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Buying or Selling to or From a Foreign Citizen?

IRS withholding amounts under FIRPTA ( Foreign Investment in Real Estate Property Tax Act) have increased. If a seller of United States real  property is a “foreign person” as defined by FIRPTA, the IRS requires the buyers of the property to withhold up to 15% of the amount realized […]

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Pelican Bay Sales Soar

Pelican Bay is a luxury real estate area in Naples spreading over 2,000 acres nestled between the Naples Grande Beach Resort to its’ south, the Ritz Carlton to its’ North and over 2 miles of the glistening white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico to its’ west. Pelican […]

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Generate More Interest and a Larger Return

When it comes to selling your home, remember that it is the little things that stand out to buyers. Buyers want to see a property they can picture themselves in. Home improvements are a sure way to help generate more buyer interest as well as increase the average […]

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What You Need to Know About New Construction

Communities and condominiums in the pre-construction phase or already under construction are blazing in Southwest Florida. After many years with no new developments, builders are now experiencing a boom among the high demands from buyers for new homes. The trend to purchase new construction is strong for […]

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Home Inspections: What is the Radon test?

Both buyers and sellers are thrilled. The negotiations have ended on the sale of a property and now the property is pending with contingencies such as the inspection. During this period, the buyer hires an inspection company to check the property for a variety of system and […]

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New Dog Trends in Housing

Today marks the beginning of the 140th annual Westminster Dog Show. This two-day event has over 3,000 dogs and their two-legged friends competing for the prestigious title of Best in Show. The event will be broadcasted tonight beginning at 8 p.m. on CNBC. According to the National […]

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Making Naples more Pedestrian Friendly

It is no surprise that the gorgeous Naples weather bring out joggers, walkers, bikers and residence who just simply like to walk the beautiful beachfronts and some of the city’s most scenic streets on a daily basis. Soon, walkability could be an even larger part of the […]

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The Power of Pets

Over the years, the real estate business has shown little love for pets. People have been accustomed to hiding their beloved dogs or cats-and all traces of them-from the toys, the beds and the bowls-all just to prepare for a home sale. Good news! Those hard-line messages […]

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Do You Need Help Tackling the Clutter?

One of the more cost effective ways to prepare a home for sale is to organize it, but we know for many home sellers that is no easy task. Clutter comes in all different forms and it can linger in most homes It’s important to contain and, […]

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To do List for Listing Your Property

  Making the decision to list your home for sale can be a little nerve racking. Will it sell for the price you want? How long will it take to sell? Did you choose the right agent? These are important questions in the sales process of your […]

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