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8th Annual White Party – Hosted by Gulfshore Life

8th Annual White Party – Hosted by Gulfshore Life

Friday, April 20, 2018, 6-9pm @ Mercedes-Benz of Bonita Springs

There’s no such thing as too much glitz and glam! Join Gulfshore Life for one icy gathering at the eighth annual White Party, to be held at Mercedes-Benz of Bonita Springs. On Friday, April 20, 2018, from 6-9 p.m., guests will savor tasty cocktails and select wine, delectable hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment. Of course, attendees are encouraged to wear white attire! For more info, click here.

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Disney On Ice Presents: Reach for the Stars

Disney On Ice Presents: Reach for the Stars

Friday, April 13, 2018, 10:30am – 12:30pm @ Germain Arena

“Disney On Ice Presents Reach for the Stars” combines the talent of world-class ice skaters with theatrical performances and heartwarming Disney stories. Extraordinary shows feature lavish costumes, dazzling lighting and enchanting music, and audiences are encouraged to sing and dance along with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Rapunzel, Belle and other favorite Disney characters. Eight unique Disney on Ice productions are playing to audiences around the world. For more info, click here.

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Yoga in the Garden

Yoga in the Garden

Now through April 29, 2018 – 10am

The Garden hosts yoga classes on Sunday and Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. led by an instructor from Greenmonkey Yoga. Hosted on the Kapnick Caribbean Lawn. Suggested attire: yoga clothes. Bring a yoga mat, towel, sunscreen, and bug repellent.

Sundays at 10 a.m. through April 29, 2018; Wednesdays at 10 a.m. through April 25, 2018 at Naples Botanical Garden.

Admission is $20 including garden admission for non-members and $10 for garden members. For more info, click here.

 

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Dinosaurs in the Garden – Naples Botanical Garden

Dinosaurs in the Garden – Naples Botanical Garden

Feb 17, 2018 to Jun 3, 2018

Made with painstaking attention to detail, this multi-sensory exhibit includes ten large scale animatronic dinosaur models such as a winged Quetzalcoatlus and her nest and a 40-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex. Take a journey through the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods of the Mesozoic Era!

These life-sized replicas move and growl, and will give you a sneak peek into life millions of years ago, incorporating key details from paleontological findings and research from around the world. This dynamic and interactive dinosaur exhibit is both educational and entertaining for the entire family. For more info, click here.

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Photography Annual Exhibit

Photography Annual Exhibit

Feb 5, 2018 to Mar 28, 2018
9AM to 4PM

Hosted by the Friends of Rookery Bay and the United Arts Council of Collier County, the annual exhibit includes juried works submitted by artists from Collier and Lee counties. Following Rookery Bay’s environmental mission, works share a central theme of flora and fauna. Included with admission to Rookery Bay. For more info, click here.

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Naples Favorite Jersey Girl – Abstract landscapes by Joanne Rafferty

Naples Favorite Jersey Girl – Abstract landscapes by Joanne Rafferty

March 8-22, 2018

We are thrilled to introduce a new collection of paintings of one of America’s top contemporary artists – Joanne Rafferty. Widely known in Naples Rafferty has been a favorite of clients in the private and corporate sector. Rafferty’s splashes of vibrant color and quick line convey not just a lively style and pure technique, but her intense joy in her art and a deep appreciation for the forms found in the many faces of land, sky and sea. Her landscapes are layered…For more info, click here.

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Third Annual Wine & Wildlife 2018

Third Annual Wine & Wildlife 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018 – 5:00 PM – 7:30pm

Join us on Thursday, February 22 in Naples for our signature event of the year – Wine & Wildlife. This exciting evening combines good wine, great food, and live wildlife in celebration of South Florida’s national parks! On top of all that, you will have access…For more info, click here.

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Barry Manilow at Germain Arena

Barry Manilow at Germain Arena

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7:30pm

Barry Manilow: Barry Manilow has experienced a hugely successful career as a pop star, creating hits like “Mandy,” “Copacabana (At the Copa),” and “Could It Be Magic”; and those are just the hits he’s written for himself. The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter-musician is one of the leading Adult Contemporary artists in the world, having released eight multi-platinum albums. Barry Manilow’s latest… For more info, click here.

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Naples Florida Monthly Real Estate Market Update – January 2018

Naples Florida Real Estate Market News –
January 2018

 

 

SINGLE FAMILY

CLOSED SALES

  • The number of closed sales in the 12 months ending January 31, 2018 for the Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero area remained relatively the same, with an increase less than 2% year-over-year (6,723 vs 6,638).
  • There were 25 closed sales, priced above two million, in January 2018 compared to the same number in January 2017 (25 units). During the 12 months ending January 31, 2018, sales in this category increased 20% over the same time period in 2017 (357 vs 297).

 

NEW LISTINGS/INVENTORY

  • During the 12 months ending January 31, 2018, a total of 10,554 new listings were added to the market, this is 10% fewer listings than the same time period, 12 months ending December 31, 2017.
  • Available inventory as of January 31, 2018 consisted of 5,080 units, a decrease of 11% vs the same time period in 2017. Current inventory represents 13 months of supply based on current absorption rates.

 

AVERAGE AND MEDIAN SALES PRICE

  • The year-to-date average sales price for the area was $633,134 which improved over the same time period in 2017, representing an increase of more than 5%.
  • The median sales price for the area increased less than 3% to $382,433 vs 2017.



CONDOMINIUMS

CLOSED SALES

  • The number of closed sales in the 12 months ending January 31, 2018 for the Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero area improved, with an increase less than 4% year-over-year. (5,455 vs 5,257).
  • There were 21 closed sales, priced above two million, in January 2018 compared to 8 in January 2017, a 163% increase. During the 12 months ending January 31, 2018, sales in this category increased 35% over the same time period in 2017 (130 vs 96 units).

 

NEW LISTINGS/INVENTORY

  • During the 12 months ending January 31, 2018, a total of 8,603 new listings were added to the market, approximately 7% fewer listings than the same time period 12 months ending December 31, 2017.
  • Available inventory as of January 31, 2018 consisted of 4,479 units, a decrease of 6% vs the same time period in 2017.

 

AVERAGE AND MEDIAN SALES PRICE

  • The year-to-date average sales price for the area was $414,667, which improved over the same time period in 2017, representing an increase of less than 8%.
  • The median sales price for the area increased less than 4% to $245,448 vs 2017.

 

“The source of this real property information is the copyrighted and proprietary database compilation of Southwest Florida MLS. Copyright 2018 Southwest Florida MLS. 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. Naples Florida Monthly Real Estate Market Update is provided by Dustin Beard.”