Changes Coming To FICO Score

NEW YORK (AP) – Aug. 11, 2014 –
 Changes are coming to FICO, a broadly used credit score, that may mean higher credit scores for many consumers. Banks, credit card issuers, auto lenders and other businesses use those scores to decide whether to lend to consumers and how much interest to charge them. A higher score could get you better terms on loans for cars and homes.
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Grey Oaks Naples – Strong Sales YTD with $31.5 Million Sold!

Strong sales reported at Grey Oaks Country Club in Naples, Florida since the beginning of the year: $31.5 million of sales considering new homes and resale properties. View article in Naples News.

Grey Oaks is currently offering new constructions in:
Torino and Miramonte.
– Luxury homes in Estuary At Grey Oaks.

Pelican Sound – River Club Enhancement Project – Update – June 6 2014

Pelican Sound Golf & River Club – Estero, Florida – 
The enhancement project of the River Club in Pelican Sound which started in April, is going pretty well. Construction is on schedule for a completion end of 2014. View the video capturing the first steps of the project, as of June 5th 2014.


Pelican Sound is a unique bundled golf community with boating capabilities (West of US 41 – Access to the Gulf of Mexico)  in Estero, Florida and offering the following amenities:

  • 27-hole championship Audubon certified golf course.
  • Two clubhouses & restaurants.
  • Boat shuttle to the beach (Lovers Key state park).
  • Boat launch on Estero River with direct Gulf access. Secure boat storage available.
  • 6 Har-Tru lighted tennis courts with an active tennis center.
  • State-of-the-art tennis center.
  • Canoe/kayak launch.
  • 6 swimming-pools.
Pelican Sound is only one mile from Coconut Point Mall. 15 mn away from SWFL International Airport. Close to the beaches (Bonita Beach, Barefoot Beach) and 20 mn away from shopping and restaurants of Mercato in Naples. 
Estero is ideally located between Naples and South Fort Myers.

Corkscrew Shores. New Residential Community In Estero, Florida. Opening Soon!

Corkscrew Shores – A new community in Estero, Florida is opening soon!
Located off Corkscrew Rd, Corkscrew Shores is a gated community offering only single-family homes, most of them facing a large 240-acre lake.
The amenities of Corkscrew Shores will be located on a peninsula overlooking the lake and will offer: A grand Clubhouse with fitness center, tennis courts, resort-style swimming-pool, bocce court, fishing pier and launch for canoe/kayak.
Eleven floor plans will be available – from 1,289 to 3,348 sqft under A/C.
Six or seven choice of elevations will be available and most of floor plans will have a choice for a second floor with extra bedrooms, loft or storage.
Pricing has not been released yet.
View all details and floor plans for Corkscrew Shores…

Estero Place – New Community Coming To Estero, Florida

Estero Place, a gated community under development by Neal Communities is under way in Estero, Florida.
Estero Place – located at the SW corner of Corkscrew rd and Three Oaks Pkway will feature 100 single-family homes.
In a way to keep maintenance fees low, Estero Place won’t offer any amenities like clubhouse, fitness, etc.
Preservation areas, a central location in the future Village of Estero and proximity of Hertz future global headquarters should assure the success of Estero Place.
Prices will be released in a few weeks and should start in the mid $200s.
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Becoming A Florida Resident? Mistakes To Avoid For Tax Purpose

The Sunshine State attracts every year more people willing to relocate from northern states; the harsh winter up North this year combined with the last opportunities to own a property at the best price made the season very active, especially in the Naples area.
If you plan to buy or already purchased a property in Florida and plan to become a Florida resident (meaning residing in Florida for at least six months and a day)you have to be careful and take some precautions before your former state up North challenges your Florida residency.
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The Charm Of Olde Naples – Townhouses & Villas In Olde Naples

Have you ever dreamed to live in Olde Naples? Close to Fifth Ave S. and walking distance to the beach?

Olde Naples offers the charm of a quaint and quiet small resort town.
As the real estate market is booming again in SW Florida, prices are on the rise in areas like Olde Naples as the supply is limited.
If you like the charm of a townhouse or an attached villa, some of them with their own swimming-pool, you must view these properties:
View Townhouses & Attached Villas For Sale in Olde Naples…
Contact me if you have any questions about these beautiful properties.

Naples Area Real Estate Trend – 24 percent increase in overall median home prices in 3rd Quarter 2013.

Naples, Fla. (October 18, 2013) The Naples area real estate market is outperforming last year’s third quarter activity as shown by three key real estate market indicators: sales, median closed price and inventory.
The real estate market has been extremely active in the Naples area for the third quarter 2013 compared to same quarter in 2012:

  • 24 % increase in overall median home prices: $235,000 compared to $190,000 in 2012.
  • 22 % increase in overall sales from 1,882 units (3rd quarter 2012) to 2,290 units (3rd quarter 2013).
  • 20 % decrease in overall inventory: From 6,195 units to 4,964 units…

This report and statistics have been released by NABOR (Naples Board Associations of Realtors).
By lack of inventory and new listings compared to sales, numerous areas are becoming seller’s market. It is not rare to have multiple bids and buyers are 
facing competition and may lose deals with low offers.
Builders are developing new communities at a face pace in multiple areas of Naples. More than 40 communities are under way… 
Contact me for any questions you may have about real estate in Naples, Bonita Springs & Estero.
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