Saturday, June 2, 2018

The Best Donuts in Every State

                   The Best of the Best in Naples, Florida is... 
             Trackside Donuts and Cafe
Map of United States with Donuts
June 1st may have beenNational Donut Day!
The Full Story...   The Best Donuts in Every State via @TravelLeisure 
Photo Illustration by Mariah Tyler 
(Images via Getty Images) 
Alabama: The Donut King, Eufaula
Arizona: Novel Ice Cream, Phoenix
Arkansas: Mark's DO-Nut Shop, North Little Rock
California: BJ Cinnamon, Folsom
Colorado: Sweet Coloradough, Glenwood Springs
Connecticut: Neil's Donuts and Bake Shop, Wallingford
Delaware: Sandy Pony Donuts, Bethany Beach
Florida: Mojo Donuts, Pembroke Pines
Georgia: Scream'n Nuts, Alpharetta
Hawaii: Donut Dynamite, Wailuku 
Idaho: Sweet Sensation Donuts, Meridian
Illinois: Country Donuts, Crystal Lake
Indiana: Long's Bakery, Indianapolis
Kansas: Mr D's Donut Shop, Overland Park
Kentucky: Nord's Bakery, Louisville
Louisiana: District Donuts Sliders Brew, New Orleans
Maine: The Holy Donut, Portland
Maryland: 202 Donuts, Bethesda
Massachusetts: Donut Shack, Lowell
Michigan: Avon Donuts Inc, Pontiac
Minnesota: Cardigan Donuts, Minneapolis
Mississippi: Fantasy Donuts, Biloxi
Missouri: Pharoah's Donuts, Saint Louis
Montana: Granny's Gourmet Donuts, Bozeman
Nebraska: Olsen Bake Shop, Omaha
Nevada: Doughboys Donuts, Reno
New Hampshire: White Mountain Cider, Glen
New Jersey: Purple Glaze Donuts, Asbury Park
New Mexico: Rebel Donut, Albuquerque
New York: Stax Ice Cream, New York City
North Carolina: Wake N Bake Donuts, Carolina Beach
North Dakota: Sandy's Donuts, West Fargo
Ohio: Bill's Donut Shop, Centerville
Oklahoma: Sweet Mini's Donut Company, Oklahoma City
Oregon: Pip's Original Doughnuts & Chai, Portland
Pennsylvania: Beiler's Bakery, Philadelphia
Rhode Island: Knead Doughnuts, Providence
South Carolina: Rainbow Donuts, York
South Dakota: Baker's Bakery & Cafe, Custer
Tennessee: Donut Palace, Murfreesboro
Texas: Round Rock Donuts, Round Rock
Utah: Create Donuts, Sandy
Vermont: Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Waterbury Center
Virginia: Texas Donuts, Centreville
Washington: Daddy's Donuts, Kenmore
Washington, D.C.: District Doughnut and Coffee, Capitol Hill
West Virginia: Peace Love and Donuts, Huntington
Wisconsin: Cranky Al's Bakery and Pizza, Wauwatosa
Wyoming: Delish Donuts & Coffee, Alpine

Friday, June 1, 2018

Let's Talk... 
Open House This Weekend At 
Wilderness Country Club

Wilderness Country Club
105 Clubhouse Drive  #D-156
Naples, Florida

Reduced $254,000
With a $400 Buyer Incentive at Closing
  • The Wilderness CC & Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary
  • 1st Floor Home with eastern exposure
  • 2 Bed,  2 Bath,  1,846 sq ft
  • Private Golf Cart Garage with Golf Cart
  • Furnished
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Sunday, June 9th
2 - 4 PM

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Let's Talk... Hot Off The Press...
Inventory Keeping Spring Market Active!

A correction has been made to the table 
graph reflecting April's market statistics below. 
Please notice, 
closed sales of single-family homes did not 
decrease 11 percent; it INCREASED 11 percent in April.  

Inventory Keeping Spring Market Active

Naples, Fla. (May 25, 2018) - According to the April 2018 Market 

Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), 
which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding 
Marco Island), Collier County enjoys a 7.76 month supply of inventory 
compared to a 4-month supply nationally. This is great news for Naples 
REALTORS® as they transition from a very busy high season to what 
broker analysts believe will be a very strong summer.

"Summer buyers are going to be very happy this year because
there will be plenty of choices," said Mike Hughes, Vice President and 
General Manager for Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. "Inventory growth has 
been good across all price ranges and geographic territories."
According to Cindy Carroll, SRA, with the real estate appraisal
and consultancy firm Carroll & Carroll, Inc., the rate of inventory
loss is declining and she predicts the Collier housing market will
become even more stable before the end of the year. Carroll considers
a 12-month supply of inventory a stable market for Collier County.
Nationally, a stable market is reflected as having a 6-month supply
of inventory.
Even though April's inventory fell 2 percent to 5,793 from 5,920 in
April 2017, it's actually rebuilding from an annual low of 4,608
properties in inventory at the end of September 2017. 
"The reality is, the real estate market is doing much better this year
than in 2017," said Hughes, considering the 2018 statistics includes
the period of time when Hurricane Irma stalled home sales activity for
nearly six weeks starting in September (and as reflected in the
4Q 2017 Market Report).
Condominium inventory grew 2 percent in April to 3,003 units, over half
the entire market, from 2,934 units in April 2017. The $300,000 and below
price category experienced the highest increase in inventory (7 percent)
to 1,472 units from 1,378 units in April 2017. Pending and closed sales
of condominiums in this low-end price category were also strong, with
a 17 and 14 percent increase, respectively. Interestingly, the median
closed price of condominiums in April dropped 8 percent to $271,000
rom $296,000 in April 2017. 
"Sellers are pricing properties to sell and it shows," said Adam Vellano,
West Coast Sales Manager, BEX Realty - Florida. 
Carroll agreed and added, "The market for homes above $1 million
is hot. If we can maintain current inventory trend levels - and I think
we can - then sales of properties in this price point will be strong for 
at least a couple of years."
Overall closed sales increased 8 percent (month over month) in
April to 978 properties from 902 properties in April 2017. And just
like the first three months of the year, the high-end of the market
continued to outpace other price categories tracked by NABOR® in
April. As shown in the report, the number of closed sales of homes
between $1 and $2 million increased 34 percent, while closed sales
of homes over $2 million increased 15 percent in April.
"Closed sales of single-family homes in April were up 11 percent with
an increase in every price category except the $300,000 and below
range, where there are only 300 single-family homes on the market,"
said Brenda Fioretti, Managing Broker at Berkshire Hathaway
HomeServices Florida Realty.
The NABOR® April 2018 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® April 2018 
sales statistics are presented in chart format, including these overall 
(single-family and condominium) findings: 

April 2017April 2018CHANGE
Total homes under contract (pending sales) (month/month)
Total closed sales (month/month)902978+8%
Median closed price (month/month)$355,000$365,000+3%
Median closed price >$300K (month/month)$525,000$525,0000%
Total active listings (inventory)5,9205,793-2%
Average days on market 9795-2%
Single-family closed sales (month/month)404450-11%
Single-family median closed price (month/month)$419,000$455,000+9%
Single-family inventory2,9862,790-7%
Condominium closed sales (month/month)498528+6%
Condominium median closed price (month/month)$296,000$271,000-8%
Condominium inventory2,9343,003+2%
Geographically, real estate activity was strong across the entire
county, but closed sales of single-family homes in South Naples
were most remarkable with a 51 percent increase to 62 closed sales
in April 2018 from 41 in April 2017. 
"North Naples was also a shining star in April," said Fioretti. "Even
hough inventory was down 8 percent in this geographic area, its
year over year pending sales increased 9 percent, the highest of
all geographic areas tracked. And its closed sales increased 13
percent year over year too."
April's month over month activity was even more impressive in the
North Naples area, as reflected in a 26 percent increase in closed sales.
Similarly, the median closed price of condominiums in North Naples
dropped 14 percent in April to $258,000 from $300,000 in April 2017.

As always if you have any question about our Real Estate Market 
in South West Florida please reach out to me by e-mail or by calling 
239.404.7787. I look forward to working with you!
I have provided the full report below... 
Click Here: View April 2018 Market Statistics
I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

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: DeNommeRealtor

Office Address: 621 Fifth Avenue South Naples, Florida 34102

Member Of Naples Board Of REALTORS 
Member Of Florida REALTORS 
Member Of National Association Of REALTORS 
Graduate Of REALTOR Institute (GRI)

Friday, April 13, 2018

Let's Talk Hot Off The Press...

First Quarter Housing Market Activity 
Sets the Stage for Strong Year

Naples, Fla. (April 13, 2018) - Sales of homes above $1 million in Naples during the first quarter of 2018 drove the market. Their sales increased 61 percent compared to the same quarter of 2017 according to the First Quarter 2018 Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island).
"January's results led some to question expectations for the year when compared to last, yet in February the market gained its stride which accelerated in March with closed sales shooting ahead to end the first quarter on a very impressive note," said Budge Huskey, President, Premier Sotheby's International Realty. According to NABOR's monthly reports, January had 672 closed sales, February reported 672 closed sales, but March kept agents very busy with 942 closed sales, driven by a strong high end which included a number of new construction condominiums just delivered. 

Pending sales in the first quarter of 2018 increased 3 percent to 3,177 compared to 3,097 in the first quarter of 2017. Although pending sales for both single-family homes and condominiums over $1 million increased by double digits, it was the $2 million and above condominium market that raised eyebrows among brokers who reviewed the reports. 
"Tourism was up in our area this season compared to last year so it is not surprising that we would end with strong pending sales for the quarter," said Kathy Zorn, President/Owner, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Pristine. "But I wasn't expecting to see a 109 percent increase during the quarter in pending sales for condominiums over $2 million!" 
"There are very good investment opportunities in the condominium market, especially at both ends of the market," added Coco Amar, a managing broker at John R. Wood Properties. "The top and bottom price categories are where both the inventory has grown and the prices have dropped." 
As reflected in the market's year-ending statistics (12-months ending 1Q 2018 versus 12-months ending 1Q 2017), there was a 69 percent increase in closed sales of condominiums in the $2 million and above market, and a 17 percent decrease in its median closed price to $2,450,000 from $2,962,000 in 2017. Despite rocket sales in this high-end sector during the first quarter of 2018 (179 percent increase) and a drop in median closed prices for the first quarter (24 percent decrease), its inventory increased 5 percent! Similarly, median closed prices for condominiums in the $300,000 and below price category dropped 1 percent to $199,000 from $200,000 in the first quarter of 2017, but inventory increased 3 percent.
The NABOR® First Quarter 2018 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® First Quarter 2018 sales statistics are presented in chart format, including these overall (single-family and condominium) findings: 
Q1 2017Q1 2018CHANGE
Total homes under contract (pending sales) (quarter/quarter)
Total closed sales (quarter/quarter)2,2052,306+5%
Median closed price (quarter/quarter)$330,000$370,000+12%
Median closed price >$300K (quarter/quarter)$510,000$575,000+13%
Total active listings (inventory)6,3896,112-4%
Average days on market 95950%
Single-family closed sales (quarter/quarter)1,0591,050-1%
Single-family median closed price (quarter/quarter)$410,000$448,000+9%
Single-family inventory3,2362,964-8%
Condominium closed sales (quarter/quarter)1,1461,256+10%
Condominium median closed price (quarter/quarter)$270,000$299,000+11%
Condominium inventory3,1543,1480%
Broker experts analyzing the reports said most counties in Florida continue to see inventories decline, but the Naples area experienced a steady rise over the past few months. In fact, according to Jeff Jones, Managing Broker for Engel & Völkers Naples and Bonita Springs offices, there is currently 8.25 months of inventory available in Collier County. Months of inventory is a nationally accepted measurement of how fast all existing homes on the market would last assuming no additional listings are added and sales activity continues to remain the same as the previous 12 months of sales.
"There were 118 closed sales of condominiums between $1.4 million and just over $2 million in a new development located in North Naples during the last two months that impacted our median closed price statistics," said Wes Kunkle, President and Managing Broker at Kunkle International Realty. These "one-day-on-the-market" closed sales are one reason why the report showed a 13 percent increase in the median closed price for condominiums in the $1 to $2 million price category and a 24 percent decrease in median closed prices for condominiums in the $2 million and above price category. 
Kunkle, along with several brokers who reviewed the reports, is concerned sellers may misinterpret this statistical anomaly as a reflection of the area's comparable pricing activity. "These sales were for new luxury condos that were secured over a two year period. When the project obtained its final Certificate of Occupancy, the closings were finalized and they all appeared as a one-day sale in the MLS." 
However, this was not the only new construction activity that influenced NABOR®'s first quarter statistics. According to Jones, many sellers of speculative single-family homes that have been on the market for over two years in neighborhoods like Park Shore and the Moorings began to set more realistic list prices this past quarter, which resulted in more sales in the high-end, single-family home market. 
"Overpriced homes don't sell," said Jones. "In fact, I think sales during January and February could have been better had many of these sellers set their prices realistically earlier. It wasn't until March that I began to see an uptick in price decreases in the MLS for many of these speculative homes, and then those sellers saw multiple offers from buyers who had been holding out." 
As always feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

To view the entire report, visit

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.
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