Top 5 Apps to Take the Stress Out of the Home-Selling Process

By Keith Loria With hundreds of new apps being introduced on a consistent basis, it’s often difficult to stay on top of the latest and greatest to ensure you’re getting the most out of your mobile device. While there have always been great apps available for house hunters, more recently, … Continue reading

NABOR First Quarter Report Indicates 2014 Off to a Strong Start

A service from the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® | Naples, Fla. (April 17, 2014) Million dollar home sales in Naples continue to skyrocket with the $2 million and above single family home market increasing 83 percent from 48 sales in the first quarter of 2013 to 88 sales in the … Continue reading

7 Must-Dos on the Day You Show Your House

7 Must-Dos on the Day You Show Your House Kitchen ideas, bathroom ideas, and more ∨ As you rethink your kitchen design, browse photos of popular kitchen countertop materials, including granite, caesarstone, corian and quartz countertops. Search for a fun bar stool, clock, sectional sofa and storage chest to spice … Continue reading

Naples Makes Top 10 Turnaround List

From Naples, FL is a newcomer to the Top 10 Turnaround Town list this quarter, powered by a 13.38 percent year-over-year increase in median list prices, seventh best in the nation overall, and a 35.94 percent reduction in for sale inventory. The median age of inventory in Naples is down … Continue reading

That boom you heard is Southwest Florida building industry: It’s back

By JUNE FLETCHER | Sunday, October 27, 2013 | NAPLES Though new homes are being built at a furious pace, real estate market analysts say they aren’t making a dent in Southwest Florida’s housing shortage. Shelton Weeks, chairman of the department of economics and finance at Florida Gulf Coast University south of … Continue reading

Ask the Expert: How to Prepare for a Home Inspection

RISMEDIA, Thursday, September 19, 2013 Today’s expert Q & A is with David R. Leopold, owner of Pillar To Post Home Inspection located in Fairfield County, Conn. Q:  What can homeowners do to prevent delays, uncomfortable situations and return visits as they go through the process of preparing for an inspection? A: While … Continue reading

Amid Falling Foreclosure Rates and Rising Prices, Trade-Up Buyers Are Coming Back

RISMEDIA, Friday, September 13, 2013— With foreclosure sales in rapid decline nationwide and in high demand in many fast-rising markets, a report released this week by mortgage technology company FNC indicates that housing demand by trade-up buyers is rising as the home equity available to these prospective buyers is improving. … Continue reading

Existing-Home Sales Rise 6.5% in July

Double Digits Remain on Median Home Prices RISMEDIA, Thursday, August 22, 2013 U.S. existing-home sales rose strongly in July, jumping to their highest level in almost four years—with the median price maintaining double-digit year-over-year increases, according to data released yesterday morning by the National Association of REALTORS®. Total existing-home sales, … Continue reading

Housing Prices Rise in Spite of Mortgage Rate Rise

The housing market is still gaining strength even in the face of recent home loan rate increases. Housing starts were up 5.9% annualized from June to July. Building permits, rose 2.7%,better than anticipated. National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index rose in August to its best level in almost … Continue reading

The Housing Market Continues to Progress

Last week, CoreLogic reported that home prices across the U.S. rose by nearly 12 percent from June 2012 to June 2013. By comparison, home prices only rose 3.76 percent from June 2011 to June 2012. In addition, research and analytics firm Clear Capital said that prices rose 9.3 percent in … Continue reading