Marco Island, FL Real Estate News

By John Krol, Naples,Luxury Homes,International Buyers / Sellers
(Top Producers Realty, Inc. Krol Group International)
    Marco Island  Florida Collier County History 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 San Marco Island (Saint Mark's island) and finally, just Marco Island. It is believed that at least 2,000 years before Christ,...
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By Natalie Kirstein
(John R. Wood Realtors)
Condominiums on Marco Island range from beachfront, waterfront, water views, golf course views, to landscaped views.   The condominiums below are properties deemed as "distressed property sales" such as foreclosure, short sale, or pre-foreclosure.  For more information on real estate on Marco Island, contact Natalie at 239-784-0491. Marco Island Beachfront Condos - Distressed Sales - Foreclosure and Short sale Condo Apt No Bed Bath List $ ADMIRALTY 904 1 1 $154,900 TRADEWINDS 705 1 1 $279,000 ADMIRALTY 401 2 2 $305,665 TRADEWINDS 410 2 2 $359,000 SANDCASTLE II 207 2 2 $386,429 ADMIRALTY 202 2 2 $399,000 SST4 210 2 2 $399,000 SST3 1909 2 2 $425,000 SST3 205 2 2 $428,888 SEAWINDS 1002 2 1 $439,900 SST4 1007 2 2 $450,000 SANDCASTLE I 707 2 2 $459,000 SANDCASTLE II 1007 2 2 $469,000 APOLLO ...
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For June 2010, distressed property sales (foreclosures, short sales, and pre-foreclosure sales) have dropped dramatically in the past year.   However, there are still some wonderful opportunities in the distressed property market.  Contact Natalie Kirstein for more information on the best in waterfront living! List $ No Street Bed Bath SqFtAC SA YearBuilt Status $295,000 1210 COLLIER 3 2 1,600 WATER INDIRECT 1968 SHORT SALE $299,000 643 BAMBOO 2 2 964 WATER DIRECT 1966 SHORT SALEPRE-FORECLOSURE $299,000 787 APPLE 3 2 1,116 WATER INDIRECT 1969 SHORT SALE $300,000 1278 MARTINIQUE 2 2 1,230 WATER DIRECT 1971 SHORT SALEPRE-FORECLOSURE $325,000 1660 WINTERBERRY 2 2 1,524 WATER INDIRECT 1996 SHORT SALE $330,000 1147 VERNON 3 3 1,780 WATER DIRECT 1973 SHORT SALE $370,793 1258 TREASURE 3 2 1,91...
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By Natalie Kirstein
(John R. Wood Realtors)
Collier County Reporting Strong Sales & Declining Inventory It seems that positive sales reports are buzzing in the news lately.   Nationally, we see reports that existing homes sales rose by 7.6%.   This increase was attributed to the affordability of real estate and the end of the homebuyers tax credit.  Naples   Naples has experienced a significant boost in sales coupled wth positive articles about its strenghening market.  The attached chart titled Residential Sold Listings by Month shows the outstanding sales growth in recent months, some of the best in four years.   Furthermore, local articles have also emphasized the positive trends showing up in the high-end of the real estate market.   In one article titled "Port Royal Real Estate Sales are Still Hot Despite Market Struggles",...
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By Natalie Kirstein
(John R. Wood Realtors)
Marco Island experienced its second highest sales figures in five years in April 2010.  Below reflects all of the distressed waterfront homes, water indirect and water direct, for sale on Marco Island.  For more information, contact Natalie Kirstein, (239) 784-0491.  Natalie Kirstein, Realtor, Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc. REALTORS Ph: 239-784-0491  E-mail: NatalieK@PremierMail.net   Website:   www.MarcoIslandNaplesProperties.com    List $ No Street Bed Bath SqFtAC SA YearBuilt Terms & Possession $295,000 1210 COLLIER 3 2 1,600 WATER INDIRECT 1968 SHORT SALE $299,000 643 BAMBOO 2 2 964 WATER DIRECT 1966 SHORT SALE $299,000 787 APPLE 3 2 1,116 WATER INDIRECT 1969 SHORT SALE $325,000 1660 WINTERBERRY 2 2 1,524 WATER INDIRECT 1996 SHORT SALE $330,000 1147 VERNON 3 3 1,780 W...
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By Glen Bigness, P.A.
(Premier Plus Realty)
Marco Island FL Waterfront Single Family Homes Waterfront sales are up, and prices in some neighborhoods are on the rise as well... Prices are narrowing between List and Sell price and with the proper statistical information that we provide to our registered buyer-broker clients they make informed decisions. Waterfront single family homes on Marco Island, many with boat docks, are priced at a low in many years is allowing new buyers to call Marco Island home! FREE search on Marco Island property from the MLS and the use of Listingbook for our Buyers and Sellers keeps people up to date and informed on what is happening in the local market. We assist the public in identifying great deals on waterfront homes on Marco Island, and supply data to back up what we relay as information. Call on...
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By Natalie Kirstein
(John R. Wood Realtors)
Short sales and foreclosures on the water on Marco Island have dropped significantly over the past year.  When first reporting these figures, we were looking at over 100 properties in this category.  This number has dwindled and the availability of product under $500,000 is extremely limited now, as referenced below.  For the first quarter of 2010, Marco Island has experienced dramatic growth in pending and closed sales - closed sales increased 57% and pending sales increased 21% over the previous year.   For the best value properties in this category, contact Natalie Kirstein, 239/784-0491, or e-mail NatalieK@PremierMail.net. List $ Street No Street Bed Bath SqFtA/C SA YearBuilt Terms & Possession $340,000 1147 VERNON 3 3 1,780 WATER DIRECT 1973 SHORT SALE $359,000 824 FAIRLAWN 3 2 1,7...
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By Christine O'Shea
(Christine E O'Shea Broker)
  Marco Island River, Marco Island, Fl., Naples FL.  Copywrite Christine O'Shea 2010 Real Estate Sales in Naples  FL are Brisk, So, stop on by, take a look at everything that beautiful, warm, sunny South West Florida and Naples has to offer and remember, "Spectacular Sunsets, Blue Water and White Sands included!!!"  Visit me on line at www.osheasellsnaoles.com or send me an email at christineoshea@comcast.net  
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By Christine O'Shea
(Christine E O'Shea Broker)
  Copywrite Christine O'Shea 2010 All rights Reserved Real Estate Sales in Naples  FL are Brisk, So, stop on by, take a look at everything that beautiful, warm, sunny South West Florida and Naples has to offer and remember, "Spectacular Sunsets, Blue Water and White Sands included!!!" visit:  www.osheasellsnaples.com  
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By Natalie Kirstein
(John R. Wood Realtors)
Marco Island is reporting five consecutive months of top sales for the past five years.  Below is the updated list of waterfront, distressed properties available on Marco Island.  For more information for your property search, contact Natalie Kirstein, 239-784-0491, e-mail: NatalieK@PremierMail.net, website: www.MarcoIslandNaplesProperties.com. Natalie Kirstein, Realtor       "The Realtor who is Recommended by her Customers!" 2008 & 2007 Top Producer Award - Women's Council of REALTORS List $ Street No Street Bed Bath SqFtAC SA $340,000 1147 VERNON 3 3 1,780 WATER DIRECT $359,000 824 FAIRLAWN 3 2 1,750 WATER DIRECT $525,000 358 GRAPEWOOD 3 2 1,859 WATER DIRECT $529,000 1858 WOODBINE 3 3 2,187 WATER DIRECT $545,000 462 PEPPERWOOD 3 2 2,702 WATER DIRECT $599,000 839 PERRINE 3 3 2,346 WATE...
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By Natalie Kirstein
(John R. Wood Realtors)
  Naples & Marco Reporting Increased Sales & Decreased Inventory As the state of Florida experiences a surge in Buying activity accompanied by a decrease in inventory levels, some question the reasons for the transition in the market.   Where does surge in buying stem from? According to Property Wire, "excess inventory devastated Florida's real estate market in 2009, bringing housing construction nearly to a halt and creating a buyer's market of premium properties selling for as little as 50% of 2005 prices. Foreign investors and cash buyers capitalizing on the dollar's decline will find Florida properties a particularly promising investment in 2010, with the added perk of bountiful sunshine, recreation and entertainment." The Wall Street Journal article that "The Housing Market Isn't ...
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For each consecutive month since October 2009, Marco Island has been reporting the strongest sales figures in the past five years.   As the sales get stronger, inventory continues to drop, distressed property sales shall too diminish.  Check out the latest batch of distressed, waterfront properties on Marco Island (as of 2/20/10). For more information on these properties or other properties on Marco Island or Naples, contact Natalie Kirstein, 239-784-0491 or NatalieK@PremierMail.net Water Direct List $ Street No Street Bed Bath SqFtAC YearBuilt Dock Lift Pool Terms & Possession $340,000 1147 VERNON 3 3 1,780 1973 Yes Yes Y  SHORT SALE $435,000 1079 OLD MARCO 3 2 1,763 1979 Yes Yes Y SHORT SALEPRE-FORECLOSURE $525,000 358 GRAPEWOOD 3 2 1,859 1978 Yes No Y SHORT SALE $529,000 1858 WOODBIN...
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By Sean Allen, International Financing Solutions
(International Financing Solutions )
Hello folks, Below are some additional pictures from my visit to Tigertail beach on Marco Island earlier this past week. Tigertail was a very nice beach .... BUT a tad long of a walk to get to the gulf and parking was $8.00 (ouch). I also took a pic of a common local roadsign we have in Southwest Florida. Enjoy the pics..... The path heading out to the beach... Common road sign ...    
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By Sean Allen, International Financing Solutions
(International Financing Solutions )
Hello folks, Although I nly live about 30 minutes away, I've never been on any of the beaches at Marco Island ..... soooo, I decided today would be the perfect day to make such a visit. I ended up at the Collier County Park at Tigertail Beach. Beautiful park, although expensive parking ($8.00), and a bit of a walk to get to the beach, but taking a wak is always good for you and besides... it allows you to see more of mother nature. Here are some pics from todays visit .... This was the trail headed out to the beach... Here's looking at you !!!   I think he is beginning to stick his tongue out at me !!! A Starfish... his center was the diameter of a nickel and his arm reach out to the width of a softball.   Stay tuned for more ics from Marco Island
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By Natalie Kirstein
(John R. Wood Realtors)
Below is a list of the distressed condominiums on Marco Island.   Many are surprised by the prices of properties available on the market especially on the beach.   For more information on these properties or any real estate questions or needs, contact Natalie Kirstein, phone 239/784-0491, NatalieK@PremierMail.net.   Condo Apt No Terms & Possession List $ BR FB SqFt SA AC               TRADEWINDS 310   $178,200 2 2 846 BEACH   FORECLOSURE/BANK OWNED TRADEWINDS 112   $190,000 1 1 590 BEACH   SHORT SALE TRADEWINDS 205   $279,000 1 1 597 BEACH SHORT SALE ADMIRALTY 302   $289,900 2 2 846 BEACH   SHORT SALE                 SUNSET 216 FORECLOSURE/BANK OWNED $134,900 0 1 534   GULFVIEW 1512   $299,000 2 2 1,122 BEACH SHORT SALE SST2 1008 FORECLOSURE/BANK OWNED $368,300 2 2 1,154 BEACH SST3 309 ...
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By Natalie Kirstein
(John R. Wood Realtors)
While Marco Island shows the best sales in October and November 2009 for respective months in the last five years.   For the best value properties, some can expect to encounter multiple offers and offers above the list price.   For those buyers desiring a look at the distressed property list on Marco Island, reference the properties below for your consideration. Call Natalie Kirstein, phone (239) 784-0491, e-mail NatalieK@PremierMail.net, for more information on your property search in the area. List $     Bed Bath SA Year   Built           $169,900 521 5TH 4 3 INLAND 1959 PRE-FORECLOSURE $199,999 602 N BARFIELD 3 2 INLAND 1978   SHORT SALE $229,000 1264 FRUITLAND 2 2 INLAND 1969   SHORT SALE $230,000 1180 SUNBIRD 2 2 INLAND 1971       $234,900 740 BARFIELD 3 2 INLAND 1978 FORECLOSURE/B...
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By Natalie Kirstein
(John R. Wood Realtors)
  As we continue to see positive news in the local and national media, we are aware that prices have dropped from their peak of the real estate market.  However, the positive news coupled with historically low interest rates, and optimism in the market, is a reflection of the sentiment felt by our recent influx of buyers - "now is the time to buy real estate".  NationallyAccording the National Association of Realtors, pending homes sales, a forward looking indicator of the real estate market, rose nationally for the 9th consecutive month in October 2009.  NaplesAs reported by the Naples Daily News, home and condominium closed sales for October 2009 increased by more than 41 percent in the Naples area to 555, compared to only 392 sales in November 2008. The lower end market paved the way...
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By Natalie Kirstein
(John R. Wood Realtors)
 Marco Island has much to be thankful for as we enjoy our Thanksgiving holiday.  Marco Island is experiencing record sales for the last four years for both the months of October and November.   Below is my upcoming article for the Marco Eagle reflecting the sales figures through November 17, 2009.   Here is updated November sales information.  As of November 25, 2009, we are, once again, posting the strongest sales numbers in four year sales.  Pending Sales increase by 59% with 43 pending sales (through 11/25/09) in comparison to 27 sales in 11/08. Closed Sales are up by 130% with 53 closed sales (through 11/25/09) in comparison to 23 in 11/08.  For a four month sales trend, the next highest sales figures were reported in November 2006 with 40 closed transactions.  For the most desirabl...
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By Natalie Kirstein
(John R. Wood Realtors)
Marco island is experiencing a transition in its market with the following: 23% increase in closed sales for October Surge of pending sales in October with a 122% increase Through mid-November,Marco Island already surpassed sales for the entire month of November 2008.  The competitvely priced condos and homes are experiencing multiple offer scenarios.  Here is an overview of some of the distressed homes that remain on the market on Marco Island.  For more information and for all of your real estate needs, contact Natalie Kirstein, 239/784-0491. Water Direct Homes for Sale List $ No Stree Bed FB SqFtAC YearBuilt Dock Pool Terms & Possession $260,000 757 BARFIELD 2 2 1,204 1968 Yes N FORECLOSURE/BANK OWNED $324,900 646 BAMBOO 3 2 1,699 1965 Yes N SHORT SALE $399,000 643 BAMBOO 2 2 964 196...
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