Monthly Archives: February 2014

INVENTORY DECREASES,PRICES INCREASE IN BONITA SPRINGS AND ESTERO

Closed sales of single-family homes and condos in Bonita Springs and Estero decreased in January compared with January 2013, according to figures released by The Bonita Springs-Estero Association of Realtors in its January 2014 Monthly Real Estate Market Detail.  For …

Fla.’s Housing Market Continues Positive Trends in Jan. 2014

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 21, 2014 – Florida’s housing market reported more closed sales, higher median prices, more new listings, fewer days on the market and the continued stabilization of inventory in January, according to the latest housing data released by Florida …

REALTYTRAC: HOUSING COSTS RISING IN COLLIER, LEE AND CHARLOTTE

Housing is becoming more expensive in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties, according to a study released today by RealtyTrac. The report shows that the monthly payment for a median-priced three-bedroom home purchased in the fourth quarter of 2013 (including mortgage, …

Foreclosure Starts Fall To Pre-Crisis Levels

By Bloomberg News. The rate of new foreclosures in the U.S. dropped to the lowest level in eight years as rising property prices erased negative equity and allowed more of the nation’s delinquent homeowners to sell without losing money. The …

Housing affordability gap is growing

By Josh Salman. The American dream of home ownership has become drastically less affordable for many working families in Southwest Florida, new figures show. A trio of reports released this week say the cost of real estate is drifting further out …

Lawmakers want to make it even easier to develop in Florida

By Michael Van Sickler. TALLAHASSEE — Deadwood, S.D., is hardly anyone’s idea of a densely populated area. Yet Florida lawmakers may eliminate state oversight of major projects in areas only slightly more congested than the legendary ghost town. Most alarming …

FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH RECOGNIZED AS NO. 1 SHOPPING AND DINING DESTINATION BY TRIP ADVISOR

Travel site TripAdvisor recently recognized Fifth Avenue South in Naples as the No. 1 shopping and dining destination on its list of 71 Naples-area attractions.  For more information about Fifth Avenue South, visit www.FifthAvenueSouth.com.