Sanibel Real Estate

How Home Equity Can Help with Retirement Goals

How Home Equity Can Help with Retirement GoalsResearch conducted by the Retirement Industry Trust Association has shown that of the 10,000 Americans in the Baby Boomers generation that reach the typical retirement age of 65 every day only 47% have already retired. It is not uncommon for many people to think about what their life will look like during retirement and how they may be able to sustain that lifestyle as they take a much-deserved step away from the working world.

If you are considering how you will fund retirement one thing that could be a huge hopeful factor is deciding whether your current home will suit your retirement lifestyle needs. If your current home does not have features or...

Should Homeowners be Concerned About Protecting Their Home Title?

Should Homewoners be concerned about their titleSome homeowners have recently received in the mail an offer from a company providing services that protect the title of a home from someone stealing it in order to use it as collateral for loans and lines of credit or even a second mortgage without the knowledge of the legal homeowner. According to the service providers, thieves can take money for these items and leave the legal homeowner with the obligation to pay them back.

Is this type of fraud an actual thing? Do homeowners really need a service to help protect their title ownership?

There are many businesses out there trying to make money from offering services that someone may or may not need. It is important to...

The Benefits and Drawbacks of a Turn Key Property

Purchasing a turnkey home on Sanibel Island or anywhere else for that matter may seem like the most beneficial of purchases. But a turnkey property may not always be the best investment in every real estate situation. Here are some of the benefits of turnkey properties and some of the drawbacks.

What is a turnkey property?The beneits and drawbacks of a tunrkey property

The term turnkey property is used to describe a home that is for sale that is in almost immaculate condition. One that will not need any fixes upon moving in. It is a property where you can turn the key in the front lock, open the door, and move right in. That's it.

The benefits of purchasing a turnkey...

Sanibel Real Estate - Just Sold - 2475 W. Gulf Drive #106 - MLS#2210917

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Tarpon Beach 106


Enjoy unobstructed Gulf views from this 2-bedroom and 2 bath, 2nd floor condo in the sought-after Tarpon Beach complex on Sanibel Island. Spacious, light & bright condo with living/dining combination, tile floors throughout, screen enclosed lanai, in unit washer & dryer, fully equipped kitchen and fully furnished with a few personal exceptions. Large primary suite with sliding glass doors that open to the lanai. This condo has 2 storage units, one on 2nd floor and another on the ground level. Amenities include...

Sanibel Real Estate - New Listing - 2620 W. Gulf Drive - MLS#2220091

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2620 W Gulf Drive


Beautifully remodeled 3 BR/2 BA/2-car garage home w/den, just steps from the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico & sugar sand, shell strewn beaches on Sanibel Island. New roof, impact windows and doors, decorative shutters, electrical service from street, landscaping, irrigation system, gutters & freshly painted exterior. New water heater, replumbed, electrical service panel & breakers, paddle switches & outlets, light fixtures & recess/can lighting throughout, Coretec luxury vinyl flooring throughout, freshly painted...

Sanibel Real Estate - Just Sold - 2737 W. Gulf Drive #111 - MLS#2210765

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Sand Pointe 111


Beautifully remodeled two bedroom, two bath condo with Gulf of Mexico views!! Light and bright design with a true island feel. New carpet in bedrooms and living room, COREtec luxury vinyl plank flooring, crown molding and plantation shutters throughout. New kitchen with Bosch stainless appliances, custom glass backsplash, new cabinets, quartz counters, shiplap tray ceiling and recessed lighting. Remodeled bathrooms with custom tile, new vanities with quartz counters and shiplap tray ceilings. Floor to ceiling shiplap accent walls in both bedrooms. Primary bedroom has custom...

Sanibel Real Estate - Just Sold - 812 Birdie View Point - MLS#2210376

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812 Birdie View Point


Beautiful near beach home overlooking the Golf course in the Beachview community. Home has a split floor plan with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and is wonderful for entertaining friends and family. Formal dining with French doors, wet bar with 2-drawer refrigerator and it's own dishwasher, formal living room with tray ceiling, family room with gas fireplace, office with built-in custom cabinetry, plantation shutters and crown molding throughout. Gourmet kitchen with granite counters, island and double...

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 fantastic...

Sanibel Real Estate - Just Sold - 312 Periwinkle Way, #8 - MLS#2200747

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312 Periwinkle Way 8

Casa Blanca of Sanibel

Casa Blanca is a small complex located on the quiet East end of Sanibel. This cute and cozy unit offers 2 bedrooms and 1 bath and feels like a beach cottage. Offering impact glass, newer a/c and a private patio to relax and BBQ. Sold fully furnished. Amenities include heated pool and an outdoor shower. Close to the beach and all your island essentials. Sold 3/26/2021 for $340,000

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


Sanibel Real Estate - Just Listed - 848 Birdie View Point - MLS#2210175

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848 Birdie View Point


Gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath custom Wolter home with expansive Golf course views. New impact glass windows and doors, new plantation shutters throughout, new pool heater, new A/C's, stainless steel hot water heaters, partial house generator, upgraded tumbled Turkish marble and hard wood floors. Wonderful floor plan, gourmet kitchen, Breakfast room, formal dining with wet bar and wine cooler, office, den, 10 ft. ceilings, elevator, 2 laundry rooms and a "Coral" gas fireplace. Spacious outdoor area for entertaining friends and family....