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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 paradise...so, 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 CNNmoney.com. 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 again...to 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 youtube...no 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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2010 Marketing Strategies

Posted on December 18, 2009

While putting the finishing touches on our 2010 Business Plan, including detailed marketing strategies and a budget, it was interesting for me to note the following observations according to the National Association of Realtors. NAR asked over 100,000 consumers to rank the "usefulness" of information sources when 'buying' real estate. Here are some of their findings for 2009: The real estate agent (81%) edged out the Internet (77%) for the

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Sunset Island

Posted on November 17, 2009

Chip and I drove out to Everglades City last night to have dinner with friends that were visiting from out of town. It's less than an hour drive from downtown Naples, but it might as well be half-way around the world. When you arrive in this sweet little village where time stood still more than a few decades ago you really feel like you are being tossed back to another

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Honoring Those Who Serve Our Nation

Posted on November 09, 2009

Please take a quiet moment and join The Harris Peppe Team today, Veteran's Day, by recognizing the men and women who are currently defending our nation as well as those who have bravely served in the past. Let us never forget those who have dedicated their lives in preserving our cherished freedom, democracy and human dignity. In addition let us also remember the sacrifices of their families and loved ones.

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Naples Real Estate Statistics for October

Posted on November 02, 2009

Naples Residential Closed Sales : A Comparison of October 2008 vs. October 2009 In October 2008 there were a total of 392 Closed Sales compared to 483 Closed Sales last month. Approximately a 19% increase.October 2008 Closed Sales priced under $300,000 totalled 239 (61% of the total closings) vs. 323 Closed Sales in October 2009 (66.8% of the closings). 36 of the closed sales in October 2008 were Previews Properties

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Trick or Treat?

Posted on October 31, 2009

Can you believe it is the end of another month? The time just seems to fly by... Halloween to me always signifies the beginning of the holiday season...everywhere you look there are decorations. Each year it seems to get a little bit earlier. Doesn't it? Or is it just me? In addition to preparing for the holiday season, real estate agents in the south are also gearing up for our

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Staying Connected

Posted on October 22, 2009

We are eager to get back to the office after spending the past couple of months on the third leg of the Great Circle Route . While away we observed the following, which we would like to share with you: 1. No matter how far from civilization we veered off the beaten path; if there was a For Sale sign on a remote island on the rivers or on a

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Rates Dip Below 5%

Posted on October 02, 2009

Interest rates on a 30 year home loan dropped below 5% for the first time since May! ~and, Currently 29% of mortgage experts polled by Bankrate.com expect further reductions in the next 30 days. For more information about today's rates please contact our team member at Sunbelt Lending, Kelly Rebimbas 239-273-5239 direct or email her at krebimbas@sunbeltlending.com On another note, on Thursday, The National Association of Realtors reported that the

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