Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Let's Talk Hot Off the Press!
NABOR Market Report/December 2016... 
Local Real Estate Brokers Predict Strong Season

Naples, Fla. 
(December 16, 2016) - 
 Consistent with historic activity in Southwest Florida, pending and closed sales in the greater Naples housing market continue to increase as the winter season approaches. The November 2016 Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), showed a median closed price of $303,000 during November 2016; a 5 percent decrease from the November 2015 median closed price of $318,000. More sellers also entered the market in November, which resulted in a 40 percent increase in inventory to 5,733 properties in November 2016 from 4,095 properties in November 2015 (300 more properties than October 2016). Yet according to several broker analysts who examined the November 2016 Market Report, one obstacle agents continue to face is a market with pockets of improper valuations.


"One year ago we had 4.24 months of inventory market wide, said Cindy Carroll, SRA with the real estate appraisal and consultancy firm Carroll & Carroll, Inc. "The November 2016 statistics show an 8.02 month supply, that's a 60 percent increase in months of inventory year over year."  

Carroll believes that the local real estate market reached the top of the current economic cycle in the fall of 2015 and explained that, "rising inventories require properties to be appropriately and competitively priced in order to achieve a sale. Overpriced properties tend to languish on the market, contributing to an oversupply condition. To avoid this, sellers should seek guidance from a REALTOR® who can help price the home appropriately from the beginning so it gets sold quickly and at the best price."

Wes Kunkle, President and Managing Broker at Kunkle International Realty, said many of his investor clients are adding to the area's lower end inventory. "When investors who bought between 2009 and 2012 start to reenter the market, this is a sign that price appreciation is good and it's a great time to sell."

Interestingly and according to the report, over 50 percent of homes sold in the last year were in the $300,000 and below price category. This segment continues to see an increase in sales month over month. In November 2016 there was an 8 percent increase in overall closed sales to 285 closed sales from 264 closed sales in November 2015.

From a seller's perspective, Mike Hughes, Vice President and General Manager for Downing-Frye Realty, Inc., said it is important for homeowners on the fence to determine whether they want to be proactive or reactive sellers. "Proactive sellers work with REALTORS® who focus on market valuations that are real."

Jeff Jones, Managing Broker at the Naples-Park Shore office of Coldwell Banker®, said he also watches days on market closely. "The number of properties selling under 30 days is increasing, while those in the 30 to 90 day and 90 day and up segments are stagnant. This tells me that there are still properties improperly priced out there."


The NABOR® November 2016 Market Report provides comparisons of single-family home and condominium sales (via the Southwest Florida MLS), price ranges, and geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. The NABOR® November 2016 sales statistics are presented in chart format, including these overall (single-family and condominium) 

Phil Wood, President & CEO of John R. Wood Properties, remarked that the Market Report showed an increase in inventory of just over 1,600 units above last year, of which 900 were below $500,000. "Only 200 of these new properties were in the Central Naples area; most of the inventory growth appears to be happening in areas outside the city limits."  
"Now that we are past the election and the economy responded positively, we are looking forward to a strong and busy season," said Dominic Pallini, NABOR® President and Broker at Vanderbilt Realty. 
Broker analysts agreed that factors that negatively impacted tourism and seasonal migration in 2016 like the February stock market slump, a low Canadian exchange rate, Brexit and Zika fears, and the presidential election are behind us now. The only obstacle left to overcome is irrational legacy pricing behaviors. With inventory expected to increase, buyers will have more options and sellers should seek guidance from a REALTOR® who knows the local market and can help price properties correctly.
As always if you have any questions please feel free to contact me by 
e-mail or by calling 239.404.7787. Please click below for the Statistics.

I hope you have a fantastic Holiday Season with your family and friends...:0)
Michelle

  
Michelle J. DeNomme, REALTOR, GRI
Cellular Phone I  239.404.7787
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty
Office: 239.659.2400
E-Fax Number: 239.236.5550
Twitter Me: DeNommeRealtor

Friday, December 2, 2016



Let's Talk... It's a Fantastic Time to Buy in South West Florida! 
 
Trust me you don't want to miss out on your opportunity to live here in South West Florida! 

NABOR Report: 
More Buyers Choose Conventional Mortgage Loans 
to Purchase Their Home

Click Here to View My December News Letter...
https://bhhsmarketingresource.com/p/41c1f0beb250b87f337317020f10d916/2778983


Over 44 percent of homes purchased in October used conventional financing methods (e.g., mortgages), according to a report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®) that detailed activity in the greater Naples housing market during October 2016. The October 2016 Market Report, which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), showed a gradual – but continuous – decline in cash sales with growth in conventional sales during the last 12 months.

n October 2015, cash sales accounted for nearly 65 percent of all homes sales in Naples, whereas in October 2016, cash sales accounted for only 56 percent of all homes sales in Naples. Interestingly, homes purchased in the $300,000 to $500,000 price category in October reflected the highest percentage of conventional sales (60 percent) of all the price categories reported.

“Increased use of conventional mortgages in October may be an indication of increased consumer confidence coupled with a better lending environment,” said Rick Fioretti, NABOR® President and Broker Associate with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Realty. “In October 2014, only 32 percent of all home sales used conventional financing. In October 2015, conventional financing increased to 35 percent of overall sales.”...
 
View the Entire Press Release
View October 2016 Market Statistics

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Michelle's Reminders:

Time to order your Christmas Day Turkey Fresh from Jimmy P's
You can call in your order or stop by for tonights dinner and place your order in person!
Jimmy is also taking ready made orders if you don't feel like cooking this year!!!
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I look forward to working with you and as always if you have any questions please feel free to contact me. 
I also want to remind you to be sure to accept my invitation to HomeSnap http://www.homesnap.com/Michelle-DeNomme this way you can start looking at any listing in a snap!

Let's talk about your next move today!
michelle@napleshomesweethome.com or contact me by calling 239.404.7787.
I hope you have a fantastic Holiday Season with your family and friends!
Michelle

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Let's Talk... 5th Avenue in December!!!

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas on the Avenue! 
Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting Ceremony.
 
42nd Annual Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting Ceremony
Event Time:  5:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 1
 
The event kicks off at 5:00 p.m. with the Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Sugden Plaza; and with street activities. Street performances (musicians/dancers) will start at 6:30 following the lighting of the Tree.  We have a wonderful line up of activities on the Avenue.  ABC7 will be broadcasting the Tree Lighting live from the plaza.  ABC Anchor, Krista Fogelsong is our emcee for the lighting.  She and Mayor Barnett will light the tree at 6:15 p.m.
 
The Avenue and side streets will be blocked to traffic starting at
1:00 p.m. (12:30 p.m. on East Lake for a dance troupe to set up a dance floor).
 
Two major headliners will be on the Avenue this year:  The Naples Concert Band (with 80 performers) will be on 8th Street; and the Gulfview Middle School Orchestra and Choir (180 performers) will be on the 300 Block between BICE and American Momentum. 
 
 
Annual Christmas Parade
Tuesday, December 6
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
The annual Christmas Parade is set for next Tuesday, December 6th.  The city will start blocking the street around 4:00 p.m. for the parade.  The parade will travel the traditional route from South Broad to Third Street to 5th Avenue South to 8th Street.
 
Evening on 5th
Thursday, December 8
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
 
Have a great line up for that evening with entertainment.
TUBA Christmas
Thursday, December 15
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Sugden Plaza
 
This fun event is in it’s 20th year and features Tubas, Euphoniums and more playing traditional Christmas songs. 


Let's Talk... Hot off the Press!
Overview of our South West Florida Market... 
Naples is heating up for a big season this year.  Since the election is behind us, our trusted Economists predict a very robust selling season for 2017. We expect that 2016 will end up with about 15% fewer closed transactions than we saw in 2015.  We expect this to improve in 2017.
 
Inventory of homes for sale of both new and existing homes continues to increase and this is a good sign for buyers.  There are many good choices in every price range. The reports show that we currently have 6 months of inventory to sell.  The under $300,000 price category continues to see more and more condominiums and fewer single family homes, and there are some great buying opportunities in condominiums under $300,000.
 
Year over year, the median sales price has increased 6%, most of the increase was noticed in the segment of the market under $300,000.  Over $300,000 price range increase was much less, around 2%.
 
 
Let's Talk Today... My hope is to assist you and your friends & family with your South West Florida Real Estate needs.  It is my profession and passion to know our market and be aware of the new and existing home opportunities for both buyers and sellers. 
 
Michelle J. DeNomme, REALTOR, GRI
Cellular Phone I  239.404.7787
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty
Office: 239.659.2400
E-Fax Number: 239.236.5550
Website:  www.NaplesHomeSweetHome.com        
Twitter Me: DeNommeRealtor
Homesnap: http://www.homesnap.com/Michelle-DeNomme 
 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016



Let's Talk Hot Off the Press...
More Buyers Choose Conventional Mortgage Loans to Purchase Their Home!

Naples, Fla. (November 18, 2016) - Over 44 percent of homes purchased in October 
used conventional financing methods (e.g., mortgages), according to a report released 
by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®) that detailed activity in the greater 
Naples housing market during October 2016. The October 2016 Market Report, which 
tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), showed 
a gradual - but continuous - decline in cash sales with growth in conventional sales during 
the last 12 months.

In October 2015, cash sales accounted for nearly 65 percent of all homes sales in Naples, 
whereas in October 2016, cash sales accounted for only 56 percent of all homes sales in Naples. 
Interestingly, homes purchased in the $300,000 to $500,000 price category in October reflected 
the highest percentage of conventional sales (60 percent) of all the price categories reported.

"Increased use of conventional mortgages in October may be an indication of increased consumer 
confidence coupled with a better lending environment," said Rick Fioretti, NABOR® President and 
Broker Associate with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Realty. "In October 2014, only 
32 percent of all home sales used conventional financing. In October 2015, conventional financing 
increased to 35 percent of overall sales."

Coco Waldenmayer, a managing broker at John R. Wood Properties, added that impending interest 
rate increases might create more urgency for people looking to finance a future home purchase.

The October 2016 Market Report showed overall pending sales decreased 
13 percent to 702 pending sales in October 2016 from 807 pending sales in 
October 2015. Interestingly, overall pending sales in the $500,000 to $1 million 
price category actually increased 14 percent to 125 pending sales in October 
2016 from 110 pending sales in October 2015. Likewise, pending sales of 
condominiums in the $500,000 to $1 million price category increased 30 percent 
to 57 condominiums in October 2016 from 44 condominiums in October 2015. 
The increase in pending sales extended to the single-family home market as well, 
in which both the $300,000 to $500,000 price category and $500,000 to $1 million 
price category increased 3 percent.

In the closed sales category, the October 2016 Market Report showed overall closed sales decreased 7 
percent to 556 closed sales in October 2016 from 601 closed sales in October 2015. However, closed 
sales of condominiums in the $1 million to $2 million price category increased 80 percent to 9 condominiums 
n October 2016 from 5 condominiums in October 2015. And closed sales of single-family homes in the $300,000 
to $500,000 price category increased 21 percent from 120 single-family homes in October 2016 from 99 
single-family homes in October 2015.

For October, the overall median closed price increased 6 percent to $320,000 in the 
12-months ending October 2016 from $302,000 in the 12-months ending October 2015. Conversely, 
he overall median closed price for homes above $300,000 did not reflect a recordable change. Homes 
in the $300,000 and below price segment, which experienced a 10 percent increase to $215,000 in the 
12-months ending October 2016 from $195,000 in the 12-month ending October 2015, is once again 
responsible for driving the overall median closed price increase.

According to Jeff Jones, Managing Broker at the Naples-Park Shore office of Coldwell Banker®, the 
increase in days on market for October (15 percent) reflects a need to continue dialog about properly 
pricing homes in Naples. "Even though we are selling homes in a very desirable location, when days 
on market increase, one factor affecting this is overpriced properties. And because historically, inventory 
increases right before season, REALTORS® need to take a bold stance now and guide home sellers to 
a more realistic asking price based on today's market."

The NABOR® October 2016 Market Report provides comparisons of single-family 
home and condominium sales (via the Southwest Florida MLS), price ranges, and 
geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. 
The NABOR® October 2016 sales statistics are presented in chart format, including 
these overall (single-family and condominium) findings:



"There is less than a three-months supply of single family homes under $300,000," remarked Bill Coffey, 
Broker Manager of Amerivest Realty Naples, who added that if home buyers are looking to stay within 
this price range they may be better served in the condominium market, which saw a 53 percent increase 
in inventory to 1,116 condominiums under $300,000 in October 2016 from 731 condominiums under 
$300,000 in October 2015.

According to Kathy Zorn, broker/owner, Florida Home Realty, "The report showed six months worth 
of inventory to sell. We have not seen this high a level of inventory in the month of October since 2013. 
So as we move into season with this healthy level of inventory, buyers will have more options, which is 
all the more reason sellers should seek guidance now from a REALTOR® who knows the local market 
and can help them price their properties right."

Geographically, inventory in the Naples Beach (34102, 34103, 34108) and North Naples (34109, 34110, 34119) 
areas increased the most in October. In the Naples Beach area, single-family home inventory rose 
25 percent to 567 single-family homes in October 2016 from 454 single-family homes in October 2015, 
and condominiums increased 71 percent to 655 condominiums in October 2016 from 384 condominiums in 
October 2015. For North Naples, single-family home inventory rose 35 percent to 878 single-family homes in 
October 2016 from 650 single-family homes in October 2015, and condominiums increased 64 percent to 734 
condominiums in October 2016 from 447 condominiums in October 2015.

"There are plenty of homes to buy and sell in Naples," said Fioretti, who ends his term as NABOR® 
President in December. "It's going to take some time to see how the market will react to the election 
and the changes in the government, but I believe the challenge we REALTORS® face in the short-term 
is educating the public on market pricing. The value of a home relates to local sale prices and a realistic 
price means a rapid sale."

As always if you have any questions about our market in South West Florida please feel free to contact me by calling 239.404.7787 or by e-mail at Michelle@NaplesHomeSweetHome.com.
I look forward to working with you to determine a fair and reasonable listing price when working to market and List your home and as your Buyers Realtor I can identify the properties that will best fit your criteria when negotiating a purchase price that fits your budget.

I have provided the detailed Report below for your review...
View October 2016 Market Statistics


Michelle J. DeNomme, REALTOR, GRI
Cellular Phone I  239.404.7787
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty
Office: 239.659.2400
E-Fax Number: 239.236.5550
Website:  www.NaplesHomeSweetHome.com        
Twitter Me: DeNommeRealtor

 
The Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®) is an established organization (Chartered in 1949) whose members have a positive and progressive impact on the Naples Community. NABOR® is a local board of REALTORS® and real estate professionals with a legacy of nearly 60 years serving 6,000 plus members. NABOR® is a member of the Florida Realtors and the National Association of REALTORS®, which is the largest association in the United States with more than 1.3 million members and over 1,400 local board of REALTORS® nationwide. NABOR® is structured to provide programs and services to its membership through various committees and the NABOR® Board of Directors, all of whose members are non-paid volunteers.

The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and who subscribe to its strict Code of Ethics.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Let's Talk... Did You Know!?

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Monday, November 14, 2016




 Let's Talk about...
 November!!!
Michelle's Reminders this month!!!

Time to order your Thanksgiving Day
Turkey Fresh from Jimmy P's
You can call in your order or stop by for tonight's dinner and place your order in person!
Jimmy is also taking ready made orders if you don't feel like cooking this year!!!
 
 
 Southwest Florida Happenings

Thanksgiving Day Run or Walk Event!
GCR is excited to announce that we will be hosting the
4th Annual GCR Thanksgiving 5K on Thanksgiving !!!
The Run/Walk event will be held at Cambier Park at 7:30AM...
The race benefit's St. Matthew's House
 
 
The Thanksgiving Day
Gobble Gobble Four Miler ™
 
 
I look forward to working with you and as always if you have any questions please feel free to contact me by calling 239.404.7787 or by e-mail.  I also want to remind you to be sure to accept my invitation to HomeSnap http://www.homesnap.com/Michelle-DeNomme this way you can start looking at any listing in a snap!
 
The full detailed report is below for your review...:0)

NABOR 3Q Report:

I hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving with your family and friends.
Michelle 
 
 
 
 
 
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