Archive for the ‘Captiva Real Estate’ Category

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Sept. home prices up for LEE

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Home prices soared in Lee and Collier counties in September, according to the latest stats number from our local real estate board. In Lee County, the median price of a single-family home sold with the assistance of a Realtor increased 20.9 % from $175,000 to $211,578 between July 2014 and July 2015. Collier County saw […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: “Ding” Darling Days are Here Again!

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Ding Darling Days are back 10/18-10/25 at the Wildlife Refuge. There is the big 139th birthday celebration of Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling on 10/21 with free birthday cake for all.  Come and find out what the wildlife refuge is all about with all kind of special events this week: learn how to paddle board, do […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: CABBAGE KEY

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Cabbage Key Inn made the list of “super-remote getaways” from across the globe on oyster.com ( a website that hires investigators to stay incognito at hotels and evaluate them). Cabbage Key is described on the website as a mid-range property offering 6 quaint rooms and 8 cottages on a beautiful, secluded island that is only […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: August Stats

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

The new stats for August sales are in and the median sales price continues to increase. Compared to August 2014, there was a 12% increase. The August median sale price was $ 205,000. ($182,500 last year). The big story was on Ft. Myers Beach:  there was 60% increase in closed sales over last August. We […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: SONGWRITER FEST!

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Don’t miss out on the second annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest taking place today through Sept. 27. The lineup includes some of Nashville’s biggest hitmakers with 70 performers, 138 performances and 24 venues. In addition to performances on Captiva and Ft. Myers beach, downtown Ft. Myers has been added as a venue. Kristian Bush, Jana […]

Sanibel Real Estate blog:Healthy Market!

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

An  interesting article in the 8/15 Fort Myers News-Press, for all of you interested in buying or selling Sanibel real estate. Lee County sales were up more than 9 percent as compared to the same time last year. Collier’s sales were down slightly. The two factors that contribute to Lee’s performance are affordability and inventory. […]

Sanibel real estate blog: NAPLES & CAPE Top for Future Job Growth

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Naples is tops in the nation for highest forecasted job growth, according to a new Forbes magazine rating. Cape Coral is third on the list. Six Florida cities were in the top 10. Cape Coral is expected to have 4.4% job growth through 2017. The job area creation is construction, retail and health care as […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Songwriters Announced

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

The second annual Island Hopper Songwriter 10 day fest is just around the corner and the talent has just been announced. Starting on 9/17 on Captiva at South Seas, Downtown Ft. Myers and Ft. Myers Beach Sept 25-27, the event features mostly free concerts. The songwriters that are performing have written songs for Garth Brooks, […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Speed Sale Your Home

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

The Florida Realtor Association has come up with a ” 48 Ways to Speed a House Sale” and of course, the first one is have Realtor evaluate your home to see what needs to be updated, repaired or removed. I am going to make this as concise as possible- but if you are selling your […]

Sanibel real estate blog: TILA-RESPA changes

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

  You’ve heard about the TILA-RESPA changes being implemented August 1. But do you understand how the new process will work? And how it will affect your closings?  Here are three TILA-RESPA changes you need to know now. 1) There is a new “Loan Estimate” The Good Faith Estimate and initial Truth-In-Lending Disclosure (Initial TIL) […]