Archive for the ‘Market News’ Category

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: February Lee County update

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

The stats are gathered for February and it seems we have hit a bit of slump in Lee County. Closed sales in February amounted to 825 home sales and that was down 12.5% from last year. February was however the 51st consecutive month of a median home price increase, now up to $ 216,800 (from […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Tax credits for homeowners

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Sanibel real estate homeowners: Are you getting all of the tax credit you deserve on home improvement this year? Homeowners can earn up to $500 on their return by taking into account small upgrades made last year, including: Biomass stoves Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning Advanced main air-circulating fans (tax credit amount of $50) Insulation […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Florida January Sales Strong

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

From the Florida Association of Realtors: Florida’s housing market saw rising median prices, fewer all-cash closed sales and a tight inventory of for-sale homes in January, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 16,529 last month, up 2.7 percent over the January 2015 figure. “Florida’s […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: 2015 was a good year!

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

2015 was a pretty good year from a real estate standpoint. Our Sanibel Board of Realtors stats show a 12 % increase in sales over 2014 with a slight increase in prices over that same time. 2016 began with low inventories. We were 20% lower than 2015 and 55% lower than the 3 year average […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Just in From the NAR

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

WASHINGTON – Jan. 12, 2016 – Following the housing market’s best year in nearly a decade, existing-home sales are forecast to expand at a more moderate pace in 2016 as pent-up buyer demand combats affordability pressures and meager economic growth, according to National Association of Realtors®(NAR) Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. In an NAR video, Yun […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: SONGWRITER FEST!

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Don’t miss out on the second annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest taking place today through Sept. 27. The lineup includes some of Nashville’s biggest hitmakers with 70 performers, 138 performances and 24 venues. In addition to performances on Captiva and Ft. Myers beach, downtown Ft. Myers has been added as a venue. Kristian Bush, Jana […]

Sanibel Real Estate blog:Healthy Market!

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

An  interesting article in the 8/15 Fort Myers News-Press, for all of you interested in buying or selling Sanibel real estate. Lee County sales were up more than 9 percent as compared to the same time last year. Collier’s sales were down slightly. The two factors that contribute to Lee’s performance are affordability and inventory. […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog:Dr. Beach Top 10

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Well, Sanibel didn’t make it this year but two area beaches: Barefoot Beach was ranked number 2 and Delnor-Wiggins  Pass State Park ranked number 9. Both of these beaches are in northern Collier County. This is not the first year these beaches have made Dr. Beach’s list. If you are interested in the number one […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: RE/MAX AGENTS are Number 1.

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

The latest rankings show Re/Max agents have these most transaction sides as other agents- doubling the average sides of Coldwell Banker, Berkshire Hathaway and C21. Re/Max also has the most agents worldwide at 890,000! So who do you want to work with buying or selling real estate. If your real estate needs include Sanibel real […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: A Landmark Gets a Facelift

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

The Sundial Beach Resort ( a favorite location of ours as that was the location of our wedding reception 31 years ago!) has gotten a  needed “refreshing”. They have shed the ’70s look with a multi-million redo. The remodel included updating and upgrading the pool area (oh no, the shell slide is gone!) , adding […]