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May
23

Market Report April

Are you planning to buy or sell a home in Southwest Florida this summer? During the busiest times of year for real estate transactions, it's important to stay up to date on the latest market trends and make informed decisions. Our real estate agents have the latest data for you to review, in our Southwest Florida Market Report for April 2022.

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May
16

Sun Safety

The bright, shining sun over serene, sandy beaches is part of the reason that the Paradise Coast has earned its name and is one of the desirable features that draws so many people to Southwest Florida. In order to stay safe while maximizing your enjoyment of those sunny days, it's important to keep sun safety in mind. The last full week of May each year is National Safe Sun Week, providing the perfect excuse to brush up on safe habits before summer starts. Our real estate agents have some practical tips sourced from medical experts to help you stay safe while enjoying fun in the sun this year.

The CDC provides extensive guidance on sun safety. By taking proactive steps to protect yourself from the sun, you can reduce the risk of skin cancer, which is the most common form of cancer in the United States.

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May
9

Rooftop Dining

You won't find a better place to enjoy a meal with a view than the Paradise Coast, where stunning views on the waterfront meet some of the world's best seafood, craft cocktails, and international cuisine. Many of your favorite Paradise Coast restaurants offer rooftop dining, allowing you to enjoy both the views and the beautiful weather while you dine. Our real estate agents have the details on seven great restaurants with rooftop dining on the Paradise Coast.

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May
2

Outdoor Kitchens 2022

Long gone are the days when plopping a grill in the yard and purchasing some patio furniture counted as an outdoor kitchen. Today, stylish, functional, feature-rich outdoor kitchens rank highly among the most popular investments for homeowners, especially near Naples homes for sale where you can enjoy that outdoor entertaining space all year long. Planning on adding an outdoor kitchen to your home or upgrading your existing outdoor space? Our real estate agents have the inside scoop on the top features for outdoor kitchens in 2022.

One piece of advice before we dive into the top features: If you're expecting to add or upgrade an outdoor kitchen later this year, be sure to plan ahead. Contractors are in high demand, especially when it comes to adding additions like the ones below.

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April
20

Naples Report

As we enter the spring selling season, it's important to keep a close eye on the latest Southwest Florida real estate trends. Whether you're planning to buy or sell a home this year, market knowledge is a critical factor in achieving your real estate goals. Our real estate agents always keep an eye on the latest Southwest Florida real estate trends, and we have all of the key details in our Market Report for March 2022.

Southwest Florida

We begin our look at the trends with an overall picture of Southwest Florida real estate, which saw a slight year-over-year gain in properties sold and a significant increase in average sales price. Overall, Southwest Florida saw 36,390 properties sold during the 12-month period ending March 31, an increase in sales of 3.19 percent. That increase came despite a slight 3.22 percent decrease in new listings, with a total of 35,857 new listings over the same 12-month period. The average sales price for Southwest Florida properties increased by 20.95 percent to $670,785. As of March 31, Southwest Florida inventory stood at 2,456 units with .81 months of supply.

Naples

Naples homes for sale also saw gains during the 12 months through March 31, with 14,463 properties sold and a 2.35 percent year-over-year increase in sales compared to the preceding 12 months. There were 13,802 new listings in Naples, a decrease of 7.6 percent compared to the previous 12 months. The average sales price in Naples was $873,463, an increase of 16.64 percent. Inventory for Naples was 1,121 units as of the end of March, which equates to .93 months of supply.

Marco Island

Sales decreased slightly in Marco Island, with 1,311 properties sold during the 12 months ending March 31, a 1.65 percent decrease compared to the preceding 12 months. New listings decreased by 14.15 percent, from 1,420 to 1,219. However, the average sales price saw a significant increase of 32.15 percent to $1,163,666. Inventory for Marco Island checked in at 149 units and 1.36 months of supply.

Bonita Springs-Estero

Sales also saw a slight decrease in the Bonita Springs-Estero market, with a 4.10 percent decrease in sales to a total of 4,066 properties sold. New listings were down by 7.56 percent, with a total of 3,926 during the 12 months ending March 31. The average sales price rose by 24.32 percent to $586,202. Inventory for Bonita Springs-Estero stood at 257 units, with .76 months of supply.

Fort Myers

Sales rose in Fort Myers, with a 2.84 percent increase and 7,197 properties sold over the 12-month period ending March 31. New listings checked in at 6,960, a year-over-year decrease of 4.43 percent. The average sales price in Fort Myers was $405,926, an increase of 22.99 percent. Fort Myers inventory was 284 units and .47 months of supply.

Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach saw a slight year-over-year decrease in sales of 1.20 percent, with 575 properties sold in March. New listings in Fort Myers Beach also decreased slights, with 612 units sold and a decrease of 3.47 percent. Fort Myers Beach saw one of the largest increases in average sales price, with a 32.00 percent increase to $815,535. Inventory in Fort Myers Beach checked in at 65 units and 1.36 months of supply.

Sanibel & Captiva Islands

With 689 properties sold over the 12 months ending March 31, Sanibel & Captiva saw a 1.32 percent increase in sales compared to the previous 12 months. New listings decreased by 13.57 percent, with a total of 567 posted, while the average sales price increased by 29.58 percent to $1,324,278. Sanibel & Captiva inventory stood at 50 units and .87 months of supply.

Cape Coral

The largest sales increase in March came in Cape Coral, where 8,089 properties were sold over the 12 months ending March 31, an increase of 10.81 percent. New listings were also on the rise in Cape Coral, with a 9.57 percent increase to 8,624 new listings. The average sales price rose by 32.03 percent, checking in at $440,735. Inventory for Cape Coral was 530 units, with .79 months of supply.

Whether you're ready to buy, sell, or simply want to analyze all of your options, our local real estate team is here to help with all of your Southwest Florida real estate needs. Contact us to buy and sell homes in your favorite Southwest Florida communities.

The source of this real property information is the copyrighted and proprietary database compilation of Southwest Florida MLS, Copyright 2022, and the proprietary compilation of that data by John R. Wood Properties, its employees, and professional statisticians hired by the Wood firm. Accuracy of the information is not guaranteed; it should be independently verified if any person intends to engage in a transaction, relying on such data. Statistics include Naples, Bonita, Estero, Fort Myers (excluding North and East Fort Myers), Fort Myers Beach, Cape Coral, Sanibel-Captiva Islands, Pine Island, Matlacha, Marco Island.
April
18

Pet Friendly Plants

Indoor plants can add so much life and character to any room, with countless varieties to choose from when decorating your home. But not every plant is a great option when you have pets in your home.

Fortunately, there are plenty of beautiful plants that are just as safe for your pets as they are for you! Our real estate agents have the facts on eight houseplants that are pet safe, easy to care for, and sure to look fantastic in your home.

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April
11

Sanibel

A recent ranking of the best beaches in the country by U.S. News & World Report includes a few familiar names, and it's no surprise that SWFL beaches hold prime positions on the list. In fact, the beaches of both Sanibel Island and Naples ranked in the top 10. Our real estate agents have all the exciting details on why SWFL beaches rank among the best in the country.

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March
21

February Real Estate

Spring is always one of the busiest times for Southwest Florida real estate, so there's plenty to consider if you're planning to buy or sell a home in the near future. Keeping up with the latest real estate market trends will help you make informed decisions, and our team keeps a constant eye on the data to help you stay informed. Our real estate agents have all the key data, in our Southwest Florida Market Report for February 2022.

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March
14

Island Hopping

Southwest Florida is filled with fascinating barrier islands, including some remote islands which are only accessible by boat. Whether you travel by land or by sea, a quick trip north from Naples homes for sale is all it takes to visit these island getaways. Our real estate agents have the local knowledge on 7 great activities to enjoy while island hopping in SWFL.

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March
7

Blueway

Florida's west coast is a place where pristine waterways, pleasant year-round weather, and an abundance of diverse local wildlife mix, so it's no surprise that spending time on the water is a favorite pastime for many residents. The Great Calusa Blueway is a 190-mile paddling trail developed by Lee County Parks and Recreation during the early 2000s that makes it easy for canoeists and kayakers to explore coastal waterways. Our real estate agents have all the details on the many activities that you can enjoy and sights that you'll see along Florida's Great Calusa Blueway.

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