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Naples Real Estate News

Naples Real Estate NewsThe latest Naples Real Estate News for real estate transactions during the week of February 18th show there were 212 Properties Sold in the Naples area. East Naples took over the top spot for the most real estate transactions for the week.  There were 45 properties sold. North Naples was a close second with 41 sales.  And finally, the city of Naples rounded out the week with 18 property transactions.

So, of the 45 real estate sales in East Naples, 9 percent were vacant lots, 31 percent were single family homes and 58 percent were condos. Additionally, there was one mobile home sold. Also, in North Naples, of the 41 transactions closed, 17 percent were vacant lots, 32 percent were condos and 51 percent were single family homes. Last but not least, of the 18 Naples properties sold in the City, 44 percent were single family homes and 56 percent were condos.

In review, the latest Naples Real Estate News for properties sold during the week of the 18th show sales were broken down as follows: 78 single family homes, 88 condos, 45 vacant lots and 1 mobile home sold in Collier County.

Naples Real Estate News for the week of Feb. 18th by zip code:

Naples LuxuryCity of Naples

  • 34102 – 7 properties sold (6 single family home and 1 condo)
  • 34103 – 7 properties sold (1 single family home and 6 condos)
  • 34105 – 4 properties sold (1 single family home and 3 condos)

North Naples

  • 34109 – 14 properties sold (4 vacant lots, 5 single family homes and 5 condos)
  • 34110 – 12 properties sold (7 single family homes and 5 condos)
  • 34119 – 15 properties sold (3 vacant lots, 9 single family homes and 3 condos)

East Naples

  • 34104 – 12 properties sold (2 single family homes and 10 condos)
  • 34112 – 22 properties sold (1 mobile home, 2 vacant lots, 8 single family homes and 11 condos)
  • 34113 – 11 properties sold (2 vacant lots, 4 single family homes and 5 condos)

Ave Maria and Immokalee

  • 34142 – 6 properties sold (3 vacant lots and 3 single family homes)

Luxury BeachBarefoot Beach

  • 34134 – 6 properties sold (6 condos)

Big Cypress

  • 34117 – 5 properties sold (2 vacant lots and 3 single family homes)

Coco River

  • 34108 – 10 properties sold (3 single family homes and 7 condos)

Corkscrew

  • 34120 –  24 properties sold (17 vacant lots, 6 single family homes and 1 condo)

Eastern Collier County

  • 34114 – 27 properties sold (10 vacant lots, 7 single family homes and 10 condos)

Marco Island Real EstateChokoloskee

  • 34138 – 1 property sold (1 condo)

Marco Island

  • 34145 – 20 properties sold (2 vacant lots, 7 single family homes and 11 condos)

Collier County Real Estate Transactions Week of Feb. 18th 2019

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Begin Your Naples Property Search

The Quarry Beach ClubSo, 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?

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

About Naples Golf Guy


Naples Golf GuyThe above information about Naples Real Estate News 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

April 16th, 2019, Posted by Matt

3 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A Home

3 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A Home

If you are thinking about buying a home, there are a couple of key questions to ask before buying your dream home. You are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market.

Ask Before Buying

Questions to ask before buying a home to help determine if now is a good time for you to buy in today’s market.

1. Why am I buying a home in the first place?

This is truly the most important question to answer. Forget the finances for a minute. Why did you even begin to consider purchasing a home? For most, the reason has nothing to do with money.

For example, a study by realtor.com found that “73% said buying in a good school district was “important” in their search.

This report supports a study by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University which revealed that the top four reasons Americans buy a home have nothing to do with money. The actual reasons are:

  • A good place to raise children and provide them with a good education
  • A place where you and your family feel safe
  • More space for you and your family
  • Control of that space

What does owning a home mean to you? What non-financial benefits will you and your family gain from owning a home? The answer to that question should be the biggest reason you decide to purchase or not.

2. Where are home values headed?

According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the median price of homes sold in February (the latest data available) was $249,500. This is up 3.6% from last year. The increase also marks the 84th consecutive month with year-over-year gains.

Looking at home prices year over year, CoreLogic is forecasting an increase of 4.6%. In other words, a home that costs you $250,000 today will cost you an additional $11,500 if you wait until next year to buy it.

What does that mean to you?

Simply put, with prices increasing, it may cost you more if you wait until next year to buy. Your down payment will also need to be higher in order to account for the higher price of the home you wish to buy.

3. Where are mortgage interest rates headed?

A buyer must be concerned about more than just prices. The ‘long-term cost’ of a home can be dramatically impacted by even a small increase in mortgage rates.

Freddie MacFannie Maethe Mortgage Bankers Association and NAR have all projected that mortgage interest rates will increase over the next twelve months, as you can see in the chart below:

3 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A Home | MyKCM

Only you and your family will know for certain if now is the right time to purchase a home. Be sure to know which questions to ask before buying your next home or condo and they will help you make the right decision.

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Begin Your Own Property Search:

Private Golf ClubsSo, if you’re ready to begin your search for your own Luxury Home or your dream home or condo in Southwest Florida, we encourage you to explore our website to find information about communities in Southwest Florida.  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.

Bottom Line:

Naples Luxury HomeIf you are buying a home in a golf community, you will find it’s more complex than a typical home purchase.  As you can probably imagine, there are significant differences between golf communities.  There are many different fee structures, membership options, pet restrictions, demographics and many other details that apply to the SWFL golf communities.

If you’re looking for information about a specific community in Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples or Ft. Myers, please contact me and I will prepare a custom market report for you.  We will provide the market information and insights to help make sure you select your dream home!

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

About Naples Golf Guy


Naples Golf GuyThe above information about questions to ask before buying a home was provided by 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

April 15th, 2019 Posted by Matt

Does an Economic Slowdown Impact Home Values?

Would an Economic Slowdown Impact Home Values?

Don’t let fear of an economic slowdown prevent you from buying or selling a home! Let’s get together to talk about the changes in the market so you can make the best decision for you and your family.

According to historical data, home prices still appreciated 3 of the last 5 economic slowdowns.  Additionally, based on what experts are saying, an economic slowdown should NOT have a negative impact on home prices. If you are concerned about an economic slowdown and the impact on your home’s value or your ability to purchase a home, let’s get together to talk about your home and community.

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Begin Your Own Property Search:

naples golf communitiesSo, if you’re ready to begin your search for your own Luxury Home or your dream home or condo in Southwest Florida, we encourage you to explore our website to find information about communities in Southwest Florida.  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.

Bottom Line:

Grey OaksIf you are buying a home in a golf community, you will find it’s more complex than a typical home purchase.  As you can probably imagine, there are significant differences between golf communities.  There are many different fee structures, membership options, pet restrictions, demographics and many other details that apply to the SWFL golf communities.

If you’re looking for information about a specific community in Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples or Ft. Myers, please contact me and I will prepare a custom market report for you.  We will provide the market information and insights to help make sure you select your dream home!

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

About Matthew Klinowski, PA


Naples Golf GuyThe above information about an economic slowdown and its impact on the real estate market was provided by 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

April 13th, 2019 Posted by Matt

Home Value Appreciation Stops Falling, Begins to Stabilize

Home Value Appreciation Stops Falling, Begins to Stabilize

The percentage of home price appreciation on a year-over-year basis has decreased each month for over a year. The question was how far annual appreciation would fall. It seems we may now have the answer.

appreciation

In a recent post on the National Association of Realtors’ Economists’ Outlook Blog, it was revealed that Realtors are starting to sense that home values are beginning to stabilize and that we may see appreciation beginning to accelerate again:

“About 3,000 REALTORS® who responded to NAR’s February 2019 REALTORS Confidence Index Survey had more optimistic— although modest— home price growth expectations over the next 12 months. Respondents expect home prices to typically increase by 1.9 percent nationally, up from 1.4 percent in the January survey.”

The thinking that home appreciation has bottomed-out was also confirmed in two additional housing reports recently released:

CoreLogic Home Price Index – The analysts at CoreLogic increased their projection for home appreciation for the next twelve months to 4.7% as compared to the 4.6% they projected in their previous report.

The Home Price Expectation Survey – In the 2019 first quarter survey, the nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts, and investment & market strategists increased their projection for home value growth in 2019 to 4.3% compared to the 3.8% increase they had projected in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Bottom Line

Agents working the business every day, one of the premier data companies in the real estate space, and one hundred housing experts all agree: home price appreciation has ended its decline and looks to be stabilizing… and may even accelerate.

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Luxury homeBegin Your Own Property Search:

So, if you’re ready to begin your search for your own Luxury Home or your dream home or condo in SWFL, we encourage you to explore our website to find information about communities in Southwest Florida.  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.

Bottom Line:

Naples Luxury HomeIf you are buying a home in a golf community, you will find it’s more complex than a typical home purchase.  As you can probably imagine, there are significant differences between golf communities.  There are many different fee structures, membership options, pet restrictions, demographics and many other details that apply to the SWFL golf communities.

If you’re looking for information about a specific community in Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples or Ft. Myers, please contact me and I will prepare a custom market report for you.  We will provide the market information and insights to help make sure you select your dream home!

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

About Matthew Klinowski, PA


Naples Golf GuyThe above information about home appreciation was provided by 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

April 11th, 2019 Posted by Matt

Lely Resort Home Price Reduced by Motivated Sellers

Motivated Sellers – Lely Resort Home Reduced $75,000

These owners are motivated sellers and have made a major price reduction of $75,000 for this Lely Resort Dream Home in Naples, Florida. This incredible luxury home is located in one of only two Naples Golf Communities with three golf courses.  Contact me today for a tour of this 4 bedroom plus Den and 4.5 bathroom home before it’s snapped up by another buyer! This luxury golf home is the lowest priced property on Bryons way in the exclusive Classics Plantation Estates neighborhood. So, if you are looking for the ultimate luxury lifestyle that is impossible to beat at a phenomenal price, you must see this home!

7405 Byrons Way, Naples, FL 34113 – $974,900

More About This Lely Resort Dream Home Home Priced to Sell by Motivated Sellers!

motivated sellersThis luxury Naples home is one of the few Brilliant Riviera II floor plans with a Southwest rear exposure. Most importantly, the fabulous golf course view provides the perfect setting to experience the ultimate luxury lifestyle right in your own home!

Picture yourself on the lanai relaxing with a beverage after a round of golf. Or perhaps lounging in the sun by the pool and spa on a large lanai which is perfect for entertaining

This home features upgraded kitchen cabinets, granite counters throughout and stainless appliances.  Additionally, soaring tray ceilings, tile on the diagonal, three car garage, storm rated windows, pocketing sliders for indoor-outdoor living and walk-in shower in the master bathroom.  Also, all bedrooms have their own private bathrooms!  And, this Naples Luxury Home sits on a 1/3 acre providing plenty of space between you and your neighbors. Overall, the floor plan is perfectly laid out to suit your lifestyle. To see this home in person, stop by the open house Today or contact me to schedule a private tour.

More about Lely Resort

Pet FriendlyLely Resort is conveniently located close to access to Marco Island and downtown 5th Avenue South.  Most notably, this luxury golf community was named Community of the Year in 2017 and offers its residents an amenity package like no other via The Player’s Club.  And, it is one of two clubs in Naples with three championship golf courses! Live like you’re on vacation with two resort-style pools and lap pool, Tiki bar, and grill, formal dining as well, state of the art exercise facilities, a full-service spa, pickle ball, bocce ball, 13 Har-Tru tennis courts and most other things you could imagine! Oh wait, it’s one of the only communities in Naples with its very own dog park! Words can’t describe, but there’s a reason they call it Lely Resort!  Read more about Lely Resort…

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So, if you’re ready to begin your search for your ow Lely Resort Dream Home or another Luxury Single Family Home in Naples or perhaps your dream home or condo in SWFL, we encourage you to explore our website to find information about communities in Southwest Florida.  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.

Bottom Line:

naples golf communitiesIf you are buying a home in a golf community, you will find it’s more complex than a typical home purchase.  As you can probably imagine, there are significant differences between golf communities.  There are many different fee structures, membership options, pet restrictions, demographics and many other details that apply to the SWFL golf communities.

If you’re looking for information about a specific community in Bonita Springs, Estero or Naples, please contact me and I will prepare a custom market report for you.  We will provide the market information and insights to help make sure you select your dream home!

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

About Matthew Klinowski, PA


Naples Golf GuyThe above information about this Lely Resort Dream Home and their Motivated Sellers was provided by 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

April 11th, 2019 Posted by Matt

Why Pet Friendly Homes Are in High Demand

Why Are Pet Friendly Homes in High Demand?

Finding pet friendly homes in the Naples area can be a challenge. One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. So if you do live in a community which embraces pets, if you point out the aspects of your home that make it ‘pet-friendly’ in your listing, you’ll attract these buyers, rather than alienating the 68% of American households that have a pet!

Pet Friendly homes

If you are one of the many homeowners looking to list your home for sale, how do you stand out to the millions of pet parents searching for their dream home?

Whether a dog person, a cat person, or someone who prefers the company of another pet species, 99% of pet owners say that they consider their animal to be family. When finding a home, 95% of animal owners believe it is important that a housing community allows animals.

study by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed that there are many aspects of the home buying, selling and owning experience that have been greatly impacted by our love for our pets.

This should come as no surprise, as $72 billion was spent on pets in the U.S in 2018. NAR’s President William E. Brown shed some light on the impact of pet owners and their home search.

“It is important to understand the unique needs and wants of animal owners when it comes to homeownership. REALTORS® understand that when someone buys a home, they are buying it with the needs of their whole family in mind; ask pet owners, and they will enthusiastically agree that their animals are part of their family.”

The Power of Pets When Choosing the Right Home

  • 89% of pet owners say they would not give up their pet due to a housing restriction
  • 81% of Americans say their pets play a role in their housing situation
  • 31% of animal owners have refused to put in an offer on a home because it wasn’t a good fit for their animals
  • 19% of Americans say they would consider moving for their pet
  • 12% percent have moved for their pet

New home builders have actually begun installing retractable pet gates that tuck away neatly inside door jams as a highly requested feature in new homes to attract pet-parents.

So, if you are a homeowner looking to sell in today’s pet-friendly environment, point out the features of your home that will attract pet owners:

  • Fully fenced in backyard – (91% of pet owners ranked this as the most important feature of a home to accommodate their pet)
  • Locations of dog parks/walking paths/pet-friendly beaches in the area (71% ranked this as the top feature of any neighborhood they would consider)
  • Proximity to veterinarians/groomers/pet supply stores (31%)

Bottom Line About Finding Pet Friendly Homes

Americans love their pets and will look for pet-friendly features in the home they wish to buy, so take advantage of this knowledge by pointing out your home’s ability to meet their needs.

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

About Matthew Klinowski, PA


Naples Golf GuyThe above information about pet friendly homes 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
April 4th, 2019 Posted by Matt

Are you Looking for the Perfect Forever Home?

What to Consider When Choosing Your Forever Home To Retire In

If you have recently retired or you are considering retiring you may be thinking about the type of forever home you would like to retire in.  There are several factors to consider when you are purchasing your forever home. For example, a third story condo overlooking the golf course or lake sounds like a great idea until you think about carrying groceries up three flights of stairs! So if you are going to go the condo route, make sure it has an elevator.

forever home

As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether they should sell their homes and move has become a hot topic. In today’s housing market climate, with low available inventory in most areas of the country, it makes sense to evaluate your home’s ability to adapt to your needs in retirement. Now is a great time to sell and move-up and buy a dream home.

According to the National Association of Exclusive Buyers Agents (NAEBA), there are 7 factors that you should consider when choosing your retirement home.

1. Affordability

“It may be easy enough to purchase your home today but think long-term about your monthly costs. Account for property taxes, insurance, HOA fees, utilities – all the things that will be due whether or not you have a mortgage on the property.”

Would moving to a complex with homeowner association fees actually be cheaper than having to hire all the contractors you would need to maintain your home, lawn, etc.? Would your taxes go down significantly if you relocated? What is your monthly income going to be like in retirement?

2. Equity

“If you have equity in your current home, you may be able to apply it to the purchase of your next home. Maintaining a healthy amount of home equity gives you a source of emergency funds to tap, via a home equity loan or reverse mortgage.”

The equity you have in your current home may be enough to purchase your retirement home with little to no mortgage. Homeowners in the US gained an average of over $9,700 in equity last year.

3. Maintenance

“As we age, our tolerance for cleaning gutters, raking leaves and shoveling snow can go right out the window. A condominium with low-maintenance needs can be a literal lifesaver, if your health or physical abilities decline.”

As we mentioned earlier, would a condo with an HOA fee be worth the added peace of mind of not having to do the maintenance work yourself?

4. Security

“Elderly homeowners can be targets for scams or break-ins. Living in a home with security features, such as a manned gate house, resident-only access and a security system can bring peace of mind.”

As scary as that thought may be, any additional security is helpful. An extra set of eyes looking out for you always adds to peace of mind.

5. Pets

“Renting won’t do if the dog can’t come too! The companionship of pets can provide emotional and physical benefits.”

Consider all of your options when it comes to bringing your ‘furever’ friend with you to a new home. Will there be necessary additional deposits if you are renting or in a condo? Is the backyard fenced in? How far are you from your favorite veterinarian?

6. Mobility

“No one wants to picture themselves in a wheelchair or a walker, but the home layout must be able to accommodate limited mobility.”

Sixty is the new 40, right? People are living longer and are more active in retirement, but that doesn’t mean that down the road you won’t need your home to be more accessible. Installing handrails and making sure your hallways and doorways are wide enough may be a good reason to look for a home that was built to accommodate these needs.

7. Convenience

“Is the new home close to the golf course, or to shopping and dining? Do you have amenities within easy walking distance? This can add to home value!”

How close are you to your children and grandchildren? Would relocating to a new area make visits with family easier or more frequent? Beyond being close to your favorite stores and restaurants, there are a lot of factors to consider.

Bottom Line

When it comes to your forever home, evaluating your current house for its ability to adapt with you as you age can be the first step to guaranteeing your comfort in retirement. If after considering all these factors you find yourself curious about your options, let’s get together to evaluate your ability to sell your house in today’s market and get you into your dream retirement home!

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

About Matthew Klinowski, PA


Naples Golf GuyThe above information what type of factors you should consider when buying your forever home when you retire 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
April 8th, 2019 Posted by Matt

 

3 Reasons Renters Should Buy a Home

3 Reasons Renters Want to Buy a Home

Homeownership is still a cornerstone of the American Dream and 50% of renters are determined to own a home. Renters want more freedom and a good long-term investment. One of the best ways to build wealth is to invest in a home.  With historic low interest rates, it is often cheaper to buy a home rather than renting a home.

If you are currently renting, let’s get together to discuss your options.

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Naples Real Estate Update

Estate SalesBegin Your Own Property Search:

So, are ready to purchase your own slice of paradise? If you are ready to begin your journey to buy a Southwest Florida 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?

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

Bottom Line:

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

About Matthew Klinowski, PA


Naples Golf GuyThe above information renters and their desire to purchase their dream home 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
April 6th, 2019 Posted by Matt

Your Home’s Spring Maintenance Checklist

Your Home’s Spring Maintenance Checklist

If you are thinking about selling then it is time to start market off items on your spring maintenance checklist! From inside to outside, here are several tips to ensure your house is in order before you put it on the market.

Checklist

Some Highlights:

  • Every spring, your home needs some extra TLC!
  • Whether you plan on selling your home this spring or not, conducting this maintenance will help ensure your home functions well for the rest of the year.
  • Your real estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for getting your house ready for market and is a great resource for finding local contractors who can help!

Today’s Real Estate News for Southwest Florida

Naples Golf Guy Monthly Market Report – New

Bottom Line:

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

About Matthew Klinowski, PA


Naples Golf GuyThe above information about your Spring maintenance checklist 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
April 5th, 2019 Posted by Matt

What is the State of Today’s Real Estate Market?

3 Graphs that Show What You Need to Know About Today’s Real Estate Market

I’m often asked what the state of Today’s Real Estate Market is and the answer is “it depends”. It depends on whether or not you are buying or selling and it depends on what community you’re planning to buy or sell your home.  The Housing Market has been a hot topic in the news lately. Depending on which media outlet you watch, it can start to be a bit confusing to understand what’s really going on with interest rates and home prices!

today's real estate

The best way to show what’s really going on in today’s real estate market is to go straight to the data! We put together the following three graphs along with a quote from Chief Economists that have their finger on the pulse of what each graph illustrates.

Interest Rates:

“The real estate market is thawing in response to the sustained decline in mortgage rates and rebound in consumer confidence – two of the most important drivers of home sales. Rising sales demand coupled with more inventory than previous spring seasons suggests that the housing market is in the early stages of regaining momentum.” – Sam Khater, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac

3 Graphs that Show What You Need to Know About Today's Real Estate Market | Keeping Current Matters

Income:

“A powerful combination of lower mortgage rates, more inventory, rising income and higher consumer confidence is driving the sales rebound.” – Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR

3 Graphs that Show What You Need to Know About Today's Real Estate Market | Keeping Current Matters

Home Prices:

“Price growth has been too strong for several years, fueled in part by abnormally low interest rates. A mild deceleration in home sales and Home Price Index growth is actually healthy, because it will calm excessive price growth — which has pushed many markets, particularly in the West, into overvalued territory.” – Ralph DeFranco, Global Chief Economist at Arch Capital Services Inc.

3 Graphs that Show What You Need to Know About Today's Real Estate Market | Keeping Current Matters

So, these three graphs indicate good news for today’s real estate market! Interest rates are low, income is rising, and home prices have experienced mild deceleration over the last 9 months. If you are considering buying a home or selling your house, let’s get together to chat about our market!

Today’s Real Estate News for Southwest Florida

Naples Golf Guy Monthly Market Report – New

Luxury Golf Community Trends

Naples Real Estate Update

Bottom Line:

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

About Matthew Klinowski, PA


Naples Golf GuyThe above information about today’s real estate market was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski, an expert in Southwest Florida real estate.  When you are ready to buy or sell a single family home or condo in Naples, Bonita Springs or Estero, contact me. With almost 20 years of experience, I can help provide the market information and insights into individual communities to help you find the perfect home.  Most importantly, I will handle all the negotiations to make your real estate transaction as smooth as possible.
Contact Matt:  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com
or at 239-370-0892
April 4th, 2019 Posted by Matt