Begin Your Own Property Search:

ExpertsSo, if you are ready to buy your dream home or vacation home 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 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 Selling Your Home?

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

Bottom Line:

If you’re looking for a focused and goal-oriented Realtor in southwest Florida who will help you achieve your Real Estate needs, please reach out to me directly. Additionally, if you are looking for a golf community expert or you are considering buying or selling a home, luxury home, vacation home, golf home 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 experts views on home prices 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

June 8th, 2019 Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Boomers Selling Their Homes

What is Important to Boomers when Selling their House?

If you are a “baby boomer” (born between 1946 and 1964), you may be thinking about selling your current home. Your children may have finally moved out. Your large, four-bedroom house with three bathrooms no longer fits the bill. Taxes are too high. Utilities are too expensive. Cleaning and repair are too difficult. You may be ready to move into a home that better fits your current lifestyle. Many fellow boomers have already made the move you may be considering.

boomers
The National Association of Realtors recently released their 2019 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Report. The report revealed many interesting tidbits about both categories of baby boomers: younger boomers (ages 54 to 63) and older boomers (64 to72). Here are a few of the more interesting topics.

Percentage of Buyers who Looked Online First

  • All Buyers: 44%
  • Younger Boomers: 46%
  • Older Boomers: 44%

Where Boomers Found the Home They Purchased

The two major ways buyers found the home they purchased:

  • All buyers: 50% on the internet, 28% through a real estate agent
  • Younger Boomers: 46% on the internet, 33% through a real estate agent
  • Older Boomers: 36% on the internet, 35% through a real estate agent

Distance Seller Moved

The distance between the home they purchased and the home they recently sold was much greater for boomers than the average seller.

  • All sellers: 20 miles
  • Younger Boomers: 27 miles
  • Older Boomers: 50 miles

Tenure in Previous Home of Seller

The percentage of older boomers who lived in their previous home for more than 20 years was almost twice the amount of the average seller.

  • All sellers: 16%
  • Younger Boomers: 20%
  • Older Boomers: 31%

Primary Reason to Sell their Previous Home

  • Want to move closer to friends or family
  • Home too large
  • Retirement

View of Homeownership as a Financial Investment

  • 83% of Younger Boomers see homeownership as a good investment
  • 82% of Older Boomers see homeownership as a good investment

So, if you are a boomer and thinking about selling, now might be the time to contact an agent to help determine your options.

More Information About Southwest Florida Real Estate Activity

Naples Golf Guy Monthly Real Estate Report

Begin Your Own Property Search:

Private GolfIf you are ready to begin your search for your 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 Selling Your Home?

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

Bottom Line:

If you’re looking for a focused and goal-oriented Realtor in southwest Florida who will help you achieve your Real Estate needs, please reach out to me directly. Additionally, if you are looking for a golf community expert or you are considering buying or selling a home, luxury home, vacation home, golf home 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 South Lee County real estate activity 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

June 6th, 2019 Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Owning Your Own Home

The Feeling You Get from Owning Your Home

We often talk about the financial reasons why owning a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful and compelling ones.

No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home can mean different things to different people. Whether it’s a certain scent or a favorite chair, that feeling of safety and security you gain from owning your own home is simultaneously one of the greatest and most difficult to describe.

owning

Frederick Peters, a contributor for Forbesrecently wrote about that feeling, and the pride that comes from owning your own home.

“As homeowners discover, living in an owned home feels different from living in a rented home. It’s not just that an owner can personalize the space; it touches a chord even more fundamental than that.

Homeownership enhances the longing for self-determination at the heart of the American Dream. First-time homeowners, young or old, radiate not only pride but also a sense of arrival, a sense of being where they belong. It cannot be duplicated by owning a 99-year lease.”

So, owning a home brings a sense of accomplishment and confidence that cannot be achieved through renting. If you are debating renewing your lease, let’s get together before you do to answer any questions you may have about what your next steps should be, and what is required in today’s market!

Begin Your Own Property Search:

Private Golf Clubs NaplesSo, are you ready to own your own home? Begin your search for your 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!

Bottom Line:

If you’re looking for a focused and goal-oriented Realtor in southwest Florida who will help you achieve your Real Estate needs, please reach out to me directly. Additionally, if you are looking for a golf community expert or you are considering buying or selling a home, luxury home, vacation home, golf home 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 owning your 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

June 5th, 2019 Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

South Lee County Real Estate

South Lee County May Real Estate Activity

South LeeSouth Lee County home sales for Mid-May show for the week of May 11th in the Southern Ft. Myers, Estero and Bonita Springs area, there were 164 properties sold compared to 210 properties sold the prior week.

Southern Fort Myers finished the week with 69 real estate transactions down from 76 during the prior week. Of the 69 homes sold, 39 percent were vacant lots, 19 percent were condos and 41 percent were single family homes. The other properties sold were commercial units.

Bonita Springs was in the second position with 61 sales down from 70 properties sold the week of May 4th. Home sales consisted of: 8 percent were vacant lots, 13 percent were mobile homes, 33 percent were condos and 34 percent were single family homes. So, the other properties sold during the week were a coop, agricultural lot and multi-family units.

Finally, Estero rounded out the week with 33 sales up versus the previous week when 61 properties sold. Of the 33 real estate sales, 9 percent were vacant lots, 36 percent were condos and 48 percent were single family homes. And, the remaining properties sold in Estero were mobile homes.

In review, based on the latest South Lee County Home Sales report for the week of the 11th, sales were broken down by the following property types in Southwest Florida:  66 single family homes, 45 condos, 35 vacant lots, 10 mobile homes, 3 commercial units, 3 multi-family units, 1 coop and 1 agricultural lot sold.

South Lee County Real Estate Activity for the Week of May 11th – Organized by zip code

Bonita Springs and Estero Real EstateBonita Springs

  • 34134 – 22 properties sold (1 vacant lot, 1 coop, 2 multi-family homes, 4 mobile homes, 2 single family homes and 12 condos)
  • 34135 – 39 properties sold (1 agricultural lot, 1 multi-family home, 2 commercial units, 4 mobile homes, 4 vacant lots, 19 single family homes and 8 condos)

Southern Fort Myers

  • 33912 – 16 properties sold (2 vacant lots, 7 single family homes and 7 condos)
  • 33913 – 39 properties sold (18 vacant lots, 15 single family homes and 6 condos)
  • 33967 – 14 properties sold (1 commercial unit, 7 vacant lots and 6 single family homes)

Miromar Lakes HomesEstero

  • 33928 – 31 properties sold (2 mobile homes, 3 vacant lots, 15 single family homes and 11 condos)
  • 33967 – 2 properties sold (1 single family home and 1 condo)

Miromar

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

More Information About Southwest Florida Real Estate Activity

Naples Golf Guy Monthly Real Estate Report

Latest 2019 Lee County Real Estate Review

Begin Your Own Property Search:

Best Golf CommunitiesSo, are you ready to begin your search for your 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 Selling Your Home?

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

Bottom Line:

If you’re looking for a focused and goal-oriented Realtor in southwest Florida who will help you achieve your Real Estate needs, please reach out to me directly. Additionally, if you are looking for a golf community expert or you are considering buying or selling a home, luxury home, vacation home, golf home 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 South Lee County real estate activity 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

June 5th, 2019 Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Unsurpassed Housing Wealth

How Homeownership Delivers Unsurpassed Family Wealth

There are many financial benefits to homeownership, but probably none more important than its ability to create family wealth.

How Housing Matters is a joint project of the Urban Land Institute and the MacArthur Foundation. It is an online resource for research and information on how homeownership contributes to individual and community success.

home ownership

Their article, The First Rung on the Ladder to Economic Opportunity Is Housing, explains the importance of homeownership to a family’s financial health. In that article, they simply stated:

“The ladder to economic success can stretch only so high without the asset-building power of homeownership.”

To this point, National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) Economists’ Outlook Blog revealed in a recent post:

“Housing wealth contributes positively to the homeowner’s and children’s economic condition, because home equity can be tapped for expenditures such as investing in another property (which can generate rental income), home renovation (which further increases the home value), a child’s college education, emergency or major life events, or expenses in retirement…

Housing wealth (or net worth or equity) is built up over time via the home price appreciation and the principal payments that the homeowner makes on the loan.”

Here is a graph showing the build-up of wealth over time:

Wealth

Just last month, NAR’s Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun, explained that even though home appreciation has slowed, homeowners are still building wealth:

“Homeowners in the majority of markets are continuing to enjoy price gains, albeit at a slower rate of growth. A typical homeowner accumulated $9,500 in wealth over the past year.”

Later in life, this wealth is crucial…

This wealth is important to a family’s retirement plans. In a recent report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University titled, Housing America’s Older Adults 2018, they revealed that a renter 65 years old or older has a net worth of $6,710. Meanwhile, a homeowner 65+ years old has a net worth of $319,200. That huge difference will allow for a dramatic upgrade in one’s lifestyle during your retirement years.

So, homeownership builds wealth. This, in turn, allows families to have more and better options when it comes to their children and their life in retirement.

Begin Your Naples Property Search

Private Golf ClubsSo, 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 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@NaplesGolfGuy.com

About Naples Golf Guy


Naples Golf GuyThe above information about homeownership and wealth 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

June 4th, 2019, Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Naples Lakes Country Club Condo for Sale

Naples Lakes Country Club Condo for Sale

This fabulous Naples Lakes Country Club Condo 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 Country Club Condo

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!

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Begin Your Own Property Search:

Naples LakesSo, are you ready to begin your search for your own Naples Lakes Country Club Condo? 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 Country Club Condo 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 4th, 2019 Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Is Summer the Right Time to Buy?

4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Summer

SummerWhen is the best time to by a home, is it summer? In the Naples area, summer is a very good time to buy a home since many homeowners who are selling do not want to carry the mortgage payments and association fees throughout the summer.  As a result, sellers are more likely to negotiate during the summer than they are during season when there is more activity.

 

Here are four more 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 3.7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.8% over the next year.

Home values will continue to appreciate. Waiting may 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 have started to level off around 4.3%. 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’ which 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.

So, 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.

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Begin Your Naples Property Search

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

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

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

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 reasons to buy a home this summer 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

June 2nd, 2019, Posted by NaplesGolfGuy