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    Monday, March 13, 2023   /   by Alison Goser

    Tax Relief for Residential Uninhabitable Property Due to Hurricane Ian or Hurricane Nicole

    Homeowners may be eligible for a partial refund of 2022 property taxes if a residential improvement was rendered uninhabitable for at least 30 days due to Hurricane Ian or Hurricane Nicole. If applicable, property owners may request a refund of property taxes paid for in 2022 relative to the time their residential property was uninhabitable due to a hurricane.  


    If you are a homeowner who experienced damages to your residential property due to Hurricane Ian or Hurricane Nicole, you may be eligible for a partial refund of your 2022 property taxes if the property was rendered uninhabitable for at least 30 days. 


    For more information, please click here: Florida Department of Revenue Bulletin 

    For link to updated application, please click here: Application for Tax Refund


    * The property owner must file an application for refund with the property appraiser no sooner than January 1, 2023, and no later than April 3 ...

      real estate, florida, naples, collier county, marco island, tips, hurricane ian, tax relief

    Friday, March 10, 2023   /   by Alison Goser

    Closing Costs in Collier County

    If you're planning on buying or selling a home in Collier County, Florida, it's important to be aware of the various closing costs that are associated with the transaction. Both buyers and sellers will be responsible for paying certain fees and expenses at closing, which can add up quickly and significantly impact the overall cost of the transaction.  Keep in mind, your closing costs may vary based on your lender, the size of your loan and whether or not you’re paying cash.  This is just a basic guide of additional expenses to think about when buying or selling a home.  Closing costs usually fall within 2%-5% of the purchase price.
    Let's take a closer look at the closing costs:
    Closing Costs for Buyers:
    ·      Title Search and Insurance: Title insurance is required by lenders to protect against any potential defects in the title of the property. Buyers are responsible for purchasing both lende. ...

      real estate, naples, collier county, fl, marco island, seller advice, buyer advice, closing costs

    Wednesday, March 8, 2023   /   by Alison Goser

    Final Ownership Opportunity at Epique's Gulf-front Estates in Pelican Bay.

    Epique at Pelican Bay
    The final ownership opportunity at Epique in Pelican Bay is here! Introducing the most anticipated new address in Naples, FL - a 19-story high rise offering luxury condos of Gulf-front Estates, Penthouses and Jardin residences.  The Gulf-front location of Epique offers breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico and the surrounding area. The grandly scaled Estates range from 4,001 to 5,213 interior square ft and feature 10’ ceiling heights with a SmartEstate™ integrated home technology system.
    This high-rise is designed with luxury and comfort in mind, providing residents with access to an unparalleled amount of amenities and services.  The building features include:

    ·     Health and Fitness Club
    ·     Spa
    ·     Luxurious Pool and Pool Deck
    ·     Private Cabanas for Relaxing and Soaking up the Sun
    &m. ...

      real estate, florida, luxury real estate, investment, naples

    Monday, March 6, 2023   /   by Alison Goser

    Are you Looking for a Luxurious and Exclusive Golf Community to Call Home in Naples, Florida?

    It's no surprise that Naples is a top destination for golf enthusiasts.  Home to some of the most impressive private and members only golf clubs in the country, offering world-class amenities, challenging courses, and a vibrant social atmosphere.
    With year-round golfing and championship courses, golfers of all levels have plenty of options to choose from.  But for those looking to truly make the most of their golf experience, BUNDLED GOLF COMMUNITIES - may be the way to go!
    So what actually is a "golf-bundled" community?  To get straight down to it - it's a residential community where the golf membership is included or "bundled" with the home purchase.  This makes all homeowners in the community members of the club!
    Bundled golf communities are often more: Affordable for golf enthusiasts who want to enjoy the sport without breaking the bank.  For golfers looking to make the most of their golf experience, bundled golf communities in L ...

      real estate, fl, golf-bundled, naples

    Sunday, May 1, 2022   /   by Randy Keys

    5 Ways to Write a Winning Offer in Today’s Real Estate Market

    Our nation is in the midst of a serious housing crunch. Last year, a lack of inventory and soaring prices left many would-be homebuyers feeling pinched. But now, with interest rates climbing, many of them are also feeling desperate to lock in a mortgage—which has only added fuel to the fire.1
    Fortunately, if you’re a buyer struggling to find a home, we have some good news. While it’s true that higher mortgage rates can decrease your purchasing budget, there are additional ways to compete in a hot market.
    Yes, a high offer price gets attention. But most sellers consider a variety of factors when evaluating an offer. With that in mind, here are five tactics you can utilize to sweeten your proposal and outshine your competition.
    We can help you weigh the risks and benefits of each tactic and craft a compelling offer designed to get you your dream home—without giving away the farm.
    1. Demonstrate Solid Financing
    The reality is, no one gets paid if a hom ...

      real estate