Bonita Springs, FL Real Estate News

By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
Tips For Buying Affordable Bonita Springs Real Estate 2016Today was Pennsylvania day … as in most of my buyers calls were folks from the Keystone state looking for Bonita Springs real estate.  This is an oddity this time of year. The geographical phone call phenomenon usually happens in the winter when it is cold out, typically when there is a blizzard, and a whole state is dreaming about living on Bonita Beach.  Today, I had more than one set of buyers looking for  what would be considered affordable real estate in the Bonita Springs area.  First, I agree up front that $200,000ish is a lot of money for a home.  Second, it’s a fact that that price point does not buy a lot in this area, especially new or newer homes in Bonita Springs, Florida. Continue: Continue reading: Tips for buying ...
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By Matthew Klinowski, PA, Golf Community Real Estate Specialist
(Downing-Frye)
Bonita Market UpdateBONITA SPRINGS HOUSING INVENTORY Inventory has flooded the market in the Bonita Springs and Estero areas according to the latest market reports by the Bonita Springs–Estero Association of REALTORS® (B.E.A.R.).  Single family home inventory was up 23 percent in May of this year when compared to the same time last year. Condo inventory was up almost 30 percent during the same time period.SALES SLOWINGBoth closed sales and pending sales saw significant declines in May.  There were 98 single-family homes sold during the month which was down from 131 in May of 2015 which represents a 25.2 percent decline.  Condos saw similar declines with 80 sales in May versus 111 a year ago, a 27.9 percent decrease.  Single-family pending sales fell 28 percent and condo pending sales fe...
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By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
Belle Lago Homes For Sale Estero FloridaBelle Lago is Toll Brother Community comprised of 447 Single family homes. It is located off of Estero Parkway (Koreshan Blvd.) in Estero, Florida.  Properties in Belle Lago are all single family homes. There are no condominiums.  The homes sizes in Bella Lago range from two bedroom plus den to five bedroom.  Homes are available in ground floor, ranch design and two story design. Continue Reading: Belle Lago
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By Bob Forman, Working 7 days a week for my clients & staff.
(Lannon Stone Realty, LLC)
Our city so aptly named Bonita Springs truly does mean beautiful waters. See all Bonita Springs property www.bonitalistings.com. Having a condo or home on the beach or walking distance to the beach would be most if not every ones dream. Whether it be the Bonita Beach Club on Hickory Blvd. with 508 sq. ft. one bedroom condos starting at 209,900 or Barefoot Beach two bedroom 1604 sq. ft. condos starting at 729,000 you'll be close to if not on the beach with all the enjoyment that comes with that ownership. With this you will have the pleasure of morning beach walks and evening sunsets without worrying about trying to find a parking spot. You also have the privilege of doing these things as often as you desire.But perhaps you need more space than a 500 sq. ft. condo but you are not in a po...
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By Bob Forman, Working 7 days a week for my clients & staff.
(Lannon Stone Realty, LLC)
The best real estate website on the market as many of my clients have stated to find condos for sale in Bonita Springs is www.bonitalistings.com. Check it out, design your own searches and get free updates on matches to your criteria. Contact Realtor Bob Forman MVP Realty 239-322-7672.
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By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
Inventory Grows & List Prices DropThe Bonita Springs-Estero Florida real estate market has seen a little bit of inventory accumulate during the slow period.  As predicted in the May Newsletter, May and June usually indicate a slow down, post "season". Home seller's had really gotten brave with their list prices and pushed the market. Buyers pumped the brakes and decided to hold off on their purchases.We've talked about absorption rates before and remind both home buyers and home sellers to pay close attention to those rates this summer .... Continue
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By Bob Forman, Working 7 days a week for my clients & staff.
(Lannon Stone Realty, LLC)
If you have an interest in seeing all Bonita Springs condos for sale, I highly suggest my property website, www.bonitalistings.com. Use the advanced search to put in your specific  criteria.My easy to use website is updated continuously throughout the day.My free auto search will keep you updated with regular emails on new listings as well as recently closed.Make you shopping life easy as it pertains to Bonita Springs property.You will see listings broken down by communities such as The Brooks, Bonita Bay, Vanderbilt Lakes and many more. If you are budget minded like many of us, you can find condos under 200,000 in communities like Pine Haven, Cypress Plantations, Bonita Pines and many others.I'm Bob Forman MVP Realty and I want to be your Bonita Springs Realtor. Better Call Bob! 239-32...
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By Bob Forman, Working 7 days a week for my clients & staff.
(Lannon Stone Realty, LLC)
There is one movie theater in the actual city of Bonita Springs, however many, if not most people think of Coconut Point as the location of this theater, but in all geographical reality, Coconut Point is in Estero.So what is the name of this theater, where in the city of Bonita Springs is it, and how do I get there? It is called the Prado Stadium 12 and it is located 25251 Chamber of Commerce Drive Bonita Springs 34135.It is just east of 41, Tamiami Tr in the Prado shopping center located between the stoplights of Bernwood and Timberwilde Drive. Timberwilde Drive is where Walgreens is located.A few of the items that make this theater so inviting are easy access parking, spacious leather seating and if you enjoy a libation before or during the movie, they have a full bar an adequate food...
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By Matthew Klinowski, PA, Golf Community Real Estate Specialist
(Downing-Frye)
Bonita Springs Market Report - April 2016Bonita Springs single family home sales saw a double digit decrease in closed sales during the month of April according to the latest report issued by the Bonita Springs-Estero Association of Realtors (B.E.A.R).  Pending sales also fell during the month, down just under 10 percent.  At the same time, inventory increased by more than 20 percent during the month.  The increase in inventory of single family homes is good news for buyers who will now have more to choose from. Bonita Springs – Single Family Homes – April 2016 April Highlights Year-Over-Year Single Family Homes: Active Listings increased 22.9 percent from 441 to 542 units New Pending Sales decreased 9.5 percent from 147 units to 133 units Closed Sales decreased 24.3 percent from 136 un...
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By Randy Mitchelson,APR, First Impressions are made at First Click
(Marketing Advisor & Squeeze Mortgage)
What would you do if you could recover $300 or more per month of your expenses? Add to your retirement? Build a vacation fund? Enhance your wardrobe?No matter what your money vice may be, the first step is evaluating all the financial leaks in your life. Mark Cangiano, president, Lane Financial Group, and adjunct professor, Florida Gulf Coast University, will walk the PLAN! audience through his model of discovering found money from our normal day to day lives. These savings help self-fund the goals we want to accomplish without earning a dollar more.Carolie Burroughs, CFA and founder, West End Avenue Advisors, will serve as event host.RSVP Now: https://www.facebook.com/events/168387693563165/Guests always welcome. Complimentary admission.Session perfect for: ALL consumers who are not in...
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By Bob Forman, Working 7 days a week for my clients & staff.
(Lannon Stone Realty, LLC)
Our beaches in Bonita Springs are quite nice and only a short ride from I75 at Bonita Beach Road.As a matter of fact, Barefoot Beach in wonderful Bonita Springs was rated the number TWO beach in the COUNTRY. Think about how many beaches there are throughout the country and our Bonita Springs has the number two beach, impressive to say the least.One of, if not the only issue with Bonita Springs beaches is the parking. It is extemely difficult to find a free parking spot in any of the many off street areas designed  for us beach goers and lovers. There is usually parking available in the pay areas and if you are a frequent beach use, I suggest purchasing a beach parking pass. This pass will cost you 60.00 annually and can be used at any Lee County parking area. Otherwise if you are an inf...
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By Bob Forman, Working 7 days a week for my clients & staff.
(Lannon Stone Realty, LLC)
So here my thoughts on the new Bonita Springs high school. Number one, I'd like to say that going forward for Bonita Springs, I think it is extremely important that the city has their own high school.Being a local realtor and with a large portion of my sales generated specifically in Bonita Springs I find it almost embarrassing that I find my self in the position of telling my clients that we use the high school in Estero because we don't have our own.From that standpoint alone, a build is necessary.Depending on your age, you may have a difference of opinion and being of hopefully sound mind and body, you are thinking rationally. If for example you are over the age of having high school age children in your household and none of your high school age relatives live in Bonita Springs, you...
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By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
Bonita Springs Real Estate Market StatsThe continuing theme in the Bonita Springs and Estero Florida real estate market is the $200,000 to $400,000 price point selling the largest portion of the market.  The $200,000 and under market continues to shrink as the bottom comes up and prices rise. Continue: Bonita Springs Estero Market Reports | April 2016
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By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
Paloma in Bonita Springs FloridaPaloma is one of the newer communities situated between I-75 and Imperial/Three Oaks Parkway in Bonita Springs, Florida.  The appeal of this community is it’s modest, low fees and amenities which include resort style community pool, clubhouse with catering kitchen, fitness center, bocce court and tennis courts.There is no dining and country club within the community.  Continue: Paloma Bonita Springs 
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By Randy Mitchelson,APR, First Impressions are made at First Click
(Marketing Advisor & Squeeze Mortgage)
You’ve likely heard that people buy from people they trust. But is there scientific data to back this statement up? Carolie Burroughs, CFA and founder, West End Avenue Advisors will explore the psychological effects of trust and how salespeople can trigger the neurochemical messengers in customers' brains to get the right responses. Jedi mind tricks anyone? The PLAN! audience will come to understand the physiological effects of trust on the brain, and to use that information to improve ways of building trust and change behaviors that prevent or limit trust. The event host and business spotlight will be David Cruz, Your Insurance Agent, Lane Companies of Estero, Florida.Guests always welcome. Complimentary admission.                Carolie Burroughs, CFASession perfect for: sales manager...
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By John Krol, Naples,Luxury Homes,International Buyers / Sellers
(Top Producers Realty, Inc. Krol Group International)
Bonita National Golf and Country Club, Bonita Springs Florida New coach homes, condos and homes starting under $200,000.00    RESORT LIVING AT ITS FINEST; RESORT LIVING WITH SPA, TENNIS, GOLF, RESORT POOL, DINING AND FITNESS CENTER!!NEW COMMUNITY WITH SINGLE FAMILY HOMES, CONDOS AND COACH HOMES,EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED IN THE FEES. GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO GET IN NOW!!CALL JOHN KROL, TOP PRODUCERS REALTY AT 239-289-2336 TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT BONITA NATIONAL OR EMAIL NAPLESFLBROKER@AOL.COMCALL: 239-289-2336 NOW FOR MORE INFORMATION http://www.buyorsellnaplesproperties.com 
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By Matthew Klinowski, PA, Golf Community Real Estate Specialist
(Downing-Frye)
The Colony LivingColony living at its finest!  The Colony Golf and Country Club is an exclusive golf community located in Bonita Springs Florida. This luxury golf community is situated west of 41 overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and Estero Bay.  A wide array of single family homes, villas, coach homes and condominiums are located throughout 14 unique neighborhoods.Residents of The Colony enjoy an extensive list of amenities including two separate dining facilities.  The more casual of the two is located at the clubhouse overlooking the 18th green of the golf course.  The second dining option is The Bay Club overlooking Estero Bay.  The Bay Club offers formal dining as well as a more casual al fresco option on a separate floor. The Colony is one of the few communities with a private Beach ...
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By Randy Mitchelson,APR, First Impressions are made at First Click
(Marketing Advisor & Squeeze Mortgage)
Power of Relationships:Building a Referral Based BusinessPresented by PLAN!(Professional Leadership Academy Network)May 10, 2016The lifeblood of any sales system is referrals and leads. Who can’t use more? If you do not, then take a week off from PLAN! and enjoy a morning at the beach.For the rest of us, Len Strickler, professional sales coach, strategic seller will lead the PLAN! audience in an exercise to build a referral script using the power of words.From the on-the-street salesman to the attorney, from the entrepreneur to the accountant, endless referrals are important. From the financial advisor to the architect, from the automotive sales professional to Real Estate Agents and home based professionals referrals are the lifeblood of any business.Without a list of names, your inven...
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By Matthew Klinowski, PA, Golf Community Real Estate Specialist
(Downing-Frye)
Bonita Springs March Market UpdateBonita Springs inventory saw a double digit increase in supply during the month of March.  As the number of properties for sale increased and season ended, sellers lowered prices which is good news for buyers.  According to the latest report issued by the Bonita Springs-Estero Association of Realtors (B.E.A.R), the overall median close price was 9 percent higher than the 12 months ending in March of last year.  The number of closed sales for the 12 months ending in March of this year was 3,006 units compared to 3,247 units at the same time in 2015 which represents a 7 percent decrease.Single Family Homes Monthly Market Detail – March 2016March Highlights Year-Over-Year Single Family Homes: Active Listings increased 20.3 percent from 467 to 562 units New...
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By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
Ground Floor Master Suite Bonita Springs FlRecently, I replied to an email from a buyer who was looking for a home in Village Walk of Bonita Springs with a master bedroom on the ground floor.  This buyer was asking about the Cayman townhome which is a popular plan due to it’s size and price point.  My reply to this buyer was that there is a room which could be a bedroom on … Continue Reading: Find a Ground Floor Master Suite in Village Walk Bonita Springs
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