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  • Kim 5:42 pm on September 22, 2014 Permalink  

    New Phases at Isles of Collier Preserve 

    The Minto Communities found at The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples is planning to introduce new phases. During the exercise, customers will receive great incentives on complete coach homes they purchase as part of phase one. The other phase one preparation being undertaken by the community is allowing buyers to take advantage of some featured coach homes in the close out category. This category can have up to $30000 worth of incentives but within a limited time.

    William Bullock, the Senior Vice President of Minto was quoted saying that they ahead of schedule. As such, they are already preparing to start other new phases after they introduced The Isles of Collier Preserve successfully. Bullock also said that they are offering buyers phase one closeout incentives within the remaining time, after which they will roll out the new phases.

    There are two featured coach homes that have the incentive program. The two homes are Caribwood and Poinciana that are located at home site 31 and 42 respectively. After subtracting the $30000 incentive, the one-story Caribwood costs $523,500. This home has a two-car garage, a den, three bedrooms with their bathrooms and 2,214 square feet constitutes its under air. Despite having two bathrooms and only 1,952 square feet under air, Poinciana costs $539,990 with the substraction of the $30000 incentive. It also has a two-car garage and its one-story tall.

    The Isles of Collier Preserve presents home designs that are energy-efficient and innovative. Such designs show that Minto is a leader when it comes to implementing the green construction concept. The designs borrow a lot from the Old Naples coastal architecture.

    The prices of luxury single-family homes range from $400s to $700s and have under air space of between 2,016 and 4,327 square feet. Luxury coach homes that are up to three-story tall have private elevators, two-car garages, 1,621 to 2,960 square feet of under air and cost between $400s and $600s.

    According to the plan of Minto, The Isles of Collier Preserve conserves the natural setting of waterways and lands around it. It is located to the east of Naples Bay, south of Naples Botanical Garden and to the north of Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

    Just as Bullock notes, Minto did not want to burden its residents with the task of paying the cost of improving infrastructure. Such costs reflect on the tax bill whereby assessments do range from $1000 to $2000 on average each year. The assessments can continue for a maximum of 30 years. In order save their residents from paying such costs, Minto used its own funds and avoided using the Community Development District funds.

  • Kim 8:52 pm on September 10, 2014 Permalink  

    Mirasol at Coconut Point Approaching Completion 

    As publicized by Southwest Florida Division, there are 37 townhome units and carriage homes in Mirasol. The public can now take a trip in this gated community a few miles from Coconut Point mall to assess the model homes.  Coconut Point has social facilities such as a social room with a lovely kitchen, a resort-style pool containing a hot tub with a beautiful stone waterfall, a playing room containing a pool table, and a place to kip fit.  For those who want to move in as soon as possible, there are various opportunities like the Osprey, with a one-car garage, two baths and two bedrooms, contributing a living space of 1,574 square feet. The two-story Spoonbill covering 1,655 square feet features a two-car garage, two-and-a-half baths, and three bedrooms. In this community, homes are valued between $200s and $260s. The Ibis model has a one-car garage, two baths, and three bedrooms. It covers a living space of 1,528 square feet. The Heron model, which is decorated, has two baths, two bedrooms, and a one-car garage. It covers a living space of 1,244 square feet.

  • Kim 12:15 pm on July 18, 2014 Permalink  

    Real Estate Tips For Buyers And Sellers 

    agent-with-clientMany of us have seen how home prices have steadily increased in the past years, providing great profits for homeowners and sellers. The real estate market has been performing well with more new home constructions now underway. In addition, more real estate investors now are investing in secondary markets. Economists also predict that home prices may still increase to another 4% to 5% in 2014.

    For home buyers and sellers, here are some helpful tips to consider so you can take advantage of the steadily growing real estate market.


    1. Prepare and review your financial information–With better home prices, expect tougher competition from other potential homebuyers. Be credit-ready by getting your credit report and repair errors immediately if you find one so you can qualify for a home loan with good rates. Getting pre-approval letters will also prove to the seller that you are financially prepared and ready to close quickly.
    2. Adjust expectation –Negotiate properly with the seller and avoid making lowball offers. If other buyers enter the negotiation, it will be more difficult for you to attain a better deal. Avoid a bidding war by responding to counter offers. You should also consider other homes in case offers really become high.
    3. Getting conventional mortgage after foreclosure –If you have a foreclosure before, you can still get a conventional loan. Although some people would wait 7 years before applying, a lot of lenders actually only require 3 years of waiting period especially if the foreclosure was caused by an extenuating circumstance. Some lenders will approve the loan if the borrower is willing to provide a larger down payment or with higher interest rates.
    4. Ask everything about the home and neighborhood –Some sellers are not obliged to disclose other details about the home, which may be very important for you to know as a buyer. Before signing anything, make sure that you asked important information like if there are commercial zoning nearby, other non-residential buildings being constructed nearby like oil wells, water towers, natural gas, are there loud neighbors, criminal activities in the neighborhood, or known criminals living within the neighborhood.


    1. Plan ahead – Early planning is important when selling a home. Have your home inspected and do major repairs if necessary. Attend other open houses so you’ll know what to do when you do your own open house.
    2. Screen your agent –It is crucial to find a good agent that will help you with the process. Look for an agent that have extensive computer skills and use mobile technology since a lot of buyers nowadays search the internet first to look for properties and communicate online.
    3. Do not jump at the first offer –Do not jump at the first offer even if it seems generous especially if you are getting more offers from other buyers. If you are getting more than your expected selling price, give back in good faith.
    4. Avoid remodelling – Major renovations are recommended if necessary but avoid remodelling especially major areas since there is less profit in remodelling than just offering a lower price for the out-dated but fully functional areas in the home.
    5. Real estate is local – Do not base your selling price on nationwide trends and news since real estate is local and every market is different. Even prices in neighboring subdivisions can widely vary.

    For homebuyers and sellers, just like in other industries, the real estate market is hard to predict and most real estate cycles are short-lived. Watch out for trends and changes in consumer behavior and preferences so you will know how to react accordingly.

  • Kim 1:38 pm on February 5, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: agents, homes for sale, open house,   

    Entice More Interested Buyers Through More Exciting Open Houses 

    When it comes to great homes with amazing views, location, weather, and community, Marco Island in Southwest Florida is definitely a good choice. You can find a lot of homes in this beautiful island especially beachfront and waterfront properties. You will not only find a lot of properties to choose from but you will also get to enjoy while you shop and visit the available homes during open houses. In addition, you can even win some amazing prizes when you visit these homes.

    To attract more prospective buyers, Ken Mitchell has utilized one of the most effective marketing strategies to sell his beautiful, waterfront home on Laurel Court. Instead of just a simple open house, he and his wife upgraded the advertisement. He added a live bar, live music, hor d’oeuvres, and door prizes, which include 2 iPad minis.

    The owner spent a total of a thousand dollars for the open house but he considered it a great investment. The amount is even less than a quarter of 1% of the total value of the property but the promotions can be very effective in selling their home.

    Ken Mitchell wanted to people to really check out their home because some people and realtors would probably have different idea of how their home looks because it is quite old. The home for sale is actually newly updated with great embellishments. It has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a wet bar, a heated pool, private boat dock and boat lift, and a sewer connection. The views from the covered lanai are spectacular.

    A lot of realtors in Southwest Florida usually make open houses more enticing to attract more interested clients especially for properties in newly developed communities or areas. This marketing method seems to be quite effective since many developers and homebuyers are reacting positively to it.

  • Kim 7:37 pm on January 9, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: florida, homes,   

    Naples, Florida Real Esate 

    Pier at Sunset in Naples, FloridaWhen people think of Naples, Florida, they think of beaches, amazing views, beautiful weather, exceptionally maintained golf courses, as well as the overwhelming desire to move there. With the housing market on the climb, the Naples real estate economy is booming. New construction is growing exponentially, and the residences are being purchased before the construction of the homes is complete.

    Among some of the most popular places to live are: Vanderbilt Beach, The Dunes, The Quarry, Saturnia Lakes, Port Royal, Park Shore, Naples Park, Pelican Bay, Pelican Marsh and Olde Naples to name a few. There are plenty of other communities to live in that are not gated. For example, Golden Gate Estates is a sprawling area known for larger lots and more space for residents. Many homes are just a short drive from all the great things Naples has to offer, without having to live in the city itself.

    So whether it’s the weather, golf, the views, the water, the beaches or the people that bring you here; you can always find your home in Naples, Florida.

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