Florida Senate unlikely to revisit beach access law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Feb. 8, 2019 –
There is little chance the Florida Senate will revisit a controversial state law that has impacted public access to some beach areas, according to top Republicans in the chamber.
Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, and Senate Majority Leader Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, say they do not intend to reconsider a 2018 law (HB 631) that put in place an extensive process for local governments before they can continue so-called customary use of privately owned beach property above the mean high-water line.
The new law fueled heated debates last summer after some coastal property owners in Walton County were quick to keep people off dry sand portions of beaches.
Galvano said in November he did not want to revisit the issue, and Passidomo agreed during an interview Thursday.
“People need to understand that most of the beaches in Florida are public, open to the public and they will never be closed,” says Passidomo. The new law, she adds, is meant to protect private property rights – not limit access to beaches. Passidomo says the law, which she championed last year, is controversial because it is misunderstood.
As a result, she said it does not need tweaks – let alone a repeal, which Sen. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, is proposing with a bill (SB 54) filed for the upcoming legislative session.
“Whether that bill is heard or not, my opinion is that there is a lot of political machinations occurring over a bill that is much simpler than people are making it out to be,” Passidomo said.

Source: News Service of Florida

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Admiralty Point, Naples – 2018 Real Estate Market Report

Admiralty Point, Naples, Fl

This is the 2018 real estate market report for the sales in Admiralty Point, a waterfront complex in The Moorings of Naples, Fl.

Currently, there are 5 condos on the market for sale at Admiralty Point. Listed from $885,000 to $1,600,000. 171 days on market in average. Average price per square feet: $600. Two other units are under contract.
View Active Listings in Admiralty Point.In 2018, 6 condos have sold in Admiralty Point:
– From $740,000 to $2,150,000.
– Average Days on Market: 164.
– Average Sale Price per SQFT: $587/SQFT.
– Average Sale Price: $1,334,000.
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Vistas At Park Shore – 2018 Market Report

Vistas At Park Shore. Naples, Fl.

This is the real estate market report for 2018 for the beachfront condominiums in Vistas At Park Shore in Naples, Florida.
There are currently 5 active listings in Vistas: Listed from $1,250,000 to $1,799,000:
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As of today, there is 1 condo under contract, was listed for $1,499,000.

In the past year, 4 condos have sold in Vistas:
– From $950,000 to $1,500,000.
– Average Days on Market: 183.
– Average Sale Price per SQFT: $820/SQFT.
– Average Sale Price: $1,255,000.
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Let us know if you have any questions and how we can help you about Vistas condos or any other condos for sale in Park Shore, Naples Florida.

Bay Colony, Naples Florida – Beachfront Condominiums – First Semester 2018 Real Estate Market

Bay Colony, Naples Florida.
This is a real estate market update   for the beachfront condominiums in prestigious Bay Colony, for the six first months of 2018.
Bay Colony is an exclusive gated enclave in Pelican Bay, offering large estate homes and luxury high-rise residences.
Six luxury high-rises sit on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico:
Contessa is the most southern tower in Bay Colony. Built in 1991.

– 1 condo on the market:
– 4 condominiums have sold YTD. From $2,750,000 to $3,200,000. 
– Average Days On Market: 76.
– Average Sale Price: $2,881,250
– Average SP/SQFT: $1,235.
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Built in 1991.

– 1 condo on the market:

– No sales in 2018 so far.

BrightonBuilt in 1994.

– 1 condo on the market:

– 2 condominiums sold YTD. From $4,200,000 to $4,795,000.
– Average Days On Market: 180.
– Average Sale Price: $4,497,500.
– Average SP/SQFT: $1413.
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Built in 1997.

– 3 condos on the market:

– 2 condominiums sold YTD. From $3,600,000 to $4,295,000.
– Average Days On Market: 388.
– Average Sale Price: $3,947,500.
– Average SP/SQFT: $1,275.
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Built in 1998.

– 2 condos on the market:

– 1 condo is under contract.
– 1 condo sold YTD:
– Days On Market: 525.
– Sale Price: $6,500,000.
– Average SP/SQFT: $1,068.

Remington: Unique building with concierge/butler service from the Ritz carlton. Built in 1996.
– 2 condos on the market:
– 1 pending sale.
– No sales YTD.

Besides beachfront condominiums, Bay Colony also offers splendid beachfront mansions at The Strand
– 3 homes are on the market at The Strand, offered from $17,500,000 to $23,500,000:
Homes are rarely available at The Strand. Last sale occurred in OCTOBER 2015 for $24,500,000.

Bay Colony offers also non beachfront condominiums, single-family homes and estate homes.
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Naples – Port Royal Home Sells for $48.8 Million

A magnificent beachfront home sold for a breaking record of $48.8 million in Port Royal, Naples.
The 10,000+ square foot house built in 1994 is located at 2500 Gordon Drive , features 6+ bedrooms, garages for 9 cars and sits on more than a 5-acre beachfront homesite.
The previous record was held by a mansion at 3100 Gordon Dr which sold for $47.25 million in 2012.
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Is a property at risk if seas rise? More buyers want to know

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.
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Naples ranked #1 for 2017’s Best Beach Towns

Naples has been ranked #1 by Coastal Living and WalletHub for 2017’s best beach town for quality living.

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Naples once again is in the top ranking. This time from WalletHub: Naples has been ranked #1 for 2017’s best beach towns to live in for quality of life.
Hold on, it’s not done yet!
Naples has also been ranked #1 by Coastal Living for beach towns with the highest quality of life.

Living in Naples for more than thirteen years now I can certainly agree for the quality of life: pristine landscaping (and yes despite we had a hurricane two months ago) pristine beaches, wonderful selection of restaurants, boating, golfing with more than 100 golf courses, art and culture with many venues.
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Barefoot Beach – Ranked #3 Most Beautiful Beach In USA by Coastal Living

Barefoot Beach – October 2017

Barefoot Beach has been ranked #3 in the most beautiful beaches in the USA by Coastal Living.
Sanibel Island has been ranked #7. Barefoot Beach offers more than three miles of unspoiled beach with mangrove and trail paths. Visitors can stroll wooden walkways, bird-watch, and kayak. Kick your shoes off and join the fun.
Barefoot Beach is located in Bonita Springs but is part of Collier County as a County park.
Barefoot Beach neighborhoods offer also sumptuous beachfront or bayfront homes, luxury condos and villas, a few steps from the beach.
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Bonita Beach – Solenzara. Foreclosure. Auction Opportunity

Great property in Solenzara: Four-story townhome  with its own swimming-pool at walking distance to the beach.

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Solenzara is a gated enclave of only 12 townhomes.
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