Sanibel Real Estate

Price Improvement - MLS#2240073 - 3822 Coquina Drive - Sanibel Real Estate

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3822 Coquina Drive

CLASSIC SANIBEL ISLAND COTTAGE

Enjoy peaceful lake and wildlife views from this near beach 4 BR/3.5 BA, Olde Florida beach cottage built in 1959. Situated on Lot #1, the first home built in West Rocks and includes contiguous lot #49 (28-46-22-T1-0010A.0490) for additional privacy. A beautiful exemplar of island life from a time long ago provides the perfect blend of comfort and luxury. Open floor plan with new wood flooring, vaulted beamed ceiling, wood paneling details throughout and an updated kitchen with new stainless-steel appliances and quartz counters....

What to Do With Your Boat When You Live in Sanibel

What to Do With Your Boat When You Live in SanibelSanibel Island is not just a dream destination to live or visit, it is a boaters' paradise. There are so many great places to enjoy boating around the island and within a few hours to a few days from the island. If you own a home on the island and are considering a boat purchase or are thinking of purchasing a home on Sanibel and have a boat you might be wondering what your options are for keeping the vessel near your home.

Owning a Boat and Living on Sanibel Island Gives a Homeowner 3 Options

  1. Purchase a Home on a Lake, Canal, or Coastline with a Dock
  2. Keep the Boat at A Marina
  3. Store the Boat 
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Protecting a Sanibel Home from Deed Fraud

Protecting a Sanibel Home from Deed FraudDeed fraud also known as title theft has been on the rise in the last few years. It involves forging documents and recording a phony but convincing transfer of property ownership. This allows the criminal to sell the home or take out a mortgage on the property. They can also rent out properties that are unoccupied by an owner and make a hefty profit. 

Several large cases of deed fraud have recently been uncovered across the country. A very large case was recently discovered in Detroit where a woman working with a non-profit who was credentialed as a real estate agent and a notary public "stole" over 30 properties while claiming to help homeowners avoid foreclosure.  

A prosecutor in the district attorney's...

Attracting Staycation Travelers to Your Sanibel Vacation Property

Attracting Staycation Travelers to Your Sanibel Vacation PropertySanibel Island is the ultimate laid-back island vacation destination. For this reason, the population of Sanibel increases significantly every year from December to June. Many vacation homeowners own a dream home away from home and rent it out when they are not there. One of the keys to making this beneficial is to have rental bookings. 

If you are a Sanibel vacation property owner there are some great strategies you can use to increase your rental bookings. One of these strategies is marketing to the staycation crowd. Staycations have been growing in popularity, especially...

Sanibel Real Estate - New Listing - 838/840 Rabbit Road - MLS#2240263

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838-840 rabbit rd

NEAR BEACH DUPLEX

Beautifully remodeled, near beach duplex with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath on each side with adjoining deck and a shared screened lanai overlooking the Sanibel River. Freshly painted inside and out, new driveway, new roof, new hot water heaters, new impact front doors, new exterior stairs and deck surrounded by new lushly landscaped yard with Mosquito Nix system, irrigation system and a new driveway. Each side offers new tile plank floors, new kitchen cabinetry, new stainless-steel appliances, new quartz counters and fixtures. New washer & dryer. New...

Sanibel Real Estate - Price Improvement - 815 Birdie View Point - MLS#2231073

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815 Birdie View Point

BEACHVIEW NEAR BEACH HOME

Fantastic location in Beachview with panoramic views overlooking the lake & golf course. Home offers 3 BDs, one primary suite, one guest ensuite & one guest bedroom, all with LVP flooring. The wonderful split floor plan allows for maximum privacy for you & your guests. The primary suite has 2 custom walk-in closets, seamless shower & whirlpool tub. Gourmet kitchen, granite counters, premium appliances, eat-in kitchen w/large bay window dining area & breakfast bar with expansive views. Quality construction, metal...

Buying a Second Home on Sanibel: Should You Purchase a Vacation Property or Invest?

Buying a Second Home on Sanibel: Should You Purchase a Vacation Property or Invest?Sanibel Island is a dream destination just off the coast of southwest Florida. Because of its gorgeous outdoor recreation areas, it is a popular spot to visit and because of this, many people own properties that are second homes on the island and the neighboring island of Captiva. Often vacation homebuyers have a plan of recouping some of the costs of purchasing a second home by renting it out for most of the year when they are not using the home. 

What some homebuyers don't realize is, that if they plan to rent out their home for more than just a few weeks a year,...

Creating Ample Sleeping Space in Your Sanibel Vacation Home

Creating Ample Sleeping Space in Your Sanibel Vacation HomeSanibel Island is a dream location to own a vacation home. In our opinion, it is the best place to create a home away from home. Perhaps this is why the population of Sanibel greatly increases in December when the weather is cold in other places and amazing on the island. 

Owning a vacation home is fun and provides the opportunity to make memories with your favorite people. But how are you going to host all of your favorite people and make sure they each have a comfortable place to sleep? 

Tips to Make the Most Out of Your Vacation Home Sleeping Space

Consider Your Guests

The best place to start is with...

Foreclosure Numbers are Increasing- Will Cheap Homes Pop Up on Sanibel?

Foreclosure Numbers are Increasing- Will Cheap Homes Pop Up on Sanibel?Real estate records show that there is an increasing number of homeowners at risk of foreclosure around the country just in the past two years. It is estimated that somewhere around 357,000 properties received a notice of foreclosure filing last year according to a report shared by real estate data firm ATTOM. These numbers have increased by 10% from the previous year and by 136% from the year before.

While this may seem like a massive flood of foreclosure, it is a good idea to be objective about the whole picture before...

What is Just Right Sizing? Is It a Good Strategy for Purchasing a Sanibel Home?

What is Just Right Sizing? Is It a Good Strategy for Purchasing a Sanibel Home?Buying a home over the last few years on Sanibel has presented quite the challenge. To some buyers, it has felt almost impossible. And some have given up on their homebuying plans altogether. A perfect storm of rising interest rates, very low inventory for sale, and increasing home prices have resulted in Sanibel buyers needing to find a new strategy for home buying.

One of those newer strategies is just right sizing. It's a strategy of looking at what you truly need in your next home and applying those ultimate must-have deal breakers to purchasing your next home.

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