Archive for the ‘Sanibel Real Estate’ 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: Year to Date Sanibel Sales

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

We just had our broker review the stats on Sanibel until end July and we find that the median sales price was up 8% this past season. Closed sales are up 12 % over this time last year as a result of an active season. The summer season has slowed considerably, but is always expected […]

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: Economy Hits that of a Small Country

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

–The Orlando Sentinel reported last week:  Florida’s gross domestic product topped $1 trillion Friday, an economic output that would make the Sunshine State the world’s 17th largest economy if it were an independent country, the state chamber said. Florida’s economy has grown larger than Saudi Arabia’s, Switzerland’s and Argentina’s, the chamber said. The economist who […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Quieter Hurricane Season

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Some good news from top hurricane forecasters: The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season should be quieter than normal, according to a new prediction this week. Meteorologist Phil Klotzbach and other experts from Colorado State University – regarded as the nation’s top seasonal hurricane forecasters – predict 10 named tropical storms will form, of which four will […]

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. […]