LAmbiance Board of Directors Election Results

Posted March 27, 2015 by pelicanbayexpert
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LAmbiance – Pelican Bay – Naples, FL – Last night saw LAmbiance’s annual meeting with its Board of Directors Election.  I must say we had a packed house Thursday night over at our meeting room in the Community Center.  This is one of the first elections I can remember that there were challengers running against all the current Board members. A suggestion was made at the meeting that LAmbiance work toward changing its by-laws so that the Board of Directors have staggered terms of office so that a Director with experience will always be in office as new Directors take over.  I heartily agree with this change.  Our Board Members handle a variety of issues for us and I do think it is a good idea to stagger the Directors terms of office.

HERE’S THE ELECTION RESULTS!

  • Garden One – E. J. Eckert
  • Garden Two – Charles Gallon
  • Coach Homes One – Don Wilber
  • Coach Homes Two – Jerry Moffatt
  • Director at Large – Linda Roberts

In addition to serving as a Director, Charles Gallon serves at LAmbiance President, Jerry Moffatt serves at LAmbiance Treasurer and Linda Roberts will be serving as LAmbiance Secretary.

We also had an Operations Manager from the Pelican Bay Services Division, Marion Bolick, discussing the algae in LAmbiance’s lake and other lakes in Pelican Bay. (Please remember that LAmbiance does not own the lake, it is owned and cared for along with 43 other lakes, by the Pelican Bay Services Division.)  Mr. Bolick has been with PBSD for 8 months. What I took away from his discussing was that since we can no longer use copper sulfate to control the algae because it is causing high copper sulfate readings in the mangroves, PBSD is having a heck of a time trying to find something that will work in controlling the algae. There will be a meeting of the Pelican Bay Services Division on Wednesday, April 1st at the Community Center at 1:00 PM.   If you have questions about the algae growth in the lake, you can attend this meeting to bring up your concerns and questions.

It’s been an incredible busy season in LAmbiance.  Kudos to our Board members, our Community Association Manager, Christopher Schroeder and our Maintenance Supervisor, Jimmy Ferraiulo for keeping LAmbiance running smoothly and a beautiful place to live!

Dryer vent cleaning began on March 24 – March 30th. Hopefully you made arrangements for someone to give access to the vent cleaners.  Here’s the schedule for March 30th:

  • Bldg 1700 9-11 AM
  • Bldg 1800 9-11 AM
  • Bldg 1900 10AM – Noon
  • Bldg 2000 10AM – Noon
  • Bldg 2100 1-3 PM
  • Bldg 2200 1-3 PM
  • Bldg 2300- 2-4 PM
  • Bldg 2400 3-5 PM

Should you be thinking of selling your home in Lambiance and want to know what your home is worth in today’s Seller’s market, I am happy to give you a free market evaluation. Feel free to call me at 239-594-2780 or e-mail me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com

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About the author:

Lynn Wilber is a Real Estate Professional who lives in Pelican Bay. Her 37 years of real estate experience and her area expertise have been valuable resources to Pelican Bay Sellers and Buyers. For more information, please contact Lynn Wilber via e-mail at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com or call 239-594-2780.

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Just Listed in LAmbiance NOT IN MLS

Posted March 5, 2015 by pelicanbayexpert
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Pelican Bay – Naples, FL – I have just listed the largest second floor garden home in Pelican Bay with a 180 degree view of the LAmbiance lake.  Rarely available this spacious unit has 2,091 square feet under air with three bedrooms, THREE bathrooms and a one car attached garage. There are only 12 units with this E-2 floor plan in LAmbiance. This unit is offered at $589,900.00.

This unit had the option of being built as a four bedroom unit or a 3 bedroom with a den.  The current owners have the den.  This den could be converted to a fourth bedroom if desired.

LAmbiance is pet friendly allowing one dog any size or weight.

The unit is NOT IN THE MLS.  Should you wish to view this unit, please call me at 239-594-2780.

To view photos, information and details about the unit, click on 800 LAmbiance CIR 203

Would you like to subscribe to Lambiance updates? E-mail me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com and I will add you to the subscription list. Please know that I will keep your e-mail address private.

Please note that I receive no compensation for mention of any businesses or events.

About the author:

Lynn Wilber is a Real Estate Professional who lives in Pelican Bay. Her 37 years of real estate experience and her area expertise have been valuable resources to Pelican Bay Sellers and Buyers. For more information, please contact Lynn Wilber via e-mail at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com or call 239-594-2780.

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LAmbiance Prepares for the Weather

Posted February 20, 2015 by pelicanbayexpert
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LAmbiance – Pelican Bay – Naples,FL Old Man Winter AKA The Polar Vortex found his way to LAmbiance this morning. Yesterday afternoon our on site manager, Jimmy, was busy covering L’Ambiance’s entry flowers.

Winter comes to LAmbiance

It appears we broke a record low set in 1960 at 39 degrees as we clocked in at 38 degrees this morning.  My husband, Don Wilber, actually turned on the heat.  I think the last time we used the heat was back in January of 2009! Our temperatures should bounce back to the sixties this afternoon.

No matter how cool it gets in Naples, I’d still rather be here than where my sister-in-laws are in Boston.

Boston Feb 2015

Yes, that is Don’s sister standing at her full 5’2” holding up the snow shovel behind the snow bank.  If you look closely at the lower left hand side of the photo you’ll see the pink flamingos they have in the snow on their front porch.  I’m glad they have a sense of humor about their weather.

There has been a flurry of real estate activity in LAmbiance and Pelican Bay this season.  LAmbiance as of today has 3 active listings, 6 pending sales and 3 closed sales since the beginning of the year.  Click here to see LAmbiance real estate information. It is interesting to note that the 3 closed sales all had redone their kitchens.  Two of them had also redone their baths.

Two first floor coach homes came on the market last weekend and they were both under contract by Monday.

Let’s talk about rentals in LAmbiance.  You all know I do not handle rentals. I do have a rental page I set up for LAmbiance owners who rent their units themselves at: LAmbiance Rentals . The number of hits this page has received is astronomical!  Rental prices have increased all over Pelican Bay because of the lack of rental inventory.  If you a LAmbiance owner who has family and/or friends that are looking to rent a place in Pelican Bay for season 2016, they can try:

  • Calling Downing Frye’s Rental Department at 239-261-2244 x795.
  • Going to Vacation Rental By Owner at www.VRBO.com
  • Going to Home Away at www.HomeAway.com

Even using these resources, they still could have a difficult time find a place to rent in Pelican Bay.

Should you be thinking of selling your home in Lambiance and want to know what your home is worth in today’s Seller’s market, I am happy to give you a free market evaluation. Feel free to call me at 239-594-2780 or e-mail me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com

Looking for a home in LAmbiance? Click Here.

Would you like to subscribe to Lambiance updates? E-mail me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com and I will add you to the subscription list. Please know that I will keep your e-mail address private.

Please note that I receive no compensation for mention of any businesses or events.

About the author:

Lynn Wilber is a Real Estate Professional who lives in Pelican Bay. Her 37 years of real estate experience and her area expertise have been valuable resources to Pelican Bay Sellers and Buyers. For more information, please contact Lynn Wilber via e-mail at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com or call 239-594-2780.

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Holidays at LAmbiance in Pelican Bay

Posted December 19, 2014 by pelicanbayexpert
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LAmbiance – Pelican Bay – Naples, FL –  Rounding the corner into LAmbiance last night I truly enjoyed seeing our holiday lights.  We look so festive.

Holidiay Lights at LAmbiance in Pelican Bay entry LAmbiance Celebrates the Holidays

 

I wish these photos did the lights more justice.  Our entryway looks great and I have to compliment our decorating committee!

Tuesday night Don, my husband, and I went down to the new Marker 36; formerly known as The Sandpiper.  The place was extremely crowded but I did snap some photos for you to see.  CLICK HERE  I’m happy with the improvements and I think the new look is a benefit to our community.

While the holidays are just around the corner, we have had a bit of real estate activity in LAmbiance as units came pending.  To view all the active, pending and closed LAmbiance sales since the beginning of the year, CLICK HERE . I am anticipating a very busy season.  As of today, there are only 28 low rise listings on the market.  With so little inventory on the market, I can see prices starting to appreciate. Buyers are having a hard time recognizing the market has improved.

Have you started your Summit Broadband service yet? I would recommend you sign up and get scheduled as soon as possible.  Here’s a link for information on how to contact Summit —- CLICK HERE. Once Residents start coming back in January I imagine that Summit will be swamped with calls to set up service. Pelican Bay’s contract with Comcast ends in February 2015.  Don & I started our service on November 19th.  We went through some issues that took a while to get resolved but I am happy to report that our service is working fine.  I do want to say that Summit was a great deal more receptive in trying to solve our issues than Comcast.  Every time I turn on our TV I am AMAZED at the quality of the picture!

REMINDER – If you use a Comcast e-mail address that is linked to your Comcast service here in Naples, you will lose that address when you switch over to Summit Broadband.  You’ll want to change your e-mail address before the switch over to Summit happens.  Yahoo, Google and Outlook.com offer free e-mail services. Note: If you change your e-mail address, please let me know so I can keep you updated.

Should you be thinking of selling your home in Lambiance and want to know what your home is worth  in today’s market, I am happy to give you a free market evaluation. Feel free to call me at 239-594-2780 or e-mail me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com

Looking for a home in LAmbiance? Click Here.

Would you like to subscribe to Lambiance updates? E-mail me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com and I will add you to the subscription list. Please know that I will keep your e-mail address private.

Please note that I receive no compensation for mention of any businesses or events.

About the author:

Lynn Wilber is a Real Estate Professional who lives in Pelican Bay. Her 36 years of real estate experience and her area expertise have been valuable resources to Pelican Bay Sellers and Buyers. For more information, please contact Lynn Wilber via e-mail at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com or call 239-594-2780.

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Holidays in LAmbiance

Posted November 10, 2014 by pelicanbayexpert
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LAmbiance – Pelican Bay – Naples FL – The other day I noticed our Holiday lights were installed on the palm trees by LAmbiance’s front gate.  These lights will turn on after Thanksgiving for the holidays.  My first reaction when I saw that the lights were up was, “How did the holidays get here so fast?” Do you feel the same way?

It has been a busy year in LAmbiance with the new roof installations, the new gutters being installed, the buildings being power washed and the work being done on the 300 building. To top off our noise level this fall, Pelican Bay began resurfacing Pelican Bay BLVD.  The resurfacing work will be done soon.

Will you be having company over the holidays?  The Wilber family always seems to have company……at many times during the year. In case you don’t feel like cooking on Thanksgiving, Publix has a ready-made Thanksgiving turkey dinner with 5 side dishes.  All you have to do is heat the turkey! Our family has ordered from Publix in the past and it has made Thanksgiving very enjoyable.  For details of Publix’s Thanksgiving menu: CLICK HERE

This Thanksgiving will find me cooking as I’m lucky to have my brother, Patrick in town for Thanksgiving. I’ll be making our Mother’s recipe for turkey with stuffing. It’s not often that Don and I get to have Patrick with us at Thanksgiving.

If you have company over the holidays and don’t feel like cooking, you can order a Pasta Presto meal for 4 on-line from either Brio’s or Bravo’s.  Don and I have done this several times. You can choose one salad, one entre from different selections and the meal comes with their bread and dipping oil.  You’ll find the Pasta Presto meals under the catering tabs. This is a life saver when you are exhausted and no one feels like cooking.

LAmbiance’s toy drive party is being held this Sunday, November 16th from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at the LAmbiance Clubhouse.  All are welcome. Please BYOB, an appetizer and an unwrapped toy or a check made payable to the Salvation Army.  Don and I will be there, will you?

What’s happening in the real estate market in LAmbiance? CLICK HERE We now have 7 units for sale in LAmbiance, 3 units are pending and since the beginning of the year there have been 7 sales.  As of today, there are only 29 low-rise listings for sale in LAmbiance.

Should you be interested in seeing statistics for the 2014 third quarter for Pelican Bay, CLICK HERE.

REMINDER – If you use a Comcast e-mail address that is linked to your Comcast service here in Naples, you will lose that address when you switch over to Summit Broadband.  You’ll want to change your e-mail address before the switch over to Summit happens.  Yahoo, Google and Outlook.com offer free e-mail services. Note: If you change your e-mail address, please let me know so I can keep you updated.

Have you signed up for Summit Broadband service?  If not, CLICK HERE

I’ll look forward to seeing you at our LAmbiance toy drive!  If you aren’t in residence by then, I wish you a lovely Thanksgiving surrounded by the people you love.

Should you be thinking of selling your home in Lambiance and want a candid assessment of what it would take to sell your home in today’s market, I am happy to give you a free market evaluation. Feel free to call me at 239-594-2780 or e-mail me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com

Looking for a home in LAmbiance? Click Here.

Would you like to subscribe to Lambiance updates? E-mail me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com and I will add you to the subscription list. Please know that I will keep your e-mail address private.

Please note that I receive no compensation for mention of any businesses or events.

About the author:

Lynn Wilber is a Real Estate Professional who lives in Pelican Bay. Her 36 years of real estate experience and her area expertise have been valuable resources to Pelican Bay Sellers and Buyers. For more information, please contact Lynn Wilber via e-mail at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com or call 239-594-2780.

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Rainbow Over Lambiance

Posted September 28, 2014 by pelicanbayexpert
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LAmbiance – Pelican Bay – Naples FL
Relaxing evening on the lanai enjoying a beautiful rainbow. How’s the weather by you?

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Rainbow Over Lambiance

Should you be thinking of selling your home in Lambiance and want a candid assessment of what it would take to sell your home in today’s market, I am happy to give you a free market evaluation. Feel free to call me at 239-594-2780 or e-mail me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com

Looking for a home in LAmbiance? Click Here.

Would you like to subscribe to Lambiance updates? E-mail me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com and I will add you to the subscription list. Please know that I will keep your e-mail address private.

Please note that I receive no compensation for mention of any businesses or events.

About the author:

Lynn Wilber is a Real Estate Professional who lives in Pelican Bay. Her 36 years of real estate experience and her area expertise have been valuable resources to Pelican Bay Sellers and Buyers. For more information, please contact Lynn Wilber via e-mail at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com or call 239-594-2780.

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How LAmbiance Spent Its Summer Vacation!

Posted September 5, 2014 by pelicanbayexpert
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LAmbiance – Pelican Bay, Naples, FL – LAmbiance has been in a flurry of activity this summer. Our new roofs were finished, our buildings have been power washed.  I want to say that I was impressed by the professionalism of Castilla Roofers. The original gutter work has been completed. The LAmbiance Board has asked for additional work to be completed.

LAmbiance Roof Replacement Prior To Completion

In addition to all of the above mentioned work, Summit Broadband was installing their cables for their fiber optic network.

Summit Broadband Installing Cables in LAmbiance

Summit has recently begun installing boxes for the Optical Network Terminals on the coach homes and in the utility enclosures on the garden homes. Yes, it has been a busy summer in LAmbiance.

REMINDER – If you have been using a Comcast e-mail address that was linked to your Comcast service here in Naples, you will lose that address when you switch over to Summit Broadband.  You’ll want to change your e-mail address before the switch over to Summit happens.  Yahoo, Google and Outlook.com offer free e-mail services. Note: If you change your e-mail address, please let me know so I can keep you updated.

What’s been happening in the real estate market?  There are currently only 4 listings for sale in LAmbiance.  We have one pending sale and have had 6 closed sales since the beginning of the year.  To view details of all this information double click on this link: LAMBIANCE REAL ESTATE DETAILS

What’s been happening in the low-rise condominium market in Pelican Bay? As of today, here are the latest statistics. Note closed sales represent closed sales from the period of January 1, 2014 – September 5, 2014.

LOW-RISE CONDO ACTIVITY IN PELICAN BAY

Active Listings Pending
Sales
Closed
Sales
# of Units 27 4 72
Average Price $707,167.00 $456,625.00 $446,434.00
Days on Market 158 230 133

I want everyone to notice the number of active listing on the market —- there are just TWENTY-SEVEN listings. Granted this is the fall but this inventory has been getting lower for awhile.  Also note the average price of the pending sales vs the closed sales. It has been my past experience that when the average price of the pending sales have been higher than the average price of the closed sales, an increase in prices were around the corner.  If you have been thinking about putting your LAmbiance unit on the market, give me a call.

Let’s talk about 2015 seasonal rentals in Pelican Bay. Please remember I do not handle rentals. What I can tell you is that seasonal rentals for the 2015 market are almost non-existent in Pelican Bay. Even though I do not handle rentals, my phone has been ringing off the hook with people looking for 2015 seasonal rentals. The interoffice e-mail I receive has a constant stream of e-mails from agents looking for rentals in Pelican Bay. I have seen the prices of seasonal rentals increasing. The lease expensive rental listing in the MLS as of today in Pelican Bay is a unit in Laurel Oaks for $5,200.00 a month in season. My husband, Don, has teased me that we should rent our unit out and move to Costa Rica for 3 months. I reminded him it would be a bit hard for me to list and sell properties in Costa Rica!

This summer was not only a busy one for LAmbiance but for Naples in general.  I have to say that this August was the busiest August I have seen in the 18 years I’ve lived in Naples! I saw two car carriers in July in Pelican Bay which made me wonder if people were just leaving or coming to live here.  Just this week I saw two car carrier dropping off cars.  Hotels and restaurants in Naples were busy this August.

Don and I have made good use of the South Beach this year.  One of the many things we like about living in LAmbiance and Pelican Bay is the beach in the summertime. Every day after work, rain permitting, Don and I try to get to the beach to relax and enjoy the warm Gulf waters.

If you have been thinking of selling your L’Ambiance unit, please give me a call 239-594-2780 or e-mail me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com I’d be happy to discuss current market conditions and the price I think your unit would sell.

Do you have your heart set on finding a home in LAmbiance?  Click here—> LAmbiance Homes For Sale.

Would you like to subscribe to L’Ambiance updates? E-mail me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com and I will add you to the subscription list or just click on E-mail Subscription to LAmbinace Blog on the right hand side of this blog. Please know that I will keep your e-mail address private. Care to comment about living in L’Ambiance? Just click on the ADD COMMENT link at the end of this entry.

Please note that I receive no compensation for mention of any businesses or  events.

About the author:

Lynn Wilber is a Real Estate Professional who lives in L’Ambiance in Pelican Bay. Her 36 years of real estate experience and her area expertise have been valuable resources for Pelican Bay Sellers and Buyers. For more information, please contact Lynn Wilber or call 239-594-2780.

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