People are falling in love with Wildblue!

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by Lisa Perry, Wildblue Sales Associate Why are folks falling in love with Wildblue you ask? It’s not just the opportunity to live in a brand new luxury lakefront community. It’s the lifestyle, the views of a true lake, over 550 acres of water on Wildblue alone. It’s the new … Continue reading

BRIGHTWATER | Open for Sales from $199,990

BRIGHTWATER NEW CONSTRUCTION HOMES The wait is Nearly Over Open for Sales – Introductory pricing from $199,990* Brightwater is planned to be the first community in the area to offer a Crystal Lagoon®️, an approximately 5-acre, man-made swimming pool with a white-sand beach and so much more! D.R. Horton Southwest … Continue reading

Tourism in Collier County breaks records in 2019

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From the Naples Daily News Collier County saw record tourism last year. The county had more than 1.9 million visitors in 2019 — an increase of 5.8% over the year — and the highest number on record. With more visitors came more room bookings and more spending. Spending increased 8.1% … Continue reading

‘Irrational generosity’: Naples Winter Wine Festival raises more than $20 million

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To call the 20th Naples Winter Wine Festival at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples a celebration would not quite capture the fundraiser’s atmosphere. And with an unofficial fundraising total exceeding $20 million, the outpouring of cheer makes sense. As one of the festival’s founders and trustees Valerie Gargiulo said, … Continue reading

Decade Ends with Strongest Year in Home Sales!

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Naples, Fla. (January 17, 2020) – According to the 2019 Year End Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), existing home sales through December 2019 are the highest in a decade.Overall closed sales in … Continue reading

Want to Live to 100? Living in One of These 8 U.S. Cities Will Help!

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Hope to blow out 100 birthday candles? “I would argue that the biggest impact on how long you live is where you live,” says National Geographic Fellow Dan Buettner, who has studied the world’s longest-living people in “longevity hotspots” he calls Blue Zones. Among them: Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; and … Continue reading

This Florida City Was Named the Happiest and Healthiest in America 2016, 2017, 2018

By Marisa Spyker March 20, 2018 costalliving.com We may be a little biased, but we’ve long believed that the happiest places in America are by the sea. And according to the results from a new Gallup-Sharecare poll, we’re absolutely right. Researchers recently polled more than 337,000 adults in cities across … Continue reading

The 2010s: A look back at the biggest stories in Collier, Lee counties

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Ryan Mills and Melanie Payne, Naples Daily News | Published 7:00 a.m. ET Dec. 31, 2019 There wasn’t a lot to celebrate in Southwest Florida when the clock struck midnight on Jan. 1, 2010. The region was still reeling from The Great Recession. Southwest Florida’s economy – built on real … Continue reading

Southwest Florida’s rapid growth and development to continue in 2020

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Fort Myers News-Press | Published 6:11 a.m. ET Dec. 27, 2019 | Updated 10:18 a.m. ET Dec. 27, 2019 Southwest Florida’s expansive growth continued to boom in 2019, and the new year won’t be any different. With thousands of people moving to Lee and Collier County every year, development has … Continue reading

Considering a Video Doorbell? Read This First!

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By John Voket | RISMEDIA, Thursday, November 14, 2019 Smart home lovers likely rejoice at the continued flood of smart house accessories on the market, one of which are video security doorbells. According to the experts at Alarm New England, installing a doorbell camera can help secure your home and … Continue reading