NAR Report: These Are the Top Home Improvements

Return on Remodeling Projects

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

Senior couple on country bike ride

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

Naples, Florida waterfront living

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

Two men talking on sidewalk in Naples, Florida, vintage convertible car in foreground

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

5 Essential Tips for Selling a House ‘As-Is’

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By Wendy Dessler | RISMEDIA, Monday, September 02, 2019— Selling your home without fixing it up first presents potential challenges for some homeowners. For others, it may open up different opportunities. Selling a house “as-is” can be a good thing. It all depends on your approach to selling it. Here … Continue reading

6 Health and Wellness Trends in High-End Real Estate

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By Diane Hartley | RISMEDIA, Monday, September 02, 2019— The luxury lifestyle isn’t just about looking great anymore. It’s about feeling great, too. Of course, the world’s affluent still want jaw-dropping properties with inspiring views, but they’re also looking for more substance. In today’s fast-paced world, they also want homes … Continue reading

Confidence in Housing Soars

Florida beach house

By RISMedia Staff | RISMEDIA, Monday, August 12, 2019 Amid encouraging indicators in the labor market and mortgage rates, Americans’ confidence in housing is up, according to the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), recently released. In July, the HPSI surged to 93.7—a new record. Additionally, the amount of … Continue reading

Naples ranks as No. 1 beach town to live in

waterfront house with dock and boat in Naples, Florida

The results are in. Naples is the No. 1 beach town to live in. That’s according to a study by WalletHub, a personal-finance website. To determine the most livable beachside communities for 2019, WalletHub compared 192 cities across 62 key metrics for “livability.” The study was divided into two categories, … Continue reading