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May 2014

There are 3 blog entries for May 2014.

Rising Prices and All Cash Buyers Spur Q1 Home Sales in FL

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 at 7:16am. 2,824 Views, 0 Comments.

Rising Prices and All Cash Buyers Spur Q1 Home Sales in FLSpurred on by an influx of all cash buyers and steadily rising home prices, both state and local real estate sales in Florida saw substantial increases in the first quarter of 2014.

Here's the breakdown of the Q1 facts and figures:

  • Statewide, single-family home prices were up 9.1% to a median of $168,000.
  • Condos and Townhouses saw a 16.9% bump up in price to $135,000
  • The state boasts the highest number of metro areas where cash deals comprise more than half of all sales.
  • The Naples-Marco Island market was by far the fastest performing of all cities in the state.
  • Single-family home prices in the Naples-Marco Island…

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Estero Given OK for City-hood Incorporation Vote

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 at 3:35pm. 3,054 Views, 0 Comments.

Village of Estero to proceed with a vote on incorporation!The Village of Estero has cleared all the hurdles and been given the official OK by Governor Scott's signing of HB 1373 to proceed with a vote on the November 4th ballot on whether or not to become a city.

"We're elated to hear it," said Nick Batos, Chairman of the Estero Council of Community Leaders. "It's been a long process, and it's great to see the delegation and the Governor give Estero the right to make the decision whether we want to incorporate or not."

Batos also said the organization has had about a dozen community meetings to educate people on the pros and cons of becoming a city. The group will continue to meet "on…

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Important Announcement - Defective Drywall and Your Health

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 at 3:31pm. 8,618 Views, 0 Comments.

Important Announcement - CDC Releases Defective Drywall Health Report FindingsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta finally released their report confirming that Defective, or Chinese, drywall "does impact the health of residents"  where it was used in the original construction process. Most of the Chinese drywall was installed in new construction during 2005 and 2006 and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) feels that approximately 11,000 homes were impacted in the Southern region. They found that the health implications are worse in Florida, where the heat and humidity are higher than in other locations.

The U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease (ATSDR) at…

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