Naples Real Estate Blog - Joe Epifanio

Sometimes it's good to stop, stand back, and take a good look at why you moved to Naples in the first place.  I had traveled extensively in Floria, searching for the right place to live.  Working my way from the panhandle in the North, I finally found Naples and looked no further.   

The other day I was out on a boat with some friends and had the chance to meet a dolphin up close and personal.  He traveled alongside us for almost 30 mins, from the back bay in Vanderbilt Beach, along the intercoastal out to Wiggins Pass, a well-known inlet providing access to the Gulf.    He swam in our wake, rolling, jumping, and simply having fun.  It took my breath away and made me realize, not for the first time, just how lucky I am to be able to call Naples my

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You have finally decided to move, you're excited, right? Suddenly life is about to change! The people you meet, where you go grocery shopping, schools and sometimes even the town you live in!

Homes for First time buyersMoving house is a huge decision; for most people, housing is at the top of their lifetime major purchases list. So, it's no wonder that some first-time buyers are worried about making the right decision when choosing a home.

As a Realtor, I meet lots of clients. Some take homeownership in their stride, others, such as first-time buyers, find the process more than a little tricky.

The first thing many first time buyers do is to and start looking at homes. Find one they fall in love with, then realize they cannot afford it. They may have seen the home online,

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When you move to Naples Florida for the fishing and, see dolphins

So, you have made the decision, after months, maybe years of pondering where your next home move will take you, finally you have made up your mind and Naples is at the top of your list.

You take the plunge, buy a home and move in.  But will you have buyers remorse, will you wake up wondering why on earth you chose Naples to call home?

Maybe, or maybe not, here are some things you may want to know before you make that final jump.

  

 

  1. They don't call Florida the Sunshine State, for nothing!  Be prepared to wake up to around 264 sunny days per year, and even those that are cloudy are probably not going to stay cloudy all day.
  2. You are never far from anywhere in town, ask a taxi driver, how far is the beach? or how far is downtown,
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Check out this fabulous new listing in Ole, with access to one of the most amazing resort-style pools in Naples, this home in Ole has everything you could wish for in a vacation or full-time home in Naples Florida.

Watch the video and let me know if you need any more information.

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BONITA SPRINGS, FL Home for Sale!

Spacious two bedroom, two bathrooms, second floor Bermuda Park Condo overlooks lake and fountains. Brand-new carpeting and fresh paint throughout. Master suite features a walk-in closet, linen closet, dual sinks, and walk-in shower. Screened lake-view lanai, laundry closet with full-sized washer and dryer, large pantry, ceiling fans, and garage with attic complete your home. Amenities in this gated community include private Bermuda Park pool, spa, community room, and beautifully landscaped BBQ area, along with Villages of Bonita’s pool, spa, fitness center, tennis courts, shuffleboard, card room, library, and fully-equipped party room.

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Preparing your home for Hurricane Season Before Leaving Naples

The mess none of us want to come home tooLast year we all got a small reminder of what Mother Nature can do when Hurricane Irma passed through. Many went weeks without power and we nearly all suffered some kind of inconvenience or discomfort at one time or another in the following weeks. While you can't control when a storm will make an appearance at your front door, you can take certain steps and precautions before leaving your Florida home to give your property the best chance of making it through the summer while sustaining as little damage as possible.

I will list some of the most common solutions and try my best to explain the logic behind the action and then let you decide which to try. Remember, every home is different

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5095 Tallowood WAY, NAPLES, FL

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4 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 3282 SQUARE FEET

Large home on 2.27 acres with a pool! Four bedroom + den with a built-in Murphy Bed, three full bathrooms, formal living room and dining room. The kitchen features beautiful, soft close cabinets, granite counter-tops and upgraded stainless steel appliances. The great room overlooks a fantastic pool. This home features two master bedrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs, each with walk-in closets. Master bedroom upstairs has laminate wood flooring and the remaining bedrooms have all new carpeting. The master

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Dog beaches in Naples FloridaDogs are mans best friend, right?  So when your having fun and going places its natural to want to go with your best friend, and here in Naples the beach is one of the most visited places in town.

As a Real Estate agent in Naples, I am asked for advice all the time by prospective home buyers, moving to a new area most people want to learn about the local area, local stores or schools for instance. When moving to new area facilities for family and friends are important right? 

Those of you who love animals as much as I do will want to make sure there are plenty of places to take your four-legged friends as well as making sure that the home you are considering is in one of the dog-friendly communities.  If your dog loves to swim, you probably want to

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Living on the beach in Naples FloridaHow many times have you thought about living on the beach in Naples?  If you are like most people thinking of moving to Naples, then the image that pops immediately into your head when you think of the perfect waterfront home is a beachfront property. An idyllic house with views out over the Gulf, waking each day to amazing views out over the white sand and turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. 

Perfection, however, does not come cheap.  Most of the homes on the Gulf are extremely expensive and out of most peoples reach.  But even if you cannot afford to live right on the Gulf,  the beach is accessible to everyone and can be enjoyed in many different ways.  

 

 

Boating is one of the best ways to get out there and really immerse yourself in

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Dog Friendly Beaches in Naples FloridaThe joys of moving. Finding a great realtor in Naples then viewing homes, finally finding the property of your dreams, and then signing the paperwork.

But what if there was an unexpected hiccup in the proceedings? What if you found the perfect condo on the beach only to discover the HOA doesn't allow for pets! This may seem outlandish to dog lovers like us but this really does happen more often than you would think.

My wife and I love our animals. We have owned many throughout our marriage, and dogs have been an integral part of our family from the start. We could not imagine leaving them behind to move to a new home, it would feel like leaving a child.

We understand how you may feel as a dog owner that is preparing for a move to Naples, FL, we

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