The Michael Dillard Team Blog

Bonita Bay Closed Sales

The local real estate market has been amazing this past year and gets better as time passes! Ever wondered about Bonita Bay closed sales figures? You’ve come to the right place! Monthly we keep track of the 2015 BONITA BAY CLOSED SALES in a convenient spreadsheet. You like details? Search no further! Check out market details including individual residences data as well as community averages.... [Read more...]

Bonita Blues Festival 2015

Fans of the Blues will not want to miss this annual event taking place in Bonita Springs! On Friday March 6th, 2015 from 1PM – 9PM and Saturday, March 7th, 2015 from 11AM – 9PM – rain or shine – the 9th Annual Bonita Blues Festival will take place at Riverside Park. Along with a packed schedule of some of the nation’s best Blues bands, there will also be vendors, food and after parties!... [Read more...]

January 2015 Market Reports

** Number of January 2015 Closings Second Highest on Record ** Inventory Decreases 9% over Prior Year ** CLOSED SALES The number of closed sales during the past 12 months continues to show a gain over prior year even though sales in the month of January slowed from the January 2014 level. The number of January closings is the second highest on record for the month (2000 – 2015). The number of closings... [Read more...]

9th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival

This event is ranked as one of the top fine art festivals in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine! This event takes place February 7 – 8, 2015 on the streets of the Coconut Point shopping mall from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Not only can you check out great forms of art, but also shop and dine. ** CHECK OUT: Keep Bonita Springs Beautiful ** Definitely a family friendly event, bring... [Read more...]

Keep the Beautiful in Bonita Springs Clean-up

Come out and join the cause, which is keeping Bonita Springs beautiful!  Each year, area visitors and residents alike, along with Bonita Springs Mayor Ben Nelson, participate in this annual city-wide clean-up in Bonita Springs! Volunteers are asked to meet at the Bonita Springs Community Hall, 27381 Old U.S. 41, under the banyan tree at 9:00 a.m. on February 28, 2015 (the day of the event) to register. ... [Read more...]

2014 Annual Market Review

Have you seen the FANTASTIC annual market report for 2014 yet? The demand for property in Southwest Florida reached new highs in 2014. There were more closed and pended transactions than ever before, and median sales price continued to climb, although at a slower pace than the previous two years. Inventory levels, while still declining, appear to be seeking stability around a four to five month supply... [Read more...]

December 2014 Market Reports

***  34% Increase for Closed Units $2 Million+  ***  Inventory Down 6% vs. Prior Year  *** CLOSED SALES Properties priced at $2 million and above posted the largest gain of any price segment in 2014, with the number of closed units up 34% over 2013. The number of closings in December was the highest on record (2000 – 2014).  Overall, median price increased 8% over 2013, the lowest year-over-year... [Read more...]

2014 Bonita Springs/Estero Brokerage Rankings

Check out the 2014 Bonita Springs/Estero Brokerage Rankings (closed dollar volume/MLS): (1) John R. Wood Properties — $365 million (2) Downing Frye — $258 million (3) Premier Sotheby’s — $205 million (4) Royal Shell Realty — $198 million (5) Keller Williams Elite Realty — $141 million (6) Berkshire Hathaway Florida — $124 million (7) Coldwell Banker —... [Read more...]

National Art Festival

The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents fine arts/fine crafts festivals each year in Bonita Springs.  Enjoy the artworks of 200 national and international artists on January 10-11, 2014 from 10am to 5pm, while supporting the many programs offered at the Centers for the Arts.  This show presents quality artwork resulting in the highest ratings by the National ranking services. View and buy... [Read more...]

The 2015 Naples Winter Wine Festival

Since 2004, the Winter Wine Festival has earned the distinction of being one of the most successful charity wine auctions in the nation according to Wine Spectator. The event brings many of the world’s finest vintners and chefs together with wine collectors and philanthropists for a three-day gala in Naples. Attendees fly in from all over the world to attend this amazing event! This year the... [Read more...]