There’s no question that Florida is a popular retirement destination. And there are plenty of reasons that Naples is high on the list of great places to live. But there's more than meets the eye when it comes to Florida. And retirement in Florida is about so much more than reclining on the beach! Let’s take a quick look at 5 factors to consider before retiring in Florida.
According to Investodeia.com, Florida remains the most popular state in the country to retire to. It's also clear that (for many reasons) Naples is a great place to live if you’re headed to Florida. But even if you decide to make the Naples area your retirement residence, you’re not going to spend all of your time at home. You may not be working anymore, but you’ll still have plenty of things you want to do. With that in mind, let’s take a quick look at 7 things to live near when you retire in Naples.
One question that may cross your mind as you’re considering a remodel of your Naples-area home has to do with how remodeling can influence real estate taxes on your home. We’ve talked before about how improvements can increase the value of your property, and that certain projects have a higher return on investment (ROI). But what happens at tax time?
It’s always interesting to keep an eye on emerging trends in the remodeling industry. Some things are just fun to watch. Watching out for the next “Color of the Year” is always entertaining. But at Reed Design, we keep an eye on more long-term trends as well—such as design trends that reflect changes in the ways people live that are reflected in the way their homes function. With that in mind, let’s look at the future of remodeling—trends that could take off in 2019.
Every New Year arrives with a host of questions. To a large degree, those questions tend to focus on whether this will be a better year than the one before. According to NPR, most Americans are feeling pretty good about 2019. They cite a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll that showed 60 percent of Americans are optimistic about the world in 2019, compared with just 37 percent whose outlook is less rosy. (That leaves 3 percent of the country as merely ambivalent if you're counting.) If you’re a homeowner in the Naples area, you may have another question: “Should I remodel my Naples home in 2019?”
The beginning of a New Year often triggers thoughts about doing new things. Of course, thoughts about doing something new and different aren’t the same as actually doing something. Our lack of success in following through on New Year’s resolutions is a pretty good indicator of that! That failure can often be traced back to people doing things they really don’t want to do. Remodeling your Naples home, however, isn’t like that. It’s probably something you actually want to do. So let's look at some ways to jumpstart your next remodel in 2019. Here are some ways to turn your wanting into doing.
There are plenty of reasons you may want to remodel your Naples-area home. Things do wear out or get dated with time. Maybe your family dynamics have changed or the way you entertain has shifted. Perhaps you’re looking ahead to changing personal needs and want to make your home safe and comfortable for the future. All of those are good reasons to remodel—but are you prepared for that kind of undertaking? Here are 4 signs that you’re ready to remodel.
If you live in the Naples area there’s a good chance you were more than willing to give up building snowmen in the winter in favor of building a sandman on the beach. But as the population of the area grows in the winter (as it does every year), you may be looking for some small escapes now and then. Here’s a look at some Naples winter getaways that you can take advantage of during “high season” in the region.
We all want to put our best foot forward when entertaining over the holidays. Part of doing that means having your Naples home look its best when guests arrive. While there’s not enough time to complete a major remodeling project between now and the end of the year, here are some small projects to prepare your home for the holidays.