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December 2015



As we head into season, inventory remains pretty tight in Collier County. The good news is single-family home inventory increased 4% from 2,128 homes in October 2014 to 2,210 in October of this year according to NABOR's latest statistics.  However, the condo market saw a 7% decrease in inventory from 1,811 in October of last year compared to 1,693 during the same month this year. 

The $300K - $500K price category saw a significant amount of activity.  Pending sales were up 21% in the 12-months ending October 2015 and closed sales were up 25% during the same time period.  Overall closed sales increased 1% from 9,746 to 9,828 for the 12-months ending in October of this year.

Additional market highlights for October year-over-year: 
  • Pending sales decreased 11% from 911 to 807
  • Inventory decreased 1% from 3,939 to 3,903 homes
  • There is a 4.63 months supply of inventory
  • Average days on market increased 3% to 73 days
As expected, the Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate on Wednesday from a range of 0% to 0.25% to a range of 0.25% to 0.5% which will likely result in higher mortgage rates.  All indications are rates will rise gradually over the next year.  For those looking to purchase a home, now is a good time to move forward with a purchase before another rate increase.

November market data is expected to be released during the third week in December.  If you would like updated information sooner, contact Matt Klinowski.  

Featured Property              $1,345,000
Collier's Reserve- Single Family
1065 Barcarmil Way

3 Bedrooms 
3 Full Baths + 1 Half Baths 
3,684 Sq. Ft  
Built 1994

This gorgeous, south-facing home has a great location with picturesque golf course and preserve views. It was remodeled in 2014 a New HVAC installed in 2015. Three bedrooms plus den, three full and one half baths. The office-library is spacious and could be used as a fourth bedroom. The outdoors are expansive with a large heated pool & spa, sundeck and screen enclosed lanai. The island kitchen boasts granite counters, custom wood cabinetry & stainless steel appliances. All this with the desired single story open floor plan & a very spacious tropical poolside screened lanai. Collier's Reserve is an Audubon sanctuary community of merely 224 single family estates. Located in North Naples, just minutes to Vanderbilt Beach, Mercato, Waterside Shops & the Center for the Arts.

Bonita Springs/Estero Market Trends  
As we approach the end of the year, sales activity continues its positive momentum.  Pending sales for the twelve months ending in November were up 40% from 235 to 329 compared to November of 2014.  Closed sales were down 22.7% from 132 in November of last year to 102 this year at the same time.  The combination of closed sales and pending sales is outpacing last year by 17.4%.

Inventory also continues to drop, falling from 831 in November of '14 vs. 787 this year which represents at 5.2% decrease.  Days on market also fell when compared to last year down to 116 days from 122 days on market which is a 4.9% drop.  The limited availability of property is putting upward pressure on prices.  The average list price rose from $512,000 to $575,000 year-over-year.  It is a great time to put your property on the market if you are considering selling.  Sellers are averaging 96.34% of their asking price.

Pending Sales for November 2015 Year-Over-Year Comparison

 Dark Blue = Past 12 months      Light Blue = One Year Earlier


Featured Property              $474,500     
Wyndemere Country Club
Single Family Home

199 Edgemere Way S
3 Bedrooms   
3 Bathrooms
2,613 Sq. Ft.
Built 1988     

Golf clubs and beach towels, that's all you'll need! Everything in this home has been updated and is in move in condition. Updated kitchen, baths with glass showers, tile and hardwood flooring throughout, new fixtures and ceiling fans, fresh landscaping, everything! Light, bright and inviting, spacious living space and bedrooms, very private lanai and with neighbors on  one side only. To the east is a beautiful park like area and having a southern rear exposure the pool is in the sunlight all day every day. Over-sized garage, expanded driveway, 1/3 an acre lot, brilliant floor plan and a lanai that's almost as big as the house, everything considered, a pretty good value.

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Golf  Community of the Month

Club Type:Private
Membership Type:Equity






Membership Fees

Initiation Fee:$45,000
Golf Dues:$12,255

Home Price Ranges - View Available Properties  
Single Family:$950,000 - $1,695,000
Condos:none in this community





Golf Course Information

Course Architects
Arthur Hills
Number of Courses1 (18 Holes)
Caddies AvailableNo
Practice RangeYes
Own your own cartYes


About Downing-Frye Realty 


Downing-Frye Realty has been in business for 50 years and has been voted Best Real Estate Office in the Southwest Florida People's Choice Award for ten straight years. 


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