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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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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.

Looking for a home in LAmbiance or Pelican Bay? Click Here

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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Rainbow Over LAmbiance

September 5, 2016

A gorgeous rainbow appeared over LAmbiance tonight. I raced out to snap a photo to share with you. Moments later a double rainbow started to faintly appear. What a wonderful way to end our Labor Day holiday.

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.

Looking for a home in LAmbiance or Pelican Bay? Click Here

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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Sealcoating Schedule

August 30, 2016

LAmbiance – Pelican Bay – Naples FL There is always some work going on in L’Ambiance.  Our pool has been resurfaced and is now open for use.  Work will begin on sealcoating the blacktop on L’Ambiance’s road beginning on September 6th and ending on September 13th. Eagle Property Management has sent out an e-mail regarding this event.  I thought it would also be worthwhile to post the map of the schedule on our site.

LAmbiance Sealcoating Schedule

LAmbiance Sealcoating Schedule

I was here the last time L’Ambiance  sealcoated the blacktop. We had workmen, visitors and Residents driving over newly seal coated areas.  Please take a moment to study the map and make arrangements to move and park your car the night before the sealcoating starts in your area.  Please also avoid scheduling workmen or cleaning people while this work is being completed.  It would also be a good idea to inform tenants and guests of the impending sealcoating so they also can make arrangements to park.

Yesterday found me working on market evaluations for some potential Sellers in Pelican Bay.  In the course of doing these numbers, I had to calculate some statistics for low-rise condos in Pelican Bay.  As L’Ambiance is a low-rise complex, you might want to take a moment to view the YTD numbers.

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.

Looking for a home in LAmbiance or Pelican Bay? Click Here

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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Just Listed! 300 LAmbiance CIR 105

February 27, 2016

LAmbiance – Pelican Bay – Naples, FL – Wow!  This has been a busy season for me so far.  I haven’t been to our beautiful LAmbiance pool in ages!  If you are here in LAmbiance I hope your season has been enjoyable so far.

The owners of 300 Lambiance CIR #105 have listed their residence with me. This lovely first floor 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit has a lake/waterscape view and an attached one car garage.  Take a moment to view this unit by clicking on the video below:

For more information on this unit you click on -> 300 Lambiance CIR 105

If you, a family member or a friend would be interested in seeing this unit, please give me a call at 239-594-2780.  I’d be happy to arrange a showing for you.

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.

Looking for a home in LAmbiance or Pelican Bay? 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 38 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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Busy Times in LAmbiance

November 28, 2015

LAmbiance – Pelican Bay – Naples FL – The last couple of weeks we’ve had a flurry of landscaping activity as LAmbiance prepares for the arrival of our seasonal Residents. 

If you were in town, you saw piles of mulch around the community that was being laid around our bushes.

Mulch awaits to be placed in LAmbiance

New mulch around bushes in LAmbiance

We also have new flowers that were being planted.

New flowers in LAmbiance

Every time I show a residence in LAmbiance,  Buyers always comment on how great our landscaping looks.  Kudos to our landscaping committee.Our decorating committee also deserves a round of applause for dressing LAmbiance for the holidays!

November 20th found LAmbiance ushering in the holidays at our annual Toys for Tots party.  Don and I couldn’t stay at the party too long this year as we had a dinner engagement with past clients.  I will say that the party was well attended and I met a few of our new neighbors.

Speaking of new neighbors, LAmbiance had 16 closed sales this year!  We currently have 5 active listings on the market and 3 pending sales.  To view LAmbiance real estate activity click HERE.  All of the new neighbors I spoke with all commented on our great location to shopping and the Community Center.

Thanksgiving found Don and I down at the South Beach for dinner. It was an absolutely beautiful evening enhanced by a fire works display in Ft. Myers.  We ran into a couple of LAmbiance neighbors who teased me that I should snap photos for our blog.  Unfortunately, the camera on my phone is good but not that good!  Here’s a couple of photos I snapped on my walks to the beach in November.

Sunset in Pelican Bay Naples FL 11-16-15

Afterglow in Pelican Bay in Naples FL 11-16-15

LAmbiance is a wonderful place to live in Pelican Bay.  Don and I have been enjoying life here since 1996.

If you ever want to have LAmbiance listings and closed sales e-mailed to you, just send an e-mail with your name and e-mail address to: Lynn@NaplesBuys.com and I’ll set up an account for you.

If you are planning on selling your LAmbiance unit, please give me a call at 239-594-2780 or e-mail me at Lynn@NaplesBuys.com

Looking to buy in LAmbiance?  Start your search by clicking on Buying in LAmbiance.

Want to buy in Pelican Bay?  Start your search here by clicking on Buying in Pelican Bay.

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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Just Listed in LAmbiance NOT IN MLS

March 5, 2015

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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