Naples Real Estate Voice

Real Estate Agent - Downing-Frye Realty
A blog for real estate specializing in the greater Naples area market.
One of the great joys for me is firing off ‘the canon', which sits faithfully on my roll-top desk most all year. There are really only two times a year that I can do it successfully, (without getting arrested,) the 4th of July and New Year's Eve. You have to understand that at 63 years old, there...
In this picture perfect pristine town that we live, Naples, Florida, where literally a blade of grass isn't out of place, they are at it again...the sign cops are out in full force! (I really don't know whether it is Code Enforcement or the Naples City Police, but whoever it is, they are out ther...
In today's highly competitive ‘down market', we are seeing more and more ads for auctions, as would be expected. I would suspect that we will most probably see it for the next couple of years. In the greater Naples, Florida area, as well as many other areas of the country, we need to shed ourselv...
I have long liked the country of Panama and currently have been working with a top developer down there regarding real estate projects that he is building. The country fascinates me from a variety of different standpoints, not the least of which Panama is fast becoming a retirement haven, especia...
When it comes to my homeowners insurance, I think that I'm about as confused as the next person, and to be honest, I can't really tell you much about the coverage that I have. Continue
As a pet owner here in Naples and not having a specific Dog Park where we can go with Roxy, our wonderful swiss cattle dog, I find it interesting that pet owners are now adding walk-to dog park to their new home search parameters. Many savy communities, Naples not being one of them, are taking he...
As a realtor, I questioned whether I would write about the 60 minutes segment that aired this past Sunday, but after a lot of spirited debate with colleagues, as well as people outside the real estate industry, I decided that it was prudent to do so. Plus I'm able to put my feelings in writing, w...
After three years of immense bickering between the Naples City Council and the Collier County Government, the controversial ‘fly-over' (at Golden Gate Parkway and Airport-Pulling Road) is about two months away from completion, albeit more than two months later than originally projected. Continue
In today's real estate market if you're seeking listings, it is all about pricing property correctly, unlike days gone by where you could price high and if the sellers were not in a rush, wait for the market to rise to the price. With the huge amount of inventory, pricing a property to sell usual...
Cinco de Mayo...what a great excuse to go out, party and drink margaritas with the best of them. Mason Ole, here I come!People misunderstand the meaning of the day, for they believe that it is in celebration of the Mexican Independence, which it is not. Actually the day should not only be celebra...

V. K. Melhado

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