Category Archives: Real Estate

The Cost of a Home

The following article is from the KCM Blog on august 26,2013. very interesting stats: The cost of a home is determined mainly by two components: price and mortgage rate. Today, we want to show how the monthly cost of purchasing a median priced home has changed over the last twelve months and how it might change over the next twelve... Read More »

Coastal Cleanup

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 21 for international coastal clean up day.  If you are on Sanibel, go to SCCF between 9:00 and noon and pick up your trash bags and assigned area.  Lunch and snacks will be provided by Baileys on the Nature Center porch.  This is a great way to help remove coastal trash that can harm our... Read More »

Sanibel Real Estate Stats

The number of closed sales this year is on track to be the best since 2005!  As of 9/7/13 there were 164 closed house sales with 14 more under contract and 3 houses under short sale contract. In 2012 there were 181 closed house sales for the entire year.  In the condo market, there are 130 closed sales so far... Read More »

Sinkholes in Florida

With the collapse of the resort near Orlando yesterday, sinkholes are once again in the news.  This is a common phenomenon in many parts of Florida. They often form when rainwater dissolves limestone in the ground, leaving cavities beneath the surface. Luckily southwest Florida is not overly prone to sinkholes.  The pressure from the water in various aquifers in our area helps... Read More »

Sanibel Real Estate Stats

As of 7/13/13 there have been 136 closed house sales with 26 more under contract and an additional 6 more under short sale contract.  The average selling price of $949,297 is way up from last years average of $825,837. On the condo side of the market, there have been 100 closed sales with 24 more under contract and one under... Read More »

Gulf Ridge Near Beach Home

Walk into this home and be amazed at all the extras that make this so special! The living area surrounds a center patio overlooking the pool providing a large open area for relaxing or entertaining. Kitchen opens to great room with wood burning fireplace.  4 zone SONOS provides full sound system throughout entire home that works off your personal music... Read More »

Sanibel & Captiva Real Estate Stats

As of June 22, 2013 there have been 122 closed house sales with an average selling price of $968,126 which is up over 17% from 2012. There were an additional 31 homes under contract. On the condo side of the market there have been 86 closed sales with an average selling price of $530,657 which is down 4% from last... Read More »

Sanibel & Captiva Real Estate Stats

There have been 99 closed house sales year to date with an average sale price of $996,277 which s up 20.63% from 2012. There are 40 more under contract.  The condo side is not quite as rosy with 62 closed sales so far at an average sale price of $546,463 which is down 1.6% from 2012. There are 34 more... Read More »

Top Seaside Towns

Coastal Living Magazine has just announced its top seaside towns in America and our own Sanibel Island came in third.  The green spaces, lack of high rises, wildlife, sunny weather, beaches and seashells were just some of the things that helped rank out island  We know this is paradise, now the world knows! Read More »

Sanibel Real Estate Market

Our island real estate market has been very active so far this year.  Market performance is usually expressed in sales terms which show past performance. In real estate it’s usually closed listings. There are other measurements, however, that express market expectations rather than past performance. They are pending and contingent listings. These are properties that have gone to contract but... Read More »