Archive for March, 2011

Boston Red Sox Spring Training

The Sox play their final spring training game at City of Palms Park today.  No one knows the future for this 19 year old park, located in downtown Ft. Myers, when the Sox move to their brand new spring training stadium next year.  Lee county still owes over $23 million on the mortgage so they need to find a use for it soon.  There is a national... Read More »

Sanibel Real Estate Stats

There have been 6 house closings the past week and 3 condo closings…similar to last weeks 8 house and 3 condo closings.  With the island packed with people, there have been lots of showings and there are currently 34 homes and 37 condos pending or contingent on Sanibel.  Sure hope this continues! Read More »

Bad News for Sanibel Fertilizer Ordinance

This years state legislative session is attempting to pass legislation that would create a state model that would preempt or override local government’s ability to set their own fertilizer guidelines.  This is a critical issue for Sanibel as fertilizer runoff has a very detrimental affect on the quality of our wildlife and waterways.  Sanibel has a very strict ordinance and has... Read More »

Open House Week

VIP is having an Open House extravaganza this week and next.  It’s a great opportunity to view a variety of different properties in a short time period.  See the flyer in th Island Sun or pick up a copy at my office for scheduled times. Read More »

Latest Sanibel Real Estate Stats

Here are the latest stats for the first two weeks of March for Sanibel. Homes- 286 active listings in the MLS for Sanibel homes with 19 contingent or pending and 9 closed. Condos- 278 active listings with 25 contingent or pending and 1 closed. Vacant Lots- 112 active listing with 2 contingent and none closed. We have been getting lots of... Read More »

Sanibel Shell Fair

   The shell fair last weekend was a huge success with record-setting attendance.  Next year they celebrate the 75th year and are planning a weeklong exhibit and celebration.  For all you shellers, mark your calendars now…February 26-March 12, 2012. Read More »

Sanibel Gulf Front Condo

This 2 bedroom/2 bath plus den unit at Sundial has just been reduced by $60,000.  Hear the surf and watch the waves for only $835,000. Read More »

Minnesota Twins Spring Training Game

Minnesota Twins lost to the St. Louis Cardinals yesterday 10-4.  Hammond Stadium was packed with a sell out crowd and it was also an attendance record for spring training.  Today’s game is against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Read More »

Baseball Spring Training

The Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins are both in town for spring training.  It’s a big draw and the weather has been perfect for baseball. Read More »

Real Estate Stats for February

Here are the latest numbers for Sanibel real estate sales for the month of February 2011: Condominiums – 13 closed for the month (24 Year To Date) with 26 contingent or pending. Homes – 16 closed for the month (27 YTD) with 39 pending and contingent. Lots – 2 closed in February (3 YTD) with 1 pending. Our market is heating... Read More »