Monthly Archives: September 2016

Naples Area August 2016 Market Update

According to this Naples Area August 2016 Market Update, overall sales were down while prices increased slightly. Some areas had higher gains than others.Naples home sales took a bit of a hit last month.  The Naples Area August 2016 Market Update reported that total closings overall dipped 11%.  Inventory levels rose 36% while overall prices increased 6% from the same time last year.  For a more in-depth look at what happened in the Naples real estate market last month, please read on.

Naples Area August 2016 Market Update

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Last month appears to have continued the downward trend in total Naples home sales.  According to stats released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS®Naples Beach reported the highest decrease in total sales for the 12 months ending on August 31st, 2016 (down 19% from the previous 12 month period).  Central Naples came in second with 15% lower for the same time periods.  East Naples dipped a slight 2%.  On the other hand, actual sales for just the month of August were a mixed bag.  The Immokalee/Ave Maria area experienced a 100% increase in August sales (going from four in August 2015 to eight in August 2016).  East Naples noted the only other increase in August sales from last year (up 10% from August 2015’s sales).  These statistics include both single-family and condo sales.

Naples Area August 2016 Market Update – Prices

The Naples Area August 2016 Market Update saw both increases and decreases in the median sale price throughout the region.  While overall prices were 6% higher, South Naples saw a 35% increase (from $266,000 in August 2015 to $359,000 in August 2016).  Immokalee followed with a 34% increase (from $188,000 to $251,000).  East Naples (14%) and Central Naples (5%) were the only two other areas that disclosed an increase, coming in at $325,000 and $329,000 respectively.  North Naples ($505,000) and Naples Beach ($830,000) saw decreases of 7% and 4% in their median sale prices.

Naples Area August 2016 Market Update – Inventory

More properties entered the market last month than were available in August of last year.  Each area saw double digit increases.  East Naples was 24% higher while the Immokalee/Ave Maria area came in at 85% higher.  More houses tends to lean in the Buyer’s favor.  More inventory means more choices.  When it’s a Buyer’s market, Sellers may have to lower their prices to attract Buyers.  When you’re ready to look for your next Naples area home, contact me.

Featured Naples/Marco Island Home for Sale

9297 Menaggio Ct #201, Naples, FL - click here for more info on this Naples home for sale

For more information about this or other homes for sale, please visit my Naples/Marco Island Listings page.

Michelle Thomas, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Luxury Naples/Marco Island Homes & Condos

For Sale – 9297 Menaggio Court #201 Naples, FL 34114

1-aerial-view-jpgLuxury End-Unit Coach Home!

Spacious upper-floor end condominium with western exposure and sunset views overlooking the beautiful expansive lake views. Quality features in this large luxury end unit coach home include private courtyard entry, volume ceilings, spacious guest suites, private guest balcony, ample walk-in closets, crown molding, impact glass, wired for security and offering room for a future elevator if desired.

Gourmet eat-in kitchen with bay windows, gas cooking, breakfast bar, island, upgraded cabinetry, granite counters, premium paneled appliances and wall oven. Inviting and luxurious master bath with large walk-in shower, soaking tub and dual sinks. Surrounded by lush landscape, and located just steps to the pool.

21-lanai-jpgAmenities include resort-style pools, fountains, state-of-the-art fitness with classes and trainers, extensive tennis program, fine and casual dining, spa services and numerous activities, classes and social events. Golf and beach memberships available, but not required. Convenient to shopping, boating, golf, beaches, nature, restaurants and shopping, executive airport, arts and theater. Menaggio is the top-of-the-line coach home in this extremely desired award-winning community.

To view the full description and collection of photos for this home please visit www.9297Menaggio-201.com!

Contact Michelle Thomas for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing visit www.MarcoNaplesArea.com or email Michelle.Thomas@SothebysRealty.com. Let me make your home selling and or buying experience one of a kind!

Naples Craving Fashion 2016 Fundraiser for Make-A-Wish

All money raised from admission and drink packages at the Naples Craving Fashion 2016 fundraiser benefits Make-A-Wish Southern Florida and United Way.There is nothing like a child’s smile to warm your heart.  Unfortunately, more than 27,000 children are diagnosed with life-threatening diseases every year in US.  Organizations like Make-A-Wish help make their dreams come true in their final days.  But they need your help to make this happen.  Waterside Shops host the Naples Craving Fashion 2016 fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Southern Florida foundation this Friday.

What: Naples Craving Fashion 2016 Fundraiser
Where: Waterside Shops (5415 Tamiami Trl N)
When: Friday, Sept 23rd, 6pm to 8:30pm
Admission: $50 per person
Contact: Waterside Shops (239) 598-1605

Naples Craving Fashion 2016 Fundraiser

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Guests of the Naples Craving Fashion 2016 Fundraiser get to stroll around the high end shops at Waterside after hours.  Sip a little wine.  Spend a little money.  Everything goes to a great cause.  Visit Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Nordstrom, Saks, Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo and more.  Spice up date night with a little something from Soma Intimates.  Watch teams from some of the Waterside Shops compete in the Style-Off competition.

I did mention a sipping a little wine.  That’s right.  Alcohol will be served at the Naples Craving Fashion 2016 fundraiser.  You must be at least 21 years old with a valid photo ID to purchase and consume alcohol.  You will need to purchase a separate ticket for that.  Unlimited drink packages range from $20 per person for alcoholic drinks and $10 per person for non-alcoholic drinks.  If you don’t purchase a drink package ahead of time, you will pay $7 per drink on the night of the event.  More than 40 restaurants provide a taste of their menus to help absorb the alcohol and keep you energized to go shop.

Every dime raised from ticket sales will directly benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida.  Everything raised from the drink packages will benefit the United Way of Collier County.  Purchase your tickets for the Naples Craving Fashion 2016 Fundraiser online at their EventBrite website here.  Tickets for the event’s drink package can be purchased online here.  Be responsible and have fun.  It’s all for a great cause.

Featured Naples/Marco Island Home for Sale

6577 Ridgewood Dr, Naples, FL

For more information about this or other homes for sale, please visit my Naples/Marco Island Listings page.

Michelle Thomas, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Luxury Naples/Marco Island Homes & Condos

For Sale – 4660 Hawk’s Nest Way #201 Naples, FL 34114

12-viewPeaceful Lake Views from 2nd Floor Furnished Coach Home!

Beautifully furnished and immaculately maintained second-floor end coach home offering plentiful natural light, a peaceful lake view, volume ceilings and attached garage. Excellent location moments to the village pool in award-winning guard gated community offering a lifestyle that exceeds expectations.

This light and bright condominium features bamboo floors, French-door refrigerator, granite countertops, pantry, frameless doors, spacious lanai, upgraded tilework and dual sinks in master. Newer hot water heater, AC and dryer. It is perfect for you to move right in and enjoy the exceptional million-dollar lifestyle that you have worked your entire life for.

13-hawks-nest-poolThe clubhouse features pools, sauna, waterfalls, poolside and fine dining, spa services, fitness, tennis and a wealth of social activities. Golf (to two highly regarded courses), beach and marina memberships are optional.

From the world-class, resort-style amenities to pristine grounds and an amazing location, this community offers a luxurious life that is truly like living a dream. Convenient to shopping, restaurants, beaches and executive airport. The Naples area was named the happiest and healthiest community in the U.S.!

To view the full description and collection of photos for this home please visit www.4660HawksNest.com!

Contact Michelle Thomas for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing visit www.MarcoNaplesArea.com or email Michelle.Thomas@SothebysRealty.com. Let me make your home selling and or buying experience one of a kind!

For Sale – 9279 Menaggio Court #101 Naples, FL 34114

16-viewLarge Luxury 3-Bedroom Coach Home with Sunset Views!

This spacious, first-floor end condominium enjoys western exposure and sunset views overlooking the beautiful expansive lake. Quality features in this large luxury coach home include private courtyard entry, ample walk-in closets, crown molding, impact glass, decorator ceiling fans, lighting fixtures and window treatments. Exquisite ceiling details, plantation shutters and large tile on the diagonal are also of note.

Outdoor kitchen is electric, and the gourmet eat-in kitchen has bay windows, gas cooking, breakfast bar, island, upgraded cabinetry, granite counters, premium paneled appliances and wall oven. Inviting and luxurious master bath has large walk-in shower, jetted tub, vanity and dual sinks. Custom and updated guest baths.

14-lanaiSurrounded by a lush landscape, amenities include resort-style pools, state-of-the-art fitness with classes and trainers, tennis, fine and casual dining, spa services, activities, classes and social events. Golf and beach memberships are available. Convenient to shopping, boating, golf, beach, nature, restaurants, shopping, executive airport, arts and theater. Menaggio is the top-of-the-line coach home in this extremely desired, award-winning community.

To view the full description and collection of photos for this home please visit www.9279Menaggio-101.com!

Contact Michelle Thomas for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing visit www.MarcoNaplesArea.com or email Michelle.Thomas@SothebysRealty.com. Let me make your home selling and or buying experience one of a kind!

For Sale – 8988 Cherry Oaks Trail Naples, FL 34114

1-exterior-viewPrivate Pool & Lake Views – 3-Bedroom Single Family Fiddlers Creek!

Popular open and spacious Primrose floor plan home showcasing private pool and lake views. Surrounded by lush landscaping, this light and bright home is immaculately maintained and offers a pavered driveway, large tile on the diagonal in living areas, gorgeous garage door, lovely courtyard entry, volume ceilings, large walk-in closets offering ample storage, beautiful outdoor living space and dramatic foyer.

Open kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, gas cooking and upgraded cabinetry. Inviting master bath with dual sinks, vanity, bathtub and large shower.

11-lanaiLocated in the eye-catching, award-winning resort community where outstanding amenities include resort-style pools with waterfalls, state-of-the-art fitness including classes, active tennis program, fine and casual dining, spa services, and a fantastic active lifestyle with extensive social calendar. Golf and beach memberships available but optional.

Convenient to boutiques, grocery stores, theaters, marinas, restaurants, golf courses, art galleries, museums, award-winning beaches and executive airport. Community of the year for two years. The perfect home to live the dream Naples lifestyle with ease.

To view the full description and collection of photos for this home please visit www.8988CherryOaks.com!

Contact Michelle Thomas for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing visit www.MarcoNaplesArea.com or email Michelle.Thomas@SothebysRealty.com. Let me make your home selling and or buying experience one of a kind!

For Sale – 9109 Prima Way #102 Naples, FL 34113

2-living-room-jpgCustom Coach Home in TPC Golf Community!

This Treviso Bay home built by Taylor Morrison is in a one-of-a-kind location with long lake and botanical boulevard views. This original custom coach home is located in a TPC golf community. One of the most unique coach-home-designed properties in Southwest Florida available, it is close to Fifth Avenue and is conveniently located between Marco Island and downtown Naples.

Features include custom paint, crown molding throughout, plantation shutters, ceiling fans, chandeliers, master bath wallpaper and den with hardwood flooring. Ten-foot ceilings with four glass sliding doors with daily southwest, full-sky sunset views. Professionally landscaped and maintained with paver parking and walkways.

13-pool-jpgClose to entry gate with grand view of the entry roundabout for easy access. New Trane air conditioning and heat exchange added in June 2015.

Community pool sits lakeside and is just a short distance away. The resort Ritz-class amenity center, Villa Rilassare, with lagoon pool, grill, tennis, fitness and spa is a short three blocks away. Members also have access to all other designated pools in the various neighborhoods.

To view the full description and collection of photos for this home please visit www.9109PrimaWay-102.com!

Contact Michelle Thomas for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing visit www.MarcoNaplesArea.com or email Michelle.Thomas@SothebysRealty.com. Let me make your home selling and or buying experience one of a kind!

For Sale – 9102 Cascada Way #202 Naples, FL 34114

5-dining-roomTurnkey-Furnished 3-Bedroom Coach Home with Golf Course View!

This beautiful turnkey furnished and exquisitely appointed, second-floor, end coach home offers a gorgeous Rookery golf course view, volume ceilings and attached two-car garage, all in an award-winning community offering a lifestyle that exceeds expectations.

This spacious condominium features an open floor plan with three bedrooms, study, three full baths, crown molding, tile on diagonal, upgraded baths, ample storage with large walk-in closets, extra-long driveway with plenty of parking, pristine landscaping and designer ceiling fans, lighting fixtures and window treatments.

14-lanaiGourmet kitchen has premium cabinetry, high-end stainless steel appliances, including French-door refrigerator, pantry, updated counters and backsplash, and natural gas cooking. Spacious master bath has dual sinks, vanity, soaking tub and large walk-in shower. Room for future elevator.

Located in a private, gated village. Enjoy the million-dollar lifestyle. Amenities include pools, dining, spa services, fitness, tennis and social activities. Golf, beach and marina memberships available. Close to shopping, beaches and executive airport. Naples was named the happiest and healthiest community in the U.S.!

To view the full description and collection of photos for this home please visit www.9102CascadaWay-202.com!

Contact Michelle Thomas for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing visit www.MarcoNaplesArea.com or email Michelle.Thomas@SothebysRealty.com. Let me make your home selling and or buying experience one of a kind!

For Sale – 6577 Ridgewood Drive Naples, FL 34108


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Best Value in Pelican Bay – Gorgeous 3 Bedroom Pool Home with Loads of Upgrades!

This is a very special opportunity in highly desirable and extremely sought-after Pelican Bay! The home has been meticulously cared for and extensively renovated, meaning there is no need to build new when this home is available and ready to move right in and enjoy winter in Naples!

Enjoy a superior quiet location on an oversized estate lot with western exposure, privacy and heated pool and spa with expansive outdoor living. Every imaginable upgrade and update is here, including plantation shutters, wood and marble flooring, custom closets, new high-end air conditioners, security system, dramatic Cantera wrought iron front entry doors, water filter, landscape lighting, new solid core doors, central vac, storage and more. The list is endless!

10-KitchenThe beautiful open kitchen is sure to impress with gas cooking, walk-in pantry, top-of-the-line appliances, farmhouse sink, wine cooler, premium-grade granite, wet bar, custom cabinetry and more!

To view the full description and collection of photos for this home please visit www.6577Ridgewood.com!

Contact Michelle Thomas for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing visit www.MarcoNaplesArea.com or email Michelle.Thomas@SothebysRealty.com. Let me make your home selling and or buying experience one of a kind!

For Sale – 7525 Stoneybrook Drive #912 Naples, FL 34112

1-View3 Bedroom Condo on Golf Course! Private Location – Serene Views!

Beautiful open floor plan first-floor condominium with expansive serene views overlooking wide lake and the seventh hole of the golf course. Private and tranquil location next to conservation area in premier bundled gated golf community featuring under 800 homes throughout 550 acres.

Upgraded and updated features include granite counters, stainless steel appliances, crown molding, professional faux painting, brand new carpeting, newer air conditioning, security system, covered parking, designer lighting, ample storage and decorative chair rail.

3-KitchenAmazing amenities including an excellent 18-hole par-72 golf course, comprehensive fitness with training and classes, casual and fine restaurants (indoor and outdoor), bocce, heated swimming pools and spa, and clay and hard tennis courts. The outstanding location is close to downtown Naples, dining, theater, art galleries, executive airport and award-winning beaches.

To view the full description and collection of photos for this home please visit www.7525Stoneybrook-912.com!

Contact Michelle Thomas for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing visit www.MarcoNaplesArea.com or email Michelle.Thomas@SothebysRealty.com. Let me make your home selling and or buying experience one of a kind!