Ask the Expert: How to Prepare for a Home Inspection

RISMEDIA, Thursday, September 19, 2013 Today’s expert Q & A is with David R. Leopold, owner of Pillar To Post Home Inspection located in Fairfield County, Conn. Q:  What can homeowners do to prevent delays, uncomfortable situations and return visits as they go through the process of preparing for an inspection? A: While … Continue reading

How to Run Your Business Better: Take a Vacation

By Virginia Bridges | RISMEDIA, Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Small-business owners work themselves to the bone in the belief that this lack of rest will result in higher sales, more customers and better profits, says David Washington, managing partner of Washington & Co., a Raleigh, N.C., consulting and training firm. However, … Continue reading

Collier, Lee population growth among top three in state, new study shows

By JUNE FLETCHER | Sunday, September 8, 2013 NAPLES — Southwest Florida is undergoing another growth spurt. A new study released in the past week by Local Market Monitor shows that the population of the Naples-Marco Island metropolitan statistical area rose 11 percent during the past 12 months, second only to … Continue reading

10 Counties Where People Live Longest

Affluence and access to great recreational opportunities are the common factors in areas where people routinely live into their 80s. By Bill Briggs, SwitchYard Media Collier County, Fla Unemployment: 6.0%. Median Home Value: $317,200 Median Household Income: $56,876 Life expectancy: 84.62 females Amid the tropical environs of Florida’s gulf coast, … Continue reading

Housing market heats up — and it’s just getting started

An interesting article from CNBC about the national housing market. John W. Schoen | CNBC | July 30, 2013 at 3:02 PM ET If you tried to buy a home in Phoenix a year ago, you probably would have been able to land it for well under the asking price. Those … Continue reading