Barry and Kim with the Hoey Team ☘'s Blog Posts

Renting Or Owning, What Is Better For You ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

In a real estate market where home prices are rising, many have begun to reexamine the idea of buying a home, choosing instead, to rent for a while. But often, there is a dilemma: should you keep

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Risky Loans From Housing Bubble Era Resurface ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Mortgage products that haven’t been widely used since before the Great Recession are making a comeback. The volume of loans with alternate documentation has more than doubled in the last two

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73% of Homeowners Will Invest in Their Nest This Year ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

LightStream survey: That’s up 26% from 2018; homeowners also plan to spend more on their renovations – about $9K, the highest amount since the poll began in 2014.ATLANTA – Nearly

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How Much Money Americans Think They’ll Need to Retire ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Most Americans believe they’ll need an average of $1.7 million to retire, according to a new study from Charles Schwab. Researchers analyzed 1,000 401(k) plan participants across the country.

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Naples ranks as No. 1 beach town to live in ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

The results are in.Naples is the No. 1 beach town to live in.That's according to a study by WalletHub, a personal-finance website.To determine the most livable beachside communities for 2019,

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Delinquency rates hit 20-year low ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Only 3.6% of mortgages were in some stage of delinquency in April, according to a CoreLogic study released TuesdayHome delinquency rates have reached a 20-year low, an indication that fewer

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Pepperidge Farm names cookies after SWFL cities ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Pepperidge Farm cookies are a grocery store staple, from Milanos to Chessmen to Pirouettes. But some of these cookies have namesakes that are a little closer to home. The Sanibel

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Hurricane Barry predicted to make landfall this weekend ☘ Houston is in the cone ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- We now have our first forecast from the National Hurricane Center. The still undeveloped disturbance in the Gulf is expected to make landfall along the Gulf coast this

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Collier County's Ticket to Ride ATV program hits roadblock ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Ticket to Ride, a county program that provides ATV riders with discounted tickets to out-of-county ATV parks, hit a roadblock earlier this year after the parks said they no

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Industry Leaders and Award Winners Join eXp Realty ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Top Agents and Teams Attracted to Cloud-Based BrokerageVeronica Figueroa and The Figueroa Team, Florida Figueroa received the 2019 Orlando Real Producers Award for Female Broker of the Year.

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Why Expensive Renovations May Not Boost Your Sale ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Though home improvement adds value to a property, sellers don’t always have to undertake big projects to win a higher price at resale.As modest increases in inventory begin to attract more

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How Young Buyers Are Redefining ‘Luxury’ ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Many millennials are showing interest in high-end homes, but their property wish lists may look different than those of typical wealthy house hunters.Millennials are known for their ability to

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Low 30-Year Rates Keep Buyers in Summer Market ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Mortgage rates barely budged this week, keeping borrowing costs low for summertime home shoppers. Mortgage rates continue to hover near their 2016 averages. “We’re seeing a tug of war

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Survey: Buyers Rank Commute Time Above Square Footage ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Commute time is an important factor to buyers when they're deciding on a home to purchase. Eighty-five percent of buyers say they would sacrifice other home features, such as lot size, square,

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Florida texting-driving law -10 questions and answers you should know ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Before you decide to reach for that cellphone while zooming along Interstate 95, perhaps you'd better know the new Florida laws.Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law that will allow law

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Florida County to Buy Golden Gate CC for $29.1M ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

While Collier County voted unanimously to purchase the 167-acre property in Naples from Robert and Mario Vocisano, commissioners stopped short of promising to maintain it as a golf course.

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Naples 4th of July Fireworks ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

The City of Naples 4th of July Fireworks begin at 9:00 p.m. at the Naples Pier.The presentation will feature a twenty minute display with special effects musically choreographed to patriotic

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New Law Removes Cap Limits on VA Loans ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Pres. Trump signed a bill Tuesday that, among other things, expands VA loans for veterans. VA loans have helped raise the veteran ownership rate to 75%.WASHINGTON  – The National

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Visual Story: Existing-Home Sales ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Total May existing-home sales increased 2.5% from April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.34MExisting-Home SalesLatest NewsExisting-home sales rebounded in May, recording an increase in

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eXp World Holdings Joins the Russell 2000 Index ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty ☘ GPREG

The Russell 2000 Index measures the performance of 2,000 small-cap U.S. companies in the Russell 3000 Index, which is made up of 3,000 of the largest, publicly traded U.S. stocks.eXp World Holdings

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Dolphin Point Country Concert July 4th ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

The Dolphin Point Country Concert is a fundraising event hosted by the The Greater Isles of Capri (IOC) Community Service, Inc. We are a 501(c)3 entity with many civic oriented residents involved to

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Older Homeowners Turn to Equity for Retirement ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

The equity of homeowners ages 62 and older has reached an all-time high, according to the latest index reading from the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association report. Seniors saw their

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Incomes Needed to Buy a Home in Every Part of America ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

In the nation’s priciest areas, you’ll need to be in the top 20% to 30% of household earners to afford a median-priced home, according to a new study by Zoocasa, a real estate website

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Florida Driving Law Change - What you can, can't do with your phone while driving starting July 1 ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

You can soon be pulled over for texting while driving in FloridaORLANDO, Fla. - Florida’s law enforcement officers can pull over drivers suspected of texting and driving starting Monday.

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Collier County Short Term Rental Update ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Published Friday, June 28, 2019At the June 25 Collier County Commission meeting, hard work from NABOR members facilitated a victory in the ongoing short-term rental issue. Discussions at the meeting

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eXp Realty CEO Glenn Sanford envisions hitting 100K agents ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty ☘ GPREG

Leading into Inman Connect Las Vegas in July, the eXp Realty CEO believes his virtual brokerage can grow by a factor of five by 2025EXp Realty is unlike any other brokerage in the industry. Since

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3 Living Room Design Fads to Watch ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

The living room is one of the most popular and central areas in a home. And a few easy updates can instantly transform it into an inviting space.Apartment Therapy recently interviewed interior

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New study ranks Naples as 2019's best beach town to live in ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

If you live in Naples, you're living in the best beach town in America!COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Naples is America's best beach town to live in, according to a new study just released by WalletHub

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More People Say It’s a Good Time to Sell a Home ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

In the second quarter of 2019, 73% of people said that now is a good time to sell a home, which is an increase over last quarter's 65%.  ☘  See more about what consumers think in NAR

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Is the Trade War Making Chinese Buyers Skittish ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

As a trade war continues on, recent data is showing Chinese home buyers are investing less in U.S. real estate. The Chinese have been among the U.S.’s most popular international&

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Trump Orders Probe Into Creating More Affordable Housing ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to ease or, in some cases, eliminate rules that have been blamed for blocking greater construction of affordable housing. Homebuilding is

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SW Florida Great Outdoors

THE GREAT OUTDOORSBY GLENN MILLERFlorida Weekly CorrespondentsCollier-Seminole State ParkFrom mile to wildThere’s more than one way to explore the good nature of Southwest Florida¦ 

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Why Discount Brokerages do a Disservice to Sellers

Why discount Brokerages do a disservice to sellersThese 'savings' are depriving home sellers of the very thing they are paying us for: exposure and buyersBYSPYRO KEMBLEI am all for saving money. For

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Why Being Near Water Could Be the Key to Happiness According to Research ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Even daydreaming about traveling off to a faraway island, where the sand is warm, and the water is crystal-clear blue can give people a sense of calm. So, this should make it no surprise that

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Freddie Mac Debuts 'Remodeling Loan' for Fixer-Upper Buyers ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

The mortgage giant unveiled a program for current homeowners or buyers that allows them to roll the cost of remodeling and repairs into a single mortgage.  WASHINGTON – As homes age, more

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Could it Be Magic? Barry Manilow’s Dreamy Malibu Beach House Lists for $10.9 Million ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Spoiler alert: Barry Manilow made it through the rain—and into a 4,320-square-foot beach house. The singer-songwriter’s former residence is on the market for $10.995 million, a price tag

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Key West to Miami Highway '☘ 1935 ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

An interesting look at the construction and expansion of Highway US 1 from Key West to Miami. When it was completed in 1938, the highway marked the beginning of an incredible adventure for the North

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Florida Housing Market Report: Sales & Median Prices Up in May ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

May was “the highest single-family home sales’ monthly total for any single month in … 10 years," says Brad O'Connor, Florida Realtors chief economist.ORLANDO, Fla – Florida

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The Last Irish Saloon ☘ Brooklyn ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

An old-time bar in Brooklyn, Farrell’s has served as a community center since the 1930s, and is the last marker of what was once a thriving Irish neighborhood.  ☘ Farrell’s

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Nasdaq features eXp Realty CEO and Founder Glenn Sanford for being named a Glassdoor Top CEO for the second consecutive year ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty ☘ GPREG

eXp Realty’s Glenn Sanford Named a Glassdoor Top CEO for Second Year in a RowCompany Earlier Recognized as Glassdoor 2019 Best Place to WorkBELLINGHAM, Wash. — June 18, 2019 — 

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eXp is Growing as We Exceed 20,000 Agents in North America ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty '☘ GPREG

eXp Realty Exceeds 20,000 Agents in North AmericaBELLINGHAM, Wash. — June 24, 2019 — eXp Realty, The Real Estate Cloud Brokerage™, and a subsidiary of eXp World Holdings, Inc.

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Oakes Farms Market will open in November ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

The anticipated Oakes Farms Market has a firm grand opening date: Nov. 6.Market officials confirmed the opening for what they call the “Disney World of grocery stores” that

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We're in a 'homebody era,' and that means a housing shortage for years to come ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Homeowners are clinging to low mortgage rates and increasingly aging in place, which means fewer people are selling and moving, and fewer homes are hitting the marketTwo powerful forces are likely

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Mortgage Rates Continue to Hover Near 2-Year Lows ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Lower mortgage rates are proving to be a boon for home shoppers this summer. The 30-year fixed-rate loan has stayed near a 3.8% average for the third consecutive week, after consistent declines in

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Freddie Debuts Remodeling Loan for Fixer-Upper Buyers

As homes age, more homeowners are looking to remodeling to spruce up their properties. Of the nation’s stock of 137 million units, nearly 80% are at least 20 years old, and 40% are at least 50

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Emerging Buyer’s Market Lifts Home Sales in May ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

For the first time in two months, existing-home sales rose in May as consumers rushed to take advantage of lower mortgage rates and greater inventory. Total existing-home sales—completed

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Survey: More Homeowners Think It’s a Good Time to Sell ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

If current owners were waiting for rising prices to moderate, it’s time to move. NAR’s latest survey finds 46% believe it’s a good time to sell. WASHINGTON – The latest

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HUD's Ben Carson: More should follow Minneapolis and phase out single-family zoning ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said during his first visit to Minnesota on Tuesday that he would like to see more local governments follow Minneapolis’ example of

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Americans are flocking to these 9 southern cities where business is booming and salaries are rising ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Naples is Number One Again ☘Though wages remain largely stagnant for many American workers, there are several cities around the U.S. where incomes are on the rise.Personal finance

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NAR Looks to Expand Investments in Tech Startups Globally ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty ☘ GPREG

Second Century Ventures, the National Association of REALTORS®’ strategic investment arm, announced this week that it will be expanding its tech startup accelerator internationally.

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Irish island of Arranmore asks Americans to move there ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

With a population on the wane since the 19th century, the picturesque Irish island of Arranmore is down to its last 469 residents.Determined to keep their community alive, islanders have taken an

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Watch Out, First-Time Buyers: Mom-and-Pop Investors Are Swooping In ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Home purchasing activity among investors has reached the highest level in the past two decades, shows a new report, “Investor Home Buying,” released by CoreLogic. The increase isn&rsquo

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Bonita Springs - Estero Pending and Closed Listings Increase as Federal Interest Rates Remain Steady ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

BONITA SPRINGS, Florida | June 20, 2019 – According to the Bonita Springs-Estero REALTORS® (BER) Media Committee, there was an increase in pending and closed listings for May

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Naples 4th of July Parade ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty ☘ SW Florida

Naples Fourth of July Parade; Thursday, July 4th at 10:00 AMParade Route:The parade route will be from Broad Avenue South to 3rd Street South, proceeding north to 5th Avenue South, east on 5th

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Naples and Bonita Springs Assisted Living Memory Care Communities Including Dementia Care ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty ☘ SW Florida

Hello; Barry is an SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) serving SW Florida and Beyond with the Hoey Team ☘ Brokered by eXp Realty Here is our Seniors Page:  www.SRESAgent.Com  Here

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Coming Soon ☘ Founders Square at Immokalee Rd and Collier Blvd ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Collier County has approved the plan for the Founders’ Square commercial and residential development on the former Pelican Nursery property at the southeast corner of Immokalee Road and

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Home Sales in May Shifted to the East ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty ☘ SW Florida

Naples, Fla. (June 21, 2019) - In tempo with a recent shift in sales from high-end homes near the beach to homes under $500,000 in areas east of the beach, overall closed sales during May in

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New Freddie Mac mortgage plan bundles purchases and repairs ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

The CHOICERenovation program offers homebuyers a single loan with just one set of closing costs that they can use to buy a house and then fix it upFreddie Mac unveiled a new financing 

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World's largest Christmas light maze coming to Florida ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Christmas lovers, rejoice! The "world's largest Christmas light maze" is coming to St. Petersburg, Florida! Enchant® Christmas is coming to Tropicana Field

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Congress Passes VA Loan Bill ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

The President is expected to sign H.R. 299, the "Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act." This legislation includes language which will eliminate the cap on the VA home loan guarantee. Veterans, under

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Florida named the 2nd most fun state in America ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - Florida may be a lot of things, but at least it's fun! The state rides California's coattails as the second most fun in America, according to a list from Wallethub

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Florida Is the Big Winner as the Wealthy Move Out of Northern States ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Roughly 5 million Americans move from one state to another annually and some states are clearly making out better than others.Florida and South Carolina enjoyed the top economic gains, while

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The most commonly spoken language in every US state, excluding English and Spanish ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Americans speak a ton of languages, and this map shows which languages other than English and Spanish are the most common in each state and Washington, D.C.The US Census Bureau's American

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4-story steakhouse, skybar coming to Cape Coral ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — A new four-story restaurant is making its way to South Cape Coral.The restaurant will be at off of Cape Coral Bridge Parkway East in South Cape Coral. It will include a

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Staying Healthy in Your Home as You Age ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

It’s essential that our lifestyle evolves to keep us happy and healthy as we age. Physical activity, food preparation, and hobbies will likely change across our lifespan, and it;

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Man says Florida villa he bought at government auction turned out to be a foot-wide piece of land ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Here is one Reason why you should hire a REALTOR; there are Many Others ☘ FOX NEWS - A man who snagged a $177,000 villa for $9,100 now believes he was scammed by the Florida county that

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7 reasons why Florida’s Naples is one of the happiest places on Earth ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

For the fourth straight year, the Naples, Florida, metro area has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for health and happiness, perhaps because Florida is also one of the most tax-friendly of all U.S.

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New record: Boca Resort sells for nearly half a billion ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

A company affiliated with billionaire Michael Dell is the property’s new owner.Palm Beach County’s iconic Boca Raton Resort & Club has been sold for nearly a half-billion dollars.The

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Naples regains title of best beach town in America ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

NAPLES, Fla. – The personal finance website WalletHub says Southwest Florida is the home of the #1 coastal beach town in America!Tuesday they released their rankings of “Best

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eXp Realty expands to four more provinces ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty ☘ GPREG

Cloud-based brokerage eXp Realty is now open for business in Saskatchewan and the company will expand to Quebec, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia this summer, it recently announced. Added to existing

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House committee passes bill to make FHA loans less expensive ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Aims to limit mortgage insurance premiums for FHA borrowersThe House Financial Services Committee passed a bill Wednesday that would limit mortgage insurance payments on loans backed by the 

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Can eXp's virtual world work in New York ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

The Sim City-style brokerage is gaining traction nationally, but it’s now attempting to bust into the NYC market — the least hospitable in the countryIn 2015, eXp Realty CEO

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Overpass planned at Collier and Immokalee, but it's well down the road ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

You may have noticed the intersection of Immokalee Road and Collier Boulevard is busy.  And getting busier.The county’s transportation staff has noticed it too.So much so that they&rsquo

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More Buyers Use Government Assistance Programs for Down Payments ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Some would-be home buyers may be able to afford the monthly payments of a mortgage, but they can’t scrape up enough money for the down payment. More than 2,500 government assistance

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Real Estate is at a Tipping Point, analyst says ☘ Inman ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty ☘ GPREG Co-op artery

John Campbell, an analyst with Stephens, is upgrading his investor outlook for Zillow, Redfin and eXp Realty, saying they represent the future while downgrading calls for Realogy and RE/MAX☘

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Logan Boulevard extension to reach Bonita Beach Road; construction to begin on roundabout ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

People living on the eastern edge of Bonita Beach road will soon face about six months of lane restrictions as crews work to extend Logan Boulevard to Bonita Springs from north Collier County.A

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NAPLES NAMED BIGGEST BOOMTOWN IN US ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Yet another good reason to live in Southwest FloridaPopulation is booming, business is booming … Naples is a certified boomtown.GOBankingRates put Naples on the top of top U.S..

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This Is the Best Place to Retire in Florida ☘ Hoey Team eXp ☘ Realty

It isn’t exactly shocking to hear that among the states most popular with retirees, Florida is always at the top of the list—and rightfully so, with its balmy weather and beautiful

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County Commission approves homes, commercial development for North Naples site ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

The Collier County Commission approved a new residential and commercial development Tuesday at the intersection of Immokalee Road and Collier Boulevard.The project, slated for the former Pelican

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Dubai’s luxury home sales see mini-resurgence ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Properties at Dh10m plus double on the Palm, while Downtown also gets investor loveDubai: Dubai’s property market is seeing a mini-resurgence in luxury home sales after a rather dull run last

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The Most Promising Emerging Markets of 2019 ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp SW to Mid FL

5 economies that offer foreign firms stable growth, friendly business conditions, and abundant opportunities across multiple sectorsThe global economy faces some serious headwinds this year, coming

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Why stay at a regular multistory hotel when you could stay in a Guitar ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

This fall, the world's first guitar-shaped hotel will open in South Florida.The $1.5 billion Hard Rock property in Hollywood, Florida, is part of a larger project -- a $2.2 billion project expanding

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Pine Ridge in Naples Florida is a Hit

BUSINESS OBSERVERPrice is no object Naples neighborhood tops ranking of great 11,000 in the U.S.. Median home price is a low factor.by: Business Observer StaffWe're No. 1 is a&

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Home buyer Beware-of Talking Too Much

FOR LESS THAN $100 ONLINE, OR IN SUCH STORES AS WALMART, HOMEowners can buy security cameras with audio capability that can track the actions and conversations of visitors.For a little more —

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Outlook for US mortgage rates remains stable housing crunch continues ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp SW FL

The prediction is more of the same, says Mike Frantantoni, the chief economist at the Mortgage Bankers Association Six months ago, when mortgage rates neared the 5 percent mark and were

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5 Lawn Care Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Curb Appeal ☘ Hoey Team ☘ Southwest Florida ☘ eXp Realty

A great lawn adds instant curb appeal to a home’s first impression, but according to Reviewed.com, homeowners may be making one of these common mistakes in their lawn maintenance:1. Cutting

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Mortgage Rates Drop to 2-Year Lows ☘ from the Hoey Team ☘ Mid Florida ☘ eXp Realty

This marks the sixth consecutive weekly decline for mortgage rates, leaving some borrowers wondering how low will they go. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.82% this week, the lowest

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Mortgage Rates Drop to 2-Year Lows ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

This marks the sixth consecutive weekly decline for mortgage rates, leaving some borrowers wondering how low will they go. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.82% this week, the lowest

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The Futuristic Tech Disrupting Real Estate and Construction ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp

In the wake of the housing market collapse of 2008, one entrepreneur decided to dive right into the failing real estate industry. But this time, he didn’t buy any real estate to begin with.

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Margaritaville Fort Myers Beach in Coming Soon ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp

HERE'S A FIRST LOOK AT THE MARGARITAVILLE RESORT 'EXPERIENCE' COMING TO FORT MYERS BEACHInspired by the Jimmy Buffet SongIt’s official: Margaritaville is coming to Fort Myers Beach.That&rsquo

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Multigenerational households are on the rise according to new data ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp

The real estate and construction industry will increasingly have to grapple with an older population and consumers who want homes that can house extended familiesThe United States is currently

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Outlook for US mortgage rates remains stable housing crunch continues ☘ Hoey Team ☘ Mid FL eXp

The prediction is more of the same, says Mike Frantantoni, the chief economist at the Mortgage Bankers Association Six months ago, when mortgage rates neared the 5 percent mark and were

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US economy has added jobs for 103 straight months. Unemployment rate falls to 3.6% ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp

New York (CNN Business)The US labor market keeps getting stronger.Employers added 263,000 jobs in April, another surprisingly strong month of hiring. Economists surveyed by Refinitiv expected

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5 Lawn Care Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Curb Appeal ☘ Hoey Team ☘ Mid Florida ☘ eXp

A great lawn adds instant curb appeal to a home’s first impression, but according to Reviewed.com, homeowners may be making one of these common mistakes in their lawn maintenance:1. Cutting

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New Yorkers fleeing for Florida more than any other state ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp

ALBANY – Florida last year had the most people in the U.S. move in from other states. It has New York to thank.New York contributed the most to Florida’s inflow of people, with 63,722

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The Perfect Weekend in Naples, Florida ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty ☘ by Tracey Minkin

Discover this classic resort town’s sassy new side, which includes a heady dose of Old Florida.“The New Naples” blogger Jennifer Adams names 10 ways to do up her hometown in

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May 2019 Luxury Market Report ☘ for all Market Areas of the US and Canada ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Welcome to the Luxury Market Report, your guide to luxury real estate market data and trends for North America.Produced monthly by The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, this report provides an in

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JUST RELEASED MARKET REPORT Shows that Market Resurgence Continues ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty ☘ SW FL

Hello,Please find the May 2019 Market Report from our SW FL Board of Realtors; NABOR.  Check out the impressive stats and some unique facts on our local marketplace here in Southwest Florida;

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Mortgage Rates Drop ☘ Fourth Straight Week ☘ Hoey Team Mid Florida ☘ eXp Realty

Mortgage rates continue to decline while lowering borrowing costs for home buyers this spring.“Mortgage rates fell for the fourth consecutive week and continued the medium-term trend of lower

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Mortgage Rates Drop for Fourth Straight Week ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Mortgage rates continue to decline while lowering borrowing costs for home buyers this spring.“Mortgage rates fell for the fourth consecutive week and continued the medium-term trend of lower

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Retirement communities have many housing choices ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

From 55-plus baby boomers to seasoned seniors in their late 70s, 80s and beyond, older adults span a wide age range. And so do choices in housing for those demographics.Active adult communities draw

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SRES ☘ Retirement communities have many housing choices ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

From 55-plus baby boomers to seasoned seniors in their late 70s, 80s and beyond, older adults span a wide age range. And so do choices in housing for those demographics.Active adult communities draw

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Mortgage rates fall again ☘ edge closer to 4% ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp

WASHINGTON (AP) – May 16, 2019 – U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell slightly this week, marking a third straight week of declines as a continued inducement to purchasers in the spring

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High-Priority Tax Initiatives Likely to Stall in Congress ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Political divisiveness on Capitol Hill likely will prevent Congress from passing legislation this year addressing important tax initiatives that affect real estate, including the state and local(

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Floridians consumer confidence hits 17-year high ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Consumer sentiment in Florida reached its highest level in 17 years, increasing 1.4 points in April to 102 from a revised figure of 100.6 in March.These levels of

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Yun’s Economic Outlook ☘ Who Could Ask for More ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp

Presenting a mostly optimistic view of the economy for 2019 and 2020, Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the National Association of REALTORS®, told audiences Thursday at the REALTORS®

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Mortgage Rates Moved Slightly Lower This Week ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp

Home buyers saw mortgage rates edge lower again this week, with rates remaining well below year ago levels. “Modestly weaker consumer spending and manufacturing data, along with continued

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President Trump To REALTORS: Real Estate ‘Is in My Blood’ ☘ From NAR ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

From the 20% pass-through tax deduction for independent contractors to the promise of opportunity zones to revitalize struggling communities, President Donald Trump extolled the impact of an array

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Excellent Outlook Nationally & Locally ☘ Naples Area Board of REALTORS® Economic Summit ☘ Experts Discuss Migration and Regulatory Patterns ☘ Hoey Team eXp Realty

Welcome, please find Highlights from the Most Recent Annual NABOR Economic Summit: 2019; which Kim and Barry from the Hoey Team ☘ Brokered by eXp Realty here in Mid & SW FL attended, and

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Great Outlook ☘ Naples Area Board of REALTORS® Economic Summit ☘ Experts Discuss Migration and Regulatory Patterns ☘ Hoey Team eXp Realty

Welcome, please find Highlights from the Most Recent Annual NABOR Economic Summit: 2019; which Kim and Barry from the Hoey Team ☘ Brokered by eXp Realty here in SW FL attended, and found very

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U.S. News & World Report: Fla. No. 1 for higher education ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – May 14, 2019 – U.S. News & World Report named Florida the top state in the country for higher education for the third year in a row. The analysis considered the

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Program to boost credit scores requires bank account access ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp

NEW YORK – May 15, 2019 – Actor and activist Hill Harper, no stranger to offering advice on building financial security, is about to embark on a new venture with Experian to help

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Foreclosure and delinquency rates continue to fall - Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty SW FL

Nationwide rates are at a 20-year low, but areas hit by natural disasters continue to struggleDelinquency rates have once again hit record lows, according to the latest data from CoreLogic,

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Update on Harmful Algal Blooms - from Elected Representative - Hoey Team ☘ eXp

In 2018, Florida’s waterways were afflicted with a serious outbreak of toxic algae. These harmful algal boom outbreaks trigger major health concerns, cripple our local economy, generate

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Foreclosure and delinquency rates continue to fall - Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty Mid FL

Nationwide rates are at a 20-year low, but areas hit by natural disasters continue to struggleDelinquency rates have once again hit record lows, according to the latest data from CoreLogic,

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May 2019 Report ☘ Bonita Springs and Estero Markets ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Resale Values Continue to Rise Despite Increased Competition from New ConstructionBONITA SPRINGS, Florida | May 3, 2019 – New construction communities in Estero and Bonita Springs are

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SWFL Water Quality Advisory Newsletter ☘ May 2019 ☘ Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Information from our NABOR Newsletter; May 2019 where we cover many Water Quality Related Articles / Headings:REDUCING POLLUTION AT THE SOURCEAt the April 23 Board of Collier County Commissioners

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See which is #1 - Americans are flocking to these 15 cities where business is booming and salaries are rising - Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Though wages remain stagnant for many American workers, there are several cities around the U.S. where incomes are on the rise.GOBankingRates analyzed 347 American cities with populations of 500,000

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Naples earns top spot in Gallup national well-being survey - Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Naples-area residents' sense of well-being ranked the highest for the fourth year in a row, according to the latest Gallup National Health IndexThe No. 1 ranking for the Naples-Immokalee-Marco

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Collier commissioners delay decision on offers for 47-acre Golden Gate Estates property. Hoey Team eXp Realty

A map showing the location of the 47 county-owned acres off Immokalee Road, near Randall Boulevard, that have drawn the interest of investors. (Photo: Collier County) Seeking more input

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Ginnie Mae: Multiple refinances cause problems - Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

NEW YORK – May 7, 2019 – It can be financially harmful to borrowers and investors to repeatedly refinance their mortgages, warns Ginnie Mae, a government-backed firm that guarantees

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Naples in Number 1 AGAIN - Residents in These U.S. Cities Have the Highest Well-Being. Hoey Team eXp Realty

A new Gallup report ranked 156 metro areas around the United StatesNaples, Florida ranks No. 1 in Gallup's National Health and Well-Being Indexreleased Wednesday. (PAUL HARRIS/GETTY IMAGES

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The Perfect Weekend in Naples, Florida - Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

Naples’s spectacular shoreline DARRON R. SILVA/VISIT FLORIDA“The New Naples” blogger Jennifer Adams COURTESY OF JESSE ADAMS“The New Naples” blogger

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Who will buy 47 county-owned acres. Collier commissioners to weigh offers. Hoey Team eXp Realty

County-owned property in Golden Gate Estates has drawn offers from a variety of organizations since it was put up for sale in February, with an animal sanctuary, investors and developers all

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Floridians’ consumer confidence hits 17-year high - Hoey Team ☘ eXp Realty

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – April 30, 2019 – Consumer sentiment in Florida reached its highest level in 17 years, increasing 1.4 points in April to 102 from a revised figure of 100.6 in March

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Aging millennials projected to drive up US housing prices - Hoey Team eXp Realty

From Todays Florida Realtors Newsletter:NEW YORK – May 3, 2019 – Becoming a homeowner is likely to get more costly and competitive over the next decade as millions more Americans enter

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Most recent NABOR Market Report from the Hoey Team ☘ Brokered by eXp Realty in Southwest Florida – April 2019

Hello,Please find the April 2019 Market Report from our local Board of Realtors; NABOR.  Check out the impressive stats and some unique facts on our local marketplace here in Southwest Florida;

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880 23rd St SW, Naples, FL 34117 is Coming Soon to MLS or JUST LISTED - Hoey Team brokered by eXp Realty

Naples Florida; Golden Gate Estates; Located close in; this spacious home at 880 23rd St SW, Naples, Florida 34117 is For Sale It is an Award winning 3 Bedroom plus Den Pool Home; sitting nicely on

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14 Things People From Florida Always Have To Explain To Out Of Towners - Hoey Team eXp Realty

Out-of-towners have some pretty strange misconceptions about Florida. If you’ve lived here for awhile, you’ve probably heard a few of them. Here are a few of the things we find ourselves

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125 Best Places to Live in the USA - Hoey Team eXp Realty

125 Best Places to Live in the USAU.S. News analyzed the 125 most populous metro areas to find the best places to live. To make the top of the list, a place had to have good value, be a desirable

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Fed Says It’s Done Raising Rates for This Year - Hoey Team eXp Realty

March 21, 2019 - From our REALTOR MagazineThe Federal Reserve announced Wednesday after its March meeting that it will leave its short-term interest rates unchanged and also signaled that it likely

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Fort Myers ranks among US News' 'best places' - article from WFTX Digital Team

Interesting story from: WFTX Digital Team in SW FL - Fox4 NewsFORT MYERS, Fla. - A Southwest Florida metro area is getting high marks for livability according to a national publication.U.S.

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2091 19th St SW, Naples, FL 34117 Coming Soon to MLS

Coming Soon - 2091 19th St SW, Naples, FL 34117  The Hoey Team ☘ Brokered by eXp Realty are excited to announce another property that is Coming Soon to MLS in Golden Gate EstatesThis

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390 10th St SE Naples, FL 34117 - Hoey Team eXp Realty 3D Tour

Here is One of Four Well Priced Move-in-Ready Homes that the Hoey Team Brokered by eXp Realty had Coming Soon to MLS in Golden Gate Estates: (This one had Just Been Listed)https://my.matterport.com

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Baby Boomers Embracing Aging-in-Place Upgrades - Hoey Team eXp Realty

Consumer Newsletter – March 2019By Elyse Umlauf-Garneauwww.SWFLLuxury.com   Baby Boomers Embracing Aging-in-Place Upgrades Baby Boomers in the U.S. and Canada may be bucking the

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6828 Sterling Greens Place #4205 Naples FL 34104

6828 Sterling Greens Place, #4205, Naples, FL 34104.  Move-in-Ready, Glen Eagle Golf & Country Club Lightly Used 2 Bed Turnkey Condo Unit - Price Reduced - Check out the 3D TourPlease

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New Home Inspections a Must

The Importance of getting a New Construction Home  Inspection ! Click Here For Video Barry Hoey with Exp Realty and Russell Hensel with Comprehensive Building Consultants in

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TRENDING NOW: Intergenerational Senior Living - Hoey Team

Intergenerational Senior LivingIntergenerational senior living has been shaping the aging experience for quite a while, but developers today are thinking of new ways to increase the benefits and

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Tax changes for 2019 change the landscape for homeowners - Hoey Team Brokered by eXp Realty

Tax changes for 2019 change the landscape for homeowners.Tax season is upon us once again, and to make it even more interesting this year, the tax code has changed — along with the rules

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FEMA flood insurance plan might upend premiums - Hoey Team Brokered by eXp Realty

From Florida Realtors - FEMA flood insurance plan might upend premiums WASHINGTON – March 13, 2019 – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is working on a plan to update

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Collier County Fair Daily Show Schedule for 2019 - Hoey Team Brokered by eXp Realty

2019 Collier County Fair Dates, Hours & PromotionsDatePromotionThur, Mar 14th6 PM - 11 PMAudrey Johnson Founder’s NightAdult Admission $10.00 - Child Admission $5.00 - Ride Armbands $20**

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Lawmakers looking at algae and water quality - Hoey Team Brokered by eXp Realty

From Florida REALTORS: Lawmakers looking at algae and water qualityTALLAHASSEE, Fla. – March 13, 2019 – A pair of environmental bills aimed at boosting water quality regulations began

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21 Things You Should Know Before Moving to Naples - Florida

Home to 21,512 year-round residents (and probably an equal number of snowbirds who arrive in winter), Naples is a beautiful city located on Florida’s Gulf Coast. But it’s more than just

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January Housing Market Shows Signs of Opportunity

Naples, Fla. (March 8, 2019) - The year is off to a good start for homebuyers.  Beyond escaping frigid temperatures up north, visitors looking to purchase a home in the Naples area during

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Why today's buyers will win the long-term game; even after a market shift

Why they shouldn't worry now, and they won't regret laterWe’ve all heard talk of a coming shift — a market crash that might create major price drops in many markets. What does

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US home-ownership rate hits highest level since 2014

From Florida REALTORS Newsletter: U.S. homeownership rate hits highest level since 2014NEW YORK – March 4, 2019 – The U.S. homeownership rate climbed in the fourth quarter to the highest

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Pending home sales jump 4.6% in January 2019

From NAR (National Association of REALTORS): Pending home sales jump 4.6% in JanuaryWASHINGTON – Feb. 27, 2019 – Pending home sales rebounded strongly in January, according to the

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Where foreclosures are picking up -

IRVINE, Calif. – March 1, 2019 – Foreclosures are not nearly as prevalent as they were during the housing crisis in 2008. But they are still occurring.In fact, some states are seeing an

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March 2019 Water Quality Advisory Update

Please check out the different headings / Updates below from this Water Quality Advisory Update:Content from a recent NABOR Water Quality Advisory Newsletter and a recent Business Meeting that Barry

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Is a Recession on the Horizon - Interesting Article

Is a Recession on the Horizon?Frequent predictions that the economy is sliding into recession may be making you wonder if one is around the corner. Fortunately, an upswing in recession predictions

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Top 5 Locations for a Second Home in North America - ILHM

THE TOP 5 LOCATIONS FOR SECOND HOMES IN NORTH AMERICA January 7, 2019Every year, millions of people relocate temporarily to their second homes to escape the cold. After extensive research, The

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Are Entire Build-to-Rent Communities Coming - From Realtor Magazine

Are Entire Build-to-Rent Communities Coming?ShareJanuary 23, 2019Investors are shifting their strategies to focus on new development due to an increase in competition from a tight supply of housing

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America's 10 Fastest-Growing Retirement Hot Spots - from our SRES Network

Through our Network at eXp Realty We can help you sell or buy in any of the Retirement Hotspots below, and anywhere in Canada too!Boomer Boomtowns: America's 10 Fastest-Growing Retirement Hot&

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2019 Tax Reminders for Homeowners

How the New Tax Law Affects HomeownersCongress and the president passed the most sweeping tax law overhaul in a generation at the end of 2017. Let’s take a look at how the tax benefits of

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When is it Time To Reduce

When Is It Time to Reduce your List Price?If your house has been up for sale for two months — or longer — without a nibble of interest, it’s probably time to ask yourself some

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White Sugar Sand Beaches in Naples FLorida

BEACH AND BOAT PARKPress Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option+-Visit a Collier County Public Beach Today!Collier County, Florida is known for its beautiful, healthy beaches. Play

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Real Estate Overview

Overview of the Real Estate Market5.51 million existing homes were sold in 2017, according to data from the National Association of REALTORS®. 612,000 newly constructed(link is

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Would Buyers Benefit If Fed Pauses Rate Hikes -

An article which was funelled through our NAR Newsletter / EmailFollowing a series of interest rate hikes, the Federal Reserve may be ready to hit the pause button—which could be welcome news

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The future of housing - Women, millennials and Hispanics

Interesting Article on the fastest growing Names in Real Estate - from our Florida Realtors Newsletter - Check out the influences being seen in the marketplaceSANTA CLARA, Calif. – Jan. 11,

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Weekend Interest Rate Commentary - 01 12 2019

Commentary from one of our lenders:To the relief of non-mortgage investors nationwide, a strong rally in US stock markets this week took a bit of the sting away from recent sell-offs.  Normally

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Mortgage Rates Fall to 9-Month Lows - From NAR

From Today's NAR (National Association of Realtors) MagazineJanuary 11, 2019© REALTOR® MagazineMortgage rates posted more drops this week, lowering the borrowing costs of potential home

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From my ABR newsletter: Good news for all buyers who are interested in purchasing a home this year! It looks like this year could be a buyer’s market for real estate as higher rates weigh

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