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Luxury Condo with Exquisite Details | Bonita Springs Condo

In real estate, as in life, it’s all about the details.

You probably remember even the smallest detail of the key moments in your life – from your first date, to senior prom, to meeting your spouse, to your wedding and the birth of your children.

Now, with this luxury Bonita Springs condo, you have the opportunity to enjoy every exquisite detail it has to offer with you and your family in matchless luxury!

This featured condo is located in the Palermo high-rise condo community in the heart of The Colony at Pelican Landing. Featuring 3,295 square feet – one of the largest floor plans in The Colony – you get the benefit of three bedrooms and three bathrooms (plus a half bath) on the first floor.

But it’s the details that matter, and the impeccable detailing in this condo set it apart. Take the kitchen, for example, with its Viking Professional Series cabinet-front appliances, including an induction cook top, Miele dishwasher, and island wine chiller that all go great with granite counter-tops contrasting nicely with a back splash.

Once you move into the master suite, you’ll find even more exquisite details, such as new carpet, a private lanai access, triple-thick granite with custom cabinetry, marble flooring, and more.

And throughout the home, you’ll enjoy Travertine floors, a surround sound system, and automatic storm shutters.

Outside the home, even more details await. You can enjoy private, waterfront dining at The Bay Club, take in the beach with 34 acres of private white sand, play a game of tennis, or take a canoe or kayak out on the bay.

This condo must be seen to be believed. View the full listing here, and contact me to arrange for a viewing.

MLS # 214034819
The Colony at Pelican Landing
4875 Pelican Colony Blvd 104 2005 Bonita Springs, FL 34134
$949,000
Three bedrooms/three-and-a-half bathrooms


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Remodeling Your Bonita Springs Condo for Sale

If you have a Bonita Springs condo for sale, or are considering putting your condo on the market in the near future, you might want to consider doing whatever you can to make your home more appealing and valuable.

For many condo owners, that means remodeling the interior.

Remodeling the interior is great even if you don’t plan to move; you can make your home completely fit your personal style. But it’s even more effective because it can add perceived value in your home in the eyes of a buyer, who are typically attracted to Bonita Springs condos for sale that are newly renovated.

The first room to consider is the kitchen. There’s a lot you can do with a kitchen; for example, you can change out the flooring, add a decorative back splash, put in premium countertops, install designer lighting throughout, change the color and style of the cabinets, install stainless-steel appliances (or at least make them look like they’re stainless steel), install pull-out drawers and storage, and a host of other things.

The bathroom is another prime area. Installing stylish and modern tile seems to be one major trend. Glass tile and ceramic tile are both big today. There are a lot of great effects you can pull off with glass tile, and ceramic tile – especially in crisp white – can create a very elegant look for your bathroom. You can also replace the shower curtains with a glass-enclosed stand-up shower that looks magnificent.

Of course, you can do plenty of other great things throughout the home. Some condo owners want the hardwood look, so they replace their carpet with hardwood throughout. Others want designer lighting, crown molding, faux finishes on the walls, and built-in storage space.

Consult a remodeling professional to get more ideas about remodeling your condo, and get the process started before you list.


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Examining Foreclosures and Home Permits in Lee County | Southwest Florida Real Estate

The local market has been on fire for the past year or two, and has enjoyed a steady resurgence from the depths of the collapse we experienced only six short years ago.

That doesn’t mean there still aren’t lingering signs of trouble in the Southwest Florida real estate market.

Take foreclosures, for example. Foreclosures are still occurring throughout Southwest Florida and Lee County. In the month of October, there were 179 foreclosure lawsuits filed. Fortunately, though, the market has recovered to the point where October’s numbers represent yet another month of the lowest foreclosure figures we’ve seen since 2006.

There was a glut of cheap foreclosed homes that came into the market in a giant wave back in 2008. These homes were snapped up, and since then, market conditions have improved to the point where there are fewer of these homes entering the market.

In fact, Lee County is building more new homes than there are foreclosures. Last month, there were 276 single-family home permits filed by builders in Lee County. This is a modest rise from a few years ago, and was six permits above September’s numbers and 30 permits above what was reported in August.

Bonita Springs and Estero were big beneficiaries of home-building activity over the past few months. Last month, Bonita Springs reported 70 new home permits, while Estero helped to account for 77 total new home permits filed in unincorporated Lee County.

For a homeowner, this has two implications:

  1. There’s less competition from foreclosures, which helps to maintain your home’s value;
  2. There’s more competition from new homes in key areas.

This means you’ll have to price and market your home competitively to compete with new homes if they are being constructed near your property. Contact us for more information on how you can take advantage.


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Supply Tight for Bonita Springs Real Estate

I specialize in Bonita Springs real estate, so I keep a close eye on the market and like to keep a finger on the pulse of the local real estate scene. One trend that has definitely emerged over the past two years – continuing to the present day – has been tight supply in the market caused by an increase in demand and a decrease in available homes for sale.

Take the $300,000 and under market, for example. Homes in this segment are selling extremely quickly, and for most of the asking price. The market segment right above – homes at $300-$350,000 – is starting to see the same exact trend happen. Homes just aren’t lasting as long on the market thanks to more demand and a lack of available supply.

The fact that we can anticipate a strong selling season to close out 2014 and begin 2015 will only add to the current situation. And it’s not just in gated communities, either. Even ungated neighborhoods are attracting a lot of attention and interest.

For example, the neighborhoods of Bonita Shores and Little Hickory Shores in Collier County have seen a renaissance over the past two years. Supply is falling quickly, and homes are being snapped up left and right.

Of course, if you know where to look, you can still find high-quality homes at great prices. Many of the communities in and around Bonita Springs have available inventory. Take The Colony at Pelican Landing, for example. The community has great luxury condos available for purchase at solid prices. You can get a stellar condo with fantastic amenities in an ideal neighborhood that is located near all the amenities you need.

Great Bonita Springs real estate can be found. Contact me if you want the heads up on available properties that fit your desires.