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Fort Myers – Home to Some Outstanding Public Golf Courses

While some come to Florida for its beaches and watersports, others are attracted by the chance to play on one of its numerous golf courses. While there are plentiful of admirable private courses for golfers to consider, some of the best public golf courses in the entire state are located[…]

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Bonita Springs– A More Affordable Naples

Noted as a more affordable option to nearby Naples, Bonita Springs has plenty to offer area residents and visitors alike. Known for its nearly near-round blue skies and sunshine, Bonita Springs offers a relaxed setting, with easy access to some of the best compliments of a Southwest Florida lifestyle.

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Southwest Florida Microbreweries

Southwest Florida is a destination for guided brewery tours for people who fancy themselves wannabe craft beer connoisseurs. A company actually called Southwest Florida Brewery Tours will take visitors behind-the-scenes on tours of local breweries to show you how beer is made.

Who is Arthur Rutenberg?

It is rare to look at luxury homes in upscale Southwest Florida neighborhoods without running into one developed by Arthur Rutenberg Homes….they seem to be everywhere. So just who is Arthur Rutenberg and why are his homes seemingly ubiquitous throughout our luxury neighborhoods?

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Stock Development Named Top 100 Builder

Local builder Stock Development was recently named number 89 on the Builder 100, an annual ranking of the nation’s largest home builders. Stock Development had a very strong 2012 with 405 new home sales totaling over $280M in revenue. Stock Development grew their volume of new home sale by 32.4 percent in 2012.

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Fort Myers 55+ Communities Are Growing in Popularity

There is a significant growing interest in 55+ active adult communities here in the Fort Myers area. Both web searches and page views for 55+ communities on our website are up over 20% in 2012 from the same time period in 2011. Our team has assisted numerous 55+ active community buyers this year and has collated some consistent themes

GL Homes Brings Waterfront Living to Fort Myers and Naples

Sunrise Florida based builder GL Homes has made a significant impact in Southwest Florida with resort-themed, gated communities. The GL Homes blueprint for their Southwest Florida developments includes upscale homes, a feature-rich central amenities area, an abundance of community lakes and attractive price points.

Celebrate the Holidays in Naples Florida

Everyone celebrates Christmas differently, and holiday traditions and festivities do not have to be limited to singing carols around snow-covered evergreens. The merry season can be enjoyed in any climate. People in southern locales such as Florida can delight in the cheer as much as anyone else.

Naples Sales Up

A bit of positive real estate news for Naples and Collier County. In August, real estate sales volumes of were up for the 7th consecutive month. August saw 373 closings up from 293 in August of 2007. Median selling prices have declined dramatically during this period, from $375,000 to $238,000.[…]

Housing starts Naples + Fort Myers

Topping the housing starts in Southwest Florida The top ten communities for housing starts in the Naples-Fort Myers market are: Gateway, 730; Village Walk of Bonita Springs, 562; Bella Terra, 375; Verona Walk, 359; Sandoval, 328; Olympia Pointe, 312; Verandah, 308; Coral Lakes, 245; Tuscany Cove, 223; and Palmira, 191.

Golden Gate Estates build-out

Planners anticipate build-out by 2016 A surprising announcement from Collier County officials suggesting that Golden Gate Estates will reach full build-out by 2016. Golden Gate Estates has approximately 100,000 lots and about 50 percent now have homes built on them. Southwest Florida is home to several massive plated communities including[…]

Naples most overpriced

Naples tops pricey listThe debate over whether a real estate price correction is around the corner is continuing with no definitive answers, but a new study says Naples is the most overvalued market in the country. The third-quarter study, which examined 299 metropolitan areas in the country, puts the Naples[…]