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Tips for Selling a Vacation Property on Sanibel Island

Tips for Selling a Vacation Property on Sanibel IslandThere are many beautiful properties on Sanibel Island and it is no surprise that there are many great vacation properties located here. If you are selling a vacation home property it is a bit different from selling a primary home on Sanibel. From marketing to tax responsibilities it is good to know all the information about selling a Sanibel vacation property.

Good information to know about selling Sanibel vacation properties

Tax responsibilities of selling a vacation property

When selling a second home or a vacation income property it is important to know the ...

Which is a Better Vacation Home Purchase: a House or a Condo?

Which is a Better Vacation Home Purchase: a House or a Condo?Sanibel and Captiva Islands have long been popular Florida destinations and as such, there is a good number of property owners that have secondary vacation homes on the islands. Many people return to the islands several times a year to retreat from the hustle and bustle of busier locations. These islands are a dream destination for many and it is not surprising to see why they are a popular location to purchase a second home.

If you are considering the purchase of a vacation home on Sanibel or Captiva Island you might be wondering if it would be best to look at a low-maintenance condo property...

5 Things to Look for in a Luxury Vacation Home

5 Things to Look for in a Luxury Vacation Home

There are several things to consider when shopping around for a second or vacation home, especially in the luxury vacation market. Everything from the overall design aesthetic to the location and more.

These are the top aspects to consider throughout your luxury vacation home search to help you find one that you will be happy to return to for many vacations to come.

Top of the line amenities

Think about the items that you wish you could utilize while you were on previous vacations or maybe renting out a vacation home on a prior vacation. Were you hoping to have amazing outdoor living spaces? Maybe you hoped to have a chef-style kitchen to prepare amazing meals that were healthy and full of...

Vacation Home Demand Jumped 70% Last Year

One of the largest national property brokers for the US, Redfin, conducted research and reported that the demand for a second or vacation homes across the country was up 70% from pre-pandemic levels as of October 2021. This number is shown to have jumped higher than August numbers showing a 48% gain but is still below January 2021’s record number of a 91% growth.Vacation Home Demand Jumped 70% Last Year

Home sales show that they continue to be on the rise during a time when the real estate market traditionally slows down. Many buyers right now are eager to lock in low mortgage rates as several headlines in the news show that mortgage rates are expected to increase especially as we get further into 2022.

What is driving a higher interest in vacation...

How to Give Your Cabinets a Facelift

Give a thrifty facelift to outdated, careworn kitchen cabinets with a fresh coat of paint and updated fixtures. This is ideal for vacation homes, investment property on Sanibel Island or just trying to find a budget-friendly way to update your kitchen or bathroom. How to Give Your Cabinets a Facelift

Adding a gel stain, glaze or high-gloss or chalk-style paint can change your cabinets’ appearance from plain-Jane to shabby chic, rustic, farmhouse, modern or your own special style. An updated color can turn attention away from door styles that are no longer popular and spruce up builder-grade cabinetry.

Of course, it is important to prepare your cabinets for new...