Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Some MAY Lee County Stats

June 22nd, 2018

The May report by the Greater Fort Myers Realtor Association is out and both the single family home sales and median price point are up from May 2017. 1400 single family homes were sold in LEE in May, compared to 1293 last May. The median price is currently $260,700  and last year it was $237,500.

Good action on condos too with 738 sold  compared to 673 last year. The median price point is down slightly to $ 191,000 from $198,000 last year.

Time to get in on this action! Check out our Sanibel real estate listings at or give Chuck a call for Sanibel real estate (239-849-3396) or Kimberley a call for Fort Myers real estate (239-935-9235).

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: World Oceans Day at “Ding”

June 7th, 2018

Lots of un nature activities at Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel on Friday to celebrate World Oceans Day. A free beach walk and clean up at nine am, 11- 3:30 Free Make and Take Crafts, 11 am, showing of the film STRAWS, followed by a discussion. Other movies and discussions all day. Call 239-472-1100 for more info about this special event.

If a trip to Sanibel gets you thinking about owning some Sanibel real estate, check out our website at or give us a call to discuss Sanibel real estate anytime!

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Big Jump in Closed Sales in April in Lee County

May 30th, 2018

April was great month for closed sales as well as new pending sales in Lee County. Closed sales were up 23% for single family homes compared to April 2017 and condos and townhomes were up 22%. Active listings were also up in both categories.

Median sale price for a single family home is $ 262,500- that’s up 5.4% from last April’s $249,000. Down 1.5% in condos to $198,000.

Get in on the action for some Sanibel real estate. Check out our website at for Sanibel real estate listings or give us a call to discuss the market anytime!

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: LEE County among “Best Places People Are Moving”

May 22nd, 2018

According to the Ft. Myers News-Press on May 22: a new report from U.S. News and World Report ranks Lee County  second nationwide on its list of “The Best 25 Places Are Moving to in 2018”. Florida locations dominated the list with Sarasota at  , Port St. Lucie at 6 and Melbourne at 10.

Time to get your piece of Sanibel Real estate: check out our website at or give us a call to discuss the area real estate market anytime. Call Chuck Andrew for Sanibel real estate and Kimberley Andrews for Fort Myers real estate.


May 17th, 2018


 Amendment 2, the proposed amendment this November  would extend a current 10 percent cap on annual increases in assessed values of non-homestead properties – a cap that voters approved in 2008.

Florida Realtors and  supports Amendment 2!

Visit the “Amendment 2 – Good for All Floridians” website for more information on the campaign or to get involved.

“If Amendment 2 fails to pass, it doesn’t mean that the cap is just no longer going to be in effect going forward,”  Kurt Wenner, TAXWATCH v.p.  said during a media event at the Florida Press Center. “It means that all of this property will suddenly be assessed at full value. This can be quite a big sticker shock when some people get their tax bills.”

Wenner said he expects that these potential tax increases would be passed along to renters and business customers, making the issue important whether someone owns property or not.

So let’s help our second home friends and neighbors owning Sanibel real estate this fall when it’s time to vote on Amendment 2.



May 7th, 2018

March was  a great month in Lee County home sales with closed sales for single family homes running at 1281, compared to 912 the previous month. Median sales price for single family homes stays on a positive track as well with the median sales price up 2%- we are now at $260,000 for median sale price and were at $255,000 in March of 2017.

More closed sales on condos too selling 769 compared to 511 the previous month. Condos median price is down though bu 1.9% and sitting at $190,000.

Sanibel real estate continues to be popular combining beach life with small town living!  Call Chuck Andrews to check out your Sanibel real estate or check all of our area listings at


April 27th, 2018

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates continued to climb this week, reaching their highest level in more than four years and denting prospective home purchasers’ prospects amid the spring buying season.

It was the third straight week of increases for long-term mortgage rates. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages jumped to 4.58 percent from 4.47 percent last week. By contrast, the benchmark rate averaged 4.03 percent a year ago.

If you are buying Sanibel real estate and looking for a mortgage- shop around, get a great rate and then come to see us about a purchase.

Check out Sanibel real estate listings at or give us a call to discuss Sanibel real estate anytime!

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: A Few Quick Stats

April 2nd, 2018

Just a quick recap of Sanibel real estate stats as of April Fool’ s Day (and it’s not a joke!): we are on the same pace as 2017 for closed sales. Home sales lead the way with an increase in median sales price of 18%. Inventory is down a bit for 2017 but half of what it was in 2010.

Told you  it was a quick recap! Check out our website at for Sanibel real estate listings, or feel free to call or email anytime about what is happening in the Sanibel real estate market.

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: February STATS

March 22nd, 2018

Closed sales, median salesprice, and active listings saw a positive increase in the month of February in Lee County. The number of closed sales for single family homes was up more that 10% year over year with 912 closed sales compared to 824 last year. Condos were up even more- 16.7% or 511 closed sales compared to 438 in 2017. Median prices were up for both too, 2.1% for homes and 3.8% for condos. Sanibel Captiva recorded a 48% jump from 2017 for single family home sales.

Maybe time to jump into the Sanibel Real estate market! Check our website at for listings or give us a call to discuss the Sanibel real estate market!

Sanibel Real Estate Blog: Rates Creeping Up

March 6th, 2018

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages rose to 4.43 percent this week from 4.40 percent last week. The new average for the benchmark rate is the highest since January 2014. The 30-year rate stood at 4.10 percent a year ago. Will they continue to climb??

Buy your Sanibel real estate now and avoid future hikes. 4.43 percent is still pretty darn good! Check out all of our area listings at or give us a call to discuss Sanibel real estate anytime.