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Naples Luxury Market Report – Jan 2019

• The Naples single-family luxury market is a Buyer's Market with a 5% Sales Ratio.• Homes sold for a median of 93.55% of list price in December 2018.• The most active price band is $1,200,000-$1,399,999, where the sales ratio is 8%.• The median luxury sales price for single-family homes has decreased to $1,500,000.• The median days on market for December 2018 was 89 days, up from 66 in November 2018.Click below to read more. photo courtesy of Gulfshore Homes...

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SW Florida Market Report 2018 Year End

2018 was another fast-paced year for Southwest Florida real estate. Closed sales posted a 6.1% gain in units sold over the prior year, and the median closed sale price rose 2.2%. The million-dollar and above segment posted a 19% gain in units sold.  While year-over-year changes are an important metric, it’s also important to study longer term trends in order to gain perspective on where the market may be headed. The market enjoyed almost eight years of steady growth through 2014. Since then, although still...

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STEMed from Mother Nature

Eco-friendly furniture and sustainable decor are more than a cute trend — they are a priority for STEM.With the increasing amount of plastic in our oceans, shrinking forests, and our overall impact on Mother Earth, sustainable designs are becoming more and more popular. Companies like STEM are realizing the importance of sourcing materials responsibly and spreading the message.Going beyond the typical one or two eco-friendly pieces that most companies offer, STEM’s collection takes sustainability carefully into consideration. Founded by two brothers, Ryan and Travis, STEM is inspiring...

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2019 Design Trends

As we enter 2019, here are four interior design trends to watch, according to today’s top interior designers as told through Ketra. Technology Brings Another DimensionIn 2019, smart home technology will be a must — whether it’s remote lighting control, window shades built for energy savings, or full-home voice automation.“One of the major advantages to tech and connectivity in the home is the ability to manage the property remotely, with doorbells now doubling as security cameras, wireless thermostats that can be preset or adjusted while away, or...