Category Archives: Island News

Schuldenfrei Report Q2 2021

The second-quarter numbers are in and they are hot with record sales volume for 2021! The COVID 19 virus has really influenced our real estate market with record sales volume. Like most of the rest of the country, the Sanibel/Captiva real estate markets are red hot. The Schuldenfrei Report – Quarter Two Table Of Contents Market Update Photgraphy Contest Symphony’s... Read More »


Why Sanibel and Captiva Island is the Best Place to Retire

Is retirement on the horizon? Congrats! After working hard for decades, it’s finally time to relax and take back your valuable time. Now, where are you going to spend your retirement? How about on the beautiful shorelines of Sanibel Island, which was recently named the #1 place to retire by travel blogger Arthur Frommer?  Retiring to Sanibel Island has never... Read More »


Schuldenfrei Report Q1 2021

The first quarter numbers are in and they are hot with record sales volume! Like most of the country the Sanibel and Captiva market in on fire. Our inventory is the lowest it has ever been. This is a fabulous time to be a seller of the Sanibel and Captiva Islands Real Estate! The Schuldenfrei Report – Quarter One Table... Read More »


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Shopping On Sanibel And Captiva Islands

Shopping in Sanibel Island is among the most popular activities here, and it’s easy to see why. There are tons of places to get your shopping done on Sanibel and Captiva Islands, whether you’re looking for big-name brands or small local boutiques. Even if someone in your group doesn’t particularly like to shop, they are sure to find something within... Read More »


Bald Eagles on Sanibel Island

Bald Eagles on Sanibel Island

The bald eagle is one of the most aggressively-protected species in North America. Their rarity, iconic status, and utter beauty have captivated us for generations. Perhaps the only positive thing you can say about the lack of a strong bald eagle population is how special it is when you do see one. Their rarity makes a sighting even more spectacular.... Read More »


People Love Sanibel

THEY KEEP COMING And the way they get here is mostly through the Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers. Their first-quarter passenger traffic was 10% higher than last year and many of them ended up on Sanibel or Captiva as renters and potential buyers of island real estate. Lee County growth has resulted in the airport becoming one of... Read More »


Sanibel Island Shopping

Going on a shopping spree on Sanibel or Captiva is a lot of fun and a unique experience. You’ll be visiting relatively small, locally owned shops in charming outdoor malls surrounded by the islands beautiful flora. Whatever it is you want to buy there is a shop that sells it and whatever brand you prefer they will have it. There... Read More »


Sea Turtle & Marine Life Mortality – All Time High

You may or may not have heard about the red tide/algal bloom chaos that is going on in Florida, chances are you have since it’s pretty hard to ignore at this point. Below are just a few things that would be useful for the community to know in regard to the bloom and tips on what you can do to... Read More »


Sanibel Public Library

This little gem of a library has won awards and pleased its constituencies year after year. It entered an eBook challenge last year and won. The challenge was called a Digital Dash contest and was sponsored by Overdrive, an eBook vendor. The library’s members borrow and read over 2,000 eBooks – more than any other contestant. The library won $500... Read More »


The Sanibel Charter is Safe

Every now and then the island administration appoints a committee – the Charter Review Committee – to review the island charter and recommend whether or not any of the language should be changed. The current Sanibel Charter Review Committee has been meeting since last December to discuss the language in the various articles. The committee has not recommended any changes... Read More »