Marco Island, FL Real Estate News

By Natalie Kirstein
(John R. Wood Realtors)
              Annual Sales Trends        As you can see from the "Christmas" chart above, 2012 reflects positive news for both inventory and sales trends.    Closed Sales = Green Column First, Marco Island saw a 24% increase in closed sales in 2012 over 2011.  In 2012, the closed sales were the highest level of sales for the seven year reporting period of 2005 to 2012.     Inventory = Red Column Second, inventory was down by 19.7% from the previous year.  For the seven year reporting period from 2005 to 2012 in the chart above, it clearly shows that 2012 has the lowest inventory levels.    Third, and most notably,for the first time in seven years, Marco Island is showing that year-end inventory (properties for sale as of 12/31/12) is almost equivalent to the number of 2012 closed sales....
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            Annual Sales Trends        As you can see from the "Christmas" chart above, 2012 reflects positive news for both inventory and sales trends.    Closed Sales = Green Column First, Marco Island saw a 24% increase in closed sales in 2012 over 2011.  In 2012, the closed sales were the highest level of sales for the seven year reporting period of 2005 to 2012.     Inventory = Red Column Second, inventory was down by 19.7% from the previous year.  For the seven year reporting period from 2005 to 2012 in the chart above, it clearly shows that 2012 has the lowest inventory levels.    Third, and most notably,for the first time in seven years, Marco Island is showing that year-end inventory (properties for sale as of 12/31/12) is almost equivalent to the number of 2012 closed sales. ...
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By Christine O'Shea
(Christine E O'Shea Broker)
  My name is Christine O’Shea Broker-Associate with Downing Frye Realty in Naples FL.   I specialize in residential real estate in Naples FL and Marco Island FL which include residential re-sale properties and new construction.  I also handle Naples area residential Short Sales for both buyers and Sellers   There are many Gated Golf Communities in Naples FL featuring both Bundled Golf and Equity Memberships.   Homes for sale in Naples FL also include waterfront and beach front, condominiums and single family homes.   Homes for sale on March Island FL, Include single homes backing to water with Gulf access along with condos and High Rise Condos!   Real Estate in Naples FL and Real Estate in Marco Island FL is a Great Investment. People from every state and country come to Purchase Prope...
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By Dan Boyle, Broker - Land & Sea International Realty
(Land & Sea International Realty)
After enduring several years of declining real estate prices on Marco Island, owners can finally feel confident that the bottom of the market is behind us.  The information coming in through 2011 and the first half of 2012 was mixed but encouraging.  Finally, as the year ends, everything points towards a positive recovery. Single-family home prices have recovered nicely in 2012.  The median selling price is up almost 4% which is music to the ears of many homeowners that have been waiting to sell.  The number of homes sold in 2012 is up over 8% from 2011. Condos have appreciated even faster than homes in 2012.  The median price is up over 10%.  The number of units sold is up over 18%.  While the inventory has certainly shrunk as a result of the hot sales activity,  there is still a great...
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By Dan Boyle, Broker - Land & Sea International Realty
(Land & Sea International Realty)
The Remax on Marco Island in Florida has changed hands. We are now Remax Affinity Plus.  This change is absolutely HUGE!  We are now part of a family of Remax offices that dominate the Southwest Florida real estate market.  Everyone in the office is ecstatic with the new management and their winning philosophy. What does this mean for our customers?  For our sellers, it means their listings will have wider exposure than ever before. There will be more advertising and more creative marketing all around.  There will be better communication and this will all translate into quicker sales and bigger bottom lines.  For our buyers, it means we can serve them better by providing experts in any city in south Florida. We will become your one-stop source for information on any SWFL property.  More...
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By Susan Shaw
(Premiere Plus Realty Co.Marco Island, FL)
    Marco Island Florida 34145 sees sharp increase in vacant lot sales. For  the past  few years we have seen the sale of vacant lots on our beautiful Marco Island at almost a standstill but on evaluating the statistics provided by the Marco Island Area Board Of Realtors we can see that we have recently seen a sharp increase in the number of sales of vacant lots. These vacant lots are a combination of Water Direct Homesites, Water Indirect Homesites which means that via boat you have to pass under one bridge or more to get access to the Gulf Of Mexico, Golf Course Homesites and Inland Homesites. Our vacant lot sales are as follows,  January 1, 2011 to September 30, 2011 Total Vacant Lot Sales 81 January 1, 2012 to September 30, 2012 Total Vacant Lot Sales 150   Pictured is a vacant wate...
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For the Royalty Buildings, we are seeing improvements in the market even through the traditionally slow summer months.   The Royalty buildings are experiencing an increase in sales  and a decrease in inventory (14 <1/1/12-9/25/12> vs. 16 <1/1/11 to 10/31/11>).  There is also an increase in selling activity this summer (5/1/12-9/25/12) with 5 pending and closed sales in the Royalty Buildings versus only 2 in summer 2011 (5/1/11-9/25/11).      Royalty Buildings Market Update – Inventory versus Sales Prince Properties for Sale Apt No BR FB SqFt AC List $ Video Tour 103 2 2 1,742 $438,000 http://www.visualtour.com/show.asp?t=2672944&prt=16 208 3 3 2,375 $599,000 http://www.buildatour.com/tour/buildatour-full.html?u=1&id=59326 707 3 3 2,375 $699,900 http://smu.gs/NiAM7K 803 2 2 1,742 $899,00...
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By John Krol, Naples,Luxury Homes,International Buyers / Sellers
(Top Producers Realty, Inc. Krol Group International)
Marco Island Real Estate for sale and History luxury property for sale  550 ALAMEDA CT Marco island FL Marco Island  Florida Collier County History and real estate information MARCO ISLAND FROM THE SKY   (see the satellite link for a picture of your Marco Island property ) In the mid 1500s, when Spain was exploring most of Florida, the Spaniards came upon a large island which contained two cool artisan springs located near what is now known as Caxambas Pass. The island became a favorite place to fill casks with fresh water for their return trip to Spain. The island eventually became known to sailors as La Isla de San Marco (the island of Saint Mark), named for Saint Mark, the Christian evangelist and author of the second gospel in the Bible. As the years passed, the site became known as...
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By Natalie Kirstein
(John R. Wood Realtors)
    In recent months, the real estate market experienced a surge in buying.   The buying trend started in April 2012 which was the strongest month for sales since February 2005.  Next, our traditionally quiet summer season continued with strong sales.  Each summer month, June, July, and August, reflected the strongest sales since 2005 (for each respective month).   When you look at the six month trends for year-over-year sales comparisons, what is hot?   1. Lots experienced the largest percentage gain in real estate with an 87% increase for a six month, year-over-year sales comparison. Lot Sales: 123 closed sales from 3/1/12 to 8/31/12 versus only 55 for 3/1/11 to 8/31/11.   Water Indirect lots represented the largest portion of the lot sales with 42 lot sales at an average sale price ...
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
Rowlett Real Estate School has on line real estate courses for Marco Island Florida.  If you are looking for a great Marco Island Real Estate School with affordable online prices, check out our website at www.rowlettrealestateschool.com  Get your Real Estate license in Marco Island with a Marco Island Real Estate School that has state approved real estate courses and a great passing rate for the state exam.
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By Natalie Kirstein
(John R. Wood Realtors)
Subject: Marco Island: 2012 Off to Strong Sales Start       Across the U.S., we are hearing reports how the real estate market is growing.  Our market is reporting overall growth with segments of our local market representing the "lion sh...
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By Dan Boyle, Broker - Land & Sea International Realty
(Land & Sea International Realty)
Naples Health Care Associates have filed bankruptcy reorganization last month, showing liabilities of $1,125,500 and assets of $32,222 in their records. Started in September 2002, It is the first concierge medical practice in Naples, Florida, providing a personalized approach to medicine by allowing doctors to give executive or home visits to patients, even after-hour contact to attend to their needs. Patients who would like to take advantage of it would have to pay an annual membership fee, roughly around $4000 per year. Aside from that, the patients’ insurers are also billed for covered services. Physicians in a concierge practice limit the number of patients they accept so they could have more time to spend with each patient. The medical practice has filed bankruptcy due to several r...
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By Dan Boyle, Broker - Land & Sea International Realty
(Land & Sea International Realty)
Officials recently concluded a four day financial meeting in Marco Island and Naples, extensively discussed were changes in estate tax. To give a short background, in 2001 Congress passed the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act (EGTRRA) and American economists forecast big budget surpluses for the next 10 years. This became the basis for the reduction and eventual elimination of estate taxes, gift taxes and the GST. US Congress was expected to prevent the repeal of the estate tax in 2009 or at least extend the law into 2010. However, in a surprising move no resolution was made and investors were left scrambling with a way to design a stable financial plan for themselves and their clients. Estate tax wasn’t a prime revenue generator for the US government in the 19th century...
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By Dan Boyle, Broker - Land & Sea International Realty
(Land & Sea International Realty)
Purchasing a home has it's challenges. This is particularly true if the buyer knows very little about the area to which they are relocating. Many homebuyers, and renters as well, believe that they will gain a sufficient understanding of their new surroundings simply by investigating properties for sale near their new place of employment, or the center of their new hometown. While many would think that these two factors contribute greatly to the value and acceptability of a new home, one should dig a little deeper. Prospective homebuyers should also be concerned with quality of neighborhood schools, police and fire departments, as well as other civic services, and extracurricular activities. One of the best descriptors of these particular factors, which often remain unused by home-buyers...
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By John Krol, Naples,Luxury Homes,International Buyers / Sellers
(Top Producers Realty, Inc. Krol Group International)
Marco Island Real Estate for sale and History luxury property for sale  550 ALAMEDA CT Marco island FL Marco Island  Florida Collier County History and real estate information MARCO ISLAND FROM THE SKY   (see the satellite link for a picture of your Marco Island property ) In the mid 1500s, when Spain was exploring most of Florida, the Spaniards came upon a large island which contained two cool artisan springs located near what is now known as Caxambas Pass. The island became a favorite place to fill casks with fresh water for their return trip to Spain. The island eventually became known to sailors as La Isla de San Marco (the island of Saint Mark), named for Saint Mark, the Christian evangelist and author of the second gospel in the Bible. As the years passed, the site became known a...
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By Joe Bartos, BartosGroup
(Premiere Plus Realty)
The Marco Island real estate market has continued to show improvement through the third quarter of  2011.  Overall sales volumes have  increased for the third consecutive quarter.  Marco Island  total sales volumes registered over 50% over Q3 of 2010. Inventory has shrunk by over 14% as compared last year and new listings were down by nearly 14%.  while overall pending sales  were up  nearly 39% over Q3 2010. There was good news on the sales prices as well. Overall average sales were up  by nearly 15% over the previous Q3. Condos and lots had strong performances in Q3 2011. Lots lead the way with a 113% increase in volume and an average sale price increase of almost 15%. Pending contracts in these categories were also strong with 104% and 91+% increases, respectively. We are seeing a lo...
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By Joe Bartos, BartosGroup
(Premiere Plus Realty)
The Marco Island Real Estate market continues to show consistent improvement in September 2011. New Listings were 25% lower than last September and overall inventory was down 14.5%. Overall Closed transactions were up almost 33%. While the month to month average and median prices were positive, all signs of a stabilizing market. Individually, the single family homes were on pace with last month but below last September's numbers. We believe that due to the strong interest in homes in the past that the inventory has been depleted of quality homes that are well priced. Good properties are leaving the market quickly. The silver lining is that average home sales price was up nearly 18% month to month and near even with last year. Could we be seeing a change in the direction of home prices? ...
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By Natalie Kirstein
(John R. Wood Realtors)
            Car Carrier Season Jump Starts Real Estate This is the time of year in Southwest Florida, known as "fall" to many around the country, but affectionately termed "Car Carrier Season" in Southwest Florida. As the weather deteriorates from a brutally hot summer into cold and rain in many parts up north, we see many Northerners transition to the Florida sunshine. That transition brings with it many friends and family members interested in the Florida lifestyle especially for the following reasons. The wonderful Florida lifestyle offers sunshine, beaches, boating, golfing, and other outdoor activities which can all be enjoyed without the need for winter jackets in the winter months. For those able to capitalize on Florida's no state income tax rule, they start the transition for t...
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By Christine O'Shea
(Christine E O'Shea Broker)
The view today from the Esplanade on Smoke House Bay Marco Island Florida, after three straight days of rain, folks were anxious to get out and about! My name is Christine O’Shea Broker-Associate with Downing Frye Realty in Naples FL. I specialize in residential real estate in Naples FL and Marco Island FL which include residential re-sale properties and new construction. There are many Gated Golf Communities in Naples FL featuring both Bundled Golf and Equity Memberships. Homes for sale in Naples FL also include waterfront and beach front, condominiums and single family homes. Homes for sale on March Island FL, Include single homes backing to water with Gulf access along with condos and High Rise Condos! Real Estate in Naples FL and Real Estate in Marco Island FL is a Great Investment...
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