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Naples FL Real Estate and More: Luxury Market Sales Surge Nationally

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

To search for luxury homes for sale in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero or Marco Island, Florida, click HERE.

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The latest information about the luxury market from Bloomberg and the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) suggests that we’re seeing a nice surge in the luxury market across the country.

This great infographics from KCMBlog.com has a wonderful overview of each region. The southern region has had a 30.1% increase in sales priced over $1 million.

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Naples Real Estate and More: CoreLogic Matrix MLS System Operational August 2013

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

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Have you ever pursued a real estate listing only to find that it is currently under contract already? In a busy real estate market, such as the Southwest Florida market, this can be frustrating for the client as well as the agent!

Local real estate associations and the MLS have been trying to find solutions to provide more accurate and timely information, an issue that is common in many markets around the country as well.

To turbocharge the process, the presidents of Bonita Springs-Estero Association of Realtors (BEAR), the Cape Coral Multiple Listing Service Inc., and M.L.S of Naples Inc., decided to integrate their separate multiple listing services into one platform, the CoreLogic Matrix MLS system. Their agreement, reached last week, was announced Monday in a press release.

The system will be accessible by more than 7,000 Southwest Florida real estate practitioners.

Among other features, agents will be able to personalize reports for their clients through the system, identifying listings on a map and allowing clients to categorize them according to their level of interest. Home shoppers also will be able to create and save searches of their own. Agents will be able to keep track of how often consumers use the site.

The new platform will replace Sunshine MLS. The new system is planned to be operational by August 2013.

Real estate brokers and agents in Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach and on Marco and Sanibel islands use different multiple listing systems. Nationwide, there are hundreds of multiple listing services using different, competing vendors.

For more information about this collaboration or homes for sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, FL, please contact a John R. Wood Agent today.

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Naples, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, Estero FL luxury Real Estate

 

 

 






Naples Luxury Homes and More: Top 5 Things to Do this Weekend June 1-2, 2013

Friday, May 31st, 2013

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TGIF! It’s Friday and time to make your weekend plans! There will be John R. Wood Open Houses on Sunday as well as many other activities going on in Southwest Florida! Kick off June with the top 5 things to do courtesy of Gulfshore Life Magazine!

  1. Explore the galleries and studios of the Promenade at Bonita Bay at the monthly Bonita Springs Art Walk hosted by the Center for the Arts. Enjoy demonstrations, live entertainment and more from 5-8 p.m. today. www.artcenterbonita.org
  2. Learn all about sea turtles at Lovers Key State Park during an interactive talk at 10 a.m. Friday. Then explore the beauty of the islands between Bonita Springs and Fort Myers Beach. Reservations required. Call 239-463-4588.
  3. Improv comedy returns to Naples as former members of Naples City Improv have formed Stage 2 Improv to bring you hilarious and spontaneous comedy spurred by suggestions from the audience. Friday through Sunday at the Sugden Community Theatre. www.naplesplayers.org
  4. Catch superstar standup John Pinette, known for laughs as big as his ample frame, Friday through Sunday at Off the Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island. www.offthehookcomedy.com
  5. If you are thirsty and love craft beer, head to Naples Beach Brewery for a tour and a chance to sample the new brews they are working on, from 4-8 p.m. Friday and 3-7 p.m. Saturday. www.naplesbeachbrewery.com

Don’t forget to check our Open House insert in this Sunday’s Naples Daily News – get all the Open House events happening on Sunday in one convenient place! Happy house hunting!

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Naples, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, Estero FL luxury Real Estate

 






Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Leads REAL Trends Top 500

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

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Did you know that John R. Wood Realtors is a long-standing member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®?

Our affiliation with this network means we are part of the network that dominates in more markets across the U.S., with #1 market ranking in 39% of the top markets.

To contact a John R. Wood Agent today, click HERE!

 

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Naples, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, Estero FL luxury Real Estate






Millionaire Households Rising in the U.S.

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Along the lines if interesting things to know….

 

The Spectrem Group recently released their 2012 Affluent Market Insights report which shows an increase in the
number of Americans with investable assets of $1M or more. According to their numbers, there are 8.2 million “Millionaire Households” in the U.S., up for the third year in a row.

 

Here’s a summary of their findings.

 

 

 

 

The Spectrem numbers are a little bit different than the numbers from last year’s Merrill Lynch Cap Gemini World Wealth Report, but both show continued growth of the number of wealthy at or above pre-economic crisis levels.

 

 

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Nothing says “Be Mine” like a condo on the beach in Naples, Florida!

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

It’s Valentine’s Day and, YES, we’re totally serious! Just imagine your significant other opening the small velvet box you’ve just handed over, knowing that what he or she is expecting is NOT in that box! What actually is in that box is a key…but not just ANY key! It’s a key to a luxurious condominium on the beach!

Ok, so this would take some amount of pre-planning, but any time of the year is perfect for purchasing a second or vacation home in beautiful Naples, Florida! Whether it’s a high-rise condo on the beach or a single-family home at a resort-style golf community, buying luxury property in Naples, Florida is always a great investment!

Aside from the fact that inventory is shrinking and home sales are increasing, Naples is second to none when it comes to the luxury beach and resort lifestyle! Enjoy miles of white sand beaches, incredible sunsets, lush preserves, dining and shopping, and world-class golf courses.

So, for your NEXT Valentine’s day why not start planning now! By this time next year, you and your sweetie could be admiring the ocean from your beachfront condo! WAY better than chocolate and flowers!!

Case in point, check out this amazing condo and the View!

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Naples, Florida- Luxury real estate and its unique clientele

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

John R. Wood Realtors are specialists when it comes to the luxury market. They know luxury buyers are different and need representation that fulfills their specific needs.

Quality service is a factor of course, but luxury buyers are often more educated about the market and are really dialed in and expect agents serving them to be equally as knowledgeable. A luxury home buyer will approach a firm with properties already in mind. He/she is looking at properties using the latest technology and tools and wants to discuss those findings.

Luxury buyers also know which firms are best to work with, as firms specializing in luxury real estate, such as John R. Wood Realtors, are aggressive and effective marketers and must be globally connected.   As a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the Wood firm is affiliated with 700 agencies worldwide spanning 38 countries with 5,500 offices and 170,000 associates.   It is also the exclusive Naples representative for Leading Estates (specializing in luxury real estate) and a member of the prestigious Realty Alliance (comprised of 65 largest, most prominent real estate agencies).

There is also a big focus on the broker firm’s web and social media presence. Luxury buyers are looking for a firm/agent who knows how to navigate the market using effective social media tools. JohnRWood.com’s traffic and popularity eclipse the two main Wood competitors, which has led to a position of web dominance in the local real estate marketplace.  The brokerage also has sites that correspond to the five company trademarked publications. JohnRWood.com is also accessible for those using mobile devices to search for properties. Both individual Wood agents and the company use Facebook and other social media sites to market the properties represented. Wood listings also appear on the John R. Wood You Tube Channel. Few companies have utilized this tool as effectively as the Wood firm. Twitter, LinkedIn, Active Rain, and others are in use at John R. Wood Realtors in various formats.

If you’re looking for luxury real estate as a primary, vacation or second home, or as an investment, let John R. Wood Realtors assist you, as we have the most experience and success within the luxury market in Southwest Florida.

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Winter 2012 Digital Edition of John R. Wood Realtors’ Estate Lifestyles is here!

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

The Winter 2012 Digital Edition of John R. Wood Realtors’  Estate Lifestyles is now here!

 Click on the image to see the best luxury home listings in Naples, Florida right now!

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Pending home sales on the rise once again

Friday, December 30th, 2011

In a report just released by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), pending home sales continued to gain in November 2011 and reached the highest level in 19 months.

The Pending Home Sales Index, a forecast indicator based on contract signings, increased 7.3 percent to 100.1 in November from an upwardly revised 93.3 in October and is 5.9 percent above November 2010 when it stood at 94.5. The October upward revision resulted in a 10.4 percent monthly gain.

The last time the index was higher was in April 2010 when it reached 111.5 as buyers rushed to beat the deadline for the home buyer tax credit, which reflects contracts but not closings.

According to Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, the gains may result partially from delayed transactions.

He states, “Housing affordability conditions are at a record high and there is a pent-up demand from buyers who’ve been on the sidelines, but contract failures have been running unusually high.  Some of the increase in pending home sales appears to be from buyers recommitting after an initial contract ran into problems, often with the mortgage.”

“November is doing reasonably well in comparison with the past year. The sustained rise in contract activity suggests that closed existing-home sales, which are the important final economic impact figures, should continue to improve in the months ahead,” states Yun.

Pending home sales are not affected by the recently published re-benchmarking of existing-home sales because the index uses a different methodology based directly on contract signings, and is adjusted for seasonality.

The PHSI in the Northeast rose 8.1 percent to 77.1 in November but is 0.3 percent below November 2010. In the Midwest the index increased 3.3 percent to 91.6 in November and is 9.5 percent above a year ago.

Pending home sales in the South rose 4.3 percent in November to an index of 103.8 and remain 8.7 percent above November 2010. In the West the index surged 14.9 percent to 121.2 in November and is 2.9 percent higher than a year ago.

To see the latest market reports for Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero Florida, click HERE.

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Foreign real estate investors taking advantage of goverment program

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

This week, an article in the New York Times  discussed the government program that grants “green cards” to foreign nationals who invest $500,000 or more in U.S. real estate.    This program was introduced some months ago and has had its share of criticism. However, the program seems to be gaining ground. In New York City, the program has funded almost a billion dollars already.

To quote the article:

Affluent foreigners are rushing to take advantage of a federal immigration program that offers them the chance to obtain a green card in return for investing in construction projects in the United States. With credit tight, the program has unexpectedly turned into a mainstay for the financing of these projects in New York, California, Texas and other states.

The number of foreign applicants, each of whom must invest at least $500,000 in a project, has nearly quadrupled in the last two years, to more than 3,800 in the 2011 fiscal year, officials said. Demand has grown so fast that the Obama administration, which is championing the program, is seeking to streamline the application process…

It is certainly an interesting option for foreign buyers. For Real Estate in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida, how long it will take until the luxury market in Southwest Florida sees the result of this demand?

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