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#1 Financial Benefit of Homeownership: Family Wealth

Financial Benefit of HomeownershipThe number one Financial Benefit of Homeownership is building family wealth. While growing up, we were taught by our parents and grandparents that owning a home is a financially savvy move. They explained how a mortgage is like a “forced savings plan.” When you pay rent, that money is lost forever. When you make a mortgage payment, much of that money accumulates as equity in the home. So, what exactly is equity?

The equity in your home is the amount of money you can sell it for minus what you still owe on the mortgage. Every month you make a mortgage payment, and every month a portion of what you pay reduces the amount you owe. That reduction of your mortgage every month increases your equity.

A recent study by CoreLogic explained that homeowners gained substantial equity over the last twelve months, and are essentially sitting on large sums of cash in their homes. In the study, Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist for CoreLogic explained:

“The CoreLogic Home Price Index recorded a quickening of home price gains during the fourth quarter of 2019, helping to boost home equity wealth. The average family with a mortgage had a $7,300 gain in home equity during the past year, and a total of $177,000 in home equity wealth.”

For most families, their home is their largest financial asset. This increase in equity drives the net worth, or family wealth, of the homeowner. Renters are not earning that benefit. Instead, they’re building the net worth of their landlord.

So, home prices in Florida are expected to remain steady for the foreseeable future and most experts agree that home values will again begin to appreciate at levels similar to what we’ve seen over the last several years. In the long run, our family elders will be proven correct: owning a home is a savvy financial move.

Begin Your Naples Property Search

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

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

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

Bottom Line:

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

About Naples Golf Guy


Naples Golf GuyLuxury Real Estate AgentThe information above was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski PA, an expert in Southwest Florida real estate.  When you are ready to buy or sell a single-family home or condo in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, or Ft. Myers contact me. With almost 20 years of experience, I can help provide the market information and insights into individual communities to help you find the perfect home.

Contact Matt:  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

or at 239-370-0892

May 18th, 2020 Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Greyhawk Naples Home Sold

Greyhawk Naples Home Sold in Golf Club of the Everglades

Congratulations to my clients who just closed on this fabulous Greyhawk Naples Home located in the Golf Club of the Everglades. A fantastic Private Naples Golf Community with an 18 hole championship golf course designed by Rees Jones.

Greyhawk Home – 9431 Greyhawk Trl. Naples, FL 34120 – Sold Price $590,000

Greyhawk Naples Home

More about this fantastic Greyhawk Naples Home in Golf Club of the Everglades

This beautiful single family new construction home has a breathtaking view of the golf course. The new homeowners will enjoy elegant tile flooring, a gourmet-style kitchen with a large kitchen island with plenty of storage space. The lanai has a generous sized pool with plenty of room to lounge and relax with friends and family.

  • Greyhawk at Golf Club of the Everglades3 Bedrooms plus a den
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2,496 Square feet under air
  • Built in 2017
  • Take a tour…

Additionally, Greyhawk is one of the few Naples Golf Communities still offering new construction homes in addition to resales of existing homes. Should I use a Realtor if I’m buying new construction?

Learn more about Golf Club of the Everglades

Golf Club of the Everglades Practice GreenGolf Club of the Everglades is a private golf course that closely resembles an open links-style course.  At the same time, several of the back fairways are lined with mature trees. Sculptured bunkers, rolling fairways, expansive lakes with native grasses provide the diversity, challenge and aesthetic appeal on this south Florida course. The wind is a major factor for golfers on this open course.

Also, Golf Club of the Everglades membership requires an upfront initiation fee with annual dues. Learn more about the club, course and amenities…

Begin Your Naples Property Search

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

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

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

Bottom Line:

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

About Naples Golf Guy


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

Contact Matt:  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

or at 239-370-0892

May 16th, 2020 Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

SWFL Recent Transactions

SWFL Recent Transactions For The Week of April 25th

SWFL Recent TransactionsThe SWFL recent transactions report for the week of April 25th shows there were 160 properties sold in Southwest Florida, which was a slight decrease from 171 property sales during the prior week in the Southern Ft. Myers, Estero and Bonita Springs area.

Southern Fort Myers returned to the top spot with 68 property sales which was up from 44 during the prior week. Transactions were as follows: 28 percent vacant lots, 21 percent were condos and 44 percent were single family homes. The remaining Ft. Myers properties sold were mobile homes, a multi-family unit and a commercial unit.

Bonita Springs moved into the second position with 53 real estate transactions down from 64 transactions the week before. Of the 53 real estate sales, 15 percent vacant lots, 30 percent were condos and 38 percent were single family homes. The remaining properties sold in Bonita were a commercial unit and coop.

Estero moved into the third position with 47 home sales versus 60 real estate transactions during the week of the 18th. Real Estate sales were split between multiple property types. Of the 47 home sales, 9 percent were mobile homes, 11 percent were vacant lots, 36 percent were condos and 32 percent were single family homes.

In review, based on the real estate transactions report for the week of the 25th, property sales were broken down by the following types in Southwest Florida: 47 condos, 66 single family homes, 38 vacant lots, 5 mobile homes, 2 commercial units, 1 coop and multi-family unit.

SWFL Recent Transactions Report – Organized by zip code

SWFL recent transactions in luxury golf communitiesBonita Springs

  • 34134 – 10 properties sold (6 single family homes and 4 condos)
  • 34135 – 43 properties sold (1 coop, 1 commercial unit, 8 vacant lots, 14 single family homes and 12 condos)

Southern Fort Myers

  • 33912 – 16 properties sold (1 commercial unit, 1 vacant lot, 8 single family homes and 6 condos)
  • 33913 – 40 properties sold (17 vacant lots, 15 single family homes and 7 condos)
  • 33967 – 12 properties sold (1 mobile home, 1 vacant lot, 2 multi-family units, 7 single family homes and 1 condo)

Palmira CondoEstero

  • 33928 – 37 properties sold (4 mobile homes, 11 vacant lots, 13 single family homes and 9 condos)
  • 33967 – 3 properties sold (1 single family home and 2 condos)
  • 34135 – 7 properties sold (1 single family home and 6 condos)

Miromar Lakes

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

SWFL Latest Real Estate Sales and Trends:

Lee County Real Estate Transactions Week of April 25th 2020

Naples Golf Guy Monthly Market Report

Luxury Golf Community Real Estate Trends

Miromar LakesBegin Your Southwest Florida Property Search

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

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

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

Considering Selling Your Home?

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

About Naples Golf Guy


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

Contact Matt:  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

or at 239-370-0892

May 16th, 2020 Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Housing Market Experts

What the Housing Market Experts See Coming in The Days Ahead

Overall, there is optimism among housing market experts for this year. Ultimately, we will rebound as the country emerges from stay-at-home orders. Let’s connect to discuss how these key insights may fuel your plans to buy or sell a home in Southwest Florida this year.

Highlights From Housing Market Experts

To get a handle on the housing market today and in the future, here is a sample of what some of the leading experts in the real estate industry are saying about the future of home sales.

Real Estate Trends by housing market expertsLawrence Yun, Chief economist, National Association of Realtors

“After a pause, home sellers are gearing up to list their properties with the reopening of the economy…Plenty of buyers also appear ready to take advantage of record-low mortgage rates…”

National Association of Realtors

“More than 3 in 4 potential sellers – 77 percent – are preparing to sell their homes following the end of the stay-at-home orders…”

Frank Martell, President and CEO of CoreLogic

“Once the shelter-in-place policies are lifted, we expect millennials, who submitted home-purchase applications well into the crisis, to lead the way back to a positive purchase-driven housing cycle”

So if you are considering buying or selling a home in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero or Fort Myers, either now or int he future, let’s connecting to discuss next steps.

Find Your Dream Home

So, if you are ready to buy a home in The Vineyards or another Luxury home or condo in Naples, 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!

Selling Your Home? Work with an Experienced Naples Luxury Realtor

In today’s rapidly changing market, it’s critical to make sure you have a digital game plan and an effective online marketing strategy when selling your home, especially if you are selling a luxury home. One of the ways your agent can help with this is to make sure your listing photos and virtual tours stand out from the crowd, truly giving buyers a detailed and thorough view of your home.

So, if you’re ready to move forward, virtual practices may help you win big when you’re ready to sell. While abiding by state and local regulations is a top priority, we can help make your sale happen. We know exactly what today’s buyers need, and how to put the necessary digital steps in place. For example, according to the same survey, when asked to select what technology would be most helpful when deciding on a new home, here’s what today’s homebuyers said, in order of preference:What housing market experts say about luxury home sales

  • Virtual tour of the home
  • Accurate and detailed listing information
  • Detailed neighborhood information
  • High-quality listing photos
  • Agent-led video chat

So, if you are contemplating selling a home in Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples or Fort 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.

Now more than ever, an agent’s presence on the internet is critical to selling your home. Let’s connect to talk about how we would leverage new real estate technology such as virtual tours and high-end photography, e-mail marketing, social media marketing and much more.

Finally, 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.

Should I Use a Realtor or Sell on My Own?


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

Contact Matt:  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

or at 239-370-0892

May 16, 2020, Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

2020 Homeowner Wish List

2020 Homeowner Wish List

What does a homeowner wish list look like for 2020? The latest surveys show larger homes with more space, natural light and a home fitness center are at the top of the list!

homeowner wish list

Some Highlights

  • In a recent study by realtor.com, homeowners noted some of the main things they would change about their homes to make them more livable.
  • Not surprisingly, more space, an updated kitchen, and a home gym rose to the top of the list.
  • If you’re thinking of selling this year, having these items in your listing might make your house more desirable than ever to potential buyers.

Find Your Dream Home

luxury real estateSo, if you are ready to buy a home in The Vineyards or another Luxury home or condo in Naples, 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!


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

Contact Matt:  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

or at 239-370-0892

May 15, 2020, Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Housing Market Turn Around

Will the Housing Market Turn Around This Year?

Naples Luxury Homes for SaleWill there be a housing market turn around this year? Many people are asking themselves if they should buy or sell a home now or wait until next year. Some have shifted their plans or put them on hold over the past couple of months, and understandably so.

Everyone seems to be wondering if the market is going to change and when the economy will turn around. If you’re trying to figure out what’s going to happen and how to play your cards this year, you’re not alone.

This spring in the 2020 NAR Flash Survey: Economic Pulse, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has been tracking the behavior changes of homebuyers and sellers. In a reaction to their most recent survey, Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR, noted the beginnings of a turn in the market:

“After a pause, home sellers are gearing up to list their properties with the reopening of the economy…Plenty of buyers also appear ready to take advantage of record-low mortgage rates and the stability that comes with these locked-in monthly payments into future years.”

What does the survey indicate about sellers?

Sellers are positioning themselves to make moves this year. More than 3 in 4 potential sellers are preparing to sell their homes once stay-at-home orders are lifted and they feel more confident, which means more homes will start to be available for interested buyers.

Housing Market Turn Around as sellers prepare to sell their homes

Just this week, Zillow also reported an uptick in listings, which is great news for the health of the market:

“The number of new for-sale listings overall has shown improvement, up 5.9% last week from the previous week. New listings of the most-expensive homes…are now seeing the biggest resurgence, up 8%. The uptick is likely a sign sellers are feeling more confident because of improving buyer demand, as newly pending sales have also jumped up during the same period.”

What does the survey note about buyers?

The recent pandemic has clearly impacted buyer preferences, showing:

  • 5% of the respondents said buyers are shifting their focus from urban to suburban areas.
  • 1 in 8 Realtors report changes in desired home features, with home offices, bigger yards, and more space for their families becoming increasingly important.
  • Only 17% said buyers stopped looking due to concerns about their employment or loss of a job.

As we’ve mentioned before, buyer demand is strong right now, and many are simply waiting for more inventory to become available so they can make a move, especially as the country begins to reopen.

So, if you’re thinking about putting your house on the market, let’s connect today. There’s a good chance an eager buyer is looking for a home just like yours.

Selling Your Home? Work with an Experienced Naples Luxury Realtor

In today’s rapidly changing market, it’s critical to make sure you have a digital game plan and an effective online marketing strategy when selling your home, especially if you are selling a luxury home. One of the ways your agent can help with this is to make sure your listing photos and virtual tours stand out from the crowd, truly giving buyers a detailed and thorough view of your home.

So, if you’re ready to move forward, virtual practices may help you win big when you’re ready to sell. While abiding by state and local regulations is a top priority, we can help make your sale happen. We know exactly what today’s buyers need, and how to put the necessary digital steps in place. For example, according to the same survey, when asked to select what technology would be most helpful when deciding on a new home, here’s what today’s homebuyers said, in order of preference:Superior Knowledge of Naples Golf Communities

  • Virtual tour of the home
  • Accurate and detailed listing information
  • Detailed neighborhood information
  • High-quality listing photos
  • Agent-led video chat

So, if you are contemplating selling a home in Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples or Fort 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.

Now more than ever, an agent’s presence on the internet is critical to selling your home. Let’s connect to talk about how we would leverage new real estate technology such as virtual tours and high-end photography, e-mail marketing, social media marketing and much more.

Finally, 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.

Should I Use a Realtor or Sell on My Own?

Bottom Line, Get Ready for A Housing Market Turn Around Later This Year:

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 us at 239-370-0892 or email Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

About Naples Golf Guy Team


Naples Golf GuyLuxury Real Estate AgentThe above information about a housing market turn around was provided by the Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski PA, an expert in Southwest Florida real estate.  When you are ready to buy or sell a single family home or condo in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero or Ft. Myers, contact us.

Contact Matt:  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

or at 239-370-0892

May 14th, 2020 Posted by Naples Golf Guy

Vineyards Home Pending Sale

Vineyards Home Pending Sale in Hammock Isles Neighborhood

Another Vineyards home pending sale! Congratulations to my clients who just went to contract on this fabulous coach home in the Hammock Isles neighborhood. The Vineyards is a private Naples Golf Community, one of the few with two golf courses.

Vineyards Home Pending Sale – 5910 Hammock Isles Cir, Naples, FL – List Price $698,000

Vineyards Home Pending Sale

 

More About This Vineyards Home Pending Sale

The Hammock Isles neighborhood is one of the newest communities in The Vineyards. All hammock Isles residences are single-family homes with private pools and spas. There are more lakes and illuminated fountains in this neighborhood compared to the rest of the community. Residents have access to a state-of-the-art clubhouse featuring an Infinity Edge Pool, fitness center, library, card room, spa, saunas and outdoor grilling area.

  • Three Bedrooms
  • Three Bathrooms
  • 2,690 Square Feet Under Air
  • Golf Course View
  • Built in 2008
  • MLS #219075277

The Vineyards Wellness Center and Spa with Resort Style PoolMore About the Vineyards Country Club

Membership in The Vineyards Country Club is optional. This private golf club offers 36 holes of championship golf, world-class practice facilities as well as 12 tennis courts, and a brand new state of the art fitness center and spa with a resort-style pool. For those interested in additional outdoor amenities, the club includes walking paths and pickleball.

The clubhouse is in the final stages of renovations, and there will be multiple dining options available. There are several membership options at The Vineyards, so there’s something for everyone! The Vineyards is centrally located with convenient access to downtown Naples, Mercato, the expressway, beaches and north Naples. Additionally, just outside the community is award winning Physicians Regional Hospital providing easy access to healthcare.

A fantastic luxury home, in an award-winning community, in the perfect location!

Find Your Dream Home

So, if you are ready to buy a home in The Vineyards or another Luxury home or condo in Naples, 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 Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, or Ft. Myers we encourage you to work with a Professional Real Estate Agent or REALTOR® who has the experience and knowledge to provide an accurate market comparison so you can determine the right asking price. If you live in a golf community in southwest Florida, you are competing with more than 100 other golf communities.  Contact us today to learn how your home or condo stacks up against the competition and how we can position your property to sell quickly and for a fair price.

About Naples Golf Guy


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

Contact Matt:  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

or at 239-370-0892

May 13, 2020, Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Surprising Housing Shift

A Surprising Housing Shift to the ‘Burbs May Be on the Rise

housing shift to larger homes in Naples FLWould you be surprised to learn there is a housing shift from the city to the suburbs? Or an increased interest in second homes in less populated areas such as Southwest Florida?

While many people across the U.S. have traditionally enjoyed the perks of an urban lifestyle, some who live in more populated city limits today are beginning to rethink their current neighborhoods. Being in close proximity to everything from the grocery store to local entertainment is definitely a perk, especially if you can also walk to some of these hot spots and have a short commute to work.

The trade-off, however, is that highly populated cities can lack access to open space, a yard, and other desirable features. These are the kinds of things you may miss when spending a lot of time at home. When it comes to social distancing, as we’ve experienced recently, the newest trend seems to be around re-evaluating a once-desired city lifestyle and trading it for suburban or rural living.

George Ratiu, Senior Economist at realtor.com notes:

“With the re-opening of the economy scheduled to be cautious, the impact on consumer preferences will likely shift buying behavior…consumers are already looking for larger homes, bigger yards, access to the outdoors and more separation from neighbors. As we move into the recovery stage, these preferences will play an important role in the type of homes consumers will want to buy. They will also play a role in the coming discussions on zoning and urban planning. While higher density has been a hallmark of urban development over the past decade, the pandemic may lead to a re-thinking of space allocation.”

The Harris Poll recently surveyed 2,000 Americans, and 39% of the respondents who live in urban areas indicated the current health crisis has caused them to consider moving to a less populated area.

housing shift from the cities to the suburbs or less populated areas

Today, moving outside the city limits is also more feasible than ever, especially as Americans have quickly become more accustomed to – and more accepting of – remote work. According to the Pew Research Center, access to the Internet has increased significantly in rural and suburban areas, making working from home more accessible. The number of people working from home has also spiked considerably, even before the pandemic came into play this year.

The good news about working from home is you can work from anywhere in the country. So, if you’re thinking of buying a second home or relocating to a less populated area such as Naples, let’s connect today to discuss the options available in our area.

Begin 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!

Naples Real Estate Trends:

Naples Golf Guy Monthly Market Report

Luxury Golf Community Real Estate Trends


Naples Golf GuyNaples Luxury Real Estate Agent The above information about a housing shift from the cities to less populated areas was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski PA, an expert in Southwest Florida real estate.  When you are ready to buy or sell a single-family home or condo in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero or Fort 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.

Contact Matt:  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

or at 239-370-0892

March 13th, 2020, Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

March Transactions

March Transactions for Homes Sold in Naples – Week of Mar. 16th

march transactions for homes sold in NaplesThe March transactions report for the week of March 16th show there were 387 Naples Homes Sold versus 346 real estate transactions during the previous week.

East Naples remained in the top spot with the most real estate transactions. There were 82 real estate transactions versus 75 property sales during the previous week.  East Naples home sales consisted of 4 percent vacant lots, 22 percent single family homes and 72 percent were condos. The remaining properties sold were mobile homes.

North Naples finished the week in second position with 72 properties sold compared to 60 properties during the prior week. Of the 72 sales, 3 percent were vacant lots, 50 percent were single family homes and 47 percent were condos.

And finally, the City of Naples finished the week with 46 homes sold down slightly from 45 during the previous week. Real estate sales were made up of 4 percent vacant lots, 28 percent single family homes and 67 percent condos.

In summary, the latest Naples real estate transactions for the week of March 16th show properties sold were broken down as follows: 185 condos, 147 single family homes, 51 vacant lots and 4 mobile homes sold throughout Collier County.

March Naples Luxury Home Sales Review

Luxury Naples Homes For SaleFifty-seven luxury homes sold during the week. Luxury home prices ranged from $1,005,900 to $17,220,200.

  • $1,000,000 – $1,999,999 price range – 30 homes sold
  • $2,000,000 – $2,999,999 price range – 15 homes sold
  • $3,000,000 – $4,999,999 price range – 9 homes sold
  • $5,999,000 – $9,999,999 price range – 2 homes sold
  • 10,000,000 plus – 1 home sold

Naples March Transactions – Organized by zip code:

Luxury lifestyleCity of Naples

  • 34102 – 11 properties sold (4 single family homes and 7 condos)
  • 34103 – 22 properties sold (2 vacant lots, 5 single family homes and 15 condos)
  • 34105 – 13 properties sold (4 single family homes and 9 condos)

North Naples

  • 34109 – 23 properties sold (9 single family homes and 14 condos)
  • march transactions for golf homes34110 – 24 properties sold (9 single family homes and 15 condos)
  • 34119 – 25 properties sold  (2 vacant lots, 18 single family homes and 5 condos)

East Naples

  • 34104 – 17 properties sold (5 single family homes and 12 condos)
  • 34112 – 36 properties sold (2 mobile homes, 6 single family homes and 28 condos)
  • 34113 – 29 properties sold (3 vacant lots, 7 single family homes and 19 condos)

Ave Maria and Immokalee

  • 34142 – 7 properties sold (2 vacant lots and 5 single family homes)

Luxury BeachBarefoot Beach

  • 34134 – 2 properties sold (2 condos)

Big Cypress

  • 34117 – 11 properties sold (3 vacant lots and 8 single family homes)

Coco River

  • 34108 – 36 properties sold (3 vacant lots, 11 single family homes and 22 condos)

Naples March Transactions for luxury homesCorkscrew

  • 34120 –  39 properties sold (17 vacant lots, 16 single family homes and 6 condos)

Eastern Collier County

  • 34114 – 39 properties sold (1 mobile home, 11 vacant lots, 13 single family homes and 14 condos)
  • 34116 – 8 properties sold (7 single family homes and 1 condo)

Everglades

  • 34139 – 3 properties sold (1 mobile home and 2 condos)

Marco IslandGoodland

  • 34140 – 2 properties sold (1 single family home and 1 condo)

Marco Island

  • 34145 – 40 properties sold (8 vacant lots, 19 single family homes and 13 condos)

March Properties Sold Reports:

Collier County Real Estate Transactions Week of March 16th 2020

Naples Golf Guy Monthly Market Report – New

Luxury Golf Community Real Estate Trends

Begin Your Naples Property Search

Naples Golf Community Homes for saleSo, 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?

Or, if you are considering selling a home in Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples or Fort 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 GuyNaples Luxury Real Estate Agent The above information was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski PA, an expert in Southwest Florida real estate.  When you are ready to buy or sell a single-family home or condo in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero or Fort 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.

Contact Matt:  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

or at 239-370-0892

May 12th, 2020, Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Esplanade Luxury Home Pending

Esplanade Luxury Home Pending Sale!

Congratulations to a great couple who just went to contract on this Esplanade Luxury Home! A fabulous single family home with spectacular views of the golf course in the highly desirable bundled golf community. Esplanade Golf and Country Club is a private country club in North Naples, Florida.

Esplanade Luxury Home – 9026 Arrezo Ct., Naples, Florida 34119 – List Price $1,395,000

Esplanade Luxury Home

More About This Esplanade Luxury Home

Situated on a prime lot on a cul-de-sac with a southeastern exposure. Beautiful panoramic lake and view of the 13th hole of the golf course. A wide open floor plan with high ceilings gives the home perfect for entertaining.

  • Naples Esplanade Luxury Home for SaleMLS #220020794
  • Four Bedrooms plus Den
  • Four and half Bathrooms
  • 3,333 square feet under air
  • Three car garage
  • Golf membership included

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More About Esplanade Golf and Country Club

Naples Golf CommunitiesEsplanade Golf and Country Club is one of the newest bundled Golf communities in Naples. A private gated community featuring single family homes and condos overlooking the golf course.

In addition to the golf course, the development includes a whole host of amenities.  Members will be able to enjoy a brand new clubhouse, tennis courts, fitness center, walking trails, resort-style pool, spa and tiki bar.

Residents and their guests will be able to enjoy more than 1,000 acres natural preserves, wetlands and 170 acres of lakes. It is one of the few Naples golf communities still building new construction homes. When complete, the community will consist of approximately 1121 residential units.

Learn more about Esplanade…

Begin Your Southwest Florida Property Search

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

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

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

Considering Selling Your Home?

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

About Naples Golf Guy


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

Contact Matt:  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

or at 239-370-0892

May 11th, 2020 Posted by NaplesGolfGuy