Florida Real Estate

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...

Fall Maintenance Tips for Florida Homes- Important Tasks Specific to Florida Homes

Fall Maintenance Tips for Florida Homes- Important Tasks Specific to Florida HomesThere are five major climate zones within the continental United States. This means that certain things someone is accustomed to doing in one area are not going to work for another area. If you own a home in Post Falls Idaho your maintenance upkeep is going to be different than owning a home on Sanibel Island Florida. For example, the climate of the sunshine state often deals with hurricanes and an annual precipitation average of 54 inches.

One thing many Florida homeowners are well aware of is that muggy and humid Florida summers with high temperatures can create a very uncomfortable outdoor work...

High-End Buyer Luxury Real Estate

High-End Buyer Luxury Real Estate Search

Searching for and securing the perfect home always comes with a few challenges. This is as true when it comes to luxury real estate as it is for properties at lower price points. Here are five luxury real estate tips for finding a property that suits you perfectlyLuxury homes for sale on Sanibel Island

Not every seller wants to spread the word about their home far and wide.

For a variety of reasons, which include the desire for privacy, many prefer to keep their properties off the MLS. These homes are known as exclusive listings, and having access to them can increase the chances that you’ll find that one-in-a-million luxury...

What Makes a Home More Expensive?

If you are shopping for homes, or are deciding what price to list your home at, you may be wondering why homes for sale that seem to be almost identical are listed at different prices.

The Top Contributing Factors to Home Value

LocationWhat Makes a Home More Expensive

When it comes to assessing the value of a home because of the location there are some factors that come into play. Factors of a location that increase the market value include its proximity to employment opportunities, quality of local schools, and proximity to other modern amenities.

Other factors that play into location are homes in highly desirable dream destinations such as on the water near another large tourist attraction.

Functional Space and Overall Size

The larger a home...

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.

Pests.

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 in the foundation....

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 bit longer to list...

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 the potential for unhealthy...

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 the pool can quickly use up...

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?

Modernism

The term Modernism has...

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. When the house is posted on the...