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fac4398c70b9170f22a07cef5ec83456 (2) Talis Park in north Naples is quite a special place and here is why….. - May 22, 2014

  Take the  TOUR here If you visit Naples, Florida and want to experience a very special place – head to Talis Park.  Located in north Naples just a short drive to Mercato, shops, dining restaurants, movies, entertainment and of course the beach! What makes Talis Park different? The moment you enter thorough the gates […]


New Estate Home to Market in Olde Cypress - January 10, 2014

Elegant and private, this Arthur Rutenberg-designed cul-de-sac home is open and bright. With more than 3,500 square feet of living space, it includes tray ceilings, a gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar, oversized granite-top work island, formal dining, leisure room, along with four bedrooms, den and four full baths. This residence easily creates the indoor-outdoor Florida […]


Gorgeous Furnsihed Bay Colony Condominium - January 10, 2014

Simply sublime. Totally remodeled by a London developer, this fabulous residence radiates style and sophistication. Offered furnished, the thoughtfully designed floor plan of 2,005 square feet easily provides two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bath plus den. Natural light fills the 9-foot ceilings for gracious and tranquil living. Custom light fixtures, marble flooring, dramatic baths, sunny breakfast room, […]


Beach Scene DWINDLING INVENTORY DRIVES HOME PRICES UP - October 17, 2012

The Big News from the Naples Area Board of Realtors:  Release Date: Friday, September 14, 2012 Pending Sales: Increased 16% in the $500K-$1M category and 10% in the $1M-$2M category 12-month ending Closed Sales: Increased 16% in the $500K-$1M category and 12% in the $1M-$2M categories 12-month ending Median Closed Price: Increased 10% overall 12-month […]


7/10th of a mile to the beach! The Most Adorable Naples Beach Cottage comes to market! - October 8, 2012

Located less than a mile to the sandy beaches of Naples on the southern side of the desirable 500th block, this Naples beach cottage has all the attributes and feeling of a brand new home. On arrival you will be greeted by tropical colors, pergola and wafts of bougainvillea and hibiscus. Not only is it […]


Sunset19Pier Real Estate – Good News….. It is now time to buy. - January 17, 2012

  After years of negative media coverage on the real estate market, and particularly the Florida real estate market, I’m excited to share with you two recent articles that finally sing to a different tune. First, in USA Today, Jami Dimon (the CEO of JP Morgan who heads the USA’s largest bank with $2.2 trillion […]


Chateaumere Royale  - #504 Property Of The Day – Chateaumere Royale #504, Pelican Bay - January 7, 2012

Rarely available “04″ end unit providing panoramic westward views of sunsets on the Gulf of Mexico. Well maintained 2 bed / 2 bath with updated kitchen and bathrooms.  Lots of natural light. Just 60 units in this tower. The latest in hurricane  code glass windows/doors as well as new roof and sprinkling system recently installed […]


Vanderbilt Beach Property of the day – Vanderbilt Beach – Vanderbilt Gulfside #502 $739,900 - December 27, 2011

Stunning Gulf of Mexico views. Located within the gates of Gulfside, on an exclusive eight acre site, a truly spectacular beachfront property. Enjoy a spacious 2 bedroom floor plan plus an open den/breakfast room off of the kitchen, with a large and spacious lanai complete with storm shutter protection. Offering wonderful amenities including a large […]


Park Shore Tower  6 A views of Gulf of Mexico Property of the day – Park Shore Tower – 6A $1,050,000 - December 19, 2011

Enjoy wonderful Gulf of Mexico and sunset views from this large west facing lanai.   Multiple renovations include kitchen and baths with quartz countertops, new tile, carpet and paint.   This spacious condominium has an open floor plan with split bedrooms and great views from every window. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,100 sq ft under air This […]


373 Harvard Lane Glen Eagle – JUST 4 MILES to Olde Naples – Full Golf Membership, pool -$339,000 – new to market - December 1, 2011

Full golf membership comes with this private and spacious pool home. Welcoming French door entry draws you into this open plan home. Look out to a covered lanai, pool with waterfall features and the 13th fairway beyond. Oversized private lot. Large master bedroom, guest bedroom, den, living room and dining room with vaulted ceilings, eat […]


Regal Point Regal Point – 55 luxury condos now offered as rentals in Naples - November 30, 2011

Once upon at time it was The Grand Inn, then a Ramada and now Regal Point. M.K. Developers originally hoped to sell the condos, but after a brief marketing effort they realized that 2008 was not the right time in the local real estate market. Located between US 41 and Goodlette-Frank Rd, near the CVS […]


Collier county map Flood Maps for Collier County approved by FEMA – what does this mean for you? - November 29, 2011

  The new federal flood maps will become official on May 16,2012 for Collier County. It is expected that approximately 30,000 more county property owners will need federal flood insurance – available only from the federal government.  If you have a mortgage on your home and you fall into the revised areas, you will need flood […]


Riverstone comes to north Naples Naples Newest Community – Riverstone 850 new homes - November 29, 2011

G.L. Homes will add another community to Naples. Riverstone is under construction on the north side of Immokalee Road. Big plans for an impressive entrance, club house and 850 new homes. Seven models are under construction, with another one on the way that’s undergone a few design changes and will be the largest — at […]


Collier County emblem 2012 Budget – Holding the line on Property Tax for 3rd consecutive year - November 11, 2011

Collier Co adopted budget 2012  The Collier County Manager is Lee Ochs, Jr who can be reached at 239-252-8973 with any questions.


Treviso Bay Treviso Bay – the only TPC golf course in Southwest Florida, taken over by Lennar Corp. - November 11, 2011

   Treviso Bay, the troubled  housing development sold quietly at a foreclosure auction Wednesday, 11/9/11.  Lennar Corp.  was the only bidder after one of its affiliates was assigned the mortgage notes in May.   The bid was $100 from Lennar’s representatives, but the price the builder paid for the mortgage isn’t made public.  The community has the only […]


Take a helicopter tour of Naples Luxury Properties - October 19, 2011

Come fly with me..


REAL ESTATE MARKET KEEPS IMPROVING – Report Shows Downward Trend in Inventory Continues - September 16, 2011

NAPLES, Fla.-September 16, 2011  The Naples Area real estate market is strong as shown by inventory that continues to drop and the overall median closed price stabilizing, according to a report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). The number of […]


NAPLES REAL ESTATE SHOWS STABILITY IN AN UNCERTAIN ECONOMY - August 16, 2011

Report Shows Inventory Decreased 19 PercentNAPLES, Fla.-August 12, 2011- Key indicators such as pending sales, inventory and the median closed price show signs of real estate stability during challenging economic times, according to a report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco […]


Women living in Collier County have the longest life expectancy in the United States - June 29, 2011

Straight Talk with Dr. Allen Weiss: Collier County women have longest life expectancy in nation. Where you live matters. And if you are fortunate enough to live in Collier County, chances are you’re in a lot better shape than most people. According to a new study from researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for […]


Single Family Home Median Closed Price Jumps 6% * Overall Inventory Declines 14 % - June 23, 2011

NAPLES, Fla.-June 17 2011- Momentum is picking up and summer is emerging as a season of strong sales according to a report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). The overall available inventory decreased to 7,705 properties in May 2011 down […]


RSW is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic - June 16, 2011

During April, 907,686 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, an increase of 11.6 percent compared to April 2010. This is the second largest monthly passenger count for April in the airport’s history. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 6.1 percent from the same period last year. The traffic leader in April was AirTran with 176,184 […]


Memorial Day… In remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service - May 27, 2011

In remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service.  We thank you.


We Own The Waterfront - May 20, 2011

Thought You’d be Interested Premier | Sotheby’s leads 2011 first quarter in New Listings, Properties under contract and Closed Sales. Call with any questions, I am happy to help, Sandra


BEACH CONDO SALES SHINE – Report Shows Inventory Continues to Drop - May 14, 2011

NAPLES, Fla.-May 13, 2011- Condo pending sales in the Naples Beach area are leading the way according to a report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). Overall condo pending sales are up 6 percent.  There were 156 contracts in the […]


A Glass Floor, And So Much More……. - February 2, 2011

Take the tour9714 Niblick Lane – Estates of Bay Colony, Naples Offered at $4,295,000, furnished. This luxurious home embraces the quintessential Florida lifestyle of indoor- outdoor living. A Great Room with double pocket doors open to terraces and gardens, a private chip and putting green, Koi ponds and a 120′ lagoon style pool. Renowned architect […]


2010 A TURNING POINT – Report shows 2010 Closed Sales Up 10% Over 2009 - February 2, 2011

NAPLES, Fla.-January 14, 2011- The year 2010 has shown healthy housing market gains in the Naples area according to the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). The annual statistics compiled by NABOR show increases in overall pending and closed sales, inventory declining and […]


Good News! - November 19, 2010

Premier Properties of Southwest Florida is now Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. We are proud to announce that Premier Properties has entered into a relationship with the world’s most venerable and prestigious luxury real estate network: Sotheby’s International Realty®. As a result, we are now able to offer you more advantages than ever: unrivaled leadership on […]


PENDING SALES UP, INVENTORY DOWN - November 19, 2010

NAPLES, Fla.-November 19, 2010 Real estate activity in the Naples area is trending upward according to a report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). There is a resurgence in the marketplace. Overall pending sales for the 12 months ending October […]


Collier County Healthies Place to live in Florida - November 5, 2010

Collier County ranks the healthiest place to live in Florida Naples, FL- Collier County residents picking a good place to live. The county is ranked as the healthiest county in the state according to a new survey. Over 100 community leaders met at NCH Healthcare System on Thursday in Naples for a conference. Representatives from […]


- October 30, 2010

Hello Everyone, Hope you are having a good weekend and planning some fun Halloween events! What is happening out there? Mortgage Rates: The average rate for 30-year fixed loans inched up from 4.21% to 4.23% this week. The average rate on 15-year fixed loans rose to 3.66 %. Up from 3.64% a week earlier. New […]


Real Estate Conversations.. - September 4, 2010

Fla. population grows again Florida grew by more than 125,000 residents in every year from 1950 to 2008. After declining for the first time since the end of World War II, Florida’s population grew once again last year, a hopeful yet tentative sign that the worst of the recession may have passed, according to the […]


Real Estate Conversations…… - August 27, 2010

Mortgage Rates:Refinancing is at its highest level since May 2009 and makes up 82.4% of all new loan activity. The low mortgage rates have done little to boost home sales, which have been hurt by high unemployment, slow job growth and strict credit standards. Rates on the 30 yr fixed are decreased to 4.55% from […]


Pending U.S. home sales rose more than expected in July to the highest level in more than 2 years - September 2, 2009

WASHINGTON — Pending U.S. home sales rose more than expected in July to the highest level in more than two years as first-time buyers rushed to take advantage of a tax credit that expires this fall.The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday its seasonally adjusted index of sales contracts signed in July for previously occupied […]


Pending Homes Sales Rise to a 2 Year High in July! - September 2, 2009

WASHINGTON — Pending U.S. home sales rose more than expected in July to the highest level in more than two years as first-time buyers rushed to take advantage of a tax credit that expires this fall.The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday its seasonally adjusted index of sales contracts signed in July for previously occupied […]


SUMMER CONTINUES TO BE STRONG - July 18, 2009

Report Shows 15-Month Inventory Trend Line Continuing To Decrease NAPLES, Fla.-July 17, 2009- Naples area market activity continued to improve in June, closing out the second quarter of 2009 with encouraging signs for a good summer of housing sales, according to a report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR), which tracks home […]


Cramer: Housing Has Officially Bottomed - June 17, 2009

Residential real estate has finally found a floor, Cramer told viewers on Tuesday.The sector’s long, steep descent is all but over. He had predicted this day would come by the end of June, and he was right – with just two weeks to spare. How can Cramer be so sure? New housing data reported today […]


More home buyers are jumping off the fence. - May 16, 2009

Naples home sales up; median price down 42 percent Bargain prices are driving more offers and more home sales in the Naples area. These trends are reflected in a monthly report released by the Naples Area Board of Realtors on Friday.The report shows there were 585 Realtor-assisted sales last month, up more than 20 percent […]


A Second Chance for a Second Home - May 10, 2009

Some formerly out-of-reach regions now offer relative bargains for vacation and retirement home buyers. Here’s where to look: Naples, FL – Decline from peak 48% On sale: 3 bedroom, 3 bath house with pool in a golf course community.$550,000. The plunge in house prices means that even the poshest spots in Florida and elsewhere have […]


Pending Sales Three Year High - May 10, 2009

The sales for February were the highest they have been in the previous three years according to the Naples Area Board of Realtors. The Overall Pending sales continue an upward trend in February. The overall pending sales increased 69 percent compared to February 2008. Pending sales are a key indicator of buyers activity. All around […]