Southwest Florida continues to grow and as “they don’t make land anymore” the respective values of various areas and communities grow along with it. And just like other parts of the country, properties closer to the waterfront tend to be the most valuable. With this basic tenet as the backdrop, the growth of Naples and Bonita Springs began near the gulf shore and moved east and north with various architecture and design trends evolving over the years.
Now, for those folks currently in the market to purchase a piece of the Florida dream the question becomes, “Do we select one of the many new construction homes available or choose one with inherent value near the gulf shore that can be renovated to make it our own?” Concerns such as personal preferences of the buyer to availability of specific home design and community style and everything in between are all important. Allow me to offer some thoughts for consideration.
The newer communities, many of which are located east of I75 have nicely appointed community amenities and the newer open concept floor plans. The “wow” factor is huge! If you have come to the conclusion that a new construction home is your preference, then the remaining questions become “Which community do I want?” and “Do I know about all of the new ones out there?” Time and research can help get the answers.
Contrasting this to mature homes located nearer the beaches, buyers should understand the inherent value of the location and what it would take to remodel. Also realize that the end product will be an updated home closer to the water with your personal style added.
Having helped numerous clients accomplish this, we can tell you that licensed local contractors have made the remodeling process much easier than you might expect. New flooring, re-designed kitchen and bath selections are done in a convenient timeframe that works for you and in many cases the work is performed during the summer months while you’re away. Technology enables contractors to maintain constant communication throughout the process. And there is nothing quite as exciting as returning to your “new” home near the beaches and all that SW Florida has to offer.
If all of this sounds a bit overwhelming, call or email us for help. We are experienced in both new construction and mature resale homes nearer the beach. It costs you nothing and we can save you months of investigation and some hard earned money by getting the very best deal possible.
New construction versus resale home with remodeling? The value potential is high. Get the facts and start enjoying the SW Florida lifestyle!
For more information, we can be reached on our direct cell lines. Chip 239-823-6768 or Deanna 239-980-4262. We look forward to talking with you!