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My New Listing in Park Plaza in Park Shore
September 8th, 2014 | Posted in Naples | No Comments

Offering the living space of a single-family home with the relaxed comfort of condominium living, this Park Plaza residence features a sunken great room, which opens to the glass-enclosed terrace. Views of the Gulf of Mexico, park-like green space and swaying palms are brought inside through the walls of windows. Awaken to the sight of the Gulf from the master suite, which also opens to the Gulf-front terrace. Other highlights include a generous-size guest suite and two-and-a-half baths. The Park Plaza lobby welcomes you into its tropical ambiance with a light-filled atrium and cascading water features surrounded in lush flora. Other amenities at this beachfront high-rise include a 60-seat theater, billiard room, exercise room with sauna and steam, and a rooftop sky bar lounge, perfect for neighborly get-togethers. Read more>>>

Part 1: Cleared for landing (and not a second too soon)
September 4th, 2014 | Posted in AIR TRAVEL, Florida, Lifestyles, Naples, Naples Real Estate, Premier Sothebys, Realtor | No Comments

If Mark Twain were alive, I think he’d amend his famous quote about weather to “Everyone complains about air travel, but nobody does anything about it.” Despite all the acts of Congress, new regulations from the FAA and the complaints received by the airlines, air travel just seems to be getting worse, with problems and frustrations permeating every aspect of the experience, beginning with making the reservation. Read full article>>>

An ounce of (termite) prevention
August 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Florida, Home Advice, Homes Sales, Inspector, Lifestyles, Naples, Naples Real Estate, Premier Sothebys, Professional, Realtor | Comments Off

When we were kids growing up in Connecticut, we used to giggle at TV cartoons that depicted swarms of termites buzzing through a home and leaving only dust in their wake. Sometimes they’d buzz through a whole town, and Acme Termite Control would be overwhelmed.

Termites always came in the form of armies, destroyed whatever they found in seconds and were unstoppable. At least these were the impressions we took away from those Saturday morning cartoons. Read full article. 

What to do when it’s time for a pet project
August 10th, 2014 | Posted in Florida, Humane Society Naples, Lifestyles, Naples, Pets, Premier Sothebys | Comments Off

Nothing can compare to the unconditional love of an animal, especially after a day at work.

Coming home to my dog and two cats affirms that everything is right in the world. After all, nobody else in my life, except perhaps my wonderful husband, is always, day in and day out, wildly thrilled to see me.

When I come in the door, they nearly jump out of their skins to greet me. Well, the dog does, anyway. Cats are too sophisticated for such histrionics. But I know they’re happy to see me as well from how they snuggle up to me on the couch.

Pets know your mood, can read it, can empathize, cheer you up, get you on your feet to get some exercise, make you laugh, feel loved, needed and wanted. Read the full article. 

My New Listing in Clermont In Pelican Marsh
August 10th, 2014 | Posted in Lifestyles, Naples, Naples Real Estate, Premier Sothebys, Realtor | Comments Off

Set against the backdrop of the rolling Pelican Marsh golf course, and located on a convenient level, this residence has a plan that invites from the moment you enter. Bright and sunny rooms are paired with quiet and cozy spaces to shape a comfortable ambiance for everyday living or get-togethers with neighbors, friends and family. Read more…


Naples Leading The Way in Stabilizing Area Real Estate Market
August 7th, 2014 | Posted in Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Homes Sales, Naples, Naples Real Estate, Naples Wealth, Premier Sothebys, Realtor | Comments Off

The stats are in! According to the most recent report by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS®, the second quarter of 2014 when compared to the same period in 2013, shows real estate transactions in various segments in Naples have led to maintaining the market stability in the area. Read more…

Million-Dollar U.S. Housing Loans Surge to Record Level
July 29th, 2014 | Posted in Lifestyles, Mortgage Rate, Naples, Naples Real Estate, Naples Wealth, Premier Sothebys, Realtor, Retirement | Comments Off
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Banks are handing out mortgages of as much as $10 million to the wealthy in record numbers while first-time homebuyers struggle to get loans. Read more…

Naples, Florida Tops the List for Job Growth in 2014
July 25th, 2014 | Posted in Florida, Lifestyles, Naples, Naples Real Estate, Naples Wealth, Premier Sothebys, Realtor | Comments Off
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Forbes recently rated the best cities for job growth in 2014. Read Full Article…

Bliss comes the second time around
July 25th, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Since I’ve been writing this column, friends and colleagues and even a few strangers have asked to buy me a cup of coffee and discuss how I get my subject ideas. Read full article

It’s good to have a little something on the side
July 14th, 2014 | Posted in Florida, Lifestyles, Naples | Comments Off
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It does my heart good lately to hear of people of all ages and backgrounds picking up a guitar, writing a story, coaching Little League, planting a garden, starting a scrapbook or trying their hand at woodworking or genealogy. Whatever they have chosen to do, they have stepped out of their routines to discover something new. Read full article