Construction material shortages

New construction plagued by shortages Home construction dropped sharply in November in Collier County, thanks in part to material shortages made worse by Hurricane Wilma and a maturing market that continues to see a slowing of growth here. The number of single-family houses and condominiums permitted in November in Collier[…]

Quail West lot auction

266 golf community lots to be auctioned An auction of Quail West estate home lots in Naples this weekend will be a good litnus test for the strength of the local luxury home market. This is a unique approach by Orlando based Ginn Company to market a high-end community. Lot[…]

Overvaluation challenges

Naples & Cape Coral climbing overvaluation index Naples topped the Global Insight/National City home overvaluation index for Q2 05 with a 79.4% overvalued rating, up from 3rd place and a 61.9% rating in Q1 05. Cape Coral ranked 34th nationally in Q2 05 with a 44.1% overvalued rating up from[…]

Collier prices tops in state

Median Collier home price hits $500,000 Collier County median home prices hit $500,800 in August and continue to be the highest in Florida. This figure was up from $397,300 in August 2004 and up from $490,400 in July 2005. My hunch is that these figures will continue to rise as[…]

Naples rental restrictions

Evaluating new laws to limit rental occupants The City of Naples is exploring ways of regulating the number of occupants in a rental property. With an eye towards the restrictions in place in the university community of Gainesville, Naples is exploring various restrictions. Multiple restriction alternatives under investigation include confining[…]

Collier most expensive in Florida

Median Collier County single-family home is $468,000 Move over West Palm County, Collier has taken the throne as the top priced county for single-family homes in the state of Florida during the first quarter of 2005. The Naples area with it’s fine beaches, shopping and dining has long been a[…]

Naples tops 2nd home index

Florida most popular state for second homes Naples, FL ranked first in the nation in a second home indexing compiled by the website This site tracks user searches for second homes on it’s site. Seven of the top ten locations were for second homes were in coastal communities including[…]