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Madrid Club 3-B Now Available – Offered at $485,000 – Gulf Shore Boulevard Condo

The gorgeous sweeping bay views from this unit greet you just as you walk into this spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath Gulf Shore Boulevard condominium. This open floor plan has two exquisite master suites that both offer amazing views of Moorings Bay.  Located within each bedroom is a private en-suite bath complete with beautiful elevated vanities and a sizable walk-in closet. Relax on the tranquil glass enclosed lanai with the sliders open to fully appreciate…

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Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act

Bill Passes by a Wide Margin By a vote of 72-22 the US Senate voted to approve H.R. 3370 and acted rather quickly to pass the bill that was amended by the House. This bill repeals the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s authority to increase rates at time of sale or when new flood maps come out. It also will refund excess premium to those who bought a property before FEMA gave notice of the rate…

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Think You’re Ready to Sell? Getting Ready for the Inspection…

Think You’re Ready to Sell? Getting Ready for the Inspection… So, you have hired a Realtor to sell your home, done the necessary things to get your home in order and the marketing plan your Realtor put together worked so well that you now have a contract on your home. This is perfect news but, you’re not out of the woods yet. Even though this is your home and you have lived there for years…

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Earth Day at the Refuge Sanibel Island

Talk trash, meet Bagzilla, and create earth-friendly crafts at this year’s Earth Day at the Refuge on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge.  Celebrate Earth Day from 10:00AM to 3:00PM with a guided biking tour, learning about the Refuge’s birds and eco-system, or earth crafts in the education center. There is also a guided hike along Indigo Trail and story time for the kids. The first 200 visitors to…

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Relay for Life 2014 Bonita Springs

Head over to Riverside Park in Bonita Springs on April 26th for the Relay for Life event! The Relay for Life is an overnight community fundraising walk benefitting the American Cancer Society. Teams of people camp out around a track and members of each team take turns walking around the track! Food, games and activities provide entertainment and build camaraderie. This is a family-friendly environment for the entire community! The event takes place from 4:00PM…

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13th annual Mike Ditka-Jim Hart Celebrity Golf Invitational

The 13th annual Mike Ditka-Jim Hart Celebrity Golf Invitational will be held Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th at Golf Club of the Everglades.  A field of 124 amateurs will enjoy the two-day event, kicked off with the Celebrity Pairings Party on Friday night. Amateurs can register by calling the pro shop at (239) 354-4727 and donating $550 per individual player or $2,000 per foursome. Former football, basketball and hockey stars round out the…

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NEIGHBORHOOD SNAPSHOT REPORT – February 2014

Each month, we publish the Neighborhood Snapshot Report which shows the number of closed sales over the last 12 months, as well as the available inventory in some of Naples’ and Bonita Springs’ most popular neighborhoods.  This report is divided by single-family homes and condominiums, and gives residents insight into how active their neighborhood is, as well as surrounding neighborhoods. Monthly Active/Closed Snapshot 12 Month Sold Comparison Report for Select Communities Information contained in this…

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MARKET REPORT – February 2014 FOR NAPLES, BONITA, ESTERO MARKET AREAS

Number of Sales above $2M Back to 2005 Levels The February 2014 Market Report is now available! Covering the Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero combined market. You can get info on sales, pending sales and information in what the inventory situation looks like. 2014 continues its hot start and is poised get better. LISTED, PENDED, CLOSED YEAR TO DATE February 2014 LISTED, PENDED, CLOSED MONTH TO DATE February 2014 BREAKDOWN BY PRICE CATEGORY YEAR TO DATE February 2014 (This chart shows the percentage…

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BREAKING NEWS – Flood Insurance bill passes US House of Reps

The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 Yesterday was the first day of the 2014 Florida Legislative Session in Tallahassee. It was a busy day where we saw the US House of Representatives pass H.R. 3370, “The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act” which is expected to go straight to the Senate. If the bill passes the Senate it will then be sent to President Obama for his signature. The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act…

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Cash Purchases and Prices Continue to Rise in Collier County

Cash Purchases and Prices Continue to Rise in Collier County In a report published last week by RealtyTrac, Southwest Florida is seeing an increase in home prices as well as cash purchases. It also states that we are seeing a decline in investor purchased homes. Almost 70% of residential home purchases in Collier County in January were cash compared to 75% in Lee County and 88% in Charlotte County. In January 2014 the median price…

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