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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

Remax.com 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 remax.com  to get your home in front of millions or to find the perfect place. Number one is still www.realtor.com […]

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 […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Hurricane Predictions

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

June 1st marks the beginning of hurricane season and with it the NOAA hurricane activity predictions. They are expecting an “active to extremely active” season.  Across the entire Atlantic Basin for the six-month season, projecting a 70 percent probability of the following ranges: 14 to 23 Named Storms (top winds of 39 mph or higher), […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Sanibel beaches rank #6 in U.S. beach destination

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Trip Advisor, one of my go-to’s for travel info, recently ranked Sanibel beaches # 6 in destinations for beach and sun. A Trip Advisor spokeswoman, as rep0rted in the Fort Myers News Press, said, “Sanibel is a true favorite with many Trip-Advisor travelers seeking a relaxing vacation spot in which to unwind.” Praise was given […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Florida’s existing home sales rise in April

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Hot off the press: according to the Florida Association of Realtors, sales of existing homes rose by 27% in April. That means that sales activity has now increased in the year-to- year comparision for 20 months.There was another positive sign in April: The statewide existing home median price was $140,000, 1% higher than the statewide […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Homes between $800,000-$1,000,000

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Last week we told you what you could find on Sanibel in the half a mill range– today we are taking it up a notch. If you have between $800,000 and $1,000,000 to spend on the island and boating is your thing, how about an “Olde Florida style”  3 bed/ 2 bath pool home on […]