Suddenly Every Real Estate Agent is a Relocation Expert So, as you can imagine, the announcement of the Hertz Corporation relocation to southwest Florida was big news and immediately imaginary cash registers started ringing in a lot of people’s heads. Naturally, real estate agents with the image of seven hundred employees stampeding to Bonita Springs [...]
New Construction – Builder Product – Spec Homes Thinking of purchasing new construction or builder product in the Bonita Springs and Estero Florida area? You should consider using a Realtor for your new construction purchase to get the most information and widest exposure to the most suitable real estate in your budget and search criteria. [...]
Dunk City FGCU Real Estate & No State Income Tax Florida Gulf Coast University – Long before all the sweet 16 hoopla, many people in Southwest Florida were fans of FGCU athletics. We look at the last few recent wins as rewards for loyalty and just plain fun to watch. The night that FGCU defeated [...]
Condos at Bermuda Ridge at Woods Edge Bermuda Ridge at Woods Edge is a low rise condominium complex just west of US 41 in Bonita Springs, Florida. Bermuda Ridge condos offer two to three bedroom floor plans. Condominium residences are either on the first floor or second floor. The buildings do not have elevators. Condos [...]
Describing Luxury Real Estate in Bonita Springs Florida Florida Realtors® sent out this little news blurb regarding a study that Trulia published regarding luxury real estate and the marketing verbiage used to describe said luxury real estate. The idea was that each phrase has a value. Trulia has analyzed millions of for-sale homes on Trulia [...]
Morton Grove Bonita Springs Homes and Condos Morton Grove of Bonita Springs is a deed restricted community in Bonita Springs, Florida. It is situated just east of I-75 at Morton Road and East Terry Street. The home styles in Morton Grove include low rise condos with carports, low rise condos with garage, single family homes [...]
Establishing Bonita Springs Florida Residency | Domicile If you are considering moving to Bonita Springs and buying Bonita Springs real estate to establish a Florida residence you may have to also file declaration of domicile. Declaration of domicile is an affidavit attesting to Florida residency. Declaration of domicile is useful when three legal forms of [...]
Luxury Homes in Bonita Springs on the Gulf of Mexico Bonita Springs Florida luxury real estate is just that, the most luxurious and the most exquisite in Bonita Springs Florida. The supply of luxury real estate in Bonita Springs is limited, depending upon the neighborhood. For example, there are only so many Gulf front home sites [...]
Purchasing Florida Luxury Real Estate For Tax Benefits No matter what the cycle is in, the basic tenets of real estate remain unchanged, consumers make their money in the buy. When purchasing real estate in Bonita Springs, Florida to establish residency there is a residual financial benefit, tax savings in the form of no state [...]
Bonita Springs Real Estate Sales & Statistics If you do not see the video above: http://youtu.be/-pCyeNoxJcs Well, youtube transcripts of this video were absolutely awful so I’m going to just let you listen to the video. The nutshell version is that we cover Bonita Springs real estate sales stats, foreclosures, short sales and inventory. The real [...]
Most of Bonita Springs is located in Lee County, Florida A small portion of the city of Bonita Springs, the southwest corner of Bonita Springs, is located in Collier County, Florida. Most of the Collier County portion of Bonita Springs is comprised of the communities of Bonita Shores, the “numbered” streets which are west of [...]
Bonita Springs Real Estate Market Report December 1 2012 from Chris Griffith The State of Bonita Springs Real Estate Over 83% of all real estate sold in Bonita Springs was priced under $400,000. What price point are you shopping for real estate in? Are you considering selling your Bonita Springs real estate? If it’s in [...]
Bonita Springs Real Estate Market Report November 2012 from Chris Griffith State of the Bonita Springs Real Estate Market This is a SWFL real estate market report that includes Bonita Springs real estate and Estero Florida real estate, also. This report is a little broader than I usually prepare. Occasionally, I speak publicly about the [...]
Video of Cedar Creek Bonita Springs Florida Cedar Creek is located in Bonita Springs and offers single family homes. Cedar Creek boasts the lowest home owner association fees in the area and the closest proximity to many conveniences. If you do not see the video above, click here: http://youtu.be/jQngIPE-U6A To learn more about Cedar Creek [...]
Bonita Springs Homes – Bonita Springs Condo Sales This Bonita Springs Real Estate market update is video based, if you do not see the video above click: Bonita Springs Market report Sept 2012 September Bonita Springs real estate market reports include information regarding Bonita Springs Short Sales, Bonita Springs foreclosures, the historical Bonita Springs real [...]
How Far Should A Real Estate Agent Travel? How far can a real estate agent travel and still be an expert? A city? A county? A different state? Your real estate agent may travel the state with you to help you buy real estate but is it the best representation you could possibly have? [...]
Real Estate Market Report for Bonita Springs & Estero Bonita Springs Real Estate Market Report: What price range of Bonita Springs and Estero Florida real estate sold in July 2012? About seventy-eight percent of all real estate sales were priced under $400,000. Why is this important to know? If you’re selling your Bonita Springs real estate [...]
The Crossings at Bonita Bay – Condos in Bonita Bay Crossings at Bonita Bay is located near the main gate of the community of Bonita Bay Golf and Country Club. Crossings at Bonita Bay is a single street of condominium homes varying in style, structure and number of floors per building. Individual units at Crossings [...]
Single Family Homes in Deerwood Bonita Bay Deerwood at Bonita Bay is an intimate enclave of single family estate homes in Bonita Bay. Deerwood is comprised of fifteen single family estate sized home sites. Construction of real estate in Deerwood began in 1994 and the community is now built out. There is only resale real [...]
Under Water Homes – Under Water Mortgages Every once in a while someone has a litter of kittens and sends me an email with a link to something, a story, a graph or some other parlor trick get’s their attention. The latest email questions was about the Zillow feature: The U.S. Housing Crisis: Where are [...]
An As-Is Contract is Not a Hostage Situation There’s a nifty little fail safe when writing an offer on real estate, the as-is with the right to inspect contract or the as-is with the right to inspect addendum. Depending upon what side of the fence you’re on it’s generally meant as a form of protection [...]
Mahogany Ridge Luxury Homes Bonita Bay Mahogany Ridge at Bonita Bay is a small enclave of homes in Bonita Bay located near the bay and Spring Creek. Homes in Mahogany Ridge were built between the years of 1998-2001. The neighborhood is completely built out and there is only resale real estate available in Mahogany Ridge. [...]
Courtyard Home – Courtyard Floor Plan Have you heard of the Courtyard Home or the courtyard floor plan? The courtyard floor plan or courtyard home offers a unique courtyard entry instead of a traditional front door home entry. Homes with the courtyard floor plan are for those who enjoy privacy within the courtyard, which often [...]
Condominiums in Sandpiper at Bonita Bay Sandpiper at Bonita Bay is a condominium complex located in the community of Bonita Bay. Sandpiper condo consists of nineteen buildings, each with covered parking in free standing buildings, which also have a small storage area for each unit. Sandpiper is located just off of Hidden Harbor Drive and [...]
Editorial Special to Southwest Florida Living Magazine It was about twenty-six years ago that I moved to Southwest Florida. It was probably the first week in the area that I found myself water skiing up and down the Imperial River. Yes, at that time no-wake zones were unheard of. If you were here in the [...]
Home is Where You Hang Your Homeowner Association My phone rang a few days ago and it was a friend of mine calling to let me know that she had resigned from the homeowner association board. It takes a special kind of person to participate on an association board to begin with. I suspect she’d [...]
Bonita Springs Shark Gator Snake Python Attacks For as long as I’ve been a real estate agent there’s been a variety of common questions consumers ask which seem to never go away. Besides the common real estate questions regarding purchasing are selling, there are the questions about critters and hurricanes. Southwest Florida has been blessed [...]
Real Estate & Tomatoes on The Information Super Highway Most people, regardless of what they do for a living, now have an email brimming with speed of light requests to get things done. Email and the internet have revolutionized the way the world does business and has become one of the biggest time savers [...]
Price, Condition, Location & Value in Real Estate The snow birds are on their way. This year, like many of the other years, the first signs of their return are the transport trucks delivering their automobiles. To that end, let it be known that a winner of the Facebook “car hauler bingo 2011” contest is [...]
Bonita Bay Offers Canoeing on Spring Creek Spring Creek Park Bonita Bay VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL Within the gates of Bonita Bay is Spring Creek Park. Bonita Bay is unique because it has two parks on the river and one park on the bay. In addition to the many amenities of [...]
Real Estate is Selling Off – Deal With It So here we are half way through a sweltering southwest Florida summer. Worlds away are our seasonal residents who have all but forgotten us and cubical dwelling number crunchers who will soon be speculating about Florida real estate. Right about the time the first of the [...]
Real Estate Questions and Answers Do I have to use a real estate agent in the state of Florida? Well, probably not. Gawd bless ya if you’re a seller and you found a buyer on your own. It happens more often in the tight knit communities; pool side real estate transactions. Whether you’re a buyer [...]
The Ever Expanding Real Estate Contract For the first time in my career I looked at the massive pile of paper at the business end of my printer and said, “It’s official, I’m a one man ozone layer wrecking crew.” I may as well be fracking or strip mining and sign up for the Global [...]
The Classic Look Back at Real Estate Inventory How do you really know if now is a great time to buy? That’s a question I was asked a few days ago by someone who is looking at the real estate market in our area. They’ve been following the prices but also worried by negative, conflicting [...]
Gulf Access Riverfront Real Estate Some of the choicest riverfront, gulf access real estate is located along the Imperial River in Bonita Springs and the Estero River in Estero, Florida. The wider, deepest stretches of the river are dotted with luxury real estate, single family homes with boat docks. Occasionally, there may be an offering [...]
Local Real Estate Statistics Trump Census #Duh At dark o’clock this morning I sat down at the computer with a cup of coffee and the first email I read began, “If my brother is trying to scare me, it worked. What do you have to say to counter this article?” The referencing article was a [...]
Selling Your Real Estate For Free Most consumers only buy and sell real estate as a necessity. Often times there are great periods of time between transactions so there isn’t exactly common familiarity with the procedures and protocols of how things work. Revise that, how things work down here. Odds are, the last transaction was [...]
How Much Is Your Phone Number Worth? There is a broad spectrum of referral agents and companies out there that range from those who provide little to no service, yet still ask for a fee from the agent at the other end, to the well oiled referral relocation company. Here’s how a real estate referral [...]
Trusting Google More Than Your Real Estate Agent? It’s absolutely no secret that there is a myriad of unexpected things that can go wrong in a real estate transaction these days. It’s just the unexpected surprises that catch everyone off guard. The transaction terrorist in today’s episode is the home inspector. Not just any home [...]
The architectural review committee and the rules and regulations that sometimes accompany Bonita Springs real estate.
How to qualify a real estate agent to help you purchase or sell real estate.
Snow Birds support local Bonita Springs and Southwest Florida businesses.
What if a buyer finds a better deal while they’re in contract to purchase a home?
Syndication of real estate listings on the web and data theft.
Calculating absorption rates as a management tool for golf course and country club communities.
Questions and answers from readers regarding the rumored 3.8% tax in the healthcare bill and a foreclosure that could threaten a tenant renting a home, condo or real estate.
Hiring an inexperienced family member to sell your real estate.
A clever parody of selling real estate short.
Propertly listing a short sale to appraise and close sale.
Unseen difficulty in short sale or foreclosure real estate transactions.