Multi-Family Housing Trends for 2017

Multi-Family Housing Trends for 2017

In Naples, owning multifamily properties is not a rarity. Here are the latest trends to come in 2017! Remember: nothing is “too much” and you’ll have to put yourself in your renters shoes and put properties more in line with their expectations. Attract a Diverse Demographic- There are many types of cultures in the SWFL […]

A House to a Home

A House to a Home

Often times we see houses as a structure with a few rooms and bathrooms, but it’s so much more than that. Yes it is an object, but it’s also a place where memories are made. A house turns into a home. All the noises that come from babies crying, friends playing, and kids practicing the […]

Everything is Better in the Fall

Everything is Better in the Fall

Although, we live in Florida and don’t get much of any season besides hot and humid. For the first time ever, October is the most popular month to get married. Although the spring months are usually the best time to buy real estate, fall may be the new ideal season to buy a home. A […]

See Ya Next Year, Summertime!

See Ya Next Year, Summertime!

As summer winds down, take out a few hours to part ways with all the things you definitely won’t miss. Old beach towels can be put to better use than gathering dust and taking up space in your closet. Animal shelters accept old towels as donations which come in handy for cleaning up messes, bathing […]

List it While it’s Hot! (Literally)

When people are looking to sell their homes, typically a lot of thought and research goes into just the right timing and pricing before the “For Sale” sign goes up. Signal is here to put a few numbers up and a lot of perspective into place.  For the past three years Southwest Florida housing market […]

Location, Location, Location

We all know the saying too well. It is true when buying a home, selling a home, or managing it. Where you purchase for yourself of for rental investment, location is EVERYTHING. It will not only determine the future value of the home, but also how early you have to get up in order to […]

Increase Your Home’s Value, Then Sell With Signal!

Spring is over and summer is here. Now’s the time to really spruce up your home to tip-top shape and get it ready to sell..with Signal! Here are a few ways to increase your home’s value for a low cost: Spruce up your front yard: Pull out those weeds and add a new tree or plant […]

What Should You Look For in an Annual Tenant?

I have been in the property management business here in SWFL for over 15 years and have rented to hundreds of tenants. I am often asked the question, “When you are interviewing a prospective tenant for one of your properties, what do you look for?” Our company requires all prospective tenants to complete a credit, […]

Hot Rental Market – “I Think I’ll Self-Manage”

A note from the President, Perry James: “I was speaking with an owner recently and he expressed the sentiment that since the rental market in Naples and SWFL is currently pretty good, therefore he didn’t think he needed a property manager. I couldn’t help but think about the kids in my neighborhood growing up playing […]

Renting vs. Home Owning

Renting vs. Home Owning

Purchasing a home is the biggest financial decision you will make. It’s important to research and know the pros and cons before purchasing your new home. Renting a home can be cheaper than buying. Your payments are usually lower than house payments and your rent may cover utilities as well, meaning extra savings. And when […]