Monthly Archives: April 2014

Break Out The Paddles – The 38th Annual Naples Canoe Race Is May 10th

  It’s that time of year again! The Irish have Saint Patricks Day, The German’s have Octoberfest, many areas throughout the world have Carnival and Mardi Gras, and Naples Florida has the Canoe Races. Arguably the Canoe races are our … Continue reading

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Taste of Collier

Life is good in Naples Florida! The 31st annual Taste of Collier went off without a hitch. This year around 30 local restaurants manned the booths, along with multiple bands, an ice carving contest, and a chef’s competition. Traditionally the … Continue reading

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Haldeman’s Landing: A Challenge To The Boat Dock Plan

After successful negotiations with Windstar on Naples Bay for annexation and an ownership change the “shovel readiness” of the Haldeman’s Landing project grows closer.   Like many new developments in Naples today more new construction is welcomed by the Naples … Continue reading

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Trying To Figure Out The Real Estate Market? Follow The Employment Picture

  One of my favorite real estate pioneers, Real Estate Bob, told me house sales drive the employment market.  He would say a single house sale creates as many as twelve jobs with follow in work and trickle down impacts. We … Continue reading

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Views From A National Real Estate Developer and A Look At Naples

In a continuing series on real estate information gained this week we would like to report on views from a national real estate developer. With the shortage of inventory and a run up in sales since 2009 the “big boys” … Continue reading

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A Look At The National Real Estate Scene – Up 20% In The Last Two Years

On Monday this week my co-founder and I attended the Naples Area Board of Realtors real estate conference at the Waldorf – you know lots of facts and figures Realtors love but might cause the eyes of others to glaze over. … Continue reading

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Naples, Florida Real Estate Prices Up 15.2% In Three Months

  According to the Naples Area Board Of Realtors overall median prices rose 15.2% for the three months ending March 31 and rose 8.4% for the month ending March 31. Wow. Some price increase. Please read the full report at … Continue reading

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Life In Naples: Lifestyles and A Little Real Estate

The day after Easter. A later Easter at that. This is another day on the calendar when our seasonal friends pack up and head north for the summer. It was 72 degrees in Chicago yesterday for goodness sakes. Time to … Continue reading

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The 2006 Buyer: Underwater But Clawing To The Surface

  (attribution for image from home safe.com) The Naples News published an excellent article on the position of those folks “underwater” in their homes – you know, when you have “negative equity” in a home bought in the last few … Continue reading

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Need a Pet Friendly Option In Naples? Meet Dixie

I would like everyone to meet Dixie our newest Naples Best Addresses client here in Naples, Florida at Coldwell Banker. Well actually Dixie’s owners are legally our new clients but we know who helped drive the decision to buy a … Continue reading

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