Archive for the ‘Market News’ Category

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: October Closed Sales Were UP!

Monday, November 25th, 2019

The stats on October are in and it looks like we were up in both condo and homes sales. Condo sales were up by 17.4% and home sales were up 10.4%. Median sales price dipped 5% from last year at this time but should recover as we head into the Florida selling season. If we […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: WOW, September!

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

IT did not seem any busier but September in Lee County real estate sales proved to be pretty good! More single family home sales by 14% ( 1058 this year compared to 922 last year). Median price was up for single family too at $ 252,250 compared to $245,000 last year. Condos were exactly the […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Fort Myers Makes the List!

Monday, October 14th, 2019

U.S. News  & World report just released its 2020 BEST places to retire and Ft. Myers is Number 1! The say it’s due to increases in desirability, health care quality, job market strength and happiness. So come on down and let us help you work out the maze of area real estate. If Sanibel real […]

Ding Days Ahead on Sanibel Island!

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Mark your calendar for the 75th anniversary of J.N. “Ding” Darling Day  National Wildlife Refuge for Sunday October 20th. Lots of fun activities including: hourly biking, hiking and birding tours,  a Spanish speaking guide, free stand-up paddleboard clinics, a touch tank acitivity, wildlife origami, chalk drawing, canvas painiting and an Iphone photography walk. Don’t miss […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: APRIL STATS WERE OK

Monday, June 24th, 2019

We still seem to be hanging in there with Southwest Florida real estate sales. Closed sales were about 8% from last April in both home and condo sales. Median price point was up in both categories too, with condos up 7/8% at $206,500 for a median number and single family is up 1.6% to $265,000. […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: FT. MYERS BEST PLACES TO LIVE NEAR A BEACH!

Monday, March 25th, 2019

Fort Myers has landed on a list of the best places to live near the beach in the country, according to a report by U.S. News & World Report, eclipsed by only two other Florida locations and spots in Hawaii, California and South Carolina. We knew that! FT. Myers was number 6 on the list  but number […]

December Stats: Shopping for Homes Down

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

Looking at the December real estate stats for Lee County and shopping for homes was a down a bit. There were 900 single family closed sales and that’s down from 1059 last December. BUT the median sales price is up to $246,803 and it was $238,350 last December. Condo sales were down too: 407 this […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: November Rocked!

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

They are saying there is a slowdown in real estate but the November stats in Southwest Florida prove otherwise. Sales year over year in Lee County were up in both condo and home sales. Single family home sales were up 12.2% percent from last year and condo sales were up by 7.6%. The median sales […]

Sanibel Real Estate: October Stats

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

The Lee County numbers are tallied for October and it’s mostly good news. Single family home sales are up14.6% with 982 homes sold in October 2018 compared to 857 in October 2017. Condos didn’t fare as well with 436 closed sales compared to 445 last October. New pending sales are about the same for both, […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Positive Track in September

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Single family sales and condo sales were up in September 2018 compared to September 2017. Single family sales were up 31.9% at 922 closed sales compared to 699 last year. There were 445 condo sales and that is up 24% as 359 were sold last year in September. Of course, we all know last September […]