Archive for June, 2011

Take Your Smart Phone for a Hike

The Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge is in the process of establishing an iNature Trail in the preserve.  It uses a set of QR (Quick Response) codes to give information on the trail and wildlife.  These QR codes are definitely the wave of the future and provide anyone with a smart phone with quick and easy access to information.  QR codes are becoming increasingly... Read More »

Sanibel’s July 4th Celebration

The theme for this year’s Independence Day parade is “Shellabration.”  The parade starts on Monday the 4th at 9:30 so get there early with your lawn chair to claim a spot along Periwinkle Way.  The road usually closes around 9AM.  VIP is once again participating with a float entry, but we will have to wait and see what the final... Read More »

2011 Summer Newsletter

We feel really good about the direction of your real estate market. It’s doing very nicely. This feeling seems to be broadly based since most of the people we talk to see things the same way. Read More »

First Day of Summer

Hard to believe it is summer already, although we have been enduring hot summer-like weather for many days now.  The poinciana trees are almost through blooming, but this one put on quite the show a few weeks ago.  Now all we need is some rain. Read More »

Sanibel’s Shell Museum Supports Military

The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is joining 1300 other museums around the country in offering free admission to active duty military and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Kudos to the shell museum for supporting our troops!  A complete list of other participating museums can be found at Read More »

Owl Update

    Two weeks ago the adult screech owl left the box.  Soon after we saw a baby owl sticking his head out.  I assume the adult came back at night to feed the baby, but now they have both flown the coop.  It gave us some good photo ops while they were there. Read More »

Belmont Stakes

Santiva, our local entry in the race, came in sixth in the Kentucky Derby.  He’s a long shot for the Belmont, but could do well as he is a good distance runner.  Go Santiva! Read More »


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Sanibel and Captiva Real Estate Stats

Here are the stats by month for closed sales so far this year. Closed Sales Condos Homes Lots May 2011 21 24 2 April 2011 21 18 2 March 2011 13 21 2 February 2011 15 18 2 January 2011 11 11 1 That adds up to 81 sold condos, 92 sold homes and 9 sold lots year to date. Read More »