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Friday, November 9, 2018   /   by Hunter Habib

Quail West Named Community of the Year As Residents Enjoy Enhanced Amenities

Quail West, which was just named Community of the Year – Over $1,000,000 – during the recent Collier Building Industry Association’s Sand Dollar Awards banquet, is one of Stock Development’s premier golf and resort-lifestyle communities. Located in North Naples, Quail West is one of the most prestigious luxury communities in Southwest Florida – and one of the most beautiful.

From the lush, tropical canopy at its approach, to its streets winding through majestic preserves and past manicured fairways and pristine lakes, Quail West is unmistakably unique to the real estate marketplace. So is the community’s amenity-rich lifestyle.

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It’s 70,000-square-foot clubhouse, with casual and formal dining, glass-enclosed heated swimming pool, and lounge areas, has just completed a major expansion and renovation project, which in part included a new golf pro shop, the M; ...

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Friday, November 9, 2018   /   by Hunter Habib

How To Create The Perfect Craigslist Real Estate Ads

Truly great marketers understand the importance of diversifying their efforts. At the very least, real estate is a numbers game; one that is typically won by those with the ability to increase their exposure in the most efficient and inexpensive manner as possible. That said, there is one marketing funnel with a particularly attractive return on investment (ROI): Craigslist real estate ads.
Posting Craigslist real estate ads is as simple as activating an account and following these steps:

Locate the Craigslist dedicated to your particular city.
At the top left of the screen, click “post to classifieds.”
Select the “housing wanted” option, and it’ll automatically take you to the next screen.
Select the “real estate wanted” option.
Choose from the list of locations that best fits your needs.
Fill out the provided template, making sure to fill in all the green fields (which are req ...

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018   /   by Hunter Habib

October 2018 Market Update

Market Intro: October 2018
By D. Michael Burke

Greetings, Neighbors!
It’s hard to believe we are at the jumping off point heading into the autumn selling and buying season in Southwest Florida.  And, before you know it, January will be here as well! With January comes the flooding of the market of existing home new listings as well.  If you’re ready to sell now, don’t wait until January, when the competition will be fierce, to list your home.  List now to avoid the competition and to take advantage of those autumn buyers who are serious. Typically, Autumn buyers are looking to get into a home prior to the holidays or ready to move in soon thereafter, so now is the time to grab their attention!

Speaking of fierce competition, new construction homes continue to be a viable option for buyers. Currently, there are many new communities with great floorplan options and superior amenities! But, if you’re looking at new construction, make ...

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Thursday, September 27, 2018   /   by Hunter Habib

The most important segment of the housing market has peaked

         The top is in for existing-home sales, which make up 90% of transactions in the US, according to economists at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
·         They cite worsening affordability, higher mortgage rates, and price cuts as reasons sales are unlikely to bounce back after peaking in November.
·         They no longer expect existing-home sales to contribute to the economy's growth.
The largest segment of the housing market has peaked and will no longer contribute to the US economy's growth, according to US economists at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
"We are calling it," the team led by Michelle Meyer said in a research note on Friday. "Existing home sales have peaked."
Sales of existing US homes make up 90% of all transactions and recovered faster than the market for new homes after the housing crisis a decade ago. But sales have failed to t; ...

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Thursday, September 20, 2018   /   by Hunter Habib

September 2018 Market Report

Greetings, Neighbors!
Welcome to September! It’s almost officially the Autumn season in Southwest Florida and soon we’ll be seeing the license plates changing to our unique “Autumn” colors!  We welcome the Autumn selling and buying season as well with some good news…it seems as if our Labor Day storm helped wash away some of the red tide and algae issues our area has been experiencing over the summer months.  The additional good news is that despite those issues, sales and new listings in Southwest Florida has not been affected at this time.  In fact, inventory, pending and sold units are historically at the same levels as this time last year prior to Hurricane Irma. 

If you’re thinking of buying or selling, don’t let the water quality issues deter you.  According to the most recent Realtor.com report, Southwest Florida is receiving millions of online listing views per month and has for some time now. Wm ...

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