Kimberly-Vincent Luxury Real Estate - July 2020

Thinking About Listing Your Home? It’s Not Too Late! WHY THIS PARTICULAR SUMMER IS A GREAT TIME TO SELL

before going back to school. Retirees also frequently move in the summer because many of them want to pack up as soon as they retire, which can happen any time of year, making summer an equal-opportunity option. To put it simply, the best time to list your gorgeous luxury home is right now! If you put it off, then you may miss the wave of post-pandemic movers and young families and the profit their interest could bring. When you’re ready to list — or if you just want some expert advice — call or text Kimberly at 239-919-2742 to talk through your options. We can get your home on the market ASAP, and the more quickly you act, the faster we’ll put money in your pocket.

If you’re considering putting your home on the market, then odds are you’ve been doing quite a bit of research on the smartest time to sell. Here in Naples, we’re often told to sell in the fall or the winter to catch snowbirds looking to move to a warmer climate. However, over our years in the business, we’ve discovered there really is no “bad” time to list your home in Naples — and that’s doubly true this year! As Kimberly mentioned on the cover of this newsletter, the coronavirus pandemic has changed the game when it comes to buying and selling luxury property here in Naples.

Following dangerous outbreaks in their cities, many northerners are planning to move south to smaller, safer locales as quickly as possible, regardless of the season. Better yet, they’re in the market for high-end homes because these last few months of social distancing have made us all prioritize beautiful, luxurious surroundings while we’re indoors. Even in a normal year, summer is still an excellent time to list your home. Families with school-aged children often look to move in the summer so they can avoid disrupting their education and give the kids an opportunity to put down roots

CELEBRATE NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY By Making Your Own Sweet Treat!

Whether you’re a fan of mint chocolate chip or just plain vanilla, nothing cools you down on a hot summer day quite like ice cream. It’s only fitting then that National Ice Cream Day lands on July 19 — right in the middle of the hottest month in the U.S. Ice cream’s history stretches as far back as 500 B.C. when Middle Eastern royalty combined sweet flavors with ice for a cool treat. Ice cream made its way to North America in the 1700s, and it remained a dessert for the wealthy and famous for years. George Washington even spent $200 on ice cream throughout the summer of 1790. (That would be $5,611.20 in today’s dollars!) Thankfully, these days you don’t have to be rich to enjoy ice cream. In fact, you can even save money by making it yourself! Celebrate National Ice Cream Day by creating this everyday treat using these tips. MAKE IT HOW YOU WANT IT. You can flavor your ice cream however you’d like, but there are a few basic ingredients that are necessary for most batches: milk, sugar, gelatin, and eggs.

Dairy-based products like milk are the most common foundation for ice cream. Sugar adds the sweet, scrumptious flavor we all love, and gelatin aids in thickening the mixture. The eggs happen to be one of the most important ingredients because they give ice cream its classic texture while reducing the rate at which it melts. This ensures your ice cream remains in near “mint” condition as you enjoy it. Healthy Alternatives: Use bananas or almond milk for dairy-free ice cream. For vegan ice cream, use agar powder instead of gelatin and eggs. For those looking to avoid sugar, honey is a naturally sweet substitute. GET TO WORK! You’ll need to heat your ingredients on the stove prior to churning and cooling your ice cream. An ice-cream churner is the easiest way to create a perfectly smooth texture, but if you’re looking for an activity to wear out the kids, then have them shake their own ice cream! Simply place all your ingredients in a small baggie, close it up, and place that baggie in a larger one with ice cubes. Shake firmly for at least 15 minutes for homemade creamy goodness.

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