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Naples, FL: Happy Thanksgiving from John R. Wood Properties!

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

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Want something to be thankful for? Check out these tips that will make your Thanksgiving kitchen cleanup faster and easier — and will give you more time to enjoy family AND plan your open house visits this Sunday!

Plan a potluck: The first Thanksgiving was a potluck; so let your guests share the fun and bring dishes to share. Then make sure they take home their serving bowls and platters, which will cut down on dishes to wash and put away.

Decide on disposable: Leave Mom’s good dishes in the breakfront and set your table with disposable — and recyclable — place settings. Party stores sell plastic dishware that look like real china (12 dinner plates for about $13). After eating, collect and toss. If you can’t stand to set a table with anything but your best, use disposables for hors d’oeuvres and dessert.

Triple-duty cookware: Cut down on cleanup by selecting cookware that can go from oven to table to freezer. Or, serve food in edible containers, such as bread bowls or hollowed-out winter squash, which you can either consume or compost.

Empty fridge: Start your holiday with a clean slate, which will make the inevitable mess less daunting than piling clutter onto clutter. Before beginning Thanksgiving prep, pick up depressing home clutter and clean out your fridge to make room for ingredients and leftovers.

If possible, designate a shelf for Thanksgiving food, which should be empty when you start your meal, then filled with leftovers when you’re finished. In a week, clean out that shelf again. Make soup from leftover meat and veggies, and then freeze. Compost wilted greens. Toss old dairy products.

Prepare roasting pans: You won’t have to clean what you don’t get dirty. So line your turkey roasting pans with heavy-duty aluminum foil, or cook the bird in a bag. Pour drippings into a pot to make gravy, then throw away the liner.

Line garbage cans: Double- or triple-line garbage cans, which saves time when the cleaning campaign begins. After you toss a trash bag, there’s another waiting for action.

Soaking bin: Soak pots and pans as soon as you transfer food to platters. But instead of filling the sink with soaking pots, designate a small trashcan as the soaking spot. Fill it will soapy water and dirty pots, and hide it under a sink or in a mudroom. That way, your sink is free throughout the evening to clean as you go and rinse dishes on the way to the dishwasher.

Stop stains: Don’t let stains on carpet or rings on furniture set. While wine stains are still wet, dab with go-to cleaner hydrogen peroxide mixed with a few drops of dish detergent; blot with a clean cloth. Get rid of water stains on wood furniture with a dab of white toothpaste (not gel). Rub in the direction of the grain.

Pump up the music: Up-tempo music will give you a second wind for cleaning. So turn off the soothing dinner tunes and get rocking with our cleaning playlist.

When the cleaning is all done, don’t forget to visit www.JohnRWood.com to see listings in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, FL!

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Just Sold: Palmira Golf & Country Club Real Estate Bonita Springs, FL

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

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Just Sold!

$1,050,000

Palmira Golf & Country Club in Bonita Springs, FL

This Harbourside former model home offers all the fine features this builder is known for! From the kitchen to the bedroom suites to the infinity edge pool, all reflects style and elegance! This 3,359 square foot home features 4 bedrooms, a study, 4.5 baths and a large extended lanai.  Amenities in Palmira Golf & Country Club include a resort style pool and spa, lap pool, and attended fitness center. This community also boasts beautifully maintained, generous fairways, tif-eagle greens and five sets of tees. This community also offers exceptional practice facilities including a state-of-the-art chipping and pitching facility with sand and waste bunkers, an aqua driving range, two practice putting greens and a chipping area.

Listing Agent Jim Flack

Listing Agent Jim Flack

If the Southwest Florida golf lifestyle is for you, you’ll want to see more John R. Wood Realtor listings in this community and many other luxurious golf communities!

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Naples, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, Estero FL luxury Real Estate






Bonita Springs FL Real Estate: Sold in Shadow Wood at the Brooks

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

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Sold by agent Maryanne Kennedy, John R. Wood Realtors

H6991

Orchid Ridge, Shadow Wood at the Brooks

Close Date: 06/27/2013

Sold Price:  $1,350,000

An immediate sense of grandeur is created by the handsome elevation. Stunning vistas of lake and golf course are enjoyed from every room. The spacious Living room and Dining room feature a colonnade with arches and dynamic ceiling details. The second floor game room complete with pool table, a study and outdoor balcony are perfect for entertaining the family. The unique custom pool area with expansive covered lanai space lures all to enjoy the peaceful Florida tropics. This home combines old world elegance with the comforts of today. There are so many highlights of this home, evoking charm everywhere you look, it has certainly proven to be the envy of the neighborhood.

H6991-2

 

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Naples, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, Estero FL luxury Real Estate

 






Southwest FL Things To Do This Weekend May 4-5, 2013

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

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The weekend is here and there is much going on in Southwest Florida! Courtesy of Gulfshore Life, here is your top 5 things to do this weekend in Southwest Florida!

  1. Catch the ultimate in blue collar comedy when Larry the Cable Guy and Bill Engvall take the stage at Germain Arena tonight. Expect plenty of Southern-friend humor with a twist of down-home fun. www.germainarena.com
  2. TheatreZone wraps up its season with 110 in the Shade, the musical tale of a con man who comes to town promising a drought-stricken southwestern community that he can make it rain again. Starting tonight and running through May 12. www.theatrezone-florida.com
  3. It’s probably the most recognizable piece of classical music ever, but Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 is still thrilling for aficionados and casual fans alike. Hear the Naples Philharmonic play it, plus works from Mozart and Mendelssohn, tonight through Saturday at Artis—Naples. www.thephil.org
  4. Grab your board and paddle and head to Bayfront on Saturday to see just how fast you are. The fourth annual Stand Up Paddleboard Luau benefits the Special Olympics and features challenges for serious paddlers, as well as men, women, kids and Special Olympians. Must register to participate. Call 370-6577.
  5. Tap your toes to the music and feast your eyes on the beautiful dance moves of the Emerald Isle as the Celtic Woman come to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall for two shows on Sunday. www.bbmannpah.com

And, while you’re out and about, don’t forget to check out our Open Houses for Sunday, May 5th! See the John R. Wood Realtors Open House insert in this Sunday’s edition of the Naples Daily News!

For more information about homes for sale in Naples, Estero, Bonita Springs or Marco Island, contact a John R. Wood Agent today!

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Naples, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, Estero FL Real Estate






Naples Real Estate and More: Things to Do This Weekend April 27-28

Friday, April 26th, 2013

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TGIF! It’s time to make your weekend plans! Visit Open Houses on Sunday; get the John R. Wood Realtors’ Open House insert in this Sunday’s Naples Daily News and plan the rest of your weekend with the top 5 things to do in Southwest Florida, courtesy of Gulf Shore Life!

  1. Laugh out loud at Educating Rita, Florida Rep’s take on the wildly funny comedy about a hairdresser and the college professor she meets when she enrolls at a local university. Through May 5 at the Arcade Theatre in Fort Myers. www.floridarep.org
  2. Southwest Florida’s longest running film festival, the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival, kicks off its seventh year today through Sunday at the Beach Theater. Catch independent films from around the world, with a healthy helping of local work. www.fmbfilmfest.com
  3. The name might have changed but the programming is still what you expect; head to Artis—Naples tonight for the final All that Jazz performances of the year, featuring the Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra playing the music of Jerome Kern. www.thephil.org
  4. Kick off the ArtsNaples World Festival a bit early with a look at the Latin America art exhibit opening Friday at The von Liebig Art Center. See pieces from the collection at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art, plus works from renowned local artists. www.naplesart.org
  5. One of Naples’ longest-running traditions is back as the Taste of Collier celebrates its 30th year of thanking locals for eating at area restaurants. So, head to Bayfront from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday to sample food from more than 30 of Collier’s finest eateries. www.tasteofcollier.org

To find out more out Open Houses happening in Southwest Florida, contact a John R. Wood Realtors’ Agent today!

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Naples, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, Estero FL Real Estate





Bonita Springs Real Estate: Discover Bonita Bay in Bonita Springs, Florida

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Bonita Bay

Bonita Bay, the inaugural flagship community by Bonita Bay Group, is a Bonita Springs luxury community widely recognized for setting the standard for environmentally responsible development. Located in Bonita Springs, Florida, intimate neighborhoods of custom single-family homes, villas, carriage homes and luxury high-rise condominium residences overlook the Gulf, bay, lakes, golf courses or nature preserves. This Bonita Springs luxury community features more than 1,400 acres remain open space, including 230 acres of lakes, expansive natural preserve areas and more than 12 miles of bicycle and walking paths. Four waterfront community parks are designed to accommodate a variety of resident interests and activities.

26351 Woodlyn Drive, Baywoods

Exceptional listing with landscape and preserve views for total privacy. The open floor plan with detailed ceilings, custom finishes, neutral colors, fireplace, marble flooring, granite counters, artistic touches, surround sound, breakfast bar, center island and plantation shutters offer luxury and maximum comfort. A spacious lanai has covered areas with wood ceilings, outdoor kitchen and pool, spa! The great room is open to the kitchen and breakfast area. The Master bedroom wing has large closets and a study with built in office area and sitting area, offering privacy. A second floor level with full bath and huge living space, is presently a bedroom/exercise area but ideal for a Nanny or Mother-in-law suite. The 3-car garage has ample space for the extras. The home has a central vacuum system, security system and has 3 air conditioning zones. Bonita Bay offers golf, tennis, fitness, biking/walking trails, a beach facility, marina and country club. Shopping, dining, etc. are within a short drive!

For more information about this home for Sale in Baywoods at Bonita Bay, click HERE!

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Southwest Florida Real Estate – Top 10 Infographic shows SWF is dominating

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Last week, we posted the top 10 turnaround markets in the U.S. However, since seven (7) are in Florida, with four (4) being in Southwest Florida, it bears repeating! And, we wanted to post this excellent infographic courtesy of the KCM blog and move.com, which really just captures the importance of this information as it pertains to the Southwest Florida Real estate market.  This is good stuff!

Are you ready to buy or sell in Southwest Florida?

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March 11 Digital Issue of HOMELOOK is now available!

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

The Digital version of the March 11, 2012 issue of Homelook is now available!

John R. Wood Realtors’ Signature Magazine provides you with an easy-to-carry, sensibly-organized, photo filled Real Esate Guide an resource like no other!

 

Just click on the image below to view the digital version!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Naples, Florida Real Estate – Will the Real Estate Market Heat Up This Spring?

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

The spring season usually brings an increase in buying and selling to the Southwest Florida real estate market. Nationally speaking, housing experts are mostly optimistic that this spring will be even better than recent years. 

According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), some signs are already there: Housing inventories are declining, housing affordability is at record highs, mortgage rates are at all-time lows, and the job market is improving. 

In Southwest Florida, home sales have been edging up in recent months, and available inventories as of January 1, 2012 in the combined Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero market was 7,896 units (4,264 condominiums and 3,632 single family homes). This represents a 23% decrease from January 1, 2011.

 Nationally, nearly 2.4 million units were available in December 2011, reaching its lowest point since 2005, according to National Association of REALTORS® data. 

NAR’s Chief Economist Lawrence Yun says home prices are beginning to stabilize in many markets.  Also, NAR’s Housing Affordability Index is at its highest level since the 1970s, which indicates that for the average family housing is very affordable. 

The National Association of Home Builders is also predicting an improvement this spring among the new-home sector. NAHB is predicting that home sales will increase 18 percent this year, that’s after facing their lowest on record in 2011. 

There is no better time to buy a luxury home right here in Marco Island, Naples, Bonita Springs or Estero, Florida.

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Naples Florida Real Estate – Homelook Weekly now available!

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

 Click HERE to read our latest issue of Homelook Weekly!

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