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LAmbiance’s Party

November 17, 2017

LAmbiance – Naples, FL – Our Welcome Back, Toys for Tots party held on November 12th was a HUGE success!  If you weren’t there you missed a nice evening.  Many thanks to L’Ambiance’s Social Committee for all their hard work in getting the party organized!

I went to the party intending to take lots of photos to post on our LAmbiance in Pelican Bay FaceBook page and on our blog but I got so busy talking I only managed to snap the following shots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAmbiance is lucky to have so many great neighbors!

900 Lambiance CIR #201 recently came under contract!  It was listed at $699,000.00 and barely seemed to be on the market a couple of weeks before it went under contract.  I won’t know the sales price until the unit closes.

The only units that are on the market in Lambiance now are one first floor coach home at 2000 #102 priced at $939,900.00 and two garden homes at 400 Lambiance #204 priced at $549,900.00 and 500 #2o3 priced at $729,500.00.   Please note that 2000 Lambiance #102 is a private listing and is not presently in the MLS.

If you own in LAmbiance, have you joined our LAmbiance in Pelican Bay Facebook page yet?  To do so just click here —> LAmbaince in Pelican Bay.

If you are thinking about selling your L’Ambiance unit, please call me before you decide to do any major remodeling.  I’d be happy to discuss current market conditions and give you selling tips. I have a list of buyers who are looking for specific units in LAmbiance.  I’d be happy to discuss not only the pricing in LAmbiance but the pricing for low-rises in Pelican Bay and low-rises in Naples to see how your unit fits into the equation.

Would you like to subscribe to LAmbiance updates? E-mail me atLynn@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 39 years of real estate experience and her area expertise have been valuable resources to LAmbiance 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 Toys for Tots Welcome Back Party

November 11, 2017

LAmbiance – Pelican Bay – Naples, FL – Tomorrow, Sunday,November 12, 2017, LAmbiance’s Toys for Tots – Welcome Back party will be held between 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at the LAmbiance clubhouse.  If you are in residence, please come on out to enjoy the company of fellow LAmbiance neighbors as we welcome each other back and support The Marine Foundation’s Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army.  Please BYOB and an appetizer to share.

Please bring an unwrapped toy to contribute.  Checks written to either the Salvation Army or Marine Toys for Tots Foundation are also welcome. Our donations will brighten the holidays for those in need.   Don and I will look forward to seeing you there!

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If you own in LAmbiance, have you joined our LAmbiance in Pelican Bay Facebook page yet?  To do so just click here —> LAmbaince in Pelican Bay.

If you are thinking about selling your L’Ambiance unit, please call me before you decide to do any major remodeling.  I’d be happy to discuss current market conditions and give you selling tips. I have a list of buyers who are looking for specific units in LAmbiance.  I’d be happy to discuss not only the pricing in LAmbiance but the pricing for low-rises in Pelican Bay and low-rises in Naples to see how your unit fits into the equation.

Would you like to subscribe to LAmbiance updates? E-mail me atLynn@NaplesBuys.com and I will add you to the subscription list. Please know that I will keep your e-mail address private.  Want to make a comment on this post?  Feel free to do so by clicking on COMMENTS

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 39 years of real estate experience and her area expertise have been valuable resources to LAmbiance 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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A LAmbiance Neighbor’s Story

September 25, 2017

LAmbiance – Pelican Bay – Naples, FL – Don and I returned from our evacuation odyssey on September 17th.  It thrilled us to see our unit was intact and there was no major damage to LAmbiance.  Our property manager Chris, took a bunch of photos after the storm.  He e-mailed these to photos to owners who have their e-mails registered with Eagle Property Management.  I have posted these photos on our community FaceBook page at: LAmbiance in Pelican Bay.  If you haven’t joined our FaceBook page, please do so.  Just click on the above link.  Once on the page, click on the JOIN tab.

The day Irma hit Naples found Don, myself and our friend Rosa in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  The three of us along with other Irma evacuees stayed glued to the TV set in the lobby tracking Irma.  I became so stressed out listening to the Weather Channel, I went to our hotel room and listened to local WINK news on my tablet.  It was so much more reassuring to me to hear our local meteorologists, Robert Van Winkle and Jim Farrell, reporting on Irma.

Don and I stayed in LAmbiance for Charlie and Irma.  I took one look at Irma and told Mr. Wilber, “We are OUT of here!”  A normal 6 hour drive to Gainesville took 9 hours and the normal 8 hour drive to Hattiesburg took 13 hours.  Here’s some things I learned in our travels:

  • Pack toilet paper!  Do not assume that ANY rest area will have toilet paper.
  • Pack Wet Ones or hand sanitizer.
  • Scan all your important papers NOW!  (Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Diplomas, House insurance policies, auto insurance policies, medical information, health insurance cards etc.) I did it the day before we left and I was brain-dead by the time we got in the car.
  • Pack sandwiches.  If we had tried to get off I-75 to eat, it would have taken forever to get back on again.
  • A Coscto bag fits well in the back seat of a car.
  • Pack enough clothes to last you a week.
  • Plan multiple evacuation routes.
  • Make multiple hotel reservations along your evacuation locations so you will have a place to sleep.  It took us over FOUR hours to find the hotel room in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

At one of our stops along the way to Hattiesburg, Rosa and I left the car to use the restroom at a Quickie-Mart.  The restroom was FILTHY with no toilet paper.  I left to get our toilet paper from the car, while Rosa went to tell the owner of the store they were out of toilet paper in the restroom.  The owner of the store told Rosa, “There is toilet paper on the back shelf.  Buy some and take it in with you.”  You just gotta love that owner!

We spent five days in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  We met some wonderful people there.  This was my first visit to Mississippi.  Everyone we met was incredibly nice.  A number of people we met had lost their homes during Katrina.  A tornado had passed through Hattiesburg in January of this year and a number of people lost their homes during the tornado. When the check engine light went on in my car, Martin at the Toyota dealership in Hattiesburg got us into service right away, had the problem diagnosed and fixed so we could leave the next day.  Martin lost his home in the tornado and almost lost his life. When it came time to pay our bill, Martin told us our guardian angel had paid the bill for us and refused to take any money from us.  I still am thinking about that act of kindness.

The day the Irma landed, I was kept busy with e-mails, phone calls, text messages, FaceBook messages and Tweets asking me about the conditions in Pelican Bay and LAmbiance.  Our LAmbiance FaceBook community page really came in handy as I could update it with photos and reports from our neighbor, Jim Stahley. While Jim doesn’t use FaceBook, he was able to text photos to me that I was able to post on our FaceBook page so neighbors could see what was actually taking place in LAmbiance.  Yea Jim!

LAmbiance fared well.  Thank goodness we had our roofs replaced a few years back! We are all very lucky that LAmbiance didn’t see major damage.  Pelican Bay like LAmbiance had a LOT of tree damage.  All day Friday I could hear chain saws at work in Pelican Bay.  The piles of debris on Pelican Bay BLVD remind me of the drifts that used to form on street corners after a bad snow storm.  When I looked at the Marker36 and Sandbar pavilions, they were in good condition with workers busily fixing what needed to be fixed.

Don and I came back once electricity was restored.  I can not imagine what our neighbors in LAmbiance and all of Naples went through before the electric came back on and the air conditioning worked. By the time we returned we only had to go through a few days before the boil water notice was lifted and the sewerage lifts were working.  While we were evacuating Naples, we could see power trucks headed South.  Thanks to all the utility workers who braved our horrible heat to bring us power, water and working sewers!

The day after the hurricane, we saw a rainbow from a parking lot in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  While the rainbow wasn’t over our Marker36 beach, I felt it was a harbinger of good luck.

People keep asking me if I think Irma will affect real estate prices in Naples. My crystal ball is always cloudy.  I will say that those Buyers who are looking for their “steal” will more than likely use Irma as a talking point to lower a unit’s value.  When I searched active low-rise listings in Pelican Bay today, there were only 28 listings on the market.  Our inventory is low which may help stabilize prices.  I ran across a very interesting article, The CRE 2017-18 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate, I hope you’ll take the time to read.  #10 poses some compelling discussion on climate change and flooding.

Do you have a story you would like to share about your Hurricane Irma experience?  Feel free to do so by clicking on COMMENTS  or share your story on our neighborhood FaceBook page, LAmbaince in Pelican Bay.

If you are thinking about selling your L’Ambiance unit, please call me before you decide to do any major remodeling.  I’d be happy to discuss current market conditions and give you selling tips. I have a list of buyers who are looking for specific units in LAmbiance.  I’d be happy to discuss not only the pricing in LAmbiance but the pricing for low-rises in Pelican Bay and low-rises in Naples to see how your unit fits into the equation.

Would you like to subscribe to LAmbiance updates? E-mail me atLynn@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 39 years of real estate experience and her area expertise have been valuable resources to LAmbiance Sellers and Buyers. For more information, please contact Lynn Wilber via e-mail atLynn@NaplesBuys.com or call 239-594-2780.

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Lake LAmbiance

August 28, 2017

LAmbiance – Pelican Bay – Naples, FL – While Hurricane Harvey spared Naples, we still received a fair amount of rain from the storm.  Several areas in Naples had flooded streets. While I was out and about on Friday, I snapped these photos of our LAmbiance lake.  Some LAmbiance residents are never in town during rainy season.  These residents only see our lake in dry season when the water level is low.  Here’s what our lake looked like on Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recently created a neighborhood group page on Facebook for LAmbiance.  If you are a Facebook member, you can join the group by going to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LambianceinPelicanBay  The purpose of this group is to help promote neighborhood interaction by answering questions and giving personal recommendations for goods, services, establishments to visit and things to do around LAmbiance and Naples. Group members will also be able to post photos and videos they feel might be of interest to everyone. I have made the group page a closed group so only members of the page will be able to see what other people post.  I would like to see this site turn into a source of information for LAmbiance Residents from LAmbiance Residents.  Have a great workmen you’d like to recommend?  Visited a restaurant you enjoyed?  Have a doctor/dentist you’d like to recommend?  Want to share an event happening in the area?  You can post all this on our LAmbiance in Pelican Bay Facebook page.Take a moment to join and share a comment.

If you are thinking about selling your L’Ambiance unit, please call me before you decide to do any major remodeling.  I’d be happy to discuss current market conditions and give you selling tips. I have a list of buyers who are looking for specific units in LAmbiance.  I’d be happy to discuss not only the pricing in LAmbiance but the pricing for low-rises in Pelican Bay and low-rises in Naples to see how your unit fits into the equation.

Would you like to subscribe to LAmbiance updates? E-mail me atLynn@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 39 years of real estate experience and her area expertise have been valuable resources to LAmbiance Sellers and Buyers. For more information, please contact Lynn Wilber via e-mail atLynn@NaplesBuys.com or call 239-594-2780.

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LAmbiance Painting Project

August 21, 2017

LAmbiance – Pelican Bay – Naples, FL – Our painting project is underway. Here’s a shot of work being done on the 300 building.  It has been an incredibly hot summer.  The heat index the other day was 117 degrees.  Keep in mind our painters are working in this heat.

Eagle Property Management sent out an e-mail the other day with information about the painting project.  Click here to view these instructions —>2017 Paint instructions

It is important Residents get their units ready for their building to be painted.  Mats, plants, pots and furniture need to be moved so the painters can do their jobs. The letter mentions “items should never be left on the balcony, entry or lanai when unit owners are not in residence during the summer season. These items can become damaging projectiles during a tropical cyclone.”

Today the eclipse will happen.  Where will you be viewing it?  My husband, Don,  and I plan to be viewing it at the beach.  Hopefully I’ll be able to snap a photo to share with you.

I recently started a FaceBook page for LAmbiance.  When you sign into your FaceBook account, search LAmbiance in Pelican Bay and click on the JOIN tab.  I would like to see this site turn into a source of information for LAmbiance Residents from LAmbiance Residents.  Have a great workmen you’d like to recommend?  Visited a restaurant you enjoyed?  Have a doctor/dentist you’d like to recommend?  Want to share an event happening in the area?  You can post all this on our LAmbiance in Pelican Bay Facebook page.

What’s been happening in the real estate market in L’Ambiance lately?  We currently have only one listing on the market and one pending with contingency sale.  There have been 7 sales since the beginning of the year.  Since April, we have had only one closed sale.  There have been 88 closed low-rise sales in Pelican Bay since the beginning of the year with a median sales price of $547,500.00.

If you are thinking about selling your L’Ambiance unit, please call me before you decide to do any major remodeling.  I’d be happy to discuss current market conditions and give you selling tips. I have a list of buyers who are looking for specific units in LAmbiance.  I’d be happy to discuss not only the pricing in LAmbiance but the pricing for low-rises in Pelican Bay and low-rises in Naples to see how your unit fits into the equation.

Would you like to subscribe to LAmbiance updates? E-mail me atLynn@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 39 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 atLynn@NaplesBuys.com or call 239-594-2780.

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L’Ambiance Real Estate Activity

August 3, 2017

LAmbiance – Pelican Bay Naples, FL – WOW!  It has been a rainy summer here in Naples.  Over the last few days we received so much rain we have reach the levels of rain for the whole month of August 2016!  Needless to say the rain is hampering our painting project.  Hopefully sunny skies will prevail long enough to get our painting project finished in a timely manner.

It has been a quiet summer for real estate in L’Ambiance.  April 21st saw 200 #103 come under contract.  The next closed sale we had, 300 #106 closed on August 2nd.  At present we only have one active listing on the market, one pending sale and 7 closed sales.  3 of the closed sales are garden residences; the other 4 closed sales are coach homes. It is interesting to note that all three of the garden homes that closed had updated kitchens. To view these listings, CLICK HERE.

As of this morning, Pelican Bay’s active listings were as follows:

  • 32 Low-Rise Listings
  • 14 Mid-Rise Listings
  • 58 High-Rise Listings

Even though Pelican Bay’s listing inventory is low, Buyers are still being cautious about making buying decisions.

Don and I were down at the beach the other night and I snapped this lovely photo. Enjoy!

Pelican Bay Sunset July 27, 2017

Sunset from the Marker36 Restaurant in Pelican Bay in Naples FL.

If you are thinking about selling your L’Ambiance unit, please call me before you decide to do any major remodeling.  I’d be happy to discuss current market conditions and give you selling tips. I have a list of buyers who are looking for specific units in LAmbiance.  I’d be happy to discuss not only the pricing in LAmbiance but the pricing for low-rises in Pelican Bay and low-rises in Naples to see how your unit fits into the equation.

Would you like to subscribe to LAmbiance updates? E-mail me atLynn@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 39 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 atLynn@NaplesBuys.com or call 239-594-2780.

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Summit Fiber Optic Project Completion

December 3, 2016

LAmbiance – Pelican Bay – Naples, FL –  It’s been a busy time here in L’Ambiance lately with the installation of the Summit Broadband ONT boxes in our coach homes.  This project finished last week. Now all of L’Ambiance has fiber optic cable into their units.  This gives all Residents 100 by 100 MPBS service that can go up to a gigabyte service at an Owner’s option. It also replaces the coax cable and telephone wire that was deteriorating under the units because they ran through conduit that was often filled with water. This caused distorted signals and signal loss.  The change to Summit fiber optics in our units should result in a decrease in service calls. A big thanks goes out to all Residents for helping us complete this project.

Our pool project finished the beginning of the fall.  Our pool and hot tub were resurfaced. Brown tile now replaces the green tile border we previously had on our pool and hot tub.

New brown border around LAmbiance pool.

New brown border around LAmbiance pool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brown tile border around LAmbiance hot tub

Brown tile border around LAmbiance hot tub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L’Ambiance is looking good, isn’t it?  More Residents are returning to their L’Ambiance units as evidenced by the activity in our neighborhood.  I hope everyone is enjoying their time in L’Ambiance.

The real estate market was slow over the summer.  I expected the market to perk up after the Presidental election but I haven’t seen that happen as of yet.  Each day I take a look at the MLS hot sheet for Pelican Bay and I see more and more price reductions coming through. I also have been seeing more expired listings pop up.  Our low rise inventory has risen also. We currently have an absorption rate of just over 8 months. I am beginning to think that we will see a slight downward shift to the market.

Are you thinking of selling your LAmbiance home?  Please give me a call.  I have a list of buyers who are looking for specific units in LAmbiance.  I’d be happy to discuss not only the pricing in LAmbiance but the pricing for low-rises in Pelican Bay and low-rises in Naples to see how your unit fits into the equation.

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Would you like to subscribe to LAmbiance updates? E-mail me atLynn@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 39 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 atLynn@NaplesBuys.com or call 239-594-2780.

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