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The Hertz move is expected to bring 700 new jobs to the area...

Southwest Florida saw a new ray of sunshine on the jobs front with the announcement of Hertz Car Rental Company's intention to move their headquarters to Estero, Florida. This community on Florida's Paradise Coast offers the company a number of advantages for future growth and will provide the area with new jobs and rising real estate values. Hertz Car Rental Hertz is an international company with offices in 145 countries. It is the largest car rental company in the United States by total sales numbers. It offers rental cars to the public, mainly GM brands. But also some specialty vehicles. They began offering the cars for the by-the-hour rental market in a number of cities. The

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2014 Fort Myers Beach Florida Shrimp Festival, Time Square Fort Myers Beach Florida, Shrimp Festival 2014, Shrimp Festival Fort Myers Beach, Florida Festivals, Shrimp Fest

The annual Lions' Club Shrimp Festival 2014 kicked off in Fort Myers Beach on Saturday, March 8th, and was one of the best Shrimp Festivals Florida has ever seen. The 2014 Shrimp Festival started at 10:00 am with a two-mile long parade that marched down the center of Fort Myers Beach's own Estero Boulevard. The parade went from from Fort Myers Beach elementary school to Lynn Hall Park.

And then, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., patrons of the festival enjoyed the famous Lion's Club shrimp dinners, each made from shrimp caught locally by Fort Myers Beach shrimp fisherman. Patrons were able to enjoy many other local artisan booths featuring arts, crafts and other fine local cuisine. This year, there was over 100 different vendors selling their wares

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John Boehner Purchases a Condo in Tampico at Cape Marco Marco Island Florida

Will a new house for the speaker mean a new Speaker for the House? Congressional Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (Ohio) recently purchased a new condo in Tampico at Cape Marco on the exclusive residential Marco Island off of the west coast of Florida. Marco Island is part of the Naples metropolitan area and is home to many other famous individuals. The Boehner family has frequented the Naples region as a vacation spot for many years, but now the Ohio representative has actually made a condo purchase to avert renting a residence during down time.

The values of Cape Marco condos have generally held stable during the housing bubble, but the recent surge in general property values has also greatly impacted luxury Marco Island condos. Famous

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Naples Florida Luxury Condominiums, Naples Florida Condos for Sale

January Sales Reduce Inventory Further

Naples, Fla. (February 14, 2014) - Sales in the luxury condo market soared as shown by a 70 percent increase in closed sales in the $2 million+ category and an increase of 40 percent in the $1 million - $2 million category for 12-months ending January 2014. Demand for luxury condos is strong as evidenced by a 29 percent reduction in inventory in the $2 million+ category and a 17 percent reduction in inventory in the $1 million - $2 million category, according to the January 2014 Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island).
 
Overall home sales increased by 5 percent from 9,273 properties sold in the…
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Naples Real Estate MarketNaples, Fla. (September 20, 2013) - The Naples area real estate market continues to see its median home price shift upward for the 14th consecutive month according to a report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). The median home price has been on a steady incline from $175,000 in December 2011 to $229,000 in August 2013.  
 
The Median Home Price is a mathematical result of home sale prices wherein one half of the group is higher and one half lower than the indicated median home price. (See August 2013 Market Statistics, Median Home Price chart, page 2, link below).
 
John Steinwand, Broker and Principal at Naples Realty Services, Inc., stated, "Home

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Fort Myers Beach CondominiumsAs the cold weather begins it's decent from Canada to the upper Midwest many snowbirds turn their sites to the south planning an escape from the winter ahead. Meanwhile home owners associations of many condominium communities on Fort Myers Beach, Florida are preparing for a very busy winter season. From 2007 to last year Fort Myers Beach has felt the impact of the financial crisis as most Americans did. During that time renovation, restoration and maintenance items where put on indefinite hold. The residents of these condominium communities watched as years of maintenance issues took it's toll on their prized investments. As the real estate market began to plummet, people that had over leveraged walked away from their homes. Foreclosure's weren't as

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 Naples Florida Condominiums for Sale

Recently released on August 16th by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®). The Naples Florida area condominium market is rebounding as indicated by the article below.

 "The Naples area condominium market has rebounded"...

NAPLES, FL (August 16, 2013) - The Naples area condominium market has rebounded with full force as evidenced in a July 2013 report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which showed a 143 percent increase in condominium closed sales in the $300K-$500K price category and a whopping 1200 percent increase in the $2M+ price category from July 2012 compared to July 2013. 

 "The condominium market is hot," according to Mike Hughes, Vice President and General Manager of Downing-Frye Realty. "The July

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Fort Myers Beach condominiums for sale

The Fort Myers area is one of the most rapidly growing metro regions in all of Florida. It's easy to see why, the area has beautiful tropical weather most of the year, plenty of new and upcoming business opportunities, and maybe best of all, it's own gorgeous strip of Gulf Coast Beach! For those who have been looking for Fort Myers Beach condo's for sale, they will find plenty of incredible options that will provide true tropical living right here in Florida. 

Fort Myers Beach is located right on Estero Island, one of the many barrier channels islands that rise out of the sea on the southwestern Florida coast from the famous Florida Everglades up to the St. Petersburg and Clearwater area. This stretch of land is known for having some of the very best

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