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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 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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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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Sotheby’s partners with Premier!

The Grande Preserve is represented by Premier Properties and now Sotheby’s!

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., in Naples, Fla., has joined its luxury real estate network and now will do business as Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. Premier Sotheby’s International Realty will continue to be a wholly owned subsidiary of The Lutgert Companies, with Scott F. Lutgert as chairman.

“It has been our long-held objective to bring the Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s services to Naples,” said Michael R. Good, chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Our goal was to find the ideal company to represent us in this critically important luxury real estate market, and I believe we have done that. Our worldwide network of affiliates now can benefit from this additional valuable source of referrals, and consumers in this market now will have access to our global reach.”

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty and its team of 225 professionals join the Sotheby’s International Realty network’s more than 11,000 sales associates located in approximately 500 offices in 42 countries and territories worldwide.

“This is a long-term strategic move and will serve to solidify our corporate footprint and reach,” said Lutgert. “We’re extremely proud of the reputation for excellence that we’ve created, and we look forward to our new affiliation with the Sotheby’s International Realty brand. In addition to extending our immediate geographic reach, this affiliation will enhance our ability to serve our luxury clients and is a major milestone for The Lutgert Companies.”

In a related transaction, Premier Properties of Southwest Florida also has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority interest in Signature Sotheby’s International Realty, effective Nov. 15. The firm will continue to operate as Signature Sotheby’s International Realty in Sarasota and Manatee Counties under the leadership of Judy Green, its current president and chief executive officer, who will now serve in a dual role as president and chief executive officer for Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.

According to Green, the Signature Sotheby’s International Realty team looks forward to joining forces with the Premier Properties organization and the Lutgert family. “This is a story of two luxury real estate leaders bringing together their complementary strengths,” said Green. “The result, we believe, will be a new energy within our company and an increasing competitive advantage in the Naples and Sarasota markets combined as we look to the future. In our new organizational structure, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty and Signature Sotheby’s International Realty will enjoy the No. 1 market share position for transactions more than $1 million in southwest Florida from Longboat Key to Marco Island.”

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty and Signature Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be marketed on the global website. In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firms’ brokers and clients will benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs.

About Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby’s International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. In February 2004, Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services, entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system by Realogy’s subsidiary, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. Affiliations in the system are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting strict qualifications. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit .

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People are buying Vacation Homes!

Vacation homes regained some of their popularity last year, while investors increasingly shied away from real estate, according to a new survey from the National Association of Realtors. Vacationers bought 553,000 homes in 2009 up 7.9 percent from the 513,000 homes sold in 2008 roughly one-fifth of those sales were condos. Primary home sales were also up 7.1 percent during the year. Vacation homebuyers, NAR said, are generally planning to use the home themselves, whereas investors are more likely to seek rental income from the property. Owning in the Grande Preserve gives you both options! Why wait to buy in The Grande Preserve at the Dunes when pricing and developer incentives are at an all time low! The Plantation Club is the social hub of the community reaching out to all age groups! Here are some pictures from the past few events. St. Patty’s Day, Super Bowl, The Carnival and don’t forget this weekend the BIG EASTER festivities!

St Patrick's Day 2010 (4)
Fashion Show 2010
Carnival 3.27.10
Carnival 3.27.10 (19)

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Grande Preserve in the News

Overlooking a 100-acre preserve, Turkey Bay and beyond to the Gulf of Mexico, the towers of Grande Preserve — Grande Phoenician and Grande Geneva — offer resort-caliber recreational facilities set in a private guard-gated enclave. The concierge center is available through Grande Preserve at The Dunes. The community is north of Bluebill Avenue and west of Vanderbilt Drive.

Grande Phoenician has 17 floors and 90 residences. Six floor plans range from 2,747 to 2,893 square feet under air. Priced starting at $875,000, floor plans offer three bedrooms and three full baths.

Grande Geneva has 18 floors and 75 units. Floor plans range from 2,798 to 3,728 square feet of living area and offer three bedrooms and three full baths. Prices start at $900,000.

Residences feature nine-plus-foot ceilings, oversized screened balconies, high-efficiency HVAC systems, GE Monogram stainless-steel kitchen appliances, gas cooktops and custom raised panel cabinetry with granite counter tops. There is a private foyer elevator entry and two secured parking spaces per residence.

The lakefront Plantation Club is designed to reflect the casual elegance of a Caribbean resort. A tennis center with pro shop, six lighted tennis courts, fitness center, spa services, pool, gazebo-ensconced hot tub surrounded by a furnished plaza and sundeck, casual dining and special events are part of this lifestyle. Cottages are available for overnight guests.

The beachfront Floridian Club is fully staffed until sunset. Food and beverage service is available at dining tables, poolside and beachside. Five bayside cottages accommodate guests, and a beach shuttle service is available for members and guests.

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