Marco Island, FL Real Estate News

By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
  Happy Boxing Day!   It has been a busy December for me so my Market Updates have fallen behind.   So I will be doing something about that today...   Since my last update for Angler's Cove, there have been some sigificant changes.Since July 2006 there have only been two sales and in July there were 16 1-bedroom units and 9 2-bedroom units available in Angler's Cove. There are currently 26 1-bedroom units for sale in Angler's Cove, that is an increase from 19 units on November 1st.There are currently 11 2-bedroom units for sale in Angler's Cove, which is the same number since November 1st.Average Sold price for 1-bedroom units this year is $273,125 with a total of 8 sold year to date and none pending at this time.Average Sold price for 2-bedroom units this year is $475,000 with a total ...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
The Art League of Marco Island sponsors the Marco Island Outdoor Artists as a free community service.  Paint-outs take place every Wednesday from October-June.  There are no rules, arrive and leave on your schedule unless specified.  The only expectation is the respect of concentration of artists and keeping the location spotless... bring supplies, lunch, drink, sun protection, and your camera.  Everyone is welcome -- all levels of artists, there is no instructor everyone learns from each other and nature.  For more information please contact Phyllis Pransky at (239) 642-7649.  The locations are as follows for the rest of season:December 20 - Old Marco Inn (optional noon lunch)December 27 - Everglade City (optional lunch/carpool)January 3 - Artist Studio TourJanuary 10 - Corkscrew State...
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By Natalie Kirstein
(John R. Wood Realtors)
This past week has been a dynamic week for real estate in Marco Island.  Since our report last week, the total for pending sales has jumped over $5.5 million dollars from $44 million to almost $50 million in pending sales for single family homes.  How does the pending sales for homes on Marco Island breakdown?  Let's look at the highest price range first.  From January 1, 2006 to November 15, 2006, there were 17 homes sold in the 2 million to 3.6 million price range.   At time of report, there are 5 homes with pending sales in this same price range.   In my previous report, the largest number of sales were reported in the water direct home category.  In just one week there has been an increase in pending sales in the water indirect market for a total of $4.5 million.   The water indirec...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
  Ok I have been busy designing ads the last week!  I have also worked on another ad, but that is another BLOG about how to do print ads and sometimes it is just better to given them camera ready art than let them loose with an idea...  The ad you see on the right comes as a result of a BLOG that Maureen Henry did on December 5th - 12 Days of Staging. There are so many benefits to Active Rain to each of us, one of them is the creativity that it spurs in each other.  We share and exchange ideas and sometimes even have a good laugh!   I called Maureen the next day and shared with her my masterpiece and the fact that I seriously lost some sleep as a result of it -- coming up with the 12 Days of Christmas Marco Island Style.  I have one for Naples, and one for my son... Maureen is there no ...
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By Joe Kelly
(Berkshire Hathaway Florida Realty )
I'm excited to help you understand the home selling process. The first and most important part of selling your home is knowing how much it is worth by comparing it against other sales in your neighborhood.  Requested the value of Your home.The contact information should be supplied below. This form will allow you to order a Value report that lists the recent sales compared against your home in order to start the valuation process. Contact's Name:Email:Phone:Requested Subject Address:Value Report:This contact belongs to the groups listed below:     Buyers Sellers Now Just Log onto:  www.JoeOnMarco.com   If you have not already signed-up, please complete the form to have your report sent to your email inbox. It's FREE! I understand that the information I submit will be used by the real es...
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By Joe Kelly
(Berkshire Hathaway Florida Realty )
Helpful Moving Tips from Joe KellyBuy unprinted paper from your local newspaper for wrapping and packing or use air popped popcorn. Mark boxes clearly specifying the room for placement. I highly recommend a thorough inspection by a licensed inspector before purchasing your home. An inspection will put your mind at ease to what may be the biggest purchase in your life! I have a list of competent/licensed inspectors and will be happy to provide you with this information. Contact me today! Joe Kelly
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By Joe Kelly
(Berkshire Hathaway Florida Realty )
Are you staying on top of what is going on in the real estate market in our area? Would you like to?As part of my VIP Membership, you will receive a link to my Real Estate Newsletter around the first of every month via email.I'm sure that you will find the news and tips within my monthly newsletter helpful and informative. The newsletter typically contains information on mortgage rates, sales statistics, and ways in which you can maximize the value of your biggest investment - your home.As always, you will be able to search for all the latest listings in your area directly from my website or sign up for Property Watch that can email you listings as they become available, too. I look forward to providing this service to you!Just click onto:   http://www.joeonmarco.com/ Then, click onto '...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
 Currently For Sale in this community:12 South Seas East Units with an average list price of $543,642 (up one listing from prior month) 5 South Seas North Units with an average list price of $570,680 (up one listing from prior month) 7 South Seas Tower 1 Units with an average list price of $778,429 (up one listing from prior month) 11 South Seas Tower 2 Units with an average list price of $805,636 (up two listings from prior month)11 South Seas Tower 3 Units with an average list price of $917,173 (up one listing from prior month) 23 South Seas Tower 4 Units with an average list price of $809,078 (up one listing from prior month)Some other interesting things happening in South Seas Resort:There are no pending units in South Seas East, South Seas North, Tower 1 or Tower 2The number of sal...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
Last month's update was encouraging in the Gulfview.  The good news this month is that 5 listings expired and did not go back on the market in the GulfviewTwo properties were withdrawn and not put back on the market.    The two listings that went pending in October, went back on the market in November7 New listings came onto the market bringing the total active to 22 with an average list price of $852,804With the new inventory it has brought the price reductions needed in this building to correct levels on 8 units.  Still high, but moving in the right direction.Average Sold price this year for the 5 units that have sold in Gulfview is $684,000The construction in front of this building is just about completed and will make a huge difference in the appeal of the building.  Gulfview is in ...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
Additional information on the Margurita Club can be seen in my prior posts.   This is a unique boating community and the low density in this 1983 built building make it desirable.  The condo has a great reserves and has been upgrading over the past year.There are currently 4 listings with an average list price of $570,875 with an average of 241 days on the market.With the weather getting colder up North, the snow birds are on their way and we are looking forward to a terrific season!  Remember to check out my BLOG about Collier County Projected growth and remember prices will not remain this low for long!  Now is the time to purchase your piece of paradise!  Need a reason to convince your mate to move?  Check out my Reasons to Move to Florida BLOG!    All statistical information is gath...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
The Plantation is situated on the south end of Marco Island, just next to the exclusive Cape Marco.  This building is also gated with lots of property, tennis courts, large pool and fishing pier looking out to the Ten Thousand Islands.  There are two basic floorplans in the building 2 or 3 bedroom units, all affording spectacular views.Here is the Market Update for this building:2 Bedroom Units there are 6 Active Units with average list price of $897,667 and 304 days on the market3 Bedroom Units there are 3 Active Listings with an average list price of $1,483,333 and 158 days on the marketWith the weather getting colder up North, the snow birds are on their way and we are looking forward to a terrific season!  Remember to check out my BLOG about Collier County Projected growth and remem...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
Here are the current stats on Shipps Landing:There are 4 Active Listings in Shipps Landing I with an average list price of $893,750 and averaging 185 days on the Market.There are 2 Active Listings in Shipps Landing II with an aveage list price of $830,000 and averaging 204 days n the market.There are 5 Active Listings in Shipps Landing III with an average list price of $832,380 and averaging 288 days on the market.   With the weather getting colder up North, the snow birds are on their way and we are looking forward to a terrific season!  Remember to check out my BLOG about Collier County Projected growth and remember prices will not remain this low for long!  Now is the time to purchase your piece of paradise!  Need a reason to convince your mate to move?  Check out my Reasons to Move ...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
Since my last report there has been little change, the average List price went down to $540,833 and the average days on the market is now 281 days.    I pass the building every day and it is such a great small little community.  The construction on Collier Blvd in front of this building will be completed in December for season and the remainder of the work will be completed next summer.  To view a complete analysis of Sussex click here.  To read more about Sussex on the Bay, check out my other Blog Posts.    Colleen Kulikowski Real Estate Professional DeFrancoRealEstate.com 481 19th StreetNiagara Falls, NY, 14303US Work: 716-990-7384 Mobile: 407-288-0017  paradisereport@gmail.com http://www.buffaloniagararealestatehomesales.com/wnyrealtor Celebration Florida Homes BLOG      Marco Island...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
 Many times I am asked should I purchase a wood framed home in Florida?  There are lots of questions surrounding wood framed homes and I think it is important to share some of the information that I have gathered over the years.  I showed a wood framed house yesterday to a prospective buyer.  They got extremely nervous about it because of the risk with termites and their belief that these homes are not "hurricane proof".  Bottom line is even CBS homes have wood in them, they are less resistant to termites because they have less wood in them.   One thing worth noting is that there is virtually no inspection by any building officials of the quality of the block or mortar used in the construction of Concrete Block Walls (CBS).  Environmentalists point out that it takes 6-8 times the energy...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
Marco Island has some amazing sunsets and definately is paradise.  One great condo on the beach that you can view these sunsets from is Seawinds.  Visit my prior Seawinds Market Updates for more information about what has been going on in the market and for more specific information about the building and amenities.   Since my October Market update the following has happened:1 New Listing2 Price Changes1 Terminated Listing1 Listing went pendingThis activity has resulted in:6 Total Active Listings with an average list price of $786,483 and an average days on the market of 288The one listing that went pending was listed at $749,000 with an average of 269 days on the marketThere have been no closed sales in this building in 2006.  There were two closed sales in 2005 with an average closed ...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
   Thursday afternoon on Marco Island and nothing to do?  Well why don't you tour a few open houses?   Yes you read that correctly on a Thursday!   Marco Island Realtors who can't get their properties on one of the spots for the Friday Realtor Tour - PITCH PLUS, can open their homes between 1-4pm and the Board of Realtors will place an advertisement in the paper with all the houses open.  This started out as a way to get more Realtors to view properties has become a local tradition.   I just passed a dozen or so open houses on the way back to my office -- not advertised.   This works in our community because we have so many people here on vacation.  So if you are on Marco Island and it is not a perfect sunny day and it is Thursday -- come check out some of our Open Houses!   Colleen Kul...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
Background Rich history from the Calusa Indian civilization with the 15 shell mounds that remain on the Island to the pirates and entrepreneurs who settled the area.  The island was originally named after Captain John F. Horr who used the area as his vacation home and pineapple plantation in the late 1800's.  The island has 546 acres with 134 home sites and 375 acres set aside as preserve.  Just minutes from all the amenities of the city of Marco Island.   For more information, please visit:  http://marcoislandhomes.blogspot.com/2006/11/background-rich-history-from-calusa.html   All statistical information is gathered from the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors.  This information is deemed accurate, but not warranted.   This information is provided by Colleen Kulikowski, Realtor ...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
 Nestled at the southern end of Marco Island is a charming condominium called Mirage on the Gulf.  This Market Update doesn't have much to report in the way of changes in what is for sale.  Technology enabled they have a secure website for residents at http://www.mirageonthegulf.org/. Please view my Prior BLOGS about Mirage on the Gulf for additional information and links to additional reports.     At this point there are 5 properties for sale in the Mirage: Unit Bedrooms/Baths Décor A/C SF List Price List Date 207 4/3 Partial 2140 $960,000 10/18/2006 503 3/2 Partial 2159 $1,295,000 3/22/2006 505 3/3 Turnkey 2166 $1,159,000 3/3/2006 707 4/3 Furnished 2140 $1,050,000 9/30/2006 PH-E 4/3 Negotiable 3580 $1,595,000 2/9/2005  All statistical information is gathered from the Marco Island Are...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
  Currently For Sale in this community:11 South Seas East Units with an average list price of $541,833 4 South Seas North Units with an average list price of $558,250 6 South Seas Tower 1 Units with an average list price of $780,000 9 South Seas Tower 2 Units with an average list price of $818,111 10 South Seas Tower 3 Units with an average list price of $953,900 22 South Seas Tower Units with an average list price of $815,264 Read more about this community in my previous BLOG's, here I just wanted to share with you the latest Market Update since my Last Update.  For a more in depth list of current sales and what is for sale in South Seas Resort, please feel free to contact me at (239) 821-3063, Email me at colleen@paradisereport.com or visit my website at http://www.paradisereport.com/...
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By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
Last month I combined this report with a couple of other condos that had not seen any changes in their activity...  Camelot is situated just down the street from Shipps Landing and is a boating community with boat docks facing Caxambas Boat Launch which is popular with boaters.   To see my complete analysis of this condo please visit my Camelot Statistics Page.   To see more about the community visit my prior BLOGS about the community.At this point there are now 3 Active listings which affects the average list price to $812,667 and reduced the average days on market to 80.  At this time there are no pending listings or closed sales for 2006.  With the weather getting colder up North, the snow birds are on their way and we are looking forward to a terrific season!  Remember to check out ...
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