Melvin Drury's Blog Posts

Naples Real Estate Market Ends Strong for 2019

Naples real estate ends the decade strong in Home Sales!  According to Naples Area Board of Realtors (NABOR), closed sales were up 5.6% from 2018 to 2019.  The elephant on this statistic

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A Life Lesson We All Need

Every year, when reviewing my goals and business plan, I can never forget this old story - The Mayonnaise Jar.  This story was presented to me several years ago, and impacted my life

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Conventional Loan Guidelines Start To Tighten

Based off Wall Street Journal article by Ben Eisen, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the largest suppliers of mortgage loans regulated by the government) are cutting back on the proportion of loans they

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5 Important Factors In Pricing Your Home

When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing

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An Increase in Naples Home Sales in September 2019 from 2018 Spurred by Increased Summer Showings

Naples home sales from September 2019 to 2018 were up 7% overall for a consecutive third month.  The large number of home showings lead the increase.  Inventory continues to decline as

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Naples Market Report August 2019

Naples real estate market continues to increase and stay strong and healthy.  Mid range sales of $300k-$500k led closed sales with a 10% increase.  The overall inventory decreased 18%;

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