What Summer Camps for Your Kids This Summer?

Summer’s here and the choice for summer camp/s is on! What will you or your child/ren choose when it comes to spending the summer months? If you cannot take 2 full months off of work to travel with your family, the following ideas might help:

Alliance for the Arts– Act! Sing! Dance! Create! Campers enjoy eight fun-filled weeks of hands-on instruction & fun and artistic activities following a different theme each week. There are two age groups: Our Main Summer Arts Camp for 1st through 6th grade, and our popular “Mini” Summer Arts Camp for 4* & 5 year olds. Both camps include a unique blend of visual arts, theater, voice and dance instruction. There is an art exhibition and final stage performance each Friday afternoon at 2:30 for the Main Summer Arts Camp. See more here!

Fort Myers YMCA– Now is the time to sign up for our local Y day camps. Day camp can offer all of the benefits of traditional camp—new experiences, skill building, a sense of community and lasting friendships — while allowing campers to return home each afternoon.  Also, we’re proud to say that camp at the Y includes FREE healthy lunch and snacks daily. Day camp and Sports Day Camp available. See more here!

Camp i-sci 2015– Each session includes:

  • Discovery in the Exhibit Halls: 30-45 minutes each morning and afternoon campers explore the exhibit areas Hands-On Hall, Sporty Science Arena, Mind Magic, Animal Lab, SEA-to-SEE Touch Tank & Aquaria, Dino Discovery, IMAG-TV Weather Station
  • Science, Humanities, & Arts Activities: 3-5 themed activities per day. Campers are led on a path of discovery by State of Florida Certified Teachers and  Professional Museum Educators
  • Outdoor Exploration: 30 minutes per day (weather dependant): Campers enjoy outdoor and free-time  activities
  • “Animal Encounter”: 20-30 minutes once per week, Campers participate in the Animal Encounter and touch live animals
  • Tour of Outdoor Exhibits: 20-30 minutes once per week, Campers feed the fish at Fish-Eye Lagoon
  •  3-D Movie Viewed once per week

See more about i-sci here!

Future Scientists and Marine-biologists– Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center offers seasonal summer camps in June and July, designed for Children K-16. Come explore the beautiful barrier islands and the waters of Estero Bay. Field and beach trips will introduce campers to sea grass communities, plankton populations, mangrove tangles and bird nesting areas. Our staff state-certified teachers offers a wide diversity of expertise providing highly personalized instruction. See more here!

Edison Ford Inventor’s Camp– Edison Ford is a living lab, where each project or activity challenges campers in the sciences, art, history and nature to ask questions and discover the answers for themselves while having fun! See more here!

Contact Kevin L. Kellogg for your real estate sales, search, and property management needs today!

Know Your Neighbors, Say Hello: The Power of Networking

Season is ending for those of us who live in sunny Florida all year-round. For some businesses, that means extended vacations or for people like myself, WORKING SMARTER (not harder). You never know who’s sitting next to you at a restaurant or a local hangout when you’re out with friends or family. If the situation calls for it, say “Hello” and SMILE! It’s important to socialize outside of “social” networking. YOU JUST NEVER KNOW! Your next client, next friend, or a friend of a friend may be inches from you, but you won’t know unless you start a conversation.

Networking can be done in many ways, but just getting out there and meeting people is the BEST WAY. Networking groups, social events, etc. If you cannot find something that interests you, HOST IT YOURSELF! That’s what I’ve done, here at Kevin L. Kellogg at P&M Property Services. I’ve made some really great connections and even better friends.

Make sure to check out my Preferred Vendors page here: http://kevinkelloggrealestate.com/who-wed-refer/

Let my friends know that Kevin sent you! Happy Thursday and have a great weekend!

Did you know that P&M offers Property Management, too?

Are you a landlord? Own commercial property? If you’re looking for someone to show your property, take applications, interview, maintain your property, and assist in the complete leasing process -Call P&M Property Management today!

P&M Property Services was founded by P&M Property Management in 2009. Both companies have office in Fort Myers and Naples, Florida. P&M Property Management has been serving the Southwest Florida (SWFL) area for over 15 years! They specialize in full service management of condominium associations, and homeowner associations.

P&M’s impressive portfolio includes some of SWFL premiere locations, including Mastique overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, and Southbridge in Pelican Landing. Our Naples properties include Associations in Cypress Woods Country Club.  Fort Myers we work in most of the premier Communities including Pelican Landing, Burnt Store and Cross Creek just to name a few. We work in SWFL and will do consulting work all over the state of Florida.

Visit P&M Property Management’s website here: http://www.pmpropertymgt.com/

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Call for all of your property management needs: 239-481-1577

Why Rent at Alta Mar in Fort Myers, Florida

Alta Mar Condos

Luxury high-rise living with majestic views across the Caloosahatchee River are found at Alta Mar. The location in the downtown Fort Myers River District is second to none! Alta Mar is a boaters paradise with a 160 slip marina offering direct gulf access.

  • 7-story building
  • 131 units
  • 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms
  • 775 SF to 1,457 SF

Alta Mar amenities include a clubhouse, riverfront pool, spa, fitness center, billiards room, and marina with 160 boat slips.

Alta Mar is located in the downtown Fort Myers River District at 2825 Palm Beach Boulevard, just off First Street.

Alta Mar Condos

Alta Mar Condos

Census: Florida leads nation with 6 of the nation’s fastest-growing metro areas

WASHINGTON – The beautiful weather in Florida seems to be drawing more Americans, with the Sunshine State climbing the ranks of most populous states and fastest-growing cities.

The Villages, Florida, ranked as the nation’s fastest-growing metro area last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau. The city west of Orlando boasted a 5.4 per cent increase between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014.

Six Florida metro areas were among the 20 fastest-growing: Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton and Panama City.

The rest of the top five fastest-growing cities by per cent grow were Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach metroplex in South Carolina and North Carolina at 3.2 per cent; the Austin-Round Rock area in Texas at 3 per cent; Odesa, Texas, at 2.9 per cent; and St. George, Utah, at 2.9 per cent.

Ready to move in? Call Kevin at 239-677-9450 NOW!

Looking to Relocate to Fort Myers, FL?

Now that season is over (or spring break), people are moving back home.. but are settling in and realizing how much they wish they owned their own slice of paradise! Here are a few reasons to assist you in your decision to move to sunny Southwest Florida:

1. Best Beaches: http://www.10best.com/destinations/florida/fort-myers/attractions/beaches/

2. Job Outlook: http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2014/12/09/where-the-jobs-will-and-wont-be-in-2015/

3. Housing Market Outlook 2015: http://www.metrostudyreport.com/category/naples-ft-myers-market/

4. Grade School Education: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/florida/districts/lee-county-school-district/fort-myers-high-school-5157

5. Things to do: http://www.fortmyersbeach.org/fort-myers-beach-things-to-do/

Sanibel, Florida Boardwalk
Sanibel, Florida Boardwalk

There are so many other reasons that could be posted, but these are the top ones (I think)! Give me a call today at 239-677-9450 or email me at kkellogg@kevinkelloggrealestate.com. I look forward to working with you, even over long distance, to get your new home ready for next season!

8 Reasons to Move to Fort Myers, Florida

8 Reasons to Move to Fort Myers, Florida

Fort Myers has 62,000 individuals who call paradise their home. Why do you ask? Here’s why:

1. Beaches. Yes, BEACHES. Some of the United States’ top rated beaches are within reasonable driving distance of Fort Myers. My personal favorites: Sanibel Island and Naples.

2. Money. Your bank account may seem a little happier since the cost of living in Fort Myers is about 5% below the national average, according to Sterling’s Best Places. There is no state income tax, so if you’re from a State like New York, you may feel a few dimes richer. Homes sell for less too! Another reason to call 239-677-9450 TODAY!

3. Sports. The Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins have their spring training facilities in Fort Myers, and The Yankees’ facility isn’t too far in Tampa, Florida (they had to move it at least a couple hours drive from the Red Sox).

4. Up and Coming. Since the new millennium,  Fort Myers’ population has grown twice the rate as the national average. Spring breakers deciding to settle, perhaps? Downtown is completely revamped and beautiful for those who love great food, bars, and shopping (who doesn’t)?

5. Winter Sports. Sorry, you thought you could use the excuse for winter sports to stay up North, but the Florida Everblades calls Fort Myers and Germain Arena, home.

6. Shopping. Edison Mall, Miromar Outlets, and Coconut Point. Enough said.

7. Outdoors Activities. Besides beaches, Florida has so much to offer with activities such as: fishing, kayaking, jet boat tours, sunset cruises, and more!

8. Growing Professional Community. No matter what your age, a growing professional community will bring education, economics, new businesses, and the sense to do better to SWFL.

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Estero and Fort Myers See Economic Boom on the Horizon

Estero and Fort Myers See Economic Boom on the Horizon

When it comes to disposable income and population growth, Estero and Fort Myers, FL is where you need to be. 

“Naples and Fort Myers are the two of the top fastest growing areas in the nation” -Gary Tasman, founder and executive director or Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Property SWFL

With that being said, prices of these two areas will begin to rise over the upcoming years -rents, leases, and purchases. If you’re looking to sell your home and upgrade to a new one, now’s the time to do it! If you’re looking to purchase a new home or your first home, now’s the time to do it!

Don’t wait years in this exploding real estate market, call Kevin L. Kellogg today!