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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 […]

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 […]

Sanibel’s Incredibly Low PPBM

I have often expressed how peaceful I find Sanibel beaches and how favorably they compare to other locations – but you probably think I’m biased (you’d be right!). So I’ve coined a new statistic for you analytical types: Population Per Beach Mile (PPBM). Divide Sanibel’s low population by our 15 miles of pristine beaches and […]

Video: Living on Sanibel Island

Jane and Bruce are two of my clients who moved full-time to Sanibel over a year ago. Here they discuss their experience moving to Sanibel and what they enjoy about living on the island. This short video (only 3.5 minutes) provides insight on what it is like to move to Sanibel from some folks that […]

Deal Alert: 555 Chert Court, Sanibel

555 Chert Court is one of the best values on Sanibel priced at $414k. This ground level 3/2 is walking distance to the beautiful West Gulf Drive beaches. With some updating and possible addition of a pool, this home would make a fantastic beach vacation get-away, and a good prospect to setup as as a […]

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 […]