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Golf Memberships at Mediterra Naples FL Reached Capacity, but... - 05/31/12 05:17 PM
Learn more about Mediterra and properties for sale. Golf Memberships at Mediterra Naples FL have reached capacity, but there are memberships remaining and reserved for those purchasing a new home. Mediterra is home to two world-class Tom Fazio desigend golf courses, luxurious amenities, beautiful landscapes, and a private beach club on the Gulf of Mexico.
Use the links below to explore the neighborhoods at Mediterra! (0 comments)
Naples, FL- Tuscany Reserve Reinvented, Talis Park Emerges - 05/27/12 06:30 AM
Naples, FL- Tuscany Reserve Reinvented, Talis Park Emerges What was once Tuscany Reserve in North Naples along Livingston Road originally owned (2003-2007), conceived, and developed by WCI Communities now emerges as Talis Park owned by foreign bank Kitson & Partners, the same company that owns Babcock Ranch. The new owners are moving in and wasting no time with the revitalization of the 450 acre community beginning next month with the ground breaking for Vyne House, a country club with spa, racquet club, fitness center, and cafe. New neighborhoods are starting also with a variety of home styles. Talis Park is home (0 comments)
NABOR = Naples Area Board of REALTORS...this headline front page May 26, 2012. Just some data: With April's data just reported, we now see five consecutive months of median price increases. The median is the number where 50% of the sales close below and 50% of the sales close above. The median price increased 22% overall from April of 2011. Statewide, the median price increased 10.2% from one year ago.For townhomes and condominiums, statewide, the median price increased 16.1% over April 2011. The article went on to state there could be concern moving forward as the Florida market sees many (0 comments)
Top Ten Naples Outdoor Dining Restaurants - 05/25/12 06:35 AM
Open Table, a web-based and mobile application for locating and making dining reservations, just sent out the "Top Ten" pick for outdoor dining as voted by Open Table users. I have been using Open Table App on my Andorid for some time now. It really is terrific, in my opinion. If you have a smartphone download the app and try it out. Now for the results... I have dined with family, friends, and customers (now my friends!) at seven out of the tem reported on this list. I guess I have some catching up to do.
I'd call it a recovery... Not because of any single event, but when a series of events line up supported by verifiable data you have no choice but to recognize a trend. "Recovery," I'm not referring to a general overall national (worldwide?) economic recovery but only the recovery of the real estate market in this region. Follow all the posts below, you will see. This event actually occured in January of this year but it was just recently reported. It happened at the new G.L. Homes community of Riverstone in north Naples. REALTORS began lining up at 8:30PM the night (0 comments)
Data for the entire Naples area board includes Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Marco Island, Fort Myersbut, 100% of the sales for all these areas are not necessarily captured.
The "busy season" for real estate sales in southwest Florida (as measured by closed sales activity) is March and April. This is a result of serious shopping beginning the end of the previous year and carrying right through the end of April as measured by pending sale contracts. This year is no exception with April 2012 pending sale contracts at 113% of April 2011. What is different this year is that while (1 comments)
Fla. in top five for home price appreciation NEW YORK – May 10, 2012 – Tighter housing inventories are starting to lift home prices, says Anand Nallathambi, CoreLogic’s CEO.CoreLogic’s latest home price index, which includes distressed sales, shows a slight month-over-month nationwide increase of 0.6 percent in home prices from February to March. But some markets are seeing much more of a price boost this spring, including Florida, which ranked No. 5 overall for home price increases.“This spring, the housing market is responding to an improving balance between real estate supply and demand, which is causing (0 comments)
South Lee County (Bonita Springs Estero south Fort Myers) Real Estate Transactions - 05/07/12 05:29 AM
The following real estate transactions were published in the Naples Daily News yesterday, as it is every week, for the seven day period from March 26 through April 1, 2012. The data is taken directly from the public records. Unlike the Collier County list previsouly posted, this only encompasses the souther portion of Lee County including the very south part of Fort Myers.
Collier County (Naples, Florida) Real Estate Transactions - 05/06/12 08:52 AM
The following real estate transactions were published in the Naples Daily News today, as it is every week, for the seven day period from March 26 through April 1, 2012. The data is taken directly from the public records. When I counted how many pages it covered (three and one-half) it seemed dramatic, but not unexpected. I wanted to find a way to convey that so, here's my attempt at it. The total number was not published but, for the same period a quick check of the multiple listing service shows 308 closed sale listings for Naples and Marco Island. The (0 comments)
Signs of a Recovery? Part 8 and Final - 05/06/12 08:08 AM
Signs of a Recovery? Part 8 2012 Tourist Season PART 7 During the first quarter of 2012 there was an 8 percent increase in the number of people visiting the area compared to the same period last year according to tourism officials. It's interesting that the increase in sales tax revenue for during the same period is, about, 8 percent (see previous posts.) While this is all goods news, everyone is well aware that it's not yet at the peak levels attained during the mid-2000. I don't view that as begin negative at all. My take is that the last two (3 comments)
Signs of a Recovery? Part 7 - 05/05/12 07:07 AM
Signs of a Recovery? Part 7 Local Merchants PART 6 | PART 8 The 2011 - 2012 winter tourist season and winter resident season saw an increase of 25 - 30 percent in the number of visitors. Our real estate office, and others, can attest to the increase in visitors with the large number of people scrambling at the last minute to secure a short term seasonal rental property. Some visitors never did find a property and contributed to the boost in hotel business. (Side note: If you have booked your 2012 - 2013 seasonal rental you will you should do (3 comments)
It's hard to believe that luxury cars, yachts, and 7-carat diamond rings are bought on impulse, but that's exactly what the article is reporting. For the first time since the economy faltered in 2008, high-end car dealerships, boat dealerships, and jewelers say that business jumped for their products this season. First-quarter 2012 sales were up 20 - 30 percent. Increased demand came predominantly from seasonal residents and vacationers. A local boat mart reported prior to the downturn boat sales were steady 12 months out of the year (2 comments)
PART 4 | PART 6 New, entrepreneurial small businesses are opening. A couple from Minneapolis sold there business and home there for a move to Naples and to open a midwestern-style eatery for pizza and hoagies near downtown Naples on 9th St S. A New York City garment district worker turned entrpreneur to become a first-time business owner with a new boutique that opened last Thanksgiving on Marco Island. The Florida Scretary of State's Office reports 32,000 fewer for-profit corporations in 2009 than there were in 2007. However, 2011 (3 comments)
Collier County, Florida (Naples) fairs better than the state average. Gone are the days when unemployment was 2 to 3 percent during the building boom. At that time the construction industry employed more than 20,000 in Collier County (2006) and according to the 2009 census that number is 8,865. Business owners see signs of improvement, but it's all about adjusting to the new norm. During the 2004 and 2005 building boom unemployment was at the lowest points. In 2010 unemployment was at its highest - 12 percent. (0 comments)
Signs of a Recovery? | Part 3 ... Construction PART 2 | PART 4 A very strong start to 2012 for housing overall and what has been building for the past year or more in new construction has really hit a high during the first quarter of 2012. Collier County and the City of Naples issued more than 300 permits for new home construction in the first quarter, this busiest since the bottom in 2009. The issue rate for new permits in 2012 is running about 10 percent ahead of 2011. Commercial construction is seeing mild improvement and lags residential (1 comments)
The 20 Best Small Towns in America According to Smithsonian.com article, Naples ranks number 9! "Even when it’s snowing somewhere up north, around the historic Naples pier they’re catching mackerel, opening beach umbrellas and looking for treasure in the surf. Grandkids are building sand castles, pelicans are squawking and the Gulf of Mexico is smooth as far as the eye can see." I have been visiting the Naples area since 2004 and moved permanently in the beginning of 2006. Since then there is not a year that goes by when we discover more and more. Whether you vacation here, transplant (0 comments)
Author Bio: Bob Pisa moved to the Naples area after spending 30 years in the Boston area. He was raised in the metro-NYC area and
graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY) in 1974. His career has been primarily in high-technology
manufacturing and enterprise software for multi-national companies. Bob was also a successful small business entrepreneur and
ultimately sold his start up business after six years of operation to a major corporation. He is the former Vice President for the Grandezza
Master Homeowner's Association (two terms) and former President of the Santa Lucia Homeowner's Association (three terms.) Bob attained
his real estate license in 2005, and is working in commercial and residential real estate. He is a member of Naples Area Board of Realtors®,
NAR, and Florida REALTORS.
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