Home Buyers Should Mark to Market

Outstanding column in Naples Daily News offering buyer advice for navigating through today's market conditions. The column is authored by Tom Selck, a semi-retired architect and owner of Design Outside the Box.
Buyers rule again after a decade. There aren’t many, but they will be happy. This may be the best time we will ever see to buy or build. But a new rule book is needed for this game.

Buying a recent subdivision home: Forget the asking price for the “Farkmont IV” home you like in Beetle Pines. You can mark this to market.

In Lee County the website for reviewing the history on a home and developing your mark to market strategy is www.leepa.org. This site provides details on appraised value, prior sales, current taxes and even a photo of property. It is a must use resource for any buyer currently in the market.

Be smart, stand fast in this post-boom real-estate market [Naples Daily News]

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