Naples Real Estate Voice

Real Estate Agent - Downing-Frye Realty
A blog for real estate specializing in the greater Naples area market.
N.A.B.O.R. (Naples Area Board of Realtors) recently released encouraging figures for the month of November regarding pending sales overall. The increase from November of 2007 to this November was dramatic, over 54% and represents the eighth month in a row the figure has risen. Statistically a maj...
You are hearing it more and more and the problem is becoming more and more common...homeowners in condominium complexes not paying their monthly or annual association fees. These homeowners are facing foreclosure and have not been paying their mortgages, so naturally they are not paying their ass...
I read an interesting article about taxes in the State of Florida and people's complaints that their taxes aren't decreasing despite declining property values. Continue
With the advent of the market drop over the past few years or so, fixing up homes to make a profit on is looking more and more interesting for some people. Continue
Sometimes I find myself wishing that I had an ‘easy button' to push while working on some of those hard real estate deals...You know the ones where you work like a dog, excited to find what you consider to be a gem of a property and have the customers drag their feet because they think that there...
Canadians interested in selling their homes are suddenly finding their market looking more and more like our market here in the U.S., a strong buyer's market, and it is a change that they aren't liking. They are being told by their real estate agents that if they list their home, it might not sel...
Some people will undoubtedly misconstrue today's financial aid rate cut of 0.50% by Ben Bernanke and the FED thinking that it will lower it will lower the mortgage interest rates, when in fact the opposite could happen. Certainly the move was unprecedented and quickly followed by major central ba...
I've always considered myself a ‘networker' probably well before the term even became a term. In real estate, we all look toward our happy customers for referrals, and actually it doesn't matter whether it is real estate or not, any business can benefit from the power of word-of-mouth marketing. ...
The Fall season here in Florida get us closer to my very favorite time of year when we can throw open the windows, turn the a/c off and finally “air” out the house. The good news is that it can last up to five months if the prevailing wind currents that bring us that cooler weather from the north...
Today is my 64th birthday and I consider myself rather fortunate that I have managed to outlive my father by some 10 years, although I'm not sure why that is. Maybe it's the luck of the draw or more so because we have come a long way medically and our generation is just living longer.

V. K. Melhado

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A blog for real estate specializing in the greater Naples area market.