Ready for Fall?

Homes are Selling Faster:

According to an article on FloridaReatlors.org  “Inventories of for-sale homes aren’t the only thing dropping. The amount of time homes stay on the market is growing shorter as well – down 11 percent in the last year – according to the latest Realtor.com data.”

Homes have been listed for an average of 95 days, compared to 107 days a year ago.

“As the median age of the inventory is falling, inventories of for-sale homes continue to hover at record lows too, dropping 18 percent last month compared to a year ago.”

To read more of this article go to: http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/article.cfm?p=4&id=282671

Home Prices Rebound

We received a great article from EverBankMortgage.com/Bboleyn  talking about Home Prices Rebounding to 2003 levels.

Good news—According to S&P/Case-Shiller, in July 2012 the average home price rose to the same level as those seen during summer 2003, when the housing boom first started its journey toward the 2006 peak.

While this report may not signify that we are currently standing on the cusp of a market boom, it does show a significant turnaround and perhaps hints at a definite end to real estate’s bleak streak.

The recent S&P/Case-Shiller national home price index showed that in July, prices increased by 1.5% for the 10-City Composite and by 1.6% for the 20-City Composite.

This improvement marks the third straight month that prices rose in all 20 major markets followed by the index, which covers more than 80% of the U.S. housing market.

When compared to a year earlier, the index proved to be up 1.2%, an improvement from the year-over-year change reported for June. This marked the first month that prices were higher than they were the previous year.

And, real estate professionals located outside of the top metros are seeing movement inside their markets, too.

To read more of this particular article sited above please visit: standardandpoors.com or EverBankMortgage.com/Bboleyn .

Upcoming Events in and around the Naples area:

8th Annual Halloween Costume Party at Noodles

October 25, 2012

1585 Pine Ridge Rd., Mission Square, Naples, FL 34109
239-592-0050 / website

This great party event will be held at the Nooshi Lounge inside Noodles Café. Up for grabs during the event will be $1,000 in cash and prizes, and DJ Rifik, Hands Up Music Official DJ with Slip ‘N’ Slide Records, will provide live music all night long. Cash and prize winners will be announced at midnight. The entire Noodles team is excited to be presenting the latest incarnation of this Naples Halloween tradition. The staff always looks forward to throwing the best costume party in Southwest Florida as well as seeing all of the customers’ creative and unique outfits. VIP bottle service is available, and reservations for the event are suggested but not required.

Stone Crab Festival

October 26 – 28, 2012
10 am – 4pm
1200 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102
239-774-2978 / website

An action-packed weekend at various locations on the historic Old Naples Waterfront! Plenty of fresh stone crab claws, live music, events of all kinds, art and a ton of fun activities.

Admission: Free admission. $5 parking at the former Grand Central site and Port O’ Call marina.

Haunted Gross Nights at Collier County Fairgrounds

October 26 – 31, 2012
7pm to 11pm each night (closed October 29)
Collier County Fairground Immokalee Road, Naples, FL 34120

Come out to the Collier County Fairground for a Halloween to remember! Each night, except Monday, there will be rides, food, games and a Haunted House where Hollywood Horrors abound! There will be 14 rooms of terror to get through! On Halloween night, there will be a Trunk or Treat at 8pm and a Costume contest at 9pm too!

Admission: $15 per person for unlimited rides and one walk through the Gross House

Halloween Celebrations at Blue Martini

October 26 – 31, 2012
8pm to close
9114 Strada Place,, Naples, FL 34108
239-591-2583 / website

Celebrate Halloween at Blue Martini! Be there on four separate nights, as they are holding four Costume Contests – October 26, 27, 28 and 31. Come dressed to impress as they will be giving away prizes in abundance every night including $500 cash and lots of other great giveaways. Drink specials all night!

Brew-Ha-Ha Craft Beer Festival

October 27, 2012
1 – 4pm, advanced ticketholders get in at Noon
On the Lawn across from The Pub Ste. 5150, Naples, FL 34108
239-254-1080 / website

Enjoy yourself at the 1st Annual Brew-Ha-Ha Craft Beer Festival at Mercato. Sample over thirty domestic and craft beers, listen to live music by the Wholetones, test your skills with fun games, while munching on tasty fare from Mercato restaurants. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Shy Wolf Sanctuary, which recently had to close. This event will help them to feed and care for more than the 50 animals they care for, while they await moving to their new facility. Go to http://www.shywolfsanctuary.com/events.html to purchase your advanced tickets today and get in an hour early before the crowd!

Admission: $30 in advance; $35 at the door

Halloween Spooktacular at The Phil

October 27, 2012
8pm
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples, FL 34108
239-597-1900 / website

The Phil presents an amazing evening of Music and Mime! To enhance the wonderful Philharmonic Symphony orchestra, The Magic Circle Mime Company will present their most ghoulish creatures! Come in your most startling outfit too, and win a prize! Music from Jaws, Phantom of the Opera, and Psycho amongst others will thrill and scare the audience!!

Admission: Call for ticket details

Coastland Center/Monster Mash Dance Party & Trick or Treating

October 27, 2012
4pm to 7pm
1900 N. Tamiami Trl., Naples, FL 34102
239-262-2323 / website

Come with the kids and enjoy a great, safe Halloween event. Throughout Coastland Center there will be lots of things for the kids to enjoy, including a DJ, kids games, crafts, face painting, and trick or treating for kids ages 2-12. Everything is free of charge.

Admission: Free!

Monster Mash – Halloween at Village on Venetian Bay

October 27, 2012
2pm to 5pm
4200 Gulf Shore Blvd., Naples, FL 34103
239-261-6100 / website

Bring the whole family and have fun at this great Halloween event! Dress in costume and enjoy sweet treats, face painting, crafts, pumpkin decorating and complimentary photo opportunities, along with live entertainment.

Southwest Florida Yard and Garden Show

October 27 – 28, 2012
9am to 4pm
UF/IFAS Collier Extension Office 14700 Immokalee Road, Naples, FL 34120
239-353-4244 / website

Don’t miss the annual SW Florida yard and flower show! The two days will include both educational programs and demonstrations. There will also be a multitude of flora for purchase too, including orchids, tropicals, bromeliads, palms and native plants.

Admission: $3 adults; children under 13 free

Spooktacular Halloween on Fifth

October 31, 2012
Kids Trick or Treat-4:30 to 7pm; Street Party goes on till 9pm
Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102
239-692-8436 / website

Kids and adults will find Fifth Avenue South the place to be on Halloween! Join in the fun with Kid’s trick or treating, pet costume contest sponsored by Pucci and Catana Luxury Pet Boutique, Adult costume contest, magicians, ventriloquists, pumpkin patch activities for kids and adults; a street party with live bands and entertainment and much, much more–a spooktacular fun time for all ages!

 

 

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About yournapleshome

Karen is originally from Cape May County, New Jersey but considers herself a Floridian due to the many years she has resided in this sunny state! She has two children, Kimberly and Jennifer. Kimberly graduated form the University of Florida in 2000 and resides in Naples with her husband and two children. She works in education . Jennifer graduated from the University of Florida in 2006 and resides with her husband in Raleigh, North Carolina. She currently works for the Sweatlock Team as a marketing executive. The Sweatlock Team provides top-notch personable and professional real estate services, custom marketing for listings, efficient and honest service, fair representation, and a team that is ready to work for you! All combined with great expertise and impeccable service- a combination that can't be beat! Our clients are clients for life.
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