Archive for the ‘Crown Colony real estate’ Category

Sanibel real estate blog: National Housing Stats

Friday, February 20th, 2015

The January 2015 national numbers have been published and it looks like sales are 3.9% lower than last year at this time. Not that surprising… given the weather complications in various areas. The good news continues to be the median price point. It’s up nationally 11.2% since last year. Stay tuned for our local Sanibel […]

Sanibel real estate blog: The Tourists are Here!

Friday, February 13th, 2015

There were an estimated 3 million visitors to Lee County in 2014- that’s up 12% from the previous year. We suspect after this winter, we will again see gains in the folks coming for a bit of sun and fun! They are finding that 38.4% of these tourists were from the UK, 25 % from […]

Sanibel real estate blog: Crown Colony Condos

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

We know it’s isn’t Sanibel real estate, but an interesting thing happening in Crown Colony right now ( about a 20 minute drive to Sanibel). For one reason or another- mostly moving within the neighborhood to a bigger home, we have a very nice variety of condos of available. Different views, different upgrades, furnished, unfurnished, […]

Sanibel real estate blog: Shop for a Mortgage

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

IN a survey taken recently, it looks like mortgage consumers are not shopping around. If you are checking out Sanibel real estate and need a mortgage info, we have a list of reputable lenders and would be happy to provide it. Today’s report is based on results from the new National Survey of Mortgage Borrowers, […]

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 […]