Archive for the ‘Market News’ Category

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 […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: “DING” Darling Days Coming Soon!

Friday, October 5th, 2018

Ding” Darling Days’ Family Fun Day on Sunday, October 14, culminates a weekend of eco-activities with all-free refuge tram tours, live wildlife presentations, hot dogs, kids crafts, and other family activities. Birding, boating, tram, paddleboarding, and kayaking activities fill the weekend. The 30th annual celebration  begins on Friday, October 12, with Get Outside Day and […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: AUGUST STATS

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

The  numbers from the MLS tell us a very good story about August sales ! Numbers are up in both condos and homes. Median price is up too. Who said August is the “off”season??? 10.3% up in single family sales- 1237 sales compared to 1121 in 2017 17.9% up in condo sales 561 compared to […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: “Ding” Days are Here!

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Free admission on September 22 to enjoy all that “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel has to offer. Biking, kayaking, paddleboard rentals (25% discount!), Make and Take recycled crafts, and so  much more. For more info on this event, call Monica Scroggin at 239-472-11– ext 237. If a trip to the refuge has you […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Easy August

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

The storm activity in August was quite inactive! And that is good news for all. We are dealing with some blustery wind and rain as September begins, but certainly nothing of Irma stature. The meteorologists are reporting that September should remain  pretty low-key. All good news if you are interested in checking out Sanibel real […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Sales are Hanging in There!

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Despite the water crisis in Southwest Florida, real estate sales have hung in there! The July area (LEE County)  results show sales of single family homes were up by 9.1%, with 1165 closed sales compared to 1069 in 2017. Nice increase in median price too with the July median price being $255,000 compared to $235,675 […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Good Second Quarter for Sales

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

  The lastest report from the Florida Realtors Association: Second-quarter 2018 saw increased sales, higher median prices and more new listings for Florida’s housing market, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Many local markets continued to report a lack of for-sale inventory, which impacts sales and puts pressure on rising median […]