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

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

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

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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

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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