Florida Real Estate

Things to Know When Buying Florida Waterfront Property

Buying waterfront home in Sanibel and Captiva

There are numerous waterfront homes throughout Sanibel and Captiva Island. If you're planning on buying one of these homes is important to be aware that the home inspection is slightly different than a non-waterfront home. Here are some things to look for and surprises you might find in a waterfront home inspection.


You'll want to make sure that there are no termites or other pests including ones that could be common to water-front homes that have destroyed any part of the foundation or the woodwork of the property. A home inspector will be able to verify this but may recommend an additional pest inspection. Carpenter bees can also be an issue on any holes in the siding or...

Southwest Florida Has One of the Hottest Markets in America

All across the nation real estate has been booming for the last couple of years and it is only increasing. One of the hottest markets in the entire country right now is Southwest Florida. Numbers from November 2021 showed that Southwest Florida has about 0.3 months of inventory across Callier, Lee, and Charlotte Counties. This number is down 80% of where it should be to see a balanced market.Southwest Florida Has One of the Hottest Markets in America

Much of this is due to strong buyer demand and high competition from institutional investors and a slowing number of new homes being built. There are also a few homeowners waiting a little...

Why You Should Care About Your Crawl Space

Of all the areas of a home that shouldn’t be neglected, the foundation is the most overlooked, with the phrase, “out of sight, out of mind” easily explaining why. Most homes are built on foundations of a concrete slab, a basement or a crawl space. There’s not much to do for a concrete slab except check for cracks; and a basement usually has room to move around and check for issues like flooding or structural damage. But unless there’s a compelling reason to investigate (or you enjoy caving), for most homeowners, venturing into a small, dark crawl space just isn’t happening.Why You Should Care About Your Crawl Space

The air you breathe

One of the most important reasons why you should care about your crawl space is...

Maintaining a Pool with Damaged Equipment

A pool emergency can happen to any pool owner at any time of the year. There are a number of issues that can happen in the middle of unexpected freezing temperatures or power outages as well as in the middle of summer if a pool pump suddenly stops working. There could be a major storm that causes damage rendering pool systems useless or a myriad of other things. No matter the reason for damaged equipment, a pool that isn’t pushing water through the filter can quickly turn into a yucky mess. If you run into an issue where you cannot operate your pool pump for more than a day, here a few tips and tricks to keep the pool water clean and clear.Maintaining a Pool with Damaged Equipment

Remove debris from the pool

Any organic debris that has fallen into...

What are the Forms of Contemporary Architecture?

Contemporary architecture design and luxury homes throughout the Sanibel and Captiva real estate area. From high-end luxury properties in Sanibel to beachfront properties in the pristine Metes and Bounds neighborhood, contemporary architecture can be found throughout the Sanibel area in addition to old Florida design. Perhaps you've just gotten started looking for contemporary architecture or contemporary. You may wonder where to start. Are there different types of contemporary architecture or different forms? This article will discuss the different forms of contemporary architecture you might find in our area. 

What are the Forms of Contemporary Architecture?


The Pros and Cons of Pocket Listing

Prior to the pandemic, some homeowners chose to keep their home sales more private with a pocket listing. In today’s very lucrative real estate market where many more buyers are interested in a small number of homes, more sellers are considering taking the unconventional approach of intentionally limiting their house visibility to prospective buyers by going the pocket listing route. A pocket listing is a home that is not put on the MLS for the general public to see and know about.The Pros and Cons of Pocket Listing | The Bell Team

Most real estate is listed with the multiple listing service (MLS) by a real estate agent. The MLS is a regional database of homes for sale across the country available for anyone to look up online....

The Biggest Factor Pushing the Real Estate Market Forward

The Biggest Factor Pushing the Real Estate Market Forward

The real estate market mainly entails buying and selling land and buildings. Research shows that real estate forms a significant proportion of the total wealth of most homeowners in the US. The understanding of factors that affect its values when investing directly or indirectly in property is essential.


The most significant factor pushing real estate is demography. Demographic statistics often have a massive impact on the pricing and the kind of properties that are in demand. Significant shifts in the demography of a nation often have a substantial effect on real estate trends for decades. For example, a population comprising...

Mayfair Office - World Real Estate Market

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Who’d have thought at the beginning of 2016 that the world would be so changed by the beginning of 2017? Who’d have thought the UK would choose to exit the European Union? Who’d have thought that the US would vote for such a change in political leadership? Who’d have thought there would have been so many changes in worldwide stability by the end of 2016? From a real estate point of view there are big questions over how these changes will affect markets across the globe. But alongside high profile events there are other, almost unnoticed yet just as significant changes...

Lee County Tops Chart of Top "5" Markets

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Home values went up in these five best markets, defying the national trend of falling house prices.