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6 Budget-Friendly Roofing Upgrades to Enhance Curb Appeal

Curb appealBy Melanie Joseph

Upgrading your roof can enhance your home’s curb appeal, but it doesn’t have to strain your budget. You can strike the perfect balance between quality and cost-effectiveness by elevating the aesthetics of your property while still ensuring the longevity of your roofing system.

Still worried about compromising quality for affordability? This list of budget-friendly roofing upgrades can help you choose one that will not only add value to your home but also guarantee a stylish and durable roofing solution that won’t break the bank.

1. Apply Reflective Roof Coating

The advantages of having a reflective roof coating may not be apparent at first. But try to think long-term....

A Peek at the Unique Event is Coming Back to Sanibel

A Peek at the Unique Event is Coming Back to SanibelSanibel is still slowly coming back to life in some areas after the impact of the pandemic and the hurricane. With that more and more beloved Sanibel businesses, events, and more are coming back to life. One of those events is the "A Peek at the Unique" event put on by the Zonta Club of Sanibel- Captiva. 

What is the Zonta Club?

The Zonta Club has been a presence on Sanibel/Captiva Island for 30 years. They have put on several fundraising events and service projects to help make a difference in women's lives on a local level, regionally, and around the world. Their website states that the foundation has...

Sanibel Real Estate - Just Reduced - 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,...

Ten Home Selling Preparations That Could Sell Your Sanibel Home Faster

Ten Home Selling Preperations That Could Sell Your Sanibel Home Faster    Selling a home is never completely easy, but there are some preparations a Sanibel homeowner can take to lighten the burden of getting their home sold. Research and numbers have shown that the proper preparation for showing your home to buyers can greatly impact the success of the home sale. While there is no guaranteed formula to get your home sold, there are some things that you can do to help it appeal to buyers. 

Here are Some Preparations You Can Make to Help Sell Your Sanibel Home

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The best time to start getting your home ready to list for sale is not 48 hours before you plan to make your listing...

The First Ever Chico's Store is Back in Business on Sanibel

The First Ever Chico's Store is Back in Business on SanibelSanibel is an island full of many treasures. Some of them are more hidden than others. There are several interesting and somewhat little-known facts about Sanibel. One of them is that Sanibel is home to the first-ever Chico's store. 

Chico's is a national clothing chain featuring women's clothing. The store is a popular national retailer that started as just one shop on little Sanibel Island in 1983. The store took on significant damage a little over a year ago during Hurricane Ian. The store has undergone a major renovation and is open once again at the ...

Sanibel Real Estate - Just Listed - 3822 Coquina Drive - MLS#2240073

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3822 Coquina Drive

CLASSIC 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 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. Plenty of natural light throughout with strategically...

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...

Reasons to Buy a Sanibel Home Even If Interest Rates are High

Reasons to Buy a Sanibel Home Even If Interest Rates are HighMany people dream of buying a home on Sanibel Island but somehow put their dreams off because interest rates have remained higher than expected for some time. Though they have come down slightly, and given buyers a little bit more purchasing power, they are still relatively high as compared to the pre-pandemic mortgage rates that seemed somewhat normal.

And even though rates have come down slightly cautious homebuyers are still concerned about where mortgage rates could go as they took us on a roller coaster ride over the last three-ish...

Sanibel School Continues as a Top-Ranked Florida School

Sanibel School Continues as a Top-Ranked Florida SchoolA question often asked by people moving to a new area, especially young families is how the schools perform and how they are rated. Highly rated schools are not just beneficial to young families with children that will be attending those schools but are also beneficial for any property owner within the zoning boundaries. This is because properties around great schools remain in higher demand and as such help to retain a higher fair market value.

Sanibel Island has just one public school but that school is a very high-quality school and has consistently received high ratings from several different avenues for many years.

The Sanibel School's Most Recent Top Ranking

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Saturday Morning Bird Walks are Back in Sanibel

Saturday Morning Bird Walks are Back in SanibelIt is always a smart plan to get to know an area as much as possible before relocating or purchasing a vacation home. You want to ensure you will enjoy settling into a new place or taking frequent vacations without getting bored. One way to get to know Sanibel Island is to discover the unique clubs and activities on the island. It will help you get to know the people here and help you to find new interests and hobbies. As the island continues to bounce back from hurricane damage more and more activities are popping back up, like the weekly Bird Walk. 

The Return of the SanCap Audubon Bird Walks

Bird walks are a fun way to get out in the gorgeous unspoiled nature of Sanibel Island, get out of bed on a Saturday morning,...