naples: Port Royal in Naples, Florida there's nothing quite like it! - 05/24/18 12:43 PM
Once you've lived here it's very difficult to get Port Royal out of your system. The history of Port Royal isn't a secret. It was One man's dream to develop an idyllic neighborhood for like minded individuals to enjoy for the ages. The centerpiece will always be The Port Royal Club. It's not the most luxurious but it is comfortable. It's not the largest although it is big enough to accommodate its limited membership. It is the most accomodating "Club" you will ever find in my opinion. And it's not the most expensive once you've leapt it's first hurdle toward membership. 
You … (3 comments)

naples: Golden Gate Estates of Naples, FL & The Gulf American Land Corporation - 07/14/13 05:27 AM
Golden Gate is the buffer between what people come to Florida for today and what the pioneers came to Florida for over a century ago.  Centered between these times arose the 2nd land boom.  If you do nothing else, remember the names Julius "Jack" Rosen and his brother Leonard Rosen.  Naples has two diverse types of wildlife.  That of music, dining, dancing and that of swamp, alligator, panther, coyote and black bear.  Your choice is simple in Collier County, head West for the former and East for the latter.
In the late 1950's Gulf American Land Corporation bought 175 square miles … (4 comments)

naples: Get Away from Your Naples Getaway at Keewaydin Island - 07/02/13 01:08 AM

Adjoining Rookery Bay is a beautiful and natural barrier island   known as Keewaydin.  At it's southern terminus is where locals gather to enjoy some fishing, food, friends and frolicking.  What makes this place such a perfect destination?  There are no restrooms!  No barbecue grills!  No picnic benches!  No cars!  No potable water!  No electricity and virtually no tourists!
It's a sliver of land between Naples and Marco Island without bridges and accessible only by boat.  There are some private homes here yet only a few.  At just over 8 miles in length there are about 2,000 … (8 comments)

naples: Find Your Happy Median in Naples, FL Before It's Too Late - 09/14/12 06:26 AM
How does the saying go?  Ask and ye shall receve.  Here the Sellers have been doing the asking and it shows.  There seems to be a nice tempo in place however it took a while to gain the traction.  It is a wonderful sight to behold and one that will need continued monitoring.  Expect to see a slight decline or simply a flat trajectory then renewed growth after the new year.  The shadow inventory remains lurking behind the scenes although anticipate a resurgence later in the 1st quarter and through most of the 2nd.  How deeply it may affect us here … (12 comments)

naples: ♫ Are We There Yet! ♪ Are We There Yet! It all Depends on What You're Looking For! - 06/21/11 09:45 AM
Uh Oh, it's Summer time and you know what that means?  ROAD TRIP!  Hopefully without that annoying song being sung in the background.  Look here as a compliment to my prior post about our pricing in Naples.  Granted that a few high end sales can affect the market in a huge way know that that segment has remained fairly consistent and has not skewed our overall database too much.  Measuring the spike to $195K at the 2nd quarter of '10 it's almost assuredly caused by sales of $14,000,000, $18,000,000 and another at or near $24,000,000.  Although not uncommon, with this happening in one month … (7 comments)

naples: A Bird's Eye View, the Only Way to Take In Our Slice of Nature Here in Southwest Florida! - 04/30/11 03:24 AM
A Bird's Eye View is the only way to really see and appreciate what we have right here in our own backyard.  The fact is that about 85% of Florida's inhabitants live within 25 miles of our shores.  Not too surprising given that at any particular point you're never more than 60 miles from the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico here.*  We walk, drive and bicycle through our neighborhoods nearly every day and think we know the "lay of the land" although that's not necessarily true.  If you're looking for an aerial adventure and an education along with it then Island … (9 comments)

naples: Port Royal, Naples, Florida Sales Report Year to Date - 02/01/11 10:37 AM

Port Royal, Naples, Florida, Sales Report Year to Date
The source of this real property information is the copyrighted and proprietary database compilation of Sunshine MLS, LLC.  Copyright 2002-2011 Sunshine MLS, LLC.  All rights reserved.  The accuracy of this information including, but not limited to, any information about the size or area of lots, structures, or living space, such as room dimensions, square footage calculations, or acreage, is not warranted or guaranteed.  This information should be independently verified if any person intends to engage in a transaction based upon it.                                                                                                                             

naples: The Pumpkin Party at Bellasera in Naples, Florida - 10/29/10 06:56 AM
What a fantastic event this was, with huge kudos to Bellasera for creating and making it so!  A wonderful dinner, fabulous entertainment featuring Sinatra impersonator Ray Livosi and of course a slew of 22 winning creations of Pumpkin artistry.

First Prize was a Gulf Coast Airways round trip flight from Naples Municipal Airport to Key West, Florida.
Add a few big names to the mix and and you are good to go.
               Betty, you're looking good as ever!
                Snookie, not so much!        
         Our Entry, with seeds for the … (10 comments)

naples: Last Month $12,900,000 Now $9,900,000 - New Home in Port Royal, Naples, Florida - 06/17/10 05:15 AM

naples: Naples Florida Condominium Market Not Out of the Woods Just Yet.............But - 01/12/10 11:21 AM
Not only am I feeling the pain I can hear it also.  The Condominium market in not just Florida, but throughout the US is reeling.  Writhing may be an even better term.  Half or more of our available real estate is condominiums.  The prices are fairly flat-lining right now and there is good reason for that.  The secondary home market is flooded with the "baby-boomers" ready to retire here andthere's also a contingent of buyers in the wings who realize this buying opportunity probably will not occur again in their lifetime.  They're looking at retirement maybe 10 years out as of now and are saying to … (0 comments)

naples: Strategic Defaults & Shadow Inventory Notwithstanding Our Delta is Rising - 01/12/10 09:22 AM
Viewing the Naples, Florida real estate market from a year over year perspective is becoming less and less frightening each month.  What is easily seen here is a desire for Sellers to recapture more of their investment that is not quite yet readily available.  I have not included the total inventory of Collier County and am showing only activity in the single family home market.  We're still moving in the right direction, albeit just slightly less than the previous quarters result, nonetheless it's forward. 

Those of you familiar with our seasonality here will be able to take this "up price" trend … (0 comments)

naples: An International Event Here in Naples, FL - The Half Marathon - Coming Soon - 12/30/09 04:06 AM
This is an excellent event for all ages.  Just because the topography is flat never means it's an easy run.
There were more than 1,300 participants last year and we're ready for records to be broken!
If you think you're ready to take on this distance there's no better place to start than right here.

This is a true road race for runners.  Your course is closed to traffic while the race is on which also allows your cheering section to be up close and personal when you whoosh by.  Run through historic downtown, third street south and also enjoy views of the World famous … (7 comments)

naples: Bring your Leisure Suit and Save this Home - Just Joking, Tear it Down! - 12/12/09 03:31 AM
 If You're Stuck in the 80's
 Here's the Home for You
You can walk to the Port Royal Club from here.
  The  fitness center is almost directly across the street.  Boaters have a fabulous
 floating concrete dock able to accommodate a large yacht.
The existing home is just under 8,500 SF and is situated on about one and a third acres.  The yacht pictured here is not included but that is the home behind it.  There's a four car detached garage with an office too.  Koi ponds and several water features on … (6 comments)

naples: What's So Great About Naples, Florida? - 12/10/09 11:49 AM
Two downtown events this week shape the holiday spirit for many.  Even though Naples is considered a small town by many, it's actual population rivals many large cities in Florida.  Our proximity to the "goings on" in the heart of this city known as 5th Avenue is a huge plus when understanding what small town life is all about.  Reminisce about the parades and events you enjoyed as a kid?  Well they still exist here in what may be an extension of that youthfulness.  There's a band playing outside right now and the vocalist is up to par with a sweet Patsy Cline … (4 comments)

naples: Are You Beginning to Like What You're Seeing in Your Marketplace Yet? We're seeing gains in small increments here in Naples, Florida. - 11/19/09 06:15 AM
It is my belief that all Real Estate markets are seasonal to some degree.  When I look at the statistics here it gives a fairly good indication of a positive movement which normally would not be demonstrated at this level at this time of year.  In no way am I complaining about this and the realization is that we are far from a "complete" recovery.  This data simply confirms that as we progress toward our normally more active season our footing appears to be on much firmer ground.  I would be curious if you view your markets as R - rising, D … (6 comments)

naples: Double Your Sales by Reducing The Pricing 24%, it Happened Here - Naples, FL - 10/25/09 10:49 AM


naples: Please? Just Scroll Down to the Bottom for your Quote if you're not a Southwest Floridian! - 10/01/09 06:07 AM
Well, once again it appears that vacation time is over and we'll have to get back to work starting NOW.  It seems that our 2nd home market in Naples is nearing it's natural equilibrium.  The chart below shows the inventory at just under half of it's peak in the first quarter of '06.  The seasonal trend is easily visible here.  What cycles play a role in your market?

Now we're moving!  Very close to half of this quarters listed properties are also sold within 90 days.  The details are all starting to fall into place.  There remain a few caveats to consider.  

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