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Foreclosures in Naples higher-priced single-family home market segment - 01/31/11 09:22 AM
Here are some picks, bank-owned properties in Naples. All are single-family homes with swimming pools with at least 3 bedrooms plus den through 5 bedrooms plus den. Most of these are built 2002 and newer. $659,000 Stonebridge Country Club, 3,125 square feet$685,000 Olde Cypress, 2,943 square feet$699,900 Fiddler's Creek, 3,667 square feet$699,900 Lely Resort, The Classics Plantation, 2,989 square feet$1,050,000 Colliers Reserve, 3,446 square feet$1,099,000 Vanderbilt Beach, Connors, 4,020 square feet$1,100,000 Quail Creek, 8,645 square feet$1,470,900 Twin Eagles, 6,368 square feet$1,646,000 Quail West, 4,787 square feet$1,995,900 Fiddler's Creek, 4,952 square feet$7,195,000 Port Royal, 8,100 square feet If you would like more (0 comments)
Pending home sales continue uptrend - 01/28/11 11:15 AM
Pending home sales continue uptrend WASHINGTON - Jan. 27, 2011 - Pending home sales improved further in December, marking the fifth gain in the past six months, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a forward-looking indicator, increased 2 percent to 93.7 based on contracts signed in December from a downwardly revised 91.9 in November. The index is 4.2 percent below the 97.8 mark in December 2009. The data reflects contracts and not closings, which normally occur with a lag time of one or two months."Modest gains in the labor market and the improving economy (0 comments)
Lakoya at Lely Resort Naples Florida - 01/27/11 08:41 PM
The grand opening is this coming weekend. I just returned from a Realtor preview event. From the moment you drive into Lakoya, the entrance way offers dancing colored fountains, flames, lush landscaping, you know Lakoya will be special. Afterall, this is the final neighborhood. There are the five "jewels" (series) of single-family homes to choose from: Topaz - 1,809 square feet to 2,406; six models Onyx - 2,273 square feet to 2,585; five models Sapphire - 2,876 square feet to 3,158; three models Ruby - 2,719 to square feet to 2,949; four models Emerald - 3,138 square feet to 3,490; four (2 comments)
Buying your home with bad credit... - 01/27/11 01:39 PM
It's no surprise with the current state of housing with regard to homeowners upside-down on their mortgage that one's credit score can take a hit. Many homeowners, or former homeowners, were left no choice but to short sell or drop into foreclosure when unsuccessful short selling. Some homeowners did short sales just because it made financial sense, also called strategic short sales. For whatever reason you do it, a short sale or a foreclosure will cause a big drop to your credit score. After that, a traditional commercial lender will not even consider the borrower for a mortgage backed loan for (2 comments)
All the recent data for this particular market segment may be studied on the Market Executive Summary. Click on the image to go directly to the download page.
Please visit Naples FL Luxury Real Estate (0 comments)
Home Sales: Down/Up... Prices: Up/Down... What?? - 01/21/11 09:22 AM
Below is a clip from the local paper today, Fort Myers based The News Press. The data is from Florida Realtors (Florida association of Realtors.) December 2010 sales are down slightly from December of 2009, but up sharply (29%) from November of 2010. At the same time, the National Association of Realtors just reported that nationwide home sales are at a 13-year low with some 4+ million homes sold. Down-Up-Down. Prices, based on the chart below, look flat. The computed statistic shows 2010 up 4% from 2009.
What does this all mean? Quite simply a very strong buyer's market, still. (0 comments)
The price paid for a condominium decreased to $287,000. The decrease is less than 9%.
Please visit Naples FL Luxury Real Estate (0 comments)
Naples, FL single-family home The Vineyards, Terracina - 01/12/11 05:07 PM
Naples, FL The Vineyards, TerracinaLocation: Terracina - The VineyardsJust Reduced-Owner Motivated. Gorgeous estate home with exceptional views of the Vineyards Golf Course. This is an outstanding value for the luxury living of The Vineyards. See the virtual tour to fully appreciate the spacious layout including 4 bedrooms plus den, 4 ½ baths, and large pool and lanai overlooking the golf course. Notice the high-quality extras throughout the home, including 12 foot ceilings, recessed lighting, special fixtures, upgraded kitchen and bathrooms, and large walk-in closets. Enjoy the active, upscale lifestyle that comes from the Vineyards’ outstanding facilities – tennis, bike and jogging (1 comments)
Naples, FL Bay Front single-family home Connor's Vanderbilt Beach - 01/12/11 04:45 PM
Bay Front single-family home Connor's Vanderbilt BeachLocation: Conner'sBeautiful Bay front Opportunity in Connor’s Vanderbilt Beach. Desirable Southern exposure waterfront property with expansive wide water views of Vanderbilt Lagoon from every level. Recent Updates include NEW roof 2009, NEW third level open-air viewing deck, NEW A/C units 2009, NEW H2O heaters 2008, NEW cupola windows February 2010, NEW vinyl siding 2007, and newly updated hardwood bamboo flooring throughout the main level. Open floorplan with updated kitchen including large cook's island, stainless appliances and raised panel cabinetry. Enjoy your outdoor living area poolside with incredible dolphin-watching views. Private boat dock with lift and (0 comments)
NAPLES · BONITA SPRINGS · ESTERO 2010 Real Estate in Review (Based on data from the local board of REALTORS® multiple listing service.)
The southwest Florida real estate market is back for sure! For three consecutive years the region (Naples and Bonita Springs / Estero) has posted increased sales. Why? Price. Naples 2010 sales volume is 89% of the peak volume of 2005 Bonita – Estero 2010 sales volume is 86% of the peak volume in 2005. Sellers: If your property has been on the market for longer than six months review the listing price carefully based on (0 comments)
What Every Buyer Needs to Know in 2011 - 01/06/11 10:19 AM
Larry points out very clearly all the right things a buyer should do to be prepared for a home purchase. I thought it is worthwhile for my readers too. Speak with a lender and I'm happy to refer you to a local broker in the south west Florida area. Thease steps making the buying process easier and puts you in a strong position as a buyer. Enjoy and Happy New Year! Please visit Naples FL Luxury Real Estate
Via Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage: OK....it's officially here! 2011 is not just a number for realtors and lenders, but it's (0 comments)
There are likely many things that contribute to the decline. The nationwide bank scandal with regard to paperwork review prior to filing, lenders negotiating more loan modifications, and perhaps more short sales. Although the latter is not my experience. Any way you look at it, it has got to be good news and maybe this is yet another sign of the market beginning to improve/recover. I don't believe we will wake up one (3 comments)
Author Bio: Bob Pisa moved to the Naples area after spending 30 years in the Boston area. He was raised in the metro-NYC area and
graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY) in 1974. His career has been primarily in high-technology
manufacturing and enterprise software for multi-national companies. Bob was also a successful small business entrepreneur and
ultimately sold his start up business after six years of operation to a major corporation. He is the former Vice President for the Grandezza
Master Homeowner's Association (two terms) and former President of the Santa Lucia Homeowner's Association (three terms.) Bob attained
his real estate license in 2005, and is working in commercial and residential real estate. He is a member of Naples Area Board of Realtors®,
NAR, and Florida REALTORS.
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