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3411 23rd Avenue SW Naples Florida – For Sale

Have you always wanted your own private estate in Naples Florida close to all the action?  Then look no further than 3411 23rd Avenue SW.  This spacious home is located just east of Collier Boulevard (CR 951) close enough for an easy drive to downtown or the beaches.  Nestled on 2.73 landscaped and secluded acres, this home offers over 3205 square feet of living space.  There is no traffic noise as this home is located at the... Continue Reading >

3 Reasons To Sell Your Home This Spring

Courtesy of Keeping Current Matters Many sellers are still hesitant about putting their house up for sale. Where are prices headed? Where are interest rates headed? These are all valid questions. However, there are several reasons to sell your home sooner rather than later. Here are three of those reasons. 1. Demand is about to skyrocket Most people realize that the housing market is hottest from April through June. The most serious buyers are well aware of this and, for that reason, come... Continue Reading >

Home Equity Loans – Four Things You Should Know

Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2014. All rights reserved. In recent months, as rising home values have put more equity in the hands of their owners, home equity lending has been making a comeback as an easy source of funds. At the same time, notes credit analyst Kirk Haverkamp at credit.com, lenders are loosening restrictions. But before deciding to tap into equity, there are four things you should know about home equity loans: They are a type of mortgage – As such, they have advantages and... Continue Reading >

Thinking Of Buying A Home? 5 Reasons To Buy NOW!

Courtesy of Keeping Matters Current Based on prices, mortgage rates and soaring rents, there may have never been a better time in real estate history to purchase a home than right now. Here are five major reasons purchasers should consider buying. 1. Competition is about to Increase Every spring a surge of prospective purchasers enter the housing market. Like you, they will want the best home available in the best location at the best price. They will be competing with you for the... Continue Reading >

When Can You Buy A House After A Short Sale?

by Marcie Geffner (MCT)—Folks in the housing biz love people who want to buy homes. And these days, many real estate and mortgage brokers feel especially fond of so-called rebound or boomerang buyers — people who lost a home to foreclosure, but are now ready to buy again.  The chief attraction is strong motivation, says Kent Temple, broker/owner of a real estate company in Mooresville, N.C.  “If you’ve been through a foreclosure, you’ve already been a homeowner,” Temple says. “You know what it’s about. You know the process. You’ve been through... Continue Reading >

Moving Up? Do It Now Not Later

Courtesy of Keeping Current MattersA recent study revealed that the number of existing home owners planning to buy a home this year is about to increase dramatically. Some are moving up, some are downsizing and others are making a lateral move. Another study shows that over 75% of these buyers will, in fact, be in that first category: a move-up buyer. We want to address this group of buyers in today’s blog post.There is no way for us to predict the future... Continue Reading >

Are You Still Renting? It Has Cost You $41,000!

According to Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, renters have missed out on over $41,000 by not buying 3 years ago when the prices were the lowest.  The annual median home price in 2011 was $166,100 and in 2013 $197,100.  The median national home price this year is expected to hit $207,000.  Therefore, as a renter your landlord's property has increased in value each year and by the end of this year will have increased $41,000... Continue Reading >

Naples Flatbread At The Mercato

As our office is located at The Mercato we usually find that we are starving and need a place to get to quickly and enjoy happy hour or a relaxing meal.  Naples Flatbread is a great place to unwind after a long day working or playing in the sun!  As usual I have to comment on their happy hour because, as you know, I am a great fan of happy hours!  They offer half off all their wine and beer... Continue Reading >

Esplanade Golf & Country Club – New Taylor Morrison Community In Naples

Last week marked the grand opening of The Esplanade Golf and Country Club on Immokalee Road and Realtors were invited to come for lunch and tour the model homes.  ToastyinNaples.com Realty was lifted up and away on a short ride in a hot air balloon.  It was really fun to see the community from a lofty height although even more fun was how windy it was and how we almost capsized due to the strong wind gusts that... Continue Reading >

10 Deadly Mistakes Home Buyers Make

As you start the process toward buying your own home, it is important to know as much as you can about the process.  I want to help you protect yourself against these 10 common pitfalls that can happen to uneducated buyers. MISTAKE #1 Choosing a Realtor who is not committed to forming a strong business relationship with you. HOW TO AVOID IT:  Making a connection with the right Realtor is crucial.  Choose a professional who is dedicated to serving your needs - before,... Continue Reading >