Sanibel Island Real Estate

Sanibel Real Estate - Just Listed - 2647 Wulfert Rd. #1 - MLS#2230138

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2647 wulfert road

Sanctuary Golf Villages

This beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom, 3 bath condo lives like a home! Open & flowing floor plan with private elevator entrance. Gorgeous wood floors, crown molding, built-in wine cabinet, 2-zone a/c with new units, new plantation shutters, plumbing has been re-piped and new hurricane sliders interior /exterior on lanai. Gourmet kitchen w/Italian tile & quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, wine refrigerator & breakfast bar. Over-sized wrap around lanaioverlooking the 18th fairway...

Protecting Your Sanibel Home from Hurricane Looting

Protecting Your Sanibel Home from Hurricane LootingUnfortunately, as homes are left unoccupied after a significant storm like a hurricane there are looters who come in and try to take advantage of the situation when no one is around. Looting is not new; it has been happening post-hurricane for as long as many people can remember and for some Sanibel Island homeowners, it has already been a concern.

Most of the time looters will try to focus on businesses to capitalize on products left behind. But personal homes are still targeted and it is a good idea to make sure you have proper measures in place so your home is not a victim of the looters....

Investors Looking for Deals are Finding Them in Post-Hurricane Florida Homes

Investors Looking for Deals are Finding Them in Post-Hurricane Florida HomesIt is no recent breaking news that Hurricane Ian tore through Florida, especially in Lee County and especially in Sanibel Island, and the Fort Meyers area. Many of the homes on the island took a significant hit and left some homeowners wondering if they can afford the repairs needed or might be able to take on an extended project. 

The Florida real estate market had a very lean inventory before the hurricane hit and with thousands of damaged homes all over the path of the hurricane, it left the market even leaner in one of the nation's most lucrative and desirable real estate markets. Now that inventory across...

Sanibel Real Estate - Just Sold - 520 Sea Oats Drive - MLS#2220760

sanibel real estate - just sold 

520 Sea Oats

NEAR BEACH - SEA OATS

This 3 bedroom and 2 bath elevated home is near beach in a great Sanibel community. Vaulted ceiling, remodeled kitchen and lake views from the spacious screened lanai. Large windows through out allow for maximum use of natural light. Sold furnished with exceptions. Storage insde and out. Sold 12/20/2022 for $975,000

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Sanibel Real Estate - Just Sold - The Dunes - MLS#2220678

sanibel real estate - just sold

1403 Sandpiper Circle

Great Opportunity in The Dunes of Sanibel Island. This property was damaged by Hurricane Ian and is an "AS IS" cash only sale .  Great floor plan with expansive views of the lake and wildlife. Great 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath duplex with a  2-car garage and composite exterior staircase. Sold 12/14/2022 for $449,000

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What to Expect Selling a Sanibel Hurricane Damaged Home As-Is

What to Expect Selling a Sanibel Hurricane Damaged Home As-IsSome Sanibel Island homeowners may not have the ability to go through the entire repair and insurance process for restoring their Sanibel Island hurricane-damaged home. And for sellers hoping to sell their property as is after it has taken on hurricane damage, there are a couple of options. The homeowner can sell their home as it is and keep the insurance proceeds or transfer insurance proceeds to the new purchaser of the home. If there is enough profit from the sale to satisfy the home mortgage this can be an option. If the homeowner owns the property outright then insurance proceed money is not an issue.

In some cases, the homeowner may sell the property for...

A Sanibel Homeowner's Guide to the FEMA Damage Assessment Process

A Sanibel Homeowner's Guide to the FEMA Damage Assesment ProcessIf you are a Sanibel Island homeowner needing assistance in restoring your home after the hurricane it is a good idea to seek assistance from FEMA. You can apply for FEMA assistance online at disaster assistance.gov or on the mobile FEMA app. You can also call the number 800–6 21–3362.

Once you apply for FEMA assistance and they have received your application expect to receive a phone call that will conduct an initial intake assessment. FEMA will assess the damage to the homes of applicants through on-site and remote inspections depending upon the severity of the damage you have reported in your intake assessment.

For FEMA to make an on-site...

Real Estate on Sanibel Island Projected to Increase in Value Even After Hurricane Ian

Real Estate on Sanibel Island Projected to Increase in Value Even After Hurricane IanIf you are a homeowner on Sanibel Island in southwest Florida you are well aware that the island received the hardest devastation from hurricane Ian out of all of Florida. This may have you concerned about the value of your home moving forward into the next few years. Research has shown many times that real estate in hurricane-affected areas has actually bounced back much stronger as compared to other locations.

Veros Real Estate Solutions conducted a study showing that property prices jumped an average of 7% above the national average in the five metropolitan...

Home Upgrades to Consider Making as You Restore Your Home in Sanibel Island

Home Upgrades to Consider Making as You Restore Your Home in Sanibel IslandAs homeowners on Sanibel Island begin to recover from the devastation that hurricane Ian brought to the island some may be wondering if they should take this opportunity of rebuilding and remodeling their homes to make a few upgrades and fixes.

It is good to know that any upgrades you make above what was already in your home will cost extra money from your own pocket as insurance is in place to give funds for rebuilding your home to the current status it was in before the hurricane occurred. But if you have the funds and ability to do so now could be a good opportunity to make some upgrades you have been thinking about while the contractor is...

Information About Insuring a Vacation Home

Information About Insuring a Vacation HomeIn the same way that your first home is crucially important to insure, so is a secondary vacation home. Vacation properties are often in locations that come with a higher risk factor, areas that are highly desirable to visit, but also prone to harsh weather and other risks. Insurance coverage for a vacation home may come at a higher cost and it is good to know all the details about insurance for a vacation home before purchasing one. 

The biggest factors that impact vacation home insurance costs

Homeowners' policies for second homes do provide the same type of coverage as for your first full-time home, but the cost can be a bit higher than that of a first home. There are many factors that play a role in this higher cost.

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