Naples Home Searcher Blog

Thursday, August 26, 2021   /   by Mike Shoaff

Things to do with kids in SWFL:

It is not just a coastal city with beaches where you keep yourself entertained for a few hours. SWFLA offers much more and a little something for everyone in the family.
So if you are planning a vacation to Naples, Bonita, Estero or Ft. Myers, there are many fun things to do with the kids.
We list a few. And we are sure you will discover a lot more.

~C’MON Children’s Museum
~Whiz Kids
~Bowling at HeadPinz
~Sun N Fun Lagoon
~Eagle Lakes Water Park 
~Cambier Park
~Clam Pass Beach
~Baker Park 
~Can U Dig It park
~Naples Conservancy
~Naples Zoo
~River Park Aquatic Center
~Observation deck at Naples Airport
~Naples Botanical Gardens 
~Fleischmann Park
~Vineyards splash pad (when they’re open) 
~Mackle Park on Marco Island (cool splash pad)
~Rookery Bay
~Naples Train Museum 
~Sanibel and Ding Darling
~Farmer Mike's U Pick—Bonita
~Corkscrew Swamp—Naples
~Headpinz—one in Naples one in Ft. Myers
~GameTime ...

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021   /   by Mike Shoaff

A Real Estate Agent Is Key to Buying the Home You’ve Dreamt About

If you’re thinking about buying a house, you’re going to want to choose a top-notch real estate agent on your team. Here’s how to find that star player.You’ve decided that you’re in the perfect position in your life to finally become a homeowner and you’re ready to start searching for your dream house. This is an exciting (but stressful) time and it’s not something that you’ll want to do alone - especially if you’re a first-time buyer. 
The key to keeping your cool during your house hunting endeavor is to have a top-notch real estate agent on your team. That agent will walk you through the entire house buying experience and answer any questions you may have. 
But, how do you choose a realtor? Well, you’ve come to the right place because we have a few tips for choosing your perfect agent.
1. Know what you want in a realtor and a home
Before you begin your house search, you should take the time to think about what ! ...

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Monday, June 7, 2021   /   by Mike Shoaff

Buying Real Estate With Bitcoin

Crypto and Buying a Home

Evan Dunn

Originally posted on Porch.com


If you’ve ever walked around at an arcade with a couple pocketfuls of game tokens or won similar tokens at a fair to be exchanged for candy and stuffed bears, you already know how cryptocurrencies work. Except cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin and Ethereum, are digital currencies that can be used to purchase goods and services. Today, there are more than 6,700 types of cryptocurrencies, some better known than others. Traded as commodities on the stock market and known for their volatility, cryptocurrencies have become increasingly mainstream as more people invest in them and trust the blockchain technology employed to secure them. In fact, some people are using their crypto assets to purchase large, expensive items—like houses!

Introduction to Cryptocurrencies


Major cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, and others are a digital form of currency. Once you own them, you can use them t ...

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Thursday, July 23, 2020   /   by Mike Shoaff

June Existing-Home Sales Climb Record 20.7%

U.S. home sales rose a record amount month-to-month in June, NAR says – but part of the reason is because May sales fell dramatically in the early days of the pandemic.

WASHINGTON – Existing-home sales rebounded at a record pace in June, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) June housing report. NAR calls it “strong signs of a market turnaround after three straight months of sales declines caused by the ongoing pandemic. Each of the four major regions tracked in the report saw month-over-month growth.

Total existing-home sales – completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops – jumped 20.7% from May to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 4.72 million in June.

However, sales overall dipped 11.3% year-to-year (5.32 million in June 2019).

“The sales recovery is strong as buyers were eager to purchase homes and properties that they had been eyeing during the shutdown,” ...

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Friday, July 17, 2020   /   by Mike Shoaff

NAPLES REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE - JUST THE FACTS

SWFLA Stats to Consider:
 

Inventory: On May 8th we had 13,735 Active listings and as of July 16th we are down to 11,190, a drop in overall inventory by almost 19%.  We have just under 4 months of active inventory. 


Pending Sales:  The past 7 days stats show 1,179 pending which is still WAY above average and at this rate would almost double the past 12 months of sales (32,082).   We've also had 4,086 go pending in the past 30 days which still reflects a 35% increase.  


Sold Homes:  The past 7 days show 651 sold which is up 6% from our 12 month average (615 sold per 7 days).   Furthermore, we've had 2,905 closed sales in the past 30 days, up almost 33% since June 19th and up 11% from our last 30 day 12 month average (2,636 closed per 30 days).  


At the past 30 day rate of "sold" absorption we only have 3.80 months worth of active inventory and at the past 30 day "pending" rate of absorption we only have 2.74 month ...

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