Tuesday, October 30, 2018

In Solidarity with the Pittsburgh 

Jewish Community

Turning darkness into light; 
pain into growth
Dear Friend,
Our hearts are shattered by the heinous and horrific 
attack on our brothers and sistersin Pittsburgh. We 
mourn the 11 holy souls who were so cruelly torn 
from our midst, and pray to G‑d to provide strength 
and comfort to their shocked and grieving families. 
Their unfathomable pain is shared by the entire Jewish 
people and all people worldwide.
We further pray for the complete and speedy healing of 
the injured, of the survivors and of the entire Pittsburgh 
No words can possibly describe this pure evil. Jews who 
gathered to pray and celebrate Shabbat were killed for 
no reason other than the fact that they were Jewish. Again: 
While praying! On Shabbat! The killer’s bullets we're aimed 
at us all. “All Jews must die,” he yelled while opening fire.
What is the remedy to such senseless hatred?! What can 
we possibly do to eradicate it?
The Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory, answered 
this a number of times, with clarity and conviction:
Boundless love.
Cold-blooded, fanatical, baseless, relentless hatred can 
be uprooted from its core only by saturating our world 
with pure, undiscriminating, uninhibited, unyielding love 
and acts of kindness.
Today more than ever, we need to spread love and unity; 
positivity and light.
We must continue to walk to our synagogues proudly. And, 
even as we grieve and mourn, we must increase exponentially 
our acts of goodness and kindness.
Some of the injured were law enforcement heroes who 
willingly chose to put their own lives in danger to help others. 
We stand in awe of their courage and dedication. And we are 
grateful to live in a country that protects our right to live openly 
and proudly as Jews. We value immensely the friendship and 
outpouring of support from so many of our fellow Americans.
* * *
To help illuminate this thick darkness and eradicate evil, let's join 
forces with the Jewish community of Pittsburgh. Our brothers and 
sisters in Pittsburgh -- and the entire world! -- need our prayers and 
mitzvot (good deeds) now more than ever!
The rabbis, rebbetzins and staff of Chabad-Lubavitch in Pittsburgh 
are doing their utmost to support the grieving families and the entire 
community. They are also committed to increasing the sense of Jewish 
unity and Jewish pride.
In that light, they have called for a campaign to install (affix) 1,100 
Mezuzot in the Pittsburgh region, a hundred Mezuzot in the memory 
of each victim that lost their lives in the attack.
We are all one family. Your loss is our loss. Together we mourn, 
together we cry.
Let's show them we care. Let's join them!
Regardless of where you live around the globe, you 
can join this campaign. If you don’t have a Mezuzah at your 
door(s), please do so in honor of the victims. Even if you 
have a Mezuzah at your front door, you can fulfill this Mitzvah 
by adding a Mezuzah in other rooms inside your home.
If you already have Mezuzot on all doorposts of your home 
and office, please considerchoosing another Mitzvah in 
their honor. 
In addition, you can also add your very own condolences note 
that will be hand-delivered to the families of the victims.
May this global show of unity bring some solace to the families 
and bring healing to our fractured world.
Let us beseech G-d to send healing and comfort to the grieving 
families, and pray that He quickly eradicate all evil and hatred 
and usher in the coming of Moshiach, speedily in our days.
Let us pray fervently for the complete 
and speedy recovery of the injured!
In the merit of our collective mitzvot and prayers, may each of 
us -- and all of us as one! -- be comforted at this extraordinarily 
challenging time.
Join the Campaign

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Let's Talk... Donna's Tidbits

Donna Fiala, Collier County Commissioner, District 1 

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Let's Talk... Hot Listing at Wilderness Country Club with Buyer Incentive you don't want to Miss!!!

Let's Talk... Hot Listing won't last long...with Buyer Incentive you don't want to Miss!!!

Contact me today and let's make this wonderful Home Your Next HomeSweetHome!

Let's Talk Hot Off The Press...

Naples, Florida (October 19, 2018) - One year after Hurricane Irma, overall closed sales in Naples increased 62 percent to 644 homes in September of 2018 compared to 398 closed sales of homes in September of 2017. According to broker analysts, this impressive increase in month over month sales is a result of the effect of the hurricane when homes sales halted following the massive storm.

"The September Market Report shows how resilient and desirable our market is," said Lauren U. Melo, PA, Licensed Real Estate Broker with Florida's Realty Specialists. "A three percent increase in pending and closed sales, year over year, is strong considering the reduced sales activity during the troubled period following the hurricane. This was when many sellers were making repairs caused by the hurricane. The September statistics show that our market is in a good position to see positive activity for the fourth quarter."

Overall pending sales in the third quarter are up 20 percent, closed sales are up 13 percent, the median closed price is up 3 percent, inventory is up 4 percent, and the days on market decreased 1 percent; all indicators that the third quarter real estate market in Naples remains strong.

"Luxury properties are driving the market in the third quarter," remarked Coco Amar, Managing Broker of John R. Wood Properties. "Third quarter pending sales in the $1 million to $2 million price category are up 18 percent and in the $2 million+ category they are up 50 percent compared to the pending sales in the third quarter of 2017." 

According to the 3Q 2018 Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), closed sales of homes between $300,000 and $500,000 increased at a higher rate (24 percent) than other price categories during the third quarter. Sales of homes between $1 million and $2 million increased 18 percent to 122 homes for the third quarter of 2018 from 103 homes for the third quarter of 2017. Overall closed sales in the $2 million price category increased 20 percent in the third quarter of 2018 to 79 properties from 66 properties sold in the third quarter of 2017.

Most remarkable in the 3Q Market Report was the strong activity in the condominium market where pending sales increased 21 percent and closed sales increased 20 percent compared to the third quarter of 2017. The single-family home market also saw a strong increase in overall pending sales activity which was up 20 percent and its closed sales activity was up 6 percent. 

"Even though the overall median closed price for the 12-months ending September 2018 increased 5 percent to $344,000 from $329,000, median closed prices for homes below $1 million saw no change in price, compared to 12-months ending September 2017," said Brenda Fioretti, Managing Broker at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty. "In fact, only homes priced between $1 million and $2 million in the 12-months ending September 2018 saw an increase, which was 3 percent to $1,375,000 from $1,340,000. The median closed prices for homes over $2 million decreased 4 percent year over year to $2,991,00 from $3,100,000." 

The NABOR® September and 3Q 2018 Market Reports provide comparisons of single-family home and condominium sales (via the Southwest Florida MLS), price ranges, and geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. The NABOR® sales statistics are presented in chart format, including these overall 3Q (single-family and condominium) findings:

According to Jeff Jones, Managing Broker for Engel & V√∂lkersNaples and Bonita Springs offices, "Sales activity in East Naples was impressive during the third quarter. This geographic area saw an increase of 21 percent in its closed sales and an increase of 16 percent in its inventory compared to the third quarter of 2017!"

 If you are looking to Buy or Sell here in Naples please feel free to contact me today! My experience and knowledge can provide you with an accurate market comparison so you can determine the right asking price or purchase price.

I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Michelle J. DeNomme, REALTOR, GRI
Cellular Phone I  239.404.7787
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty
Office: 239.659.2400
E-Fax Number: 239.236.5550
Twitter: DeNommeRealtor

Office Address: 621 Fifth Avenue South Naples, Florida 34102

Member Of Naples Board Of REALTORS 
Member Of Florida REALTORS 
Member Of National Association Of REALTORS 
Graduate Of REALTOR Institute (GRI)

Monday, October 8, 2018