• Naples Home Searcher Blog

    Monday, November 12, 2018   /   by Mike Shoaff

    Finding the Right Vacation Home For You

    You have vacationed here for a couple of years. Maybe you’re looking ahead several years towards retirement. You want to buy a home you can enjoy between now and then. Usually this type of buyer wants to buy a condominium they can rent out during Season and use for themselves during the off season. What should our buyer consider with this scenario?

    There are several things to think about.  The first has to do with the condominium itself. If you want to rent out your condominium, you’ll want to look at it from a seasonal renter’s point of view. Is it clean and up-to-date? Comfortable and well stocked? Can your renter see themselves relaxing on the patio or at the community pool? Are there plenty of towels on hand for use at the pool and beach? How about beach chairs and toys?

    Condominiums that are uncluttered, have newer appliances and great views are best. Flat screen TVs with cable and internet access are expected standard features these days.  Wh ...

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    Wednesday, August 1, 2018   /   by Mike Shoaff

    RE/MAX Names Michael Shoaff Top Producing Agent in Florida

    Naples, FL – Aug 1, 2018 – During this week’s recognition of leading real estate professionals  from the RE/MAX of Florida Region, Michael Shoaff of RE/MAX Blue Skies captured Top Producer, ranking #1 among over 5,700 RE/MAX Agents Statewide for  June, 2018 in earned commissions and sales.

    Shoaff, a member of the RE/MAX 100 percent club in 2016 & 2017 said he was honored to be acknowledged among so many other successful Realtors in the State of Florida. 

    “It’s always great to be singled out for one’s hard work and perseverance, and there’s no doubt that this has been an exciting year in real estate,” said Shoaff.  “This industry has always been competitive, and now, with inventories diminishing and the balance of leverage shifting from the buyers back to the sellers in many areas, everyone has to be entirely on top of their game.   My clients place their trust in me to maintain that diligence ...

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    Friday, November 17, 2017   /   by Mike Shoaff

    October Housing Market Rebounds After Hurricane Irma

    Contacts: MICHAEL SHOAFF, REALTOR, (239) 298-9903

    Naples, Fla.  (November 17, 2017) - The evidence that a hurricane hit the Naples area in September became less visible in October because residents were quick to address damages to their property and our county and utility service providers worked overtime to get the area back to normal as quickly as possible. The Naples area housing market finished on a positive note in October with closed sales increasing 1 percent over last October, according to the October 2017 Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). October's housing market activity was better than NABOR® expected.
    "October could have been better, but it did pretty well given the fact that we had no historic perspective of how the market would behave after a hurricane," said Bill Coffey, Broker Manager of Amerivest ...

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    Saturday, July 1, 2017   /   by Mike Shoaff

    Here are five reasons listing your Naples home for sale this summer makes sense.

    1. Demand Is Strong

    The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase… and are in the market right now! More often than not, multiple buyers are competing with each other to buy a home.

    Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market.

    2. There Is Less Competition Now

    Housing inventory is currently at a 4.2-month supply, well under the 6-months needed for a normal housing market. This means, in the majority of the country, there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers in that market. This is good news for home prices. However, additional inventory could be coming to the market soon.

    There is a pent-up desire for many homeowners to move, as they were unable to sell over the last few years because of a negative ...

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    Wednesday, June 28, 2017   /   by Mike Shoaff

    Fronterra - New homes, retail planned on Davis Boulevard

    A new residential community is planned behind a future row of outparcels fronting the north side of Davis Boulevard. The 37-acre property lies west of Collier Boulevard and extends north to Interstate 75.

    The gated community of Fronterra will have 154 single-family homes with a resort-style pool and a lake. The new neighborhood will be built just to the east of the Saddlebrook Village and Tuscan Isle apartment complexes.

    For more info on new homes in Naples check out www.NaplesHomeSearcher.com

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