Location: West of Hwy 41 on Vanderbilt Drive, N Naples Welcome to your coastal retreat in the serene community of Bay Forest! This ground floor end unit in Bermuda Bay 1 – 15405 Cedarwood Ln, unit 101 -offers convenience and tranquility. With 2 bedrooms plus a den and 2 bathrooms, this home is perfect for those seeking comfort and space. The private courtyard and direct access from the deeded carport make everyday living a breeze – no more lugging groceries through parking lots! New tile roof (2021), brand new A/C, boardwalk construction about to start (seller will pay assessment).
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The private courtyard and direct access from the deeded carport make everyday living a breeze – no more lugging groceries through parking lots!
Enjoy the new tile roof and brand new A/C system for worry-free living.
Situated on 150 acres of natural beauty, Bay Forest provides a peaceful setting bordering the backwaters of the Gulf. Delnor Wiggins and Barefoot beaches are just a few miles away, while Southwest Florida International Airport is a convenient 30-minute drive.
Residents of Bay Forest enjoy over two miles of walking paths, including a new $4.5 million boardwalk about to be under construction (seller will pay assessment), which will extend through mangrove preserves and into the Gulf.
Tennis and pickleball enthusiasts will appreciate the resurfaced courts. The clubhouse serves as the hub for social events and indoor activities, featuring spacious rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, bar, library, gym, and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the beauty and diversity of Southwest Florida living at Bermuda Bay 1.
Contact me today for a private viewing!
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TV options have grown tremendously in the past few years as new technologies have emerged and older ones have been vastly improved. While many accept the look of a TV on a wall, others bemoan it. There are solutions for all.
1. Regular wall-mounted TV’s. There are multiple options, sizes and price points.
2. Projection TV’s: these days the quality has improved so notably that they are clearly visible projected on a screen or wall in full daylight.
3. Retractable TV mounts: these allow you to place a TV on a wall and angle the TV towards you when watching, allowing for more placement options.
4. Furniture mounted concealed TV’s: cabinets with a hydraulic system allow a TV to rise from a cabinet and disappear when not in use.
5. Ceiling mounted TV’s: These lie flush within the ceiling and then angle down when in use.
6. Floor mounted concealed TV: a high-tech automated arm raises the TV concealed in the floor.
7. Under-bed mounts: a mechanism houses the TV under a bed and it emerges from the foot and rises with a hydraulic arm when in use.
8. TV on a stand. Several attractive variations of this exist at multiple price levels.
9. Mirror TV’s. Tech allows. a TV to be mounted within a bathroom (or other) mirror and disappear when not in use.
10. Room divider see-through TV. LG has revealed a new technology in TV options for the home, a TV with a transparent screen, the world’s first wireless transparent OLED TV, with a 77-inch OLED (organic light-emitting diode) screen, a technology used in lighting that facilitates digital displays on products including TV’s and smartphones. Thanks to its transparency, the TV does not need to be placed against the wall like a traditional screen. (DEZEEN)
11. Rollable TV’s. Yup, a TV that rolls up into a low-lying cabinet that maintains your view when placed in front of a window.
12. TV as art? The FRAME TV by Samsung appears as if it were an art piece in a gallery-style frame when not in use.
Naturally, some of these are very expensive options, but often these are cheaper solutions than blocking a view. In a world where real estate can cost $1,000-plus per square foot, the cost of a TV should be weighed up against the space savings…..
WASHINGTON — Mortgage applications increased 10.4% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 12, 2024. Last week’s results included an adjustment to account for the New Year’s holiday.
The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 10.4% on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the index increased 26% compared with the previous week.
The Refinance Index increased 11% from the previous week and was 10% higher than the same week one year ago. The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index increased 9% from one week earlier. The unadjusted Purchase Index increased 28% compared with the previous week and was 20% lower than the same week one year ago.
“Mortgage rates declined across all loan types as Treasury yields moved lower last week on incoming inflation data, which helped to support a rise in mortgage applications. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate decreased six basis points to 6.75%, the lowest rate in three weeks,” said Joel Kan, MBA’s vice president and deputy chief economist.
“Compared to a holiday-adjusted week, both purchase and refinance applications were up, and the increases were heavily driven by the conventional market. Although purchase activity is lagging year-ago levels, refinance applications have improved from their recent low point and have been showing year-over-year gains, albeit at low levels. If rates continue to ease, MBA is cautiously optimistic that home purchases will pick up in the coming months.”
The survey covers over 75% of all U.S. retail residential mortgage applications and has been conducted weekly since 1990. Respondents include mortgage bankers, commercial banks, and thrifts. Base period and value for all indexes is March 16, 1990=100.
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The recent pullback in mortgage rates is spurring more homeowners to put their homes up for sale, though the increases so far have been too modest to return the housing market’s inventory of available properties back to pre-pandemic levels.
The number of active listings, a tally of U.S. homes on the market that excludes those pending a finalized sale, climbed 4.9% to 714,176 in December from a year earlier, the biggest annual increase since June, according to data released this week by Realtor.com.
A big part of the increase was due to a 9.1% jump in new listings, or properties that made their market debut in December, which posted an annual increase for the second time after 17 months of declines.
As is typically the case, active listings declined in December from the previous month, falling 5.5%. But the drop was less than the typical decline of 6.8% to 13.2%, Realtor.com said.
While the pickup in home listings is a welcome development for prospective homebuyers, the housing market remains constrained with for-sale inventory still well below pre-pandemic levels.
Consider that active listings were down 30.9% in December compared to the same month in 2019, while new listings were down nearly 12%.
Housing economists expect that the average rate will continue to decline this year, though forecasts generally see it moving no lower than 6%.
That may not be enough to motivate many homeowners to sell, given that some two-thirds of U.S. homes have a mortgage with a rate under 4% and more than 90% have a rate below 6%.
That means the upcoming spring homebuying season is likely to favor sellers as homebuyers compete for a relatively limited number of homes for sale. (Florida Realtors)
- Andrew Oliver, M.B.E., M.B.A.
Real Estate Advisor