National Real Estate News

Below are articles covering the National real estate market, including broad and comprehensive country-wide news relevant to both buyers and sellers.

Naples Florida Community Sales Report – August 2017

Monthly Active/Closed Snapshot 12 Month Sold Comparison Report for Select Communities This Naples Florida Community Sales Report will show you the market trends for many of the top communities in Naples and Bonita Springs. If you would like more information regarding the Naples Florida Community Sales Report, e-mail Dustin Beard.   Information contained in this report is current as of September 1, 2017. “The source of this real property information is the copyrighted and proprietary database…

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Naples Florida Monthly Real Estate Market Update – December 2015

Naples Florida Real Estate Market News – December 2015 12 Month Comparisons as of December 31, 2015 CLOSED SALES The number of sales closed during the month of December is the second highest on record for the month (993). The highest for this period was December 2014 with over 1,100 closed sales. During the past 12 months, closings increased in all price categories with the exception of properties priced below $250,000, which decreased 4.4% from prior…

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Naples Named City to See Most Economic Growth in U.S. in 2016

Naples Named City to See Most Economic Growth in U.S. in 2016 Naples, Florida has topped the list of metropolitan areas that are expected to see the most economic growth next year, according to the analysis of data in a new report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors prepared by IHS Global Insight and reported by Bloomberg Business.  The economy here will grow 4.9 percent in 2016, according to the forecasts.  This is due mostly…

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John R Wood Properties Naples FL Ranks #1 in Florida and #13 in nation

John R. Wood Properties Naples FL has ranked #13 in the entire nation and #1 in Florida in Per Agent Sales Production!

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Naples Florida Real Estate Market News – October 2014

Naples Florida Real Estate Market News – October 2014 Closed Sales 13% Higher vs October 2013 Closed Sales during October 2014 are the highest on record for the month, and 13% above October 2013. In the luxury home market above $1,000,000, the number of closed sales year-to-date increased 24%. Average sales price year-to-date is at its highest level since 2008, but remains 30% below the high for this period established in 2007. LISTED, PENDED, CLOSED…

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On a National Level, August Sales Were Up

According to the National Real Estate Association (NAR), existing-home sales rose 7.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.03 million in August from an upwardly revised 4.67 million in July. The increase came even as overly tight credit, appraisal issues, and Hurricane Irene hampered markets. “Some of the improvement might result from sales that were delayed in preceding months, but favorable affordability conditions and rising rents are underlying motivations,” NAR Chief Economist Lawrence…

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Ten Tips to Avoid Identity Theft When You Move

The risk of identity theft during a move is a result of personally identifiable information being shuffled around from one home to the next.  It’s easy to become preoccupied with the move and overlook protecting your sensitive documents. Identity thieves are creative in finding opportunities to steal information, and something as simple as forgetting to forward mail can put you and your family in jeopardy of identity theft. Here are top safety steps for homeowners on…

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You’re ready to buy, but which property type will fit your lifestyle?

Arguably, now’s a great time to buy a home; at least when it comes to affordability.  According to economists with the National Association of Realtors, the Housing Affordability Index, a measure of the relative affordability of purchasing a new home, is at the highest level since the index was created in 1971. Whether you’re looking to buy a primary residence, an investment property or a vacation home in Naples, Bonita Springs or Estero, Florida, one of…

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The Best Guide to Mortgage Planning

Does it make sense to pay off your mortgage early?  While the answer has always been “yes” in the past, the answer to that question is not so clear today.   The question of whether to pay off a mortgage early is one many people ask. Today’s low rates on safe investments have made it easier to argue that it makes sense to pay off a mortgage before its time. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t…

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Forbes – “Naples the Most Desirable Location to Move for the Rich”

According to a report published by Forbes.com, America’s wealthy like warm weather and low taxes.  Surprise, surprise! The report goes on to say Naples is tops on the list of most desirable locations for the wealthy to move.  Chicago, Detroit and Long Island are the three big cities that each sent more than 100 people to Naples during 2008. The dominance of the list by Florida makes sense to Robert Shrum, manager of state affairs…

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