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Enjoying Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Beach in Naples Florida

March 27, 2013

This is one of the most popular parks in Southwest Florida and we can enjoy it in our own backyard!  The park occupies a mile of almost undisturbed barrier island and is one of a few undeveloped gulf beach areas in southwest Florida that is preserved for public use.  The park is located in North […]

1155 Rosemary Court Available For Annual Rental $900

March 25, 2013

I have just listed 1155 Rosemary Court #102 for annual rental.  This is a great location between Goodlette Frank Road and US 41 just north of Golden Gate Parkway.  The community is aptly named Naples Hideaway Club as I have lived in Naples for many years and didn’t even know it was there.  A very […]

Have You Tried Cafe Alfredo Italian Restaurant?

March 22, 2013

Before I started to blog on my website I wrote a monthly e-newsletter that I sent to all my customers.  I still send a monthly newsletter but now it is made up of links to my blogposts.  One of my customers, who enjoyrs reading the newsletter and always gives me feedback, was very disappointed because […]

Why Do I Have To Pay My Closing Costs By Wire Transfer?

March 20, 2013

In the past title companies and attorneys would accept cashiers checks for the closing funds.  Those days have gone thanks to some very creative counterfeiters who have been able to make excellent fake cashier’s checks.  These counterfeit checks have been found in many areas including some scams in Naples Florida and are even used internationally. […]

No Fiscal Cliff For The Mortgage Forgiveness Act

March 18, 2013

As part of the legislation to prevent the fiscal cliff, the House and Senate recently passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. Items Covered under the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act: This is now extended until January 1, 2014.  This bill was first passed in 2007 to […]

You Might Be Cocooning If…

March 15, 2013

“Everybody is nervous, really nervous.  I think we are looking for protection.  Almost like the Jetsons, we want to walk around in  a little bubble.  We are moving toward that.”  So says Faith Popcorn who coined the phrase “cocooning” in 1981 and now feels there is a new level of super-cocooning. Cocooning in the 1980s […]

8 Ongoing Expenses to Budget for New Home Owners

March 13, 2013

You have decided to purchase your dream home and are planning your budget for the first year.  There are 8 major expenses that you need to make sure are included in your figures so there are no surprises at the end of the year! 8 Major Expenses to Consider Principal, interest, taxes and insurance – […]

10 Things a Home Inspector Looks For

March 11, 2013

As a buyer of a new home, it is always a good idea to contract with a home inspection professional to conduct an inspection of the property before closing.  Many buyers are not sure what the inspector is looking for or the benefits of having a home inspection done.  The inspection is similar to getting […]