Monday, December 16th, 2013 at 1:59pm. 1246 Views, 0 Comments.
Water – the most abundant resource on the planet. We take it for granted. It keeps us healthy, cleans our food, clothes, and our bodies.
In Africa it is said, "Water is life". However, in Africa many people have little access to clean water. They have to walk miles to a community well. Often, the water is tainted and unclean. And unclean water can lead to sickness, infections, blindness and even death. In Africa alone, 345 million people lack access to safe water (http://water.org/water-crisis/water-facts/water/). That represents the entire population of the US. Imagine not being able to provide clean water for your family.
At Equity Realty, we have partnered with World Vision to combat the inequity in Africa. The irony is there is plenty of…
Friday, August 16th, 2013 at 2:09pm. 1263 Views, 0 Comments.
When you own a home, expect things to go wrong. Appliances will wear out or be faulty, furniture will fall apart, lights will burn out, carpets will get food and drink spilled on them, the air conditioning will fail – and you have to fix it all. Or, at the very least, hire a pro to fix it instead.
But when you don’t have the spare cash lying around to call on a service professional to clean out your radiator, you’ll have to rely on your own know-how and expertise. Some things will take you by surprise, but here are a few common maintenance tips to make sure you’re prepared for the inevitable:
- Cracked floor tiles
If your floors get a lot of foot traffic (they are floors, after all), then you can expect the wear and tear to catch up…
Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 at 1:24pm. 3526 Views, 0 Comments.
Buyers looking toward the elegant Naples community of Mediterra, take note – a brand new, luxury estate model is currently under construction, and it’s one of London Bay Homes’ newest.
The Annalisa is a gorgeous, single-family home that will feature interior designs from Melissa Allen of Romanza Interior Design, including a variety of new, bold color schemes that are sure to draw the eye. Driftwood-toned floors are spread throughout the home, as well as splashes of greens and purples on the ceilings and cabinetry, and the rustic-inspired design retains a coastal feel that reflects the home’s close proximity to the famed beaches of Naples.
The one-story model is along a fairway of the world-class golf course at Mediterra, as well as a…
Thursday, August 1st, 2013 at 1:05pm. 1303 Views, 0 Comments.
Getting in the habit of making your home more eco-friendly is a great way of helping out the environment, and putting more cash in your back pocket.
It doesn’t take thousand-dollar solar panels on your roof or replacing all your light bulbs with candles to get your home on track to being greener and more environmentally friendly, either. These few simple steps will do a world of help for you and your home – and they don’t take the time from your day.
- If you’re not using it, turn it off
This goes for pretty much everything in your life that uses electricity. The lights throughout your home, the fans, the TV – it’s all too common to have all of these running at once during the day without even thinking about it. Just by flipping…
Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 at 10:07am. 6074 Views, 0 Comments.
The Southwest Florida community of Ave Maria has quietly climbed out of the woodwork to post soaring numbers in the first half of 2013.
Large, expansive, and luxurious, Ave Maria is expected to total 11,000 premier homes on its 4,000 acres of natural Florida landscaping and lakes. Blake Gable, president of Barron Collier Cos., a co-developer of the community, says that their sales so far this year – nearly 100 homes under contract in just 7 months – is quite the milestone.
“We’re doing really well,” Gable said. “We’re just rocking and rolling out here.”
This time last year, Ave Maria had 66 homes under contract – that’s nearly a 50% increase from 2012 to today. And many of the contracts the community has seen this year have…
Friday, July 26th, 2013 at 2:04pm. 1812 Views, 0 Comments.
Nationally recognized building Taylor Morrison has officially closed on the purchase of 153 acres within the new, massive development of Hacienda Lakes in Naples – one more step along the continuing construction of this sprawling, South Florida community.
The plot of land Morrison purchased will be used to develop a neighborhood within Hacienda Lakes that is expected to come to fruition by early next year.
“This is an exciting step in the development of Hacienda Lakes,” said Hacienda Lakes of Naples LLC President David E. Torres. “Construction of the first phase if the new community – to be called Esplanade at Hacienda Lakes – is expected to begin soon with models available in early 2014.”
The new Esplanade neighborhood is slated…
Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 at 11:48am. 1047 Views, 0 Comments.
Naples homebuyers are in for some excitement – some of the area’s most respected home builders are taking their talents to TwinEagles to showcase several new, innovative home designs that boast today’s most desirable amenities.
Minto Communities, a family-owned homebuilding business for more than 50 years, is constructing new single-family homes in the TwinEagles neighborhoods Lockford, Wisteria, and Hollybrook. The company’s pride comes from exceptional build quality as well as an embrace of green technologies and products, and their new homes will be no exception. The seven luxury floor plans offered by Minto are Birkdale, Prestwick, Inverness, St. Andrews, Prestwick Grand, Turnberry, and Turnberry Grand. Ranging in size from 2,600 to a…
Friday, July 12th, 2013 at 3:43pm. 1228 Views, 0 Comments.
If you’re looking for homes for sale, or are in the process of buying or selling a home, you’ll be hearing a lot of different pieces of “common knowledge” floating around about the business.
But just because something is touted as true doesn’t mean that’s actually the case. Real estate can be complicated, but knowing exactly what you’re working with makes the experience and the process countless times easier. Here are some common “facts” you may hear, that you should put your guard up for.
- Spring is the best time to sell
This has been going around for a very long time, and for good reason – it used to be very true. At an earlier time, the majority of homebuyers were married with kids, and buying a new Naples home in…
Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 at 9:43am. 1276 Views, 0 Comments.
It’s a competitive housing market, and you need every advantage you can get when you’re trying to sell your home.
Between furious bidding battles, homeowners hiring entire renovation crews to give their home some last-minute plastic surgery, and more, getting your home to stay on the market for as little time as possible (and get money in your pocket fast) is a lofty goal. There are no shortcuts to success, as the saying goes, but there are ways to make that long road just a little bit easier. Ahead are a few simple steps to getting your home ready to show, and ready to sell.
- Know your neighborhood
Before you get your home ready to show, you should consider who might be checking it out – do you live in a college town? A quiet suburban…
Monday, July 1st, 2013 at 11:07am. 1992 Views, 0 Comments.
The days are heating up, and so is the housing market.
Lots of homes are starting to be sold, and for every one that does, there goes with it two parties that have to deal with the hassle of moving. Nobody ever wants to do it, but it’s an essential part of transferring into a new home – it’s a chance to either take your style to a completely new level, or even just keep everything the same. Either way, if you have a big (or small) move in your future, read on to get some tips that will help you make the most seamless transition possible.
- How big is the move?
If you’re moving an entire house of belongings, you’ll have a totally different experience on your hands than someone who is simply packing up a small apartment or condo. Make…