condo: Naples, Florida…Where Even Dogs and Cats Live the Good Life - 08/13/13 07:57 AM
Naples, Florida…Where Even Dogs and Cats Live the Good Life Earthwise Pet, a Franchise Store of Portland-Based Nature’s Pet Market, Opens in Naples Entrepreneur Tricia Berger, along with a business partner Norm Coffman, recently purchased the franchise rights to Earthwise Pet Supply for Naples and they’ve recently opened their doors at the Pine Ridge Crossings shopping center, which features many locals businesses as well as Target and Publix.

Naples is the site of the second Earthwise Pet Supply franchise store in Florida, the first being in Gainesville. Earthwise, which, according to its mission statement, strives to better the lives of pets … (0 comments)

condo: Good News, Naples…NOAA Trims its Forecast for a Busy Hurricane Season” - 08/12/13 06:29 AM
Good News, Naples…NOAA Trims its Forecast for a “Busy Hurricane Season”  
The Atlantic Hurricane Season may not be quite as busy as predicted at the beginning of the season Although the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration trimmed its forecast for Atlantic hurricanes, it continues to stand by its prognostication for “…an unusually active and potentially dangerous few months to come.” NOAA now predicts between six and nine full-fledged hurricanes, which is a couple less than the May prediction. The agency believes that between three and five of those predicted storms will be “major” with winds gusting at more than 110 … (2 comments)

condo: Florida’s Housing Market Continues Upward Trend - 08/09/13 06:51 AM
Florida’s Housing Market Continues Upward Trend  
More Closed Sales, Higher Median Prices and Shrinking Supply of Homes and Condos for Sale  Florida’s housing market gained strength in second quarter 2013 with more closed sales, higher median prices, more pending sales and a shrinking supply of homes for sale compared to the same quarter in 2012, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors. It’s a great time to buy a residence or vacation home in Florida!

Florida’s unemployment rate of 7.1% percent is lower than the U.S. and that is helping to fuel the demand for … (1 comments)

condo: Successfully selling your Naples home in the current environment - 08/07/13 01:08 AM
Successfully selling your Naples home in the current lively environment
It’s (sort of) a seller’s market -- but realizing a favorable result requires an appropriate action plan combined with flawless execution. Thinking of selling? Congratulations…you’ve waited out the bear market and you’re timing is spot on. However, more than good timing is essential to selling your home quickly and for the highest price. Three key aspects of the process are: a) appropriate pricing; b) a multi-media marketing campaign; and c)
a Realtor® who can aggressively negotiate on your behalf and then, between the time the offer is finalized and the closing, … (0 comments)

condo: Condo or single family home...What are the costs? - 08/05/13 06:14 AM
Condo or single family home...what are the costs?
You might be surprised.   Home ownership, whether in a single family home or in some form of a communal residence, remains part of the American Dream and that dream is alive and well here in Naples. The decision of which type of residence is best for you will be based on several factors, some of which are purely personal and some of which are more practical.   There are obvious advantages (as well as disadvantages) to owning one over the other. The again, maybe they're not so obvious so let's create … (0 comments)

condo: Getting Ready to Buy a Florida Vacation Home? Start With These Tips… - 06/12/13 02:54 AM
Getting Ready to Buy a Florida Vacation Home? Start With These Tips…
Purchasing a new Florida home, whether you’re relocating to the Sunshine State or simply acquiring a vacation home, can be both stressful and joyful. How much of each emotion you experience depends largely on two things: 1) Your Realtor® and 2) Your knowledge of the process.
Selecting a Realtor® isn’t necessarily difficult but it does require a bit of effort. How long an agent has been in the business is not a measure of success. Sadly, the real estate industry is populated with a lot of people who … (0 comments)

condo: Naples-Marco Island Real Estate Headed Higher - 06/01/13 09:03 AM
There’s an old saying, “The numbers don’t lie” and that’s certainly true of Naples-Marco Island real estate. According to the Naples Area Board of Realtors, the average home sold for a bit over $100,000 in June of 2012; the average in March 2013 was around $178,000 and the increases show no sign of abating. In the first quarter of 2013 pending sales in SW FL were up 24% year-over-year and days on the market is down by 5. 
Although the market has (thankfully) not yet returned to multiple offers and even over-offers, the window in which to buy at an … (0 comments)

condo: Why use a Realtor? - 06/01/13 08:50 AM
The short answer is because the typical home sold by a Realtor sold for about 43 percent more than the typical “For Sale by Owner” home. That’s according to the National Association of Realtors 2011 profile of home Buyers and Sellers. 
It’s ironic that most homeowners chose the FSBO route to save money. But, in fact, those sellers would have walked away with more money had they simply identified and retained the services of a good, solid Realtor who would have done all the heavy lifting. In this day and age, when 85 percent of all home purchases begin with the … (3 comments)

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