Thursday, February 27, 2020 / by Robert Woessner
Luxury Home Buyers are Back! January Home Sales Set the Stage for Solid 1st Quarter Naples, Fla.
February 21, 2020– Despite a tug on inventory that resulted in a 26 percent decrease to 5,761 properties in January 2020 compared to 7,773 properties in January 2019, overall closed sales in Collier County rallied in January, especially in the luxury market. A 22 percent increase in January’s overall closed sales has many broker analysts optimistic that continued strong sales activity can be expected through the first quarter.
Aside from the 26 percent decrease in January’s month-end inventory compared to January 2019, we actually gained 360 more listings in January than what was available to buyers in December. Collier County has a 6.6- month supply of homes, which is much higher than many other hot markets in Florida. A recent Realtor.com analysis showed that other areas in Florida also experienced double-digit decreases in active listings for January including Tamp/ ...
Friday, January 17, 2020 / by Robert Woessner
Decade Ends with Strongest Year in Home Sales!
Naples, Fla. (January 17, 2020) – According to the 2019 Year End Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), existing home sales through December 2019 are the highest in a decade. Overall closed sales in 2019 increased 5.6 percent to 10,244 closed sales compared to 9,704 closed sales in 2018. In comparison, the only other year that came close to reaching this stellar sales activity was 2015, which had 10,154 closed sales.
Overall pending sales in 2019 also broke a record during the last decade; resulting in 12,604 total pending sales, a 9.4 percent increase over 2018, which reported 11,520 pending sales.
The 2019 Year End Market Report showed closed sales in 2019 increased in all but the $2 million and above price category, which had a 4 percent decrease to 523 closed sales compared to 544 closed sales i/ ...
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 / by Robert Woessner
Home Showings Lead to Increased Sales
The Naples area housing market enjoyed another 7 percent increase in overall closed home sales for the third month in a row. This suggests that the consistent uptick in summer home sales illustrates that Collier County is becoming less seasonal. According to the September 2019 Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® showings in September 2019 were up 31 percent over September 2018. This translated into a 13.7 percent increase in pending sales (written contracts) or 823 pending sales in September 2019 compared to 724 pending sales in September 2018. Strong showing activity during the summer resulted in 698 closed sales during September 2019. Only 28 percent of the available inventory experienced a price decrease in September. Broker analysts warn consumers that this market behavior won’t last long as they anticipate inventory to Increase before the end of the year. Decreases in inventory are customary this tim ...
Thursday, October 24, 2019 / by Robert Woessner
August Home Sales Strong as Prices Hold Steady
Naples, Fla. (September 20, 2019) – Closed sales of homes in Collier County increased 7.4 percent in August, but overall inventory fell 17.8 percent to 4,917 properties compared to 5,980 in August 2018, according to the August 2019 Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). This reduction in inventory – which included 616 homes that were either terminated, expired or withdrawn from the Southwest Florida MLS in August – resulted in a six-month supply of inventory for Collier County at the end of August. We know that traditionally, inventory will begin to creep up in September, October and November as many sellers try to get a jump on the competition that might list their properties closer to our winter season. But the pre-season months (September through November) can be a great time for buyers a ...
Saturday, November 17, 2018 / by Robert Woessner
For most people, the prospect of going to view homes they like is thrilling. It’s tempting to think that that is the first step to buying a home, but it’s not.
Assuming you have your down-payment, mortgage pre-approval and other financial issues handled, the first thing you need to do before viewing any home is to determine what you’re looking for.
What is your criteria?
Do you need a set number of bedrooms and bathrooms?
Do you want a yard?
Do you want property only in particular neighborhoods?
How much are you willing or able to spend?
Answering these questions will save you a lot of time and effort running around to view homes that do not suit you.
Once you’ve decided on your criteria, call your Agent. Let him or her know what you’re looking for and what your price range is.
He or she will get to work on your behalf, shortlisting the properties that meet your criteria so you can start your viewing from there. Then comes. ...