The Michael Dillard Team Blog

Bonita Bay Closed Sales

As more people move to Southwest Florida, there’s a higher demand for real estate — especially in luxury neighborhoods like Bonita Bay. The growth of the area has been incredible the last few years and inventory remains low. When priced right, residential sales happen rapidly. Check out our easy to read details about Bonita Bay closed sales. Here you can view the 2016 BONITA BAY CLOSED... [Read more...]

March 2016 Market Reports

Supply Increases and Moderate Prices Equal a Busy Summer Ahead CLOSED SALES There was a slight decrease in the number of closed sales over the past 12 months, largely due to decreases in available properties under $250,000, which were down 24%. Sales in all other price ranges increased over the prior year with the exception of properties priced above $2 million, which saw a decline of less... [Read more...]

FINAL Great Dock Canoe Race

Come watch the action for the 40th Annual Great Dock Canoe Race on 5/14/16 starting at 11:00 a.m. Wildly decorated canoes compete in multiple races in a celebration of the end of the busy winter season and the start of summer. Each year the race has a theme, which serves as the inspiration for the decorated canoes that compete for the best-dressed $1,000 prize. This year, the theme will be “The Last... [Read more...]

2016 Taste of The Beach

Guess what? It’s time for Taste of The Beach 2016 …. that is, Ft. Myers Beach! Stop by on May 1st from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The 21st Annual Taste of the Beach will be held on Old San Carlos Boulevard just down the street from Times Square.  Restaurants will offer samples of their signature dishes available for purchase and compete for top Taste of The Beach award honors. General admission... [Read more...]

Taste of Collier 2016

It’s the 33rd annual Taste of Collier on May 1, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at The Shoppes at Vanderbilt! This long-standing Naples tradition is an afternoon of family fun featuring live music by area musicians, crowd-pleasing ice-carving demonstrations, cooking competitions with local top chefs, and of course, savory samples from over 30 of the best local restaurants in Collier County!... [Read more...]

Ft. Myers Beach – Film Festival

10th Annual Fort Myers Beach Film Festival The Fort Myers Beach Film Festival is back for its 10th year on April 20-24, 2016, attracting independent film fans, filmmakers, and distributors to spend five fabulous days and nights on the Gulf beaches of Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Check out the Ft. Myers Beach film fest website for more details! ** MUST READ: ArtsNaples **  Read More →

ArtsNaples World Festival

ArtsNaples World Festival The 2016 5th annual festival celebrates the best of all worlds April 25-May 08, 2016. During the festival, you will be immersed in a stunning array of opera, symphony, chamber music, jazz, cuisine, film, recitals, cabaret, and more from around the world. ** MUST READ: Earth Day **  Read More →

Earth Day Festival

Earth Day Festival Celebrate Earth Day and fun for the whole family on April 16, 2016 at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center.  Enjoy live animals, art contest, guest speakers, live music, raffle, boat tours, face painting, crafts, food, and more. Visit their website for more details on this sure to be fun Earth Day event! ** MUST READ: Naples Boat Show **  Read More →

Naples Boat Show Marine Expo

Naples Boat Show Marine Expo, Nautical Flea Market & Seafood Festival The 1st Annual Naples Boat Show Seafood & Music Festival will be held April 1-3, 2016 at the Florida Sports Park. Seafood vendors from across the state will bring in fresh catch for a surf and turf dining delight. Dealers will have on display the best, new, top-of-the-line products they have to offer, and the concert talent... [Read more...]

February 2016 Market Reports

CLOSED SALES The year-to-date closed sales through the end of February 2016 posted a 17% decline over the first two months of 2015 mainly reflecting properties priced below $250,000 which were down 34%, and those priced between $750,000 and $1 million, which were down 38%.  The number of closed sales priced above $2 million also fell 13% year-over-year, representing 10 fewer sales than the same period... [Read more...]