Monthly Archives: August 2014

Hamilton Mikes Voted Best of Business 2014

Best of Business Our Annual Readers’ Choice Awards for the Top Businesses in Southwest Florida PHIL BORCHMANN Voter apathy? What voter apathy? Our second annual Best of Business survey, which ran for nearly a month this spring, closed with a …

Yes, it does cost less to live in Florida

By Joseph Santangelo Special to the Gazette  When you spend $100 in Florida, your money goes a whole lot farther than in high-cost areas such as New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, the District of Columbia and northern Virginia. That …

JULY HOME PRICES IN NAPLES RISE 16 PERCENT

In the Naples area, overall pending and closed sales of homes in July increased in all market segments except the $300,000-and-under market, according to a recent report by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS (NABOR), which tracks home listings and …

Back in the top 10

BY: BUSINESS OBSERVER It’s no secret that residential construction has rebounded in a big way on the Gulf Coast. But two Gulf Coast areas made Metrostudy’s top 10 communities in the nation for new residential construction: Sarasota and Fort Myers-Naples. …

CASH SALES STILL KEY TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA REAL ESTATE MARKET

In the second quarter, ending June 30, 64 percent of single-family homes and condo sales in Collier County were for all-cash, down slightly from 67.6 percent in the first quarter. In Lee County buyers paid cash for 62 percent of …

Florida foreclosure rate drops; still leads nation

The Associated Press. Published: Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 8:54 a.m. Last Modified: Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 8:54 a.m. ORLANDO, Fla. — Foreclosure activity in Florida has decreased by 30 percent from the same time last year, but the …