Category Archives: Articles of Interest

Real Estate market is HOT!

According to a recent article in the Naples News, the real estate market in Southwest Florida is about to explode. That is the opinion of Local Market Monitor, a real estate research firm that conducted a second quarter survey tracking 20 Florida metropolitan areas. Based on data indicating growth in the job market, shortage of new and resale homes and... Read More »


Sanibel is #1

According to a poll conducted by FamilyFun Magazine, Sanibel was voted best family friendly vacation destination by it’s readers. Congratulations to Sanibel for becoming tops with the tourists! Read More »


Upcycle! At “Ding” Darling Visitor and Education Center

Come join the fun at the Upcycle! Art Festival Wednesday April 1st and Thursday April 2nd from 9am to 4pm daily. This event features over 20 artists showcasing their designs made out of recycled materials. There will be a silent auction, entertainment, artist demonstrations and crafts for the kids. Read More »


Good News – Record Breaking Tourism Increases

Recently released figures indicate that people still like us a lot. Lee County, through their tourism consultant, reported that the tourism tax collections (which reflect occupancy levels) for the beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel continue record-breaking increases. The first four months of this fiscal year saw an 18% increase. Similarly, the airport reported a 4% increase in passenger traffic.... Read More »


Sanibel Real Estate Stats Jan.-June 2014

2014 – 123 houses closed with 34 under contract. There was a 7.8% decrease in the average sale price compared to 2013 and a 26% decrease in the average sale price compared to 2006.   2014 – 101 condos closed with 13 under contract. There was a 20% increase in the average sale price compared to 2013 and a 20%... Read More »


Sanibel Real Estate Stats Jan. 1 – June 8

2014 – 111 homes closed with 35 under contract. There was a 6% decrease in the average sale price compared to 2013 and there was a 25% decrease in the average sale price compared to 2006.   2014 – 93 condos closed with 14 under contract. There was a 20% increase in the average sale price compared to 2013 and... Read More »