Fay Bamond's Blog Posts

Fay Bamond's Blog Posts

2019 Florida Real Estate Market Projections
According to the Chief Economist at Realtor.com, the 2019 real estate market will no longer be a Seller’s Market but rather transition to a Balanced Market as inventory levels ...

Naples And Across The US Homeownership Still Vital To Build Wealth
Naples and across the US Home-ownership Still Vital to Build WealthAccording to the DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS homeownership remains a major component to financial security and cont...

Naples Area Real Estate Market Outlook April 2018
Naples, Fla.(May 25, 2018) - According to the April 2018 Market Report released by th...

US Average Mortgage Rates At 7year Highs
WASHINGTON (AP) – May 25, 2018 – Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, continuing at their highest levels in seven years amid the peak home buying season. Mortgage bu...

Nov 14 2017 7536 1
MY PREFERRED MORTGAGE LENDER AND ACCOUNTANTI wanted to introduce my new preferred mortgage lender, Karen Boring and Accountant, Anthony Composto. Both are long term practitioner...

Are Zero Percent Credit Card Offers Right For You And Your Family
Some would say that we’re all “pre-programmed” to look for good deals, whether it be to purchase a house, a car or for everyday necessities that we all have. Over the last...

Is An ARM Adjustable Rate Mortgage The Right Move For Your Naples Purchase
With Interest Rates having recently gone up for what seems like the first time in many moons, potential homebuyers are now calculating if now is the time to buy or is there reas...

If Living On The Coast Is What Youre Looking For Now Is A Great Time
The sun, the surf and the sand. That’s what many of us look for when we are vacationing and more and more of us think about those factors when we are looking at second homes o...

If Youre Thinking About Buying A Home As A Rental Property Here Are Some Stats
Are you thinking about buying a second property and using it as a part-time rental? Many of us would love to buy a property in a preferred location and look to offset some of th...

If You Are A Smoker And Trying To Sell Your Home Here Are Some Tips To Help You Sell
Selling a home can sometimes be difficult enough but as “anti-smoking”as our society has become, a smokers-home can present even greater challenges. In a recent article by Fa...

Its A BUYERS Market In Naples
2017 has seen a lot of positive signs relating to the economy……….including the stock market and jobs created. That’s all well and good on a National Level but recently, ...

Florida Ranks In The Top 10 For Overall State And Local Tax Rates
                                       There are many considerations that we ad...

As Expected Fed Raises Interest Rate So What Does It Mean For Mortgages
With the economy continuing to strengthen and a recent jobs report showing more good news, the Federal Reserve confirmed what many had forecasted by raising the interest rate agai...

Fed Rate Hike Looking More Likely
As we’ve discussed in recent blogs, the economy continues to improve and all indicators point to continued growth. That position was further strengthened at the end of last w...

A Healthy Home Is A Happy Home
We all make changes to our homes……………whether it be redecorating, remodeling or just freshening it up. And when we do these things…………how many of us take ecolog...

You Never Get A Second Chance To Make A First Impression
There are many axioms that have become part of our lives………beauty is only skin deep………it’s what’s on the inside that counts…………..you can’t judge a book...

Potential Federal Reserve Rate Hike Could Impact Home Purchases
We’ve talked in previous blogs about the shortage of available homes for sale, as well as the increase in asking prices and their impact on the ability of potential buyers to ...

There Is No Such Thing As Too Much Information When It Comes To Your Tax Returns
I wrote a blog a couple of weeks ago outlining some important tax breaks that homeowners might be entitled to but recently came across an article written by Margaret Heidenry for...

Window Design Can Save You Money And Make Your Home More Appealing
Whether you’re looking to sell your home or just make some updates to your décor, window design can make a big difference. From energy savings to privacy and also showing a bi...

Buying A New Home Before Youve Sold Your Current Property
A common dilemma within households continues to be……………when do we start looking for our next home? Many families wrestle with this question primarily due to the fact t...

If Property Taxes Are A Barometer For Your Home Purchase Here Is Where Florida Sits
There are many considerations that into play as we approach purchasing our next home. Overall Purchase Price, State Income Tax and Property Taxes are probably the most important...

Real Estate Investment Can Be Lucrative
The Stock Market continues to set all-time highs as investors react positively to President Trump’s promises regarding Tax Reform and Job Creation. 401K holders have seen a spi...

Refinancing May Be A Great Option For You
We’ve all seen the Quicken Loans commercial countless times and the slogan “Engineered To Amaze” is quite familiar to all of us. It certainly peaks our interest in the area...

Selling Season Is Here So We Need To Interest Potential Buyers
It’s three weeks to the day until the first day of Spring and we all know what that means………spring cleaning…………….and for some of us, preparing our homes to be ...

Home Affordability At 8Year Low But Looking Favorable
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently published information outlining the many factors such as rising interest rates, excessive regulations and home value a...

Tax Breaks For Homeowners Can Be Substantial
As the end of February nears, we all tend to breathe a sigh of relief as we believe winters-end is close, blooms are preparing to show and the Canadian geese will begin migratin...

As We Age We Face The Dilemma Of Selling Our Home Or Aging In Place
As we get older we face a number of decisions such as when to retire, is our home too big for us and do we want to continue maintaining our home or pay someone else to do it. We...

Feb 21 2017 Mortgage Commentary
Feb 21, 2017 Weekly Mortgage Commentary courtesy of Dean Mlinarich of Caliber Home LoansLast week, mortgage rates finished very close to where they started. This was after rates...

If Youre Not Ready For Retirement Try SemiRetirement
After working for many years, many of us look forward to retirement once our financial planning goals have been met. However, more and more retirement-eligible individuals are b...

Temporary Reprieve For Consumer Protection Group
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) received some good news recently when a prior ruling that threatened the operational structure of the Consumer Watchdog Group as ...

A Majority Of Floridians Think Its A Good Time To Buy A Home
Timing is everything…………..from buying a stock at the right time………..getting the best deal on an automobile…………..taking a vacation at the right time to insur...

Changes To Dodd Frank May Have An Impact On The Real Estate Industry
Dodd-Frank, which became law in 2010 as a result of the 2008 Financial Crisis, in an attempt to minimize the possibility of another Financial Collapse and place restrictions on ...

New Or Improved Tax Breaks For 2017
Yesterday we spoke about how the Mortgage Interest Deduction may be removed in the upcoming Tax Code Reform being moved along by Congress. While that may cause some consternatio...

Tax Reform Changes Might Make Mortgage Interest Deduction A Moot Point
With discussions in Congress already underway to dramatically change the U.S. Tax Code, many existing and potential homebuyers are curious as to exactly what impact possible cha...

Protecting Your Home And Your Family In The Event Of An Emergency
Man-made disasters,  Acts Of God and Environmental Disasters typically occur without warning and can cause catastrophic damage to your property, possessions and in some case...

Hiring A Real Estate Agent Is A Good Business Decision For Achieving Your Goals
Hiring a Real Estate Agent Is a Good Business Decision for Achieving Your GoalNow that we live in the Digital Era, there are lots of websites containing volumes of information r...

TRID Relates To Mortgage Disclosure Rules
TRID……. another acronym but this one actually has some meaning....

FHA Mortgage Insurance Price Cut
FHA Mortgage Insurance Price Cut Is TrumpedAs a follow-on to a recent blog I posted on the advantages to primarily first-time buyers when it comes to the amount of a down payment ...

Title Considerations When Buying In Southwest Florida
DON’T LET YOUR NAPLES PROPERTY CAUSE HEARTACHE ONCE YOU ARE GONEMany folks look towards Naples being their retirement destination so that they can enjoy the fruits of their labo...

It Is Good To Be A Seller In Naples FL
It’s Good To Be A Seller In Naples And Elsewhere As Profits Hit 10 Year “High Mark”Despite the looming uncertainty of what impact the recent election will have on the economy...

Its Good To Be A Seller In Naples And Elsewhere As Profits Hit 10 Year High Mark
Despite the looming uncertainty of what impact the recent election will have on the economy, the fact that we are in a much better position than we were 10 years ago is somewhat...

FHA Mortgage Insurance Price Cut Is Trumped
As a follow-on to a recent blog I posted on the advantages to primarily first-time buyers when it comes to the amount of a down payment necessary to buy a home, an Executive Orde...

When It Comes To Real Estate Florida Outperformed The Rest Of The Country
Thanks to robust job creation in 2016, Florida’s economy outperformed the nation! These were sentiments echoed during the Florida Realtors Mid-Winter Business Meeting recently...

Feb 2 2017 Mortgage Market Commentary
Feb 2, 2017 Mortgage Market CommentaryMortgage rates improved slightly last week with Friday’s Non-Farm payrolls report showing weaker than expected wage gains. This lead many ...

Get A Good Deal But The Days Of Getting A Steal Have Passed In Naples
We all want to get the best deal possible when buying our Naples home, however, with the resurgence of the economy and the Real Estate market, the era of low-balling and negotia...

PMI Private Mortgage Insurance Will Not Only Insure You But Will Let You Pay Less
Many first-time home buyers are faced with the dilemma of accumulating enough money for the down payment, which in most cases is 20% of the purchase price.  PMI can help th...

You May Not Golf But Might Want To Buy On A Golf Course In Naples
It’s true that not everyone is interested in golf but as a recent article published by the Florida Realtors Association details, properties adjacent to golf courses tend to re...

OPEN HOUSE SUN FEB 5TH CORDOVA AT SPANISH WELLS
Stop by my Open House at 9925 Alhambra Lane, Bonita Springs this Sunday February 5th from 1-4:00...

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Planning To Sell Your HomeSooner Rather Than Later May Be The Best Move
Many of you, like myself may have tried to pick what we thought was the optimum time to sell our existing home as we looked forward to purchasing our next home. We may have cons...

Jan 30 2017 Mortgage Market Commentary
Mortgage rates increased slightly last week as equities experienced strong days mid and late week, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average breaking 20,000 on Wednesday. The Dow held ...

Jan 24 2017 Mortgage Commentary
MORTGAGE MARKET COMMENTARY JANUARY 23. 2017  Courtesy of Dean Mlinarich, Caliber Home LoansA weekly look at where mortgage interest rates are headed: Last week, mort...

Naples Area Board Of Realtors 2016 Recap 2017 Projections
Naples Area Real Estate Inventory Outpaced Sales in 2016 (January 20, 2017) -Broker analysts who analyzed the Annual, 4th Quarter and December 2016 Market Reports released ...

Smart Homes Are Getting PopularBut HackableHelp Is On The Way
Everyday we see commercials advertising Closed-Circuit Cameras, Smart Phones and Doorbell Gizmos that allow us to see who is ringing our doorbell no matter where we are. All of ...

Jan 13 2017 19541 1Whether Our Homes Are In Naples Or Elsewhere Our Children Need To Be Safe
Our children are our most precious commodity and as such, it is incumbent on us as parents  to provide them with the tools and training  they need to be safe in their ow...

Jan 11 2017 19541 1Is A Reverse Mortgage Right For Your Naples Home Or Possibly Your Existing Home
Lots of us see all of the advertisements for Reverse Mortgages, promoted by icons like Tom Selleck and Henry Winkler as well as ex-Senator and actor Fred Thompson. There have be...

Jan 9 2017 7536 1Part Of Planning To Buy In Naples Means Protecting The Property You May Be Selling
Now that you’ve made the decision that Naples is your destination, listing your existing home and finding a buyer are your primary goals. Your listing agent can give you all o...

Jan 5 2017 7536 1What Features Are Important To You In Your Naples Home
You’ve finally decided that Naples is the place for your dream home after looking at multiple areas. Now the fun begins…………..what type of property will suit the needs ...

Jan 3 2017 7536 1Before Settling Into Your New Naples Home You Need To Consider Doing These Things
Your property search is finally done. You’ve signed all of the necessary paperwork and you’re getting ready for the closing. All of your diligence has paid off and you can s...

Happy 2017
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Dec 29 2016 7536 1Wintertime Home Staging Tips
As you prepare to sell your Northern home and move to the beautiful weather that Naples has to offer, I thought I would just share some tips that might allow you impress prospec...

Mortgage Market Commentary As Of December 27 2016
Mortgage Market Commentary as of December 27, 2016 courtesy of Dean Mlinarich,Branch Manager with  Caliber Home Loans A look at where mortgage interest rates are headed inclu...

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Is Home Equity Still An Integral Piece Of The Retirement Puzzle
Is Home Equity Still an Integral Piece of the  Retirement PuzzleHome-ownership has always been one of the best roads to a secure retirement. With the recent rebound in ...

Nov 14 Mortgage Market Update Rates Move Upward
Mortgage Market Commentary Courtesy of Caliber Home Loans, Inc.       Nov 14, 2016Mortgage rates rose substantially last week on news of the U.S. presid...

Jun 22 2016 7536 1BEWARE OF REAL ESTATE SCAMSMONITOR YOUR EMAIL CLOSELY
Living in the digital age provides all of us with numerous benefits and access to various applications like driving directions, online shopping and making dinner reservations. W...

Mar 31 2016 7536 1Regaining Balance 1 Million US Borrowers Recoup Equity In 2015
One million borrowers regained equity in 2015, bringing the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity at the end of Q4 2015 to approximately 46.3 million, or 9...

Mar 31 2016 7536 1EMAIL Scams Targeting The Real Estate Industry
Criminals are hacking into the email accounts of real estate agents or other persons involved in a real estate transaction and using information gained from the hack to dupe a p...

Naples Florida Named Happiest Heathiest City In America
Great News, Naples Lovers – the rest of the world now knows what we knew all along.  According to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Fl...

Feb 17 2016 7536 1REVERSE MORTGAGES MAY BE RIGHT FOR SOME NAPLES BUYERS
Many of us have seen various commercials concerning REVERSE MORTGAGES and the benefits to Seniors over age 62 who are looking to refinance their existing homes. What many folks ...

Feb 16 2016 7536 1ITS TAX TIME AGAIN SO HERE ARE SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT HOW HARVESTING MIGHT HELP YOU I
While ringing in a New Year often brings hope that brighter days are ahead and new experiences loom on the horizon, such as buying a new property in Naples, the reality also exi...

Jan 31 2016 7536 1DONT LET YOUR NAPLES PROPERTY CAUSE HEARTACHE ONCE YOU ARE GONE
Many folks look towards Naples being their retirement destination so that they can enjoy the fruits of their labor after many years in the workforce.  Unfortunately, part ...

Naples Area Board Of Realtors 2015 Real Estate Annual Report
Naples, Fla.(January 22, 2015) -Activity in the housing market for much of Collier County in 2015 looked like year-end activity in 2014, according to broker analysts who reviewed t...

Jan 18 2016 7536 1IF YOURE BUYING OR SELLING IN NAPLES IN 2016 YOU SHOULD READ THIS
2016 is forecasted to be a good, solid year for Real Estate and as such, many folks will be looking to buy their Naples dream home or perhaps sell their existing home and buy an...

Jan 12 2016 7536 1SUNNY Real Estate Market In 2016 Making Naples Even More Appealing
While the market in 2015 may have been the best in 8 years, market analysts project an even better 2016, a result of growing employment rates which are expected to continue thro...

Naples November 2015 Real Estate Market Activity
Naples, Fla.(December 18, 2015) -The November 2015 Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier Coun...

Dec 4 2015 7536 1FHA Financing For Condos Is Easier But Still No Without Pratfalls
Those of you who have entertained the idea of buying a Naples Condo and acquiring FHA Financing are all too well aware of the restrictions that have been in place for sometime. ...

Dec 4 2015 7536 1Federal Reserve To Raise Interest Rates Sooner Rather Than Later
For some time now, interest rates have stayed at very low levels, making home ownership a reality for many. While many prospective buyers have taken the approach of waiting, hop...

Naples Real Estate Market Statistics
Most Recent Naples Area Real Estate Statistics Naples, Fla.(November 20, 2015) - Inventory rose 4 percent in the single-family home resale market during October according to the Oc...

Nov 18 2015 7536 1Hiring A Real Estate Agent Is A Good Business Decision For Achieving Your Goal
Now that we live in the Digital Era, there are lots of websites containing volumes of information relating to the Real Estate industry. So much information, that many buyers and...

Nov 16 2015 7536 1TRID Another Acronym But This One Actually Has Some Meaning
As you prepare to purchase your Naples home and obtain your new mortgage, some recent changes to the Mortgage Process may come into play and I thought it might be beneficial to ...

Jun 30 2015 7536 1Pending Home Sales Hit NineYear High In May Momentum For Naples Buyers
Pending home sales continued to rise in May ,and they're now at their highest level in over nine years, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). Northeast and Wes...

Jun 30 2015 7536 1Flas Housing Market Prices Up Inventory Tighter In Naples
Tightening inventory continued to impact Florida's housing market in May, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Realtors across the state reported ri...

Jun 30 2015 7536 1Rising Mortgage Rates Pushing Homebuyers To Action In Naples
        Interest rates have remained at historically low levels for sometime now, prompting some potential hom...

Jun 30 2015 7536 1New Policy Reverse Mortgage Spouses Keep The House In Naples
Many prospective Naples homebuyers look to Naples as possibly their last Real Estate purchase and new legislation has insured that desire can be fulfilled, even in the event of cat...

May 31 2015 7536 1Private Mortgage Insurance Is Tricky And Necessary
Shared thoughts from an Experienced Certified Mortgage Planner regarding Private Mortgage Insurance(PMI)............while PMI is a neccesary evil in some cases, there are firms out...

May 31 2015 7536 1Shrinking Shadow Inventory Raises Prices In Naples And Elsewhere
As I've written in previous blogs, home values have continued to appreciate during 2015 and look to continue upward. Part of the reason is that the number of existing mortgaged pro...

May 30 2015 7536 1Its A Sellers Market Overall So Buying In Naples Is Not Getting Cheaper
New home sales surged in April, pending sales of existing properties are up, and so are home prices. In other words, the real estate market is "really hot" right no...

May 28 2015 7536 1High Rents Low Rates Make Buying In Naples Very Appealing
Sixty-two percent of potential homebuyers say that now is a better time to purchase a home than it was a year ago, according to Chase's new national survey, "Insights From the Mind...

Whether The Lessee Or Lessor In Naples Even If Family Is Involved Write It Down
A wide variety of my clients either purchase a home in Naples to use as full or part-time rental property or eagerly look forward to their annual Naples vacation and look to me to ...

Apr 19 2015 7536 1Closing On Your Naples Home In August READ THIS
As you approach closing on your Naples property on or after August 1, 2015, there will be some mortgage disclosure changes required by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFP...

Apr 19 2015 7536 1Buying A NewBuild In Naples Real Estate Agents Are KEY
It’s very exciting to entertain the prospect of buying a new construction home, however, there are many variables that one needs to consider and while some may have a “I’ll g...

Homeownership In Naples Is A Financially Sound Thing To Do
All of us have wondered whether or not buying a home is the right thing to do and whether or not the timing is right. Consideration of interest rates, down payment amounts and the ...

Florida Housing Market Showing Momentum Which Positively Impacts Naples
Florida's housing market reported more closed sales, higher median prices, increased pending sales and more new listings in February, according to the latest housing data released ...

New Homes Sales Surge In February Especially In The South And Naples
Sales of new U.S. homes in February climbed to their fastest pace in seven years, as an otherwise dormant housing market showed fresh signs of life.The Commerce Department said Tue...

Mortgages Getting EasierNaples Real Estate Closer Than Ever
Many prospective Home Buyers who have been frustrated over the last number of years by “overly-strict” mortgage lending requirements, can now breath a little bit easier as a re...

Looking For A Second Home In NaplesFind A Knowledgeable Local Realtor
The criteria used by prospective buyers who are looking for a Primary residence, are uniquely different from those that are looking for a Vacation/Secondary residence and it is imp...

2014 Tax Returns For The SelfEmployed Can Be Fruitful And Help You Buy Your Naples Home
Being Self-Employed is at times an arduous and painstaking endeavor and while tax time is normally something we all dread, those of us who are self-employed need to be diligent. An...

Empty Nesters Getting More LONG TERM CompanyEven In Naples
Many of us as parents had difficulty adjusting to the fact that our children were leaving home for college and then the reality of the real world and worked very hard acclimating t...

NOW Is A Great Time To Buy Your Naples Dream Home
According to Lawrence Yun, NAR Chief Economist, December contract signings fell for the first time in 16 months largely due to fewer homes available for sale and a modest increase ...

Short Sale Tax Relief Approved For 2014Great News For Potential Naples Buyers
As we approach the deadline for filing 2014 tax returns, many prospective homebuyers who were forced to “short-sell” their homes in 2014 are wondering about the tax implication...

Florida Real Estate Trending Upward In 2014 And Going ForwardMaking Naples Attractive
All Indicators for the Florida Housing Market continue to be positive based on end of year statistics and forebode continued growth in 2014. Florida Real Estate Sales, listings and...

Lets Take The Party OutsideAnd Naples Is A Great Place To Do It
As American families continue to try and strike a balance between work life and home life, more and more of us are looking to have more fun at home………and unlike our parents g...

The New Year Is Looking Promising For Naples And Florida As A Whole
As Florida in general continues to gain Economic momentum, one of the key sectors which is experiencing solid growth is the Housing Industry. I have noted in previous blogs that So...

Jan3 Downpayment Mortgages Are Here For You In NaplesAnd Really Popular 20 2015 7536 1
While most of us tend to exhaust all of our “gift-getting” and “gift-receiving” resources during the holiday season, prospective homeowners are now realizing that the Seaso...

Trying To Buy A Home After Selling Your Previous Home In A Short Sale
As many folks recover from the economic downturn, many homeowners who were forced to give up their homes in a “short-sale”, are finding new challenges when trying to purchase t...

Paying Cash Or Financing Your Dream Home In Naples
During the Real Estate downturn, many Buyers swooped into the market paying cash for the glut of foreclosures on the market, threatening many first time homebuyer’s as well as re...

Successful Negotiations For Naples Real Estate
“Buyers and sellers should never negotiate directly……..it’s all downside and very little upside”, according to Jose Perez of PCMS Consulting.  Allow me to negotiate ...

Blue Skies Ahead In 2015 Real Estate MarketNaples Looking Sunny
Despite some tumultuous times over the last 5+ years, most indicators point to a positive outlook in 2015. This is not to say that we’ll be living in a perfect world, but timi...

FirstTime Buyers ReEntering Market And Eyeing Smaller Homes
First-Time Buyers are returning after an extended hiatus due to various mortgage requirements, uncertainty about the housing market and overall job insecurity. As the overall job m...

Home Values Going Up In 2014 And Will Continue Into 2015 In Naples And Nationally
In just  a few months (February 2015), national median home values will exceed the prices experienced prior to the Market Crash in 2007 and begin to establish new “highs” ...

Big Data Changing The Way We LiveAnd Buying And Selling Real Estate In Naples
Now that hard-wired cellphones, analog flip phones and in many cases, landlines have gone the way of the dinosaur, Smartphones have been leading us in an entirely new and useful di...

SW Florida HomeBuilding Industry Finding BalanceGreat News For Naples
Much like we all try and find balance in our daily lives regarding work, our personal lives, children, family, etc., the Home Building Industry is no different. Not wanting to repe...

Which Are The Proven High Value Remodeling Projects For Your Naples Home
Whether or not to remodel portions of your home tends to almost always create a conundrum for many homeowners. Despite the fact that the average homeowner in the U.S. will move eve...

Looking To Market Your Naples Home Dont Roll The Dice Here Are Things Buyers Are Looking For
Whether you are looking to sell your house soon or planning for the day when you do, there are some basic factors which will impact the marketability of your home. Open floor plans...

Sunnier Skies For Naples Home Buyers With Lower Credit Scores
Eversince the recent recession, mortgage lenders have typically shied away from those potential buyers with the lowest credit scores, many of whom (106.5 million nationally) have a...

Boomers Looking To Buy Bigger And Pricier Houses In Naples And Elsewhere
Baby Boomers are beginning to see their net worth increase and have seemingly resigned themselves to carrying larger outstanding mortgage balances than other age groups. The median...

Florida Housing Market Continues To Grow Which Makes It A Great Time To Buy In Naples
Both housing prices as well as housing inventory continues to increase over the latest reporting period according to Florida Realtors. Predictions are for that trend to continue th...

Looking To Buy Your First Home In Naples Let Me Help Ease Your Fears
Many first-time homebuyer’s find the entire process somewhat daunting in terms of things they need to address and they experience a myriad of feelings….excitement, uncertainty,...

New Home Builds And Sales To Increase In 2015 And Naples Cant Wait
A growing economy, sustained job growth and continued low interest rates will contribute to increased New Home Builds in 2015, making it an ideal time to begin looking now. Accordi...

Competition Among Lenders Good For Naples Buyers
Have you found yourself stymied and/or frustrated by overly strict lending requirements over the last number of years as you contemplated your Naples move? If so, it appears hel...

Adjustable Vs FixedRate Mortgages In Naples
While most homebuyer’s have been taking advantage of historically low Fixed-Rate mortgages (currently at or below 4%), there is still reason to take pause and consider Adjustable...

VA Loans Getting More Popular And Easier To Obtain To Buy In Naples
With over 22 million Military Veterans eligible for Veteran’s Administration Guaranteed loans, more Vets are taking advantage of this “zero down payment” vehicle. VA loans in...

Reduced Interest Rates Increase Naples Buying Power
For the fifth straight week, mortgage rates have dropped! They are now at their lowest rate(s) since June 2013. As of October 23rd, the 30-year Fixed Rate stood at 3.92%, down from...

Naples 3rd Quarter 2014 Real Estate Market Report
Here is the 3rd Quarter 2014 report issued by NABOR, the Naples Area Board of Realtors3rd Quarter Inventory Remains Tight     Naples, Fla. (October 17, 201...

Buyer Protections If Property Is Damaged Prior To Closing
What if you are under contract to purchase the home of your dreams with closing weeks away and the property you are purchasing suffers damage due to weather, fire or other cause...

Lending Rules Ease For Naples Buyers
Have you found yourself stymied and/or frustrated by overly strict lending requirements over the last number of years as you contemplated your Naples move? If so, it appears hel...

Trusted Naples Real Estate Advisor
While I am certainly in the Real Estate business to earn a living, there is a much deeper spirit that drives me each and every day……..and that is to Help and to be a Value-Ad...

Increasing The Value Of Your Home
As homeowners, many of us struggle with ways to improve/increase the value of our homes. Whether to tackle a DIY project in the kitchen, bathroom or whether to contract work out....

Stay Cool In Naples
Energy Efficiency is one of the Top Ten must haves when purchasing a new home, especially in warmer climates. Appliances, Windows, Ceiling Fans and Insulation are of paramount im...

Feel Good About Your Buying Experience
As a result of living in our technology-driven society, 84% of recently surveyed prospective homebuyers said they felt good about understanding the process at the outset. That...

Buying A Home In Naples Or Anywhere Else For That Matter
What if you are under contract to purchase the home of your dreams with closing weeks away and the property you are purchasing suffers severe weather damage………..do you have...

Making Your Relocation Move To Naples A Smooth Transition
Perhaps the nicest thing about living in one place for a long time is developing a comfortable daily routine. When you relocate, however, that comfort can quickly become anxiety ov...

The Importance Of Staging A Home For Sale
Staging a home is a critical step in preparing a home for market. Properly staging a home when showcasing it to prospective buyers sets the property apart from others and provide...

Second Quarter Naples Housing Market Remains Stable
Second Quarter Naples Housing Activity Confirms Stable MarketThe market data recently released from the Naples Area Board of Realtors reflects a stable Naples real estate market. L...


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