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Collier County Museums

Posted on June 04, 2021

Do you want to know what I think is one of the best deals in town? Did you know that Collier County Museums offer five diverse locations where you can explore the history of Southwest Florida? Did you know the entrance fee to each museum is FREE?! Yes, free admission, free education programs, free lectures, free exhibits! So whether you are interested in learning more about the past at the

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Kayaking in SW Florida

Posted on May 26, 2021

The backwaters in SW Florida are some of the most beautiful anywhere for "paddling". Whether you are in a canoe, kayak or paddleboard, there is nothing like gliding through the calm backwaters and experiencing the flora and fauna up-close.There is only one public access facility in Collier County. The Isles of Capri Paddlecraft Park was designed specifically for such crafts. The ramp launches you right into McIlvane Bay, a shallow

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Market Update

Posted on April 15, 2021

We have heard conflicting stories about a “bubble” bursting in the Florida real estate market...Much of this market is being driven by demand, which we don’t think will stop anytime soon. Florida is seeing an influx of new permanent residents from the NE and Midwest, as usual, but additionally Californians are migrating to the Sunshine State. We've had several sales pend "sight unseen"! Our market is hot and we don't

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Most Frequently Asked Question…

Posted on January 27, 2021

Lately, one of the most frequently asked question I've been receiving from clients who are thinking about selling is, "But if I sell, where am I going to go?" This is a common dilemma in a rising market. On one hand, you want to take advantage of the "Seller's Market", with median closed sale prices up over 18% year-over-year...but, unless you are looking to downsize or relocate somewhere else in

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Half-way Through January!

Posted on January 13, 2021

Welcome to 2021! I thought by now I'd have posted at least a half dozen times...but goodness, we are busy! Most of our calls the past 2 weeks have been from our northern friends looking for last minute rentals...the rental inventory got scooped up quickly. There is a very low inventory as many investment properties are being occupied by the owner who realized they can work from home, therefore why

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The Lessons of 2020…?

Posted on December 30, 2020

I have always preferred to look at life's challenges as lessons not obstacles...failures as opportunities to learn. Who else can join me in looking for the bright spots in 2020? There are some...I promise... This crazy year is one we will never forget...we have all been effected one way or another; known many who survived the pandemic, while some did not....Businesses that thrived [think commercial cleaners and face-mask manufacturers] and

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Naples Market Update

Posted on November 24, 2020

Here are some interesting statistics recently published by the Naples Area Board of Realtors. All data is based on overall MLS inventory and compares October 2019 to October 2020: Inventory across the board is down 34% Overall "pendings" increased a record 73% Median closed price is up 17% to $385,000 Overall closed sales for the month increased 65% Days on the Market have decreased 12% to 92 DOM Over 30%

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Handshakes vs. Hugs

Posted on September 02, 2020

Who else misses a handshake? We are all talking about how much we miss hugging; but I miss handshakes. Years ago, I attended a class, the instructor was *Steve Oniki, and he shared his view on the importance of a handshake in doing business. My dad taught me, as a young girl, to give a good handshake. “Firm, but don’t break their hand, look them in the eyes, and let

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Who is Ready for Phase 2 ?

Posted on June 05, 2020

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday that Florida will be moving into a second phase of reopening. The order will take effect today, Friday June 5th. Governor DeSantis made his announcement at Universal Orlando Resort, which opened to passholders on Wednesday and Thursday, and opened to the public today. The phase two reopening does not include Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties, which has had the highest concentration of CoVid-19

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Executive Order Reopening Florida

Posted on May 01, 2020

Executive Order 20-112 Phase I of Reopening Florida Guidance: Effective May 4th, 2010 at 12:01 am. All persons in Florida shall continue to limit their personal interactions outside of the home, avoid congregating in large groups, limit all non-essential travel and use all "universal precautions" as recommended by the CDC. Senior citizens and individuals with a significant underlying medical condition are strongly encouraged to #STAYHOME and take all measures to

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