Naples Real Estate Voice

Real Estate Agent - Downing-Frye Realty
A blog for real estate specializing in the greater Naples area market.
Living in Southwest Florida comes with certain inherent problems, one of which is power outages. They can be caused by a number of different scenarios, storms, hurricanes and frequently just the electrically charged lightning strikes that are often around, despite a lack of a storm. Continue
Yesterday's real estate news for Florida seemed a bit more positive, certainly a sign that the market has stabilized and we should be seeing more positive signs of a recovery as we push ahead. It all centers on the favorable economic conditions, low mortgage rates and the job growth market in Flo...
Naples, Florida has a wonderful and rich history. Prior to its discovery, the only people to traipse the white sand beaches were the Caloosa Indians. It was basically discovered and first settled in the 1860s by Roger Gordon and Joseph Wiggins, (two passes that open from the Bay to the Gulf remai...
I enjoy blogging, but you know sometimes you just get ‘writer's block' and can't think of anything that you want to write about. I certainly laud the people who write every day and it flows like water. I envy the fact that they seem to come up with something interesting or entertaining, whether i...
Having just completed another short sale and being called today on yet another to list, I find myself in a quandary as to whether I really want to start doing more and more of them. It isn't that they are particularly hard to get done, it is more a question for me of whether I truly want to start...
Foreclosures are in the forefront of the news and are taking their toll on the regular homeowner market as well as affecting complete neighborhoods. Properties that are not short-selling and go out to foreclosure will most certainly affect property values in the neighborhood where that foreclosur...
I have talked often about the virtues of investing in Panama Real Estate with vigor and enthusiasm, because after just one visit, you're hooked for life. There are just so many things that attract people from the world over to this small but diverse country. Continue
Well its here! The long-awaited and project delayed $38 million over-pass at the intersection of Airport-Pulling Road and Golden gate Parkway opened at 6am this morning much to the delight of project managers and county officials. The over-pass was vehemently opposed by not only residents of the ...
I've always had this great fantasy of going to Vegas to play in the World Series of Poker, and not only playing but winning the grand prize of $8.25 million. Yeah...right fat chance! Continue
Sometimes we, as realtors, tend to forget about the cultural differences between us and the Europeans. For that matter we can forget the differences between us and the rest of the world many times as well. From a financial standpoint, it can cost us dearly if we don't pay attention. Continue

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