Investing on Sanibel & Captiva Island
The islands of Sanibel & Captiva honestly do not attract your typical "big time investors" like the beaches of Miami and Tampa do. And we like that way! Don't get us wrong, we fully support investing in real estate property, and think it's one of the best ways to invest your money.
However, the typical "investors" we see on Sanibel are ones who have been here on vacation themselves, appreciate the uniqueness of our relaxed barrier island, and decide to invest in island property.
Types of Sanibel Investors
We like to think there are three types of investors that take interest in Sanibel and Captiva Island.
- All About Profit - Those who purchase a daily or weekly rental condo unit and use the property strictly as a rental income producing unit.
- Let's Break Even - Those who want to come and visit the island occasionally, or are maybe retiring here in a few years and just want to break even on their mortgage payment.
- Let's Visit Often - Those who plan to visit the island more often and are open to renting their property when unoccupied.
We could add a fourth type of investor who might wish to purchase vacant land for building in the future, or a fifth type, the commercial property investor, but those are less common, as their are not too many vacant lots and commercial real estate properties available on Sanibel & Captiva Island.
Below, you'll find a few articles we have written about investing on island. You might also be interested in checking out our resource page for becoming a vacation landlord on Sanibel (click here).
Resources For Investing On Sanibel
What Does $500k Get You on Sanibel Island?
Curious what types of homes are for sale in the $500,000 price range on Sanibel Island? Let’s see!Read More
Factoring in the Value of a Rental Property
In a webinar I recently hosted, the question was asked: “Why don’t the ‘for sale’ listings of Sanibel homes ever display the value of a rental property?”Read More
Sanibel Condos Can Gross $80k Rental Income
How much rental income can a condo on Sanibel generate? Take a look at the average gross rental income.Read More
Thinking Outside the Box with Investment Properties
The most common type of investment property is the vacation rental home, but let’s think outside the box a little.Read More
What Makes a Great Vacation Rental Property on Sanibel?
Want to become a Vacation Landlord? Here are three typical Sanibel investor situations I see most often, and some tips on what makes a good vacation rental home on island.Read More
How To Get the Best “Deal” on Sanibel
“How do I get the best deal on a Sanibel home?” – I get this question all the time from potential homebuyers looking on island for their next investment home, vacation home, or even retirement home.Read More
How to Purchase an Investment Property on Sanibel
Interested in owning a vacation rental property on Sanibel? Here are six steps to purchasing your investment home here on island.Read More
Sanibel Foreclosures – The 411
Are there Sanibel Foreclosures? Yes, occasionally. Same with short sales on Sanibel Island. Here’s the low-down.Read More
Money Is Cheap, Should You Finance?
To Finance or Not To Finance… That is the question a number of our potential home buyers are asking themselves these days. And it’s a great question indeed!Read More
7 Rules Regarding 1031 Exchange
Wanting to do a 1031 exchange on Sanibel Island? Here are a 7 rules you’ll need to be aware of before you begin the process.Read More
3 Critical Decisions Before Investing on Sanibel Island
Investing on Sanibel Island is a great idea, but requires some reflection on your specific investment goals in order to find the right property.Read More
[Video] What’s the Deal with Sanibel Condo Fees?
This is Part 1 of a two part video series about condo fees on Sanibel Island… because, we think it’s “just that important.”Read More
Avoid Condo Catastrophe
Sanibel will never have highrise condos. Why does this matter? Consider the story of my buddy Rob. He grabbed a great deal on an older condo on Miami Beach early in the boom. Luxury condos were built on either side and were selling for big bucks. Rob was happy that he got in first. Surely, […]Read More
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, […]Read More
Does Biggest Discount = Best Value?
Have you ever picked through the clearance rack and found nothing worth buying? We can agree that sometimes, items with big discounts were often overpriced to begin with.Read More