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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, […]

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 […]