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New construction in Riverstone available Aug/Sept 2015!!
“Cabernet” floor-plan has 3 bedrooms plus a den and 3 baths located in Riverstone with a Lake view. Spacious kitchen open to the great room with granite topped counters, stainless steel appliances, smooth top range, stainless steel sinks, & warm tone cabinetry. Features include neutral tile flooring in kitchen, passageways, & baths, carpet in bedrooms, sliding doors to screened patio, & granite topped bath vanities. Large master bedroom and a luxurious master bath, step in shower, corner Roman tub, and two generous walk-in closets. All prices are subject to increase without notice.
MLS# 215017176 | 3050 Hudson Ter in Riverstone
New construction in Riverstone available Sept/Oct 2015!!
2790 Cinnamon Bay Circle – 2015 model home in Riverstone. Versatile “Merlot” floor-plan has 5 bedrooms and 4 baths with preserve views & lush landscaping. It offers a loft upstairs along with 3 of the bedrooms, master bedroom and one bedroom downstairs. Spacious kitchen open to the family room with granite topped counters, stainless steel appliances, smooth top range, stainless steel sinks, & warm tone cabinetry. Features include neutral tile flooring in kitchen, passageways, & baths, carpet in bedrooms, sliding doors to screened patio, & granite topped bath vanities. Large master bedroom and a luxurious master bath, step in shower, corner Roman tub, and two generous walk-in closets. All prices are subject to increase without notice.
MLS# 215017173 | Riverstone
Are you looking for a place where you and your big dog can live in Naples Florida? We have came up with a list of Condo buildings that allow larger dogs.
Naples Bath & Tennis
Dunes (no weight limits)
Regatta (no pound limits)
Willowbrook – Pelican Bay
Bonita Bay- high rises
Gulf Bay Apartments (on GSB)
Bay Villas – Pelican Bay
Falling Waters –North off 41
Berkshire Lakes Newcastle (no pound limits)
Berkshire Lakes New Waterford (40lbs.)
Sterling Oaks (no limits)
Sherwood (up to 60lbs technically…but there are bigger ones there)
Charleston Sq. at Imperial
Naples Heritage (some condos)
Arielle at Pelican Marsh
Cove Towers (no higher than 17” from shoulder)
Carlton Lakes (no approval needed)
Bermuda Park Bonita (no limits)
Blue Heron (up to 40lbs.)
Villages of Bonita (no approval needed)
Stratford Place (no weight limits)
Pointe at Pelican Landing (no approval needed)
Winter Park (40lbs.)
Falling Waters Beach Resort (no approval needed)
Palm River Cocohatchee Villas (no approval needed)
Country Club of Naples in Old Naples-2 dogs any size
Cove Towers (Aruba, Bequia & Caribe it is one dog no more than 15” from shoulder or 2 cats)
Charleston Square has some big dogs (Labrador) in the complex
Berkshire Lakes, The Colonies Condo (up to 50lbs, no limit on quantity) as of Sept 2012
City Center Residences in Olde Naples.
Madeira on Marco Island
Jennifer Shores (GSBS)
Lely Resort allows Big Dogs, some restrictions per individual neighborhoods, like NO Viscious Breeds.
The Pointe Pelican Bay
Aria takes any size dog and more than one.
Eagle Creek Condos and Villas
Pelican Sound Golf and River Club (no approval needed- 2 animals -no weight limit)
Crown Pointe single family homes – 2 dogs allowed – no size limit
Crown Pointe Shores – condo – 2 dogs allowed – no size limit
Chesapeake Cove at Hawthorne in Bonita Springs. No size limits;, no vicious breeds.
Island Walk. Big dogs OK.
Naples Continental on Gulf Shore Blvd N. allows a large dog (no weight limit).
Botanical Place. 2 dogs any size.
Monterosso at Mediterra Coach Homes ( no size limit…only 2 allowed).
A recent Trulia survey shows that 20- and 30-somethings crave space to roam at home.
When it comes to millennials, minimalism is in — from “norm core” fashion on the runways (see: fanny packs and “sensible” shoes) to the tiny-house movement, as parodied on a recent episode of Portlandia.
So to find out what’s trending when it comes to square footage, Trulia surveyed more than 2,000 people across multiple cities, lifestyles, and generations — and the results for millennials surprised us.
Despite the fact that 20- and 30-somethings are typed by “simple-ing down” everything from how they dress to how they invest, more than any other generation, the numbers reveal that they’re not ready to ditch all of their creature comforts just yet.
Millennials are generally dreaming of bigger — not smaller — places to live
Yes, this generation has been statistically shown to be more eco-focused (and carbon footprint–conservative) than its predecessors.
But Trulia Housing Economist Ralph McLaughlin may have said it best in a recent article about housing-size preferences: Even environmentally conscious millennials aren’t immune to wanting more elbow room at their tables.
According to McLaughlin, “They’re looking to move on up by a big margin: just over 60% told us their ideal residence is larger than where they live now — the largest proportion among the generations in our [multigenerational survey] sample.”
Given the choice, few millennials would rather downsize
Only a little over 13% of millennials polled said they’d prefer a smaller home to their existing one, no matter the size.
This was also the smallest “downsize me, please!” preference across every generation in Trulia’s survey.
In other words, a typical millennial is even less likely to want to downsize than the empty nesters and baby boomer living down the street from her.
Millennials have their reasons (and they’re not what you may think)
While all generations would generally prefer more space, specific reasons differ across birth decades — and individuals.
Baby boomers said they preferred not to downsize because they were already living in their ideal-sized home.
Gen Xers, who were hit hardest by the foreclosure crisis, mostly want to size up to maximize their steadily climbing paychecks (and down-payment-paying abilities) while also reclaiming the real estate options they missed out on in years past.
Meanwhile, millennials are looking to leave behind everything from the confines of student housing and three-person studio apartments to too-small starter homes.
Family situations matter
Kay Clark, an associate broker in Atlanta, has been selling to young homeowners — including her own 31-year-old daughter and many of her friends — for the past 33 years.
She points out that while the “more space” trend is generally true for all clients, specific reasons are unique to each one.
So much depends on the family situation, according to Clark, bearing in mind that “family situation” can mean everything from an existing one (for couples and parents) to one that’s not even yet in the works (for couples and singles of both genders).
“I think the trend for bigger houses with a lot of wasted space is not as important as it was before the market crash,” says Clark. “The crash allowed people to re-evaluate their situation, and [they] decided bigger is not always better.”
Millennials want more size, but not too much
Turns out, there’s a tipping point behind who wants more and less space, and why.
It goes a little something like this: People start to consider downsizing at around 3,200 current square feet of home space.
In other words, most people, including millennials, start to re-evaluate the pros and cons of more space once they’ve had a taste of it in real life.
Jennifer Warner, an HR analyst living in Buffalo, NY, is one such early 30-something.
She and her husband are expecting their first child this spring and are knee-deep in nesting their current 4,200-square-foot home … while casually keeping an eye on the market for their growing family’s next move in the area.
“When you’re preparing for a child, just about any space can start feeling small,” says Warner. “Still, there is a point at which you see a great place — then start to consider all the work that will go into it — and you realize that, yep, there is such a thing as too much house.”
Real Estate Market Report – February 2015©
Naples, Bonita, Estero Real Estate Market Areas
• Properties priced above $5 million posted the largest percentage gain in the number of closed units, up 48% over the previous 12 months (77 vs 52).
• Average sales price increased 6.6% over prior year following a 16% increase for February 2013 – February 2014.
• Closings for the month of February decreased approximately 10% from February 2014. This was driven largely by decreases in the $750,000 – $1million
segment (down 30%) and the $2 million to $5 million range (down 35%).
• Pended sales for the month of February remained approximately the same as last year in the Naples market (up less than 2%), while Bonita Springs /
Estero posted an 8% gain for the month.
• February pended sales are the highest on record for the month (2003 – 2015).
• On March 1, 2015, available inventory in the combined Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero market stands at 5,400 units (3,152 single family homes and
2,248 condominiums). This represents a 4.9 month supply, based on closings for the past 12 months and a 12% decrease from March 1, 2014
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