naples real estate: Village On Venetian Bay - Village Nights 10/2 - 10/01/08 01:49 AM

 Village on Venetian Bay Naples Florida
Well it's that time again.... The first Thursday of every month brings the ever popular Village Nights at The Village at Venetian Bay . 

This is a free event  and is an opportunity to come down to The Village, shop, listen to some great live local entertainment, and have a bite to eat.  Now who does not like a FREE event???? It is so important during these challenging economic times to come out and show our support to our local vendors!  There are some great shops and almost always something on ....

The Village is … (2 comments)

naples real estate: Moorings Update - 09/26/08 12:53 PM
Compass Cove Moorings
The latest numbers from the MLS for the Moorings show the following:
2007 Total Units Sold 109
2007 Total Single Family Homes Sold 32/109
2008 Total Units Sold To Date 99
2008 Total Single Family Homes Sold To Date 32/99
Presently there are 5 Single Family Homes Pending and 3  Pending Condo's, High Rise , Low Rise  * Total of  8 Pending Moorings Units

Leeward Lane Listing 
Also important to note are that New Listings in the Moorings are declining.  New Listings tend to increase during the winter months as indicated however the trend appears to be downward overall. … (3 comments)

naples real estate: Professional Settlement Services, LLC Naples Office - 09/24/08 05:11 AM
  Professional Settlement Services, LLC have their Naples office up and running.
Many of us  in real estate are familiar with Marilyn Mannarino.  She is a charming lady with a huge heart.  Often she can be spotted at a NABOR ( Naples Area Board of Realtors) or WCR ( Women's Council of Realtors) Events. Recently I had the good fortune to join her for lunchand again at a WCR event.  As always she makes me smile and has some good promotions. Marilyn is more then a business aquaintance, she is a friend as well.
Marilyn Mannarino
Marilyn is the Sr. Underwriter and does a great … (4 comments)

naples real estate: Collier County One of the Best Places For..... - 09/17/08 10:51 AM
Well if you guessed a long life you are right!
Venetian Bay
Live Long and Prosper....
Well who couldn't use some good news nowadays?  Yes it's true our very own Collier County , home to Naples Florida, has made the CNN " Long Life" List.  According to the article residents of these counties have some of the longest life expectancies in the United States. 
Number What?
Here in Naples, referred to as " the city of leisure" ( in the article)  we made it to number 4 out of 25!  The article also details our strong artist community and references one of my … (7 comments)

naples real estate: Yester-Fay - 08/20/08 06:45 AM
Okay well hopefully Fay is yesterday's news by now.  How'd it turn out?  Not so bad.  Naples fared well and it never became Hurricane Fay. She is a bit stubborn and may have set her sights back on the Gulf Coast.  Let's hope not!  My company has a press release to ease the minds of those who were bombarded with the media hype and couldn't be here for all the excitement.
Probably the biggest issue we had throughout the whole ordeal was water.  We have had a wet summer and then an additional 8 inches in some areas just spells MESS.  Unfortunately I am one … (8 comments)

naples real estate: Come See Naples & Buy - 08/08/08 06:14 AM
Thanks USA Today!  In case you missed it there is a nice article on Naples compliments of USA today!  It does a rather nice job of highlighting Naples fine points and it's AFFORDABILITY!  Please check this article out and share it with anyone who is considering this area.  Also for an update on what is going on in the market feel free to read the latest press release from Naples Area Board of Realtors. 
Naples has something for everyone.  Naples sunset 8/6/08

naples real estate: Southview Mortgage Naples Florida - 08/05/08 09:46 AM
I wanted to take a moment and introduce you to an Affliate Company of John R. Wood ; Southview Mortgage and a terrific Mortgage Loan Consultant Ms. Mary Adams!  

Mary will not only do an outstanding job, but if you have been considering making a move in the Naples area and are unsure what to do she also has the latest information in the world of Lending. Nowadays you need a lot of guidance to just keep up with the Fed and all the new guidelines.
Did you know that today the Federal Reserve stood still and held the Fed … (0 comments)

naples real estate: Beachwalk Naples Florida - 07/30/08 06:20 AM

Beachwalk, the name says it all ....  you can walk to the beach from here, Vanderbilt Beach that is!  This lovely community is located off Vanderbilt Beach Road in Naples Florida.  It is minutes from the Ritz Carlton, the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and several different shopping locations.  Once at Beachwalk you can leave your car and walk, bike, rollerblade or jog to just about every spot you need to! 
Vanderbilt Beach

Minutes from Beachwalk is the Pavillion Shopping Center which offers numerous dining options, a cinema, post office, urgent care, Publix grocery store, … (3 comments)

naples real estate: 2009 NAR Resort Symposium Coming To Naples, Fl - 05/21/08 12:29 AM
Mark your calendars next March 29-31 2009 NAR's Resort Symposium will be held in Naples Florida at the Naples Grande Beach Resort.  This is an excellent opportunity to spend time networking, getting your business some exposure ( sponsorships available) , attending a class or two on  " Resorts and Second Homes", a property tour, reception and more. 
The enrollment is limited to 400 so register early.  If you are thinking of coming and are unfamiliar with the area I am happy to answer questions or you can gather lots of information from my website 
Please note that our local board … (4 comments)

naples real estate: ABR Course Naples - 05/15/08 12:44 AM
As a member of the Professional Development Committee part of my job is to get the word out.... so if you are a realtor in need of 11CE credits or would like to get your ABR Accredited Buyer Representative Designation you are in luck!  Not only do you get to check out beautiful Naples Florida but you can get your designation at the same time!
This two day course will be offered in August on the 14th and 15th.  Registration forms are available here. The class will be held at our real estate board office at 1455 Pine Ridge Rd. in … (0 comments)

naples real estate: Royal Harbor Naples Florida - 04/29/08 09:38 AM
Royal Harbor
A Boater's Paradise..... Royal Harbor, Naples Fl.
Royal Harbor consists  of approximately 420 waterfront single-family home sites; and offers direct access to beautiful Naples Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. There are many deep water canals located behind the homes for boating enthusiasts and in the nearby areas of Oyster Bay and Golden Shores.  The quiet palm lined streets include a variety of Florida design styles and offer some of the best waterfront values in Naples.  Many homes come complete with a swimming pool, lanai, and a dock right out the back door!  Boats and Yachts used in this area are in all sizes with some in the thirty+-foot range. Recently much remodeling has … (0 comments)

naples real estate: Heritage Bay Clubhouse Opening - 02/21/08 10:34 AM

I just came from a delightful evening Luau at Heritage Bay Golf and Country Club off Immokalee Rd. here in Sunny, Warm, Naples Florida.   This gated community with bundled golf ( 27 holes) was celebrating it's Grand Opening of the new Clubhouse.  The fitness equipment looked terrific, the tiki bar was flowing, food was tasty and everyone had a smile on their face!
I have personally golfed at this gorgeous course and cannot say enough about the staff and beauty of the natural surroundings!   There is a bit of everything in this Lennar built community offering condo's, single family homes, and villa … (0 comments)

naples real estate: Naples Florida Strong Condo Sales - 02/20/08 09:55 AM
NABOR REPORTS JANUARY REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONSReport Shows Strong Condo Sales and Reduced Median Price NAPLES, Fla. - February 14, 2008 - January home sales were up slightly compared to a year ago, including an 11 percent increase in condo sales, announced in a report released by the Naples Area Board of Realtors® (NABOR), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island).According to NABOR President Arlene Carozza, a Realtor® and corporate trainer with Amerivest Realty, while overall pending sales decreased year-to-date, the report includes many positive indicators of market activity."The momentum we saw last month is continuing and … (3 comments)

naples real estate: Importance of Networking - 01/09/08 11:07 PM
This morning I have been reminded of the importance of networking in our business.  I recently closed a deal that came from an agent who is with the Sereno Group in California.  Mary Beth trusted my abilities and the end result was happy clients and a closed deal ( yes in this down market something sold ).
A few days later while I was sitting an open house I met two folks from Toronto.  They were also considering the Miami area.  I remembered that I had a contact in Miami.  Unfortunately I had lost his contact information when my hard drive crashed, … (4 comments)

naples real estate: Warm Breezes ... - 01/06/08 10:06 AM
  Well the temperature here in Naples Florida is currently 72 degrees.  We have temperatures in the 80's predicted for the next week so...we're back on track.  I was at an open house today and had a lot of people come through... more than previous weeks.  Although a bit unsure of wanting to get in the current market they are looking, learning, listening and getting ready to make a move.  They are exploring the area and thinking about what is available to them.  These buyers are much more savvy then the news media gives them credit for and realize there are … (0 comments)

naples real estate: Necessary Evil - 12/28/07 07:07 AM
Why is it again that realtors always take the hit for customer service?  I have spent much of my day on the phone with Sprint.  I was trying to modify a phone.  Yes the necessary EVIL of realtors having to deal with a cell phone and  the expense and in my case HORRENDOUS Customer Service.   As we speak now I have been on hold for a supervisor for 13 minutes on my cell. 
   The story begins with a brief call at 9:30 am  to Sprint.  I asked that they modify a phone I had.  I wrote down all the details and … (6 comments)

naples real estate: Belle Tara Ranch Secretariat 130 Acres Dr Muse, Fl 33975 - 10/27/07 12:46 PM
Belle Tara Ranch Secretariat 130 Acres Dr Muse, Fl 33975
Belle Tara Ranch 130 Acres of Privacy and Paradise in Southwest Florida!
   3 Bedrooms, Office, Outdoor Kitchen, 5 1/2 Baths, Wine Room, 7500+ sq ft Under Air.  Yr Built 1989
    Belle Tara Ranch a unique and unparalleled property in Southwest Florida located just outside LaBelle in Muse Glades County.  Features include wine room, attached 2 car garage, wraparound porch, fireplace in master and great room, butlers pantry, formal dining room, office, outdoor kitchen, wet bar, rv building, pastures, fencing, caretakers cottage and camp, 2 ponds, wildlife … (0 comments)

naples real estate: How about those RED SOX - 10/27/07 06:25 AM
Oh Boston your my home!  I can't help but comment on my beloved Red Sox...It seems that important times in my life are embedded in a Red Sox timeline. For instance I met my husband back in 1986 during the Sox vs. Mets World Series..... It may have been a disappointing series but we are still going strong :-) 
Although living in Virginia in 2004 I found myself back on Cape Cod planning to attend a  friend's funeral. RED SOX fever was in full pitch with talk of the curse and everyone on edge. It was a sad time and I was grateful … (3 comments)

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