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It’s not just us….

It’s not just us saying it….Leading economists are predicting 2012 for recovery!

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”Our state is in a mini-recovery,” said Florida Realtors® Chief Economist Dr. John Tuccillo at the state association’s 2012 Real Estate and Economic Forecast Conference in Orlando. “Sales are trending up, listing inventories are falling, the supply of lender-related properties has stabilized, and we are seeing multiple offers on homes in some local markets.”
You just have to look at the numbers to see what the Naples market is doing.
Closed sales between $2,000,000 and $5,000,000 are up 13% through November and show a 3.7% increase in median price.

In the month of November, the number of pended sales above $500,000 posted a 21% increase over 2010. The price segments of $500,000 – $750,000 
and $1 – $2 million were the most improved, each with a 25% increase over November 2010.

Dr. Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors®, said many Florida markets are showing sharp drops in inventories of homes for sale – a sign that demand is picking up and prices are stabilizing. “That’s a major change from just a year ago,” he said. “Buyers have stepped back into the Florida market.”

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Sat On The Fence To Long?????

Going Once Going Twice……

If you have been sitting on the fence waiting for prices to drop……You may want to jump! With only 13 Developer units remaining in the Grande Preserve, Naples isn’t the only place with low inventory. In Naples the overall inventory is down 22% since this time last year.
We saw huge gains this August compared to August 2010 in the $2 million and up category. Closed condo sales in that price range were up 75% compared to last August! In the $1-2 million dollar range pending sales were up 54% and the overall Naples Beach area is up 31% in closed sales this August over last August.
In the Dunes alone there have been 6 new pending sales in the last month! Don’t let another year go by without buying in the Grande Preserve, by then it will be to late! Call the sales office for more information! 239-594-1700

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Naples Real Estate Improves

high-five-0808-lg-76258126 Some More Great News!!!The real estate industry in Collier County has shown signs of stabilizing in the last year, according to a report released by the Naples Area Board of Realtors (NABOR), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County excluding Marco Island. The July report provides annual comparisons of single-family home and condo sales (via the SunshineMLS), price ranges, geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. Overall pending sales for the 12 months ending July 2011 increased 3 percent with 10,030 contracts compared with 9,785 contracts for the 12 months ending July 2010. The median closed price for properties over $300,000 increased 2 percent to $550,000 for the 12 months ending July 2011 compared with $540,000 for the same period ending July 2010. According to Brenda Fioretti, NABOR president and managing broker of Prudential Florida Realty, “Inventory continues to drop at a rate of 19 percent for this period and we currently have less than nine months of inventory, which is the lowest we have seen since tracking the available inventory in April 2007.”


Naples Beach Market UP!!!!

NAPLES, Fla.-May 13, 2011- Condo pending sales in the Naples Beach area are leading the way according to a report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR), “Overall condo pending sales are up 6% The Naples Beach area contributed significantly to the increase with a 43% rise in that area of condo pending sales from April 2010 to April 2011,” stated Kathy Zorn, Broker/Owner of Florida Home Realty. Naples Beach was recently recognized by national media as one of the top five most relaxing beaches in the world. “Overall pending and closed sales in the $2 million and above price range are increasing. Astute buyers recognize that this is a good time to buy in the luxury market,” said Steve Barker, REALTOR® with Amerivest Realty. Pending sales in the $2 million and above price range increased 9% and closed sales increased 35% from April 2010 to April 2011.

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Fundraiser to Benefit American Cancer Society!


The Dunes Community in North Naples “Drink for Cancer” payed off in a big way when Kevin McCune General Manager of the Plantation Club presented a check to the American Cancer Society for $33,644.00. The First annual “celebrity bartender”  fundraiser had all 7 buildings participating in a weekly Happy Hour, with friends and family bar-tending for tips to be donated to the American Cancer Society. The spirited competition between buildings and a substantial donation from Signature Communities the Developer that built The Dunes made the first annual event a huge success.  “These events help unite the entire community at the Dunes and is a real testament to the residents that live here.”

They celebrated this past Monday at the Tiki Bar with representatives Paul Gloerse and Melissa Wolf from the American Cancer Society on hand to personally thank all the participants in helping raise money towards the fight against Cancer.  “ Not only will monies raised support ongoing research efforts, it helps provide valuable services to people who need help. We have volunteers that drive patients to and from chemo treatments, provide wigs and prosthetics to patients and help find support in their area.” said Paul Gloerse from the American Cancer Society.

It was such a huge success the community would like to make it an annual event! The fundraising doesn’t stop there, they are also hosting a tennis tournament to help raise funds to help Japan on April 24th.


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Benefit to Help The American Cancer Society

IMG_1548Hopeful to be an annual event the “Celebrity Bartender” Happy Hour to benefit the American Cancer Society was a tremendous success! Each building entered into some friendly competition to see who could raise the most money. Everyone certainly was up for the task with the total amount to be announced on April 18th. The commitment and hard work certainly showcased what an incredible community we have at the Dunes. Be on hand when the Dunes presents the “Big” check to The American Cancer Society! Each building’s totals are posted at the Tiki Bar, but we know the big winner is The American Cancer Society!

Here are some pictures from Building 6 and 7th’s event this past Saturday! Jello shots anyone?
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High Five to February



Report Shows Inventory Declines: 



NAPLES, Fla.-March 18, 2011- The median closed price for single-family homes continues to rise with February statistics showing a 10% year-over-year gain. According to a report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), lower inventory is driving price increases and key indicators show the market firming up. 


Condo pending sales increased 17% with 635 contracts in February 2011 compared to 544 contracts in February 2010. 


 For the 12 months ending February 2011 overall closed sales in the $1 million to $2 million price category increased 29% with 338 sales compared to 262 sales for the 12 months ending in February 2010. 


Overall pending sales increased 9% with 1,223 contracts in February 2011 compared to 1,122 contracts in February 2010. 


Condo closed sales increased 10% with 3,885 sales for the 12 months ending February 2011 compared to 3,535 sales for the 12 months ending February 2010. 


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It’s not just the weather that is HOT!!!!!

The Grande Preserve at The Dunes has started 2011 with a bang! We have 3 new contracts and working on some more! And that is just in the first 6 weeks of 2011!!! With the harsh reality of winter up North and near record breaking temps in Naples, a condo on the water with a beach club is exactly what people need! Not only has traffic picked up at The Grande Preserve but in Naples as a whole! “We’ve outperformed January 2010 by 85%,” says Judy Green, chief executive officer of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty in Naples. “It’s almost as if someone just turned on a faucet and the people are out there. They’re making deals.” According to Florida Realtors, sales were up statewide in 2010 by 29% for condominiums. Here are some great articles that talk about the current conditions in the Naples Real Estate Market.

Cnn Money- Buying a second home

Wall Street Journal- Why 2011 may be the end of the housing crash!

Boston Globe-Prime time to buy property in Florida

Don’t miss the best time to buy with only a few remaining units! Dunes Naples

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The Stats tells the story!

Buyers wondering if the sales at the dunes are going up, here is the latest statistics that show the story!


The Closed Sales at the Dunes in 2005 was 47. In 2006 there were 18 closed sales, jump to 2009 again 18 and then 2010 there were 42 closings, almost the same number as the record high in 2005!

Now lets look at the average closed price in the same time frame. In 2005 the average closed sale price was $1,020,380. In 2009 the Average closed sale price was $759,388 in 2010 The Average Sale price at the Dunes was $821,000.! EVERYTHING IS GOING UP. Don’t miss your chance