We are now at the one month point past Hurricane Irma and I am sure you like most of our clients have questions such as, is the housing market affected by Hurricane Irma? or, Has the value of my home dropped since the hurricane? and will I be able to still sell my home in Naples after the hurricane?
It is totally understandable that everyone has worries regarding the hurricane, with so many people having a second home here confidence in our market is being tested. I have to say that I myself had concerns on driving home after the hurricane passed, my family and I spent the time in North Carolina, we were going to stay, but my wife was discharged from hospital three days before it hit and my disabled sister was also a cause for concern, so we left then
Let’s pretend, you have a multi million dollar home, living in Naples some of you may just be one of the lucky ones that this applies
You have been living there for quite a few years and for one reason or another, now it’s time to sell. What do you do, as a Naples Real Estate Broker, my advice should be, get the best Realtor you can, choose one of the top Real Estate companies in Naples and let them do the work, after all, that’s what they are good at right?
Now, let me put the shoe on the other foot, I have a multi million dollar client coming in from out of town, I have been talking to them for months, spent hours on the phone getting to know them, sent listings back and forth, exchanged photographs of their current home and really got to know
I love Naples, it’s true I really love this little town of ours, it’s unique, has lots of character, a fabulous historic district, unique and interesting galleries, shops and some of the best restaurants in the whole of Florida. Am I biased? yes! As a Realtor in Naples I am often being asked what there is to do, to all intents and purposes, Naples Florida, seems like a sleepy laid back town and that is just what it is, but hidden beneath the laid back exterior there are lots of fun things to do.
Hidden away sitting almost cheek by jowl is Well is Tin City, an older area of town on Naples Back bay. Tin City is a collection of shops and restaurants, right on the water all made from tin. From here you can catch a boat out into the Gulf
People are drawn to Naples from all over the world, just one of the many reasons they stay is the ambiance, here they find a lifestyle that makes Naples a truly cosmopolitain town. Part of the allure is the Olde town, where so many of our evening activities are based around enjoying the evening, strolling to the beach to watch the sunset then having dinner, so it make sense that one of the great delights of Naples is enjoying the international cuisine.
Take a stroll along Fifth Avenue in Olde Naples and you will instantly find yourself surrounded by restaurants of all types. Dining tables tumble out of the restaurants to adorn the streets, where couples can enjoy candlelit dinners and enjoy the hustle and bustle on a warm evening.
Times change and so do styles and ideas, for years designers and architects have styled their homes on a somewhat similar concept. Houses are traditionally built with a living room, dining room, kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and maybe an office. All over the world, homes have similar features and include most of these basic rooms.
But things have changed and the way they have moved on in Naples is affecting the sales of existing homes. The way we live our lives has changed and therefore our homes have been altered to accommodate our needs. We all used to lock ourselves in our own little space, be it a bedroom, office or kitchen, privacy was important, using a landline for instance with everyone listening made walls important. Privacy is still important,
Everyone has heard the saying First Impressions Count! They count for lots of things, from first dates, to the first day at school, first interview! Why, because if the person you are trying to impress will have other options, they will normally go for the one that makes the best impression first.
Selling your home is the same, if you have inadequate photos of your home for sale online, then customers will likely skip over them to look at the flashy photos of a home that actually may not be as good as yours.
When selling your Naples home, there are a couple of things you really should insist on, one of these is the use of a professional photographer! A good Realtor® already knows this and has one waiting in the wings, if a prospective Realtor
Named as the happiest and healthiest place to live for the second year, Naples has a lot to offer. We have stunning white sand beaches, blue skies and the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, but there is a lot more to Naples than that. There are many other reasons people come to call Naples their hometown, but is it a good place to move to with young children?
Finding a home close to a good school is one of the most important criteria used by families when looking for a new home, education is and always will be extremely important. Buying a house on the wrong street can make all the difference in the world when it comes to trying to get into the right school, even if you do not have children if you are buying a family home, then the resale value of
One of the delights of living in Naples is the knowledge that our world renown beach is one of the many nursery beaches of the Loggerhead Sea Turtle. Almost all of the sea turtles that nest in the United States use Florida as a nesting site with only ten percent of turtles using beaches in other states to make their nests. The Loggerhead it is the most common but is still an endangered species, the Green, Leather Back, Hawksbill and Keeps Ridley turtle can also be found on Florida beaches but they are rare with all four classed as threatened species and protected by law.
Each year between May and August, sea turtles make their journey over the beach hauling themselves across the sand to find a safe place to dig their nests. They lay around 100
Moving home is one of the most stressful things we do, it has a huge impact on our well being and our ability to concentrate on normal things. When you decide to move to a new home, you are instantly emerged into a whirlwind of emotions, thoughts and actions that do not exist in your normal life.
Actually making the decision in the first place is huge, sometimes the move to Naples is corporate which helps with the stress level. But for most of us, moving is something we do throughout our lives on our own for various reasons, from renting our first condo with a group of friends, to buying your first home to accommodate a growing family, new jobs, new opportunities. There are a myriad of reasons for packing up our belongings and starting again in a