Not every Naples resident lives here all year long. In fact, according to the official Collier Country website, the seasonal population of Collier Country increases by 65,663 persons from October to May. That means a lot of people come to the area during the winter months to enjoy the Collier County weather. Some rent properties while they are here. Others choose to purchase property here where they can feel more at home. If you’re considering buying a second home in Naples, here’s what you need to know.
When most people think of Florida they immediately think of beaches. It’s not surprising since the state has so many great spots to enjoy the sand, the sun, and the ocean. If you happen to live in the Naples area, you’re in luck because some of the state’s best beaches are within easy reach.
The Internet is full of great information when you’re considering remodeling your Naples-area home. Site’s like houzz.com can provide you with ample amounts of inspiration and ideas. Blogs like ours can answer many of the questions you may have about the remodeling process. The Internet, however, can be a bit of a two-edged sword when it comes to finding the right remodeler for your project. That’s why you should be cautious when searching for contractors on third party websites. Let’s look at a few of the more popular sites and what they have to offer as reported by ConsumerReports.com.
Is it really possible to get everything you want in a remodel for the best price? Aren’t the two things mutually exclusive? Admittedly, it’s a bit of a balancing act, but with a bit of forethought and planning you can end up being very happy with both the results of your remodel and with the money that you spend. Let’s take a look at how to make that happen.
It’s really no big secret that one of the favorite pastimes for residents in the Naples area is golf. It’s also no surprise that golf.com ranks Florida as the #1 golf state in the United States. And as comic, Jerry Seinfeld once quipped. "My parents didn't want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that's the law!"
As the temperatures around Naples drop just a bit for the fall, the activities heat up! Whether you’re interested in art, local history, live music, great food, or fun fund-raisers for great causes—Naples has you covered for the fall season. Here’s a look at some of the best 2018 fall events in Naples, Florida.
You’re probably well aware that there are a lot of things that make Naples a great place to live. But every now and then it’s nice to get out and explore other things that the Sunshine State has to offer. Fall is a great time to do that. You can get out and around before the influx of the snowbirds (making it less crowded on the roads and in your destinations). So where can you head for fall getaways from Naples, Florida? Here are a couple of great options that will take you in very different directions—both geographically and in terms of what you’ll see.
A major question facing Naples homeowners who want to update their homes is, “Should I remodel my whole home or just certain rooms?” How much is enough when you start the remodeling process? Today’s open floor plans can make it even trickier to decide where you should stop. Your kitchen may open up into your dining room and your family room, so you want some consistency in design from one common room to another. Will the changes you make in one room blend with the design features in an adjoining room? Are there natural “breaks” where it’s clear that one room ends and another starts?
- Look for Experience
(Not just years in the business, but also experience doing the kind of work you want to be done. There are plenty of reliable remodelers who do nothing more than swap out fixtures in kitchens and bathrooms. That's fine if all you want is a bit of a "facelift". However, if you're looking for more . . . .
We’re all familiar with the message printed on the rear view mirrors of our cars: “Objects in the mirror may be closer than they appear.” Knowing that the cars behind us are closer than they seem affects the way we drive. The same principle applies when remodeling a Naples home. The actual deadline for starting your project may be closer than you think. What is the real timeline of a project—how long does it take?