FEMA rule opens opportunities for investors to swoop in on real estate

FEMA sign, Headquarters Building – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Bob Korn The devastation brought on by Hurricane Ian can be a large opportunity for real estate investors due to a federal disaster rule that victims are just starting to learn about. Florida residents along the Gulf Coast whose homes were destroyed or damaged by

Did sharks abandon the waters off of Florida during Hurricane Ian? Experts talk about how hurricanes affect wildlife

Aftermath of Hurricane Ian — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Felix Mizioznikov Florida is known for its incredible wildlife, from the birds that fly high in the sky to the beasts that roam through the swamps and gorgeous beaches. However, Florida’s beauty sometimes gets brutally interrupted, just as it did last month when Hurricane Ian rammed into

Crandon Park Beach makes it onto Florida’s five “most beautiful” beaches list

Crandon Park Beach – Courtesy: Krystal Socorro, Florida Insider Swaying palm trees, soft, sugary sand, and a scenery worthy of a postcard picture, Crandon Park Beach has always been a must-visit destination for Key Biscayne visitors and residents alike. At least 189 official beaches are located among the Sunshine State’s 360 miles of coastline, and

From gorgeous blooms to forbidden fruit, here are 10 of the best gardens in Florida

Chihuly Art in Pond at Fairchild Botanical Gardens in Miami, FL – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Nava Fedaeff Mangoes at Edison & Ford Winter Estates – Fort Myers When Thomas Edison’s friend, Henry Ford, built a home next to his on the Caloosahatchee River in Fort Myers, the automotive tycoon named the estate “The

Here’s why this coastal Florida city is one of the best places in the United States to relocate

Naples, FL – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Andriy Blokhin Naples has long been a favorite destination for tourists and second-home purchasers looking for a lively, amiable setting to unwind in the Sunshine State. This Gulf of Mexico city is well-known for its heavenly white-sand beaches and top-notch golf courses, but it is also quickly

The biggest python ever found in Florida weighs a whopping 200 pounds and is 18 feet long

Burmese Python in the Everglades – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Heiko Kiera According to National Geographic, researchers used another python as bait to coax the largest Burmese python ever spotted in Florida out of its hiding place in the Everglades. The enormous snake is a female that measures nearly 18 feet long and weighs

When is the greatest time in Florida to buy a home?

Florida Home – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Mark Winfrey Florida’s real estate market has had a distinct vantage point since COVID-19, with homes throughout the Sunshine State remaining popular during the coronavirus pandemic and continuing in the post-COVID real estate scene.  Florida homes are still greatly desired, with much fewer homes for sale than

Thanks to code change, Naples could soon see medical marijuana dispensaries

Medical Marijuana Being Prescribed by Doctor – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Africa Studio As of now, medical marijuana dispensaries have not been welcomed in Collier County, but that could change in a few months. Collier zoning staff have been drafting an amendment to the county’s land development code to allow these dispensaries to run

NBA Hall of Fame Meet & Greet coming to Naples Hilton Hotel

NBA Hall of Fame — Courtesy: Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism Naples All-Star Events is bringing four NBA Hall of Fame icons to Naples as part of the Legends Basketball III Meet & Greet 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 21, at the Naples Hilton. This year’s NBA Hall of Famers include Artis

Relaxation & adventure await in Florida’s happiest beach town, Naples

Naples, Florida — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Sean Pavone Naples, Florida has been voted number one in the nation for health and happiness year after year. The Gulfside city offers everything you could ever want from a beach community: more than 300 days of annual sunshine, delicious tropical seafood, boat rides with a perfect view of