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Real Estate Still Running Hot In The Florida Sunshine

Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2014


There seems to me no letting up in the Naples, Florida real estate market. One Old Naples resident remarked to me there is just “silly money” out there. His neighbor just listed by owner a small cottage for well over $1,000,000.

The numbers back up the stories this morning. The “all Naples” inventory in the Matrix MLS is 5.7 months. Single family homes are slightly softer at 6.46 months but still supportive of increased prices.  Wow, are you kidding me? I am still thinking of the real estate appraiser who told me last month his office thinks prices are rising 1%+ per month. Clearly the market is running hot and well priced properties in good condition are selling quickly.

You might be thinking the market is running hot because we are in peak season when volumes tend to spike. This is true but summers are holding up well here running about 70% of peak volume. With more year round residents and European summer visitors the summer real estate trade should run along ok.

This past week the Naples News reported our local market is healthier than the state and the nation. Please read the full article at

When will the market start to cool off? There are some signs on the horizon but they still seem a ways off. New construction by the big boys is underway and you would think this would dampen the re-sale trade – but not yet. Prices keep going up which should back down volumes and build inventory – but not yet. Rates should rise (when???) increasing borrowing costs and slowing demand – but not yet.

Today there is not a lot standing in the way of continued market growth. Many things run in cycles – especially Florida real estate – and what goes up might come down – BUT for right now the sun is shining, the buyers are buying, and the sellers are celebrating a return to rising prices.
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Mark Goebel PA & Nan Goebel PA
Co-Founders Naples Best Addresses Team
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Mark Goebel, PA and Nan Goebel, PA
REALTOR Coldwell Banker 5th Avenue South
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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.
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