It's Your Business: Foreclosures up in Lee County last month

Dave Osborn

Dave Osborn

Foreclosure filings are back on the rise in Lee County.

There were 692 new foreclosure filings in the county in October, up from 641 a year ago and 551 in September, according to the Lee County Clerk's Office. Also last month, the courts disposed of 595 foreclosure cases.

This year, there have been more than 6,600 new foreclosure filings in Lee. There were 14 new commercial filings last month. The rest were residential.

Most of the filings in October — 405 — were for properties with a homestead exemption, indicating a primary residence.

Executive group's luncheon is Thursday

The Financial Executives Group will hold its next monthly luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at the Vineyards Country Club, 400 Vineyards Blvd., North Naples.

New members are welcome. The group is for those who have a financial background and would like to meet colleagues for interesting discussion in a relaxed atmosphere. There are no dues and full-service luncheon cost is $23. For more information, call Paul Grant at 239-272-0140, or email pjgrantassociates@comcast.net.

Leppo to discuss dividends at seminar

Larry Leppo, managing director-investments of the Leppo Financial Strategies Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, will kick off this year's season with a "Stocks & Bagels" seminar.

He will discuss "The Impact of Rising Dividends" at seminars that begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Nov. 14 and Nov. 15. All seminars are on the second floor of the Wells Fargo building, 5801 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. Contact Jody Vober at 239-254-2231 for additional directions and to RSVP.

German Lexus holding grand reopening

German Lexus of Naples, 13491 U.S. 41 N., North Naples, will hold a grand reopening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the dealership.

Information: www.Germainlexusofnaples.com and 877-274-8490

Tamiami Ford donates Mustang for auction

Tamiami Ford is donating a 2012 Mustang to the Salvation Army for auction at the Red Kettle Gala on Saturday night.

The event is from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Hilton Naples, 5111 U.S. 41 N. It includes a reception, dinner, dancing and other live auction items, such as a San Francisco wine country tour and four-star fun on the Spanish Mediterranean.

Tickets are $75 each. For more information, call 239-775-9447. The online auction site is www.SalvationArmyNaples.org and click on Red Kettle Campaign and Gala near the top of the page.

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