Archive for the ‘Captiva Real Estate’ Category

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) […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog:Dr. Beach Top 10

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Well, Sanibel didn’t make it this year but two area beaches: Barefoot Beach was ranked number 2 and Delnor-Wiggins  Pass State Park ranked number 9. Both of these beaches are in northern Collier County. This is not the first year these beaches have made Dr. Beach’s list. If you are interested in the number one […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: RE/MAX AGENTS are Number 1.

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

The latest rankings show Re/Max agents have these most transaction sides as other agents- doubling the average sides of Coldwell Banker, Berkshire Hathaway and C21. Re/Max also has the most agents worldwide at 890,000! So who do you want to work with buying or selling real estate. If your real estate needs include Sanibel real […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Best Place for Family Vacay!

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Announced on the Today Show this week: Sanibel Island is the number one family-friendly vacation spot in the nation! Sanibel scored this attention by winning two categories in FamilyFun magazine. Not only did it win family-friendly but also top tourist town in U.S. Come and bring your family and if your visit turns to thoughts […]

Sanibel real estate blog: Pending sales continue rise

Friday, May 1st, 2015

— Pending home sales in March continued their recent momentum, rising for the third straight month and remaining at their highest level since June 2013, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, climbed 1.1 percent to 108.6 in March from an upward revision […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: A Landmark Gets a Facelift

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

The Sundial Beach Resort ( a favorite location of ours as that was the location of our wedding reception 31 years ago!) has gotten a  needed “refreshing”. They have shed the ’70s look with a multi-million redo. The remodel included updating and upgrading the pool area (oh no, the shell slide is gone!) , adding […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog:They are Buying Vacation Homes

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Some stats from the National Association of Realtors: Vacation home sales in 2014 raced past the peak in 2006. Vacation home sales were up 57% form 2013 nearly doubling the combined total of the past two years. In 2014, vacation home sales represented 21% of all transactions. 46% of all the vacation homes sales were […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: High Growth

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

LEE & Collier both ranked in high the growth department with latest population estimates released by the U.S. census bureau. Lee County was number 6 in the top ten fastest-growing metro areas and Collier was number 10. Lee County grew by 18,177 people last year and Collier added 8671 new residents. Not shocking as Southwest […]