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Tuesday, February 12, 2019   /   by Hunter Habib

Genova reports first three buildings sold out

The luxury condominium community of Genova reports 100% sold out residences in Buildings A, B, & C, with Building D quickly nearing sell out. Prime residences in future buildings are available for purchase. Genova features 205 luxury condominiums and a private resort-lifestyle club set within a palette of 17th century Italianate courtyard buildings overlooking rain-garden atriums and lakes in Estero, Florida. Buildings and residences are uniquely designed to encircle the courtyards, a central component of the vibrant social activity in Genova.

Genova offers two-, three- and four- bedroom luxury condominiums, each with a private 2-car garage. Garages include 18-foot automatic doors and a private storage area for owners. Garages are ideally situated on the ground level surrounded by a lushly landscaped two-story atrium.  The “resort lifestyle with everything’s included” highlights no equity fees, no club fees & no CDD fees. A 24/7 mana ...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019   /   by Hunter Habib

Good news for buyers in Southwest Florida

There's good news for buyers in the Naples-Fort Myers market. Home price increases have tapered off, according to Metrostudy, a national housing market research firm. The base sales price for a new home today averages 1 percent less than it did a year ago. Meanwhile, the annual price gain for resales — or homes that have already been lived in — has declined to between 2 percent and 3 percent a year, in line with the 50-year historical average.
"We're in the mature stage of the housing recovery. I do think we're going to see a couple more good years in the housing market, but it's going to be less growth and less price appreciation than say in 2013 or in 2014," said David Cobb, a regional director for Metrostudy.
Metrostudy's research is based on activity seen in master-planned communities, not on scattered lots in areas such as Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, Golden Gate and Golden Gate Estates. The report includes single-family homes, as well as townhomes and dupl; ...

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Monday, February 11, 2019   /   by Hunter Habib

Market Update - February 2019

Greetings, Neighbors!
Happy February! We are well into the winter buying season and buyers have many options!  Resale inventory has opened a bit in both the single-family and condominium market, and new construction homes are also available in many different locations in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, and Ft. Myers.  Having many choices make the Southwest Florida region a great place to buy!
If you’re not sure if you’d like to purchase a new construction home or a resale home, there are specific things you should know before making that decision. For example, buyers need representation for new construction especially in this shifting market (I will address the shifting market reference a little later…). Many buyers do not realize that everything is negotiable in a new construction home transaction! Buyers working with the builder or the on-site builder agent really have no frame of reference other than what the builder is offering.& ...

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Monday, January 21, 2019   /   by Hunter Habib

Market Update - January 2019

Greetings Neighbors and Happy New Year!

I hope you’ve been enjoying the chilly weather we’ve been fortunate enough to have over the last month.  While the temperatures have been cooling down, the Southwest Florida real estate market has been heating up a bit in January 2019.  We’re off to a great start with a very active season thus far, but how did the market fare overall in 2018? Let’s look at our year-end review.
Bonita Springs

During the period of January 2018 to December 2018, there were 559 single-family home active listings in Bonita Springs. The average number of single-family units sold per month was 85, with a total of 1,020 single-family units sold for the year. The average month’s supply of inventory for the year was 6.6 months.  The lion’s share of single-family units sold in 2018 were in the $200,000 to $500,000 price segments; these sales made up almost 70 percent of single-family units sold 2018.  For condo; ...

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018   /   by Hunter Habib

Interior Design Trends for 2019

Whether a homeowner is looking to modify a few small areas of their home or commit to a complete redesign of the entire home, keeping up with the latest interior design trends can be a necessary challenge. The trends are constantly changing and they may also vary from one designer to the next. To take some of the guess work out of learning about design trends to expect in 2019, here is a compilation formed with forecasts from some of the most known home design industry experts from coast to coast:

Artisanal Pieces

Whether it is a handcrafted metal frame mirror, a hand-carved wood headboard, or a few smaller artisanal elements that just add some new life to a space, artisanal pieces are expected to be in the spotlight in 2019. Handmade and craftsmanship in general have been gaining more attention in the last few years, but this is expected to show up even more significantly in 2019. Anything from sinks to shower door hardware to wall decorations from very unique vendors can be exp ...

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