Bonita Springs, FL Real Estate News

By Mike Kozlow, Broker
(Mike Kozlow Real Estate)
The following is the sales activity in Bonita Bay for the time period between July 17th and December 17, 2015There were  15 Single family homes sold for an average price of $1,149,933 during the period and they were on the market for an average of 181 days.The average discount from asking price was  6.25%; but was off  10.75% from the original  asking price.  For a list of the homes sold for the period click here.
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By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
Homes For Sale in River Royale River Royale is a small community consisting of only single family homes and home sites.  There are only a hand full of homes in River Royale with gulf access. The remaining homes have preserve or mangrove views.  The lots range from .25 acre to slightly larger if they are riverfront. Continue: River Royale Bonita Springs 
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By Mike Kozlow, Broker
(Mike Kozlow Real Estate)
The following is the sales activity in Bonita Bay for the time period between July 16th and December 16, 2015There were  27 Condominiums sold for an average price of $556,102  during the period and they were on the market for an average of  191 days.The average discount from asking price was  3.3%; but was off  4.1% from the original  asking price. For details of the condo sales please click here.
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By Randy Mitchelson,APR, First Impressions are made at First Click
(Marketing Advisor & Squeeze Mortgage)
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By Randy Mitchelson,APR, First Impressions are made at First Click
(Marketing Advisor & Squeeze Mortgage)
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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, Naples Golf Guy | Find Your Dream Lifestyle
(Downing Frye Realty)
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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