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Stock Development's May Sales Report

In May, Stock Development posted yet another month of strong sales numbers across all of its Southwest Florida communities.

According to Brian Stock, CEO of Stock Development, 54 new home contracts were signed in May worth just over $34 million. Stock’s sales revenue is up by 143 percent over the numbers in May of last year, while the number of contracts has increased 88.5 percent! Altogether in 2013, the company has registered 266 sales worth $164.64 million.

“May was another incredible month,” said Stock. “The 11 additional sales in Quail West bring the total for the year to an amazing 60 new home contracts worth more than $67.3 million. We continue to sell across all product types from flats and townhomes to custom-built estate homes.”

Stock said the company’s May sales pace was very nearly that of the peak winter sales months of February and March., which met their projections. He is very pleased with the strength of the Southwest Florida market and noted the company had positioned itself well to capitalize on that strength by dramatically expanding its inventory home program.

“We operate throughout Collier and Lee Counties in nine communties and offer a residential design for everyone. We have over 150 inventory homes, completed or nearing completion,” said Stock. “This includes flats, townhomes, casitas, coach homes, twin villas, several series of single-family homes and custom-built estate homes. People who want to move in right away and enjoy Southwest Florida have incredible opportunites.”

With more than 40 furnished models on display, homebuyers can tour professionally decorated single-family and multi-family homes in styles as diverse as 1,200 square foot flats to 4,000-plus square foot estate homes. No other Southwest Florida developer has as many models open and the talents of more than a dozen interior designers are on display in Stock’s models.

One of the area’s most respected builders, Stock was named on BUILDER 100 list of top builders nationwide. Company CEO, Brian Stock was also named the Entrepreneur of the Year by Tampa-based Business Observer. Stock has built more than 3,000 new homes throughout Southwest Florida and currently has 200 homes under construction.

Stock has homes available from the $160s to more than $3 million in communities renowned for their exceptional lifestyle amenities.

Stock has reached sell out of its Secoya Reserve neighborhood and build out of the community is scheduled by this fall. At Black Bear Ridge, a surge in sales has left only five homes remaining for sale. Black Bear Ridge features extraordinary lifestyle options with a beautiful lakefront clubhouse and pool. It is priced from the low $300s.

At Olde Cypress, Stock has six beautifully-furnished models open in Lantana, the final neighborhood being built at this elite country club community in North Naples. The models are available for sale with a 5 percent leaseback. In addition, six inventory homes are available. Lantana is priced from the $300s and includes $25,000 worth of option as well as a golf membership!

The company has opened new models at Treviso Bay in Naples. Treviso Bay’s18-hole TPC / PGA designed championship golf course includes a driving range, practice pitch and hand-mowed putting greens Each home purchased from Stock includes a membership to the TPC Golf Course and includes $ 25,000 towards options and upgrades for a limited time.

Quail West has 13 models homes available for viewing. One of Southwest Florida’s most exclusive clubs, the private, 1,180 acre oasis in North Naples was named recipient of the Collier Building Industry Association’s coveted Sand Dollar Award for Community of the Year in the Average Home Over $1,000,000 category, as well as the Lee Building Industry Association’s Community of the Year Award. Two championship golf courses designed by Arthur Hills join the stunning 70,000 square-foot Grand Clubhouse. Prices begin in the mid-$600s.

Stock has advanced its operations in Fiddler’s Creek. Stock is building in three Villages at Fiddler’s Creek – Isla del Sol, Mahogany Bend and Majorca Villages. Located just off Collier Boulevard, Fiddler’s Creek is comprised of nearly 4,000 acres and is zoned for 6,000 residences. Stock has seven inventory homes under construction and a furnished model open in Mahogany Bend. Prices begin in the $500s.

At Lely Resort, a total of eight neighborhoods of flats, townhomes, coach homes, twin villas, single-family homes and estate homes are offered with prices beginning from the $200s. Lely has earned five consecutive Community of the Year awards. Stock has more than 20 inventory homes available in five neighborhoods. Lely homeowners have access to the Players Club & Spa and some of Naples finest amenities. The Players Club & Spa, which currently offers over 20,000 square feet under air, is under going a two year expansion that will dramatically increase its size. There are three championship golf courses and two spectacular golf clubhouses.

Stock is a Preferred Builder at Mediterra, where they have three inventory homes on offer. Mediterra is a 1,700 acre, gated master-planned country club community in North Naples offering villa homes and single-family residences priced from $500,000 to over $7 million. It includes two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses, a state-of-the-art golf learning center, a 25,000-square-foot clubhouse, a sports club with pool, tennis, fitness center and spa.

Stock has also established an impressive resumé in Lee County. In 2012, Paseo earned its 7th consecutive Community of the Year Award from the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA).

Paseo offers flats, townhomes and casita floor plans ranging from 1,200 to 2,080 square feet under air. Prices begin from the $160s with $10,000 of options and upgrades included on flats, townhomes and casitas. Twin villas and single-family models are also open in the Esperanza neighborhood. Paseo’s 26,000 square foot Village Center includes a bistro, a pub, an internet café, a coffee shop, a 4,000 square foot fitness center and a 90-seat theatre. The free-form pool includes elaborate waterfalls and rockscapes, as well as a poolside gazebo serving lunch and refreshments.

Stock Development is located at 2647 Professional Circle in Naples. For more information, visit the Stock Development website at www.stockdevelopment.com or call (239) 592-7344.

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Investment Products: Which Is Best For Me?

Investment Products: Which Is Best For Me?

The financial industry continues to develop innovative products and improve services. As consumers we can feel overwhelmed when faced with choosing a product for our needs.

There are many products for different needs, and when faced with choosing one, it can be difficult. Investors have many choices and can use different avenues to invest their money. These options include stocks, bonds, mutual funds, annuities, and real estate.

Types of Investment Products

Stocks: Stocks are an equity position in a corporation that can provide the possibility of investment growth.

Bonds: Bonds, on the other hand, are a debt instrument that is issued by the state, government, city, municipality or corporation, and can repay the original investment along with interest.

Mutual fund: An investment company that pools money from many investors and invests it based on specific investment goals.

Annuities: Annuities are financial products sold by an insurance company that is designed to help reach financial goals and can provide income.

Real estate: Lastly, real estate is another option that can be used by owning property or investing in real estate investment trust.

These are only some products that can help investors fulfill their investment needs.

(You should consider the investment objectives, risks and charges and expenses of mutual funds carefully before investing. The prospectuses contain this and other information, which can be obtained by contacting your representative. Please read the information carefully before investing. Add a standard risk disclosure due to the discussion of specific investments: Investments are not guaranteed and are subject to investment risk including the possible loss of principal. The investment return and principal value of the security will fluctuate and when redeemed may be worth more or less than the original investment.)

Which investment product is right for me?

It depends on an investor’s goals, risk tolerance and time horizon. An investor should consider these factors and work with a financial professional to help decide the best product for him or her.

Each of these investment products has strengths and weaknesses depending on how they are used. It is also important to apply your personal situation and consider your objectives when deciding on an investment product.

Investors should be cautious when taking advice from marketing ads or television because these sources typically only present the product and its features. How they can apply to your specific situation is important to understand before investing. It is also critical to take the time to thoroughly analyze how each product can be beneficial and consider not only the benefits but also the potential downside risk.

For more information about investment products, visit jacobgold.com.


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This information was prepared by Michael Cochell of Jacob Gold & Associates Inc. and is for educational information only. The opinions/views expressed within are that of Michael Cochell of Jacob Gold & Associates Inc. and do not necessarily reflect those of ING Financial Partners or its representatives. In addition, they are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. Neither ING Financial Partners nor its representatives provide tax or legal advice. You should consult with your financial professional, attorney, accountant or tax advisor regarding your individual situation prior to making any investment decisions.




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Apple Now Worth Over $300 Billion

As of January 3, Apple’s market capitalization passed $300 billion, making them the second most valuable company in the world (just behind Exxon Mobil).  Since the bump that put them over the $300 billion mark, Apple’s value took a slight dip with the news that Steve Jobs, CEO and public face of the company, would be going on medical leave. However, the company is holding on to its second place position for now.  Check out the infographic below for more information.

Apple Worth $300 Billion