naples: Is The Florida Dream to Own a Pool Home? - 07/28/16 06:08 AM
Is The Florida Dream to Own a Pool Home? See all SW Florida pool homes for sale, www.buyswflorida.com. Click on ADVANCED SEARCH. Remove check-mark from condos and check pool under preferences, than, choose the balance of criteria and see your results.
FYI, in Naples from 3/28/16-7/28/16, 1605 single family homes were sold, 928 had pools, this means that 58% of all Naples, FL homes sold had pools.
In Bonita Springs, over the same 4 month period, 509 single family homes with 315 having pools, this means that 62% of all Bonita Springs homes sold had pools.
So, is the Florida dream to own a pool … (0 comments)

naples: Naples Pool Homes for Sale - 03/16/16 05:40 AM
To see all Naples Pool Homes Go to http://buyswflorida.com/
Click on ADVANCED SEARCH. Uncheck condos. Under pools where its reads No Preference, change to yes.  Pick your price range, bedrooms, bathrooms etc and search. You'll see everything in Bonita, you also can refine your search to specific communities, just click on as many in the dropdown box that are of interest to you. Bonita Springs is close to beaches, major shopping, airport and anything else you may need.
Need Realtor help? Better call Bob 239-322-7672. Seven days a week!
 
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naples: San Carlos Estates Bonita Springs For Sale - 03/08/16 11:03 PM
San Carlos Estates Bonita Springs
Hidden quietly and geographically inside the heart of Bonita Springs is San Carlos Estates.
Not to be confused with San Carlos Park in Fort Myers which is 8-12 miles north of here. When many people here San Carlos, they think Fort Myers, this is not the same place or location.
What makes San Carlos Estates so special?
The word estates applies here since most of the lots are 1.25 acre parcels. A few are smaller some larger. What does that mean for you? Of the idea of a zero lot line and neighbors breathing down your neck this … (0 comments)

naples: Floridians’ confidence shaken by gov’t shutdown - 10/30/13 10:24 PM
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Oct. 30, 2013 – Florida’s consumer confidence fell sharply in October to 71, a seven-point drop compared to September and its lowest level in nearly two years, according to a new University of Florida (UF) survey.
“This is the lowest reading since December 2011 following the last debt ceiling showdown in August of that same year,” says Chris McCarty, director of UF’s Survey Research Center in the Bureau of Economic and Business Research.
“Confidence among Floridians was already declining prior to any indication of a shutdown and debt ceiling debate,” McCarty adds. “However, there is no doubt that confidence in … (0 comments)

naples: Study: Higher home prices lead to more sales - 10/29/13 10:03 PM

SAN FRANCISCO – Oct. 29, 2013 – If home prices edge higher, the housing market will see higher home sales, according to a new paper by two senior economists with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. The economists note that it’s not that the higher prices entice buyers as much as the higher prices entice owners to sell their homes, thereby helping to alleviate current inventory shortages.
Many sellers are still waiting out the market until home prices rise more, economists William Hedberg and John Krainer write in an article in the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Economic Letter … (1 comments)

naples: How investor owners make their choices - 10/25/13 10:35 PM
American Home passes on stucco homes. Silver Bay Realty Trust avoids cedar siding.
Investment companies that buy homes out of foreclosure or other distress situations usually can’t get inside them to see what kind of shape they’re in. Nor do they have the time or manpower to do so.
Instead the firms use criteria and processes – some still evolving – to ensure a house is a decent bet to pay off in the long run.
For instance, water can get behind the stucco if it isn’t sealed properly, said Lee Budden, a broker with Keller Williams First Atlanta who has … (0 comments)

naples: Investors bought 14% of U.S. homes in Sept. - 10/24/13 09:57 PM
IRVINE, Calif. – Oct. 24, 2013 — RealtyTrac’s September 2013 U.S. Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report, which includes single-family homes, condominiums and townhomes, found homes sales up 2 percent from August and 14 percent compared to September 2012. It also found a preponderance of purchases by investors and all-cash sales.
 
The national median sales price of all residential properties — including both distressed and non-distressed — in September was $174,000, up 1 percent from a revised $172,000 median price in August and up 6 percent from a $164,500 median price year-to-year. Distressed sales combined accounted for 25 percent of all … (0 comments)

naples: Home prices up slightly in August Nationally - 10/23/13 10:20 PM
WASHINGTON – Oct. 23, 2013 – The U.S. Federal Housing Finance Agency’s House Price Index rose 0.3 percent in August with prices now higher for 19 consecutive months, the agency said.
The agency said the previously reported July increase was revised lower from 1 percent to 0.8 percent.
The index keeps track of prices of homes with mortgages backed by either the Federal National Mortgage Association or the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., better known as Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, respectively.
The FHFA said the price index, while up for 19 months, is 9.4 percent less than the April 2007 … (0 comments)

naples: Haunted house? 62% would consider buying one - 10/22/13 10:59 PM
 SAN JOSE, Calif. – Oct. 22, 2013 – Realtor.com – The National Association of Realtors®’ (NAR) consumer-facing website operated by Move Inc. – released the results of its Haunted Housing Report that explored consumer sentiments about their perceptions of “haunted” real estate.
“Survey data reveals that while the majority of consumers are open to purchasing a haunted home, many buyers conduct their own research on a home’s history to be aware of any weird incidences,” says Alison Schwartz, VP of corporate communications for Move. “Data also finds that while some respondents are willing to purchase a haunted home at a discounted price, … (0 comments)

naples: FORT MYERS FLORIDA ALMOST READY TO UNVEIL IT'S NEW DOWNTOWN WATERFRONT - 10/22/13 12:33 AM
Fort Myers is almost ready to unveil its new, downtown waterfront, but developers have yet to sign any contracts to build.
A ribbon-cutting is tentatively scheduled for the first weekend in December, said Don Paight, executive director of the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency.
“For all practical purposes,” he said, “it’s pretty much finished.”
The project brings the Caloosahatchee riverfront up to Bay Street. It creates two basins that filter pollutants from storm runoff. The basins will be separated by Edwards Drive, which will be converted into a brick-paved bridge.
When the $5.3 million riverfront project broke ground in March, Paight … (0 comments)

naples: Fla.'s housing market shows gains in Sept. - 10/21/13 05:23 AM
 More closed sales, higher median prices, increased pending sales and the continued stabilization of the homes-for-sale inventory resulted into a sunny outlook for Florida’s housing market in September, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®.
“Throughout the year, we’ve seen Florida’s housing market strengthen, and that positive momentum continued in September,” says 2013 Florida Realtors President Dean Asher, broker-owner with Don Asher & Associates Inc. in Orlando. “Home values are rising, and many homeowners across the state see improving home equity. Those trends are helping to ease tight inventory levels in many areas as people who had been waiting … (0 comments)

naples: FREE SITE, CHECK ALL NEW BONITA SPRINGS, ESTERO, NAPLES PROPERTY - 10/10/13 11:06 PM
BUILD YOUR OWN DAILY SEARCH, THIS SITE IS CURRENT TO THE MINUTE, DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME ON MAJOR PROPERTY WEBSITES THAT UPDATE SO SELDOM. YOU WILL LOVE THIS SEARCH ENGINE.
IF YOU NEED REALTOR ASSISTANCE OR WOULD LIKE TO GET ADVICE OR SEE PROPERTY, CONTACT
BOB FORMA SAND CASTLE REALTY GROUP, INC 239-322-7672...BFORMAN@BUYFLORIDARE.COM.

 Click the following link to view your Residential property report:
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naples: Considering Bonita Springs, Naples INVESTMENT property? - 10/10/13 10:50 PM
I AM BOB FORMAN LOCAL REALTOR WITH SAND CASTLE REALTY, INC.
A GOOD PERCENTAGE OF MY BUSINESS COMES FROM INVESTORS BUYING AND SELLING THROUGH ME. HOW WE DO IT IS WE SELECT A PROPERTY IN AN AREA THAT NEEDS MAJOR WORK AND ONCE WE HAVE AN ACCEPTED OFFER AND CLOSE WE HELP OUR INVESTORS WITH CONTRACTOR SELECTION, UPGRADE IDEAS AND MORE, MY WIFE IS AN INTERIOR DECORATOR. CONTACT ME NOW BOB FORMAN 239-322-7672 OR EMAIL ME AT BFORMAN@BUYFLORIDARE.COM. SEE ALL LISTINGS:http://buyfloridare.com/
JUST A FEW EXAMPLES OF WHAT WE HAVE DONE.
9843 COSTA MESA LN paid 75,000 sold 128,000
27679 TENNESSEE ST … (0 comments)

naples: AVOID Bonita Springs/Naples DISTRESSED property until?. - 10/10/13 10:42 PM
Lately, it seems the best deals are NOT seller distressed homes such as foreclosures or short sales. I suggest you have your Realtor check all available property and examine carefully your total cost to repair and renovate over the next three-five years. Lately it seems the BEST deals are non-distressed deals. If you need help in doing this contact your agent, if I can help, let me know. Bob Forman Sand Castle Realty Group, 239-322-7672. bforman@buyfloridare.com.
Want to see all available property and learn more about SW Florida?
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naples: BONITA SPRINGS FORECLOSED PROPERTY VALUES - 10/10/13 10:32 PM
Over the past few years I have sold 97 foreclosed properties as a buyer's agent. The deals were great. But now that has changed, many of the foreclosed properties being listed now (REO) are priced as high per square foot as non-distressed move in ready property. If you as a buyer are only considering foreclosed homes and purchasing from that list you very well may be paying more than you should. As a consumer you need to look at the total cost to renovate and in most cases, if you have not added the cost of new roof and air conditioning … (0 comments)

 
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