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ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY AT THE RED, WHITE & BLOOM FESTIVAL

Spend your Independence Day at the Gardens! The Naples Botanical Gardens’ summer holiday event on July 4th will feature the musical stylings of The GladezmenThe Wholetones, and Marc Dobson’s One Man Band. Refreshments and barbecue are also available to help keep you moving throughout the evening as the sun sets over the spectacular garden backdrop!  Bring your own chairs and blankets for seating, and arrive early for a good seat! The event opens at 6PM and the music will start at 7PM.  For more information, call (239) 643-7275.

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JULY 4TH PARADE & FIREWORKS

The City of Naples 4th of July festivities also offer an exciting way to celebrate Independence Day through an all-American parade and a brilliant fireworks display from Naples Pier! The parade begins at 10AM in downtown Naples at Broad Avenue S., and continuing on Third Street S. and Fifth Avenue S.  The parade is filled with festive floats and is fun for the whole family! The fireworks begin launching off of the Naples Pier at 9PM and continue until 9:30PM. Set up your lounge chair or blanket for an exciting summer holiday night on the beach!  For more information, call (239) 213-1030.

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Now Available – Luxury Naples Estate Home

This luxury Naples Estate comes with two separate homes on very private 2.5 acre lot. The spacious main house  features four bedrooms and three baths and is upgraded with custom tray ceilings, gorgeous marble flooring, crown molding, high-end wood floors in the large master bedroom, and elegant French doors.

The oversized and freshly remodeled guest house boasts two bedrooms plus a den and two full baths, a single car garage, stainless steel appliances & a lanai. Additional features include a sparkling pool, a new well, a dog run and large fenced area, a clear lot and a total of 4 garages. Experience Florida living at it’s finest with this fantastic estate.

Do not miss this golden opportunity to buy a crème de la crème close to all Naples has to offer. This property has the in-law set-up you have always dreamed of.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, including more photos and full details, please call Dustin at (239) 289-2650 or email him at Dustin@DustinBeard.com.

 

 

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NAPLES FLORIDA NEIGHBORHOOD SNAPSHOT REPORT – MAY 2013

Monthly Active/Closed Snapshot
12 Month Sold Comparison Report for Select Communities

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Information contained in this report is current as of June 1, 2013

“The source of this real property information is the copyrighted and proprietary database compilation of Sunshine MLS, LLC. Copyright 2013 Sunshine MLS, LLC. All rights reserved. The accuracy of this information is not warranted or guaranteed. This information should be independently verified if any person intends to engage in a transaction in reliance upon it.”

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NAPLES FLORIDA MARKET REPORT – MAY 2013

LISTED, PENDED, CLOSED YEAR TO DATE

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MONTH OF MAY 2013

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BREAKDOWN BY PRICE CATEGORY YEAR TO DATE (This chart shows the percentage of the market represented by each price segment.)

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Closed Sales

  • Closed sales under $500,000 continue to decline. Year‐to‐date May this segmentrepresents 79% of the market versus 85% at its year‐to‐date high in May 2009.
  •  In May 2013, there were 1,303 closed sales with an average sales price forthe month of $497,818. The monthly average sales price is at the highest level since July 2008 ($470,696)

Pended Sales

  •  May 2013 pended transactions increased 9% from May 2012. From May 2012 to May 2013, the Bonita/Estero area pended sales increased from 280 to 316 units, and the Naples area pended transactions increased from 1,062 to 1,152 units.

New Listings

  • On June 1, 2013, available inventory in the combined Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero market stands at 5,412 units (2,563 single family homes and 2,849 condominiums). This represents a 5.6 month supply based on the number of closings in the past 12 months.
  • The supply of single family and condominiums for sale has decreased 11% (5,412) from May 1, 2012 (6,106 units). The average list price as ofJune 1, 2013 is $765,507.

Information contained in this report is current as of June 1, 2013.

“The source ofthis real property information is the copyrighted and proprietary database compilation of Sunshine MLS, LLC. Copyright 2013 Sunshine MLS, LLC. All rights reserved. The accuracy of this information is not warranted or guaranteed. This information should be independently verified if any person intends to engage in a transaction in reliance upon it.”

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The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is one of Naples’ most exciting attractions for visitors of any age. Located at 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road, this Zoo has been a unique attraction since 1969. Over 50 acres of gorgeous, tropical land make for a perfect habitat for exotic animals. Talk a walk down the sprawling, well-marked pathways and check out both the flora and the fauna. Exciting animals include African lions, zebras, leopards, kangaroos, alligators, rare African wild dogs, and is the only zoo in Florida to feature Indochinese tigers. You can also catch glimpses of Florida’s famous panthers- a treat for all.

Be sure to check out the new Black Bear Habitat; the largest one of its kind east of the Mississippi. See the black bears up close- a rare and exciting encounter!

The Naples Zoo is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily and is free on the first Saturday of the month for Collier County Residents. Don’t miss this incredibly fascinating attraction while in Naples- the Zoo is expanding all the time and always features a full calendar of shows and exhibits.

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Naples Florida Market Report November 2012

LISTED, PENDED, CLOSED YEAR TO DATE NOVEMBER 2012

LISTED, PENDED, CLOSED MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2012

PRICE BREAKDOWN BY PRICE CATEGORY YEAR TO DATE NOVEMBER 2012

(This chart shows the percentage of the market represented by each price segment.)

CLOSED SALES

  • The number of closed sales year-to-date is comparable to 2005, and the second highest on record for the period.
  • Volume of closed sales is up 9% over the same 11 months of 2011.
  • The number of closings in November is the highest on record for the month.

PENDED SALES

  • The number of pended sales in November is the second highest for the month in the past 13 years.
  • Price categories showing the highest percentage increases over November 2011 are the $2,000,000 – $5,000,000 segment (up 107%) and the $250,000 – $500,000 range (up 42%).

NEW LISTINGS

  • The number of properties placed on the market in November is the lowest for the month since 2004.
  • Active inventory on December 1, 2012 stands at 6,791 units in the combined Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero market (3,708 condominiums and 3,083 single family homes). This represents a 7.4 month supply based on closings for the past 12 months and is a 15% decrease from prior year.

“The source of this real property information is the copyrighted and proprietary database compilation of Sunshine MLS, LLC. Copyright 2012 Sunshine MLS, LLC. All rights reserved. The accuracy of this information is not warranted or guaranteed. This information should be independently verified if any person intends to engage in a transaction in reliance upon it.”

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November Neighborhood Snapshot Report

MONTHLY ACTIVE/CLOSED SNAPSHOT
12 MONTH SOLD COMPARISON REPORT FOR SELECT COMMUNITIES

Information contained in this report is current as of December 1, 2012.

“The source of this real property information is the copyrighted and proprietary database compilation of Sunshine MLS, LLC. Copyright 2012 Sunshine MLS, LLC. All rights reserved. The accuracy of this information is not warranted or guaranteed. This information should be independently verified if any person intends to engage in a transaction in reliance upon it.”
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The Naples Winter Wine Festival

Once the holidays are behind us, you’ll still have something to look forward to – The Annual Naples Winter Wine Festival! This festival is ranked among the top 10 arts and entertainment events for Americans. Since 2004, the festival has earned the distinction of being the most successful charity wine auction in the nation according to Wine Spectator magazine, and quite possibly the most successful charity weekend in the nation of any kind. The event brings many of the world’s finest vintners and chefs together with wine collectors and philanthropists for a three-day gala in Naples, Florida.

Proceeds from the festival benefit the Naples Children & Education Foundation, whose vision is to make a profound and sustaining difference in the quality of children’s lives. The vision was based on creating an exquisite event, with proceeds benefiting local charities that assist underprivileged and at-risk children. Since its inception in 2001, the Naples Winter Wine Festival has raised more than $107 million for children in need.

The 3-day affair takes place January 25-27th, 2013 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, located at 2600 Tiburon Drive, and at various private homes.  It includes tours, luncheons, auction lots and 13 celebrity chefs from all over the country.  For event and ticket information, please visit www.NaplesWineFestival.com.

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A Naples Tradition: Christmas at Palm Cottage

Christmas is a wonderful time of year in Naples, as there are many holiday events taking place downtown and throughout our city.  One Naples tradition that is steeped in a rich historic past is ‘Christmas at Palm Cottage’. At the northeast corner of 12th Avenue South and Gulf Shore Boulevard sits an exquisite example of Naples authentic charm. Under the preservation of the Naples Historical Society, the Palm Cottage house museum is the oldest house in Naples. Built in 1895, it is a fine example of Tabbie Mortar construction, a hand-made concrete consisting of sand, shells and water.   Each year at Christmastime, the Palm Cottage House is decorated for the holidays and open to the public for tours. While the home is open to the public for tours year-round, Christmas is a special event at the home because of the illuminating and beautiful holiday lights and décor.  The Naples Historical Society is a nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors and serves many hundreds of members.

Whether you are a history buff or a preservation-minded individual, or whether you just want to learn know more about Naples, the holidays are a wonderful time to visit Palm Cottage!  Located conveniently in the Naples Historic District, one block east of the Naples Pier, the Naples Historical Society is headquartered on the grounds of Palm Cottage.  Tours also include the Norris Gardens and the Naples Historic District. Christmas tours are available through December 29th from the hours of 1-8PM. Please visit www.NaplesHistoricalSociety.org for tour information and reservations.