What Makes a Home a Smart Home?

If a property has a reliable internet connection and “smart” items in at least three categories, it is considered a smart home. “Just having a few devices in specific categories – such as certain lighting, security cameras, or appliances – qualifies a home to be a smart home.”

“These homes were once only for the ultrarich, but we’ve gone from only super-wealthy people like Bill Gates having these products to every home now having at least one or two smart items.” (more…)

Naples October Market Summary

This infographic is a summary of the overall market in October.  Since it includes all types – whether multi-million single family or manufactured houses – in one analysis, it should be regarded more as a general overview rather than providing information on specific market sectors.

For more detailed reports read Naples area Fall Market Reports

And these articles:
Guide to Buying and Selling in Southwest Florida
The Europeans have started to Arrive
Are Mortgage Rates really under 3%?
How accurate are Zillow’s Zestimates?

Andrew Oliver
REALTOR®| Market Analyst | DomainRealty.com

Naples, Bonita Springs and Fort Myers
m. 617.834.8205
Market Analyst | Team Harborside | teamharborside.com
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Guide to Buying and Selling in Southwest Florida

The goal of this document is to acquaint you with the process of buying and selling in Southwest Florida.


Listings appear in MLS with a link to ShowingTime to schedule showings. The advantage of this method for a buyer is that I can monitor the number of showings and gain insight into activity.

Two recent examples: a house near me in North Naples was listed at $415,000 on a Friday with Showings starting on Saturday. I could see that showings were back-to-back- to-back and on Sunday the listing agent asked for offers by 5 pm. The house sold for (more…)

International Tourism to Return to Southwest Florida

While Collier County is on pace to see record tourism this year, and Southwest Florida International Airport is seeing record passenger numbers, most of this activity stems from visitors within the State and elsewhere in the US. But that could be about to change.

International tourism to return
International tourism has been almost non-existent in Southwest Florida this year, due to COVID-related travel restrictions that will soon ease.

The U.S. will lift restrictions for fully vaccinated international visitors starting Nov. 8, which is expected to benefit the region in a big way, with the anticipated return of Europeans to the region. (more…)