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Pelican Bay – Naples FL – I ran across this article this morning reading my trade sites.  Affordability of home prices and rents pose a large problem. Take a moment to read this article by clicking on the link below.

Source: USF: What do buyers dislike about a neighborhood?

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Lynn Wilber is a Real Estate Professional who lives in Pelican Bay. Her 39 years of real estate experience and her area expertise have been valuable resources to Pelican Bay Sellers and Buyers. For more information, please contact Lynn Wilber via e-mail atLynn@NaplesBuys.com or call 239-594-2780.

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I ran across this article today and thought you might find it interesting.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Jan. 15, 2015 – What does a ‘typical’ Fla. home buyer or seller look like?

While a single description doesn’t apply to every buyer and seller, the latest Florida 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, compiled by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) research staff and released by Florida Realtors provides some insights.

Florida 2014 highlights

Home buyer characteristics

  • 24 percent of home buyers were first-time buyers in Florida, compared to a national level of 33 percent
  • 14 percent of buyers purchased a multi-generational home because older children moved back, to save money or to take care of aging parents
  • The typical buyer was 54-years-old; the typical first-time buyer was 33; and the typical repeat buyer was 59
  • 67 percent of buyers were married

Characteristics of homes purchased

  • New home purchases continue to drag at a share of 18 percent
  • 81 percent of buyers purchased a detached single-family home
  • 21 percent of buyers over the age of 50 bought a home in senior-related housing

The home search process

  • 40 percent of home buyers nationally started their home search online; 12 percent relied on the Internet for information about the process
  • 91 percent of Florida buyers used the Internet in some way during the home search process, but only 12 percent used a mobile device – noticeably less than the 50 percent nationally who used a mobile device
  • 97 percent of Florida buyers view real estate agents as a source of useful information
  • The typical home buyer searched for 10 weeks and viewed 10 homes
  • 87 percent of Florida buyers were at least somewhat satisfied with the process

Home buying and real estate professionals

  • 85 percent of buyers purchased their home through a real estate agent or broker
  • 35 percent of buyers found their agent through a referral from a friend or family member; 10 percent used an agent they had used before
  • 54 percent of recent Florida buyers only interviewed one agent before choosing representation
  • 89 percent of buyers would use their agent again or recommend them to others

Financing the home purchase

  • 77 percent of Florida buyers financed their home purchase – less than the 88 percent who did so nationally
  • 25 percent of buyers said the mortgage application and approval process was somewhat more difficult than expected; 24 percent said it was much more difficult than expected
  • In Florida, 82 percent of buyers believe their home is a good financial investment

Home sellers and the selling experience

  • The typical seller lived in their home for 11 years
  • 87 percent of sellers were assisted by a real estate agent
  • In Florida, sellers typically sold their homes for 97 percent of the listing price, though 50 percent reduced their asking price at least once
  • 15 percent of sellers had to delay their home sale because the value of their home was worth less than their mortgage
  • 29 percent of sellers offered incentives to attract buyers – most often assistance with home warranty policies and closing costs

Home selling and real estate professionals

  • 35 percent of Florida sellers using a real estate agent relied on a referral from friends or family; 21 percent used an agent they worked with previously
  • 65 percent of home sellers only contacted one agent before selecting one
  • 92 percent of sellers reported that their home was listed or advertised on a multiple listing (MLS) website
  • Among sellers who used an agent, 81 percent said they would definitely (68 percent) or probably (13 percent) use that real estate agent again or recommend him or her to others

For-Sale-by-Owner (FSBO) sellers

  • 12 percent of Florida home sellers sold their home without the assistance of a real estate agent. Of those sellers, 33 percent already knew the buyer
  • 8 percent of Florida FSBO sellers who did not already know the buyer sold after the buyer contacted them
  • 50 percent of Florida FSBO sellers said they went the independent route because they did not want to pay a fee or commission

The complete Florida 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers can be downloaded from Florida Realtors website.

© 2015 Florida Realtors®

Reprinted with permission Florida Realtors. All rights reserved.

If 2015 has a move in store for you, give me a call 239-594-2780 or E-mail me.  I would be happy to discuss what all the above means in trying to buy or sell a home in Pelican Bay.

Want to see what homes are selling for in Pelican Bay? Click here: HOME SALES. If you are planning on selling your Pelican Bay home, I would be happy to give you a candid assessment of the Pelican Bay real estate market.

Would you like to subscribe to Pelican Bay updates? E-mail me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com and I will add you to the subscription list. Please know that I will keep your e-mail address private.

Do you have some photos of Pelican Bay you would enjoy sharing? If you are a member of FaceBook, you can login in and join the Florida Beaches and Spectacular Sunsets to posts photos, videos and experiences about Pelican Bay.

Care to comment about living in Pelican Bay? Just click on the ADD COMMENT link at the end of this entry.

Please note that I receive no compensation for mention of any businesses or events.

About the author:

Lynn Wilber is a Real Estate Professional who lives in Pelican Bay. Her 36 years of real estate experience and her area expertise have been valuable resources to Pelican Bay Sellers and Buyers. For more information, please contact Lynn Wilber via e-mail at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com or call 239-594-2780.

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Pelican Bay – Naples, FL – I ran across this article that talks about 9 items to consider when purchasing a vacation home. As Pelican Bay is a wonderful place to own, I thought you might find this article interesting if you are just starting to think about owning a vacation home.

Vacation Home Primer.

If you would like help going over the these suggestions, I’m always here to help!

Want to see what homes are selling for in Pelican Bay? Click here: HOME SALES. If you are planning on selling your Pelican Bay home, I would be happy to give you a candid assessment of the Pelican Bay real estate market.

Would you like to subscribe to Pelican Bay updates? E-mail me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com and I will add you to the subscription list. Please know that I will keep your e-mail address private.

Do you have some photos of Pelican Bay you would enjoy sharing? If you are a member of FaceBook, you can login in and join the Florida Beaches and Spectacular Sunsets to posts photos, videos and experiences about Pelican Bay.

Care to comment about living in Pelican Bay? Just click on the ADD COMMENT link at the end of this entry.

Please note that I receive no compensation for mention of any businesses or events.

About the author:

Lynn Wilber is a Real Estate Professional who lives in Pelican Bay. Her 36 years of real estate experience and her area expertise have been valuable resources to Pelican Bay Sellers and Buyers. For more information, please contact Lynn Wilber via e-mail at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com or call 239-594-2780.

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Pelican Bay – Naples Florida – Clam Pass – Many thanks to Pelican Bay resident, John Baxter, for snapping these photos of Clam Pass this morning!  These are great shots of Clam Pass since the dredging has taken place.  Thanks John!

Clam Pass Dredging - Pelican Bay

Clam Pass Dredging in Pelican Bay

Clam Pass in Pelican Bay

Many people will be happy that the water is flowing again at Clam Pass, including my brother James who LOVES to fish off the beach by Clam Pass.

Should you be thinking of selling your home in Pelican Bay and want a candid assessment of what it would take to sell your home in today’s market, I am happy to give you a free market evaluation. Feel free to call me at 239-594-2780 or e-mail me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com

Would you like to own a home in Pelican Bay? SEARCH HERE once at the search page you can search by development and save your search. You will receive new listings on a daily or weekly basis.

Want to see what homes are selling for in Pelican Bay? Click here: HOME SALES.

Would you like to subscribe to Pelican Bay updates? E-mail me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com and I will add you to the subscription list. Please know that I will keep your e-mail address private.

Do you have some photos of Pelican Bay you would enjoy sharing? If you are a member of FaceBook, you can login in and join the Florida Beaches and Spectacular Sunsets on FaceBook to posts photos, videos and experiences about Pelican Bay.

Care to comment about living in Pelican Bay? Just click on the ADD COMMENT link at the end of this entry.

Please note that I receive no compensation for mention of any businesses or events.

About the author:

Lynn Wilber is a Real Estate Professional who lives in Pelican Bay. Her 35 years of real estate experience and her area expertise have been valuable resources to Pelican Bay Sellers and Buyers. For more information, please contact Lynn Wilber via e-mail at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com or call 239-594-2780.

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Pelican Bay – Naples, FL – I just listed this lovely L’Ambiance coach home! Restful waterscape views awaits you in this stylish home. Like open floor plans? This renovated home offers an inviting, sunny, immaculate living area that is just waiting for you to call home. All redone in the last 3 years: granite counter tops in kitchen with all new appliances except for the stove.  Totally redone master and guest baths with new cabinets, granite countertops and luxurious showers.  18” floor tiles throughout the entire residence.  Enclosed lanai offers you extra living space with a peaceful view. This much sought after first floor end unit lives as if it were a house.  L’Ambiance  is a gated community w/pavered driveways that is just a short walk to Pelican Bay’s North Tram stop where you will be whisked away to the pristine beach of Pelican Bay. Within a short walk: The Pelican Bay Community Center w/ its state of the art fitness center, tennis courts & business center, shopping, movie theatre, restaurants & public library. L’Ambiance is pet friendly allowing 1 pet of any size or weight.

For more details click here: http://www.NaplesWave.com/2300LambianceCIR102

Have a moment? Take a look at a short video of this unit.

Should you be thinking of selling your home in Pelican Bay and want a candid assessment of what it would take to sell your home in today’s market, I am happy to give you a free market evaluation. Feel free to call me at 239-594-2780 or e-mail me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com

Would you like to own a home in Pelican Bay? SEARCH HERE once at the search page you can search by development and save your search. You will receive new listings on a daily or weekly basis.

Want to see what homes are selling for in Pelican Bay? Click here: HOME SALES.

Would you like to subscribe to Pelican Bay updates? E-mail me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com and I will add you to the subscription list. Please know that I will keep your e-mail address private.

Do you have some photos of Pelican Bay you would enjoy sharing? If you are a member of FaceBook, you can login in and join the Florida Beaches and Spectacular Sunsets on FaceBook to posts photos, videos and experiences about Pelican Bay.

Care to comment about living in Pelican Bay? Just click on the ADD COMMENT link at the end of this entry.

Please note that I receive no compensation for mention of any businesses or events.

About the author:

Lynn Wilber is a Real Estate Professional who lives in Pelican Bay. Her 35 years of real estate experience and her area expertise have been valuable resources to Pelican Bay Sellers and Buyers. For more information, please contact Lynn Wilber via e-mail at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com or call 239-594-2780.

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Pelican Bay – Naples, FL – It was a gorgeous day today in Pelican Bay. My husband and I managed a quick walk to the beach before our company is due to arrive for dinner this evening. The Sandpiper Restaurant and the beach were busy places today.  It was enjoyable to see so many young families there.

I hope you all have a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

New Year's Eve 2012 at the Sandpiper beach in Pelican Bay Naples FL

New Year’s Eve 2012 at the Sandpiper beach in Pelican Bay Naples FL

Should you be thinking of selling your home in Pelican Bay and want a candid assessment of what it would take to sell your home in today’s market, I would be happy to provide you with a free market evaluation. Feel free to call me  at 239-594-2780 or e-mail me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com

Would you like to own a home in Pelican Bay? SEARCH HERE  once at the search page you can search by development, save your search and new listings will be sent to you.

Want to see what homes are selling for in Pelican Bay?  Click here: HOME SALES.

Would you like to subscribe to Pelican Bay updates? E-mail me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com  and I will add you to the subscription list. Please know that I will keep your e-mail address private.

Do you have some photos of Pelican Bay you would enjoy sharing? If you are a member of FaceBook, you can login in and join the Florida Beaches and Spectacular Sunsets on FaceBook to posts photos, videos and experiences about Pelican Bay.

Care to comment about living in Pelican Bay? Just click on the ADD COMMENT link at the end of this entry.

Please note that I receive no compensation for mention of any businesses or events.

About the author:

Lynn Wilber is a Real Estate Professional who lives in Pelican Bay. Her 34 years of real estate experience and her area expertise have been valuable resources to Pelican Bay Sellers and Buyers. For more information, please contact Lynn Wilber via e-mail at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com or call 239-594-2780.

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Pelican Bay – Naples, FL – Thinking of putting your Pelican Bay home on the market this season?  I ran across this wonderful article with videos about decluttering your home that you might find helpful:

Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this.

Copyright 2012 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

Should you be thinking of selling your home in Pelican Bay and want a candid assessment of what it would take to sell your home in today’s market, I would be happy to provide you with a free market evaluation. Feel free to call me  239-594-2780 or e-mail me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com

Would you like to own a home in Pelican Bay? SEARCH HERE  once at the search page you can search by development, save your search and new listings will be sent to you.

Want to see what homes are selling for in Pelican Bay?  Click here: HOME SALES.

Would you like to subscribe to Pelican Bay updates? E-mail me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com  and I will add you to the subscription list. Please know that I will keep your e-mail address private.

Do you have some photos of Pelican Bay you would enjoy sharing? If you are a member of FaceBook, you can login in and join the Florida Beaches and Spectacular Sunsets on FaceBook to posts photos, videos and experiences about Pelican Bay.

Care to comment about living in Pelican Bay? Just click on the ADD COMMENT link at the end of this entry.

Please note that I receive no compensation for mention of any businesses or events.

About the author:

Lynn Wilber is a Real Estate Professional who lives in Pelican Bay. Her 34 years of real estate experience and her area expertise have been valuable resources to Pelican Bay Sellers and Buyers. For more information, please contact Lynn Wilber via e-mail at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com or call 239-594-2780.

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Pelican Bay – Naples Florida – The Naples Board of Realtors recently released the September 2012 real estate statistics.  While these statistics might not be specific to Pelican Bay, it is always a good idea to view the entire real estate market.  Buyers today look at many different areas before making a decision. Let’s take a look at the 12-month period ending 9/2012 for condominiums and single family homes.

CONDOMINIUMS BY PRICE

SOLD PRICE RANGES % OF SALES
$0-$300K 73.5%
$300K – $500K 12.1%
$500K – $1M 9.5%
$1M – $2M 3.7%
$2M+ 1.1%

Median Price increased from $160K to $165K

Average Day on Market increased from 175 to 182

CONDOMINIUMS BY AREA

AREA % OF SALES MEDIAN SOLD PRICE AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET
Naples Beach 24.7 452K 239
North Naples 29.0 168K 160
Central Naples 19.1 115K 166
South Naples 17.4 115K 168
East Naples 9.8 190K 177

Pelican Bay is considered the Naples Beach area.  By looking at these charts for condominium, you can see that if you have a condo to sell in the Naples Beach area, the median sales price is currently $452,000.00 taking an average of 239 days to sell. As the median sales price in all of Naples is $165,000.00 with 73.5% of all sales under $300,000.00, I think you can see why the market time is so high for the Naples Beach areas.

SINGLE FAMILY HOMES

SOLD PRICE RANGES % OF SALES
$0-$300K 61.9%
$300K – $500K 16.3%
$500K – $1M 12.2%
$1M – $2M 5.9%
$2M+ 3.8%

Median Sales Price increased from $212,000.00 to $229,000.00

Average Days on the Market decreased from 168 to 165

SINGLE FAMILY HOMES BY AREA

AREA % OF SALES MEDIAN SOLD PRICE AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET
Naples Beach 16.1% 595K 211
North Naples 24.1% 350K 165
Central Naples 19.8% 150K 152
South Naples 12.5% 163K 173
East Naples 26.6 137K 149

Once again, you can see why the market time for the Naples Beach area is so high in comparison to the rest of the market. Since the median sold price in the Naples Beach area is $595K, it is much higher than the median sold price for all of Naples.

The good news in looking at all these reports is that the inventories in both condominiums and single family homes are decreasing in Naples.  Multiple offers are happening in the lower price ranges.

Will 2013 be the year you decide to sell your Pelican Bay home? With interest rates so low, now is the time to think about moving up to a larger unit in Pelican Bay. 

Should you be thinking of selling your home in Pelican Bay and want a candid assessment of what it would take to sell your home in today’s market, I would be happy to provide you with a free market evaluation. Feel free to call me at 239-594-2780 or e-mail me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com

Would you like to own a home in Pelican Bay? SEARCH HERE, once at the search page you can search by development, save your search and new listings will be sent to you.

Want to see what homes are selling for in Pelican Bay?  Click here: www.LynnWilber.ListingBook.com

Would you like to subscribe to Pelican Bay updates? E-mail me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com and I will add you to the subscription list. Please know that I will keep your e-mail address private.

Do you have some photos of Pelican Bay you would enjoy sharing? If you are a member of FaceBook, you can login in and join the Florida Beaches and Spectacular Sunsets on FaceBook to posts photos, videos and experiences about Pelican Bay.

Care to comment about living in Pelican Bay? Just click on the ADD COMMENT link at the end of this entry.

Please note that I receive no compensation for mention of any businesses or events.

About the author:

Lynn Wilber is a Real Estate Professional who lives in Pelican Bay. Her 34 years of real estate experience and her area expertise have been valuable resources to Pelican Bay Sellers and Buyers. For more information, please contact Lynn Wilber via e-mail at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com  or call 239-594-2780 .

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On my walk down to the beach tonight, you could hear the waves from Hurricane Sandy crashing against the shoreline in Pelican Bay. Even though we are on the West coast of Florida, the winds from Hurricane Sandy were stirring up the waves in the Gulf.  Here’s a video of the waves.  You can barely hear what I’m saying for the sound of the wind.

 

Here’s hoping that Hurricane Sandy doesn’t cause as much damage as the weather forecasters are  predicting.

Should you be thinking of selling your home in Pelican Bay and want a candid assessment of what it would take to sell your home in today’s market, I would be happy to provide you with a free market evaluation. Feel free to call me at 239-594-2780 or e-mail me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com

Would you like to own a home in Pelican Bay? SEARCH HERE, once at the search page you can search by development, save your search and new listings will be sent to you.

Want to see what homes are selling for in Pelican Bay?  Click here: www.LynnWilber.ListingBook.com

Would you like to subscribe to Pelican Bay updates? E-mail me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com and I will add you to the subscription list. Please know that I will keep your e-mail address private.

Do you have some photos of Pelican Bay you would enjoy sharing? If you are a member of FaceBook, you can login in and join the Florida Beaches and Spectacular Sunsets on FaceBook to posts photos, videos and experiences about Pelican Bay.

Care to comment about living in Pelican Bay? Just click on the ADD COMMENT link at the end of this entry.

Please note that I receive no compensation for mention of any businesses or events.

About the author:

Lynn Wilber is a Real Estate Professional who lives in Pelican Bay. Her 34 years of real estate experience and her area expertise have been valuable resources to Pelican Bay Sellers and Buyers. For more information, please contact Lynn Wilber via e-mail at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com  or call 239-594-2780.

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