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1832 GALLEON DRThe Port Royal mansion of Cypress Cos. Chairman and cofounder, James McCready, is probably the costliest on the Naples housing market. Pegged at a whopping $49 million, luxury brokers claim that the house is worth the listing. Purchased by McCready and his wife Gail in 1999 for $8.6 million, the house was constructed in 2002 by the Williams Group, and took two years to build even with one hundred construction workers laboring on it.

Today, the home is valued at $26,968,335. The listing broker mentions the reason for the sale is due to McCready planning to economize his finances. McCready plans to move in to a lower cost property in the same neighborhood, instead. The 14,678-square-foot property boasts its own private harbor, a golf course, and a lake -

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5th  Avenue in Naples, Florida.Being one of the best attractions in Naples, Fifth Avenue South is now considered as the top ranking destination for shoppers and foodies. Based on TripAdvisor® reviews, Fifth Avenue South has garnered millions of reviews and raves on how it offers only the best. Based on one of the reviews from TripAdvisor®, Fifth Avenue South has a lot of upgrades and well-planned establishments and businesses thus enhancing the experience of shoppers and visitors.  

Shopping in Fifth Avenue South provides you with endless array of great clothes, shoes, bags, knickknacks, accessories, and more. Dining experience in this wonderful place is something that you would truly come back for more. Cafes, restaurants, sweet shops, ice cream shops, and more are all waiting to

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Squad car from the Collier County Sheriff's OfficeThe Collier County Sheriff Department is proud to announce that crime rates have dropped in the area.

Kevin Rambosk, Collier County’s sheriff, mentioned that the rates have hit an all-time low since the 80’s, in spite of the surge in population in the area. There is also a huge difference in the number of crime rates from Collier County to neighboring areas, making the numbers all the more impressive. Robberies and burglaries account for the greatest decrease in occurrence, though homicides have doubled in the past year. The sheriff has assured the townsfolk that none of these homicides were random acts of violence, but more of associated from a prevention standpoint.

Aside from announcing the good news of falling crime rates, the Sheriff also

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Real Estate TechnologyGone are the days when real estate agents have to post signs, newsletters, and give out brochures to sell homes. Change came when the internet made it possible to view houses without even going to the sight. Videos were made of houses or properties that are being sold on the market and can be viewed by interested buyers. Actually, buyers used the web as an online shopping tool due to its convenience and it showed that 2% of the population is doing it in 1995. Then it rose to 74 percent in 2004 and shoot up to 92% in 2013. Still, another positive change is happening.

Smartphones are now playing a great role in boosting sales of homes and properties in Naples. Many are joining in this current trend. Others might see this as blind buying. Of course, in

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A brand-new consumer protection rule has just gone into effect in Naples and around the country, made to empower mortgage applicants and homebuyers by providing them with more information as to why a loan was rejected or accepted. This will help to identify cases of discrimination as well as provide appraisals and other data in a time-conscious manner so that the buyer can contest the results.

Here are some specifics about the rule, which was enacted on January 18th:

  • Lenders must provide for the applicants a free copy of any valuation, which may consist of several commonly-used reports that include an appraisal report, an automated valuation model report, or a broker price opinion.
  • Lenders have three days after the submission of a
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2013 was a year that saw significant growth in Naples' housing market, and it ended much like the way it was represented throughout the months – with a bang.
The Naples Area Board of Realtors released statistics for December of last year and the rest of 2013 as a whole, and they were just as impressive as was expected. From 2012 to 2013, overall median home prices jumped 18% to $240,000, and in December alone they leapt 22% to $260,000.
Homes in the highest and lowest price ranges saw the most outstanding performance, with those selling for less than $300,000 seeing prices rise 15.6% throughout the year in and 16.4% in December alone. Similarly, prices for homes more than $2 million rose 5% during the year and 2.2% in December. According to Naples

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Black Bear Ridge`Highly-renowned builder Stock Development has just released a series of six brand-new homes and homesite packages at the gated, single-family community of Black Bear Ridge in the heart of Naples.

After a year of seemingly endless sales in the community, Stock was prompted to purchase the six new homesites and open them for sale immediately to counter the public’s demand. The new homes and sites will be priced starting in the high $300s.

Named the 2013 Collier Building Industry Association Builder of the Year, as well as placed on the Builder 100 list of the top home builders in the United States, Stock Development now has an inventory of homes in Black Bear Ridge to satisfy homebuyers for the time being – but if the Naples market continues its

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A recent study of the nationwide economic trends show a cluster of Southern states in a flurry of job growth on the heels of greatly improving economic outlook, according to the Economists Outlook blog of realtor.org. Despite the vast job loss from years past, the country has added 7.5 million new jobs in the previous 4 years, including a staggering 2.3 million in just the last 12 months.

In Florida, the trends are just as impressive. The Sunshine State is ranked 2nd in the country with 2.5% job growth in the last year, behind North Dakota, which saw 4% gains behind massive new oil and gas production. Along with Florida, two other southern states in Texas and Georgia saw robust job growth of 2.5 and 2.3 percent, respectively.

But it isn’t just the

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Miromar Lakes home

Entering its finishing stages in this luxurious Estero community is a home that gives offers a fantastic level of creativity and freedom – the buyer will be able to personally select the final interior finishes to suit their taste while still having the home be move-in ready this season.

The home is located in the Caprini neighborhood of Miromar Lakes, a large community that boasts a 700-acre lake with resident boat docks. Featuring a spacious den, three bedrooms and three and a half baths, a state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen, and a comfortable and convenient lanai that comes with an outdoor entertainment area, this home is a beautiful addition to the neighborhood – and when you include the added personal touches, it becomes a must-have.

Rated the

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If you’ve been waiting for the scarce supply of new homes around Southwest Florida to ease up, you’re in luck – prospects are looking up for 2014.

As the past months and years reflected soaring prices for the few new homes available, reports for this previous year show that starts and permits jumped sharply both locally as well as around the country, giving builders and buyers alike a renewed confidence for the future.

Nationally, permits are running at peak highs for the past half-decade, and Southwest Florida itself is outpacing the nation for one- and two-family homes. In November of last year, some 634,000 single-family homes were permitted across the country – a 10.5% increase from the same month of 2012, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and

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