Category Archives: Gulf of Mexico

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.

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

Lucky enough

I think it’s safe to say that if you live in Naples, you know all about having houseguests. And despite all the sayings about three days and the smell of fish, etc., you have to thank them for one thing: They reintroduce us to this great town. We take them to the beach, to the zoo, to the theater, to the ballpark, to the golf course and sometimes to the dog track. The best of them treat us to dinner at restaurants we wouldn’t dare enter outside of summer when the specials run rampant. Houseguests remind us just where we are living — and why we are here. It’s not the grocery store or the gas station or the office or any of the locales that occupy our minds during a typical day. Look around. The incredibly blue, blue sky, the freshness of the air, the boulevards lined with flowers, palm trees and shrubs, all of them perfectly manicured, wending through neighborhoods of tasteful homes and picturesque water scenes. Click C-SCAPES for the full article.

Low Inventory Impacts Market

Naples, Fla. (September 19, 2014) – “We can’t sell what’s not there,” was a phrase repeated among several brokers as they analyzed a recent report tracking August home sales activity released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). Overall inventory dropped 20 percent in the $300,000 and below price category in August 2014 compared to August 2013. The median price in this price category rose 13 percent as a result. The pending and closed sales dropped double digits in the same price segment August 2014 compared to August 2013, factors that illustrate the economic law of supply and demand. Read full report.

Naples Leading The Way in Stabilizing Area Real Estate Market

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…

NOAA Models Long-Term Oil Threat to Gulf and East Coast Shoreline

Much of the west coast of Florida has a low probability (20 percent down to less than 1 percent) of oiling…

NOAA has used modeling of historical wind and ocean currents to project the likelihood that surface oil from the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill will impact additional U.S. coastline. This modeling, part of NOAA’s comprehensive response to the unprecedented Gulf oil disaster, can help guide the ongoing preparedness, response and cleanup efforts…..

The NOAA model indicates:

The coastlines with the highest probability for impact (81 to 100 percent) extend from the Mississippi River Delta to the western panhandle of Florida where there has been and will likely continue to be oil impacts.

Along U.S. Gulf of Mexico shorelines, the oil is more likely to move east than west, with much of the coast of Texas showing a relatively low probability of oiling (ranging from less than one percent in southern Texas to up to 40 percent near the Louisiana border).

Much of the west coast of Florida has a low probability (20 percent down to less than one percent) of oiling, but the Florida Keys, Miami and Fort Lauderdale areas have a greater probability (61 to 80 percent) due to the potential influence of the Loop Current. Any oil reaching this area would have spent considerable time degrading and dispersing and would be in the form of scattered tar balls and not a large surface slick of oil.

There is a low probability of shoreline impacts from eastern central Florida up the Eastern Seaboard (20 percent diminishing to less than one percent). Potential impacts become increasingly unlikely north of North Carolina as the Gulf Stream moves away from the continental U.S. at Cape Hatteras. If oil does reach these areas, it will be in the form of tar balls or highly weathered oil.

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