Vacation rentals, not property sales, hurt by BP Gulf oil spill, Realtors say
Published 6/14/2010 at 6:22 p.m. 8 comments
Realtors in Southwest Florida say the oil spill isn’t chasing buyers away. But renters may be another story. Bookings for vacation homes could suffer. In the Panhandle, Realtors have lost buyers and contracts because of the oil spill. It also ...
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Flippers snap up foreclosures, remodel and resell for a profit
Published 4/17/2010 at 7:10 p.m. 0 comments
Flippers are back, buying beat-up, damaged properties, remodeling them and then reselling them for profits of 10 percent to 12 percent of the final sale price. It’s happening in gated and non-gated communities in Naples, Golden Gate, Golden Gate Estates ...
City keeps the cash in $84,000 code refund request on Marco Island short sale
Published 4/14/2010 at 5:32 p.m. 2 comments
Scrapping between the buyer and seller of a short sale property over a refund of $84,000 in code fines paid to the city was an unusual sight for the Marco Island Code Enforcement Board on Tuesday. “I’m uncomfortable when people ...
POLL Southwest Florida Realtors optimistic about new rules for short sales
Updated 4/14/2010 at 8:44 a.m. 0 comments
In the past, there has been nothing “short” about the time it takes to close a short sale, if it happens at all. Federal legislation that took effect Monday could change that – at least for sellers who qualify. Locally ...
Live blog/poll: Marco considers changing code enforcement approach with foreclosures
Updated 4/13/2010 at 7:06 p.m. 3 comments
Marco Island Code Enforcement Board is considering altering their approach as foreclosure cases create new dynamics in blight, compliance and high fees.
Architect for rapper Eminem, says Marco, Collier construction on the rebound
Published 3/18/2010 at 5:52 p.m. 4 comments
Going to the “big house” has a different connotation for architect William Lewis. Instead of being his place of confinement, the big house he designed on Laurel Court has been his liberation.
Marco council takes next step on (community-coined) ‘CRAP’
Published 3/16/2010 at 2:58 p.m. 10 comments
Despite residents’ vocal opposition to a Community Redevelopment Area on Marco, City Council approved appointing themselves as the governing board of what several Islanders called “CRAP,” on Monday night.
BLOG: Marco code board discusses fines on foreclosures, Key Marco
Updated 3/9/2010 at 5:07 p.m. 0 comments
Marco Island's Code Enforcement Board is discussing fines against Key Marco Community Association and members have expressed the intent of sharing their views on the proposal to lower fines to help sell foreclosure properties as proposed by City Council members.
POLL: Leaders disagree on approach to Marco’s abandoned homes
Published 3/4/2010 at 1:25 a.m. 14 comments
City leaders are debating whether the fight against foreclosure blight is more likely to be won with a carrot or a stick. Several Marco Island City Council members proposed on Monday that the Code Enforcement Board have the power to ...
Waterfront sales: Naples Realtors selling property while on the high seas
Published 12/29/2009 at 7:19 p.m. 0 comments
Chip Harris and Michele Peppe have brought new meaning to the words “waterfront specialists.” The Naples Realtors are circumnavigating the eastern U.S. in their boat, while continuing to sell waterfront and other high-end homes in Naples on board using cell ...
Returning to their Realty roots
Published 11/24/2009 at 3:40 p.m. 0 comments
Realtors Joyce and Bernie Perry are back in the fold on Marco
Real Estate: Which way is up?
Published 11/19/2009 at 1:35 p.m. 0 comments
Contributor Jeff Popick concludes that in today’s market, there is no one right answer for every person or for every situation
Realtor association president Neal holds court for the final time
Published 11/13/2009 at 9:04 a.m. 0 comments
The outgoing president recognized achievers, welcomed new members and thanked his full-time staff
PHOTO GALLERY: Revamped RE/MAX shows off new look
Published 11/5/2009 at 5:26 p.m. 0 comments
The realty company has recently undergone major renovations to its main building
Marco Real Estate Wrap
Published 10/29/2009 at 1:03 p.m. 0 comments
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- Mar 12th 2012 Marco Island Woman's Club Home Tour 2012
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- Sep 15th 2010 Marco Realtor's Luncheon 2010
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- Aug 26th 2009 Santa Croce model on Marco
- Aug 6th 2009 Foreclosure Home Transformation