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Welcome to the 4th Quarter of 2012!

Posted on October 01, 2012

Naples Real Estate 3rd Quarter Update I know I've been saying this a lot lately, but so has just about everyone else I know..."2012 is flying by!"  ~Here it is, already October 1st, and I can't believe I am doing research for the Naples Real Estate 3rd quarter sales report...oh my. There is quite a bit to report, and as always, I will try to keep it as concise as possible. One

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Never Forget

Posted on September 11, 2012

NEVER FORGET I just so happen to be in New York. It's my hometown. Born in the city, returning every few years to visit friends and family, I will never grow tired of seeing the skyline come into view whether arriving by plane, by boat or by car. I will never forget the first time I arrived post 9/11 and the immense sadness I felt by the void created on that fateful

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Luxury Market Report 2012

Posted on August 21, 2012

Coldwell Banker Previews International released their 2012 Luxury Market Report yesterday. I thought I would share some of the interesting facts that were covered in this report. Included in this publication are Global Points, Domestic Overviews and notable achievements by the Previews brand. Coldwell Banker has 83,000 associates in 3,100 offices in 51 countries and territories. With affiliates in every corner of the globe, Coldwell Banker has established itself as a leader in the

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Naples Real Estate Update

Posted on August 20, 2012

Strong Summer Sales in Naples Florida Recently released statistics show strong summer sales abound in Naples Florida.  As reported in the Naples Area Board of Realtors Market Report, all three categories documented: Pendings, Closed Sales, and Median Sales Price showed increases for the 12 month period ending July 2012. Comparing July 2012 to July 2011 it is clear to see positive signs in every price point. Those sales posted in all pricing categories over $500,000 range

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Facebook and Linkedin and Twitter, oh my!

Posted on August 15, 2012

...Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my! Yes, like the old quote from one of my favorite movies goes...there's a lot of scary things out there on the road to Oz! The road to Oz being the successful path to social media... Everyday it seems I am being introduced to a new method of social networking--Yesterday I discovered Mailchimp [don't ask]...I subscribe to Hubspot, Activerain, The Real Estate Tomato,  Market

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Naples Real Estate ~ Listing of the Week

Posted on August 13, 2012

Gulf Access ~ No Bridges NaplesRealEstate.com is proud to announce their "Listing of the Week"! One of Southwest Florida's premier boating communities, this Royal Harbor residence will satisfy the most discriminating buyer. It's all in the details in this Key West-style home which features wrap around porches and balconies overlooking the private gardens and tropical landscaping. The dream kitchen has Viking appliances and every imaginable 'must have' for the gourmet cook! The home boasts

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Naples Real Estate Listing of the Week

Posted on August 07, 2012

Architectural Masterpiece Located in the prestigious neighborhood of Terracina, and within the gated golf course community of The Vineyards, this Naples residence features a main home boasting 3 spacious bedrooms plus a study with custom built-ins, and two detached & separate guest quarters with private baths which are ideal for visiting friends or family, adult children, in-law suites or live-in au pair. The king-sized lot offers the ultimate in privacy, amazing trees and vegetation,

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153 Days Till Christmas!

Posted on July 25, 2012

Christmas I say...Seriously, you think I'm kidding? I was in several stores this week, had I not known it is still July, I would have guessed it was Thanksgiving weekend! The craft stores actually have some of their Christmas displays out. ~To me, August always makes me feel like autumn is in the air...fall is a month away, the Allstar game is over, the kids go back to school, folks are calling to

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Summer Fun Activities in Naples Florida

Posted on July 16, 2012

The Perfect Solution~ Our Summer Vacation Non-Destination! This photo was taken at the southern tip of Key Island Chip and I are having a "stay-cation" this summer. Usually we take advantage of the slower summer months and do a little traveling; either by boat or up to our cabin in North Carolina. This year we have friends staying at the cabin in July and August, and while trying to decide where we

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Independence Day

Posted on July 03, 2012

Happy 4th of July! There sure are a lot of fun things to do in Naples Florida to celebrate Independence Day! The area fireworks displays are not the only way to show your national pride either...Why not come on down to the city's traditional parade which kicks off at 10 AM. The parade route begins on Broad Avenue South and treks down Third Street and Fifth Avenue South! There are 100s of

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Top 10 Turnaround Towns

Posted on July 02, 2012

Naples Florida Makes the Top 10 List! Wow! 8 of the 10 turnaround towns that made the CNBC.com list are in Florida, and Naples made its first ever appearance! Check out more of the story by clicking HERE! Data derived from Realtor.com, the official site of The National Association of Realtors, showed clearly that many of those cities that once led the downturn in the real estate markets nationwide, are now leading the way to

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Naples Real Estate Update

Posted on June 01, 2012

May 2011 vs. May 2012 Well, here it is, the 1st of another month. Time flies when you're having fun! May has been a very good month all the way around. We took a few well priced, saleable new listings...we showed homes to some fabulous customers and wrote a few offers...negotiated a few sales...and managed a few days off, including presently being on our boat, bringing her home from the

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A Moment of Silence

Posted on May 26, 2012

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty."    ~John F. Kennedy On this Memorial Day weekend, The Harris Peppe Team would like to invite you to join us as we honor the men and women who have given their lives so

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Naples Real Estate Update

Posted on May 18, 2012

Once again we had the distinct honor of having Cindy Carroll, Florida State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser, as a guest speaker at the Coldwell Banker monthly business meeting at The Naples Area Board of Realtors. Cindy came chock-full of good information and reliable market statistics. I would like to share some of the highlights of her talk, much of which is based on data derived from our local multiple listing

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It’s Almost May Day!

Posted on April 30, 2012

Anyone who has ever gone away on vacation can attest to the "Law of Murphy" which states something along the line of ..."just book a vacation then see how busy you get a few days before leaving"...Imagine if we all worked at that level of production all the time, think of how much we would all get accomplished! That is exactly how I feel I've been working lately...like there's some kind of crazy feeding frenzy going on! All

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A View From The Top

Posted on April 17, 2012

2012 Economic Summit The New Future, A View from the Top The Naples Area Board of Realtors presented The 2012 Economic Summit last Friday April 13th. The keynote speakers included Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research for the National Association of Realtors; John Tucillo, Chief Economist of the Florida Association of Realtors and head of the Industry Data and Analysis Department; Shelton Weeks, Department Chair of

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Coldwell Banker Sees Signs of Housing Recovery

Posted on March 22, 2012

The 2012 Housing Recovery Coldwell Banker President, Budge Huskey, COO, gives his outlook on the national real estate market today on Fox business news channel. Please take a moment to listen to his interview by clicking on the link below. I think one of the most interesting points he made, is that although some naysayers continue to wait on the sidelines, predicting the upcoming "glut" of foreclosures which are due

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Naples Florida Real Estate Update

Posted on March 19, 2012

MORE GOOD NEWS! Recently released statistics, from The Naples Area Board of Realtors [NABOR], report more good news! Closed home sales, as well as sales pended, have increased 5% over the past 12 months. This data tracks all home and condo sales in Collier county excluding Marco Island, which has its own board. In addition to the increase in sales, our inventory is way down...an overall decrease of 17% less

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Coldwell Banker’s Latest Ad Campaign!

Posted on March 07, 2012

The Value of Owning a Home Coldwell Banker recently released their 2012 ad campaign at the annual business conference in New Orleans. The creative agency selected by Coldwell Banker to head up this campaign is Siltanen & Partners in El Segundo, California. A very different approach to their marketing was adopted this year in order to play up the emotional reasons for owning a home. Personally, I have always felt

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Need vs. Desire

Posted on March 01, 2012

Would you like to have some Naples Real Estate in your shopping cart? Vacation and resort destinations have an entirely different set of rules when it comes to 'buyer urgency' when compared to other markets. Jerry Murphy, managing broker at The Park Shore Coldwell Banker office, always says, "There are two kinds of buyers in the world...those that 'need' to buy and those that 'desire' to buy". That goes for

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Things to do in Naples Florida!

Posted on February 24, 2012

There is never a lack of activities in this diverse town, that I can assure you, and this weekend is no exception. The Naples National Art Festival is consistently ranked among the top 10 art festivals in the country! Held in beautiful Cambier Park, there are over 260 artists showcasing their talents. Come on down this Saturday & Sunday, February 25th and 26th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The

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Naples Real Estate-Old Naples Condo Update

Posted on February 23, 2012

Here is an example of what is presently happening in Old Naples.... So, we've had this one listing since January 2008....We began with an asking price of $499,000, which was right in line with the most recent closed sale at that time of $465,000. The property went on and off the market a few times over the years, while slowly chasing the market down, like many of the sellers...Numerous price

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Naples Florida Real Estate Update

Posted on February 11, 2012

Inventory Is Down ~ Inquiries Are Up! January is now behind us, and Easter is early this year, which means we are now technically 1/3rd the way through our "season". There are a lot of buyers in the market place....open houses, floor time opportunity, sign calls and Internet leads have all increased substantially. Even the media, for the most part, is reporting good news on the real estate front. Inventory

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Naples Real Estate Update

Posted on January 21, 2012

What is happening today in the Naples Real Estate market? Just released, The NABOR Market Report has some exciting and interesting statistics about the current state of the real estate market in Naples Florida. Several factors are coming into play regarding value, primarily supply and demand. The 2011 housing inventory ended at a 5 year low. Specifically, the number of properties listed below $300,000., which has been the driving force

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Good Intentions

Posted on January 20, 2012

Who is it that said the road to heaven is paved with good intentions? I'm not sure, but if that's the case, I'm well on my way. I had a lofty goal this year: I wanted to post to my real estate blog at least 3 times each week. I had, what I thought, was a fairly easy schedule to implement, and I had a list of wonderful suggestions from

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