Marco Island, FL Real Estate News

By Natalie Kirstein
(John R. Wood Realtors)
Since the start of the 3rd quarter (7/1 to 10/26), Marco Island has seen a significant increase in waterfront sales.   In 2008, there were only 43 closed sales during this same time frame.   In 2009, there are 57 closed sales to date and 58 waterfront homes under contract. Below are a list of waterfront short sales and foreclosures for your consideration.   For more information, call Natalie Kirstein, Premier Properties, 239-784-0491, NatalieK@PremierMail.net, or visit www.MarcoIslandNaplesProperties.com. List $ No Street Bed Bath SqFtAC Water Access YearBuilt Terms & Possession $327,000 159 RICHMOND 3 2 1,264 WATER INDIRECT 1988 SHORT SALE $329,000 787 APPLE 3 2 1,116 WATER INDIRECT 1969  SHORT SALE $349,000 1161 MARTINIQUE 3 2 1,385 WATER INDIRECT 1971  SHORT SALE $369,000 449 WORTHIN...
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By Marcia Hawken, Naples Luxury Specialist
(WILLIAM RAVEIS )
Mercato is the "IN" plaza these days in Naples FL.  With Silverspot Luxury Cinemas, Whole Foods, Books a Million and chic restaurants, pubs and shopping, everyone wants to hang out there! Last night opened up "First Fridays", an event that will mix fun with fundraising for "Neighbors Helping Neighbors", which is an effort of iwannahelp.net. Through the power of Social Media, internationally renowned DJ Mickey Nightrain sent out a Facebook message that stated: "Wow!  The weather is amazing....perfect for a sunset concert!  Tonight is the night!  I'll be starting out with some jazzy mid-tempo bossa nova style music then moving into some deep house and by nightfall we'll be rocking out with the big room styles of house and breakbeats.  I will have my 8,000 watt high definition sound rig so...
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By Natalie Kirstein
(John R. Wood Realtors)
NATALIE KIRSTEIN-  "The Realtor who is Recommended by her Customers!" Below is an updated list of distressed properties for your review.  IF you are looking for properties in the Naples and Marco Island area, contact Natalie Kirstein, 239-784-0491, NatalieK@PremierMail.net. For the most comprehensive search for properties in SW Florida, go to: www.MarcoIslandNaplesProperties.com List $ Street No. Street Name Bed Bath SqFtAC Area YearBuilt Dock Terms & Possession Video Tour $100,000 318 SAND HILL 3 2 2,003 INLAND 1981 No  SHORT SALE   $179,000 521 5TH 4 3 1,824 INLAND 1959 No PRE-FORECLOSURE   $199,500 1341 BAYPORT 3 2 1,813 INLAND 1989 NO FORECLOSURE   $249,000 740 BARFIELD (COLLIER) 3+DEN 2 1,765 INLAND 1978 NO FORECLOSURE   $279,000 2063 DOGWOOD 3 3 2,542 INLAND 1986 No  SHORT SALE ht...
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We just returned from a relaxing Labor Day weekend at Marco Island's Marriott Resort.  As you can see the view from our 10th floor ocean front room was amazing!    I can see why so many snowbirds are "flocking" to the sunny Gulf Coast of Florida for their second home.  With so much to do and the incredible sunny weather, it is a popular and welcome retreat from the cold. Marco Island is just one of many beautiful and scenic places you will want to visit when you move here. If you need a place to stay while searching for your Fort Myers or Cape Coral home, call the Sales Director for The Courtyard Marriott in Fort Myers (239) 275-8600 and tell her Shane and Joy Goushaw sent you!  Shane Goushaw 239-823-5280 sgoushaw@hotmail.com www.FortMyersRealEstateFloridaHomes.com www.WeLuvFortMyers.co...
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By Marie Orlando
(Marie Orlando, Independent Brokers Realty)
If you are a buyer or seller who lives near Marco Island or if you are looking to relocate to our area, I am happy to assist you! Real estate is one of the largest and most exciting investments one can make. I am here to make sure that your process is a fun and rewarding one! My website is geared toward our local areas of Marco Island and also surrounding communities and I am a specialist in our community and I would be happy to help you with all of your real estate needs! Throughout my website you will find many useful tools to assist with buying or selling a home. I am dedicated to providing the finest service available, and my website can be a great resource for you to use free! Make sure to bookmark my website for future use. Are you looking to Buy a Marco Island Home? I will take t...
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By Natalie Kirstein
(John R. Wood Realtors)
The once dismal discussion of real estate is fast becoming the hot topic in newspapers, financial news shows, and other media outlets.   One thing is certain, the market is showing signs of recovery. Momentum in the real estate market appears to be multi-faceted with real estate prices down significantly from the peak, the stock market experiencing gains, and interest rates at low levels.  NationallyLet's consider some of the national reports on the real estate market. On August 25th, 2009, the Associated Press reported a 9.6% increase in sales of U.S. homes.   The article indicated that the "housing market is climbing back from the historic bottom it reached early this year." For June 2009, the U.S. experienced price gains for the second consecutive month.  According to The S&P/Case-S...
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By Bill Bergen
(RE/MAX Results Realty (Marco Island FL))
This is a follow up on the prospecting contest we had in our office recently.  Read my earlier post for details.  Well I did not win the $5,000.  It turned out that one person did drop out so my odds inproved to 1 in 19.  Still not good enough to win the big prize.  There were 2nd & 3rd prizes also given out.  Those awards were discounts on one agents office bill, no rent for 6 months, and the other was discounts at KW Mega Camp.  Those were unexpected and very generous on the part of the office management. Now for the numbers, 20 Agents,  20 Days,  Total Calls  7981,  Contacts 2101,  Appointments 86,  Listings 11,  Sales 5,  Referrals 31.  We are located in SW FL and this is our off season.  These contacts will pay many more dividends as we approach the winter selling season. While onl...
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By Natalie Kirstein
(John R. Wood Realtors)
Many wonder if the positive news reports and recent stock market advances will be a driving force in the real estate market. Consider the following: Nationally: In June, Existing Home Sales rose for the third straight month, climbing 4%. The inventory of unsold existing homes fell to a 9.4-month supply from a 9.8-month supply in May. The national median home price rose 4% from May. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), home sales were helped by the first-time homebuyer tax credit and "historically high affordability conditions". Naples: Last week the Naples Area Board of Realtors (NABOR) released reports on the positive gains for June 2009.  Pending sales (under contract) saw a 92 percent increase with 2,989 in the second quarter of 2009 compared to 1,558 in the seco...
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By Bill Bergen
(RE/MAX Results Realty (Marco Island FL))
The Estates of Marco Island, FL Located at the southeastern end of Marco Island, Fl is an area designated as The Estates of Marco Island, FL It is due to the fact that the home sites are larger than the rest of Marco Island and range in size from .25 acres to a full acre. Many of the home sites in the estates back up to a canal, bay, or directly on the pass to the Gulf of Mexico. This is a great selling point for the homeowner looking for a lot to moor his or her yacht out behind their home. The canals lead out to the Gulf of Mexico. These often have views that are just simply unbelievable! The water access lots are some of the most expensive home sites on the Island. An acre lot here with a exceptional view will sell for between $2-$4 million depending on all the particulars.  There ar...
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By Drew Macdonald
(Direct Home Rentals)
Naples Webmasters is proud to announce the launch of a new real estate blog for Marco Island real estate. Designed for Ramia Macdonald, the website allows her to blog and add her thoughts on todays real estate market in Marco ISland Florida. The website was designed with the latest in blogging software and includes an RSS feed of real estate listings from her other website Direct Home Realty LLC. Our hope is that www.MarcoIsland-realestate.com is considered to be the best online source for Marco Island real estate information, and for visitors to return often for the latest property listing updates. Visit: http://marcoisland-realestate.net
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By Drew Macdonald
(Direct Home Rentals)
The city of Marco Island is considering adding strict rules for short term rentals. In an effort to reduce nuisance vacation renters, the City of Marco Island is considering requiring every owner of a vacation rental home to make an application for resort dwelling certificate. Among other things, the application will require the owner sign an affidavit stating that he or she is aware of all City of Marco Island resort dwelling regulations, possible fire inspection and requirements for rental agents acting on the owners behalf. The certificate must be displayed in a conspicuous place and be renewed on a annual basis.
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By Natalie Kirstein
(John R. Wood Realtors)
  Condo Apt No Status List $ BR FB SqFtAC SA AQUARIUS 8 SHORT SALE $89,000 0 1 406 INLAND ESTUARY I 201 SHORT SALE $119,000 2 2 948 INLAND ESTUARY II 2091  SHORT SALE $125,000 3 2 1,230 INLAND ESTUARY I 104 SHORT SALE $128,000 2 2 948 INLAND ISLAND MANOR 1 SHORT SALE $135,000 2 1 787 INLAND MARCO INN VILLAS 10 SHORT SALE $149,000 1 1 494 WATER DIRECT ISLAND MANOR 3 SHORT SALEPRE-FORECLOSURE $159,000 2 1 722 INLAND SEABREEZE SOUTH 1 PRE-FORECLOSURE $165,900 2 1 704 INLAND MARCO INN VILLAS 9 SHORT SALE $169,900 1 1 494 WATER DIRECT SEABREEZE SOUTH 5 SHORT SALE $174,900 2 1 704 INLAND OLDE MARCO 206 SHORT SALE $174,900 2 2 985 INLAND TRADEWINDS 112 SHORT SALE $175,000 1 1 590 BEACH VILLE DE MAR-E 7 SHORT SALE $179,000 1 1 500 WATER DIRECT SEABREEZE WEST 5 SHORT SALE $179,000 2 1 704 INLAND...
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By Natalie Kirstein
(John R. Wood Realtors)
  For those looking for a foreclosure or short sale on Marco Island, here is a list of properties.   We are now finding that short sale transactions are much easier to get through the banking system today.  Check out the short sale and foreclosure properties below and call us for more information. For more information on Marco and Naples Real Estate, e-mail www.NatalieK@premiermail.net or call 239-784-0491 Foreclosures on Marco Island List Price Full Address Bedrooms Full Baths Living Area Yr Blt Status $839,000 37 MADAGASCAR CT 3+Den 3 2248 2007 Bank owned $824,900 195 DAN RIVER CT 3+Den 4 3433 2004 Bank owned $704,900 16 BLUEHILL CT 3 Bed 2 1902 1999 Bank owned $654,900 396 BALD EAGLE DR 3+Den 2 2290 1997 Bank owned $619,900 Esplanade 3-203 3 Bed 3 2442 2003 Bank owned $534,900 160 Le...
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By Chris and Mary Schouw
(KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY MARCO ISLAND)
This is truly one of the nicest places to live in Florida.  A tranquile Island, not quite 4 by 6 miles with approx. 15,000 permanent residents.  The winter months bring the "Snow Birds" down to enjoy their second home/condo.  Vacationers come down to escape the cold.  Marco has beautiful white sandy  beaches that stretch over 3 miles.  Tigertail Beach is a Nature Lover's dream, there is public parking (for a fee), it offers services such as a Snack Restaurant, bathrooms, playground for the kids, Beach Toy and Ubrella rentals, etc.  South Beach has public parking (for a fee), there is a Restaurant next to the beach path where you can grab Lunch or Dinner.   Residents Beach is just that, for the owners of Homes or Condos or renters that lease over 30 days.  For $130 per year, an owner/ren...
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By Natalie Kirstein
(John R. Wood Realtors)
A new report shows that while the rest of the U.S. is showing negative growth in real estate, Florida defies this trend with overall positive growth.  On Marco Island, homes were up by 20% in 2008 in a year-over-year comparison.  Also, contrary to new reports of massive foreclosures and short sales in Florida, Marco Island has a relatively small percentage of foreclosures on the market.  Below shows a list of the water indirect homes that are in the foreclosure, short sale, or pre-foreclosure status. Water indirect means possible boat size limitations due to bridge access to the Gulf of Mexico. For more information on these properties or Marco Island Real Estate, contact Natalie Kirstein or ML Meade. Natalie Kirstein Premier Properties of SW FL, Inc. REALTORS Natalie Direct:  239-784-04...
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By Natalie Kirstein
(John R. Wood Realtors)
Buyer interest and activity on Marco Island is strong but there remains hesitancy and concern about the markets.  One bustling area is the foreclosure market.  Water direct properties have no boating limitations due to bridge height.  Take a look at the water direct properties below and contact us for more information for your dream property in Marco Island and Naples. Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc. REALTORSMarco Island, Florida 239-784-0491 Natalie DirectNatalieK@PremierMail.net  E-mail List $ Address Bed Bath SqFt Yr Blt   Status Compliments of $669,900 561 Seagrape 4 2 1844 2000 WD FORECLOSURE/BANK OWNED Amerivest Realty $1,099,000 195 Dan River 3+den 4 3433 2004 WD FORECLOSURE/BANK OWNED Amerivest Realty $413,900 178 Geranium 3 2 1,691 1980 WD     $529,900 1980 San Ma...
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By Laimis Parseliunas
(Signature Properties of Greater Florida, Inc.)
Marco Island Fl Foreclosed Homes For Sale Many potential buyers in Marco Island Fla area looking for great deals: short sales, pre-foreclosures, or already foreclosed properties. Many of media sources claim that the state of Florida is one of the states with the highest number of foreclosures. Since it appreaciated the most, now it is being hit hard the most too. Many properties in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and Marco Island areas are selling now at the LOWEST PRICES EVER! Marco Island Florida in Collier County has many foreclosures for sale. There are many foreclosed homes and condos in all waterfront, golf, tennis and gated Marco Island neighborhoods and communities. Marco Island Fl foreclosures can take more effort and patience to buy but they can also be a great deal for those w...
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By Laimis Parseliunas
(Signature Properties of Greater Florida, Inc.)
Marco Island Fl Bank Owned Homes For Sale Many potential buyers in Marco Island Fla area looking for great deals: short sales, pre-foreclosures, or already foreclosed properties. Many of media sources claim that the state of Florida is one of the states with the highest number of foreclosures. Since it appreaciated the most, now it is being hit hard the most too. Many properties in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and Marco Island areas are selling now at the LOWEST PRICES EVER! Marco Island Florida in Collier County has many foreclosures. There are many foreclosed homes and condos in all waterfront, golf, tennis and gated Marco Island neighborhoods and communities. Marco Island Fl Bank Owned homes can take more effort and patience to buy but they can also be a great deal for those who wa...
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By Drew Macdonald
(Direct Home Rentals)
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By Susan LaGrotta
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Moved to Marco Island in 1997, after the typical drive over the Judge Jolley Bridge reaction to seeing such a beautiful island! Little did we know that we were surrounded by over 110,000 acres of pristine tropical uplands, mangroves, swamps and mudflats, secured in perpituity by the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, or that there are only 12,000 residents all year round, or that with three supermarkets, two pharmacies (at the time, now four),3 beach access points, (now four , working on five) two boat launches, yacht club, private country club, 2 marinas, all within walking distance!We were just in awe of the quiet laid back, yet amenty rich island, accessible by car, boat or airplane. (Marco Island Executive Airport located on other side of bridge about 4 miles) We love it here and hav...
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