Archive for the ‘Crown Colony real estate’ Category

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Economy Hits that of a Small Country

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

–The Orlando Sentinel reported last week:  Florida’s gross domestic product topped $1 trillion Friday, an economic output that would make the Sunshine State the world’s 17th largest economy if it were an independent country, the state chamber said. Florida’s economy has grown larger than Saudi Arabia’s, Switzerland’s and Argentina’s, the chamber said. The economist who […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Quieter Hurricane Season

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Some good news from top hurricane forecasters: The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season should be quieter than normal, according to a new prediction this week. Meteorologist Phil Klotzbach and other experts from Colorado State University – regarded as the nation’s top seasonal hurricane forecasters – predict 10 named tropical storms will form, of which four will […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: 101 Things to Do in Southwest Florida

Friday, June 29th, 2018

Great article in the Florida Weekly this week: 101 things to do in Southwest Florida before you die. Well we have been here 44 years and missed a few of these! After 43 years, I finally saw the green flash at sunset last year. ( Number 10). It is pretty cool and I see why […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Some MAY Lee County Stats

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

The May report by the Greater Fort Myers Realtor Association is out and both the single family home sales and median price point are up from May 2017. 1400 single family homes were sold in LEE in May, compared to 1293 last May. The median price is currently $260,700  and last year it was $237,500. […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: World Oceans Day at “Ding”

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Lots of un nature activities at Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel on Friday to celebrate World Oceans Day. A free beach walk and clean up at nine am, 11- 3:30 Free Make and Take Crafts, 11 am, showing of the film STRAWS, followed by a discussion. Other movies and discussions all day. Call 239-472-1100 […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Big Jump in Closed Sales in April in Lee County

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

April was great month for closed sales as well as new pending sales in Lee County. Closed sales were up 23% for single family homes compared to April 2017 and condos and townhomes were up 22%. Active listings were also up in both categories. Median sale price for a single family home is $ 262,500- […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: LEE County among “Best Places People Are Moving”

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

According to the Ft. Myers News-Press on May 22: a new report from U.S. News and World Report ranks Lee County  second nationwide on its list of “The Best 25 Places Are Moving to in 2018”. Florida locations dominated the list with Sarasota at  , Port St. Lucie at 6 and Melbourne at 10. Time […]

SANIBEL REAL ESTATE BLOG: VOTE YES ON AMENDMENT 2

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

   Amendment 2, the proposed amendment this November  would extend a current 10 percent cap on annual increases in assessed values of non-homestead properties – a cap that voters approved in 2008. Florida Realtors and www.chuckandrews.com  supports Amendment 2! Visit the “Amendment 2 – Good for All Floridians” website for more information on the campaign […]

SANIBEL REAL ESTATE BLOG: SOME MARCH STATS

Monday, May 7th, 2018

March was  a great month in Lee County home sales with closed sales for single family homes running at 1281, compared to 912 the previous month. Median sales price for single family homes stays on a positive track as well with the median sales price up 2%- we are now at $260,000 for median sale […]

SANIBEL REAL ESTATE BLOG: MORTGAGE INTEREST RATES RISING

Friday, April 27th, 2018

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates continued to climb this week, reaching their highest level in more than four years and denting prospective home purchasers’ prospects amid the spring buying season. It was the third straight week of increases for long-term mortgage rates. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages jumped […]