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Henschel String Quartett (Beaux Arts)

Henschel String Quartett (Beaux Arts)

March 23, 2017

The renowned Henschel String Quartett from Germany will be joined by artistic director Catherine Lan in a performance of the exhilarating and spiritual Piano Quintet by Cesar Franck. In addition to winning many international prizes, the Henschel Quartet was also the German cultural ambassadors for the EU in 2006 and performed in the Vatican for Pope Benedict XVI. For more information, click here.

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An Evening with John Sebastian

An Evening with John Sebastian

March 10, 2017

For over four decades John Sebastian has been a part of the American music scene starting when he burst onto the 60’s scene with The Lovin’ Spoonful.  Come relive the iconic songs of a great era! For more info, click here.

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Naples Craft Beer Fest

Naples Craft Beer Fest

March 4, 2017

The Naples Craft Beer Fest is a celebration of the art of craft beer. A wide variety of beers from breweries across the country and the world are available for tasting. To enhance the tasting, many local restaurants are a part of the Fest and provide food pairings with select beers and are specifically designed to match with a particular brew. These talented chefs compete to win the People’s Choice award for best pairing, as well as the Brewer’s Choice award, decided by the many brewer representatives in attendance at the Fest. For more info, click here.

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Classical Pianists in the Garden at Naples Botanical Garden

Classical Pianists in the Garden at Naples Botanical Garden

February 28, 2017

Naples Botanical Garden, in association with the Connecticut Alliance for Music, and Patron of the Arts Kristin Foster, is proud to announce the inaugural season of Classical Pianists in the Garden at Naples Botanical Garden. Pianists are first prize winners from CAM’s prestigious Heida Hermann’s International Piano Competition. For more info, click here.

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Live From Nashville

Live From Nashville

February 24, 2017

Celebrate the songs that gave Music City its name — from old time country greats like Hank Williams and Patsy Cline, to the newest Nashville sound. Stellar stagecraft, terrific dancers and a group of Nashville’s finest musicians will bring us all “down home.” For more info, click here.

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Naples Florida Monthly Real Estate Market Update – January 2017

Naples Florida Real Estate Market News –
January 2017

12 Month Comparisons as of December 31, 2016

CLOSED SALES

  • During January 2017 there were 774 closed sales in the Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero market vs. 798 in January 2016.
  • The number of closed sales priced above $2 million year-to-date fell 34% when compared to the same period in 2016. During the past 12 months, sales in this price category are down 26% (364 vs. 493).

 

NEW LISTINGS/INVENTORY

  • Available inventory on February 1, 2017 for the combined Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero market consisted of 8,091 units, up from 7,281 units last month, and an increase of 34% year-over-year.
  • During the 12 months ending January 31, 2017 there were a total of 20,393 new listings added to the market, a 7% increase over the same period in 2016.

 

AVERAGE AND MEDIAN SALES PRICE

  • Average price of closed sales in the Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero market during the month of January was $540,941, down 11% from January 2016. Median closed price is down 5%.
  •  Average price of sales above $2 million fell 2.4% over the past 12 months, from $3,832,508 to $3,740,781.

 

MARCO ISLAND 

CLOSED SALES

  • During the 12 months ending January 31, 2017, the Marco Island area had 854 closings, down 11.9% from the same period last year when there were 970 closings.
  • The number of closed sales for Marco Island during the month of January declined 18% from January 2016 (50 vs. 61). Sales volume was up 22% over January 2016. It should be noted that since this represents only one month, it is not indicative of a market trend.

 

NEW LISTINGS/INVENTORY

  • Available inventory on February 1, 2017 for the Marco Island market consisted of a total of 796 units compared to 755 units last month and 712 on February 1, 2016.
  • Months of supply on Marco increased to 11 months, up from 8.8 in 2016.

 

AVERAGE AND MEDIAN SALES PRICE

  • Average price of closed sales in January rose a modest 2.6% over January 2016, while the median price was up 5.2% from the same period last year.

 

“The source of this real property information is the copyrighted and proprietary database compilation of Southwest Florida MLS. Copyright 2016 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.”

 

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Third Street South Farmer’s Market

Third Street South Farmer’s Market

Through November 11, 2017

Join your friends and neighbors for a stroll through the Third Street South Farmers Market. Overflowing with fresh and organic produce, flowers, pastas, cheeses, seafood, baked goods, jams, jellies and crafts, the Third Street Farmers Market offers something for everyone. The market is also well known for the best people and dog watching in town. For more information, click here.

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38th Annual Naples National Art Festival

38th Annual Naples National Art Festival

February 18-19, 2017

The 38th Annual Naples National Art Festival is held in scenic Cambier Park and along 8th Street South in downtown Naples, Florida. Because of its national ranking and the beautiful weather in southwest Florida during this time of year, the Naples National draws some of the finest artists in the country. Sunshine Artist Magazine has ranked this art festival as high as the #9 art festival in the United States and has included The Naples National in its top ten national festival seven years running. This is a juried art festival with artists applying in eighteen categories including painting, jewelry, watercolor, ceramics, metal, sculpture and wood. For more information, click here.

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The Naples Players Present “Bell, Book & Candle”

The Naples Players Present “Bell, Book & Candle”

Through February 5, 2017

The beloved TV series Bewitched is based on this John Van Druten comedy about Gillian Holroyd, an average 1950’s witch living in a New York apartment with her enchanted Siamese cat. Handsome Publisher, Shep Henderson, catches her eye and she casts a love spell to make him hers. But spells have a way of creating unexpected results and Gillian risks losing her powers when she begins to fall for the mortal Shep. Belle, Book & Candle reminds us that love may just be the most enchanting spell of all. For more information, click here.

 

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ArtFest Fort Myers

ArtFest Fort Myers

February 3 – February 5, 2017

Each year Fort Myers’ only free, weekend celebration of the arts decorates downtown with exceptional artwork, entertainment, a high school art competition, and children’s art activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Over the weekend attendees can enjoy and purchase artwork in a variety of mediums and prices from more than 200 nationally recognized artists from across the country and around the world. The festival celebrates its Opening Night Friday, February 3rd with 65 of our festival artists. For more information, click here.