Archives for November 2011

Photos: Fog-Bound Sanibel Shore

Sanibel is usually all about sunshine, but some rare mornings find the island shrouded in a blanket of fog. Our familiar island appears transformed into an isle more hushed and mysterious. Our morning walk seemed more serene as the air, surf, even birds paused in the stillness. Sanibel Shore in the Fog (snapped from my […]

Video: Sanibel Island Foreclosure 922 Pepper Tree Place

This new Sanibel Island foreclosure is the least expensive home in the beautiful Gulf Pines neighborhood by over $100,000! (at the time I wrote this). Gulf Pines is a beachfront community and the beach is a short walk from this bank owned Sanibel home. 922 Pepper Tree Place, Gulf Pines, Sanibel Asking: $442,900 as of […]

Gulf Pines Sanibel Island, A Nature Lover’s Paradise

Gulf Pines is a neighborhood of 114 homes tucked away at the end of a quiet sandy lane. Gulf Pines was developed in 1972 – before the City of Sanibel incorporated. Careful planning of the Gulf Pines neighborhood preserved the authentic beauty of Sanibel better than most other subdivisions. All homes in Gulf Pines are […]

Southwest Florida Leads Real Estate Turn-Around

South Florida was one of the first “bursts” in our nation’s real estate bubble. It appeared to be one of the first markets to hit bottom. Now South Florida seems to be leading in the recovery according to the latest report from Realtor.com. Realtor.com’s Top 10 Turnaround Town Report, based on third quarter 2011 data, […]

How Warm Is Sanibel?

Escaping a colder climate is a major motivation for many of our island buyers. We all know Florida is warm, but how does the climate on Sanibel compare to other places in the US? When I was a kid, my family lived in the Chicago area, and Susan lived in Boston. I wanted to see […]

Sunset Captiva: Captiva’s Most Affordable Homes

Real Estate on Captiva Island is both sought after and limited in quantity. Predictably, single family homes on this resort island are expensive. The homes in the Sunset Captiva development are some of Captiva’s most affordable homes. Sunset Captiva is a development of 59 closely spaced, single family homes that share amenities including a pool, […]

Confession of a Work-A-Holic

So, when we moved to Sanibel, we told ourselves that we would take advantage of living on a vacation island everyday. It didn’t happen…at least not right away. Life and work find a way to keep you frantic if you let it. We brought our habits with us, and they have proven more difficult to […]