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Realistic Home Values Led To Strong Sales In March In Collier County

MARCH SALES STATISTICS FROM NABOR (NAPLES AREA BOARD OF REALTORS):Realistic Home Values Led to Strong Sales in March Contacts:  

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Just Sold 2120 Arielle Drive 208 In Pelican Marsh

The Samuel Team at John R. Wood Properties is pleased to announce that we have just sold 2120 Arielle Drive #208 in Pelican Marsh.  This Pelican Marsh condo sold for $370,000.This turnkey

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Southwest Florida Real Estate Update For 2018 Annual Market Review

Southwest Florida Real Estate Update   2018 Sales Data for SW Florida Homes & Condos NAPLES, BONITA SPRINGS AND ESTERO  ANNUAL MARKET REVIEW

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New Listing In Logan Woods 4891 Palmetto Woods Drive

We are pleased to announce our newest listing at 4891 Palmetto Woods Drive in the Logan Woods neighborhood in Naples.This single story  4+den estate home on 2.73 acres was completely renovated

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The Enclave Of Distinction New Construction On Livingston Road In Naples Florida

The Enclave of Distinction is a new construction community being built by Distinctive Communities situated on 17 acres on the east side of Livingston Road between Talis Park and Medittera.Here are

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Just Listed At Arielle In Pelican Marsh 379900

The Samuel Team at John R. Wood Properties is pleased to announce our newest listing at 2120 Arielle Drive #208 in Arielle at Pelican Marsh in Naples Florida.  This turnkey furnished â€

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Just Sold At 615 Venezia Grande Drive At The Vineyards

The Samuel Team at John R. Wood Properties is pleased announce our latest sale at 615 Venezia Grande Drive at Venezia Grande in the Vineyards.    The Samuel Team brought the Buyers

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Just Sold In Park Shore 4611 Crayton Road

The Samuel Team at John R. Wood Properties is pleased to announce our newest Park Shore sale at 4611 Crayton Road.The Samuel Team brought the Buyers.  Congratulations Bo &!

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New Listing In St Croix At Pelican Marsh

The Samuel Team at John R. Wood Properties is pleased to announce our newest listing at 4655 St Croix Ln #1418 at St Croix in Pelican Marsh.  This FIRST FLOOR (no stairs) 3 bed/2 bath

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3636 Crayton Road Just Listed

The Samuel Team at John R. Wood Properties is pleased to announce our newest listing at 3636 Crayton Road.3636 Crayton RoadBuilt in 1988 and then completely renovated, this “move-in ready” Park

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Monthly Market Report For Q2 2018

Naples/Bonita/Estero/Marco Island 2nd Quarter Real Estate UpdateHere are the most recent sales trend for the 2nd Quarter of 2018.NAPLESSingle Family Homes The Quarter over Quarter (QoQ) rolling 12

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Just Reduced 330 27TH ST NW Now 620000

Wow...check out this 2.73 acre estate in Golden Gate Estates.  Just Reduced to $620,000.330 27th Street NorthwestOwn your slice of Naples Paradise…check out this single story "estates" home

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Air Conditioning Drain Lines And How Make Sure AC Stays Unclogged

Earlier this week, one of our tenants called and one of the air conditioners stopped working.  Over the years living in Florida, Karyn and I have dealt with many issues, but the dreaded air

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Just Listed In Serafina At Tiburon 1950000

The Samuel Team at John R. Wood Properties is pleased to announce our newest listing at Tiburon.2954 Tiburon Boulevard EastJust Listed for $1,950,000This turnkey furnished, 4+ den villa in the

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Just Listed In Autumn Woods

Just Listed in Autumn Woods!7119 Sugar Magnolia CourtJust Listed for $635,000This is the one you have been waiting for in the established Autumn Woods community. Located on Sugar Magnolia, this 4

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Just Reduced 20543 Wildcat Run Drive Now 1359900 MLS217060336

Just reduced to $1,359,90020543 Wildcat Run Drive Live the ultimate Southwest Florida golf lifestyle in this move-in ready, custom estate home by Coastal Breeze Homes. Built in 2015, this

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Just Reduced 330 27th Street NW In Golden Gate Estates 640000

330 27th Street NW in Golden Gate EstatesJust Reduced to $640,000!Own your slice of Naples Paradise…check out this single story "estates" home built in 2006 by Mediterranean Homes on 2.73 acres!

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New Listing At Heron Pointe At The Crossings In Naples Florida

The Samuel Team at John R. Wood Properties is pleased to present our newest listing at 2036 Timberline Drive at Heron Pointe at the Crossings, just off Orange Blossom Drive in North Naples.;

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Just Sold Fabulous Estate Home In The Moorings

The Samuel Team at John R. Wood Properties is proud to announce that 627 Binnacle Drive in the Moorings has just sold.This newly constructed, SINGLE story home in the beautiful Moorings beach

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Just Sold 3750 Crayton Road In Park Shore

The Samuel Team at John R. Wood is pleased to announce that 3750 Crayton Road just sold!  The Samuel Team was the listing agent for this home.This beach bungalow with a sophisticated twist is

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New Listing At Naples Bay Resort Just Listed For 1750000

JUST LISTED FOR $1,750,0001540 5TH AVENUE SOUTH, D301NAPLES BAY RESORTMLS#218012937This luxurious 3 bedroom + den, 3 .5 bath penthouse condo boasts some of the best views of the bay and basin

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Just Listed In Park Shore 3750 Crayton Road

Come see this home during our Broker Open House tomorrow, February 7th from 10 am til 1 pm.Just Listed for $1,700,0003750 Crayton Road in Park Shore Naples, Florida  34103MLS

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Just Listed 13404 Coronado Drive In Marbella Isles Shows Like A Model 525000

Just Listed in Marbella Isles!13404 Coronado DriveJust Listed for $525,000Prepare to be “WOWED.”  This SW exposure, 3 bedroom “Kingston” attached villa shows like a model with

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New Listing At 206 Saint James Way In Countryside Golf And Country Club Naples Florida 379000

Just Listed for $379,000206 Saint James WayNaples FL  34104  This single family home in the popular Countryside Golf & Country Club community features stunning long lake views!

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Open House This Sunday December 10th From 1 To 4 PM At 20543 Wildcat Run Drive In Wildcat Run Estero

Open House this Sunday December 10th, 20171-4 pm at Wildcat Run in Estero20543 Wildcat Run DriveOffered for $1,549,000 Check out Wildcat Run...one of the top rated golf course communities 

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Just Listed 4891 Palmetto Woods Drive In Logan Woods 700000

The Samuel Team at John R. Wood Properties is pleased to announce our newest listing at 4891 Palmetto Woods Drive in the estate neighborhood of Logan Woods in Naples Florida.4891 Palmetto Woods

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Mortgage Rates Slightly Lower After Jobs Report

Mortgage Rates Slightly Lower After Jobs Report by: Matthew GrahamMortgage rates recovered Friday, moving sideways to slightly lower after losing ground over the past few days. Friday’s focal

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Just Listed A Fabulous 2015 Built Estate Home At 20543 Wildcat Run In Estero

The Samuel Team and Kyle Suhr at John R. Wood Properties is excited to announce our newest listing at 20543 Wildcat Run in Estero, one of the top rated golf course communities in Southwest Florida.

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September 2017 Market Report For Naples Bonita Springs Estero And Marco Island Area Market Areas

Curious about the Southwest Florida real estate market?  Check out our online version of the John R. Wood Properties September 2017 Market Report For Naples Bonita Springs Estero And Marco

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Just Listed 6603 Monterey Point In Marbella Lakes For 535000

The Samuel Team is proud to announce our newest listing at 6603 Monterey Point in Marbella Lakes - just listed for $535,000.6603 Monterey Point in Marbella LakesThis rarely available and rarely

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Hurricane Irma Update

We hope you and your family are safe in the aftermath of hurricane Irma that affected Southwest Florida.  If you watched the national news, there were dire warnings for Naples.  We

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Just Sold 545 Putter Point Place In The Moorings

The Samuel Team is pleased to announce that 545 Putter Point Place in the Moorings has just sold.  The Samuel Team was the listing agent.    This elegant two story estate home on

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Just Sold Beautiful Coach Home In Clermont At Pelican Marsh

The Samuel Team at John R. Wood Properties is pleased to announce that 1600 Clermont Drive J101 has just sold!  The Samuel Team was the listing agent.  This rare first floor end unit condo

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Just Sold Fabulous Estate Home In Tiburon 2539 Escada Court

The Samuel Team at John R. Wood Properties is pleased to announce that 2539 Escada Court in Escada has just sold.   The Samuel Team brought the Buyer.  This stunning 5+

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Monthly Market Report For July 2017

To assist our out of town buyers and to help our sellers stay on top of the market, John R. Wood and the Samuel Team posts regularly about the state of the market.   These reports will

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Aug 13 2017 11238 1

This is David Johnston from John R Wood. Wanted to share this new listing with you in Lely (East Naples).  Priced to sell at $199,900. Please click on the link below if you have interest.

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New Listing 731 Eagle Creek Drive Offered For 325000 Wonderful Golf Community In Naples

This beautiful furnished and remodeled end unit villa features three bedrooms and three baths including a casita/cabana and a 2 car attached garage (2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms in main villa) with a

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Just Reduced In The Moorings Now 2695000 627 Binnacle Drive

This stunning 4+ den, 4.5 bathroom, 4,092 square foot single floor single family home in the Moorings has just been reduced to $2,695,000....a fantastic deal in the fabulous Moorings neighborhood in

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Announcing Our Newest Listing 2870 Castillo Ct 102 In Tiburon

Just listed, 2870 Castillo Ct #102 at Castillo in the golf course community of Tiburon.This turnkey furnished “Tommy Bahama” style 2nd floor coach home has a private elevator, a spacious great

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New Listing In Victoria Park Listed For 474000

You will not want to miss this custom renovation in the popular Victoria Park community. Renovated in the coastal transitional style, this home has hardwood floors throughout and carefully

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Our Newest Listing In Il Regalo Just Listed For 679900

We are pleased to announce our newest listing at 6821 Il Regalo Circle in Naples.  Do not miss this 2010 built single story great room style pool home in Il Regalo. Il Regalo is a "hidden" low

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Featured Community Royal Harbor

This week's featured community is Royal Harbor.Royal Harbor is a boater's dream.  Located just minutes from downtown Naples on the east side of Naples Bay, this area has an excellent

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Featured Community Quail West

This week's featured community is Quail West.Located east of I-75 off of Bonita Beach Road, Quail West is a fabulous low density, gated golf community featuring single family estate

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Featured Community Port Royal

This week's featured community is Port Royal.Port Royal is one of the most prestigious and unique communities in Naples located either on the beach or on Naples Bay.  With only 500 large estate

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Featured Community Pine Ridge Estates

This week's featured community is Pine Ridge Estates.  Pine Ridge Estates has a central Naples location with large, non-gated, estate sized homes and lots and allows for privacy and larger

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Featured Community Pelican Bay

This week's featured community is Pelican Marsh.Pelican Marsh in Naples Florida is one of Naples' most prestigious gated golf course communities. Consisting of 2,075 acres with 133 acres of

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Featured Community Park Shore

This week's featured community is Park Shore.  Park Shore, similar to the Moorings and Coquina Sands, is a fabulous Naples Florida beach community. Featuring pristine beaches, a private

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Illegal Kickback Charges Brought Against Prospect Mortgage

Illegal Kickback Charges Brought Against Prospect Mortgage by: Jann SwansonProspect Mortgage, a Sherman Oaks, California based lender has been cited by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau )

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Featured Community Old Naples

This week's featured community is Old Naples.Old Naples is a fabulous neighborhood comprised of small cottages, beach front estates, condos, villas and apartments all within the prime location of

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Announcing Our Newest Listing At 545 Putter Point Place In The Moorings Naples Florida

We are pleased to announce our newest listing at 545 Putter Point Place.  545 Putter Point PlaceCall or text 239-537-3732 to schedule an appointment to view this stunning home.Casual elegance

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New Listing At 97 Silver Oaks Circle 2204 At The Vineyards Just Listed For 345000

We are pleased to announce our newest listing at 97 Silver Oaks Circle #2204 in the Silver Oaks subdivision of the Vineyards development in Naples Florida.  This stunning 2nd floor corner unit

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Featured Community Naples Cay

This week's featured community is Naples Cay.  Nestled between Pelican Bay (to the north) and Park Shore (to the south), Naples Cay is a 33 acre, beachfront high rise community of multiple

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New Listing In Clermont At Pelican Marsh Just Listed For 565000

We are pleased to announce our newest listing at 1600 Clermont Drive, J101 in Clermont at Pelican Marsh.  Just listed for $565,000!Click here to view 1600 Clermont Drive J101This rare first

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Featured Community The Moorings

This week's featured community is the Moorings.The Moorings is comprised of single-family homes, estate properties and condominiums centrally located between Park Shore to the north, Coquina

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Featured Community Mediterra

This week's featured neighborhood is Mediterra. Mediterra is a gated golf course community located on the border of Collier and Lee Counties with a total of 950 estate homes, villas, and coach

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Introducing Our Latest Listing At The Dunes Just Listed For 795000

Introducing our latest listing at the Dunes  in the Cayman building - 325 Dunes Boulevard #1003 - just listed for $795,000.  Featuring fabulous views and resort style amenities at the

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Featured Community Lely Resort

This week's featured community is Lely Resort.Lely Resort is a unique master planned community featuring coach homes, single family homes, town homes, casitas, condos and estate homes developed by

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Mortgage Rates Lowest In Two Weeks After Treasury Auction

Mortgage Rates Lowest in 2 Weeks After Treasury Auction by: Matthew GrahamMortgage rates moved lower today following back-to-back afternoons of improvements in underlying bond markets. Yesterday

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Grey Oaks Featured Golf Community

This week's featured golf community in Naples is Grey Oaks.  If you are an avid golfer who loves to play a variety of courses and enjoys an active country club, then Grey Oaks might be a great

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Price Reduction At 9129 Troon Lakes In Pelican Marsh

We are pleased to announce a price reduction at Troon Lakes in Pelican Marsh.9129 Troon Lakes DriveNow Offered for $896,000Completely renovated with stunning finishes, this Troon Lakes at

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Coquina Sands Featured Community

Located west of 41 between the Moorings , Naples Beach Hotel and Old Naples, Coquina Sands is comprised of single family homes and condos.  Typically, Coquina Sands, the Moorings

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Mortgage Rates Surge Past 2 Year Highs After Fed Announcement

Mortgage Rates Surge Past 2-Year Highs After Fed Announcement by: Matthew Graham Mortgage rates skyrocketed (relatively) following today's rate hike from the Fed. It wasn't the rate hike itself,

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How Mortgage Rates Connect To The Fed Funds Rate

Mortgage Rates & The Fed Funds RateThe Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) adjourns from a scheduled two-day meeting Wednesday afternoon.The meeting's outcome will influence the

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Colliers Reserve Featured Community

This week's featured community is Collier's Reserve.Collier's Reserve is a north Naples gated golf course community that is located along the Cocohatchee River close to 41 and our beautiful Naples

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Raffia Preserve Rental Available For February And March 2017

If you are still looking for a rental for season 2017, here's a brand new 3 bedroom plus den, 2,223 square foot single family home with a lake view in the popular Raffia Preserve neighborhood

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Mortgage Rates Hold Eerily Steady

Mortgage Rates Hold Eerily Steady by: Matthew GrahamMortgage rates barely budged yesterday, with most lenders offering the exact same quotes as yesterday. While we have seen a few days with similar

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Bonita Bay Featured Community

This week's featured community is Bonita Bay.Bonita Bay is a fabulous community in Bonita Springs featuring intimate neighborhoods of custom single family homes, villas, carriage homes and

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New Activity Center At Wyndemere Golf And Country Club

If you are looking for a wonderful golf/country club lifestyle with a great location in Naples, you might consider Wyndemere.  Wyndemere has been upgrading their facilities over the past

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Mortgage Rates Continue Fighting To Build A Ceiling

by: Matthew Graham Mortgage rates stayed mostly steady today, on average. For the record, that means some lenders were in slightly better shape versus yesterday's latest levels while others were in

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Congress Hears Appeals To Fix Dysfunctional Appraisal System

I wanted to share this new information about the possible overhaul of the current practices regarding the appraisal process which I am thrilled about and hoping we will see some solid progress on

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Bay Colony Featured Community

This week's featured community is Bay Colony.Bay Colony at Pelican Bay is a unique gated community within Pelican Bay, offering gulf beachfront estates, tower condominiums, estate homes and villas

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The CLUE Report 86 Percent Of Buyers Dont Know What A Clue Report Is

Homebuyers often shop around for the best rate on a homeowners insurance policy, but 86% of Americans don't realize that the policy amount is based, in part, on the home's claim history.  

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Barefoot Beach Featured Community

This week's featured community is Barefoot Beach.Comprised of over 450 acres of back bays, lush landcape and fabulous views of the Gulf of Mexico, Barefoot Beach is nestled in the northwest portion

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November Real Estate Sales Report For Naples Bonita Estero And Marco Island

November Real Estate Sales Report For Naples Bonita Estero And Marco IslandINCREASING INVENTORY & MONTH'S SUPPLYOf the 30 neighborhoods that we monitor for single family homes, 17 now have supplies

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Our Newest Listing In The Moorings 627 Binnacle Drive Naples Florida 34103

We are pleased to announce our newest listing in the Moorings neighborhood in Naples Florida  at:  627 Binnacle DriveNewly constructed in 2014, this single story home in the beautiful

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Aqualane Shores Featured Community

This week's featured community is Aqualane Shores.If you are looking for the finest waterfront living in Naples, you should consider Aqualane Shores. Located at the southern tip of Naples, Aqualane

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Pelican Bay Featured Community

This week we are featuring the community of Pelican Bay in Naples.   Pelican Bay is a unique community that features a variety of lifestyle options including high rises, single family,

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Naples Cay A High Rise Community In The Seagate Neighborhood In Naples Florida

This week we are featuring the neighborhood of Naples Cay in Seagate.  Here is a video you can watch to see some sample residences:Naples CayNested on the beachfront between Pelican Bay and

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A Fabulously Renovated Single Family Home In Troon Lakes At Pelican Marsh Offered At 950000

We are pleased to announce our newest listing at Troon Lakes in Pelican Marsh....click here to view more photos & details for this home. 9129 Troon Lakes Drive...offered for $950

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Tiburon Real Estate In Naples Florida

Each week we are featuring a new Naples area featured community.  This week we are looking at Tiburon - a golf lifestyle community in Naples.You can watch a video below to view some of Tiburon

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Lake Michigan Credit Union A New Lending Partner With Guaranteed Low Rates

We are pleased to announce Sharon Waldecki with Lake Michigan Credit Union (LMCU) has been added as our lending partner.  Founded in 1933, Lake Michigan Credit Union has grown into a

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Pelican Bay Real Estate Just Reduced 55k Grosvenor 1604 With Fabulous Views

$55k price reduction on The Grosvenor #1604 at Pelican Bay - check out this beautiful condo with fabulous views!!   Call or text Rowan Samuel at 239-298-3555 for details about this Pelican Bay

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Least Expensive Condo In Naples With A Gulf View Huge Price Reduction

Call or text David Johnston for more info.  239 290 0044   Just Reduced $32,000. GULF VIEW! WALKING TO THE BEACH IS A REAL! Literally, walk out the building's back door and yards to

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Dog Friendly Acreage Property For Sale In Golden Gate Estates Naples Florida 359000 2270 22nd Ave

For more information about this listing, call or text David Johnston at 239-290-0044.  For more information, click on the link below.2770 22nd Avenue NortheastThis is not your ordinary 3b/2b

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Update On The Park Shore Beach Park

The Park Shore Association has just completed the planned renovations of the Park Shore beach park including new walkways with pavers, an updated driveway with crushed shell concrete, new wood &

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John R Wood Q3 Market Report For Naples Area

Every quarter, John R. Wood Properties produces a sales report showing current sales trends and detail by neighborhood/area in the Naples/Estero/Bonita/Marco Island area. This is great information

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New Listing In Boca Palms Naples Florida Just Listed For 409000

We are pleased to announce our newest listing in Boca Palms.  http://rowan.realestateinnaplesflorida.net/details.php?mls=174&mlsid=216057892This single story pool home is located in the popular

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Why We Love Pets

One of the great things about living in and having a real estate business in Naples is the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people, and by extension...their pets.  We have always been

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Florida Median Household Prices Rising Per NAR

ORLANDO, Fla. – Aug. 24, 2016 – Florida's housing market reported rising median prices and fewer all-cash closed sales in July, according to the latest housing data released by Florida®.

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Our Newest Listing In Monterey Naples Florida

This renovated pool home with a 3 car garage and a new roof (2016) will delight those seeking out a contemporary home in the established and popular gated Monterey community.   Just listed for

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Just Reduced 3882 Midshore Drive In Wilshire Lakes Naples Florida Now 599000

JUST REDUCED!3882 Midshore Drivehttp://www.realestateinnaplesflorida.net/details.php?mls=174&mlsid=216029800This 3 bedroom plus den, 3 bathroom home has been reduced to $599,000.Nestled in

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Despite BREXIT US Housing Expected To Stand Strong

DESPITE BREXIT, US HOUSING EXPECTED TO STAND STRONGWe started 2016 by expressing skepticism that the Fed would raise the fed funds rate within the first six months. Now, we wouldn’t be surprised

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Kid Friendly Find In Naples

Naples is known as an exquisite beach and golf destination but it is also a wonderful place for kids and grandkids.   Here are our top 6 picks for activities for kids. 1.  

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Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff Sold Home For Much Less Than Zestimate

Many of Buyers and Sellers tend to use online tools to try to get an idea of their real estate values.  Zillow is one of the major players in the online space and I'm sure is one you are

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Could You Increase Life Expectancy By Living In A Blue Zone

David Johnston - John R Wood239 290 0044Interesting!Could you Increase life Expectancy by Living in a Blue Zone ?  Read below. Naples has started an initiative to become a Blue Zone.  Will

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Absolutely Stunning Renovation In Quail Creek By Mercedes Courland Laporta

When Mercedes and Bob Laporta first met with me 2 years ago, they were excited about moving to Naples but weren't sure where.  Together, we looked at many golf course communities over

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FLY AND BUY PROGRAM AT ARBORWOOD PRESERVE - Save your receipts and get a $1500 credit at closing.For June, July and August, Arborwood Preserve will have a special incentive called a Fly & Buy

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Tiburon Updates

As you may know, the Samuel Team specializes in luxury communities throughout Naples including waterfront and golf.  One of the communities we have been especially busy in over the past

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Our Newest Listing In Pelican Bay

We are pleased to announce our newest listing in Pelican Bay....Grosvenor #1604 in Pelican Bayhttp://rowan.realestateinnaplesflorida.net/property/174-216031935-6001-Pelican-Bay-Blvd-1604-Naples-FL

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Economic Report

Last week’s Fed meeting produced a dovish Fed statement which was positive for mortgage rates at the end of last week. The U.S. Fed made no change in the federal funds rate, as

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Our Newest Listing In Wilshire Lakes

We are pleased to announce our newest listing at 3882 Midshore Drive in Wilshire Lakes.  This 3 bedroom plus den, 3 bathroom home is listed for $639,000.Nestled in the

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John R Wood Ranked Number One In Florida And 18th In The Nation

NAPLES, FL, April 22 – RealTrends, the recognized keeper of statistics for the national residential real estate industry since 1988, today named John R. Wood Properties as the number one

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New Listing In Park Shore 720 Belair Court

Presenting our newest listing in Park Shore.720 Belair CourtRecently renovated “coastal style” beach home with hardwood floors on a quiet cul-de sac in the heart of Park Shore. Situated on a pie

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Our Newest Listing At The Colonade In Park Shore

We are pleased to announce our newest listing at 228 Colonade in Park Shore.  Just listed for $875,000Finally a Renovated Lakefront 1st Floor Condominium at the Colonade in Park Shore. This

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A QUIET NEWS WEEK TECHNICAL DATA COULD MOVE THE MARKET

Last week’s speech from Fed Chair Yellen had the biggest influence on mortgage rates. Her comments were favorable for both stocks and bonds, and mortgage rates ended lower last Friday.,

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Introducing Sienna Reserve New Construction In Naples Florida

 Sienna Reserve is a new construction neighborhood by Zuckerman Homes being built in North Naples.   Featuring only 45 new homes situated on nature preserves and a beautiful freshwater

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Announcing Our Newest Listing In Lely Resort 7722 Trent Court For 1395000

We are pleased to announce our newest listing at 7722 Trent Court at Classics Plantation Estates in Lely Resort.  Just Listed for $1,395,000.This one-of-a-kind Divco estate home

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Announcing Our Newest Listing In The Vineyards

We are pleased to announce our newest listing in the Vineyards Naples Florida1083 Augusta Falls Way, Naples Florida 34119Single Story Pool Home in Augusta Falls in the VineyardsOffered at $549

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Kalea Bay Records Over 100 Million In Sales

Kalea Bay, the high rise community developed by Soave Real Estate in Naples has recorded over $100 million in sales so far for the new tower development off Vanderbilt Drive.  Construction of

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Just Listed 521 Turtle Hatch Road In Park Shore

We are pleased to announce our newest listing at 521 Turtle Hatch Road....$1,099,000http://www.realestateinnaplesflorida.net/details.php?mls=174&mlsid=216017660This meticulously maintained single

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Model Residences Now Open At Naples Square

The first building at Naples Square has been completed!  There are now 3 full furnished models now open in Phase I.  For those of you who are new to Naples Square, the developer, The Ronto

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February 2016 Real Estate Update

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FEBRUARY 2016 REAL ESTATE UPDATEClosed Sales $2 million+ Increases Over Prior Year Closed SalesThe number of sales closed during the month of December is the second highest on

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Major Price Reduction At 727 Starboard In The Moorings

This fabulous single family home at 727 Starboard Drive in the Moorings has just been reduced to $2,395,000.  Built in 2013, this home as it all - beautiful great room floor plan, pool and

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Rates At 4 Year Lows Now Is The Time To Finance Or Refinance

Yesterday we got a phone call from one of our financing partners with an update on the market.  Did you know that rates are at 4 year low?  If you are thinking of financing your

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Talis Park Announces New Condo Neighborhood Viansa By WCI

Talis Park just announced another new neighborhood....Viansa built by WCI Communities.  These new luxury Terrace Homes will feature eight, three-story mid-rises  (48 total homes) that

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Pelican Bay Golf Clubhouse Renovation

Pelican Bay is one of the most prestigious communities in Naples.   With a voluntary golf option at Pelican Bay provides members with access to 27 holes of championship golf on-site at Pelican

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Major Price Reduction In Quail Creek Estates

Announcing a major price reduction in Quail Creek Estates!   This home has now been reduced to $2,000,000.  Built by Walker Construction in 2002, this spectacular two story estate home in

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Naples Reserve New Construction In Naples Florida

Naples Reserve is a new construction, waterfront community south of Manatee Boulevard on Tamiami Trail East.  Featuring several custom builders including Ashton Woods Homes, Florida

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Our Latest Listing At Baypointe In Naples Cay

We just listed this stunning condo at Baypointe in Naples Cay!Move right in to this renovated gulf view condo with 2 under building parking spaces in Baypointe at Naples Cay. Enjoy Gulf of Mexico

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Naples Square Update New Construction In Downtown Naples

Karyn and I visited Naples Square yesterday and the first building is up and residents are moving in!   Sales for the second building (out of 4) continue to be brisk.  The product is very

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Two Open Houses In The Moorings This Sunday Jan 17 From 1 To 4 Pm

PLEASE JOIN US FOR TWO OPEN HOUSES IN THE MOORINGSThis Sunday January 17th from 1-4 pm554 Riviera DriveSingle Story Custom EstateHome Offered Furnished for $3,795,000MLS#215060679Newly

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Quail West New Construction

Quail West is a low density, gated golf community comprised ofMediterranean style single family estate-sized homes and villas with lake, preserve and golf course views built

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New Construction At Marsilea By Emerald Homes

Marsilea by Emerald Homes (D.R. Horton) is a new North Naples area neighborhood.  This new development is low density - only 18 single family homesites build on a serene natural setting with

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New Construction In Naples Lamorada By WCI Communities

Lamorada by WCI Communities features 343 homes with lake and nature preserve views built on 200 acres with 48 acres of lakes and 15 acres of natural preserves, LaMorada will feature a 13,700

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USA Today Names Naples 10Best Readers Choice As The Best Destination For Luxury Travelers

USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice poll recently voted Naples, Florida the nation’s top “Best Destination for Luxury Travelers,” leaving high-roller contenders such as

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New Construction In Naples Canopy By Neal Communities

Canopy by Neal Communities  is a new construction gated community in Naples that features 108 single family homes with preserve and lake views.  Canopy features a serenity park and

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Available Rental In Twin Eagles For Season 2016 For 6500 Per Month Including Golf

We just sold a home in Twin Eagles.  It is a new construction home by Lennar, a two bedroom plus den home, with a pool and spa on the lake.  The owner is looking to rent it for season 2016

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Wyndemere Golf And Country Club Completes The White Course Renovation

The renovation of the final 9 of the 27 holes at Wyndemere has now been completed.  Wyndemere’s General Manager/COO, Jimmy Lynn explains, “The White Course project was a

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Talis Park Introduces Corsica By Front Door Communities

Talis Park has recently introduced a new coach home product In partnership with FrontDoor Communities.  Corsica, a collection of 64 luxurious coach home residences are located minutes away

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Southwest Florida Real Estate Market Remains Strong

Average Sold Price Increases 13%; Closed Sales are BriskClosed SalesClosed sales year-to-date September continued at a brisk pace with approximately the same number of sales as the first nine months

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Bonita National Golf And Country Club

Just this week I had some clients in town who were interested in new construction with bundled golf in the Naples area.  We spent some time at Bonita National Golf & Country Club which is

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Stunning New Listing In The Moorings 554 Riviera Drive

We are pleased to announce our newest listing at 554 Riviera Drive.Welcome home to a stunning architectural treasure on beautiful Riviera Drive in the Moorings community. This custom southern

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Treviso Bay Update

Treviso Bay, one of the several new construction "bundled golf" communities in Southeast Naples, features grand club facilities and recreational amenities that rival those at the world's most

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Just Sold 2739 Tiburon Boulevard East 102 In Esperanza At Tiburon

The Samuel Team at John R. Wood Properties is pleased to announce that Esperanza 2739 #102 has just sold! The Samuel Team brought the Buyer. https://lnkd.in/e9g5Ac4https://lnkd.in/e9g5Ac4

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New Listing In The Moorings 727 Starboard Drive

Just Listed727 Starboard Drive, Naples Florida 34103Single Story Custom Estate Home Offered at $2,675,000Completed in December 2013, this spacious, 4 BR + den, single floor, open concept /

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The Misadventures Of Bessie

As part of my on-going blog for property owners, here's another great tip to save you money and a serious amount of aggravation -  and give you a chuckle, or a chortle or full-out guffaw,

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The Pool Python A Wonderful Tool For Keeping Your Pool Clean

Part of the fun of being Realtor and being in the real estate business is helping to save clients time and money.  Having lived down here in Naples since 2003, Karyn and I have learned about

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Esplanade At Hacienda Lakes

Last week, Karyn and I visited Esplanade at Hacienda Lakes. Taylor Morrison is the developer of Esplanade. Taylor Morrison is currently the largest North American privately-owned homebuilder

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Good Morning everyone,Last week was a rocky week with the crazy swing in the Stock Market.  On the other hand this summer in Naples, the home sales have been robust. August was one of the best

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Talis Park Introduces Coach Homes By Frontdoor Communities At Corsica

Talis Park has just released new coach homes in Corsica staring at $725,000.   Talis Park, formerly known as Tuscany Reserve, is currently being re-developed by Kitson &.&

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Downsizing

Many of our clients are moving from larger homes either in the Midwest or the Northeast and are looking to simplify their lives by downsizing into a smaller home.  There are a lot benefits to

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Our Latest Listing In Tiburon 2870 Castillo Court 101 Just Listed For 549000

We are pleased to announce our newest listing at 2870 Castillo Court #101 in Castillo in Tiburon.http://www.realestateinnaplesflorida.net/details.php?mls=174&mlsid=215043727This is the one you’ve

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For those of you interested in knowing how the market is going in Naples/Bonita.   The attached are headlines in the two Naples papers from yesterday. The Naples Press and The Naples Daily

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Winding Cypress By Divosta Homes

Divosta Homes has recently released a new Naples area community, Winding Cypress, off of Collier Blvd (951), just down the street from their successful Verona Walk community.  Winding Cypress

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Our Newest Listing In Marbella Lakes

We are pleased to announce our newest listing in Marbella Lakes!This is the house you've been looking for at a steal of a price!    This two story, lake view, FIVE

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Lamorada By WCI

WCI has just released a new construction community in Naples - from the $300s up to $1 million.   LaMorada will feature new construction built on 200 acres with 48 acres of lakes and 15

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Our Newest Listing In Tall Pines

We are pleased to announce our newest listing in Tall Pines.5800 Waxmrytle Way - $1,250,000This magnificent 5 bedroom plus den custom built home in the popular, low HOA fee community of 

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Stonecreek By GL Homes New Construction In Naples Florida

Naples new construction continues to hum right along! GL Homes, one of South Florida's most successful builders, is at the tail end of their build out of Riverstone and multiple homes

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Big Grouper Caught Off The Coast Of Bonita Springs Fishing Very Much Alive In Southwest Florida

When we work with out of town buyers, we always talk about how Naples is unique in that there is something for everyone here.   Whether you love great beaches, golf, boating, cultural

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10 Cities Where Vacation Rental Listings Are Booming From CNBC

The Naples market continues to be on a roll...this just in from CNBC...http://www.cnbc.com/id/102736979/page/4Year-over-year rental listing growth: 183 percentAverage hotel price: $163 for

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Facetime Using Technology To View Properties For Out Of Town Buyers

Recently Karyn and I have been using some new technology for "showing" houses to out of town buyers.   The invention of Iphone/Ipad has had tremendous affects on everything in business, but

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Major Changes Coming For Buyers Looking To Finance

Many of you may be unfamiliar with the upcoming changes as part of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) new rules for mortgages as part of the Dodd-Frank Act.  There will be

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John R Wood Number 1 In Southwest Florida For The 1st Quarter Of 2015

John R. Wood Properties was #1 again in the first quarter of 2015:Besides being a wonderful company to work for, John R. Wood is one of the most successful brokerages in Southwest Florida.  We

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Our Newest Listing In Victoria Park Just Listed For 339000

The Samuel Team is proud to announce our newest listing in Victoria Park - 9771 Oxford Street, just listed for $339,000.http://www.realestateinnaplesflorida.net/details.php?mls=174&mlsid

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New Naples And Bonita Springs Area High Rise Buildings Going Up This Coming Year

There has a been a flurry of new high rise activity from Naples up to Bonita Springs over the past few months.  This segment of the Southwest Florida market has been dormant since the downturn

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Local Real Estate Market Driven By Population Growth

We had a very busy season this year in Naples.  The hotels and restaurants all did very well and we are still seeing a fair amount of cars on the road and its already June!   Sure, the

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April Market Report 2015 For Naples Bonita Springs And Estero Market

Here is your April Market report for Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero:CLOSED SALES:- Past 12 Months closings were 13,455 vs. 13,253 for 2014 reflecting a level demand. - Monthly closings were

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New Construction In Downtown Naples Banyan Corners

The past couple of years has seen a tremendous amount of redevelopment in the west of 41 areas including downtown Naples.   Many older homes have been torn down and replaced with brand new

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Quail Creek Estates Stunner 13023 White Violet Drive

Check out this Quail Creek stunner at 13023 White Violet Drive in Quail Creek Estates.ASKING $2,190,000MLS#215004681Built by Walker Construction, this spectacular newer construction estate home in

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Just Reduced 7677 Rozzini Lane In Verona Walk Naples Florida

JUST REDUCED - 7677 Rozzini Lane in Verona WalkMLS#215010012NOW LISTED FOR $289,900This clean and well maintained Capri floor plan features Divosta's famous poured concrete construction. 

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Rowan And Karyn Samuel Recognized As 5 Star Realtors By Gulfshore Life

We are pleased to announce that both Karyn and Rowan Samuel have again been selected as 5 Star Realtors (top real estate agents in Southwest Florida) by Gulfshore Life Magazine.  This award

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Exciting News About John R Wood Properties No 1 In Florida

Naples, FL, April 17, 2015 — According to RIS Media’s 27th Annual Power Broker Report, which ranks the top 500 real estate brokerage firms in the nation, John R. Wood Properties

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Greyhawk At Golf Club Of The Everglades Naples New Construction By Pulte Homes

Pulte has just announced their latest new construction development in Naples, Greyhawk at Golf Club of Naples.  Greyhawk is located east of 951/Collier Boulevard on Vanderbilt Beach Beach

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Kalea Bay High Rise Lving With No Pet Restrictions

One of the challenges of finding a new home is ensuring that the important family members - including our pets - will be happy.   I don't know about you, but my dog, Rudy, has been a big part

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Florida Has Strong Jobs Gain In March

Last week I shared with you two posts on the economic recovery in Florida.  Today's blog addresses the most recent job growth numbers.Job growth in Florida continues it's upward swing with

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April 2015 Naples Area Report

Inventory Up 5% vs. Prior Year; 21% Increase in Closed Sales $2 Million+Closed SalesThe number of closed sales during the past 12 months increased over prior year, while monthly sales for March

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Economi

My last blog discussed the Economic Summit that took place in Naples recently and what to expect in the Naples market specifically.  Part of this discussion also featured input on the entire

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Naples Economic Summit

Once a year, the Naples Area Board of Realtors (NABOR) puts on an Economic Summit event where they bring in macro and micro economists to discuss real estate in Naples, Florida and across the United

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Port Royal The Best Of The Best In Naples Florida

Last week, I wrote about the wonderful Aqualane Shores neighborhood in Naples Florida.  One of the few deep water options in Naples, Port Royal is another ultra-luxury Naples community

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Aqualane Shores A Boaters Paradise In Naples

The neighborhood of Aqualane Shores in South Naples is one of Naples waterfront gems.   At the southern tip of Naples,  the neighborhood of Aqualane Shores falls between Port

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Grand Opening Of Marsh Cove At Fiddlers Creek

Fiddlers Creek has just released a brand new community by Ashton Woods homes called Marsh Cove.  This new single family home community in Fiddler's will feature Spanish Colonial Revival

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Altaira At The Colony Golf And Bay Club New Tower Construction

Altaira at The Colony Golf & Bay Club is a new 76 residence tower high rise being built by WCI.  Featuring a plethora of amenities including 3 guest suites, club room with state of the art

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Roof Options For Homes In Naples Florida

Being from the Northeast originally and moving down to Naples 13 years ago, we learned a lot about the differences in building between up north and in Florida.  One of the most striking

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Lely Resort Continues To Amaze

Lely Resort by Stock Development continued their winning ways with over 200 sales in 2014.  For those of you who are new to Lely Resort, prepare to be mesmerized.  Stock recently DOUBLED

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Freedom Boat Club

One the benefits of being with John R. Wood Properties in the Naples market is scale.  As one of the premiere brokerages in luxury Naples real estate, we have some wonderful relationships,

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Carrara At Talis Park

In my previous blog about Talis Park, I told you about the wonderful amenities and golf course at Talis Park.  In this post, I'd like to introduce you to a brand new product they just...

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Mockingbird Crossing New Construction From DR Horton In Naples Florida

DR Horton, one of America's largest home builders, has just announced the opening of Mockingbird Crossing, a new construction neighborhood located just east of Collier Boulevard off of

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Seaglass A New Tower In Bonita Bay From 1 Million

The Ronto Group has just announced the release of a brand new tower in Bonita Bay.  Seaglass at Bonita Bay is a new tower that will feature contemporary design with tower and penthouse

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Residences At Mercato Villas And Single Family Homes

The Lutgert Companies recently announced the Residences at Mercato - a gated enclave of single family homes and villas that will be built at Mercato.   There will be a total of 52 residences

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Grey Oaks Rebounds In A Big Way

Grey Oaks in Naples Florida is one of the top gated golf course communities in Naples, featuring 3 courses - the Palm, the Pine and Estuary at Grey Oaks, as well as two clubhouses.  Stunning

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Andalusia New Construction Now Selling Final Phase

If you are thinking about new construction in Naples Florida in the $400-$600k range, you should put Andalusia on your short list.  Andalusia, by Front Door Communities is now selling their

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Lucarno At Mediterra Villas

Mediterra in Naples Florida is one of the most upscale gated golf course communities in Southwest Florida located on the border of Collier and Lee Counties.   Mediterra features 

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Aqua In Naples Launches New Tower

Aqua at Pelican Isle has just released a new building on the waterfront in North Naples (off Vanderbilt Drive near the Dunes).   Featuring 32 new residences with square footages from 3,940 to 6

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Mangrove Bay Along The Gordon River In Naples Is Now Underway

Mangrove Bay, a new construction development being built along the Gordon River in Old Naples is currently taking reservations.  Several models will be complete this summer.  Mangrove Bay

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Isles Of Collier By Minto Communities Releases New Luxury Villa Product

Minto Communities, developer of The Isles of Collier in South Naples just released 4 new villa models and have 11 models open for viewing for prospective buyers.   Isles of Collier is a

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Naples Square New Construction By The Ronto Group

The Ronto Group continues their winning ways in Naples with the launch last year of Naples Square.  Naples Square is a new construction development just on the east side of 5th Avenue in-

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Twin Eagles On A Sales Tear

Twin Eagles in Naples, one of the top Naples area gated golf course communities has had a tremendous season so far.  They have recently opened up a new section of the community by Lennar, and

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Livingston Lakes New Construction By WCI In Naples Florida

WCI has just released Livingston Lakes in North Naples on Livingston Road.   Livingston Lakes will offer Carriage Homes and Coach Homes from the low $200s up to the mid $300s, with low Condo

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Talis Park Progress

I visited Talis Park today.  I can't believe how much progress they have made in such a short time.  They have sold most of the models in Brightling,  Fairgrove and Watercourse and

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Kalea Bay In Naples Florida Now Taking Reservations

Something new is coming to Naples....Five New Tower High Rises!!From the Signature Communities, the developer of Moraya Bay and the Dunes comes a brand new development, KALEA BAY!

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