Monthly Archives: May 2014

Snow Birds Leaving In April? Not so fast.

  Snow Birds (and we love them and hope they hurry back) tend to migrate north in the spring after wintering in Naples.  Their flight may be seen up I-75 on spring days.  After the three-month rental periods of January, … Continue reading

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Think You Can Flip A House For A Profit Like They Do On TV?

Don’t you just love those property flipping TV shows?  The buyers jump into a deal sometimes with a sight-unseen property, the builder seems so nice and even though they hit some bumps it seems they all make money.  Sound like … Continue reading

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A Buyer In A Seller’s Market – What Do You Do?

In one of those “be careful what you wish for” situations I am wondering what the coming few months in Naples real estate might look like. Low inventories, rising prices and a bunch of buyers needing help looking over fewer … Continue reading

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Selling Your Home – A Few Ideas

With low inventories and rising properties we are again in a seller’s market in Naples, Florida. Selling a home however is never an easy task. Many times the emotions of leaving a place full of memories or the unknowns of … Continue reading

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Florida Foreclosures: Is The Storm Over Yet?

(Islamorada After the Storm, NaplesBestAddresses.com image) Is the storm over? Not yet. The state foreclosure storm still rumbles on. In recent months we have seen an increase in statewide activity. RealtyTrac reported “Florida, Maryland, Delaware posted top state foreclosure rates … Continue reading

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Naples Lifestyles: A Backcountry Fishing Day

Yesterday was a day to enjoy some of that Naples, Florida lifestyle and a day on the water. My friend Rich and I headed out to the back country just after sunrise for some fishing in this wonderful outdoor paradise. … Continue reading

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New Construction Booming But Cannot Keep Pace With Demand

Yesterday we took a look at the Isles of Colliers Preserve on the east trail – a Minto development with 1,600 planned homes.  Driving over the signature bridge and through the gate really grabs your attention. But drive in the … Continue reading

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The Tourists are Leaving But Real Estate Continues To Come Back

The streets are quieter, fewer boats are on the waterways and you can walk in to most restaurants without a reservation again. Our good friends the snowbirds have flown home (for the most part) and our little southern hamlet is … Continue reading

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A Look At Royal Harbor – A Great On-Water Option In Naples Florida

Royal Harbor and its related neighborhoods of Oyster Bay and Golden Shores are perched on top of Naples Bay looking west toward Aqualane Shores and Old Naples with beautiful views of the bay opening to the south. This area is … Continue reading

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Legos In The Garden: A Look At A Fantastic Exhibit For Kids And Adults

(7,000+ piece Lego rose) Sure, logos are supposed to be for kids but who does not remember playing with these things? As I was standing next to this 7.000+ piece rose at the Naples Botanical Garden yesterday the gentleman next … Continue reading

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