Posts Tagged luxury real estate

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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The Grande Party at The Grande Preserve!

Signature Communities hosted the welcome back soirée at the Concierge Center within the Grande Preserve at the Dunes. Resident’s mingled and welcomed back old and new friends that were gone for the summer.  They were treated to a drawing and a chance to win a $100 gift card to the Plantation Club!   All part of the Friends and Family referral program.It might be getting cold up north, but the Grande Preserve is just heating up……Only a few Developer units remain for that discerning homeowner who seeks a high-design, a private beach club and an active lifestyle in a concierge-attended setting. The views from The Grande Preserve offer an almost overwhelming sense of serenity. Unbelievable Gulf views, where sunsets become a private screening!  For more photos of the night’s event, check on our facebook page!

The Winner of the $100 Gift Card BABARA HALE







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The Dunes has Everything!

new ad for dunes 9:10

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Nice to be recognized !!!

What a great job from everyone over at the Grande Preserve! It’s nice to see that people recognize the extra effort all of the staff puts in for our owners!DOC042810

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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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Homes Sales Up Again!

Home resales grew by 50 percent in February in the Naples area.

There were 7,426 single-family and condo sales, up from 4,951, in the same month a year ago, according to a monthly report by the Naples Area Board of Realtors.

The report tracks sales made through the multiple listing service, or MLS, in Collier County, excluding Marco Island.

“The overall increase in closed sales continues and has resulted in a reduction of inventory. Normally the inventory increases in season so this unusual reduction is important. It’s helping the market return to a balanced state even quicker,” said Steve Barker, managing broker for Amerivest Realty in Naples, in a statement.

The inventory of home resales decreased to 9,682 last month. A year ago, there were 11,427 on the market.

“Pending sales of condominiums are roaring back. The condo market is showing signs of a strong recovery, as pending sales increased 76 percent in February 2010, with 544 contracts compared to 309 contracts in February 2009,” said John Steinwand, president of Naples Realty Services, in a news release.

The median price for resales declined 3 percent to $179,000 last month. That compared to $185,000 in the same month a year ago.

The median is the price at which half the homes sell for more and half for less.

To view the entire report, visit


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