Archives for January 2012

Sanibel Sales Up 37% in 2011

Buyers have returned to Sanibel. 2012 has had a busy start and a review of the final numbers from 2011 show we had a significant improvement over 2010. Sanibel Island sales volume is up 37% over 2010 as per the Sanibel-Captiva MLS. This accompanies the news that values have continued to stabilize. I’ve summarized the […]

Does Biggest Discount = Best Value?

At some time, we have all picked through the clearance rack and found nothing worth buying. Items with big discounts are often overpriced to begin with. This holds true for real estate as well. But some buyers continue to focus on the mark-down, not the intrinsic value of the property. I believe this is a […]

Sanibel Ranked #1 In World by Frommer

Arthur Frommer has ranked Sanibel Island as his #1 favorite travel destination in the world – beating places like Bali and Paris (ranked #2 and #3)!!! Sanibel has won much recognition over the years, but being the personal favorite of such a renowned travel expert is high praise. Frommer calls Sanibel an “idyllic haven of […]

Cool Kid’s Boutique Looking for New Owner

An opportunity to own a boutique on Sanibel has become available. Friday’s Child carries carefully curated lines of quality kids clothing, toys and games. This fun store is located in Periwinkle Place, Sanibel’s premiere shopping destination where shoppers stroll through tropical landscaping on shaded boardwalks. The founder of Friday’s Child is a branding and marketing […]

Christmas Eve on the Beach

Christmas Eve Service on Lighthouse Beach is a much loved Sanibel tradition. Hosted by the Sanibel Congregational Church, Pastor John Danner performed a meaningful retelling of the Christmas Story and led the singing of carols. The evening closed with a candle-lit Silent Night. Everyone is welcome, just bring your own beach chair or blanket!

Big News – 2011 Sanibel Home Values

2011 marked a significant change for Sanibel Real Estate. Home Prices appear to have stabilized for most of our market. According to Zillow’s Home Value Index, Sanibel actually appreciated 5.6% from Oct 2010 to Oct 2011! These numbers from Zillow aren’t impacting our asking prices. Asking prices have not moved upwards, but well priced homes […]

Cayo Costa, A Remote Island Get Away

Just two islands north of Captiva in the chain of barrier islands that includes Sanibel is Cayo Costa. This undeveloped stretch of sand, scrub and woods accessable only by boat. The entire island of Cayo Costa is a State Park that includes 9 miles of stunning beaches and over 2500 acres of wilderness. You can […]