Kimberley Ellis | Naples Real Estate, Ave Maria Real Estate, Estero Real Estate


14200 Royal Harbour Ct, FORT MYERS, FL 33908  

Residential
$1,300,000
Price
5
Bedrooms
3
Baths
C.15053-Exclusive coastal living at it’s best! Superb 9th floor residence at The Shores, at the prestigious Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club. This recently updated and fully furnished residence offers the most spectacular 360 degree wide water views. Enjoy amazing sunrises and sunsets from all living areas & bedrooms. This outstanding residence has stunning sunlights with an impressively large waterfront living area for formal dining and lounging. Relax by the fireplace with fitted library and reading area or work in blissful serenity in the waterfront study with a magnificent view of its own. Sun-lit waterfront eat in kitchen, additional kitchenette for guests, stylish and informal den, four larger than usual bedrooms all with fantastic views including the oversized master bedroom with ensuite. Additional large study or a 5th bedroom, private gym, art gallery, wrap around terraces. Additional features include loads of storage space and three large safes within the residence. Exterior features include 2 separate storage rooms, 2 independent entrances and 2 parking spaces. This residence is the most outstanding and most comfortable residence in the entire Gulf Harbour community.



This listing recently sold for $520,000.

14362 Tuscany Pointe Trl, NAPLES, FL 34120  

Residential
$540,000
Price
$520,000
Sale Price
5
Bedrooms
5/2
Full/Half Baths
H.13651 - Beautiful and better than new with Lowest HOA Fees in the AREA!! This gorgeous 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home with extra large bedrooms has elbow room + for the whole family. On the main level you'll find the gorgeous updated kitchen with tasteful cabinet and granite selections, stainless steel appliances, walk in pantry, and huge island that seats four comfortably. The gorgeous kitchen opens to the dining/cafe and oversized family room. Here you open the sliders wide to the private pool and spa with brick paver patio, in the most private park like setting on the preserve. Upstairs you'll find four more bedrooms all oversized with lots of closet space, two more bathrooms and the home theatre/billiards/playroom/living room/loft area! Outside you have an extra parking spot and basketball hoop! This lovely home, serviced by three of Collier County's finest schools, (Big Cypress Elementary, Oakridge Middle and Gulf Coast High), combined with some of the lowest HOA fees in the area, is fast making the beautiful new neighborhood of Tuscany Pointe a much sought after location! Don't miss your opportunity to get a great deal in a beautiful neighborhood for your family!


There’s a lot that goes into the process of buying a new home. Buyers often think that once the closing process in complete they can move their stuff in and things will go back to normal. But they are often caught off guard throughout that first initial year by maintenance tasks. Tasks that they could have been prepared for at the beginning if only they had known. So today I want to talk about how to stay one step ahead when you first move in to avoid surprises months later or worse years down the line. For the most part, these should each take you all of ten minutes a few times a month.

Be sure to write in reminders on your calendar for monthly maintenance and annual inspections to stay on top of any issues that may arise. Maintenance is key to good homeownership. You’ll save money in the long run as you find and repair issues when they are still minor. You’ll be so glad you didn’t find out the hard way - by a burst pipe or major crack in your foundation.

Speaking of maintenance and saving money, wait to invest in top to bottom renovations, especially those that are purely cosmetic. Buying a new home is a large investment and most families need time to bounce back financially from the buying and moving process. Funnel what finances you do have towards initial repairs that will need to be made. And since you no longer have a landlord to depend on when repairs need to be made it is wise to start building an emergency fund for future home repairs.

For initial repairs that will need to be made be sure to hire professionals to take care of any and all that are technical. Don’t try to fix repairs yourself that you aren’t qualified to do. And no a Google search isn't enough to qualify you to do electrical or plumbing work. You’ve just made a major investment. So ensure to protect that investment for years to come by having things done the right way the first time. This also saves you money in the long run from having a professional come to undo your mistakes and set it up the right way. Or worse, from medical bills.

Keep a binder to track and save receipts for all home improvements. Doing so will help you to maximize your tax-free earnings if and when you decide to sell your home. And while the line between home improvements and repairs can get vague in some areas it’s best to track everything. Invest in an accountant, especially for your first year of homeownership, to help you sift through these receipts and maximize your returns. This binder will also come in handy for years to come. You’ll be able to refer back to when you purchased a new water heater or last had a home inspection done, for example.

Invest in sufficient home insurance. Not all basic plans include fire and flood protection. You will also need life insurance policies if you have dependents. This will ensure that if anything were to happen to you, your dependents would gain ownership of the house. And since you now own a large asset it is wise to ramp up your car insurance policy.

Don’t get caught off guard. Take 10 minutes a few times each week after you’ve closed on your house to set up these appointments and systems. For such a small amount of time, they have major pay off. And come tax season or time to make a repair you’ll be so glad you did.


2910 4th St Nw, NAPLES, FL 34120  

Residential
$309,000
Price
3
Bedrooms
2
Baths
Impeccably maintained & beautifully updated pool home in one of the most sought after areas of Golden Gate Estates. Less than 5 minutes to new shopping and restaurants with much more to come! The home was gutted in in 2007 and new wood cabinetry in the kitchen and both baths was installed. Granite and tumbled travertine was installed in the kitchen and master bath and solid surface counter in the guest bath. All plumbing fixtures are upgraded and were purchased at Ferguson's of Naples. In 2007 an new water softener was installed and the entire water system was recharged in 8/17 with a reverse osmosis system and hot water heater going in in 2018! In 2010 a new irrigation system servicing the entire property was put in and in 2011 a new GE glass cooktop with double ovens. In 2014 a new AC with a new evaporator coil in 2017. New roof & seamless gutters in 2015, and in 2017 the pool was resurfaced and new plumbing for the pool equipment was installed. Also in 2017 the new LG SS refrigerator and LG SS dishwasher went in and in 2018 a new pool cage, and new top end Maytag washer and dryer with new valves behind them were installed. The pride of homeownership can not be overlooked here!


2061 16th Ave Sw, NAPLES, FL 34117  

Residential
$349,000
Price
3
Bedrooms
2
Baths
Set back from the road this beautiful newer home has been impeccably maintained. It features a grand double door entry, formal dining room, breakfast bar and eat-in-kitchen nook. The bedrooms are large as is the under truss lanai! The three car garage will keep the family car looking new as well as hold the families toys! Roll down screen on the single car door for the beautiful Florida winters breezes while working outside! Nice cleared yard.