Archive for October, 2012

Another Day in Paradise

 I feel sorry for those in the northeast affected by the storm, but here on Sanibel all is quiet.  We had a “cold” snap last night and the temps dropped down to mid 60’s, but today it is gorgeous and warm…a perfect beach day.  Come on down! Read More »

2012 Fall Newsletter

The market is still on the move and the move has been upward. The continued positive movement of the market is looking more and more like a pretty good market recovery. Read More »


  One of the bonuses of living on Sanibel is that we often see dolphins on a daily basis.  It just amazes me when I see people feeding them or trying to attract them to their boats.  This is a dangerous habit as it makes them lose their fear of humans and makes it difficult for them to survive in... Read More »

Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

Visit the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Center to discover the natural wonders and beauty of the islands. Your children will enjoy seeing the diverse wildlife up close. You might even see a bobcat wandering the woods! Hours & Info Wildlife Drive Hours (Closed Fridays) 7:00 a.m. — 8:00 p.m. Visitor & Education Center Hours 9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.... Read More »

Sanibel Real Estate Stats Compared to Last Year

Houses       Number Sold (closed)       Average Sale Price 2011                       178                        $820,569  (+5.85% from ’10) 2012(as of 9/29)    139                        $807,249  (-1.6% from ’11) (-29.44% from ’06) Condos 2011                         143                       $589,213 (-3.18% from ’10) 2012 (as of 9/29)      130                       $567,290 (-3.72% from ’11)(-34.56% from ’06) Lots 2011                            18                        $378,381 2012 (as of 9/29)         26                        $415,165 (includes 2 gulf front lot sales) Overall, it... Read More »

Sanibel Historical Museum

There is a new addition to our local historical village.  Last Friday one of Sanibel’s early landmarks called Shore Haven was loaded on a barge from its bayfront location and moved up the bay to the end of Dixie Beach Road.  Then Tuesday night it was trucked to the Sanibel Historical Museum off Dunlop Road.  Of course this necessitated the power company dismantling... Read More »