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Welcome home to Orange Blossom Ranch in Naples Florida. Your dream home is waiting and is located in a neighborhood with unbelievable amenities and low fees. Are you looking for a neighborhood where your kids can have fun too? How does a kids’ pool, playground and playroom sound? Orange Blossom Ranch has all three! The kids pool is not just a small, shallow pool. It has bubblers, water sprays and fountains all to keep your kids entertained and cool in the Florida sun. You might NEVER get your kids out of the pool! Here is just a partial list of other amenities;

  • Community Center
  • Pool Cabanas
  • Adult Pool
  • Zero-Entry Pool
  • Splash Pool
  • Two Spas
  • BBQ Area
  • Shade Pavilion
  • Playground
  • Open Space
  • Tennis Courts
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Bocce Ball Courts
  • Basketball Courts
  • Pier
  • Lake

Amenities at Orange Blossom Ranch

Watch this short video to see what you could enjoy when you call Orange Blossom Ranch HOME.

There are two builders currently building in Orange Blossom Ranch: Pulte Homes and Lennar. They each offer very different products and processes. Here are some highlights.

Pulte Homes: Orange Blossom Ranch

Pulte offers Classic Series Homes and Estate Series Homes. Their Classic Series homes start at 1,674 square feet with three bedrooms, two baths and a two car garage. The current base price on that model, known as the Marina, is $282,990. The Estate Series Homes begin at 2,503 square feet with a base price of $343,990. They currently have two model homes on-site. The Dockside base price is $349,990 and ranges from 2,536 – 4,262 square feet. Please keep in mind that pricing and builder incentives can change. It is best to schedule an appointment with me, to visit the builders and review current pricing. The photos below are from the Dockside model.

Lennar: Orange Blossom Ranch

Lennar offers four home types and several options in each segment. You can choose from a Villa, Townhome, Executive Home and Manor Home. Within those segments, you may also have options including;

  • Square footage
  • Number of bedrooms
  • Bonus room or loft
  • Exterior elevation style and color

Lennar offers a package called Everything’s Includedⓡ. As stated by Lennar, it means, “simply including quality features and finishes that homeowners want and need, at no extra charge.

In Orange Blossom Ranch, Lennar Villas and Townhomes start in the low $200s. Executive homes start from the high $200s and Manor Homes begin in the mid $300s.

What’s Nearby?

Collier County is currently constructing a new regional park that is adjacent to Orange Blossom Ranch. Big Corkscrew Island Park’s plans include; 4 softball/baseball fields, 2 basketball courts, 4 pickleball/tennis courts, playground, splash pad, community center, aquatic facility, trails and exercise course, event stage, dog park and indoor athletic complex. You will have no excuses not to lead an active, healthy lifestyle living right next door to this park! Orange Blossom Ranch will have gated access to the park. You won’t even have to get in your car to go there.

Besides the regional park, there are several schools nearby, a public golf course, Naples Community Hospital Northeast, restaurants and bars and retail shopping including a Publix.

Can You Afford to Wait?

Both builders are offering unbelievable incentives right now. If you are considering a move, and would like more information on these incentives – don’t wait. Call me to discuss how you can take advantage of current incentives and to schedule a private tour.

Remember to call me BEFORE you visit. It’s important when you tour a new home community that you are represented. The builders have people working for their best interest – so should you.

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Weekend Events | Naples Florida | August 10 – 12, 2018 https://sonjapound.com/weekend/weekend-events-naples-florida-august-10-12-2018/ https://sonjapound.com/weekend/weekend-events-naples-florida-august-10-12-2018/#respond Thu, 09 Aug 2018 10:00:31 +0000 https://sonjapound.com/?p=2399 One of my favorite personalities is Gary Vaynerchuk, of Vayner Media. Some of you might know him from Wine Library and Wine Library TV. Gary says, “If I could drink only one wine it would be champagne.” If he were in Naples on Friday he would be in luck at the Naples Grande progressive pour […]

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One of my favorite personalities is Gary Vaynerchuk, of Vayner Media. Some of you might know him from Wine Library and Wine Library TV. Gary says, “If I could drink only one wine it would be champagne.” If he were in Naples on Friday he would be in luck at the Naples Grande progressive pour of Veuve Clicquot. Grab some friends and start your night there. You have many options to continue your night at a clambake, a comedy show or live music. And that’s just on Friday night! Keep reading for activities to keep you eating, dancing and drinking all weekend long.

Friday, August 10th

You can't stay home all weekend! There are activities to keep you eating, dancing and drinking all weekend long in Naples Florida. Seafood and champagne top the list.Click To Tweet

Saturday, August 11th

Sunday, August 12th

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Weekend Events | Naples Florida | August 3 – 5, 2018 https://sonjapound.com/weekend/weekend-events-naples-florida-august-3-5-2018/ https://sonjapound.com/weekend/weekend-events-naples-florida-august-3-5-2018/#respond Thu, 02 Aug 2018 10:00:28 +0000 https://sonjapound.com/?p=2385 Batter up for an all-American summer weekend with cookies, clambakes and America’s favorite past-time! This weekend we have family, food and fun on the list. Here are just a few ideas; Friday, August 3rd Kids Free Friday, Rookery Bay: http://bit.ly/2Nf3n39 Kids Cupcake & Cookies, Get U Cooking: http://bit.ly/2v3pW44 La Mesa RV Show, JetBlue Park: https://atmlb.com/2vcdqP4 Pregame Happy Hour, Fort […]

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Batter up for an all-American summer weekend with cookies, clambakes and America’s favorite past-time! This weekend we have family, food and fun on the list. Here are just a few ideas;

Friday, August 3rd

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Saturday, August 4th

Sunday, August 5th

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Time to make some weekend plans! Besides the miles and miles of beautiful beaches and many golf courses, Naples has so much to offer. Not to say that relaxing on the beach reading a book or playing a round of golf with friends isn’t fun – but why not try something different? This weekend you have so many options. Here are just a few ideas;

Friday, July 27th

You can have your cupcake and eat it too at a kids event on Friday. Or make your way to a cars and coffee event. The options are endless. Click To Tweet

Saturday, July 28th

Sunday, July 29th

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With pricing starting at $388,990 AND great limited time incentives, including a free base pool and half of selected homesites, how can you afford NOT to look at Greyhawk?

Greyhawk at Golf Club of the Everglades is spread across over 500 acres and features 550 luxurious single-family homes nestled around natural preserves and a championship Rees Jones golf course. There are currently 186 homesites sold. No time to waste if you want your homesite of choice and to be settled into your home in 2019.

It’s a perfect community if you want to be social and busy with golf, tennis, bocce, pickleball or the gym. What about a card room? They have it all. If you prefer to enjoy the Naples weather and just relax, that works too.

There are currently two move-in ready homes being featured this month. They are both priced in the low-$500,000 range.

  • Home #1: Three bedrooms, two baths
  • Home #2: Two bedrooms plus den, two baths

Both homes have a two car garage, stainless steel appliances, finished utility room, quartz countertops, pool and southern exposure.

One of the many perks of buying a new home is that often you can choose your cabinet door style and color, countertops, flooring, bathroom tiles and finishes, exterior elevation details and more. You can truly make it YOUR home. It’s also nice knowing that you have a new roof, new AC unit, new storm-rated windows and doors and so much more.

Greyhawk has a lot to offer. Watch this short video to get a better idea of what your life could be like at Greyhawk Golf Club of the Everglades.

For more information about Greyhawk at Golf Club of the Everglades or any other Naples area home, either call me at 239-595-0205 or send me a message here.

Remember to call me BEFORE you visit a new community. It’s important when you tour a new home community that you are represented. The builders have people working for their best interest – so should you. Do you know that new construction home prices are negotiable? Let me work to get you the best deal possible.

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Weekend Events Naples Florida | July 20 – 22, 2018 https://sonjapound.com/weekend/weekend-events-naples-florida-july-20-22-2018/ https://sonjapound.com/weekend/weekend-events-naples-florida-july-20-22-2018/#respond Thu, 19 Jul 2018 10:00:30 +0000 https://sonjapound.com/?p=2245 You have no plans for this weekend? That’s about to change as you read the list below. There are many options for this weekend in the Naples area. Ranging from a free kids event to brewery hopping, you are sure to be entertained. Share this post with some friends and start planning your weekend fun. […]

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You have no plans for this weekend? That’s about to change as you read the list below. There are many options for this weekend in the Naples area. Ranging from a free kids event to brewery hopping, you are sure to be entertained. Share this post with some friends and start planning your weekend fun. Remember some events require advanced tickets and\or could sell out quickly. Make sure to check on availability as soon as possible.

Friday, July 20th

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Saturday, July 21st

Sunday, July 22nd

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Events in Naples Florida | July 13 – July 15, 2018 https://sonjapound.com/weekend/events-naples-florida-july-13-july-15-2018/ https://sonjapound.com/weekend/events-naples-florida-july-13-july-15-2018/#respond Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:00:54 +0000 https://sonjapound.com/?p=2219 It’s mid July, and in SWFL we there’s still plenty to do in the area. It almost feels like it’s still season with restaurants being busy and plenty of activities to choose from. Time to make some plans and get out and enjoy living in the Naples area. There are some new and limited time […]

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It’s mid July, and in SWFL we there’s still plenty to do in the area. It almost feels like it’s still season with restaurants being busy and plenty of activities to choose from. Time to make some plans and get out and enjoy living in the Naples area. There are some new and limited time events this week that you don’t want to miss. Keep reading to discover weekend events in the Naples Florida area and then hop on your Vespa, in your golf cart or convertible and make your way to a great event.

Friday, July 13th

Time to make some plans and get out and enjoy living in the Naples area. There are some new and limited time events this week that you don't want to miss.Click To Tweet

Saturday, July 14th

Sunday, July 15th

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Bonus: Groupon is currently offering discounts at Jane’s Cafe on Third, Rosedale Brick Oven Pizzeria and Cold Stone Creamery.

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Selling your home can be a stressful process and sometime lengthy, if you are not prepared from the beginning. The process will be much easier if you partner with an agent with knowledge and ability to help you avoid these common home selling mistakes.

Price Correctly

Your agent should provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) to help price your property correctly. A CMA gives you much needed data that compares your property with other similiar properties that have sold, are pending and are currently on the market. As you will see below, overpricing your home is typically not a good sales strategy. Overpriced homes usually sit on the market longer and generate fewer showings as a result.

It's tough not getting emotionally involved when selling your home. Remind yourself that it's a business transaction and think of your reason for selling. Click To Tweet

It’s a Business Transaction

It’s tough to not get emotionally involved when selling your home. Maybe the potential buyer is requesting a long list of repairs or credits. Maybe they want you to throw in the washer and dryer, some artwork and rugs. Discuss with your agent and remind yourself that it’s a business transaction. Consider your end result.

  • Are you selling to move closer to family?
  • Are you selling to downsize?
  • Are you selling to give your children a larger yard to play?

Focus on your WHY. The rest will work itself out with the help of your Realtor. Here are some common home selling mistakes and how to avoid them.

Professional Photography

There are two more items I would add to the list. The first is to make sure your agent hires a professional photographer. It is now more likely that the person that eventually purchases your home has viewed it online. If viewers are not immediately attracted to your home they will click on to the next property. It’s a bit like being on a dating site. You have only a few seconds to make a great first impression. Make those few seconds count with professional photos. According to the National Association of RealtorsⓇ (NAR), in 2016, 44 percent of buyers looked for properties online first. Make sure your home is making a great online impression.

If viewers are not immediately attracted to your home they will click on to the next property. It's a bit like being on a dating site. You have only a few seconds to make a great first impression.Click To Tweet

Professional Staging

I am sure that you love your home just the way it is. However, potential buyers might not feel the same way. A professional home stager will give you honest feedback and stage your home without emotion. You likely have emotional attachments to your things. They do not. They are looking at your home from the potential buyers view point. “Staging is preparing a home for sale so the buyer can mentally move in.” -Barb Schwarz

According to the National Association of RealtorsⓇ (NAR). one-third of buyer’s agents said home staging increased sales price by 1% to 5%. Who wouldn’t want to sell their home for more money? Remember, the goal is SOLD in the least amount of time and for the highest price.

Related ContentHome Staging to Sell Your Home

Selling a home can be an emotional time. Hiring a Realtor® with a proven marketing plan that includes professional photography, staging and knowledge of your market will make the process much easier for you and help you avoid home selling mistakes. They will be able to look at your home objectively, and partner with experts that will make your home more attractive to potential buyers. When you are ready to move, make sure to sign up below for my email list and I will send you a Moving Checklist and Selling Checklist that will help you stay organized through the process.

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Weekend Events Naples Florida | July 6 – July 8, 2018 https://sonjapound.com/weekend/weekend-events-naples-florida-july-6-july-8-2018/ https://sonjapound.com/weekend/weekend-events-naples-florida-july-6-july-8-2018/#respond Thu, 05 Jul 2018 10:00:36 +0000 https://sonjapound.com/?p=2199 Who knew there would be so many events in the Naples area this weekend? You have many activities from live music and happy hour specials to summer sales at Mercato. Why not head to see Chicago the Musical and enjoy a great dinner on Fifth Avenue South? There are too many events to just sit […]

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Who knew there would be so many events in the Naples area this weekend? You have many activities from live music and happy hour specials to summer sales at Mercato. Why not head to see Chicago the Musical and enjoy a great dinner on Fifth Avenue South? There are too many events to just sit home all weekend. Take a look at what’s happening in the Naples area.

Friday, July 6th

How about Chicago the Musical and a great dinner on Fifth Avenue South? There's plenty to do in Naples this weekend. Read this for more local events this weekend. Click To Tweet

Saturday, July 7th

Sunday, July 8th

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Weekend and Fourth of July Events in Naples Florida https://sonjapound.com/weekend/fourth-of-july-events-in-naples-florida/ https://sonjapound.com/weekend/fourth-of-july-events-in-naples-florida/#respond Thu, 28 Jun 2018 10:00:21 +0000 https://sonjapound.com/?p=2117 The post Weekend and Fourth of July Events in Naples Florida appeared first on Sonja Pound.

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It’s almost weekend again and time to choose some fun events to attend. Not only is summer in full swing, but this week we are celebrating Fourth of July! Since it’s in the middle of the week, this post includes events happening from June 29th through July 4th. Keep reading to find some suggestions for weekend and Fourth of July events in Naples Florida and surrounding areas.

Do you know that sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi was commissioned to design a sculpture to commemorate the centennial of the Declaration of Independence? The statue was named “Liberty Enlightening the World” and was a joint effort between the United States and France. In transit, the Statue was reduced to 350 individual pieces and packed in 214 crates. The Statue was reassembled, in four months, on her new pedestal. On October 28, 1886, President Grover Cleveland oversaw the dedication of the Statue of Liberty in front of thousands of spectators.

My grandfather arrived at Ellis Island nearly 50 years later. I can’t imagine the fear and excitement of a 16 year old arriving in a new country and not speaking the language or having any money. He worked hard in his new home and thrived. We are truly fortunate to live in the land of opportunity.  And, lucky for you, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate that freedom below.

Friday, June 29th

Saturday, June 30th

Sunday, July 1st

Not only is summer in full swing, but this week we are celebrating 4th of July! From fireworks to sunset cruises, learn what's happening June 29th - July 4th.Click To Tweet

Wednesday July 4th

If you are entertaining at home or attending a celebration, here are some refreshing Summer Drinks for Your Next Party.

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