Bonita Springs, FL Real Estate News

By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
Furniture Consignment Stores in Bonita Springs FLAs luck would have it I am actually furnishing a rental for myself in the Bonita Springs, Florida  area and needed some furniture so I have done a little research for you with regard to locating furniture consignment shops.   ContinueFurniture Consignment Stores In Bonita Springs Florida
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By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
FHA Approved Condos in Bonita Springs FLFor those of you who are coming to Bonita Springs, Florida to buy a condo here is some valuable information you need to know about financing, especially with FHA and a condominium.Continue Reading: FHA Approved Condos
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By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
Bonita Lakes in Bonita Springs FloridaBonita Lakes is one of the newest communities west of I-75 in Bonita Springs, Florida.  The appeal of Bonita Lakes is it’s location and the updated, modern design of the homes and amenities.  Built by Toll Brothers, the homes in Bonita Lakes feature the newest, most popular floor plans and design appointments.Continue:  Bonita Lakes Bonita Springs Florida
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By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
Chose Your Listing Agent WiselyA few weeks ago I had the pleasure of escorting a buyer of real estate around the Bonita Springs and Estero Florida area.  The homes we were looking at were in a specific budget and style so there was a narrow list of about six homes for sale that we would be touring.  The communities we visited were located in Bella Terra, Stoneybrook, Village Walk, San Remo and another left unnamed community. Continue: When Your Listing Agent Isn’t a Specialist
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By Christine O'Shea
(Christine E O'Shea Broker)
 Congratulations to Winston and Spencer along with their “humans” John and Suzie, on the purchase of their condo located at Matera in Vasari Country Club.The most important parameter to John and Suzie was a finding a place that could accommodate their two larger dogs, Winston and Spencer. (not all condominiums allow more than one pet and some have a size limit)A recent email from Suzie read: “The condo is absolutely lovely.  The club is a fun place, and the people have been more than warm and friendly.  I really can’t wait to get back down there. I receive emails about the upcoming events, they are having a dinner cruise from Naples, a Halloween Party with dinner and dancing, not to mention some other excursions to different beaches.  So there is more to do than just GOLF, and TENNIS.  ...
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By Matthew Klinowski, PA, Golf Community Real Estate Specialist
(Downing-Frye)
WCI Communities has begun new construction in Bonita Springs in the The Colony Golf & Bay Club on a new high rise tower called Altaira.  The new 21-story tower will consist of 76 luxury high rise condos known as “Sky Homes”.  Each Sky Home features 3,300 or 3,500 square feet of living space, depending on the floor plan. The tower features 19 residential floor.  Each floor will only have four residences per floor.  A highlight of the new tower residences will be the breathtaking views of The Colony’s lakes, nature preserves and golf course. Altaira is expected to be completed during the second quarter of 2017. For more information, visit www.AltairaWCI.com.There are very few communities building new construction homes or condos on the west side of U.S. 41 in Bonita Springs, Estero and Na...
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By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
 Slice of Life in Bonita Springs, Florida09-13-15 On Sundays I attend church at Riverside Park. It’s the pet friendly, shorts and flip flop friendly church.  In the bulletin this week is an announcement for the “Blessing of the Bikes” in a few weeks. If you have a bike, be it a Schwinn or a Harley, bring it to church to get blessed. There is usually a great turnout for this event. Continue reading: The Bonita Springs Florida Weekly Wrap Sept 13-19, 2015
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By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
Downtown Bonita Springs Riverside Park 2015 -16 Schedule of EventsOctober 2015 4 Music Makers Big Band Concert 2-4 pm 24 RiverFest 1-9 pm 25 Music Makers Big Band Concert 2-4 pm 31 Halloween in the Park 6-9 pm November 2015 1 Bonita Springs Concert Band 2-4 pm 11 Veteran’s Day Service 11:00 am 14 Fruit Tree Sale 9:00 am 20 Wine Fest & Craft Beer  …..  Continue to calendar and downloadable calendar for Downtown Bonita Springs Events 2016
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By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
Bonita Springs Home Stats – Consistent Cash DropOver the last several months one of the few things we’ve seen in the Bonita Springs real estate market is the consistent rise in prices and the consistent drop in cash real estate transactions.  We’re at an all time low for cash transactions in Bonita Springs about 48% cash sales.  Balancing that change is a small rise in FHA mortgages used to financing Bonita Springs home sales.  There are very few condominium complexes that are FHA approved so that’s the reason for generalizing “home sales”.Continue reading: Bonita Springs Real Estate Market Report August 2015
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By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
This is the new Bonita Springs Weekly WrapSeptember 7, 2015 Dill and I walked through Freedom Park and the Collier Freedom Memorial.  A brick for Jeff Lytle and Fred Coyle was being installed.  By the way, I wrote a story about Freedom Park and the Collier County Freedom Memorial in Spotlight a few months ago.  Tons of pictures to look at there, too!September 8, 2015 we stopped by Rural King, which is in Bonita Bay Plaza, to buy bird seed for our back yard entertainment. Continue Reading: Bonita Springs Weekly Wrap Sept 7-12, 2015.
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By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
Should Your Bonita Springs Home Listing Be OpenJust because a home is for sale doesn’t bean an open house is the best way to market it.  When I list property, whether it is a home or condo, in the Bonita Springs or Estero area frequently I am asked by the seller if there will be any open houses.  The answer is … maybe.  Continue reading: Open Houses in Bonita Springs
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By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
 Once Upon a Time There Were ForeclosuresSometimes, while I am arriving at a listing appointment I notice things. The front door of a home tells a story; how often it is used, if there are kids giving it wear and tear or if the home or condo has been foreclosed. Continue: Bonita Springs Foreclosure Artifacts
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By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
Bonita Springs Home Sales ProjectionsSouthwest Florida, including the Bonita Springs and Estero Florida areas are growing by leaps and bounds.  I’ve personally lived in the Bonita Springs area for thirty years and can tell you that I’ve seen Bonita Springs grow from a population of about four-thousand to over fifty-thousand during that time.  So what is pushing this grown in the Estero Florida area?  Who is buying all of the real estate both resale and all of the new construction in Bonita Springs?  Continue reading: 5 Reasons to Buy Bonita Springs Real Estate
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By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
Depot Park | Riverside Park | Island Park in Bonita SpringsDepot Park is a park behind Riverside Park on the west of the train tracks.  Dogs pets are permitted at Depot Park if they are on lead. Dogs are not permitted in the fenced playground area. There are huge oak trees draped in Spanish moss so there is plenty of shade.  A foot bridge crosses the Imperial River from Depot Park to Island Park another park in Downtown Bonita Springs. Continue: Depot Park Bonita Springs, Florida.
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By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
New Entry at Worthington Golf and Country ClubToday, I performed a “final walk through” for a buyer who purchased a condo in Worthington Golf and Country Club, a bundled golf community in Bonita Springs. Angela and I have had a productive summer … Continue: Worthington Golf & Country Club Update
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By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
 Pelican Landing Bonita Springs Homes For Sale Sometimes it can be forgotten when looking for a new residence that the Pelican Landing Bonita Springs Florida homes for sale are actually in a golf course community because the name of the course is different from the name of the development.  It is the Pelican’s Nest Golf Club that is responsible for the game in this community.  The Club has two 18 hole layouts that are the creation of the highly respected architect Tom Fazio.  (Mr. Fazio is also the designer of the course at Windstar, the 2 courses at Mediterra and the Old Collier Golf Club, all in Naples.)  The development is located off Tamiami Trail South (US 41), with neighbors which include Bonita Bay to the south, and Pelican Sound, West Bay Club and the Coconut Point Shopping Cent...
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By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
Tropical Storm Erika – Hurricane Erika 2015The terror and “state of emergency” over tropical storms and hurricanes in Southwest Florida.  If you found this Bonita Springs website by Googling to see what the storms are doing in Bonita Springs because you have a seasonal home here, you’ve come to the right place.  First and foremost, if you are on Facebook, join my Bonita Springs Estero Community Forum or paste this link in your browser: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BonitaEsteroForum/.  Continue Reading Tropical Storm Erica Bonita Springs UPDATE
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By Mike Kozlow, Broker
(Mike Kozlow Real Estate)
 The trend in sales over the 6 years at the Bonita Bay Club reflect two different situations in my opinion. The first is the removal of the uncertainty caused by the boorish behavior of the Bonita Bay Group and the second is the arrival of the "baby boomer" to SW Florida. Continue Reading
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By Olympus Executive Realty Inc., Home Of The Top Producers
(Olympus Executive Realty INC.)
BONITA SPRINGS HOTELS, MOTELS & RESORTS FOR SALE IN BONITA SPRINGS, FL.PLEASE INQUIRE FOR CURRENT STATUS!Contact Kate or Vick,Your Hotel, Motel & Resort Specialist(407)230-7807 / (407)865-2840InvestmentAcquisitions@gmail.com PLEASE CALL FOR CURRENT & UPDATED INFORMATION ON WHAT IS AVAILABLE IN BONITA SPRINGS.Are you looking looking for Hotels, Motels & Resorts to add to your local or Global investment portfolio?   We can represent you in acquistion of any  hotel, motel & resort property in the U.S.Bankrupt Properties / Bank Managed Properties / Regular Sale/ Broken Asset.Proper representation is paramount during the procurement process. Contact a specialist familiar with the fundamental knowledge of the hotel / motel / resort world.The foundation of our asset acquisition procurements is...
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By Garren Grup, REALTOR, ABR, CNE,CDPE, GRI, Naples & Bonita Springs, FL
(John R. Wood REALTORS)
//  // OPEN HOUSE - Sunday, 1-4PMPrivate Cul-De-Sac 2 Story Cedar Creek Home!   OPEN HOUSE - Sunday, August 2nd from 1-4PM   9520 Silver Palmetto Ct, Bonita Springs, FL  34135 List Price:  $550,000 MLS #215032906Beautiful 2 story home with a 3 car garage, pool & spa on one of the most private cul-de-sac lots you will find anywhere. All new granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen and a great open floor plan for entertaining and family make this an ideal property you can move into today!   Tile throughout the first floor & new wood floors throughout the 2nd floor and bedrooms. There’s a great loft space for an office and the incredibly spacious master bedroom also has a remodeled master bathroom. Cedar Creek in Bonita Springs is just 5 miles to one of the 2015 t...
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