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Select Vendor of the Week

Posted on March 30, 2011

This week's Select Vendor is Ken Watkins, the best Orkin Man in Naples! Orkin says, "caring for your home is our business. We're not satisfied until you are satisfied. So, if you need pest control between scheduled visits we'll keep coming back until it's solved or we will refund your last service payment." Orkin's service is second to none! They have been in business for over 100 years, and have

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Villas Calabria in Charming Old Naples

Posted on March 29, 2011

Located just steps from the world famous Fifth Avenue South, in beautiful downtown Naples, you will find a charming villa surrounded by lush landscaping and lovely private gardens...The side and back courtyards are accentuated with trellis & fountain, and colorful fauna. A romantic splash pool & spa with cascading water feature adds to the allure. Al fresco dining is convenient with the fabulous outdoor grill. The home boasts 3 spacious

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Naples Is In The News

Posted on March 24, 2011

"Naples Rises From Florida Housing Swamp as Wealthy Buyers Return to Market" At last, there's some really good news being reported in today's Bloomberg Real Estate News. Read the full story here as Dan Levy puts a positive spin on the Naples Real Estate housing market, while other reporters continue with their gloom and doom! I'd like to commend Dan and his editor Kara Wetzel for taking the time to

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More On Florida Vacancy Percentages

Posted on March 22, 2011

Just logged onto the Florida Realtors website, and lo and behold, today's feature story is yet another rebuttal to the CNNMoney article which I referenced today in an earlier post. Check out this report for more accurate information concerning Census Bureau and Florida Housing Vacancies. Thanks again for reading my blog! I am just trying to get the most accurate information out to the public concerning Naples Real Estate! The

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To Buy Or Not To Buy?

Posted on March 22, 2011

To buy or not to buy? That is the question. For the past two days I've been fielding a deluge of calls and emails from my clients and customers concerning the recent article published by CNNMoney. Let me try to clarify...Staff writer Les Christie reports that nearly 20% of Florida homes are vacant. He mentions clearly in the second sentence of his article that he got his information from the

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Spring Cleaning

Posted on March 21, 2011

Whether your house is listed or not, these following tips are recommended for your annual Spring Cleaning! Clean sliding doors and tracks and lubricate tracks if needed.Pull out and wash behind appliances.Thoroughly clean stove, oven and refrigerator.Wash blinds, shutters, dry clean drapes.Clean all cabinet doors, inside and out!Wash and reorganize all drawers interior.Wash inside and out all windows.Pull out and vacuum behind & under all furniture and beds.Clean all interior

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Posted on March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day from The Harris Peppe Team at the fabulous Coldwell Banker Previews International officein beautiful downtown Naples Florida!

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Select Vendor of the Week

Posted on March 16, 2011

This week we are pleased to feature Hubbell Wall Designs as our Select Vendor of the week! Sometimes I feel a bit guilty recommending Aaron Hubbell as a house painter because his talent as an artist is so extraordinary. However, if you look at the complete select vendor list on NaplesRealEstate.com you will find that he is the only painter on the list. That's because he is such a perfectionist,

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The Green Silk Robe

Posted on March 11, 2011

Over 20 years ago I sold a home in Naples to a wonderful couple...Joy was a teacher....we clicked immediately. We've stayed in touch over the years...Sometimes nothing more than just a few of my 'staying in touch' marketing postcards, the annual Christmas card or an occasional personal note to let her know I was thinking of her. When we did have an opportunity to reconnect, it was always like no

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Select Vendor of the Week

Posted on March 09, 2011

The Harris Peppe Team is pleased to announce this week's Select Vendor is Kelly Rebimbas of Sunbelt Lending Services. Kelly has been a loan officer for over 20 years. Her professionalism and attention to detail is beyond reproach! She states, "Although there are mixed feelings about the economy today, we have seen our business grow tremendously over the past few years. It is my opinion that now is a great

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Just Saying “Thank You”

Posted on March 07, 2011

From the time I was old enough to hold a pencil in my hand I was taught the art of the Thank You Note. Even before I learned to write my own name, I learned how to write the word 'love'--the perfect salutation for the many notes I would write from a very early age to the wonderful friends and family to whom I wanted to show appreciation...Still to this

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Personality Tests

Posted on March 04, 2011

Survive Your SerengetiThe first modern personality test was used in 1919 by The United States Army to screen out recruits who might be susceptible to shell shock...The very well known Rorschach inkblot test was introduced in 1921....and over the years since, there have been hundreds more created for all reasons from marriage counseling to employment development to setting education goals...Today, if you are on Facebook, there are literally thousands of

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Select Vendor of the Week

Posted on March 02, 2011

Koenig Art Emporium It is with great pleasure that The Harris Peppe Team recommends Koenig Art Emporium and recognizes them as our select vendor of the week. In this day and age, when so many businesses are succumbing to larger, national stores, the personalized relationship between the "shop owner" and the consumer is rare to find. Dick Walbert first opened his doors here in Naples over 25 years ago. He

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February 2011 Naples Real Estate Statistics

Posted on February 28, 2011

I cannot believe that February is already over and I am working on month end reports again. I know it's a short month, but didn't it just fly by? While reflecting back on last February, and comparing it to the activity here in Naples this February, I found some *newsworthy numbers that I thought you might find interesting.Listing inventory is down. Now, that could just be that we are all

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Select Vendor of the Week

Posted on February 23, 2011

Since Guy Guerra opened the doors in 1984, Coastal Plumbing has grown into one of the leading plumbing contractors in Southwest Florida. Whether you are looking for a contractor to handle a large commercial job, residential construction, or service work--it is our pleasure to recommend you call Coastal Plumbing at 239.643.3278. As you drive around town you will find some very familiar landmarks that Coastal Plumbing has been involved in

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“Recovery to Normalcy”

Posted on February 22, 2011

Today I had the distinct pleasure of being in the audience and listening to Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for The National Association of Realtors. He spoke for nearly two hours. In addition to the 7 pages of copious notes that I took during his lecture, I will eventually have access to his power point presentation, as will all those who were in attendance. This will also include his charts

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Cannot Be Duplicated!

Posted on February 20, 2011

Royal Harbor Treasure! Undeniably, one of the very best waterfront values in all of Naples Florida!This professionally decorated, custom home boasts over 4,200 square feet of living area and has 4 bedrooms plus a den and 4 full baths. Additionally there is a library, an exercise room, a craft or hobby room, and separate formal living room & dining room as well as a family room which opens from the

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Fabulous New Listing!

Posted on February 18, 2011

Immaculate 2 bedroom plus den, 2 full baths, first floor end unit with an attached garage. Tastefully furnished, this lovely coach home is being offered "turn-key" and offers a lovely, tropical view. There are nearly 1800 spacious square feet 'under air', and 2258 total square feet. Click here to see a virtual tour! The amenities of this amazing Tom Fazio designed golf course community includes tennis, a world class marina

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Select Vendor of the Week

Posted on February 16, 2011

It is with great pleasure that we feature Leisure Pools of Naples, Inc as this week's select vendor of the week! Established in 1987, Leisure Pools offers the highest level of customer satisfaction. Family owned and operated, if you are looking for a full service pool company to either maintain or remodel your pool and spa, you cannot call a better company! The Harris-Peppe Team is proud to have such

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Residential SOLD Listings By Month

Posted on February 15, 2011

Here is a graph displaying the average number of closed sales per month for the past 4 years [February 1st, 2007 through January 31st, 2011] in Naples, per our local *Sunshine Multiple Listing System. Since this graph indicates closed sales it is interesting to note the peaks which occur each year shortly after our winter season. The number of listings that sold peaked at over 400 closed sales per month

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You Know It’s February When…

Posted on February 14, 2011

You know it's February when the locals are wearing leather jackets because it's only 68 degrees, but the tourists are in shorts, flip-flops & halter tops and applying sun screen...You know it's February when it takes 15 minutes to drive the 5 blocks from my office to four-corners...You know it's February when the people you meet at open houses don't want to give you their real names or where they

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Select Vendor of the Week!

Posted on February 10, 2011

This week The Harris Peppe Team is pleased to feature Naples Boat Charters as our select vendor of the week. Captain Jim Albert will take up to six passengers on board his 33' Sea Ray Sundancer: Maritime Lady, to see beautiful sunsets, dolphins & eagles, luxury homes and gorgeous yachts in Naples Bay. Captain Jim is a USCG licensed & insured Merchant Marine Captain who pilots The Naples Princess, and

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Select Vendor of The Week

Posted on February 02, 2011

Over the years, Chip & I have amassed a select group of professionals that we easily feel confident recommending to our customers. Each week, The Naples Real Estate Blogger, will be featuring one of these Select Vendors to be featured on the Naples Real Estate Blog. We are pleased to choose our very first Select Vendor of the week for 2011, [click here to link directly to website] Lynn Lombardi

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Is it February already?

Posted on February 01, 2011

Chip & I have been working non-stop since the first week of January. This is the time of year when we make hay because the sun is shining---and it's not shining in other parts of the country, which is pretty obvious by the number of leads we are fielding each day from the snowy north. Inquiries are up across the board. The flurries fall and the phone starts to ring!

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Best Small Art Town in America

Posted on January 31, 2011

Naples has the distinction of having been named The Best Small Art Town in America...and for sure, this past weekend's activities proved once again why this honor was bestowed upon our special little town...For a glimpse of some of the things that went on around Naples--and most especially on the street right outside The Coldwell Banker Previews office on 5th Avenue South: Naples Main street, please click HERE! *You can

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