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

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

How the Fed’s Interest Rate Decisions Affect Mortgage Rates

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By RISMedia Staff | RISMEDIA, Tuesday, November 12, 2019— (TNS) The Fed lowered rates by a quarter of a percentage point Wednesday, for the third time this year, in an 8-2 vote. Citing “global developments for the economic outlook as well as muted inflation pressures” in a statement released by … 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