Beautifully kept coach home located in Laurel Greens, a subdivision of Cypress Woods with bundled golf. This thoughtfully laid out home will immediately greet you with superb sight lines straight through to the back, out the screened in lanai that overlooks the Cypress Woods golf course. Boasting a two car garage, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and tons of natural light flooding in, adding your own unique touch of character will be a breeze. The large, traditionally styled kitchen with the bar height, two-teared peninsula island is the perfect spot for that morning coffee and a quick glance at the local newspaper. If enjoying the sights and sounds of the outdoors is more your flair, then the screened in lanai will be your go to spot. Once you’re ready to wrap up the night the large master bedroom and bathroom that offers a his and hers separate vanities, walk in shower and soaking tub will give you that spa-like feel you’ve always wanted. Whether you’re looking to make this a year-round home or seasonal rental you cannot go wrong in making this the one for you.
Housing Crisis Eminent!
Fact or Fiction?
As we start a new year, many people are wondering what’s going to happen with the Real Estate Market. Will the bubble burst or can we keep riding the wave to housing appreciation bliss? Housing crisis eminent. Fact or Fiction?
We’ve all seen the tabloid, dooms day scenario headlines…
“Recession Looms, Housing Crisis Eminent” or “Interest Rates Rise. Real Estate Fall Out”. But, are these true or are they mere click bait titles to help stir the pot and increase website clicks? When looking at titles like this we really must dive in and look to see if there is any validity to the claims. Here is what the real experts are saying.
Steve Harney, Keeping Current Matters (KCM), explains that the housing market has been doing so well that there MUST be a decrease in appreciation for it to continue to move forward. Harney continues to explain that it is not a recession. Rather, a slowing down of the market as it progresses forward.
One main reason for this, as Harney states, the previous housing crisis was caused by people taking 100% of their equity out of their homes and using that cash to buy depreciating assets. This ultimately led to the previous housing crisis. Compared to today, the tappable equity (20% equity left in a home) has increased by 21%. Also, amount of cash out refinances has decreased by a quarter. And, with the cash people are pulling out of their homes, they are using that to start entrepreneurial endeavors such as starting new businesses as it correlates to increases in small business start-ups. Harney and KCM crew are also quoted in saying that 40% of homes currently in the United States have 50% equity in their homes.
40% of homes currently in the United States have 50% equity in their home.
– Steve Harney
What about the recent rise in interest rates?
No one can argue that there haven’t been any rises in interest rates over the last quarter. What does that actually mean for your home or the overall housing market? Many experts say this may cause a decrease in the number of homes that are bought and sold over the next few years. The Wall Street Journal predicts that their may be an economic slowdown by years 2020 to 2021 but does not state any housing crisis is lurking. Although interest rates are rising, they are still no where near the levels they were in the early 2000s and 90s.
On the contrary to the housing decline Freddie Mac projects home selling and buying transactions to increase in 2019, not decrease. Their reasoning is that the initial hike in interest rates is causing an initial sticker shock to buyers. But, these same buyers will still buy the home once looking at other options and understanding that the original home they looked at is their best option for what they want.
Yes interest rates are rising. But, expect them to level out in the near future. With much speculation about an emerging housing crisis, the true experts are not ready to stock their pantrys and hunker down for the next recession. They are merely looking at a needed slow down, ultimately helping the housing market push further than it ever has before. So, no need to stop sipping your mimosas or flipping through Zillow. The housing market will be just fine.
10 Reasons NOT to work with the Bartos Group
We are not right for everyone and we know this. Some people just don’t like what we have to offer. To find out what it is people don’t like about us. Check out the 10 reasons not to work with the Bartos Group.
If terrible customer service is what you expect then we are not for you.
The Bartos Group provides the BEST service when it comes to your real estate needs. We don’t run on “business hours”. We operate on your hours.
You want to be treated like a number, not a human being.
Every person we do business with is treated with the utmost respect and integrity. We want to treat every client as if they were our family. Come out to one of our events and you will clearly see this as true.
You don’t want a TEAM to help with the sale of your home.
Our team is one of the best in SW Florida. Between our transaction coordinator, listing coordinator, marketing coordinator and executive assistant all bases are covered to allow maximum exposure and ease of the process for your property.
You want inexperienced agents showing you properties you don’t like.
Our agents like to talk to all buyers before showing them properties so they can gather information on your true wants and needs when buying a home.
After your home sells you don’t want any gifts or free events with more gifts.
We like to have fun here. We also like to throw parties for our past clients. Raffle prizes, giveaways, contests are just a few things we do so we have a reason to give you free gifts!
You absolutely want zero showings on your home that’s for sale.
We know our marketing plan works. When we list your home we know how to get qualified buyers to look at your property.
If you hate great experiences.
We want to make sure all of our clients have a great experience. Buying or selling real estate can be stressful. We handle the nitty gritty and the stresses of the transaction so you can enjoy the ride.
You want an agent to forget to send over an offer.
It blows our mind how many agents we hear about forgetting or deliberately not sending over offers to an owner. We believe in being ethical and not presenting all offers is NOT ethical.
You never want your home to be shown online or on social media.
We have some of the best digital marketers in real estate. We also partner with some of the biggest real estate platforms currently on the internet like Zillow and Realtor.com.
You absolutely, positively do not want to work with the best real estate agency in SW Florida.
The data doesn’t lie. We help the most buyers in SW Florida. And, as a seller that is great news for you. That means there is a high chance that we have a buyer for your listing. Win win situation!
We have a proven track record with double digit growth over the last 5 years. In 2018, the Bartos Group did over $64,000,000 in closed and pending sales, helping over 130 families reach their real estate goals. The Bartos Group of Premiere Plus Realty is your #1 resource for real estate in Southwest Florida including Bonita Springs, Estero, Ft. Myers, Marco Island and Naples. We are full time agents working only in Southwest Florida.
Conveniently located on Marco Island, this one bedroom, one bathroom fully redone villa is in close proximity to shops and dining.This unit was totally re-done including wiring ,plumbing and HVAC… in other words worry free to the buyer. Located in Marco Villas you will be sure to feel like you are on vacation in this well situated, turn-key unit. Whether it’s spending the morning dockside watching the regular Marco wildlife or taking in the sun on resident’s beach in the afternoon, you will always be able to come back and take a dip in your unit’s community pool. As you make your way into this unit you will immediately notice the perfect layout that flows into the updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The neutral color palate is ideal for anyone who wants to add their own style and character. As you make your way to the bathroom, the full marble and contemporary design offer a luxurious experience. Finish your tour in the large bedroom big enough for your king size bed or multiple beds as it is currently situated. Whether you are looking for that low maintenance, perfectly located home or potentially cash flowing investment, this property is perfect for you!