Thursday, November 30, 2023 / by Madison Tracy
As winter blankets much of the country in layers of snow and ice, Naples, Florida, emerges as an inviting haven for those seeking warmth, sunshine, and a vibrant real estate market. In this blog post, we'll explore why Naples shines in the winter months and how this picturesque coastal city becomes a hotspot for real estate activity.
Sunshine State Serenity:
Naples, nestled on the Gulf of Mexico, boasts a mild and pleasant winter climate. The sunshine state truly lives up to its name during the winter months, with average temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to the low 80s Fahrenheit. This comfortable climate attracts snowbirds and vacationers seeking refuge from colder regions, creating a surge in real estate interest.
Winter Home Market Trends:
The winter season witnesses a notable uptick in real estate activity in Naples. Potential buyers, drawn to the area's beauty and warmth, explore a diverse range of properties, from cozy beachfr ...
Monday, June 13, 2022 / by Suzanne McGuire
The first rule of investing is “Invest in what you know”; well Realtors, for us that means real estate. When it comes to Real Estate, there are many ways to get your feet wet and add another spoke to your income/ business wheel.
Passive Real Estate Investment: This works almost like a 401k or other investment vehicle. You invest your funds with other investors in a project or real estate business. The one I’ve seen really working is storage units. Perhaps you can afford to buy and manage your very own storage park. More likely you’d have a few thousand to invest in a project. These investments pay returns the way a stock would, without the risk and volatility of playing the stock market. CROWDSTREET has great information on how to grow this side of your investment portfolio.
Purchasing Distressed Properties: We’ve all seen a property, that with some care and attention (read money), would be great investments. In this market they are becoming harder; ...
Monday, May 16, 2022 / by Suzanne McGuire
Arguably, the most important step in your homebuying or home-selling journey is finding the right Real Estate Agent. According to the National Association of Realtors, 87% of buyers recently purchased their home through a real estate agent or broker, as everyone should. Real Estate agents are there to guide you and simplify your homebuying or home-selling process; they have access to knowledge and resources that you will not be able to find anywhere else. However, finding the right agent for you might be challenging.
Here are 6 steps to ensure you choose the right Real Estate Agent.
1. Do Your Research In Advance
Many of you will start your home buying or selling journey online. According to the National Association of Realtors, 41% of home buyers start their journey online. You’ll use marketing platform websites to view properties and start looking at homes. These marketing platforms will offer to connect you to an a ...
Thursday, April 7, 2022 / by Suzanne McGuire
Year over year the data from both Florida Realtors and our local MLS shows more homes are sold in Q2 than any other time of the year.
January 2019 - March 2019: 3,962 single family homes sold.
April 2019 - June 2019: 5,802 single family homes sold.
That’s a difference of 1,840 homes.
January 2021 - March 2021: 6,443 single family homes sold.
April 2021 - June 2021: 7,835 single family homes sold.
That’s a difference of 1,392 homes.
Historically speaking, this was due to the increased number of closings from people who moved forward with a purchase decision after being here during season. The common thinking is “list during season when people are here”. At the same time, many of these properties are rented and hard to show.
Listing in Q2 means the buyers that are here are ready to decide and get a deal done.
How will this translate with the supercharged market we’re in now?
More list; ...
Monday, March 14, 2022 / by Suzanne McGuire
As we say goodbye to 2021 and embrace 2022, let’s start by saying goodbye to some old favorites; it was a blast barn door. Bye-bye brass. It’s been a slice shiplap. It's been great grey kitchen cabinets.
So much of the modern farmhouse style has had its moment in the sun. That does not mean you can’t embrace your Live, Laugh, Love but perhaps in a new way.
If you are thinking of selling:
Incorporate a few “of the moment” trends into the plan and keep them removable. Do not invest in bold wallpaper. Instead, think in terms of curtains, wall hangings, pillows, and throws. Layer in your style. The home will be “on trend” but ultimately, you want a potential buyer to picture themselves in your home and how they would Live, Laugh and Love.
If your home is outdated:
Use paint in neutrals, consider a pop of color on one focal wall. There are not enough pillows, fabrics, or styles to update a kitchen with appliances, cabinets and countertops that . ...