Living In Naples, Florida
There are many reasons to buy a house, and many more to buy a house in Naples, Florida. Buying Southwest Florida real estate is often seen as a desirable, profitable and secure investment, particularly when coupled with favorable exchange rates. Southwest Florida properties are considered a good investment value as prices are higher for comparable properties in many other countries. (National Association of Realtors 2015, Profile of International Home Buying Activity.)
Living in Naples is living in luxury. It has world-class entertainment like the Naples Philharmonic and Artis Center for the Performing Arts, Baker Museum, many theaters, shopping and dining along the waterfront. When living in Naples you’ll also be at home with the numerous championship golf courses designed by the likes of Palmer, Nicklaus, Norman and Hills. The area boasts exceptional medical facilities, along with variety of recreational sites from playgrounds and water-parks to tennis centers and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. These are many reasons Foreign Citizens decide to live in Naples, turning to us, the Glenn Bradley Group to assist them in their purchase. Our knowledge of real estate taxes, laws and immigration combined with the local knowledge of the area and living in Naples; enables you to find the best property for your lifestyle, while experiencing a worry free transaction.
You’ll find direct flights from many countries worldwide providing easy access to international airports across Florida, including Fort Myers (RSW, 20 miles or 30-40 minutes from Naples) Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood (FLL, 111 miles or 2 hours) Miami (MIA, 125 miles or 2.15 hours) Orlando (MCO, 191 miles or 3.45 hours) Sarasota (SRQ, 117 miles or 2 hours) Tampa (TPA, 166 miles or 2.45 hours)
You have probably made the decision to buy a property in Southwest Florida, but understanding WHY you are choosing to live in Naples will help us identify the best property to meet your goals and aspirations.
If you’re thinking about retirement, living in Naples Florida is for you. Southwest Florida has long been a popular retirement destination, but the state has seen an increase in pre-retirement purchases in recent years. If you’re asking ‘when to buy a house?’, retirement may be the right time for you. Buyers are seeing great values available in today’s market and decide to purchase a property prior to their retirement. They often use the home for vacations or as a rental investment until they are ready to retire. Key factors to consider when purchasing a home for retirement may be proximity to shopping and entertainment, access to medical services and the ongoing costs associated with maintaining the property.
Holiday / Vacation Home
If you plan to use the property for one or more visits each year, a primary consideration may be something that needs little attention from you on a regular basis. A condominium or a home in a maintenance-free community may be the best fit and allow you to “lock and leave” the property, knowing it will be secure in your absence.
Buying and investment property is less about your personal preferences and more about the financial opportunity it represents for cash flow and capital appreciation when you sell. Care should be taken regarding rental restrictions which may apply in the county, community or subdivision where you plan to purchase. Check the rental rules and regulations for the specific condo or homeowners associations in the communities that interest you.
If you and your family will be relocating and living in Naples to take a job assignment or as a new resident, you may be more concerned with identifying a new home that is within easy commuting distance of your office, located in a family-focused community and near exceptional schools and educational opportunities.