Archive for the ‘Crown Colony real estate’ Category

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: $ 80 million in Port Royal

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Wow, and we thought $47 mil would be the highest price sale in Southwest Florida, but we have a new record! 2500 Gordon Drive in lovely Port Royal on the beach in Naples has an asking price of $80 million. It won’t be listed in the multiple listing service, so consider this your tip if […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Staging for the Holidays

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Should you list your home during the holidays?  While it may be a pain to keep a home tidy and ready to show during their busiest time of year, there are compelling reasons to market a house in November and December, especially in the Sanibel real estate market as northerners thoughts turn to a warm […]

Sanibel real estate blog: Median price still going up

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

That median price is still rising in Lee County. It rose 17.3% from $157,000 to $184,175  for a single-family home in October 2014 from October 2013. In Collier County in increased to $335,000- which was a 20% increase. Condominiums are still going up too but only 3.5% in Lee and 4.4 % in Collier. The […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: A Word From our Broker

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Another lively sales meeting at the Re/Max Sanibel real estate office today and here are  a few stats to entertain you: AS of November 16, 2014:  the median single family home price on Sanibel is $ 689,000.  That’s 8.5% higher than 12/31/13 when it was $ 645,000. The median condo price was $ 562,500 and […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Islands You Must Visit!

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Travelzoo says it: in North America the small islands that you must visit: Orcas, Ship, Quadra, Cornado, Catalina, Block and SANIBEL ISLAND! It says it is known for it’s ” breathtaking” stretches of white sand beach and is a great spot to collect shells. If you should stubble past Sanibel Island in the near future, […]

Sanibel real estate: Breaking good news from Re/Max

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Two monumental decisions in U.S. housing regulations this week are major victories for homebuyers – and the housing industry at large. For starters, the final qualified residential mortgage, or QRM, rule eliminates the highly controversial requirement of a specific down payment amount, bringing the rule in line with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s qualified mortgage, or QM, rule. The latter was created to […]

Sanibel real estate blog: They’re back!

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

A new report from the City of Sanibel showed 10,000 more cars crossed over the Sanibel causeway in March of this year compared to last. In August, a report from the city of Sanibel shows nearly 8,000 more cars crossed the causeway compared to last year at the same time.All looking for thatSanibel real estate […]

Sanibel real estate blog: positive outlook!

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

.According to Fannie Mae’s September 2014 National Housing Survey, consumers are feeling a little bit better about the housing market. What do you say, Sanibel real estate buyers? In September, the share of consumers who say it’s a good time to buy a home is back up to 68 percent, a four-percentage-point increase from August. […]

Sanibel real estate blog: No tax increase

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Good news for Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel residents: no tax increases- at least on their city bills. The town council of each town voted last week to use the rollback tax rates for 2014-2015. Sanibel Mayor, Kevin Ruane said,”It’s still a touch economy out here and we were ahead of the curve.” He continued, […]

Sanibel real estate blog: August Stats

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Good news and not so good news with this month’s stats: Home prices are up but sales were down in August. The median price for a single-family  home in Lee County rose to $ 182,500-that’s up 10.6% from last August’s $165,000. The number of houses sold dropped 2.8% from 1069 to 1039. Without getting too […]