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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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According to NAR Sellers Are Not Panicking

Posted on April 26, 2020

As Reported in today’s HomeActions Newsletter: Nearly 3 in 4 Realtors® This Week Report Sellers Haven’t Lowered Listing Prices to Attract Buyers, Suggesting Calmness and "No Panic Selling by Homeowners." WASHINGTON (April 23, 2020) – Nearly 3 in 4 Realtors® currently working with sellers this week – 74% – reported their clients haven’t reduced listing prices to attract buyers, according to a new survey from the National Association of Realtors®.

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Everyone Has a Covid19 Story…

Posted on April 08, 2020

Everyone has a Covid19 story...we are ALL being effected by this virus. All of us! No one is being spared. Even if not directly, the ripple effect is in full swing. This effects every person, family, business, church, charity, friend and relative...As a real estate team, we are doing everything we can to insure a safe operation to protect our friends and customers. Our office closed long before it was

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Look For the Silver Lining

Posted on March 21, 2020

It seems somewhat trivial to be blogging about real estate while the whole world is so focused on the coronavirus…I am an eternal optimist, so it is my nature to look for the blessing in every challenge. I’m a ‘silver lining’ kinda’ gal. I am grateful for this time at home to get connected with the things I love to do such as gardening, reading, making art, and writing…Yesterday my

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Don’t Forget to File for Homestead!

Posted on January 24, 2020

What is Florida Homestead? A person who, on January 1st, has the legal title or beneficial title in equity to any “real” property in the state of Florida, and who in good faith makes the property his or her permanent residence, is entitled to an exemption. Once granted, you are entitled to a reduction of up to $50,000 from the assessed value of your property. To qualify you must be

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Happy New Year 2020!

Posted on January 07, 2020

There's no better place to be this time of year than Naples Florida. This is a paradise that has something for everyone. Whether you are a Luxury Homebuyer looking for a beachfront retreat, or an investor looking for a safe place to put your money...Are you a first time home relocating, looking for a beautiful place to raise your children, or perhaps a Snowbird wanting a home or condo in

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Be Prepared ~ It’s Hurricane Season

Posted on June 06, 2019

As Reported today in the Florida Realtors post: ORLANDO, Fla. – June 5, 2019 – Until Hurricane Michael hit Florida's Panhandle last year, that area of the state was considered less vulnerable than the eastward parts that jut out into the Atlantic Ocean's preferred path for big storms. Hurricane season begins on June 1st and lasts six months, with storm threats typically peaking in August and September. But a major

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This Week’s Featured Home ~ Pelican Bay Villa

Posted on March 11, 2019

Call today to see this charming home located in the beachside community of Pelican Bay. Breathtaking lake views. Walk to the Waterside Shops and Artis Naples. Additional photos and virtual tour can be found at www.naplesrealestate.com or call 1-239-370-0574 for a private showing! This is the home you have been waiting for!

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Happy New Year

Posted on January 07, 2019

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Photo credit goes to John Bartoldus of Sunset at The Naples Pier. The NaplesRealEstate.com Team welcomes the New Year with cautious optimism...We see most indicators pointing towards 2019 being one of the best years ever in the local real estate industry. Interest rates continue to climb, but are still considerably lower than historic rates. The luxury market is strong, and the influx of "baby boomers" keeps us

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Naples Florida Listing of the Week!

Posted on December 04, 2018

Breathtaking views south across Naples Bay...without a doubt, this "King-sized" homesite is one of the prime locations in all of Royal Harbor! Few locations in Naples compare. 4 Spacious Bedrooms plus a den, 4 Baths, huge pool and lanai area, massive deck and boat dock with lifts, a formal living room with fireplace....every cook's dream kitchen! Modernize the existing home or build your own custom estate! Surrounded by magnificent multi-million

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Perfection in Lely Resort ~ Naples Florida

Posted on June 21, 2018

Call today to preview this immaculate estate boasting the most beautiful details for your most discriminating buyer. You will not be disappointed...too many upgrades to name them all; from the artful chandeliers to the butler's pantry...coffered ceilings to the impact glass...and a view to beat all views! Majestic and elegant best describe this home...From the moment you drive up to the moment you call it "home"! This is Naples Real

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Gulf Access in Naples Florida

Posted on June 04, 2018

Are you longing for the time when Naples was a quaint little fishing village, loaded with charm and the homes reflected the peace and tranquility of "Olde Florida"? Well, you've found it! Come see why we believe this intimate waterfront community will take you back to a time when neighbors all took care of one another and a relaxed atmosphere prevailed! This Key West inspired home sits on a navigable

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Naples Florida on Venetian Bay

Posted on April 27, 2018

Breathtaking views west across Venetian Bay in prestigious  Park Shore Location, location, location... Welcome home to this spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bath bay front beauty with top-of-the-line renovations and an open floorplan that takes full advantage of the natural light and magnificent sunsets! Covered parking, extra storage, 3 ensuite full baths and a gourmet kitchen are just a few of its many features. Walking distance to the private Park Shore residents beach as

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Naples Florida Best Value

Posted on April 24, 2018

This immaculate villa is the best value in The Isles of Collier Preserve! Over $65,000 in upgrades including IMPACT GLASS, spacious extended lanai with portrait screening, tile on diagonal, white shaker kitchen cabinets with soft close and pull-out drawers throughout, oversized island, quartz counters, huge pantry, additional oak closet shelving, Hunter Douglas window treatment, and so much more! The southern exposure home overlooks a waterway and preserve giving you the

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Naples Real Estate Great Value

Posted on November 14, 2017

Updated . Immaculate . Serene This picture perfect condo located in Naples Florida is one of the very best values in town! Beautifully remodeled, the home features 2 spacious bedrooms, 2 full baths, covered parking, tons of storage, a fabulous tranquil view and it's PET FRIENDLY! Call us today for additional details about this tremendous opportunity! 1-239-370-0574 Who says Naples isn't affordable! Asking $225,000.

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Best Buy in Olde Naples

Posted on October 16, 2017

This is the BEST Location in all of Olde Naples! Awesome value with a garage, a lagoon pool and spa, lush landscaping, TURNKEY furnished and PET FRIENDLY!! This quality renovated condo is a short walk to the beach and all the wonderful amenities downtown on Fifth Avenue South! Features in this top floor end unit include solid core doors, 2 walk-in closets, TONS of storage, a large gourmet kitchen with

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