Purchase Mortgage Applications Continue to Inch Up

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BY: JANN SWANSON www.mortgagenewsdaily.com Apr 5 2017, 7:45AM The volume of purchase mortgages continued to increase during the week ended March 31, but steadily shrinking refinance numbers once again pulled overall volume down. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said its Market Composite Index, a measure of loan application activity, declined for … Continue reading

Mortgage Rates Tuesday, April 4: Lowest Since November

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HAL M. BUNDRICK, CFP |nerdwallet.com April 4, 2017 Mortgage Rates, Mortgages You can trust that we maintain strict editorial integrity in our writing and assessments; however, we receive compensation when you click on links to products from our partners and get approved. Here’s how we make money. Mortgage rates moved … Continue reading

Naples Cay Penthouse Sells at Record Price

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NAPLES PENTHOUSE CONDO FETCHES RECORD PRICE LAURA LAYDEN An exclusive top floor condo in Naples Cay has sold for a record price. Spanning nearly 11,700 square feet under air and overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the penthouse at Seasons has fetched the highest price paid for a condo in Naples … Continue reading

Naples Winter Wine Festival highest earning charity wine auction

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Naples Winter Wine Festival ranked No. 1, again SHELBY REYNOLDS The Naples Winter Wine Festival has once again topped Wine Spectator magazine’s list of the highest earning charity wine auctions in the country. The magazine — the definitive authority on charity wine auctions — has compiled a top 10 list … Continue reading

Southwest Florida is home to 6 Billionaires

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Forbes: 6 billionaires reside in Southwest Florida Naples auto parts magnate Shahid Khan tops list LAURA LAYDEN Southwest Florida is home to six of the richest people on the planet. The 2017 Forbes list of billionaires includes five Naples residents — and another up the road in Bonita Springs. Some … Continue reading

Housing inventory up, prices steady in February

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Collier Realtors group: Pending sales climb 10% LIZ FREEMAN The inventory of properties for sale in Collier County increased in February and prices held steady, a sign that buyers have more options, according to the latest real estate report. At the same time, overall pending sales in February jumped 10 … Continue reading

Naples Winter Wine Festival

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Naples Winter Wine Festival grew from table talk to event that has raised $160M for kids SHELBY REYNOLDS | naplesnews.com The Naples Winter Wine Festival started as a conversation among friends over lunch. Seventeen years later, the annual festival has raised more than $160 million, making it the most successful … Continue reading

Naples tops list of happy places to live – Again!

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Naples No. 1 for happiness again For 2nd year in a row, city tops list in nationwide Gallup-Healthways survey LIZ FREEMAN Naples once again is tops when it comes to residents being happy and feeling good about life. An annual Gallup-Healthways survey of 189 cities nationwide about well-being found Naples … Continue reading