22 Shopping Days ’til Christmas!

Posted on December 02, 2011

Have you made your “list” and checked it twice? As any of you who know me well know, I am a list maker…I have lists for everything!

The everyday “To do” list

The “I never go to the Grocery Store without a” list

The Books I want to read list

The Birthday and anniversary cards for the month ahead list

The Things that need to get done around the house list

The Guests attending our Christmas parties [yes, I’m having more than one party] list

The What to cook at each party list

The Christmas gift list…card list…

Well, you get the picture. It comes from being a first born, organized, sometimes compulsive, cannot say “no”, overachiever…lists are what keep me sane! I actually like lists. When I get a little behind, I’ve even been known to put things on my lists that I’ve already done…gives me a sense of accomplishment…”check!” ~Have you seen the commercial on TV lately of the woman who goes to the check out and asks the clerk if he can read anything on her list and he says, “No, there’s a line through everything.”…and she smiles and gives him a “Boo-ya“!

Anyway, I know a lot of you reading this like lists, too. In fact, one of the most requested blog post suggestions I’ve gotten recently is for me to post lists of what’s selling and what I think are some of the best buys around Naples. So here’s a short recap of what happened in the market in November, and what is currently for sale in some of the neighborhoods where The Harris Peppe Team lists and sells:

There were a total of 231 single family homes and 243 condos that closed in Naples in November 2011. Down less than 1% over the same time period a year ago.

Of those 474 closings, 89 were listed as “Short Sales”…that’s about 18%

43 of the 89 short sales were priced below $300,000!

98 were listed as “foreclosures”…about 20%

91 of the 98 were priced below $300,000!

There was a total of 33 closings priced at or above $1 million

3 of the 33 were short sales, and only 1 was a foreclosure!

There was a total of 20 single family homes that sold last month in NA 04 to NA 08 [this includes but is not limited to Pelican Bay south to Port Royal along the beach and includes Old Naples, and the Royal Harbor Area as well] 3 of the 20 were short sales. There were 49 condo sales in these same areas, and only 2 were short sales.

Presently there are 67 single family homes for sale in Old Naples [NA 06]. Only 9 are listed below $1 million! The least expensive home for sale in Old Naples as of this writing is priced at $549,000

There are 139 condos listed in Old Naples starting at $109,000 for a 1 BR/ 1 BA on up to a luxurious villa for $2,550,000

There are 102 homes for sale in NA 05 [Crayton Road corridor]. With just a handful priced below $500,000, on up to a waterfront home boasting 5,400 sf built in 2004 with an asking price of $5,250,000.

One of the hottest neighborhoods is NA 15, the area between US 41 and Goodlette Road, which showed a 7% improvement in the past 12 months as compared to the previous 12 months. Presently there are 46 single family homes available. 15 of the 46 are listed as short sales, and 36 of the 46 are priced below $300,000.

Well, that’s my list for the day–I hope it helped you get a better picture of what is happening in some of the areas in Naples Real Estate. Please call us if buying a home in Naples is on your list! 239.370.0574

~And remember, Naples is usually Santa’s last stop!

Thanks, and make it a GREAT day,

The Naples Real Estate Blogger

*Data is derived from the Naples multiple listing system, SunshineMLS and is deemed accurate but not guaranteed.