Living in Naples, Florida is no short of luxury. Snow birds love to vacation here and we love to live in it all year round. But have you ever considered what the high end communities are like and why they are most Naples’ Native’s favorites?
One thing that most of us hate to do is mow our lawn, paint the exterior, and fix other things that we really have no idea how to do. One of the major perks of living in a rental property is that you don’t have to do any of the dirty work. No need to Google “Why is it leaking?” because there is usually 24-hour maintenance that is provided to residents.
Gym memberships can range anywhere from $50-$200 monthly. Whereas in a community you most likely will have a well equipped gym ready and convenient without the monthly charges or extra fees that somehow always show up randomly.
Privacy and security:
There’s really no price on being safe enough. Nowadays having that extra security system installed or living in a gated community makes a world of a difference in a peace of mind and sanity.
When it comes to looking for houses, everyone wants the best but not everyone is satisfied or impressed by their decision on a home. These little factors don’t seem so little anymore when it comes down to it. Think about every little teeny tiny detail and don’t over look anything. These are a few perks we thought of that new house hunters might forget about but nevertheless, they are just as important as any other!
Sunny Naples, Florida is famous for it’s lush green palm trees and trendy restaurants and shops. Conveniently most of them are located right down the street but only if you live in the right areas. Waterside Shops for example is home to the upscale stores like Gucci, Nordstrom, and Louis Vuitton. Looking for homes in this area will be a huge advantage and a very good investment later on because they give access to endless entertainment and beautiful sceneries. Downtown Naples is also a great location to consider where your next home will be because it is the heart of Naples. With the Naples Pier and Tin City nearby, it is very easy to find plenty of things to do. For the year round residents, convenient access to the beach and fresh places to eat is one of the most important things to consider. But would you really be a Naples resident without a membership to a golf course? With award-winning courses just waiting to be played on, a home in a neighborhood that has the luxury of having a golf course might just be the deciding factor that pulls you in. With many amazing options all over Naples to choose from, Homes by Bill and Katie can help you perfect your next home to tailor your entertainment wants and needs.
Don't deny it! Summer is on your mind. For all you snowbirds out there, summer is NOW and for locals, summer will be here before we know it. Check out these designs and "hacks" below for some stellar pool ideas.
Whether your pool is modern, traditional, small, or unique -THIS IS FLORIDA! Paradise living is not complete without a pool. If your home does not have a pool, increase its value by adding a pool. Call Homes By Bill and Katie for a pool builder referral and complete your dream. Here is a list of a few types of pools for you to choose from:
1. Modern- Characterized by lines and geometric shapes, modern pools offer vivid color and in-set spas.
2. Mediterranean- Known for their aqua water color and roman or greek shapes. Stone decks are usually popular with ceramic tiles around the pool. Waterfalls are a popular feature in Mediterranean pool.
3. Traditional- Usually surrounded by brick of pavers, traditional pools are timeless. Traditional pools can be rectangular shaped or kidney shaped. The water color is usually natural looking like a lake or a pond.
4. Tropical- Bring the vacation to you! Planters, waterfalls, mosaic, and boulders will complete your "tropic" feel in your own backyard.
NARBOR (Naples Area Board of REALTORS), tracks home listings and sales within the Collier County area -excluding Marco Island. The market concludes the year of 2015 with the only difference between this year and last, is that the inventory is much LOWER than last year. What does this mean? It means that prices are increasing as is demand.
Most pending sales near the end of 2015 average over $300,000, and homes over $1M are more abundant. Home market prices are rising, so buy or sell NOW.
On the flip side, homes under $300,000 are going fast with the number of first home buyers, retirees, and boomerang buyers, increasing in Naples. Competition is high, which is good for sellers -not so much for buyers. It’s more important now than ever, to have an experienced realtor when purchasing a home in Naples.
When selling your home, know that the days on the market have decreased. There’s no time like today to list your home. Call Homes By Bill and Katie!
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