SWFL International Airport Reports Record-Breaking Traffic in September

During September, 418,256 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers (RSW), an increase of 27.7 percent compared to September 2017. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 6.3 percent from the same period last year. Southwest Florida International Airport reported 9,256,500 passengers for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, breaking all records in the 35-year history of the airport. The traffic leader in September was Delta Air Lines with 93,483 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were American (72,983), Southwest (66,667), JetBlue (60,934) and United (39,986). Southwest Florida International Airport had 4,043 aircraft operations, a decrease of 4.9 percent compared to September 2017. Page Field saw 7,952 operations, a 45.5 percent increase from September 2017. In addition, slightly more than 2.3 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in September 2018.
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These 18 Cities Will See the Most Economic Growth Next Year: Naples Florida topped the list!

An article published today in Bloomberg: Naples, Florida, topped the list of metropolitan areas that are expected to see the most economic growth next year, according to an analysis of data in a new report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors prepared by IHS Global Insight.
The report indicates the economic is forecasted to grow 4.9% in Naples area for 2016.
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Village Of Estero – Many Projects under Way!

Estero officially became The Village of Estero on January 1st 2015.
Located south of Fort Myers and just north of Bonita Springs and Naples, The Village of Estero   has a desirable location in SW Florida.
Candidates for the Village Council are now campaining for an election to be held on March 3rd.
Several new developments are under way or scheduled for the next months in Estero.

  • Hertz headquarters are already under construction for a few months already and should be ready for the end of the year or beginning of 2016. They are located at the SE corner of US 41 and Williams Rd, just north of Rapallo. Hertz has already open its rental and sale division.
  • Wal-Mart has cleared up the parcel at the corner of US 41 and Estero Pkway
  • Estero Grande a controversial Estero mixed use project close to Breckenridge Golf & Tennis Club has been approved by Lee County. Estero Grande is a 30-acre project with commercial out lots in front of rentals units.
  • The clearing up of a parcel on US 41 just north of Ford dealership is underway for the construction of a new Honda dealership. 
  • Always on US 41 and just across Coconut Point Mall, Pollo Tropical & First Watch will open very soon. 
  • Duffy’s Sports Grill will open soon taking the place of the former Stoney’s Sport Cafe close to Stoneybrook
  • Estero on the River, a large parcel of 87 acres at the NE corner of Corkscrew Rd and US 41 is now on the market for $34 millions. The property is zoned for 530 residential units and 300,000 sqft of commercial spaces. Beautiful trees and Estero River runs in the middle of the property. Hopefully the future owner will preserve part of that beautiful setting!
  • Pebble Pointe At The Brooks, a new community under development in The Brooks has just released its floor plans and pricing
  • Tidewater by Del Webb, an active adult community will start mid 2015 at the corner of Ben Griffin rd and Estero Pkway.
Stay tuned for more developments coming in the next months in the Village of Estero!

Hertz Relocating Corporate Headquarters to Estero, Florida

Great news for Estero, Florida! Hertz  – a Fortune 500 company – is relocating its corporate headquarters from New Jersey to Estero, Florida.

The chosen site is the SE corner of Williams Road and US 41.
This decision is a booster for the local economy of Estero and South Lee County.
On a real estate point, it can be predicted as a positive influx for the value of properties in communities around like Pelican Sound Golf & River Club, Rapallo at Coconut Point, West Bay Club, Shadow Wood at The Brooks or The Colony At Pelican Landing.

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Naples Real Estate – The Upswing Continues – Inventory Decreases 14%. Strong Sales Emerging For Summer

The Naples residential real estate market continues its upswing. That is what reveals the latest sales report released by NABOR (Naples Board Association of Realtors) one hour ago.
The total inventory decreased 14% in May 2011 compared to May 2010:

  • 7,705 in May 2011.
  • 9,006 in May 2010.

The median closed price for single-family home increased 6% from $199,000 to $210,000 for the 12-month period ending in May 2011 compared to the same period ending in May 2010.
Overall pending sales are up 8% in May 2011 compared to the same month in 2010:

  • 955 contracts in May 2011.
  • 887 contracts in May 2010.

This increase of sales – which is noticeable in the regular sales – puts a trend for emerging strong Summer sales in the Naples area (Naples, Bonita Springs & Estero).
The sales for condominiums in a price’s range from $1 Million to $2 Million were up 164% for the 12-month period ending in May 2011 compared to 2010.
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Naples Real Estate: 43% Increase In Pending Sales For Condos in Naples Beach Area

43% increase in pending sales for condominiums located in the Naples Beach area in April 2011 compared to April 2010; this is one of the good news released in the report sent to the press today by the Naples Association Board of Realtors (NABOR).
In the Naples Beach area have been under contracts:

  • 156 condos in April 2011.
  • 109 condos in April 2010.

Among other good news in that report:
– Overall (all areas) pending sales for condominiums are up 6%.
– Overall pending sales for properties listed for $2 Million and above, increase 9%.
The total inventory decreased 11%:

  • 8,214 properties for sale in April 2011.
  • 9,239 properties for sale in April 2010.

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Florida Population Continues To Grow. Good News For Florida Real Estate Market

Florida continues to grow. According to the 2010 Census, Florida’s population was 18,801,310 on April 1, 2010, an increase of 2,818,486 since April 1, 2000.
The 2000-2010 period was the fourth consecutive decade to see the Florida population grow by more than 2.8 million residents. Florida’s numeric population increase during the past decade was the third largest of any state, trailing only Texas and California. Its percent increase (17.6 percent) was the eighth largest in the nation.
This is good news for Florida real estate market recovery too.
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Naples Real Estate – Closed Sales For Properties Listed Between $1M and $2M Increased 29%

In the past 12-month period ending February 2011, the closed sales for properties listed between $1M and $2M increased 29% in the Naples area (Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero).
This is one of the facts just released in the latest report from NABOR (Naples Assn. Board of Realtors) published today.
Other notable facts are a 10% increase for median closed price for single-family homes: From $186,000 in Feb. 2010 to $205,000 in Feb 2011.
The overall inventory decreased 5% from 9,682 properties for sale in Feb. 2010 to 9,213 properties in Feb. 2011.
The overall pending sales increased 11% compared to February 2010.
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Naples – Real Estate Sales Report – August 2010

NABOR (Naples Association Board of Realtors) just released today the real estate sales report and statistics for August 2010 in the Naples area, Florida.
In August 2010, the real estate market has been very active for properties listed under $300,000: with a 11% increase of pending sales compared to August 2009:

  • 548 contracts in August 2010.
  • 494 contracts in August 2009.

The overall pending sales increased 22% for the 12-month period ending in August 2010 compared to the same period in 2009:

  • 9,607 contracts in 12-month period ending in 08/2010.
  • 7,881 contract in 12-month period ending in 08/2009.

The overall closed sales increased 30% during the same 12-month period!
The median close price was slightly down for the properties sold under $300,000 but up for the properties listed between $300,000 and $2 Millions.
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John R. Wood Realtors In The Top 100 Real Estate Companies Of The Nation

John R. Wood Realtors (SW Florida) ranked 14th in closed sales by agent in the Top 100 companies of the nation reported by REALTOR magazine for 2009.
Compiled for the year 2009, the report gave the company an overall ranking of 89th in the nation with $942 million in sales, regardless of company size, number of agents, or geographic location.
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