Archive for September, 2013

What to think about when buying a second home

Great article from the KCM blog dated 9/19/13: Sooner or later you may reach a point in your life where you are financially stable and plan to purchase a second home. For the most part, people who look to buy a second home are either looking at it as an investment or somewhere to vacation. It is important to become... Read More »

Taste of the Islands

Mark your calendars.  Sanibel’s Taste of the Islands will be Sunday, November 10 from 11:00-4:00. This is a major fund-raising event to support CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) and provides a great opportunity to meet up with island friends and family while sampling a wide variety of menu items from local restaurants.  This year’s event is moving back to the Dunes Golf... Read More »

Restaurant Week Coming in October

The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel will present the second annual Restaurant Week from Oct. 11-20. The event highlights local producers and sellers of the county’s sustainable food. More than 40 restaurants throughout Lee County will prepare three-course Prix Fixe menus for lunch and dinner. Also available are chef-curated hydroponic farm tours, wine tastings tours and cooking demonstrations. Information,... Read More »

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 »

Bald Eagle

 Roberta took this picture in our front yard this morning. Great photo! Read More »

Labor Day

We had terrific intermittent rain storms yesterday for Labor Day.  Roberta snapped this waterspout picture just off Sanibel.  The causeway beaches were packed with picnickers so the rains didn’t seem to dampen the parties! Read More »