Sanibel, FL Real Estate News

By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
Sanibel Island Florida. If your in the market for buying a condo on Sanibel Island ? My favorite part of the island is the lighthouse pointe! the morning walks around the pointe is the perfect getaway from the everyday life of the real world. The sunrises, the sunsets, the birds, the fish and tall the beach life in general makes you feel your in a special place and you don't have to drive a car to get there ! The lighthouse end of the Island features many great Condo developments including Lighthouse point where I myself spent many days fishing from the shore or the fishing pier and enjoying the evening and morning walks along the shoreline.  Call or email me today for a complete list of Condos for sale on Sanibel Island ! " Discover the Island Life" on Sanibel Island !    
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By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
Buyers Broker Agency for Sanible Island Florida written by Joe Kendall, Broker Associate with Sandals Realty.  Homes for sale on Sanibel Island Florida, I am focusing on Sanibel Island real estate featuring the Dunes Gulf and Tennis Club ! Living and playing on the links Sanibel Island Island style ! Many people that I meet on sanibel Island like the thought of owning a single family home close to the beach to enjoy the wonderful wildlife, the great fishing anytime of the day or year and the outstanding sunsets ! What people that like to play tennis and golf also seem to think they can not have "All there cake and eat it too "  meaning a golf course & tennis community with a social membership possibilities plus easy access to the beach too ! Well welcome to the " Dunes Golf & Tennis Cl...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
Gulf access canal home:  3 bedrooms and 2 baths, 1617 square feet, wood and terrazzo floors, 2 car garage, boat dock. Where:  Sanibel, Florida. Sanibel Island has everything one could wish for...excellent restaurants, accommodations, golfing, tennis, fishing, boating, shopping, bike paths, canoes, theatrical productions, the renowned J.N. "Ding Darling" National Wildlife Refuge & Bird Sanctuary. Since 1884 Point Ybel Lighthouse has guided seafarers to Sanibel Island's shores. Sanibel Island is world renowned for its shelling beaches and the "Sanibel Stoop". Terms:  Foreclosure listed at $394,900. LLoyd Nichols Realtorlloydn@aol.comSandals Realtycell: 239-810-2980office: 239-463-5217Activerain Local Blog: http://localism.com/neighbor/lloydnActive Rain Blog: http://activerain.com/lloydn W...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
Sanibel, Florida: Visitors who come to this balmy and breezy little island that shares its size with Manhattan, New York are immediately swept up by its untamed natural beauty. Passing over the bridge that connects the island with the mainland, the fast-paced world is transformed into a place of quiet solitude. Sanibel is a place visitors of all ages do not soon forget. Seashells have created an economy for Sanibel's residents since the time of the Calusa Indians and are highly integrated into the culture and the economy of Sanibel. As many as 20-30,000 visitors come to Sanibel and its neighbor island Captiva each week at peak season, drawn by the desire to walk Sanibel's beaches and its shells. This is a large and attractive home on Sanibel Island.  It features an enclosed entry on the...
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By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
Sanibel Island real estate written by Joe Kendall Broker Associate with Right Choice Realty. a Waterfront and Bank Short Sale Specialist.  Many people these days around the country and through out the state of Florida people ask themselves this question? Do I  let my home go back to the bank? or do I do a bank short sale? My response has always been, everyone situation is different, you should sit down with your account as you need to be comfortable with doing the Bank Short Sale. I suggest you should get sound advice before you make a decision on your home and your personal future.    The Condos at Sundial on Sanibel Island ! Before letting your home go back to the bank, you should first try and see what kind of arrangements you can make with your bank or mortgage company in reworking ...
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By Jay Lloyd, Allpro Home Inspection
(Cape Coral Florida)
I did a home inspection on Sanibel Island last week. The island is just beautiful...very tropical, casual, and not a street light on the entire island. The Bouganvilla are in full bloom and I just had to stop and photograph one of them. Then, a few days later, I ventured to the other side of the island and went all the way to Captiva Island. It's just as beautiful as Sanibel and the wildflowers were in bloom right on the beach. If you're ever in SW Florida, I'd highly recommend taking a day and touring Sanibel and Captiva Island.
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
The last couple of weeks we have seen interest rates for long term loans or 30 year mortgages rising slightly to an average of 5.21%, which was the highest since mid-august. As of this week  it went back to 5.07%, a very desirable rate which will of course help buyers. This is according to Freddie Mac. This makes it even more appealing for buyers in Southwest Florida.       The lowest was in December 2009 when we saw rates of 4.87% which was just unthinkable a few months before. rates for a 15 year fix is as of this week  at 4.40%, a drop of .12% compare to last week. be aware that lenders will make money regardless of the so called " no point loans". On average fees are .6% of the total loan for a 30 year fix and  .5% for a 15 year fix. Good time to buy? Certainly. South West Florida w...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
Sanibel Waterfront:  1612 square feet. Completely renovated canal / East End home. Wood floors, new kitchen, updated bathroom. New electrical, new A/C including duct work, windows, and polished terraso flooring. Living area opens to canal front with oversized wooden dock. Private street and quiet neighborhood.  A foreclosure listed at $480,000. Sanibel Island is an island in the Gulf of Mexico, just off the coast of Ft. Myers, Florida. The island is approximately 12 miles long, and is connected to the mainland by a 3 mile long causeway bridge. About 6,300 residents live on the island full time, while tens of thousands more vacation here each year.   Lloyd Nichols, Realtorlloydn@aol.com  Right Choice Realty LLCcell: 239-810-2980office: 239-463-5217Activerain Local Blog: http://localism.c...
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By Sean Allen, International Financing Solutions
(International Financing Solutions )
Hello folks, Spent this morning on Sanibel Island with MANY other people. The beach was swamped with people ..... more than I've ever seen before, BUT this makes sense because today was the first very nice day for the past two weeks.   Below is a view looking down the Sanibel River. Sanibel Island has a fresh water river (creek) which flows along the middle of the island. The water flow is extremely slow. This is extremely unusual for a barrier island to have it's own fresh water stream. Hope you have enjoyed todays photos.
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
Sanibel, Flroida LAKEFRONT: Beautiful 3400 Square foot home with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. A post and beam constructed glass tree house rising above a well manicured jungle like setting teeming with wildlife.All types of birds, otters, Iguanas, turtles etc.3 master suites,great rooom and a 40 X12 ft enclosed deck overlooking the lake. Fully finished ceramic tiled lower level over 2,000 ft and four fully seperated zoned airconditioned areas. Over a dozen different types of fruit trees. All organically grown and raised by the national president of a gardening society.  Listed at $575,000. Lloyd Nichols Realtorlloydn@aol.com Right Choice Realty LLCcell: 239-810-2980office: 239-463-5217Activerain Local Blog: http://localism.com/neighbor/lloydnActive Rain Blog: http://activerain.com/lloydn Web...
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By Albert Baeza, Realtor Broker Associate
(RE/MAX Gulf Coast Realty)
Sanibel Island in Florida is the place to vacation and live or simply live a vacation.  Sanibel Island is located just across the bridge from Fort Myers Florida. Sanibel Islandoffers small town quaint living with city life right around the corner.  Taking a walk along landscaped walkways or sitting on the clean pristine beaches is part of daily life living in Sanibel Florida.  People travel to many of the well known restaurants on theIsland of Sanibel.  With all thatSanibel has to offer, many ask if there are Foreclosures or Short Sales in Sanibel.  The answer is easy, Sanibel is not distressed merchandise.  Sanibel offers homes on and off water.  Many waterfront properties offer Gulf Access and have boat dockage available, but if not, the marina is near by.  Boating from Sanibel is pri...
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By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
 Sanibel Island Real Estate. View from the back bay area off Sanibel Island                       The best way to see all there is about southwest Florida is get out in a boat and explore!    Google results for Sanibel Island & Southwest Florida Real Estate. Powered by www.SwFloridaRealtorsblog.com     Discover the  "Southwest Florida Life Style " Presented by Joe Kendall, Realtor with Sandals Realty
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By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
Homes for sale Sanibel Island Florida. Sanibel Island real estate, featuring the Dunes Gulf and Tennis Club ! Living and playing on the links Sanibel Island Island style ! Many people that I meet on sanibel Island like the thought of owning a single family home close to the beach to enjoy the wonderful wildlife, the great fishing anytime of the day or year and the outstanding sunsets ! What people that like to play tennis and golf also seem to think they can not have "All there cake and eat it too "  meaning a golf course & tennis community with a social membership possibilities plus easy access to the beach too ! Well welcome to the " Dunes Golf & Tennis Club " My favorite place to play golf on Sanibel Island is "The Dunes"  it is a very challenging course with water coming into play ...
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By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
 Sanibel Island Real Estate * The lighthouse on the pointe of Sanibel Island Florida. Sanibel Island Florida real estate. written on 9-27-2012 by Joe Kendall Broker Associate with Right Choice Realty  I was out showing property last week on Sanibel Island and I wanted to stop by the condo development I that lived a a while. in fact on vacation on sanibel island for over 10 years before buying a guld access waterfront home in Cape Coral Florida. I know Sanibel Island very well after spending so many years on the island. The fishing, shelling dinning and the golf on the island. I am very knowledgeable about the island and my top suggestions for condo developments, single family waterfront homes and golf course living. There are also some foreclosures that have recently pop up on the marke...
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By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
Sanibel Island Florida real estate ! I would like to share with all my blog readers, the wonderful beach island resort I showed condos to some clients last week.  This is the gulf coast island resort of Sundial, located on world famous sea shell loaded beach with natural beauty. The walk down the beach will amaze you with the outstanding display of wild life.      The resort features 270 condos units, currently there are only 35 units currently for sale with prices starting at $365,000 for a one bedroom unit and $549,000 for a two bedroom unit. Many of these are in the rental program returning a very good steady rental income. The development features 5 heated swimming pools, 12 clay tennis courts , all kinds of ongoing water sports, there is a 450 gallon touch tank for the kids. there ...
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By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
    Sanibel Island Real estate* Sanibel Island Homes for Sale * Real Estate Market Report Sanibel Island   Waterfront homes located on canals on Sanibel Island are selling better , but the average price has dropped over 20%  since 2008. Buyers are looking for the lower-priced houses, on canals for the view and most of the time not for the access to the gulf for boating.The sales of Short Sales and foreclosure listings have had an impact of the market values on Sanibel lower end sales have skewed the average sales prices on Sanibel. Home buyers are looking for pre-foreclosure  and Bank Owned homes for sale looking for the bottom of the market on Sanibel Island. Canal-front pool homes in Sanibel start around $600,000 and top out around 3 million dollars . Canal-front condos are available ...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
The deals are still available in Sanibel, however there used to be more homes available even under $300,000 only a few months ago. The good news? Its till very affordable for such a glorious island where 2/3 of the land is protected. Sanibel homes under $500,000       Sanibel home with pool under $500,000 I have looked at the listings and the market lately and it is clear that if you are serious about purchasing a  Sanibel home or  in Captiva, again I will say it clearly: its the time! Remember that these homes are bough for over 60 cents or less  on the dollar compare to 2005-2006, granted they were inflated in these days, but the deals are here to be taken.Signs show that the asking prices are slowly stabilizing.  Captiva , still has a few very exciting deals starting at $280,000 up t...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
            Located  in North Captiva, an island home is available for $328,500. North Captiva is the small sister island to Sanibel, It is also called Upper Captiva. You can reach it only by boat . There is also a North Captiva Ferry  which will bring you there.This home has 2 bedrooms and one bath and is a short walk to the beach. It is a Captiva foreclosure. The home was build in 2000 and needs updating. The construction is on pilling or stilts on frame and aluminum. The lot is 80’X 110’ on well and septic like the whole island. The under air square footage is 871, however the total square footage of the home is just under 4000 square feet. The balcony could easily be unclosed and add some nice under air space with a view of the ocean.It is not smack on the Gulf.Just close by.       ...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
         For these who are drawn to the tropical life on a Florida Island, then Sanibel and Captiva stand on their own. Luckily, with the market being so attractive it is possible to buy a home under $400,000.                 Sanibel homes                                                         Raintree PLace, Sanibel       This cottage on stilts has 2 bedrooms /2 bath with 17435 SF, is located on1/2 acre and offered at $399,000                                                          Conch Shell, Sanibel     This island home also on stilts is a 3/2 with 1064 located on a generous 116’ x 120’ lot close tot he beach is offered at $395,000                        Below is the link to three homes of interest under $400,000.                 Sanibel homes        For more information give me a...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
These 5 properties in Sanibel island stand out. A few are in the low to mid $400k up to one at 509 Lagoon at an asking price of $725,000. These Sanibel homes are either a walking distance to the beach or are on a lake or gulf access canal...and of course their asking price.   509 Lagoon is a short sale.  Countrywide!   $660K could do it. Gulf access canal. Good looking "modern" classical Florida island home. Ask me about what the deal is with this Lender and this home. Its positive.                                           Lagoon home   753 Cardium. I picked first because of the price. $467,400.  .3 mile to the beach. Regular Sale. The odd number or the asking price tells me that there is not a lot of room for negotiating but who knows for sure? I have some added information regarding ...
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