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The Naples FL Real Estate Market One of the Healthiest in the US

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

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According to a recent report from John Burns Real Estate Consulting, an Irvine, Calif.-based national market research company, the Naples housing market is firing on all cylinders this year, with strong demand from retirees, second-home buyers, and snowbirds. They have been pushing prices up 0.5 percent a month, according to the firm’s proprietary Burns Home Value Index.

Here are some indicators:

  • Prices continue to rise approximately 0.5% per month, according to the Burns Home Value Index™.
  • Incentives/discounts are minimal, based on my tour of almost every community in the market.
  • Employment growth of 7.7% year over year in December outpaces all other major MSAs in the country
  • Minimal resale inventory is on the market, as months of supply declined to 4.0 months from 6.4 months one year ago.
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5th Ave South in Naples Florida

 

Additionally, Southwest Florida International Airport deplanements rose 3% year over year in 2013—the largest increase since 2007.  The Naples Daily news reported that they see a strong correlation between airport traffic and home prices in Naples.

To see the full article by John Burns Real Estate Consulting, click HERE!

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Happy New Year from John R. Wood Properties

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

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Wishing you New Year joy in 2014!

 

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Naples Real Estate and More: Home Buyers Still Rely on Agents Despite Rising Internet Usage

Monday, November 11th, 2013

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According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey, Internet growth in home buying is growing, but buyers who use the Internet are more likely to say they need a real estate agent.

The highest share of buyers in the survey’s history — 92 percent — reported using the Internet to search for a home to buy. Forty-two percent of buyers reported starting their home search by looking for properties online, while 17 percent said their first step was to contact a real estate agent.

More highlights of the report include:

  • 43 percent of buyers said they found the home they purchased online, up from 8 percent in 2001.
  • 88 percent of buyers said they purchased their home through a real estate agent.
  • Among those who used the Internet to search for homes, that share grew up to 90 percent

Buyers ranked the following services highest that agents’ can provide them in their search:

  • Finding the right property
  • Helping to negotiate terms of the sale and price negotiations
  • Identifying comparable properties and assisting with paperwork.

The bottom line? While the vast majority of buyers use the Internet during the home buying process, the Internet does not replace the real estate agent in the transaction. In fact, buyers who used the Internet were more likely than those who did not use the Internet to purchase their home through an agent!

If you’re ready to purchase your home in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero or Marco Island, contact a John R. Wood Agent or visit www.JohnRWood.com today!

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Naples FL Real Estate and More: Five Local Resorts Make Florida Top 40

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

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Five Southwest Florida resorts were recognized as part of Condé Nast Traveler’s 26th annual Readers’ Choice Awards,  which ranks the best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels and resorts in the world.

Included among the top 40 resorts in Florida were

A record 79,268 readers participated in the survey, nearly doubling the number from 2012.

If you’re coming to Southwest Florida to find your home in paradise, consider staying at one of these amazing resorts and be sure to contact a John R. Wood Agent to assist with your search for the perfect Naples, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, or Estero FL home!

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Naples FL Real Estate: Median Home Price Up by 17 Percent

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

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According to the latest announcement by the Naples Area Board of Realtors (NABOR) released on April 12, 2013, the median home price in the Naples market is up by 17 percent as compared to March 2012.

The median price increased from $184,000 in March 2012 to $215,000 for the 12-month period ending last month.  Overall, the total number of closed sales dropped in March compared to a year ago. However, overall pending sales increased 4 percent from 10,204 units to 10,633 units for the 12-month period ending in March 2013. Overall pending sales rose in all price categories in March compared to the 12-month period ending in March 2012, except in the under $300,000 category.

The report also stated that the average number of days on the market decreased by 8 percent, from 171 days on the market in March 2012 to 157 days on the market last month. Overall inventory dropped by 14 percent, from 7,599 in March 2012 to 6,565 last month as well.

NABOR also released its first quarter 2013 report…

The quarterly report said the overall median closed price increased 24 percent, from $190,000 in the first quarter of 2012 to $235,000 in the first quarter of 2013. In the $300,000 and under category, the median closed price increased 18 percent, from $135,000 in the first quarter of 2012 to $159,000 in the first quarter of 2013.

Overall closed sales decreased 2 percent, from 2,220 residences in the first quarter of 2012 to 2,167 in the first quarter of 2013. Overall closed sales increased 13 percent in the $300,000 to $500,000 category, from 309 residences to 350, and increased 15 percent in the $1 million to $2 million category, from 99 residences in the first quarter of 2012 to 114 in the first quarter of 2013, according to the report.

The also report said the average number of days on the market decreased 4 percent overall, from 169 days in the first quarter of 2012 to 162 days in the first quarter of 2013.

To read the full release by NABOR, visit www.NaplesArea.com

For additional market reports looking at the Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero areas, please visit the John R. Wood Realtors Market Data Research page.

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Naples FL Real Estate: New Real Estate Agents Join John R. Wood Realtors

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

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John R. Wood Realtors is proud to announce the addition of the following new agents to its team:

 

WEB-Kazda,-Michael---2013John R. Wood Realtors welcomes Michael A. Kazda to its Old Naples office. Kazda served in the United States Army and studied administration and finance. Prior to real estate, he served as a Chief Executive Officer/Owner for an accounting company and as a Controller/Business Manager for a talent agency. Prior to arriving in Naples in 2012, Kazda lived in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and currently holds sales associate and REALTOR® designations.  He also is a volunteer for 5th Avenue Business Improvement District activities and a member of the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR), the Florida Association of REALTORS® (FAR), and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

 

John R. Wood Realtors welcomes Gwendolyn Leftwich Geletka (Image not available) to its North Naples office. Previously from Canfield, Ohio, Geletka attended the Touro School of Nursing, Lousiana State University, Hondros College, and Larson Educational Services.  Prior to real estate, she was President and Chief Executive Officer of Kogelles Ltd. Inc. Women’s Specialty Boutique and a registered nurse. She has been involved with the Junior League of Youngstown and the Rich Foundation for Autism and is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the Florida Association of REALTORS® (FAR), and the Ohio Association of REALTORS® (OAR). Geletka holds a REALTOR® designation in Ohio and Florida.

John R. Wood Realtors welcomes Sophie Hewson (Image not available) to its Central office as part of the Treadwell Real Estate Sales Team. Living previously in Chicago and London, Hewson attended Rollins College and Regents College, earning a Bachelor of Administration Degree in International Business and a Master’s Degree in Finance. Prior to real estate, Hewson worked in wealth management, luxury hospitality management and marketing. She earned a real estate sales associate designation in 2011 and is active in the Naples Council for World Affairs. She is currently serves as a Southwest Florida Model UN Judge and is a member of the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR).

 

WEB-Hagan,-MikeJohn R. Wood Realtors welcomes Mike Hagan to its Bonita Springs Office. Previously living in Texas, Hagan holds real estate broker and Certified Sales Professional designations. Prior to working in real estate, he was a commercial fisherman.  Hagan is a member of the Bonita Springs-Estero Association of REALTORS® (BEAR).

 

 

 

WEB-Meiners,-Rob---2013John R. Wood Realtors welcomes Rob Meiners to its Old Naples Office as part of the Meiners Real Estate Sales Team. Originally from Chesterfield, Missouri, Meiners attended Missouri University, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Engineering Mechanics.  Prior to real estate, Meiners was a Senior Structural Design Engineer and owner of Tubular USA, a steel tubing fabrication company.  He has a real estate sales associate designation and is a member of the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR).

 

John R. Wood Realtors welcomes Laura Meiners (Image not available) to its Old Naples Office as part of the Meiners Real Estate Sales Team. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Meiners attended the University of Mississippi, earning a Bachelor of Administration Degree in Marketing.

John R. Wood Realtors is the oldest real estate company in Southwest Florida with 53+ years of experience in the market. The firm has eleven offices serving the areas from Marco Island to Sanibel/Captiva Islands, and employs 300 agents and staff.  For more information, visit www.JohnRWood.com.

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Naples,Bonita Springs, marco Island, Estero FL Real Estate






Southwest Florida Real Estate and Beyond: What do Home Buyers Really Want in 2013?

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

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According to a new study released by the National Association of Home Builders, 4 of the top-ranked home features involve energy efficiency.

94 percent of buyers surveyed say they want energy-star rated appliances. Ninety-one percent said they want the whole home to boast an energy-star rating. What’s more, 89 percent said they wanted energy-star rated windows and 88 percent desire ceiling fans, according to the survey.

Home buyers are also paying more attention to the laundry room in homes. Fifty-seven percent consider a laundry room “essential” in a home and nearly every home buyer surveyed say they want one in their home.

Organization is also big for home buyers. All ranking high on their wish-lists: A linen closet in the bathroom, space in the garage to put sports equipment and gardening tools, and a walk-in pantry in the kitchen.

Meanwhile, what do buyers show little preference for? About 43 percent say they do not want a two-story family room, and 38 percent say they don’t want a two-story entry foyer. More buyers view these open spaces as less energy efficient, so they’re no longer as highly rated.

What will your dream home have? Talk to a John R. Wood Agent today about finding your home in paradise that includes everything that is important to YOU.

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Naples Real Estate: 2013 Housing Starts Strong Says NABOR

Monday, February 18th, 2013

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Just last week, the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®) releases it’s January 2013 residential real estate report, which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island).

January 2013 starts the new year with strong sales, continuing the momentum established in 2012.  The overall median closed price increased 16 percent, and the overall closed sales increased 10 percent for the 12-months ending January 2013.

“Our market research demonstrated a steady demand for existing homes, and the new home market is doing well as indicated by a recent report from FGCU, which showed an increase in permits for Collier County,” said Wes Kunkle, NABOR President.

The NABOR® January report provides annual comparisons of single-family home and condominium sales (via the SunshineMLS), price ranges, and geographic segmentation and includes an Overall Market summary. The NABOR® January sales statistics are presented in chart format, with these overall (single-family and condominium units) specifics:

  • The overall median closed price increased 16 percent from $179,000 at the end of January 2012 to $207,000 for the 12-month period ending January 2013.
  • Overall pending sales increased 13 percent from 9,456 units to 10,681 units for the 12-month period ending January 2013. Overall pending sales increased 35 percent in the $300,000 to $500,000 category from 1,225 units to 1,652 units and 35 percent in the $500,000 to $1 million category, from 892 units to 1,200 units, and increased 22 percent in the $1 million to $2 million category, from 408 units to 497 units, respectively for the 12-month period ending January 2013.
  • The average DOM (Days on the Market) decreased overall from 173 days in January 2012 to 161 days in January 2013.
  • Overall pending sales in the Naples coastal area increased 36 percent from 1,555 units to 2,112 units, and closed sales increased 16 percent, from 1,638 units to 1,893 units, for the 12-month period ending January 2013.

To see the full report and accompanying charts, please click HERE.

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Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero Real Estate: January 2013 Neighborhood Snapshot Report Now Available

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

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Each month, John R. Wood Realtors publishes their Neighborhood Snapshot Report which shows the number of closed sales over the last 12 months, as well as the available inventory in some of Naples’ and Bonita Springs’ most popular neighborhoods.  This report is divided by single-family homes and condominiums, and gives residents insight into how active their neighborhood is, as well as surrounding neighborhoods.

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The latest report dated February 1, 2013, show only a handful of communities that have experienced a decrease in available inventory of single-family homes and condominiums. Those communities are Aqualane Shores, Pelican Landing, The Colony (at Pelican Landing), Grey Oaks, Palmira, Pelican Marsh, The Vineyards, and Tiburon. All other communities show an increase in available inventory. Many communities, such as Aqualane Shores, Barefoot Bay, The Crossings, Grey Oaks, Kensington, Lely Resort, Old Naples, Pelican Marsh, Pine Ridge, Royal Harbour, Pelican Landing, and The Vineyards, also show an increase in closed sales for single-family homes and condominiums within the past 12 months up to February 1, 2013.

 

To find out what is happening in your neighborhood, contact a John R. Wood Agent today.






Southwest Florida Real Estate and Beyond: Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend

Friday, January 18th, 2013

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Besides checking out all the John R. Wood Realtors Open Houses this Sunday, what else are you going to do this weekend?

Courtesy of Gulfshore Life Magazine, here are your top 5 things to do this weekend around Southwest Florida.

  1. Explore Rookery Bay during the 9th Annual Southwest Florida Nature Festival starting Friday. Choose from 40 different guided nature trips and check out presentations on the Florida Wildlife Corridor project that was featured in the July 2012 issue of Gulfshore Life. www.rookerybay.org
  2. Gulfshore Playhouse brings one of the most honored plays of the past 20 years when it starts a run of I Am My Own Wife on Friday through Feb. 3 at the Norris Center in Naples, with a preview tonight. The one-person show with 37 characters, tells the story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a German transvestite who manages to survive both the Nazis and the Stasi. www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org
  3. The Sunshine Blues Festival kicks off its three-city Florida tour with a show at Centennial Park in Fort Myers featuring the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Walter Trout, Sonny Landreth, Joe Louis Walker and more. The fun kicks off at noon Friday. www.sunshinebluesfestival.com
  4. Head to Bass Pro at the Gulf Coast Town Center this weekend for the first leg of its Great American Boat Show. Learn about the latest in cruising and fishing boats, take seminars to help you better enjoy your time on the water and get tips from pro anglers. www.basspro.com
  5. Blending classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop Pink Martini  has spent the past two decades bringing a new kind of cool to popular music. Hear the band’s precocious blend at the Phil at 8 p.m. Sunday. www.thephil.org

For more information about this Sunday’s Open Houses, please see our insert in this Sunday’s edition of the Naples Daily News!

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