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Why I love Southwest Florida ~ Top 100 Reasons

Posted on June 24, 2014

...The Countdown Continues! Earlier this month I decided to do a "Top 100 Reasons Why I Love SW Florida" blog feature---honestly, I think when I get to 100, I'll be able to do another 100! There are so many reasons to be grateful we live, work and play in this wonderful town we call 'Paradise', Naples Florida. What I am here to tell you about is what puts the REAL in

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100 Reasons Why I Love Southwest Florida

Posted on June 18, 2014

So Many Restaurants, So Little Time #NaplesRestaurants Reason #2 why I love SW Florida: All the fabulous restaurants! I was born in New York City...New York City has great restaurants...but, I am not afraid to say that even small town Naples rivals the Big Apple in great places to eat! I think one could go out every night of the week for a year and never hit the same place

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100 Reasons Why I Love Southwest Florida

Posted on June 10, 2014

100 Reasons Why I Love SW Florida     For those of you who have 'followed' me for awhile, you know that over the years I have been a much more active blogger than this past year or so...Blogging is easy when you're going through an economic downturn, but when you're busy selling, who has the time? Well, I know I've said this before, but I am really going to

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Florida Tops List of International Buyer’s Destination!

Posted on May 20, 2014

25% of all international buyers in the USA purchase in Florida! In a recent article about international buyers, published in the Naples REALTOR magazine, several statistics were shared that I found interesting. Did you know that Florida accounts for nearly 25% of all international sales in the USA? Miami heads the list of destinations, with 21% of the 25%, but the Naples-Marco Island real estate market remains strong at 6.3%

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Old Naples Condo Market

Posted on April 15, 2014

The Old Naples Condo Market is Hot Hot Hot!  The Colonnade on Fifth Avenue South [photo inset] is priced at $1,270,000. USD and offers the best of the best of downtown living. Located directly on 5th Avenue S., the top floor home has over 2,500 square feet under air! The spacious 3 bedroom residence has many luxury features including granite kitchen, solid wood cabinetry, bamboo flooring and plantation shutters. The

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Happy Living Survey

Posted on April 04, 2014

Are you in a "happy place?" Photo of Naples Pier can be enlarged by clicking on picture "Are you in a “happy place”? ~Sounds like a funny question, but in the most recent “State of American Well-Being” report, the Gallup-Heathways ‘Well-Being Index’ measured Americans perceptions of happiness! Both physical and emotional health, as well as healthy behaviors, work environment, social and community factors, financial security, and access to necessities such

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Another New Listing in Naples Florida

Posted on April 02, 2014

Welcome Home to Colliers Reserve This estates home has been impeccably maintained and features many custom upgrades and appointments throughout. The interior boasts 4 spacious bedrooms, a formal living room and a comfortable gathering room right off the gourmet kitchen featuring a gas stove and new granite. Tasteful Egyptian limestone flooring, Anderson windows and 8' solid wood doors are some of the many designs of this magnificent residence. Additionally, the

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Colliers Reserve Masterpiece

Posted on March 26, 2014

Stunning Home For Sale in Naples Florida     This magnificent home is located in the pristine North Naples community of Colliers Reserve. The gated neighborhood might be one of the most natural in all of Southwest Florida, where 228 single family homes share the 448 acres including 200 acres of habitat preserve. The Cocohatchee River meanders through the Audubon Signature Sanctuary golf course. From the moment you walk over

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Another New Listing In Naples Florida

Posted on March 19, 2014

Located in the beautiful gulf side community of Coquina Sands, this custom built California mission-style residence embraces you immediately upon entering the charming entry courtyard.  ~ Coquina Sands Masterpiece ~ Designed by the prestigious architectural firm of Stofft Cooney, and constructed in 2006 by BCB Homes of Naples Florida, this spacious home features 3 large bedrooms plus a study. Each guest suite has its own private full bath and has

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New Listing Port Royal Naples Florida

Posted on March 17, 2014

Welcome to this magnificent Residence in  Naples' most exclusive waterfront community, Port Royal. Moonrise over Rum Row Casual elegance best describes this lovely home which boasts over 7,800 square feet of living area. The 5 bedroom estate includes a first floor master suite which connects to a mahogany paneled library. A 4-car garage and top floor media room are among its many desirable features. From the moment you walk into

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Naples Real Estate Update

Posted on February 19, 2014

The Naples Real Estate Market Continues to Heat Up While Cold Temperatures Up North Keep Snowbirds Flocking To South Florida This Winter!   The Naples Pier at Sunset   Last week The Naples Area Board of REALTORS®, known locally as NABOR® published the most recent numbers for the month ending on January 31st, 2014. Here are some of the findings based on the data derived from our MLS for year-over-year

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Naples Real Estate Blog: Naples Real Estate Update

Posted on January 27, 2014

Naples Real Estate Blog: Naples Real Estate Update

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Naples Real Estate Update

Posted on January 27, 2014

2013 Market Report for Naples Florida There's a lot to report when considering the real estate market in SW Florida. I will begin by taking a broad look at the market, from Naples north through Bonita Springs and Estero. We can break down the market into more specific segments in upcoming posts, but for now I want to at least get the year end results posted before the end of

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Giving Back…

Posted on December 18, 2013

Special Gifts for Our Seniors in Naples! A dozen or so years ago, a gentleman who used work in our office, began a gift drive that would allow folks in nursing homes to get presents when they otherwise might not even get a visitor for the holidays. It's hard to believe, with all the 'fancy' assisted living centers in Naples, that nursing homes such as these exist, but they do.

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Some Holiday Humor…

Posted on December 11, 2013

Hi Everyone. Hope this post finds you all well and happy. It's a busy time of year--and I've not been very consistent in my blogging duties this year--I promise, 2014 will see me back at several posts a week, but for now, I just could not pass up the chance to share this funny picture! A little holiday blogging humor from the Naples Real Estate Blogger...Make it a great day!

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Closed Sales Up…AGAIN!

Posted on October 21, 2013

Closed Home Sales Up 22% in Third Quarter for 2013 There are three key real estate market indicators that help determine how a community is performing when compared to the same time period of previous years. Those are: 1.) The number of closed sales, 2.) the amount of inventory, and 3.) the median home sale prices. ~According the The Naples Area Board of Realtors, in a report published October 17th,

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Home Sweet Home

Posted on October 15, 2013

      We completed the sale of our personal residence at 1490 Jewel Box Avenue today. Going through both the listing and sale sides of the transaction, as well as simultaneously coordinating a purchase, has made us much more aware of and sensitive to the experiences that all buyers and sellers go through during this process. I've always said, a good agent needs to list and sell their own

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Selling Our Own Home

Posted on August 08, 2013

A Lesson In Empathy Every real estate agent needs experience selling their own home, every few years, so they don't loose the empathy of what sellers go through during the course of the listing period!   1490 Jewel Box Avenue Oyster Bay ~ Naples, Florida Last autumn Chip & I watched the values in our neighborhood begin to rise for the first time in many years---at one point, The Royal

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What is PREVIEWS?

Posted on July 30, 2013

Coldwell Banker Previews International  Celebrates 80th Anniversary!  Coldwell Banker Previews International is happy to celebrate its 80th anniversary this month. Paying tribute to the legacy started in 1933 by the PREVIEWS founder, Henderson Talbot. Talbot was a real estate agent with ties to Hollywood who introduced the use of motion picture to market his high end listings. Imagine his vision, utilizing film, allowing international buyers the ability to "preview" exclusive

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The Naples Condo market Under $1 Million

Posted on July 12, 2013

Great Values "Under $1 Million"  in the Naples Florida Condo Market Presently there are just over 2,000 Active condo listings in Naples priced below $1 million dollars. That may seem like a decent inventory, but when you take into consideration that there have been over 4,600 closed sales of listings priced below 1 million in the past 12 months you come up with an entirely different conclusion. *That equates to

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Marco Island New Construction Opportunity

Posted on June 05, 2013

Modern Architecture Forever views from every room in this spectacular 4 bedroom + den contemporary residence. Classic Key West exterior, mixes modern finishes inside, for a wonderful blend of simple, crisp and clean casual elegance throughout. The expansive wrap around decks frame the home, and the quiet cul-de-sac homesite offers gulf access for the boating enthusiast. The home boats over 5,000 sq ft of true Florida living area! It is still early enough

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Season is Not Over!

Posted on May 29, 2013

Naples Housing Market Remains HOT Heading Into Summer! Naples Real Estate saw record breaking increases this season. Now, here we are, nearing the end of May, and we are still pretty busy. I had two buyer's over the weekend, both had been here during the winter...they came back to buy!  The summer promises to be just as active, as stated in the attached article from this week's press release in The Naples Daily News.

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Beachfront Home on Gordon Drive Sells for $7.6M

Posted on May 15, 2013

The Nautilus Naples, FL (May 15, 2013) Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is pleased to announce that Chip Harris & Michele Peppe of The NaplesRealEstate.com sales team located on 5th Avenue South in downtown Naples, has sold the beach front estate at 3630 Gordon Drive for $7.6 million dollars. They represented the seller in the transaction. The 8426-square-foot home is in the exclusive Port Royal Beach Estates neighborhood. The centerpiece

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The 2013 Economic Summit

Posted on May 03, 2013

I will be the first to admit that blogging has taken a back seat this season to customer service, as it should. WE HAVE BEEN BUSY!!!! As always, it is my intention to get the word out there about what is happening the in local real estate market...to talk about select vendors that we've had success with...to share rental opprtunities, news of new restaurants and fun places in town to recreate & relax...I've

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Our Prayers Are With You Boston

Posted on April 19, 2013

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you Boston! The team at NaplesRealEstate.com has joined in the relief efforts with a donation to The One Fund Boston, a fund created by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, and Boston Mayor Thomas Menini. This fund will directly help those affected by Monday's tragedy. We ask that you please give generously. To contribute, please visit: http://onefundboston.org/ Thank you, The Naples Real Estate Blogger 

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