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Perfect Winter Get-Away!

Posted on January 13, 2015

New Listing in Naples Florida   This is the perfect Naples winter get-away! Conveniently located right across the street from beach access with pristine sand and endless views! Also, short drive to all the wonderful downtown amenities, this immaculate 2 bedroom 2 bath condominium has been meticulously maintained! Features include updated kitchen, walk-in closets with built-ins, charming Florida room with sunset views, and many lovely touches throughout! Beautiful landscaping, steps

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Colliers Reserve, Naturally

Posted on January 09, 2015

Magnificent Estate Home This immaculate residence is located in the pristine North Naples community of Colliers Reserve. The gated neighborhood might be one of the most natural in all of SW Florida. A total of 228 single family homes in this community share the 448 acres, including nearly 200 acres of habitat preserve. The Cocohatchee River meanders through the Audubon signature sanctuary golf course. You'll feel like you're in another world!

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100 Reasons Why I Love Southwest Florida

Posted on December 22, 2014

It might just be because we don't get snow---warm weather leaves some people unable to get into the holiday spirit...But, there are those among us who don't let the climate determine their Holiday Spirit! The decorations in and around the Naples area are second to none! We do fake snow flakes flurrying down on Third Street where Santa arrives in a white Rolls Royce each year at the annual Festival

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Happy Thanksgiving

Posted on November 26, 2014

There is Always Room For YOU at Our Table!   Wishing a very Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who makes our business a success throughout the year. When we count our blessings, you are right at the top of the list. We would not be who we are without our loyal customers, dependable vendors, wonderful friends, and supportive family! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you

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We Will Never Forget

Posted on September 11, 2014

Can it really be 13 years? It seems like yesterday to me...I was having coffee with a friend...my phone rang three times. I looked at it finally and saw it was a call from each of my three sons. I called my middle son back first since he was the first call---all he said was that something horrible had happened---he described it briefly, but told me I should get right

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Mortgage News

Posted on August 21, 2014

New FICO Scoring System In a recent article published by the National Mortgage Professional Magazine, it was announced that the FICO scoring system will be restructured in order to help borrowers qualify for loans more easily. One of the primary differences we will see is that median FICO score for consumers whose only derogatory references are unpaid medical debts will increase by 25 points.  It has been determined that medical collections

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Record Breaking Rainfall In Naples Florida

Posted on August 09, 2014

Flash Flooding Hits Naples Florida Hard! Last Monday Naples Florida received over 7" of rain in one day! The heaviest rain came between 1:00 and 2:00 PM where nearly 4" were recorded at Naples airport. This set an all-time record for rainfall, making it the wettest August day on record in Naples. This caused many major roads to close; stranded cars wrecked havoc as they lined up along the side of roads and in

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New Waterfront Listing in Naples Florida

Posted on July 30, 2014

Contemporary Touches Throughout Royal Harbor ~ Naples Florida The Harris-Peppe Team has been selected to market this wonderful home! Fabulous opportunity to own a beautifully renovated 3 bedroom waterfront home located in one of SW Florida's premier boating communities. Move right in and enjoy the meticulous updating, the oversized and private home site offering lush landscaping, and a great location where you can walk or bike to downtown! This boater's dream includes

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Why I love Southwest Florida ~ Top 100 Reasons

Posted on June 24, 2014

...The Countdown Continues! Earlier this month I decided to do a "Top 100 Reasons Why I Love SW Florida" blog feature---honestly, I think when I get to 100, I'll be able to do another 100! There are so many reasons to be grateful we live, work and play in this wonderful town we call 'Paradise', Naples Florida. What I am here to tell you about is what puts the REAL in

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100 Reasons Why I Love Southwest Florida

Posted on June 18, 2014

So Many Restaurants, So Little Time #NaplesRestaurants Reason #2 why I love SW Florida: All the fabulous restaurants! I was born in New York City...New York City has great restaurants...but, I am not afraid to say that even small town Naples rivals the Big Apple in great places to eat! I think one could go out every night of the week for a year and never hit the same place

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100 Reasons Why I Love Southwest Florida

Posted on June 10, 2014

100 Reasons Why I Love SW Florida     For those of you who have 'followed' me for awhile, you know that over the years I have been a much more active blogger than this past year or so...Blogging is easy when you're going through an economic downturn, but when you're busy selling, who has the time? Well, I know I've said this before, but I am really going to

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Florida Tops List of International Buyer’s Destination!

Posted on May 20, 2014

25% of all international buyers in the USA purchase in Florida! In a recent article about international buyers, published in the Naples REALTOR magazine, several statistics were shared that I found interesting. Did you know that Florida accounts for nearly 25% of all international sales in the USA? Miami heads the list of destinations, with 21% of the 25%, but the Naples-Marco Island real estate market remains strong at 6.3%

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Old Naples Condo Market

Posted on April 15, 2014

The Old Naples Condo Market is Hot Hot Hot!  The Colonnade on Fifth Avenue South [photo inset] is priced at $1,270,000. USD and offers the best of the best of downtown living. Located directly on 5th Avenue S., the top floor home has over 2,500 square feet under air! The spacious 3 bedroom residence has many luxury features including granite kitchen, solid wood cabinetry, bamboo flooring and plantation shutters. The

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Happy Living Survey

Posted on April 04, 2014

Are you in a "happy place?" Photo of Naples Pier can be enlarged by clicking on picture "Are you in a “happy place”? ~Sounds like a funny question, but in the most recent “State of American Well-Being” report, the Gallup-Heathways ‘Well-Being Index’ measured Americans perceptions of happiness! Both physical and emotional health, as well as healthy behaviors, work environment, social and community factors, financial security, and access to necessities such

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Another New Listing in Naples Florida

Posted on April 02, 2014

Welcome Home to Colliers Reserve This estates home has been impeccably maintained and features many custom upgrades and appointments throughout. The interior boasts 4 spacious bedrooms, a formal living room and a comfortable gathering room right off the gourmet kitchen featuring a gas stove and new granite. Tasteful Egyptian limestone flooring, Anderson windows and 8' solid wood doors are some of the many designs of this magnificent residence. Additionally, the

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Colliers Reserve Masterpiece

Posted on March 26, 2014

Stunning Home For Sale in Naples Florida     This magnificent home is located in the pristine North Naples community of Colliers Reserve. The gated neighborhood might be one of the most natural in all of Southwest Florida, where 228 single family homes share the 448 acres including 200 acres of habitat preserve. The Cocohatchee River meanders through the Audubon Signature Sanctuary golf course. From the moment you walk over

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Another New Listing In Naples Florida

Posted on March 19, 2014

Located in the beautiful gulf side community of Coquina Sands, this custom built California mission-style residence embraces you immediately upon entering the charming entry courtyard.  ~ Coquina Sands Masterpiece ~ Designed by the prestigious architectural firm of Stofft Cooney, and constructed in 2006 by BCB Homes of Naples Florida, this spacious home features 3 large bedrooms plus a study. Each guest suite has its own private full bath and has

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New Listing Port Royal Naples Florida

Posted on March 17, 2014

Welcome to this magnificent Residence in  Naples' most exclusive waterfront community, Port Royal. Moonrise over Rum Row Casual elegance best describes this lovely home which boasts over 7,800 square feet of living area. The 5 bedroom estate includes a first floor master suite which connects to a mahogany paneled library. A 4-car garage and top floor media room are among its many desirable features. From the moment you walk into

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Naples Real Estate Update

Posted on February 19, 2014

The Naples Real Estate Market Continues to Heat Up While Cold Temperatures Up North Keep Snowbirds Flocking To South Florida This Winter!   The Naples Pier at Sunset   Last week The Naples Area Board of REALTORS®, known locally as NABOR® published the most recent numbers for the month ending on January 31st, 2014. Here are some of the findings based on the data derived from our MLS for year-over-year

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Naples Real Estate Blog: Naples Real Estate Update

Posted on January 27, 2014

Naples Real Estate Blog: Naples Real Estate Update

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Naples Real Estate Update

Posted on January 27, 2014

2013 Market Report for Naples Florida There's a lot to report when considering the real estate market in SW Florida. I will begin by taking a broad look at the market, from Naples north through Bonita Springs and Estero. We can break down the market into more specific segments in upcoming posts, but for now I want to at least get the year end results posted before the end of

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Giving Back…

Posted on December 18, 2013

Special Gifts for Our Seniors in Naples! A dozen or so years ago, a gentleman who used work in our office, began a gift drive that would allow folks in nursing homes to get presents when they otherwise might not even get a visitor for the holidays. It's hard to believe, with all the 'fancy' assisted living centers in Naples, that nursing homes such as these exist, but they do.

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Some Holiday Humor…

Posted on December 11, 2013

Hi Everyone. Hope this post finds you all well and happy. It's a busy time of year--and I've not been very consistent in my blogging duties this year--I promise, 2014 will see me back at several posts a week, but for now, I just could not pass up the chance to share this funny picture! A little holiday blogging humor from the Naples Real Estate Blogger...Make it a great day!

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Closed Sales Up…AGAIN!

Posted on October 21, 2013

Closed Home Sales Up 22% in Third Quarter for 2013 There are three key real estate market indicators that help determine how a community is performing when compared to the same time period of previous years. Those are: 1.) The number of closed sales, 2.) the amount of inventory, and 3.) the median home sale prices. ~According the The Naples Area Board of Realtors, in a report published October 17th,

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Home Sweet Home

Posted on October 15, 2013

      We completed the sale of our personal residence at 1490 Jewel Box Avenue today. Going through both the listing and sale sides of the transaction, as well as simultaneously coordinating a purchase, has made us much more aware of and sensitive to the experiences that all buyers and sellers go through during this process. I've always said, a good agent needs to list and sell their own

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