Shadow Wood at The Brooks News May 2015

Shadow Wood at The Brooks News May 2015

As the typical Southwest Florida “season” winds down, there are strong signs showing that the “buying season” for Florida real estate is yet to come. According to a Florida Realtors® article published today, entitled Fla. Cities Rank at Top for New-Purchase Loans, “The prime buying season still remains ahead, providing some hope that first-time homebuyers and other traditional buyers relying on traditional financing will come out in greater numbers in the coming months.”

This is certainly good news for the future — but it is what is happening now locally that is keeping Southwest Florida real estate thriving is the steady flow of contracts on on-market homes in our area combined with the flow of available homes. According to Downing-Frye Realty Broker and Naples Area Board of Realtors President Mike Hughes, “the Downing-Frye listing inventory continues to stay strong and we see listings coming on the market almost as fast as we are selling them. There is a lot of activity these days coming from buyers and sellers. According to Hughes, “Over the last two months, Downing-Frye agents have turned in over 1,000 pending sales contracts to our Accounting department. We have a tremendous amount of momentum heading into Summer.”

Good news, indeed, whether you are buying or selling. So, if you are considering selling your Shadow Wood home or know somebody looking, please allow me to share my 30 years of experience putting buyers and sellers together in SWFL.

Remember, you have access to the most comprehensive website devoted to Shadow Wood, www.shadowwoodrealty.com.  I’ve included maps, floor plans, photos, and descriptions of each neighborhood within this desirable community — please feel free to review the site — I always welcome your feedback.

 

SUMMARY OF SHADOW WOOD HOME SALES

If you are considering selling your Shadow Wood home, here are some statistics that may help you decide to place your home on the market:
CONDO
  • Within the last 12 months, there were 26 sales; the average sales price was$315,054; and, these condos were on the market an average of 98 days
  • During the 12 months previous, there were 30 sales; the average sales price was$290,483; and, these homes were on the market an average of 181 days

SINGLE-FAMILY

  • During the last 12 months, there were 67 sales; the average sales price was$904,332; these homes were on the market an average of 92 days
  • During the 12 months previous, there were 75 sales; the average sales price was$864,647; and, these homes were on the market an average of 138 days

For a list of SHADOW WOOD homes sold in the last 90 days, click here.

For a list of SHADOW WOOD homes that are pending at the moment, click here.

Meet Ed Gongola and discover how he can help you with his concierge style of service when buying or selling your home.

 

 

INTRODUCING THE BAYBERRY II AT SHADOW WOOD PRESERVE

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The Bayberry II offers a formal dining room, a great room open to the kitchen and breakfast nook; and, a spacious owner’s suite with two walk-in closets. Two additional bedrooms are located toward the front of the home, as well as a den with optional ,double doors to create a relaxing, private retreat. This plan also has the option for a three-car garage.

Priced from $549,000

  • 3 Bedrooms + Den
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,865 A/C sq. ft.
  • 2-Car Garage

Please contact Ed Gangola to arrange a private viewing of the Bayberry II model.

 

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SHADOW WOOD EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

Richard Crisanti, CEC, CCA, ACEs & Executive Chef at Shadow Wood Country Club

Richard Crisanti, Shadow Wood Country Club Executive Chef

Richard Crisanti, Shadow Wood Country Club Executive Chef

Chef Richard Crisanti joined the Shadow Wood Country Club team in 2013. He has more than 20 years of experience in the Country Club industry, most recently as the Executive Chef at the Bay Colony Beach Club in Naples, FL. Chef Richard graduated with honors from Johnson & Wales University with a degree in Culinary Arts and Food Service Management. He began his career with Wyndham Garden Hotels & Resorts before moving into the Country Club arena. He is a Certified Executive Chef (CEC), a Certified Culinary Administrator (CCA), and a Certified Culinary Evaluator (ACE).  He sits on the Board of Directors for the Southwest Florida Chapter of the American Culinary Federation. He was voted Chef of the year in 2014 and 2013 of the Caxambas Chapter of the American Culinary Federation; the first time a Chef has one back-to-back years in the Chapter’s history. Chef Richard is originally from Connecticut and lives in Naples with his wife and their two daughters. Visit Richard’s LinkedIn profile here.

JUST SOLD

Sale Price:   $395,000

9657 Cypress Hammock Circle #101.

Cypress Hammock/Shadow Wood at The Brooks

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