How to Score in the Bonita Springs Real Estate Market
The Bonita Springs real estate market is confusing for most buyers. There is a barrage of information coming at buyers, at light speed, from thousands of directions - the internet, newspapers and television. You may be tempted to start searching for a home or condo in Bonita Springs following the interest rate drop and value adjustments but you're not jumping right in. Know this; you're not the only one wringing your hands.
If you're a buyer living outside of the area, I'm sure that you're likely confused by the news and carefully wading through the information trying to make the right decision for you. Is it the right time to get into the Bonita Springs, Florida real estate market? When is the right time to get into the market?
First, as a buyer or even a seller of real estate, know that real estate is local. Local. What is not selling in Atlanta doesn't dictate what is or is not selling in Bonita Springs or Estero, Florida. Real estate is also hyper-local. What is selling in Pelican Landing may or may or may not be selling in Spring Run at The Brooks.
If you're a buyer thinking about purchasing a home in Bonita Springs, Florida the first bit of advice you should follow is to find your community. Put aside price, value, short sales and foreclosures - you shouldn't be worrying about what home prices are until you figure out where you want to live. What neighborhood or community will best suit you, your family, your hobbies, your lifestyle, and your interests. How do you see your self living and enjoying life to the fullest as a Bonita Springs home owner? After all, a home that is a good deal isn't such a good deal if you don't like the neighborhood or the location.
After you've found your community it's time to start the search for a home. Many of our gated communities have been built by nationally know builders. There are usually a set of floor plans or models available for that community. You will notice the same floor plan of a home, for example "The Oakmont" at Village Walk of Bonita, available in a wide range of prices. You will be able to sort the homes easily by price, location and upgrades. Either daily or weekly your Realtor® can notify you of new listings in that neighborhood that meet your criteria or have had price reductions or incentives added to entice buyers. Watching and waiting will pay off.
Does it sound too simple? It really doesn't have to be difficult. Don't get overwhelmed by the inventory on the market and the disparity in prices for the same style or floor plan of home. A qualified Realtor® can help you find your focus.
- Focus on a neighborhood
- Focus on a home
- Focus on the right mortgage (at historically low rates)
The true value in a home purchase is in the total package. Make sure you get all that you deserve when you're buying a home.
Contact Chris today to begin your search for the perfect home in Bonita Springs Florida.