Naples Real Estate Market Update

Posted on May 06, 2010

There's a lot going on in the Naples real estate market. Here's a brief recap. The average sale price in Naples is $357,010. In April 2009 the average sale price was just under $350,000. In March of 2010 it went above $400,000 for the first time since November 2008. In January through April 2009 there were 11,243 new listings taken in Naples compared to the first 4 months of 2010

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Come On Down to Naples CityFest!

Posted on May 04, 2010

Several years ago, the brainchild of The Downtown Naples Association, Naples CityFest, became a reality. What began as a celebration for the "locals", who endure the influx of our wonderful snowbirds from approximately October through April, has now become one of the best city festivals of the year! ~And, this event occurs not only in May to kick up our heels at the end of "season", but once again in

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The Poll Is Closed!

Posted on May 01, 2010

It's May 1st, and the polls are closed on the blog. 60 days ago I posted this question: "How did you find" The results are in! 70% of the respondents found us by looking in a search engine, 20% read about us in a print media publication, and 10% by personal recommendation. It pays to be on the 1st page of Google where over a quarter of a

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Right On Naples Bay!

Posted on April 26, 2010

Get Ready for Breathtaking Sunsets! This luxurious bay front home is waiting for that special buyer looking for one of the most dramatic views in Naples Florida! Located on an estate-size lot measuring 100' X 175' with desirable western exposure in prestigious Royal Harbor! Boasting over 3,700 square feet of Living Area; this well cared for 3 bedroom +den residence features soaring ceilings, great room plan, custom built-ins, crown mouldings,

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Keeping It Green!

Posted on April 23, 2010

Buying a home is probably the biggest investment you will ever make. Many buyers today are interested in a green lifestyle. People want to reduce their "carbon footprint" by taking advantage of the long-term savings that a green home affords. Do you know your "carbon footprint"? I think you'd be surprised to find out what an impact your lifestyle has on our planet. Click HERE to take calculate your carbon

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Real Estate Market Trends

Posted on April 12, 2010

Here's a LINK to the current market trends in Southwest Florida. The data includes Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero. All information is derived from the SunshineMLS. Statistics have been tracked for these graphs going back to the 1st of January 2009 through the end of March 2010. I thought it was interesting to note that the list to sale ratio has been pretty consistent, around 90%, across the board. For

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Photos of Paradise

Posted on April 09, 2010

Here's a link to some beautiful photos of Naples, Florida! If you have any photos of Naples that you would like to share, please send them to me in a jpg file, and we will feature them on our site! CLICK HERE Thank you, and have a great weekend!

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Questions About the Home Buyers Tax Credit

Posted on March 30, 2010

Here is an article that was published yesterday by RISMEDIA which answers the 'Top 4 Questions Home Buyers have about the Tax Credit'. Click HERE for link. For additional information, the Federal Housing Tax Credit Website can be accessed by clicking here HERE. As always, thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read our Naples Real Estate blog. We hope you will call us when you are

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Naples is the Place to Be!

Posted on March 29, 2010

One of my co-workers just forwarded me an article that appeared in the New York Times over the weekend that I wanted to share! You don't just have to take my word for it...I've known for a long time that Naples is, Here's what the Times had to say about our beautiful little city! Read it HERE!

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Florida Leads Big-Boat Market Rebound!

Posted on March 18, 2010

As recently reported in Soundings Trade Only magazine, there's a rebound happening in the boating industry and Florida, particularly Southwest Florida, is taking the lead! The first few months of last year saw very low sales volumes, but by mid-year big-boat brokers saw sales that surpassed the monthly units for all of 2008. By the last quarter of 2009 Florida brokers led the big-boat sales, which "bred guarded optimism about

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Posted on March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day from me and Chip. ~In honor of the occasion I thought I would post one of my favorite Irish blessings, and appropriately, it is a Home Blessing! May these walls be filled with laughter,may it reach from floor to rafter.May the roof keep out the rain,may sunshine warm each windowpane.May the door be open wideto let the good Lord's love inside. There are wonderful activities already

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Real Estate Predictions

Posted on March 15, 2010

I thought this was interesting enough to share....384 real estate markets across the United States are being tracked by Check out the predictions for your city/area by clicking on this LINK. For detailed information about Naples Real Estate please call me or my partner, Chip Harris today! 239-370-0574 Thanks and make it a great day!

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Location, Condition, Price, Marketing

Posted on March 12, 2010

Location, condition, price, marketing...these are the four items that determine how quickly a home will sell. A seller controls 3 of the 4! Take these two cases as an example: A home in really poor condition, in an inferior location, will still sell if it is marketed properly and priced well.If your home is in good condition, in a nice location, and if it is marketed correctly, but is still

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Writer’s Block?

Posted on March 11, 2010

The most successful blogs are those which are written consistently. Regular, interesting entries...thought provoking posts...informative, catchy, entertaining...I read blogs often. I subscribe to several. I know a few bloggers that I believe should actually write books...they are really great writers. Their use of whirling words paint pictures in my head...I am mesmerized by their ability to describe simple things like planting an herb garden or cooking a souffle or shopping

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A Welcome Addition!

Posted on March 10, 2010

Welcome Suzanne Novita! I think everyone here at the Coldwell Banker Previews office in Naples was thrilled this morning at our weekly sales meeting to be introduced to the newest member of the Fifth Avenue team, Suzanne Novita! Suzanne comes to us from the Coldwell Banker office in Delray Beach. She recently relocated to Naples so that she and her husband could be closer to family. Her primary duties will

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It’s all about the friends we make along the way…

Posted on February 11, 2010

Tonight Chip and I are having two of my friends from New Jersey over for dinner with their spouses. We sold each of them a home here in Naples and it is a wonderful treat for me to have the afternoon free to prepare a loving meal for them...We get so busy this time of year, it isn't often that I get to enjoy my kitchen (except for mac &

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Social Networking and Today’s Real Estate Agent

Posted on February 10, 2010

If you think social networking is just a passing fad, think all of you real estate agents out there still doing business the old-fashioned way, please take a few minutes to watch this VIDEO ...In fact, anyone in any business should take 4 minutes to watch this video! To those of you who have embraced social networking, more power to you! It is the future, whether we like it

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A Beautiful Sunset in Naples Florida

Posted on February 04, 2010

This is an un-retouched photograph of a beautiful sunset taken last night at The Moorings Private Beach in Naples Florida! You just gotta' love winter in paradise! *click on photo for enlargement

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Thank You!

Posted on February 03, 2010

Today's blood drive was a HUGE success!I would like to personally thank the Naples Community Hospital Blood Center and Bloodmobile, the Downtown Naples Association, the donors from Merrill Lynch on 5th Avenue South, my fabulous friends who responded to my pleas and all the wonderful agents and staff here at Coldwell Banker Previews office that gave the gift of life today. We had a very successful drive which resulted in

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All Our Listings Are On Youtube!

Posted on January 29, 2010

We have been busy getting some fabulous new listings in our inventory here in beautiful Naples Florida! Prices, selection, mortgage rates and the weather have never been better! Call us today to preview some of these wonderful homes.239.370.0574 ~and, Please check out the virtual tours and videos on YOUTUBE! Thank you...have a great weekend!

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Goal Planning

Posted on January 28, 2010

Everyone who knows me knows that I am a huge goal planner....whether it is personal, family or business goals...whether it be a daily, monthly, annual or long term goals; I write a comprehensive business plan each and every year that includes systems and strategies for accomplishing these goals. So, the fact that I went to a Goal Planning seminar at the Board of Realtors today may baffle those who know

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They’re Baaaack!

Posted on January 21, 2010

I haven't been blogging, there's no time to tweet...and all my facebook friends are wondering where I am...I think I lost my space on myspace...forget about time for tunes and videos...and lately I'm more "linked-out" than LinkedIn... YES, 'season' is in full swing, and our wonderful snowbirds are back looking for homes in paradise! The Harris Peppe Team is busy! Have you seen our featured home of the week

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Good Time to Buy a Home

Posted on January 12, 2010

Now is the best time to buy a home! Hear Jim Gillespie, the CEO of Coldwell Banker on Fox News yesterday! This was a very good interview. Does anyone else out there remember 20% interest rates back in the early 80's? I can't believe I've been doing this for so long. Good Time to Buy a Home

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Naples Best Waterfront Opportunity

Posted on January 08, 2010

OPEN SUNDAY January 10th, 2010 from 1-4 PM 1150 Sandpiper Street Beautifully remodeled direct gulf access single family home located in the nautical neighborhood of Oyster Bay. Updating includes new granite & stainless kitchen, luxurious baths, marble flooring and a new dock with lift. Picture perfect decor...a real pleasure to show in every way! A stone's throw by boat to Naples Bay; and just a short walk to Bayfront's restaurants,

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Happy 2010 from The Harris Peppe Team

Posted on January 06, 2010

Happy New Year from The Harris Peppe Team! There are a lot of wonderful things going on around here that we'd like to share. First off, today marked the first Business Meeting of the year here at the Coldwell Banker Fifth Avenue Previews office in downtown Naples, and the first meeting presided over by our new broker, Joni Albert. She did a great job and everyone is pleased and excited

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