Welcome Canada

It’s January in Canada and while quite picturesque, it’s been a long frigid winter; again! You come in from the cold, sit in your favorite chair by the fireplace clutching that hot cup of coffee and begin imagining yourself basking in warm sunshine while twisting your feet into sugar-white gulf shore sand. As you surrender to the rhythmic sound of subtle waves making their way to the shoreline, you think how delightful it would be to trade that hot coffee in for a refreshing tropical drink complete with colorful fruit and umbrella!

Well, dream no further, your journey from frigid to carefree seaside living becomes an instant reality in sunny Southwest Florida! Like many frosty neighbors before you, welcomed Canadian vacationers and winter or full time residents have been flocking to Southwest Florida and, in particular, Naples for decades. Boastful of a long standing reputation as the most sophisticated town in Southwest Florida, Naples is home to an abundance of affluent residents accustomed to the best life has to offer. Its tropical lure, pristine beaches and year-round fishing are not the only attractions. Boutique shops, art galleries, a myriad of fine dining experiences and cultural amenities are among the finest to be found across North America.

Lifestyle options are bountiful and cater to the discriminating taste of each and every vacationer and residential newcomer. From Beach to Golf to Boating and palatial Estate Home communities, the Naples market, presented by South Bay Realty, has you covered. The prospects are boundless!

Yes, the Crown Jewel of Southwest Florida delivers on all fronts; Sun drenched beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, world class shopping and dining and abundant, challenging golf courses are among the many amenities awaiting your arrival. So, if you’re looking to turn that dream into reality, let the professionals at South Bay Realty show you the way! Our knowledgeable and competent Agents will gladly assist you in your quest to find that perfect vacation spot or new home.

Now, dump that coffee, get out of the cold and grab that tropical drink as you find yourself nestled within your newly acquired and well-appointed beachfront home. Ahhh, that feels so good!

The Time for Canadians to ride the Florida tide is now!

As Canadian spring-breakers flock south to keep warm, they should be investment portfolio-mindful of the affordable housing that awaits them. In particular, residential investment in Southwest Florida is continuing its up-and-to-the-right trajectory despite a stronger US dollar. Continue reading >>

Sitting around waiting for the Canadian dollar to strengthen may not be prudent

Median home prices in Naples (illustration 1), Bonita and Estero (illustration 2) are creeping up towards the 2006 high point. Continue reading >>

Canadians rank Naples among their top five getaway destinations

According to a survey recently released by Realtor.com International, Naples registered in at number 10 on the international home buyers list of most searched for the month of February. By comparison to others on the list, Naples is clearly the orange in a basket of apples based on size – New York was #1 followed by Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando and Las Vegas. Continue reading >>

Canadian Financing of Southwest Florida Real Estate Becoming Much Easier

Well established Canadian banks have for some time now, been acquiring a great number of U.S. banks giving way to significant US expansion. Untouched by the mortgage catastrophe, these establishments flourished while large US-based institutions fell-prey to the extended reaches of the subprime debacle. Continue reading >>