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What Do Experts See on the Horizon for the Second Half of the Year?

As we move into the latter half of the year, questions about what’s to come are top of mind for buyers and sellers. Near record-low mortgage rates coupled with rising home price appreciation kicked off a robust housing market in the first half of 2021, but what does the forecast tell us about what’s on the horizon? Mortgage Rates Will Likely Increase, but Remain Low Many experts are projecting a rise in interest rates. The latest Quarterly Forecast from Freddie Mac states: “We forecast that mortgage rates will continue to rise through the end of next year. We estimate the 30-year fixed mortgage...

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East Naples drug house shuttered by Collier deputies

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.– Collier County deputies shuttered a house in East Naples on Tuesday. Deputies began receiving calls about the home in December 2019. According to officials, deputies have followed up on 92 calls at 5329 Trammell Street. Neighbors continued to call in complaints about drug sales, loud noise and unsanitary conditions at the house. Electricity theft has even reportedly occurred. Three search warrants have been executed at the Trammell house which has resulted in around 24 arrests for drug-related charges. Firearms with ammunition, thousands of dollars in...

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Two areas of interest in the Atlantic

Two tropical waves have the potential to develop as they move generally west-northwest through the Atlantic.  The first area of low pressure is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms but is unlikely to develop over the next few days with only a 10% chance of development. The second area of interest has a greater chance of development at 50% over the next two days and a 70% chance of development over the next five days.  During the month of June, it is more common to see developments in the Gulf of Mexico or the Caribbean. As of now, those regions are quiet. The NBC 2 First Alert...

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Forecast: Scattered afternoon storms

Mostly dry to start off your Wednesday with the best chance for rain today found in the afternoon and evening. With winds out of the east-southeast, there will be plenty of moisture to work with and storms will favor coastal areas into the late afternoon.  Temperatures will remain fairly seasonal today with highs reaching the upper 80s. At times, it will feel closer to the upper 90s as dew points remain very high. This evening, overnight lows will fall back down into the mid 70s with mostly dry conditions expected overnight.  We are monitoring two tropical waves in the Atlantic. One...

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Colby Singletary Scholarship awarded to seven Collier County students

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.– Last year, like most things in 2020, the Colby Singletary Scholarship Fund was Forced to hold its inaugural awards banquet virtually.  Tuesday night at the Vineyards Country Club in Naples, however, was a different story.  “I feel it’s more personal for the athletes and the parents,” said the scholarship fund’s president and Colby Singletary’s mother, Nicole Singletary.  Colby, a dual sports star at Palmetto Ridge High School who tragically died in a 2019 car crash in Naples, was on the minds of dozens at the annual...

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“Firecracker!” – Cape Coral man wakes neighbors by screaming & pretending to be a firework

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — A man protesting pyrotechnics was caught on a Cape Coral security system screaming around at 3 AM on Friday morning. “Firecracker, firecracker, boom,” yelled the unidentified man.  People living on the Southeast 10th Avenue canal got an early Fourth of July show. It wasn’t one you could see, but you could definitely hear it.  “The dogs were barking and we go outside and this guy was screaming, I mean so loud,” said Sara Warnecke, whose security camera captured the screaming. “He seemed to be upset that people were celebrating early.” All of this...

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Man breaks into North Fort Myers home and shoots dog in face

LEE COUNTY, Fla.– Lee County deputies responded to a report of a dog that had been shot in the nose on Monday in North Fort Myers. According to investigators, Anthony Hallmon walked into someone’s home, uninvited, and shot a dog. Reportedly, the dog is accused of biting him. A report from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said Hallmon was riding an electric scooter down McDaniel Street in Suncoast Estates when he crashed in front of a home near Cantor Lane. Once Hallmon was on the ground, a dog from the nearby residence bit him on the ankle prompting him to threaten...

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80-year-old woman rescued after getting stuck in Cape Coral canal for 9 hours

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – An 80-year-old woman was rescued from a Cape Coral canal Tuesday evening after she said she went in around 11 a.m. to get her dog. Rescue crews responded to the canal behind a home on Archer Parkway E around 8 p.m., according to the Cape Coral Fire Department. The woman told responders she went into the canal to get her dog around 11 a.m. and was unable to get out. The elderly woman had been in the canal for around nine hours Tuesday, according to her statement. Firefighters were able to safely rescue the woman from the canal and she was taken to the hospital for...

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Hot June has Mighty Mussels ready for summer

FORT MYERS, Fla. – After playing a majority of their games on the road, the Mighty Mussels are back home this week bringing fireworks and some of the best baseball in the minor leagues to the diamond. Nearly two months into the season the rust is knocked off and the Mighty Mussels are cranking it up. “You know this month has been fun,” Mighty Mussels manager Brian Meyer said. “It is always a lot more fun when you win and we have been winning a lot lately because we’ve been playing good baseball.” The club’s 17 wins are among the best in minor league baseball in June and...

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That new app you just downloaded may be trying to rip you off

FORT MYERS, Fla. — By now, you know all too well the obvious cell phone scams: texts claiming you’ve won a thousand dollars and phone calls warning about your car’s warranty. But new analysis from the Washington Post reveals you could be in danger even when downloading that popular new app.  The Post found that of the 1,000 highest-grossing apps on Apple’s App Store, “nearly 2% are scams” and have “bilked customers out of an estimated $48 million.” “That doesn’t surprise me at all,” Cigent cybersecurity expert Evan Lutz said of the findings. “People trying to...

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