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