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Captiva Real Estate - New Listing - 14991 Binder Drive - MLS#2210463

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14991 Binder Drive


Situated in the sought after Bayfront deep-water area; this multi-family private flag lot compound offers the widest lot and seawall frontage on this quiet street. Sunrises, Moonrises and expansive Pine Island Sound views. Property offers an 85 ft. long, deep-water, direct access dock w/water, electric, lighting, accommodating both a large boat and a smaller boat. This 5-structure Bayfront compound includes: 3 BR/3 BA main house; 1 BR/1 BA guest cottage, studio used as office/exercise/game...

Captiva Real Estate - Just Sold - 42 Oster Court - MLS#2190573

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42 Oster Court


Peaceful surroundings in this 2-bedroom, 2.5 bath single family home situated in the sought-after Sunset Captiva community. This lovingly maintained home's first floor consists of a living/dining room combination, electric fireplace, open kitchen with Silestone counters, laundry room, central vacuum, half bath and a large screen enclosed porch. The second floor offers a master bedroom, marble shower and large vanity area, guest bedroom is an en-suite and both bedrooms have a walk out to a private sundeck. Interior and exterior storage. Golf cart garage....

Sanibel Real Estate - Just Sold - 5424 Shearwater Drive - MLS#2210192

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5424 Shearwater Drive


Beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome overlooking the Bayou in the sought after Herons Landing II community. Fantastic open floor plan, great room design with vaulted ceilings, living and dining opens to the screen enclosed porch with pocket sliders and great water views. Remodel includes porcelain plank flooring throughout, New a/c, New GE stainless steel appliances, New granite kitchen counters and cabinets, granite vanities and New fixtures (Plumbing & Lighting). Large master bedroom suite offers a private open porch with...

Sanibel Real Estate - Just Sold - 610 Donax Street #234 - MLS#2210159

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610 Donax Street 234


Wonderful top floor location offers beautiful Gulf of Mexico views from this 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo situated on the East end of Sanibel Island. Open floor plan, granite counters in kitchen, breakfast bar, custom cabinetry and tray ceiling with crown molding, Plantation shutters, hurricane glass and shutters on lanai. Turquoise Gulf views from the living room, dining, kitchen and screen enclosed lanai. Amenities include elevator, BBQ grills, tennis, shuffleboard and a sparkling community pool. Additional storage available for your beach stuff and bikes. Stroll...

Best Ways to Make Friends in a New Community

When you’ve successfully moved into a new city or town, there is a list of new challenges to face. First, you’ll likely be getting acquainted with whatever new job has brought you to the area. Second, you’ll be adjusting to your new home and getting things decorated the way you desire. Another challenge you may be apprehensive about is making new friends. It can be challenging to know how to make the first move in getting acquainted with the people living nearby; however, it doesn’t have to be that way. Let’s discuss some simple ways to really hit it off well with people in the community and make a positive name for yourself.Best Ways to Make Friends in a New Community


Sanibel Real Estate - Just Sold - 445 Lake Murex Circle - MLS#2210177

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445 lake murex


Wonderful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home located in the quiet Lake Murex community. Expansive lake views and a small dock to sit and watch Sanibel's beautiful wildlife from your backyard. Home sits on .73 acres and has room for a pool. Vaulted ceilings, newly painted interior with island colors, wood floors and furnished with exceptions. Composite front stairs, front porch and screen enclosed lanai. Pocket sliders open from great room and master bedroom to the lanai overlooking the lake. There is a 3-car garage with a large amount of space for storage. The master bathroom...

Sanibel Real Estate - Just Sold - 2265 West Gulf Drive #210A - MLS#2200927

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Island Beach Club

Island Beach Club

Beautiful Gulf-front “Island Beach Club” on Sanibel Island. This wonderful 2 bedroom and 2 bath condo was completely renovated. Great open floor plan, custom cabinetry, beachy colors and furnishings. This complex is pet friendly and offers a community pool, shuffleboard, BBQ grills and a deeded beach access. Sold furnished. Sold 5/6/2021 for $729,000

To Buy or Sell....Call Karen Bell & The Bell Team!!


Why is Earnest Money Important in a Housing Transaction?

Have you ever heard of the term “earnest money” as it relates to buying a home? If you’re interested in buying a new home in today’s housing market, you should be familiar with the term because it can often make or break your chances of getting the home you desire.Why is Earnest Money Important in a Housing Transaction?

Earnest money refers to the money a buyer provides the seller through an escrow account as a way of providing a safety net to the seller should the buyer pull out of a housing contract without a legitimate reason. Typically, this amount adds up to approximately 1-3% of the home sale price...

Sanibel Real Estate - Just Sold - 2605 Wulfert Road, #5 - MLS#2200692

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2605 Wulfert


Enjoy panoramic views from this “Top” floor corner unit condo. Completely remodeled with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and den with private elevator entry. Wonderful floor plan with a spacious foyer, split bedrooms, custom kitchen, breakfast nook with Bay window, living/dining room and a large wrap around lanai overlooking nature preserve & fairway. Top of the line is an understatement in this beautiful condo from the walnut hardwood and custom tile floors, Fisher & Paykel appliances to the gorgeous granite counters in kitchen and breakfast bar. The master...

Price Improvement - Captiva Island Real Estate - Bay Front Home - 15261 Captiva Drive - MLS#2200296

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15261 Captiva Drive


Impressive home with panoramic Bay views in this one-of-a-kind design by John Cooney of Naples. An immaculate show case of luxury. Property is tucked away for maximum privacy. Stunning lush tropical grounds with a circular driveway that meets an expansive staircase to your tropical oasis. Step into paradise as you enter the large foyer and experience this perfectly designed “Island Style" home as your eyes meet the deep blue and turquoise view of the Bay. Featuring expansive windows to maximize the stunning Bay views from the great room with coffered ceiling and...