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The Importance of Pressure Washing a Sanibel Home

The Importance of Pressure Washing a Sanibel HomeOne of the most important parts of home ownership is routine maintenance. Routine maintenance can help to prevent a large number of major repairs and can help your home retain a higher value if you ever decide to sell it. One routine maintenance task that many homeowners often skip is pressure washing or power washing. Though it can seem like a tedious task, there are many benefits to pressure washing the exterior areas of your home, especially if you have a home near the ocean on Sanibel Island. 

Importance of Pressure Washing Your Sanibel Home

Preventing Damage

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Top Rated Sanibel Island Cafes

Top Rated Sanibel Island CafesThere is nothing like waking up on Sanibel Island, whether you are vacationing, or you live here full time, it is just magical to greet the day with nature, the ocean, and a friendly community. If you are a morning person you probably enjoy getting out and seeing what the island has to offer. You may be looking for a great spot to grab a cup of coffee or an amazing breakfast. Check out a list of the best cafes on Sanibel Island. 

Sanibel Island's Top Cafes

 There are so many great local businesses in Sanibel. This list of top cafes was taken from Trip Advisor ratings which relies on the ratings and reviews of people...

Price Improvement - MLS#2240073 - 3822 Coquina Drive - Sanibel Real Estate

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3822 Coquina Drive

CLASSIC SANIBEL ISLAND COTTAGE

Enjoy peaceful lake and wildlife views from this near beach 4 BR/3.5 BA, Olde Florida beach cottage built in 1959. Situated on Lot #1, the first home built in West Rocks and includes contiguous lot #49 (28-46-22-T1-0010A.0490) for additional privacy. A beautiful exemplar of island life from a time long ago provides the perfect blend of comfort and luxury. Open floor plan with new wood flooring, vaulted beamed ceiling, wood paneling details throughout and an updated kitchen with new stainless-steel appliances and quartz counters....

Yoga Classes are Better on Sanibel

Yoga Classes are Better on SanibelIf you are looking for the ultimate way to enjoy yoga classes Sanibel Island is the place to do it. Yoga is even more relaxing through the classes offered at Sanibel's yoga "studios". These studios offer several ways to enjoy a relaxing yet strength and flexibility-building workout. Yoga class offerings have changed in the last few years due to the hurricane, but they are still available. 

Yoga at the Community House

The Community House on Sanibel Island is a great place to experience several programs that will help you find a new interest and maybe meet some new friends. The schedule at the community house varies so check the community house website for the latest...

Price Improvement - Sanibel Real Estate - 815 Birdie View Point - MLS#2231073 - $1,849,000

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815 Birdie View Point

BEACHVIEW NEAR BEACH HOME

Fantastic location in Beachview with panoramic views overlooking the lake & golf course. Home offers 3 BDs, one primary suite, one guest ensuite & one guest bedroom, all with LVP flooring. The wonderful split floor plan allows for maximum privacy for you & your guests. The primary suite has 2 custom walk-in closets, seamless shower & whirlpool tub. Gourmet kitchen, granite counters, premium appliances, eat-in kitchen w/large bay window dining area & breakfast bar with expansive views. Quality construction, metal...

What to Do With Your Boat When You Live in Sanibel

What to Do With Your Boat When You Live in SanibelSanibel Island is not just a dream destination to live or visit, it is a boaters' paradise. There are so many great places to enjoy boating around the island and within a few hours to a few days from the island. If you own a home on the island and are considering a boat purchase or are thinking of purchasing a home on Sanibel and have a boat you might be wondering what your options are for keeping the vessel near your home.

Owning a Boat and Living on Sanibel Island Gives a Homeowner 3 Options

  1. Purchase a Home on a Lake, Canal, or Coastline with a Dock
  2. Keep the Boat at A Marina
  3. Store the Boat 
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Sanibel Real Estate - Price Improvement - 6090 Dinkins Lake Road - MLS#2240101 - $1,295,000

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6090 dinkins lake

PEACEFUL SURROUNDINGS

Beautiful open water views of Dinkins Lake from this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home, situated on a 1.7 acre lot. Newly remodeled heated pool (2023) with spa and large surrounding paver deck with outside shower. New metal roof (2023), new gutters and fascia (2023), new Hardi board siding on 2nd story (2023). Travertine and engineered hardwood floors throughout. Great room with 10ft ceilings and sliders that open to a spacious screened lanai. Eat-in kitchen needs drywall, new cabinets and counters, but offers a kitchen island with granite top and sink...

Protecting a Sanibel Home from Deed Fraud

Protecting a Sanibel Home from Deed FraudDeed fraud also known as title theft has been on the rise in the last few years. It involves forging documents and recording a phony but convincing transfer of property ownership. This allows the criminal to sell the home or take out a mortgage on the property. They can also rent out properties that are unoccupied by an owner and make a hefty profit. 

Several large cases of deed fraud have recently been uncovered across the country. A very large case was recently discovered in Detroit where a woman working with a non-profit who was credentialed as a real estate agent and a notary public "stole" over 30 properties while claiming to help homeowners avoid foreclosure.  

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Attracting Staycation Travelers to Your Sanibel Vacation Property

Attracting Staycation Travelers to Your Sanibel Vacation PropertySanibel Island is the ultimate laid-back island vacation destination. For this reason, the population of Sanibel increases significantly every year from December to June. Many vacation homeowners own a dream home away from home and rent it out when they are not there. One of the keys to making this beneficial is to have rental bookings. 

If you are a Sanibel vacation property owner there are some great strategies you can use to increase your rental bookings. One of these strategies is marketing to the staycation crowd. Staycations have been growing in popularity, especially...

Home Inspection is Important When Buying a Sanibel Home Post Hurricane

Home Inspection is Important When Buying a Sanibel Home Post HurricaneAs March comes to an end and April is quickly upon us, we thought we would take a minute to mention that April is Home Inspection Month. With this coming up we would like to highlight the importance of conducting a home inspection when you purchase a Sanibel Island home. We are just over 2 and a half years post-hurricane, and it is worth mentioning that all Sanibel and Captiva Island homes have recently withstood Hurricane Ian. For this reason, making sure you hire the right inspector is even more important when purchasing a Sanibel or Captiva home. 

The Importance of Home Inspection on ANY Home

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