Archive for September, 2012

Sanibel City Budget

Kudos to the Sanibel city council for managing to tighten their budget and reduce the tax millage rate this year.  Unlike Lee County who has used up their reserve money to balance their budget for two years now, Sanibel was able to actually add money to their reserve fund, which is an important fund needed during hurricane season and other unplanned disasters. ... Read More »

VIP – Best Real Estate Company

  Congratulations to VIP Realty Group.  Just voted Best Real Estate Company on the Islands.  VIP was established on Sanibel in 1975 and has become one of the largest privately owned full-service real estate companies in southwest Florida.  I am proud to be associated with them.  If you are ready to sell your property or buy a new one, give me... Read More »

Gulf Views

I have a new listing at Island Beach Club.  Although it is not direct Gulf front, this unit still has incredible Gulf views.  It’s a 2 bedroom/2 bath and has almost $34,000 in rentals so far this year.  Priced to sale at $649,000.  Call me for more details on this great listing. Read More »

Coastal Cleanup

This Saturday, September 15, is the Ocean Conservancy’s 27th Annual Coastal Cleanup.  SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) is spear-heading the local island effort to rid the coastlines and waterways of marine litter, pollution, and debris.  This effort helps protect the sea turtles, shorebirds and other wildlife that might be affected by the debris.  Last year almost 90 volunteers logged 270 hours during Coastal... Read More »

10K Race 4 FISH

The annual 10K race is the main fundraiser for FISH (Friends In Service Here).  It will be held Saturday, October 13 and will begin at 7:30AM.  It starts and ends at the Community Center on Sanibel and the circuit goes all over the island.  Come on out and support this great cause! Read More »

Sanibel &Captiva Real Estate Stats

The numbers of sales this year is up in all categories.  For 1/1/12-9/1/12 there have been 153 closed condo sales with 10 more under contract.  For the same period in 2011 there were 134 closed sales.  Similar numbers in the house sales category with 153 sold this year (23 under contract) compared to 141 for the same time period last year. ... Read More »