NEWS FOR THE WEEK 7/31/2017

Over the past few weeks I have mentioned how we are seeing a tremendous amount of activity in the upper tier of our market.

Well its across the entire spectrum.  Realtors across our area are very busy with showings, offers and contracts.  Nancy and I have been juggling our schedules to make it all work for our customers.  

Its an interesting turn as this happened for us last year as well.  However last year was more traditional for most with this being a more relaxed time of year.  No matter how you look at it we are delighted with the activity and we are having a great summer.  

Indeed we are busy but not so busy that we would not love more business ... after all it is our commitment to your needs that motivates and inspires us.  So please give us a call we love making your desires ... reality.

Kevin

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Nancy Hyde
NEWS FOR THE WEEK 7/21/2017

Wow what a week!

After nearly a year of stagnation at the top levels of our market we are thrilled to see the islands two most expensive properties sell in the same week!

The Spectacular Gulf front property at 161-181 Gilchrist listed at $9,200,000 and the extraordinary historic estate  at 121 Gilchrist which was listed at $14,650,000.

Looks like we need to reconsider "Selling season".

Our August is looking to be a big month.  with properties closing and a heavy showing schedule we are going to be busy!

Kevin

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Nancy Hyde
NEWS FOR THE WEEK 7/12/2017

The Dog Days of Summer are here, its starting to heat up, and the afternoon rains have returned. This is a great time for Real Estate too.  

While the number of transactions are less this time of year as compared to "season" an astounding 39% of annual sales take place in the "off season".  Its a good time to come to Boca Grande and make a deal.  Showings tend to be less stressful because many properties are available to be seen without displacing a tenant or owner.

Take a look at the news this week, 4 condominiums are pending and one sold.  Of those 5 properties 4 are on the North Shore of the Island ... is there something going on up there?  Be sure to look at the article about that very subject.

Kevin

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Nancy Hyde
NEWS FOR THE WEEK 6/9/2017

Thank you mother nature for the rain!   We have been in need of a good rain for some time now and we finally have it.  

This years Worlds Richest Tarpon Tournament, an annual event put on by the Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce was a resounding success.  

Captain Wayne Joiner aboard "Hey Momma' took the top Prize of $32,400 for the most Tarpon caught in the all release tournament.  

However an interesting turn of fate put the biggest prize money in the hands of Captain Charlie Coleman of the "Casurina" with a total of $53,000 for the combined winnings of second place and first fish caught. 

Captain Nat Italiano aboard "Spook" took the last fish caught prize of $27,000 to round out the podium.

As you can see with this weeks news the market remains steady and there is no sign of letting up.

Kevin

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Nancy Hyde
NEWS FOR THE WEEK 5/24/2017

I'm going to make this simple.

Everything I have , and everything I hold dear was made possible by a Veteran.

Today is an extraordinary day because we honor those who gave everything they had to ensure the american Ideal and way of life is not lost.

Thank you, ThanK you so very much I owe it all to you, and men and women like you Robert Jacy Todd. You will not be forgotten in this household not ever.

Kevin

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Nancy Hyde
NEWS FOR THE WEEK 5/12/2017

So we are back from our little get away with the Tulips & Turbos tour to Holland and Belgium.   As predicted Nancys favorite was the Keukenhoff Gardens in Lisse Holland.  I have got to say that place is extraordinary and would have been worth the trip all on its own.   

That being said my favorite was the World Endourance Championship 6 hours at the legendary Spa Francorchamps circuit in Stavalot Belgium.  What an amazing race course that weaves its way through the mountainous terrain of the Ardennes forest.  This circuit is in the epicenter of where the infamous Battle of the bulge was fought.  The region is so full of history if there was no race it would be a terrific place to visit.

We did take a day to drive over to the storied Rhine River Valley in Germany where we drove through the mittel Rhine this is the section with all the amazing castles and historic villages.  

it was not all play however as we did actually do some work with Nancy finalizing a successful negotiation on an offer and arranging showings for our return.  In all our week away was both productive and fun!

This weekend is the Annual Ladies Day tarpon tournament so the island will be very busy.  the Ladies day tournament celebrates mothers day in a unique way.  Thanks to Janet Gillespie for creating such an iconic event for our little Island and celebrating all the fantastic moms, and a big congratulations to Brendan Coudal for once again being the artist to create the ladies day logo!

Kevin

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Nancy Hyde