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Florida Sales Report October 2008 & Thanksgiving Naples Style
December 6th, 2008 1:18 PM

The Florida Association of Realtors® recently released the Florida Sales Report for October of 2008 for existing Single Family Homes and existing Condominiums.  Please note that the Naples Board of RealtorsĀ® does submit figures for this report but there are no line items shown for Naples in these reports.

The good news is that the number of sales State wide is up in both categories!  While the median sales prices are still down in both categories, the increase in the number of sales is encouraging news.  The Fort Myers-Cape Coral area had the highest increase in RealtorĀ® sales in both categories. Existing Condominiums in this area only saw a decrease in price of 5% comparing October 2007 to October 2008.

My Thanksgiving dinner for 10 went well.  I owe sincere thanks to my sister-in-law Millie who helped me Thanksgiving morning.  Without Millie, we might not have eaten until 9:00 PM! Here I am trying not to have a meltdown in the kitchen just before taking the turkey out of the oven.

Conquering pre turkey jitters!

Knowing my brother James flew down from Chicago to enjoy our Mother's recipe for turkey and stuffing, it gave me great pleasure to see his plate and our friend Yolanda's plate scraped clean!

James and Yolanda enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner

While James and Millie were in town, they were able to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday Naples style with a lovely sunset at the Sandpiper in Pelican Bay........

James & Millie enjoy a colorful sunset in Naples!

We were all able to enjoy a filling breakfast at our brother Patrick's favorite breakfast place in Naples, the Clock.

Too bad Patrick wasn't here to enjoy breakfast!

Don and James were able to get in some fishing but had to throw back everything they managed to catch.

Ooops!  Too small to keep!

Don's proud of his catch but has to throw it back!

While Don and James did not catch any fish, they were able to enjoy a beautiful sunset.

Sunset enjoyed while fishing

James & Millie even treated us and our neighbors, Charlie and Gloria to a fishing trip on a pontoon boat.  Unfortunately NONE of us caught a fish but we had a great time.

Charlie and Don advise James how to drive.

James & Millie left on December 3rd.  James called me yesterday to say he was back at work and the temperature in Chicago was only 6 degrees.  He was already missing Naples.

My nephew Adam arrived on the evening of the 3rd and will be with us until the 13th.  Don and I are blessed that we can spend some time with loved ones over the holidays.

Where ever you are this holiday season, I hope that you are able to enjoy the company of loved ones and good friends.

 


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