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July 2020 Newsletter

June saw a surge in the real estate market in Southwest Florida, including Spanish Wells. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a surprising number of home buyers were active during the month. With so many “snowbirds” continuing to shelter...

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June 2020 Newsletter

We are well into the third month of the COVID-19 pandemic, and there are some signs that the lockdown is loosening its grip on Southwest Florida. Face masks and social distancing remain the rule of the day, while beaches, parks, many restauran...

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May 2020 Newsletter

In This Pandemic Lessons learned in this pandemic Are too numerous to mention. These lessons aren’t academic; They’ve grabbed our full attention. Isolation; Introspection; These lead to new perspectives. Open minds and quiet refl...

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April 2020 Newsletter

An eerie quiet has settled over Spanish Wells as residents focus on social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Bikers, walkers, and joggers are giving lots of space, with very few motorists on the streets of the community. Spanish W...

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March 2020 Spanish Wells Report

Because 8 homes closed in February and another 12 are under contract, the inventory of available homes for sale in Spanish Wells has dropped dramatically to a total of 32, including both single family homes and condos. This inventory represent...

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February 2020 Spanish Wells Report

The 2020 season is off and running in the first month of the year. Homes listed on Multiple Listing Service (MLS) are up to 36 in Spanish Wells (29 single family and only 7 condos), which represents just under 3% of the total homes in our commu...

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January 2020 Spanish Wells Report

The 2020 season is off and running in the first month of the year. Homes listed on Multiple Listing Service (MLS) are up to 36 in Spanish Wells (29 single family and only 7 condos), which represents just under 3% of the total homes in our comm...

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The Community That Saved Itself

Part One PUD #1 A Historical Perspective The Vietnam War and Richard Nixon were gradually fading into the history books. Iran was holding 66 Americans hostage, as Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan went head to head for the Presidency of t...

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GOOD NEWS for Spanish Wells Country Club

Escalante Golf “bought” Spanish Wells Country Club 5 years ago in an arrangement with Wells Fargo Bank. Escalante managed the Club for the past 5 years, mostly with negative reviews from the membership, residents, and golfers who paid to pl...

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Jim’s Book – The Bike Writer

Hello Subscribers … Jim and I have had many inquiries from clients, friends, and realtors about the status of Jim’s blogs. They have been largely absent from the Internet for the past year. There is a reason for Jim’s lack of blogging, ...

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