April 7, 2014

Becoming A Florida Resident? Mistakes To Avoid For Tax Purpose

The Sunshine State attracts every year more people willing to relocate from northern states; the harsh winter up North this year combined with the last opportunities to own a property at the best price made the season very active, especially in the Naples area.
If you plan to buy or already purchased a property in Florida and plan to become a Florida resident (meaning residing in Florida for at least six months and a day)you have to be careful and take some precautions before your former state up North challenges your Florida residency.
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March 18, 2014

The Charm Of Olde Naples - Townhouses & Villas In Olde Naples

Have you ever dreamed to live in Olde Naples? Close to Fifth Ave S. and walking distance to the beach?

Olde Naples offers the charm of a quaint and quiet small resort town.
As the real estate market is booming again in SW Florida, prices are on the rise in areas like Olde Naples as the supply is limited.
If you like the charm of a townhouse or an attached villa, some of them with their own swimming-pool, you must view these properties:
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March 14, 2014

Naples Area Real Estate Market Update - Strong Sales In February.

Naples Area Real Estate Market Update - March 14th 2014.
Here is the monthly real estate market update just released this morning by NABOR (Naples Association Boards of Realtors).
Report shows that February 2014 has shown strong real estate sales in the area.
Here are the main points of the report:

  • Overall pending and closed sales increased 5 % each from 10,629 pending sales in the 12-months ending February 2013 to 11,151 in the 12-months ending February 2014, and 9,308 closed sales in the 12-months ending February 2013 to 9,735 in the 12-months ending February 2014.
  • 20% increase in closed sales for all homes over $300,000.
  • Large decrease of inventory ( - 20%) in the segment of $300,000 and under.
  • Overall median closed prices for homes $300,000 and below increased 14 %.
  • Overall median closed prices for homes $2 million and above increased 7 %.
  • Overall Days on Market is at 94 for February 2014.
The season 2014 seems to be so far one of the busiest ever. 
Multiple offers situation are common for homes priced on either end of the market.

March 6, 2014

West Bay Club, Estero - Golf Course Purchased By Residents

Closed deal for the sale of West Bay Club community and golf course! The members and residents of West Bay Club in Estero have purchased the community and its championship golf course.
In a deal that closed Friday, the golf course and remaining memberships were purchased for an undisclosed price by community stakeholders from the West Bay Club Development Corp., according to a statement released today by the boards of directors of the West Bay Golf Club and the West Bay Property Owners Association.
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West Bay Club is an upscale golf community located in Estero, Florida and featuring high-rise condos with Jasmine Bay North & Jasmine Bay South, coach homes, single-family homes and estate homes.
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February 24, 2014

Cabreo At Mediterra - New Floor Plans Released

Three new floor plans have been released for the new neighborhood of Cabreo in Mediterra, Naples Florida: The Angelica, Bettina and Clara.
Built by London Bay Homes, these three maintenance-free villa homes offer from 2,800 to 3,200 sqft.

Cabreo is a neighborhood in Mediterra featuring 39 homesites.
Only 23 homesites remain as of today.
Pricing in Cabreo starts in the $800s.
Mediterra is a luxury golf course community in North Naples, offering two 18-hole championship golf courses, acres of preserves and lakes, a sumptuous clubhouse and a beach club on the Gulf of Mexico.
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February 21, 2014

Florida Real Estate Market Positive Trends - January 2014

Florida’s housing market reported more closed sales, higher median prices, more new listings, fewer days on the market and the continued stabilization of inventory in January, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 15,000 last month, up 10.2 percent over the January 2013 figure.

Single-family sales up 10.2%, condo sales up 9.3% year-over-year; single-family median prices up 12.1%, condo prices up 17%. NAR: Jan. sales down but prices up.
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February 14, 2014

New Development Planned Close to FGCU

A Southwest Florida developer is moving forward with plans to build a 886-acre "university village" with homes, shops, a hotel and parks just north and east of the Florida Gulf Coast University campus.
The Private Equity Group plans to build 1,950 multi-family residential units, a 250- room hotel and conference center, 170 acres of parks and open spaces as well as shops and offices.

January 26, 2014

Marquesa Royale At Tiburon: Gorgeous Penthouse For Sale With Panoramic Views

Gorgeous Third Floor Residence for sale in Marquesa Royale at Tiburon:
This penthouse residence has a panoramic view overlooking the 18th and 9th holes of the Gold course of Tiburon.
For the first time on the market, it is also the only residence available in Marquesa Royale as of today!
Tastefully decorated with a contemporary flair, this unit has tons of upgrades: Natural limestone tiles throughout, hardwood floors, custom cabinet and built-ins, professional Viking appliances, specialized lighting (great for art lovers), custom window treatments and motorized blinds throughout and a filter softener system with reverse osmosis.
Featuring 2,539 sqft under air and more than 670 sqft of covered loggias, this unique residence is offered at $1,199,000.
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January 17, 2014

Bonita National Golf & Country Club: A New Golf Community Coming In Bonita Springs

Bonita National Golf & Country Club is a new planned golf community in Bonita Springs, Florida.
Bonita National will offer a championship golf course with a sumptuous clubhouse, tennis center  just a few miles from the pristine beaches of Bonita Beach and Barefoot Beach.
Condominiums on 4-story (Terraces) and 2-story (Verandas) buildings, coach homes, executive and estate homes will be offered.
Lennar Homes, the developer wants to renew the success story of Heritage Bay in North Naples.
No pricing or more specifications have been released yet.
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January 6, 2014

North Naples - Cameron Commons Under Construction

Construction has just started on Cameron Commons, a new strip mall at the corner of Immokalee Rd and Collier Blvd in North Naples.
Located close to the CVS, Cameron Commons will add a few restaurants and other shops to that area where new communities have been flourished in the past years and new ones are coming out.
Cameron Commons will be a great addition to a booming area of Naples. Residents of Twin Eagles, Heritage Bay, The Quarry or the new upcoming communities like Esplanade Golf & Country Club or Bent Creek Preserve will surely appreciate it.