Archive for the ‘Market News’ Category

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Buyer’s Market?

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

The January stats give us a few bright spots: more closed sales than last year and the median price is up to $ 245,000 from $227,000. Some of the numbers do indicate we are heading toward a buyer’s market: more inventory (active listings) and and fewer pending listings than this time last year. Whatever the […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Don’t Forget Your Tax Deductions

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

OK, all of you that have purchased Sanibel real estate: Here are four Florida  deductions that you may be able to claim on your taxes this year: 1.Mortgage interest The interest paid on a home loan is typically the largest potential deduction for middle-class. Also this for a second home: you can also deduct the […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: DECEMBER Stats

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

The Florida Gulf Coast Realtors just released the county wide stats for December and there appears to be a drop in sales. Closed sales were down for both Single family homes (5.5%) and condos (10.3%). Good news though- median sales price continues to climb year over year. December 2016 saw a median sales price of […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Rising Interest Rates

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

 Sanibel real estate buyers, listen up: long-term U.S. mortgage rates continued to surge last week after the recent election. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Wednesday that the average rate on a 30-year fixed rate loan shot up to 4.03 percent, the highest since July 2015 and up from 3.94 percent a week earlier. The rate […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Some Sanibel/Captiva Stats

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Just updated stats on Sanibel real estate and we would like to share the results. As of Nov. 14, 2016: They have been 185 closed home sales and 142 closed condo sales. There are 22 pending home sales and 17 pending condo sales- most likely they will close before the end of year. That will […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Florida is Nearly Normal.

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Just reprinted from the Florida Realtor Association: Fla. real estate market rapidly returning to ‘normal’ WASHINGTON – Oct. 26, 2016 – According to Freddie Mac, the nation’s housing market is almost back to normal or, in Freddie’s terms, “on the outer edge of its historic benchmark range of housing activity.” The study also found that […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Florida Real Estate Stats for September

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Reprinted from the Florida Real Estate Board info: Florida’s housing market had more new listings, higher median prices and fewer all-cash closed sales in September, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Tight inventory continues to impact the state’s housing market, noted Florida Realtors Chief Economist Brad O’Connor. Closed sales of single-family […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Median Price up a Bit

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

August stats for Lee County have just been released and the median price for a single family home is currently $225,000, up 11% from last August. There was also a huge jump in sales in the over one  mill category of 80% with 27 homes sold in that range this past month. Closed sales for […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Summer Doldrums!

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

IN spite of being the hottest summer we can recall, the real market has cooled off a bit since 2015. Still healthy- just not robust! At this point in the summer, closed sales are down 25% year to date. With 261 closed sales so far this year we are only about half way to the […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: June sales info

Monday, July 25th, 2016

The June sales numbers are in for Lee County and it looks like we took a drop in actual sales but there was another uptick in prices. WE had 1177 closed single family home sales in Lee in June and last June we saw 1342 closed sales. There was a jump in the median price […]