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Should Sanibel Home Owners Get a Wind Mitigation Inspection?

Should Sanibel Home Owners Get a Wind Mitigation Inspection?With all kinds of home inspections, does a Sanibel Island homeowner need to worry themselves with a wind mitigation inspection? Home inspections are important to determine the condition and safety of a home, but beyond the standard home inspection like the one you have conducted when purchasing a home, does a home really need anything else? The answer is it depends.

Most often a home will not need more than a standard home inspection when purchased, but sometimes it can be useful to have an additional specialized inspection....

Sanibel Real Estate - Just Sold - 2402 Wulfert Road - MLS#2220855

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2402 Wulfert Road


The Sanctuary is a beautiful community on Sanibel island offering luxury amenities with a private golf course. This 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home was sold "As Is"  with some damage from Hurricane Ian.  Large outdoor pool and spa area overlooking the 15th fairway.  Spacious floor plan offers; volume ceilings, gourmet kitchen, tile and marble floors throughout, and an office/den. Great island location, bike to the beach and enjoy island living at it's BEST! Sold 2/10/2023 for...

Sanibel Real Estate - Just Sold - 1341 Middle Gulf Drive 4C - MLS#2230017

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sunset south 4c

Gorgeous views from this top floor corner unit. This is an "AS IS" cash only sale. Condo has damage from hurricane Ian. Seller paid initial assessment of $18,000 for completed Remediation and Dry out. Condo association is replacing through their insurance policies; all roofs, firewalls, a/c units, railings, screening, hurricane shutters, impact glass windows & sliders, impact garage doors with openers and hot water heaters. Interior will be ready to be refurbished and remodeled. Enjoy amazing Sanibel...

Just Listed - Sanibel Real Estate - 845 Birdie View Point - MLS#2230214

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845 birdie view point


Beautifully remodeled and impeccably maintained 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom custom pool home in the sought-after communityof Beachview Estates. Located on a peaceful cul-de-sac overlooking the golf course and lake. Freshly painted, new high end fixtures throughout, new appliances, new quartz & marble surfaces throughout, new cabinetry, new fans and LED lighting fixtures, new marble windowsills, new interior doors & hinges, new whole house generator with 500 -gallon tank, new standing seam...

How Newer Florida Building Codes are Beneficial to Sanibel Homeowners

How Newer Florida Building Codes are Beneficial to Sanibel HomeownersWhen it comes to building codes, if you are building a home or just even trying to make some improvements with a little remodeling, they can feel overwhelming and maybe a bit overbearing. But, many building codes are in place for the utmost safety of the homeowner. 

The best way to understand why building codes are in place is to understand how they work and what their purpose is. The latest Florida hurricane building codes for example have helped many Florida homeowners to keep their homes in a better state after...

Lee County's New Time Frame for the 50% Rule

Lee County's New Time Frame for the 50% RuleIf you are a Sanibel or Captiva Island homeowner that is just beginning the efforts to restore your home on one of the islands, you may be relieved to find out that the government officials of Lee County decided to lessen the timeframe of the reach back part of the FEMA 50% rule. 

The new change to the FEMA 50% rule will help several homeowners on the island to restore their properties without the stress of requirements to bring properties up to current hurricane building codes. This may help many Sanibel and Captiva Island homeowners still on the fence about whether they should try to restore their property or try to sell it. 

The FEMA 50% Rule Before the...

How the Hurricane Impacted Sanibel Island Homes of Different Ages

How the Hurricane Impacted Sanibel Island Homes of Different AgesHurricane Ian hit Sanibel Island on September 28th at a hurricane level of 4. It was the fifth-strongest hurricane to ever hit the United States. Sanibel Island was one of the hardest hit areas of the country with a huge impact from 150-mile-an-hour winds and huge storm surges. One of the largest storm surges on record was recorded in Fort Meyers across the water from the island on the mainland shore of Florida. The record-holding Fort Meyers storm surge measured at 7.26 feet. 

Being that Sanibel Island is located in the waters...

Beaches are Open on Sanibel Island!

Beaches are Open on Sanibel Island!For the many people that love Sanibel Island whether they live here year-round and call it their first home, own a vacation home here, or come back frequently to visit, the island is a place of fond memories. One of the best memories many people have here is of their time on the beaches. 

The beaches of Sanibel Island have been closed since Hurricane Ian hit in September 2022. Though the island has made tremendous progress in its restoration efforts there are some long-awaited milestones for getting back to normal. One of the most anticipated is to be able to visit the beaches again. 

There is Good News for Sanibel Island Beach Lovers!

For all of the people eagerly...

Sanibel Real Estate - Just Listed - 488 Lighthouse Way - MLS#2230149

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488 lighthouse way

A rare opportunity to own a Bayfront home on one of Sanibel’s most prestigious private streets. Stunning beach home with panoramic water views. Meticulously built & maintained: metal roof (2020), new Hardiboard siding, new impact windows & doors. New kitchen w/quartz tops, Grohe faucet, Sub-Zero, Wolf & Cove appliances. Renovated master bath w/new cabinet, sinks, Grohe fixtures & quartz top. All new HVAC units, new central vac unit, new fans, LED light fixtures. New paint inside...

Captiva Real Estate - Just Sold - 11539 Wightman Lane - MLS#2220749

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11539 Wightman lane

Classic 1959 Captiva Island Cottage

This 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom cottage sits on an oversized lot just steps from the Gulf of Mexico. This home sustained damage from hurricane Ian. Located in Captiva's Village and close to restaurants, shopping, marina, chapel and library. Sold $2/2/2023 for $1,550,000
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