Archive for the ‘Market News’ Category

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 […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: June Sales Hang in There!

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

The Greater Fort Myers Real Estate Board just released the June numbers and we are rolling right along. Single family home sales were down a hair ( 2.5%) with 1244 sales compared to 1276 last year. Condo sales were up by a hair at 1.2%, 575 sales in June 2017 and 582 in June 2018. […]

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 […]