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Oh heck, some of you know I can't just let the picture speak for itself. This one is of Port Royal Naples Florida. Boating through this neighborhood at sunset is truly a treat especially during season when most of the owners are occupying their properties. The Naples Princess (no that's not me, it's a boat) offers sunset cruises through here at affordable prices. It's worth the price of admission and you can do cocktails/hors d'oeuvres or the full dinner option! If you'd rather skip the cruise and just reside here instead, give me a call. Prices start at just $2,595,000...that's (1 comments)
Don't Hate Us Because We Specialize! - 06/24/09 07:17 PM
For those of you who don't know, Naples Florida is widely considered a luxury location and although not every area is expensive, some Naples golf communities and most Naples beach communities are expensive and considered luxurious locations. Although Naples proper isn't considered massive in size, Collier County is quite large and for one to consider themselves an expert for the entire county is simply unrealistic and here's why: There are currently: 8,992 active listings in Collier County 976 active with contingency contracts in Collier County 840 pending properties in Collier County 61,386 closings in Collier County (provided in MLS) 22,486 terminated (32 comments)
Mandatory Inspection In Collier County...Not Just Yet! - 06/24/09 06:09 PM
On June 19th I wrote about the possibility of Collier county commissioners voting in mandatory code inspections for foreclosed homes. You can read about the past post here. Needless to say, there was a standing room only turnout for that meeting with 37 people scheduled to debate the proposed ordinance. Not only were Realtors present but members of the Collier Building Industry Association were there as well. The good news is the commissioners are allowing NABOR and CBIA to come back in September with a proposed solution because they did not vote in the current proposal. This should also be (2 comments)
While Pelican Bay has been a huge advocate for protecting and preserving the natural sanctuary of Clam Bay and touting tranquil kayaking and canoeing to their members as part of the membership amenities offered through Pelican Bay, the neighboring community, Seagate, has different interests...which are pretty easy to understand after taking a closer look:
Seagate is home to nearly 80 home-sites offering waterfront but really no navigability to the Gulf of Mexico...BUT... If Seagate gets (4 comments)
Blogging...The Anti-Spam Solutlon! - 06/19/09 04:37 PM
In the not so technology advanced sleepy town of Naples, I'm often asked about this "blogging" thing. This "blogging" thing...hmm..this "blogging" thing...so here's what I think, what I know and why I do it.
My favorite part about this "blogging" thing is that it helps me attract people who are attracted to what I blog about. That's why it's important to blog about stuff you like, stuff you're interested in and stuff you want to be listing and selling. If you're blogging towards hot topics you don't give a hoot about well...you're blogging to people you're probably not going to (9 comments)
Mandatory Collier County Inspections On The Horizon? - 06/19/09 02:07 PM
If you're up to speed on Naples real estate you may already know Collier County Commissioners are preparing to vote/pass a mandatory inspection requirement on foreclosed properties. You can read more about the possible Mandatory Inspection Ordinance if you're unfamiliar. Although I don't quite agree with the position the Naples Areal Board of REALTORS holds, I do suggest the commissioners take their time on this possible ordinance. There's rumors the commissioners may expand the ordinance to include all properties and other alarming attributes. A few concerns I have regarding this issue is the fact that the inspection ordinance will only cover (0 comments)
In fact there's only one school in Collier County who received a non-passing grade. Eden Park Elementary is located in Immokalee, Florida where 73% of the kids don't even speak English...in fact almost the entire town of Immokalee doesn't speak English. This is where most of the migrant workers from the orange groves etc. work so anything other than a failing grade I would (3 comments)
Pelican Bay Naples Florida Update - 06/16/09 08:51 PM
It's been awhile since you've seen a Pelican Bay Naples Florida real estate update out of me so let's not dally any longer! There are a whopping 378 active listings in Pelican Bay right now with the lowest priced property currently priced at only $285,000 located in Laurel Oaks at Pelican Bay (that is a steal) and the highest priced property priced at $14,900,000 located in the Strand at Bay Colony Of the 378 Pelican Bay properties for sale there are: 41 Pelican Bay single family homes 99 Pelican Bay low rise condos 25 Pelican Bay mid rise condos 183 Pelican (3 comments)
What Makes A Southwest Florida Expert? - 06/16/09 07:08 PM
I remember the lazy days of real estate when I sold in a tiny little market in Granbury Texas. Those were the days when the real estate market didn't change much and once you learned it...well you pretty much knew it...forever. I loved those days when I knew nearly all of the market by heart and could blurt out market data off the top of my head with amazing accuracy... The Naples Florida market is far from lazy. Even in rough times it changes and when I mean changes...I mean in every direction from amount of inventory to pricing. I feel (1 comments)
Has The Naples Florida Real Estate Market Stabilized? - 06/16/09 05:46 PM
When one of Florida's top economists stated that Naples had bounced last fall, I distinctly remembered thinking...oh really...how the heck do you know. I was hesitant to be overly skeptical due to the fact that I was in complete disbelief when chirps about the Naples Florida market bouncing a few years ago came without even a hint of slow down and then roughly 6 months later those statements were clearly evident. Since the evident slow down, I've learned to wait...and wait and watch and study... It's been a little more than 6 months since that glimmer of hope hit the media (2 comments)
Most Contract Questions Can Be Found...In The Contract! - 06/16/09 02:40 PM
There's been a weird Naples Florida real estate trend lately of crazy questions, concerns, demands and requests coming up during the escrow period of the contract. If you haven't seen me type it already, real estate always trends and it trends in every way possible. This too shall pass but while we're still riding this weird wave, let me clarify a few things that might come up while you are under contract. The most prevalent weird thing I've seen lately are unusual requests and/or demands regarding repairs. For example, This year I was involved in a deal that had a radon (2 comments)
Most Still Choose Naples Florida As Their Only Purchasing Location! - 06/16/09 01:07 PM
The results of a recent poll taken on my Naples Florida website concludes that although some buyers are searching around Florida and other out of state locations, Naples Florida is still a majority of the participants only location they are currently considering! Here are the poll results: Is Naples The Only Location In Florida You're Considering Purchasing? (4 comments)
Quail West School Districts - 06/16/09 10:41 AM
I noticed someone found my Naples Florida website today while searching for Quail West Schools. Since there isn't really an easy way to find information about schools for Quail West, I thought I would add them here: Collier County School district has an easy to understand website: (http://www.collier.k12.fl.us/) The Collier County side of Quail West School Districts Are Listed Below: Elementary: Veteran's Memorial (239) 377-8800 Just opened in 2008! Middle School: North Naples (239) 377-4600 High School: Gulf Coast (239) 377-1400
The Lee County School district isn't defined as well. After doing some quick research on the net (http://www.leeschools.net/schools/), I (0 comments)
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