Archive for the ‘Sanibel Real Estate’ Category

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 […]

SANIBEL REAL ESTATE BLOG: VOTE YES ON AMENDMENT 2

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

   Amendment 2, the proposed amendment this November  would extend a current 10 percent cap on annual increases in assessed values of non-homestead properties – a cap that voters approved in 2008. Florida Realtors and www.chuckandrews.com  supports Amendment 2! Visit the “Amendment 2 – Good for All Floridians” website for more information on the campaign […]

SANIBEL REAL ESTATE BLOG: SOME MARCH STATS

Monday, May 7th, 2018

March was  a great month in Lee County home sales with closed sales for single family homes running at 1281, compared to 912 the previous month. Median sales price for single family homes stays on a positive track as well with the median sales price up 2%- we are now at $260,000 for median sale […]

SANIBEL REAL ESTATE BLOG: MORTGAGE INTEREST RATES RISING

Friday, April 27th, 2018

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates continued to climb this week, reaching their highest level in more than four years and denting prospective home purchasers’ prospects amid the spring buying season. It was the third straight week of increases for long-term mortgage rates. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages jumped […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: A Few Quick Stats

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Just a quick recap of Sanibel real estate stats as of April Fool’ s Day (and it’s not a joke!): we are on the same pace as 2017 for closed sales. Home sales lead the way with an increase in median sales price of 18%. Inventory is down a bit for 2017 but half of […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: February STATS

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Closed sales, median salesprice, and active listings saw a positive increase in the month of February in Lee County. The number of closed sales for single family homes was up more that 10% year over year with 912 closed sales compared to 824 last year. Condos were up even more- 16.7% or 511 closed sales […]