Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Fort Myers Makes the List!

October 14th, 2019

U.S. News  & World report just released its 2020 BEST places to retire and Ft. Myers is Number 1! The say it’s due to increases in desirability, health care quality, job market strength and happiness. So come on down and let us help you work out the maze of area real estate.

If Sanibel real estate is your thing, give Chuck Andrews a call at 239-849-3396 or check out Sanibel real estate listings at www.chuckandrews.com. If you are looking for Fort Myers real estate, give Kimberley Andrews a call at 239-935-9235.

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Coastal Clean-Up!

October 7th, 2019

The SCCF staged a beach clean-up on September 21 and volunteers cleaned the beaches from Captiva to the shoreline leading to the Sanibel Causeway. The cleanup effort cleared about 475 pounds of beach debris. Cigarette butts, balloons, construction materials, even a tire and a chair would collected.

The local effort is a part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup where 10.5 million volunteers cleaned 350,000 miles of shoreline, collecting 192 million pounds of trash!

So come visit the clean beaches of Sanibel and if your thoughts turn to Sanibel real estate, give us a call or check out our website at www.chuckandrews.com for all of the area listings!

Ding Days Ahead on Sanibel Island!

September 12th, 2019

Mark your calendar for the 75th anniversary of J.N. “Ding” Darling Day  National Wildlife Refuge for Sunday October 20th.

Lots of fun activities including: hourly biking, hiking and birding tours,  a Spanish speaking guide, free stand-up paddleboard clinics, a touch tank acitivity, wildlife origami, chalk drawing, canvas painiting and an Iphone photography walk.

Don’t miss the fun and if your visit to Sanibel brings thoughts of Sanibel real estate, give Chuck Andrews a call to learn about area real estate.

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: APRIL STATS WERE OK

June 24th, 2019

We still seem to be hanging in there with Southwest Florida real estate sales. Closed sales were about 8% from last April in both home and condo sales. Median price point was up in both categories too, with condos up 7/8% at $206,500 for a median number and single family is up 1.6% to $265,000.

If it’s time for you to start checking out Sanibel real estate, give us a call at 239-849-3396 or check out our website for listings allover Southwest Florida at www.chuckandrews.com.

A Great Place to Live!

June 4th, 2019

Four Florida cities made the US News & World Report’s annual list of the best places to live. Fort Myers was number 12! It earned points for year-round warm weather, access to beaches and relaxed atmosphere. The median price of $219,200 for a single family home helped too!

IF you are thinking of a move to the Southwest Florida area or considering Sanibel real estate, give us a call for more info or check out  our website at www.chuckandrews.com

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: April Stats

May 28th, 2019

The overall housing market reported more sales  and higher median prices in Florida. The statewide median price for a single family home in April was $259,470- up 2.7% from the previous year. The single family home sales reached 26,992 in April- that’s up 6.2% over April 2018.

How did we make out locally? Lee County Realtor Association reported a median price point for single family homes at $ 266,500- that’s up from the statewide number and also up from last year’s reported median price being $ 263,000 by 1.3%. WE were slightly down in closed home sales, selling 1362 single family homes in Lee County- that’s down 6.8% from April of 2018 when 1461 homes were sold.

Both number of condos sold and median price point were up in Lee County (823 in April 2019- 770 April 2018). The median price for condos statewide is now $ 194,500 and locally we are at $ 205,000.

If the time has come to look for your Sanibel real estate, check out our listings at www.chuckandrews.com or give us a call at 239-849-3396, anytime to discuss the market in your neighborhood.

 

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: FT. MYERS BEST PLACES TO LIVE NEAR A BEACH!

March 25th, 2019

Fort Myers has landed on a list of the best places to live near the beach in the country, according to a report by U.S. News & World Report, eclipsed by only two other Florida locations and spots in Hawaii, California and South Carolina. We knew that!

FT. Myers was number 6 on the list  but number one in our hearts!  Time to check out living in our lovely coastal area- call us for info on Sanibel real estate or Ft. Myers area real estate anytime. Or check out some of the area listings on our website at www.chuckandrews.com.

December Stats: Shopping for Homes Down

January 24th, 2019

Looking at the December real estate stats for Lee County and shopping for homes was a down a bit.

There were 900 single family closed sales and that’s down from 1059 last December. BUT the median sales price is up to $246,803 and it was $238,350 last December. Condo sales were down too: 407 this December compared to 533 last December. Again, a rise in median sales price to $205,000 and that’s up from $190,000 last year.

Give us a call to check out Sanibel real estate or check our listings at www.chuckandrews.com.

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: November Rocked!

December 26th, 2018

They are saying there is a slowdown in real estate but the November stats in Southwest Florida prove otherwise. Sales year over year in Lee County were up in both condo and home sales.

Single family home sales were up 12.2% percent from last year and condo sales were up by 7.6%. The median sales price is now up to $250,000. And that’s up from $245,000 in November 2017.

If you need help navigating the Sanibel real estate market give us a call at 239-849-3396 or check out our website at www.chuckandrews.com.

Sanibel Real Estate: October Stats

November 27th, 2018

The Lee County numbers are tallied for October and it’s mostly good news.

Single family home sales are up14.6% with 982 homes sold in October 2018 compared to 857 in October 2017. Condos didn’t fare as well with 436 closed sales compared to 445 last October. New pending sales are about the same for both, which means we should have a November on par with last year.

The median sales price for a single family home is slightly up (2.9%) at 246,995. Condo median sales price is up 6.5% at $189,500.

If the time has come for you to check out Sanibel real estate, buying or selling, have a look at our website at www.chuckandrews.com or give us a call to discuss the Southwest Florida real estate market anytime!