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Naples Lifestyle: Habitat For Humanity Continues To Shine

Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012

One fascinating part of the Naples lifestyle is giving back. So many “retirees” are looking for “significance” in the “second half” of their lives and deep down feel the need to help out others. So many non-profits, many invented right here, reach out to Collier County – the largest county east of the Mississippi – to make a difference. Galas, fund raising, and many times roll up your sleeves hard work.
Imagine an area of the country near the top of per capita income lists where an estimated one third of the children live in poverty. Due to the splendor and global demand for real estate affordable housing is tough to find. So tough “workers” find it difficult living near their employer’s place of business and some families are doubled or tripled up.  When viewed from the outside many apartment buildings seem normal enough.  When viewed from the inside you see many families all living together.  How is a kid suppose to do his homework in an environment like that?
Now imagine a county full of caring people. People who care enough to make a difference. Enter Habitat for Humanity in Collier County where over 100 homes are renovated or built and over 1,400 homes now house 5,000+ souls in safe affordable housing. And the homeowner’s themselves? All legal residents of the Unites States and all BUYING their homes – no handouts here just “hand-ups.” Oh, and did I mention the default rate on all these mortgages is less than 1%? Imagine if a 1% default rate were the national average!  These folks work, save and manage their money.  Give them a chance through the donation of your time or treasure or both and it will not be wasted.

Tell us what you think and ask us about Habitat for Humanity and many other non-profit works here in Naples.  Maybe giving back will be part of your Naples lifestyle.
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Mark Goebel, PA is a REALTOR with Coldwell Banker on 5th avenue in Naples, Florida with 35+ years of visiting and living in Naples. After 25 years at Accenture, Mark retired as a managing director and spends his time helping non profits and building a Naples real estate team with his wife Nan. Talk to Mark and Nan about life in Naples and why they chose this place to live full-time over all others and enjoy Naples real estate.
Mark Goebel, PA
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