Sanibel and Captiva Real Estate Blog

Hurricane-Related Insurance Frequently Asked Questions

Hurricane-Related Insurance Frequently Asked QuestionsWhen it comes to insurance overage on your home, things can feel complicated and maybe even become confusing or overwhelming with all of the details. If you live on Sanibel Island or own a home here, you may have some insurance questions about your coverage. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from homeowners when it comes to hurricane coverage. 

What does hurricane insurance cover?

There are a handful of states in the united states that are prone to hurricanes every year. In Florida hurricane season runs from roughly March until the end of November. It is not uncommon for these states to hold insurance laws that require certain insurance to...

Helping a Community After a Natural Disaster

Helping a Community After a Natural DistaterThey're really is no portion of the planet that is not susceptible to some sort of natural disaster of some kind. Some areas are prone to tornadoes, in other areas blizzards, some earthquakes, and in others hurricanes. Natural disasters have varying degrees of intensity and damaging effects and can be very challenging for the people and towns directly affected. It is not uncommon to have a heightened stress level following a natural disaster as well as experience different levels of physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion.

One way to help combat these feelings of anxiety and stress is to band together with other people and relief efforts to rebuild areas. Whether it is an area on the other side of the...

Finding a Contractor After a Hurricane

Finding a Contractor After a HurricaneHurricane Ian created a significant amount of damage to many homes all over Sanibel Island. And many people are taking the beginning steps to figure out repairs on their property for a return to normalcy. After speaking with insurance or finding funding through government help, the next step is finding the right contractor.

It can be tough to find a contractor available when everyone else around you will also be searching for one. It could mean waiting a longer amount of time or having to search further away from home for a contractor that is available to get much-needed work done.

Here are some tips to help you find a contractor after a hurricane...

The Sanibel Causeway is Opening Back Up

The Sanibel Causeway is Opening Back UpJust yesterday on October 11, 2022, a convoy of trucks crossed the Sanibel Causeway bringing help and hope to Sanibel Island after the effects of hurricane Ian. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was present announcing that the causeway has been opened up to emergency vehicles and will be officially open for civilian use as soon as October 21.

This is amazing news as the convoy of trucks has officially crossed the Sanibel Causeway ahead of schedule. Though the trucks are able to cross the causeway is not yet fully open for civilian traffic as more repairs need to be made to ensure its complete safety for...

The Latest News From the City of Sanibel on Hurricane Ian

Here is the latest helpful and important information for Sanibel Island straight from city officials. Including the latest curfew restrictions in place, information about financial assistance for city clean-up efforts, and returning to properties. 


Please take the time to watch this helpful information so you are aware of safety measures and what is going on from a government perspective and what you can do to receive help as well as be able to help out if you are able. 

Applying for Federal Assistance After Hurricane Ian

Applying for Federal Assistance After Hurricane IanShortly after Hurricane Ian came crashing into Sanibel, Captiva, and Fort Myers government officials stepped up to announce how people may receive help in their recovery efforts from the storm

President Biden just hours after Hurricane Ian hit Florida declared much of the state a major disaster area. This official presidential declaration enables anyone who has been affected by Hurricane Ian to apply for financial assistance from the federal government. This assistance can be applied for online, over the phone, or in person at a federal processing center.

The recent emergency declaration gives authority to the Federal Emergency Management...

Techniques for Adding Luxury and Value to a Home

Techniques for Adding Luxury and Value to a HomeIf you plan to sell your home in the next 5 to 10 years you might be looking for your best right moves when making renovations to your home. You want to make sure that you are improving the home for your everyday life but also thinking about what will increase value and still be desirable to future buyers.

Upgrading and adding luxury features is something that can benefit you now and later as you attract more potential buyers to your home with more appealing amenities. But you want to make sure that you are not over-personalizing your home or over-upgrading so that it ends up making your selling efforts more unique and difficult.

From simple hardware upgrades to a full room overhaul there are many...

Helpful Information about the Seller's Net Sheet in a Home Sale

Helpful Information about the Seller's Net Sheet in a Home SaleSelling a home is no small undertaking; as such, there can be seemingly hundreds of little details to keep track of, especially regarding legal terms and required documentation. One document that is little talked about in the home selling process is the seller's net sheet. It is a sheet for the benefit of the home seller to retain useful information on the transaction about the sale of their property. In some real estate transactions, a seller may receive more than one net sheet throughout the process.

What is a seller's net sheet in a real estate transaction?

The seller's net sheet, sometimes shortened to just a net sheet, is similar to the ...