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Pelican Bay – Naples, FL –  My husband and I have lived in Pelican Bay for 21 years.  We rode out hurricanes Georges, Charlie and Wilma.  When hurricane Irma started to appear on the scene, I took one look at her and said to my husband, Don, ” I have NEVER seen a hurricane like this!  WE ARE OUT OF HERE!”

Don put up our hurricane shutters on September 5th and we were on the road with our friend Rosa on September 6th.  We were headed to Gainesville where we would determine which way we should drive based on Irma’s latest projections. A snail moved faster on I-75 than we did.  A 6 hour drive took 9 hours. By the time we decided to take back roads to I-10 and head West across the Panhandle, we could only located a hotel room in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  A 8 hour drive took over 13 hours.  If I have learned anything about the evacuation process it is:

  • Scan your important documents into the cloud DAYS before you decide to leave.  I waited to do this the day before I left.
  • Make sure your tank is full of gas before a hurricane gets too close to Florida.
  • Don’t assume any bathroom you might use has any toilet paper or soap.  I was happy I packed toilet paper and Wet Ones.
  • Make multiple hotel reservations in as many cities as you think you might have to evacuate. The first night in Gainesville, I should have started booking hotels north and West of the Panhandle.
  • Take your passports.  You might need them for re-entry.
  • A Costco bag is perfect to store water and sandwiches.

We were gone a total of 11 days.  We had issues getting hotel rooms on our way back to Naples.  We were lucky that our condo sustained no damage in the storm.  Don didn’t want to take the hurricane shutters down until he saw which way hurricane Maria was headed.  As I type this blog entry, Don is taking down the hurricane shutters.

We drove around Pelican Bay today and visited the North and South beaches.  People have been worried how they fared during the storm.  They fared well.  Up and down Pelican Bay BLVD are MASSIVE amounts of tree debris.  The mounds on tree debris remind me of drifts of snow piled so high at an intersection you couldn’t see traffic around the drift!  Here’s some photos I snapped today at the beaches:

Damage to Sandbar tarp

Damage to Sandbar tarp

Sandbar beach in Pelican Bay Pavilion

Sandbar beach in Pelican Bay Pavilion

Sandbar Beach looking towards Marker36

Sandbar Beach looking towards Marker36

Sandbar Beach Pavilion in Pelican Bay

Sandbar Beach Pavilion in Pelican Bay

Damage to Mangroves

Damage to Mangroves

Looking North - My favorite palm tree was damaged!

Looking towards Sandpiper Beach

Looking towards Sandbar Beach

2017-09-20 14.28.32 (Copy)Handicap ramp at Marker36

Handicap ramp at Marker36 Beach

Handicap ramp at Marker36 Beach

Marker36 after Hurricane Irma

Marker36 after Hurricane Irma

Bar Area Marker36

Bar Area Marker36 after Hurricane Irma

Mangrove Damage

Mangrove damage

 

All and all I think the beaches look great!  Pelican Bay employees were down at both beaches today fixing and cleaning the pavilions.  I am looking forward to being able to swim in the Gulf again.  I hope that happens soon!

If you are thinking of selling your Pelican Bay home, please give me a call at 239-594-2780 or email me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com.  I’d be happy to discuss all the latest statistics and explain what they may mean to you.

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.

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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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Pelican Bay – Naples, FL –   Did you ever think that living closer to a certain grocery store would affect property values? While reading the article below this morning, I kept thinking about how convenient Pelican Bay is to both Whole Foods and Traders Joe’s.  Property values around these stores are higher in Naples.  Aldi is a bit further East of Pelican Bay and there will be less expensive properties.  Hope you find this article as interesting as I did!

Source: RE investors should look for homes close to ALDI

Inventory in Pelican Bay is pretty scarce.  As of this morning we had:

  • 32 Active Low-Rise Listings
  • 14 Active Mid-Rise Listings
  • 58 Active High-Rise Listing

While we have low inventory, Buyers are still pretty cautious in making a buying decision.

If you are thinking of selling your Pelican Bay home, please give me a call at 239-594-2780 or email me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com.  I’d be happy to discuss all the latest statistics and explain what they may mean to you.

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? Are you a member of FaceBook? Login in and join the Florida Beaches and Spectacular Sunsets. You can post photos, videos and experiences about Pelican Bay on this page.

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About the author:

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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Pelican Bay – Naples, FL – Have you been considering purchasing a condo in Pelican Bay?  No matter where you may decide to ultimately purchase, it is a good idea to research the community you wish to live.  You might want to talk to the residents.  You definitely want to read over the condominium documents and study other data before you buy.

The Florida Association of Realtors has come up with 20 questions to ask when buying a condo.  These are great questions to check as you embark on your condo search.  Click on the link below to bring up the questions and print them out.

20 Questions to Ask when Buying Condo

Your Realtor should be able to help you obtain the answers to any of your questions.  Here’s a sunset photo for you to enjoy while you think about a purchase in Pelican Bay.

Looking to buy in Pelican Bay? Click here: HOME FOR SALE. Enter zip code 34108 and your search criteria.

If you are thinking of selling your Pelican Bay home, please give me a call at 239-594-2780 or email me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com.  I’d be happy to discuss all the latest statistics and explain what they may mean to you.

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? Are you a member of FaceBook? Login in and join the Florida Beaches and Spectacular Sunsets. You can post photos, videos and experiences about Pelican Bay on this page.

Care to comment on this post? 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 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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Pelican Bay – Naples, FL – Confused about if your Realtor represents you?  I read this article this morning and thought I would share it with you.

Buyers and sellers: avoid this conflict of interest when you hire your next real estate agent.

Source: Dual Agency vs. Designated Agency: Understand the Difference

Looking to buy in Pelican Bay? Click here: HOME FOR SALE. Enter zip code 34108 and your search criteria.

If you are thinking of selling your Pelican Bay home, please give me a call at 239-594-2780 or email me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com.  I’d be happy to discuss all the latest statistics and explain what they may mean to you.

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? Are you a member of FaceBook? Login in and join the Florida Beaches and Spectacular Sunsets. You can post photos, videos and experiences about Pelican Bay on this page.

Care to comment on this post? 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 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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Pelican Bay – Naples, FL – This morning while I was reading my e-trade magazines I ran across this article.  I hope you find it helpful in planning your course to a retirement home.

Source: Small nest egg, big dreams? Retirement home tips

Looking to buy in Pelican Bay? Click here: HOME FOR SALE. Enter zip code  34108 and your search criteria.

If you are thinking of selling your Pelican Bay home, please give me a call at 239-594-2780 or email me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com.  I’d be happy to discuss all the latest statistics and explain what they may mean to you.

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? Are you a member of FaceBook? Login in and join the Florida Beaches and Spectacular Sunsets. You can post photos, videos and experiences about Pelican Bay on this page.

Care to comment on this post? 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 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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Pelican Bay – Naples FL – While reading my trade e-updates this morning I ran across this article about aging in place.  If you are planning on staying in your Pelican Bay residence as you age or if you have parents that are aging in Pelican Bay, you might want to give this article a read.

Source: How to overcome aging-at-home obstacles

Looking to buy in Pelican Bay? Click here: HOME FOR SALE. Enter zip code  34108 and your search criteria.

If you are thinking of selling your Pelican Bay home, please give me a call at 239-594-2780 or email me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com.  I’d be happy to discuss all the latest statistics and explain what they may mean to you.

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? Are you a member of FaceBook? Login in and join the Florida Beaches and Spectacular Sunsets. You can post photos, videos and experiences about Pelican Bay on this page.

Care to comment on this post? 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 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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Pelican Bay – Naples, FL –  Pelican Bay offers a variety of building designs for its buyers.  A low-rise building design is one with 1-3 floors.  Some low-rises have carports; some have attached or detached garages. There are different views and floor plans to appeal to all sorts of buyers.  Let’s take a look at how the low-rise building design fared in terms of pricing from 2015-2016. 

Average Sales Price Median Sales Price Days on Market
2015 $544,189.00 $492,500.00 113
2016 $589,451.00 $560,000.00 148

In 2015 there were 112 low-rise sales.  2016 saw 91 sales.

As of today, there have been 11 closed sales with an average sales price of $703,818.00 and median price of $755,000.00.  There are currently 19 pending sales with an average price of $656,503.00 and a median price of $565,000.00.  We have 68 active listings that represent an inventory that could last 8.77 months.  A “normal” market has 6 months of inventory.

In 2015 low-rise sellers were obtaining 94.13% of their original asking price.  2016 saw sellers receiving 93.14% of their original asking price.  Since January 1, 2017 sellers are receiving 92.07% of their original asking price.  While low-rise numbers show in increase in sales price, I have seen more listings fail to sell and price reductions than I have seen in a long time.

The 2016 YTD Naples condominium real estate statistics show a slow down in the market for  and an increase in inventory.

If you are thinking of selling your Pelican Bay home, please give me a call at 239-594-2780 or email me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com.  I’d be happy to discuss all the latest statistics and explain what they may mean to you.

Looking to buy in Pelican Bay? Click here: HOME FOR SALE. Enter zip code  34108 and your search criteria.

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? Are you a member of FaceBook? Login in and join the Florida Beaches and Spectacular Sunsets. You can post photos, videos and experiences about Pelican Bay on this page.

Care to comment on this post? 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 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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