Entries by KarenKohler

Homestead Exemption – Have You Filed?

Questions and Answers on Homestead Exemptions from the Collier County Property Appraisers Are there any other benefits to having a Homestead Exemption? Yes. The Florida Constitution provides for a 3% cap on assessment increases on Homesteaded properties which creates what is referred to as Save Our Homes exempt value (SOH). SOH exempt value is market […]

Advancing Age of Homebuyers

Do you know who your market is? These numbers, taken from Elliot’s Blog at econ70.com, should have you pay attention. In 1981, the median age of the US homebuyer was 31. By 1989, it had drifted up to 34, and just after the relatively mild 1990 recession, it shot up to 42. By 1997, it […]

Naples Decade Ends with Strongest Year in Home Sales!

According to the 2019 Year End Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), existing home sales through December 2019 are the highest in a decade. Overall closed sales in 2019 increased 5.6 percent to 10,244 closed sales compared to […]

Fraud Prevention Tip for the New Year

You may have seen notices from your local and national news station, police stations, and even Facebook of a warning for fraud with the start of the new year. This fraud threat comes with the year 2020 – that writing the shorthand version of the year can lead to manipulation of numbers and put you […]

Top Workforce Trends for 2020

The modern workplace is constantly evolving. With it, the way we hire and retain top talent is facing a slew of era-defining changes. Besides, the work environment is under siege by economic changes, technological developments, automation, and globalization. To keep up with these changes, business leaders must rise to the occasion and show a deep […]

Open House – It’s a Pot of Gold

Did you know that 60 percent of consumers who walk through an open house actually purchase—and many of those people are unrepresented by an agent? If you are looking for a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, you can find it at the end of a well-planned open house. I have a […]

2020 Predictions for Real Estate

A compilation of news sources, including Realtor.com, Redfin, Pulsenomics, Reis, and more. Sidelining Home Sellers for 2020 Realtor.com predicts residential property inventory to “evaporate” in 2020. “That will make it more challenging for buyers to find a home despite attractive interest rates,” the Santa Clara, Cal.-based company states. Millennials Will Buy Homes More Eagerly Realtor.com […]

New Michigan Bill Regarding Foreclosure Advertisement

On December 12, 2019, Governor Whitmer signed a House Bill into law regarding foreclosure advertisement by adding additional requirements to the notice of foreclosure. The law currently requires that a notice of foreclosure by advertising to be published in a local newspaper and contain information regarding the foreclosure by sale of the property. This notice […]