Landscaping and the Environment

  WRITTEN BY CAROLYN M. RUNYON    PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRIS LESCHINSKY   When Jeffrey Gordon Smith, of Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture in Los Osos, California, began this project, his primary challenge was to blend the new landscape design with the existing remarkable countryside. “The area has a Mediterranean climate but tends to be dryer,”... Read more »

Upcoming Changes to Real Estate Appraisals on January 26

This is important information for those who are looking to secure a mortgage loan on a home purchase any time soon.   Whenever you apply for a mortgage, the lender will definitely require an appraisal on the new property.  Thank you to Tami Carr at Mortgage One Inc for providing us with this great information.  She... Read more »

30 Can’t-Miss Home Staging Tips – HGTV

Designer Lisa LaPorta shares with HGTV some of her best home staging tips for sellers who are trying to sell their home.  These are great tips for all of our Naples, Fort Myers, Estero and Bonita Real Estate Clients!  Click here to read more: Brenda Brown, Realtor, CLHMS The Brown Realty Group Downing-Frye Realty... Read more »

December Real Estate Newsletter

From the Brown family to yours, we hope that you have enjoyed your Christmas season as much as we have.  We have so many reasons to be grateful and we have been blessed beyond all expectation.  With the New Year just days away, The Brown Realty Group is expecting 2015 to be a banner year... Read more »

November Real Estate Newsletter

U.S. home prices rose in September at the slowest pace in more than two years, reflecting modest gains and a rising number available homes.  The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Schiller 20-city home price index, released on Tuesday, rose 4.9% in September from 12 months earlier.  But, that is down from 5.6% in August and is also the... Read more »

7 Steps to Take Before You Buy a Home

By: G. M. Filisko  By doing your homework before you buy, you’ll feel more content about your new home. Most potential homebuyers are a smidge daunted by the fact that they’re about to agree to a hefty mortgage that they’ll be paying for the next few decades. The best way to relieve that anxiety is... Read more »

Naples-Estero-Bonita Springs Real Estate Update

The Naples real estate market has shown no real change in the recent month.  The statistics show key indicators of a stable real estate market, with no real significant gains or losses overall in the second quarter, 2014 compared to the second quarter of 2013.   Our statistics comparing the second quarter 2013 to the second... Read more »

Real estate Q&A: Lawsuit can spark higher condo dues

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – June 19, 2014 – Question: Our condominium association recently sued a homeowner and lost. The judge ordered the association to pay the homeowner’s legal fees, which will be costly because the case dragged. I’m concerned that the association will raise our condo fees to cover this. Please tell me I don’t... Read more »

NABOR Reports April 2014 Real Estate Transactions

We have great news to share from the Naples Area Board of Realtors! Robust Market Continues Into Summer for the Naples Area Release Date: Friday, May 23, 2014 Pending sales are down 6% overall with a 13% increase in the $2M+ category April 2013 to April 2014 Closed sales are down 9% overall with a... Read more »
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