From the latest trends in the Naples high-end real estate market, to actionable tips for buying and selling, Dante DiSabato keeps you in the loop. He’ll take you on a written tour around Naples, highlighting the city’s thriving arts and entertainment scene, top dining spots, sports that go beyond golf, and share why families choose Naples for its superior schools.
Dante’s Blog goes beyond real estate to provide engaging content for people who live, work and play in Naples.
Answering 6 questions will help you narrow down your choices
The old adage in real estate says that location is everything. And while certainly important, this is far from the only thing people looking for a home should think about. Too often, homebuyers forget to consider something very important during their search: the kind of life they live or plan to live. Before you make up your mind on a new home, answer these lifestyle questions:read more
The market continues to rebound nicely after Hurricane Irma
In large part due to Hurricane Irma, the housing market in Naples suffered in September 2017, as there were only 398 closed home sales. In the year since the storm hit, however, there has been a massive turnaround. There were 644 overall closed sales in Naples in September 2018, which is an increase of 62 percent.read more
The city’s best eateries, cafés, and pubs
While the quality of beaches, wildlife preserves, shopping malls, and nightclubs are important, one of the best indicators of living in a city is its variety and quality of eateries, diners, and its eateries.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the best restaurants that Naples, Florida has to offer.read more
Keep your home safe and sound even if you’re not there
In a perfect world, you would be able to sell your home and find a new one at the same time you find a buyer. Everything would be coordinated so the day you move out would be the day that the new person takes ownership. But, anyone who has ever been involved in a real estate transaction knows that a situation like this is almost non-existent.read more
Inventory is up, and prices are down
The latest report from the Naples Area Board of Realtors (NABOR) shows that the housing market in Collier County continues to be strong. There were 719 closed property sales in August 2018, compared to 685 in August 2017, which is an increase of 5 percent. And with 218 properties added, there was a 2 percent increase in inventory over last August.read more
Naples is so much more than just a beach town
If you do an online image search for Naples, Florida, the majority of the pictures that come up will be beach-related. You’ll see people swimming, sunbathing, and frolicking on the sand, as well as numerous beachside homes and hotels. And while Naples is home to some of the most spectacular beaches you’ll find anywhere, there is a lot more to the city and the surrounding area than many people know. If you’re looking for things to do that don’t involve bathing suits or sunscreen, we’ve got you covered.read more
Understanding Naples’ Education System
We’ve commented extensively on the many reasons to move to Naples, Florida in previous blogs. But when relocating to a new city, the availability, and quality of schools in a district can be a major factor when deciding on moving.
While levels of education and the Naples’ scholastic system is superior on average compared to most other municipalities in the United States, certain schools in the city (and the greater Collier district) provide better educational instruction than others. So, to give some clarity, we’ve looked at which scholastic institutions are making the grade.read more
The choice is yours, participate or just relax and enjoy it as a spectator. There are plenty of options either way – and it’s why Naples really is a bit of paradise.
Sunshine, sand, and surf just aren’t enough. Naples also offers a vibrant sports scene to invigorate you. Naples experiences what is known as a “tropical savanna climate,” meaning that the summers are hot but tempered by sufficient afternoon rains, while the winters are warm and dry. Best yet, this Florida city boasts an average of 205 sunny days a year. It’s easy to see why sporting is at the heart of Naples.read more