Your Home Isn’t Ready to Sell Until It’s Been Checked by These Professionals

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By Meghan Belnap RISMEDIA, Tuesday, November 05, 2019— If you want to sell your home, you’ve got to make a good first impression. Doing so requires not just a great deal of preparation, but some professional oversight. Before you decide to list your home on the market, you’ll definitely want … Continue reading

Can Building a New Home Be Cheaper Than Buying an Old One?

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By Meghan Belnap RISMEDIA, Monday, October 28, 2019 In most cases, it makes sense to search for older things rather than their newer counterparts when you want to save money. This doesn’t, however, always hold true when it comes to buying a home. Here are several factors that can lead … Continue reading

What’s New at Wild Blue

Stock Development Wild Blue

PHASE II is here! The response to our announcement of Phase II of WildBlue has been phenomenal. Homebuyers who attended our Model Opening were excited about the release of 19 beautiful new Stock Signature Homes on 85’ lots, with spectacular canal and preserve views. WildBlue, the one-of-a-kind new luxury lakeside … Continue reading

Pending sales up 16 percent; buyers need inventory in Bonita Springs and Estero housing markets

For August 2019, REALTOR.com reported over 9.2 million search result page views in the Bonita Springs and Estero markets, which is a 4 percent month-over-month increase. Continued buyer interest in Bonita Springs and Estero was also supported by the notable 16 percent increase in pending sales for combined single family … Continue reading

NABOR Market Report September 2010

NABOR Market Report September 2019 infographic

Home Showings Lead to Increased Sales Naples, Fla. (October 25, 2019) – The Naples area housing market enjoyed another 7 percent increase in overall closed home sales for the third month in a row. This trend leads a Broker to suggest that the consistent uptick in summer home sales illustrates … Continue reading

NAR Report: These Are the Top Home Improvements

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By Jameson Doris RISMEDIA, Monday, October 14, 2019— Homeowners and REALTORS® alike want new roofs and kitchens. According to the 2019 Remodeling Impact Report, released by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the two projects rank as the most popular home improvement projects among both demographics. The report, which examines … Continue reading

Southwest Florida still home to four of the world’s richest billionaires

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Laura Layden, Naples Daily News Oct. 3, 2019 Four Southwest Florida residents are among the 400 richest Americans. The Forbes 400 — described as the Definitive Ranking of the Wealthiest Americans — includes familiar names in the region. The richest guy in Southwest Florida? That hasn’t changed: Shahid Khan, 69, … Continue reading

Naples does it again, ranks as No. 1 spot to retire in the country

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Laura Layden, Naples Daily News Oct. 9, 2019 Heads up millennials and other future retirees. Naples has been named as the “best place to retire” — again. After recently ranking No. 1 on a list of ‘best cities for early retirement’ in the United States, Naples has once again clinched … Continue reading

Naples named No. 1 on list of ‘best cities for early retirement’ in United States

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Hey, city of Naples, you’re on FIRE. According to Magnify Money, that is. The personal finance site listed the city at the top of a list of 20 for a FIRE retirement — an acronym for “financially independent, retire early.” According to the Magnify Money article, “The FIRE approach to … Continue reading

Fifth Avenue South evolving with new projects, mix of tenants

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Laura Layden, laura.layden@naplesnews.com Phil McCabe, hotelier, developer and entrepreneur, talks about his investments on Fifth Avenue South in downtown Naples and why he’s so confident about the future of the swanky street. Hotelier and real estate developer Phil McCabe couldn’t be happier about the changes he’s seeing on Fifth Avenue … Continue reading