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Naples Real Estate Blog - Joe Epifanio

Naples Florida things to do in Tin City

 

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.   

 

Tin City on Naples Bay in Naples FloridaHidden 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

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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 cosmopolitan 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 makes 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.

Some of the top

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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,

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Sold house in Naples Everyone has heard the saying First Impressions Count!  They count for lots of things, from first dates to the first day at school, the 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

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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

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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 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 eggs

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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 instantly emerge 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 is a myriad of reasons for packing up our belongings and starting again in a new

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As a Realtor having a website is really important, having one that produces leads is even more important.  

For a while now I have been talking to my clients asking not just obvious things such as “where did you get my name?”  or “how did you find us”.  But more trying to find out what made them stay with us to search for their new home in Naples and trying to find out from those who did not, why they left and looked elsewhere.  Most of this research was done with our real estate website in mind. 

Interestingly, color has a lot to do with first impressions, especially on a website, how long they stay on it and on whether or not they will come back. Colors have hidden meaning and provoke thoughts and actions that you may not instantly be aware of.

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Remember when if you wanted to view a home you would go to the local Real Estate agency and talk to someone behind a desk! (Showing my age here!)  Actually it really was not that long ago. Before the digital age, homes for sale were presented on a paper listing flyer showing a quick overview of what the home had to offer, if you wanted to see the property, then you would pick up your phone, which in all probability was not a mobile one and call the Realtor to make an appointment to go and look.There were no virtual tours, no youtube to take a quick peek inside, no internet to help you with your decision, all you had to rely on was the word of the Realtor and his or her local knowledge.

Using technology to search for real estateHere in Naples Florida, we get a huge amount of retirees most of

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We are now going into our 3rd month of 2017, last year, predictions were made as to what would happen with a new President 2017.  Certainly down here in Naples there appeared to be somewhat of a slow down in the final months of 2016 in an air of uncertainty.  We now have a new government and overall the promises of our new President are good for sales with restrictions being lifted off businesses.

What is the housing market doing in Naples FlNo doubt that 2016 was a rocky year, it mostly is just before an election, but Zillow stated that home prices increased overall by 4.8 percent in 2016, they further predicted that 2017 home prices would likely increase by 3.6 percent, a little less than 2016 but still on a steady rise since the market of 2006.

Changes in the Real Estate Market in Naples

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