Archive for the ‘Sanibel Real Estate’ Category

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: April Stats

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

The overall housing market reported more sales  and higher median prices in Florida. The statewide median price for a single family home in April was $259,470- up 2.7% from the previous year. The single family home sales reached 26,992 in April- that’s up 6.2% over April 2018. How did we make out locally? Lee County […]

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: DON’T do These Things When Selling Your Home

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

A list was recently put together put HouseCall and we agree with their findings so we are passing this along. Don’t over-improve. Fix stuff, yes… add that brand new state of art built-in of some sort, no. Decorating tastes differ so much, that your fancy built-in may someone else’s nightmare. Don’t over decorate. Pretty neutral […]

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 […]