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July Newsletter

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The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) most recent report showed that total existing sales, which include single-family homes, condominiums, townhomes and co-ops, rose 5.1 % to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.35 million in May.  Sales have increased year-over-year for eight consecutive months and now are 9.2 percent above a year ago.

Chief economist for NAR, Lawrence Yun, discussed May home sales rebounding robustly after a decline in April.  Sales are now at their strongest pace since November 2009 according to Yun. “Solid sales gains were seen throughout the country in May as more homeowners listed their home for sale providing more choices for buyers.” Although inventory remains tight, homes are selling fast with price growths in some markets edging toward a double digit increase.  Yun also predicts that new home construction prices are likely to stay elevated.

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My listing featured in Florida Weekly

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Enjoy tropical views of the Gulf of Mexico, beach and stunning sunsets from this two-bedroom corner residence in Carriage Club in The Moorings. Neutral finishes complement the backdrop and create a casual sophistication throughout this stylishly updated and meticulously maintained residence. Read more>>>

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My interview about Nelsons Walk in Port Royal

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Zillow.com has named Nelsons Walk in Port Royal the 12th richest street in the United States.

Nelsons Walk is a quiet byway in Naples, but the 26 homeowners there are actually living on Easy Street.

That’s because Nelsons, with a median home value of $10.5 million, is No. 12 on Zillow.com’s list of the country’s wealthiest streets.

No. 1 on the list is Indian Creek Island Road on Indian Creek Island in Biscayne Bay. The median home value there is $21.5 million and residents include Denzel Washington and Eddie Murphy.

Nelsons Walk has its share of celebrities too: Residents include best-selling mystery author Janet Evanovich and pest control king Truly Nolen, chairman and president of Truly Nolen Inc.

The street gets a boost right off the bat by being part of Port Royal, the most expensive community in Naples.

Cheryl Turner, a real estate agent with Premier Properties Sotheby’s International Realty in Naples, said Nelsons is “a wonderful street, fabulous,” but that its Port Royal location likely was responsible for pushing it on the national list.

“You’ve got wider water views, no bridges, the Gulf, the most exclusive neighborhood in town,” she said. “The prices are just continuing to go up.”

People are often shocked at how expensive a house in Port Royal can be, Turner said. “I had a client call on a house and the asking price was $23 million — he had thought maybe $11 million.”

February Newsletter

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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.

Grey Oaks | Timeless Style

The very picture of southern hospitality, Plantation-style homes, like 2823 Thistle Way in Grey Oaks, welcome guests with columned porches and galleries. Designed with tall French windows, these southern beauties allow breezes in to cool interiors while shutters filter out the warm southern light.

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2823 Thistle Way, Naples, Florida 34105

Southern in style but timeless in appeal, 2823 Thistle Way is well-suited for families with four bedrooms, four full and two half-baths and for those who appreciate its unique combination of classical formality and relaxed country charm, especially in such a setting as Grey Oaks, where you are just minutes to all the buzz of city life.   The porch, with large overhang lined with cedar, is the complete outdoor living area with summer kitchen to make relaxing pool-side even more fun while keeping an eye on the kids in the pool. 214028364l