Sanibel and Captiva Real Estate Blog

Finding a Contractor After a Hurricane

Finding a Contractor After a HurricaneHurricane Ian created a significant amount of damage to many homes all over Sanibel Island. And many people are taking the beginning steps to figure out repairs on their property for a return to normalcy. After speaking with insurance or finding funding through government help, the next step is finding the right contractor.

It can be tough to find a contractor available when everyone else around you will also be searching for one. It could mean waiting a longer amount of time or having to search further away from home for a contractor that is available to get much-needed work done.

Here are some tips to help you find a contractor after a hurricane...

The Sanibel Causeway is Opening Back Up

The Sanibel Causeway is Opening Back UpJust yesterday on October 11, 2022, a convoy of trucks crossed the Sanibel Causeway bringing help and hope to Sanibel Island after the effects of hurricane Ian. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was present announcing that the causeway has been opened up to emergency vehicles and will be officially open for civilian use as soon as October 21.

This is amazing news as the convoy of trucks has officially crossed the Sanibel Causeway ahead of schedule. Though the trucks are able to cross the causeway is not yet fully open for civilian traffic as more repairs need to be made to ensure its complete safety for...

The Latest News From the City of Sanibel on Hurricane Ian

Here is the latest helpful and important information for Sanibel Island straight from city officials. Including the latest curfew restrictions in place, information about financial assistance for city clean-up efforts, and returning to properties. 

VIEW LOCAL INFORMATION

Please take the time to watch this helpful information so you are aware of safety measures and what is going on from a government perspective and what you can do to receive help as well as be able to help out if you are able. 

Applying for Federal Assistance After Hurricane Ian

Applying for Federal Assistance After Hurricane IanShortly after Hurricane Ian came crashing into Sanibel, Captiva, and Fort Myers government officials stepped up to announce how people may receive help in their recovery efforts from the storm

President Biden just hours after Hurricane Ian hit Florida declared much of the state a major disaster area. This official presidential declaration enables anyone who has been affected by Hurricane Ian to apply for financial assistance from the federal government. This assistance can be applied for online, over the phone, or in person at a federal processing center.

The recent emergency declaration gives authority to the Federal Emergency Management...

Techniques for Adding Luxury and Value to a Home

Techniques for Adding Luxury and Value to a HomeIf you plan to sell your home in the next 5 to 10 years you might be looking for your best right moves when making renovations to your home. You want to make sure that you are improving the home for your everyday life but also thinking about what will increase value and still be desirable to future buyers.

Upgrading and adding luxury features is something that can benefit you now and later as you attract more potential buyers to your home with more appealing amenities. But you want to make sure that you are not over-personalizing your home or over-upgrading so that it ends up making your selling efforts more unique and difficult.

From simple hardware upgrades to a full room overhaul there are many...

Helpful Information about the Seller's Net Sheet in a Home Sale

Helpful Information about the Seller's Net Sheet in a Home SaleSelling a home is no small undertaking; as such, there can be seemingly hundreds of little details to keep track of, especially regarding legal terms and required documentation. One document that is little talked about in the home selling process is the seller's net sheet. It is a sheet for the benefit of the home seller to retain useful information on the transaction about the sale of their property. In some real estate transactions, a seller may receive more than one net sheet throughout the process.

What is a seller's net sheet in a real estate transaction?

The seller's net sheet, sometimes shortened to just a net sheet, is similar to the ...

The Bell Team is Safe! Update on Hurricane Ian

UPDATE - Friday September 30 - 2022

The Bell Team is safe and off island. We have been keeping in touch with each other and taking everything one hour at a time. We hope all of you are safe as well! 

FACEBOOK LIVE UPDATE

6:30 p.m., Thursday, September 29, 2022

Sanibel Mayor Holly D. Smith will be giving a Facebook live update at 6:30 p.m. on the City’s response to Hurricane Ian. Click here to watch the live feed.

Ways To Declutter Before Moving House

Packing up an entire house full of belongings is no easy task. Fortunately, there are ways to help make the process more efficient and easier on everyone. Below are some strategies for decluttering ahead of your upcoming move! Starting fresh in a new home is an exciting time full of opportunities. One such opportunity is to sort through the old, unwanted items in your home and declutter.

Clutter happens naturally over time, but, if left unaddressed for too long, it can accumulate beyond expectation. In fact, 54% of Americans said they felt overwhelmed by the clutter filling up their homes. For more tips on donating and decluttering during a move, please see the accompanying resource. Infographic created by Big League Movers. For more information on Sanibel Island real estate...

Get to Know Your Neighbors on Sanibel Island at The Community House

Get to Know Your Neighbors on Sanibel Island at The Community HouseHave you just moved to Sanibel Island or recently purchased a second home here? Are you looking for ways to get to know the people of Sanibel Island and immerse yourself in the community? The community house is a good way to get to know the people of the island.

About the Community House

The community house is run by the Sanibel Community Association it is located at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel Island. If you have questions you can contact them via the email address on the Community House website. The Sanibel Community Association is an independent organization that operates...

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Fully furnished, select art for sale /prominent artists. 2 Master suites - #1 bedroom, sitting room, bath w/bidet, door to pool area, 4 closets. #2 Master bedroom, glass enclosed shower, Terrace overlooking golf course, separate toilet room. Third bedroom ensuite, door to outside. Fully equipped kitchen – dishes/silverware. Large TV room with dining area, doors to pool area. Living room with stone fireplace. Dining room – beamed ceiling. 2-car garage w/air conditioning. Laundry room with washer, dryer...