Naples wine fest tops for 12th time, sets 2019 festival

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On the eve of announcing its 2019 theme, “Joy to the World,” the Naples Winter Wine Festival received a banner to wave over it: a 12th award as “No. 1 Charity Wine Auction” by Wine Spectator magazine. Wine Spectator awarded the honor of “No. 1 in the U.S.” to the … Continue reading

Naples planning board OKs Old Naples Hotel proposal for Third Street South

Rendering of Old Naples Hotel in downtown Naples. View from the courtyard. (Photo: Courtesy/Hart Hoverton)

lisa.conley@naplesnews.com; 239-213-5308 Published 12:28 p.m. ET April 11, 2018 | Updated 5:55 p.m. ET April 11, 2018 Tim McCarthy, with Hart Howerton, presents the latest plans for the Old Naples Hotel, which would replace the Third Street Plaza. The Naples Planning Advisory Board has approved the Old Naples Hotel for … Continue reading

First Quarter Housing Market Activity Sets the Stage for Strong Year

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Naples, Fla. (April 13, 2018) – Sales of homes above $1 million in Naples during the first quarter of 2018 drove the market. Their sales increased 61 percent compared to the same quarter of 2017 according to the First Quarter 2018 Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which … Continue reading

Mystique continues to rise as seventh floor is poured

Mystique aerial view. Photo: mystiquepelicanbay.com

Pelican 1 Owner LLC, the developer for Mystique, announces that the seventh floor of the 20-story tower has been formed and poured, with additional floors underway. Pelican 1 Owner LLC is an equal partnership between an affiliate of the global investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR) and … Continue reading

Port Royal home, a ‘true work of art’ sells for $16.1 million in Naples

Port Royal, Naples, Florida

A Port Royal estate described as a “true work of art” has sold for $16.1 million. The five-bedroom single-family home, with seven bathrooms, spans 8,302 square feet. Built in 1993, it recently was renovated by Naples-based A. Vernon Allen Builder. The two-story home — at 4295 Cutlass Lane — sold … Continue reading

Collier planning head says growth and development are busiest he’s ever seen

Outdoor bar at Mystique Pelican Bay. Photo: mystiquepelicanbay.com

Collier County has a lot on its plate this year for growth and development, according to Collier County Planning Commission Chairman Mark Strain. Strain delivered a data-packed presentation at a Wake Up Naples breakfast Wednesday with updates on hot topics including new development and roads. “We’ve got so much growth … Continue reading

Naples has the highest well-being in the nation, survey show

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Naples has hit a home run again. For the third year in a row, Naples has the highest overall well-being, with residents being happy and feeling good about their lives, based on a survey of 186 metropolitan areas in the United States. It’s the first time in the 10 years … Continue reading

February 2018 Report: Bonita Springs and Estero Real Estate Markets

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Online Views Spike in the Bonita Springs and Estero Real Estate Markets Bonita Springs, FL | February 22, 2018 —— According to the Bonita Springs-Estero REALTORS® Media Committee, the overall number of pending sales have increased by 13 percent in January 2018 versus January 2017.  Additionally, closed sales in the same time comparison … Continue reading

Luxury Market Surges in January

Single Family Home at The Quarry, Naples, Florida photo: pulte.com

Unlike national figures for home sales in January which, according to the National Association of Realtors®, dropped 4.8 percent compared to sales in January 2017, home sales in Collier County rose 11 percent in January to 671 home sales in January 2018 from 603 home sales in January 2017. In … Continue reading

Belfield at Naples Reserve – Move-In Ready home by Stock

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Beautiful Belfield home is ready for you to move-in at Naples, Reserve. The lovely neutral finishes will welcome your style. The open great room floor plan is perfect for your Naples lifestyle. Living A/C 2,812 sq ft Entry 137 sq ft Garage 772 sq ft Covered Lanais 691 sq ft … Continue reading