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A Great Place to Live!

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Four Florida cities made the US News & World Report’s annual list of the best places to live. Fort Myers was number 12! It earned points for year-round warm weather, access to beaches and relaxed atmosphere. The median price of $219,200 for a single family home helped too! IF you are thinking of a move […]

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Some good info from my buddy at Van Dyk Mortgage: Tim Hart says: Interest rates can be volatile. That can mean either risk or, sometimes, reward. How much? Not ready to take action today? Think rates will come down soon? Remember these truths: Today’s prices and rates are known. Tomorrow’s are not. If rates fall […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: October Better Than September

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Real estate activity was much better in September. Old Irma held us down a bit. Closed sales in October in LEE  County were down from last October 9.5% and condo sales were up 9.1%. The median value of a single family home continues to creep up at $240,000- that’s 6.7% higher than last October at […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Florida Performs

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

  Fla. a top state when comparing taxes paid to services received If ROI (return on investment) is applied to taxes, a WalletHub study ranks Florida. third in the nation for the value residents get from the state taxes they pay. For the analysis, WalletHub says it used 23 metrics to compare the quality and […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: NEW LISTINGS!!

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Wow, three new listings in a week!  We are ready for season as we start reloading with some really nice listings. Something for everyone from a totally affordable golf course condo under $200,000 to Gulf front homes at $2,995,000. Check them out at and give us a call anytime you need info on Sanibel […]

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: FLORIDA is #4

Friday, September 30th, 2016

The nonpartisan Tax Foundation released its 13th annual State Business Tax Climate Index, which measures how well-structured each state’s tax code is by analyzing more than 100 variables in five tax categories: corporate, individual income, sales, property and unemployment insurance. Wyoming once again took first place with the most competitive tax code in the country, […]

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 […]