Aug. 19, 2017

Naples Named Best Beach Town to Live In

So Our beloved Naples community has done it again!  This time for beaches!

Best Beach Cities to Live IN - US 2017

Overall Rank (1=Best) City Total Score 'Affordability' Rank 'Weather' Rank 'Safety' Rank 'Economy' Rank 'Education & Health' Rank 'Quality of Life' Rank
1 Naples, FL 66.36 48 ...
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Posted in Around Naples, News
June 15, 2017

Our Favorite Things- Your Naples "Bucket List"


  • Check out our favorite new thing: The Olga Hirshhorn Collection at Artis-Naples -  400 works from the personal collection of one of our most respected collectors in their permanent home in Naples. Includes works by Pablo Picasso, Willem de Kooning, Georgia O’Keeffe, Alexander Calder, Larry Rivers and Josef Albers ...
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March 16, 2017

Naples Scores #1 in Gallup Survey of Happiest and Healthiest Communities!!

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March 14, 2017

Market Update March 2017

March 13, 2017

Our Brokerage is Number 1 in our Market!

Downing-Frye is #1 Closed Sales Volume in our Market!


March 3, 2017

Naples Area Market Snapshot, Febuary 2017. We are in a Buyer's Market

Feb. 17, 2017



 “We are happy to report that activity steams forward,” said Mike Hughes, Vice President and General Manager of Downing-Frye Realty. “In 2016 we closed over $1.4 billion in sales volume, and went into the new year with a strong inventory of ...

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Jan. 2, 2017

Monthly Update January 2017

Every month we publish our outlook for the Naples, Bonita Springs and Southwest Florida Residential Real Estate Market.

This month, things are looking very positive, as you can see below.  Pent-up demand, availability of credit, a very strong economy and a chilly early winter in our feeder markets all contribute ...

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Dec. 7, 2016

It's Holiday Time at Mercato in North Naples

We love North Naples, like so many do.  And we, like so many others, especially like Mercato, with its selection of extraordinary stores and restaurants

Located at the corner of the Tamiami Trail (US-41) and Vanderbilt Beach Road, in a few short years, Mercato has become the heart of Northern ...

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Nov. 22, 2016


Inventory Nearly Double Last Year Levels! Buyers are the beneficiaries! 

Last year, going into "the Season," many Naples area buyers were frustrated by the low inventory of available homes - approximately a 3 month supply. In practice, that means that Realtors had fewer options to show Buyers than normal. But ...

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