Every area of the US has some kind of natural disaster risk. In Southwest Florida, we enjoy hurricanes. Now, at first blush that sounds terrifying. But, when you think about it, hurricane's provide the most advance notice for preparations... so if you have to pick your poison, I would take the hurricane over many other alternatives. The key to dealing with a hurricane is being prepared. This article provides some good resources to help you with that task.
Create your perfect home using lender money for renovations - Naples Real Estate
You set a budget and start shopping for your next dream home. After countless showings you just can't seem to find that special home that fits the bill. You start walking through trade-offs and which home can come closest to being a good fit... but the reality is you feel like the compromises are too great. If only that perfect home for you was on the market for you to snatch up. If you are coming up empty, perhaps you should think about one that has a majority of what you want but with some renovations it could be the one. Now you have to figure out how to fund those improvements if you don't have a bundle of money sitting in the corner waiting for you to spend it on home renovations.
Saving on Sales Tax in Florida
Who doesn't love saving money on your purchases and spending? Most people are aware that Florida doesn't have a state income tax, which attracts people from all over the US to make Florida home for at least 6 months and a day. What you may not know is that our state has a history of granting Tax Holidays each year.
As Collier County becomes more and more popular for families, having information on school performance is key for families considering the move to paradise. The Florida Department of Education just released the school district grades and Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) received an ‘A’ for the 5th year in a row and was the only Southwest Florida school district to receive the high mark this year. Information was published and is available for individual schools within Collier County.
Be in the know on what is taking place locally in Naples, Florida during the month of July. Celebrations! Special Occasions! Entertainment!
In a competitive market where inventory is low and demand is high, every buyer is assessing how to make their offer the most attractive. It's no secret that sellers prefer offers that not only provide the best financial upside, but deals that are most likely to close without issue. As such, every contingency that is included in an offer is an additional risk to the seller which makes clean, simple offers with cash most attractive in many cases. So, what do you do to make your offer competitive when you need a mortgage to purchase a home?
Naples is well known for having amazing restaurants and great cuisine. To build on the traditional choices of dining venues, in the last few years there has been the introduction and growing popularity of area food trucks. Celebration Park (a local food truck park) served as an assertor in the explosion of food trucks. This article is to showcase the variety of food trucks in the Naples area ranging from sweet treats to an eclectic collection of cuisines.
Whether you are planning to tackle some remodeling, you are a home design junkie or you just curious what the designers are up to this year... here are some insights into some of the hotest design trends in homes for 2022.
The end of the year is always a favorite time of year. The holiday spirit starts to creep in... the itch for Hallmark movies and holiday music takes hold. The anticipation of families and free time tends to get us all excited. As we start to gear up for the holidays, I thought I would share some of the highlights of activities going on in Naples so that you could start to plan your calendars early.
There are so many things to be aware of when it comes to buying and selling real estate. One topic that most buyers and sellers are not experts on is the topic of permits. The lack of knowledge on this topic can cause challenges in the buying and/or selling process. Given the potential legal nature of this, getting attorney guidance is important. Below is some guidance shared from one of our area real estate attorney's, Don Ross, related to un-permitted work and how that is handled.
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