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Sanibel Real Estate blog: PETS

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

We love our pets- but how do you deal when you are trying to sell a home:   Clean the entire house, especially rugs or carpeting, before putting the home on the market. It may mean calling in professionals – and don’t forget air vents. Once the house is clean, keep it that way. Pet […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Lee Market still HOT!

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Lee County Housing Market Continues To Be A Seller’s Market   (FortMyers,FL– June 22, 2015) The latest data just released from Florida Realtors® shows Lee County continues to be a seller’s market.   The Median Sale Price of single-family homes has once again climbed compared to May of last year. It increased 11.4% year over […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: trends

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Those that are following the Sanibel real estate market may be interested in the latest POSITIVE trends from TOP 5 Real Estate Trends of 2014 Indicators of a stronger housing recovery 1. Improving economic fundamentals: After an especially harsh winter, the economy picked up steam this spring and produced a banner year for new […]

Sanibel real estate blog: Great tourism news!

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Florida tourism was robust in the second quarter of 2014, showing 24 million visitors to the Sunshine State- a 3% increase. This is a record breaker! The last one that was close was 2013, quarter 2. How does that compare to LEE County? A strong second quarter was reported, with paid accommodations13.9% over quarter 3, […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Attention Bird Watchers!

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

The Sanibel Captiva Audubon Society has a bird walk scheduled for Saturday, 3-15 at 8 am at Bunche Beach in Ft. Myers. Parking is $2 and wear waterproof shoes.  Enjoy the birds! If that bird-watching near Sanibel real estate brings thoughts of Sanibel real estate ownership, give Chuck Andrews, RE/MAX of the Islands a call […]

Sanibel real estate blog: The Hardest Hit Fund Program

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

 Needing help with your mortgage because of unemployment? Read on about the Hardest Hit Fund Program:   The Hardest Hit Fund Program has been established by the federal government to help pay the mortgages of qualified homeowners who are unemployed or underemployed through no fault of their own. Currently, this funding is only available to homeowners of Lee […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Top 10 on the Hit List!

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 attracts millions of buyers and sellers and appears in the Top 10 on the Hitwise report of most visited real estate sites. If you’re looking to sell or buy, let me give you suggestions on how to use  to get your home in front of millions or to find the perfect place. Number one is still […]

Sanibel real estate blog: Building permits on the rise

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Since October 2009 there  have been 20 single-family homes permits issued by the City of Sanibel. That is more than in any of the years 2005-2007, when the market was better. For the past two years,Sanibel real estate buyers have been taking advantage of the low prices of homes. With alot of the “good deals” […]

Sanibel real estate blog: UPDATE on Crown Colony

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Crown Colony is located just 6 miles from Sanibel Island and this gated community has 552 residences (352 single family and 200 condos). Community amenities include a jr. olympic heated pool and spa, fitness center, tennis courts,lots of social activities including a bridge group, book club, pot-luck dinners and “dining-out” club. Golf membership is optional and […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: All the single ladies put your hands up!

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

NAR recently reported that single women outpaced unmarried men in the area of homeownership- for five years running! 30 years ago they were evenly matched at 10 % of home sales. In 2009, unwed males stayed at 10%, while homeownership by single females rose to 21%. ( held steady at 20 % for previous 5 […]