Snowbirds have flocked to Naples for a long time. Now, people flock to the area for year-round living, coming from everywhere. For generations, Naples has attracted high-income families with its relaxed vibe and a luxury Mediterranean feel. The pristine beaches, gorgeous golf courses, and the best of dining and shopping will continue to entice people to the area.
Given all the real estate market changes over the last few years, take a step back and evaluate where we are in 2022: What does the real estate market tell us about upcoming trends? Understanding where we’re heading will help make sound financial decisions when looking for investment opportunities in Naples.
Those from New Jersey and New York who are no longer tied to the office quickly left to find more sunshine and a higher quality of living. Will this trend continue? There might be another surge as companies continue to move toward working from home, but it could taper off as things settle. While this movement fueled the move to Florida and Naples, the end of this trend won’t cause people to cease migration.
This trend creates opportunities for real estate investors to fix up small, single-family homes to resell for a nice profit. If you are considering selling your home or investment property, adding outdoor spaces and an outdoor kitchen will increase the value of your property. Be aware of inventory and labor shortages affecting the remodeling industry — prices and timelines have increased.
Low inventory is more than a trend
Homebuyers have to compete for the Naples homes they want. When sellers receive multiple bids for a home, which is happening a lot in this market, it becomes a competitive marketplace for buyers. Having an experienced and skilled realtor working for you is a must.
Trending interest rates
Unfortunately, there is no way to know where interest rates will be toward the end of 2022. It seems unlikely they will hit double digits, but anything is possible. If you currently have a mortgage with low-interest rates, it is probably best to keep it. However, if circumstances dictate a need to move, it won’t matter where interest rates sit. One thing is sure — if you are looking to invest in a property in Naples, now is the time.
There will always be a travel market for Naples, so short-term rentals are an excellent option to increase cash flow. Be aware of short-term rental laws for the area and note that many rental owners have chosen to sell in this market leading to a shortage of rentals. Whatever type of real estate investment you make, you can rest assured that Naples real estate will always appreciate in value.
While homes in Naples are selling as fast as they’re listed, it makes it seem pretty easy to sell a home. However, setting the correct list price for your home is the key to attracting the right buyer. Experienced realtors can help set the appropriate listing price to get you top value for your property. The value of an agent who is familiar with the contract and necessary documents is more important now than ever. Having an agent who is able to navigate the process from contract to close is imperative.
Amy Nease is happy to answer all of your buying or selling questions! An experienced agent in a competitive market, Amy enjoys helping her clients buy and sell residential homes, investment properties, and luxury real estate in the Naples area. Contact her today to start your next real estate journey!