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Happy St. Patrick’s Day
March 18th, 2015 | Posted in Naples | No Comments

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March, 2015 Newsletter
March 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Florida, Home Advice, Homes Sales, Lifestyles, luxury living, Mortgage Rate, Naples, Naples Real Estate, Naples Wealth, Premier Sothebys, Realtor | Comments Off

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What’s trending in Naples Real Estate

Sales are up and so are prices.

A recent article in the Business Observer, a newspaper that covers the Florida Gulf Coast from Tampa to Naples, reported that both sales and prices of existing single-family homes and condominiums are seeing gains as high as 15% statewide. President of Florida Realtors®, Andrew Barbar, commented that the positive fundamentals of Florida’s housing sector were sustained in the fourth quarter of 2014. “Our population continues to increase at a rate of approximately 800 people per day moving into the state. Florida’s growing economy is creating new jobs and putting residents back to work.”

The greater Tampa metro area was a hot market to purchase condominiums with sales jumping nearly 18%; Collier county saw a 14% increase in the number of condominium sales and a 10% rise in median prices.

Florida Realtors® reported that those who are currently renting a condominium in Southwest Florida may soon have a more difficult time, as owners are putting their properties back on the market now that prices are increasing. With financing more readily available, down payments as little as 3.5 percent, and some restrictions on condo loans easing, qualifying for a mortgage and owning a home is becoming more appealing. Contact me for the latest real estate market news. Click here for the full newsletter.

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Unique Marketing from Sotheby’s International Realty
March 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Home Advice, Homes Sales, Internet, Lifestyles, luxury living, Naples, Naples Real Estate, Premier Sothebys, Realtor | Comments Off

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Read more about the Sotheby’s International Realty brand and how their exceptional marketing helps bring together extraordinary lives with extraordinary homes.

 

 

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Beautiful Naples, Florida
March 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Naples | Comments Off

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February Newsletter
February 17th, 2015 | Posted in AIR TRAVEL, Beaches, Florida, Home Advice, Homes Sales, Internet, Lifestyles, luxury living, Naples, Naples Real Estate, Premier Sothebys, Realtor | Comments Off
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What’s trending in Naples Real Estate

Welcome winter.  It’s that time of year when our heavenly-like weather helps drive more visitors here making it our busiest time of year.   Winter 2015 is taking shape as a hot market with foreign buyers, new construction and there is more inventory from which buyers can choose.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has over 16,400 sales associates located in approximately 730 offices in 56 countries and territories worldwide and is expanding into India in March.  Premier Sotheby’s is the No. 1 independently owned brokerage in Sotheby’s International Realty’s worldwide network of 700 offices, 42 of them corporately owned and operated.  In 2014, our firm served 314 buyers from Canada, 49 from Germany, 53 from Brazil and 35 from the Czech Republic.

The Naples Area Board of Realtors® January report showed…Read my full newsletter.

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Gulfshore Life Realty Check
February 11th, 2015 | Posted in Naples | Comments Off

 

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Read more in Gulfshore Life about my sale in Aqualane Shores

 

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Naples Latest Real Estate Market Update
January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Naples | Comments Off

According to the Annual 2014 Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), inventory increased 16 percent for homes in the $2 million and above price category from 394 in 2013 to 457 in 2014. The report also showed that overall closed sales in this luxury market price category increased 33 percent from 299 homes in 2013 to 399 homes in 2014, yet the overall median home price in this price category held steady year over year at $2,950,000. Read the latest report about Naples’ Real Estate Market.

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Listed and Under Contract in Two Days
January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Naples | Comments Off

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This adorable residence in Orleans attracted Buyers within two days of being listing.   Located in The Moorings, Orleans is a mid-rise building in a super spot overlooking outer Doctor’s Bay and close to Doctor’s Pass for egress to the Gulf of Mexico.  Community boat slips and other amenities.

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What Your Money Will Buy
January 8th, 2015 | Posted in Naples | Comments Off

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As seen in Gulfshore Life January 2015 issue.

PORT ROYAL IN NAPLES IS HOT, BUT

Aqualane Shores isn’t far behind.

Cheryl Turner, a broker associate at Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, represented the buyer of 2168 Southwinds Drive, a 5,556 square­ foot home for boaters overlooking Jamaica Cove-just north of Port Royal. With five bedrooms and a den, the home is perfect for an expanding family or for entertaining. The den and a guest suite occupy part of the first floor, along with the huge gourmet kitchen, a formal dining room and the living area. “There are beautiful finishes and moldings, but it is not ornate,” Turner says.

A half-flight of stairs separates the second guest suite on the second level and the master bedroom on the top floor. The master suite has a fireplace and a balcony, as well as his-and-hers offices and his-and-hers baths. Naples-based Falcon Design Inc. designed the home, which was built in 2010, in a West Indies-inspired style with marble and wooden floors.

Outside, a new dock and seawall have been built for the new owners, a retired businessman and his wife from the Northeast. The area behind the home also includes an infinity-edge pool and a spa,-as well as an outdoor fireplace. And while Aqualane Shores doesn’t provide access to the exclusive Port Royal Club, the buyers “are getting a little more value dollar­ wise” with their new home, Turner says. “Port Royal lots and lands are going to be more expensive,” she explains . At a price similar to what the couple paid, she adds, “You would get something that is older” in Port Royal.

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Happy New Year
January 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Naples | Comments Off

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May your New Year shine with new pathways and inspirations that last a lifetime.  

Wishing you all the best in 2015! 

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