Lennar, the nation’s largest homebuilder, announced a deal with Amazon that will make voice-activated digital assistants a standard feature in its new homes, as well as other smart devices. Going forward, its new homes will include built-in Wi-Fi, smart locks, doorbells, thermostats, and lights that can be controlled by Amazon’s voice-activated digital assistant, Alexa. View Full Article… View New Communities…
Starbucks is scheduled to be one of the new tenants opening at Estero Grande , a new upscale apartments community under construction in Estero, Florida. Starbucks will have an outdoor sitting and a Drive-Tru.
Estero Grande will be located at the west corner of US 41 and Estero Parkway. View All Properties For Sale in Estero…
Tastefully decorated and perfectly maintained first-floor condo in Stonebridge Country Club. Beautiful views of golf course and water. Gorgeous hardwood floor has been recently installed in living area and both bedrooms. Split plan offering privacy for your guests. Tiled lanai. This is the perfect gateway to enjoy Naples and what Stonebridge has to offer: An excellent location close to the beaches, shopping and restaurants, a recently renovated clubhouse with great indoor and outdoor dining, a 18-hole championship golf course, fitness center & tennis courts.
Shows like a model. Beautiful second-Floor corner unit coach home with a SW exposure in the main part of Rapallo At Coconut Point. Unique architectural details make that coach home very appealing. Stainless steel GE appliances, Granite counter tops. Backsplash. Crown moldings, window casings. Fresh paint. Perfectly maintained. Attached one-car garage. Lennox A/C 2014. Enjoy the water view and sunset from your lanai. Walk to all the amenities of Rapallo: Clubhouse, resort-style pool, 25-meter junior olympic lap pool. Attended fitness center and spa. Tennis courts, Fishing Pier. Walk to Coconut Point Mall shops, restaurants and movie theater. Rapallo has a central location in the heart of the Village of Estero and close to the future downtown Estero.
Luxury real estate sales in Florida could get a boost from a rule in the federal tax bill that President Donald Trump signed into law in December.
The rule caps “SALT” or state and local tax deductions at $10,000, when before those deductions were unlimited. Those include real estate, and either income taxes or sales taxes. For wealthy people who itemize deductions, income taxes alone exceed that amount, let alone property and sales taxes. If they also live in a relatively high tax state such as New York or New Jersey, that could make officially declaring Florida their “home” a more attractive proposition because it has no state income tax.
Luxury properties in Collier County have been hot in the first quarter; some feel the $10,000 cap may have played a part. Home sales priced above $1 million in Naples during the first three months of the year were up 61 percent, according to the Naples Area Board of Realtors, and pending sales of condominium’s priced at $2 million or more were up 109 percent from the same time last year. Read Full Article… Looking For Properties in The Naples Area?
The usual checklist before businesses buy a piece of property includes looking at what kind of taxes they’ll have to pay, who the neighbors are and whether there is good space for parking.
In South Florida, there’s a new box some buyers may want to check: What will that parcel look like when sea levels rise?
New Silicon Valley startup Jupiter – boosted by $10 million in venture capital funds – will soon arrive on the South Florida scene to test its climate change calculating software. The product looks like a customized Google Maps screen but with options for different sea-rise scenarios rather than directions to the nearest restaurant.
The arrival of a well-funded, high-tech venture signals an emerging market for climate change data in a region that will be at ground zero for impacts. At least one homegrown consulting company is already in the business of breaking down potential climate change risks for clients. Read the Full Article… Find Beachfront Properties in SW Florida…
The storied Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club will get a new look — and new owners.
On Monday the Watkins family, third-generation owners and operators of the landmark property, announced a strategic relationship with The Athens Group, based in Phoenix, to redevelop it and “enhance its legacy.”
In a news release, the family said the 125-acre property will continue to support a hotel and golf club with a beach bar, putting to rest rumors of more drastic plans to reshape it.