Naples Home Searcher Blog

Thursday, May 30, 2019   /   by Mike Shoaff

NAPLES NAMED BIGGEST BOOMTOWN IN U.S.

NAPLES NAMED BIGGEST BOOMTOWN IN U.S.
Yet another good reason to live in Southwest Florida


Population is booming, business is booming … Naples is a certified boomtown.


GOBankingRates put Naples on the top of top U.S. boomtowns. What is a “boomtown,” exactly? The site looked at areas with a population under 500,000 that had high growth in population, housing units and per capita income from 2012 to 2017.  Here’s what it had to say about Naples: “Naples made the top five on the list for highest gross domestic product increase, by percentage—realizing a five-year change of $4,624. Plus, the city barely landed outside the top five for the percentage increase in income. Although the city was below average for the list regarding housing and population increases, it wasn’t by much—less than 1 percentage point each.”


Oh, and in case you didn’t hear, we’re also the healthiest city in the U.S ...

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Friday, May 3, 2019   /   by Mike Shoaff

NAPLES NAMED HEALTHIEST CITY IN U.S.

ONCE AGAIN, NAPLES NAMED HEALTHIEST CITY IN U.S.
Fourth time's a charm.



We’re still feeling pretty good around here.


For the fourth straight year, the Naples area tops the Gallup National Health and Well-Being Index. The annual survey is based on the results of more than 276,000 interviews with Americans on five topics: career happiness, financial well-being, social support, community pride and overall physical health.


Southwest Florida as a whole did well in the study. Cape Coral-Fort Myers came in sixth, up from 22nd last year. The Sarasota area came in ninth. Dig into the rankings a bit more here.


Why does Naples continue to do so well in these studies? Take a closer look at that a few years ago in a story from the annual Healthy Life publication.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019   /   by Mike Shoaff

NAPLES NAMED BEST PLACE TO RETIRE IN U.S.

NAPLES NAMED BEST PLACE TO RETIRE IN U.S.
We're living the good life here.


If you’ve retired to Naples, you’re in the right place.
SmartAsset put Naples at the top of the list when it comes to the best places to retire in the United States. The study rated cities by their tax friendliness, recreational and social opportunities for seniors, and availability of medical care. In fact, Naples received a score of 100 on SmartAsset’s Best Places to Retire Index, putting considerable distance between it and the competition. Cumming, Georgia, came in second place. Two other Florida cities—North Port Richey and Orange Park—cracked the top 10. See the full interactive map here.
Not to brag too much, but this is the third year in a row Naples has topped the SmartAsset list. OK, fine, we’ll brag a little more. Recently, Naples has also been named best beach town, happiest and healthiest community (twice), a top destination for ad ...

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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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Mike Shoaff
821 5th Ave South Suite 105
Naples, FL 34102

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