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Monday, December 27, 2010

Global Connections

Coldwell Banker and The Harris-Peppe Team open homes to the world in 50 countries, on 6 continents...and our network keeps growing and growing! The Coldwell Banker brand is known worldwide. In addition to our global network of over 106,000 agents, in 3,500 offices in 50 countries, we are also a member of FIABCI, The International Real Estate Federation. This uniquely positions us as the leader in international real estate brands.
Savvy international buyers recognize that NOW is the perfect time to buy their Naples Florida dream home. Because of correcting real estate prices, Florida Real Estate is on sale like never before! During the 12 months ending in the first quarter of 2010, it was determined that 4.45% of the total U.S. Residential closed transactions were to foreign purchasers. That number is closer to 23% in Florida, nearly 1 in 4 closings! Canada leads the way contributing to 35% of the international purchases in Florida. Coldwell Banker has over 250 offices in Canada. Our personal incoming international referrals have increased over 150% in the past 6 months. More agents, especially those in the Ontario Canada offices, are sending leads our way. Whether you are a buyer or a seller, working with a team and a company that offers this global reach is of utmost importance. Chip is originally from Canada. This connection is invaluable when working with Canadian buyers, and helps him considerably in understanding first hand the challenges and obstacles that could face an international buyer.
The Harris Peppe Team is committed to broadening our international reach and learning as much as we can about the business protocol and buying habits of potential customers from around the globe! We recently were recognized as being #74 in the world, honoring teams in the Coldwell Banker family for the third quarter of 2010. Also, I decided to join the Naples Area Board of Realtors Global Business Committee. The mission statement of this committee reads in part, "working with the National Association of REALTORS and the Florida Association of REALTORS to provide Naples members with global opportunities, including events and education programs..." This committee membership will enable me to work hand in hand with both local and international real estate agents, as well as Naples non-real estate entities in the area to provide opportunities to our international visitors.
If you are planning a trip to Southwest Florida, please call us to schedule an appointment. It would be our pleasure to talk to you about the home buying process. 239.370.0574
Thank you,
The Naples Real Estate Blogger

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Reduced, Re-listed and Ready for Offers!

With our selling season fast approaching, The Harris-Peppe Team has listed and relisted several wonderful waterfront properties; all priced to reflect today's prices and to encourage offers! Call us today to schedule showings at one of these fine homes: 239.370.0574
    • Once in a lifetime opportunity to own a 3 bedroom, 3 bath bayfront townhome which includes a private deck at the waters edge, perfect alfresco dining. Also includes a deeded dock and direct gulf access! Imagine yourself in 'front row' seats to all that waterfront living in Naples Florida has to offer. Tastefully updated, plus a private 2-car garage, and a lovely community pool. Aggressively priced at $1,250,000. Click HERE for additional views of this magnificent home.

    • Take advantage of this unbelievable opportunity of owning a home on one of Naples most unique waterfront streets! You actually own BOTH sides of the street, with 80' of waterfront on both sides with depths that would accommodate large boats! Fabulous bay views both west and south, yet water is protected from wakes! Build your dream home, or enjoy the existing home with recently updated granite kitchen, wood-burning fireplace, and refreshing private pool. Reduced to $1,499,000. Click to view this waterfront home !

    • Another bayview beauty! No detail has been overlooked in this custom built residence! This 4 bedroom home offers expansive views, private dock, a gourmet kitchen with walk-in pantry, bamboo and marble floors, a master suite with sitting room that overlooks Naples Bay, a billiards room, vanishing edge pool, sauna, impact glass and shutters, plus so much more! The furniture is also negotiable! Check out the virtual tour of this magnificent Naples home and call us for your private showing today! Presently being offered at $2,295,000.

    • Attention to those seeking perfection! Located on prestigious Kingfish Road, this custom five bedroom home has been lovingly cared for by the original owner! From the moment you walk in the front door you are greeted with spectacular Naples bay vistas from every vantage point! The features are countless, and include custom cabinetry, granite, saturnia marble, electric screens, plantation shutters, elevator, fireplace, a 90' dock with Trec decking, plus a protected slip with a 16,000 pound lift! The list goes on and on! Click here to gain a unique perspective of this waterfront home! Asking $3,499,000.

    To see Naples the way it was meant to be seen: by water, please call us today! We believe it is so important, before purchasing a waterfront property, that you include a tour of Naples waterfront properties by boat! We will happily take you for a sunset cruise and help you to discover the many gulf access channels and inlets that make living on the water in Naples Florida so magical!

    Thank you, and make it a great day,

    The Naples Real Estate Blogger