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Naples Ranked 4th Happiest City in the U.S.

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The University of British Columbia has ranked Naples as fourth on their recent survey of the “happiest places” in the U.S.  The survey also ranked the “least happy” places in the U.S. To see the full list of happy and not so happy places click Naples, Florida.

 

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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May Newsletter

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WHAT’S TRENDING IN NAPLES REAL ESTATE

The Naples Area Board of REALTORS® held its fourth annual Economic Summit in early April to discuss factors influencing the future of real estate.  Cindy Carroll, John Tuccillo and Dr. Elliott Eisenberg shared their viewpoints.

Real estate appraiser Cindy Carroll Naples reported home prices are going up and stabilizing nearly across the board and in certain cases have surpassed peak 2005 levels.

“Neighborhoods broken down by zip codes seem to make a lot more sense than when it’s broken down by price range,” she said. “It’s about location, not price range, it’s how close you are to the beach, which drives your value.” (Go to my website Cherylturner.com and sign up to receive your report by zip code.)

Dr. John Tuccillo, chief economist for Florida Realtors® introduced new key indicators affecting real estate in Florida including natural and in-migration population growth, employment growth and a healthy stock market, which is helping fuel second-home purchases, especially retirees.  “There is a very close correlation, between million-dollar-plus home sales in Florida and the Dow so it’s kind of an indicator on where home sales are going.” Read more>>>

March, 2015 Newsletter

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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.

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

An ounce of (termite) prevention

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.