January 2014 data points to homebuying season early start/ March 2014 Newsletter

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March 2014
 
3 — National Anthem Day
4 — Mardi Gras
7 — World Day of Prayer
9 — Daylight Savings Time Begins
17 — St. Patrick’s Day
20 — Vernal Equinox/ First Day of Spring
 

Featured Listing
 
2389 Turnberry Court, Pelican Marsh 
Front
 
Kitchen  Living Room  Dining  Master Bedroom
                      Pool
Located in one of North Naples upscale neighborhoods and close to Mercato with fine restaurants and great shopping. Absolutely stunning private Lakefront views overlooking fountain from the extra-large lanai with heated pool & spa. Custom built in 2000 and beautifully maintained with open floor plan including summer kitchen–perfect for entertaining.
 
Offered at $1,250,000
BED/BA .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  4BR/3.5BA   
LIVING AREA .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 3,397
 YEAR BUILT  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .2000
MASTER BEDROOM .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 20 x 15
 TOTAL AREA .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 4,943               2nd BEDROOM  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 16 x 12
 BUILDING DESIGN  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  Single Family               3rd BEDROOM.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .16 x 12
 WATER/SEWER  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Central
 4th  BEDROOM.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  15 x 17
2012 TAXES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  $11,442
LIVING ROOM  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  17 x 76
MLS #  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  214009358
DINING ROOM  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  21 x 12
DEN .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . .  15 x 12
KITCHEN  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  15 x 14
LANAI .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 30 x 61
FAMILY ROOM.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .19 x 16
GARAGE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 25 x 22

January 2014 data points to homebuying season early start

 
An article from Realtor.com, posed that 2014 homebuying season has begun on a positive note despite all of the sever weather conditions across the country. Data reveals that the median list price for January 2014 is 8.3 percent above levels from January 2013. The number of properties for sale is up 3.1 percent and the median age of inventory is unchanged, indicating a transition to a less frenzied market compared to January 2013.
 
“January’s start compared to year-ago levels is an encouraging sign of sellers’ interest, particularly given the adverse conditions brought on by the polar vortex,” said Errol Samuelson, president of Realtor.com. “We saw the tight-supply market of last fall carry all the way into November – later than is typically expected – and this early rise in inventory is a welcome trend. The sustained median list price growth supports the gains we saw last year, and sellers are responding with confidence in that consistency. We will continue to watch inventory movement in the coming months as we move further into typical seasonal patterns, but anticipate a more balanced buying market.”
 
The national median existing home price is projected to rise 5 to 6 percent in 2014, according to the National Association of Reatlors (NAR). 
 
To read more of this article please visit www.floridarealtors.org
 

Freshen Up Your Home, Spring has Sprung

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March is a great place to begin to get a fresh start around the house. Here is a checklist to get your house for Spring.
 
1. Clear the Kitchen. Completely declutter the kitchen surfaces and then scrub the countertops and walls. After this has been done, step back and admire how beautiful your kitchen looks without all the extra appliances and random clutter. Consider putting back only the items you use daily, and store the rest in your pantry or in your cabinets.
 
2. Clean out the pantry. If you have a fairly large pantry this task could take a few days. Break it down and do one shelf at a time. Toss expired food and purging of things you know you will never use or even donate them to a local food pantry. Consolidate! Pour the last few grains of rice into a new container and toss out the empty packages to make more room. 
 
3. Beautify your command center. The place in your kitchen or entryway is often the hub of all of your household activities and tends to be swamped with piles of paper and random clutter. Take time to clear the decks, file papers, log upcoming events in the calendar and put things away. Add something beautiful, a pretty cloth covered box to keep your papers tidy, a few small framed prints and or a potted plant.
 
4. Launder and mend soft furnishings. Early spring is a great time to clean soft furnishings, such as, slipcovers, pillow covers, curtains, shower curtains, etc. Either launder the smaller items at home or bring the larger pieces to a pro. 
 
5. Spring clean your wardrobe. Take the time to your through your entire wardrobe. Purge of the ill-fitting and unworn, and setting aside winter clothes that are ready to be cleaned and stored. If clothes have been stored away and are a bit stale, fluff them in the dryer before putting or hanging them up.
 
6. Clear clutter in the mudroom. Go through every shelf, cubby and drawer, and put away the things you are no longer using. Pull out that umbrella for spring showers! 
 
7. Spiff up the porch. Make it look more inviting. Inspect the floor and repaint if needed. Sweep away cobwebs, wipe down the mailbox and porch light. Freshen it up with a new doormat and put out a few plants.
 
8. Swap out storm windows for screens. This pertains to those who use storm windows in the winter and the worst weather has passed. Swap them out for screen doors and put up screens on all the windows.
 
9. Inspect the exterior. Inspect the roof, siding, gutters and yard. Call in a professional to repair any openings or for any needed repairs. 
 
Have any tips that we forgot? Feel free to share them with us. 
 
 

Tips are from Houzz.com

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About yournapleshome

Karen is originally from Cape May County, New Jersey but considers herself a Floridian due to the many years she has resided in this sunny state! She has two children, Kimberly and Jennifer. Kimberly graduated form the University of Florida in 2000 and resides in Naples with her husband and two children. She works in education . Jennifer graduated from the University of Florida in 2006 and resides with her husband in Raleigh, North Carolina. She currently works for the Sweatlock Team as a marketing executive. The Sweatlock Team provides top-notch personable and professional real estate services, custom marketing for listings, efficient and honest service, fair representation, and a team that is ready to work for you! All combined with great expertise and impeccable service- a combination that can't be beat! Our clients are clients for life.
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