Naples Real Estate Voice

Real Estate Agent - Downing-Frye Realty
A blog for real estate specializing in the greater Naples area market.
With everything that went on today regarding the failure of the "buyout", Wall Street and the historic hit that it took, the takeover of Wachovia National Bank by Citi Group, as well as all the other news, it's nice to know that there are some stable factors in the banking industry in all of this...
While driving around Naples today trying to get real estate done, I tried to listen to as much of the live hearings discussion about the Government bailout proposal as I could on CNBC radio. Continue
The recent announcement by the President of his proposal to buy out hundreds of billions of dollars worth of mortgage assets in order to stop the bleeding in the financial circles may have had somewhat of an adverse effect. Continue
All summer long we have been hearing about and reading stories of the coyotes up in The Brooks communities in Bonita Springs. They have boldly attacked small dogs while on a walk with their owners, and in some cases, the dogs have broken free of their leashes or backed out of their collars and we...
ContinueThree pieces of good news in one day yesterday...Just unreal... First...the 30-year fixed mortgage rates have dropped sharply to a seven month low and are now sitting at 5.78, down from 5.93 the week prior. It's good news for those who have had the patience to wait to transform 3/1 and 5/...
Every early morning and late evening, we take Roxy, our Swiss Cattle Dog (Entlebucher Sennenhund) out for a 2+ mile walk. While the evenings have cooled significantly over the past couple of weeks, it is the mornings that I most enjoy because it has become quite cool with minimal himidity. Continue
There aren't 3 numbers more important than those which make up one's FICO Credit Score, for that score will be the determining factor as to whether someone receives a loan for a car, boat or a mortgage for a new home. Continue
NAR (National Association of Realtors) recently completed a 10 year study of buyers on the internet and their behavoir. Not suprisingly they found more and more people are using the internet to search for homes and during the ten year period, there was a 15 fold increase of buyers who found the h...
Today I convinced my other half to take a ride up to the local Harley Davidson dealership to look at some bikes. (I had been up there with my good friend, Paul Strong, a week or so ago because he just bought a Harley and he convinced me that if I bought one, we could take the girls and ride to Ke...
If you are a first-time home buyer an found the chances of owning your first home rather ellusive, your timing couldn't be better. As a metter of fact, it might be the chance of a lifetime with Uncle Sam coming to the rescue! Continue

V. K. Melhado

P.A., ABR, e-Pro, GRI, TRC
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A blog for real estate specializing in the greater Naples area market.