Zillow Predicts Rising Home Values on Marco Island and Naples to Continue in 2017
September 24, 2016
Home Builders Are Optimistic About Sales Growth
September 22, 2016
2015 Real Median Household Incomes Show Strong Increase
September 13, 2016
Naples or New York - Which Gets Hit By More Hurricanes?
Naples Dedicates 9/11 Monument Honoring Victims and First Responders
September 11, 2016
New Home Sales Reach Nine-Year High in July
September 3, 2016
Southwest Florida's FGCU Celebrates 20 Years
September 1, 2016
To Tear Down or Remodel - The Southwest Florida Dilemma
August 23, 2016
Homebuilders Feeling More Optimistic About the Housing Market
August 17, 2016
Growing Job and Housing Markets Continue Throughout 2016
August 8, 2016
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July 2, 2016
Big Island Builders
Fireworks Celebration at Naples Pier
The fourth of July was not declared a national holiday until 1938 when it was made into a paid holiday for workers.
Benjamin Franklin proposed the turkey as the national bird. He was overruled by Thomas Jefferson and John Adams who insisted upon the bald eagle.
The number of Americans who spend the holiday at family or friends is 41 million.
The stars on the original flag are in a circle so all the Colonies would appear equal.
Approximately 150 million hot dogs will be consumed this July 4th.
There were only two signers to the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. One was John Hancock. Most of them signed one month later.
Three of our first five presidents died on July 4th – John Adams, Monroe, and Jefferson.
Fireworks were first used in 1777 in Philadelphia to celebrate the first anniversary.
Every 4th of July the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia is tapped, not rung, thirteen times in honor of the original colonies.
Although written during the War of 1812, the “Star Spangled Banner” did not become the national anthem until 1931.
Eight of the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence were actually born in Britain, ranging in age from 26 to Ben Franklin at 70. The average age was 45.
63% of all Americans will attend a fireworks display.
80% attend a barbecue or cookout.
76% get together with family.
32% watch a parade.
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