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3rd Quarter Stats

Posted on September 30, 2009

Naples Real Estate 3rd Quarter Statistics Total closed residential sales in Naples were up 38% in the 3rd quarter of 2009 as compared to July 1st - September 30th, 2008. Closed sales in 2008 3rd quarter totalled 1,148 vs. 1,588 total residential closings this year in the 3rd quarter. Under $300,000 again showed the highest increase: 3rd quarter 2008 saw 657 closings in this price range vs. 1,103 total closings

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Relax-Unwind-Swim-Fish

Posted on September 25, 2009

"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles." ~Doug Larson Grab your fishing pole! You are just minutes by boat to the world famous 10,000 Islands! Nearly 3,800 square feet, like new, rarely lived in waterfront vacation home located in prestigious Royal Harbor in beautiful Naples Florida. Built in 2004, this exquisite direct access home leaves no detail unattended. Features include

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Keeping in the Loop

Posted on September 23, 2009

The term, "Keeping in the Loop" has taken on a whole new meaning since we started this voyage in 2007. We are on the Great Circle Loop, better known simply as The Loop! Both of us are still full time real estate agents, so strategically we had to decide how to manage our business while physically not being at the office. The Internet has certainly helped keep us in the

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Make A Difference Today

Posted on September 17, 2009

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does NOT serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so

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Our Request

Posted on September 10, 2009

Our Request: It is hard to believe that it has been 8 years since the atrocity against our great nation which changed us forever...Will any of us ever forget where we were at that moment in time? The Harris-Peppe Team, in cooperation with their parent company, Realogy, would like to request that every residence and every business fly the American flag tomorrow; in honor of those who lost their lives

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Huge Price Reduction!

Posted on September 08, 2009

Check out this week's featured home on our website at www.NaplesRealEstate.com This Exceptional Residence boasts nearly 5,000 square feet and includes 3 spacious bedrooms, a den with custom built-ins, 3-car garage, a luxurious master retreat and wrap around golf course views from every vantage point. The pool and entertainment area is lush and private. Best of all, full membership is INCLUDED in the Arnold Palmer signature golf course. This single

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Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Posted on September 06, 2009

"We should so live and labor in our times that what came to us as seeds may go to the next generation as blossom, and what comes to us as blossom may go to them as fruit. This expresses the true spirit in the love of mankind". ~ Henry Ward Beecher Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend from The Harris- Peppe Team!

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All the Bells and Whistles

Posted on September 05, 2009

Lovingly care for Key West style single family home located at the quiet end of a picturesque street in desirable Royal Harbor. Spacious Great Room features 18' cypress tray ceilings and rich crown mouldings. The fabulous pool area with waterfall leads you out to the lushly landscaped backyard and right down to your private dock with direct Gulf access! Do you want to see 'all the bells and whistles'? Click

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In the Loop, but NOT Out of the Loop

Posted on September 04, 2009

There's definitely an art to getting away and still being able to stay in touch...time management is crucial. I've taught classes over the years to new agents entering the real estate business on Business Planning and Time Management...I consider it one of my strengths. Chip & I left last week for the 3rd and final Leg of our adventure,"Discovering Ithaka". In the process of completely circumnavigating the entire eastern United

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Say Hello to a Good-Buy!

Posted on September 02, 2009

This is one of the best buys in Naples Florida, priced below $300,000. It is NOT a short sale or a bank owned property...It is just a well priced listing with a motivated seller looking for offers! Beautifully appointed and easy to show...Call today to see this lovely 3 bedroom coach home situated on a lake in a wonderful gated community with resort amenities. Click HERE for details! September is

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New Website Celebrates our Beautiful Gulf!

Posted on August 19, 2009

There's a wonderful new website that will help all of us keep up with the latest news about our beautiful gulf. The Gulf of Mexico Alliance in coordination with the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Naples have launched an informative new website about our coast. The site will feature events, podcasts, interviews with scientists about marine life, links to worthwhile videos, a media center; even online games! Log

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Celebrating Success!

Posted on August 18, 2009

I just got back to the office having attended a luncheon at a beautiful country clubhouse in Lee County, about a 30 minute ride from my office in downtown Naples. One of the perks in this business...visiting pretty places. Grandezza is lovely; it was a wonderful venue for the informal gathering of the top 25 agents in the SW Florida Region for the first 2 quarters of 2009. Hosted by

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Naples Real Estate Update

Posted on August 06, 2009

We are well into August now and July stats are in, and it is mostly good news! The Harris-Peppe Team is busy! We are showing homes daily, writing offers and several of our listings have gone under contract. Many of the prospects we are working with are saying they believe the bottom is here or close...They're right! Here is a recap of what is happening in the Naples MLS. Looking

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Twitter Anyone?

Posted on July 30, 2009

I just got back to the office after attending a 3 hour Twitter workshop in nearby Bonita Springs. Who would have ever thought, just a few short years ago, when I first got interested in blogging as a means to stay in touch with friends and family while I was out of town, that I would turn into this social network junkie! (just kidding, it's really not that bad--yet! I

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Social Networking Works!

Posted on July 28, 2009

Today I have a really neat FACEBOOK story that I'd like to share... About 3 months ago I received a call from a past customer who asked if Chip & I would be interested in a referral? She knew it was in an area that we don't often work, and she said she would completely understand if we wanted to refer it out to another agent. She said the buyers

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Slow and Steady

Posted on July 27, 2009

The headline reads, "Economists: Slow recovery on tap", but when you read further, much of today's front page article in USA Today is much more promising than not...Although 63% of the economists say the recovery is slow and gradual, Two-thirds say existing home sales have hit bottom! Bill Cheney, chief economist at MFC Global Investment said that since both the housing and car markets fell so sharply, both have the

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Naples Florida Luxury Home Update

Posted on July 24, 2009

The positive press about real estate is not just effecting the lower price points. 35 properties went under contract so far this month, per the Naples Multiple Listing System, with list prices at or above $1 million dollars! There have also been 51 closed sales this month, including a Port Royal home which sold for $6 million! There are a lot of excellent buys in the luxury market. Chip &

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Classic Olde Florida Architecture

Posted on July 22, 2009

Come see why we think this exquisite home is one of Naples finest new construction offerings. (click on photo for larger version) Beautifully situated on an over-sized lot with lush, tropical gardens; winding brick-paver walkways meander throughout the landscaped homesite which overlook a picturesque waterway boasting direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. A boater's dream come true...the 10,000 Islands and the back water channels are just a short boat

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Cool Things to Do in Naples Florida for the Summer!

Posted on July 20, 2009

The long, hot days of summer are here and if you are looking for something really cool to do, we can suggest a few of our favorites! How about summer golf? The South Florida PGA 2009 GolfPass membership is available for only $48 per individual. It offers play on over 200 South Florida courses! Look for GOLFPASS on the menu bar on their home page! This is an believable opportunity!

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The Biggest Net

Posted on July 17, 2009

I've written a lot of posts about the size of the net that Coldwell Banker casts to ensure our listings are exposed to the most prospective buyers around the world...Just this week at The Tech Tour that I attended in Estero I learned that The Harris-Peppe Team listings are posted on over 350 websites. I can't imagine any other brand with that kind of dominance on the Internet! Chip &

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A Place to Hang Your Heart

Posted on July 16, 2009

Looking for a place to hang your hat? Beautifully renovated, from top to bottom; come see why we think this lovely villa in Windstar Country Club is one of the best buys on the market in Naples Florida! Wide open floor plan with soaring ceilings and a breathtaking lake & golf course view...this 3 bedroom residence boasts over 2,300 square feet of air-conditioned living area plus a garden-side lanai and

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A Rare Occurrence

Posted on July 09, 2009

The very rare ghost orchid is in full bloom in Naples Florida! The Ghost Orchid is the rarest of all specimens of orchids and perhaps the most revered in the world! Right here in Naples, at the Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary for the 3rd consecutive year, we are experiencing this magnificent and rare occurrence. The current blooming phase consists of 10 buds and is visible from the sanctuary's boardwalk now

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Happy Birthday America

Posted on July 04, 2009

The Statue of Liberty has come to embody the true essence of America. She has welcomed countless immigrants and visitors to our shores since being dedicated in 1886. The "New Colossus", famous sonnet written by Emma Lazarus, also symbolizes the universal message of hope to all people seeking freedom around the world..."Give us your tired and your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...I lift my lamp beside the

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Inventory Down. Sales Up!

Posted on July 01, 2009

It's the first day of a new month and a new quarter. We completed our month-end reports yesterday and we are also carefully reviewing the year-to date statistics in each of the markets that we are most active. We found a few interesting conclusions based on data from our local MLS that I thought I would share. Keep in mind, these findings are inclusive of all geographic areas in Naples.

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Jewel-box Houses

Posted on June 29, 2009

A recent article published online through Real Estate Information Systems really caught my eye! (Taken from The Orlando Sentinel and distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services)...The headline read, "Jewel-box Homes are Built Smaller, Smarter". The main reason it got my attention is because Chip & I happen to live on Jewel Box Avenue here in Naples Florida! We have always loved the name of our street, and we even named our

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