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Dreading Another Winter and Thinking About Life On A Warm Ocean Beach?

Posted on Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Ok let’s say you want to live on the ocean here in Naples, Florida – what’s available? For starters I don’t mean walk to the ocean or drive to the ocean, we have lots of properties like that. I mean you actually have to see the Gulf of Mexico out your window from a condo or single family home.

Too expensive? Well think again. Prices range from under $200,000 in Vanderbilt Towers (on one unofficial bike route north and south from town I like to ride) to over $19,000,000 in Port Royal with membership available in the Port Royal Club Lots of choices in between – in fact 382 of them this morning in the Sunshine MLS.

But are they selling? Well 379 Gulf of Mexico Views sold in the last year – not bad, about a year’s worth of inventory. We would like to see about six months inventory or half the number of properties for sale – or twice the sales volume – to make this a better market. The good news for buyers is the market is skewed toward buyers with this level of supply – slightly. Gone are the two-year inventory days of a couple of years ago but it is not a bad buyer’s market right now.

How does the market differ between single family homes and condos? Well the single family home market is much, much smaller with less than thirty homes for sale with gulf views AND they sell much much slower – more like two years worth of inventory. The condo market is a little healthier and much improved over recent years.

Want to ditch that northern climate? You may want to view on YouTube for a sample of the spectacular beauty surrounding us – this example a seven mile barrier island. Why not come down to a 100 year old+ resort area with award-winning beaches, year round outdoor living and some great shopping and restaurants. And oh yes, 20%+ of us are international buyers with plenty of direct flights from Western Europe. What a perfect place for August holiday.

Please call or email us with questions and have a great day.

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Mark Goebel, PA is a REALTOR with Coldwell Banker on 5th avenue in Naples, Florida with 35+ years of visiting and living in Naples. After 25 years at Accenture, Mark retired as a managing director and spends his time helping non profits and building a Naples real estate team with his wife Nan. Talk to Mark and Nan about life in Naples and why they chose this place to live full-time over all others and enjoy Naples real estate.
Mark Goebel, PA
REALTOR Coldwell Banker 5th Avenue South
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