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Gulf Coast Real Estate Leading Turnaround

Here on Sanibel Island, we are experiencing a dramatic increase in interest and real estate transactions since 2012. But interest has been growing throughout 2011. Below are links to recent news reports of interest to the Sanibel Island real estate market: Florida Markets Dominate REALTOR.com Top Ten Turnaround Report Realtor.com’s Top 10 Turnaround Town Report, […]

New Listing: Olde Florida Style with Boating, Beach and Pool

This bright and airy island retreat provides the amenities we all love. Relax in the sun at your beautiful waterfront pool. Lower your boat into the extra wide canal and take a quick trip out to the bay. Or simply stroll to the end or the street and enjoy a great Sanibel beach. When your […]

Huge Activity in Sanibel Market

Sanibel real estate sales in January beat the last 7 years. I believe this is because buyers are responding to the recently reduced prices on the island. If you have been considering a purchase on Sanibel, now may be the right time to act. I’ve noticed that the under $600k market seems particularly in demand. […]

Just Listed! Mod Island Escape

Nestled at the end of a quite cul-de-sac just one lot from the bay, this mid-century ranch was built to let the outside in with ample sliding glass doors in every room. Ocean breezes and modern tropical decor set a relaxed ambiance to chill out with your mojito in hand. Add a pool to the […]

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 […]