Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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Shortage Of Accessible Housing Creates

Opportunity For Investors

WRITTEN BY CONNIE ADAIRPOSTED ONMONDAY, 30 OCTOBER 2017 20:46
Shortage Of Accessible Housing Creates Opportunity For Investors
Imagine not being able to use your kitchen, go out on your balcony or enjoy the privacy a bathroom door provides because you can't have one. Such has been the life of Tim and Natalie Rose for the last six years, and until a few weeks ago, they had no hope that their living conditions would ever improve.
But times are changing. Tim, who was born with cerebral palsy and uses a power wheelchair to get around, and his wife, Natalie, bought a suite in DuEast, a recently unveiled Daniels Corporation building in Toronto's Regent Park. It includes units designed for people who use mobility devices.
Tim and Natalie weren't looking for new accommodation, having already scoured the rental and housing markets and coming up empty. Even though they could afford market rent, there was simply no accessible housing to be found, says Tim. They made changes to their apartment, removing the bathroom door so Tim could drive his wheelchair in. They paid to have an automatic front door installed. Other than the bathroom, Tim has access to one bedroom and the living room.
They found out about DuEast by chance during one of Natalie's regular visits to accessibility expert/real estate agent Jeffrey Kerr's website. With Kerr's help, within the week the Roses were signing the papers to buy their dream home -- a two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit with a roll-in shower and a downtown location. "For me it was like seeing a unicorn," says Tim. "I didn't believe it at first."
"It has everything we wanted and never thought we'd find," Natalie says.
Their suite is one of 20 accessible units being offered through Daniel's Accessibility Designed Program (ADP). The accessible units have the same floor plans, features and upgrades as the other suites but offer roll-out/low-threshold balconies with a swing door, large roll-in showers with mosaic tile flooring and interior doorways that are a minimum of 34 inches wide to accommodate a variety of mobility devices. Entry doors have electric openers and bathrooms have fold-down seats and grab bars.
But best of all, there is no extra cost for these features.
Natalie says they were quick to jump on the opportunity knowing "there was fair pricing across the board. Daniels is more than a money grab." She says accessible features are "not a luxury, they're a basic necessity."
An accessible kitchen that includes under-sink clearances, lower countertops, a side-opening oven and a double-door fridge is available for an additional $5,000.
Suites are located throughout the building, but are mostly on lower floors. Accessible suites will be offered by Daniels in its projects going forward, says Kerr, a sales rep with Re/Max Unique in Toronto.
Daniels called Kerr in January to seek advice and feedback from the expert, who has been helping buyers with accessibility challenges find homes since 2004. "Jeff is really the only one" who specializes in accessible housing, Natalie says. "My Dad says Jeff wouldn't have gone into helping people with accessibility challenges if he didn't care. The sale is more than just a commission to him."
Kerr says he's happy that Daniels incorporated two of his suggestions -- the roll-in shower and roll-out balcony. Kerr referred Quadrangle Architects, a leader in universal design to Daniels as the project progressed to ensure the suites were perfectly designed.
The building also has mobility features in its amenities, entrances and common spaces. Concierge desks are lower and party rooms have accessible kitchens.
Kerr has been actively promoting the accessible units for a couple of months through social media and networking with his clients. A couple of his clients have already purchased suites, and Natalie and Tim say many of their friends are interested in future offerings.
"It's been a lot of years since a builder recognized a need and reached out to the market. It's definitely a trail blazer," Kerr says.
The developer is offering one, two and three-bedroom suites. There are only two suites on the main floor and both have been designated as accessible. One-bedroom, one-bathroom suites with 606 square feet of living space start at $444,900. Two-bedroom, two-bathroom 855-square-foot suites start at $589,900 and three-bedroom, two-bathroom suites with 1,067 square feet are priced from $748,900.
The design is not only suited to those with mobility issues. It is universal design that offers easy living spaces for families with babies in strollers or small children, or any family who has an elderly person visiting. It's a win-win situation for a living space to be able to accommodate a stroller and aging grandparents, Kerr says.
Another important feature is the design -- the space is elegantly and attractively designed, not institutional, Kerr says. Accessible parking is also available.
He is encouraging clients to buy now with an eye to the future. Buying accessible units (there's a shortage of accessible housing) also provides an opportunity for the savvy investor.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Halloween Events and Fall Festivals occurring in Lee and Collier Counties FLORIDA

EVENTS OCCURRING OVER SEVERAL DAYS
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-Naples Pumpkin Patch At St. Monica's Church,
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Friday, October 6th - Tuesday, October 31st10am-7pm everyday.
https://www.facebook.com/events/171311410089399
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- Lakes Park Halloween and Fall Festival.
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Friday, October 13th through Sunday, October 29thMonday-Friday6pm to 9pm. Saturday and Sunday10am to 9pm.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1366619916725319
https://www.facebook.com/events/130363557539466
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-Naples Pumpkin Patch at Heavenly Evergreens, October 13th through October 30th, 8am-8pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/361696117616695
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-Naples Pumpkin Patch at North Naples Church, October 14th - 31st
https://www.facebook.com/events/1908982926088094
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-Fort Myers Haunted Walk At The Calusa Nature Center:Thursday, October 19th through Tuesday, October 31st, 7pm-10pm every night.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2031300813553970
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INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
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-Tuesday, October 24th, 6pm-8pm: Mercato Trick or Treating Halloween Extravaganza,
https://www.facebook.com/events/281667602333536
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-Wednesday, October 25th, 5:30pm-7:30pm: Naples Trunk or Treat at Vanderbilt Presbyterian,https://www.facebook.com/events/138977253502091
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-Wednesday, October 25th, 5:30pm-7:30pm: Naples Fall Festival and Toy Drive, https://www.facebook.com/events/495096017516355
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-Wednesday, October 25th, 6pm-9pm: Naples Mercato Hallowine Walk,https://www.facebook.com/events/1735592473405342
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-Thursday, October 26th, 4pm-7pm: Bonita Springs Pet Parade, Costume Contest and Trick or Treatinghttps://www.facebook.com/events/1439557139493086
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-Friday, October 27th, 5pm-7pm: Bonita Springs Trunk or Treat at Oak Creek Charter School, https://www.facebook.com/events/120567915272831
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-Friday, October 27th, 5pm-7pm: Halloween At Bass Pro Shops, https://www.facebook.com/events/1989116607999128
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-Friday, October 27th, 6pm-8pm: Lehigh Acres Trunk or Treat, https://www.facebook.com/events/121133048595379
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-Friday, October 27th, 6pm-8pm: Naples Royal Scoop Halloween Spooktacular, https://www.facebook.com/events/129832014341221
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-Friday, October 27th, 6pm-10pm: Farmer Mike's U Pick Fall Festival and Corn Maze, https://www.facebook.com/events/444536309280532
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-Friday, October 27th, 6pm-9pm: Lakes Parks Halloween and Fall Festival,https://www.facebook.com/events/130363557539466
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-Friday, October 27th, 6pm-9pm: Naples Trunk or Treat at Gulf Coast Charter Academy, https://www.facebook.com/events/1286806554761049
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-Friday, October 27th, 6:30pm-8pm: North Collier Regional Park Family Halloween Party, https://www.facebook.com/events/475134812849863
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-Friday, October 27th, 6:30pm-8:30pm: Naples Trick or Treating at Eagle Lakes Community Park, https://www.facebook.com/events/127851974490955
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-Friday, October 27th, 7pm-10pm: Cape Coral's Haunted Hike at Mike Greenwell's Family Fun Park:https://www.facebook.com/events/130425590944540
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-Friday, October 27th, 7pm-10pm: Lehigh Acres Scream On The Green, https://www.facebook.com/events/204504120089096
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-Friday, October 27th, 7pm-10pm: Haunted Hayride Through The Woods at Southern Fresh Farms:https://www.facebook.com/events/133318783988889
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-Friday, October 27th, 7:30pm-10:30pm: Naples Haunted Hayride, https://www.facebook.com/events/1806743879638255
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-Saturday, October 28th, 9am-10:30am: Naples Boo Bash at Waterside Shops, https://www.facebook.com/events/1350772301673057
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-Saturday, October 28th, 9am-5pm: Fort Myers Festival At The Farm, https://www.facebook.com/events/1494151824004884
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-Saturday, October 28th, 9:30am-4:30pm: Naples Hoots and Hisses Halloween at the Conservancyhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1710018305715075
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-Saturday, October 28th, 10am-12pm: Bell Tower Shops Howl-O-Ween, https://www.facebook.com/events/880701742093005
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-Saturday, October 28th, 10am-4pm: Cape Coral Kids Fest Fall Festival, https://www.facebook.com/events/1688501144558411
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-Saturday, October 28th, 12pm-5pm: Halloween At Bass Pro Shops, https://www.facebook.com/events/1989116607999128
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-Saturday, October 28th, 12pm-5pm: Lehigh Acres Fall Festival and Fire Prevention Day,https://www.facebook.com/events/192726741271646
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-Saturday, October 28th, 12pm-6pm: Naples Halloween Concert and Community Day,https://www.facebook.com/events/1556584561046938
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-Saturday, October 28th, 12pm-10pm: Farmer Mike's U Pick Fall Festival and Corn Maze, https://www.facebook.com/events/444536309280532
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-Saturday, October 28th, 2pm-5pm: Naples Monster Mash, https://www.facebook.com/events/194264871091626
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-Saturday, October 28th, 3pm-5pm: Cape Coral Trunk Or Treat, https://www.facebook.com/events/1913147395613257
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-Saturday, October 28th, 4pm-6pm: Marco Island Halloween Spooktacular, https://www.facebook.com/events/669588539905404
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-Saturday, October 28th, 4pm-7pm: Koreshan State Park Family Halloween Festival, https://www.facebook.com/events/940030252816976
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-Saturday, October 28th, 5pm-8pm: Gulf Coast Town Center Trick Or Treating,https://www.facebook.com/events/1957122681167785
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-Saturday, October 28th, 5pm-8pm: North Naples Fire Department Halloween Party and Costume Contest,https://www.facebook.com/events/370758560003218
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-Saturday, October 28th, 5pm-2am: Cape Coral Fright Night,https://www.facebook.com/events/131243064290707
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-Saturday, October 28th, 5:30pm-7:30pm: Naples Trunk or Treat,https://www.facebook.com/events/135680143729770
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-Saturday, October 28th, 6pm-9pm: Cape Coral Beary Scary Bash, https://www.facebook.com/events/526208351055230
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-Saturday, October 28th, 7pm-10pm: Lehigh Acres Scream On The Green, https://www.facebook.com/events/204504120089096
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-Saturday, October 28th, 7pm-10pm: Cape Coral's Haunted Hike at Mike Greenwell's Family Fun Park:https://www.facebook.com/events/130425590944540
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-Saturday, October 28th, 7pm-10pm: Haunted Hayride Through The Woods at Southern Fresh Farms:https://www.facebook.com/events/500318733661458
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-Saturday, October 28th, 7pm-11pm: Fort Myers Nightmare On Third Street Haunted House,https://www.facebook.com/events/368989486866539
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-Saturday, October 28th, 7:30pm-10:30pm: Naples Haunted Hayride, https://www.facebook.com/events/1806743879638255
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-Sunday, October 29th, 9am-5pm: Fort Myers Festival At The Farm, https://www.facebook.com/events/1494151824004884
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-Sunday, October 29th, 10am-2pm: Naples Horse Halloween Obstacle Course and Costume Contest,https://www.facebook.com/events/1722291944734368
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-Sunday, October 29th, 10am-4pm: Halloween Bash at the Shell Factory, https://www.facebook.com/events/1999274666973804
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-Sunday, October 29, 12pm-4pm: Cape Coral Trunk or Treat,https://www.facebook.com/events/890358751122405
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-Sunday, October 29th, 12pm-5pm: Halloween At Bass Pro Shops, https://www.facebook.com/events/1989116607999128
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-Sunday, October 29th, 12pm-6pm: Farmer Mike's U Pick Fall Festival and Corn Maze, https://www.facebook.com/events/444536309280532
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-Sunday, October 29th, 1pm-4pm: Fort Myers Hogwarts Halloween Family Concert, https://www.facebook.com/events/123498478333194
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-Sunday, October 29th, 5:15pm-7pm: Fort Myers Trunk Or Treat,https://www.facebook.com/events/187946005082529
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-Monday, October 30th, 5pm-8pm: Cape Coral Safe Trick of Treat at Mike Greenwell's, https://www.facebook.com/events/858758060966140
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-Monday, October 30th, 5pm-7pm: Halloween At Bass Pro Shops, https://www.facebook.com/events/1989116607999128
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-Monday, October 30th, 7pm-10pm: Cape Coral's Haunted Hike at Mike Greenwell's Family Fun Park:https://www.facebook.com/events/1456284334487670
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-Tuesday, October 31st, 9:30am-11:30am: Naples Halloween Toddler Time at Bounce,https://www.facebook.com/events/1607216239301802
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-Tuesday, October 31st, 4pm-7pm: Farmer Mike's U Pick Trick or Treating in the Corn Maze,https://www.facebook.com/events/359406247835605
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-Tuesday, October 31st, 4pm-8pm: Halloween At Bass Pro Shops, https://www.facebook.com/events/1989116607999128
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-Tuesday, October 31st, 4pm-2am: Naples Adults Only Halloween Party at Paddy Murphy'shttps://www.facebook.com/events/2052742758294353
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-Tuesday, October 31st, 4:30pm-9:30pm: Naples 5th Ave South Halloween Spooktacular, https://www.facebook.com/events/1446966018696163
-Tuesday, October 31st, 5pm-7pm: Coconut Point Not-So-Spooky Malloween, 
https://www.facebook.com/events/231295184067462
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-Tuesday, October 31st, 6pm-8pm: Miromar Outlets Mall-O-Ween,https://www.facebook.com/events/2003257529908825
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-Tuesday, October 31st, 6:30pm-10pm: Cape Coral Terror On 20th,https://www.facebook.com/events/949539041861587
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-Tuesday, October 31st, 7pm-10pm: Cape Coral's Haunted Hike at Mike Greenwell's Family Fun Park:https://www.facebook.com/events/1456284334487670
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-Tuesday, October 31st, 7pm-10pm: Cape Coral's Spooky Alley Halloween Yard Hunt, https://www.facebook.com/events/123550385011782
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-Tuesday, October 31st, 7pm-11pm: Fort Myers Nightmare On Third Street Haunted House,https://www.facebook.com/events/116363569057527
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-Thursday, November 2nd, 5pm-11pm: Fort Myers Day Of The Dead,https://www.facebook.com/events/458644377841688
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-Friday, November 3rd, 5pm-11pm: Fort Myers Day Of The Dead, https://www.facebook.com/events/458644377841688
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-Friday, November 3rd - 5th6pm-10pm: Naples Fall Carnival in Golden Gate City, https://www.facebook.com/events/1927694727508864
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-Friday, November 3rd, 6pm-10pm: Farmer Mike's U Pick Fall Festival and Corn Maze, https://www.facebook.com/events/128433717885293
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-Saturday, November 4th, 12pm-10pm: Farmer Mike's U Pick Fall Festival and Corn Maze, https://www.facebook.com/events/128433717885293
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-Saturday, November 5th, 12pm-6pm: Farmer Mike's U Pick Fall Festival and Corn Maze, https://www.facebook.com/events/1658804214411147
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-Friday, November 10th, 5:30pm-8:30pm: Naples Fall Festival at Covenant Church,https://www.facebook.com/events/652944691578020
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-Friday, November 17th, 8pm-12am: Cape Coral Gothic Ball, 

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Shortage Of Accessible Housing Creates Opportunity For Investors WRITTEN BY CONNIE ADAIR POSTED ON MONDAY, 30 OCTOBER 2017 20:46 ...