Naples, more than anyplace I have ever lived (and there have been many), has received countless awards demonstrating what a wonderful place it is to be and live. The latest batch that came out this week included two awards. Living here, I can appreciate first hand what makes this place so special, but this is a great opportunity to hear about some of it from others.
A popular tax deferred program used for real estate transactions when the property has been used for investment purposes is a 1030 exchange. First American Exchange is a company that helps facilitate these types of exchanges and is considered an expert in the field. As with any tax deferral program, there may come a time when you need a good exit strategy. FAE recently published an article that dives into the strategies involved in this program including exit strategies.
What are the standard closing costs when buying or selling a home in the Naples area?
Purchasing or selling a home is a major life (and financial) decision. As a part of the decision to buy or sell, it is important to have awareness of the costs associated with that endeavor whether you are a buyer or a seller. Here is a video that walks through what costs to plan for on the buyer and seller side to help you make better, informed decisions.
What superpower would I want in my field of work? Definitely a crystal ball to be able to see the future. In real estate, we try to get as adept as we can about the environment by studying past date and current economics to help make informed and smart real estate decisions. In my quest for data and information to help me serve my clients, I stumbled across some cool tools to for home value appreciation that I wanted to share with others.
I like to keep an eye on what is being published about Naples from outside of Naples. I find it informative and interesting to hear other's perspectives... and sometimes I actually learn something new. Redfin recently published an article about the 10 things to love about the Paradise Coast. Since I am always sharing what I love about the area, I thought it might be a nice change of pace to hear some of things from another source!
Pickleball enthusiasts (& beginners) where to play in Naples - Naples Real Estate
Pickleball popularity is taking hold across the world. There are currently 36.5 million pickleball players estimated in the United States according to the Association of Pickleball Professionals in 2022. Pickleball participation has grown an average of 158.6% over the last 3 years according to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA). Whether you were a tennis player turned pickleball or new to the scene altogether, it is a sport that is attracting players of all ages and skill levels. It has proven to be a sport that is not only a great physical activity but a social one too. So, if you are new to Naples or new to pickleball, we wanted to share some insights on where you can go to play (and what communities are ahead of the curve in introducing home base pickleball courts within the community).
As a real estate agent focused on the sale and purchase of homes, I don’t work directly in the rental space. However, as I work with people on purchasing property that may want to rent it out after purchase, I do keep a pulse on the rental market and am happy to share that expertise with my clients. If you are purchasing a property and trying to assess the rental potential of it, there are some general things to look at.
Senate Bill 2D recently passed during a special legislative session in May convened specifically to address the state of Florida's insurance challenges. Here are highlights of the new laws.
Numerous websites such as Pettable, CertaPet and US Service Animals advertising how easy it is to qualify emotional support animals. This broad application and enticement into a "work around" has been a growing focus area causing businesses and housing bodies to focus in on the legitimacy of emotional support animals and how that applies to access. In 2020, the Florida Legislature passed a bill affecting emotional-support animal guidance in Florida. The law created new clarifications for emotional support animals. It’s important to understand exactly what the law does and does not do. A major point under the new law: Some sort of certificate or other online registration obtained via the internet, by itself, is insufficient to establish that the person has a) a disability or b) a disability-related need for an ESA.
Any natural disaster that hits and does damage can have lasting affects. We focus on preparing for a natural disaster like a hurricane, but what do you do after one strikes and you are left to deal with the impact? This article shares some resources to help you start the road to recovery.
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