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Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Pending Sales Rise

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Pending home sales expanded in most of the country in July and reached their second highest reading in over a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). Only the Midwest saw a dip in contract activity last month. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 1.3 […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Island Hopper Fest

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

The free music festival is back and scheduled for Sept 23-25 on Captiva and Sept 30-Oct. 2 on Fort Myers Beach. The headliners were announced this week and it looks like Maren Morris (It’s My Church) will be appearing as well as Bob Dipiero( Southern Voice), Even Stevens ( I love a Rainy Night) and […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: RATE HIKE?

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

This information reprinted from the USA TODAY: Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Monday sketched a generally positive picture of the economy and labor market, saying Friday’s dismal jobs report was “concerning,” but policymakers still plan to gradually raise interest rates. She did not specify whether a rate hike at the Fed’s June 14-15 meeting […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Forbes Best Investment Cities in Florida

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Forbes lists top investment cities – 7 are in Fla. Where should real estate investors put their money in 2016? Forbes teamed up with North Carolina-based data company Local Market Monitor to produce its list of 2016 Best Buy Cities – the top 20 housing markets to invest in this year – and Florida dominates […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Housing Crash Not Likely

Friday, November 20th, 2015

OK, keep in mind- we didn’t write this and the credit is below. Just thought it was blog worthy as we get this question a lot! 6 Reasons a Housing Crash is not likely: NEW YORK – Nov. 20, 2015 – The 2006-2007 housing bubble happened almost a decade ago. Should Americans be worried that […]

Sanibel Real Estate: Cape Coral rocks!

Friday, November 6th, 2015

To determine America’s best cities to live in, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data on the 550 U.S. cities with populations of 65,000 or more as measured by the U.S. Census Bureau. Based on a range of variables, including crime rates, employment growth, access to restaurants and attractions, educational attainment, and housing affordability, 24/7 Wall St. identified […]

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, […]