With the hot Florida sun shining down on us in the middle of August, we thought it might be a great time to talk about pools in single family homes. People ask us all the time whether they are popular and if they make a difference in the sale of a home. The answer is a resounding YES! Pools are very popular, especially if you are considering renting out your home. It is one of the first questions our rental division is asked. We find in the feedback from guests, oftentimes it is the ability to sit outside on the back lanai while the family plays in the pool and grill up food that guests enjoy most. With our beautiful Florida weather, why wouldn’t you want to spend a relaxing weekend poolside? Just to give you an idea of how popular they are in our area, did you know that of the current 303 single family homes currently for sale, 275 of them have pools? That is 91% of the current inventory! Looking for more information about homes with pools on Marco Island? Contact us today!
Good afternoon everyone!
Today we received a question from a customer that asked us to describe what the summers are like on Marco Island. To answer that, we asked a couple locals and guests to give one sentence and here were some of the responses!
“Long days make for lots of fun at the beach and on the water.”
“I love the warm water in the Gulf of Mexico.”
“The restaurants are quiet and we get to try all the local spots without any lines.”
“Best time to come to the area if you can bear the heat.”
“A great opportunity to explore the things you don’t have time for during season.”
To sum up what these kind people said, the summer it is a fantastic time to be here. Are you a boater? Great, you can take a joyride out on the water after work because of the late sunsets. Want to watch a pretty sunset? Some of the sunsets in the summer are the best as they set with a distant rain storm as a backdrop. Are you a golfer? Play a round after work and be able to possibly squeeze in a full 18 holes. There are so many wonderful things to do here in the summer.
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Today we wanted to answer a follow up question we received to our blog yesterday. The question was simply, “what do locals do for fun in Marco Island?” To answer that, we asked a couple locals for their answers and here is what they had to say.
“I love to fish so for me, there is no better way to spend the day than miles offshore catching fresh food for me and my family to eat.”
“I simply enjoy being on the water, so going out on the boat is my favorite activity. On the boat we can go water skiing, go to one of the islands, or take a ride down to Goodland or into Naples for lunch.”
For a couple of us in the office, we enjoy playing golf. When we have a couple hours, we hit the links and enjoy playing a variety of courses in the Naples/Marco Island area.
As you can see, there are many different types of activities to enjoy here in our paradise, but the one thing most of them have in common is our love to be outdoors. With this great Florida weather and the consistent breeze, there is nothing better than being outside.
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We hope you all are having a great week. When you decide to make the jump and relocate to Naples or Marco Island, there are many items on your checklist that you need to. What furniture am I bringing? Do I want to bring the winter coats? What about all the stuff in the basement?
Well, here are a couple tips that you may find useful! First, those winter blankets and thick sheets? Donate them. And while you are giving some items away, don’t forget the winter coats as many homes in our area don’t even have coat closets at the front door! Our winters are beautiful here!
As for furniture, everyone has their own style, but one thing to ask before paying those movers to bring your stuff should be whether that bulky table or large sofa is part of the color and design scheme of your new purchase. You would be amazed how often we see new owners bring something 1,500 miles and then decide to go a different direction with some of their furniture.
There most likely will be a couple items that you will be adding to your collection upon your arrival. For example, are you moving on the water and thinking about getting a boat? Don’t forget the life jackets and other boat supplies! Is a boat more than you want, and are considering either a paddle board or kayak? You may want to create some space in your new garage to be able to store a couple of these items. Maybe you are moving to a golf or tennis community instead. Don’t forget to make room for your golf clubs or tennis gear!
Looking for some more tips? Contact a Harborview agent today!
Are you thinking about building a home in Marco Island and don’t know where to start? Here at Harborview Realty we have a team of trained agents that would be glad to help you. Lots on Marco Island can be a little tricky to understand if you are a newcomer or part timer here on the island. For example, do you know the difference between and direct access and indirect access water (bridges), and does this differentiation make a difference to you? The price of these types of lots can be drastically different, yet for many, the perks of direct access may not make a difference to the homeowner. Once you find a lot, to build on, do you have a builder to build the lot? Our team of agents know the builders and their products very well and are here to assist you along the way. Want more information about building your next home on Marco Island? Contact us today!
Now that season is winding down, it is that time of year where many owners like to get things done. In the commercial world, this is no different. For those of you who are not in town, you will be amazed at the current look of the Island Plaza. Island Plaza is the shopping center at the corner of Bald Eagle and Collier Blvd where the Bealls Outlet is located. It is in the beginning stages of a renovation. The building is getting a completely new facade, new lighting, new landscaping and more parking in the rear of the complex to name a couple of the enhancements. The total project is expected to take 6-7 months. Want more information? Contact us today!