Bonita Bay Real Estate News | November 2017

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Bonita Bay Real Estate News | November 2017

As of November 1, 2017, there are 92 active listings in MLS in Bonita Bay; 6 more than last month. There are 24 single-family homes ranging in price from $427,000 to $4,550,000. The average list price is $1,424,488 and the average days on the market is 167. The combined days on the market is 233. In the carriage, mid-rise, townhouse, and attached villa market, there are 39 active listings in Bonita Bay. Prices range from $159,000 to $619,000. The average list price is $390,244. The average of days on the market is 61. The combined days on the market is 187. In the high-rise market, there are 29 active listings in Bonita Bay ranging in price from $425,000 to $2,750,000. The average list price is $1,503,445 and the average days on the market is 276. The combined days on the market is 285.

 

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SUMMARY OF BONITA BAY HOME SALES

If you are considering selling your Bonita Bay home, here are some statistics that may help you decide to place your home on the market:

BONITA BAY CARRIAGE, MID-RISE, TOWNHOUSE AND ATTACHED VILLA HOMES
  • Within the last 12 months, there were 76 sales with an average sales price of $373,751; these condos were on the market an average of 78 days; combined days on the market is 140.
  • During the 12 months previous, there were 77 sales with an average sales price of condominiums was $408,948; these homes were on the market for 60 days; combined days on the market is 130.

 

BONITA BAY HIGH-RISES
  • During the last 12 months, there were 25 sales with an average sales price of $1,352,334; these homes were on the market an average of 154 days; combined days on the market is 240.
  • During the 12 months previous, there were 34 sales with an average sales price of $1,479,088; these homes were on the market for an average of 114 days; combined days on the market is 200.

 

SINGLE-FAMILY BONITA BAY HOMES

  • During the last 12 months, there were 75 sales with an average sales price of $1,178,205; these homes were on the market an average of 106 days; combined days on the market is 205.
  • During the 12 months previous, there were 71 sales with an average sales price of $1,077,892; these homes were on the market for an average of 97 days; combined days on the market is 196.

 


For a list of BONITA BAY homes sold in the last 12 months, click here.
For a list of BONITA BAY homes that are pending at the moment, click here.

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unnamedNOVEMBER MARKET UPDATE

OVER ONE BILLION IN YEAR-TO-DATE SALES VOLUME

“Our closed sales volume was $1,234,000,000 through September 30, 2017,” said Mike Hughes, General Manager for Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. “I am pleased to report that the Downing-Frye numbers look pretty good for October. Keep in mind that many of the September closings were delayed due to the hurricane, so they closed in October. We have also seen a number of new listings, which can be typical for this time of year. Our strong inventory going into the winter season should accommodate the expected buyer demand. Our part-time residents are already returning en masse, an indication that the busy season is upon us.”

BONITA /ESTERO: ON-GOING PRICE STABILIZATION  
Post-storm inventory has not shown a large decrease specifically due to homes affected by Hurricane Irma. “Comparing inventory on August 31 with inventory as of September 22, we’re seeing just a 10 percent decrease,” stated Jerry Murphy, Managing Broker, Downing-Frye, Bonita Springs. “This decrease only represents homes indicated with a ‘withdrawn’ status, meaning these homes were withdrawn from an active status most likely due to a temporary situation. While our inventory currently remains characteristic of our summer months, we’re seeing continued price stabilization in the market that we expect will carry over in the fall and winter seasons,” he also said. “There may be less to choose from now in certain price points, but prices are continuing to stabilize, offering fair market pricing to buyers.” Noteworthy to mention is that in the 33928 Estero zip code, the condominium market showed a 50 percent increase in pending units.


FLORIDA: SEPTEMBER ACTIVITY DOWN

Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in the Keys on Sept. 10 and continued up the state’s west coast, affected Florida’s housing market data in September. Fewer sales, pending sales and new listings were reported, though median prices rose as a still-tight inventory of for-sale homes remained the norm in many areas. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 18,030 last month, down 20.4 percent compared to September 2016. Florida’s median sales price for single-family existing homes in September was $239,900, up 7.6 percent from the previous year, and for townhouse-condo properties was $173,000, up 8.1 percent over the year-ago figure. Inventory remained constrained in September with a 3.8-months’ supply for single-family homes and a 5.5-months’ supply for townhouse-condo properties.


USA: ON-GOING SUPPLY SHORTAGES

After three straight monthly declines, existing home sales slightly reversed course in September, but ongoing supply shortages and recent hurricanes muted overall activity and caused sales to fall back. “Sales activity likely would have been somewhat stronger if not for the fact that parts of Texas and South Florida – hit by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma – saw temporary, but notable declines,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist. “Realtors® this fall continue to say the primary impediments stifling sales growth are the same as they have been all year: not enough listings – especially at the lower end of the market – and fast-rising prices that are straining the budgets of prospective buyers.” Total housing inventory at the end of September rose 1.6 percent to 1.90 million existing homes available for sale, but remains 6.4 percent lower than a year ago (2.03 million). Unsold inventory is at a 4.2-month supply, down from 4.5 months a year ago.

 

Sources: The Bonita Springs-Estero Assoc. of REALTORS®, Naples Area Board of REALTORS®, National Assoc. of REALTORS®, Florida REALTORS®.

 

 

 

 

 

Election of Board Members

Election of Board Members

The booklet that provides formal notice of the Annual General Meeting is expected to be mailed to all members on or about October 10, 2017. This booklet also contains voting instructions, a brief biographical description of each of the eight candidates for election to the Board, the audited financial statements for fiscal year 2017, and the operating and capital budgets for fiscal year 2018.The Club will be holding “Candidates Forums” at 2:00 p.m. on October 26 and October 30, 2017 that will give the members the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of the candidates for the Board. Additionally, all eight candidates will have the opportunity to state their positions in two emails to be distributed to all members, one before and one after the two scheduled candidate forums. Voting for the candidates will commence electronically on or about October 16, 2017 and conclude at the Annual Meeting on November 15, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broker's Corner

 

A Word from Downing-Frye Broker & General Manager Mike Hughes: Big October

 

At NABOR’s third quarter market conference on Oct. 27, we learned that the September pending sales were off 55% compared with September of 2016. This was almost entirely due to Hurricane Irma. Considering that most of the area was preparing for the storm for a week, and then, after the storm, had no power for at least a week — this should come as no surprise. I am pleased to report that the Downing-Frye numbers look pretty good for October. Keep in mind that many of the September closings that did not take place last month (due to the hurricane) were mostly delayed. We are seeing a number of them close in October.

 

The big story for our company this month will be our October closed sales volume. Currently, our closed sales volume for the month of October 2017 is running about 23% above last October. I expect we will be closer to 30% by month end. Our pending sales are also running ahead of last October.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golf Hours of Operation

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Bonita Bay OCTOBER Events Calendar

TENNIS
Nov. 8 | FGCU Scholarship Invitational| 5:00 pm

GOLF
Nov. 2 | Original Marsh Classic | Original Marsh | 1:00 pm Shotgun
Nov. 8, 9 & 11 | Women’s Bonita Bay Cup | Creekside | 8:00 am
Nov. 9-11 | Men’s Bonita Bay Cup | Bay Island | 8:00 am

DINING & SOCIAL
Nov. 1 | 55 Hole Wednesday Entertainment | Ron Rutz
Nov. 3 | POETS Entertainment | Kelly & Shelly
Nov. 8 | Women’s Alliance Luncheon
Nov. 8 | 55 Hole Wednesday Entertainment | Jerry Pellegrino
Nov. 10 | POETS Entertainment | Wendy Renee & Co.
Nov. 11 | Veterans’ Day Event
Nov. 13 | Trivia Night
Nov. 15 | 55 Hole Wednesday Entertainment | Foreman Productions
Nov. 17 | POETS Entertainment | Hot Topic
Nov. 22 | 55 Hole Wednesday Entertainment | Moony Man
Nov. 23 | Thanksgiving Buffet
Nov. 24 | POETS Entertainment | Manhattan Connection
Nov. 29 | 55 Hole Wednesday Entertainment | Ron Rutz

FITNESS
Nov. 6 | Brain Boosters | 11:15 am
Nov. 6 |Yoga for Golf | 4:00 pm
Nov. 8 |Core Performance for Sports | 4:00 pm
Nov. 13 |Welcome Back to Wellness Event | 8:00 am
Nov. 20 | Yoga for Golf | 4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

QUESTIONS TO ASK When Considering Selling

These questions will help you decide whether you’re ready for a home that’s larger or in a more desirable location. If you answer yes to most of the questions, you may be ready to move.
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Have you built substantial equity in your current home?
Check your annual mortgage statement or call your lender to find out how much you’ve paid down. Usually you don’t build up much equity in the first few years of your mortgage, as monthly payments are mostly interest. But if you’ve owned your home for five or more years, you may have significant, unrealized gains.

Has your income or financial situation changed?
If you’re making more money, you may be able to afford higher mortgage payments and cover the costs of moving. If your income has decreased, you may want to consider downsizing.

 

Have you outgrown your neighborhood?
The neighborhood you pick for your first home might not be the same one in which you want to settle down for good. You may have realized that you’d like to be closer to your job or live in a better school district.

 

Are there reasons why you can’t remodel or add on?
Sometimes you can create a bigger home by adding a new room or building up. But if your property isn’t large enough, your municipality doesn’t allow it, or you’re simply not interested in remodeling, then moving to a bigger home may be your best option.

 

Are you comfortable moving in the current housing market?
If your market is hot, your home may sell quickly and for top dollar, but the home you buy will also be more expensive. If your market is slow, finding a buyer may take longer, but you’ll have more selection and better pricing as you seek your new home. Ask your real estate professional what they see happening locally.

 

Are interest rates attractive?
Low rates help you buy “more” home, and also make it easier to find a buyer for your current place.

 

Is the effort and cost of maintaining your current home
becoming difficult to manage?
A REALTOR ® can help you decide whether a smaller house, condo, or rental would be appropriate.

 

 

 

Official Bonita Bay Club Brochure

unnamed (2)Looking for an overview of the Bonita Bay Club for yourself or to send to others? Here’s a quick look at the Bonita Bay Club’s five championship golf courses designed by two legendary architects; an 18-court tennis center; two welcoming clubhouses; Lifestyle Center with a state-of-the-art fitness center and spa; and, a world-class staff — the elements that make Bonita Bay Club South Florida’s premier country club.

 

Owned and governed by its members since 2010, Bonita Bay Club offers membership levels in golf and sports that suit the preferences of active Bonita Bay residents. In addition, limited golf memberships are available for the the Naples Club only. Download brochure.